Quick Reaction to Week 3 College Basketball AP Poll

Quick Reaction to Week 3 College Basketball AP Poll

by December 7, 2020 1 comment

The new top-25 for week three of the college basketball season has been released and there are plenty of changes to be discussed. 

Week 3 AP Poll Rankings

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

Quick Reactions

Kentucky is gone

Yes, you saw it right. John Calipari‘s team is nowhere to be seen on the top-25. They are off to their worst start (1-3) since the 2000-2001 season. They have a very young team like they always do, but they aren’t playing fundamentally sound basketball. The turnovers are out of control–they had 13 turnovers in the first half on Sunday–and until they fix that, they won’t get back into the top-25.

Status of Gonzaga

Gonzaga is the top-ranked team in the country right now but they might not be next Monday because they have paused all activities until December 14 due to positive tests inside their program.

Before the next rankings, Baylor plays Nicholls State and #13 Texas this week so a win against a ranked opponent should get them to the #1 spot over a team who isn’t even practicing right now.

Finally respecting SDSU

I said it last week. The San Diego State Aztecs deserved to be in the top-25 after beating #22 UCLA by 15 points to start the year despite losing Mountain West Player of the Year, Malachi Flynn, and two other starters in Yanni Wetzell and KJ Feagin.

They remain unbeaten after a comeback win over Pepperdine and should be higher if they can get a win over #23 Arizona State.

Texas is rising quickly

The Longhorns are here to stay. Yes, they lost to Villanova this past week but Villanova was a top-four team to start the year and they were able to beat North Carolina in the game before.

Texas faces Baylor on Sunday and after that, there isn’t a loss on their schedule until Kansas on New Year’s Day.

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