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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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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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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: November 26th, 2011

November 28, 2011

TOP 25:

1. Kentucky (6-0)
Last Week: #2
Comments: I’ve had Kentucky at #2 all year and with North Carolina losing to UNLV, it only makes sense…

2. Ohio State (6-0)
Last Week: #3
Comments: …but I have a feeling maybe this team deserves to be #1 instead.

3. Duke (7-0)
Last Week: #6
Comments: Duke’s season is reminding me of 2010 when then kind of surprised everyone by winning the national title. It’s hard to argue against their preseason resume so far: they’ve already posted four quality wins, including two over top 15 teams. It should be no surprise that they are now #1 in the RPI rankings.

4. North Carolina (5-1)
Last Week: #1
Comments: Wow. The best frontcourt in the nation got beat up by UNLV… and Harrison Barnes left the building on crutches. Not good.

5. Syracuse (6-0)
Last Week: #5
Comments: Syracuse has a couple decent wins and remain undefeated, but I jumped Duke ahead of them anyways… this is a program that might be taking a lot of heat soon.

6. Florida (4-1)
Last Week: #7

7. Connecticut (5-1)
Last Week: #4
Comments: Losing to UCF is a slap in the face, but UCONN bounced back by beating a ranked Florida State team. There shouldn’t be too much cause for concern here.

8. Baylor (5-0)
Last Week: #9
Comments: Perry Jones is back in action this week and the Bears are looking plenty good already.

9. Louisville (5-0)
Last Week: #10
Note: Wayne Blackshear ineligible for the year. Peyton Siva injured.
Comments: Tough week ahead with games against Long Beach State and Vanderbilt.

10. Alabama (7-0)
Last Week: #11

11. Xavier (4-0)
Last Week: #12

12. Pittsburgh (5-1)
Last Week: #13
Comments:

13. Vanderbilt (5-1)
Last Week: #15
Comments: The Commodores are finally at 100% with center Festus Ezili returning from suspension this week.

14. Wisconsin (6-0)
Last Week: #16
Comments: Wisconsin posted their first quality win of the season over BYU and seem to be more of a team than the one man show I was expecting. On the down side, superstar Jordan Taylor is only averaging 11 points a game.

15. Marquette (5-0)
Last Week: #17
Comments: After blowing away their first four opponents, Marquette narrowly edged a Norfolk State team they beat by 31 a week earlier. Marquette has played a pretty easy schedule so far, but have Wisconsin and Washington coming up.

16. Michigan (5-1)
Last Week: #18
Comments: Even though Michigan lost to Duke, they move up a couple spots on the strength of wins over Memphis and UCLA.

17. Gonzaga (4-0)
Last Week: #19
Comments: The Zags have been mostly inactive and unchallenged the first couple weeks of the season. The typical Mark Few non-conference schedule awaits, however, with Notre Dame and Illinois coming up this week.

18. Missouri (6-0)
Note: Laurence Bowers out for season.
Last Week: #21
Comments: Missouri absolutely destroyed California last week.

19. Mississippi State (7-1)
Last Week: #23
Comments:

20. UNLV (7-0)
Last Week: Unranked
Comments: After toppling the #1 team in the nation, UNLV’s 7-0 start can no longer be ignored. The Running Rebels have five players averaging at least 9.8 points a game and might have the nation’s most surprising player in forward Mike Moser. The 6’8″ sophomore is averaging 15.1 points, 13.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.7 steals a game and should be on the National Player Of The Year radar after drilling North Carolina for 16 points and 18 rebounds.

21. Kansas (3-2)
Last Week: #14
Comments: Losses to Kentucky and Duke don’t look so bad and this team is good enough to rally back to a top 15 ranking eventually.

22. San Diego State (7-1)
Last Week: Unranked
Comments: Credit coach Steve Fischer for getting this team back into the top 25 after losing almost all his talent from last year’s amazing squad. The Aztecs have reeled off four straight quality wins since losing to Baylor and have a shown a knack for coming out on top in extremely close games.

23. Memphis (2-2)
Last Week: #8
Comments: The young Tigers had a rough week in the Maui Invitational, often looking like the same immature team they were most of last year.

24. Harvard (6-0)
Last Week: Unranked
Comments: I can’t even name a single player on this team, but Harvard just took down a Battle In Atlantis tournament that featured #4 Connecticut, #22 Florida State, and UCF.

25. Texas A&M (4-1)
Last Week: Unranked
Comments: A&M didn’t do anything to jump back in the rankings except watch their stock improve as other ranked teams took losses. I give the Aggies the slight edge over the rest of the field because they’ve managed to play well despite having their best player sidelined.

DROPPED OUT:

20. California (5-1)
22. Florida State (5-2)
24. Temple (3-2)
25. Arizona (4-2)

BUBBLE:

Cleveland State (6-1)
Creighton (5-0)
Indiana (6-0)
Northwestern (5-0)
Michigan State (4-2)
Oregon State (5-1)
Purdue (6-1)
Saint Louis (6-0)
Washington (4-1)