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Updated Top 25 (and one)

Posted on: February 13, 2011 11:00 pm
Edited on: February 13, 2011 11:16 pm
The Top 25 (and one) will be updated on the college basketball page shortly.

Here's how it will look:

1. Ohio State (24-1)
A loss at Wisconsin is no reason to drop the Buckeyes; they still have the nation's best body of work.
2. Pittsburgh (23-2)
The Panthers have a two-game lead in the Big East standings after huge wins at WVU and Villanova.
3. Texas (22-3)
All of the Longhorns' victories in this 10-game winning streak have come by at least nine points.
4. Kansas (24-1)
The Jayhawks will have to try to keep pace with Texas despite the temporary loss of Thomas Robinson.
5. Notre Dame (21-4)
Only Pittsburgh can match Notre Dame's six wins against Top 25 RPI teams.
6. San Diego State (25-1)
The Aztecs' game with BYU on Feb. 26 will likely decide the MWC championship.
7. Duke (23-2)
Nolan Smith's 16 second-half points pushed Duke past Miami on Sunday.
8. BYU (24-2)
Jimmer Fredette's 23-point effort against Utah was his lowest point total since Jan. 18.
9. Georgetown (20-5)
The Hoyas haven't lost in more than a month, which is rare for a team playing a Big East schedule.
10. Wisconsin (19-5)
The Badgers' win over Ohio State was their 35th in 36 games at the Kohl Center.
11. Connecticut (19-5)
Kemba Walker's 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists Sunday helped UConn avoid consecutive losses.
12. Villanova (19-6)
The Wildcats' 47-game winning streak at the Pavilion was snapped Saturday by Pittsburgh.
13. Florida (20-5)
Barring a collapse, the Gators will be SEC East champions.
14. Louisville (19-6)
The Cards are on path to receive a top-four seed in the Big East tournament.
15. Purdue (19-5)
The Boilermakers' only loss to a team ranked outside the top 50 of the RPI came early to Richmond.
16. Vanderbilt (18-6)
The Commodores' win over UK kept them in a tie for second in the SEC East with Georgia.
17. North Carolina (18-6)
Kendall Marshall got a career-high 18 points in UNC's win at Clemson.
18. Arizona (21-4)
The Wildcats' sixth straight win came Sunday night at Arizona State.
19. Kentucky (17-7)
Six of UK's seven losses have come on the road and by an average of three points.
20. Syracuse (20-6)
The Orange have dropped six of their past eight since starting 18-0.
21. Missouri (19-6)
Marcus Denmon missed most of the second half of Missouri's win over OU after being hit in the face.
22. Texas A&M (19-5)
The Aggies are 2-1 in their past three games -- all of which have been decided by one possession.
23. West Virginia (16-8)
The Mountaineers are 1-2 since Casey Mitchell returned from suspension.
24. Marquette (15-10)
The Golden Eagles have three Top 50 wins and just one loss outside of the Top 50.
25. Temple (19-5)
The Owls had no problem winning at Dayton despite the absence of Lavoy Allen (sprained ankle).
26. UCLA (18-7)
The Bruins have won five straight and are all alone in second in the Pac-10 standings.
Category: NCAAB

Since: Feb 14, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2011 9:21 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Marquette and West Virginia? I'm a Big East guy, but I don't quite understand those two teams being in the top 26. Marquette already has ten losses. Why not show SJU some love? They arguably have the best wins for any "bubble" team (v ND, v Duke, v G'Town, v UCONN, @ WVU). I'm a bit biased, but if Marquette is in here then I see no reason why my Johnnies cannot be either. Other than that, credit to keeping Texas over Kansas, although they have three losses. They still beat them in the Phog.

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2011 2:01 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

I agree about Mizzou, but I think Mizzou is good at #21, if not even a little lower.  The team simply cannot win on the road, and until it shows it can - against ANYONE in conference - it deserves to be out of the top-20.

I think your problem then, M-I-Z-Z-O-U, is that Vandy should probably not be in the top-25.  That's my problem, at least.

Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2011 11:36 am

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exactly.  if not for a fluke win at Connecticut, they got a gimmie with South Florida and that's it.  They have FAIL written all over Boeheim's face, Mr. I don't know how to teach man-to-man defense himself.  When ya gonna quit letting them rain threes on ya Jimmy Boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??????

Since: Mar 15, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2011 12:13 am

Updated Top 25 (and one)

I dont have much to comment on. pretty solid rankings although as a husky fan i think they may drop a little bit more but i wont be surpised if they stay 10-13ish. one thing i do think should be changed is get the johnnys in there!!!! they just pounded my uconn and only 2 weeks ago they beat the crap out of duke as well. st johns and msg=horror show for opposing team. they are starting to build a nice resume and have the same record as some other ranked big east teams.

Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2011 12:08 am

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Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2011 11:46 pm

Vandy vs Missouri?

As a Missouri fan, I'm curious why you have Vanderbilt 5 spots ahead of the Tigers.  Missouri has one more win (19) than Vanderbilt (18) and they both have six losses.  Missouri beat Vandy head to head.  Also, three of Missouri's six losses have come to teams ranked in your top 10 (Kansas, Texas, Georgetown).  Vandy hasn't even PLAYED a team in your top 10.  Also, Vanderbily has two losses to teams that aren't even in the RPI top 100 (Arkansas, South Carolina).  All of Missouri's losses have come to teams ranked in the RPI top 100.  Missouri has zero home losses.  Vandy has one (to Arkansas no less).  Both teams have three wins against the RPI top 30 and four wins against the RPI top 40.  Did I mention Missouri beat Vanderbilt head to head.  I guess I'm scratching my head as to how you came up with Vandy at #16 and Mizzou at #21?  Maybe I'm just biased.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2011 11:41 pm

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Kentucky gets beat AGAIN, and you only drop them a few spots???? Maybe you need to call yourself out on this one. Marquette with 10 losses and in the top 25??? Did you get hit in the head by a snowball when you were in Wisconsin this past weekend???

Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2011 11:24 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

you gotta love how a guy like Parrish goes and rags on other writers about their rankings, then he goes on to rank Notre Dame and SDSU ahead of Duke.  I have no problem(although I think it calls his sanity into question) with him stating his opinion, but I just hope that he realizes he is now the one that most people with think is off his meds with those rankings.

Since: Dec 15, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2011 11:12 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Not sure what else Syracuse can do to fall from the rankings.

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