Welcome to the Week 3 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 Tuesday. Each week's poll reflects games played through Sunday. ie games played yesterday (Monday) have not been accounted for. 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 Week 3 People's Poll!
"North Carolina is sheer dominance." -Gezemice
3. Pittsburgh (+1) 885 7-0 HR-2 LR-10
"Gonzaga is extremly impressive this early in the year with some big wins." -ThaBadge
"Duke is a jump shooting team with almost no inside game. That is going to catch up with them." -KVSkubball
6. Oklahoma (+6) 795 6-0 HR-3 LR-12
"To me, Notre Dame's week was as impressive as anyone's, capped by a Harangody-less bum-rushing of a terrible team." -Pittbaster
"They have great potential, all they need is to learn how to win if their transition game is shut down." -Gezemice
"They have a name and everyone seems to equate that with an entitlement to a top 10 ranking. It is Collison and Co. and it is the "Co." that I have issues with. The "Co." is inexperienced and frankly they havn't got it together yet." -KVSkubball
13. Louisville (-10) 504 2-1 HR-6 LR-NR
"Like last year, they'll rise as the season progresses." -NateO
"Michigan State, as usual, completely over hyped. They will finish no better than 3rd in conference this year" -ThaBadge
"Georgetown is young as well. Again this is a school that many seem to feel is entitled to a top 10 ranking. I think they need to show it on the court. Have they? Not in my opinion. Will they be better in 10 games.. probably." -KVSkubball
"Davidson slides up a bit because they have managed to win without Curry. I know the other team left someone open the whole time, but they still had to make the shots and play defense. Curry alone was enough to keep them in the rankings, but now they've shown that the rest of the squad has a pulse." -Pittbaster
25. Dayton (NR) 90 6-0 HR-18 LR-NR
In: Syracuse, Davidson, Dayton Out: Wisconsin, Marquette, UNLV
Others recieving votes: Wisconsin 88, Kansas 77, Marquette 43, Ohio State 30, Clemson 21, LSU 16, Florida State 9, UNLV 9, Washington State 6, Illinois 4, Michigan 2, Kentucky 2, Seton Hall 1, Missouri 1, BYU 1
Teams by conference: Big East- 7, ACC- 4, Big 12- 3, Big 10- 2, Pac 10-2, SEC- 2, Atlantic 10- 2, USA- 1, Southern- 1, West Coast- 1
What it all means: (First place votes), Team, (Change in rank from last week), Points, Record, Highest Rank, Lowest Rank
Breaking down the rankings: For the first time all season we have a consensus #1. North Carolina pulled in all 40 first place votes and sits comfortably atop the poll after their dismantling of Notre Dame. Connecticut held strong at #2 and Pitt slid up to #3 after Louisville's embarrassing loss to Western Kentucky. The Zags made a big jump to #4, while Duke rounds out the top 5.
Oklahoma sits at #6 after taking home the pre-season NIT and is followed by Notre Dame who took home a split this week with games vs Texas and UNC. Speaking of Texas they are next at #8 followed by Purdue who has a huge showdown with #5 Duke tonight. Tennessee finishes up the top 10 as they look to get back on track after last weeks loss.
UCLA looks to jump back into the top 10 next week as they creep up to #11. Xavier made a nice jump up four spots from #16 to #12. They are followed by a sinking Louisville squad. Speaking of sinking, Michigan State drops to #14 followed by previously unranked Syracuse.
Wake Forest makes an impressive 8 spot jump after beating a ranked Baylor team and Memphis continues to slip despite not losing this week. Villanova, Miami (Fla) and Georgetown make up the rest of the top 20.
The last five spots in the poll appear to be open to anyone with several teams recieveing votes. This week its four team who have been there before (Baylor, Davidson & Florida) and one newcomer Dayton who is coming off a nice win vs previously ranked Marquette.
Thats it for this weeks edition. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote and read the poll! If you would like to contribute look for The People's Poll voting thread each week. The poll is truly by the people for the poeple, so I encourage anyone who is intereseted to leave their poll and give their take as it will help the overall "robustness" of the poll. Thanks again!
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