Welcome to the Week 16 People's Poll!
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So without further adieu.. I give you the Week 16 People's Poll!
1. (33) Connecticut (+1) 989 27-2 HR-1 LR-5 AP-1 CP-1 GP-1
"Obviously they belong here, they went to Marquette and beat them and held off a fisty Notre Dame teams and are back on top agian." -Hoosierguy1019
2. (2) North Carolina (+2) 926 25-3 HR-1 LR-6 AP-2 CP-2 GP-4
"UNC...ok everyone together...overrated...lol sorry I just have had fun with UNC homers this week spouting off that even if they lose for the rest of the season they are still the most talented...p.s.: talent does not equal best." -Oneandonlystout
3. (4) Pittsburgh (-2) 911 26-3 HR-1 LR-7 AP-3 CP-4 GP-2
"tough loss to Providence, but this season has been full of team's having random off games" -Canuck23
4. (1) Memphis (+1) 830 26-3 HR-1 LR-20 AP-5 CP-3 GP-5
"I can't argue with their record, but I can argue that their best win is UAB. They need more to be considered for a top seed in March." -Pittbaster
5. Louisville (+1) 824 23-5 HR-3 LR-9 AP-6 CP-6 GP-6
"If I were The Ville I'd want to play in the same bracket as OU because they match up perfectly with them." -Badgers Ballers
6. Oklahoma (-3) 816 26-3 HR-2 LR-13 AP-4 CP-5 GP-3
"I don't think they should be penalize for losing to 2 good teams without their best player" -Bksballer1129
7. Michigan State (+2) 755 23-5 HR-2 LR-12 AP-8 CP-8 GP-8
"When fully healthy, probably one of the top 5 teams in the country, likely wont ever be fully healthy" -Alexraenos
8. Duke (-1) 730 24-5 HR-5 LR-10 AP-7 CP-7 GP-7
"They beat Maryland and Virginia Tech, but its really very hard for them to get a win over FSU and North Carolina. I predict a loss this week." -Dcb12233
9. Kansas (+5) 724 24-5 HR-2 LR-11 AP-9 CP-9 GP-9
"Impressive win over Oklahoma earlier and a throttling of Mizzou proves that they are worthy of a 2 seed." -Duke_goes_down
10. Wake Forest (+3) 633 22-5 HR-5 LR-19 AP-10 CP-10 GP-10
"Still struggling to beat the lesser teams in the ACC, but when clicking on all cylinders they are a dangerous team." -Lobofan2003
11. LSU (+6) 500 25-4 HR-2 LR-NR AP-12 CP-11 GP-11
"The Tigers clinch the SEC regular season title with wins over Florida and Kentucky. This team is clearly the cream of the crop in a down year in the SEC, although I still think they are vulnerable to an upset in the conference tourney." -Rebalpatriot23
12. Marquette (-4) 490 23-6 HR-9 LR-25 AP-13 CP-15 GP-16
"3 tough losses (UConn, Louisville and Dominic James) might have doomed this team on their stretch run." -Brwhite23
13. Villanova (-3) 482 23-6 HR-10 LR-21 AP-11 CP-16 GP-14
"They followed a two point win over a winless DePaul with a two point loss to a struggling Georgetown team." -Sportemind
14. Missouri (-3) 443 24-5 HR-10 LR-NR AP-15 CP-12 GP-13
"Kansas would have beat anyone on Sunday... Mizzou ran into a buzz saw... nobody wins at AFH" -Dmmizzou123
15. Washington (+4) 425 22-7 HR-10 LR-23 AP-16 CP-13 GP-12
"Two great wins this week against the Arizona schools. Who would have seen this in November?" -Udub#1fan
16. Purdue (-1) 382 22-7 HR-10 LR-NR AP-19 CP-20 GP-19
"Watch out America, Hummel is back. My other final four team, IF they can stay healthy." -Iusucks
17. Clemson (-5) 366 22-6 HR-11 LR-24 AP-18 CP-19 GP-15
"Two bad losses this week led to their large fall in rank." -Reamo37
18. Gonzaga (+2) 347 23-5 HR-10 LR-24 AP-14 CP-14 GP-22
"They keep owning their conference, just like Memphis. Their ambitious schedule produced those early losses that prevent them from getting a higher ranking." -Jewjohnson
19. Xavier (+2) 267 23-5 HR-13 LR-NR AP-17 CP-18 GP-17
"Hard to figure them out but like many others have the talent to beat anyone on any given day." -Crazylegs0721
20. UCLA (+3) 225 22-7 HR-11 LR-NR AP-20 CP-17 GP-21
" A week of much needed winning allows them to creep back up the polls, but it will take much more to reestablish them as a top 10 team.' -Nascarfan999
21. Illinois (-3) 217 23-7 HR-12 LR-NR AP-23 CP-23 GP-18
"Clinched a first round bye in the conference tourney, which definitely makes it much easier for them in Indianapolis." -Agsmith46
22. Florida State (E) 204 22-7 HR-15 LR-NR AP-24 CP-24 GP-20
"FSU is quietly, maybe possibly the 3rd best team in the ACC. Their size and rebounding will help them in the ACC tourney and NCAA Tournament. Sleeper team." -Chrisishokie
23. Arizona State (-7) 151 21-7 HR-11 LR-NR AP-21 CP-21 GP-25
"The Sun Devils lost both games of their Washington trip by very slim margins. The Washington State loss would have been more galling except for the fact that the Coogs pounded Arizona by 16 and had to go OT to beat ASU on a very late 3-point shot." -Wachoosay
24. Butler (+1) 111 25-4 HR-18 LR-NR AP-22 CP-22 GP-24
"Won the Horizon League Regular season...But is an Upset coming in the Horizon League tourney?" -Jermtheworm33
25. Syracuse (NR) 91 21-8 HR-17 LR-NR AP-25 CP-25 GP-23
"They have a lot of loses but most are quality loses, whoever gets this team in the tourney will be in trouble. I suggest the Hack-a-jack and hack-a-uaku strategy, they have some terrible FT shooters." -Loucards
In: Syracuse Out: West Virginia
Biggest jump: LSU (+6) Biggest fall: Arizona State (-7)
Others receiving votes: BYU 38, West Virginia 35, Creighton 21, Texas 15, Dayton 11, Wisconsin 7, Utah 6, Siena 6, California 4, Oklahoma State 3, Utah State 3, Providence 2, Rhode Island 2, South Carolina 1, Tennessee 1, Boston College 1, UAB 1
What it all means: (First place votes), Team, (Change in rank from last week), Points, Record, Highest Rank, Lowest Rank, , AP rank, Coache's rank, Gary Parrish's rank, Voter's Take
Conference power rankings:
- Big East (0.0201)
- ACC (0.0302)
- Big 12 (0.0704)
- Big 10 (0.0706)
- Pac 10 (0.1007)
- USA (0.1503)
- SEC (0.1508)
- Atlantic 10 (0.1510)
- West Coast (0.1705)
- Mountain West (0.1911)
- Horizon (0.2209)
- Missouri Valley (0.2412)
- MAAC (0.2513)
- Western Athletic (0.2514)
(Only teams receiving votes in TPP are calculated into CPR)
Breaking down the rankings:
A new week and yet another new #1. Connecticut gets their second shot of the season to hold the top spot and is followed by North Carolina and former #1 Pittsburgh. Memphis continues to quietly climb the rankings and is up to #4 this week. Rounding out the top 5 is Louisville who is coming off a nice win over Marquette.
Oklahoma comes in at #6 after two Griffin-less losses to Texas and Kansas. Michigan State looks to be tops in the Big 10 and climbs to #7. Duke drops one spot to #8 with a huge showdown at UNC this weekend. Kansas jumps up 5 spots to #9 after two top 10 wins and is followed by Wake Forest.
LSU continues to win and move up the rankings. The tigers jump 6 spots to #11 and are followed by Marquette and Villanova. Missouri drops 3 spots after becoming the 40<sup>th</sup> straight team to lose at Allen Fieldhouse and are followed by the Huskies of Washington.
Purdue comes in at #16 and is followed by slumping Clemson who is down 5 spots from last week. Gonzaga continues their conference dominance and jumps to # 18 followed by Xavier and UCLA who is coming off a nice win vs Cal.
The Illini drop three spots to #21 this week. Florida State holds their position at #22 and is followed by Arizona State who is this week’s biggest loser; dropping seven spots from last week. Butler climbs one spot to #24 followed by Syracuse who jumps back into the top 25 this week.
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