1 Total Update since February 14, 2011
over 2 years ago Update 0 comments
As we near NCAA Tournament time, you'll start to hear more and more about the NCAA's RPI rankings. The most noteworthy shuffle in this week's RPI top 25 list was the Kansas Jayhawks taking No. 1 away from the ... BYU Cougars? The math likes the Ohio St. Buckeyes and all, but not as much as it loves it some Jimmer Fredette. The Cougars are ranked No. 7 in this week's AP top 25.
Other big discrepancies between humans and machines include the Texas Longhorns (No. 3 AP, No. 8 RPI), Georgetown Hoyas (No. 9 AP, No. 4 RPI), North Carolina Tar Heels (No. 19 AP, No. 11 RPI), Kentucky Wildcats (No. 22 AP, No. 14 RPI), Wisconsin Badgers (No. 10 AP, No. 18 RPI), Louisville Cardinals (No. 16 AP, No. 24 RPI), and St. John's Red Storm, who were ranked No. 17 by the computers but left in the Others Receiving Votes crowd by the writers.
But the biggest difference of all: the Tennessee Volunteers, who didn't receive a single AP vote yet ranked No. 25 in RPI.
|Rank||Prev Rank||Name||Conf||W-L||Road||Neut||Home||Non-Div I|
|1||2||Kansas||Big 12||24-1||7-0||3- 0||14-1||0-0|
|2||1||BYU||Mountain West||24-2||8-1||5- 1||10-0||1-0|
|3||3||Ohio St.||Big Ten||24-1||8-1||0- 0||16-0||0-0|
|4||5||Georgetown||Big East||20-5||6-3||4- 0||10-2||0-0|
|5||4||San Diego St.||Mountain West||25-1||9-1||4- 0||10-0||2-0|
|6||6||Pittsburgh||Big East||23-2||6-0||3- 1||14-1||0-0|
|7||8||Duke||Atlantic Coast||23-2||5-2||4- 0||14-0||0-0|
|8||7||Texas||Big 12||22-3||6-1||2- 1||14-1||0-0|
|9||9||Notre Dame||Big East||21-4||3-3||3- 1||15-0||0-0|
|10||11||Purdue||Big Ten||20-5||5-4||2- 1||13-0||0-0|
|11||15||North Carolina||Atlantic Coast||18-6||5-3||2- 3||11-0||0-0|
|13||10||Connecticut||Big East||19-5||4-3||3- 0||12-2||0-0|
|17||22||St. John's (NY)||Big East||15-9||3-6||3- 0||9-3||0-0|
|18||20||Wisconsin||Big Ten||19-5||3-4||2- 1||14-0||0-0|
|19||24||Xavier||Atlantic 10||18-6||5-4||2- 1||11-1||0-0|
|20||13||Villanova||Big East||19-6||5-3||1- 1||13-2||0-0|
|21||18||Syracuse||Big East||20-6||4-3||3- 0||13-3||0-0|
|22||17||West Virginia||Big East||16-8||4-4||2- 2||10-2||0-0|
|23||23||George Mason||Colonial||21-5||7-3||1- 2||13-0||0-0|
|24||26||Louisville||Big East||19-6||3-4||0- 0||16-2||0-0|
over 2 years ago Update 1 comment
We have a new Number 1 team in the latest edition of the NCAA Basketball Rankings. Kansas has taken over the top spot in the AP Top 25 poll after previously-undefeated Ohio State lost to Wisconsin on Saturday. The Jayhawks are 24-1 on the year and have won seven games in a row after a loss to Texas on January 22. They secured the top spot this weekend by blowing out lowly Iowa State.
Kansas picks up 22 first-place votes, which was enough to propel them to the top spot. Ohio State drops to No. 2 in the rankings with just 14 first-place votes, while Texas stays at No. 3 despite having more first-place votes than Kansas (23), a 10-0 start in Big 12 play and a head-to-head win over Kansas.
Pittsburgh also received six votes for the No. 1 spot after a win at Villanova on Saturday, but they remain at No. 4. Duke, San Diego State, BYU and Note Dame follow in the same spots as they were last week, while Georgetown and Purdue round out the top 10. Villanova took the biggest fall, dropping from No. 9 to No. 15.
Xavier is the only newcomer to the poll, coming in at No. 24. The Musketeers replace West Virginia, who were No. 25 last week.
Here are the complete rankings.
|2||Ohio State (14)||24-1||1536||1|
|6||San Diego State||25-1||1256||6|
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: West Virginia(16-8) 58; St. Mary's(22-4) 52; Coastal Carolina(24-2) 32; UCLA(18-7) 32; George Mason(21-5) 28; St. John's(15-9) 26; Washington(17-7) 23; Alabama(16-8) 13; Florida State(18-7) 11; Marquette(15-10) 6; Baylor(16-8) 5; Belmont(23-4) 5; Colorado State(17-7) 5; Minnesota(17-8) 4; UNLV(18-7) 3