This week we see a new #1 in the top 25 as previous #1 Texas lost twice last week.
1. Kansas (2)
3. Kentucky (1)
6. Michigan State
9. Kansas State
10. West Virginia
16. Ohio State
18. Northern Iowa
19. Georgia Tech
24. Ole Miss
Also receiving votes: Gonzaga, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, New Mexico
For the first time in Beadlemaniacs history, a team that received a #1 vote isn’t one of the top 2 ranked teams in the country. Kentucky, who is undefeated, is 3rd in our rankings based both on a fairly weak schedule and not an elite statistical performance.
BYU gets to 11 based on one of us putting them in the top 5 (I’ll let you guess as to who that is), Texas stays in the top 5 due to their elite defense.
For the first week all year, I don’t put Duke supremely high in the ratings due to their good standing in the KenPom ratings. But the biggest surprise of the poll this week, easily, is..
I had Gonzaga in my top 25.