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RCT Basketball Top 25 Poll: Villanova, Kentucky in top spot, Kansas one vote behind.

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The top 3 are clear, but the rest of the poll is a jumbled mess.

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This week's poll has already seen a lot of chaos, as the top 3 teams already have lost between when the votes were collected and when the results are being published. But given the results leading up to those games, those rankings were hardly undeserved.

We have 8 voters this week, our highest for the season. There were no crazy ties this week, so let's get on with the results.

RCT Top 25 Week 3

Rank Team Points LW Change
Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Kentucky(3) 189 3 2
1 Villanova(1) 189 2 1
3 Kansas(4) 188 1 -2
4 Baylor 170 5 1
5 Gonzaga 161 6 1
6 Arizona 142 14 8
7 North Carolina 139 9 2
8 Florida State 130 11 3
8 UCLA 130 4 -4
10 Louisville 119 10 0
11 Oregon 113 12 1
12 West Virginia 107 7 -5
13 Virginia 104 16 3
14 Wisconsin 99 15 1
15 Butler 91 12 -3
16 Notre Dame 76 19 3
17 Creighton 63 8 -9
18 Purdue 61 21 3
19 Cincinnati 54 20 1
20 Duke 42 17 -3
21 Saint Mary's 34 22 1
22 Iowa State 19 25 3
23 Kansas State 18 NR 11
24 South Carolina 17 25 1
25 Ohio State 15 23 -2
Others Receiving Votes: Florida 12, Texas Tech 12, Xavier 12, Oklahoma State 11, Maryland 10, Oklahoma 7, USC 7, Indiana 6, SMU 6, Texas 6, Marquette 5, TCU 5, Georgetown 4, Wichita State 4, Dayton 1, Northwestern 1

Kansas State enters the poll this week at 23, and Florida and Texas Tech dropped out, although both are still receiving votes.

The thing that jumps out most to me is that a terrible Ohio State team is somehow ranked in this poll. There really is no excuse for that at all.

The ACC leads with 6 teams in the rankings this week, but the Big 12 is right behind with 5 of their own. No other conference has more than 3.

I think this week deserves someone to go all Poll Attacks this week, but I won't say on who (*#coughfizzlecough*#).

Ballots Week 3

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Rank Andy mikeville David jakebogen95 FLJhawk dnoll5 fizzle406 illmitch
1 Kentucky Villanova Kentucky Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas Kentucky
2 Villanova Kansas Villanova Villanova Villanova Villanova Baylor Kansas
3 Kansas Kentucky Baylor Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Louisville Villanova
4 Florida State Gonzaga North Carolina UCLA Baylor Gonzaga Kentucky North Carolina
5 Gonzaga Baylor Virginia Gonzaga North Carolina Arizona Villanova Gonzaga
6 Baylor Florida State West Virginia Baylor Florida State Baylor Arizona Baylor
7 Arizona Arizona Gonzaga Arizona Arizona UCLA Creighton Florida State
8 North Carolina Butler Louisville Oregon UCLA Florida State Gonzaga Arizona
9 West Virginia Notre Dame Kansas Florida State Gonzaga North Carolina Wisconsin Virginia
10 UCLA North Carolina Oregon Louisville Oregon Butler Oregon UCLA
11 Virginia UCLA Purdue North Carolina West Virginia Virginia Ohio State Wisconsin
12 Butler Virginia Wisconsin Notre Dame Louisville Louisville UCLA Duke
13 Wisconsin Louisville Duke West Virginia Butler Oregon West Virginia Butler
14 Oregon Oregon Florida State Notre Dame Virginia Notre Dame Texas Tech West Virginia
15 Saint Mary's Wisconsin Creighton Cincinnati Notre Dame Wisconsin Oklahoma State Louisville
16 Louisville Cincinnati UCLA Virginia Wisconsin West Virginia Iowa State Oregon
17 Saint Mary's Purdue Notre Dame Butler Creighton Creighton Kansas State Purdue
18 Purdue Duke Butler Wisconsin Purdue Purdue North Carolina Creighton
19 Cincinnati West Virginia Arizona USC Cincinnati Cincinnati Oklahoma Notre Dame
20 Notre Dame Creighton Cincinnati Maryland Saint Mary's Saint Mary's Texas Cincinnati
21 Iowa State South Carolina Florida Saint Mary's Duke Kansas State Indiana Marquette
22 Kansas State Saint Mary's Wichita State Purdue SMU Florida Georgetown South Carolina
23 South Carolina Xavier Iowa State South Carolina Xavier Xavier TCU Xavier
24 SMU Florida South Carolina TCU Maryland Maryland Florida State Saint Mary's
25 Northwestern Iowa State Indiana Creighton Dayton Duke Duke Florida