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Posted on: November 8, 2010 12:38 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2010 2:05 pm
 

The 2010-11 People's Poll: Pre-Season

Welcome to the Pre-Season 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 2010-11 Pre-Season People's Poll!



 1. (35) DUKE (-) 995      0-0      HR-1 LR-2

"You have to give the Blue Devils the spot after winning it all last year." -UHS

 2. (5) MICHIGAN STATE (-) 962      0-0      HR-1 LR-3

"Tom Izzo has a knack for bringing out the best in his players, regardless of how high they are ranked on the talent scale." -Crazy_kitty

 3. KANSAS STATE (-) 887      0-0      HR-2 LR-7

"rank Martin is the most intensive guy on the sidelines in college basketball.  It would be interesting to have him wired up for a game--not with a microphone, but an EKG apparatus!" -Wachoosay

 4. PITTSBURGH (-) 872      0-0      HR-2 LR-8

"A 3-seed team from last year who gained more than they lost.  They only lost Dixon, who was a little bit of a ball-hog, while gaining 5 players, two of which, redshirts Zanna and Patterson, will get some serious minutes." -Sportemind

 5. VILLANOVA (-) 785      0-0      HR-2 LR-NR

"They have lost the face of the franchise in Scottie Reynolds, but with the expected jump of sophomore players Yarou and Wayns they could be a better team." -Sportemind

 6. OHIO STATE (-) 777      0-0      HR-2 LR-21

"The old guys are the cake and the big freshman is the icing." -BoilerNC

 7. KANSAS(-) 725      0-0      HR-4 LR-19

"I'm not putting KU behind KSU until KSU proves they're the team to beat in the Big 12." -OSUbeatMICHIGAN

 8. NORTH CAROLINA (-) 631      0-0      HR-6 LR-25

"Hmmmm, it will be interesting to see if they can come back from a bad year so quickly, but if anyone can they can." -Hoosierguy10109

 9. FLORIDA (-) 628      0-0      HR-6 LR-20

"Returned all five starters from a team that made Florida's first tourney appearance since winning it." -Sportemind

 10. SYRACUSE (-) 626      0-0      HR-5 LR-NR

"It’s a time to rebuild for the Orangemen, but Jim Boeheim will be successful in putting it all together again." -Crazy_kitty

 11. KENTUCKY (-) 540      0-0      HR-6 LR-NR

"Another group of talented freshmen, but lose poll spots over  last year's team due to no Patrick Patterson leadership and lose more places because no Kanter yet." -Nekco

 12. GONZAGA (-) 525      0-0      HR-7 LR-NR

"Oh brother why do voters keep ranking Gonzaga so high every year." -Jasonwells1982 (Editors note: JW had the Zags ranked 11th)

 13. BAYLOR (-) 492      0-0      HR-8 LR-NR

"I think they will ride off of the football team's success and be really pumped for the season." -UHS

 14. PURDUE (-) 486      0-0      HR-3 LR-NR

"Robbie Hummel is a huge loss, however, this team still has the talent to compete for the Big Ten title." -OSUbeatMICHIGAN

 15. MISSOURI (-) 431      0-0      HR-11 LR-NR

"The Tigers have had a nice turnaround in fortunes since Mike Anderson took over the helm in Columbia.  As long as he sticks around mid-Missouri, expect the Tigers to be fixtures near the top of the Big 12 standings." -Wachoosay

 16. ILLINOIS (-) 409      0-0      HR-8 LR-24

"looking for Mike and Mike and Demetri McCamey to dominate and have big contributions from the underclassmen." -Cahall15

 17. MEMPHIS (-) 392      0-0      HR-8 LR-NR

"GREAT class of frosh coming in." -Chase4MVP

 18. BUTLER (-) 335      0-0      HR-12 LR-NR

"Lost Howard but hard to count of the defending runner up." -Jermtheworm33

 19. WASHINGTON (-) 334      0-0      HR-11 LR-NR

"The best of the Pac 10 because the rest of them ain't good." -Jasonwells1982

 20. GEORGETOWN (-) 225      0-0      HR-12 LR-NR

"The good news: they ended last year as a top 25 team, they have a top 20 recruiting class, and they lost only 1 player.  The bad news: that one player was Greg Monroe." Sportemind

 21. TEMPLE (-) 177      0-0      HR-15 LR-NR

"The Owls came back into basketball's limelight last year in the improved and rugged Atlantic-10.  But, they threw it away with a lackluster performance in the first round of the Big Dance.  If they can successfully navigate their conference minefields, don't look for Fran Dunphy and his staff to make that same mistake again." -Wachoosay

 22. VIRGINIA TECH (-) 143      0-0      HR-15 LR-NR

"Delaney reserves a spot for the Hokies  who were left out of the NCAA tourney last season." -Crazy_kitty

 23. WISCONSIN (-) 132      0-0      HR-12 LR-NR

"isn't it a rule that they be ranked?" -BoilerNC

 24. SAN DIEGO STATE (-) 115      0-0      HR-17 LR-NR

"Return all five starters from a 25-win, NCAA Tournament squad.  Tremendously long and athletic frontline.  Sophomore Kawhi Leonard could average 15 & 12." -Theriverrock

 25. TENNESSEE (-) 90      0-0      HR-19 LR-NR

"when do we get invited to a barbque at Pearl's house." -Hammerboyy



Biggest jump: (-)              Biggest fall: (-)      

Others receiving votes: 
BYU 71, Texas 49, Georgia 39, UNLV 28, Mississippi State 23, Wichita State 19, West Virginia 12, Minnesota 7, Utah State 7, North Carolina State 7, Richmond 6, North Carolina State 6, Xavier 4, Connecticut 3, Maryland 3, Vanderbilt 2, Milwaukee 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  (.0203)
  2. Big 12  (.0602)
  3. ACC (.0607) 
  4. SEC (.0708)
  5. Big East (.0804) 
  6. West Coast (.1501)
  7. Horizon (.1509) 
  8. Mountain West  (.1610) 
  9. Atlantic 10 (.1811) 
  10. Pac 10 (.1906)  
  11. USA (.2205) 
  12. Missouri Valley (.2312)
  13. Western Athletic (.2313) 

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



The People's Poll Awards!

Player of the year: Singler
HM: Pullen, Fredette, Lucas, Leuer, Morris

Frosh of the year: Barnes
HM: Selby, Kanter, Irving, Sullinger, Appling, Knight, Jones

TPP All American Team:

1st Team:

  • Singler
  • Pullen
  • Freddette
  • Johnson
  • Lucas

2nd Team:

  • Barnes
  • Morris
  • Smith
  • Harris
  • Thompkins

3rd Team:

  • Dunn
  • Moore
  • Sullinger
  • Leuer
  • Gibbs

HM: Jones, Thompson, Walker, Freeman, Leslie, Kanter, Delany, Mack, Battle, Williams, McCamey

TPP Final Four Picks:

  • Michigan State
  • Duke
  • Kansas State
  • Pittsburgh

HM: Baylor, Syracuse, Villanova, Kansas, Ohio State, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Washington, Pudue, Missouri, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Memphis, Wisconsin

TPP Predicted Champ: Michigan State

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

Thanks everyone who voted! Don't forget to check out the
People's Poll Group! 



TPP needs your help!

Last year the poll was "more robust" (you old timers see what I did there) due to the help of several voters. Hammerboyy, Lobofan2003, Canuck23 and KUnflmlbnba+ all helped out by adding something to the poll. Included were:

The Look Ahead (a synopsis of the 5 biggest games of the upcoming week)
The Poll Attacks (a breakdown of how the voters voted.. while pointing out the head scratchers)
Week in Review (a list of the games played by each team each week)
Composite Rankings (a list of how each team was ranked by the AP, CP, Gary Parish, Pomeroy and RPI)

An example of all these things can be found here.

One of the things that makes this poll so cool is the fact that it really is by the people. If anyone would like to help out on a weekly basis it would be extremly helpful. This thing takes some work to put together, so the items I've listed can really only be implemented with help from you guys. If you would like to help out, or time share some of the duties please let me know. I will do what I can to provide you with any information that is needed.

Thanks!!!
Posted on: March 8, 2010 11:29 am
Edited on: March 8, 2010 6:17 pm
 

The People's Poll: Week 17

Welcome to the Week 17 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 17 People's Poll!



 1. (40) KANSAS (+1) 1000      29-2      HR-1 LR-1     AP-1, CP-1, GP-1, POM-2, RPI-1, SOS-8

Mar 3: Won vs (5) Kansas St 82-64 
Mar 6: Won at (31) Missouri 77-56

"Looks like the best team in the nation. If they're consistant during the tournament, they will win." -Hoosierguy10109

"Only team this season to make it atleast 1 week while being number 1" -Xanax

 2. KENTUCKY (+1) 947      29-2      HR-2 LR-8     AP-2, CP-2, GP-2, POM-9, RPI-3, SOS-38  

Mar 3: Won at Georgia 80-68
Mar 7: Won vs (39) Florida 74-62

"What is going to happen when they come across the type of physical play in the tournament that they didn't get in the SEC?" -Crazylegs0721

"Almost blew another one. Not looking forward to figuring out how far to carry this team in my bracket." -Canuck23

 3. SYRACUSE (-2) 921      28-3      HR-2 LR-6     AP-3, CP-3, GP-3, POM-4, RPI-4, SOS-12  

Mar 2: Won vs St Johns 88-66
Mar 6: Lost at Louisville 68-78

"The Louisville loss looks bad when you just look the numbers. But really, I think almost any team would have lost this game." -Canuck23

"Latest to fall to number one ranking curse. Or is it the curse of Louisville?" -Sportemind

 4. DUKE (E) 849      26-5      HR-4 LR-9     AP-4, CP-4, GP-4, POM-1, RPI-2, SOS-7  

Mar 3: Loat at (23) Maryland 72-79
Mar 6: Won vs N Carolina 82-50

"I guess Duke was happy getting in that final scrimmage before the real games begin." -Crazylegs0721

"Upset by Maryland and blew out North Carolina and win the ACC tournament and your the last #1 seed." -Jasonwells1982

 5. OHIO STATE (+1) 817      24-7      HR-2 LR-10     AP-5, CP-7, GP-6, POM-6, RPI-29, SOS-66  

Mar 2: Defeated Illinois 57-73

"Arguably the hottest team in the NCAA and with Turner healthy one of the best." -Pels

"I'm feeling sorry for any team that has to play Ohio St. the rest of the way." -KUnflmlbnba+

 6. NEW MEXICO (+1) 774      28-3      HR-3 LR-11     AP-8, CP-8, GP-9, POM-40, RPI-7, SOS-62  

Mar 3: Won vs TCU 73-66

"This could easily be my favorite team when the brackets come out." -Hoosierguy10109

"Will deserve a 2 seed (or one could argue a 1) if they win the MVC tourney." -KUnflmlbnba+

 7. PURDUE (+1) 757      26-4      HR-3 LR-20     AP-6, CP-5, GP-11, POM-10, RPI-11, SOS-50  

Mar 3: Won vs Indiana 74-55 
Mar 6: Won at Penn St 64-60

"Winning without Hummel, better figure it out against a good team soon." -Shaunyboy

"I know they don't have Hummel but they should still be rewarded for a great season by being seeded as a 2." -Marinoisgod

 8. WEST VIRGINIA (+2) 735      24-6      HR-4 LR-15     AP-7, CP-6, GP-5, POM-7, RPI-5, SOS-2  

Mar 1: Won vs (20) Georgetown 81-68 
Mar 6: Won at (9) Villanova 68-66(ot)

"Pulled it together this week. They may still have an outside shot at a #1 seed if they can win they Big East tournament and some teams above them lose early." -Canuck23

"What an impressive win at Villanova after a 16 point first half." -Reamo37

 9. KANSAS STATE (-4) 661      24-6      HR-5 LR-15     AP-9, CP-9, GP-8, POM-11, RPI-6, SOS-5  

Mar 3: Lost at (2) Kansas 64-82
Mar 6: Lost vs Iowa St 82-85 (ot)

"Two losses after I anoint you number 1!!!!!!!  Shame on me." -Crazylegs0721

"Rough week, but I think they've done enough this year to earn a 2 seed." -Canuck23

 10. MICHIGAN STATE (+1) 617      24-7      HR-5 LR-NR     AP-11, CP-11, GP-10, POM-23, RPI-25, SOS-48  

Mar 4: Won vs Penn St 67-65 
Mar 7: Won vs Michigan

"The good news is that they won both this week and tied for first.  The bad news, they needed a last-second shot to beat Penn St." -Sportemind

"Impressive win over Michigan may speak more to the Wolverines' woes than the Spartans' prowess.  Still, giving up 14 points in a half is clamping down on the defensive end." -Wachoosay

 11. VILLANOVA (-2) 585      24-6      HR-7 LR-18     AP-10, CP-10, GP-7, POM-15, RPI-9, SOS-23  

Mar 2: Won vs Cincinnati 77-73 
Mar 6: Lost vs (10) W Virginia 66-68(ot)

"Need to stop losing and now must win some games to get the #2 seed." -Jasonwells1982

"the 4th best team in the conference, not the 4th best #1 seed." -Jhzak

 12. BUTLER (E) 497     27-4      HR-8 LR-22     AP-12, CP-12, GP-22, POM-30, RPI-17, SOS-86  

Mar 6: CT: Plays vs Wisc-Milw

"They keep winning but they only get here cause everyone else loses. If the season were longer how long would thety win?" -Pels

"Is their lack of an inside game going to be their final undoing, or are they going to make a run to the sweet sixteen or beyond?" -Crazylegs0721

 13. WISCONSIN (+2) 472      23-7      HR-10 LR-NR     AP-13, CP-18, GP-12, POM-3, RPI-16, SOS-27

Mar 3: Won vs Iowa 67-40 
Mar 7: Won at Illinois 72-67  

"
Looks like they ending Illinois chances to get into the NCAA tournament." -Jasonwells1982

"They have all the ingredients to be a really good team: the coach, the inside game, the outside game and good defense.  They're healthy and ready for the Big 10 tournament." -Marinoisgod

 14. TEMPLE (E) 460      26-5      HR-6 LR-24     AP-17, CP-17, GP-13, POM-25, RPI-15, SOS-61  

Mar 3: Won at St Louis 57-51 
Mar 6: Won vs George Washington 70-57

"The Owls will wear the bullseye vs. the A10 and some desperate bubble teams." -Marinoisgod

"The Owls keep chuggin' along after a tough win at St. Louis and a home victory over George Washington.  Will they be ready for the NCAA's after what's expected to be a rugged Atlantic 10 tourney?" -Wachoosay

 15. PITTSBURGH (+2) 448      24-7      HR-9 LR-22     AP-16, CP-16, GP-14, POM-26, RPI-10, SOS-10  

Mar 4: Won vs Providence 73-71 
Mar 6: Won vs Rutgers 83-54

"Game against Providence was a lot closer than most fans would have hoped I'm sure." -Canuck23

"Winning against teams they should coming down the stretch, which is more than you can say for a lot of teams right now." -Shaunyboy

 16. TENNESSEE (E) 402      23-7      HR-8 LR-25     AP-15, CP-13, GP-16, POM-27, RPI-13, SOS-22  

Mar 3: Won vs Arkansas 80-73 
Mar 6: Won at Mississippi St 75-59

"Never expected them to still be here at this point in the year after the early season line-up shake-up. Kudos to this team for sticking it out and ending up here." -Canuck23

"Exciting? Check.  Intriguing?  Check.  Consistent enough to hit the Elite Eight?  Not so fast there, Vols." -Schildkrotte

 17. BAYLOR (+4) 331      24-6      HR-12 LR-NR     AP-21, CP-20, GP-17, POM-12, RPI-8, SOS-18  

Mar 2: Won at Texas Tech 86-68 
Mar 6: Won vs (26) Texas 92-77

"King of Texas, beat the other three Texas teams these past two weeks." -Sportemind

"This is my dark horse pick to be a Final 4 contender. Don't sleep on Baylor! Udoh, Tweety and Dunn are a force to be reckon with!" -KUnflmlbnba+

 18. MARYLAND (+5) 310      23-7      HR-9 LR-24     AP-19, CP-19, GP-19, POM-8, RPI-19, SOS-20  

Mar 3: Won vs (4) Duke 79-72 
Mar 6: Won at Virginia 74-68

"Were disappointing in nonconference, but have really found their groove in conference play." -Sportemind

"Vasquez has vaulted himself into All-American discussions.  Great scene @ College Park. At least during the game." -Marinoisgod

 19. GONZAGA (-1) 287      26-5      HR-12 LR-NR     AP-18, CP-14, GP-20, POM-48, RPI-36, SOS-119  

Mar 7: CT: Won vs Loyola-Marymount 77-62

"Have been playing like a legit tourney contender the WCC title game should be a good warm up for them." -Shaunyboy

"The Bulldogs avenged one of their conference losses with a physically grueling game against Loyola Marymount.  Next up is St. Mary's, a team which desperately wants to beat them." -Wachoosay

 20. VANDERBILT (-7) 264      23-7      HR-14 LR-NR     AP-20, CP-23, GP-15, POM-32, RPI-22, SOS-25  

Mar 3: Won at (39) Florida 64-60 
Mar 6: Lost vs S Carolina 73-77

"Biggest drop - I like this team but they had SC beat and disappeared witht he SEC on the line. No Heart!" -Pels

"There's really no excuse for that home loss to South Carolina--none." -Schildkrotte

 21. BYU (-2) 231      28-4      HR-11 LR-NR     AP-14, CP-15, GP-24, POM-5, RPI-23, SOS-110  

Mar 3: Won at Utah 71-51 
Mar 6: Won at TCU 107-77

"Thankfully, they got a couple of cupcakes for Fredette to practice against, but he still doesn't seem to have the full mojo going on yet.  The Cougars need him to be at the top of his game to get past the first weekend unscathed." -Schildkrotte

"Can't beat New Mexico so just how far will they go with the Big Boys?" -Pels

 22. TEXAS AnM (E) 221      22-8      HR-16 LR-NR     AP-23, CP-24, GP-18, POM-21, RPI-11, SOS-6  

Mar 3: Won vs (27) Oklahoma St 76-61 
Mar 6: Won at Oklahoma 69-54

"A couple of fifteen point wins and two Kansas St losses vault them into a tie for second." -Sportemind

"Handled Oklahoma State and Oklahoma to head into the Big 12 Tournament with momentum.  Talented and enigmatic some of the time.  This team could be a tournament sleeper." -Wachoosay

 23. GEORGETOWN (-3) 127      20-9      HR-17 LR-NR     AP-22, CP-22, GP-21, POM-20, RPI-14, SOS-1  

Mar 4: Lost at (10) W Virginia 66-81
Mar 6: Won vs Cincinnati 74-47

"Looked liek they were venting in the stomping they gave Cincy, hopefully that helped right the ship." -Shaunyboy

"I guess to avoid a poll attack, I'll place them back on the poll, because I'm bettign that somehow they will be a top 15 in both pollls." -Jhzak

 24. XAVIER (+1) 113      23-7      HR-18 LR-NR     AP-24, CP-27, GP-26, POM-19, RPI-21, SOS-45  

Mar 3: Won at Fordham 82-56 
Mar 7: Won vs St Bonaventure 93-72

"One of the more dangerous teams that can put a real scare into a 2 or 3 seed." -Crazylegs0721

"Need to knock of Temple to get the seed they would like." -Shaunyboy

 25. UTEP (-1) 73      24-5      HR-15 LR-NR     AP-25, CP-21, GP-25, POM-39, RPI-40, SOS-116  

Mar 2: Won at Marshall 80-76 
Mar 6: Won vs UAB 52-50

"Great comeback this week vs. a really good UAB team. Culpepper is a special gaurd." -Marinoisgod

"Dodged a couple of bullets with wins at Marshall (by 4) and home to UAB (by 2).  Like Utah State, the Miners could still make the NCAA's even if they lose in the CUSA Tourney in Tulsa." -Wachoosay


Biggest jump: Maryland (+5)              Biggest fall: Vanderbilt (-7)      

Others receiving votes: Richmond 19, Northern Iowa 19, Texas 13, Utah State 12, Louisville 9, Clemson 7, Wake Forest 7, Notre Dame 6, Cornell 5, Missouri 3, Virginia Tech 2, Florida State 1, Morgan State 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  (.0306)
  2. Big 10  (.0501)
  3. Big East  (.0605) 
  4. ACC  (.0709)
  5. SEC (.1002) 
  6. Mountain West (.1203)
  7. Atlantic 10 (.1208) 
  8. West Coast  (.1707) 
  9. Horizon (.1904) 
  10. Ivy (.2113)  
  11. Missouri Valley (.2211) 
  12. Western Athletic (.2212)
  13. USA (.2310) 
  14. MEAC (.2714)   

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



The People's Poll Awards!

Coach of the year: Steve Alford
HM: Jim Boeheim, Jamie Dixon, Mike Krzyewski, John Calipari, Frank Martin, Scott Drew

Player of the year: Evan Turner
HM: John Wall, Cole Aldrich, Sherron Collins

Frosh of the year: John Wall
HM: DeMarcu Cousins, Chris Gaston

TPP All American Team:

1st Team:

  • Evan Turner
  • John Wall
  • James Anderson
  • Scottie Reynolds
  • DeMarcus Cousins

2nd Team:

  • Cole Aldrich
  • Greives Vasquez
  • Luke Harangody
  • Wesley Johnson
  • John Scheyer

3rd Team:

  • Sherron Collins
  • Damion James
  • De'Sean Butler
  • Al-Farouq Aminu
  • Greg Monroe

HM: Devin Downey, Omar Samhin, Kyle Singler, JuJuan Johnson, Andy Rautins

TPP Final Four Picks:

  • Kansas
  • Syracuse
  • Ohio State
  • Duke

HM: West Virginia, Kentucky, Villanova, New Mexico, Michigan State, Baylor, Kansas State, maryland, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Gonzaga

TPP Predicted Champ: Kansas


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! 

Posted on: March 1, 2010 12:42 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2010 3:41 pm
 

The People's Poll: Week 16

Welcome to the Week 16 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 16 People's Poll!



 1. (31) SYRACUSE (+3) 989      27-2      HR-1 LR-3      

Feb 23: Won at Providence 99-85
Feb 27: Won vs (7) Villanova 95-77

"Dominance over 'Nova validated two things for me - one, that 'Cuse is one of the top two teams in the country, and secondly, that Villanova was overrated." -Gezemice

 2. (7) KANSAS (-1) 956      27-2      HR-1 LR-5   

Feb 22: Won vs Oklahoma 81-68
Feb 27: Lost at (35) Oklahoma 77-85

"Undefeated in conference no more, but it may give them new energy knowing they are not invincible." -Sportemind

 3. KENTUCKY (-1) 899      27-2      HR-2 LR-9   

Feb 25: Won vs S Carolina 82-61
Feb 27: Loat at (20) Tennessee 64-74

"Yet again fell victim to a home team that just seemed to want it a bit more." -Canuck23

 4. DUKE (+1) 877      25-4      HR-2 LR-7   

Feb 25: Won vs Tulsa 70-52
Feb 28: Won at Virginia 67-49

"If you have watched them lately you could have them higher I think. However the body of works suggests this is the right seed." -Shaunyboy

 5. (2) KANSAS STATE (+1) 859      24-4      HR-1 LR-11  

Feb 23: Won at Texas Tech 83-64
Feb 27: Won vs (29) Missouri 63-53

"Wednesday night showdown with Jayhawks should be fun." -Lifetimelobo

 6. OHIO STATE (+3) 754      23-7      HR-3 LR-12   

Feb 24: Won at Penn St 75-67
Feb 27: Won vs Michigan 66-56

"Purdue has left the door for the Big 10 title slightly open. This is the Big10's best chance for a championship." -Marinoisgod

 7. NEW MEXICO (+3) 740      27-3      HR-4 LR-12   

Feb 23: Won at Colorado St 72-66
Feb 27: Won at (15) BYU 83-81

"New Mexico proved they belong in the Top 10. Great win at BYU." -Chrisisbuck#2

 8. PURDUE (-5) 720      24-4      HR-4 LR-18   

Feb 24: Won at Minnesota 59-58    
Feb 28: Lost vs (14) Michigan St 44-53

"Playing witb so much efficiency and poise, I thought they were going to the Final Four.  The loss to Michigan State showed how much Hummel meant to this team.  A real bummer for the Boilers." -Gezemice

 9. VILLANOVA (-2) 657      23-5      HR-7 LR-18   

Feb 24: Won vs S Florida 74-49
Feb 27: Lost at (4) Syracuse 77-95

"Falling off - people have found their weakness and they may be in big trouble." -Pels

 10. WEST VIRGINIA (-2) 599      22-6      HR-6 LR-20   

Feb 22: Lost at U Conn 62-73
Feb 27: Won vs Cincinnati 74-68

"Split games this week and continue to show more chinks in the armor." -W-Catbbal21

 11. MICHIGAN STATE (+3) 579      22-7      HR-7 LR-24   

Feb 28: Won at (3) Purdue 53-44

"Finally got a win over a top team. They're lucky Purdue was short-handed." -Lifetimelobo

 12. BUTLER (E) 491      26-4      HR-7 LR-23   

Feb 26: Won at Valparaiso 74-69

"They keep winning but they only get here cause everyone else loses." -Pels

 13. VANDERBILT (+3) 471      22-6      HR-9 LR-NR  

Feb 25: Won vs Georgia 96-94(ot)
Feb 27: Won at Arkansas 89-72

"Had trouble with Georgia in overtime and look lot better vs Arkansas and now gget ready for Florida if they lose to Florida the SEC championship goes to Kentucky." -Jasonwells1982

 14. TEMPLE (+4) 437      24-5      HR-8 LR-NR  

Feb 24: Won vs Dayton 49-41
Feb 28: Won at La Salle 65-53

"Win against Dayton, even with the anemic score, is better than many believe." -W-Catbball21

 15. WISCONSIN (+2) 420      21-7      HR-10 LR-NR   

Feb 25: Won at Indiana 78-46

"Will probably have fourth wrapped up before the weekend, but they should come out and play, not wanting to lose to Illinois again." -Sportemind

 16. TENNESSEE (+4) 392      21-7      HR-4 LR-NR   

Feb 23: Lost at (36) Florida 62-75
Feb 27: Won vs (2) Kentucky 74-65

"This is a dangerous team this year... they have the talent to beat almost any team (i.e. Kentucky), but are also known to put up real stinkers (i.e. Florida). How much can I trust this team when it comes time to fill out my bracket?" -Cancuk23

 17. PITTSBURGH (-6) 350      22-7      HR-11 LR-NR   

Feb 24: Lost at Notre Dame 53-68
Feb 27: Won vs St Johns 71-64

"Bad loss, however they still have a shot at the Big east title and have been playing well." -Shaunyboy

 18. GONZAGA (+3) 291      24-5      HR-6 LR-NR   

Feb 25: Won vs Santa Clara 88-51
Feb 27: Won vs San Francisco 75-69

" I'm not as impressed with the Zags as are some others. I thought they would POUND San Fran at home, but they managed a 6 point win!" -Kvskubball

 19. BYU (-4) 285      26-4      HR-10 LR-NR   

Feb 24: Won vs San Diego St 82-68
Feb 27: Lost vs (10) New Mexico 81-83

"Nothing to hang their heads over by losing to New Mexico. Cougars still have a chance to make noise in the MWC tournament to improve their NCAA seeding." -Lobofan2003

 20. GEORGETOWN (-7) 253      19-8      HR-9 LR-NR   

Feb 23: Won at Louisville 70-60
Feb 27: Lost vs Notre Dame 64-78

"Losses at the end of the season are troublesome for a team with this much potential." -W-Catbball21

 21. BAYLOR (+2) 219      22-6      HR-10LR-NR   

Feb 24: Won vs (22) Texas A&M 70-66
Feb 27: Won at Oklahoma 70-63

"Texas game will etiher tip them into legit team to watch or pretender that might suprise status." -Shaunyboy

 22. TEXAS AnM (E) 171      20-8      HR-13 LR-NR   

Feb 24: Lost at (23) Baylor 66-70
Feb 27: Won vs (19) Texas 74-68

"Beating Texas isn't what it once was, but neither is losing to Baylor." -Schildkrotte

 23. MARYLAND (NR) 127      21-7      HR-16 LR-NR   

Feb 24: Won vs (33) Clemson 88-79
Feb 27: Won at (25) Virginia Tech 104-100 (2ot)

"Terps charging into view at just the right time." -DCorange44

 24. UTEP (NR) 118      22-5      HR-12 LR-NR  

Feb 24: Won at S Miss 59-56
Feb 28: Won vs Rice 78-68

"Miners are quietly getting it done. I would hate to have to be the higher-seeded team that plays these guys in the 1st or 2nd round." -Lobofan2003

 25. XAVIER (NR) 107      21-7      HR-19 LR-NR   

Feb 24: Won at St Louis 73-71
Feb 28: Won vs (24) Richmond 78-76 (2ot)

"Big win against Richmond and now tied with Temple for the A-10 lead." -Canuck23


Biggest jump: Maryland (+7)             Biggest fall: Georgetown (-7)     

Others receiving votes: 
Texas 100, Oklahoma State 32, Utah State 20, Richmond 16, Marquette 12, Missouri 11, UNLV 11, California 10, Clemson 7, Notre Dame 7, Northern Iowa 6, Louisville 4, Cornell 2, 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  (.0307)
  2. Big 10  (.0401)
  3. Big East  (.0504) 
  4. SEC  (.0803)
  5. Mountain West (.0905) 
  6. ACC (.1306)
  7. Atlantic 10 (.1309) 
  8. West Coast  (.1708) 
  9. Horizon (.1902) 
  10. Western Athletic (.2111)  
  11. Ivy (.2214) 
  12. Pac 10 (.2312)
  13. USA (.2410) 
  14. Missouri Valley  (.2413)   

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


Look Ahead For Week 16:

As the regular season winds to a close we get the final Look Ahead for the TPP Top 25.

Georgetown @ West Virginia (Mon)- The Hoyas need a win in the worst kind of way. Losing to a Harangody-less Notre Dame team at home is no way for Georgetown to be heading into the Big East tournament. Freeman and Monroe are going to need to be big in Morgantown for the Hoyas to be able to right the ship.

Illinois @ Ohio State (Tue)- What a player of the year race it is going to be between Evan Turner and John Wall. Turner will try and make his case for the award by attempting to clinch at least a share of the Big 10 regular season title in the Buckeyes final game of the regular season. The Illini will be just as motivated though, they need a win for their NCAA At-large hopes.

Kansas State @ Kansas (Wed)- This is the biggest game of the week by far! Two top 5 teams battling it out for bragging rights and NCAA seeding position. The winner of the Big 12 will get a #1 seed and these two are the likely candidates to win the Big 12 tournament. Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente lead a K-State team into Lawrence to try and knock off the nation's longest home court winning streak and enact some revenge for the Jayhawks win earlier in the season in Manhattan.

West Virginia @ Villanova (Sat)- Both of these teams have struggled at times down the stretch. They will be battling for Big East and NCAA tournament seeding in this final regular season matchup. Scottie Reynolds will be looking to have a big Senior Night and go out with a win. Watch out for the Mountaineers to steal one though, Ebanks and company will be looking for revenge after the Wildcats stole one in Morgantown in February.

Syracuse @ Louisville (Sat)- Speaking of revenge, Syracuse will be looking for revenge against Louisville, a team that handed the Orange their 2nd loss of the season not too long ago. Andy Rautins has really been an impact player for the Orange this year, look for him to have a big game. Syracuse, in all likelihood, can claim the #1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament if they win out. Louisville looks safe as an at-large team for now, but if the Cardinals struggle down the stretch they can find themselves on the preverbial bubble.


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

The People's Poll: Week 15

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! 

Posted on: February 15, 2010 12:24 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2010 4:57 pm
 

The People's Poll: Week 14

Welcome to the Week 14 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 14 People's Poll!


 1. (39) KANSAS (E) 999      24-1      HR-1 LR-2       AP-1, CP-1, GP-1, POM-1, RPI-1, SOS-12

Feb 8: Won at (14) Texas 80-68
Feb 13: Won vs Iowa St 73-59

"With many top notch programs struggling this year (UCLA, Connecticut, UNC to name a few), at least we have Kansas and Kentucky living up to expectation and currently on pace to face each other on Monday night in April." -Canuck23

 2. (1) KENTUCKY (+1) 957      24-1      HR-1 LR-4       AP-2, CP-2, GP-2, POM-11, RPI-5, SOS-53    

Feb 9: Won vs Alabama 66-55
Feb 14: Won vs (15) Tennessee 73-62

"Tennessee gave a great effort and had the Wildcats fans nervous for a bit, but Kentucky just had way too much talent." -Lobofan2003

 3. VILLANOVA (+1) 914      22-2      HR-2 LR-4       AP-3, CP-3, GP-3, POM-12, RPI-3, SOS-31    

Feb 8: Won at (4) W Virginia 82-75
Feb 13: Won vs Providence 92-81

"Scottie will be tough to beat down the stretch no matter who the opponent." -Shaunyboy

 4. PURDUE (+2) 862      21-3      HR-3 LR-7       AP-4, CP-4, GP-5, POM-7, RPI-10, SOS-46    

Feb 9: Won at (11) Michigan St 75-64
Feb 13: Won vs Iowa 63-40

"Boilers get a nice confidence-building win in East Lansing followed by a comprehensive blowout of Iowa at home." -Wachoosay

 5. SYRACUSE (-3) 849      24-2      HR-3 LR-7       AP-5, CP-5, GP-4, POM-5, RPI-4, SOS-11    

Feb 10: Won vs Connecticut 72-67
Feb 14: Lost vs Louisville 60-66

"Is it just me or is Syracuse starting to play down to the competition.  Only beating UCONN by 5 and losing to Louisville might mean that Syracuse is not hitting their stride at the wrong time of year." -Crazylegs0721

 6. DUKE (+3) 783      21-4      HR-2 LR-10       AP-6, CP-6, GP-7, POM-2, RPI-2, SOS-7
    

Feb 10: Won at N Carolina 64-54
Feb 13: Won vs (32) Maryland 77-56

"Taking care of business, and seeming to become much more cohesive.Sitting alone atop the ACC." -W-Catbball21

 7. KANSAS STATE (E) 777      20-4      HR-4 LR-9       AP-7, CP-7, GP-6, POM-10, RPI-7, SOS-6

Feb 13: Won vs Colorado 68-51

"Still in the lull before the storm, schedule-wise." -Sportemind

 8. OHIO STATE (+4) 660      20-6      HR-5 LR-14       AP-9, CP-12, GP-9, POM-9, RPI-30, SOS-82    

Feb 10: Won at Indiana 69-52
Feb 14: Won at (38) Illinois 72-53

"Have some real good games coming up to finish off the Big 10 season.  We are going to see if Evan Turner alone is enough to take home the Big 10 crown." -Crazylegs0721

 9. NEW MEXICO (+4) 621      23-3      HR-6 LR-NR       AP-12, CP-15, GP-11, POM-33, RPI-9, SOS-49    

Feb 10: Won at (19) UNLV 76-66
Feb 13: Won at Utah 68-65 (ot)

"Is this too high?  Maybe--attack away.  But the numbers (RPI, SOS) say otherwise, and they just picked up two road wins over pretty good teams.  I did not manage to catch the Lobos squeaking by Utah, but rumor is this Hobson guy is good." -Schildkrotte

 10. WEST VIRGINIA (-5) 617      19-5      HR-6 LR-NR       AP-8, CP-8, GP-8, POM-4, RPI-6, SOS-1    

Feb 8: Lost vs (4) Villanova 75-82
Feb 12: Lost at (27) Pittsburgh 95-98 (3ot)

"Heartbreaking 3 over-time loss at Pitt and West Virginia is suddenly experiencing their 2nd hiccup this season." -Kunflmlbnba+

 11. MICHIGAN STATE (E) 553      20-6      HR-8 LR-23       AP-11, CP-11, GP-10, POM-23, RPI-26, SOS-36    

Feb 8: Lost vs (6) Purdue 64-75
Feb 13: Won at Penn St 65-54

"Starting to slip again, Michigan State needs to keep it together down the stretch." -W-Catbball21

 12. GEORGETOWN (-4) 536      18-6      HR-6 LR-23       AP-10, CP-10, GP-14, POM-17, RPI-8, SOS-2    

Feb 9: Won at Providence 79-70
Feb 14: Lost at Rutger 66-71

"They play to the level of their competition, it bit them in the rear again against Rutgers. Have to wonder if they have that killer instinct needed in the NCAA tournament." -Lobofan2003

 13. WISCONSIN (-3) 494      19-6      HR-9 LR-NR        AP-14, CP-16, GP-12, POM-3, RPI-18, SOS-16    

Feb 9: Lost vs (38) Illinois 56-63
Feb 13: Won at Indiana 83-55

"A home loss?  Wow; what happened there?" -Schildkrotte

 14. GONZAGA (+2) 460      21-4      HR-8 LR-NR       AP-13, CP-9, GP-15, POM-40, RPI-20, SOS-59    

Feb 11: Won vs (31) St Mary's 80-61
Feb 13: Won vs San Diego 82-65

"Many think this team is a bit over-rated, but I believe they are one of the most talented teams in college hoops this year and their ranking should be reflective of that. " -Kunflmlbnba+

 15. TEXAS (-1) 425      20-5      HR-10 LR-25       AP-15, CP-17, GP-13, POM-8, RPI-28, SOS-48    

Feb 8: Lost vs (1) Kansas 68-80
Feb 13: Won vs Nebraska 91-51

"Could be totally out next week with two tough road games. This week will show us the real Texas." -Pels

 16. VANDERBILT (+5) 376      19-5      HR-9 LR-21       AP-17, CP-19, GP-20, POM-31, RPI-15, SOS-25    

Feb 9: Won vs (15) Tennessee 90-71
Feb 13: Won vs LSU 77-69

"Big week for Vandy already Swept Tennessee and now got Ole Miss and Kentucky this week." -Jasonwells1982

 17. BUTLER (E) 364      23-4      HR-8 LR-NR       AP-18, CP-13, GP-22, POM-30, RPI-16, SOS-65    

Feb 8: Won vs Loyola-Chicago 62-47
Feb 11: Won vs Youngstown St 68-57
Feb 13: Won vs Cleveland St 70-59

"That perfect conference mark looks nice, the 50+ sos does not." -Shaunyboy

 18. BYU (E) 314      23-3      HR-10 LR-NR       AP-16, CP-14, GP-24, POM-6, RPI-23, SOS-116    

Feb 13: Won vs Air Force 91-48

"The New Mexico game will define their season." -Marinoisgod

 19. TEMPLE (+1) 263      20-5      HR-11 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-20, GP-16, POM-37, RPI-11, SOS-29    

Feb 13: Won vs (29) Rhode Island 78-56

"Strong comeback after loss at Richmond, and have the easiest schedule left of the top teams in the A10." -Sportemind

 20. WAKE FOREST (+4) 245      18-5      HR-13 LR-NR       AP-23, CP-25, GP-23, POM-29, RPI-13, SOS-27    

Feb 9: Won vs Boston College 92-85
Feb 13: Won vs (28) Georgia Tech 75-64

"The Deacons are trying to assert themselves as the second best team in a muddled up Atlantic Coast Conference." -Wachoosay

 21. TEXAS AnM (+2) 240      18-6      HR-12 LR-NR       AP-24, CP-23, GP-17, POM-36, RPI-12, SOS-9    

Feb 13: Won at Texas Tech 67-65

"Aggies are really playing good basketball and are tied for 2nd in the Big 12. Donald Sloan is one of the underrated players in the country." -Lobofan2003

 22. BAYLOR (E) 219      19-5      HR-13 LR-NR       AP-22, CP-22, GP-18, POM-15, RPI-17, SOS-22    

Feb 10: Won at Nebraska 55-53
Feb 13: Won vs (35) Missouri 64-62

"With that pt guard and the most athletic frontline in the country no one wants to play this team in the Tournament." -Marinoisgod

 23. PITTSBURGH (+4) 201      19-6      HR-13 LR-NR       AP-19, CP-21, GP-19, POM-28, RPI-13, SOS-8    

Feb 8: Won vs Robert Morris 77-53
Feb 12: Won vs (5) W Virginia 95-98 (3ot)

"Have strung together a 3 game win streak after losing 4 of 5, but I doubt that streak will last the upcoming week." -Sportemind

 24. TENNESSEE (-9) 141      18-6      HR-17 LR-NR       AP-20, CP-18, GP-21, POM-32, RPI-21, SOS-20    

Feb 9: Lost at (21) Vanderbilt 71-90
Feb 3: Lost at (3) Kentucky 62-73

"Vols put forth a much better effort against Kentucky than they did against Vandy.  Still, a 2-loss week for them." -Wachoosay

 25. VIRGINIA TECH (+9) 40      20-4      HR-20 LR-NR       AP-27, CP-26, GP-25, POM-24, RPI-50, SOS-161    

Feb 10: Won at N Carolina St 72-52
Feb 10: Won vs Virginia 61-55

"This week will be a measuring stick for the Hokies. A split against Wake and Duke would be a big step for this program." -Canuck23


 

Biggest jump: Virginia Tech (+9)            Biggest fall: Tennessee (-9)    

Others receiving votes: 
Richmond 32, UTEP 22, Xavier 8, Northern Iowa 6, UNLV 4, Illinois 4, Utah State 4, Missouri 3, Rhode Island 3, Clemson 2, Florida State 1, California 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  (.0305)
  3. Big East  (.0901) 
  4. ACC  (.0908)
  5. Mountain West  (.1007) 
  6. SEC (.1103)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1309)
  8. West Coast  (.1504) 
  9. Horizon  (.1806) 
  10. Missouri Valley  (.2111) 
  11. Western Athletic (.2112) 
  12. USA  (.2310) 
  13. PAC 10 (.2313)   

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


The TPP Week Ahead

Kansas @ Texas A&M (Monday)-
Kansas brings a balanced attack from Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich, and Marcus Morris into College Station to take on a hot Aggies team. The Aggies haven't really missed a beat since losing star player Derrick Roland to a season-ending knee injury. Donald Sloan is leading the Aggies with over 18 points per game, but the Aggies are also getting solid contributions from BJ Holmes, Bryan Davis, and David Loubeau. We have seen #1 teams go down on the road this year, will this be another upset?

Purdue @ Ohio State (Wednesday)- This begins a very tough week for the Buckeyes who will look to remain in 1st place in the Big 10. Everyone knows about Evan Turner, but the key to the Buckeyes very well may be other players like William Buford, Jon Diebler, and David Lauderdale. If they can help Turner out in the scoring and rebounding departments the Buckeyes stand a good chance to win at home. But don't count out the Boilermakers in this game just yet, they are tied with the Buckeyes and Spartans in the loss game, winning 7 in a row since their 3 game losing streak. If the Boilermakers can win out they have a chance at a #1 seed.

Syracuse @ Georgetown (Thursday)- A big battle between Big East teams that are kind of struggling at the moment. Both teams are coming off losses to teams they should have beat (Syracuse at home against Louisville and Georgetown @ Rutgers). The key to the game will be if the Georgetown guards can penetrate into the middle of the Syracuse zone to open up looks from the perimeter of for Greg Monroe. Syracuse is just going to have give more effort, period. They looked lethargic against Louisville.

Siena @ Butler (Saturday)- On Bracketbuster weekend I thought it was important to highlight the biggest Bracketbuster game. The game has lost some of its luster after Siena lost to Niagara on Friday, but this is still a game between two quality Mid-Majors. Butler has not lost a conference game so this will provide a big test for them. If Siena is going to have any chance to win they need to slow down Butler's 2 H's, Hayward and Howard. This is a crucial game for the Saints who in all likelihood need to win this game to have any chance at an At-Large bid.

Kentucky @ Vanderbilt (Saturday)- If Kentucky can through a tough test at Mississippi St. they may get a chance to move up to #1 with a win at Vanderbilt depending on what happens with Kansas earlier in the week. Winning at Vanderbilt is no easy task with the odd court setup, not to mention the fact that Vanderbilt is probably the 2nd best team in the SEC this year. A.J. Oglivy did not have a very good game at Rupp when the two teams met earlier in the year, he will be looking to have a major better performance at home to try and help Vandy pull the upset.

Villanova @ Pittsburgh (Sunday)- A huge Big East battle between two teams looking to make a statement before March. Villanova currently sits atop the Big East standings but with tough battles just about every time out, their lead is tenuous. Scottie Reynolds is the kind of Senior leader who can guide a team through a tough stretch of games like this, the Wildcats will lean heavily on him. After a 3OT thriller Pitt has moved into a tie with West Virginia for 3rd place and will be looking to climb even further up the Big East standings. A win over Villanova would be huge for Pittsburgh's NCAA tournament resume and give them good odds of a high seed come Tournament time.

Ohio State @ Michigan State (Sunday)- The battle for 1st place in the Big 10 takes place in East Lansing on Sunday. Both of these teams struggled when their star players were out with injury, but both are back healthy and ready to lead their teams to a Big 10 title. The Spartans aren't all Kalin Lucas though, they have three other players who average in double-figures in Summers, Green and Morgan. Expect a racuous crowd and some hard-nosed physical basketball.

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

The People's Poll: Week 13

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! 

Posted on: February 1, 2010 12:22 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2010 11:35 am
 

The People's Poll: Week 12

Welcome to the Week 12 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 12 People's Poll!



 1. (31) KANSAS (+1) 988      20-4       HR-1 LR-4       AP-1, CP-1, GP-1, POM-1, RPI-2, SOS-15     

Jan 25: Won vs (37) Missouri 84-65
Jan 30: Won at (11) Kansas St 81-79 (ot)

"After the Kentucky loss, i was planning on ranking Kansas 2nd and Syracuse first, but Kansas went to Kansas State and played like they were the best team in the Nation, impressive win, YOU ARE NUMBER 1!" -Hoosierguy10109

 2. (7) VILLANOVA (+1) 952      19-1       HR-1 LR-4       AP-2, CP-2, GP-2, POM-13, RPI-4, SOS-44  

Jan 27: Won vs Notre Dame 90-72

"Still undefeated in the Big East, but the rest of their games are a murder's row of elite teams not to mention many on the road as well. Everyone is counting down to the showdown 2/27 vs Cuse." -Elway79798

 3. (2) SYRACUSE (+1) 929      21-1       HR-1 LR-6       AP-3, CP-4, GP-3, POM-3, RPI-1, SOS-8  

Jan 25: Won vs (8) Georgetown 73-56
Jan 30: Won at DePaul 59-57

"Huge letdown against DePaul after big win earlier in the week, but they still got the win." -Sportemind

 4. KENTUCKY (-3) 871      20-1       HR-2 LR-9        AP-4, CP-3, GP-4, POM-9, RPI-6, SOS-58  

Jan 26: Lost at S Carolina 62-68
Jan 30: Won vs (19) Vanderbilt 85-72

"Wildcats got a dose of reality this week with a loss at South Carolina, but they bounced back nicely with a home win against Vandy." -Wachoosay

 5. MICHIGAN STATE (E) 848      19-3       HR-2 LR-7       AP-5, CP-5, GP-5, POM-19, RPI-10, SOS-50  

Jan 26: Won at Michigan 57-56
Jan 30: Won vs (40) Northwestern 79-70

"Look so average but the resume looks good, time will tell, maybe during this road stretch." -Shaunyboy

 6. GEORGETOWN (+2) 752      16-4       HR-5 LR-11       AP-7, CP-8, GP-8, POM-14, RPI-3, SOS-2  

Jan 25: Lost at (4) Syracuse 56-73
Jan 30: Won vs (7) Duke 89-77

"Looked very impressive against Duke, things don't get any easier now that they are back in Big East." -Lobofan2003

 7. WEST VIRGINIA (+2) 751      17-3       HR-5 LR-11       AP-6, CP-6, GP-7, POM-6, RPI-8, SOS-11  

Jan 26: Won at DePaul 62-46
Jan 30: Won vs Louisville 77-75

"keeps squeaking by, but they are still winning. Still a very puzzling team considering all the talent they have." -Chrisisbuck#2

 8. PURDUE (+2) 749      18-3       HR-5 LR-14       AP-8, CP-7, GP-6, POM-7, RPI-9, SOS-30  

Jan 28: Won vs (15) Wisconsin 60-57
Jan 31: Won vs Penn St 66-46

"Good win vs Wisconsin. They benefit from Texas falling apart and their blowout win over West Va.  I think they'll be the 3rd best team in the Big Ten at the end of the season. " -Marinoisgod

 9. KANSAS STATE (+2) 653      17-4       HR-7 LR-14       AP-10, CP-11, GP-11, POM-12, RPI-7, SOS-5  

Jan 26: Won at (26) Baylor 76-74
Jan 30: Lost vs (2) Kansas 79-81(ot)

"Pullen finally showed up against a big time opponent.  Hard luck losers in the game of the year so far." -Marinoisgod

 10. TEXAS (-4) 623      18-3       HR-6 LR-17       AP-9, CP-10, GP-9, POM-8, RPI-18, SOS-55  

Jan 27: Won vs Texas Tech 95-83
Jan 30: Lost vs (26) Baylor 77-80 (ot)

"What has happened to this team? We knew they couldn't make free throws, but now they aren't rebounding or playing defense." -Lobofan2003

 11. DUKE (-4) 596      17-4       HR-6 LR-21       AP-10, CP-9, GP-10, POM-2, RPI-5, SOS-6  

Jan 27: Won vs (28) Florida St 70-56
Jan 30: Lost at (8) Georgetown 77-89

"Another road game, another smackdown.  They'll need a nice pod to go deeper than the Sweet 16 this year. That and some depth at the guard position. " -Schildkrotte
 12. BYU (E) 447      21-2       HR-10 LR-NR       AP-12, CP-12, GP-19, POM-4, RPI-17, SOS-104

Jan 27: Lost at (21) New Mexico 72-76
Jan 30: Won vs Utah 82-69

"Losing in The Pit is not a mark that you're a bad basketball team; more likely, you just feared for your life and wanted to go home--at least that's my experience." -Schildkrotte

 13. OHIO STATE (+7) 431      16-6       HR-10 LR-25       AP-13, CP-18, GP-12, POM-10, RPI-33, SOS-57

Jan 27: Won at Iowa 65-57
Jan 31: Won vs Minnesota 85-62

"One of the most underrated teams in their division.  If this team would play to their potential, they would be lethal." -Crazy_kitty

 14. WISCONSIN (+1) 416      16-5       HR-8 LR-22       AP-16, CP-16, GP-18, POM-5, RPI-13, SOS-14

Jan 28: Lost at (10) Purdue 57-60

"Likely lost their shot at the Big 10 title with the loss to Purdue, but that door should shut firmly if they don't defend home court against the Spartans this week." -Canuck23

 15. NEW MEXICO (+6) 384      20-3       HR-10 LR-NR       AP-15, CP-23, GP-15, POM-35, RPI-12, SOS-46

Jan 27: Won vs (12) BYU 76-72
Jan 30: Won at TCU 73-57

"Beating BYU is good, but can they avenger their two conference losses this upcoming week?" -Sportemind

 16. TENNESSEE (-2) 355      16-4       HR-11 LR-NR      AP-14, CP-14, GP-17, POM-25, RPI-20, SOS-22

Jan 27: Lost vs (19) Vanderbilt 76-85
Jan 31: Won vs Florida 61-60

"Volunteers avoided a disastrous week with a late-game winner at home against Florida.  They will have to do better on the road to make some noise in the post-season." -Wachoosay

 17. TEMPLE (-1) 345      18-4      HR-11 LR-NR       AP-19, CP-17, GP-14, POM-32, RPI-15, SOS-33

Jan 27: Lost at Charlotte 64-74
Jan 30: Won vs LaSalle 64-52

"Bad loss to Charlotte this week. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and consider it a blip on the radar screen for now." -Canuck23

 18. VANDERBILT (+1) 334      16-4       HR-13 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-19, GP-24, POM-18, RPI-26, SOS-21

Jan 27: Won at (14) Tennessee 85-76
Jan 30: Lost at (1) Kentucky 72-85

"Upset Tennessee in Knoxsville and got beat up by Kentucky in Lexington but Vanderbilt is a very good team." -Jasonwells1982

 19. GONZAGA (-6) 287      17-4       HR-12 LR-NR       AP-17, CP-13, GP-20, POM-62, RPI-30, SOS-78

Jan 28: Won at Santa Clara 71-64
Jan 30: Lost at San Fransico 77-81 (ot)

"Last time losing to San Francisco was okay my Dad was in High School." -Pels

 20. BAYLOR (NR) 243      16-4       HR-11 LR-NR       AP-20, CP-24, GP-13, POM-16, RPI-25, SOS-34  

Jan 26: Lost vs (11) Kansas St 74-76
Jan 30: Won at (6) Texas 80-77(ot)

"This is one of those big conference teams where I could see them making a "cinderella-ish" kinda run in the tournament." -Elway79798

 21. BUTLER (+1) 240      18-4       HR-9 LR-NR       AP-23, CP-15, GP-25, POM-26, RPI-19, SOS-47

Jan 29: Won at Green Bay 75-57
Jan 31: Won at Milwaukee 73-66

"Just keep on winning and you'll move up because everyone else is losing. Wrapped up the Horizon League with wins at Green Bay and Milwaukee." -Lobofan2003

 22. GEORGIA TECH (NR) 180      16-5       HR-12 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-19, GP-24, POM-18, RPI-26, SOS-21

Jan 28: Won vs (23) Wake Forest 79-58
Jan 30: Won vs Kentucky St 98-50

"Had wins against Wake Forest and Kentucky State this week.  However, the jury is still out on whether or not this team has what it takes to hang with the “big boys”." -Crazy_kitty

 23. PITTSBURGH (-6) 172      16-5       HR-16 LR-NR       AP-22, CP-21,  GP-21, POM-34, RPI-22, SOS-13

Jan 28: Won vs St Johns 63-53
Jan 31: Lost at S Florida 61-70

"In a slide that will put them on the bubble fast if it continues." -Shaunyboy

 24. MISSISSIPPI (-6) 81      16-5       HR-14 LR-NR       AP-25, CP-26, GP-22, POM-42, RPI-44, SOS-73  

Jan 28: Lost at Arkansas 62-67
Jan 30: Won vs LSU 67-51

"Missed out on a great opportunity to shoot up the polls this week with that loss to Arkansas." -Canuck23

 25. CORNELL (NR) 79      18-3       HR-6 LR-NR       AP-27, CP-25, GP-NR, POM-39, RPI-34, SOS-13 

Jan 29: Won vs Dartmouth 71-37
Jan 30: Won vs Harvard 86-50

"Harvard learned these guys are the Big "Bad" Red as they got waylayed by 36 in Ithaca." -Wachoosay


Biggest jump: Ohio State (+7)           Biggest fall: Connecticut  (-15)     

Others receiving votes:
 Northern Iowa 65, UNLV 45, Rhode Island 38, Missouri 29, Florida State 26, Clemson 17, Wake Forest 16, Oklahoma State 16, UAB 15, Xavier 15, St. Mary's 9, Siena 2, Charlotte 1, Murray State 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

  1. Big 12  (.0403)
  2. Big Ten  (.0602)
  3. Big East  (.0801) 
  4. ACC  (.0807)
  5. SEC  (.0904) 
  6. Mountain West  (.1005)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1009)
  8. West Coast  (.1608) 
  9. Horizon  (.1906) 
  10. Ivy  (.1910) 
  11. Missouri Valley  (.2111) 
  12. MAAC  (.2313) 
  13. Ohio Valley  (.2414) 
  14. USA  (.2612) 

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


The TPP Games of the Week

Texas @ Oklahoma State (Monday)-
Stillwater is a very difficult place to play. Texas comes into Stillwater struggling by losing 3 of 4 including an overtime loss to Baylor at home. Even in other games this year (Texas Tech and Texas A&M) they have fallen behind big only to rally. Damien James and Avery Bradley are going to need to score and score big for the Longhorns to win in Stillwater. James Anderson is a complete stud for Oklahoma State but he is going to need help from teammates Marshall Moses and Kelton Page if the Cowboys are going to pull off the upset.

Game of the Week #1
Mississippi @ Kentucky (Tuesday)- Missis
sippi is coming off a heart-breaking loss to Arkansas at home and now must go to Kentucky with only one day in between. Chris Warren is the leading scorer for the Rebels who don't get a lot of time on National TV. Eniel Polynice is the son of former NBA player Olden Polynice and is another player to watch for the Rebels. We all know the usual suspects for the Wildcats; John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Bledsoe, and now that the pressure of being #1 is off these Cats may go on another long run.

Game of the Week #2
Michigan St. @ Wisconsin (Tuesday)-
Michigan St. begins a tough road trip this week by going into the Kohl Center. Wisconsin is very tough to beat at home, already knocking off Purdue and Duke. The Badgers only have two available players who average in double figures, so it is probably going to be up to the defense if the Badgers are to give Michigan State their 1st conference loss of the year. The Spartans have a lot of offense weapons that the Badgers are going to have to stop including Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers.

Georgia Tech @ Duke (Thursday)- Georgia Tech already has a win earlier in the year over ACC-leading Duke but now must go into Cameron Indoor. Lawal and Favors are a dynamic duo in the frontcourt for the Yellow Jackets; Zoubek and Miles Plumlee are going to have their hands full with those two. On the other end Duke is going to need big games for Singler and Scheyer to be able to beat a very good Yellow Jackets team.

Villanova @ Georgetown (Saturday)- Both of these teams have outstanding guards leading their team in Scottie Reynolds and Austin Freeman. The Hoyas however also have a big man down low in Greg Monroe. If the Hoyas are going to give the Wildcats their first loss in Big East play it will be because Monroe has a big game.

BYU @ UNLV (Saturday)- UNLV comes into this game just outside of the TPP Top 25 and is looking to make its way in. More importantly though this game will be for 1st place in the Mountain West as long as neither of the teams have a slip up earlier in the week. It will be interesting to see how the Rebels play with the loss of Derrick Jasper who is out for the next few weeks. UNLV imploys a pressure-filled defense, much of that pressure will be constrated on pressuring BYU's star guard Jimmer Fredette. -Lobofan2003

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Posted on: January 25, 2010 11:51 am
Edited on: January 26, 2010 8:56 am
 

The People's Poll: Week 11

Welcome to the Week 11 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 11 People's Poll!


 1. (39) KENTUCKY (+1) 998          19-0          HR-1 LR-3          AP-1 CP-1 GP-1     

Jan 23: Defeated Arkansas 101 - 70

"Havent played any real title contenders yet, But have looked very good doing it, however being the only undefeated team their #8 RPI seems a bit low, their #86 SOS probably has something to do with that."  -Shaunyboy

 2. (1) KANSAS (+1) 937          18-1          HR-1 LR-4          AP-2 CP-2 GP-2 

Jan 20: Defeated (24) Baylor 81-75
Jan 23: Won at Iowa St   84-61     

"One of four teams with one loss, and the new owner of the top spot on KenPom." -Somerandomdude                              

 3. VILLANOVA (+1) 913          18-1          HR-2 LR-4          AP-3 CP-3 GP-3 

Jan 20: Won at Rutgers 94 - 58
Jan 23: Won at St Johns 81 - 71

" Last undefeated tam in Big East play is no small feat." -W-catbbal21

 4. SYRACUSE (+1) 909          19-1          HR-2 LR-5          AP-4 CP-4 GP-4 

Jan 18: Won at ND 84-71
Jan 23: Defeated Marquette 76 - 71 

"Orangemen looked better at Notre Dame than they did at home against Marquette." -Wachoosay                            

 5. MICHIGAN STATE (+2) 806          17-3          HR-3 LR-8          AP-5 CP-5 GP-6 

Jan 20: Defeated Iowa  70-63                                        
Jan 23: Won at (40)Minnesota 65 - 64 

"Kalin Lucas finally played like an All-American against Minnesota.  Michigan State is going to need to find some more offense if it wants to contend for a national championship." -Crazylegs0721                           

 6. TEXAS (-5) 796         17-2          HR-5 LR-11          AP-6 CP-6 GP-5 

Jan 18: Lost at (9) Kansas St 62-71                           
Jan 23: Lost at (30) U Conn 74 - 88

"Two losses on the road this week keep Texas from putting a quality road win on their resume." -Sportemind

 7. DUKE (-1) 703          16-3          HR-4 LR-13          AP-8 CP-7 GP-10 

Jan 20: Lost at N Carolina St 74 - 88
Jan 23: Won at (17)Clemson 60 - 47

"Sure, all road games in the ACC (or any major conference) are tough, but that loss to NCSU was embarrassing, even if their defense carried them to a win at Clemson.  I EXPECT Clemson to begin collapsing about now every year." -Schildkrotte

 8. GEORGETOWN (+5) 680          15-3          HR-6 LR-13          AP-7 CP-11 GP-9 

Jan 20: Won at (10) Pittsburgh 74 - 66                            
Jan 23: Defeated Rutgers 88 - 63     

"I'm obligated by history and allegiance to hate these bast*rds, but they sure do look good these days. They're twice-yearly war with Syracuse renews tonight. I expect it to be the gut-wrenching fight that it normally is.!" -Dcorange44                               

 9. WEST VIRGINIA (+3) 670          15-3          HR-5 LR-NR          AP-9 CP-9 GP-8 

Jan 20: Won at (36) Marshall 68-60
Jan 23: Won at (19) Ohio St 71-65

"Nice comeback vs Ohio State and still eyeing on the Big East title with Syracuse and Villanova." -Jasonwells1982

 10. PURDUE (+4) 589          16-3          HR-6 LR-19          AP-10 CP-12 GP-7 

Jan 19: Won at Illinois 84-78
Jan 23: Defeated Michigan 69 - 59

"A strong second half at Illinois propelled the Boilers to a win.  Jury's still out on whether or not they got their mojo back after a follow up win against Michigan." -Wachoosay

 11. KANSAS STATE (-2) 579          16-3          HR-7 LR-17          AP-11 CP-13 GP-12 

Jan 18: Won at home Texas 71-62
Jan 23: Lost at home Oklahoma St 69 - 73 

"Knocked the #1 team off of their perch only to get punched in the mouth by Oklahoma State.  Kansas State looked like a championship contender when they played against the Longhorns; but looked dazed and confused playing against Oklahoma State.  What happened?  For homework, please look up the word consistent." -Crazy_kitty

 12.  BYU (-1) 556          20-1          HR-6 LR-19          AP-12 CP-10 GP-19 

Jan 20: Defeated Wyoming  81-66                                 
Jan 23: Won at San Diego St 71-69    

"Ok, Ok I have officially jumped on the bandwagon.  They're the best of the Mountain West... maybe the best of the West period." -Marinoisgod

 13. GONZAGA (+2) 521          16-3          HR-7 LR-22          AP-13 CP-8 GP-13 

Jan 21: Defeated Pepperdine 91 - 84  
Jan 23: Defeated Loyola Marymount  85 - 69      

"Quietly running through the WCC yet again, yawn. Wake them up when it's March. Expect a high seed and a couple of games in Spokane for the Zags come tournament time." -Lobofan2003              

 14. TENNESSEE (-6) 459          15-3          HR-8 LR-NR          AP-14 CP-14 GP-14 

Jan 19: Won at Alabama 63-56
 Jan 23: Lost at Georgia 63 - 78

"OK, Georgia is playing much better, but losing by 15? Ouch..." -Kvskubball

 15. WISCONSIN (+1) 429          16-4          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-16 CP-16 GP-18 

Jan 20: Defeated Michigan 54 - 48
Jan 24: Defeated Penn St (ot) 79-71

"Overcame a huge deficit at home against Penn St. to win in overtime on Sunday. It seems like this team can beat anybody, or lose to anybody." -Lobofan2003

 16. TEMPLE (+2) 413          17-3          HR-9 LR-25          AP-15 CP-15 GP-11 

Jan 20: Defeated (46) Xavier 77 - 72
Jan 23: Won at Fordham 62 - 45

"Shot 60% in a huge A-10 victory against Xavier on Wednesday.  The Owls now have the inside track to the A-10 championship." -Crazylegs0721

 17. PITTSBURGH (-7) 403          15-4          HR-10 LR-23          AP-17 CP-17 GP-15 

Jan 20: Lost at home (13) Georgetown 66 - 74
Jan 24: Lost at Seton Hall 61-64

"Tough home loss and a bad road loss in the same week equals a fall to the bottom half of the rankings and a bad taste in the cinderella locker room." -Shaunyboy

 18. MISSISSIPPI (+4) 239          15-4          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-18 CP-20 GP-16 

Jan 20: Defeated S Carolina 66 - 57
Jan 23: Won at LSU 73 - 72

 While the win over GA in Athens is looking better, it has been a long time since Ole Miss beat a quality team." -Schildkrotte

 19. VANDERBILT (NR) 204          15-3          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-21 CP-23 GP-NR 

Jan 23: Defeated Auburn 82 - 74  

"Were going to know a whole lot more about Vandy after this week when they play both Tennessee and Kentucky." -Crazylegs0721

 20. OHIO STATE (-1) 192          14-6          HR-11 LR-NR          AP-20 CP-24 GP-17 

Jan 19: Defeated Northwestern 76-56                                
Jan 23: Lost at (12) W Virginia 65-71                               

"Now 1-5 on the road for the year, with their only win against a Purdue team that was absent for the week." -Sportemind

 21. NEW MEXICO (+4) 176          18-3          HR-17 LR-NR          AP-23 CP-NR GP-21 

Jan 20: Won at Air Force 73 - 50
Jan 23: Defeated Colorado St 82 - 64

"Can't wait for the match-up with BYU to see who the best team in the West is cause it surely isn't anyone from the PAC-10." -Crazylegs0721

 22. BUTLER (NR) 160          16-4          HR-15 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-18 GP-25 

Jan 21: Won at Loyola (ILL) 48 - 47
Jan 23: Won at Illinois-Chicago 84 - 55

"Not spectacular, but very solid...the tortoise to everyone else's hare!" -Kvskubball

 23. WAKE FOREST (NR) 111          14-4          HR-14 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-NR GP-20 

Jan 20: Won at (42) N Carolina 82 - 69
Jan 23: Defeated (31) Virginia 69 - 57                                   

"As much as it hurts me to say this, a blowout win against North Carolina shouldn't mean that much as any team seems capable of it right now. But a win at the Dean Dome is always tough, and they handed Virginia its first ACC loss. Did anyone actually believe this team would be here this year after the talent they lost from last year's squad?" -Canuck23

 24. CONNECTICUT (NR) 107          13-6          HR-15 LR-NR          AP-19 CP-19 GP-NR 

Jan 20: Defeated St Johns 75 - 59                                        
Jan 23: Defeated (1) Texas 88 - 74                                     

"Big time win and #1 SOS, good enough to be here for me, even if they have 6 losses." -Shanuyboy

 25. UAB (NR) 77          17-2          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-25 CP-NR GP-NR 

Jan 20: Defeated S Miss 57 - 56                                            
Jan 23: Defeated (38) Marshall 61 - 59                                   

" I called this team in late December,said theyd win the CUSA, so called CUSA fans said I was nuts, nahsomuch." -Devofan



Biggest jump: Georgetown (+5)           Biggest fall: Pittsburgh (-7)     

Others receiving votes: Baylor 61, Texas AnM 42, Florida State 42, Clemson 41, Georgia Tech 41, Northern Iowa 28, Mississippi State 21, UNLV 19, Cornell 18, Oklahoma State 14, Xavier 10, Missouri 8, Rhode Island 6, Maryland 5, Northwestern 3, Alabama 2, Tulsa 1, Siena 1, Old Dominion 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

  1. Big 12 (0.0304)
  2. Big East (0.0601)
  3. SEC (0.0605)
  4. BIG 10 (0.0703)
  5. ACC (0.0808)
  6. Mountain West (0.1106)
  7. Atlantic 10 (0.1509)
  8. West Coast (0.1602)
  9. USA (0.1810)
  10. Horizon (0.2007)
  11. Ivy (0.2112)
  12. Missouri Valley (0.2211)
  13. MAAC (0.2413)
  14. Colonial Athletic (0.2813)

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


The People's Poll Top 25-Games of the Week

Game of the Week #1
Georgetown @ Syracuse (Mon.)-
Georgetown has won two in a row, including a win at Pittsburgh. Chris Wright has really stepped it up for the Hoyas in the last few games, he will have to be a factor against the Syracuse zone if the Hoyas are to steal a win at the Carrier Dome. For the Orange, freshman Brandon Triche has really come on as of late and is averaging in double figures. The key for this game is going to be the Syracuse zone, it should do a good job neutralizing Greg Monroe on the insdie, but if Freeman and Wright get going from the perimeter the 'Cuse may be in for an upset at home.

Kansas State @ Baylor (Tue.)- How do the Wildcats respond after a loss at home to Oklahoma State. If you like good potent-scoring guards you should watch this one as Kansas State's Pullen and Clemente go up against LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter.

BYU @ New Mexico (Wed.)- BYU passed their first difficult road test by winning at San Diego State on Saturday. Winning at the Pit is a whole different animal. The decibal level at the Pit has reached 118dB in a game in the 1990's against Arizona. That's darn near pants-crapping levels or the so called "Brown Note". No doubt with a top 10 (coaches poll) BYU in town it will get near that loud again. Then again it may be the Lobos fans crapping their pants if BYU's Jimmer Fredette drops 33 on them like he did against San Diego State. BYU on the other hand will have a difficult time matching up with 6'7" Darrington Hobson, nobody on the BYU team can match his athleticism.

Wisconsin @ Purdue (Thur.)- Both of these teams have had their struggles but at times look like they could challenge Michigan State for the Big 10 Title. Both teams play solid defense, so don't expect a high-scoring game. The Badgers are going to have some way to contain E'Twaun Moore and Robbie Hummel otherwise they could be in for a long night on the road.

Butler @ Green Bay (Fri.)- Green Bay has already knocked off a ranked Wisconsin team this season. They look to knock off another ranked foe when conference rival Butler comes to town. Watch guard Rahmon Fletcher for the Phoenix in this game; despite being only 5'10" he is the Phoenix's leading scorer with over 16 points per game. On the other end Gordon Hayward is a major weapon for Butler, not many teams can stop him as he leads the Bulldogs in points and rebounds. Butler can essentially wrap up the Horizon League Title with a win in this game.

Game of the Week #2
Kansas @ Kansas State (Sat.)- We already know that Kansas State can knock off a top-ranked team at home. This week they'll have to settle for playing the #2 Jayhawks in a huge cross-state rivalry game. Most people have heard of the duel guard scoring threats for the Wildcats in Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen, but I was more impressed with Samuels and K-State's inside game. The Wildcats were able to shut down Dexter Pittman, now let's see if the post players can shut down Cole Adrich. Kansas has so many weapons beside Aldrich though, they have Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Marcus Morris, etc.; who does K-State try and take away? -Lobofan2003

Thanks to Lobofan 2003, Hammerboyy and everyone who voted! Last week's poll can be found here and all voters make sure and check out the People's Poll Group!  

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