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The People's Poll: Week 13

Posted on: February 8, 2010 12:23 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2010 11:33 am

Welcome to the Week 13People'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 13 People's Poll!

 1. (38) KANSAS (E) 997      22-1      HR-1 LR-3       AP-1, CP-1, GP-1, POM-1, RPI-1, SOS-19    

Feb 3: Won at Colorado 72-66(ot)
Feb 6: Won vs Nebraska 75-64       

Needs to keep in mind that every Cinderella team in their conference will fight them tooth and nail to get a ticket to the ball." -Crazy_kitty 

 2. (2) SYRACUSE (+1) 959      23-1       HR-1 LR-3       AP-2, CP-3, GP-2, POM-3, RPI-2, SOS-11

Feb 2: Won vs Providence 85-68
Feb 7: Won at Cincinnati 71-54

"SU's body of work is deserving of #1. Problem is, KU hasn't done enough wrong to lose their perch." -DCOrange44
 3. KENTUCKY (+1) 920      22-1       HR-2 LR-5       AP-3, CP-2, GP-3, POM-6, RPI-6, SOS-52            

Feb 2: Won vs (24) Mississippi 85-75
Feb 6: Won at LSU 81-55

"Worst loss of the big 3 puts them in 3rd - plus I still think their youth weill hurt come tourney time." -Pels

 4. VILLANOVA (-2) 857      20-2       HR-3 LR-9       AP-4, CP-5, GP-4, POM-14, RPI-5, SOS-26            

Feb 2: Won vs Seton Hall 81-71
Feb 6: Lost at (6) Georgetown 90-103

"Their lack of depth on the interior was exposed by Georgetown, and is going to be exposed when they play teams with a tough interior game like Kansas or Baylor in the tournament." -Crazylegs0721

 5. WEST VIRGINIA (+2) 822      19-3       HR-3 LR-9       AP-5, CP-4, GP-6, POM-5, RPI-4. SOS-7             

Feb 3: Won vs (23) Pittsburgh 70-51
Feb 6: Won at St Johns 79-60

"Watch out for this team, and apparently if you are visiting team, their fans as well." -Lobofan2003

 6. PURDUE (+2) 804      19-3       HR-4 LR-11       AP-6, CP-6, GP-5, POM-10, RPI-11, SOS-38            

Feb 4: Won at Indiana 78-75

"After all those losses, they're back to being the best team in the Big 10. Big game @ Michigan State this Tuesday." -Elway79798

 7. KANSAS STATE (+2) 728      19-4       HR-6 LR-11       AP-9, CP-9, GP-7, POM-9, RPI-7, SOS-2            

Feb 2: Won at Nebraska 76-57
Feb 6: Won at Iowa St 79-75

"Let of the gas a little vs. ISU, but they play everyone tough.  Can see them making the Final Four in the right bracket." -Sprawlnuts

 8. GEORGETOWN (-2) 705      17-5       HR-4 LR-14       AP-7, CP-8, GP-8, POM-16, RPI-8, SOS-1            

Feb 3: Lost vs S Florida 64-72
Feb 6: Won vs (2) Villanova 103-90

"Impressive win over Villanova after a pathetic loss to South Florida. This team must be Georgia Tech's twin." -Crazy_kitty

 9. DUKE (+2) 691      19-4       HR-4 LR-14       AP-8, CP-7, GP-10, POM-2, RPI-3, SOS-4            

Feb 4: Won vs (22) Georgia Tech 86-67
Feb 6: Won at Boston College 66-63

"The Blue Devils looked sharp against Georgia Tech, but had to withstand BC's late charge in Chestnut Hill.  Like many teams, there's no place like home for these guys." -Wachoosay

 10. WISCONSIN (+4) 620      18-5       HR-5 LR-20       AP-11, CP-13, GP-9, POM-4, RPI-9, SOS-12            

Feb 2: Won vs (5) Michigan St 67-49
Feb 6: Won at Michigan 62-44

"Was the first team to beat Duke, the first team to beat Purdue, and now the first Big Ten team to beat Michigan St." -Sportemind

 11. MICHIGAN STATE (-6) 594      19-5       HR-8 LR-16      AP-10, CP-10, GP-11, POM-20, RPI-14, SOS-31            

Feb 2: Lost at (14) Wisconsin 49-67
Feb 6: Lost at Illinois 73-78

'Spartans still lead the Big 10, but they've dropped two straight with a hobbled Kalin Lucas.  Can he come back, and can MSU regain its confidence?" -Wachoosay

 12. OHIO STATE (+1) 495      18-6       HR-7 LR-20       AP-13, CP-16, GP-12, POM-12, RPI-35, SOS-79            

Feb 3: Won vs Penn St 75-62
Feb 7: Won vs Iowa 68-58

"Continue to impress and are much better than their record shows." -W-CatBball21

 13. NEW MEXICO (+2) 482      21-3       HR-8 LR-NR       AP-15, CP-19, GP-15, POM-39, RPI-10, SOS-45            

Feb 6: Won vs San Diego St 88-86 (ot)

"Hobson is finally back on track, he will be motivated visiting his hometown on Wednesday against UNLV." -Lobofan2003

 14. TEXAS (-4) 452      19-4       HR-8 LR-NR       AP-14, CP-14, GP-13, POM-11, RPI-21, SOS-54             

Feb 1: Won at (32) Oklahoma St 72-60
Feb 6: Lost at Oklahoma 71-80

" This team has had a real fall from grace.  I hate to say I told you so, but Rick Barnes can't coach in the pressure situations, and that is going to be proven again this year." -Crazylegs0721

 15. TENNESSEE (+1) 448      18-4       HR-9 LR-NR       AP-12, CP-12, GP-14, POM-19. RPI-18, SOS-33            

Feb 4: Won at LSU 59-54
Feb 6: Won vs S Carolina 79-53

'Hard week for Tennessee heads to play Vanderbilt on tuesday and Kentucky on saturday." -JasonWells1982

 16. GONZAGA (+3) 388      19-4       HR-10 LR-25       AP-16, CP-11, GP-16, POM-42, RPI-25, SOS-63            

Feb 4: Won vs Portland 76-49
Feb 6: Won at Memphis 66-58

"They're on cruise control in their conference until March." -Elway79798

 17. BUTLER (+4) 316      20-4       HR-9 LR-NR       AP-18, CP-15, GP-23, POM-26, RPI-15, SOS-47            

Feb 4: Won vs Detroit 63-58
Feb 6: Won vs Wright St 74-62

"Yawn, wake them up when it's time for their BracketBuster against Siena, nobody in the Horizon league is going to beat them." -Lobofan2003

 18. BYU (-6) 230      22-3       HR-12 LR-NR       AP-17, CP-17, GP-NR, POM-7, RPI-22, SOS-107            

Feb 2: Won vs TCU 76-56
Feb 6: Lost at (27) UNLV 74-88

"I know they have only lost 3 times but no super strong wins and they seem to be running out of steam lately." -Pels

 19. UNLV (NR) 192      19-4       HR-14 LR-NR       AP-23, CP-25, GP-26, POM-32, RPI-30, SOS-81             
Feb 3: Won at Wyoming 78-50
Feb 6: Won vs (12) BYU 88-74

"Can someone explain to me what is going on in the Mountain West? UNLV looks to be the next team that takes care of this conference now. They just straight up anhilliated BYU @ home." -Zagfan62

 20. TEMPLE (-3) 162      19-5       HR-15 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-21, GP-17, POM-47, RPI-17, SOS-39             

Feb 3: Won vs Duquesne 75-60
Feb 6: Lost at Richmond 54-71

"Not sure if they are the best team in the A10, but at least one team has to be ranked from that conference." -Sportemind

 21. VANDERBILT (-3) 158      17-5       HR-16 LR-NR       AP-22, CP-24, GP-20, POM-27, RPI-18, SOS-23            

Feb 3: Won vs Mississippi St 75-72
Feb 6: Lost at Georgia 58-72

"Tennessee teams don't do to well in Georgia this year.." -Canuck23

 22. BAYLOR (-2) 156      17-5       HR-13 LR-NR       AP-24, CP-26, GP-19, POM-15, RPI-28, SOS-28            

Feb 3: Won vs Iowa St 84-63
Feb 6: Lost at Texas A&M 71-78

"May have lost 4 of their past 10, but I still think they will be dangerous in March." -W-CatBball21

 23. TEXAS AnM (NR) 143      17-6       HR-13 LR-NR       AP-26, CP-27, GP-18, POM-37, RPI-20, SOS-13            

Feb 3: Won at Missouri 77-74
Feb 6: Won vs Baylor 78-71

"The Aggies are starting to get back on people's radar again (and under the skin of Big 12 opponents)." -Wachoosay

 24. WAKE FOREST (NR) 122      16-5       HR-15 LR-NR       AP-28, CP-36,  GP-25, POM-30, RPI-16, SOS-22             

Feb 2: Won vs Miami (fl) 62-53
Feb 6: Won at Virginia 64-61(ot)

"If this team would play as good on the road as they do on their home court, they would be a top ten contender." -Crazy_kitty

 25. CORNELL (E) 114      20-3       HR-7 LR-NR       AP-27, CP-22, GP-NR, POM-52, RPI-49, SOS-174   

Feb 5: Won vs Yale 90-71
Feb 6: Won vs Brown 74-60         

Watch out for Cornell come March this team could be a sweet 16 team." -JasonWells1982

Biggest jump: UNLV (+8)           Biggest fall: Michigan State, Mississippi  (-6)     

Others receiving votes: 
Northern Iowa 110, Pittsburgh 92, Georgia Tech 63, Rhode Island 55, Mississippi 39, St. Mary's 22, Charlotte 12, Maryland 12, Virginia Tech 11, Misouri 8, Richmond 8, UTEP 6, Illinois 3, Siena 2, UAB 1, South Florida 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:

  1. Big 10  (.0302)
  2. Big 12  (.0403)
  3. Big East  (.0701) 
  4. ACC  (.0908)
  5. SEC  (.1004) 
  6. Mountain West  (.1106)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1311)
  8. West Coast  (.1507) 
  9. Horizon  (.1905) 
  10. Ivy  (.2009) 
  11. USA (.2112) 
  12. Missouri Valley  (.2210) 
  13. MAAC (.2413) 

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

The TPP Week Ahead (Week 13) There is no way to pick one or two games as the game(s) of the week this week, all of these games and even some others are VERY BIG.

Villanova @ West Virginia (Monday)
- Villanova comes off a tough loss to Georgetown and has to travel through the snow to Morgantown. Will they be fatigued and emotionally down after the loss or will they come out looking to rebound. Scottie Reynolds cannot carry this team by himself he is going to need help from players like Stokes, Fisher and Pena if the Wildcats are going to go into a hostile environment (very hostile if the Pitt game is any indication) and win. Butler has been unstoppable for the Mountaineers who can make an argument for a #1 seed if they get the win.

Kansas @ Texas (Monday)
- Kansas has looked vulnerable their last two games against Colorado and Nebraska. Now they must go to a struggling, but motivated Texas team. Cole Aldrich is going to have to win the individual battle against Dexter Pittman if the Jayhawks want to remain #1. Damion James and Dogus Balbay are going to have to step up their play defensively against the Kansas guards if the Longhorns have any chance to pull the upset.

Purdue @ Michigan St. (Tuesday)
- The loss of Kalin Lucas is huge for Michigan St. Korie Lucious is going to have to step it up if they want to get it going and stay ahead in the Big 10 race. Purdue has a very impressive non-conference resume and has rebounded since losing 3 conference games. E'Twaun Moore and Robbie Hummel are going to be a handful for the Michigan St. defense to stop.

New Mexico @ UNLV (Wednesday)
- I know there's some big rivalry in North Carolina this night, but these two have an intense rivalry as well. Darrington Hobson put up 29 points in the Lobos OT win over San Diego State and now goes home to his hometown of Las Vegas to play the hometown Rebels and try and avenge the Lobos earlier loss. Tre'Von Willis is also putting up monster numbers for UNLV and is stepping up his game in the absence of Derrick Jasper. The Rebels had a monster game shooting the 3 against BYU, the team that shoots the 3 better on Wednesday is likely to win the game. Winner has sole possession of 1st place in the Mountain West.

St. Mary's @ Gonzaga (Thursday)
- The battle for 1st place in the WCC takes center stage on Thursday night. St. Mary's features a very good post player in Omar Samhan; Gonzaga also has good post players in Robert Sacre and Elias Harris. Unlike the UNLV/New Mexico game this one is going to come down to points in the paint.

West Virginia @ Pitt (Friday)
- A rare Friday Big East tilt is the headliner of the day. The Backyard Brawl Part 2 will see some intense moments and perhaps even a flagrant foul or two. These teams, these fans plain don't like each other. Pitt has struggled of late, can the win over Seton Hall spark this team to get back on the right track?

Tennessee @ Kentucky (Saturday)
- A very big game in the SEC East. Tennessee may be the 2nd best team in the SEC and presents the biggest challenge to the Wildcats. Wayne Chism has really stepped up since the suspensions and dismissal of Tyler Smith. Kentucky will have a frenzied crowd on their side, oh yeah, and freshman phenom John Wall, who may have actually gotten better since his play was criticized by coach John Calipari.

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

Thanks to Hammerboyy, Lobofan2003, Canuck23, KUnflmlbnba+ and everyone who voted! Don't forget to check out the People's Poll Group! 


Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2010 6:47 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13

I still think Vanderbilt presents UK the biggest challenge in the SEC.

Tennessee still has no size on the inside...So if they slow the game down, Chism will get beaten up inside by Cousins...Just by pure lack of size.

If they want to run...Well...Not a good idea...We have crushed teams who tried to run against us...See Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena for evidence there.  I'm most worried about the Kentucky game in Nashville in terms of the rest of the year...Tennessee just doesn't have anything that is intimidating...

Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2010 5:14 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13

Well played, Jawhk, but the correct spelling is "Mizzery". Tongue out

I noticed you managed to spell every other team name correctly...just sayin'.

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2010 5:03 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13

Got KU, thanks

As for messn up the spelling of Misery.. idc enough to fix it. Suk it Misery Tongue out

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2010 4:46 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13

Would it have bumped us ahead of BYU?  If paraphrase Jason Wells...your request for forgiveness has been REJECTED!!!

Alright, I'm over it's all good.

Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2010 4:43 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13


Is the misspelling of "Misouri" in the others receiving votes just a coincidence? Methinks not...jealous hater. Wink

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2010 4:29 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13

All set on my end Jawhk Wink

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2010 1:51 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13

I'm going to go ahead and "poll attack" myself for leaving out UNLV. I prob should of had them in the 20-25 range. What an idiot!

Oh well, River please forgive me.. Cry

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 8, 2010 1:45 pm

The People's Poll: Week 13

As soon as KUnflmlbnba+ gets the rankings updated I will add them to the poll.

As always, thanks to everyone who voted!

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