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MacRankings January 28th 2013

January 28, 2013

Top 25:

1. Michigan (19-1) [2]
2. Kansas (18-1) [3]
3. Duke (17-2) [1]
4. Indiana (18-2) [8]
5. Syracuse (18-2) [5]
6. Arizona (17-2) [4]
7. Florida (16-2) [9]
8. Gonzaga (19-2) [11]
9. New Mexico (17-3) [12]
10. Michigan State (17-4) [14]
11. Butler (17-3) [7]
12. Miami (15-3) [15]
13. Oregon (18-2) [16]
14. Louisville (16-4) [6]
15. Wichita State (19-2) [20]
16. Ohio State (15-4) [23]
17. Cincinnati (16-4) [17]
18. Minnesota (15-5) [10]
19. Kansas State (15-4) [13]
20. Ole Miss (17-2) [25]
21. UCLA (16-5) [UR]
22. UNLV (16-4)
23. Missouri (15-4) [24]
24. Creighton (18-3) [18]
25. North Carolina State (16-4) [19]

Dropped Out:

23. VCU (16-5) [21]
25. Notre Dame (16-4) [22]

Rising:

Colorado State (16-4)
Georgetown (14-4)
Memphis (16-3)
San Diego State (16-4)
Wisconsin (14-6)

Chilling:

Connecticut (13-5)
Marquette (14-4)
Pittsburgh (17-4)

Falling:

Illinois (15-6)
Maryland (15-5)
North Carolina (13-6)
Oklahoma (13-5)
Oklahoma State (13-5)

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MacRankings: January 21st

January 21, 2013

Top 25:

1. Duke (16-1) [1]
2. Michigan (17-1) [2]
3. Kansas (16-1) [5]
4. Arizona (16-1) [6]
5. Syracuse (17-1) [7]
6. Louisville (16-2) [3]
7. Butler (16-2) [12]
8. Indiana (16-2) [4]
9. Florida (14-2) [10]
10. Minnesota (15-3) [9]
11. Gonzaga (17-2) [8]
12. New Mexico (16-2) [14]
13. Kansas State (15-2) [16]
14. Michigan State (16-3) [22]
15. Miami (13-3) [17]
16. Oregon (16-2) [UR]
17. Cincinnati (16-3) [24]
18. Creighton (17-2) [11]
19. North Carolina State (15-3) [13]
20. Wichita State (17-2) [UR]
21. VCU (16-3)
22. Notre Dame (15-3) [19]
23. Ohio State (13-4) [21]
24. Missouri (13-4) [18]
25. Ole Miss (15-2) [UR]

Dropped Out:

15. San Diego State (14-4) [15]
20. Connecticut (12-5) [20]
23. Illinois (14-5) [23]
25. UNLV (15-4) [25]

Bubble:

Georgetown (12-4)
Marquette (13-4)
Maryland (14-4)
North Carolina (12-5)
Oklahoma (12-4)
Oklahoma State (12-4)
Pittsburgh (15-4)
UCLA (14-4)
Wisconsin (13-5)
Wyoming (14-2)

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MacRankings – College Basketball Top 25

January 14, 2013

Top 25

1. Duke (15-1) [1]
2. Michigan (16-1) [2]
3. Louisville (15-1) [3]
4. Indiana (15-1) [5]
5. Kansas (14-1) [6]
6. Arizona (15-1) [4]

Comments: Nothing much changes at the top. I’d be pretty surprised and highly amused if Duke isn’t #1 when I wake up tomorrow. The remaining undefeated teams (Duke, Michigan, and Arizona) all lost, so some non-thinking voters might automatically move Louisville into the #1 spot, but that’s absurd. Considering my top 6 all have only one loss, you still have to take a look at which team has been best up to this point and Duke is still #1. The Blue Devils are #1 in RPI, #2 in strength of schedule (SoS), and boast three wins over teams with a top 5 ranking. Not only does Duke boast the better resume, but they already beat Louisville in a non-conference match up. Michigan and Louisville is a bit closer, but I’m giving the slight edge to Michigan because they’ve beat two teams currently in my top 16 (NC State and Kansas State). Finally, Arizona drops to #6 with the loss to Oregon this week.

7. Syracuse (16-1) [7]
8. Gonzaga (16-1) [9]
9. Minnesota (15-2) [8]
10. Florida (12-2) [10]
11. Creighton (16-1) [12]
12. Butler (14-2) [13]

Comments: No drastic changes here. Syracuse hasn’t really been challenged; they’ve only played two games against top 50 teams. Minnesota drops a tad after losing a close game to Indiana, but the Golden Gophers still have a top 10 resume and actually have been more impressive than Syracuse and Gonzaga. It’ll be interesting to see how high Creighton climbs in the national rankings as they could easily go undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference.

13. North Carolina State (14-2) [15]
14. New Mexico (15-2) [16]
15. San Diego State (14-2) [17]

Comments: NC State has made a rapid climb back up my rankings. It’s easy to forget they were ranked #6 in the preseason, so pulling off the upset against Duke yesterday really isn’t all that shocking. New Mexico is still underrated nationally–they were #25 in the AP Poll and unranked in the ESPN poll respectively–but the Lobos are top 15 in both RPI and SoS and their “bad” loss was against South Dakota State (#81 in RPI). More importantly, New Mexico is 3-0 against ranked teams this year.

16. Kansas State (13-2) [22]
17. Miami (12-3) [UR]
18. Missouri (12-3) [11]
19. Notre Dame (14-2) [21]

Comments: Kansas State makes a big jump after most of my top 25 teams lost last week. KSU has played a relatively weak schedule so far (only 5 games against top 100 teams) but have performed admirably in big games so far. Miami makes a huge jump this week. The Hurricanes boast a #5 RPI ranking and now rank #1 in SoS and have 7 wins over top 100 teams, including a win this past week at North Carolina. It took me a while to appreciate what Miami has accomplished this year because of losses to Florida Gulf Coast and Indiana State, but both of those teams actually rank in the RPI top 100. Missouri drops 7 spots after a surprising loss to Ole Miss. I still think Notre Dame is the weakest team currently in my top 25, but 5 of their next 6 games are against some of the weaker teams in the Big East, so they will likely stick around a bit longer.

20. Connecticut (12-3) [UR]
21. Ohio State (13-3) [UR]
22. Michigan State (14-3) [UR]

Comments: Welcome back! All three of these teams have been in my rankings at one time this year and deserve to be back. I’ve been a big Ohio State hater so far and they had done very little to prove me wrong until they beat Michigan today, a team I was ready to give my #1 ranking come Monday.

23. Illinois (14-4) [14]
24. Cincinnati (14-3) [19]
25. UNLV (14-3) [18]

Comments: Illinois is the only four loss team in my top 25 and they’ve been quite confusing. After posting wins over Butler, Gonzaga, and beating Ohio State by 20 and looking like a legitimate top 10 team, Illinois has scuffled to a 1-3 start in the Big Ten and had back-to-back 20 point losses this past week. That’s some pretty inconsistent information. I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt for now because of three very high quality wins. UNLV is hanging on by the skin of their teeth and they won’t be nationally ranked tomorrow, but this team has done well enough without Mike Moser that I think they will be a top 20 team by the end of the year.

Dropped Out:

20. Wichita State (15-2) [20]
23. Georgetown (11-3) [23]
24. Oklahoma State (11-4) [24]
25. Wyoming (13-1) [25]

Bubble Rising:

Marquette (12-3)
Oklahoma (11-3)
Ole Miss (13-2)
Oregon (14-2)
UCLA (13-3)
VCU (14-3)

Maintaining:

North Carolina (11-4)
Pittsburgh (13-4)
Temple (11-4)

Bubble Bursting:

Colorado (11-5)
Kentucky (10-5)

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TDK College Basketball Top 25

February 13, 2012

TOP 25:

1. Kentucky (25-1)
Last Week: #1

2. Syracuse (25-1)
Last Week: #2

3. Missouri (23-2)
Last Week: #5

4. Ohio State (21-4)
Last Week: #4

5. Duke (21-4)
Last Week: #7

6. Kansas (20-5)
Last Week: #9

7. Michigan State (20-5)
Last Week: #11

8. Baylor (21-4)
Last Week: #3

9. North Carolina (21-4)
Last Week: #6

10. Georgetown (19-5)
Last Week: #8

11. UNLV (22-4)
Last Week: #12

12. Marquette (21-5)
Last Week: #17

13. Wisconsin (19-6)
Last Week: #19

14. Gonzaga (20-4)
Last Week: #21

15. San Diego State (20-4)
Last Week: #13

16. St. Mary’s (23-3)
Last Week: #14

17. Murray State (24-1)
Last Week: #10

18. Michigan (19-7)
Last Week: #22

19. Indiana (19-6)
Last Week: #23

20. Florida State (17-7)
Last Week: #18

21. Notre Dame (17-8)
Last Week: Unranked

22. Florida (19-6)
Last Week: #15

23. Louisville (20-5)
Last Week: Unranked

24. Temple (19-5)
Last Week: Unranked

25. Wichita State (22-4)
Last Week: Unranked

DROPPED OUT:

16. Creighton (21-5)

20. Virginia (19-5)

24. Mississippi State (19-6)

25. Harvard (21-3)

BUBBLE:

Alabama (16-8)
California (20-6)
Connecticut (15-9)
Illinois (16-9)
New Mexico (20-4)
Southern Miss (21-4)
Vanderbilt (17-8)
West Virginia (16-10)

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The Dark Knight’s College Basketball Top 25

February 6, 2012

TOP 25:

1. Kentucky (23-1)
Key Wins: (n)#12 Kansas, (n)ODU, #5 UNC, #4 UL, Arkansas, Alabama
Key Losses: @IU
Last Week: #1
RPI: #5
SoS: #71
v.Top 50: 4-1
v.Top 100: 3-0

2. Syracuse (23-1)
Key Wins: (n)VT, (n)Stanford, #10 Florida, Marshall, @NCS, SHU, #20 Marquette, Villanova, Pitt, @UC, WV
Key Losses: @ND
Last Week: #2
RPI: #1
SoS: #12
v.Top 50: 4-0
v.Top 100: 8-1

3. Baylor (21-2)
Key Wins: SDSU, @Northwestern, @BYU, (n)SMC, (n)WV, #15 Miss St, TAMU, @#18 KSU, @OU, Texas, @TAMU
Key Losses: @#7 KU, #5 Mizzou
Last Week: #3
RPI: #3
SoS: #18
v.Top 50: 7-2
v.Top 100: 2-0

4. Ohio State (20-3)
Key Wins: #7 Florida, #3 Duke, Northwestern, #7 IU, #20 Michigan, @#19 Wisconsin
Key Losses: @#13 Kansas, @#13 Indiana, @Illinois
Last Week: #4
RPI: #4
SoS: #20
v.Top 50: 6-3
v.Top 100: 2-0

5. Missouri (21-2)
Key Wins: NDU, (n)#20 Cal, (n)Villanova, #25 Illinois, @ODU, OU, Texas, TAMU, @#3 Baylor, @Texas, #8 KU
Key Losses: @#23 KSU, @OKSU
Last Week: #7
RPI: #9
SoS: #85
v.Top 50: 5-1
v.Top 100: 6-0

6. North Carolina (20-3)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, #9 Wisconsin, LBSU, Texas, Miami, NCST, @UMD
Key Losses: @UNLV, @#1 Kentucky, @FSU
Last Week: #6
RPI: #6
SoS: #30
v.Top 50: 3-3
v.Top 100: 5-0

7. Duke (19-4)
Key Wins: (n)MSU, (n)Tennessee, (n)#15 Michigan, (n)#14 Kansas, (n)UW, #16 UVA, @UMD
Key Losses: @#2 OSU, @Temple, @FSU, Miami
Last Week: #5
RPI: #2
SoS: #1
v.Top 50: 5-3
v.Top 100: 5-0

8. Georgetown (18-4)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, @#12 Alabama, Memphis, @#4 UL, #20 Marquette, UCONN
Key Losses: (n)#14 Kansas, @WV, UC, @Pitt
Last Week: #11
RPI: #13
SoS: #21
v.Top 50: 6-2
v.Top 100: 1-2

9. Kansas (18-5)
Key Wins: (n)Georgetown, (n)UCLA, LBSU, #2 OSU, #23 KSU, @OU, #3 Baylor, Texas, TAMU, OU
Key Losses: (n)#2 Kentucky, (n)#6 Duke, Davidson, @Iowa St, @#4 Mizzou
Last Week: #9
RPI: #8
SoS: #3
v.Top 50: 6-4
v.Top 100: 4-1

10. Murray State (23-0)
Key Wins: Dayton, @#21 Memphis
Key Losses:
Last Week: #12
RPI: #38
SoS: #270
v.Top 50: 2-0
v.Top 100: 1-0

11. Michigan State (18-5)
Key Wins: FSU, @#23 Gonzaga, #13 Indiana, @#18 Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota, #23 Michigan
Key Losses: (n)#1 UNC, (n)#6 Duke, @Northwestern, @#20 Michigan, @Illinois
Last Week: #8
RPI: #11
SoS: #11
v.Top 50: 4-5
v.Top 100: 3-0

12. UNLV (21-4)
Key Wins: #1 UNC, UCSB, @#19 Illinois, Cal, NM, Colorado St
Key Losses: @Wichita St, @#14 Wisconsin, @#22 SDSU, @Wyoming
Last Week: #10
RPI: #9
SoS: #52
v.Top 50: 5-3
v.Top 100: 1-1

13. San Diego State (20-3)
Key Wins: LBSU, @#23 Arizona, #24 Cal, #12 UNLV, @NM
Key Losses: @# 11 Baylor, Creighton, @Colorado St
Last Week: #15
RPI: #20
SoS: #85
v.Top 50: 4-3
v.Top 100: 2-0

14. St. Mary’s (22-2)
Key Wins: (n)Missouri St, BYU, #21 GU, @BYU
Key Losses: @Denver, (n)#6 Baylor
Last Week: #16
RPI: #23
SoS: #122
v.Top 50: 4-1
v.Top 100: 2-1

15. Florida (19-4)
Key Wins: Arizona, #22 TAMU, FSU, Georgia, #18 Miss St, #25 Vanderbilt
Key Losses: @#3 OSU, @#4 Syracuse, @Rutgers, @Tenn
Last Week: #22
RPI: #14
SoS: #64
v.Top 50: 3-2
v.Top 100: 3-0

16. Creighton (21-3)
Key Wins: @SDSU, Northwestern, @Wichita St, UNI, @MOST
Key Losses: @St Joes, Missouri St, @UNI
Last Week: #13
RPI: #16
SoS: #90
v.Top 50: 4-2
v.Top 100: 2-1

17. Marquette (19-5)
Key Wins: @#9 Wisconsin, (n)UW, Villanova, Pitt, #23 UL, @Nova, SHU
Key Losses: @LSU, Vandy, @#9 G’town, @#1 Syracuse, @UND
Last Week: #14
RPI: #12
SoS: #17
v.Top 50: 3-3
v.Top 100: 6-2

18. Florida State (16-6)
Key Wins: UCF, @VT, #3 UNC, UMD, @#4 Duke, #16 UVA
Key Losses: (n)Harvard, (n)#4 UCONN, @MSU, @#11 UF, Princeton, @Clemson
Last Week: #23
RPI: #18
SoS: #8
v.Top 50: 3-4
v.Top 100: 4-0

19. Wisconsin (18-6)
Key Wins: (n)BYU, UNLV, @Purdue, Northwestern, @#22 Illinois, #16 IU
Key Losses: @#5 UNC, #16 Marquette, Iowa, #10 MSU, @#16 Michigan, #3 OSU
Last Week: #18
RPI: #28
SoS: #16
v.Top 50: 5-5
v.Top 100: 3-0

20. Virginia (18-4)
Key Wins: (n)Drexel, #14 Michigan, George Mason, @LSU, Miami, @NC St, Clemson
Key Losses: (n)TCU, @#8 Duke, VT, @#21 FSU
Last Week: #17
RPI: #40
SoS: #115
v.Top 50: 1-2
v.Top 100: 5-1

21. Gonzaga (18-4)
Key Wins: NDU, Arizona, Butler, @Xavier
Key Losses: Illinois, MSU, @SMC, @BYU
Last Week: #20
RPI: #24
SoS: #74
v.Top 50: 2-4
v.Top 100: 2-0

22. Michigan (17-7)
Key Wins: (n)#8 Memphis, (n)UCLA, Minnesota, #18 Wisconsin, Northwestern, #9 MSU, @Purdue, #20 IU
Key Losses: (n)#6 Duke, @UVA, @#12 IU, @Iowa, @Arkansas, @#4 OSU, @#9 MSU
Last Week: #19
RPI: #15
SoS: #13
v.Top 50: 6-4
v.Top 100: 2-1

23. Indiana (18-6)
Key Wins: Butler, @NCSU, #1 UK, @UND, #2 OSU, #16 Michigan, @Purdue
Key Losses: @#16 MSU, Minnesota, @#5 OSU, @Nebraska, @#25 Wisconsin, @#23 Michigan
Last Week: #21
RPI: #17
SoS: #32
v.Top 50: 3-4
v.Top 100: 3-2

24. Mississippi State (18-5)
Key Wins: (n)#19 A&M, (n)#15 Arizona, WV, Utah St, Tennessee, Alabama, @Vandy
Key Losses: Akron, @#6 Baylor, @Arkansas, @Ole Miss, @#14 UF
Last Week: #24
RPI: #34
SoS: #67
v.Top 50: 3-2
v.Top 100: 2-3

25. Harvard (20-2)
Key Wins: (n)#22 FSU, (n)UCF, St Joes
Key Losses: @#9 UCONN, @Fordham
Last Week: #25
RPI: #39
SoS: #210
v.Top 50: 2-1
v.Top 100: 1-0

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College Basketball Top 25: MacRankings

January 23, 2012

Sleepy, commentary coming tomorrow.

TOP 25:

1. Kentucky (19-1)
Last Week: #2

2. Syracuse (20-1)
Last Week: #1

3. Ohio State (17-3)
Last Week: #5

4. Missouri (18-1)
Last Week: #6

5. Baylor (17-2)
Last Week: #3

6. Duke (16-3)
Last Week: #4

7. Kansas (16-3)
Last Week: #7

8. Georgetown (16-3)
Last Week: #10

9. North Carolina (16-3)
Last Week: #11

10. Michigan State (16-4)
Last Week: #8

11. San Diego State (17-2)
Last Week: #13

12. Indiana (16-4)
Last Week: #9

13. UNLV (18-3)
Last Week: #14

14. Murray State (20-0)
Last Week: #16

15. Mississippi State (16-4)
Last Week: #17

16. St. Mary’s (19-2)
Last Week: #20

17. Creighton (18-2)
Last Week: #22

18. Michigan (15-5)
Last Week: #12

19. Virginia (15-3)
Last Week: #18

20. Gonzaga (16-3)
Last Week: #23

21. Marquette (16-4)
Last Week: #25

22. Wisconsin (16-5)
Last Week: #24

23. Illinois (15-5)
Last Week: #19

24. Connecticut (14-5)
Last Week: #15

25. West Virginia (15-5)
Last Week: Unranked

DROPPED OUT:

21. Louisville (15-5)
Last Week: #21

BUBBLE:

Alabama (13-6)
Cincinnati (15-5)
Dayton (14-5)
Florida (15-4)
Florida State (13-6)
Harvard (16-2)
Kansas State (13-4)
New Mexico (15-4)
Seton Hall (15-4)
Temple (13-5)
Vanderbilt (14-5)
Wichita State (17-3)

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College Basketball Top 25: MacRankings

January 16, 2012

TOP 25:

1. Syracuse (19-0)
Last Week: #1

2. Kentucky (17-1)
Last Week: #2

3. Baylor (17-0)
Last Week: #3

4. Duke (15-2)
Last Week: #6

5. Ohio State (16-3)
Last Week: #4

6. Missouri (16-1)
Last Week: #7

7. Kansas (14-3)
Last Week: #13

8. Michigan State (15-3)
Last Week: #8

9. Indiana (15-3)
Last Week: #9

10. Georgetown (14-3)
Last Week: #10

11. North Carolina (15-3)
Last Week: #5

12. Michigan (14-4)
Last Week: #12

13. San Diego State (15-2)
Last Week: #16

14. UNLV (16-3)
Last Week: #14

15. Connecticut (14-3)
Last Week: #15

16. Murray State (18-0)
Last Week: #17

17. Mississippi State (15-3)
Last Week: #21

18. Virginia (14-2)
Last Week: #18

19. Illinois (15-3)
Last Week: Unranked

20. St. Mary’s (17-2)
Last Week: Unranked

21. Louisville (14-4)
Last Week: #11

22. Creighton (16-2)
Last Week: Unranked

23. Gonzaga (14-3)
Last Week: #19

24. Wisconsin (14-5)
Last Week: #24

25. Marquette (14-4)
Last Week: #25

DROPPED OUT:

20. Kansas State (11-4)
Last Week: #20

22. Seton Hall (15-3)
Last Week: #22

23. Alabama (13-4)
Last Week: #23

BUBBLE:

Cincinnati (14-4)
Florida (14-4)
Harvard (15-2)
New Mexico (15-2)
Stanford (15-3)
Temple (11-5)
Vanderbilt (13-4)
West Virginia (13-5)
Wichita State (15-3)

Notes:

-This past week was pure insanity. I was looking at my word document tonight and had no idea how to rank my top 25.

-Baylor has been awesome, but face off with Missouri and Kansas this week.

-Syracuse has a reasonable shot at making it through January undefeated.

-Ohio State lost to Illinois but still have wins over three top ten teams.

-Indiana got swept this week, but keep a spot in the top ten due to a great resume. They’ve only lost three games and two of them were to teams currently in the top 10. More importantly, they’ve beat a #1, a #2, and a #16.

-MSU took a gross loss, but have wins over three ranked teams and a win over a team that just beat UNC by 30.

-UNC took the worst loss of the week, a 30-point stomping courtesy of FSU.

-San Diego State should continue gaining respect after beating UNLV in a close game. The Aztecs now have three wins over ranked teams and their two losses are to two teams currently in the top 25.