Category Archives: College

NCAA Basketball Rankings – 2/6/2012

Rankings as of 11:05am on 2/6/2012.  Sagarin Ratings for games though 2/5/2012.  AP Poll as of 1/30/2012. (It’s 11:11 am on Monday and the AP poll isn’t out yet.  What takes these guys so long?)

Previous rankings are here.

Two new teams this week: Murray St. and New Mexico.   Murray St. is in the SITW top 25 for the first time this season, whereas New Mexico has been bouncing in and out all season.  Murray St. finally gets into the top 25 at 23-0.  It takes a lot to crack the top 25 when you’re playing in the Ohio Valley Conference.

Vanderbilt and Gonzaga drop out of the top 25.  Vanderbilt falls out after losing both of it’s games this week (at Arkansas and at Florida) and Gonzaga drops out after a loss to BYU.

(Note: The Missouri Valley Conference will now be represented by red.  In order for the Pac-12 to earn back their color, they will need to get a team in the top 25 and have all the MVC teams fall out of the top 25.  Until that happens, Pac-12 teams will be listed in the “other” category.)

Breakdown by conference: 3, 4, 6, 3, 0, 2, 3, 2, 2

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC MWC MVC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP Sagarin
Syracuse 1 23-1 2 3
Baylor 2 ↑1 21-2 6 9
Kentucky 3 ↑1 23-1 1 2
Ohio St. 4 ↓2 20-3 3 1
Duke 5 19-4 7 11
Missouri 6 ↑2 21-2 4 5
Michigan St.  7 ↓1 18-5 9 6
North Carolina 8 ↑5 20-3 5 7
Creighton 9 ↓2 21-3 13 17
Kansas 10 18-5 8 4
Marquette 11 ↓2 19-5 15 16
Georgetown 12 ↑6 18-4 14 13
Wisconsin 13 ↓2 18-6 19 8
San Diego St.  14 ↑2 20-3 17  47
Indiana 15 ↓3 18-6 20 10
St. Mary’s-CA 16 ↓1 22-2 18 21
Florida 17 ↑6 19-4 12 12
UNLV 18 ↓4 21-4 11 14
Wichita St. 19 ↑2 20-4 30 15
Louisville 20 ↓1 18-5 27 24
Michigan 21 ↓4 17-7 23 29
Illinois 22 ↓2 16-7 38 44
Virginia 23 ↓1 18-4 16  22
Murray St. 24 NR 23-0 10 45
New Mexico 25 NR 19-4 NR  18

26-35: Southern Miss, Mississippi St., Gonzaga, Florida St., UConn, Vanderbilt, Iowa St., Alabama, Temple, Minnesota

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NCAA Basketball Rankings – 1/30/2012

Rankings as of 10:23am on 1/30/2012.  Sagarin Ratings for games though 1/30/2012.  AP Poll as of 1/30/2012.

Previous rankings are here.

Moving into the top 25 were Vanderbilt, Florida, Virginia, and Louisville.  They replaced Seton Hall, UConn, Minnesota, and Kansas St. who all dropped out of the top 25.

Breakdown by conference: 3, 4, 6, 3, 0, 3, 2, 2, 2

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC MWC MVC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP Sagarin
Syracuse 1 22-1 2 3
Ohio St. 2 ↑1 19-3 3 1
Baylor 3 ↓1 19-2 6 9
Kentucky 4 ↑1 21-1 1 2
Duke 5 ↑1 18-3 7 10
Michigan St. 6 ↑2 17-4 9 5
Creighton 7 ↑3 20-2 13 16
Missouri 8 ↓4 19-2 4 8
Marquette 9 ↑2 18-4 15 14
Kansas 10 ↓2 17-4 8 4
Wisconsin 11 ↑2 17-5 19 6
Indiana 12 ↓3 17-5 20 11
North Carolina 13 ↑5 18-3 5 7
UNLV 14 ↑3 20-3 11 13
St. Mary’s-CA 15 ↑6 21-2 18 18
San Diego St. 16 ↓2 18-3 17 44
Michigan 17 ↓1 17-4 23 33
Georgetown 18 ↓6 16-4 14 17
Louisville 19 ↑8 17-5 27 28
Illinois 20 ↓5 15-6 38 42
Wichita St. 21 ↓2 18-4 30 15
Virginia 22 ↑8 17-3 16 20
Florida 23 ↑8 17-4 12 12
Vanderbilt 24 ↑7 16-5 25 31
Gonzaga 25 ↓2 17-3 24  29

26-35: Minnesota, Mississippi St., New Mexico, Purdue, Southern Miss, UConn, Kansas St., Murray St., Seton Hall, Alabama

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NCAA Basketball Rankings – 1/23/2012

Rankings as of 8:26am on 1/23/2012.  Sagarin Ratings for games though 1/23/2012.  AP Poll as of 1/23/2012.

Previous rankings are here.

(Note: The Missouri Valley Conference will now be represented by red.  In order for the Pac-12 to earn back their color, they will need to get a team in the top 25 and have all the MVC teams fall out of the top 25.  Until that happens, Pac-12 teams will be listed in the “other” category.)

Breakdown by conference: 2, 5, 7, 4, 0, 1, 2, 2, 2

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC MWC MVC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP Sagarin
Syracuse 1 20-1 3 4
Baylor 2 17-2 6 9
Ohio St. 3 17-3 4 1
Missouri 4 ↑4 18-1 2 5
Kentucky 5 ↑4 19-1 1 3
Duke 6 ↓2 16-3 8 10
Kansas 7 ↑3 16-3 5 2
Michigan St 8 ↓3 16-4 10
Indiana 9 ↓2 16-4 16 11
Creighton 10 ↑4 18-2 15 17
Marquette 11 ↑5 16-4 17 15
Georgetown 12 ↑5 16-3 9 14
Wisconsin 13 ↑2 16-5 25 8
San Diego St.  14 ↑4 17-2 13 42
Illinois 15 ↓9 15-5 33 41
Michigan 16 ↓5 15-5 20 39
UNLV 17 ↑4 18-3 12 12
North Carolina 18 ↑2 16-3 7 7
Wichita St.  19 ↑6 17-3 31 13
Seton Hall 20 ↓8 15-4 NR 33
St. Mary’s-CA 21 NR 19-2 21 22
UConn 22 ↓9 14-5 24 37
Gonzaga 23 NR 16-3 27 27
Minnesota 24 NR 15-5 NR 45
Kansas St.   25 NR 14-4 22 18

26-35: Mississippi St., Louisville, Purdue, West Virginia, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Florida, Alabama, Murray St., Cincinnati

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NCAA Basketball Rankings – 1/16/2012

Rankings as of 3:05pm on 1/16/2012.  Sagarin Ratings for games though 1/15/2012.  AP Poll as of 1/16/2012.

Previous rankings are here.

Three new teams this week: Marquette, New Mexico, and Wichita State.  Marquette and New Mexico return to the top 25 after a week off, whereas Wichita State makes its top 25 debut in the StatsInTheWild Top 25 NCAA Basketball rankings.  The three teams that dropped out of the top 25 this week are Kansas State, Louisville, and Minnesota.  Wisconsin’s victory over Purdue caused them both to move ten spots in opposite directions with Wisconsin climbing and Purdue falling.

 

(Note: The Missouri Valley Conference will now be represented by red.  In order for the Pac-12 to earn back their color, they will need to get a team in the top 25 and have all the MVC teams fall out of the top 25.  Until that happens, Pac-12 teams will be listed in the “other” category.)

Breakdown by conference: 2, 5, 8, 3, 0, 2, 3, 2

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC MWC MVC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP Sagarin
Syracuse 1 19-0 1
Baylor 2 ↑1 17-0 3 3
Ohio St. 3 ↑1 16-3 6 2
Duke 4 ↑3 15-2 4 7
Michigan St. 5 15-3 9 8
Illinois 6 15-3 22 30
Indiana 7 ↓5 15-3 11  9
Missouri 8 ↑3 14-3 5
Kentucky 9 ↑1 17-1 2 4
Kansas 10 ↑2 14-3 7 6
Michigan 11 ↓3 14-4 20 33
Seton Hall 12 ↓3 15-3 28 25
UConn 13 ↑6 14-3 13 28
Creighton 14 ↑9 16-2 19  15
Wisconsin 15 ↑10 14-5 27 13
Marquette 16 NR 14-4 21 18
Georgetown 17 ↓4 14-3 10 12
San Diego St. 18 ↑6 15-2 16 39
Northwestern 19 ↓1 12-5 39 38
North Carolina 20 ↓5 15-3 8 10
UNLV 21 ↓4 16-3 14 11
Alabama 22 ↓1 13-4 34 16
New Mexico 23 NR 15-2 29  29
Purdue 24 ↓10 13-5 22 32
Wichita St. 25 NR 15-3 35  17

26-35: Louisville, Miss State, Minnesota, Virginia, St. Mary’s-CA, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Gonzaga, Colorado State, West Virginia

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NCAA Basketball Rankings – 1/9/2012

Rankings as of 12:02am on 1/9/2012.  Sagarin Ratings for games though 1/8/2012.  AP Poll as of 1/9/2012.

Previous rankings are here.

Three new teams enter the rankings: Virginia, Alabama, and Creighton.  They replace New Mexico, Minnesota, and Marquette.  The biggest movers up were Kansas and Kentucky who moved up 12 spots to 12 and up 9 spots to 10, respectively.  UConn and Wisconsin both fall 12 spots to 19 and 25, respectively.  UConn is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time this year, and Wisconsin is in the midst of a three game losing streak.

Breakdown by conference: 3, 5, 8, 4, 0, 2, 2, 1

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC MWC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP Sagarin
Syracuse 1 17-0 1
Indiana 2 ↑1 14-1 4
Baylor 3 ↓1 15-0 9
Ohio St. 4 ↑2 15-2 3
Michigan St. 5 ↓1 14-2 5
Illinois 6 ↑4 14-3 33 35 
Duke 7 ↓2 13-2
Michigan 8 12-3 13  27 
Seton Hall 9 ↑6 14-2 24  25
Kentucky 10 ↑9 15-1 2
Missouri 11 ↓2 14-1 10
Kansas 12 ↑12 12-3 10  6
Georgetown 13 ↑1 13-2 11  11 
Purdue 14 ↑4 13-4 NR  30 
North Carolina 15 ↑5 14-2
Virginia 16 NR 14-1 16  26 
UNLV 17 ↓1 16-2 12  12
Northwestern 18 ↓7 11-4 NR 50 
UConn 19 ↓12 12-3 17 40
Kansas St. 20 ↓3 12-2 18 13 
Alabama 21 NR 12-3 27 14 
Louisville 22 13-3 14  22
Creighton 23 NR 13-2 23  20
San Diego St. 24 ↓3 13-2 22 34
Wisconsin 25 ↓12 12-4 26  18

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NCAAB Rankings – 1/2/2012

Rankings as of 2:31pm on 1/2/2012.  Sagarin ratings as of 1/1/2012.  AP rankings as of 1/2/2012.

Previous rankings are here.

Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, and Miss St. fall out of the top 25 and New Mexico, North Carolina, and Purdue are in the top 25 this week.  The Mountain West conference has 3 teams in my top 25.  That is the same number as the ACC, Pac-12 and SEC COMBINED.  I’ve even given the MWC there own color (purple).  I considered giving them red since the Pac-12 wasn’t using it at all, but I think purple is a more fitting color for the MWC (think purple mountains majesty).

Breakdown by conference: 2, 6, 9, 4, 0, 1, 3

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC MWC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP Sagarin
Syracuse 1 ↑1 15-0 1 1
Baylor 2 ↑2 13-0 4 6
Indiana 3 ↓2 13-1 12 4
Michigan St. 4 ↑5 13-2 10 8
Duke 5 ↑7 12-1 5 5
Ohio St. 6 ↓3 13-2 6 3
UConn 7 ↑10 12-1 8 26
Michigan 8 ↑8 12-2 16 41
Missouri 9 ↑4 13-0 7 11
Illinois 10 ↓3 12-3 11 47
Northwestern 11 ↓3 11-3 51
Marquette 12 ↓1 12-2 20 19
Wisconsin 13 ↓3 12-3 18 15
Georgetown 14 ↑11 12-1 9 10
Seton Hall 15 ↓1 12-2 38 28
UNLV 16 ↑3 15-2 17 12
Kansas State 17 ↓2 11-1 23 18
Purdue 18 NR 12-3 33 27
Kentucky 19 ↑4 13-1 2 2
North Carolina 20 NR 13-2 3 7
Minnesota 21 ↓16 12-3 50
Louisville 22 ↓16 12-2 11 13
San Diego St.  23 ↓5 12-2 24 38
Kansas 24 10-3 14 9
New Mexico 25 NR 12-2 34 31

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NCAA Basketball Rankings – 12/25/2011

Rankings as of 2:31pm on 12/25/2011.  Sagarin ratings as of 12/26/2011.  AP rankings as of 12/26/2011.

Previous rankings are here.

Kentucky and Georgetown are added to the top 25, while Northern Iowa and Purdue drop out.  Also, I still have no Pac 12 teams in my top 25.

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP Sagarin
Indiana 1 12-0 13 5
Syracuse 2 ↑1 13-0 1 1
Ohio St. 3 ↑4 12-1 2 3
Baylor 4 ↑5 12-0 6 6
Minnesota 5 ↓3 12-1 51
Louisville 6 ↑5 12-0 4 11
Illinois 7 ↓2 11-2 27 54
Northwestern 8 ↓4 10-2 45 
Michigan St. 9 ↑4 11-2 16 13
Wisconsin 10 ↓2 11-2 11 4
Marquette 11 ↓5 11-1 14 8
Duke 12 10-1 7 9
Missouri 13 ↓3 12-0 8 10
Seton Hall 14 11-1 11 39
Kansas St. 15 ↑4 10-1 26 21
Michigan 16 ↓1 10-2 18 49
UConn 17 ↑6 10-1 8 23
San Diego St. 18 ↑7 11-2 25 42
UNLV 19 ↑5 13-2 19 12
Oklahoma 20 ↓4 9-1 47
Miss St. 21 12-1 15 53
Pittsburgh 22 ↓5 11-2 22  61
Kentucky 23 NR 11-1 3 2
Kansas 24 ↓6 8-3 17 15
Georgetown 25 NR 10-1 12 16

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NCAAB Rankings – 12/19/2011

Rankings as of 8:38am on 12/19/2011 .

Saint Louis, Ole Miss and Xavier fall out of my top 25, while they are replaced by Kansas St., Miss St. and UNLV.

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC Other

Team Rank Change Record AP
Indiana 1 10-0 17
Minnesota 2 ↑2 11-1
Syracuse 3 11-0 1
Northwestern 4 ↑2 10-1 39 
Illinois 5 ↓3 10-1 25
Marquette 6 ↓1 10-0 10
Ohio St. 7 10-1 2
Wisconsin 8 ↑7 10-2 13
Baylor 9 ↑2 9-0 6
Missouri 10 ↓2 11-0 9
Louisville 11 ↓1 10-0 4
Duke 12 ↓3 9-1 7
Michigan St. 13 ↑1 9-2 19
Seton Hall 14 ↑3 9-1
Michigan 15 ↑9 9-2 20
Oklahoma 16 ↑6 8-1
Pittsburgh 17 ↓1 10-1 15
Kansas 18 7-2 12
Kansas St. 19 NR 7-1 30
Northern Iowa 20 ↓8 9-1 34 
Miss St. 21 NR 11-1 18
Purdue 22 ↓9 9-3
UConn 23 ↓2 9-1 8
UNLV 24 NR 11-2 21
San Diego St. 25 ↓5 9-2 27

ACC Big East Big Ten Big 12 Pac 12 SEC Other

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StatsInTheWild picks all 35 bowl games

I’ve picked all 35 bowl games based on my rankings.  I’ll post my running record as the games are played.  (Also, check out my final regular season rankings here.)

And which games am I looking forward to this year?  My number one pick for bowl entertainment is the Fight Hunger bowl.  This monstrosity of a “bowl game” will feature a UCLA team with a losing record who had to petition the NCAA to even be allowed to play in a bowl game and an Illinois team on a 6 game losing streak.  These are the kind of match-ups that I live for.

Record: 21-14
=Correct Pick; =Incorrect Pick

Bowl Predicted Winner Outcome
New Mexico Wyoming
Famous Idaho Potato Ohio
New Orleans San Diego State
St.Petersburg Marshall
Poinsetta TCU
Las Vegas Boise State
Hawaii Southern Miss ✓ 
Independence Missouri
Little Caesars Purdue  
Belk Louisville ✗ 
Military  Toledo ✓ 
Holiday Texas  
Champs Sports Notre Dame ✗ 
Alamo Baylor
Armed Forces Tulsa
Pinstripe Iowa State
Music City Miss State
Insight Oklahoma ✓ 
Texas Texas A&M
Sun Georgia Tech ✗ 
Liberty Cincy
Fight Hunger UCLA ✗  
Chick-fil-A Auburn  
Ticketcity Houston
Outback Georgia ✗ 
Capital One South Carolina ✓ 
Gator Florida ✓ 
Rose Oregon ✓  
Fiesta Oklahoma State ✓   
Sugar Virginia Tech ✗ 
Orange Clemson   
Cotton Kansas State
Compass  SMU ✓   
Godaddy.com Arkansas State ✗ 
BCS Championship LSU ✗ 

Cheers.

An arbitrary ranking of NCAA college basketball teams – 12/11/2011

Rankings as of noon on 12/11/2011 .

 Team Rank Change Record AP (12/12/11)
Indiana 1 0 9-0 18
Illinois 2 0 10-0 19
Syracuse 3 0 10-0 1
Minnesota 4 0 10-1
Marquette 5 0 9-0 11
Northwestern 6 0 7-1  40
Ohio State 7 0 8-1 2
Missouri 8 0 9-0 10
Duke 9 0 9-1 7
Louisville 10 0 9-0 4
Baylor 11 0 7-0 6
Northern Iowa 12 0 9-1 35
Purdue 13 0 9-2
Michigan State 14 0 8-2 21
Wisconsin 15 0 8-2 14
Pittsburgh 16 0 9-1 15
Seton Hall 17 0 8-1
Kansas 18 0 7-2 12
Xavier 19 0 8-0 8
San Diego State 20 0 9-2 28
Connecticut 21 0 8-1 9
Oklahoma 22 0 7-1
Ole Miss 23 0 8-1
Michigan 24 0 7-2 20
Saint Louis 25 0 9-1 32

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