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1/9 AP Poll

Postby Hall2012 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:55 pm

-Villanova falls to 3rd, retains 1 first place vote
-Creighton climbs to 8th
-Butler rises to 12th
-Xavier up to 15
-Seton Hall tops also receiving votes but with only 11 (there's a tie for 25th, meaning SHU would be 27th)
-Voters this week seem to be very much in agreement on the top 24 (Minnesota 24th at 167) but it only took 20 points to get the #25 spot (tied between USC and K-State)
-What's the fewest amount of points needed to be ranked in an AP Poll? I feel like 20 has to be pretty close...
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby Jet915 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:59 pm

4 ranked teams in top 15, not too shabby...
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby sju88grad » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:37 pm

Jet915 wrote:4 ranked teams in top 15, not too shabby...


that is amazing!....congrats to all 4 schools...the big east is killing it......
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby stever20 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:53 pm

this is the big week for things...
Xavier plays @ Nova
Butler plays @ Creighton
Xavier plays @ Butler

So Xavier and Butler could easily be coming into their game on Saturday with both having lost. loser of that game will drop some in that situation with an 0-2 week. Even with 2 top 15 opponents. Poll mentality.
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby XUFan09 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:56 pm

Yeah, 20 points is pretty minimal for a ranked team. I don't doubt that it is historically one of the most uninspiring rankings in recent year.
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby kayako » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:24 pm

I like how St. Mary's went 2 spots backwards. Play some real teams if your conference schedule has only 1 quality opponent.

1-5 there's very little difference, but why is Kansas ahead of Nova? I'd love for Nova to see them again in the tournament.
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby jfan » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:13 pm

Kansas knows how to score without having to bother with the dribble!!
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby JohnW22 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:40 pm

How much will Xavier fall when somebody for Nova goes off from 3 and Xavier loses by 30?
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby Fieldhouse Flyer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:57 am

Dropping Villanova to third was not justified, and demonstrates that the poll voters still favor Power 5 conference teams over the Big East.

College Basketball Talk Top 25: Is Baylor really the No. 1 team in the country? – CBS Sports - January 9, 2017
If your basis for determining who the best team is strictly results-oriented, are you really going to drop Villanova for losing on the road to a team with a top ten résumé (Butler) on a night when the consensus National Player of the Year favorite shoots 3-for-11 when Baylor beat Iowa State and Oklahoma State at home by a combined six points?

AP Poll, Coaches Poll, and RPI Rankings – CBS Sports
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Poll
Rank - School (W-L) Votes (First-place votes) Previous AP Poll Ranking


1 - Baylor (15-0) 1608 (55) 2
2 - Kansas (14-1) 1517 (8) 3
3 - Villanova (15-1) 1499 (1) 1

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Poll
Rank - School (W-L) Votes (First-place votes) Previous Coaches Poll Ranking


1 - Baylor (15-0) 783 (22) 3
2 - Kansas (14-1) 756 (9) 2
3 - Villanova (15-1) 727 (1) 1

Baylor Bears – RPI Breakdown – CBS Sports
RPI Rank: 2
SOS Rank: 11
Record vs. RPI Top 25: 3-0
Best win: RPI # 9 Louisville (66-63, neutral court)
Worst loss: none
Best 'away' win: RPI #170 Oklahoma (76-50)

Kansas Jayhawks – RPI Breakdown – CBS Sports
RPI Rank: 4
SOS Rank: 14
Record vs. RPI Top 25: 1-0
Best win: RPI # 15 Duke (77-75, neutral court)
Worst loss: RPI # 109 Indiana (99-103, neutral court)
Best 'away' win: RPI #35 TCU (86-80)

Villanova Wildcats – RPI Breakdown – CBS Sports
RPI Rank: 1
SOS Rank: 4
Record vs. RPI Top 25: 3-1
Best win: RPI # 6 Creighton (80-70, away)
Worst loss: RPI # 7 Butler (58-66, away)
Best 'away' win: # 6 Creighton (80-70)

Just out of curiosity, I would like to see how Baylor and Kansas fare in front of sold-out crowds at Creighton and Butler.
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Re: 1/9 AP Poll

Postby Fieldhouse Flyer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:17 pm

Tuesday January 10th:

# 10 West Virginia 89, # 1 Baylor 68

# 2 Kansas @ Oklahoma (6-8) - 9:00 PM tip-off

# 3 Villanova 79, #15 Xavier 54

The poll voters have gone into hiding, and not without good reason.
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