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The People's Poll: Week 15

Posted on: February 22, 2010 11:55 am
Edited on: February 22, 2010 12:50 pm

Welcome to the Week 15 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 15 People's Poll!

 1. (38) KANSAS (E) 998      26-1      HR-1 LR-2     

Feb 15: Won at (21) Texas A&M 59-54
Feb 20: won vs Colorado 94 - 74

"Pulled out a gritty win in College Station against a very good A&M team. The Jayhawks look like the most complete team in college basketball." -Lobofan2003

 2. (2) KENTUCKY (E) 960      26-1      HR-1 LR-3 

Feb 16: Won at Mississippi St 81-75 (ot)
Feb 20: Won at (16) Vanderbilt 58-56

"Didn't look good at MSU or Vandy, but they won." -Wachoosay

 3. PURDUE (+1) 898      23-3      HR-2 LR-6 

Feb 17: Won at (8) Ohio St 60-57
Feb 20: Won vs (30) Illinois 75-65

"Impressive win @OSU this week. Keep this up and they will be a #1 seed." -Bksballer89

 4. SYRACUSE (+1) 893      25-2      HR-2 LR-7 

Feb 18: Won at (12) Georgetown 75 - 71

"How bad would they love to have that Louisville game back? That Defense can beat anyone in the country and would be tough for even the top 2 K's" -Shaunyboy

 5. DUKE (+1) 821      23-4      HR-3 LR-9 

Feb 17: Won at Miami (fl) 81 - 73
Feb 21: Won vs (25) Virginia Tech 67-55

"The good: Duke continues to pull out wins. The bad: They're shooting like crap more often of late. They're getting plenty of practice in close game situations, but this tendency to get into tricky situations could lead to unnecessary stress for Blue Devil fans come tourney time." -Canuck23

 6. KANSAS STATE (+1) 819      22-4      HR-3 LR-7 

Feb 17: Won vs Nebraska 91-87
Feb 20: Won at Oklahoma 83-68

"Another team that has found its stride and it just chugging along again. Love their guard play." -DCorange44

 7. VILLANOVA (-4) 735      22-4      HR-5 LR-12 

Feb 15: Lost at U Conn 75-84
Feb 21: Lost at (23) Pittsvurgh 70-65

"Never a good week when you lose both of your games including a bad loss at home to bad UCONN team." -Bksballer89

 8. WEST VIRGINIA (+2) 707      21-5      HR-6 LR-16 

Feb 17: Won at Providence 88-74
Feb 20: Won vs Seton Hall 75-63

"Ebanks is starting to really turn it on.  Sometimes it seems like they have 6 forwards on the court." -Marinoisgod

 9. OHIO STATE (+1) 661      21-7      HR-6 LR-12 

Feb 17: Lost vs (4) Purdue 57-60
Feb 21: Won at (11) Michigan St 74-67

"A split against Purdue and Michigan State (on the road) is enough to keep them here; despite the narrow loss to the Boilermakers, they may be playing the best basketball in the country right now--above their heads, I'd say." -Schildkrotte

 10. NEW MEXICO (-1) 638      25-3      HR-5 LR-18 
Feb 17: Won vs Wyoming 83-61
Feb 20: Won vs Air Force 59-56

"Lobos struggled to beat MWC bottom-feeder Air Force." -Wachoosay

 11. PITTSBURGH (+12) 506      21-6      HR-7 LR-23 

Feb 18: Won at Marquette 58-51
Feb 21: Won vs (3) Villanova 70-65

"Proved me wrong with two-win week that gives them a chance to get second place in the BEast with easy remaining schedule." -Sportemind

 12. BUTLER (+5) 493      25-4      HR-8 LR-22 

Feb 17: Won vs Illinois-Chicago 73-55
Feb 20: Won vs Siena 70-53

"The Gonzaga loss shows that the winning streak Butler has put together in conference play is impressive, as they're not blowing games they should win. My problem is, how much higher can I justify this team going when it's just running over crappy competition." -Canuck23

 13. GEORGETOWN (-1) 471      18-7      HR-10 LR-NR 

Feb 18: Lost vs (5) Syracuse 71-75

"There is no moral victories but they may have finally figured out that Monroe needs to be fed in the post." -Marinoisgod

 14. MICHIGAN STATE (-3) 468      21-7      HR-10 LR-NR 

Feb 16: Won at Indiana 72-58
Feb 21: Lost vs (8) Ohio St 67-74

"They don't desrve to be # 14 - I want to see what they do at Purdue - a loss will drop them to the 20's." -Pels

 15. BYU (+3) 397      25-3      HR-10 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won at Colorado St 92-70
Feb 20: Won at Wyoming 85-63

"Got two blowout road wins at Colorado State and Wyoming. Big tests this week against San Diego State and New Mexico, if they win those they will be the MWC champ." -Lobofan2003

 16. VANDERBILT (E) 375      20-6      HR-10 LR-23 

Feb 18: Won at Mississippi 82-78
Feb 20: Lost vs (2) Kentucky 56-58

"More than half of their conference losses have come to Kentucky, clearly second fiddle in the SEC." -Sportemind

 17. WISCONSIN (-4) 358      20-7      HR-12 LR-23 

Feb 18: Lost at Minnesota 52-68
Feb 21: Won vs Northwestern 70-63

"Loss to Minnesota was a real momentum killer, Bo has a tough job ahead getting his guys to make a run in the Big 10 with the way Ohio State and Purdue are playing." -Shaunyboy

 18. TEMPLE (+1) 344      22-5      HR-9 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won at St Bonaventure 73-55
Feb 20: Won at St Joes 75-67 (ot)

"Owls survived a Big Five test with fellow aviarians, St. Joe's." -Wachoosay

 19. TEXAS (-4) 283      21-6      HR10- LR-NR 

Feb 17: Lost at (33) Missouri 77-82
Feb 20: Won at Texas Tech 71-67

"What happened to this team? Losing at Missouri isn't bad, but they then struggled to beat a Texas Tech team that is 4-8 in the Big 12." -Lobofan2003

 20. TENNESSEE (+4) 255      20-6      HR-14 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won vs Georgia 69-60
Feb 20: Won at S Carolina 63-55

"Top 25 RPI and SOS with a couple very good wins, but wow do they look like NIT material way to often." -Shaunyboy

 21. GONZAGA (-7) 223      22-5      HR-13 LR-NR 

Feb 18: Lost at Loyola-Marymount 66-74
Feb 20: Won at Pepperdine 72-54

"Good teams don't overlook bad teams, or take them lightly.  Good teams get them down early, then put a foot on their throat.  Mark Few is going to have to get his team to focus." -Schildkrotte

 22. TEXAS AnM (-1) 207      19-7      HR-12 LR-NR 

Feb 15: Lost vs (1) Kansas 54-59
Feb 20: Won at Iowa St 60-56

"Loss was to Kansas but the Iowa St win was not overly impressive either." -Pels

 23. BAYLOR (-1) 111      20-6      HR15- LR-NR 

Feb 16: Won vs Texas Tech 88-70
Feb 20: Lost at Oklahoma St 75-82

"If they win against Texas A&M Wednesday they will have officially not been swept by any teams they played twice." -Sportemind

 24. RICHMOND (+2) 100      22-6      HR-15 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won vs Fordham 84-56
Feb 20: Won vs George Washington 74-70

"Spiders haven't slipped up against the A-10 lightweights so far, and that helps." -Wachoosay

 25. VIRGINIA TECH (E) 52      21-5      HR-14 LR-NR  

Feb 16: Won vs (20) Wake Forest 87-83
Feb 21: Lost vs (6) Duke 55-67

"Yes, anyone can lose at Cameron on a Sunday night, and the win over Wake was nice, but this team desperately needs a third scorer to step up on a nightly basis.  One stick short of a full load." -Schildkrotte

Biggest jump: Pittsburgh (+12)            Biggest fall: Gonzaga (-7)    

Others receiving votes: 
UTEP 50, Northern Iowa 41, Xavier 33, Missouri 30, Maryland 25, Utah State 14, Wake Forest 12, Clemson 9, Cornell 4, Louisville 4, Oklahoma State 2, Florida State 1, Murray State 1, 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 12  (.0406)
  2. Big 10  (.0501)
  3. Big East  (.0502) 
  4. ACC  (.0809)
  5. SEC (.0905) 
  6. Mountain West (.1203)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1408)
  8. West Coast  (.1707) 
  9. Horizon  (.1804) 
  10. Ivy (.2113) 
  11. Missouri Valley (.2211)
  12. Western Athletic (.2212) 
  13. USA  (.2410) 
  14. Ohio Valley (.2514)   

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

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: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2010 12:23 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Hmm... my post from last night got deleted. Anyway, the Poll Attacks for this week

Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2010 10:25 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

SEC is a better conference that the ACC at this point.  Flip those two in the power rankings and start penalizing Duke already!
OK, the SEC West is pretty bad.  But it's at least surprising those 2 are side by side in your CPR, right?   is a breakdown of the bubble picture.

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2010 6:45 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Shaunyboy shouldn't be allowed to post again until he learns to spell three-letter words like too. Misspelling made his post nonsensical.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2010 4:16 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Greenberg, damnit, Greenberg ... (I'm firing my typist!) Embarassed

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2010 4:15 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

6 from the ACC is pretty amazing, especially coming from a flatlander!  I thought y'all went for those solid Mid-western teams like Mizzery, Oklawhoma State, and Illing-noise.  Of course, the ACC does have a slew of teams that deserve mention around 20-35 or so; but VaTech is just an accident waiting to happen.  (See: Allen, Jeff, past history; see also: Greenville, Seth, historically bad luck)

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2010 3:23 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Based on what I've defined to be a "Blatant Omission", yes you will be included in the Poll Attacks this week. It won't be the focus of my post if that makes you feel any better. I do have some things to mull over this week though as to what I'll focus on.
LOL, I just looked at my poll and I included 6 ACC teams.  I didn't realize that until I read the analyis about the national polls only having one ACC team.  Now, the truth is probably somewhere between the two.... I do tend to make changes faster than the national poll voters so that's probably the reason.  There are a lot of on-the-edge ACC teams that got into mine because I wasn't afraid of dropping some skidding teams like MSU and Gonzaga.  Although Virginia Tech was definitely NOT an accident... ;)

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2010 3:06 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Get that Richmond logo off of there.  I hate spiders. Embarassed

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2010 2:39 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Based on what I've defined to be a "Blatant Omission", yes you will be included in the Poll Attacks this week. It won't be the focus of my post if that makes you feel any better. I do have some things to mull over this week though as to what I'll focus on.

Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2010 1:52 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Great job as always, Jawhk :)

I know I am going to be attacked for not ranking MSU... ;)

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2010 1:02 pm

The People's Poll: Week 15

Also, Congrats to DCorange44!

He will be taking wizard's spot as a reg. Sportemind, Sprawlnuts and Squirley are up next..

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