I picked Cincinnati to win the American Athletic Conference, and ranked the Bearcats 26th in the preseason CBS Sports Top 25 And 1, mostly because Mick Cronin’s program has made the NCAA Tournament eight consecutive years — regardless of which players left and which players enrolled — and, I just thought, they deserved the benefit of the doubt. But Wednesday’s 64-56 season-opening loss at home to Ohio State got things off to a rough start.Cincinnati is now 47th in the KenPom computer rankings.

And though it would be silly to push the Bearcats too far down your AAC projections after one game, it would be even sillier for me to keep ranking them after a loss at home to the team picked to finish eighth in the Big Ten. So I’ve replaced them with the team picked to finish fourth in the Big Ten — Nebraska. And that means five Big Ten programs are in Thursday morning’s updated the Top 25 And 1.
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Duke

RJ Barrett had 33 points, six assists and four rebounds in the Blue Devils’ season-opening blowout of Kentucky. Zion Williamson added 28 points and seven rebounds.

–1-0
2

Kansas

Memphis-transfer Dedric Lawson finished with 20 points, 14 rebounds and six assists in KU’s season-opening win over Michigan State. Freshman Quintin Grimes made six 3-pointers and scored 21 points.

–1-0
3

Tennessee

Reigning SEC Player of the Year Grant Williams got 13 points and seven rebounds in UT’s season-opening victory over Lenoir-Rhyne. The Vols shot 56.7 percent from the field.

–1-0
4

Gonzaga

Rui Hachimura got 33 points and four rebounds in the Zags’ season-opening win over Idaho State. Zach Norvell added 23 points and seven rebounds.

–1-0
5

Nevada

Jordan Caroline finished with 25 points and 16 rebounds in Nevada’s season-opening win over BYU. Caleb Martin added 21 points on 13 shots.

–1-0
6

Virginia

Ty Jerome got 20 points and four assists in Virginia’s season-opening win over Towson. The Cavaliers made 10-of-26 3-point attempts.

–1-0
7

N. Carolina

Preseason All-American Luke Maye finished with 24 points and seven rebounds in UNC’s season-opening win at Wofford. Freshman Nassir Little added seven points and three assists.

–1-0
8

Villanova

Eric Paschall and Phil Booth combined for 43 points in Villanova’s season-opening win over Morgan State. The Wildcats have now won 12 straight games dating back to last season.

–1-0
9

Kentucky

The Wildcats allowed Duke to score 118 points in their 34-point season-opening loss to the Blue Devils. It was the most lopsided loss of John Calipari’s career.
–0-1
10

Auburn

Chuma Okeke finished with 20 points and nine rebounds in Auburn’s season-opening win over South Alabama. Jared Harper had 20 points, 13 assists and five rebounds.

–1-0
11

Michigan St.

The Spartans made 12 3-pointers against Kansas but still lost their season-opener in the Champions Classic. Josh Langford scored a team-high 18 points.

–0-1
12

Kansas St.

The Wildcats open their season Friday night against Kennesaw State. They return every relevant player from last season’s team that made the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

–0-0
13

Va. Tech

The Hokies open their season Friday night against Gardner Webb. They’ll be playing without Chris Clarke, who is indefinitely suspended.

–0-0
14

Florida St.

P.J. Savoy made five 3-pointers in FSU’s season-opening win over Florida. Terance Mann added nine points and nine rebounds.

–1-0
15

Miss. State

The Bulldogs open their season Friday night against Austin Peay. They return the top six scorers from a 25-win team.

–0-0
16

W. Virginia

The Mountaineers open their season Friday night against Buffalo. They’ve made four straight NCAA Tournaments.

–0-0
17

Oregon

Payton Pritchard scored 22 points in Oregon’s season-opening win over Portland State. Freshman Bol Bol added 12 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes.

–1-0
18

UCLA

Freshman Moses Brown finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds in UCLA’s season-opening win over Fort Wayne. Kris Wilkes got a career-high 27 points.

–1-0
19

LSU

Four LSU freshmen reached double-figures in points in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Southeastern Louisiana. Emmitt Williams had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

–1-0
20

TCU

Desmond Bane got a team-high 14 points in TCU’s season-opening win over CSU Bakersfield on Wednesday. The Horned Frogs won despite trailing by nine points at the half.
–1-0
21

Michigan

Jon Teske got 13 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in Michigan’s season-opening win over Norfolk State. It doubled as the 800th career win of John Beilein’s career.

–1-0
22

Syracuse

Oshae Brissett finished with 20 points and eight rebounds in Syracuse’s season-opening win over Eastern Washington. The Orange scored 33 points off of Eastern Washington’s 19 turnovers.

–1-0
23

Maryland

Freshman Jalen Smith got 19 points and 13 rebounds in Maryland’s season-opening win over Delaware. Bruno Fernando and Anthony Cowan each added 15 points.

–1-0
24

Clemson

Marcquise Reed got 20 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and four steals in Clemson’s season-opening win over The Citadel. Elijah Thomas added 15 points and nine rebounds.

–1-0
25

Indiana

Freshman Romeo Langford, Indiana’s reigning Mr. Basketball, scored 19 points in the Hoosiers’ season-opening win over Chicago State. Seventeen of the 19 came in the opening 20 minutes.

–1-0
26

Nebraska

Glynn Watson Jr. scored a game-high 19 points in Nebraska’s season-opening win over Mississippi Valley State on Tuesday. The Huskers have now started 1-0 in 18 consecutive seasons.
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