College Basketball Top 50: Tennessee Tumbles

    
December 19th, 2010

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December 19th Top 50 Ranking

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

  Team Record Last Pre.
1

Duke

play elon monday after 9 day break

10-0 1 1
2

Ohio State

jared sullinger (30 & 19) had his way with south carolina

10-0 2 3
3

Kansas

barely escaped against usc after a week off

10-0 3 9
4

Syracuse

struggled to put away pesky iona from the maac

11-0 5 10
5

Villanova

only game this week is against monmouth

9-1 7 6
6

UCONN

next week's battle with pittsburgh looms large

8-0 9 65
7

Kentucky

wont be tested until louisville game on new year's eve

8-2 8 5
8

Pittsburgh

bounced back from loss with ho hum win over umes

11-1 10 4
9

San Diego St

malcolm thomas averaging 18 & 12.5 in last 2 wins

12-0 11 12
10

Kansas St

shot a dismal 27% in loss to florida

9-2* 4 7
11

Missouri

10-1 13 19
12

Memphis

8-1 15 20
13

Michigan State

8-3 16 2
14

Purdue

10-1 17 11
15

Georgetown

10-1 19 22
16

Tennessee

7-2** 6 15
17

Minnesota

10-1 20 44
18

BYU

10-1* 12 24
19

Temple

8-2 22 18
20

Illinois

10-2* 14 17
21

West Virginia

8-2 24 32
22

Baylor

7-1* 18 27
23

Vanderbilt

8-2 23 13
24

Notre Dame

10-1 25 81
25

Texas A&M

10-1 28 41
26

Florida

8-2 29 21
27

Wisconsin

9-2 27 23
28

Texas

9-2 33 29
29

UCF

10-0 37 71
30

Old Dominion

8-2 30 34
31

UNLV

10-2* 21 28
32

Florida State

9-2 34 33
33

Washington

7-3 35 16
34

Arizona

9-2 36 50
35

Utah St

8-2 38 31
36

Louisville

9-1* 32 56
37

Richmond

8-3* 31 35
38

New Mexico

9-1 39 43
39

Cincinnati

10-0 46 87
40

North Carolina

7-4* 26 8
41

Wichita St

8-2 41 38
42

Cleveland St

12-1* 40 132
43

Saint Mary's

9-2 45 57
44

Xavier

7-2 42 30
45

Marquette

8-3 43 52
46

Ole Miss

7-2 44 47
47

Oklahoma St

10-1 47 64
48

Butler

6-4 48 14
49

Clemson

7-4 50 40
50

Georgia

7-2 49 61

* = lost this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five (in order): Drexel (8-1), Boston College (9-2), Washington St (7-1), UTEP (8-2), Gonzaga (6-5)

 

Dropped Out

  Week Pre
 

Gonzaga

6-5 4 25
 

St. John's

5-3 4 46
 

Maryland

7-4 4 48
 

Virginia Tech

6-4 3 26
 

Arizona St

5-4 3 37
 

Dayton

8-3 3 39
 

Seton Hall

5-4 2 36
 

UTEP

5-2 2 42
 

UCLA

6-4 2 53
 

New Mexico St

5-7 1 48
 

Northern Iowa

7-3 1 49

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

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