Sunday, January 8, 2012

My Top 25

Tough one this week. I figured, driving home from UConn's loss to Rutgers on Saturday, that I'd have the Huskies drop considerably in this week's poll after losing to both Seton Hall and Rutgers. And they do, from No. 6 to No. 13. It likely would have been more, except that 12 of the 25 teams I had ranked last week lost at least once, and two others (Marquette and Wisconsin) lost twice.

So I'm comfortable with the Huskies at No. 13. I still think they have a good, deep and talented team. They're just a bit lost right now, and it'll be interesting to see if they can rediscover themselves. Jim Calhoun certainly started them on that track with a feisty practice this afternoon.

Elsewhere, I booted Wisconsin (five losses) and Harvard (Fordham? Really?) and introduced Virginia (belatedly) and Seton Hall. More than happy to vote for the Pirates, who certainly seem as capable as anyone else in the Big East whose uniform isn't orange.

Really wanted to include West Virginia this week, too, but just couldn't quite find a spot. They're my No. 26, for what it's worth, and that will certainly rise with a win over UConn tomorrow night.

1. Syracuse
2. Kentucky
3. North Carolina
4. Ohio State
5. Baylor
6. Michigan State
7. Indiana
8. Missouri
9. Georgetown
10. Duke
11. UNLV
12. Louisville
13. UConn
14. San Diego State
15. Gonzaga
16. Kansas
17. Virginia
18. Florida
19. Murray State
20. Kansas State
21. Mississippi State
22. Creighton
23. Marquette
24. Michigan
25. Seton Hall



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