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Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 18): UNC Proves Superiority Over Duke

1. Kentucky (63) I have trouble seeing them lose another game this season. 2. Syracuse (2) The Orange have a #1 seed locked up, and are 30-1. They’ve proven to be the class of the Big East. Given the grueling nature of the conference tournament though, there is a very reasonable possibility that they could […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 17

1. Kentucky (63) The Wildcats are 28-1. Their only loss was on the road against the #18 team in the country. All of their starters could be taken in the first round of the NBA draft. What more is there to say? 2. Syracuse (2) I would like to know which two writers keep voting […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 16

1. Kentucky (63) Bold prediction of the week: the Wildcats will get a #1 seed. 2. Syracuse (2) Record-wise, the Orange have kept pace with the Wildcats. They’ve navigated a tough schedule and have a number of ways to beat you. With that said, a number of their games are very close. It’s good that […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 15

1. Kentucky (63) The Wildcats toyed with #14 Florida last week, but it was never a contest. They didn’t seem particularly challenged, pulling away at the beginning of the second half. The only doubts that remain with them are whether their inexperience will cause them to seize up in an important game. No one can […]

Basketball AP Top 25 – Week 14

1. Kentucky (63) I would be remiss if I did not mention UK’s obliteration of #8 Florida last night. They are just amazing. Almost too much talent, if that’s possible. Last week Anthony Davis averaged 7.5 blocks per game. Blocks! That’s absurd. Chad Ford has four of the team’s starters ranked in the top 30 […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 9): Baylor Enters Into Top 5

1. Syracuse (60) Last week was business as usual for the Orange. They opened the conference slate with walk throughs against Seton Hall and DePaul. Things will get a little tougher this week, with games against PC and No. 20 Marquette. No one gets through the Big East unscathed, so Syracuse’s first loss should come […]

Basketball AP top 25 (Week 7): Syracuse Continues to Roll

1. Syracuse (53) Solid win over NC State. I talked last week about how I didn’t think they were deserving of the No. 1 ranking. While they aren’t the best team in the country, they’ve done nothing to dissuade me from thinking they deserve to be No. 1 right now. They’ve done everything they’ve had […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 6): Indiana Marching Along

1. Syracuse (51) Do they really feel like the best team in the country to you? I would take a handful of teams against them on a neutral court. This No. 1 ranking is more a product of the schedule and other team’s losses than anything. The Orange are a Top 10 team, not a No. […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 4): Look Out For the Rebels

1. Kentucky (46) The Wildcats continued to roll through significantly less talented teams last week, and that allowed them to step into the top spot after UNC lost. UK’s supremacy may not last long though – the two teams play on Saturday. 2. Ohio State (17) The Buckeyes played North Florida, VMI and Valparaiso last […]

Basketball AP Top 25 (Week 3): Pittsburgh Panthers Fall

1. North Carolina (62) The Tar Heels didn’t do much this week. There were no games on aircraft carriers, just a sound victory over Mississippi Valley State, Jerry Rice’s alma mater. It wasn’t much of a test for them. 2. Kentucky The Wildcats, however, beat a really good Kansas team. They also had solid wins […]

The AP Top 25 (Week 7): Kansas State Sneaks Up Rankings

1. LSU (40) How dare they give up points to the then-17th ranked Florida Gators. I was once again disappointed that they did not get the shutout. With that said, they seem like they’re playing with more than 11 defenders. Their defense is awesome, and I mean that in the most literal sense. 2. Alabama […]

The AP Top 25 (Week 5): LSU Claims Top Spot

1. LSU (42) Not even one week can go by without LSU being involved in a rankings flip-flop with another winning team. It was justified this week though. Their defense is truly terrifying, and their team speed causes problems all over the place. I still have trouble believing Les Miles can win another BCS Championship, […]

The AP Top 25: Week 4, Boise State’s Smooth, Clemson Hot

1. Oklahoma (37) With the win over Florida State, Oklahoma took three first place votes each from Alabama and LSU. They also looked like a team that could win the BCS Championship. Great analyst that I am, I believe they are a really good football team. 2. LSU (14) After their win over Mississippi State […]

The AP Top 25: Week 3, Auburn and Arizona State Climb in

1. Oklahoma (32) Without a game this week, the Sooners became the first school to be ranked No. 1 in 100 AP polls. That achievement has very little bearing on this year’s team, but it impressive nonetheless. Good for them. They have a massive game at Florida State Saturday, and with a win they could […]

The AP Top 25: Week 2, LSU jumps Alabama For No. 2 Spot

1. Oklahoma (32) The Sooners opened with a convincing win. It was nothing spectacular, but they didn’t have anything to fear from Tulsa. They just went about their business, and now they can prepare for the huge matchup with Florida State next week. 2. LSU (17) After winning the opening weekend’s marquee matchup, it’s tough […]