College Basketball Top 25 1/17/10

The EJSIC Top 25: NCAA Basketball
January 17, 2010
Pre-season poll, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9

So, without further ado, here are our rankings (votes – first place votes), with next week’s schedule. Week 10 will be games played between January 17 and January 23. 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. Texas 17-0 (100 – 4)
…..Key wins: Pitt, Texas A&M, Michigan State, UNC,
…..Next week: @ Kansas State 1/18, @ UCONN 1/23
2. Kentucky 18-0 (96)
…..Key wins: UNC, UCONN, Louisville, Florida
…..Next week:  vs. Arkansas 1/23
3. Kansas 16-1 (90)
…..Key wins: Texas Tech, California, Temple, Cornell
…..Next week: vs. Baylor 1/20, @ Iowa State 1/23
3. Syracuse 17-1 (90)
…..Key wins: California, WVU, Cornell, Florida, Seton Hall, UNC
…..Next week: @ Notre Dame 1/18, vs. Marquette 1/23
5. Villanova 16-1 (83)
…..Key wins: Dayton, Mississippi, Georgetown, Louisville
…..Next week: @ Rutgers 1/20, @ St. Johns 1/23

6. Duke 14-2 (80)
…..Key wins: UCONN, Gonzaga, Clemson, St. Johns
…..Next week: vs. Wake Forest 1/17, @ NC State 1/20, @ Clemson 1/23
7. Michigan State  13-3 (76)
…..Key wins: Gonzaga, Northwestern, Wisconsin
…..Next week: vs Iowa 1/20, @ Minnesota 1/23
8. Tennessee 14-2 (67)
…..Key wins: Kansas, Mississippi
…..Next week: @ Alabama 1/19, vs. @ Georgia 1/23
9. Pittsburgh 15-2 (63)
…..Key wins: Syracuse, Cincinnati, UCONN, Louisville
…..Next week: vs. Georgetown 1/20
10. Georgetown 13-3 (61)
…..Key wins: Temple, Butler, Washington, St. John’s, Seton Hall, UCONN
…..Next week: @ Pittsburgh 1/20, vs. Rutgers 1/23
10. Kansas State 15-2 (61)
…..Key wins: Dayton, Xavier, UNLV, Texas A&M
…..Next week: vs. Texas 1/18, vs. Oklahoma State 1/23
12. BYU 18-1 (54)
…..Key wins: Nebraska, UNLV, UTEP
…..Next week: vs. Wyoming 1/20,  @ San Diego St. 1/23
13. Purdue 14-3 (48)
…..Key wins: Tennessee, Wake Forest, Minnesota, Alabama, WVU
…..Next week: @ Illinois 1/19, vs. Michigan 1/23
14. West Virginia 13-3 (47)
…..Key wins: Texas A&M, Mississippi, Seton Hall
…..Next week: @ Marshall 1/20, vs. Ohio State 1/23
15. Wisconsin 14-4 (43)
…..Key wins: Duke, Ohio State, Purdue, Northwestern
…..Next week: vs. Michigan 1/20
16. Temple 15-3 (41)
…..Key wins: Villanova, Virginia Tech, Seton Hall, Rhode Island
…..Next week: vs. Xavier 1/20, @ Fordam 1/23
17. Georgia Tech 13-4 (38)
…..Key wins: USC, Duke, UNC
…..Next week: vs. Clemson 1/19
18. Clemson 15-3 (32)
…..Key wins: Butler, UNC
…..Next week: @ Georgia Tech 1/19, vs. Duke 1/23
19. Northern Iowa 16-1 (25)
…..Key wins: Iowa State, Siena
…..Next week: vs. Wichita State 1/19
20. Ohio State 13-5 (18)
…..Key wins: California, Florida State, Purdue, Wisconsin
…..Next week: vs. Northwestern 1/19, @ WVU 1/23
20. Mississippi State 15-3 (18)
…..Key wins: Mississippi
…..Next week: @ Alabama 1/23
22. Gonzaga 14-3 (15)
…..Key wins: Wisconsin, Cincinnati, St. Mary’s
…..Next week: @ Rhode Island 1/10, @ Penn 1/13, vs. UMass 1/16
23. Vanderbilt 14-3 (14)
…..Key wins: St. Mary’s, Missouri, Florida, Alabama
…..Next week: vs. Auburn 1/23
23. Baylor 14-2 (14)
…..Key wins: Xavier, Oklahoma State,
…..Next week: @ Kansas 1/20, vs. UMASS 1/23
25. Xavier 12-5 (10)
…..Key wins: Cincinnati, Dayton
…..Next week: @ Temple 1/20, vs. Rhode Island 1/23

Others receiving votes: Mississippi (4), Missouri (3), UAB (2), Memphis (2), Butler (2), UNC (1), Rhode Island (1), Florida State (1)

10 thoughts on “College Basketball Top 25 1/17/10

  1. Villanova and Wisconsin’s wins over Maryland are good wins. Definitely better than wins over Iowa State, Siena, California, Alabama, etc.

  2. The “keys wins” feature may need to go or get a specific RPI qualification.

    Now that I’ve done it myself. I realize that….

    1.) It takes forever to look all that up for 25 teams.

    2.) People complain about it every time.

    What do you think, Jose?

  3. I think people suck. And it does take forever. I’ve been saying a good win is a win over a team that is at least a bubble team for the tourney if it were to start today. I wouldn’t have put Iowa State, Siena, Cal, Alabama, or Maryland in that category. I also would not include VT, Seton Hall, Wake, Minn, UTEP, Nebraska, St, John’s, or Florida. My cutoff would have been Texas Tech or Washington. UNC, and Uconn are getting very close to no longer being quality wins.

    We could just list the top 3 wins for each team – that way we could laugh at some weak schedules.

  4. I basically just listed the closest thing I could find to quality wins for each team. If I listed a win for one team, then I tried to list it for the rest of them.

    I think listing the top 3 wins for each team, with their current RPI might be the way to go.

    And it would be hilarious, especially for teams like Northern Iowa and Mississippi State who I somehow felt compelled to rank based on nothing but the smell test.

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