CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 12

CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 12

by January 25, 2022 1 comment

College basketball rolls on as we are well into conference play. Last week saw some big-time games and a new No. 1 team. With bigger games coming up this week, the voters will continue to have a tough task with all these top-end teams, but let’s check out this week’s AP Poll first.

Check out last week’s edition here.

RANK
TEAM
RECORD
POINTS
PREVIOUS
1 Auburn (45) 18-1 1,504 2
2 Gonzaga (15) 15-2 1,475 1
3 Arizona (1) 16-1 1,381 3
4 Baylor 17-2 1,335 5
5 Kansas 16-2 1,281 7
6 Purdue 16-3 1,119 4
T-7 UCLA 13-2 1,116 9
T-7 Houston 17-2 1,116 10
9 Duke 15-3 1,017 6
10 Michigan State 15-3 979 14
11 Wisconsin 15-3 894 8
12 Kentucky 15-4 822 12
13 Texas Tech 15-4 766 18
14 Villanova 14-5 713 11
15 Southern California 16-2 711 16
16 Ohio State 12-4 584 19
17 Providence 16-2 542 21
18 Tennessee 13-5 419 24
19 LSU 15-4 399 13
20 UConn 13-4 284 25
21 Xavier 14-4 269 20
22 Marquette 14-6 177 NR
23 Iowa State 14-5 167 15
24 Illinois 13-5 155 17
25 Davidson 16-2 132 NR

Auburn is No. 1 for the First Time in History

It feels like we talk about Auburn every week here, but for good reason. The Tigers defeated Kentucky in a thriller last week, and ascended to the top spot over Gonzaga. This is clearly the best team in the nation right now, and they should continue their winning ways for a little while.

Mistakes in the Back

TCU defeated Iowa State last week, but remains unranked. The 13-3 Horned Frogs deserve to be ranked in the 20s, especially over teams like six-loss Marquette. Illinois staying in the Top 25 after losing to a horrible Maryland team is a bit ridiculous too, with Loyola Chicago waiting in the wings.

Big-Program Bias Still in Effect

Teams like Duke are still in the top 10, but for no real reason. The Blue Devils are 4-3 in Quads 1 and 2, and need to be knocked down a peg. Teams like Wisconsin, Michigan State, even Kentucky and Texas Tech have better resumes than Duke. The team ranked highest at the beginning will always stay near the top, it seems.


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