College Basketball Top 50: Duke New #1 While Butler Soars

    
December 16th, 2012

Collegehoops.net's Top 50 Power Ranking is your weekly dive into the national college basketball scene.  The CHN Top 50 is brought to you before all the other polls late Sunday night. Arrows represent notable moves. (Also: Check out the weekly Non-BCS Top 25 Ranking.)

 

Top 50 Ranking: December 16th

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

  Team Record Last
1

Duke

9-0 3
2

Michigan

11-0 2
3

Indiana

9-1* 1
4

Syracuse

9-0 5
5

Florida

7-1 4
6

Louisville

9-1 6
7

Ohio State

8-1 7
8

Arizona

8-0 8
9

Kansas

8-1 9
10

Missouri

8-1 10
11 Cincinnati  10-0 11
12

Illinois

12-0 12
13

New Mexico 

11-0 13
14

Minnesota

11-1 14
15

Gonzaga

10-1 15
16 Creighton 10-1 16
17 Michigan State 9-2 17
18 San Diego St 8-1 18
19

Butler

8-2 42
20

North Carolina

8-2 19
21

UNLV 

8-1 20
22 Oklahoma St 8-1 21
23 Notre Dame 9-1 23
24

Pittsburgh 

10-1 24
25

Georgetown 

9-1 25
26 NC State   7-2 26
27

Kentucky

7-3 27
28 Baylor 6-3 28
29

Wichita St

9-1* 22
30 Murray St 8-1 29
31 Oregon 9-1 31
32 Colorado 8-2 33
33

UCONN

7-2 34
34

Kansas St 

7-2* 30
35

Wyoming

10-0 35
36

Bucknell

9-1 36
37

Temple

7-1 37
38

Maryland

9-1 39
39

VCU

7-3 41
40

Memphis

6-3* 32
41

Xavier

7-2 43
42

Marquette

7-2 44
43 Miami 6-1 45
44

Wisconsin

7-4 49
45

Ole Miss

7-1 NA(+5)
46 Colorado St 6-2 50
47

St. Mary's

7-2 NA(+5)
48

Alabama

6-3* 38
49 Virginia 8-2 NA
50 Belmont 7-3* 47

* = losses this week

last = last week's ranking

 

Next Five:  Boise St (7-2), Iowa (9-2), Virginia Tech (8-2*), UIC (9-1), Texas A&M (7-2)

 

Top 50 Drop Outs

  Week
  Virginia Tech   5
 

St. Joseph's

5
 

Ohio

  5
 

California

4
  Boise St   4
  Santa Clara   3
 

Tennessee

  3
 

Northwestern

  3
 

UCLA

  3
  Florida State   3
 

Saint Louis

3
 

St. Mary's

  2
 

Texas

2
 

Northern Iowa

  2
 

Iowa St

  2
  South Alabama 2

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

During the season, don't forget to check out the CHN Top 50 Power Ranking every Sunday night!

 

For more depth, check out the weekly the Non-BCS Top 25 ranking.

 

You can also revisit the Top 50 archive and view this week's AP Top 25.