College Basketball Top 25 12/20/09

The EJSIC Top 25: NCAA Basketball
December 20, 2009
Pre-season poll, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5

So, without further ado, here are our rankings (votes – first place votes), with next week’s schedule. Week 6 will be games played between December 20 and December 26. 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. Kentucky 11-0 (95 – 1)
…..Last week: Win vs. Austin Peay 90-69
…..Next week: vs. Drexel 12/21, vs. Long Beach State 12/23
2. Syracuse 11-0 (94 – 1)
…..Last week: Win vs. St. Francis (NY) 75-51, Win vs. St. Bonaventure 85-72
…..Next week: vs. Oakland 12/22
3. Texas 10-0 (93 – 1)
…..Last week: Win vs. Texas Pan America 104-42, Win vs. #9 North Carolina 103-90
…..Next week: vs. #10 Michigan State 12/22
4. Kansas 10-0 (92 – 1)
…..Last week: Win vs. Michigan 75-64
…..Next week: vs. California 12/22
5. Duke 9-1 (83)
…..Last week: Win vs. Gardner-Webb 113-68, vs. Gonzaga 76-41
…..Next week: No Games

6. Purdue 10-0 (82)
…..Last week: Win vs. Ball State 69-49
…..Next week: vs. SIU Edwardsville (Seriously? This winner will be on ESPNU) 12/22
7. West Virginia 8-0 (76)
…..Last week: Win @ Cleveland State 80-78
…..Next week: vs. #23 Mississippi 12/23, @ Seton Hall 12/26
8. Villanova 10-1 (70)
…..Last week: Loss @ Temple 65-75, Win @ Fordham 96-58
…..Next week: vs Delaware 12/23
9. North Carolina 8-3 (52)
…..Last week: Loss @ #7 Texas 90-103
…..Next week: vs. Marshall 12/22
10. Michigan State 9-2 (51)
…..Last week: Win vs. IPFW 80-58
…..Next week: @ #3 Texas 12/22
11. New Mexico 12-0 (50)
…..Last week: Win vs. Northern Arizona 96-57, vs. Creighton 66-61
…..Next week: @ Oral Roberts 12/23
12. Wisconsin 8-2 (49)
…..Last week: Win vs. Cal Poly 90-42
…..Next week: vs. Milwaukee 12/23
13. Kansas State 10-1 (46)
…..Last week: Win @ Alabama 87-74
…..Next week: vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 12/21
14. Florida 8-2 (41)
…..Last week: Loss vs. Richmond 53-56
…..Next week: vs. South Alabama 12/22
15. Georgetown 8-1 (35)
…..Last week: Loss vs. Old Dominion 57-61
…..Next week: vs. Harvard 12/23
16. Missouri State 10-0 (32)
…..Last week: Win @ St. Louis 73-63
…..Next week: @ Arkansas 12/22
17. Tennessee 8-2 (31)
…..Last week: Win vs. Wyoming 77-58, Loss @ USC 55-77
…..Next week: vs. NC A&T 12/23
18. Ohio State 9-2 (29)
…..Last week: Win vs. Presbyterian 78-48, Win vs. Delaware State 60-44
…..Next week: vs. Cleveland State 12/22
19. UNLV 10-1 (25)
…..Last week: Win @ Southern Utah 77-59, Win vs. Weber State 72-63, Win vs. USC Upstate 88-58
…..Next week: vs. Southern Methodist 12/22
19. Texas A&M 9-2 (25)
…..Last week: Win vs. Citadel 71-50
…..Next week: @ Washington 12/22
21. Butler 8-3 (24)
…..Last week: Win vs. Xavier 69-68
…..Next week: @ UAB 12/22
21. Georgia Tech 8-1 (24)
…..Last week: Win @ Chattanooga 95-64, Win vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff 65-53
…..Next week: vs. Florida State 12/20, vs. Kennesaw State 12/22
23. Connecticut 7-1 (22)
…..Last week: No Games
…..Next week: vs. Central Florida 12/20, vs. Maine 12/22
24. Mississippi 10-1 (20)
…..Last week: Win vs. UTEP 91-81, Win vs. Centenary 108-64
…..Next week: @ #7 West Virginia 12/23
25. Clemson 10-2 (16)
…..Last week: Win @ East Carolina 80-63, Win vs. Charleston 94-55
…..Next week: vs western Carolina 12/22

Others receiving votes: Richmond (9), Temple (9), Miami (8), Texas Tech (7), Washington (7), Virginia Tech (5), Mississippi State (5), Wichita State (4), Rhode Island (2), Northwestern (1), Gonzaga (1)

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