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Posted on: November 8, 2010 12:38 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2010 2:05 pm
 

The 2010-11 People's Poll: Pre-Season

Welcome to the Pre-Season 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 2010-11 Pre-Season People's Poll!



 1. (35) DUKE (-) 995      0-0      HR-1 LR-2

"You have to give the Blue Devils the spot after winning it all last year." -UHS

 2. (5) MICHIGAN STATE (-) 962      0-0      HR-1 LR-3

"Tom Izzo has a knack for bringing out the best in his players, regardless of how high they are ranked on the talent scale." -Crazy_kitty

 3. KANSAS STATE (-) 887      0-0      HR-2 LR-7

"rank Martin is the most intensive guy on the sidelines in college basketball.  It would be interesting to have him wired up for a game--not with a microphone, but an EKG apparatus!" -Wachoosay

 4. PITTSBURGH (-) 872      0-0      HR-2 LR-8

"A 3-seed team from last year who gained more than they lost.  They only lost Dixon, who was a little bit of a ball-hog, while gaining 5 players, two of which, redshirts Zanna and Patterson, will get some serious minutes." -Sportemind

 5. VILLANOVA (-) 785      0-0      HR-2 LR-NR

"They have lost the face of the franchise in Scottie Reynolds, but with the expected jump of sophomore players Yarou and Wayns they could be a better team." -Sportemind

 6. OHIO STATE (-) 777      0-0      HR-2 LR-21

"The old guys are the cake and the big freshman is the icing." -BoilerNC

 7. KANSAS(-) 725      0-0      HR-4 LR-19

"I'm not putting KU behind KSU until KSU proves they're the team to beat in the Big 12." -OSUbeatMICHIGAN

 8. NORTH CAROLINA (-) 631      0-0      HR-6 LR-25

"Hmmmm, it will be interesting to see if they can come back from a bad year so quickly, but if anyone can they can." -Hoosierguy10109

 9. FLORIDA (-) 628      0-0      HR-6 LR-20

"Returned all five starters from a team that made Florida's first tourney appearance since winning it." -Sportemind

 10. SYRACUSE (-) 626      0-0      HR-5 LR-NR

"It’s a time to rebuild for the Orangemen, but Jim Boeheim will be successful in putting it all together again." -Crazy_kitty

 11. KENTUCKY (-) 540      0-0      HR-6 LR-NR

"Another group of talented freshmen, but lose poll spots over  last year's team due to no Patrick Patterson leadership and lose more places because no Kanter yet." -Nekco

 12. GONZAGA (-) 525      0-0      HR-7 LR-NR

"Oh brother why do voters keep ranking Gonzaga so high every year." -Jasonwells1982 (Editors note: JW had the Zags ranked 11th)

 13. BAYLOR (-) 492      0-0      HR-8 LR-NR

"I think they will ride off of the football team's success and be really pumped for the season." -UHS

 14. PURDUE (-) 486      0-0      HR-3 LR-NR

"Robbie Hummel is a huge loss, however, this team still has the talent to compete for the Big Ten title." -OSUbeatMICHIGAN

 15. MISSOURI (-) 431      0-0      HR-11 LR-NR

"The Tigers have had a nice turnaround in fortunes since Mike Anderson took over the helm in Columbia.  As long as he sticks around mid-Missouri, expect the Tigers to be fixtures near the top of the Big 12 standings." -Wachoosay

 16. ILLINOIS (-) 409      0-0      HR-8 LR-24

"looking for Mike and Mike and Demetri McCamey to dominate and have big contributions from the underclassmen." -Cahall15

 17. MEMPHIS (-) 392      0-0      HR-8 LR-NR

"GREAT class of frosh coming in." -Chase4MVP

 18. BUTLER (-) 335      0-0      HR-12 LR-NR

"Lost Howard but hard to count of the defending runner up." -Jermtheworm33

 19. WASHINGTON (-) 334      0-0      HR-11 LR-NR

"The best of the Pac 10 because the rest of them ain't good." -Jasonwells1982

 20. GEORGETOWN (-) 225      0-0      HR-12 LR-NR

"The good news: they ended last year as a top 25 team, they have a top 20 recruiting class, and they lost only 1 player.  The bad news: that one player was Greg Monroe." Sportemind

 21. TEMPLE (-) 177      0-0      HR-15 LR-NR

"The Owls came back into basketball's limelight last year in the improved and rugged Atlantic-10.  But, they threw it away with a lackluster performance in the first round of the Big Dance.  If they can successfully navigate their conference minefields, don't look for Fran Dunphy and his staff to make that same mistake again." -Wachoosay

 22. VIRGINIA TECH (-) 143      0-0      HR-15 LR-NR

"Delaney reserves a spot for the Hokies  who were left out of the NCAA tourney last season." -Crazy_kitty

 23. WISCONSIN (-) 132      0-0      HR-12 LR-NR

"isn't it a rule that they be ranked?" -BoilerNC

 24. SAN DIEGO STATE (-) 115      0-0      HR-17 LR-NR

"Return all five starters from a 25-win, NCAA Tournament squad.  Tremendously long and athletic frontline.  Sophomore Kawhi Leonard could average 15 & 12." -Theriverrock

 25. TENNESSEE (-) 90      0-0      HR-19 LR-NR

"when do we get invited to a barbque at Pearl's house." -Hammerboyy



Biggest jump: (-)              Biggest fall: (-)      

Others receiving votes: 
BYU 71, Texas 49, Georgia 39, UNLV 28, Mississippi State 23, Wichita State 19, West Virginia 12, Minnesota 7, Utah State 7, North Carolina State 7, Richmond 6, North Carolina State 6, Xavier 4, Connecticut 3, Maryland 3, Vanderbilt 2, Milwaukee 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

Conference power rankings:

  1. Big 10  (.0203)
  2. Big 12  (.0602)
  3. ACC (.0607) 
  4. SEC (.0708)
  5. Big East (.0804) 
  6. West Coast (.1501)
  7. Horizon (.1509) 
  8. Mountain West  (.1610) 
  9. Atlantic 10 (.1811) 
  10. Pac 10 (.1906)  
  11. USA (.2205) 
  12. Missouri Valley (.2312)
  13. Western Athletic (.2313) 

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



The People's Poll Awards!

Player of the year: Singler
HM: Pullen, Fredette, Lucas, Leuer, Morris

Frosh of the year: Barnes
HM: Selby, Kanter, Irving, Sullinger, Appling, Knight, Jones

TPP All American Team:

1st Team:

  • Singler
  • Pullen
  • Freddette
  • Johnson
  • Lucas

2nd Team:

  • Barnes
  • Morris
  • Smith
  • Harris
  • Thompkins

3rd Team:

  • Dunn
  • Moore
  • Sullinger
  • Leuer
  • Gibbs

HM: Jones, Thompson, Walker, Freeman, Leslie, Kanter, Delany, Mack, Battle, Williams, McCamey

TPP Final Four Picks:

  • Michigan State
  • Duke
  • Kansas State
  • Pittsburgh

HM: Baylor, Syracuse, Villanova, Kansas, Ohio State, North Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Washington, Pudue, Missouri, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Memphis, Wisconsin

TPP Predicted Champ: Michigan State

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

Thanks everyone who voted! Don't forget to check out the
People's Poll Group! 



TPP needs your help!

Last year the poll was "more robust" (you old timers see what I did there) due to the help of several voters. Hammerboyy, Lobofan2003, Canuck23 and KUnflmlbnba+ all helped out by adding something to the poll. Included were:

The Look Ahead (a synopsis of the 5 biggest games of the upcoming week)
The Poll Attacks (a breakdown of how the voters voted.. while pointing out the head scratchers)
Week in Review (a list of the games played by each team each week)
Composite Rankings (a list of how each team was ranked by the AP, CP, Gary Parish, Pomeroy and RPI)

An example of all these things can be found here.

One of the things that makes this poll so cool is the fact that it really is by the people. If anyone would like to help out on a weekly basis it would be extremly helpful. This thing takes some work to put together, so the items I've listed can really only be implemented with help from you guys. If you would like to help out, or time share some of the duties please let me know. I will do what I can to provide you with any information that is needed.

Thanks!!!
Posted on: February 22, 2010 11:55 am
Edited on: February 22, 2010 12:50 pm
 

The People's Poll: Week 15

Welcome to the Week 15 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 15 People's Poll!



 1. (38) KANSAS (E) 998      26-1      HR-1 LR-2     

Feb 15: Won at (21) Texas A&M 59-54
Feb 20: won vs Colorado 94 - 74

"Pulled out a gritty win in College Station against a very good A&M team. The Jayhawks look like the most complete team in college basketball." -Lobofan2003

 2. (2) KENTUCKY (E) 960      26-1      HR-1 LR-3 

Feb 16: Won at Mississippi St 81-75 (ot)
Feb 20: Won at (16) Vanderbilt 58-56

"Didn't look good at MSU or Vandy, but they won." -Wachoosay

 3. PURDUE (+1) 898      23-3      HR-2 LR-6 

Feb 17: Won at (8) Ohio St 60-57
Feb 20: Won vs (30) Illinois 75-65

"Impressive win @OSU this week. Keep this up and they will be a #1 seed." -Bksballer89

 4. SYRACUSE (+1) 893      25-2      HR-2 LR-7 

Feb 18: Won at (12) Georgetown 75 - 71

"How bad would they love to have that Louisville game back? That Defense can beat anyone in the country and would be tough for even the top 2 K's" -Shaunyboy

 5. DUKE (+1) 821      23-4      HR-3 LR-9 

Feb 17: Won at Miami (fl) 81 - 73
Feb 21: Won vs (25) Virginia Tech 67-55

"The good: Duke continues to pull out wins. The bad: They're shooting like crap more often of late. They're getting plenty of practice in close game situations, but this tendency to get into tricky situations could lead to unnecessary stress for Blue Devil fans come tourney time." -Canuck23

 6. KANSAS STATE (+1) 819      22-4      HR-3 LR-7 

Feb 17: Won vs Nebraska 91-87
Feb 20: Won at Oklahoma 83-68

"Another team that has found its stride and it just chugging along again. Love their guard play." -DCorange44

 7. VILLANOVA (-4) 735      22-4      HR-5 LR-12 

Feb 15: Lost at U Conn 75-84
Feb 21: Lost at (23) Pittsvurgh 70-65

"Never a good week when you lose both of your games including a bad loss at home to bad UCONN team." -Bksballer89

 8. WEST VIRGINIA (+2) 707      21-5      HR-6 LR-16 

Feb 17: Won at Providence 88-74
Feb 20: Won vs Seton Hall 75-63

"Ebanks is starting to really turn it on.  Sometimes it seems like they have 6 forwards on the court." -Marinoisgod

 9. OHIO STATE (+1) 661      21-7      HR-6 LR-12 

Feb 17: Lost vs (4) Purdue 57-60
Feb 21: Won at (11) Michigan St 74-67

"A split against Purdue and Michigan State (on the road) is enough to keep them here; despite the narrow loss to the Boilermakers, they may be playing the best basketball in the country right now--above their heads, I'd say." -Schildkrotte

 10. NEW MEXICO (-1) 638      25-3      HR-5 LR-18 
 
Feb 17: Won vs Wyoming 83-61
Feb 20: Won vs Air Force 59-56

"Lobos struggled to beat MWC bottom-feeder Air Force." -Wachoosay

 11. PITTSBURGH (+12) 506      21-6      HR-7 LR-23 

Feb 18: Won at Marquette 58-51
Feb 21: Won vs (3) Villanova 70-65

"Proved me wrong with two-win week that gives them a chance to get second place in the BEast with easy remaining schedule." -Sportemind

 12. BUTLER (+5) 493      25-4      HR-8 LR-22 

Feb 17: Won vs Illinois-Chicago 73-55
Feb 20: Won vs Siena 70-53

"The Gonzaga loss shows that the winning streak Butler has put together in conference play is impressive, as they're not blowing games they should win. My problem is, how much higher can I justify this team going when it's just running over crappy competition." -Canuck23

 13. GEORGETOWN (-1) 471      18-7      HR-10 LR-NR 

Feb 18: Lost vs (5) Syracuse 71-75

"There is no moral victories but they may have finally figured out that Monroe needs to be fed in the post." -Marinoisgod

 14. MICHIGAN STATE (-3) 468      21-7      HR-10 LR-NR 

Feb 16: Won at Indiana 72-58
Feb 21: Lost vs (8) Ohio St 67-74

"They don't desrve to be # 14 - I want to see what they do at Purdue - a loss will drop them to the 20's." -Pels

 15. BYU (+3) 397      25-3      HR-10 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won at Colorado St 92-70
Feb 20: Won at Wyoming 85-63

"Got two blowout road wins at Colorado State and Wyoming. Big tests this week against San Diego State and New Mexico, if they win those they will be the MWC champ." -Lobofan2003

 16. VANDERBILT (E) 375      20-6      HR-10 LR-23 

Feb 18: Won at Mississippi 82-78
Feb 20: Lost vs (2) Kentucky 56-58

"More than half of their conference losses have come to Kentucky, clearly second fiddle in the SEC." -Sportemind

 17. WISCONSIN (-4) 358      20-7      HR-12 LR-23 

Feb 18: Lost at Minnesota 52-68
Feb 21: Won vs Northwestern 70-63

"Loss to Minnesota was a real momentum killer, Bo has a tough job ahead getting his guys to make a run in the Big 10 with the way Ohio State and Purdue are playing." -Shaunyboy

 18. TEMPLE (+1) 344      22-5      HR-9 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won at St Bonaventure 73-55
Feb 20: Won at St Joes 75-67 (ot)

"Owls survived a Big Five test with fellow aviarians, St. Joe's." -Wachoosay

 19. TEXAS (-4) 283      21-6      HR10- LR-NR 

Feb 17: Lost at (33) Missouri 77-82
Feb 20: Won at Texas Tech 71-67

"What happened to this team? Losing at Missouri isn't bad, but they then struggled to beat a Texas Tech team that is 4-8 in the Big 12." -Lobofan2003

 20. TENNESSEE (+4) 255      20-6      HR-14 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won vs Georgia 69-60
Feb 20: Won at S Carolina 63-55

"Top 25 RPI and SOS with a couple very good wins, but wow do they look like NIT material way to often." -Shaunyboy

 21. GONZAGA (-7) 223      22-5      HR-13 LR-NR 

Feb 18: Lost at Loyola-Marymount 66-74
Feb 20: Won at Pepperdine 72-54

"Good teams don't overlook bad teams, or take them lightly.  Good teams get them down early, then put a foot on their throat.  Mark Few is going to have to get his team to focus." -Schildkrotte

 22. TEXAS AnM (-1) 207      19-7      HR-12 LR-NR 

Feb 15: Lost vs (1) Kansas 54-59
Feb 20: Won at Iowa St 60-56

"Loss was to Kansas but the Iowa St win was not overly impressive either." -Pels

 23. BAYLOR (-1) 111      20-6      HR15- LR-NR 

Feb 16: Won vs Texas Tech 88-70
Feb 20: Lost at Oklahoma St 75-82

"If they win against Texas A&M Wednesday they will have officially not been swept by any teams they played twice." -Sportemind

 24. RICHMOND (+2) 100      22-6      HR-15 LR-NR 

Feb 17: Won vs Fordham 84-56
Feb 20: Won vs George Washington 74-70

"Spiders haven't slipped up against the A-10 lightweights so far, and that helps." -Wachoosay

 25. VIRGINIA TECH (E) 52      21-5      HR-14 LR-NR  

Feb 16: Won vs (20) Wake Forest 87-83
Feb 21: Lost vs (6) Duke 55-67

"Yes, anyone can lose at Cameron on a Sunday night, and the win over Wake was nice, but this team desperately needs a third scorer to step up on a nightly basis.  One stick short of a full load." -Schildkrotte



Biggest jump: Pittsburgh (+12)            Biggest fall: Gonzaga (-7)    

Others receiving votes: 
UTEP 50, Northern Iowa 41, Xavier 33, Missouri 30, Maryland 25, Utah State 14, Wake Forest 12, Clemson 9, Cornell 4, Louisville 4, Oklahoma State 2, Florida State 1, Murray State 1, Florida 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

Conference power rankings:

  1. Big 12  (.0406)
  2. Big 10  (.0501)
  3. Big East  (.0502) 
  4. ACC  (.0809)
  5. SEC (.0905) 
  6. Mountain West (.1203)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1408)
  8. West Coast  (.1707) 
  9. Horizon  (.1804) 
  10. Ivy (.2113) 
  11. Missouri Valley (.2211)
  12. Western Athletic (.2212) 
  13. USA  (.2410) 
  14. Ohio Valley (.2514)   

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

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! Don't forget to check out the People's Poll Group! 

Posted on: February 15, 2010 12:24 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2010 4:57 pm
 

The People's Poll: Week 14

Welcome to the Week 14 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 14 People's Poll!


 1. (39) KANSAS (E) 999      24-1      HR-1 LR-2       AP-1, CP-1, GP-1, POM-1, RPI-1, SOS-12

Feb 8: Won at (14) Texas 80-68
Feb 13: Won vs Iowa St 73-59

"With many top notch programs struggling this year (UCLA, Connecticut, UNC to name a few), at least we have Kansas and Kentucky living up to expectation and currently on pace to face each other on Monday night in April." -Canuck23

 2. (1) KENTUCKY (+1) 957      24-1      HR-1 LR-4       AP-2, CP-2, GP-2, POM-11, RPI-5, SOS-53    

Feb 9: Won vs Alabama 66-55
Feb 14: Won vs (15) Tennessee 73-62

"Tennessee gave a great effort and had the Wildcats fans nervous for a bit, but Kentucky just had way too much talent." -Lobofan2003

 3. VILLANOVA (+1) 914      22-2      HR-2 LR-4       AP-3, CP-3, GP-3, POM-12, RPI-3, SOS-31    

Feb 8: Won at (4) W Virginia 82-75
Feb 13: Won vs Providence 92-81

"Scottie will be tough to beat down the stretch no matter who the opponent." -Shaunyboy

 4. PURDUE (+2) 862      21-3      HR-3 LR-7       AP-4, CP-4, GP-5, POM-7, RPI-10, SOS-46    

Feb 9: Won at (11) Michigan St 75-64
Feb 13: Won vs Iowa 63-40

"Boilers get a nice confidence-building win in East Lansing followed by a comprehensive blowout of Iowa at home." -Wachoosay

 5. SYRACUSE (-3) 849      24-2      HR-3 LR-7       AP-5, CP-5, GP-4, POM-5, RPI-4, SOS-11    

Feb 10: Won vs Connecticut 72-67
Feb 14: Lost vs Louisville 60-66

"Is it just me or is Syracuse starting to play down to the competition.  Only beating UCONN by 5 and losing to Louisville might mean that Syracuse is not hitting their stride at the wrong time of year." -Crazylegs0721

 6. DUKE (+3) 783      21-4      HR-2 LR-10       AP-6, CP-6, GP-7, POM-2, RPI-2, SOS-7
    

Feb 10: Won at N Carolina 64-54
Feb 13: Won vs (32) Maryland 77-56

"Taking care of business, and seeming to become much more cohesive.Sitting alone atop the ACC." -W-Catbball21

 7. KANSAS STATE (E) 777      20-4      HR-4 LR-9       AP-7, CP-7, GP-6, POM-10, RPI-7, SOS-6

Feb 13: Won vs Colorado 68-51

"Still in the lull before the storm, schedule-wise." -Sportemind

 8. OHIO STATE (+4) 660      20-6      HR-5 LR-14       AP-9, CP-12, GP-9, POM-9, RPI-30, SOS-82    

Feb 10: Won at Indiana 69-52
Feb 14: Won at (38) Illinois 72-53

"Have some real good games coming up to finish off the Big 10 season.  We are going to see if Evan Turner alone is enough to take home the Big 10 crown." -Crazylegs0721

 9. NEW MEXICO (+4) 621      23-3      HR-6 LR-NR       AP-12, CP-15, GP-11, POM-33, RPI-9, SOS-49    

Feb 10: Won at (19) UNLV 76-66
Feb 13: Won at Utah 68-65 (ot)

"Is this too high?  Maybe--attack away.  But the numbers (RPI, SOS) say otherwise, and they just picked up two road wins over pretty good teams.  I did not manage to catch the Lobos squeaking by Utah, but rumor is this Hobson guy is good." -Schildkrotte

 10. WEST VIRGINIA (-5) 617      19-5      HR-6 LR-NR       AP-8, CP-8, GP-8, POM-4, RPI-6, SOS-1    

Feb 8: Lost vs (4) Villanova 75-82
Feb 12: Lost at (27) Pittsburgh 95-98 (3ot)

"Heartbreaking 3 over-time loss at Pitt and West Virginia is suddenly experiencing their 2nd hiccup this season." -Kunflmlbnba+

 11. MICHIGAN STATE (E) 553      20-6      HR-8 LR-23       AP-11, CP-11, GP-10, POM-23, RPI-26, SOS-36    

Feb 8: Lost vs (6) Purdue 64-75
Feb 13: Won at Penn St 65-54

"Starting to slip again, Michigan State needs to keep it together down the stretch." -W-Catbball21

 12. GEORGETOWN (-4) 536      18-6      HR-6 LR-23       AP-10, CP-10, GP-14, POM-17, RPI-8, SOS-2    

Feb 9: Won at Providence 79-70
Feb 14: Lost at Rutger 66-71

"They play to the level of their competition, it bit them in the rear again against Rutgers. Have to wonder if they have that killer instinct needed in the NCAA tournament." -Lobofan2003

 13. WISCONSIN (-3) 494      19-6      HR-9 LR-NR        AP-14, CP-16, GP-12, POM-3, RPI-18, SOS-16    

Feb 9: Lost vs (38) Illinois 56-63
Feb 13: Won at Indiana 83-55

"A home loss?  Wow; what happened there?" -Schildkrotte

 14. GONZAGA (+2) 460      21-4      HR-8 LR-NR       AP-13, CP-9, GP-15, POM-40, RPI-20, SOS-59    

Feb 11: Won vs (31) St Mary's 80-61
Feb 13: Won vs San Diego 82-65

"Many think this team is a bit over-rated, but I believe they are one of the most talented teams in college hoops this year and their ranking should be reflective of that. " -Kunflmlbnba+

 15. TEXAS (-1) 425      20-5      HR-10 LR-25       AP-15, CP-17, GP-13, POM-8, RPI-28, SOS-48    

Feb 8: Lost vs (1) Kansas 68-80
Feb 13: Won vs Nebraska 91-51

"Could be totally out next week with two tough road games. This week will show us the real Texas." -Pels

 16. VANDERBILT (+5) 376      19-5      HR-9 LR-21       AP-17, CP-19, GP-20, POM-31, RPI-15, SOS-25    

Feb 9: Won vs (15) Tennessee 90-71
Feb 13: Won vs LSU 77-69

"Big week for Vandy already Swept Tennessee and now got Ole Miss and Kentucky this week." -Jasonwells1982

 17. BUTLER (E) 364      23-4      HR-8 LR-NR       AP-18, CP-13, GP-22, POM-30, RPI-16, SOS-65    

Feb 8: Won vs Loyola-Chicago 62-47
Feb 11: Won vs Youngstown St 68-57
Feb 13: Won vs Cleveland St 70-59

"That perfect conference mark looks nice, the 50+ sos does not." -Shaunyboy

 18. BYU (E) 314      23-3      HR-10 LR-NR       AP-16, CP-14, GP-24, POM-6, RPI-23, SOS-116    

Feb 13: Won vs Air Force 91-48

"The New Mexico game will define their season." -Marinoisgod

 19. TEMPLE (+1) 263      20-5      HR-11 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-20, GP-16, POM-37, RPI-11, SOS-29    

Feb 13: Won vs (29) Rhode Island 78-56

"Strong comeback after loss at Richmond, and have the easiest schedule left of the top teams in the A10." -Sportemind

 20. WAKE FOREST (+4) 245      18-5      HR-13 LR-NR       AP-23, CP-25, GP-23, POM-29, RPI-13, SOS-27    

Feb 9: Won vs Boston College 92-85
Feb 13: Won vs (28) Georgia Tech 75-64

"The Deacons are trying to assert themselves as the second best team in a muddled up Atlantic Coast Conference." -Wachoosay

 21. TEXAS AnM (+2) 240      18-6      HR-12 LR-NR       AP-24, CP-23, GP-17, POM-36, RPI-12, SOS-9    

Feb 13: Won at Texas Tech 67-65

"Aggies are really playing good basketball and are tied for 2nd in the Big 12. Donald Sloan is one of the underrated players in the country." -Lobofan2003

 22. BAYLOR (E) 219      19-5      HR-13 LR-NR       AP-22, CP-22, GP-18, POM-15, RPI-17, SOS-22    

Feb 10: Won at Nebraska 55-53
Feb 13: Won vs (35) Missouri 64-62

"With that pt guard and the most athletic frontline in the country no one wants to play this team in the Tournament." -Marinoisgod

 23. PITTSBURGH (+4) 201      19-6      HR-13 LR-NR       AP-19, CP-21, GP-19, POM-28, RPI-13, SOS-8    

Feb 8: Won vs Robert Morris 77-53
Feb 12: Won vs (5) W Virginia 95-98 (3ot)

"Have strung together a 3 game win streak after losing 4 of 5, but I doubt that streak will last the upcoming week." -Sportemind

 24. TENNESSEE (-9) 141      18-6      HR-17 LR-NR       AP-20, CP-18, GP-21, POM-32, RPI-21, SOS-20    

Feb 9: Lost at (21) Vanderbilt 71-90
Feb 3: Lost at (3) Kentucky 62-73

"Vols put forth a much better effort against Kentucky than they did against Vandy.  Still, a 2-loss week for them." -Wachoosay

 25. VIRGINIA TECH (+9) 40      20-4      HR-20 LR-NR       AP-27, CP-26, GP-25, POM-24, RPI-50, SOS-161    

Feb 10: Won at N Carolina St 72-52
Feb 10: Won vs Virginia 61-55

"This week will be a measuring stick for the Hokies. A split against Wake and Duke would be a big step for this program." -Canuck23


 

Biggest jump: Virginia Tech (+9)            Biggest fall: Tennessee (-9)    

Others receiving votes: 
Richmond 32, UTEP 22, Xavier 8, Northern Iowa 6, UNLV 4, Illinois 4, Utah State 4, Missouri 3, Rhode Island 3, Clemson 2, Florida State 1, California 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

Conference power rankings:

  1. Big 10  (.0302)
  2. Big 12  (.0305)
  3. Big East  (.0901) 
  4. ACC  (.0908)
  5. Mountain West  (.1007) 
  6. SEC (.1103)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1309)
  8. West Coast  (.1504) 
  9. Horizon  (.1806) 
  10. Missouri Valley  (.2111) 
  11. Western Athletic (.2112) 
  12. USA  (.2310) 
  13. PAC 10 (.2313)   

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


The TPP Week Ahead

Kansas @ Texas A&M (Monday)-
Kansas brings a balanced attack from Sherron Collins, Cole Aldrich, and Marcus Morris into College Station to take on a hot Aggies team. The Aggies haven't really missed a beat since losing star player Derrick Roland to a season-ending knee injury. Donald Sloan is leading the Aggies with over 18 points per game, but the Aggies are also getting solid contributions from BJ Holmes, Bryan Davis, and David Loubeau. We have seen #1 teams go down on the road this year, will this be another upset?

Purdue @ Ohio State (Wednesday)- This begins a very tough week for the Buckeyes who will look to remain in 1st place in the Big 10. Everyone knows about Evan Turner, but the key to the Buckeyes very well may be other players like William Buford, Jon Diebler, and David Lauderdale. If they can help Turner out in the scoring and rebounding departments the Buckeyes stand a good chance to win at home. But don't count out the Boilermakers in this game just yet, they are tied with the Buckeyes and Spartans in the loss game, winning 7 in a row since their 3 game losing streak. If the Boilermakers can win out they have a chance at a #1 seed.

Syracuse @ Georgetown (Thursday)- A big battle between Big East teams that are kind of struggling at the moment. Both teams are coming off losses to teams they should have beat (Syracuse at home against Louisville and Georgetown @ Rutgers). The key to the game will be if the Georgetown guards can penetrate into the middle of the Syracuse zone to open up looks from the perimeter of for Greg Monroe. Syracuse is just going to have give more effort, period. They looked lethargic against Louisville.

Siena @ Butler (Saturday)- On Bracketbuster weekend I thought it was important to highlight the biggest Bracketbuster game. The game has lost some of its luster after Siena lost to Niagara on Friday, but this is still a game between two quality Mid-Majors. Butler has not lost a conference game so this will provide a big test for them. If Siena is going to have any chance to win they need to slow down Butler's 2 H's, Hayward and Howard. This is a crucial game for the Saints who in all likelihood need to win this game to have any chance at an At-Large bid.

Kentucky @ Vanderbilt (Saturday)- If Kentucky can through a tough test at Mississippi St. they may get a chance to move up to #1 with a win at Vanderbilt depending on what happens with Kansas earlier in the week. Winning at Vanderbilt is no easy task with the odd court setup, not to mention the fact that Vanderbilt is probably the 2nd best team in the SEC this year. A.J. Oglivy did not have a very good game at Rupp when the two teams met earlier in the year, he will be looking to have a major better performance at home to try and help Vandy pull the upset.

Villanova @ Pittsburgh (Sunday)- A huge Big East battle between two teams looking to make a statement before March. Villanova currently sits atop the Big East standings but with tough battles just about every time out, their lead is tenuous. Scottie Reynolds is the kind of Senior leader who can guide a team through a tough stretch of games like this, the Wildcats will lean heavily on him. After a 3OT thriller Pitt has moved into a tie with West Virginia for 3rd place and will be looking to climb even further up the Big East standings. A win over Villanova would be huge for Pittsburgh's NCAA tournament resume and give them good odds of a high seed come Tournament time.

Ohio State @ Michigan State (Sunday)- The battle for 1st place in the Big 10 takes place in East Lansing on Sunday. Both of these teams struggled when their star players were out with injury, but both are back healthy and ready to lead their teams to a Big 10 title. The Spartans aren't all Kalin Lucas though, they have three other players who average in double-figures in Summers, Green and Morgan. Expect a racuous crowd and some hard-nosed physical basketball.

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Posted on: February 8, 2010 12:23 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2010 11:33 am
 

The People's Poll: Week 13

Welcome to the Week 13People'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 13 People's Poll!


 1. (38) KANSAS (E) 997      22-1      HR-1 LR-3       AP-1, CP-1, GP-1, POM-1, RPI-1, SOS-19    

Feb 3: Won at Colorado 72-66(ot)
Feb 6: Won vs Nebraska 75-64       

"
Needs to keep in mind that every Cinderella team in their conference will fight them tooth and nail to get a ticket to the ball." -Crazy_kitty 

 2. (2) SYRACUSE (+1) 959      23-1       HR-1 LR-3       AP-2, CP-3, GP-2, POM-3, RPI-2, SOS-11

Feb 2: Won vs Providence 85-68
Feb 7: Won at Cincinnati 71-54

"SU's body of work is deserving of #1. Problem is, KU hasn't done enough wrong to lose their perch." -DCOrange44
            
 3. KENTUCKY (+1) 920      22-1       HR-2 LR-5       AP-3, CP-2, GP-3, POM-6, RPI-6, SOS-52            

Feb 2: Won vs (24) Mississippi 85-75
Feb 6: Won at LSU 81-55

"Worst loss of the big 3 puts them in 3rd - plus I still think their youth weill hurt come tourney time." -Pels

 4. VILLANOVA (-2) 857      20-2       HR-3 LR-9       AP-4, CP-5, GP-4, POM-14, RPI-5, SOS-26            

Feb 2: Won vs Seton Hall 81-71
Feb 6: Lost at (6) Georgetown 90-103

"Their lack of depth on the interior was exposed by Georgetown, and is going to be exposed when they play teams with a tough interior game like Kansas or Baylor in the tournament." -Crazylegs0721

 5. WEST VIRGINIA (+2) 822      19-3       HR-3 LR-9       AP-5, CP-4, GP-6, POM-5, RPI-4. SOS-7             

Feb 3: Won vs (23) Pittsburgh 70-51
Feb 6: Won at St Johns 79-60

"Watch out for this team, and apparently if you are visiting team, their fans as well." -Lobofan2003

 6. PURDUE (+2) 804      19-3       HR-4 LR-11       AP-6, CP-6, GP-5, POM-10, RPI-11, SOS-38            

Feb 4: Won at Indiana 78-75

"After all those losses, they're back to being the best team in the Big 10. Big game @ Michigan State this Tuesday." -Elway79798

 7. KANSAS STATE (+2) 728      19-4       HR-6 LR-11       AP-9, CP-9, GP-7, POM-9, RPI-7, SOS-2            

Feb 2: Won at Nebraska 76-57
Feb 6: Won at Iowa St 79-75

"Let of the gas a little vs. ISU, but they play everyone tough.  Can see them making the Final Four in the right bracket." -Sprawlnuts

 8. GEORGETOWN (-2) 705      17-5       HR-4 LR-14       AP-7, CP-8, GP-8, POM-16, RPI-8, SOS-1            

Feb 3: Lost vs S Florida 64-72
Feb 6: Won vs (2) Villanova 103-90

"Impressive win over Villanova after a pathetic loss to South Florida. This team must be Georgia Tech's twin." -Crazy_kitty

 9. DUKE (+2) 691      19-4       HR-4 LR-14       AP-8, CP-7, GP-10, POM-2, RPI-3, SOS-4            

Feb 4: Won vs (22) Georgia Tech 86-67
Feb 6: Won at Boston College 66-63

"The Blue Devils looked sharp against Georgia Tech, but had to withstand BC's late charge in Chestnut Hill.  Like many teams, there's no place like home for these guys." -Wachoosay

 10. WISCONSIN (+4) 620      18-5       HR-5 LR-20       AP-11, CP-13, GP-9, POM-4, RPI-9, SOS-12            

Feb 2: Won vs (5) Michigan St 67-49
Feb 6: Won at Michigan 62-44

"Was the first team to beat Duke, the first team to beat Purdue, and now the first Big Ten team to beat Michigan St." -Sportemind

 11. MICHIGAN STATE (-6) 594      19-5       HR-8 LR-16      AP-10, CP-10, GP-11, POM-20, RPI-14, SOS-31            

Feb 2: Lost at (14) Wisconsin 49-67
Feb 6: Lost at Illinois 73-78

'Spartans still lead the Big 10, but they've dropped two straight with a hobbled Kalin Lucas.  Can he come back, and can MSU regain its confidence?" -Wachoosay

 12. OHIO STATE (+1) 495      18-6       HR-7 LR-20       AP-13, CP-16, GP-12, POM-12, RPI-35, SOS-79            

Feb 3: Won vs Penn St 75-62
Feb 7: Won vs Iowa 68-58

"Continue to impress and are much better than their record shows." -W-CatBball21

 13. NEW MEXICO (+2) 482      21-3       HR-8 LR-NR       AP-15, CP-19, GP-15, POM-39, RPI-10, SOS-45            

Feb 6: Won vs San Diego St 88-86 (ot)

"Hobson is finally back on track, he will be motivated visiting his hometown on Wednesday against UNLV." -Lobofan2003

 14. TEXAS (-4) 452      19-4       HR-8 LR-NR       AP-14, CP-14, GP-13, POM-11, RPI-21, SOS-54             

Feb 1: Won at (32) Oklahoma St 72-60
Feb 6: Lost at Oklahoma 71-80

" This team has had a real fall from grace.  I hate to say I told you so, but Rick Barnes can't coach in the pressure situations, and that is going to be proven again this year." -Crazylegs0721

 15. TENNESSEE (+1) 448      18-4       HR-9 LR-NR       AP-12, CP-12, GP-14, POM-19. RPI-18, SOS-33            

Feb 4: Won at LSU 59-54
Feb 6: Won vs S Carolina 79-53

'Hard week for Tennessee heads to play Vanderbilt on tuesday and Kentucky on saturday." -JasonWells1982

 16. GONZAGA (+3) 388      19-4       HR-10 LR-25       AP-16, CP-11, GP-16, POM-42, RPI-25, SOS-63            

Feb 4: Won vs Portland 76-49
Feb 6: Won at Memphis 66-58

"They're on cruise control in their conference until March." -Elway79798

 17. BUTLER (+4) 316      20-4       HR-9 LR-NR       AP-18, CP-15, GP-23, POM-26, RPI-15, SOS-47            

Feb 4: Won vs Detroit 63-58
Feb 6: Won vs Wright St 74-62

"Yawn, wake them up when it's time for their BracketBuster against Siena, nobody in the Horizon league is going to beat them." -Lobofan2003

 18. BYU (-6) 230      22-3       HR-12 LR-NR       AP-17, CP-17, GP-NR, POM-7, RPI-22, SOS-107            

Feb 2: Won vs TCU 76-56
Feb 6: Lost at (27) UNLV 74-88

"I know they have only lost 3 times but no super strong wins and they seem to be running out of steam lately." -Pels

 19. UNLV (NR) 192      19-4       HR-14 LR-NR       AP-23, CP-25, GP-26, POM-32, RPI-30, SOS-81             
 
Feb 3: Won at Wyoming 78-50
Feb 6: Won vs (12) BYU 88-74

"Can someone explain to me what is going on in the Mountain West? UNLV looks to be the next team that takes care of this conference now. They just straight up anhilliated BYU @ home." -Zagfan62

 20. TEMPLE (-3) 162      19-5       HR-15 LR-NR       AP-21, CP-21, GP-17, POM-47, RPI-17, SOS-39             

Feb 3: Won vs Duquesne 75-60
Feb 6: Lost at Richmond 54-71

"Not sure if they are the best team in the A10, but at least one team has to be ranked from that conference." -Sportemind

 21. VANDERBILT (-3) 158      17-5       HR-16 LR-NR       AP-22, CP-24, GP-20, POM-27, RPI-18, SOS-23            

Feb 3: Won vs Mississippi St 75-72
Feb 6: Lost at Georgia 58-72

"Tennessee teams don't do to well in Georgia this year.." -Canuck23

 22. BAYLOR (-2) 156      17-5       HR-13 LR-NR       AP-24, CP-26, GP-19, POM-15, RPI-28, SOS-28            

Feb 3: Won vs Iowa St 84-63
Feb 6: Lost at Texas A&M 71-78

"May have lost 4 of their past 10, but I still think they will be dangerous in March." -W-CatBball21

 23. TEXAS AnM (NR) 143      17-6       HR-13 LR-NR       AP-26, CP-27, GP-18, POM-37, RPI-20, SOS-13            

Feb 3: Won at Missouri 77-74
Feb 6: Won vs Baylor 78-71

"The Aggies are starting to get back on people's radar again (and under the skin of Big 12 opponents)." -Wachoosay

 24. WAKE FOREST (NR) 122      16-5       HR-15 LR-NR       AP-28, CP-36,  GP-25, POM-30, RPI-16, SOS-22             

Feb 2: Won vs Miami (fl) 62-53
Feb 6: Won at Virginia 64-61(ot)

"If this team would play as good on the road as they do on their home court, they would be a top ten contender." -Crazy_kitty

 25. CORNELL (E) 114      20-3       HR-7 LR-NR       AP-27, CP-22, GP-NR, POM-52, RPI-49, SOS-174   

Feb 5: Won vs Yale 90-71
Feb 6: Won vs Brown 74-60         

"
Watch out for Cornell come March this team could be a sweet 16 team." -JasonWells1982


Biggest jump: UNLV (+8)           Biggest fall: Michigan State, Mississippi  (-6)     

Others receiving votes: 
Northern Iowa 110, Pittsburgh 92, Georgia Tech 63, Rhode Island 55, Mississippi 39, St. Mary's 22, Charlotte 12, Maryland 12, Virginia Tech 11, Misouri 8, Richmond 8, UTEP 6, Illinois 3, Siena 2, UAB 1, South Florida 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

Conference power rankings:

  1. Big 10  (.0302)
  2. Big 12  (.0403)
  3. Big East  (.0701) 
  4. ACC  (.0908)
  5. SEC  (.1004) 
  6. Mountain West  (.1106)
  7. Atlantic 10  (.1311)
  8. West Coast  (.1507) 
  9. Horizon  (.1905) 
  10. Ivy  (.2009) 
  11. USA (.2112) 
  12. Missouri Valley  (.2210) 
  13. MAAC (.2413) 

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

The TPP Week Ahead (Week 13) There is no way to pick one or two games as the game(s) of the week this week, all of these games and even some others are VERY BIG.

Villanova @ West Virginia (Monday)
- Villanova comes off a tough loss to Georgetown and has to travel through the snow to Morgantown. Will they be fatigued and emotionally down after the loss or will they come out looking to rebound. Scottie Reynolds cannot carry this team by himself he is going to need help from players like Stokes, Fisher and Pena if the Wildcats are going to go into a hostile environment (very hostile if the Pitt game is any indication) and win. Butler has been unstoppable for the Mountaineers who can make an argument for a #1 seed if they get the win.

Kansas @ Texas (Monday)
- Kansas has looked vulnerable their last two games against Colorado and Nebraska. Now they must go to a struggling, but motivated Texas team. Cole Aldrich is going to have to win the individual battle against Dexter Pittman if the Jayhawks want to remain #1. Damion James and Dogus Balbay are going to have to step up their play defensively against the Kansas guards if the Longhorns have any chance to pull the upset.

Purdue @ Michigan St. (Tuesday)
- The loss of Kalin Lucas is huge for Michigan St. Korie Lucious is going to have to step it up if they want to get it going and stay ahead in the Big 10 race. Purdue has a very impressive non-conference resume and has rebounded since losing 3 conference games. E'Twaun Moore and Robbie Hummel are going to be a handful for the Michigan St. defense to stop.

New Mexico @ UNLV (Wednesday)
- I know there's some big rivalry in North Carolina this night, but these two have an intense rivalry as well. Darrington Hobson put up 29 points in the Lobos OT win over San Diego State and now goes home to his hometown of Las Vegas to play the hometown Rebels and try and avenge the Lobos earlier loss. Tre'Von Willis is also putting up monster numbers for UNLV and is stepping up his game in the absence of Derrick Jasper. The Rebels had a monster game shooting the 3 against BYU, the team that shoots the 3 better on Wednesday is likely to win the game. Winner has sole possession of 1st place in the Mountain West.

St. Mary's @ Gonzaga (Thursday)
- The battle for 1st place in the WCC takes center stage on Thursday night. St. Mary's features a very good post player in Omar Samhan; Gonzaga also has good post players in Robert Sacre and Elias Harris. Unlike the UNLV/New Mexico game this one is going to come down to points in the paint.

West Virginia @ Pitt (Friday)
- A rare Friday Big East tilt is the headliner of the day. The Backyard Brawl Part 2 will see some intense moments and perhaps even a flagrant foul or two. These teams, these fans plain don't like each other. Pitt has struggled of late, can the win over Seton Hall spark this team to get back on the right track?

Tennessee @ Kentucky (Saturday)
- A very big game in the SEC East. Tennessee may be the 2nd best team in the SEC and presents the biggest challenge to the Wildcats. Wayne Chism has really stepped up since the suspensions and dismissal of Tyler Smith. Kentucky will have a frenzied crowd on their side, oh yeah, and freshman phenom John Wall, who may have actually gotten better since his play was criticized by coach John Calipari.



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! Don't forget to check out the People's Poll Group! 

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

The People's Poll: Week 12

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

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Posted on: January 25, 2010 11:51 am
Edited on: January 26, 2010 8:56 am
 

The People's Poll: Week 11

Welcome to the Week 11 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 11 People's Poll!


 1. (39) KENTUCKY (+1) 998          19-0          HR-1 LR-3          AP-1 CP-1 GP-1     

Jan 23: Defeated Arkansas 101 - 70

"Havent played any real title contenders yet, But have looked very good doing it, however being the only undefeated team their #8 RPI seems a bit low, their #86 SOS probably has something to do with that."  -Shaunyboy

 2. (1) KANSAS (+1) 937          18-1          HR-1 LR-4          AP-2 CP-2 GP-2 

Jan 20: Defeated (24) Baylor 81-75
Jan 23: Won at Iowa St   84-61     

"One of four teams with one loss, and the new owner of the top spot on KenPom." -Somerandomdude                              

 3. VILLANOVA (+1) 913          18-1          HR-2 LR-4          AP-3 CP-3 GP-3 

Jan 20: Won at Rutgers 94 - 58
Jan 23: Won at St Johns 81 - 71

" Last undefeated tam in Big East play is no small feat." -W-catbbal21

 4. SYRACUSE (+1) 909          19-1          HR-2 LR-5          AP-4 CP-4 GP-4 

Jan 18: Won at ND 84-71
Jan 23: Defeated Marquette 76 - 71 

"Orangemen looked better at Notre Dame than they did at home against Marquette." -Wachoosay                            

 5. MICHIGAN STATE (+2) 806          17-3          HR-3 LR-8          AP-5 CP-5 GP-6 

Jan 20: Defeated Iowa  70-63                                        
Jan 23: Won at (40)Minnesota 65 - 64 

"Kalin Lucas finally played like an All-American against Minnesota.  Michigan State is going to need to find some more offense if it wants to contend for a national championship." -Crazylegs0721                           

 6. TEXAS (-5) 796         17-2          HR-5 LR-11          AP-6 CP-6 GP-5 

Jan 18: Lost at (9) Kansas St 62-71                           
Jan 23: Lost at (30) U Conn 74 - 88

"Two losses on the road this week keep Texas from putting a quality road win on their resume." -Sportemind

 7. DUKE (-1) 703          16-3          HR-4 LR-13          AP-8 CP-7 GP-10 

Jan 20: Lost at N Carolina St 74 - 88
Jan 23: Won at (17)Clemson 60 - 47

"Sure, all road games in the ACC (or any major conference) are tough, but that loss to NCSU was embarrassing, even if their defense carried them to a win at Clemson.  I EXPECT Clemson to begin collapsing about now every year." -Schildkrotte

 8. GEORGETOWN (+5) 680          15-3          HR-6 LR-13          AP-7 CP-11 GP-9 

Jan 20: Won at (10) Pittsburgh 74 - 66                            
Jan 23: Defeated Rutgers 88 - 63     

"I'm obligated by history and allegiance to hate these bast*rds, but they sure do look good these days. They're twice-yearly war with Syracuse renews tonight. I expect it to be the gut-wrenching fight that it normally is.!" -Dcorange44                               

 9. WEST VIRGINIA (+3) 670          15-3          HR-5 LR-NR          AP-9 CP-9 GP-8 

Jan 20: Won at (36) Marshall 68-60
Jan 23: Won at (19) Ohio St 71-65

"Nice comeback vs Ohio State and still eyeing on the Big East title with Syracuse and Villanova." -Jasonwells1982

 10. PURDUE (+4) 589          16-3          HR-6 LR-19          AP-10 CP-12 GP-7 

Jan 19: Won at Illinois 84-78
Jan 23: Defeated Michigan 69 - 59

"A strong second half at Illinois propelled the Boilers to a win.  Jury's still out on whether or not they got their mojo back after a follow up win against Michigan." -Wachoosay

 11. KANSAS STATE (-2) 579          16-3          HR-7 LR-17          AP-11 CP-13 GP-12 

Jan 18: Won at home Texas 71-62
Jan 23: Lost at home Oklahoma St 69 - 73 

"Knocked the #1 team off of their perch only to get punched in the mouth by Oklahoma State.  Kansas State looked like a championship contender when they played against the Longhorns; but looked dazed and confused playing against Oklahoma State.  What happened?  For homework, please look up the word consistent." -Crazy_kitty

 12.  BYU (-1) 556          20-1          HR-6 LR-19          AP-12 CP-10 GP-19 

Jan 20: Defeated Wyoming  81-66                                 
Jan 23: Won at San Diego St 71-69    

"Ok, Ok I have officially jumped on the bandwagon.  They're the best of the Mountain West... maybe the best of the West period." -Marinoisgod

 13. GONZAGA (+2) 521          16-3          HR-7 LR-22          AP-13 CP-8 GP-13 

Jan 21: Defeated Pepperdine 91 - 84  
Jan 23: Defeated Loyola Marymount  85 - 69      

"Quietly running through the WCC yet again, yawn. Wake them up when it's March. Expect a high seed and a couple of games in Spokane for the Zags come tournament time." -Lobofan2003              

 14. TENNESSEE (-6) 459          15-3          HR-8 LR-NR          AP-14 CP-14 GP-14 

Jan 19: Won at Alabama 63-56
 Jan 23: Lost at Georgia 63 - 78

"OK, Georgia is playing much better, but losing by 15? Ouch..." -Kvskubball

 15. WISCONSIN (+1) 429          16-4          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-16 CP-16 GP-18 

Jan 20: Defeated Michigan 54 - 48
Jan 24: Defeated Penn St (ot) 79-71

"Overcame a huge deficit at home against Penn St. to win in overtime on Sunday. It seems like this team can beat anybody, or lose to anybody." -Lobofan2003

 16. TEMPLE (+2) 413          17-3          HR-9 LR-25          AP-15 CP-15 GP-11 

Jan 20: Defeated (46) Xavier 77 - 72
Jan 23: Won at Fordham 62 - 45

"Shot 60% in a huge A-10 victory against Xavier on Wednesday.  The Owls now have the inside track to the A-10 championship." -Crazylegs0721

 17. PITTSBURGH (-7) 403          15-4          HR-10 LR-23          AP-17 CP-17 GP-15 

Jan 20: Lost at home (13) Georgetown 66 - 74
Jan 24: Lost at Seton Hall 61-64

"Tough home loss and a bad road loss in the same week equals a fall to the bottom half of the rankings and a bad taste in the cinderella locker room." -Shaunyboy

 18. MISSISSIPPI (+4) 239          15-4          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-18 CP-20 GP-16 

Jan 20: Defeated S Carolina 66 - 57
Jan 23: Won at LSU 73 - 72

 While the win over GA in Athens is looking better, it has been a long time since Ole Miss beat a quality team." -Schildkrotte

 19. VANDERBILT (NR) 204          15-3          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-21 CP-23 GP-NR 

Jan 23: Defeated Auburn 82 - 74  

"Were going to know a whole lot more about Vandy after this week when they play both Tennessee and Kentucky." -Crazylegs0721

 20. OHIO STATE (-1) 192          14-6          HR-11 LR-NR          AP-20 CP-24 GP-17 

Jan 19: Defeated Northwestern 76-56                                
Jan 23: Lost at (12) W Virginia 65-71                               

"Now 1-5 on the road for the year, with their only win against a Purdue team that was absent for the week." -Sportemind

 21. NEW MEXICO (+4) 176          18-3          HR-17 LR-NR          AP-23 CP-NR GP-21 

Jan 20: Won at Air Force 73 - 50
Jan 23: Defeated Colorado St 82 - 64

"Can't wait for the match-up with BYU to see who the best team in the West is cause it surely isn't anyone from the PAC-10." -Crazylegs0721

 22. BUTLER (NR) 160          16-4          HR-15 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-18 GP-25 

Jan 21: Won at Loyola (ILL) 48 - 47
Jan 23: Won at Illinois-Chicago 84 - 55

"Not spectacular, but very solid...the tortoise to everyone else's hare!" -Kvskubball

 23. WAKE FOREST (NR) 111          14-4          HR-14 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-NR GP-20 

Jan 20: Won at (42) N Carolina 82 - 69
Jan 23: Defeated (31) Virginia 69 - 57                                   

"As much as it hurts me to say this, a blowout win against North Carolina shouldn't mean that much as any team seems capable of it right now. But a win at the Dean Dome is always tough, and they handed Virginia its first ACC loss. Did anyone actually believe this team would be here this year after the talent they lost from last year's squad?" -Canuck23

 24. CONNECTICUT (NR) 107          13-6          HR-15 LR-NR          AP-19 CP-19 GP-NR 

Jan 20: Defeated St Johns 75 - 59                                        
Jan 23: Defeated (1) Texas 88 - 74                                     

"Big time win and #1 SOS, good enough to be here for me, even if they have 6 losses." -Shanuyboy

 25. UAB (NR) 77          17-2          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-25 CP-NR GP-NR 

Jan 20: Defeated S Miss 57 - 56                                            
Jan 23: Defeated (38) Marshall 61 - 59                                   

" I called this team in late December,said theyd win the CUSA, so called CUSA fans said I was nuts, nahsomuch." -Devofan



Biggest jump: Georgetown (+5)           Biggest fall: Pittsburgh (-7)     

Others receiving votes: Baylor 61, Texas AnM 42, Florida State 42, Clemson 41, Georgia Tech 41, Northern Iowa 28, Mississippi State 21, UNLV 19, Cornell 18, Oklahoma State 14, Xavier 10, Missouri 8, Rhode Island 6, Maryland 5, Northwestern 3, Alabama 2, Tulsa 1, Siena 1, Old Dominion 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 (0.0304)
  2. Big East (0.0601)
  3. SEC (0.0605)
  4. BIG 10 (0.0703)
  5. ACC (0.0808)
  6. Mountain West (0.1106)
  7. Atlantic 10 (0.1509)
  8. West Coast (0.1602)
  9. USA (0.1810)
  10. Horizon (0.2007)
  11. Ivy (0.2112)
  12. Missouri Valley (0.2211)
  13. MAAC (0.2413)
  14. Colonial Athletic (0.2813)

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


The People's Poll Top 25-Games of the Week

Game of the Week #1
Georgetown @ Syracuse (Mon.)-
Georgetown has won two in a row, including a win at Pittsburgh. Chris Wright has really stepped it up for the Hoyas in the last few games, he will have to be a factor against the Syracuse zone if the Hoyas are to steal a win at the Carrier Dome. For the Orange, freshman Brandon Triche has really come on as of late and is averaging in double figures. The key for this game is going to be the Syracuse zone, it should do a good job neutralizing Greg Monroe on the insdie, but if Freeman and Wright get going from the perimeter the 'Cuse may be in for an upset at home.

Kansas State @ Baylor (Tue.)- How do the Wildcats respond after a loss at home to Oklahoma State. If you like good potent-scoring guards you should watch this one as Kansas State's Pullen and Clemente go up against LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter.

BYU @ New Mexico (Wed.)- BYU passed their first difficult road test by winning at San Diego State on Saturday. Winning at the Pit is a whole different animal. The decibal level at the Pit has reached 118dB in a game in the 1990's against Arizona. That's darn near pants-crapping levels or the so called "Brown Note". No doubt with a top 10 (coaches poll) BYU in town it will get near that loud again. Then again it may be the Lobos fans crapping their pants if BYU's Jimmer Fredette drops 33 on them like he did against San Diego State. BYU on the other hand will have a difficult time matching up with 6'7" Darrington Hobson, nobody on the BYU team can match his athleticism.

Wisconsin @ Purdue (Thur.)- Both of these teams have had their struggles but at times look like they could challenge Michigan State for the Big 10 Title. Both teams play solid defense, so don't expect a high-scoring game. The Badgers are going to have some way to contain E'Twaun Moore and Robbie Hummel otherwise they could be in for a long night on the road.

Butler @ Green Bay (Fri.)- Green Bay has already knocked off a ranked Wisconsin team this season. They look to knock off another ranked foe when conference rival Butler comes to town. Watch guard Rahmon Fletcher for the Phoenix in this game; despite being only 5'10" he is the Phoenix's leading scorer with over 16 points per game. On the other end Gordon Hayward is a major weapon for Butler, not many teams can stop him as he leads the Bulldogs in points and rebounds. Butler can essentially wrap up the Horizon League Title with a win in this game.

Game of the Week #2
Kansas @ Kansas State (Sat.)- We already know that Kansas State can knock off a top-ranked team at home. This week they'll have to settle for playing the #2 Jayhawks in a huge cross-state rivalry game. Most people have heard of the duel guard scoring threats for the Wildcats in Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen, but I was more impressed with Samuels and K-State's inside game. The Wildcats were able to shut down Dexter Pittman, now let's see if the post players can shut down Cole Adrich. Kansas has so many weapons beside Aldrich though, they have Xavier Henry, Sherron Collins, Marcus Morris, etc.; who does K-State try and take away? -Lobofan2003

Thanks to Lobofan 2003, Hammerboyy and everyone who voted! Last week's poll can be found here and all voters make sure and check out the People's Poll Group!  

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

Posted on: January 18, 2010 12:31 pm
Edited on: January 19, 2010 8:50 am
 

The People's Poll: Week 10

Welcome to the Week 10 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 10 People's Poll!



 1. (32) TEXAS (E) 992          17-0          HR-1 LR-2          AP-1 CP-1 GP-2     

Jan 13: Won at Iowa St 90 - 83
Jan 16: Won at home (26) Texas A&M 72 - 67 (ot)

"What the heck was that against A&M? They didn't look like a Top 10 team, late alone a #1 team. Give them credit for a winning a game that they didn't play their best in, but not leading until OT? They face a MUCH stiffer test @K-State on Monday." -Lobofan2003

 2. (8) KENTUCKY (E) 968           18-0          HR-1 LR-2          AP-2 CP-2 GP-1     

Jan 12: Won at Florida 89 - 77
Jan 15: Won at Auburn 72 - 67

"Still undefeated, but has played the weakest schedule of the top ten teams, so i'm not totally convinced they are a top four team, but I will give them credit for still being undefeated." -Nekco

 3. KANSAS (E) 899          16-1          HR-3 LR-7          AP-3 CP-3 GP-3     

Jan 13: Won at Nebraska 84 - 72
Jan 16: Won at home (44) Texas Tech 89 - 63

"looked like they were relieved to have the target off their back in a waxing of Texas Tech; THAT is the team we all thought we were going to get." -Schildkrotte

 4. VILLANOVA (E) 866          16-1          HR-3 LR-6          AP-4 CP-4 GP-4     

Jan 11: Defeated Louisville on the road 92 - 84
Jan 17: Won at home (9) Georgetown 82 - 77

"Nice road win against Louisville followed by a home win over Georgetown which turned out to be pretty nervy at the end." -Wachoosay

 5. SYRACUSE (E) 864          17-1          HR-3 LR-7          AP-5 CP-5 GP-5     

Jan 13: Won at Rutgers 81 - 65
Jan 16: Won at (10) W Virginia 72 - 71

"Syracuse fans owe this ranking to Brandon Trish.  The freshman stepped up in Morgantown and delivered a great 2nd half, including numerous big baskets down the stretch to lead the Orange to a key road win." -Gocavs33

 6. DUKE (+1) 778          15-2          HR-4 LR-10          AP-7 CP-6 GP-5     

Jan 13: Defeated Boston College at home 79 - 59
Jan 17: Plays (41) Wake Forest

"Anybody catch the stats from the Wake Forest game tonight? Could the Blue Devils actually have a decent front court this year?" -Canuck23

 7. MICHIGAN STATE (+1) 737          15-3          HR-4 LR-12          AP-6 CP-7 GP-7     

Jan 13: Defeated Minnesota at home 60 - 53
Jan 15: Won at home Illinois 73 - 63

"After a slow start, they're one of the hottest teams in the country, and should win the Big 10." -Ike3494

 8. TENNESSEE (+3) 689          14-2          HR-4 LR-24          AP-8 CP-8 GP-10     

Jan 14: Won at home Auburn 81 - 55
Jan 16: Won at home (19) Olde Miss 71 - 69(ot)

"Tennessee continues to win despite all the trouble with the team...will they be able to keep it up and give Kentucky a run for their money, or will they slowly fade? Only time will tell." -Chrisisbuck#2

 9. KANSAS STATE (+4) 649          15-2          HR7- LR-16          AP-10 CP-9 GP-12     

Jan 12: Defeated (26) Texas A&M at home 88 - 65
Jan 16: Won at Colorado 87 - 81

"Split this week and they are a top 10 team. Sweep or be swept and they will see a big move." -Shaunyboy

 10. PITTSBURGH (+5) 635          15-2          HR-7 LR-17          AP-9 CP-11 GP-8      

Jan 13: Defeated (18) U Conn on the road 67 - 57
Jan 16: Won at home Louisville 82 - 77 (ot)

"I was ready to write them off and be smug about it when it looked like a home loss to Louisville was in the cards (pun intended), but coming back to defend the home court like that, along with earlier wins and a road beat-down of UConn convinced me they’re worthy. I may even have them too low; 5-0 in the BE is nothing to sneeze at. Mmmmm; good crow." -Schildkrotte

 11. BYU (+3) 527          18-1          HR-8 LR-19          AP-14 CP-13 GP-20      

Jan 13: Defeated Air Force on the road 67 - 49
Jan 16: Won at home Colorado Sy 97 - 41

"they just keep rolling along, but there is better competition on the remainder of their schedule." -Kvskubball

 12. WEST VIRGINIA (-2) 516          13-3          HR-8 LR-NR          AP-11 CP-12 GP-11     

Jan 13: Defeated S Florida on the road 69 - 50
Jan 17: Lost at home (5) Syracuse 71 - 72

"Give Hugs credit for a tough schedule, but it may be wearing on this team confidence." -Kvskubball

 13. GEORGETOWN (-4) 489          13-3          HR-7 LR-24          AP-12 CP-14 GP-13     

Jan 14: Won at home Seton Hall 85 - 73
Jan 17: Lost at (4) Villanova 77 - 82

"A good starting five – but not much coming off the bench.  Get their starting guards in foul trouble and watch them unravel." -Logan big ears

 14. PURDUE (-8) 470          14-3          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-13 CP-15 GP-9     

Jan 12: Lost to Ohio St at home 66 - 70
Jan 16: Lost at Northwestern 64 - 71

"Lemme break it down for you: Purdue loses and Parrish says this proves that Purdue is not as elite as Kentucky, Kansas, and Texas. Kansas loses, and Purdue fans complain. Then Purdue loses twice in a week." -Somerandomdude

 15. GONZAGA (+1) 445          14-3          HR-8 LR-24          AP-15 CP-10 GP-14    

Jan 14: Won at (31) St Marys 89 - 82
Jan 16: Won at San Diego 68 - 50

"Only school in the west coast (that) is any good." -Jasonwells1982

 16. WISCONSIN (-4) 402          14-4          HR-8 LR-NR          AP-18 CP-19 GP-18     

Jan 13: Defeated Northwestern on the road 60 - 50
Jan 16: Lost at Ohio St 51 - 60

"This team is hot and cold.  They beat teams like Purdue and Duke yet lose to teams like Green Bay.  Go figure." -Crazy kitty

 17. CLEMSON (+6) 351          15-3          HR-12 LR-24          AP-17 CP-16 GP-15     

Jan 13: Defeated (17) N Carolina at home 83 - 64
Jan 16: Won at NC st 73 - 70

"Alright, they beat North Carolina. Question is, how good is North Carolina?" -Somerandomdude

 18. TEMPLE (+2) 318          15-3          HR-11 LR-NR          AP-16 CP-17 GP-19     

Jan 13: Won at Penn 60 - 45
Jan 16: Won at home U Mass 75 - 46

"3-0 in the A10 with a win @ Rhode Island is great for this team. The Owls' only loss since Nov. 28 is a loss to Kansas on Jan. 2." -Osubeatmichigan

 19. OHIO STATE (NR) 192          13-5          HR-12 LR-NR          AP-21 CP-25 GP-17     

Jan 12: Won at Purdue 70-66
Jan 16: Won at home Wisconsin 60-51

"Ohio State is once again a contender in the Big 10....and what do ya know, it's right when Evan Turner comes back. Watch out for this team." -Chrisisbuck#2

 20. GEORGIA TECH (+1) 172          13-4          HR-15 LR-NR          AP-19 CP-18 GP-23     

Jan 13: Lost on the road to Virginia 75 - 82
Jan 16: Win at N Carolina 73 - 71

"I don't know what to make of this team? They lost earlier in the week to Virginia and then get up big at North Carolina before having to hang on at the end. I guess all you can say is they are a young team." -Lobofan2003

 21. NORTHERN IOWA (NR) 151          16-1          HR-12 LR-NR          AP-20 CP-22 GP-NR     

Jan 12: Defeated Bradley at home 52 - 50
Jan 16: Won at home Indiana St 62 - 40

"tough to move them up when they only beat Bradley by 2, even though they waxed Indiana State. The Panthers may have the best big man no one has heard of in the country." -Schildkrotte

 22. MISSISSIPPI (-3) 143          13-4          HR-11 LR-NR          AP22- CP-24 GP-16     

Jan 13: Won at Georgia 80 - 76
Jan 16: Lost at (11) Tennessee 69 - 71 (ot)

"need to start winning on the road if they want to win the SEC." -Shaunyboy

 23. MISSISSIPPI STATE (NR) 121          15-3          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-23 CP-NR GP-NR      

Jan 14: Won at home Arkansas 82 - 80
Jan 16: Won at home Georgia 72 - 69

"Barely won 2 games at home vs unranked teams, but with only 3 losses and the win vs Ole Miss." -KUnflmlbnba+

 24. BAYLOR (-2) 112          14-2          HR-11 LR-NR          AP-25 CP-NR GP-NR      

Jan 12: Lost at Colorado 71 - 78
Jan 16: Won at home Oklahoma St 83 - 70

"Sometimes they play defense...sometimes, but that is an improvement over last year." -Kvskubball

 25. NEW MEXICO (NR) 108           16-3          HR-19 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-NR GP-21      
   
Jan 13: Defeated Utah at home 74 - 57
Jan 16: Won at Wyoming 70 - 68

"Will the real Lobos team please stand up? Still struggling on offense, but played much better defensively to get a win over Utah and on the road against Wyoming." -Lobofan2003


Biggest jump: Clemson (+6)          Biggest fall: Purdue (-8)        

Others receiving votes: Vanderbilt 94, Butler 75, UAB 46, Rhode Island 32, Connecticut 25, Virginia 17, Louisiana Tech 16, UNLV 12, Cornell 11, Missouri 10, Wake Forest 9, Texas AnM 9, Marshall 7, William & Mary 7, Minnesota 6, Northwestern 6, North Carolina 5, Dayton 5, Florida State 4, Miami (Fla) 3, St Marys 3, Notre Dame 2, Xavier 1, Tulsa 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 (0.0402)
  2. Big East (0.0601)
  3. Big 10 (0.0604)
  4. ACC (0.0607)
  5. SEC (0.0803)
  6. Mountain West (0.1306)
  7. Atlantic 10 (0.1409)
  8. West Coast (0.1505)
  9. USA (0.1911)
  10. Missouri Valley (0.2108)
  11. Horizon (0.2210)
  12. Western Athletic (0.2312)
  13. Ivy (0.2313)
  14. Colonial Athletic (0.2314)

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


Week 10 Games of the Week

Game of the Week
Texas @ Kansas State (Monday)


Texas is coming off a rough outing against Texas A&M. Now they must go into a hostile environment in Manhattan, KS to try and stay unbeaten. If they are to stay undefeated they are going to need a much better game from Dexter Pittman; he needs to not only score in the low post, but also grab offensive rebounds to give the Longhorns second chance opportunities. On the other side, Kansas State is going to look to their two star guards, Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen. Clemente and Pullen will be looking to cause havoc on the offensive end, creating matchup problems for the Texas guards. They are also going to have to be active on the defensive end and look for opportunites for steals to lead to fast break opportunities.

Clemson @ Georgia Tech (Tuesday)

Two teams that knocked off North Carolina last week square off in an important ACC showdown. Georgia Tech has shown they can beat anybody, but they can also lose to anybody. Trevor Booker will look to establish a presence inside against the Yellow Jackets. Favors and Lawal will go against Booker and may cause problems for Clemson on the other end as well. I look for this to be a physical contest where the last one standing is going to win the game.

Northern Iowa @ Wichita St. (Tuesday)

If you haven't watched a Missouri Valley game all season now would be a good time to start. First place and undefeated in conference play, Northern Iowa goes into Wichita to take on second place Wichita State. The Missouri Valley has some very good home court advantages and Wichita is one of them, so Northern Iowa is going to have their work cut out for them. Northern Iowa doesn't have a lot of star players or high scorers, but what they do have is a very solid defense and a team that has experienced NCAA tournaments in the past. Both teams need this game for their potential at-large chances if they fail to win the Missouri Valley Tournament.

Georgetown @ Pittsburgh (Wednesday)

Austin Freeman and Greg Monroe are the keys for this Georgetown that is now struggling just a little bit. After losing a heartbreaker to Villanova the Hoyas must go on the road again to play a very hot Pittsburgh team. Brad Wanamaker is making a big difference for Pitt who is undefeated in Big East play. In order to keep up with Villanova for the conference lead this is a game Pitt must win at home. If Pitt does win, they may be a Top 5 team before you know it.

Xavier @ Temple (Wednesday)

The battle for 1st place in the A-10 has many implications. Thanks to a difficult schedule and a high RPI Temple is in line for a high seed if the NCAA tournament began today. As A-10 play gets more difficult those losses may pile up for the Owls and affect their NCAA seeding possibilities. Speaking of tough schedules, Xavier has played just as tough, if not a tougher schedule, than Temple. Heartbreaking losses to Butler and Wake Forest (both on the road) could have gotten the Muskateers down, instead they've shot out to a 4-0 start in A-10 play. Jordan Crawford is a really talented player for the Muskateers, Temple is going to have to find some way to slow him down if they want to prevent the Muskateers from stealing one on the road.

Ohio State @ West Virginia (Saturday)

An important non-conference matchup in late January pits the Buckeyes against the Mountaineers. These are two teams heading in opposite directions at the moment. With Evan Turner back the Buckeyes have reeled off 3 wins in their last 4 games. Beating the Mountaineers in Morgantown would add another resume win to the Buckeyes ledger. West Virginia on the other hand needs big games for Ebanks and Butler to win a game against a ranked opponent.

BYU @ San Diego State (Saturday)

Just like the Missouri Valley game earlier in the week, if you haven't watched a Mountain West game yet this year you need to tune into this one. BYU has only one-loss and is undefeated in conference play, but this is their first big conference road test. These teams play two very contrasting styles: BYU likes to play on the perimeter with guards Jimmer Fredette and Jackson Emery; SDSU likes to play physical and beat people on the inside with Kahwi Leonard, Billy White and Malcom Thomas. In the end this game is going to come down to the referees; yes, the referees. If they call a tight game then BYU will have the advantage, if they let them play SDSU will be able to beat up BYU on the inside and control the game. -Lobofan2003
 

Thanks to Lobofan 2003, Hammerboyy and everyone who voted! Last week's poll can be found here and all voters make sure and check out the People's Poll Group!  

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Posted on: January 11, 2010 11:45 am
Edited on: January 11, 2010 10:28 pm
 

The People's Poll: Week 9

Welcome to the Week 9 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 9 People's Poll!


 1. (30) TEXAS (+1) 990     15-0          HR-1 LR-2          AP-1 CP-1 GP-2      

Jan 5:  defeated Arkansas on the road 96 - 85
Jan 9:  defeated Colorado at home 103 - 86

"Defense didn't look good this week allowing 85 and 86 points in their two games." -Bkballer1129

 2. (10) KENTUCKY (+1) 968     16-0          HR-1 LR-4          AP-2 CP-2 GP-1      

Jan 9:  defeated Georgia at home 76 - 68

"Really excited to see what they can do in a true road SEC game against Florida. May move into #1 if they can win that one." -lobofan2003

 3. KANSAS (-2) 884     14-1          HR-2 LR-7          AP-3 CP-3 GP-3      

Jan 6:  defeated Cornell at home 71 - 66
Jan 10: Lost to Tennessee on the road 68 - 76

"yes they lost, but as far as I'm concerned Texas, Kentucky and Kansas are a tier above everyone else this year." -Canuck23

 4. VILLANOVA (+2) 865     14-1          HR-3 LR-8          AP-4 CP-4 GP-5      

Jan 6:  Defeated Depaul at home 99 - 72
Jan 9:  Defeated Marquette at home 78 - 76

"Villanova is probably one of the most up and down teams in the country.  There is no doubting the scoring ability, but their consistency can be very scary (not in a good way) at times.  The Temple loss seems to have opened their eyes though." -Crazylegs0721

 5. SYRACUSE (+2) 830     15-1          HR-3 LR-12          AP-5 CP-5 GP-7      

Jan 6:  Defeated Memphis at home 74 - 57
Jan 10: Defeated S Florida at home 82 - 65

"Having four ten point plus scorers (five if you count Jackson who averages 9.9 points) makes them one of the most dangerous teams in the country.  You have to defend five players at all times which means anyone in their line-up can beat you any night." -Crazylegs0721

 6. PURDUE (-2) 813     14-1          HR-3 LR-9          AP-6 CP-6 GP-4      

Jan 5: defeated Minnesotat at home 79 - 60
Jan 9: lost to Wisconsin on the road 66 - 73

"I think Wisconsin exposed something I'd been thinking for a while - can this team really be a Final Four team? " -Canuck23

 7. DUKE (-2) 734     13-2          HR-3 LR-NR          AP-8 CP-7 GP-6      

Jan 6:  defeated Iowa St (nuetral) 86 - 65
Jan 9:  lost to Georgia Tech on the road 67 - 71

"The Yellow Jackets showed what they are capable of and Duke showed they are vulnerable on the road." -Shaunyboy

 8. MICHIGAN STATE (+4) 700     13-3          HR-4 LR-15          AP-7 CP-8 GP-9      

Jan 6: Defeated Wisconsin at home 54 - 47
Jan 9: Defeated Iowa on the road 71 - 53

"The huge losses leads to one of the biggest jumps with Michigan State.  A lot of people's preseason number 1 they have quietly been playing much better.  Take a flyer on this...Don't let Tom Izzo fly under the radar again." -Crazylegs0721

 9. GEORGETOWN (+1) 615     12-2          HR-5 LR-17          AP-11 CP-11 GP-13      

Jan 6: Lost to Marquette at home 59 - 62
Jan 9: Defeated U Conn at home 79 - 62

"Hoyas played a couple of 3-point games with mixed results.  Lost at Marquette, scrambled to rally at home against Connecticut." -Wachoosay

 10. WEST VIRGINIA (-2) 612     12-2          HR-6 LR-NR          AP-10 CP-9 GP-8      

Jan 6:  Defeated Rutgers at home 86 - 52
Jan 9:  Lost to Notre Dame on the road 68 - 70

"12-2 Record is padded with nobodys. Notre Dame loss exposed them out of top 25 next week." -Lifetimelobo

 11. TENNESSEE (+6) 562     12-2          HR-4 LR-NR          AP-9 CP-10 GP-11      

Jan 6:  Defeated Charlotte at home 88 - 71
Jan 10: Defeated Kansas at home 76 - 68

"Did not see that win against Kansas coming. Kudos to this team for overcoming everything they did this week! Can a depleted roster keep this up though?" -Canuck23

 12. WISCONSIN (+3) 525     13-3          HR-8 LR-NR          AP-13 CP-16 GP-15      

Jan 6: Lost to Michigan St on the road 47 - 54
Jan 9: Defeated Purdue at home 73 - 66

'With wins over Duke and Purdue, Wisconsin is starting to catch some big attention. They are a tough fight for any opponent. They are one of those teams that will always be in the game, especially with Bo Ryan at the helm." -Chrisisbuck#2

 13. KANSAS STATE (-4) 524     13-2          HR-7 LR-20          AP-13 CP-12 GP-17      

Jan 9:  Lost to Missouri on the road 68 - 74

"Wildcats had a nice 1st half lead disentegrate at Missouri.' -Wachoosay

 14. BYU (+6) 399     16-1          HR-10 LR-NR          AP-18 CP-17 GP-23      

Jan 6: Defeated UNLV at home 77 - 73
Jan 9: Defeated UTEP on the road 83 - 77

"I don't know this team but a 16-1 record, with 5 of their last six wins coming against UNLV (16 in my rankings), UTEP, Arizona (a 30 point whooping at their place), Nebraska and Nevada, is extremely impressive." -Gezemice

 15. PITTSBURGH (+8) 385     13-2          HR-10 LR-NR          AP-16 CP-20 GP-12      

Jan 4: Defeated Cincinnati on the road 74 - 71

"I thought this was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Panthers.  I guess rebuilding means being 13-2 and at the top of your conference with an entirely different team.  Dixon is probably the coach of the year." -Crazylegs0721

 16. GONZAGA (+3) 313     12-3          HR-11 LR-NR          AP-17 CP-14 GP-14      

Jan 10:  Defeated Portland on the road 81 - 78

"'Zags are beating decent teams on the road, and playing at the level everyone demanded of a "real" power.  Criticize the losses if you want, but they went on the road to play, and the record speaks for itself, especially with an RPI around 20 and SOS around 15." -Schildkrotte

 17. NORTH CAROLINA (-6) 279     12-4          HR-7 LR-NR          AP-12 CP-13 GP-10      

Jan 5: Lost to Coll of Charleston on the road 79 - 82 (ot)
Jan 10: Defeated Virginia Tech at home 78-64

"Top 25 team shouldn't lose at C of C, but they did get a nice win over Virginia Tech, otherwise they would be out of the Top 25." -lobofan2003

 18. CONNECTICUT (-2) 264     11-4          HR-12 LR-NR          AP-15 CP-15 GP-19      

Jan 6; Defeated Seton Hall at home 71 - 63
Jan 9: Lost to Georgetown on the road 69 - 72

"Better beat Pittsburg at home or they will lose the benefit of the doubt the country has been giving them." -Shaunyboy

 19. MISSISSIPPI (-6) 230     12-3          HR-13 LR-NR          AP-21 CP-23 GP-16      

Jan 5; Defeated UCF at home 84 - 56
Jan 9: Lost to Mississippi St at home 75 - 80

"Mississippi got upset by Mississippi State and now better watch out they headed to play Georgia at Georgia home court." -Jasonwells1982

 20. TEMPLE (+1) 211     13-3          HR-11 LR-NR          AP-19 CP-21 GP-22      

Jan 6: Defeated St Joes at home 73 - 46
Jan 10: Defeated Rhode Island on the road 68 - 64 (ot)

"Impressive win over Rhode Island on the road, even if it took OT." -Schildkrotte

 21. GEORGIA TECH (+3) 187     12-3          HR-10 LR-NR          AP-20 CP-18 GP-NR      

Jan 5: Lost to Georgia on the road 66 - 73
Jan 9: Defeated Duke at home 71 - 67

"Big time win for a young team that will be very dangerous yet risky come march," -Shaunyboy

 22. BAYLOR (NR) 169     13-1          HR-14 LR-NR          AP-22 CP-24 GP-25      

Jan 6: Defeated Morgan St at home 79 - 63
Jan 9: Defeated Oklahoma at home 91 - 60

"beating teams gets you votes when everyone else is losing.  Oklahoma isn't great this year, but whacking them by 31 is still impressive for this squad." -Schildkrotte

 23. CLEMSON (NR) 130     13-3          HR-16 LR-NR          AP-24 CP-19 GP-21      

Jan 9:  Defeated Boston College at home 72 - 56

"Sweep the State Carolina's and they will be back in the Top 10 Discussion." -Shaunyboy

 24. MIAMI (FLA) (NR) 110     15-1          HR-14 LR-NR          AP-23 CP-NR GP-24      

Jan 9:  Defeated Wake Forest at home 67 - 66

"The Polls Attack me over having them at #14 and their right i put Miami too high so i knock them 4 spots and they got a good win vs Wake Forest over the weekend." -Jasonwells1982

 25. UNLV (NR) 106     13-3          HR-14 LR-NR          AP-NR CP-NR GP-NR       

Jan 6: Lost to BYU on the road 73 - 77
Jan 9: Defeated New Mexico on the road 74 - 62

"Played two quality teams on the road, and split; if NM hadn't dropped the previous game to SDSU, the win might have moved them up, since the loss to BYU was at least close.  As it is, beating NM is losing luster fast." -Schildkrotte


Biggest jump: Pittsburgh (+7)              Biggest fall: North Carolina (-6)       

Others receiving votes: Texas AnM 103, Dayton 76, Mississippi State 60, Northern Iowa 50, New Mexico 46, St.Mary's 34, Missouri 30, Florida State 24, UAB 24, Minnesota 22, Oklahoma State 21, butler 19, Vanderbilt 17, Rhode Island 16, Missouri State 15, Wake Forest 10, Cornell 9, Western Carolina 6, Texas Tech 4, William & Mary 4, Notre Dame 3, Louisiana Tech 1, Harvard 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

Conference power rankings:

  1. Big 12 (0.0204)
  2. Big East (0.0502)
  3. ACC (0.0705)
  4. Big 10 (0.0801)
  5. SEC (0.0803)
  6. Mountain West (0.1206)
  7. West Coast (0.1507)
  8. Atlantic 10 (0.1508)
  9. Missouri Valley (0.1809)
  10. Ivy (0.2212)
  11. Horizon (0.2311)
  12. USA (0.2410)
  13. Western Athletic (0.2615)
  14. Southern (0.2713)
  15. Colonial Athletic (0.2814)

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


Thanks to everyone who voted! Last week's poll can be found here and all voters make sure and check out the People's Poll Group!  

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

 
 
 
 
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