Richey's men's basketball ballot breakdown: Feb. 12, 2019

Richey's men's basketball ballot breakdown: Feb. 12, 2019

A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer — and Associated Press Top 25 voter — Scott Richey's polls compared with those of the AP:

AP Top 25

Team Rec. Prev.

1. Tennessee (40) 22-1 1

2. Duke (24) 21-2 2

3. Gonzaga 23-2 4

4. Virginia 20-2 3

5. Kentucky 20-3 5

6. Michigan 22-2 7

7. Nevada 23-1 6

8. North Carolina 19-4 8

9. Houston 23-1 12

10. Marquette 20-4 10

11. Michigan State 19-5 9

12. Purdue 17-6 15

13. Villanova 19-5 14

14. Kansas 18-6 13

15. Texas Tech 19-5 18

16. Louisville 17-7 16

17. Florida State 18-5 22

18. Kansas State 18-5 NR

19. LSU 19-4 21

20. Wisconsin 17-7 19

21. Iowa 19-5 20

22. Virginia Tech 18-5 22

23. Iowa State 18-6 17

24. Maryland 18-6 24

25. Buffalo 20-3 23

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Cincinnati 76, Auburn 35, Wofford 22, Washington 17, Lipscomb 6, TCU 5, Texas 3, Clemson 1.

Scott's Top 25

Team Prev.

1. Duke 1

2. Tennessee 2

3. Virginia 3

4. Gonzaga 4

5. Nevada 5

6. Michigan 6

7. Kentucky 7

8. North Carolina 9

9. Marquette 8

10. Houston 11

11. Purdue 14

12. Michigan State 10

13. Villanova 13

14. Kansas State 21

15. Texas Tech 17

16. Virginia Tech 12

17. Kansas 15

18. Louisville 18

19. LSU 24

20. Iowa 23

21. Iowa State 20

22. Washington 16

23. Wisconsin 22

24. Florida State NR

25. Cincinnati 25

SCOTT'S TAKE: Is this the year Kansas finally doesn't win the Big 12? The Jayhawks are 1 1 / 2 games behind league-leading Kansas State, who knocked off Kansas last week. Bruce Weber's Wildcats might not have the best (or most aesthetically pleasing) offense, but the No. 6 defense in the country wins you games.

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