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Posted on: February 1, 2010 3:48 am
 

2/1/10 Rankings ** Jayhawks reclaim top spot

AP, Coaches, TPP, Gary Parrish, Pomeroy, RPI and SOS will be edited in tomorrow. Previous ranking in ()

1. Kansas 20-1 (2)
2. Syracuse 21-1 (4)
3. Villanova 19-1 (3)
4. Kentucky 20-1 (1)
5. Michigan St. 19-3 (6)
6. Texas 18-3 (5)
7. Purdue 18-3 (7)
8. West Virginia 17-3 (13)
9. Kansas St. 17-4 (12)
10. Georgetown 16-4 (10)
11. Duke 17-4 (8)
12. Gonzaga 17-4 (9)
13. Tennessee 16-4 (11)
14. Wisconsin 16-5 (14)
15. New Mexico 20-3 (18)
16. Temple 18-4 (15)
17. BYU 21-2 (16)
18. Ohio St. 16-6 (22)
19. Vanderbilt 16-4 (20)
20. Georgia Tech 16-5 (21)
21. Pittsburgh 16-5 (17)
22. UNLV 17-4 (24)
23. Wake Forest 14-5 (23)
24. Cornell 18-3 (34)
25. Butler 18-4 (35)
26. Missouri 16-5 (28)
27. Mississippi 16-5 (19)
28. Rhode Island 17-3 (NR)
29. Baylor 16-4 (NR)
30. Oklahoma St. 16-5 (29)
31. Texas A&M 15-6 (27)
32. Florida St. 16-5 (26)
33. St. Mary's 19-3 (NR)
34. Northern Iowa 19-2 (NR)
35. Clemson 16-6 (30)

Posted on: January 18, 2010 3:47 am
 

1/18/10 Rankings * Very few 2 win teams this week

Because it's late I must refrain from posting any analysis here.  If you'd like to read the comments that go with my rankings, they can be found either on my post in the People's Poll thread, or on my thread created on Gary Parrish's Top 25+1 Message Board.  As always however, feel free to leave comments or questions my reasonings behind my rankings as I love to argue and defend my rankings and/or simply talk some hoops. Previous ranking in ()

1. Texas 17-0 (1)
2. Kentucky 18-0 (2)
3. Kansas 16-1 (3)
4. Villanova 16-1 (4)
5. Syracuse 17-1 (5)
6. Duke 15-2 (7)
7. Michigan St. 15-3 (8)
8. Tennessee 14-2 (9)
9. Pittsburgh 15-2 (10)
10. Gonzaga 14-3 (12)
11. Kansas St. 15-2 (15)
12. Purdue 14-3 (6)
13. Wisconsin 14-4 (13)
14. Temple 15-3 (16)
15. Brigham Young 18-1 (17)
16. Georgetown 13-3 (11)
17. West Virginia 13-3 (14)
18. Georgia Tech 13-4 (20)
19. New Mexico 16-3 (24)
20. Ohio St. 13-5 (NR)
21. Vanderbilt 14-3 (28)
22. Clemson 15-3 (38)
23. Northern Iowa 16-1 (25)
24. Mississippi 13-4 (29)
25. Mississippi St. 15-3 (40)
26. UNLV 14-4 (21)
27. Texas A&M 12-5 (19)
28. Northwestern 13-4 (NR)
29. Florida St. 14-4 (26)
30. North Carolina 12-6 (18)
31. UCONN 11-6 (23)
32. Missouri 14-4 (27)
33. Rhode Island 14-2 (39)
34. UAB 15-2 (34)
35. Cornell 15-3 (37)


#36-50
Arizona St. 14-5
Virginia 11-4
Marquette 11-6
Butler 14-4
Wake Forest 12-4
Louisville 12-6
St. Mary's 16-3
Virginia Tech 13-3
Baylor 14-2
Xavier 12-5
Cincinnati 12-6
Notre Dame 14-4
Dayton 13-4
Washington 12-5
Memphis 13-4

On the radar: (But out of the top 50)
Miami (Fla) 15-3
Minnesota 12-6
Florida 12-5
USC 11-6
Oklahoma St. 13-4
Maryland 11-5
California 11-6
Texas Tech 12-5
Illinois 12-6
St. John's 12-5
Posted on: January 11, 2010 1:38 pm
 

1/11/2010 Rankings ** Another CRAZY week in NCAAB

Again the rankings were difficult to make this week as a majority of Top 25 teams lost, as well as many of the fringe teams outside the Top 25. You started having to consider things like, "Does a loss to Georgia and a win vs Duke mean a team should go up or down?"... and that sort of thing.  Being a KU fan, I was sad to see them lose @Tenn and have been forced to move them out of the top spot.  Some may critique me only moving them to #3, but I can't justify moving Villanova ahead of them when they are also a 1 loss school that lost to a team that KU beat by 32. Purdue also lost this week to a school ranked lower than Tennessee so I can't justify leap-frogging them either.  So as it stands, until further games are played and more analysis done, I will leave KU at #3 and congratulate Texas for moving into the top spot this week.  So here I give you my Top 25 + 10... Previous in ()

1. Texas 15-0 (2)
2. Kentucky 16-0 (3) 
3. Kansas 14-1 (1)
4. Villanova 14-1 (5)
5. Syracuse 15-1 (7)
6. Purdue 14-1 (4)
7. Duke 13-2 (7)
8. Michigan St. 13-3 (9)
9. Tennessee 12-2 (13)
10. Pittsburgh 13-2 (18)
11. Georgetown 12-2 (12)
12. Gonzaga 12-3 (15)
13. Wisonconsin 13-3 (17)
14. West Virginia 12-2 (10)
15. Kansas St. 13-2 (11)
16. Temple 13-3 (22)
17. Brigham Young 16-1 (26)
18. North Carolina 12-4 (8)
19. Texas A&M 12-3 (23)
20. Georgia Tech 12-3 (28)
21. UNLV 13-3 (31)
22. Miami (Fla) 15-1 (33)
23. UCONN 11-4 (19)
24. New Mexico 14-3 (16)
25. Northern Iowa 14-1 (29)
26. Florida St. 13-3 (20)
27. Missouri 13-3 (NR)
28. Vanderbilt 12-3 (NR)
29. Mississippi 12-3 (14)
30. Baylor 13-1 (NR)
31. Dayton 12-3 (NR)
32. Notre Dame 14-3 (NR)
33. Minnesota 12-4 (34)
34. UAB 14-2 (NR)
35. St. Mary's 15-2 (NR)


#36-50 (In no particular order)
Wake Forest 11-3
Cornell 13-3
Clemson 13-3
Rhode Island 12-2
Mississippi St. 13-3
Marquette 10-6
Butler 12-4
Louisville 12-4
Oklahoma St. 13-2
Arizona St. 12-5
Ohio St. 11-5
Florida 11-4
Texas Tech 12-3
Northwestern 12-3
Memphis 11-4
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: January 6, 2010 2:50 am
 

Preview/Analysis of high profile games 1/6 - 1/10

Rich's Games of the Week:

I thought while everyone is watching scoreboards and games and waiting to put together their rankings for next week I would chime in and list what I consider to be the games of the week and other games to watch out for.  This will only include games scheduled between Wednesday and Sunday, but there are a lot of big games coming up this week!!! (Records accurate through Tuesday, 1/5/2010 and rankings posted are from the current AP poll rather than the coaches poll)

1/6/2010

Cornell (11-2) at #1 Kansas (13-0)
Should be an easy game for Kansas, but Cornell is 34th in RPI and has wins @Alabama, @UMASS, @Davidson, @St. John's and @La Salle so at least Kansas will be playing what seems to be a quality team.

Wichita St. (13-2) at Missouri St. (12-2)
Northern Iowa (who also has an interesting match @ Southern Illinois this day) appears to be in the driver's seat in the MVC, but I still wouldn't mind checking out this game between schools in bordering states that don't like one another... oh and it will put one of them just behind NIU for 2nd in the MVC.

#17 Wisconsin (12-2) at #10 Michigan St. (11-3)
Both of these teams will be looking to prove themselves to the naysayers that both teams have fluttering about them.  With Evan Turner gone and Ohio St. seeming to be out of the picture, this looks to be a battle to see who might be able to challenge Purdue in the Big 10! Michigan St. may have the advantage playing at home, but Wisconsin has looked very good and may (show they are an elite team in the B10.

Charlotte (10-3) at #16 Tennessee (10-2)
A decent A-10 school, Charlotte (who had a decisive 22 pt victory at Louisville), travels to Tennessee for what will be Tenn's 1st game without 4 scholarship players in the wake of illegal gun charges.  We'll get an indication of what Tenn has left to work with from this game.

#12 Georgetown (11-1) at Marquette (9-5)
Marquette fans had their hearts torn apart in back to back nail biting losses to Top 10 ranked teams West Virginia and Villanova (1 and 2 pts respectively) Will they still be able to build a case for the tournament?  A marquee win against Georgetown sure would help their cause.

UNLV (12-2) at #25 Brigham Young (14-1)
Big time match-up in the Mountain West to kick off conference play. These 2 teams along with New Mexico figure to be the 3 teams that will fight it out for the conference title and UNLV, who had previously been ranked, would love a chance to start their conference schedule with a big win on teh road!

1/7/2010 - No Key Games

1/8/2010 - No Key Games

(Although if you can't get enough hoops, go ahead and check out the Pac 10 match-ups Washington St. at Arizona and Washington at Arizona St.  The Pac 10 may be in a "down" year, but you can still expect some quality basketball out of these schools.)

1/9/2010

#13 UCONN (10-3) at #12 Georgetown (11-1)
A big game in the brutal conference that is the Big East! These are 2 of what some say could be 10 teams that may be tournament worthy. Always good to check out a big match-up in the Big East and UCONN will be put to the test traveling to Georgetown in a game featuring 2 teams currently ranked in the top 15.

#5 Duke (12-1) at #20 Georgia Tech (11-3)
While I'm in a group that considers GT's current ranking to be too high, I can not deny that having Duke come to down will be one of many big ACC contests to come in the coming weeks of conference play.  GT will get a chance to prove themselves to me and other doubters on their home court when they play Duke Saturday.

#11 Kansas St. (13-1) at Missouri (11-3)
Another border war game between teams from the Sunflower and Show Me states.  K-State has been gaining momentum in the polls, but will have to bring their A-game when visiting MU in each schools 1st game on the conference schedule in what looks like a very good Big 12 this season. 

Mississippi St. (12-3) at #14 Mississippi (12-2)
In state rivals will clash here with a lot of bragging rights on the line.  Miss St was ranked in the preseason poll but it has been Ole Miss that has stole most of the attention in that state thus far.  It will be a quality win for whichever team wins this slugfest, and could put Miss St back in the polls if they pull of an "upset" on the road.

#4 Purdue (14-0) at #17 Wisconsin (12-2)
A 2nd huge game for Wisconsin this week as they host the Big 10's front-runner Purdue. These 2 teams have already beat West Virginia and Duke, so needless to say it will feature 2 teams capable of beating just about anyone on a good day!

UNLV (12-2) at #15 New Mexico (14-1)
It jus doesn't get any easier for UNLV who will have to follow-up their trip to BYU with a trip to another ranked 14-1 team from the MWC, New Mexico.  NM will be looking to notch another quality win and UNLV, who was one of favorites to win the MWC, might just be looking not to start off conference play 0-2 by this point.

Wake Forest (11-2) at Miami (Fla) (14-1)
Both of these teams want to be the next team from the ACC to be ranked. They are both receiving some votes in the AP poll, ranked 31 and 36 respectively. Most people are quick to point out that Miami hasn't beaten anyone of value (including myself), but beating a Wake Forest team that beat NC State in the conference kick-off and also has wins against a good Richmond team, a decent Xavier team, and what I consider to be a great Gonzaga team would certainly count as a quality win and possibly get them the nod.

1/10/2010

#1 Kansas (13-0) at #16 Tennessee (10-2)
KU gets a ranked team on the road, but this game is clearly tainted by the suspensions imposed on 4 Tennessee players.  Kansas should be able to take advantage of Tenn's short-comings and reaffirm their their #1 ranking, while Tennessee will try to make the most of playing this game at home and show that they can remain competative dispite the challenges they've now been hit with.

#21 Temple (11-3) at Rhode Island (12-1)
#3 and #5 in the CBSsports RPI, this high profile A-10 matchup will give Temple a chance to gain some ground in the poll but could also give Rhode Island a chance to move even closer to cracking the Top 25 (currently 32nd in the AP). This game will also give people a chance to check out the quality basketball being playing in the A-10 in general.

Virginia Tech (12-1) at #9 North Carolina (11-4)
UNC will look to bounce back after their loss to College of Charleston, at home against a VT team that is starting to get a little bit of buzz themselves. Both teams will be playing their 1st ACC game and UNC can ill afford another loss and an 0-1 start in ACC play.

Other games worthy of a recap/box score read this week:
(1/6)
Duke at Iowa St., Memphis at Syracuse, Seton Hall at UCONN, Northern Iowa at Southern Illinois, (1/9) Florida at Vanderbilt, St. John's at Louisville, Marquette at Villanova, Ohio St. at Minnesota, Cincinnati at Seton Hall,
Oklahoma at Baylor, West Virginia at Notre Dame, Texas Tech at Oklahoma St., BYU at UTEP, USC at California, (1/10) Northwestern at Michigan, Washington St. at Arizona St., Washington at Arizona
Posted on: January 4, 2010 3:58 am
Edited on: January 4, 2010 4:34 am
 

1/4/10 Rankings ** Big shake-ups abound

Ranking the teams was very hard this week after a few upsets and a few teams closing the gap on teams already ranked.  After the 1st 15 teams or so, there are about 30-40 more that can all make arguments about being ranked and at what position.  That being said, I looked over many teams records as well as who they won and lost to and was finally able to conclude my top 35. There are several teams new to the rankings or simply making a return while Clemson fell off the charts despite losing to a great Duke team, (Explanation below) Previous ranking in ()

1. Kansas 13-0 (1) 

Kansas finally played a ranked opponent (and on the road), and didn’t waste the chance to show what they’re made of.

2. Texas 13-0 (2) 

Texas didn’t look impressive against TX A&M-CC, but they didn’t need too after what they did the previous 2 weeks. 

3. Kentucky 15-0 (3)

 

4. Purdue 13-0 (5) 

Purdue looked like a Final 4 contender winning against West Virginia. Further tests coming this week against Minnesota and at Wisconsin may show us even more.

5. Villanova 12-1 (6)

 

6. Duke 12-1 (7) 

Duke is building momentum after routing Clemson in their ACC opener. 

 

7. Syracuse 13-1 (4)

If they're who we think, their next real test should be at West Virginia Jan. 16th.

8. North Carolina 11-3 (9)

 

9. Michigan State 11-3 (11)

Big game coming up Wednesday against Wisconsin!

10. West Virginia 11-1 (8)

Last 4 games: Last second shots to beat Marquette AND Cleveland St, OT win to Seton Hall, and a 14 pt loss to Purdue. Can't call them a Final 4 contender yet despite the high ranking.

11. Kansas State 13-1 (12)


12. Georgetown 11-1 (15) 

Will G-Town be the 3rd straight highly ranked team to narrowly beat Marquette?

13. Tennessee 10-2 (13) 

With allegations and suspensions pending, it feels like a rapid decline is just on the horizon.

14. Mississippi 11-2 (16)


15. Gonzaga 11-3 (17) 

Zags are a very talented team and picking up steam heading into conference play.

16. New Mexico 12-1 (20) 

The Lobos bounced back from their loss to Oral Roberts with quality wins over Texas Tech and Dayton.

 

17. Wisconsin 12-2 (25) 

Wisconsin can really make some noise this week playing at Michigan St Wednesday and back home against Purdue on Saturday.  They can also be exposed as pretenders though!

18. Pittsburgh 12-2 (NR) 

Pittsburgh's dismantling of Syracuse certainly warrants everyone's attention as they are no longer a team to over-look. 

19. UCONN 10-3 (10) 

A 9 spot drop may be harsh, but UCONN will have a shot to prove themselves and move back up if they take care of business the next 2 weeks against Seton Hall, Georgetown, Pitt and Michigan.

20. Florida State 12-2 (26)


21. Texas Tech 12-2 (19)

 

22. Temple 11-3 (21) 

 

Can't be too upset about losing to #1 Kansas. Time to step it up as A-10 play begins.

 

23. Texas A&M 10-3 (22)

 

24. Cincinnati 10-3 (NR) 

Next game against Pittsburgh suddenly looking more interesting... and high profile!

25. Washington 10-3 (18) 

 

26. Brigham Young 14-1 (29) 

 

27. Wake Forest 11-2 (32) 

 

OT wins against A-10 teams Richmond and Xavier showed both strengths and weaknesses. 

 

28. Georgia Tech 11-2 (32)

 

29. Northern Iowa 12-1 (33) 

 

Still looking strong as they begin MVC play 3-0.

 

30. USC 10-4 (NR) 

Despite self-imposed sanctions ruling out any Pac-10 and/or NCAA Tournament hopes, there's no doubt the Trojans have looked great winning 8 straight since Gerrity became eligible.

 

31. UNLV 12-2 (28) 

Unfair to drop them 3 spots without playing? 1 spot for a team that beat them, and 2 more for teams that won several games this week while the Rebels played no one.

32. Florida 11-3 (NR) 

 

The Gators won 3 games last week after losing 3 straight. That along with previous quality wins against Florida St and Michigan St have them back in the mix.

 

33. Miami (Fla) 14-1 (34)

34. Minnesota 11-3 (NR) 

 

Seven straight wins after losing 3 in a row. (A fluke loss to a Portland team who started hot, a 1 pt loss to a very good Texas A&M team, and a 5 pt loss @ to what seems to be a decent Miami team)

 

35. Rhode Island 11-1 (NR) 

The Rams have only 1 loss, by 2 pts @VCU, and wins @Davidson, @Boston College, and vs Oklahoma St.

 


The next 15: (In no particular order to round out my top 50)

Clemson 12-3 Best win is by 1 over a suspect Butler and lost to 3 other teams worth anything including Illinois = below 35 ranking.

Dayton 10-3 Switch Butler for Georgia Tech and you have the same thing (All 3 losses to teams better than Ill + GT>Butler=Dayton#36)

California 10-4

Butler 10-4

Ohio St 10-4

Oregon 10-4

Virginia Tech 12-1

William & Mary 10-2

Baylor 11-1

UAB 12-2

Richmond 11-4

Memphis 10-3

Oklahoma St 11-2

Mississippi St 12-2

Marquette 9-5

I apologize for the different fonts and spacing and bold vs regular, but I have tried editing this post several times and have been unable to make it any better than this unfortunately. Hopefully you all still enjoy it and can make out what I'm trying to say everywhere.  Also, if it is still showing 1/4/09, it should say 1/4/10 as that edit doesn't seem to be working either.

 

 

Posted on: December 30, 2009 4:23 pm
Edited on: December 31, 2009 12:38 am
 

12/28/09 Rankings ** Sorry it's late

 

This is my 1st of what I hope will be for the foreseeable future, an answer to Parrish's Top 25 + 1.  Although it is titled "Poll", it will actually just be my rankings for a while although I may at some point begin making it an accumulative poll if I can find enough participants to do it.  Because there is already a People's Poll Blog and Thread, I may opt to make this poll for KU fans so I can see how we as a group view the rest of the league. 

This is how I scored things after Sunday's (12/27/09) games, so the records and placement do not reflect anything that happened in games on Monday or later.  Because I think there are more than 25 or even 26 teams worth mentioning, these and future rankings will include up to 10 additional teams. (And even then I know that some people will feel their team was snubbed and I'm sorry for that) I hope you enjoy these rankings and everyone is more than welcome to leave a comment.  Previous ranking shown in ()

1. Kansas 11-0 (1)

2. Texas 11-0 (2)

3. Kentucky 13-0 (3)

4. Syracuse 12-0 (4)

5. Purdue 11-0 (5)

6. Villanova 11-1 (6)

7. Duke 9-1 (7)

8. West Virginia 10-0 (10)

9. North Carolina 9-3 (8)

10. UCONN 9-2 (11)

11. Michigan St. 9-3 (9)

12. Kansas St. 11-1 (13)

13. Tennessee 9-2 (16)

14. Ohio St. 9-2 (17)

15. Georgetown 9-1 (20)

16. Mississippi 10-2 (12)

17. Gonzaga 8-3 (18)

18. Washington 9-2 (22)

19. Texas Tech 10-1 (19)

20. New Mexico 12-1 (14)

21. Temple 9-2 (23)

22. Texas A&M 9-3 (21)

23. Clemson 11-2 (27)

24. Wichita St. 11-1 (25)

25. Wisconsin 10-2 (26)

26. Florida St. 11-2 (28)

27. UAB 12-1 (29)

28. UNLV 12-2 (24)

29. Brigham Young 12-1 (35)

30. Wake Forest 8-2 (31)

31. Dayton 9-2 (NR)

32. Georgia Tech 9-2 (33)

33. Northern Iowa 9-1 (32)

34. Miami (Fla) 12-1 (NR)

35. Oklahoma St. 10-1 (NR)

I will attempt to give more commentary and analysis in future polls. Wink

 
 
 
 
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