College Basketball Top 50: Vandy & Belmont Out

    
December 18th, 2011
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.)

 

December 18th Top 50 Ranking

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

  Team Record Last Pre.
1

Syracuse

11-0 1 4
2

Ohio State

10-1 2 3
3

North Carolina

9-2 3 1
4

Kentucky

9-1 4 2
5

Duke

9-1 5 5
6

Louisville

10-0 6 6
7 Baylor 9-0 8 25
8

UCONN

9-1 9 8
9

Marquette

10-0 10 23
10

Missouri

11-0 11 30
11

Kansas

7-2 12 13
12

Xavier

8-1* 7 12
13

Florida

8-2 13 7
14

Pittsburgh 

10-1 14 9
15

Wisconsin

10-2 15 16
16

Indiana

10-0 20 NA
17 Mississippi St 11-1 17 35
18

Michigan

9-2 19 19
19 Michigan State 9-2 22 28
20 Creighton 8-1 23 39
21 Georgetown 9-1 26 NA
22 Cleveland St   10-1 24 NA
23

UNLV 

11-2 25 34
24

St Louis 

10-1 28 NA
25 Harvard  9-1 29 NA
26

Illinois

10-1* 18 46
27

Texas A&M 

8-2* 16 14
28 San Diego St 9-2 31 NA
29

Gonzaga

7-2 30 21
30 Murray St 12-0 33 NA
31 Stanford 9-1 32 NA
32

Texas

9-2 34 33
33 California 9-2 35 29
34

Alabama

8-3* 21 24
35

Wichita St

8-2 36 45
36

Purdue

9-3* 27 32
37

Florida State

8-3 42 18
38

West Virginia 

7-2 44 41
39

New Mexico 

8-2 45 27
40

Kent St 

7-1 43 48
41

Kansas St 

7-1 46 49
42 Virginia 9-1 47 NA
43

Northern Iowa

9-1 49 NA
44

Northwestern 

10-1 48 NA
45

Arizona

7-4* 37 20
46 Marshall 7-2 50 42
47

Temple

6-3* 38 22
48

Charleston

9-1 51 NA
49

Minnesota

11-1 53 NA
50

Memphis

5-4* 39 11

* = losses this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five: St. Mary's (8-1), Seton Hall (8-1), BYU (8-3*), Iona (9-2), Virginia Tech (8-3)

 

Top 50 Drop Outs

  Week Pre
 

Vanderbilt

6-4* 6 10
 

Belmont

7-4** 6 44
 

Washington 

5-5* 5 26
  Miami 6-4 5 36
  Villanova 6-5* 5 37
 

Notre Dame

7-5* 4 38
 

Weber St 

6-3* 4 NA
  Virginia Tech  8-3 4 NA
 

Cincinnati 

7-3 3 17
 

Butler

4-6 3 31
  Saint Mary's 8-1 3 47
 

UCLA

5-5 2 15
 

George Mason

7-3 2 40
  Drexel 5-4 2 43
 

VCU

7-3 2 50

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! Check out past week's rankings and this week's AP Top 25.