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Updated Top 25 (and one)

Posted on: January 22, 2012 8:03 pm
By Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman

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

Here's how it will look ...
  1. Kentucky (19-1)
  2. Missouri (18-1)
  3. Syracuse (20-1)
  4. Ohio State (17-3)
  5. Kansas (16-3)
  6. Baylor (17-2)
  7. North Carolina (16-3)
  8. Duke (16-3)
  9. Michigan State (16-4)
  10. Creighton (18-2)
  11. San Diego State (17-2)
  12. UNLV (18-3)
  13. Georgetown (16-3)
  14. Kansas State (14-4)
  15. Indiana (16-4)
  16. Murray State (20-0)
  17. Virginia (15-3)
  18. Mississippi State (16-4)
  19. Michigan (15-5)
  20. Marquette (16-4)
  21. Wisconsin (16-5)
  22. West Virginia (15-5)
  23. Florida (15-4)
  24. Florida State (13-6)
  25. Saint Mary's (19-2)
  26. Connecticut (14-5)
In: Florida, Florida State, Saint Mary's
Out: Alabama, Seton Hall, Illinois

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 23, 2012 12:37 am

Updated Top 25 (and one)

SDSU deserves its ranking, however I believe it should be flipped flopped over the way it is now at ther very minimum.

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 23, 2012 12:35 am

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Please, come visit the latest unm vs unlv board, we will see who trolls. That being said, Cincinatti deserves a ranking in my book, but SDSU's wins are not of the greatest quality, and are not of convincing statue for a ranking; that might not mean much in march, but if the consensus was to bring a team ahead of another team that are both in the top 25 upon winning, things would get ugly, and the bottom line is this:

UNLV's RPI and statistical categories are just superior to SDSU's, along with their wins. Anybody who is anybody can see that. I could go on and on about why we are a better team this year, and you were a better team last year, but I shouldn't have to. It is a sad day when UNLV drops 8 spots on a two point loss to another ranked team by 2 on a buzzer beater (*cough* espn *cough*).

Further, every other poll in the nation has UNLV higher (massey, col, ken, sag), because it clearly makes sense. SDSU is a great team, however, they are not better than UNLV right now, just like FSU is not better than Duke and UNC, and so on. These are the facts.

Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 11:11 pm

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Heh, that oxi guy is a huge UNLV troll. You should see the garbage he writes up on the ESPN boards. The top 10 look about right, but I'd have to give the edge to Creighton over Mich St. After that I'd drop UNLV down to 14 with Murray St ahead of them. I'm surprised they don't have Cincinnati in the mix. 

Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2012 10:49 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Odix... I completely agree w/ you.  UNLV is definately better than San Diego State, but despite the fact that we are lucky to only have 2 losses...we are 17-2 and deserve to be ranked where we are based on what's going on w/ everyone else.  I'll be shocked if we win both games this week.......... @ Wyoming and @ Colorado State

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 22, 2012 9:41 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

My problems with the list: Kansas could make a case to be above OSU though, since they beat them (albeit w/o Sullinger). Murray State is tricky cause they could win all their games, but how high can they go? The OVC is not exactly the Big East or Big Ten. I don't think teams with 5 losses shoould be ranked (Wisconsin, Michigan) but I don't know who you'd replace them with.

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 9:39 pm

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I am curious how SDSU can be ranked higher than UNLV just because UNLV lost to them @ their home, by a buzzer beater ? 6 of SDSU's so called "quality" wins have come by 2 points or less, most at home, and some by 1. Further they 6 of their other wins have come against schools that have a .017% winning record against D1 schools, one win @ home should not catapult a team 8 spots. UNLV clearly has the better RPI, and better resume. Fisher might be a great coach, but UNLV is clearly, clearly the better team. Average pts of win by UNLV @ home ? 20. SDSU had 2 OT's, two 1 point games, and 4 2 point games. UNLV is 3rd in the nation in assits, 19th in rebounds, 30th in FG pct, and 8th in scoring points. #no-love.

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 9:28 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

What happened to #24 Harvard.

Since: Apr 13, 2010
Posted on: January 22, 2012 9:02 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

How can any loss UConn has be worse than a 30 point loss to Providence?

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: January 22, 2012 8:15 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

If you look at Louisville and UConns schedules, they both have 5 losses and you could argue that Louisvilles losses are better than UConn's. I agree that Louisville shouldn't be ranked, but either should UConn. Any reason UCONN is on the list? Also how much did UVA drop for that loss just now?

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