CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 14

CBB AP Poll Reaction: Week 14

by February 8, 2022 0 comments

This college basketball season continues to deliver. The 13th week held an illustrious slate of games, and the top dogs are starting to reveal themselves. Teams took care of business, while others faltered, ruining their chances at a top spot in March Madness. Now, we look towards the next week with a plethora of top-25 matchups.

RANK
TEAM
RECORD
POINTS
PREVIOUS
1 Auburn (48) 22-1 1,506 1
2 Gonzaga (13) 19-2 1,477 2
3 Purdue 20-3 1,329 4
4 Arizona 19-2 1,300 7
5 Kentucky 19-4 1,288 5
6 Houston 20-2 1,205 6
7 Duke 19-3 1,179 9
8 Kansas 19-3 1,173 10
9 Texas Tech 18-5 947 14
10 Baylor 19-4 921 8
11 Providence 20-2 899 15
12 UCLA 16-4 881 3
13 Illinois 17-5 818 18
14 Wisconsin 18-4 706 11
15 Villanova 17-6 634 12
16 Ohio State 14-5 628 16
17 Michigan State 17-5 536 13
18 Marquette 16-7 522 24
19 Tennessee 16-6 377 22
20 Texas 17-6 294 23
21 Southern California 19-4 278 19
22 Saint Mary’s 19-4 185 NR
23 Murray State 22-2 178 NR
24 UConn 15-6 118 17
25 Xavier 16-6 91 21

Mid-Majors Swarming the Back Half

We gave a reaction like this involving the Big East a few weeks back, but now we can remove the sixth conference of the so-called “Power 6.” The mid-major schools are out in full force. Houston, obviously, has been the king in this area throughout the whole season, but Saint Mary’s and Murray State are making things interesting. Even schools like Wyoming, Colorado State, and Davidson are on the outside looking in. There will be nothing less than serious top mid-major talent come tournament time.

Illinois is on Fire, Deserving of No. 13 Ranking

No player is on more of a roll than Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn as of late. The star big man dropped 37 points and 12 rebounds last Wednesday against Wisconsin, leading his squad to a four-game win streak. This is a top program in the country and a real threat come March when at their best.

Purdue should not be at No. 3

Both Kentucky and Arizona are playing like one seeds, while Purdue has struggled with teams as of late. Arizona easily defeated UCLA and it’s looking like Auburn is the only team in Kentucky’s way of an SEC Championship. Purdue does play Illinois Tuesday, so this matchup can prove if the Boilermakers deserve to be here or not.


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