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RCT Top 25 - Week 6 - 1/20/15

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Two big drops left a lot of room to move for everyone else this week. With 2 wins in 3 games this week, did KU manage to hold on to a top 10 ranking?

Who knew the students got so excited about getting into the RCT Top 25?
Who knew the students got so excited about getting into the RCT Top 25?
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There were ties galore this week, with four different positions ending in a tie. And it wasn't like we had them all bunched at the bottom.

The biggest upward movers in this week's poll all were brand new. Between voting and publication, one has already lost, so we'll see how long they'll stick around.

Even with Oklahoma State dropping just below the cut line, the Big 12 still leads the way with 6 schools in the poll. They are followed by the ACC with 5, but all of their schools are bunched in the top 15. The Big Ten has 4, but with Michigan State and Iowa tied for the 25th spot, I'm ok with anyone saying they really only have 3 schools in. From there, the Pac 12 has 3 representatives and the Big East, Atlantic 10 and Missouri Valley all have 2. Kentucky and Gonzaga are the lone representatives from the SEC and WCC.

Rock Chalk Talk Top 25

Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Kentucky(5) 149 1 0
2 Virginia(1) 145 2 0
3 Gonzaga 132 4 1
4 Wisconsin 126 7 3
5 Duke 122 3 -2
5 Villanova 122 5 0
7 Arizona 121 10 3
8 Iowa State 94 11 3
9 Utah 93 8 -1
10 Notre Dame 91 13 3
11 Kansas 90 9 -2
11 Maryland 90 12 1
13 Louisville 89 6 -7
14 North Carolina 77 14 0
15 Wichita State 71 15 0
16 Virginia Commonwealth 59 18 2
17 Texas 50 20 3
18 West Virginia 49 16 -2
19 Northern Iowa 37 23 4
19 Oklahoma 37 17 -2
21 Baylor 25 22 1
22 Dayton 21 NR 6
23 Seton Hall 15 21 -2
24 Stanford 8 NR 6
25 Iowa 7 NR 5
25 Michigan State 7 25 0
Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma State 6, Butler 3, Ohio State 2, Stephen F. Austin 1
New this week: Dayton, Stanford, Iowa
Dropping out: Arkansas(19) , Oklahoma State(24)
Biggest Movers:
Arkansas -12, Louisville -7
Dayton +6, Stanford +6, Iowa +5

We actually lost a voter this week, as Brendan is now abroad in the UK and doesn't have the ability to timely get in his ballots. Hopefully we don't miss his vote too much.

We still have openings for voters. I'm pleading with you to consider joining our select group of opinionated people to tell us who you think deserves to be ranked in this poll. Send me an email and I'll get you set up.

Individual ballots are below:

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 Wisconsin Gonzaga Gonzaga Wisconsin
4 Wisconsin Villanova Arizona Villanova Villanova Duke
5 Duke Duke Duke Notre Dame Arizona Arizona
6 Arizona Wisconsin Gonzaga Maryland Duke Gonzaga
7 Villanova Arizona Utah Wisconsin Wisconsin Villanova
8 Iowa State Iowa St. Villanova Arizona Utah Notre Dame
9 Kansas Louisville North Carolina Duke Maryland Louisville
10 Louisville Wichita St. Kansas Iowa State Kansas Iowa State
11 Notre Dame Utah Iowa State Louisville North Carolina Kansas
12 Utah Maryland Maryland Kansas Wichita St. Utah
13 North Carolina Notre Dame VCU Utah Notre Dame Maryland
14 Maryland Kansas Louisville Wichita State Louisville North Carolina
15 Virginia Commonwealth North Carolina Notre Dame Virginia Commonwealth Iowa St. Wichita State
16 Texas Northern Iowa Wichita State West Virginia Oklahoma Texas
17 West Virginia VCU Texas North Carolina Virginia Commonwealth West Virginia
18 Wichita State Texas West Virginia Northern Iowa Texas Oklahoma
19 Baylor Oklahoma Northern Iowa Dayton West Virginia Baylor
20 Oklahoma West Virginia Seton Hall Oklahoma Northern Iowa Virginia Commonwealth
21 Northern Iowa Indiana Stanford Texas Baylor Dayton
22 Dayton Iowa Dayton Baylor Michigan St. Seton Hall
23 Iowa Miami Michigan State Stanford Butler Indiana
24 Oklahoma State Seton Hall Ohio State Seton Hall Oklahoma St. Oklahoma State
25 Seton Hall Baylor Baylor Stephen F. Austin Dayton Northern Iowa

So what did we get wrong? Anyone else wonder how PenHawk could rank Ohio State still? Does Mike use a dartboard to pick a random team to throw on the 25 line?