CollegeHoops.net Top 50: Kentucky New #1

    
January 10th, 2010

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Week Nine Top 50 Ranking: January 10th

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

  Team Record Last Pre.
1

Kentucky

relatively weak effort against georgia

16-0 2 4
2

Texas

schedule gets tougher beginning next weekend

15-0 4 7
3

Kansas

16 turnovers in loss to tennessee. only 2 unbeatens left

14-1* 1 1
4

Purdue

no shame in a road loss at wisconsin

14-1* 3 8
5

Syracuse

a week away from big game at west virginia

15-1 7 67
6

Duke

couldn't buy a 3-pointer in georgia tech loss

13-2* 5 6
7

Villanova

2 of 3 conference wins are against marquette

14-1 8 2
8

West Virginia

almost overcome 20-point halftime defecit against nd

12-2* 6 9
9

Michigan State

begin 3 game homestand against minnesota wednesday

13-3 10 3
10

Tennessee

who needs tyler smith? vols upset kansas

12-2 12 10
11

Kansas St

13-2* 11 25
12

North Carolina

12-4* 9 5
13

Georgetown

12-2* 13 19
14

Wisconsin

13-3* 17 38
15

BYU

16-1 23 40
16

Clemson

13-3 18 20
17

Texas A&M

12-3 22 24
18

Gonzaga

12-3 24 30
19

Miami

15-1 19 70
20

Temple

13-3 25 115
21

Pittsburgh

13-2 42 41
22

Ole Miss

12-3* 15 29
23

Florida State

13-3* 20 42
24

Georgia Tech

12-3* 21 33
25

Baylor

13-1 29 58
26

UNLV

13-3* 27 85
27

New Mexico

14-3** 16 90
28

Connecticut

11-4* 14 23
29

Dayton

12-3 28 18
30

Butler

12-4 33 11
31

Oklahoma State

13-2 37 31
32

Virginia Tech

12-2* 36 64
33

Northern Iowa

14-1 48 59
34

UAB

14-2 38 153
35

Saint Mary's

14-2 46 173
36

William & Mary

12-3* 30 244
37

Ohio State

11-5* 26 14
38

Wake Forest

11-3* 35 39
39

Texas Tech

12-3* 34 130
40

Cincinnati

11-5** 32 50
41

Minnesota

12-4* 41 17
42

Northwestern

12-3 45 71
43

Vanderbilt

12-3 47 50
44

Rhode Island

12-2* 44 134
45

Florida

11-4* 31 32
46

Mississippi St

13-3* NA (54) 22
47

Louisiana Tech

15-2 NA (52) 185
48

USC

10-6** 39 120
49

California

10-5* 49 15
50

Wichita St

15-2 NA (51) 94

* = lost this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five (in order): Notre Dame (14-3), Cornell (13-3*), Louisville (12-4), Richmond (12-5*), Memphis (11-4*)

 

Dropped Out

  Week Pre
 

Washington

10-5** 9 13
 

Memphis

11-4* 9 34
 

Richmond

12-5* 9 61
 

Maryland

10-4 8 27
 

Seton Hall

10-5* 8 48
 

St. John's

10-5* 8 74
 

Illinois

11-5 7 16
 

Tulsa

12-3 7 37
 

Missouri St

13-3* 7 228
 

Xavier

10-5 6 21
 

South Carolina

10-5 6 36
 

Marquette

10-6* 6 81
 

Louisville

12-4 5 35
 

Notre Dame

14-3 5 60
 

Michigan

8-7* 4 12
 

Portland

9-6* 4 88
 

Siena

12-4 3 26
 

UCLA

7-9* 3 28
 

Creighton

7-9* 3 43
 

Oklahoma

9-6* 3 45
 

Old Dominion

12-5 3 49
 

Nevada

10-6 2 44
 

Penn State

8-7* 2 46
 

Boston College

10-6* 2 47
 

 

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

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