Quick Reactions to Newly Released NCAA Basketball AP Top 25

Quick Reactions to Newly Released NCAA Basketball AP Top 25

by 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):

  1. Gonzaga
  2. Baylor
  3. Iowa
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Illinois
  6. Duke
  7. Kansas
  8. Michigan State
  9. Creighton
  10. Houston
  11. West Virginia
  12. Villanova
  13. Tennessee
  14. North Carolina
  15. Virginia
  16. Virginia Tech
  17. Texas
  18. Texas Tech
  19. Richmond
  20. Kentucky
  21. Oregon
  22. Florida State
  23. Ohio State
  24. Rutgers
  25. Arizona State

My Reactions

  • 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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  1. Pat McDonell
    #1 Pat McDonell 30 November, 2020, 21:13

    It’s going to be tough to break into top 10 with covid cancellations and two patsies this week as fillings and a lousy one bid conference we’ve grown out of. SDSU might go undefeated this year going into a bubble post season. We won’t be rebuilding off a 2-loss season; fact is, we are a better, deeper team.

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