Saturday, February 9, 2013

Top Twenty (2/8)


RankChangeTeamScore
1+1Indiana131
2-1Florida130
3Michigan126
4+1Ohio St.110
5-1Kansas110
6+2Louisville109
7Syracuse105
8+4Duke105
9-3Gonzaga104
10+1Pittsburgh101
11+2Wisconsin98.2
12-2Minnesota97.8
13+2Arizona93.7
14+4Oklahoma St.92.3
15-6Creighton90.2
16+1Iowa90.1
17-3Cincinnati89.6
18-2Kansas St.88.7
19VCU87.4
20+1Michigan St.86.7

Some shuffling of the deck chairs up at the top of the rankings, but thanks to the #1 teams swapping losses every week no one has really plummeted.  But absolute strength scores took a hit -- from 144 at the top last week to only 131 this week.  Duke (averaging +14 points over the last four games) and Oklahoma State (thanks to the win over #5 Kansas) both surge upwards, while Creighton plunges thanks to three losses in the last six games.

Predictions for Saturday's Top Ten games:

#2 Florida by 25 over Mississippi State
Wisconsin by 1.5 over #3 Michigan
Wisconsin isn't ranked but should be.  This game is at Wisconsin.
#5 Kansas by 6 over Oklahoma.
#6 Gonzaga by 23 over Loyola-Marymount
Gonzaga is over-ranked at #6, but LMU is not good.
 #8 Miami (FL) by 3 over UNC
This is basically a coin-flip game.  The polls will be expecting Miami to win and will punish them if they lose, but this would actually be a very solid win for them.
 #11 Louisville by 5 over #25 Notre Dame

2 comments:

  1. Thanks! I was only able to watch the first twenty minutes of the game, so I didn't get to see any scoring :-) Just kidding, but Big10 basketball can be gruesome to watch..

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