CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 11

CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 11

by January 18, 2022 1 comment

We saw a major shift in college basketball last week. Tons of upsets were had, there’s a new number one, and the playing field is much more even. For the first time in weeks, the AP Poll looks much different this week and there’s lots to discuss, so let’s get into it.

Check out last week’s edition here.

RANK
TEAM
RECORD
POINTS
PREVIOUS
1 Gonzaga (25) 14-2 1,486 2
2 Auburn (36) 16-1 1,482 4
3 Arizona 14-1 1,320 6
4 Purdue 14-2 1,255 7
5 Baylor 15-2 1,238 1
6 Duke 14-2 1,205 8
7 Kansas 14-2 1,192 9
8 Wisconsin 14-2 1,056 13
9 UCLA 11-2 1,041 3
10 Houston 15-2 1,036 11
11 Villanova 13-4 908 14
12 Kentucky 14-3 804 18
13 LSU 15-2 738 12
14 Michigan State 14-3 681 10
15 Iowa State 14-3 665 15
16 USC 14-2 618 5
17 Illinois 13-3 521 25
18 Texas Tech 13-4 509 19
19 Ohio State 11-4 465 16
20 Xavier 13-3 427 17
21 Providence 14-2 350 23
22 Loyola Chicago 13-2 193 NR
23 Texas 13-4 185 21
24 Tennessee 11-5 98 22
25 Connecticut 11-4 73 NR

Auburn Deserves No. 1 Spot

Despite receiving more first-place votes, Auburn is second to Gonzaga. They have run through some good SEC teams this year and haven’t lost since the first week of the season. The Tigers have shown they can beat better competition than Gonzaga can. They should be first, and could very well be next week with another vote.

Perfect Fall for UCLA

A lot of people are overreacting to UCLA’s loss to Oregon, but we have to be realistic. This was their first game since December 10, it showed, and Oregon was a tough matchup. The Ducks beat USC after that game and have proven they are back in the Pac-12 race. UCLA will bounce back soon and rise right back from this.

Texas Tech Heating Up; Still Way Too Low

In the past two weeks, Texas Tech has played as well as any team in the country. The Red Raiders have knocked off both Baylor and Kansas during this stretch, and have shown that their inconsistencies are gone. Though they have four losses, this team needs to be ranked higher until they cool off.


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