Updated Top 50 Ranking: Kansas #1

    
September 15th, 2009

This has certainly been one of the more eventful off-seasons in recent college basketball memory with big-time coaching changes, scandals, NBA Draft decisions, and last-minute decisions by big-name recruits.

 

Thus my "Super-Early Top 50 Ranking" back in April is almost obsolete by now, and an updated ranking is sorely needed.

 

In the list below you'll see my original April ranking as well as the team's final 08-09 CHN Top 50 ranking. Note that these picks are purely my own opinion and do not reflect CHN's official 144 Teams in 144 Days preseason ranking.

 

Post your thoughts in the comments section whether you agree or disagree.. there's certainly many debates to be had.

 

 

2009-10 Updated Top 50 Ranking: September 15th

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

  Team April 08-09
1

Kansas

addition of Xavier Henry solidifies the former sg hole..

2 10
2

Villanova

lose Cunningham, but loaded in the backcourt

3 8
3

Michigan State

nothing new since april, Roe & Green need to step up

5 3
4

Kentucky

added Wall & got Patterson to return since april ranking

20 NA
5

UNC

superior frontcourt talent, but are young guards legit?

4 1
6

Duke

lost Henderson & Williams since i originally had them #1

1 9
7

Texas

get boost from James's return. some like texas #2

14 26
8

Purdue

improving every year, serious final four threat

6 16
9

West Virginia

with a healthy set of guards, Huggins team will be solid

9 27
10

Tennessee

had disappointing season, but will be underrated

8 41
11

Butler

formidable trio of Howard, Hayward, and Mack

10 22
12

Michigan

perhaps Manny Harris is big ten's 2010 poy?

11 37
13

Washington

have guards and wings, but who can replace Brockman?

15 17
14

Ohio State

have one of the game's biggest talents in Evan Turner

18 34
16

California

Bears have core back and pac-10 is wide open

16

47

17

Illinois

Weber did a great job in 09. i like this team more than most

12 23
18

Minnesota

in Tubby I trust.. everyone relevant returns

23 45
19

Dayton

Chris Wright should be even better. a-10's top team.

19 25
20

Georgetown

loss of Summers no biggie. Monroe, Wright, Freeman return

22 NA
21

Clemson

Oglesby has left since april ranking

7 20
22

Xavier

new coach should be no issue for this solid program

17 14
23

Mississippi St

on rise with Varnado, Bost, (Sidney?). overrated by some

26 NA
24

Connecticut

lose Adrien, Price, Thabeet.. but its still uconn

29 2
25

Texas A&M

Bryan Davis improves every month. Sloan is no slouch

28 33
26

Kansas St

coming off solid season. Wally Judge is serious recruit

30 NA
27

Siena

Hasbrouck is major loss, but still many of the same pieces

33 28
28

Maryland

only senior loss is Neal, so can't forget about Gary's guys

35 NA
29

UCLA

lose 3 senior contributors, but still a lot of emerging talent

32 18
30

Ole Miss

return of Chris Warren is huge. underrated in my opinion

27 NA
31

Gonzaga

Daye went pro, but don't discount the WCC's best

13 12
32

Oklahoma State

lose Eaton & Harris, but loading up on solid d1 players

36 32
33

Florida

lose Calathes since April, but Boynton is super frosh

24 48
34

Georgia Tech

top notch recruiting class, plus Shumpert is back

40 11
35

Memphis

will obviously take step back, but still best of CUSA (barely)

31 7
36

Louisville

hard to overcome loss of Williams & Clark

34 6
37

South Carolina

Downey leads a fringe tourney squad from 08-09

NA NA
38

Tulsa

Jordan's return solidifies Tulsa's CUSA title hopes

45 4
39

Wisconsin

there's no reason to ever discount a Bo Ryan squad

38 30
40

Wake Forest

with Teague returning, would have been top 25

25 15
41

BYU

outside of Cummard, everyone important is back

37 36
42

Pittsburgh

success depends on how good freshman are

46 4
43

Florida State

Douglas is huge loss, but Snaer joins talented youngsters

39 29
44

Creighton

Woodfox is the big loss. But always a contender

48 49
45

Nevada

look for Babbitt & Johnson to dominate conquer the WAC

49 NA
46

Oklahoma

deep recruiting class joins backourt of Warren, Crocker

41 5
47

Penn State

couple sizeable losses, but Battle gives them a chance

42 39
48

Boston College

play of pg Paris will be key. wide open opinions on this team

43 43
49

Seton Hall

will new & old talent mesh to form tourney team?

NA NA
50

Old Dominion

top dogs in CAA ready to make a splash

NA NA

  

Dropping Out

 
21

Syracuse

44 Davidson
47 USC
50 Missouri

 

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.

 

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