Since last week's rankings, Penn has played just one game. The Quakers visited the undefeated Iowa Hawkeyes and were absolutely crushed. The blowout loss dropped Penn to 1-3 on the young season, and for that reason they remain at the bottom of the rankings.
The Owls look a bit lost without Khalif Wyatt to say the least. Without their star player from a season ago, and many other key members of last year's squad, Temple has struggled a bit early. After a loss on Thursday night in the opening round of the Charleston Classic, the Owls rebounded to beat Georgia, with Will Cummings hitting a 3-pointer with 7 seconds remaining to lift Temple to an 83-81 victory.
The Owls topped UAB 87-66 tonight to pick up their third win of the season. The potential is there for Temple, they just need to find a consistent leader.
4. La Salle
La Salle started off the week with a loss at Penn State, dropping the Explorers to 2-2 on the season. A Friday night win over Morgan State in the Paradise Jam was crucial for La Salle, but the team didn't look overly impressive in the victory, especially since Morgan State is winless on the season.
The talent is there for the Explorers, but they are still struggling to find their groove. A game later tonight against Providence should prove to be a good test for the Explorers, as Providence enters the contest 5-0. Their failure to click as a unit so far sees La Salle fall to the #4 spot in this week's rankings, but don't worry just yet Explorer fans, this team has loads of potential.
3. Saint Joseph's
The Hawks haven't played since last week, when they fell in the final seconds to a talented Creighton squad. While they had the week off, Saint Joseph's jumps La Salle in this week's rankings, as they've looked a little more put together than the Explorers when on the court so far. The Hawks will next play on Thanksgiving, as they face LSU in the Old Spice Classic.
Since opening the season with a narrow loss on the road to #22 UCLA, the Dragons have won three straight. While they haven't faced any overly impressive competition since that first game, Drexel has taken care of business where they should have. Drexel stays put this week at #2, but Saint Joseph's is on their heels in the rankings early.
Next up for Drexel will be #5 Arizona, as they head to New York for the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Villanova remains undefeated on the young season and looks to be the clear frontrunner in the city so far. After dominating Towson 78-44 last Sunday, the Wildcats pulled out a close one against Delaware Friday night. Villanova has great depth and plenty of players with the potential to take over a game.
After a Thanksgiving matchup against USC, the Wildcats will face Penn, Saint Joseph's and La Salle in a matter of 11 days, leaving the potential for some big shakeups in the City 6 rankings.
By: Kyle Babcock
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