Weekly Top 50: NCAA Surprises Not as Big as You Think

    
March 22nd, 2010
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Week Nineteen Top 50 Ranking: March 22nd

by Shawn Siegel: Collegehoops.net Editor

 

**NCAA Tournament Seed in Green to compare differences

   Team Record Last Pre.
1

Kentucky  1

34-2 2 4
2

Syracuse  1

30-4 3 67
3

Kansas  1

33-3 1 1
4

Duke  1

31-5 4 6
5

West Virginia  2

29-6 5 9
6

Ohio State  2

29-7 6 14
7

Kansas St  2

28-7 8 25
8

Michigan State  5

26-8 9 3
9

Butler  5

30-4 12 11
10

Purdue  4

29-5 13 8
11

Baylor  3

27-7 15 58
12

Tennessee  6

27-8 18 10
13

New Mexico  3

30-5 7 90
14

Villanova  2

25-8 10 2
15

BYU  7

30-6 17 40
16

Wisconsin  4

24-9 14 38
17

Maryland  4

24-9 20 27
18

Temple  5

29-6 11 115
19

Xavier  6

26-8 26 21
20

Northern Iowa  9

30-4 27 59
21

Pittsburgh  3

25-9 19 41
22

Texas A&M  7

24-10 23 24
23

Saint Mary's  10

28-5 29 173
24

Cornell  12

29-4 30 92
25

Georgetown  3

23-11 16 19
26

Gonzaga  8

27-7 28 30
27

Vanderbilt  4

24-9 21 50
28

Richmond  7

26-9 22 61
29

UTEP  12

26-7 24 80
30

Texas  8

24-10 25 7
31

Missouri  10

23-11 40 49
32

Clemson  7

21-11 31 20
33

California  8

24-11 36 15
34

Old Dominion  11

27-9 38 49
35

Florida State  9

22-10 35 42
36

Georgia Tech  10

23-13 43 33
37

Oklahoma State  7

22-11 33 31
38 Washington  11 26-9 NA (53) 13
39

UNLV  8

25-9 32 85
40

Murray St  13

31-5 47 132
41

Utah St  12

27-8 34 51
42

Notre Dame  6

23-12 39 60
43

Wake Forest  10

20-11 44 39
44

Virginia Tech  X

24-8 46 64
45

Louisville  9

20-13 37 35
46

Marquette  6

22-12 42 81
47

Siena  13

27-7 41 26
48

San Diego St  11

25-9 45 104
49

Florida  X

21-13 49 32
50

Minnesota  11

21-14 48 17

* = lost this week

last = last week's ranking

pre. = preseason ranking 

 

Next Five (in order):  Rhode Island (26-9), Ole Miss (23-10), Mississippi St (24-12), Memphis (24-10), UAB (25-8)

 

Dropped Out

  Week Pre
 

Memphis

24-10 19 34
 

Ole Miss

23-10 18 29
 

Kent St

24-9 18 104
 

Dayton

21-12 17 18
 

Mississippi St

24-12 17 22
 

Rhode Island

26-9 17 134
 

UAB

25-8 17 153
 

Illinois

20-14 16 16
 

Charlotte

19-12 15 126
 

Wichita St

25-10 14 94
 

Louisiana Tech

24-10 14 185
 

North Carolina

18-16 13 5
 

Connecticut

18-15 13 23
 

Cincinnati

19-15 13 50
 

Northwestern

20-14 12 71
 

USC

16-14 12 120
 

William & Mary

22-11 12 244
 

Miami

20-13 11 70
 

Texas Tech

19-15 10 130
 

Seton Hall

19-13 8 48
 

St. John's

17-16 8 74
 

Tulsa

23-12 7 37
 

Missouri St

21-12 7 228
 

South Carolina

15-16 6 36
 

Michigan

15-17 4 12
 

Portland

21-11 4 88
 

UCLA

14-18 3 28
 

Creighton

17-15 3 43
 

Oklahoma

13-18 3 45
 

Nevada

21-12 2 44
 

Penn State

11-20 2 46
 

Boston College

15-16 2 47

week = week dropped out of Top 50

 

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