The Preview Magazines: Consensus Top 25

    
October 13th, 2008

 

Don't like how CHN is ranking teams? Here's what the major annual preview magazines have to say, including a consensus average based on all three. Note some of the variance of opinions about teams like Duke, Michigan State, Texas, Oklahoma, and USC.

SN = Sporting News

 

 

  TEAM ATHLON LINDY'S SN AVG
1 UNC 1 1 1 1.0
2 UCONN 2 2 2 2.0
3 LVILLE 3 6 3 4.0
4 PITTSBURGH 7 3 9 6.3
5 UCLA 4 8 8 6.7
6 DUKE 12 4 7 7.7
7 GONZAGA 8 11 4 7.7
8 MICHIGAN STATE 14 5 5 8.0
9 TEXAS 6 14 6 8.7
10 NOTRE DAME 5 9 12 8.7
11 PURDUE 9 12 13 11.3
12 OKLAHOMA 10 7 22 13.0
13 MEMPHIS 13 16 10 13.0
14 TENNESSEE 11 10 21 14.0
15 ARIZONA STATE 16 13 15 14.7
16 MIAMI 15 18 14 15.7
17 MARQUETTE 17 17 18 17.3
  **below, only in two rankings    
18 USC 23   11 17.0
19 WAKE FOREST 18   17 17.5
20 DAVIDSON   15 20 17.5
21 WISCONSIN 20 20   20.0
22 BAYLOR 19   25 22.0
23 GEORGETOWN 21 22   21.5
24 UNLV 24   24 24.0
  **below, only in one ranking    
25 FLORIDA     16 16
           
  **other teams in one ranking    
  VILLANOVA   19   19
  XAVIER     19 19
  TEXAS A&M   21   21
  KANSAS 22     22
  SAINT MARY'S     23 23
  VIRGINIA TECH   23   23
  OHIO STATE   24   24
  SYRACUSE 25     25
  ARIZONA     25   25