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Updated Top 25 (and one)

Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:04 pm
By Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman

The Top 25 (and one) will be updated on the college basketball page shortly.

Here's how it will look:
  1. Syracuse (10-0)
  2. Ohio State (8-1)
  3. Kentucky (8-1)
  4. North Carolina (8-2)
  5. Duke (9-1)
  6. Baylor (7-0)
  7. Louisville (9-0)
  8. Florida (7-2)
  9. Missouri (9-0)
  10. Xavier (8-0)
  11. Connecticut (8-1)
  12. Kansas (7-2)
  13. Marquette (9-0)
  14. Georgetown (8-1)
  15. Pittsburgh (9-1)
  16. Vanderbilt (6-3)
  17. Wisconsin (8-2)
  18. Harvard (9-1)
  19. Mississippi State (9-1)
  20. Illinois (10-0)
  21. Michigan (7-2)
  22. Michigan State (8-2)
  23. Indiana (9-0)
  24. Murray State (10-0)
  25. Alabama (8-2)
  26. UNLV (9-2)

IN: Indiana, Murray State

OUT: Creighton, Gonzaga


Since: Aug 5, 2010
Posted on: December 12, 2011 12:29 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Who has Louisville played to deserve a higher ranking.  Vandy is the only team they have played and Vandy is not playing well right now.   Until they beat someone that's not a cupcake then their ranking is about right.

Since: Nov 19, 2009
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:05 am

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Syracuse, UNC, and Kentucky have played schedules as tough as they would ever see in the NCAA Tournament. I believe these 3 teams will be very well prepared in the post season, and rankings right now mean very little. Syracuse getting the top spot is impresive considering the Bernie Fine mess, and we have seen OSU and UNC have some injuries to key players in Sullinger and Hairston. This is a wide open seaon with about 10 teams having a chance at the title.

Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 12:49 am

Updated Top 25 (and one)

I agree completely with Bo79... why is Florida still a top team?  I get that their two losses were to two very good teams, but shouldn't you have to have at least ONE decent win to qualify as a top tem team when you have two losses?  Who has Florida beat?  Rider? Stetson?  The teams they've beat sound more like men's cologne than decent college basketball programs!

Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: December 12, 2011 12:05 am

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Should Florida still be in the Top 10? They have a couple of forgivable losses and a home win (in overtime) against a mediocre Arizona squad. IMHO Missouri, Xavier, Kansas, Marquette, and Georgetown have all shown more at this point in the season.

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2011 11:57 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

It's amazing with all the ACC bias you two showcase.  Syracuse, by virtue of Kentucky and Ohio State losing (and without Sullinger I might add), should be #1 period.  But how you justify having the Cards stuck at #7, and they haven't even stumbled with a loss yet is beyond me!!!!

Since: Dec 25, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:27 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Wisconsin should be a little bit higher, they are #1 in the kenpom rankings.  Also Stanford has to be in there somewhere, they are #15 in the kenpom rankings.

Since: Dec 11, 2011
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:17 pm
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