RCT College Basketball Top 25 Week 7 - 1/20/14

Your prayers are answered, Bill. The RCT Top 25 poll is here! - John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Our weekly attempt to make sense of the College Basketball hierarchy.

Lots of movement this week resulted in a lot of ties.  As usual, with such a small number of voters, it is hard to nail down any sort of consensus from week to week.

Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Arizona(3) 147 1 0
1 Syracuse(3) 147 2 1
3 Michigan State 137 4 1
4 Villanova 126 5 1
5 Florida 114 6 1
5 San Diego State 114 9 4
5 Wichita State 114 8 3
8 Wisconsin 113 3 -5
9 Kansas 103 14 5
10 Iowa 100 14 4
11 Oklahoma State 84 10 -1
12 Iowa State 65 7 -5
13 Cincinnati 64 19 6
13 Pittsburgh 64 17 4
15 Massachusetts 63 18 3
16 Ohio State 54 11 -5
17 Kentucky 52 13 -4
18 Louisville 46 22 4
19 Michigan 40 NR 10
20 Creighton 39 20 0
21 Saint Louis 38 23 2
22 Duke 27 NR 7
23 Memphis 17 16 -7
24 Harvard 15 25 1
24 Oklahoma 15 24 0
Others Receiving Votes: Baylor 12, Connecticut 9, Kansas State 9, Colorado 7, Virginia 5, Florida State 4, Texas 3, UCLA 3
New this week: Michigan, Duke
Dropping out: Baylor(12) , Colorado(21)
Biggest Movers:
Michigan +10, Duke +7, Cincinnati +6
Baylor -14, Colorado -8, Memphis -7

The conspiracy theories will continue, as mikeville and I have our top 5 teams identical. The full ballots are below.

Rank misterbrain Byronkewel kcgregory PenHawk mikeville sax solo
1 Syracuse Syracuse Arizona Arizona Syracuse Arizona
2 Arizona Arizona Syracuse Syracuse Arizona Syracuse
3 Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Michigan State Villanova
4 Wichita State Wichita State Villanova Villanova Wichita State Michigan State
5 San Diego State Villanova Florida Florida San Diego State Wichita State
6 Villanova Florida Wisconsin San Diego State Wisconsin Iowa
7 Florida Wisconsin San Diego State Iowa Cincinnati Wisconsin
8 Kansas San Diego State Kansas Wisconsin Villanova Kansas
9 Wisconsin Kansas Wichita State Oklahoma State Florida Pittsburgh
10 Iowa Iowa Kentucky Kansas Kansas Florida
11 Pittsburgh Oklahoma State Iowa State Kentucky Iowa San Diego State
12 Massachusetts Ohio State Iowa Ohio State Massachusetts Michigan
13 Oklahoma State Iowa State Oklahoma State Louisville Oklahoma State Oklahoma State
14 Kentucky Massachusetts Saint Louis Creighton Louisville Creighton
15 Oklahoma Cincinnati Massachusetts Pittsburgh Iowa State Ohio State
16 Iowa State Louisville Duke Wichita State Creighton Cincinnati
17 Memphis Baylor Michigan Iowa State Pittsburgh Saint Louis
18 Cincinnati Kentucky Cincinnati Cincinnati Duke Massachusetts
19 Saint Louis Memphis Pittsburgh Michigan Colorado Iowa State
20 Harvard Duke Ohio State Harvard Ohio State Louisville
21 Creighton Pittsburgh Louisville Saint Louis Saint Louis Virginia
22 Michigan Michigan Connecticut Massachusetts Kansas State Florida State
23 Ohio State Texas Kansas State UCLA Connecticut Harvard
24 Connecticut Kansas State Oklahoma Baylor Michigan Duke
25 Baylor Oklahoma Memphis Duke Oklahoma Kentucky

What other patterns do you see in our votes? Who needs to get their head examined?  Feel free to rip us apart below.

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