Monday, February 25, 2008

New Top 25 is out

AP Top 25
1. Tennessee (69) 25-2 1,797
2. Memphis 26-1 1,682
3. North Carolina (2) 26-2 1,668
4. UCLA (1) 24-3 1,593
5. Texas 23-4 1,478
6. Kansas 24-3 1,368
7. Duke 23-3 1,344
8. Stanford 22-4 1,264
9. Xavier 24-4 1,228
10. Wisconsin 23-4 1,175

As always the AP Top-25 has strange components in its compilation and this week is no different. Memphis drops only one spot despite their home loss to Tennessee, even though Duke dropped 3 places when they lost to North Carolina earlier in the year. Also strange is how Memphis did not garner even one first place vote but #4 UCLA did. The saving grace is that unlike football this will be decided on the playing surface and in 4+ weeks it really won’t matter as the tournament gets underway.


3 comments:

smacchat said...

bmanfromtheor -

As a Memphis grad, I want to say you earned it Sat! The sun came up yesterday and I made a very long drive home with a major headache and $3000 out of my account from tickets, hotel rooms and food/ booze .. I would do it again in a heartbeat ..hope to see RIVERWALK in blue and orange

My wife is a UT grad and if we had to loose a game as much as it kills me I am glad it was against you guys and your #1 .. trust me sitting at #2 with the best record in America doesn't suck either

Anonymous said...

1. When the #2 team beats the #1 team, how can anybody give first place votes to any other team (UNC and UCLA)?

2. I was surprised that Duke didn't drop lower (I think they should have).

3. Gonzaga, send UConn a big "thank you" card. You are not back in the top 25 due to the cupcakes you've been beating; you are back in because UConn has been winning.

4. Thank goodness we have a tournament to make all of our debates meaningless.

Anonymous said...

ACCTim

If NC and Duke didn't beat up on each other or played in those other weak conferences they would be 1 & 2 all year until the tournament! You're all posers! Note to UTenn and Memphis, this is NOT football!