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The People's Poll: Week 12

Posted on: February 1, 2010 12:22 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2010 11:35 am

Welcome to the Week 12 People's Poll!         

The People's Poll is made up of 40+ College Basketball fans who want their opinions heard! Voters give their take over the weeks action on the main CBB board with the results tallied here every Monday. Each week's poll reflects games played through Sunday. If you'd like to check out each voters ballot, here you go. Even if you're not a regular voter, look for the People's Poll voting thread every week to give your take! You may end up in the poll!

So without further adieu.. I give you the 2010 Week 12 People's Poll!

 1. (31) KANSAS (+1) 988      20-4       HR-1 LR-4       AP-1, CP-1, GP-1, POM-1, RPI-2, SOS-15     

Jan 25: Won vs (37) Missouri 84-65
Jan 30: Won at (11) Kansas St 81-79 (ot)

"After the Kentucky loss, i was planning on ranking Kansas 2nd and Syracuse first, but Kansas went to Kansas State and played like they were the best team in the Nation, impressive win, YOU ARE NUMBER 1!" -Hoosierguy10109

 2. (7) VILLANOVA (+1) 952      19-1       HR-1 LR-4       AP-2, CP-2, GP-2, POM-13, RPI-4, SOS-44  

Jan 27: Won vs Notre Dame 90-72

"Still undefeated in the Big East, but the rest of their games are a murder's row of elite teams not to mention many on the road as well. Everyone is counting down to the showdown 2/27 vs Cuse." -Elway79798

 3. (2) SYRACUSE (+1) 929      21-1       HR-1 LR-6       AP-3, CP-4, GP-3, POM-3, RPI-1, SOS-8  

Jan 25: Won vs (8) Georgetown 73-56
Jan 30: Won at DePaul 59-57

"Huge letdown against DePaul after big win earlier in the week, but they still got the win." -Sportemind

 4. KENTUCKY (-3) 871      20-1       HR-2 LR-9        AP-4, CP-3, GP-4, POM-9, RPI-6, SOS-58  

Jan 26: Lost at S Carolina 62-68
Jan 30: Won vs (19) Vanderbilt 85-72

"Wildcats got a dose of reality this week with a loss at South Carolina, but they bounced back nicely with a home win against Vandy." -Wachoosay

 5. MICHIGAN STATE (E) 848      19-3       HR-2 LR-7       AP-5, CP-5, GP-5, POM-19, RPI-10, SOS-50  

Jan 26: Won at Michigan 57-56
Jan 30: Won vs (40) Northwestern 79-70

"Look so average but the resume looks good, time will tell, maybe during this road stretch." -Shaunyboy

 6. GEORGETOWN (+2) 752      16-4       HR-5 LR-11       AP-7, CP-8, GP-8, POM-14, RPI-3, SOS-2  

Jan 25: Lost at (4) Syracuse 56-73
Jan 30: Won vs (7) Duke 89-77

"Looked very impressive against Duke, things don't get any easier now that they are back in Big East." -Lobofan2003

 7. WEST VIRGINIA (+2) 751      17-3       HR-5 LR-11       AP-6, CP-6, GP-7, POM-6, RPI-8, SOS-11  

Jan 26: Won at DePaul 62-46
Jan 30: Won vs Louisville 77-75

"keeps squeaking by, but they are still winning. Still a very puzzling team considering all the talent they have." -Chrisisbuck#2

 8. PURDUE (+2) 749      18-3       HR-5 LR-14       AP-8, CP-7, GP-6, POM-7, RPI-9, SOS-30  

Jan 28: Won vs (15) Wisconsin 60-57
Jan 31: Won vs Penn St 66-46

"Good win vs Wisconsin. They benefit from Texas falling apart and their blowout win over West Va.  I think they'll be the 3rd best team in the Big Ten at the end of the season. " -Marinoisgod

 9. KANSAS STATE (+2) 653      17-4       HR-7 LR-14       AP-10, CP-11, GP-11, POM-12, RPI-7, SOS-5  

Jan 26: Won at (26) Baylor 76-74
Jan 30: Lost vs (2) Kansas 79-81(ot)

"Pullen finally showed up against a big time opponent.  Hard luck losers in the game of the year so far." -Marinoisgod

 10. TEXAS (-4) 623      18-3       HR-6 LR-17       AP-9, CP-10, GP-9, POM-8, RPI-18, SOS-55  

Jan 27: Won vs Texas Tech 95-83
Jan 30: Lost vs (26) Baylor 77-80 (ot)

"What has happened to this team? We knew they couldn't make free throws, but now they aren't rebounding or playing defense." -Lobofan2003

 11. DUKE (-4) 596      17-4       HR-6 LR-21       AP-10, CP-9, GP-10, POM-2, RPI-5, SOS-6  

Jan 27: Won vs (28) Florida St 70-56
Jan 30: Lost at (8) Georgetown 77-89

"Another road game, another smackdown.  They'll need a nice pod to go deeper than the Sweet 16 this year. That and some depth at the guard position. " -Schildkrotte
 12. BYU (E) 447      21-2       HR-10 LR-NR       AP-12, CP-12, GP-19, POM-4, RPI-17, SOS-104

Jan 27: Lost at (21) New Mexico 72-76
Jan 30: Won vs Utah 82-69

"Losing in The Pit is not a mark that you're a bad basketball team; more likely, you just feared for your life and wanted to go home--at least that's my experience." -Schildkrotte

 13. OHIO STATE (+7) 431      16-6       HR-10 LR-25       AP-13, CP-18, GP-12, POM-10, RPI-33, SOS-57

Jan 27: Won at Iowa 65-57
Jan 31: Won vs Minnesota 85-62

"One of the most underrated teams in their division.  If this team would play to their potential, they would be lethal." -Crazy_kitty

 14. WISCONSIN (+1) 416      16-5       HR-8 LR-22       AP-16, CP-16, GP-18, POM-5, RPI-13, SOS-14

Jan 28: Lost at (10) Purdue 57-60

"Likely lost their shot at the Big 10 title with the loss to Purdue, but that door should shut firmly if they don't defend home court against the Spartans this week." -Canuck23

 15. NEW MEXICO (+6) 384      20-3       HR-10 LR-NR       AP-15, CP-23, GP-15, POM-35, RPI-12, SOS-46

Jan 27: Won vs (12) BYU 76-72
Jan 30: Won at TCU 73-57

"Beating BYU is good, but can they avenger their two conference losses this upcoming week?" -Sportemind

 16. TENNESSEE (-2) 355      16-4       HR-11 LR-NR      AP-14, CP-14, GP-17, POM-25, RPI-20, SOS-22

Jan 27: Lost vs (19) Vanderbilt 76-85
Jan 31: Won vs Florida 61-60

"Volunteers avoided a disastrous week with a late-game winner at home against Florida.  They will have to do better on the road to make some noise in the post-season." -Wachoosay

 17. TEMPLE (-1) 345      18-4      HR-11 LR-NR       AP-19, CP-17, GP-14, POM-32, RPI-15, SOS-33

Jan 27: Lost at Charlotte 64-74
Jan 30: Won vs LaSalle 64-52

"Bad loss to Charlotte this week. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and consider it a blip on the radar screen for now." -Canuck23

 18. VANDERBILT (+1) 334      16-4       HR-13 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-19, GP-24, POM-18, RPI-26, SOS-21

Jan 27: Won at (14) Tennessee 85-76
Jan 30: Lost at (1) Kentucky 72-85

"Upset Tennessee in Knoxsville and got beat up by Kentucky in Lexington but Vanderbilt is a very good team." -Jasonwells1982

 19. GONZAGA (-6) 287      17-4       HR-12 LR-NR       AP-17, CP-13, GP-20, POM-62, RPI-30, SOS-78

Jan 28: Won at Santa Clara 71-64
Jan 30: Lost at San Fransico 77-81 (ot)

"Last time losing to San Francisco was okay my Dad was in High School." -Pels

 20. BAYLOR (NR) 243      16-4       HR-11 LR-NR       AP-20, CP-24, GP-13, POM-16, RPI-25, SOS-34  

Jan 26: Lost vs (11) Kansas St 74-76
Jan 30: Won at (6) Texas 80-77(ot)

"This is one of those big conference teams where I could see them making a "cinderella-ish" kinda run in the tournament." -Elway79798

 21. BUTLER (+1) 240      18-4       HR-9 LR-NR       AP-23, CP-15, GP-25, POM-26, RPI-19, SOS-47

Jan 29: Won at Green Bay 75-57
Jan 31: Won at Milwaukee 73-66

"Just keep on winning and you'll move up because everyone else is losing. Wrapped up the Horizon League with wins at Green Bay and Milwaukee." -Lobofan2003

 22. GEORGIA TECH (NR) 180      16-5       HR-12 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-19, GP-24, POM-18, RPI-26, SOS-21

Jan 28: Won vs (23) Wake Forest 79-58
Jan 30: Won vs Kentucky St 98-50

"Had wins against Wake Forest and Kentucky State this week.  However, the jury is still out on whether or not this team has what it takes to hang with the “big boys”." -Crazy_kitty

 23. PITTSBURGH (-6) 172      16-5       HR-16 LR-NR       AP-22, CP-21,  GP-21, POM-34, RPI-22, SOS-13

Jan 28: Won vs St Johns 63-53
Jan 31: Lost at S Florida 61-70

"In a slide that will put them on the bubble fast if it continues." -Shaunyboy

 24. MISSISSIPPI (-6) 81      16-5       HR-14 LR-NR       AP-25, CP-26, GP-22, POM-42, RPI-44, SOS-73  

Jan 28: Lost at Arkansas 62-67
Jan 30: Won vs LSU 67-51

"Missed out on a great opportunity to shoot up the polls this week with that loss to Arkansas." -Canuck23

 25. CORNELL (NR) 79      18-3       HR-6 LR-NR       AP-27, CP-25, GP-NR, POM-39, RPI-34, SOS-13 

Jan 29: Won vs Dartmouth 71-37
Jan 30: Won vs Harvard 86-50

"Harvard learned these guys are the Big "Bad" Red as they got waylayed by 36 in Ithaca." -Wachoosay

Biggest jump: Ohio State (+7)           Biggest fall: Connecticut  (-15)     

Others receiving votes:
 Northern Iowa 65, UNLV 45, Rhode Island 38, Missouri 29, Florida State 26, Clemson 17, Wake Forest 16, Oklahoma State 16, UAB 15, Xavier 15, St. Mary's 9, Siena 2, Charlotte 1, Murray State 1

What it all means: (First place votes), Team, (Change in rank from last week), Points, Record, Highest Rank, Lowest Rank, AP rank, Coache's rank, Gary Parrish's rank, Voter's Take

  1. Big 12  (.0403)
  2. Big Ten  (.0602)
  3. Big East  (.0801) 
  4. ACC  (.0807)
  5. SEC  (.0904) 
  6. Mountain West  (.1005)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1009)
  8. West Coast  (.1608) 
  9. Horizon  (.1906) 
  10. Ivy  (.1910) 
  11. Missouri Valley  (.2111) 
  12. MAAC  (.2313) 
  13. Ohio Valley  (.2414) 
  14. USA  (.2612) 

(Only teams receiving votes in TPP are calculated into CPR)

The TPP Games of the Week

Texas @ Oklahoma State (Monday)-
Stillwater is a very difficult place to play. Texas comes into Stillwater struggling by losing 3 of 4 including an overtime loss to Baylor at home. Even in other games this year (Texas Tech and Texas A&M) they have fallen behind big only to rally. Damien James and Avery Bradley are going to need to score and score big for the Longhorns to win in Stillwater. James Anderson is a complete stud for Oklahoma State but he is going to need help from teammates Marshall Moses and Kelton Page if the Cowboys are going to pull off the upset.

Game of the Week #1
Mississippi @ Kentucky (Tuesday)- Missis
sippi is coming off a heart-breaking loss to Arkansas at home and now must go to Kentucky with only one day in between. Chris Warren is the leading scorer for the Rebels who don't get a lot of time on National TV. Eniel Polynice is the son of former NBA player Olden Polynice and is another player to watch for the Rebels. We all know the usual suspects for the Wildcats; John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Bledsoe, and now that the pressure of being #1 is off these Cats may go on another long run.

Game of the Week #2
Michigan St. @ Wisconsin (Tuesday)-
Michigan St. begins a tough road trip this week by going into the Kohl Center. Wisconsin is very tough to beat at home, already knocking off Purdue and Duke. The Badgers only have two available players who average in double figures, so it is probably going to be up to the defense if the Badgers are to give Michigan State their 1st conference loss of the year. The Spartans have a lot of offense weapons that the Badgers are going to have to stop including Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers.

Georgia Tech @ Duke (Thursday)- Georgia Tech already has a win earlier in the year over ACC-leading Duke but now must go into Cameron Indoor. Lawal and Favors are a dynamic duo in the frontcourt for the Yellow Jackets; Zoubek and Miles Plumlee are going to have their hands full with those two. On the other end Duke is going to need big games for Singler and Scheyer to be able to beat a very good Yellow Jackets team.

Villanova @ Georgetown (Saturday)- Both of these teams have outstanding guards leading their team in Scottie Reynolds and Austin Freeman. The Hoyas however also have a big man down low in Greg Monroe. If the Hoyas are going to give the Wildcats their first loss in Big East play it will be because Monroe has a big game.

BYU @ UNLV (Saturday)- UNLV comes into this game just outside of the TPP Top 25 and is looking to make its way in. More importantly though this game will be for 1st place in the Mountain West as long as neither of the teams have a slip up earlier in the week. It will be interesting to see how the Rebels play with the loss of Derrick Jasper who is out for the next few weeks. UNLV imploys a pressure-filled defense, much of that pressure will be constrated on pressuring BYU's star guard Jimmer Fredette. -Lobofan2003

What!?! How can ____ not be ranked! Or how did ____ get a first place vote? Click here to check out TPP Poll Attacks! 

Thanks to Hammerboyy, Lobofan2003, Canuck23, KUnflmlbnba+ and everyone who voted! Make sure and check out the People's Poll Group!  


Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: February 2, 2010 4:47 am

The People's Poll: Week 12

Jawhk, great job with this as always!

Just a couple of little errors I noticed, the rankings for Butler are wrong it looks like you have Baylor's rankings next to Butler. Also the recap for Mississippi is wrong, that is the results from last week for Mississippi St.

Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2010 10:06 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

The Week 12 Poll Attacks can be found .

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2010 5:12 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

Hammer well i couldn't find a 25th team on my ballot but Murray State is 20-3 so my guess is what the heck i vote for them.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2010 4:55 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

(danged "enter" button) ...

Is it any more ridiculous to put Cornell at 6, in other words, than it is to put Butler at 9?  Than putting Georgia Tech in the Top 25 when they can't even win two games in a row (and no, not counting Kentucky State, thank you)?  Than keeping a Duke team that stinks on the road in the Top 10?  If you look at the teams 6-25, the rankings are all over the place, with most having a high and low at least 10 spots apart.  On any given day, any one of those teams could beat any other, in other words, and i'm simply including Cornell in the bunch.  That's all I'm saying; Poll Attack away.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: February 1, 2010 4:51 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

I put Cornell at 6, semi-seriously.  As it says on the poll, they just blew out a borderline Top 30 team, played KU as closely as KSU did (but on the road!), have only quality losses, and on the eye test, are a pretty good ball team.  Not many of the teams below them have credentials as good, overall.  I know Big Red has exactly ZERO future NBA players on the roster, but right now, they're playing pretty damn well, and they aren't losing--not to San Francisco, not to South Florida, not to South Carolina ...

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 1, 2010 4:00 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

Who voted for cornell sixth?

Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2010 3:19 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

, why did you include Murray St? just curioius

Since: Feb 15, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2010 2:53 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12


The poll wasn't included but I will always use any comments that are posted on the voting thread.

Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: February 1, 2010 2:53 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

hammerboyy i vote Murray State #25..

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: February 1, 2010 2:46 pm

The People's Poll: Week 12

Thanks for including my thoughts for this week!

I was wondering if my poll as included too? Just out of curiosity

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