Rankings 11/27

  1. Duke, ↑ 1
  2. Kansas, ↑ 1
  3. Michigan State, ↑ 1
  4. Villanova, ↑ 5
  5. Florida
  6. Notre Dame, ↑ 6
  7. Gonzaga, ↑ 3
  8. North Carolina, ↑ 7
  9. Cincinnati, ↓ 2
  10. Texas A&M, ↑ 7
  11. Kentucky, ↓ 5
  12. Wichita State, ↓ 4
  13. Minnesota, ↑ 6
  14. West Virginia, ↑ 4
  15. USC, ↓ 2
  16. Xavier, ↓ 2
  17. Miami (FL), ↑ 3
  18. Virginia, ↑ 3
  19. Providence, ↑ 5
  20. Seton Hall, ↑ 2
  21. Baylor, ↑ 7
  22. Creighton, ↑ 13
  23. UCLA
  24. Louisville, ↑ 9
  25. Texas, ↑ 4
  26. Oklahoma, ↑ 1
  27. Arizona, ↓ 27
  28. Alabama, ↑ 9
  29. Oregon, ↓ 13
  30. Purdue, ↓ 4
  31. TCU, ↓ 6
  32. Rhode Island, ↑ 7
  33. Virginia Tech, ↓ 1
  34. St. Mary’s, ↓ 23
  35. Mississippi State, ↓ 1
  36. Arizona State, ↑ 15
  37. Arkansas, ↑ 20
  38. Maryland, ↓ 2
  39. Wisconsin, ↓ 8
  40. Michigan, ↓ 10
  41. Northwestern
  42. Tennessee, ↑ 21
  43. Missouri, ↓ 3
  44. Georgia, ↓ 6
  45. Georgia Tech, ↓ 3
  46. Texas Tech, ↓ 2
  47. Butler, ↓ 2
  48. Utah
  49. Florida State
  50. Marquette
  51. SMU, ↓ 6
  52. Penn State, ↑ 12
  53. Kansas State, ↓ 6
  54. Saint Louis, ↓ 11
  55. Vermont, ↓ 3
  56. Syracuse, ↓ 1
  57. Ole Miss, ↑ 1
  58. South Carolina, ↑ 1
  59. LSU, ↑ 9
  60. St. John’s, ↑ 5
  61. St. Bonaventure, ↑ 13
  62. Temple, ↓ 2
  63. UCF, ↓ 9
  64. Auburn, ↓ 3
  65. Oklahoma State, ↓ 3
  66. BYU, ↑ 3
  67. Houston, ↑ 6
  68. Iowa State, ↑ 7
  69. Indiana, ↑ 7

Dropped: St. Joseph’s, Tulsa, Richmond, George Mason, La Salle, Vanderbilt, Stanford, Harvard, Oregon State, Iowa, Davidson

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11/20 Rankings

  1. Arizona
  2. Duke, ↑ 1
  3. Kansas, ↑ 1
  4. Michigan State, ↓ 2
  5. Florida
  6. Kentucky
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Wichita State
  9. Villanova
  10. Gonzaga
  11. Saint Mary’s
  12. Notre Dame
  13. USC
  14. Xavier, ↑ 1
  15. North Carolina, ↓ 1
  16. Oregon
  17. Texas A&M
  18. West Virginia
  19. Minnesota, ↑ 1
  20. Miami, ↑ 1
  21. Virginia, ↑ 1
  22. Seton Hall, ↑ 3
  23. UCLA, ↑ 3
  24. Providence
  25. TCU, ↑ 2
  26. Purdue , ↑ 2
  27. Oklahoma, ↑ 2
  28. Baylor, ↑ 3
  29. Texas, ↑ 5
  30. Michigan, ↑ 5
  31. Wisconsin, ↑ 5
  32. Virginia Tech, ↓ 2
  33. Louisville, ↑ 4
  34. Mississippi State, ↑ 4
  35. Creighton, ↑ 6
  36. Maryland, ↑ 11
  37. Alabama, ↑ 2
  38. Georgia, ↑ 2
  39. Rhode Island, ↓ 16
  40. Missouri, ↓ 8
  41. Northwestern, ↓ 22
  42. Georgia Tech
  43. Saint Louis, ↑ 11
  44. Texas Tech, ↑ 8
  45. Butler, ↓ 12
  46. SMU, ↓ 2
  47. Kansas State, ↓ 2
  48. Utah, ↑ 5
  49. Florida State, ↓ 3
  50. Marquette, ↓ 2
  51. Arizona State, ↓ 1
  52. Vermont, ↓ 1
  53. Stanford, ↓ 10
  54. UCF, ↑ 1
  55. Syracuse, ↑ 1
  56. Iowa, ↑ 13
  57. Arkansas, ↑ 1
  58. Ole Miss, ↑ 1
  59. South Carolina, ↓ 10
  60. Temple, ↑ 3
  61. Auburn,↑ 3
  62. Oklahoma State, ↑ 4
  63. Tennessee, ↑ 4
  64. Penn State, ↑ 5
  65. St. Johns, ↑ 5
  66. Oregon State, ↑ 5
  67. Vanderbilt, ↑ 1
  68. LSU, ↑ 4
  69. BYU, ↓ 8
  70. George Mason, ↑ 3
  71. Davidson, ↑ 3
  72. Richmond, ↑ 3
  73. Houston, ↓ 11
  74. Saint Bonaventure, ↑ 4
  75. Iowa State, ↓ 10
  76. Indiana, ↑ 3
  77. Saint Joseph’s , ↑ 3
  78. La Salle, ↓ 2
  79. Harvard, ↓ 19
  80. Tulsa, ↑ 1

Dropped: Wake Forest

Other Teams being watched: Wake Forest,Princeton, Belmont, Penn, Nevada

Other Teams that could make some noise: Albany, Tulane, UConn, Boston College, Milwaukee, Northern Kentucky, Old Dominion, Toledo, Georgia Southern

Rankings 11/13

Here are my updated ranking for games played through 11/12. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think. These rankings only express the teams that I believe have the opportunity to make the tournament with at least an at-large bid as of this point in the season.

  1. Arizona
  2. Michigan State
  3. Duke
  4. Florida
  5. Kansas
  6. Kentucky
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Wichita State
  9. Villanova
  10. Gonzaga
  11. Saint Mary’s
  12. Notre Dame
  13. USC
  14. North Carolina
  15. Xavier, ↑ 1
  16. Oregon, ↑ 1
  17. Texas A&M, ↑ 5
  18. West Virginia, ↓ 3
  19. Northwestern, ↓ 1
  20. Minnesota, ↓ 1
  21. Miami (FL), ↓ 1
  22. Virginia, ↓ 1
  23. Rhode Island
  24. Providence
  25. Seton Hall
  26. UCLA
  27. TCU
  28. Purdue
  29. Oklhoma
  30. Virginia Tech
  31. Baylor
  32. Missouri
  33. Butler
  34. Texas
  35. Michigan
  36. Wisconsin
  37. Louisville
  38. Mississippi State
  39. Alabama
  40. Georgia
  41. Creighton
  42. Georgia Tech
  43. Stanford
  44. SMU
  45. Kansas State
  46. Florida State, ↑ 1
  47. Maryland, ↑ 1
  48. Marquette, ↑ 1
  49. South Carolina, ↑ 1
  50. Arizona State, ↑ 1
  51. Vermont, ↑ 11
  52. Texas Tech
  53. Utah
  54. Saint Louis, ↑ 1
  55. UCF, ↑ 1
  56. Syracuse, ↑ 1
  57. Iowa, ↑ 1
  58. Arkansas, ↑ 1
  59. Ole Miss, ↑ 1
  60. Harvard, ↑ 1
  61. BYU, ↑ 2
  62. Houston, ↑ 2
  63. Temple, ↑ 2
  64. Auburn, ↑ 2
  65. Iowa State, ↑ 2
  66. Oklahoma St, ↑ 2
  67. Tennessee, ↑ 3
  68. Vanderbilt, ↑ 3
  69. Penn State, ↑ 4
  70. St. John’s, ↑ 4
  71. Oregon State, ↑ 4
  72. LSU, ↑ 4
  73. George Mason, ↑ 8
  74. Davidson, ↑ 4
  75. Richmond, ↑ 4
  76. La Salle, ↑ 4
  77. Wake Forest, ↓ 5
  78. Saint Bonaventure, ↓ 24
  79. Indiana, ↓ 10
  80. Saint Joseph’s, ↓ 34
  81. Tulsa, ↓ 4

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Weekend Update

With one weekend in the books it’s time to talk basketball at a high rate. The plan for right now is to post 3 times a week for this season. On Mondays I will be posting a weekend update of the impact games. Tuesdays will consist of the updated rankings and the teams most likely to win the conference. Fridays will be a week update on all the impact games and a look ahead to the weekend. So to start off, let’s take a look at weekend #1.

Mizzou started the season at home against Iowa State. In a much anticipated start to the season the Tigers showed that they will be a tough out in the SEC, and did so with Michael Porter Jr. playing very limited time.

Tulsa started with a loss to Lamar. Meaning that the American conference will need some big wins in the non-conference to help with its strength of schedule. A team with hopes of being an at large team is now looking to really pick up from where the season started.

The big game of opening night was Texas A&M and West Virginia. The #25 Aggies took down the #11 Mountaineers opened the season in Germany. Texas A&M handled the team and most likely put the questions about A&M to rest this team will fight with Kentucky and Florida for the SEC. West Virginia isn’t done for the season and with some more work they will be back in the top.

Indiana opened the season in a stunning loss to Indiana State, a team most likely to finish in the bottom half of the Missouri Valley. Indiana may be in for a long season but with Miller on the bench they will only get better.

Wake Forest was looking to start on the right foot and stay in the bubble talk but with a loss to Georgia Southern, it may not be the season for them.

Saint Bonaventure and Saint Joseph’s look to have promise in the A-10, but both stumbled in losses to Niagara and Toledo. If this continues the A-10 may take a big hit and could turn into a 1 bid conference.

UCLA and Georgia Tech played a great game and both showed promise. UCLA came away with a win but Georgia Tech will put up some fight throughout the season.

Kentucky had a hard time with Utah Valley before putting them away and in a very good tournament style game barely escaped Vermont. Vermont could be a team who can earn an at large bid come March but Kentucky and its young crew has a lot to learn if it wants to continue being the top dog in the SEC.

Upcoming games to watch this Week:

Monday

# 15 Minnesota vs. Providence

Vanderbilt vs. Belmont

Rhode Island vs. Nevada

Tuesday

#1 Duke vs. #2 Michigan State

#4 Kansas vs #5 Kentucky #20 Purdue vs. Marquette

Wednesday

Butler vs. Maryland

Indiana vs. #23 Seton Hall BYU vs. Princeton Creighton vs. #19 Northwestern

Thursday

Virginia Tech vs. Saint Louis

Missouri vs. Utah

#17 Xavier vs.Wisconsin

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It Has Arrived!

The 2017-2018 NCAA Basketball season is finally underway and the time starts now for teams to make their push to become apart of the tournament come March. With coaching changes and new players stepping onto the scene its time to start ranking the teams to see who will be the Champions.

 

  1. Arizona
  2. Michigan State
  3. Duke
  4. Kansas
  5. Florida
  6. Kentucky
  7. Cincinnati
  8. Wichita State
  9. Villanova
  10. Gonzaga
  11. Saint Mary’s
  12. Notre Dame
  13. USC
  14. North Carolina
  15. West Virginia
  16. Xavier
  17. Oregon
  18. Northwestern
  19. Minnesota
  20. Miami
  21. Virginia
  22. Texas A&M
  23. Rhode Island
  24. Providence
  25. Seton Hall
  26. UCLA
  27. TCU
  28. Purdue
  29. Oklahoma
  30. Virginia Tech
  31. Baylor
  32. Missouri
  33. Butler
  34. Texas
  35. Michigan
  36. Wisconsin
  37. Louisville
  38. Mississippi State
  39. Alabama
  40. Georgia
  41. Creighton
  42. Georgia Tech
  43. Stanford
  44. SMU
  45. Kansas State
  46. Saint Joseph’s
  47. Florida State
  48. Maryland
  49. Marquette
  50. South Carolina
  51. Arizona State
  52. Texas Tech
  53. Utah
  54. Saint Bonaventure
  55. Saint Louis
  56. UCF
  57. Syracuse
  58. Iowa
  59. Arkansas
  60. Ole Miss
  61. Harvard
  62. Vermont
  63. BYU
  64. Houston
  65. Temple
  66. Auburn
  67. Iowa State
  68. Oklahoma State
  69. Indiana
  70. Tennessee
  71. Vanderbilt
  72. Wake Forest
  73. Penn State
  74. St. Johns
  75. Oregon State
  76. LSU
  77. Tulsa
  78. Davidson
  79. Richmond
  80. La Salle
  81. George Mason