RCT College Basketball Top 25 Week 9 - 2/4/14

We know, Bill. We had the same reaction to today's poll. - John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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

Tons of movement around the middle and bottom of the rankings, with teams jumping in and out like their pants are on fire.

Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Syracuse(5) 149 2 1
2 Arizona(1) 145 1 -1
3 Florida 132 3 0
4 San Diego State 125 4 0
4 Wichita State 125 5 1
6 Villanova 121 9 3
7 Michigan State 112 6 -1
8 Creighton 103 11 3
8 Kansas 103 7 -1
10 Cincinnati 93 15 5
11 Duke 86 18 7
12 Iowa State 80 16 4
13 Michigan 75 8 -5
14 Iowa 60 13 -1
14 Texas 60 24 10
16 Oklahoma State 45 12 -4
16 Saint Louis 45 20 4
16 Virginia 45 NR 10
19 Oklahoma 42 23 4
20 Kentucky 40 17 -3
21 Louisville 37 19 -2
22 Wisconsin 27 10 -12
23 Connecticut 19 25 2
23 Pittsburgh 19 14 -9
25 Gonzaga 12 NR 9
25 Ohio State 12 NR 2
Others Receiving Votes: Southern Methodist 7, UCLA 7, Memphis 5, New Mexico 3
New this week: Virginia, Gonzaga, Ohio State
Dropping out: Massachusetts(21) , Memphis(22)
Biggest Movers:
Texas +10, Virginia +10, Gonzaga +9
Wisconsin -12, Massachusetts -10, Pittsburgh -9

As we did last week, the ballots are split into two groups.

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

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

So there you are.  Have at us.  I'm sure to get ripped for my high rating of SMU, and I'm sure you guys can poke some holes in the other rankings we have.  Please remember that these ballots were submitted prior to the games on Monday.

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