5 O'Clock Shadow: Top 25 basketball polls

5 O'Clock Shadow: Top 25 basketball polls

News you can't leave work without: A season-opening win against Loyola got Bruce Weber's Illini noticed. They received two votes in today's AP Top 25. Still nothing in Klee's Top 25 or the coaches' Top 25, however. The rundown:

AP TOP 25

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 13, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
    Record    Pts    Prv
 1. North Carolina (62)    2-0    1,620    1
 2. Kentucky    1-0    1,519    2
 3. Ohio St. (1)    1-0    1,486    3
 4. UConn (2)    1-0    1,429    4
 5. Syracuse    1-0    1,358    5
 6. Duke    2-0    1,274    6
 7. Florida    1-0    1,132    8
 8. Louisville    2-0    1,122    9
 9. Pittsburgh    2-0    1,084    10
10. Memphis    0-0    1,017    11
11. Baylor    2-0    962    12
12. Kansas    1-0    835    13
13. Xavier    1-0    806    14
14. Wisconsin    1-0    801    15
15. Arizona    3-0    607    16
16. Alabama    1-0    497    19
17. Michigan    1-0    475    18
18. Vanderbilt    1-1    454    7
19. Texas A&M    2-0    444    20
20. Cincinnati    1-0    410    21
21. Marquette    1-0    406    22
22. Gonzaga    1-0    311    23
23. California    2-0    295    24
24. Missouri    1-0    200    25
25. Florida St.    1-0    132    —
Others receiving votes: Temple 79, Michigan St. 78, Washington 47, Cleveland St. 43, New Mexico 34, UCLA 34, Belmont 21, Creighton 19, Villanova 19, Texas 18, Drexel 13, UNLV 9, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 6, Purdue 5, Butler 3, George Mason 3, Harvard 3, Long Beach St. 3, San Diego St. 3, Utah St. 3, Illinois 2, Akron 1, Marshall 1, Minnesota 1, West Virginia 1.
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How HQ's Paul Klee voted in this week's AP Top 25:

1. North Carolina
2. Kentucky
3. Syracuse
4. Ohio State
5. Duke
6. Memphis
7. Xavier
8. Connecticut
9. Louisville
10. Florida
11. Pittsburgh
12. Kansas
13. Baylor
14. Texas A&M
15. Marquette
16. Cincinnati
17. Arizona
18. Wisconsin
19. Missouri
20. Florida State
21. California
22. Gonzaga
23. Alabama
24. Cleveland State
25. Michigan

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll
The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 13, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:
    Record    Pts    Pvs
 1. North Carolina (30)    2-0    774    1
 2. Kentucky (1)    1-0    732    2
 3. Ohio State    1-0    701    3
 4. Connecticut    1-0    669    4
 5. Syracuse    1-0    654    5
 6. Duke    2-0    632    6
 7. Louisville    2-0    538    8
 8. Florida    1-0    519    10
 9. Pittsburgh    2-0    502    11
10. Memphis    0-0    452    9
11. Kansas    1-0    393    13
12. Baylor    2-0    390    12
13. Wisconsin    1-0    359    14
14. Xavier    1-0    333    15
15. Alabama    1-0    261    17
16. Arizona    3-0    254    16
17. Michigan    1-0    240    18
18. Texas A&M    2-0    218    19
19. Marquette    1-0    182    21
20. Cincinnati    1-0    176    22
20. Vanderbilt    1-1    176    7
22. California    2-0    145    24
23. Gonzaga    1-0    126    23
24. Florida State    1-0    103    NR
25. Missouri    1-0    88    25
Others receiving votes Texas 80; Purdue 55; Temple 54; Washington 49; Villanova 34; New Mexico 27; Creighton 23; UNLV 21; Michigan State 20; Cleveland State 13; George Mason 11; Georgetown 10; UCLA 10; West Virginia 10; Oklahoma State 8; St. John’s 8; Butler 6; Saint Mary’s 6; Drexel 5; Long Beach State 3; Virginia Commonwealth 3; Brigham Young 1; Wichita State 1.

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