College Basketball Top 50: UNC Breaks Into Top 10

    
March 6th, 2011
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March 6th Top 50 Ranking

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

*Doesn't include the late WCC Semifinals

  Team Record Last Pre.
1

Kansas

dealt mizzou 1st home loss while wrapping up league title

29-2 1 9
2

Ohio State

avenged earlier wiscy loss with 28-point romp

29-2 2 3
3

Pittsburgh

clinched big east title and double-bye at msg

27-4 5 4
4

Notre Dame

ben hansbrough playing the best ball of his life

25-5 7 81
5

North Carolina

kendall marshall pushes unc into top 10 for first time

24-6 11 8
6

San Diego St

face utah in opening round of mwc tournament

29-2 8 12
7

Duke

kyle singler's late-season fade continued against unc

27-4* 4 1
8

Purdue

road loss at iowa shouldn't impact ncaa seeding much

25-6* 6 11
9

BYU

brandon davies suddenly became a household name

28-3* 3 24
10

Florida

kenny boynton finally hitting 3's for sec champs

24-6 13 21
11

Syracuse

25-6 12 10
12

Texas

25-6* 9 29
13

Wisconsin

23-7* 10 23
14

Arizona

25-6 18 50
15

Louisville

23-8* 14 56
16

Utah St

28-3 19 31
17

Xavier

24-6 20 30
18

Kentucky

22-8 24 5
19

Texas A&M

23-7* 16 41
20

St. John's

20-10* 22 36
21

Kansas St

22-9 32 7
22

Georgetown

21-9* 17 22
23

West Virginia

20-10 33 32
24

Old Dominion

26-6 29 34
25

UCONN

21-9** 15 65
26

UNLV

23-7 30 28
27

Temple

24-6 31 18
28

George Mason

26-6*  23 58
29

Cincinnati

24-7 35 87
30

Florida State

21-9* 27 33
31

Vanderbilt

21-9** 21 13
32

Richmond

24-7 38 35
33

UCLA

22-9* 34 53
34

Missouri

22-9** 25 19
35

Butler

22-9 42 14
36

UAB

22-7 44 123
37

Villanova

21-10** 26 6
38

Belmont

30-4 50 107
39

Missouri St

25-8* 36 67
40

Georgia

20-10* 39 61
41

Saint Mary's

23-7 45 57
42

Clemson

20-10* 43 40
43

Washington

20-10** 28 16
44

Alabama

20-10* 41 86
45

Illinois

19-12* 40 17
46

Colorado

19-12* 47 92
47

Tennessee

18-13* 49 15
48

Virginia Tech

19-10** 37 26
49

Harvard

23-5 NA(55) 114
50

Cleveland St

26-8* 48 132

* = lost this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five (in order): Gonzaga (22-9), Memphis (22-9*), VCU (23-10), Boston College (19-11), UTEP (23-8)

 

Dropped Out

  Week Pre
 

Memphis

22-9* 15 20
 

Wichita St

24-8* 14 38
 

UTEP

23-8 14 42
 

Minnesota

17-13** 14 44
 

Nebraska

19-11* 14 NA
 

Baylor

18-12** 13 27
 

Coastal Carolina

28-5* 13 NA
 

Marquette

18-13** 12 52
 

VCU

23-10 12 62
 

Boston College

19-11 12 108
 

Michigan State

17-13* 11 2
 

Oklahoma St

18-12* 10 64
 

Gonzaga

21-9 9 25
 

UCF

19-10* 9 71
 

New Mexico

20-11 7 43
 

Ole Miss

19-12* 5 47
 

Maryland

18-13** 4 48
 

Arizona St

12-18 3 37
 

Dayton

19-12** 3 39
 

Seton Hall

13-17 2 36
 

New Mexico St

15-16* 1 48
 

Northern Iowa

19-13* 1 49

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

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