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Monday, January 21, 2013

How Keegan voted: Jan. 21 AP college basketball ballot

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The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's ballot for the Jan. 21 Associated Press men's basketball poll.

  1. Duke
  2. Kansas
  3. Michigan
  4. Syracuse
  5. Louisville
  6. Indiana
  7. Florida
  8. Arizona
  9. Minnesota
  10. Butler
  11. Gonzaga
  12. Ohio State
  13. Kansas State
  14. Michigan State
  15. Oregon
  16. New Mexico
  17. Creighton
  18. North Carolina State
  19. VCU
  20. Notre Dame
  21. Cincinnati
  22. Mississippi
  23. Wichita State
  24. Marquette
  25. Pittsburgh

Comments

PSM 1 year, 11 months ago

Why is Michigan number 2 in AP and ESPN polls? Ku has won 15 games in a row. Michigan just lost to a team KU beat handily. East coast media sucks.

PSM 1 year, 11 months ago

aware. they still get the east coast love that KU rarely gets

Robert Brown 1 year, 11 months ago

Who cares if we are #1 or #4 at the end of January. We just eeked out a win against a team with a losing record that a lot of voters may have seen on Saturday.

Ron Prichard 1 year, 11 months ago

I love the fact that Missouri is no where to be seen!

jjarmstrong 1 year, 11 months ago

Mizzou isn't ranked on Keegan's poll but is on the AP (22) and the coaches polls.

actorman 1 year, 11 months ago

And it's great that UK and UNC are nowhere too!

mojayhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

We are winning by the skin of our teeth, and may be fortunate to be ranked where we are. By the way, my teeth have very thin skin. We have not been impressive in recent wins, which gives us room to grow. We again will see what we're made of tomorrow night.

RCJH!

jhawkrulz 1 year, 11 months ago

I'm good with Michigan, but my bias is about Duke. This team just lost to NC State and the next game NC State lost to Maryland.

We can all say that if we had this player or that player we wouldn't have lost (KU was missing KY when we lost to Michigan), Duke had someone, Louisville when they lost to Indiana, etc.

Fact is Duke only drops 2 spots when they lost, but most teams drop 4-7 spots after a loss.

jhawkrulz 1 year, 11 months ago

I also am disappointed with how the mid-majors seem to be getting more votes in the polls these days.
Butler, Gonzaga, VCU, Creighton, New Mexico, and Wichita State. I'm not saying these aren't bad teams, but really I'm not sure that these teams would go .750 in the Big XII this year. I would think Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, would give some of these teams a win/loss in a home/away series.

All I am saying is I do think some of these teams are good, but all of them in the Top 25 seems a little too much love for the mid-majors.

Chris Shaw 1 year, 11 months ago

Dude, you are crazy (I mean that in a good way). Every single one of those teams would give KU a run for their money this season. Gonzaga is 5-0 against the Big 12 and that includes K-State, Oklahoma, Baylor, Okie State, and West Virginia.

Butler and Gonzaga have been on more National TV this year, but VCU, Wichita State, New Mexico, and Creighton are going to be one tough out come March. I hope every single one of those teams are higher than a 8 or 9 seed if Kansas is able to get a #1.

justanotherfan 1 year, 11 months ago

Butler has beaten North Carolina, Northwestern, Indiana, Marquette and Vanderbilt this year. They are 16-2 right now with losses to Xavier and Illinois.

Gonzaga has beaten West Virginia, Clemson, Oklahoma, Washington State, Illinois, K-State, Baylor and Oklahoma State. They are 17-2 right now with losses to Illinois and Butler.

New Mexico has beaten UConn, USC, Cincinnati and UNLV. They are 16-2 right now with losses to South Dakota State and St. Louis.

Creighton has beaten Wisconsin, Arizona State, Nebraska and Cal. They are 17-2 with losses to Boise State and Wichita State.

Wichita State has beaten Iowa from the Big six conferences. They have also beaten both Creighton and VCU.They are 17-2 with losses to Tennessee and Evansville.

VCU has beaten Memphis, and Alabama. They are 16-3 with losses to Duke, Missouri and Wichita State.

Those are strong resumes from each of those teams.

Rick Arnoldy 1 year, 11 months ago

Butler has beaten four teams that were ranked in the Top 10 when they played them.

LAJayhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

It's actually 3 teams in the top 10 (UNC, Indiana and Gonzaga), but one team (Indiana) was number 1 at the time, so that kinda counts as two. ;-)

LAJayhawk 1 year, 11 months ago

Butler is absolutely, no doubt, a top 10 team. And Gonzaga is absolutely, no doubt, a top 15 team.

Butler will have a shot at a number 1 seed by season's end (although, more likely a 2 or 3). They are that disciplined and well-coached. A very good basketball team.

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