CollegeHoops.net Top 50: Week Eight

    
January 3rd, 2010

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Week Eight Top 50 Ranking: January 3rd

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

  Team Record Last Pre.
1

Kansas

held temple to dismal 25% from the floor in blowout

13-0 1 1
2

Kentucky

louisville no match for hot cats

15-0 2 4
3

Purdue

dominated wvu in nice win to start new year

13-0 3 8
4

Texas

avery bradley 3 for 20 in pair of wins

13-0 4 7
5

Duke

started acc play off with easy win over clemson

12-1 6 6
6

West Virginia

turnovers led to demise against purdue

11-1 7 9
7

Syracuse

couldn't buy a three (1-13) in surprise pitt loss

13-1* 5 67
8

Villanova

have an extremely favorable be schedule until february

12-1 8 2
9

UNC

road game at charleston left before acc play

11-3 10 5
10

Michigan State

huge game against hot wisconsin on wednesday

11-3 11 3
11

Kansas St

13-1 12 25
12

Tennessee

10-2 13 10
13

Georgetown

11-1 14 19
14

Connecticut

10-3* 9 23
15

Ole Miss

11-2 16 29
16

New Mexico

14-1 17 90
17

Wisconsin

12-2 19 38
18

Clemson

12-3* 18 20
19

Miami

14-1 21 70
20

Florida State

12-2 25 42
21

Georgia Tech

11-2 27 33
22

Texas A&M

10-3 24 24
23

BYU

14-1 28 40
24

Gonzaga

11-3 30 30
25

Temple

11-3* 23 115
26

Ohio State

10-4** 15 14
27

UNLV

12-2 29 85
28

Dayton

10-3* 20 18
29

Baylor

11-1 34 58
30

William & Mary

10-2 42 244
31

Florida

11-3 32 32
32

Cincinnati

10-3 33 50
33

Butler

10-4 35 11
34

Texas Tech

12-2* 37 130
35

Wake Forest

11-2 39 39
36

Virginia Tech

12-1 46 64
37

Oklahoma State

11-2* 22 31
38

UAB

12-2* 38 153
39

USC

10-4 47 120
40

Memphis

10-3* 31 34
41

Minnesota

11-3 41 17
42

Pittsburgh

12-2 NA (52) 41
43

Washington

10-3* 26 13
44

Rhode Island

11-1 NA (x) 134
45

Northwestern

10-3** 36 71
46

Saint Mary's

13-2 45 173
47

Vanderbilt

10-3 44 50
48

Northern Iowa

12-1 NA (51) 59
49

California

9-4 49 15
50

Richmond

11-4* 43 61

* = lost this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five (in order): Cornell (12-2), Mississippi St (12-2), Louisiana Tech (13-2), Missouri St (12-2*), Wichita St (13-2*)

 

Dropped Out

  Week Pre
 

Maryland

9-4* 8 27
 

Seton Hall

9-4** 8 48
 

St. John's

10-4** 8 74
 

Illinois

9-5* 7 16
 

Tulsa

10-3 7 37
 

Missouri St

12-2* 7 228
 

Xavier

8-5* 6 21
 

South Carolina

8-5** 6 36
 

Marquette

9-5** 6 81
 

Louisville

10-4* 5 35
 

Notre Dame

12-3* 5 60
 

Michigan

7-6* 4 12
 

Portland

9-5* 4 88
 

Mississippi St

12-2 3 22
 

Siena

10-4 3 26
 

UCLA

6-8* 3 28
 

Creighton

6-8** 3 43
 

Oklahoma

8-5* 3 45
 

Old Dominion

9-5* 3 49
 

Nevada

8-6* 2 44
 

Penn State

8-6** 2 46
 

Boston College

9-5* 2 47
 

 

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

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