College Basketball Top 50: Iowa St, Purdue, Belmont Rising

    
February 26th, 2012
Collegehoops.net's Top 50 Power Ranking is your weekly dive into the national college basketball scene.  The CHN Top 50 is brought to you before all the other polls late Sunday night. Arrows represent notable moves. (Also: Check out the weekly Non-BCS Top 25 Ranking.)

 

February 26th Top 50 Ranking

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

  Team Record Last Pre.
1

Kentucky

28-1 1 2
2

Syracuse

29-1 2 4
3

Duke

25-4 4 5
4

North Carolina

25-4 5 1
5 Michigan State 24-5 6 28
6

Kansas

24-5 7 13
7

Missouri

25-4** 3 30
8

Marquette

24-5 9 23
9

Ohio State

23-6* 8 3
10 Baylor 24-5 11 25
11 Murray St 28-1 12 NA
12 Georgetown 21-6* 10 NA
13

Wichita St

26-4 15 45
14

Michigan

21-8* 13 19
15

UNLV 

24-6 17 34
16

Indiana

22-7 18 NA
17

Wisconsin

21-8* 20 16
18

Temple

22-6* 14 22
19 Notre Dame 20-9* 16 38
20

Florida

22-7* 19 7
21 Creighton 25-5 23 39
22

Gonzaga

23-5 25 21
23 San Diego St 22-6 27 NA
24

Louisville

22-7* 24 6
25

St. Mary's

25-5 28 47
26 Florida State 19-9** 21 18
27

St Louis

22-6* 26 NA
28

New Mexico 

22-6** 22 27
29

Long Beach St

21-7 35 NA
30 Virginia 21-7* 30 NA
31

Vanderbilt

20-9* 33 10
32 California 23-7* 31 29
33

Iowa St

21-8 42 NA
34

Kansas St 

19-9* 36 49
35

Memphis

21-8 40 11
36

Iona  

24-6 38 NA
37 Harvard  24-4* 29 NA
38

Oral Roberts

26-5 41 NA
39

Southern Miss

23-6* 32 NA
40

Alabama

19-9 45 24
41

BYU

24-7* 37 NA
42

MTSU

25-5* 34 NA
43

Washington 

20-8 47 26
44 Purdue 19-10 52 32
45

Xavier

18-10* 44 12
46 Cincinnati  20-9* 46 17
47

Seton Hall

19-10* 49 NA
48 Belmont 24-7 NA 44
49

West Virginia 

17-12** 43 41
50

UCONN

17-11* 50 8

* = losses this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five:  Drexel (25-5), South Florida (18-11*), Northwestern (17-11*), Miami (17-10*), VCU (25-6)

 

Top 50 Drop Outs

  Week Pre
  Mississippi St 19-10** 16 35
  NC State   18-11** 16 NA
 

Illinois

17-12* 15 46
 

Davidson

22-7 15 NA
  Cleveland St   22-9* 14 NA
 

Ohio

23-6 14 NA
 

Marshall

17-11* 12 42
 

Dayton

18-10 12 NA
 

Texas

18-11* 11 33
  Stanford 19-10* 11 NA
 

Northwestern

17-11* 11 NA
 

Arizona

21-9 10 20
 

Virginia Tech

15-14** 10 NA
 

Pittsburgh 

15-14** 9 9
 

Texas A&M 

13-15** 9 14
 

Minnesota

17-12** 9 NA
 

Charleston

19-11 8 NA
 

Kent St 

19-9** 7 48
 

Northern Iowa

19-12 7 NA
 

Belmont

24-7 6 44
  Miami 17-10* 5 36
  Villanova 11-17** 5 37
 

Weber St 

23-4 4 NA
 

Butler

18-13* 3 31
 

UCLA

16-13* 2 15
 

George Mason

23-8** 2 40
  Drexel 25-5 2 43
 

VCU

25-6 2 50

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

During the season, don't forget to check out the CHN Top 50 Power Ranking every Sunday night!

 

Check out past week's rankings and this week's AP Top 25.

 

For more depth, check out the weekly the Non-BCS Top 25 ranking.