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RCT Top 25 - Week 7 - 1/27/15

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Just keep churning, just keep churning.....

This Hoya is happy. He gets to rejoin the RCT Top 25
This Hoya is happy. He gets to rejoin the RCT Top 25
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No ties this week, except in the bottom spot, which doesn't really count.  For the second week in a row, we have a tie for the 25th spot to allow a 26th school into our Top 25.  But the churn at the bottom pretty much sums up what we've suspected all year long, that there are about 20 teams worth being ranked, and everyone else you could pick by throwing darts.

Just like in the AP poll, the ACC and the Big 12 lead the way with 6 representatives a piece.  I'm a bit surprised that Oklahoma managed to hold on to a spot, as I thought that certain voters might punish them more than was warranted.

Rock Chalk Talk Top 25

Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Kentucky(5) 149 1 0
2 Virginia(1) 145 2 0
3 Gonzaga 131 3 0
4 Wisconsin 128 4 0
5 Duke 127 5 0
6 Arizona 126 7 1
7 Villanova 110 5 -2
8 Kansas 103 11 3
9 Notre Dame 101 10 1
10 Utah 96 9 -1
11 Louisville 91 13 2
12 North Carolina 86 14 2
13 Wichita State 79 15 2
14 Virginia Commonwealth 71 16 2
15 Iowa State 60 8 -7
16 Maryland 59 11 -5
17 West Virginia 54 18 1
18 Northern Iowa 52 19 1
19 Baylor 48 21 2
20 Texas 34 17 -3
21 Georgetown 27 NR 10
22 Oklahoma 17 19 -3
23 Miami 15 NR 8
24 Indiana 13 NR 7
25 Butler 6 NR 3
25 Ohio State 6 NR 4
Others Receiving Votes: Southern Methodist 5, Colorado State 4, Arkansas 3, Dayton 2, Georgia 1, Stephen F. Austin 1
New this week: Georgetown, Miami, Indiana, Butler, Ohio State
Dropping out: Dayton(22) , Seton Hall(23) , Stanford(24) , Iowa(25) , Michigan State(25)
Biggest Movers (still in the poll):
Iowa State -7, Maryland -5, Texas -3, Oklahoma -3
Georgetown +10, Miami +9, Indiana +8

As usual, here are the individual ballots:

Rank misterbrain Jim Hammen PenHawk mikeville sax solo FLJhawk
1 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Virginia Kentucky Kentucky
2 Virginia Virginia Virginia Kentucky Virginia Virginia
3 Gonzaga Gonzaga Arizona Gonzaga Gonzaga Wisconsin
4 Wisconsin Duke Duke Notre Dame Arizona Duke
5 Duke Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin Duke Arizona
6 Arizona Arizona North Carolina Arizona Wisconsin Gonzaga
7 Kansas Villanova Gonzaga Duke Villanova Villanova
8 Villanova Louisville Kansas Villanova Utah Kansas
9 Notre Dame Wichita State Villanova Kansas Kansas Notre Dame
10 Utah Utah Utah Louisville Notre Dame Louisville
11 Louisville Notre Dame Maryland Utah Wichita State Utah
12 North Carolina Kansas Notre Dame Wichita State Louisville North Carolina
13 Virginia Commonwealth North Carolina Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Commonwealth North Carolina Iowa State
14 Iowa State Northern Iowa Louisville North Carolina Virginia Commonwealth Wichita State
15 Wichita State Virginia Commonwealth Iowa State Maryland Baylor Maryland
16 Maryland Iowa State Wichita State West Virginia West Virginia West Virginia
17 West Virginia Maryland Baylor Northern Iowa Northern Iowa Virginia Commonwealth
18 Baylor West Virginia Northern Iowa Iowa State Oklahoma Baylor
19 Northern Iowa Texas West Virginia Baylor Texas Northern Iowa
20 Georgetown Miami Texas Georgetown Iowa State Indiana
21 Miami Baylor Ohio State Texas Butler Texas
22 Texas Georgetown Georgetown Colorado State Georgetown Oklahoma
23 Indiana Arkansas Southern Methodist Miami Maryland Georgetown
24 Oklahoma Indiana Oklahoma Indiana Southern Methodist Dayton
25 Butler Oklahoma Georgia Stephen F. Austin Ohio State Miami

So who got it wrong this week? Who do we get to ridicule mercilessly for ranking a team with no business being in the top 25?