Monday, January 25, 2010

How Keegan voted — Jan. 25 college basketball poll


The following is Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan's ballot for the Jan. 25 Associated Press college basketball poll.

  1. Kentucky
  2. Kansas
  3. Syracuse
  4. Villanova
  5. Michigan State
  6. Texas
  7. Duke
  8. Brigham Young
  9. Georgetown
  10. Kansas State
  11. Purdue
  12. Tennessee
  13. West Virginia
  14. Gonzaga
  15. Pittsburgh
  16. Wisconsin
  17. Mississippi
  18. Vanderbilt
  19. Connecticut
  20. Baylor
  21. Ohio State
  22. Temple
  23. Missouri
  24. Maryland
  25. Florida State


apeoples410 12 years, 4 months ago

Please explain your logic for putting a 2 loss Texas team behind a 3 loss Michigan St. team, especially when Texas won the head to head game.

Gradhawk 12 years, 4 months ago

apeoples410, I am going to guess that he felt Michigan State is playing much better right now. A few losses earlier in the season look much better right now than losing your last two games. It also shows that currently, Texas may not be playing as well as their overall record indicates.

apeoples410 12 years, 4 months ago

I could understand that argument if Michigan St. had won any recent games against quality opponents or won any recent games against mediocre teams, but by larger margins. Their last two wins are by 1 pt. over a 12-7 Minnesota team and by 7 at home against an 8-12 Iowa team. Texas lost both games on the road to quality and ranked opponents.

areyouserious 12 years, 4 months ago

Keegan.........Texas wants a divorce......................and explain the FIZZOU ranking at 23, but no mention of Oklahoma St.? I guess the pokes win wasn't as big as the mizzou win over purple nation?

Why do we even believe these are the real rankings that Keegan sent in? Better yet, why do I even care?

Chris Shaw 12 years, 4 months ago

1) Kentucky 2) Kansas 3) Villanova 4) Syracuse 5) Texas 6) Michigan State 7) Gonzaga 8) BYU 9) Duke-Duke stayed where they were while Kansas State dropped. Hmmmm 10) Kansas State-Shouldn't penalized after beating #1 Texas-I mean Duke and UNC hardly ever drop when they lose. 11) West Virginia 12) Georgetown 13) Temple 14) Purdue 15) Tennessee 16) Butler 17) Pittsburgh 18) Butler 19) Northern Iowa 20) Missouri 21) UConn 22) Wisconsin 23) Clemson 24) Vanderbilt 25) Texas A&M

Okie State and Baylor are also right there. If Baylor wouldn't have lost to Colorado right before playing Kansas they would be a solid Top 20. However, they get ranked and the first night they get ranked they lose to Colorado. That is the Baylor I usually know, but at the moment they are just in my Top 30.

Okie State is very close, but they got blown out against Baylor and they have to be kicking themselves for letting that game in OU slip past them. That win against K-State allows them to have some breathing room and if they can take care of business in the upcoming weeks we should see a Top 25 ranking from the Pokes. Their overall SOS isn't anything to scream about so that is why they aren't currently ranked.

kuj007 12 years, 3 months ago


I've searched all over the Internets (exhausted every last tube) and can't seem to find a list of your fellow writers that comprise the voters for the AP Poll. There is a list of the football writers on Wikipedia, but your group is much more shrouded in mystery (and not a little bit of intrigue).

Can you help a 'hawk out here? Curious minds want to know.


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