Welcome to the Week 7 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 7 People's Poll!
1. (40) North Carolina (E) 1000 12-0 HR-1 LR-1
"Only beat Rutgers by 22 that might start giving teams hope that they can beat them." -Bksballer89 AP-1 CP-1
3. Pittsburgh (E) 913 12-0 HR-2 LR-5
"Idle week. Next week they play at Rutgers and Georgetown. The showdown against the Hoyas should say a lot about both teams. I like Pitt since they whooped a better Georgetown team twice last year, once without Fields. Of course, Big East road games ae no cupcake..." -Pittbaster AP-3 CP-3
4. Oklahoma (E) 880 12-0 HR-3 LR-6 AP-4 CP-4
"They are quietly looking like a dark horse for a top seed, especially if they run away with the Bg 12." -Pittbaster AP-8 CP-7
"I'm still not sure why the Orange's one loss, to a likely NCAA tea, is getting tem more hate than other teams who have one or even two losses to ranked teams. Syracuse has built as impressive an ooc resume as almost anyone. They get Devendorf back again just in time for BE play." -Pittbaster AP-13 CP-11
"We're going to learn soon f the majority of cbb posters were right in dubbing Georgetown "overrated." They travel to #2 UCONN and host #3 Pittsburgh this week. I'd expect them to go 0-2 in those games, which isn't to say they're bad. I jst don't think they have the depth to hang with those two teams, and their excellent defense won't be quite enough." -Pittbaster AP-11 CP-8
"I'm feeling pretty wise about leaving them in my poll all year. They were down for a while, but those losses aren't bad ones." -Pittbaster AP-10 CP-15
"Gonzaga is better suited at flying under the radar. The pressure of carrying a high ranking emerged as evidence of losing to Portland State at home." -Halo27legend AP-16 CP-17
"Arizona State sank 17 3 pointers in their game this week. They got a few other guys that can shoot the ball besides James Harden my friends." -Halo27legend AP-17 CP-14
21. Louisville (E) 196 8-2 HR-7 LR-NR
"Two losses with no good wins is nothing special." -Go_Xavier_56 AP-18 CP-18
"My suspicion is that Ohio State is a fraud and will be outside the top 5 of the Big10 this year." -ThaBadge AP-24 CP-23
"If I told you before the season that Xavier's only two losses were to Duke and Butler by the end of Christmas, over half of you would call me a homer." -Go_Xavier_56 AP-22 CP-22
25. Butler (NR) 89 10-1 HR-19 LR-NR
"Nice win against a overrated Xavier team." -Bksballer89 AP-25 CP-NR
In: Butler Out: Missouri
Biggest jump: 6 teams (+3) Biggest fall: Gonzaga (-11)
Other receiving votes: Illinois 61. Davidson 36, West Virginia 36, Marquette 23, Texas AnM 20, Memphis 15, Maryland 10, Stanford 10, Wisconsin 9, Florida 7, Kentucky 6, Kansas 5, Dayton 4, BYU 2, St. Mary's 2, Arizona 1, Florida State 1, Creighton 1
What it all means: (First place votes), Team, (Change in rank from last week), Points, Record, Highest Rank, Lowest Rank, Voter's Take, AP rank, Coache's rank
Conference power rankings:
- Big East- (E) .0302 (-.0099)
- ACC- (E) .0501 (+.0099)
- Big 10- (E) .0504 (+.0098)
- Big 12- (E) .0703 (-.0101)
- Pac 10- (+2) .1005 (-.0400)
- WCC- (-1) .1206 (+.0203)
- SEC- (-1) .1307 (-.0001)
- A 10- (E) .1609 (+.0102)
Rank, Conference, Change in rank from last week, Score, Change in score from last week
*Only reflects conferences with atleast 2 teams receiving votes*
Breaking down the rankings:
Due to the Holidays there wasn't much change (or participation, thx Geze) this week. Our top 5 looks identical to last weeks with UNC still the unanimous #1. Next up is Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma and Duke.
Wake Forest is still undefeated and still sitting in the #6 spot. Texas slides up to #7 filling the vacancy left by Gonzaga after their L this week to Portland State (Ouch!). The Irish of Notre Dame are up a spot and settle in at #8. The rest of the top 10 is filled out by Syracuse and the Hoyas of Georgetown.
Down one spot from last week is Purdue at #11 while UCLA climbs 2 spots to #12. Up next are two schools who flip flopped positions from last week's rankings. Michigan State is now ahead of Tennessee followed by a one loss Villanova squad.
In at #16 is undefeated Clemson who is followed by the Bears of Baylor. Next is our biggest drop of the week, Gonzaga. The Zags drop 11 spots to #18 after there third L of the season. Minnesota is up next and still undefeated while Arizona State rounds out the top 20.
Louisville holds strong at #21 this week followed by another sinking team Ohio State. The Buckeyes drop 9 spots to #22. Next is Michigan and Xavier who is barely clinging onto a top 25 spot after their 2nd L of the season. Rounding out the top 25 is our only newcomer this week, the Bulldogs of Butler.
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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