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Updated Top 25 (and one)

Posted on: February 6, 2011 4:11 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2011 4:12 pm
The Top 25 (and one) will be updated on the college basketball page shortly.

Here's how it will look:

1. Ohio State (24-0)
The Buckeyes will take their perfect record to the Kohl Center next weekend.
2. Pittsburgh (21-2)
The Panthers dropped Cincinnati to 0-4 against ranked teams this season.
3. Texas (20-3)
UT's win over Texas Tech pushed Rick Barnes' all-time record against the Red Raiders to 25-3.
4. Kansas (22-1)
KU didn't need Josh Selby (injured foot) to cruise to an easy win at Nebraska.
5. Notre Dame (19-4)
The Irish have won five straight and are all alone in second place of the Big East standings.
6. San Diego State (23-1)
Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.0 points and 10.5 rebounds for the Aztecs.
7. Duke (21-2)
The Blue Devils have won two games by an average of 21 points since losing at St. John's.
8. BYU (22-2)
Jimmer Fredette became the MWC's all-time leading scorer during BYU's win over UNLV.
9. Georgetown (18-5)
The Hoyas have won six straight since enduring a three-game losing streak in early January.
10. Villanova (19-4)
The Wildcats handled West Virginia easily despite the return of WVU's Casey Mitchell.
11. Syracuse (20-4)
Rick Jackson has 16 double-doubles in 24 games for the Orange.
12. Connecticut (18-4)
The Huskies came from 14 down in the second half to win at Seton Hall.
13. Wisconsin (17-5)
The Badgers dealt Michigan State its second straight 20-point loss on Sunday.
14. Florida (18-5)
Chandler Parson's 17 points and 12 rebounds lifted the Gators to a weekend win over Kentucky.
15. Kentucky (16-6)
The Wildcats are 2-5 in true road games after losing at Ole Miss and Florida last week.
16. Louisville (18-5)
The Cardinals held on late against DePaul to keep the Blue Demons winless in the Big East.
17. Purdue (18-5)
JaJuan Johnson is averaging 20.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game for the Boilermakers.
18. Arizona (20-4)
MoMo Jones' career-high 27 points lifted Arizona to a triple-overtime win at California.
19. North Carolina (16-5)
The Tar Heels have won five straight since moving Kendall Marshal into the starting lineup.
20. Missouri (18-5)
Kim English came off the bench and got 21 points in Missouri's victory over Colorado.
21. Texas A&M (17-5)
The Aggies have dropped three of their past four games.
22. West Virginia (15-7)
The Mountaineers are 0-2 against ranked opponents since beating Purdue on Jan. 16.
23. Marquette (14-9)
The Golden Eagles only have one loss to a team not ranked in the Top 25 (and one).
24. Temple (17-5)
The Owls have won four straight to move into contention in the Atlantic 10.
25. Vanderbilt (16-6)
Four Commodores are averaging double-figures in points, including Festus Ezeli.
26. UCLA (16-7)
The Bruins are 13-3 with wins over BYU and St. John's since their Dec. 5 loss to Montana.

In this week: No. 24 Temple, No. 25 Vanderbilt, No. 26 UCLA
Out this week: No. 19 Washington, No. 21 Minnesota, No. 24 Illinois
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: February 6, 2011 6:48 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

I'm not entirely sure why you insist on including a couple of mediocre Big East teams like Marquette and West Virginia in your rankings, particularly when there are more worthy teams of your attention. I'm guessing living in the Eastern time zone is somewhat of a factor, or maybe because many of your cohorts love the Big East, too.

And before you do it, mediocre/inconsistent St. John's and Cincinnati do not deserve your love, too (I just know how hard it must must have been for you to leave them out).

Marquette struggles on the road, managing to eke out their only two true road games at Milwaukee (by 3) and Rutgers (by 8).

West Virginia has a couple of ugly non-conference losses in Miami and Marshall.

Now, I realize that these teams are bubble teams, possibly better, but to include them in your top 26 indicates they are at least 6 seed. No way.

Here are some other teams I believe deserve a inclusion in the various basketball polls across the country:

-Georgia The Bulldogs don't have a bad loss and already have 5 wins on opponent's home courts.
-UNLV They challenged themselves in the non-conference and came away with solid wins over K-State, Virgina Tech, and Wisconsin.
-Utah St.  Big miss here, Gary. So the Aggies lost the two "big" games on their schedule, they are still 22-2 and undefeated in their conference. I know... they play out West...
-Wichita St. Another team that it hurt by its nonconference schedule, the Shockers are still in front of the MVC.
-St. Mary's  At 20-4, The Gaels have a solid record, with wins over some Big Six Conference teams, including your precious Big East St. John's sqad. I know... they play out West...

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: February 6, 2011 6:22 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

NICE JOB GARY--  NOT TOO BAD -- One suggestion might to change "tone" of Comments...  Example-- You are Quick to mention modt teams loss of a Key player & effect on game.. ie-Purdue w/out Hummel, Syracuse w/out Joseph, W.V w/out Mitchell & Now article about  PITT w.out Gibbs.... Have you heard that LOUISVILLE has been playing for weeks w/out  2 Starting  forwards, starting center & NOW- w/out Preston Knowles (teams leading scorer & 3pt shooter).. Instead all UofL comments --like   UofL squeaked out another one , etc.. & NO mention in any Parrish articles of same-- Maybe it's me-BUT--I think it deserves a mention for both the Grit & heart that UofL displays & Pitinos Outstanding Coaching !!! JUST A THOUGHT !!!  Again-- Otherwise-- NICE JOB !!!   Stay well 

Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: February 6, 2011 5:52 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

So here's some GARY bashing and his poll

He has Kentucky ahead of UNC ..hmm  UNC lost to Texas at TEXAS by ONE POINT

so if a team has a record of 15-15 and all 15 losses to your imaginary
top 26 you going to rank them

What about the kids at DIV1 SCHOOLS WITH RECORDS LIKE
NOT GOOD ENOUGHT FOR YOU  hmmmm you know who's good who's
not Gary a NINE LOSS TEAM IS GOOD (might as well put your SPARTANS
back in the top26)

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: February 6, 2011 5:47 pm
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