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Updated Top 25 (and one)

Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:03 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. Kentucky (21-1)
  2. Syracuse (22-1)
  3. Ohio State (19-3)
  4. Missouri (19-2)
  5. Baylor (19-2)
  6. North Carolina (18-3)
  7. Duke (18-3)
  8. Michigan State (17-4)
  9. Kansas (17-4)
  10. Creighton (20-2)
  11. UNLV (20-3)
  12. Murray State (21-0)
  13. San Diego State (18-3)
  14. Georgetown (16-4)
  15. Virginia (17-3)
  16. Marquette (18-4)
  17. Wisconsin (17-5)
  18. Indiana (17-5)
  19. Michigan (16-6)
  20. Florida (17-4)
  21. Mississippi State (17-5)
  22. Saint Mary's (21-2)
  23. Kansas State (15-5)
  24. Florida State (14-6)
  25. Gonzaga (17-3)
  26. West Virginia (15-7)
Category: NCAAB

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 4:00 am

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Southern Miss vs Miss State
RPI Southern Miss 17 Miss St 33
SOS Southern Miss 68 Miss State 70
Quality wins Southern Miss 8 Miss St 6
Records Southern Miss 19-3 Miss St 17-5

EVERY factor is in favor of Southern Miss over Miss St.

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2012 3:28 am

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How can you continue to rank Miss St and ignore the top team in that state, USM?

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:20 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Granted you two idiots are on the "throw Louisville under the bus" campaign when they were as high 4th in the nation.  But they have been on a 3 game winning streak since starting 2-4 in the always rugged Big East, and you can't give them their props in your next to nothing, no votes acknowledging, pitiful, top 25 and one poll, but keep West Virginia in there after losing to Syracuse on a very suspect goaltending call that should have put that game into overtime.  Also I happen to be a Murray State grad as well, and you're not them any love for being unbeaten either.  Parrish and Palm, you two are pathetic .....

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

Vandy has to stay off the list until Louisville is rightfully restored.  The only reason they're off this list is for losing at Marquette without their leading scorer (Kyle Kuric).  Meanwhile, other teams get a pass when they lose an away game without a player (i.e., Buckeyes at Kansas).  And how does K-State remain on the Top 25 losing at home to Ok????  Can anyone spell at CBS spell D-O-U-B-L-E  S-T-A-N-D-A-R-D?

Since: Jan 29, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:00 pm

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How can you leave Vandy off this list?  Being without Festus Ezeli to start the season hurt them and explains the majority of their losses.  They've won 10 of their past 11, and absolutely destroyed a Tennessee team fresh off a win over UConn.  Please explain...

Since: Jun 9, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:54 pm

Updated Top 25 (and one)

bward they hate it when you express your opinion becuase they are the "experts" and always right(not right much actually) I  beleive melo will be back by next game so i think them at number 2 is good with osu as a close 3rd. Also think florida should be higher and vandy as well, disagree with you on wvu cus most teams play at least one awful game a season, Ive seen UK play a few of them but being a good team they pull it out in the end, but once they start with the real compitetion and not just cupcakes like lsu, tennesee and such they wont be so lucky

Since: Jan 29, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:38 pm

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Respectable, but a bit bold and absolutely no SEC love (minus-UK at #1). No Vandy? Florida should be rated much higher as they have top offense in the country and Bradley Beal is emerging. Mississippi State I suppose I can understand, maybe one or two spots higher. I disagree with West VA, they got blown out this week by St. Johns. I'm a Kentucky fan, but I actually believe UL has a much better resume than WV, and they are also starting to play better basketball of late. Still don't think UL is top 26, I just don't think WV should be either. Also, do you REALLY think Murray State would beat Marquette, Wisconsin, IU, Florida, K State (who shouldn't be top 25 either), Florida State, etc.? Don't get me wrong, Murray State is a very good basketball team but you can't possibly tell they are the twelvth best. I'm eager to see their game in the bracket busters (hopefully vs. either St. Mary's or Wichita State). I think you guys penalized KU a bit much as they have improved dramatically as the season has gone on. They got beat by Duke in Maui due to poor refereeing and lucky/wild shots from Tyler Thornton. Now, I think KU easily wins vs. Duke. I think Mizzou deserves to drop a little bit further after losing to a TERRIBLE Okie State squad, and not playing very well against an awful Texas Tech squad. My top ten would like this:
1) Kentucky: Top 10 offensively and defensively, most balanced squad in the country
2) Ohio State:Sully/Buford/Craft are beasts, rest of team is playing well too
3) Syracuse: No Melo could hurt, still extremely deep and talented
4) North Carolina: Loss of Strickland hurts, but Marshall, Barnes, Henson, Zeller, McAdoo, Bullock, and Hairston make them complete
5) Kansas: Remind of last year's final four Kentucky team, not deep, play smart, improving point guard play, Releford=Liggins & Withey=Harrellson
6) Missouri: Remind me of Ray/Foye/Lowry/Nardi Nova squads. Ratliffe is super efficient, Kim English is one the smartest people there is in bball.
7) Baylor: Little soft but still uber talented, maybe a little too deep
8) Marquette: Saw them live yesterday and they are for real, super tough, DJO & JC are one of the best 1-2 punches in the game
9) Duke: Defense is suspect, Rivers still a little out of control, Mason Plumlee is stepping up BIG TIME
10) Florida: They need to utilize Young more and once (if) they do they are threat to UK, Beal/Walker/Rosario/Boynton are GREAT backcourt

I like your rankings and understand the points you could take for ranking high/low on teams, this is just my opinion.

Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:11 pm

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Vandy fans should officially boycott cbs,, and following you two idiots on Twitter.  

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