CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 13

CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 13

by February 1, 2022 0 comments

College basketball is rolling right through the regular season. February is a key month for teams and the first AP Poll of the month has been released as programs try and continue to build their resumes. Some teams are still ranked too low, while others are deservingly on the rise.

Check out last week’s edition here.

RANK
TEAM
RECORD
POINTS
PREVIOUS
1 Auburn (49) 20-1 1,508 1
2 Gonzaga (12) 17-2 1,475 2
3 UCLA 16-2 1,338 7
4 Purdue 18-3 1,282 6
5 Kentucky 17-4 1,195 12
6 Houston 18-2 1,164 7
7 Arizona 17-2 1,159 3
8 Baylor 18-3 1,141 4
9 Duke 17-3 1,107 9
10 Kansas 17-3 1,014 5
11 Wisconsin 17-3 938 11
12 Villanova 16-5 807 14
13 Michigan State 16-4 751 10
14 Texas Tech 16-5 741 13
15 Providence 18-2 709 17
16 Ohio State 13-5 548 16
17 UConn 15-4 483 20
18 Illinois 15-5 445 24
19 Southern California 18-3 337 15
20 Iowa State 16-5 324 23
21 Xavier 15-5 255 21
22 Tennessee 14-6 234 18
23 Texas 16-5 203 NR
24 Marquette 15-7 188 22
25 LSU 16-5 180 19

Providence is a Top-12 Team

The Friars are 5-1 against Quad 1 and 4-1 against Quad 2. This alone should slot them at least within the top 12, if not the top 10. Each of their losses (Virginia and Marquette) resulted from the team missing 40 shots; moreso from off nights then anything. The team proved this by taking down Marquette on Sunday and look to continue their momentum into a New York date with Saint John’s on Tuesday.

Huge Jump for Kentucky

Kentucky may just be the most erratic team in these rankings. They have bounced back and forth and see their name in the top five once again. The win against Kansas on the road was emphatic, and is a statement towards the team they can ascend to be. We’ll see if they can hold onto this ranking Saturday as they travel to red-hot Alabama.

Too Much Love for Houston? 

This Houston team is one that plays a great brand of basketball and are loved by the AP and NET rankings. The problem, though, is that they have lost to the only two Quad 1 teams they’ve faced. Arizona lost to UCLA last week, but that does not mean that the Wildcats should fall below Houston, thanks to the Cougars’ fraudulent schedule.


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