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ESPN.com college basketball power rankings

ESPN.com has released its college basketball power rankings for Dec. 24.  To see the rankings, follow the link in the tweet below by ESPN.com senior writer Andy Katz:

 

 

Arizona, Syracuse, Ohio State, and Wisconsin are ranked one through four, and are all undefeated.  No complaints here.

Gonzaga’s loss to Kansas State on Dec. 21st was their second of the season, and knocked the Bulldogs out of the power rankings.  No complaints here.

I do have a complaint about slotting Texas, Illinois, and Florida State at number 25. ESPN.com is speculating the teams have a good shot at cracking the AP Top 25 with their recent wins over ranked opponents.  For example, Florida State beat UMass on Dec. 21st, and moved into the ESPN power rankings.  The Seminoles are 8-3, and need to win more games before they can be considered a top 25 team.

Villanova remains undefeated at 11-0 and slipped a spot to number eight. Oklahoma State took Villanova’s spot, but does anyone think the Cowboys are better than the Wildcats?  I don’t, and if the power rankings are supposed to represent the hotter teams, I can’t think of a hotter team than Nova.

Let me know what you think about the power rankings.

 

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