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The People's Poll: Week 11

Posted on: January 25, 2010 11:51 am
Edited on: January 26, 2010 8:56 am

Welcome to the Week 11 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 Monday. Each week's poll reflects games played through Sunday. 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 2010 Week 11 People's Poll!

 1. (39) KENTUCKY (+1) 998          19-0          HR-1 LR-3          AP-1 CP-1 GP-1     

Jan 23: Defeated Arkansas 101 - 70

"Havent played any real title contenders yet, But have looked very good doing it, however being the only undefeated team their #8 RPI seems a bit low, their #86 SOS probably has something to do with that."  -Shaunyboy

 2. (1) KANSAS (+1) 937          18-1          HR-1 LR-4          AP-2 CP-2 GP-2 

Jan 20: Defeated (24) Baylor 81-75
Jan 23: Won at Iowa St   84-61     

"One of four teams with one loss, and the new owner of the top spot on KenPom." -Somerandomdude                              

 3. VILLANOVA (+1) 913          18-1          HR-2 LR-4          AP-3 CP-3 GP-3 

Jan 20: Won at Rutgers 94 - 58
Jan 23: Won at St Johns 81 - 71

" Last undefeated tam in Big East play is no small feat." -W-catbbal21

 4. SYRACUSE (+1) 909          19-1          HR-2 LR-5          AP-4 CP-4 GP-4 

Jan 18: Won at ND 84-71
Jan 23: Defeated Marquette 76 - 71 

"Orangemen looked better at Notre Dame than they did at home against Marquette." -Wachoosay                            

 5. MICHIGAN STATE (+2) 806          17-3          HR-3 LR-8          AP-5 CP-5 GP-6 

Jan 20: Defeated Iowa  70-63                                        
Jan 23: Won at (40)Minnesota 65 - 64 

"Kalin Lucas finally played like an All-American against Minnesota.  Michigan State is going to need to find some more offense if it wants to contend for a national championship." -Crazylegs0721                           

 6. TEXAS (-5) 796         17-2          HR-5 LR-11          AP-6 CP-6 GP-5 

Jan 18: Lost at (9) Kansas St 62-71                           
Jan 23: Lost at (30) U Conn 74 - 88

"Two losses on the road this week keep Texas from putting a quality road win on their resume." -Sportemind

 7. DUKE (-1) 703          16-3          HR-4 LR-13          AP-8 CP-7 GP-10 

Jan 20: Lost at N Carolina St 74 - 88
Jan 23: Won at (17)Clemson 60 - 47

"Sure, all road games in the ACC (or any major conference) are tough, but that loss to NCSU was embarrassing, even if their defense carried them to a win at Clemson.  I EXPECT Clemson to begin collapsing about now every year." -Schildkrotte

 8. GEORGETOWN (+5) 680          15-3          HR-6 LR-13          AP-7 CP-11 GP-9 

Jan 20: Won at (10) Pittsburgh 74 - 66                            
Jan 23: Defeated Rutgers 88 - 63     

"I'm obligated by history and allegiance to hate these bast*rds, but they sure do look good these days. They're twice-yearly war with Syracuse renews tonight. I expect it to be the gut-wrenching fight that it normally is.!" -Dcorange44                               

 9. WEST VIRGINIA (+3) 670          15-3          HR-5 LR-NR          AP-9 CP-9 GP-8 

Jan 20: Won at (36) Marshall 68-60
Jan 23: Won at (19) Ohio St 71-65

"Nice comeback vs Ohio State and still eyeing on the Big East title with Syracuse and Villanova." -Jasonwells1982

 10. PURDUE (+4) 589          16-3          HR-6 LR-19          AP-10 CP-12 GP-7 

Jan 19: Won at Illinois 84-78
Jan 23: Defeated Michigan 69 - 59

"A strong second half at Illinois propelled the Boilers to a win.  Jury's still out on whether or not they got their mojo back after a follow up win against Michigan." -Wachoosay

 11. KANSAS STATE (-2) 579          16-3          HR-7 LR-17          AP-11 CP-13 GP-12 

Jan 18: Won at home Texas 71-62
Jan 23: Lost at home Oklahoma St 69 - 73 

"Knocked the #1 team off of their perch only to get punched in the mouth by Oklahoma State.  Kansas State looked like a championship contender when they played against the Longhorns; but looked dazed and confused playing against Oklahoma State.  What happened?  For homework, please look up the word consistent." -Crazy_kitty

 12.  BYU (-1) 556          20-1          HR-6 LR-19          AP-12 CP-10 GP-19 

Jan 20: Defeated Wyoming  81-66                                 
Jan 23: Won at San Diego St 71-69    

"Ok, Ok I have officially jumped on the bandwagon.  They're the best of the Mountain West... maybe the best of the West period." -Marinoisgod

 13. GONZAGA (+2) 521          16-3          HR-7 LR-22          AP-13 CP-8 GP-13 

Jan 21: Defeated Pepperdine 91 - 84  
Jan 23: Defeated Loyola Marymount  85 - 69      

"Quietly running through the WCC yet again, yawn. Wake them up when it's March. Expect a high seed and a couple of games in Spokane for the Zags come tournament time." -Lobofan2003              

 14. TENNESSEE (-6) 459          15-3          HR-8 LR-NR          AP-14 CP-14 GP-14 

Jan 19: Won at Alabama 63-56
 Jan 23: Lost at Georgia 63 - 78

"OK, Georgia is playing much better, but losing by 15? Ouch..." -Kvskubball

 15. WISCONSIN (+1) 429          16-4          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-16 CP-16 GP-18 

Jan 20: Defeated Michigan 54 - 48
Jan 24: Defeated Penn St (ot) 79-71

"Overcame a huge deficit at home against Penn St. to win in overtime on Sunday. It seems like this team can beat anybody, or lose to anybody." -Lobofan2003

 16. TEMPLE (+2) 413          17-3          HR-9 LR-25          AP-15 CP-15 GP-11 

Jan 20: Defeated (46) Xavier 77 - 72
Jan 23: Won at Fordham 62 - 45

"Shot 60% in a huge A-10 victory against Xavier on Wednesday.  The Owls now have the inside track to the A-10 championship." -Crazylegs0721

 17. PITTSBURGH (-7) 403          15-4          HR-10 LR-23          AP-17 CP-17 GP-15 

Jan 20: Lost at home (13) Georgetown 66 - 74
Jan 24: Lost at Seton Hall 61-64

"Tough home loss and a bad road loss in the same week equals a fall to the bottom half of the rankings and a bad taste in the cinderella locker room." -Shaunyboy

 18. MISSISSIPPI (+4) 239          15-4          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-18 CP-20 GP-16 

Jan 20: Defeated S Carolina 66 - 57
Jan 23: Won at LSU 73 - 72

 While the win over GA in Athens is looking better, it has been a long time since Ole Miss beat a quality team." -Schildkrotte

 19. VANDERBILT (NR) 204          15-3          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-21 CP-23 GP-NR 

Jan 23: Defeated Auburn 82 - 74  

"Were going to know a whole lot more about Vandy after this week when they play both Tennessee and Kentucky." -Crazylegs0721

 20. OHIO STATE (-1) 192          14-6          HR-11 LR-NR          AP-20 CP-24 GP-17 

Jan 19: Defeated Northwestern 76-56                                
Jan 23: Lost at (12) W Virginia 65-71                               

"Now 1-5 on the road for the year, with their only win against a Purdue team that was absent for the week." -Sportemind

 21. NEW MEXICO (+4) 176          18-3          HR-17 LR-NR          AP-23 CP-NR GP-21 

Jan 20: Won at Air Force 73 - 50
Jan 23: Defeated Colorado St 82 - 64

"Can't wait for the match-up with BYU to see who the best team in the West is cause it surely isn't anyone from the PAC-10." -Crazylegs0721

 22. BUTLER (NR) 160          16-4          HR-15 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-18 GP-25 

Jan 21: Won at Loyola (ILL) 48 - 47
Jan 23: Won at Illinois-Chicago 84 - 55

"Not spectacular, but very solid...the tortoise to everyone else's hare!" -Kvskubball

 23. WAKE FOREST (NR) 111          14-4          HR-14 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-NR GP-20 

Jan 20: Won at (42) N Carolina 82 - 69
Jan 23: Defeated (31) Virginia 69 - 57                                   

"As much as it hurts me to say this, a blowout win against North Carolina shouldn't mean that much as any team seems capable of it right now. But a win at the Dean Dome is always tough, and they handed Virginia its first ACC loss. Did anyone actually believe this team would be here this year after the talent they lost from last year's squad?" -Canuck23

 24. CONNECTICUT (NR) 107          13-6          HR-15 LR-NR          AP-19 CP-19 GP-NR 

Jan 20: Defeated St Johns 75 - 59                                        
Jan 23: Defeated (1) Texas 88 - 74                                     

"Big time win and #1 SOS, good enough to be here for me, even if they have 6 losses." -Shanuyboy

 25. UAB (NR) 77          17-2          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-25 CP-NR GP-NR 

Jan 20: Defeated S Miss 57 - 56                                            
Jan 23: Defeated (38) Marshall 61 - 59                                   

" I called this team in late December,said theyd win the CUSA, so called CUSA fans said I was nuts, nahsomuch." -Devofan

Biggest jump: Georgetown (+5)           Biggest fall: Pittsburgh (-7)     

Others receiving votes: Baylor 61, Texas AnM 42, Florida State 42, Clemson 41, Georgia Tech 41, Northern Iowa 28, Mississippi State 21, UNLV 19, Cornell 18, Oklahoma State 14, Xavier 10, Missouri 8, Rhode Island 6, Maryland 5, Northwestern 3, Alabama 2, Tulsa 1, Siena 1, Old Dominion 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

  1. Big 12 (0.0304)
  2. Big East (0.0601)
  3. SEC (0.0605)
  4. BIG 10 (0.0703)
  5. ACC (0.0808)
  6. Mountain West (0.1106)
  7. Atlantic 10 (0.1509)
  8. West Coast (0.1602)
  9. USA (0.1810)
  10. Horizon (0.2007)
  11. Ivy (0.2112)
  12. Missouri Valley (0.2211)
  13. MAAC (0.2413)
  14. Colonial Athletic (0.2813)

(Only teams receiving votes in TPP are calculated into CPR)

The People's Poll Top 25-Games of the Week

Game of the Week #1
Georgetown @ Syracuse (Mon.)-
Georgetown has won two in a row, including a win at Pittsburgh. Chris Wright has really stepped it up for the Hoyas in the last few games, he will have to be a factor against the Syracuse zone if the Hoyas are to steal a win at the Carrier Dome. For the Orange, freshman Brandon Triche has really come on as of late and is averaging in double figures. The key for this game is going to be the Syracuse zone, it should do a good job neutralizing Greg Monroe on the insdie, but if Freeman and Wright get going from the perimeter the 'Cuse may be in for an upset at home.

Kansas State @ Baylor (Tue.)- How do the Wildcats respond after a loss at home to Oklahoma State. If you like good potent-scoring guards you should watch this one as Kansas State's Pullen and Clemente go up against LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter.

BYU @ New Mexico (Wed.)- BYU passed their first difficult road test by winning at San Diego State on Saturday. Winning at the Pit is a whole different animal. The decibal level at the Pit has reached 118dB in a game in the 1990's against Arizona. That's darn near pants-crapping levels or the so called "Brown Note". No doubt with a top 10 (coaches poll) BYU in town it will get near that loud again. Then again it may be the Lobos fans crapping their pants if BYU's Jimmer Fredette drops 33 on them like he did against San Diego State. BYU on the other hand will have a difficult time matching up with 6'7" Darrington Hobson, nobody on the BYU team can match his athleticism.

Wisconsin @ Purdue (Thur.)- Both of these teams have had their struggles but at times look like they could challenge Michigan State for the Big 10 Title. Both teams play solid defense, so don't expect a high-scoring game. The Badgers are going to have some way to contain E'Twaun Moore and Robbie Hummel otherwise they could be in for a long night on the road.

Butler @ Green Bay (Fri.)- Green Bay has already knocked off a ranked Wisconsin team this season. They look to knock off another ranked foe when conference rival Butler comes to town. Watch guard Rahmon Fletcher for the Phoenix in this game; despite being only 5'10" he is the Phoenix's leading scorer with over 16 points per game. On the other end Gordon Hayward is a major weapon for Butler, not many teams can stop him as he leads the Bulldogs in points and rebounds. Butler can essentially wrap up the Horizon League Title with a win in this game.

Game of the Week #2
Kansas @ Kansas State (Sat.)- We already know that Kansas State can knock off a top-ranked team at home. This week they'll have to settle for playing the #2 Jayhawks in a huge cross-state rivalry game. Most people have heard of the duel guard scoring threats for the Wildcats in Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen, but I was more impressed with Samuels and K-State's inside game. The Wildcats were able to shut down Dexter Pittman, now let's see if the post players can shut down Cole Adrich. Kansas has so many weapons beside Aldrich though, they have Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Marcus Morris, etc.; who does K-State try and take away? -Lobofan2003

Thanks to Lobofan 2003, Hammerboyy and everyone who voted! Last week's poll can be found here and all voters make sure and check out the People's Poll Group!  

What!?! How can ____ not be ranked! Or how did ____ get a first place vote? Click here to check out TPP Poll Attacks!


Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2010 12:13 am

The People's Poll: Week 11

Sadly I will not be there.. Looks like the couch with beer in hand for me.
Yeah me too Cry  Only been to 1 game at the Phog, but at least I'm getting my moneys worth on the TV I bought last year!
Good to know Canuck... Thx

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2010 10:37 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

The Poll Attacks can be found

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2010 9:47 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

You were in the poll this week KUnflMLBnba+, so you're bound to be close to a reg.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2010 6:11 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

Guess you'll never know.. maybe next year WinkCryCry

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2010 5:56 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

"I'm going to whine a little about the new regs... MarinoisGod hadn't voted since Dec 21 (missed Jan 4, 11, 18) and is now a regular?"

Marino had some misses, but was next in line when you look at the number of polls that he has voted in. No worries KU, you're getn close. Smile As for the game.. Sadly I will not be there.. Looks like the couch with beer in hand for me.

"Haha, fun fun, darn i wanted that gold star.

which is what exactly?"

Guess you'll never know.. maybe next year Wink

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2010 5:50 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

It's all good. Just enjou your week on the Sh_t List. WinkHaha, fun fun, darn i wanted that gold star.

which is what exactly?

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2010 5:45 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

I'm going to whine a little about the new regs... MarinoisGod hadn't voted since Dec 21 (missed Jan 4, 11, 18) and is now a regular?
Tongue out
I'm just giving you a hard time. (and no offense Marino) I'll patiently wait for my chance to become a regular (unless I was in week 10 and just didn't see a note about it somewhere... lol)
Can't wait for the big game tonight Jawhk! You going to be there?

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2010 5:00 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11


Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2010 4:45 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

Minor point Jawhk, but you have BYU with 656 points in the poll above, which should have them slotted at 10th. I'm assuming that the number of votes they received should read 556?

Thanks again for putting the poll together. I'll get the Poll Attacks up sometime tonight.

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2010 4:45 pm

The People's Poll: Week 11

Lobofan2003's look ahead is now up on the poll. Make sure and check it out!

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