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Tag:Top 25 (and one)
Posted on: December 7, 2009 12:14 am
 

Updated Top 25 (and one)


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

Here's what it will look like ...
  1. Kansas
  2. Kentucky
  3. Texas
  4. Villanova
  5. Syracuse
  6. West Virginia
  7. Purdue
  8. Duke
  9. North Carolina
  10. Florida
  11. Michigan State
  12. Connecticut
  13. Tennessee
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Wisconsin
  16. Ohio State
  17. Gonzaga
  18. Cincinnati
  19. UNLV
  20. Georgetown
  21. Ole Miss
  22. Kansas State
  23. Clemson
  24. Butler
  25. Texas Tech
  26. Washington
In: Wisconsin, Kansas State, Texas Tech
Out: Portland, Minnesota, BYU
Big rise: Wisconsin (from unranked to No. 15)
Big fall: Washington (from No. 12 to No. 26)
Teams I came really close to putting in (but didn't): Northwestern, New Mexico, Missouri State, Georgia Tech
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 30, 2009 12:21 am
 

Updated Top 25 (and one)


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

Here's what it will look like ...
  1. Kansas
  2. Kentucky
  3. Texas
  4. Villanova
  5. Syracuse
  6. West Virginia
  7. Purdue
  8. Duke
  9. North Carolina
  10. Florida
  11. Michigan State
  12. Washington
  13. Connecticut
  14. Tennessee
  15. Gonzaga
  16. Ohio State
  17. Portland
  18. Texas A&M
  19. Cincinnati
  20. Clemson
  21. Georgetown
  22. Ole Miss
  23. Minnesota
  24. Butler
  25. BYU
  26. UNLV
In: Florida, Portland, Texas A&M, Cincinnati, UNLV
Out: Illinois, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan, Louisville
Big rise: Florida (from unranked to No. 10)
Big fall: Butler (from No. 11 to No. 24)
Teams I came really close to putting in (but didn't): Florida State, Wisconsin, Marquette
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 22, 2009 11:19 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2009 4:24 am
 

Updated Top 25 (and one)


The Top 25 (and one) has been updated on the college basketball page.

Here's a quick look ...

1. Kansas
2. Kentucky
3. Michigan State
4. Texas
5. Villanova
6. Syracuse
7. Connecticut
8. Purdue
9. North Carolina
10 . Duke
11. Butler
12. Washington
13. Clemson
14. Tennessee
15. West Virginia
16. Ohio State
17. Michigan
18. Louisville
19. Illinois
20. Minnesota
21. Georgetown
22. Ole Miss
23. Maryland
24. Notre Dame
25. Gonzaga
26. BYU

In:
Syracuse, Maryland, Notre Dame, BYU
Out: Oklahoma, Dayton, California, Siena
Big rise: Syracuse (from unranked to No. 6)
Big fall: Oklahoma (from No. 15 to unranked)

----- Top 25 (and one) broken down by conference -----

Big East: 7
Big Ten: 6
ACC: 4
SEC: 3
Big 12: 2
Horizon: 1
Mountain West: 1
Pac-10: 1
WCC: 1
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 16, 2009 9:40 am
Edited on: November 16, 2009 9:43 am
 

Updated Top 25 (and one)


The updated Top 25 (and one) was posted last night.

Here's a quick look ...
  1. Kansas
  2. Kentucky
  3. Michigan State
  4. Texas
  5. North Carolina
  6. Villanova
  7. Connecticut
  8. Purdue
  9. West Virginia
  10. Duke
  11. Butler
  12. Washington
  13. Clemson
  14. Tennessee
  15. Oklahoma
  16. Dayton
  17. Ohio State
  18. Michigan
  19. California
  20. Siena
  21. Louisville
  22. Illinois
  23. Minnesota
  24. Georgetown
  25. Gonzaga
  26. Ole Miss
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: October 5, 2009 12:44 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2009 12:45 pm
 

Our college hoops preview package starts today


The next five weeks will be a very organized preview of the college basketball season through my eyes.

It starts today with CBSSports.com's Final Preseason Top 25 (and one) .

Those Fightin' Kansas Jayhawks remained No. 1.

You'll see the rest soon as it's posted.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 22, 2009 8:45 am
 

It matters where you're ranked in the preseason


I've been doing a bunch of research, just looking at numbers and stuff. And one of the things I've found is that you cannot play for the national title if you are not ranked in the top nine of the preseason Top 25 (and one) .

Recent history says as much.

The first preseason Top 25 (and one) had Florida at No. 1 and Ohio State at No. 6.

They played for the national title in 2007.

The second preseason Top 25 (and one) had Memphis at No. 1 and Kansas at No. 3.

They played for the national title in 2008.

The third preseason Top 25 (and one) had North Carolina at No. 1 and Michigan State at No. 9.

They played for the national title in 2009.

Bottom line: I've never had an eventual national champion ranked outside of the top three in the preseason, and I've never had a national runner-up ranked worse than ninth. So I hate to be the bearer of bad news on a Tuesday in September. But unless your team is ranked ninth or better in the preseason Top 25 (and one) , it simply has no chance to play for a national title. And unless your team is ranked in the top three, it can't win the championship.

Again, I apologize.

But facts are facts.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: April 9, 2009 7:59 pm
Edited on: April 9, 2009 8:24 pm
 

The preseason Top 25 (and one) by league

The Ridiculously Early But Still Kind of Fun Preseason Top 25 (and one) has been finalized.

Here's how it breaks down by league ...

Big Ten: 6 (Michigan State, Purdue, Minnesota, Ohio State, Michigan, Illinois)
Big East: 4 (Villanova, Connecticut, West Virginia, Louisville)
Big 12: 3 (Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M)
ACC: 3 (North Carolina, Duke, Clemson)
SEC: 3 (Kentucky, Tennessee, Ole Miss)
Pac-10: 2 (Washington, California)
Non-BCS: 5 (Butler, Xavier, Dayton, Gonzaga, Siena)

The rankings are based on the following relevant underclassmen not returning to college: Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Wayne Ellington (North Carolina), Gerald Henderson (Duke), Hasheem Thabeet (Connecticut), Patrick Patterson (Kentucky), Earl Clark (Louisville), B.J. Mullens (Ohio State), Jonny Flynn (Syracuse), Eric Devendorf (Syracuse), Paul Harris (Syracuse), Blake Griffin (Oklahoma), Willie Warren (Oklahoma), Jrue Holiday (UCLA), DeMar DeRozan (USC), Daniel Hackett (USC), Taj Gibson (USC), Tyreke Evans (Memphis), Shawn Taggart (Memphis), DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh), Chase Budinger (Arizona), Jordan Hill (Arizona), James Johnson (Wake Forest), Jeff Teague (Wake Forest), Al-Farouq Aminu (Wake Forest), James Harden (Arizona State), Nick Calathes (Florida), DaJuan Summers (Georgetown), Patrick Mills (Saint Mary's).

Obviously, that list can (and will likely) change in the coming weeks.

As it changes, so will the rankings.

Category: NCAAB
Posted on: March 16, 2009 2:07 am
 

You want updated rankings? Really?

NEW YORK -- I couldn't believe how many emails I got tonight asking for an updated Top 25 (and one) .

Seriously?

I thought the last thing you guys would care about on the same Sunday night that the NCAA tournament bracket was unveiled is an updated Top 25 (and one) , and it really never even occurred to me to do one. For that, I apologize. But just so you know, I will never update the Top 25 (and one) on Selection Sunday, and for two reasons:

1. It seems unnecessary.

2. I've got way too much other stuff to do.

But, if you want, I'll compromise this time.

How about a Top 10 (and one) ?

1. Louisville
2. North Carolina
3. Pittsburgh
4. Connecticut
5. Memphis
6. Duke
7. Oklahoma
8. Michigan State
9. Missouri
10. Kansas
11. Wake Forest

One more thing before I go: Like the rest of the world, I got 64 of the 65 teams in the NCAA tournament correct. As I've said many times, we hear all this talk about "Bracketologists," but everybody with half a brain and an updated RPI can project the bracket fairly well. Almost anybody will get 63 teams correct, most will get 64 and a handful will get 65 ... except for when then selection committee includes somebody like Arizona. Honestly, do you think there's a chance the committee included Arizona because the Wildcats were out of nearly every projected bracket, that way most of us would miss at least one at-large bid? That's the only explanation, I think.

Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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