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Updated Top 25 (and one)

Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:48 pm
By Gary Parrish and Jeff Goodman

The Top 25 (and one) will be updated on the college basketball page shortly.

Here's how it will look ...
  1. Syracuse (17-0)
  2. Kentucky (15-1)
  3. North Carolina (14-2)
  4. Baylor (15-0)
  5. Michigan State (14-2)
  6. Indiana (15-1)
  7. Ohio State (15-2)
  8. Duke (13-2)
  9. UNLV (16-2)
  10. Missouri (14-1)
  11. Kansas (12-3)
  12. Georgetown (13-2)
  13. Kansas State (12-2)
  14. Louisville (13-3)
  15. Virginia (14-1)
  16. Michigan (13-3)
  17. Creighton (13-2)
  18. San Diego State
  19. Seton Hall (14-2)
  20. Murray State (16-0)
  21. Gonzaga (13-2)
  22. Mississippi State (13-3)
  23. Marquette (12-4)
  24. Wisconsin (12-5)
  25. Alabama (12-3)
  26. West Virginia (12-4)

Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:56 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Nothing wrong with that.  OSU will bump up after they beat Indiana at home next weekend.  They will probably be ahead of both MSU and OSU in the actual poll as well.  You can only really rank as far as what the teams have done to date. 

OSU will be a #1 seed when all is said and done.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:26 pm

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Wisconsin cannot be in the top 25. Did anyone, including Parrish and Goodman, watch their game against Michigan? Dreadful. 5 losses, sorry guys, they are NOT good and should not be ranked. Jordan Taylor = GOOD. Wisconsin team = NOT GOOD. 

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:14 pm

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SEC is not back... they are and will be a Football conference. Lets run down the lsit. Vanderbilt has one good win, marquette and three bad losses, cleveland state, xavier and indiana state. Not what you want to see out of a supposide NCAA tourney team. Alabama bad loss to dayron, alos lost to Georgetown and Kansas State. They beat purdue who is middle of the Big Ten. No signature win or win over top 25 opponents. Kentucky, no wins on the road, only top 25 win was at home vs a reeling louisville, over rated. Florida, also over rated. They are 0-4 on the road with no win over top 25 opponents and two losess to non top 25 teams.  Mississippi State, lost to akron, lost to baylor and lost to Arkansas. Won against west virginia. No wins over top 25 teams. Bad loss akron.  Almost beat Baylor, which is impressive Miss State is good.  
As for SEC being back they look like they will be the 4th best conference behind the Big Ten, BIG 12 and Big East. The Big Ten might have  4 teams in the top 10 and they have the possibility of eight or nine teams in the dance. Wisconsin is good, but not great anymore, Purdue is middle of the pack but still alright, Illinois is good.  The Big 12 has four for real teams in Kansas (who beat UK), Kansas State, Mizzou and Baylor.  The big east is good, but  down this year, connectivut is good but not  top 15 good, Rutgets seems ok, Syracuse is dominant, WVU is good, Georgetown is solid, Marquette is good, but iffy and Louisville is reeling, but could be good later this season.  But i still feel that these three conferences are deeper than the SEC.  

Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:24 pm

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why is seton hall missing on the college basketball page?

Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:17 pm

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You are wrong.  North Carolina is ranked higher in SOS, but lower in RPI.  Not to mention, NC beat #5 Mich St.  And it doesn't matter in the long run.  Stigma?

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:15 pm

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Alabama is not over-rated at all. They started the year with four true freshmen averaging 28 minutes or more, some 35 minutes a game. It takes a little while for these freshmen to get accustomed to playing at the collegiate level. They won the Puerto Rico Classic early in the year by beating Maryland by 20, Wichita State (a tourney team) by 10, and then Purdue(another tourney team) by 12-15. They lost to Georgetown on a fluke 3 point shot with 1 second left on the clock, and should have won that game. Their other two losses were to a very good Kansas State team, that I think will go far in the NCAA tourney, and then to Dayton on the road.

I agree they should not have lost to Dayton, but they were playing at home and shot like 60% from the floor and 65% from 3 pt range, making like 10-12 of them. I don't care who you are, but when you are shooting lights out like that, it's impossible to win against that. Everyone has their game of the year, when everything they throw up goes in, and this was that game for Dayton. So that is why the loss.

And the SEC is not a bad conference at all this year. They will get Kentucky, Florida, Vanderbilt, Alabama, and Mississippi State into the Tourney this year. And if you think towards our new additions, Mizzou and A&M will both make it into the tourney as well.

So beware all you SEC-Haters. The time is coming soon when the SEC puts more teams in the field than even the mighty Big East.

And Alabama has also played the last five games, which were all victories without Jamychal Green, their top scorer and rebounder. Also Moussa Guyue, their 7-foot Center Transfer has been out all season because of injury, but he should be back very soon. He played 4 minutes in a game against Georgia Tech to get warmed up and back into playing action.

So with Green back healthy from his shoulder, and when Moussa gets going, our inside presence will be dominant to go along with Tony Mitchell, Trevor Releford, and our four freshmen that were part of our Top 5 National Recruiting Class with all being Top 100 National Recruits, and that doesn't even include Moussa, who was the Top JUCO transfer last year.

Coach Grant has done a fantastic job, and watch out. Alabama and the SEC are back.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:15 pm

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Michigan State and Indiana above Ohio State? Interesting.

Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:13 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Michigan State and Indiana above Ohio State? Interesting.

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:13 pm

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Sorry but Syracuse can't be the only team ranked. Syracuse is the best team by far.  But 24 other teams need to be ranked and as much as you laugh, Seton Hall is one of them. Syracuse blew them out. Seton Hall is not in their class but not many teams (if any) are. You must admit Seton Hall is a top 25 team if you have been following college basketball this season.

Since: Jan 8, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:10 pm

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Wisconsin scores 41 points today in a loss, their 3rd in a row? They remain?

Alabama in? Really??

Kansas St 13th? C'mon man!!

Is it already April Fools Day?     

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