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January 15, 2013

AP: Week 11

by @ 12:00 pm. Filed under All Cats Everything

 

This week’s AP Poll is weird. 5 teams received first place votes and three of them received a substantial amount. Louisville came out to be the number one choice with 36 votes while Duke received 14, Indiana 13, Kansas 1 and Michigan 1. The logic of the AP Poll is odd. Duke beat Louisville head to head and both teams have one loss to a quality opponent, yet Louisville is ranked ahead of Duke in this latest poll. Of course you see the all important recency effect in that Duke lost after Louisville did but you have to wonder the logic of this poll. Alas, I have no invested interest in either Louisville or Duke so I don’t care too much. Just an interesting point.

AP Week 11:

1 Louisville (36) 15-1 1,591
2 Indiana (13) 15-1 1,527
3 Duke (14) 15-1 1,501
4 Kansas (1) 14-1 1,416
5 Michigan (1) 16-1 1,415
6 Syracuse 16-1 1,284
7 Arizona 15-1 1,205
8 Gonzaga 16-1 1,141
9 Minnesota 15-2 1,041
10 Florida 12-2 1,019
11 Ohio State 13-3 939
12 Creighton 16-1 896
13 Butler 14-2 855
14 North Carolina State 14-2 836
15 San Diego State 14-2 704
16 Kansas State 13-2 670
17 Missouri 12-3 598
18 Michigan State 14-3 426
19 New Mexico 15-2 368
20 Notre Dame 14-2 295
21 Oregon 14-2 238
22 Virginia Commonwealth 14-3 212
23 Illinois 14-4 199
24 UCLA 14-3 185
25 Marquette 12-3 177

 

1) Big 10 – 6 Teams Ranked – Average Ranking of 11.33

2) Big East – 4 Teams Ranked – Average Ranking of 13

3) PAC 12 – 3 Teams Ranked – Average Ranking of 17.33

4) ACC – 2 Teams Ranked – Average Ranking of 8.5

5) Big 12 – 2 Teams Ranked – Average Ranking of 10

6) SEC – 2 Teams Ranked – Average Ranking of 13.5

 

The Big 10 is starting to cement itself as the top conference in the nation while the Big East is hanging on to its last shred of supremacy above what seems to be, a bottom four of the PAC 12, ACC, Big 12, and SEC. Unfortunately the SEC continues to lurk near the bottom of these Conference Power Rankings. The Mountain West found itself out of the top 6 for the first time in a long time as the major power conferences are comprising the top 6 spots. Life is once again how it should be. The Mountain West and A-10 each have 2 teams ranked in San Diego State and New Mexico and Butler and VCU. Obviously conference play distorts these power rankings a bit as teams from the same conference beat up on each other and upsets happen which could move a 50th ranked team up to 33rd while moving a 3rd ranked team to 12th. All in all, however, these power rankings seem to be a fair representation of how the landscape is playing out. An unfortunate observation is that the Cats are not even in the other receiving votes. It’s a long road up but I still have faith. The road to recovery starts tonight against the Vols. Go Big Blue.

Prediction for tonight’s game:

72 67 … Poythress reasserts himself and Wiljter manages a double figure outing.

 

3 Responses to “AP: Week 11”

  1. kentuckyjoe Says:

    I hope you’re predictions, KW, AP, and the final score, all come to fruition. Unlike most UK fans I don’t hate Louisville and if UK can’t win it all then I want them to. Also, unlike most fans I don’t hate Duke for what they did to us in ’92. 100 years from now UK fans are still gonna hate Duke for beating us in ’92. It’s only been 20 years and we should get over it but for most, it’s gonna take 200 years.

  2. kentuckyjoe Says:

    I meant ‘your’ and not ‘you’re’.

  3. Drunkard Hu Says:

    UT is done son!

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