College Basketball Top 25 11/29/09

The EJSIC Top 25: NCAA Basketball
November 29, 2009
Pre-season poll
Week 1
Week 2

Finally we’re staring down December and a few teams have started playing some real competition. Kentucky deserves some sort of award for participating in the weakest early season tournament.

So, without further ado, here are our rankings (votes – first place votes), with next week’s schedule. Week 3 will be games played between November 29 and December 5. As the season progresses, we’ll keep a log of top wins and bad losses so you can follow the important information to the NCAA tournament.

1. Kansas 5-0 (98 – 2)
…..Last week: Win vs. Oakland 89-59, Win vs. Tennessee Tech 112-75
…..Next week: vs. Alcorn State 12/02
2. Duke 6-0 (90 – 1)
…..Last week: Win vs. Arizona State 64-53, Win vs. #19 UConn 68-59
…..Next week: @ Wisconsin 12/02, vs. St. John’s 12/05
3. Villanova 6-0 (87)
…..Last week: Win vs. Mississippi 79-67, Win vs. LaSalle 81-63
…..Next week: vs. Drexel 12/02
4. Syracuse 5-0 (86 – 1)
…..Last week: Win vs. Cornell 88-73, vs. Columbia 85-60
…..Next week: vs. Maine 12/05
5. Texas 4-0 (82)
…..Last week: Win vs. Iowa 85-60, Win vs. Pittsburgh 78-62
…..Next week: @ Rice 11/29, vs. USC 12/03

6. Purdue 5-0 (79)
…..Last week: Win vs. St. Joe’s 85-60, Win vs. #9 Tennessee 73-72, vs. Central Michigan 64-38
…..Next week: vs. Wake Forest 12/01, vs. Buffalo 12/05
7. Kentucky 6-0 (77)
…..Last week: Win vs. Cleveland State 73-49, Win vs. Stanford 73-65 OT,
…..Next week: vs. UNC Asheville 11/30, vs. #11 North Carolina 12/05
8. Michigan State 5-1 (75)
…..Last week: Loss vs. Florida 74-77, Win vs. Massachusetts 106-68
…..Next week: @ UNC 12/01, vs. Wofford 12/04
9. West Virginia 3-0 (58)
…..Last week: Win vs. Citadel 69-50, Win vs. Long Beach State 85-62
…..Next week: vs. #18 Portland 11/29
10. Washington 4-0 (52)
…..Last week: No Games
…..Next week: vs. Montana 11/29, @ Texas Tech 12/03
11. North Carolina 5-1 (50)
…..Last week: Win vs. Gardner Webb 93-72
…..Next week: vs. #8 Michigan State 12/01, @ #7 Kentucky 12/05
12. Tennessee 5-1 (49)
…..Last week: Win vs. DePaul 57-53, Loss vs. #6 Purdue 72-73, vs. Charleston 86-69
…..Next week: vs. East Tennessee State 12/02
13. Florida 6-0 (47)
…..Last week: Win vs. Florida State 68-52, Win vs. Michigan State 77-74, Win vs. Rutgers 73-58
…..Next week: vs. Florida A&M 12/01, @ Jacksonville 12/04
14. Georgetown 4-0 (42)
…..Last week: vs. Lafayette 97-64
…..Next week: vs. Mount St. Mary’s 11/30. vs. American 12/05
15. Ohio State 5-1 (38)
…..Last week: Win vs. Lipscomb 84-64, vs. St. Francis (PA) 110-47
…..Next week: vs. Florida State 12/02, vs. Eastern Michigan 12/05
16. Gonzaga 5-1 (36)
…..Last week: Win vs. Colorada 76-72, Win vs. Wisconsin 74-61, Win vs. Cincinnati 61-59 OT
…..Next week: vs. Washington State 12/02, vs. Wake Forest 12/05
17. Cincinnati 4-1 (35)
…..Last week: Win vs. Vanderbilt 67-58, Win vs. Maryland 69-57, Loss vs. Gonzaga 59-61 OT
…..Next week: vs. Texas Southern 12/01
18. Portland 6-0 (31)
…..Last week: Win vs. UCLA 74-47, Win vs. #16 Minnesota 61-56
…..Next week: vs. #9 West Virginia 11/29, vs. Portland State 12/02
19. UNLV 5-0 (28)
…..Last week: Win vs. Holy Cross 80-59, Win vs. Louisville 76-71
…..Next week: @ Arizona 12/02, @ Santa Clara 12/05
20. Butler 4-1 (24)
…..Last week: Loss vs. Minnesota 73-82, Win vs. UCLA 69-67
…..Next week: vs. Clemson 11/29, @ Ball State 12/02, vs. Valparaiso 12/05
21. Connecticut 4-1 (20)
…..Last week: Win vs. LSU 81-55, Loss vs. #2 Duke 59-68
…..Next week: vs. Boston 12/02
22. Minnesota 4-1 (19)
…..Last week: Win vs. #20 Butler 82-73, Loss vs. #18 Portland 56-61
…..Next week: vs. Texas A&M 11/29, @ Miami (FL) 12/02, vs. Brown 12/05
23. Marquette 6-0 (14)
…..Last week: Win vs. South Dakota 93-68, Win vs. Xavier 71-61, Win vs. Michigan 79-65
…..Next week: vs. Florida State 11/29, vs. NC State 12/05
24. Memphis 3-1 (13)
…..Last week: Win vs. Cenrtal Arkansas 81-49
…..Next week: vs. Oakland 11/30, vs. Arkansas Sate 12/05
24. Vanderbilt 4-1 (13)
…..Last week: Loss vs. #17 Cincinnati 58-67, Win vs. Chaminade 68-41, Win vs. Arizona 84-72
…..Next week: vs. Missouri 12/02, vs. DePaul 12/05

Others receiving votes: Michigan (9), Louisville (8), Miami (6), Arizona State (4), Richmond (4), BYU (3), Washington State (3), Wisconsin (2), VCU (2), Oklahoma State (1)

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Coach’s poll

5 thoughts on “College Basketball Top 25 11/29/09

  1. My problem is with Minnesota falling below Butler. It’s based on the perception that a loss to Portland is worse than a win against Butler or a loss to Minnesota, I guess. But then why would we vote Portland ahead of both?

    Minnesota should have been a few spots higher and landed in between Portland and Butler. Otherwise, I’m ok with how it turned out.

  2. Florida is a bit high based on one game, but 3 weeks in there’s not many games for comparison anyway.

    As far as Portland goes, I think people were factoring in the shellacking of UCLA as well. Considering UCLA has lost CS Fulerton and Long Beach now, that shouldn’t have really held the weight that it did.

    It’s a very good poll overall, though.

  3. Guys, this is an excellent poll. Again, I failed to get my ballot in… I really suck at this, so I’m sorry. But I think we should be quite proud of the output.

  4. A&M hadn’t beaten Minnesota when the poll came.

    That’s what makes basketball polls so tough. They play games every 2-3 days, including the day your poll comes out.

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