Quick Reactions to Newly Released NCAA Basketball AP Top 25by Ben Fadden November 30, 2020 2 comments
The new Associated Press Top 25 was released ahead of week two and there are some interesting things to note about where ranked teams sit.
Here is the new AP Top 25 Poll (released November 30):
- Michigan State
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
- Virginia Tech
- Texas Tech
- Florida State
- Ohio State
- Arizona State
- Kansas should be ranked ahead of Duke. Yes, I know that Kansas has a loss while Duke is undefeated but the Jayhawks lost to the best team in the country (and by the way, they scored 90 points on them) and beat St. Joseph’s by 22 points on Friday. Meanwhile, Duke did not look good in their season-opening win over Coppin State.
- Florida State and Oregon haven’t played a game yet so this is nothing against them, but the voters should be rewarding teams that have wins on their schedule instead of keeping teams that are only practicing in the top 25. Arizona State and Rutgers deserve to be higher than teams that haven’t played yet. The Sun Devils nearly upset Villanova and Rutgers is undefeated but didn’t move up any spots.
- San Diego State should be ranked. They received just 86 votes to be in the top 25 after embarrassing UCLA–who was ranked at #22 in the preseason poll–and won by 19 over UC Irvine. Brian Dutcher lost three starters including Raptors guard Malachi Flynn, but they haven’t missed a beat in their first two games of the season after finishing #6 in the AP Poll last year.
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