29. Houston (12)
Big drop for the Cougars after falling at LSU. But don’t be too dismayed. Teams are moving all over the Power 36 by virtue of what is happening. This is still an NCAA tournament team and one that will be right with Wichita State and Cincinnati (and SMU too) for the American title. Houston can continue to improve its profile by knocking off Providence in Connecticut on Wednesday before league play begins on Dec. 28.