CollegeHoops.net Top 50: Week Two

    
November 22nd, 2009

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Week Two Top 50 Ranking: November 23rd

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

- The big mover of the week is of course Syracuse, who knocked off Cal & UNC. Cal looked outmatched against both Ohio St and Syracuse and drops a fair amount. Miami and Notre Dame move into the Top 50 as they remain unbeaten, while UNLV and Iowa State make appearance in the Next Five for the first time.

 

  Team Record Last Pre.
1

Kansas

shaky against memphis, but still managed win

3-0 1 1
2

Villanova

awful showing in close win over george mason

5-0 2 2
3

Michigan State

tested by gonzaga. yet to play on the road

4-0 3 3
4

Duke

a healthy nolan smith makes a big difference

4-0 6 6
5

Kentucky

perhaps would have lost if not for john wall

4-0 4 4
6

Texas

yet to play a half-decent opponent

2-0 7 7
7

Purdue

less than impressive against pesky south dakota st

3-0 8 8
8

West Virginia

had the week off

1-0 9 9
9

Tennessee

blowing out teams up until sluggish depaul win

4-0 10 10
10

Syracuse

took out ohio st and unc in home away from home, msg

4-0 NA 67
11

Butler

3-0 11 11
12

UNC

spotty opening week foreshadowed syracuse struggles

4-1* 5 5
13

Michigan

2-0 12 12
14

Washington

4-0 13 13
15

Ohio State

3-1* 14 14
16

Illinois

3-0 16 16
17

Minnesota

3-0 18 17
18

Clemson

3-0 20 20
19

Georgetown

3-0 19 19
20

Xavier

3-0 21 21
21

Connecticut

3-0 22 23
22

Maryland

3-0 26 27
23

Ole Miss

4-1* 28 29
24

California

2-2** 15 15
25

Dayton

2-2** 17 18
26

Texas A&M

3-0 23 24
27

Louisville

3-0 33 35
28

Kansas St

4-1* 24 25
29

Florida

3-0 29 32
30

Gonzaga

2-1* 31 30
31

Memphis

2-1* 32 34
32

Georgia Tech

3-1* 30 33
33

Oklahoma State

3-0 35 31
34

Tulsa

4-0 37 37
35

Wisconsin

2-0 39 38
36

Wake Forest

3-0 40 39
37

BYU

3-0 41 40
38

Seton Hall

3-0 47 48
39

Miami

5-0 NA 70
40

Florida State

3-0 42 42
41

Old Dominion

4-0 49 49
42

Vanderbilt

2-0 50 50
43

South Carolina

4-1* 36 36
44

Oklahoma

2-1* 34 45
44

Mississippi St

2-1 38 22
45

UCLA

1-1* 27 28
46

Creighton

2-1 45 43
47

Siena

2-1* 25 26
48

Pittsburgh

3-0 48 41
50

Notre Dame

4-0 NA 60

* = lost this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five (in order): Cincinnati (2-0), UNLV (3-0), Boston College (3-1*), Nevada (2-1*), Iowa State (4-0)

 

Dropping Out

  Week Pre
 

Nevada

2-1* 2 44
 

Penn State

3-2** 2 46
 

Boston College

3-1* 2 47
 

 

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

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