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Villanova ascends to #1, Big 12 has most ranked teams

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Chaos over the weekend shakes up the top of the poll.

The Longhorns clawed their way into the bottom of this week's poll.
The Longhorns clawed their way into the bottom of this week's poll.
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This edition of the poll is a bit late (or early if you are a glass half full kind if person), but we decided to sync our release schedule up with the other polls to make it easier on everyone involved.

Not a lot of notes today, but it was interesting that despite the chaos of the last week and a half, we didn't lose a single team out of our last edition. Thanks to some crazy ties, we actually picked up a team (Texas).

Rock Chalk Talk Top 25

Rank Team Points LW Change
1 Villanova(3) 190 4 3
2 Oklahoma(1) 186 1 -1
3 Iowa(1) 175 3 0
4 Maryland(2) 170 7 3
5 North Carolina 152 2 -3
6 Virginia 148 9 3
7 Kansas 143 11 4
7 West Virginia 143 6 -1
9 Michigan State(1) 142 12 3
10 Xavier 139 8 -2
11 Louisville 126 5 -6
12 Miami 104 14 2
13 Texas A&M 88 13 0
14 Oregon 86 25 11
14 Purdue 86 16 2
16 Iowa State 84 10 -6
17 Southern Methodist 68 15 -2
18 Arizona 56 19 1
19 Baylor 43 18 -1
20 Indiana 39 20 0
21 Kentucky 26 21 0
22 Wichita State 23 23 1
23 Duke 20 23 0
23 Providence 20 17 -6
23 Saint Mary's 20 22 -1
23 Texas 20 NR 14
Others Receiving Votes: Vanderbilt 18, Dayton 17, Connecticut 15, Notre Dame 12, Gonzaga 7, Valparaiso 6, Baylor 5, Southern California 5, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 4, South Carolina 4, Cincinnati 3, Utah 3
New this week: Texas
Dropping out: None
Biggest Movers (still receiving votes):
Louisville -6, Iowa State -6, Providence -6
Texas +14, Oregon +11, Kansas +4

Rank misterbrain Hammen LAHawk (David) mikeville sax solo brendandzwierzynski FLJhawk
1 Maryland Villanova Villanova Michigan State Iowa Villanova Oklahoma Maryland
2 Villanova Xavier Maryland Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma Villanova Oklahoma
3 Iowa Iowa Oklahoma Louisville Villanova Virginia North Carolina Iowa
4 Oklahoma Virginia Iowa Villanova Xavier Iowa Texas A&M Villanova
5 Louisville Maryland North Carolina Kansas Maryland Maryland Michigan State Virginia
6 West Virginia Oklahoma Xavier Purdue Virginia Oregon Maryland Kansas
7 North Carolina North Carolina Michigan State West Virginia West Virginia North Carolina Iowa North Carolina
8 Xavier Louisville West Virginia Iowa North Carolina Kansas West Virginia West Virginia
9 Kansas Kansas Kansas Duke Michigan State West Virginia Kansas Xavier
10 Virginia Michigan State Virginia Virginia Kansas Michigan State Xavier Louisville
11 Miami Miami Iowa State Miami Iowa State Connecticut Louisville Michigan State
12 Iowa State West Virginia Texas A&M North Carolina Oregon Indiana Virginia Arizona
13 Michigan State Purdue Southern Methodist Maryland Louisville Xavier Miami Iowa State
14 Oregon Texas A&M Louisville Vanderbilt Miami Saint Mary's Baylor Miami
15 Purdue Oregon Miami Arizona Purdue Miami Purdue Southern Methodist
16 Baylor Southern Methodist Purdue Texas A&M Wichita State Iowa State Oregon Texas A&M
17 Texas A&M Arizona Providence Xavier Dayton Southern Methodist Southern Methodist Baylor
18 Arizona Dayton Kentucky Indiana Baylor Louisville Arizona Oregon
19 Indiana Wichita State Oregon Southern Methodist Texas Gonzaga Indiana Kentucky
20 Valparaiso Iowa State Arizona Kentucky Southern California Vanderbilt Iowa State Providence
21 Southern Methodist Texas Baylor Iowa State Southern Methodist Purdue Saint Mary's Purdue
22 Texas Baylor Notre Dame Oregon Utah Texas A&M Notre Dame Wichita State
23 Saint Mary's Providence South Carolina Florida Utah Cincinnati Pittsburgh Texas
24 Kentucky Kentucky Indiana Texas Notre Dame Duke Wichita State Notre Dame
25 Providence Indiana Duke Pittsburgh Providence Kentucky Florida South Carolina

I just noticed that I accidentally counted Maryland as an ACC team last week, when really they should have been counted in the Big 10 tally. That would have given the ACC, Big 12 and Big 10 five teams each in the poll. With the addition of Texas this week, the Big 12 now has 6 while the others only have 5.

So how did we do? Does the Big 12 really deserve over half the conference in the Top 25?