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MacRankings January 28th 2013

January 28, 2013

Top 25:

1. Michigan (19-1) [2]
2. Kansas (18-1) [3]
3. Duke (17-2) [1]
4. Indiana (18-2) [8]
5. Syracuse (18-2) [5]
6. Arizona (17-2) [4]
7. Florida (16-2) [9]
8. Gonzaga (19-2) [11]
9. New Mexico (17-3) [12]
10. Michigan State (17-4) [14]
11. Butler (17-3) [7]
12. Miami (15-3) [15]
13. Oregon (18-2) [16]
14. Louisville (16-4) [6]
15. Wichita State (19-2) [20]
16. Ohio State (15-4) [23]
17. Cincinnati (16-4) [17]
18. Minnesota (15-5) [10]
19. Kansas State (15-4) [13]
20. Ole Miss (17-2) [25]
21. UCLA (16-5) [UR]
22. UNLV (16-4)
23. Missouri (15-4) [24]
24. Creighton (18-3) [18]
25. North Carolina State (16-4) [19]

Dropped Out:

23. VCU (16-5) [21]
25. Notre Dame (16-4) [22]

Rising:

Colorado State (16-4)
Georgetown (14-4)
Memphis (16-3)
San Diego State (16-4)
Wisconsin (14-6)

Chilling:

Connecticut (13-5)
Marquette (14-4)
Pittsburgh (17-4)

Falling:

Illinois (15-6)
Maryland (15-5)
North Carolina (13-6)
Oklahoma (13-5)
Oklahoma State (13-5)

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MacRankings: January 21st

January 21, 2013

Top 25:

1. Duke (16-1) [1]
2. Michigan (17-1) [2]
3. Kansas (16-1) [5]
4. Arizona (16-1) [6]
5. Syracuse (17-1) [7]
6. Louisville (16-2) [3]
7. Butler (16-2) [12]
8. Indiana (16-2) [4]
9. Florida (14-2) [10]
10. Minnesota (15-3) [9]
11. Gonzaga (17-2) [8]
12. New Mexico (16-2) [14]
13. Kansas State (15-2) [16]
14. Michigan State (16-3) [22]
15. Miami (13-3) [17]
16. Oregon (16-2) [UR]
17. Cincinnati (16-3) [24]
18. Creighton (17-2) [11]
19. North Carolina State (15-3) [13]
20. Wichita State (17-2) [UR]
21. VCU (16-3)
22. Notre Dame (15-3) [19]
23. Ohio State (13-4) [21]
24. Missouri (13-4) [18]
25. Ole Miss (15-2) [UR]

Dropped Out:

15. San Diego State (14-4) [15]
20. Connecticut (12-5) [20]
23. Illinois (14-5) [23]
25. UNLV (15-4) [25]

Bubble:

Georgetown (12-4)
Marquette (13-4)
Maryland (14-4)
North Carolina (12-5)
Oklahoma (12-4)
Oklahoma State (12-4)
Pittsburgh (15-4)
UCLA (14-4)
Wisconsin (13-5)
Wyoming (14-2)

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MacRankings – College Basketball Top 25

January 14, 2013

Top 25

1. Duke (15-1) [1]
2. Michigan (16-1) [2]
3. Louisville (15-1) [3]
4. Indiana (15-1) [5]
5. Kansas (14-1) [6]
6. Arizona (15-1) [4]

Comments: Nothing much changes at the top. I’d be pretty surprised and highly amused if Duke isn’t #1 when I wake up tomorrow. The remaining undefeated teams (Duke, Michigan, and Arizona) all lost, so some non-thinking voters might automatically move Louisville into the #1 spot, but that’s absurd. Considering my top 6 all have only one loss, you still have to take a look at which team has been best up to this point and Duke is still #1. The Blue Devils are #1 in RPI, #2 in strength of schedule (SoS), and boast three wins over teams with a top 5 ranking. Not only does Duke boast the better resume, but they already beat Louisville in a non-conference match up. Michigan and Louisville is a bit closer, but I’m giving the slight edge to Michigan because they’ve beat two teams currently in my top 16 (NC State and Kansas State). Finally, Arizona drops to #6 with the loss to Oregon this week.

7. Syracuse (16-1) [7]
8. Gonzaga (16-1) [9]
9. Minnesota (15-2) [8]
10. Florida (12-2) [10]
11. Creighton (16-1) [12]
12. Butler (14-2) [13]

Comments: No drastic changes here. Syracuse hasn’t really been challenged; they’ve only played two games against top 50 teams. Minnesota drops a tad after losing a close game to Indiana, but the Golden Gophers still have a top 10 resume and actually have been more impressive than Syracuse and Gonzaga. It’ll be interesting to see how high Creighton climbs in the national rankings as they could easily go undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference.

13. North Carolina State (14-2) [15]
14. New Mexico (15-2) [16]
15. San Diego State (14-2) [17]

Comments: NC State has made a rapid climb back up my rankings. It’s easy to forget they were ranked #6 in the preseason, so pulling off the upset against Duke yesterday really isn’t all that shocking. New Mexico is still underrated nationally–they were #25 in the AP Poll and unranked in the ESPN poll respectively–but the Lobos are top 15 in both RPI and SoS and their “bad” loss was against South Dakota State (#81 in RPI). More importantly, New Mexico is 3-0 against ranked teams this year.

16. Kansas State (13-2) [22]
17. Miami (12-3) [UR]
18. Missouri (12-3) [11]
19. Notre Dame (14-2) [21]

Comments: Kansas State makes a big jump after most of my top 25 teams lost last week. KSU has played a relatively weak schedule so far (only 5 games against top 100 teams) but have performed admirably in big games so far. Miami makes a huge jump this week. The Hurricanes boast a #5 RPI ranking and now rank #1 in SoS and have 7 wins over top 100 teams, including a win this past week at North Carolina. It took me a while to appreciate what Miami has accomplished this year because of losses to Florida Gulf Coast and Indiana State, but both of those teams actually rank in the RPI top 100. Missouri drops 7 spots after a surprising loss to Ole Miss. I still think Notre Dame is the weakest team currently in my top 25, but 5 of their next 6 games are against some of the weaker teams in the Big East, so they will likely stick around a bit longer.

20. Connecticut (12-3) [UR]
21. Ohio State (13-3) [UR]
22. Michigan State (14-3) [UR]

Comments: Welcome back! All three of these teams have been in my rankings at one time this year and deserve to be back. I’ve been a big Ohio State hater so far and they had done very little to prove me wrong until they beat Michigan today, a team I was ready to give my #1 ranking come Monday.

23. Illinois (14-4) [14]
24. Cincinnati (14-3) [19]
25. UNLV (14-3) [18]

Comments: Illinois is the only four loss team in my top 25 and they’ve been quite confusing. After posting wins over Butler, Gonzaga, and beating Ohio State by 20 and looking like a legitimate top 10 team, Illinois has scuffled to a 1-3 start in the Big Ten and had back-to-back 20 point losses this past week. That’s some pretty inconsistent information. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt for now because of three very high quality wins. UNLV is hanging on by the skin of their teeth and they won’t be nationally ranked tomorrow, but this team has done well enough without Mike Moser that I think they will be a top 20 team by the end of the year.

Dropped Out:

20. Wichita State (15-2) [20]
23. Georgetown (11-3) [23]
24. Oklahoma State (11-4) [24]
25. Wyoming (13-1) [25]

Bubble Rising:

Marquette (12-3)
Oklahoma (11-3)
Ole Miss (13-2)
Oregon (14-2)
UCLA (13-3)
VCU (14-3)

Maintaining:

North Carolina (11-4)
Pittsburgh (13-4)
Temple (11-4)

Bubble Bursting:

Colorado (11-5)
Kentucky (10-5)

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The Dark Knight’s College Basketball Top 25

February 6, 2012

TOP 25:

1. Kentucky (23-1)
Key Wins: (n)#12 Kansas, (n)ODU, #5 UNC, #4 UL, Arkansas, Alabama
Key Losses: @IU
Last Week: #1
RPI: #5
SoS: #71
v.Top 50: 4-1
v.Top 100: 3-0

2. Syracuse (23-1)
Key Wins: (n)VT, (n)Stanford, #10 Florida, Marshall, @NCS, SHU, #20 Marquette, Villanova, Pitt, @UC, WV
Key Losses: @ND
Last Week: #2
RPI: #1
SoS: #12
v.Top 50: 4-0
v.Top 100: 8-1

3. Baylor (21-2)
Key Wins: SDSU, @Northwestern, @BYU, (n)SMC, (n)WV, #15 Miss St, TAMU, @#18 KSU, @OU, Texas, @TAMU
Key Losses: @#7 KU, #5 Mizzou
Last Week: #3
RPI: #3
SoS: #18
v.Top 50: 7-2
v.Top 100: 2-0

4. Ohio State (20-3)
Key Wins: #7 Florida, #3 Duke, Northwestern, #7 IU, #20 Michigan, @#19 Wisconsin
Key Losses: @#13 Kansas, @#13 Indiana, @Illinois
Last Week: #4
RPI: #4
SoS: #20
v.Top 50: 6-3
v.Top 100: 2-0

5. Missouri (21-2)
Key Wins: NDU, (n)#20 Cal, (n)Villanova, #25 Illinois, @ODU, OU, Texas, TAMU, @#3 Baylor, @Texas, #8 KU
Key Losses: @#23 KSU, @OKSU
Last Week: #7
RPI: #9
SoS: #85
v.Top 50: 5-1
v.Top 100: 6-0

6. North Carolina (20-3)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, #9 Wisconsin, LBSU, Texas, Miami, NCST, @UMD
Key Losses: @UNLV, @#1 Kentucky, @FSU
Last Week: #6
RPI: #6
SoS: #30
v.Top 50: 3-3
v.Top 100: 5-0

7. Duke (19-4)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, (n)Tennessee, (n)#15 Michigan, (n)#14 Kansas, (n)UW, #16 UVA, @UMD
Key Losses: @#2 OSU, @Temple, @FSU, Miami
Last Week: #5
RPI: #2
SoS: #1
v.Top 50: 5-3
v.Top 100: 5-0

8. Georgetown (18-4)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, @#12 Alabama, Memphis, @#4 UL, #20 Marquette, UCONN
Key Losses: (n)#14 Kansas, @WV, UC, @Pitt
Last Week: #11
RPI: #13
SoS: #21
v.Top 50: 6-2
v.Top 100: 1-2

9. Kansas (18-5)
Key Wins: (n)Georgetown, (n)UCLA, LBSU, #2 OSU, #23 KSU, @OU, #3 Baylor, Texas, TAMU, OU
Key Losses: (n)#2 Kentucky, (n)#6 Duke, Davidson, @Iowa St, @#4 Mizzou
Last Week: #9
RPI: #8
SoS: #3
v.Top 50: 6-4
v.Top 100: 4-1

10. Murray State (23-0)
Key Wins: Dayton, @#21 Memphis
Key Losses:
Last Week: #12
RPI: #38
SoS: #270
v.Top 50: 2-0
v.Top 100: 1-0

11. Michigan State (18-5)
Key Wins: FSU, @#23 Gonzaga, #13 Indiana, @#18 Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota, #23 Michigan
Key Losses: (n)#1 UNC, (n)#6 Duke, @Northwestern, @#20 Michigan, @Illinois
Last Week: #8
RPI: #11
SoS: #11
v.Top 50: 4-5
v.Top 100: 3-0

12. UNLV (21-4)
Key Wins: #1 UNC, UCSB, @#19 Illinois, Cal, NM, Colorado St
Key Losses: @Wichita St, @#14 Wisconsin, @#22 SDSU, @Wyoming
Last Week: #10
RPI: #9
SoS: #52
v.Top 50: 5-3
v.Top 100: 1-1

13. San Diego State (20-3)
Key Wins: LBSU, @#23 Arizona, #24 Cal, #12 UNLV, @NM
Key Losses: @# 11 Baylor, Creighton, @Colorado St
Last Week: #15
RPI: #20
SoS: #85
v.Top 50: 4-3
v.Top 100: 2-0

14. St. Mary’s (22-2)
Key Wins: (n)Missouri St, BYU, #21 GU, @BYU
Key Losses: @Denver, (n)#6 Baylor
Last Week: #16
RPI: #23
SoS: #122
v.Top 50: 4-1
v.Top 100: 2-1

15. Florida (19-4)
Key Wins: Arizona, #22 TAMU, FSU, Georgia, #18 Miss St, #25 Vanderbilt
Key Losses: @#3 OSU, @#4 Syracuse, @Rutgers, @Tenn
Last Week: #22
RPI: #14
SoS: #64
v.Top 50: 3-2
v.Top 100: 3-0

16. Creighton (21-3)
Key Wins: @SDSU, Northwestern, @Wichita St, UNI, @MOST
Key Losses: @St Joes, Missouri St, @UNI
Last Week: #13
RPI: #16
SoS: #90
v.Top 50: 4-2
v.Top 100: 2-1

17. Marquette (19-5)
Key Wins: @#9 Wisconsin, (n)UW, Villanova, Pitt, #23 UL, @Nova, SHU
Key Losses: @LSU, Vandy, @#9 G’town, @#1 Syracuse, @UND
Last Week: #14
RPI: #12
SoS: #17
v.Top 50: 3-3
v.Top 100: 6-2

18. Florida State (16-6)
Key Wins: UCF, @VT, #3 UNC, UMD, @#4 Duke, #16 UVA
Key Losses: (n)Harvard, (n)#4 UCONN, @MSU, @#11 UF, Princeton, @Clemson
Last Week: #23
RPI: #18
SoS: #8
v.Top 50: 3-4
v.Top 100: 4-0

19. Wisconsin (18-6)
Key Wins: (n)BYU, UNLV, @Purdue, Northwestern, @#22 Illinois, #16 IU
Key Losses: @#5 UNC, #16 Marquette, Iowa, #10 MSU, @#16 Michigan, #3 OSU
Last Week: #18
RPI: #28
SoS: #16
v.Top 50: 5-5
v.Top 100: 3-0

20. Virginia (18-4)
Key Wins: (n)Drexel, #14 Michigan, George Mason, @LSU, Miami, @NC St, Clemson
Key Losses: (n)TCU, @#8 Duke, VT, @#21 FSU
Last Week: #17
RPI: #40
SoS: #115
v.Top 50: 1-2
v.Top 100: 5-1

21. Gonzaga (18-4)
Key Wins: NDU, Arizona, Butler, @Xavier
Key Losses: Illinois, MSU, @SMC, @BYU
Last Week: #20
RPI: #24
SoS: #74
v.Top 50: 2-4
v.Top 100: 2-0

22. Michigan (17-7)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, (n)UCLA, Minnesota, #18 Wisconsin, Northwestern, #9 MSU, @Purdue, #20 IU
Key Losses: (n)#6 Duke, @UVA, @#12 IU, @Iowa, @Arkansas, @#4 OSU, @#9 MSU
Last Week: #19
RPI: #15
SoS: #13
v.Top 50: 6-4
v.Top 100: 2-1

23. Indiana (18-6)
Key Wins: Butler, @NCSU, #1 UK, @UND, #2 OSU, #16 Michigan, @Purdue
Key Losses: @#16 MSU, Minnesota, @#5 OSU, @Nebraska, @#25 Wisconsin, @#23 Michigan
Last Week: #21
RPI: #17
SoS: #32
v.Top 50: 3-4
v.Top 100: 3-2

24. Mississippi State (18-5)
Key Wins: (n)#19 A&M, (n)#15 Arizona, WV, Utah St, Tennessee, Alabama, @Vandy
Key Losses: Akron, @#6 Baylor, @Arkansas, @Ole Miss, @#14 UF
Last Week: #24
RPI: #34
SoS: #67
v.Top 50: 3-2
v.Top 100: 2-3

25. Harvard (20-2)
Key Wins: (n)#22 FSU, (n)UCF, St Joes
Key Losses: @#9 UCONN, @Fordham
Last Week: #25
RPI: #39
SoS: #210
v.Top 50: 2-1
v.Top 100: 1-0

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College Basketball Top 25: MacRankings

January 23, 2012

Sleepy, commentary coming tomorrow.

TOP 25:

1. Kentucky (19-1)
Last Week: #2

2. Syracuse (20-1)
Last Week: #1

3. Ohio State (17-3)
Last Week: #5

4. Missouri (18-1)
Last Week: #6

5. Baylor (17-2)
Last Week: #3

6. Duke (16-3)
Last Week: #4

7. Kansas (16-3)
Last Week: #7

8. Georgetown (16-3)
Last Week: #10

9. North Carolina (16-3)
Last Week: #11

10. Michigan State (16-4)
Last Week: #8

11. San Diego State (17-2)
Last Week: #13

12. Indiana (16-4)
Last Week: #9

13. UNLV (18-3)
Last Week: #14

14. Murray State (20-0)
Last Week: #16

15. Mississippi State (16-4)
Last Week: #17

16. St. Mary’s (19-2)
Last Week: #20

17. Creighton (18-2)
Last Week: #22

18. Michigan (15-5)
Last Week: #12

19. Virginia (15-3)
Last Week: #18

20. Gonzaga (16-3)
Last Week: #23

21. Marquette (16-4)
Last Week: #25

22. Wisconsin (16-5)
Last Week: #24

23. Illinois (15-5)
Last Week: #19

24. Connecticut (14-5)
Last Week: #15

25. West Virginia (15-5)
Last Week: Unranked

DROPPED OUT:

21. Louisville (15-5)
Last Week: #21

BUBBLE:

Alabama (13-6)
Cincinnati (15-5)
Dayton (14-5)
Florida (15-4)
Florida State (13-6)
Harvard (16-2)
Kansas State (13-4)
New Mexico (15-4)
Seton Hall (15-4)
Temple (13-5)
Vanderbilt (14-5)
Wichita State (17-3)

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College Basketball Top 25: MacRankings

January 16, 2012

TOP 25:

1. Syracuse (19-0)
Last Week: #1

2. Kentucky (17-1)
Last Week: #2

3. Baylor (17-0)
Last Week: #3

4. Duke (15-2)
Last Week: #6

5. Ohio State (16-3)
Last Week: #4

6. Missouri (16-1)
Last Week: #7

7. Kansas (14-3)
Last Week: #13

8. Michigan State (15-3)
Last Week: #8

9. Indiana (15-3)
Last Week: #9

10. Georgetown (14-3)
Last Week: #10

11. North Carolina (15-3)
Last Week: #5

12. Michigan (14-4)
Last Week: #12

13. San Diego State (15-2)
Last Week: #16

14. UNLV (16-3)
Last Week: #14

15. Connecticut (14-3)
Last Week: #15

16. Murray State (18-0)
Last Week: #17

17. Mississippi State (15-3)
Last Week: #21

18. Virginia (14-2)
Last Week: #18

19. Illinois (15-3)
Last Week: Unranked

20. St. Mary’s (17-2)
Last Week: Unranked

21. Louisville (14-4)
Last Week: #11

22. Creighton (16-2)
Last Week: Unranked

23. Gonzaga (14-3)
Last Week: #19

24. Wisconsin (14-5)
Last Week: #24

25. Marquette (14-4)
Last Week: #25

DROPPED OUT:

20. Kansas State (11-4)
Last Week: #20

22. Seton Hall (15-3)
Last Week: #22

23. Alabama (13-4)
Last Week: #23

BUBBLE:

Cincinnati (14-4)
Florida (14-4)
Harvard (15-2)
New Mexico (15-2)
Stanford (15-3)
Temple (11-5)
Vanderbilt (13-4)
West Virginia (13-5)
Wichita State (15-3)

Notes:

-This past week was pure insanity. I was looking at my word document tonight and had no idea how to rank my top 25.

-Baylor has been awesome, but face off with Missouri and Kansas this week.

-Syracuse has a reasonable shot at making it through January undefeated.

-Ohio State lost to Illinois but still have wins over three top ten teams.

-Indiana got swept this week, but keep a spot in the top ten due to a great resume. They’ve only lost three games and two of them were to teams currently in the top 10. More importantly, they’ve beat a #1, a #2, and a #16.

-MSU took a gross loss, but have wins over three ranked teams and a win over a team that just beat UNC by 30.

-UNC took the worst loss of the week, a 30-point stomping courtesy of FSU.

-San Diego State should continue gaining respect after beating UNLV in a close game. The Aztecs now have three wins over ranked teams and their two losses are to two teams currently in the top 25.

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College Basketball Top 25: MacRankings

January 8, 2012

What a wild week. College basketball proved that the national title is up for grabs this year and the amount of parity in the game is quite sickening. Temple can beat a team like Duke and then get beat by Dayton. Rutgers has taken down Florida and Connecticut. Seton Hall might be nationally ranked tomorrow. The Hoosiers are a top ten program right now. Colorado is on top of the PAC-12 standings. Xavier was 8-0 a couple weeks ago, looked like a top ten program, got in a fight with Cincinnati and are now 10-5. What’s going on?

TOP 25:

1. Syracuse (17-0)
Last Week: #1

2. Kentucky (15-1)
Last Week: #2

3. Baylor (15-0)
Last Week: #3

4. Ohio State (15-2)
Last Week: #4

5. North Carolina (14-2)
Last Week: #6

6. Duke (13-2)
Last Week: #5

7. Missouri (14-1)
Last Week: #8

8. Michigan State (14-2)
Last Week: #12

9. Indiana (15-1)
Last Week: #15

10. Georgetown (13-2)
Last Week: #9

11. Louisville (13-3)
Last Week: #10

12. Michigan (13-3)
Last Week: #11

13. Kansas (12-3)
Last Week: #17

14. UNLV (16-2)
Last Week: #13

15. Connecticut (12-3)
Last Week: #7

16. San Diego State (13-2)
Last Week: #20

17. Murray State (16-0)
Last Week: #21

18. Virginia (14-1)
Last Week: #23

19. Gonzaga (13-2)
Last Week: #25

20. Kansas State (11-2)
Last Week: #22

21. Mississippi State (13-3)
Last Week: #16

22. Seton Hall (14-2)
Last Week: Unranked

23. Alabama (12-3)
Last Week: Unranked

24. Wisconsin (12-5)
Last Week: #19

25. Marquette (12-4)
Last Week: #14

DROPPED OUT:

18. Florida (12-4)
Last Week: #18

24. Harvard (13-2)
Last Week: #24

BUBBLE:

Cincinnati (12-4)
Creighton (13-2)
Illinois (14-3)
New Mexico (14-2)
St. Mary’s (14-2)
Temple (10-4)
Vanderbilt (11-4)

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MacRankings: January 2nd, 2011

January 2, 2012

TOP 25:

1. Syracuse (15-0)
Key Wins: (n)VT, (n)Stanford, #10 Florida, Marshall, @NCSU, SHU
Key Losses:
Last Week: #1
Comments:

2. Kentucky (13-1)
Key Wins: (n)#12 Kansas, (n)ODU, #5 UNC, #4 UL
Key Losses: @Indiana
Last Week: #4
Comments:

3. Baylor (13-0)
Key Wins: SDSU, @Northwestern, @BYU, (n)SMC, (n)WV, #15 Miss St
Key Losses:
Last Week: #7
Comments:

4. Ohio State (13-2)
Key Wins: #7 Florida, #3 Duke, Northwestern
Key Losses: @#13 Kansas, @#13 Indiana
Last Week: #2
Comments:

5. Duke (12-1)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, (n)Tennessee, (n)#15 Michigan, (n)#14 Kansas, (n)UW
Key Losses: @#2 OSU
Last Week: #3
Comments:

6. North Carolina (13-2)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, #9 Wisconsin, LBSU, Texas
Key Losses: @UNLV, @#1 Kentucky
Last Week: #8
Comments:

7. Connecticut (12-1)
Key Wins: (n)#22 FSU, #25 Harvard, SJU
Key Losses: (n)UCF
Last Week: #6
Comments:

8. Missouri (13-0)
Key Wins: NDU, (n)#20 Cal, (n)Villanova, #25 Illinois, @ODU
Key Losses:
Last Week: #9
Comments:

9. Georgetown (12-1)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, @#12 Alabama, Memphis, @#4 UL
Key Losses: (n)#14 Kansas
Last Week: #12
Comments:

10. Louisville (12-2)
Key Wins: @Butler, LBSU, #20 Vanderbilt, Memphis
Key Losses: #12 G’town, @#3 UK
Last Week: #5
Comments:

11. Michigan (12-2)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, (n)UCLA, Minnesota
Key Losses: (n)#6 Duke, @UVA
Last Week: #14
Comments:

12. Michigan State (13-2)
Key Wins: FSU, @#23 Gonzaga, #13 Indiana
Key Losses: (n)#1 UNC, (n)#6 Duke
Last Week: #18
Comments:

13. UNLV (15-2)
Key Wins: #1 UNC, UCSB, @#19 Illinois, Cal
Key Losses: @Wichita St, @#14 Wisconsin
Last Week: #17
Comments:

14. Marquette (12-2)
Key Wins: @#9 Wisconsin, (n)UW, Villanova
Key Losses: @LSU, Vandy
Last Week: #13
Comments:

15. Indiana (13-1)
Key Wins: Butler, @NCSU, #1 UK, @UND, #2 OSU
Key Losses: @#16 MSU
Last Week: #16
Comments:

16. Mississippi State (13-2)
Key Wins: (n)#19 A&M, (n)#15 Arizona, WV, Utah St
Key Losses: Akron, @#6 Baylor
Last Week: #11
Comments:

17. Kansas (10-3)
Key Wins: (n)Georgetown, (n)UCLA, Long Beach St, #2 OSU
Key Losses: (n)#2 Kentucky, (n)#6 Duke, Davidson
Last Week: #19
Comments:

18. Florida (11-3)
Key Wins: Arizona, #22 TAMU, FSU
Key Losses: @#3 OSU, @#4 Syracuse, @Rutgers
Last Week: #10
Comments:

19. Wisconsin (12-3)
Key Wins: (n)BYU, UNLV
Key Losses: @#5 UNC, #16 Marquette, Iowa
Last Week: #15
Comments:

20. San Diego State (12-2)
Key Wins: LBSU, @#23 Arizona, #24 Cal
Key Losses: @# 11 Baylor, Creighton
Last Week: #21
Comments:

21. Murray State (14-0)
Key Wins: Dayton, @#21 Memphis
Key Losses:
Last Week: #23
Comments:

22. Kansas State (10-1)
Key Wins: @VTU, #23 Alabama, (n)LBSU
Key Losses: WV
Last Week: Unranked

23. Virginia (12-1)
Key Wins: (n)Drexel, #14 Michigan, George Mason
Key Losses: (n)TCU
Last Week: Unranked

24. Harvard (12-1)
Key Wins: (n)#22 FSU, (n)UCF, St Joes
Key Losses: @#9 UCONN
Last Week: Unranked
Comments:

25. Gonzaga (11-2)
Key Wins: NDU, Arizona, Butler, @Xavier
Key Losses: Illinois, MSU
Last Week: Unranked
Comments:

DROPPED OUT:

20. Xavier (9-4)
Key Wins: Georgia, @#20 Vandy, Purdue, @Butler, UC
Key Losses: Oral Roberts, (n)LBSU, @Hawaii, Gonzaga
Last Week: #20
Comments:

22. Pittsburgh (11-4)
Key Wins: @Tennessee, OkSU
Key Losses: LBSU, Wagner, @UND, UC
Last Week: #22
Note: Travon Woodall out 4-6 weeks
Comments:

24. Creighton (11-2)
Key Wins: @SDSU, Northwestern, @Wichita St
Key Losses: @St Joes, Missouri St
Last Week: #24
Comments:

25. Illinois (12-3)
Key Wins: @Maryland, #19 Gonzaga, Minnesota
Key Losses: UNLV, @#9 Mizzou, @Purdue
Last Week: #25
Comments:

BUBBLE:

Alabama (10-3)
Key Wins: (n)Wichita St, (n)Purdue, VCU, Detroit, OKSU
Key Losses: Georgetown, @Dayton, @KSU

Cincinnati (11-3)
Key Wins: @Georgia, @#22 Pitt
Key Losses: Presbyterian, Marshall, @#8 Xavier

Saint Louis (12-2)
Key Wins: Washington, (n)Villanova
Key Losses: @Loyola Marymount, @New Mexico

St. Mary’s (13-2)
Key Wins: (n)Missouri St, BYU
Key Losses: @Denver, (n)#6 Baylor

Vanderbilt (9-4)
Key Wins: (n)Oregon, (n)Oregon St, @#14 Marquette
Key Loses: Cleveland State, #11 Xavier, @#6 Louisville, Indiana St
Comments:

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College Basketball MACrankings: December 26th, 2011

December 25, 2011

TOP 25:

1. Syracuse (13-0)
Key Wins: (n)VT, (n)Stanford, #10 Florida, Marshall, @NCSU
Key Losses:
Last Week: #1
Comments:

2. Ohio State (12-1)
Key Wins: #7 Florida, #3 Duke
Key Losses: @#13 Kansas
Last Week: #2
Comments:

3. Duke (10-1)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, (n)Tennessee, (n)#15 Michigan, (n)#14 Kansas, (n)UW
Key Losses: @#2 OSU
Last Week: #3
Comments:

4. Kentucky (11-1)
Key Wins: (n)#12 Kansas, (n)ODU, #5 UNC
Key Losses: @Indiana
Last Week: #4
Comments:

5. Louisville (12-0)
Key Wins: @Butler, LBSU, #20 Vanderbilt, Memphis
Key Losses:
Last Week: #5
Comments:

6. Connecticut (10-1)
Key Wins: (n)#22 FSU, #25 Harvard
Key Losses: (n)UCF
Last Week: #6
Comments:

7. Baylor (12-0)
Key Wins: SDSU, @Northwestern, @BYU, (n)SMC, (n)WV
Key Losses:
Last Week: #7
Comments:

8. North Carolina (11-2)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, #9 Wisconsin, LBSU, Texas
Key Losses: @UNLV, @#1 Kentucky
Last Week: #8
Comments:

9. Missouri (12-0)
Key Wins: NDU, (n)#20 Cal, (n)Villanova, #25 Illinois
Key Losses:
Note: Laurence Bowers out for season.
Last Week: #9
Comments:

10. Florida (10-2)
Key Wins: Arizona, #22 TAMU, FSU
Key Losses: @#3 OSU, @#4 Syracuse
Last Week: #14
Comments:

11. Mississippi State (12-1)
Key Wins: (n)#19 A&M, (n)#15 Arizona, WV
Key Losses: Akron
Last Week: #13
Comments:

12. Georgetown (10-1)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, @#12 Alabama, Memphis
Key Losses: (n)#14 Kansas
Last Week: #16
Comments:

13. Marquette (11-1)
Key Wins: @#9 Wisconsin, (n)UW
Key Losses: @LSU
Last Week: #11
Comments:

14. Michigan (10-2)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, (n)UCLA
Key Losses: (n)#6 Duke, @Virginia
Last Week: #17
Comments:

15. Wisconsin (11-2)
Key Wins: (n)BYU, UNLV
Key Losses: @#5 UNC, #16 Marquette
Last Week: #18
Comments:

16. Indiana (12-0)
Key Wins: Butler, @NCSU, #1 UK, @UND
Key Losses:
Last Week: #19
Comments:

17. UNLV (13-2)
Key Wins: #1 UNC, UCSB, @#19 Illinois, Cal
Key Losses: @Wichita St, @#14 Wisconsin
Last Week: #20
Comments:

18. Michigan State (11-2)
Key Wins: FSU, @#23 Gonzaga
Key Losses: (n)#1 UNC, (n)#6 Duke
Last Week: #21
Comments:

19. Kansas (8-3)
Key Wins: (n)Georgetown, (n)UCLA, Long Beach St, #2 OSU
Key Losses: (n)#2 Kentucky, (n)#6 Duke, Davidson
Last Week: #12
Comments:

20. Xavier (9-3)
Key Wins: Georgia, @#20 Vandy, Purdue, @Butler, UC
Key Losses: Oral Roberts, (n)LBSU, @Hawaii
Last Week: #10
Comments:

21. San Diego State (11-2)
Key Wins: LBSU, @#23 Arizona, #24 Cal
Key Losses: @# 11 Baylor, Creighton
Last Week: #23
Comments:

22. Pittsburgh (11-2)
Key Wins: @Tennessee, OkSU
Key Losses: LBSU, Wagner
Last Week: #15
Note: Travon Woodall out 4-6 weeks
Comments:

23. Murray State (13-0)
Key Wins: Dayton, @#21 Memphis
Key Losses:
Last Week: #24
Comments:

24. Creighton (10-1)
Key Wins: @SDSU, Northwestern
Key Losses: @St Joes
Last Week: #25
Comments:

25. Illinois (11-2)
Key Wins: @Maryland, #19 Gonzaga
Key Losses: UNLV, @#9 Mizzou
Last Week: #22
Comments:

DROPPED OUT:

BUBBLE:

Alabama (9-3)
Key Wins: (n)Wichita St, (n)Purdue, VCU, Detroit, OKSU
Key Losses: Georgetown, @Dayton, @KSU

Gonzaga (9-2)
Key Wins: NDU, Arizona, Butler
Key Losses: Illinois, MSU

Florida State (8-4)
Key Wins: UCF
Key Losses: (n)Harvard, (n)#4 UCONN, @MSU, @#11 UF

Harvard (10-1)
Key Wins: (n)#22 FSU, (n)UCF
Key Losses: @#9 UCONN
Comments:

Kansas State (10-1)
Key Wins: @VTU, #23 Alabama, (n)LBSU
Key Losses: WV

Saint Louis (11-1)
Key Wins: Washington, (n)Villanova
Key Losses: @Loyola Marymount

Virginia (10-1)
Key Wins: (n)Drexel, #14 Michigan, George Mason
Key Losses: (n)TCU

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College Basketball MacRankings: December 5th, 2011

December 5, 2011

TOP 25:

1. Kentucky (8-0)
Last Week: #1
Comments: Well, any doubts about whether or not this team is worthy of the #1 ranking should be erased after edging North Carolina this week.

2. Ohio State (8-0)
Last Week: #2
Comments: Looked like the best team in the nation while easily disposing of Duke.

3. Syracuse (8-0)
Last Week: #5
Comments: The zone defense of The Orange proved too much for Florida.

4. Louisville (7-0)
Last Week: #9
Comments: Louisville has earned this spot and are definitely better than I thought they’d be. Regardless, I don’t think they are top 4 caliber or even the best team in the Big East.

5. Duke (7-1)
Last Week: #3
Comments: Duke was probably the most impressive team in the nation up until the spanking they received from Ohio State. That game really exposed the lack of leadership on the Blue Devils roster.

6. Connecticut (7-1)
Last Week: #7
Comments: I still think this is the best team in the Big East and they just got even better this past week: freshman point guard Ryan Boatright went off for 23 points, 5 boards, and 6 assists in his second game of eligibility.

7. Baylor (7-0)
Last Week: #8
Comments: Perry Jones in his first game back from suspension: 27 points, 6 rebounds.

8. North Carolina (6-2)
Last Week: #4
Comments: If anything, losing by 1 @ #1 Kentucky shows just how good this team is. Wouldn’t be surprising to see those two teams match up again in March for the national title.

9. Xavier (6-0)
Last Week: #11
Comments: The Musketeers had a monster week with defining wins over Vanderbilt and Purdue.

10. Missouri (7-0)
Last Week: #18
Comments: Missouri has won every game by at least 15 points.

11. Marquette (7-0)
Last Week: #15
Comments: Marquette made quite the statement with a convincing win against a #9 Wisconsin team that had won 23 straight games at home.

12. Alabama (7-1)
Last Week: #10
Comments: Crimson Tide took it’s first loss of the season to a surprising Georgetown team.

13. Mississippi State (8-1)
Last Week: #19
Comments: Beating West Virginia only adds to an already impressive resume. What in the world happened against Akron?

14. Florida (5-2)
Last Week: #6
Comments: Florida definitely doesn’t have any bad losses, but the final score against Syracuse made the game look a lot closer than it felt. Syracuse dominated the Gators with their size and zone defense.

15. Pittsburgh (7-1)
Last Week: #12
Comments: This team is officially a wild card: Travon Woodall was putting up surprisingly awesome numbers (14.1 ppg, 8.3 apg), but is now sidelined for at least a month; super freshman Khem Birch hasn’t made much of an impact; and Pitt barely beat a pretty weak Tennessee team this past week. Ashton Gibbs is amazing, but trouble could be ahead for the Panthers.

16. Kansas (5-2)
Last Week: #21
Comments:

17. Georgetown (7-1)
Last Week: Unranked
Comments: Should be universally ranked after wins over two top 12 teams and a close loss to Kansas.

18. Michigan (6-2)
Last Week: #16

19. Wisconsin (6-2)
Last Week: #14
Comments: The Badgers played North Carolina tough on the road and then lost at home to Marquette.

20. UNLV (8-1)
Last Week: #20
Comments: We’ll call it a wash this week. UNLV beat a good UC-Santa Barbara team and then lost to a good Wichita State team.

21. Memphis (4-2)
Last Week: #23

22. Harvard (8-0)
Key Wins: (n)#22 FSU, (n)UCF
Comments: If Harvard can upset Connecticut this week, there’s a reasonable chance they could enter the NCAA tournament undefeated.

23. Creighton (7-0)
Last Week: Unranked
Comments: The Blue Jays posted their first quality win of the season by beating San Diego State and should be ranked in most polls tomorrow. Sophomore Doug McDermott is averaging 23.7 points and 9 rebounds a game. Dude is sick.

24. San Diego State (8-2)
Last Week: #22
Comments: Overlooked in all the polls last week, SDSU responded by playing a tough game against Creighton and beating California.

25. Gonzaga (5-1)
Last Week: #17
Comments: Gonzaga lost their first real test of the season.

DROPPED OUT:

22. Vanderbilt (5-3)
Last Week: #13
Comments: Festus Ezili is no longer suspended but is still injured and his absence could arguably be the difference between the Commodores being a top 10 team and probably not being ranked tomorrow.

BUBBLE:

Arizona (6-2)

California (6-2)

Cleveland State (8-1)

Florida State (5-3)

Illinois (8-0)

Indiana (8-0)

Michigan State (6-2)

Purdue (7-2)

Saint Louis (7-1)

Stanford (8-1)

Temple (4-2)

Texas A&M (6-1)

Virginia (7-1)

AP Poll
* 1.Kentucky (47)
* 2.Ohio St. (18)
* 3.Syracuse
* 4.North Carolina
* 5.Louisville
* 6.Baylor
* 7.Duke
* 8.Xavier
* 9.Connecticut
* 10.Missouri
* 11.Marquette
* 12.Florida
* 13.Kansas
* 14.Wisconsin
* 15.Pittsburgh
* 16.Alabama
* 17.Mississippi St.
* 18.Georgetown
* 19.Creighton
* 20.Michigan
* 21.Memphis
* 22.Texas A&M
* 23.Gonzaga
* 24.Illinois
* 25.Harvard

Comparison/Contrast:

-There’s no doubting the fact that North Carolina is one of the two or three best teams in the nation, but I don’t see how you can keep them in the top 5 with two losses right now while dropping UNLV completely out just because they lost to… Wichita State, a pretty damn good team last time I checked. It’s not like that UNLV-UNC game was all that close.

-:lol @ UCONN actually dropping a spot after Ryan Boatright becomes active and drops 37 points in his first two games.

-Alabama and Mississippi State are definitely being underrated. After the week Wisconsin had and with Pittsburgh losing Travon Woodall, I don’t see how you can reasonably have either of those teams ranked ahead of the former two.

-I’m big on Creighton–I was tempted to put them in my top 25 in the preseason–but jumping them all the way to #19 seems a little trigger happy. San Diego State is their only signature win so far and this same poll doesn’t even think that’s a top 25 team. I don’t know in what world the Blue Jays resume is unquestionably more impressive than UNLV’s.

-Am I the only person that thinks Texas A&M is not a top 25 team without Khris Middleton? It’s not like the Aggies have done anything noteworthy.

-Yeah, your boy was on time with Harvard. Nice of you to catch up, rest of the nation. Look at their remaining schedule and tell me they don’t have a reasonable chance to finish the regular season undefeated. If they pull that off, I wonder how far they climb up the national rankings. It’s not like they’ll have the same kind of resumes SDSU or BYU did last year.

-I don’t have any qualms with Illinois being ranked this week; it’s certainly no surprise… BUT… if you’re going to do it, do it right. One spot below Gonzaga. Really?

-San Diego State is snubbed for the second straight week. The Aztecs now have two wins over nationally ranked teams and their two losses were against Baylor and a Creighton team that is now ranked in the top 20. I’m supposed to believe they’ve been less impressive than, say, Texas A&M because the Aggies beat…. uh… St. John’s?