Welcome to the Week 6 People's Poll!
The People's Poll is made up of 40+ College Basketball fans who want their opinions heard! Voters give their take over the weeks action on the main CBB board with the results tallied here every Tuesday. Each week's poll reflects games played through Sunday. ie games played yesterday (Monday) have not been accounted for. If you'd like to check out each voters ballot, here you go. Even if you're not a regular voter, look for the People's Poll voting thread every week to give your take! You may end up in the poll!
So without further adieu.. I give you the Week 6 People's Poll!
"Its not rocket science when figuring out the best team in college basketball. This is it. This is it till the end. However, figuring out who the next 3 or 4 or 5 teams are is going to be some what of an adventure all year. The disparity amongst the other top 25 teams is minute." -Halo27legend AP-1 CP-1
"Connecticut plays a matchup of great teams with Gonzaga and outlasts them in OT. Both teams display great talent and teamp play, explosiveness, great players who can finish." -Gezemice AP-2 CP-2
3. Pittsburgh (E) 908 12-0 HR-2 LR-6
"First real test this week, facing a decent Siena team at home and then a very dangerous Florida State team on the road. FSU deserves some credit for the defense they played, but Pitt plays defense too. As a fan, I'm encouraged, not deflated, by a close road win over a quality team...in which the Panthers shot below 30%. They can't do that against everyone, but if they can survive a night like that against someone good it's a good sign." -Pittbaster AP-3 CP-3
4. Oklahoma (E) 883 12-0 HR-3 LR-6
"Willie Warren is just what Blake Griffin needed." -Trespac AP-4 CP-4
"Dominating at its best saturday vs Xavier. The sad part for Xavier was that we didn't even play our Best. Singler and Nolan Smith both had off nights neither scored double digits. Zoubek played great defense blocking 4 shots yesterday. Duke is a final four team when they play like that." -Bksballer89 AP-5 CP-5
"Wake Forest has found themselves within the top 10 on my poll. Sometimes the cookie crumbles in your favor. I expect them to have a cup of coffee or two before i send them on their way back down a little further in the poll." -Halo27legend AP-6 CP-6
"The lost a tough game at home to UConn, which they probably should have won if not for Pargo's boneheaded full court pass that was intercepted in the final minute of regulation." -BabyBlueUNC AP-7 CP-7
"another tough loss. They have played everyone tough, close losses to Mich. St. and Notre Dame don't hurt them very much in my eyes." -KVSkubball AP-9 CP-8
"where have you been, except against Texas in Hawaii?" -KVSkubball AP-8 CP-11
"Purdue had a very nice win vs. Davidson. They came out fast and never looked back. They shut down the leading scorer in the nation. They had been beating all the teams they were supposed to, but they had yet to have a nice solid win. This was it." -Chrisisbuck#2 AP-10 CP-15
"I know. "Syracuse? That high? They lost to Cleveland State!" Yes. but Cleveland State could be an NCAA tournament team, the Orange were undefeated to that point, and they beat Memphis (who is now just outside my top 25 but will likely be back) without Devendorf, who's going to return. They showed everyone what I thought from the end of last year: they're more than last year's team plus Devo. They're last year's team plus Devo, plus Rautins, plus a lot more depth, plus more maturity and finesse from Onuaku, plus better defense." -Pittbaster AP-17 CP-14
"A win over Memphis doesn't look as impressive anymore, but one loss doesn't look too shabby, either." -s0merand0mdude AP-12 CP-9
"Another team that just keeps on winning. They have 2 impressive wins thus far, and as long as they keep winning, I'll keep moving them up." -BabyBlueUNC AP-15 CP-13
"People have slammed Arizona State for not beating "anyone", but who have the Bruins beaten? Best win is SIU????" -KVSkubball AP-13 CP-10
"They finish the week 2-0, but could have easily been 0-2. The Marquette game was much closer than the score wouldnt indicate, and Belmont gave them all they could handle." -BabyBlueUNC AP-16 CP-21
"In the famous words of Denny Green, "they are who we thought they were." -Chrisisbuck#2 AP-14 CP-12
"This team actually looks good I think I found out why they got killed by UNC and Maryland. The Sutton factor. They are 5-0 when he plays." -Bksballer89 AP-11 CP-18
"Don't own a quality win yet, but the talent is there." -Trespac AP-18 CP-16
"They played like a top 10 team against Miami. They were the most purposeful, most collected team I have watched this week. Their press forced Miami into transition play, which isn't their style, and they couldn't utilize their big men. On offense, they executed brilliantly both in transition and half-court offense, their outside shots were falling, which rendered Miami's press useless. That impressive performance, along with the even more impressive 12-0 record, moves them up.." -Gezemice AP-22 CP-20
"Is there a better name in CBB than Tweety Carter?" -Trespac AP-21 CP-22
21. Louisville (-10) 168 7-2 HR-12 LR-NR
" have them this low because that's twice now they have failed to show up. everybody gets one, but the second makes me question if they can be consistent enough to have the kind of season that's been suggested. If they win the next three, I will feel a lot better about them." -Pittbaster AP-19 CP-19
"Minnesota had an impressive home win against Louisville, moving them into my top 25. The Gophers have yet to lose this season, but people were still hesitant to place them in their own top 25. I think this big win solidifies people's opinion on this team." -Chrisisbuck#2 AP-23 CP-23
"They pulled out a squeaker against BYU, and now sit at 9-1 on the season. I think ASU will give UCLA a serious run for their money in the Pac 10." -BabyBlueUNC AP-20 CP-17
"The Wolverines are 8-2, and might already have the best resume in the Country, with wins over UCLA and Duke. Manny Harris is a stud, and should help carry Michigan to an NCAA berth this season." -BabyBlueUNC AP-24 CP-NR
"Upcoming week will tell who will be bragging, Tiggers or Illini.." -KVSkubball AP-25 CP-NR
In: Minnesota, Missouri Out: Memphis (19), Davidson (21)
Biggest jump: Michigan State (+6) Biggest fall: Louisville (-10)
Others receiving votes: Davidson 42, Wisconsin 33, Marquette 26, Miami (Fla) 19, Memphis 18, Illinois 16, Texas AnM 11, St. Mary's 7, Butler 6, Kansas 5, Florida 5, UNLV 5, BYU 4, Dayton 4, Kentucky 3, West Virginia 3, Maryland 1, Florida State 1
Conference power rankings:
- Big East- .0401
- ACC- .0402
- Big 10- .0406
- Big 12- .0804
- WCC- .1003
- SEC- .1308
- Pac 10- .1405
- A 10- .1507
- Mtn West- .1812
(Only reflects conferences with atleast 2 teams receiving votes)
What it all means: (First place votes), Team, (Change in rank from last week), Points, Record, Highest Rank, Lowest Rank
Breaking down the rankings:
Same old sights up top. UNC, Connecticut, Pitt and Oklahoma all remain the same from last weeks edition. The lone change comes at the #5 spot where Duke replaces Texas after a tough loss to Michigan State.
Wake Forest makes a nice jump to the #6 position and becomes the 3rd ACC team in the top 6. Gonzaga follows at #7 (up a spot..!?!) after a close loss to Connecticut over the weekend. Texas slides down to the #8 spot followed by Notre Dame. Purdue rounds out the top 10 after a solid W over previously ranked Davidson.
Syracuse slips two spots to #11 after what could be the shot of the season by Cleveland State. Georgetown continues to climb the rankings up 3 spots to #12. Ohio State and UCLA are up next followed by the Vols of Tennessee who round out the top 15.
Xavier comes in at #16, down 9 spots after their beat down last week. Michigan State is up a few spots tied with Xavier after their nice W vs UT. Villanova is next and is still searching for a signature W. An undefeated Clemson squad (haven't we heard this before?) is next at #19 followed by Baylor who seems to be treading water at the #20 spot.
Louisville is our big loser this week and drops to #21. This squad is on their way to becoming the biggest disappointment of the season. On the flip side.. up next is the team to hand Louisville their latest L, Minnesota. The Golden Gophers are undefeated and looking to make noise in the Big 10. Arizona State is next, still lingering around the top 25 after a close call vs BYU. Michigan is up next followed by newcomer Missouri. (Blah)
That's it for this weeks edition. Hope you enjoyed it! Make sure and look for the People's Poll voting thread each week!
Thanks to everyone who voted!
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