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Consensus Basketball Ranking: Computers vs AP

January 9th, 2012

 

Nothing will rile up a fan more than thinking their team is under-rated, under-respected, and under-ranked in the national polls. As the voice behind CollegeHoops.net's Top 50 Ranking, I'm well aware of how mad fans get when they feel slighted. No doubt, I occasionally slip up, and no doubt the dozens of voters in the AP poll slip up even more often.

AP Top 25: Pittsburgh (Finally) and Creighton Drop Out

January 2nd, 2012
AP Top 25 - January 2nd, 2011 - Syracuse remains #1 for the fourth straight week, although Kentucky still has 5 first-place votes. Creighton (who lost at home to Missouri St) and Pittsburgh (free-falling) dropped out of the Top 25, replaced by Kansas St and Gonzaga. Louisville, who lost twice, only drop to 11th, while Georgetown moves into the Top 10 at 9th.

1 Syracuse (60) 15-0 1,618
2 Kentucky (5) 13-1 1,554
3 North Carolina 13-2 1,451
4 Baylor 13-0 1,389
5 Duke 12-1 1,354
6 Ohio State 13-2 1,277
7 Missouri 13-0 1,255

AP Top 25: San Diego St Cracks Poll

December 26th, 2011
In the latest AP Top 25 Poll: San Diego St & Harvard move in the poll, replacing Xavier (who lost twice) and Illinois. Kansas St makes a strong move to 26th after winning 3 games out in Hawaii. Kansas, who lost to Davidson at home, only dropped 4 spots to 17th. Pittsburgh, who lost to Wagner at home, drops to 22nd but remains in the poll. (Wagner picked up a lone vote for the quality win).

 

AP Top 25: Virginia Makes Debut

December 19th, 2011
UNLV returns to the Top 25 after topping Illinois, who falls to 25th. Virginia makes their first appearance. Alabama and Vanderbilt drop out of the poll, though somehow they each still get votes. Vanderbilt's 5 votes is shocking. Xavier drops out of the top 10 after losing to Oral Roberts without their star players.

 

AP Top 25: Indiana Debuts at 18th

December 12th, 2011

RK  TEAM   RECORD  PTS
1 Syracuse (51)   10-0 1,607
2 Ohio State (7)   8-1 1,478
3 Kentucky (4)   8-1 1,468
4 Louisville (2)   9-0 1,374
5 North Carolina (1)   8-2 1,373
6 Baylor   7-0 1,284
7 Duke   9-1 1,273
8 Xavier   8-0 1,122
9 Connecticut   8-1 1,087
10 Missouri   9-0 1,030
11 Marquette   9-0 988
12 Kansas   7-2 945
13 Florida   7-2 891

AP Top 25: Four Teams Make Debut

December 5th, 2011

The latest AP Top 25 Poll. New this week = Creighton, Georgetwon, Harvard, Illinois

 

AP Top 25: Vandy Drops to 18th

November 14th, 2011

UNC has all but 3 of the 65 first-place votes in the latest poll, while Vanderbilt drops to 18th after losing at home to Cleveland St. The Vikings only managed 13 votes despite the impressive win.