NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/25)

NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/25)

Despite limited action, teams were on the move in the polls this week. While no teams moved in or out of either top 25, several teams fell drastically. North Carolina (Wofford), Kentucky (UCLA), and Miami (New Mexico St.) all suffered embarrassing defeat. As a result, all three programs dropped at least eight spots in each poll. Gonzaga also took a plummet in the polls after losing on the road to San Diego St. Miraculously, the top four in each poll remain unchanged. It’s clear, as of now, Villanova, Michigan State, Duke, and Arizona State are the best four teams in the country. After that, who knows? NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/25).

AP (12/25)

AP Top 25
Rk. Team W-L Points Move
1 Villanova (43) 12-0 1,600
2 Michigan State (16) 12-1 1,560
3 Arizona State (6) 12-0 1,481
4 Duke 12-1 1,435
5 Texas A&M 11-1 1,309 +3
6 Xavier 12-1 1,242 +3
7 West Virginia 11-1 1,226 +3
8 Wichita State 10-2 992 +3
9 Virginia 11-1 969 +4
10 TCU 12-0 923 +5
11 Kansas 10-2 920 +3
12 Oklahoma 10-1 901 +5
13 North Carolina 11-2 891 -8
14 Purdue 12-2 839 +2
15 Miami 10-1 827 -9
16 Kentucky 9-2 735 -9
17 Arizona 10-3 511 +1
18 Baylor 10-2 437
19 Tennessee 9-2 405 +2
20 Gonzaga 10-3 382 -8
21 Cincinnati 11-2 377 -1
22 Texas Tech 11-1 351 -1
23 Seton Hall 11-2 227
24 Florida State 11-1 169
25 Creighton 10-2 143

Dropped Out: None


Coaches (12/25)

USA Today Coaches Poll
Rk. Team W-L Coaches Move
1 Villanova (27) 12-0 795
2 Michigan State (5) 12-1 769
3 Duke 12-1 712
4 Arizona State 12-0 708
5 Xavier 12-1 635 +3
6 Texas A&M 11-1 599 +3
7 West Virginia 11-1 581 +3
8 TCU 12-0 518 +4
9 Virginia 11-1 496 +5
10 Wichita State 10-2 478 +1
11 Kansas 10-2 455 +2
12 Oklahoma 10-1 421 +5
13 Purdue 12-2 410 +3
14 North Carolina 11-2 385 -10
15 Kentucky 9-2 375 -9
16 Miami 11-1 328 -9
17 Baylor 10-2 233 +1
18 Arizona 10-3 226 +1
19 Gonzaga 10-3 196 -4
20 Tennessee 9-2 195
21 Texas Tech 11-1 194
22 Cincinnati 11-2 159
23 Creighton 10-2 123 +1
24 Seton Hall 11-2 122 -2
25 Florida State 11-1 90

Dropped Out: None


NCAA MBB Top 25 Polls (12/18)

NBA Power Rankings: Christmas Day

NBA Power Rankings: Christmas Day

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Today is a day for family, friends, giving, and one of the best traditions in sports: NBA Christmas Day. Though we haven’t tried to power rank NBA teams since Thanksgiving, we felt Christmas Day would be the prime time to release new rankings. We all know the NBA season really doesn’t begin until Christmas Day. NBA Power Rankings: Christmas Day.

On tap for tomorrow, a five-game slate. 

  • 76ers at Knicks – Noon
  • Cavaliers at Warriors – 3 PM
  • Wizards at Celtics – 5:30 PM
  • Rockets at Thunder – 8 PM
  • Timberwolves at Lakers – 10:30 PM

Power Rankings

Bottom 5

30. Atlanta Hawks (8-25) [TG: 30]

  • The Hawks beat the Mavs on Saturday and still couldn’t get out of the bottom spot. Yikes. The rough season in the ATL continues.

29. Dallas Mavericks (9-25) [TG: 27]

  • Mark Cuban’s Mavs are in the midst of a tough stretch. Over their last ten, Dallas is 2-8. The Mavericks rank in the bottom tier of the league in both field goal percentage and offensive rebound percentage, an excellent recipe for failure.

28. Orlando Magic (11-23) [TG: 22]

  • After a hot 8-4 start, the Magic have gone ice cold. Since November 10th, Orlando’s record is 3-19 including two losing streaks of 8+ games.

27. Memphis Grizzlies (10-23) [TG: 20]

  • Since David Fizdale’s dismissal in November, the Grizzlies have yet to show any improvement. Expect a fire sale at the trade deadline. Gasol should be on the move, we’ll wait and see on Mike Conley.

26. Los Angeles Lakers (11-20) [TG: 23]

  • With all eyes firmly on Lonzo, the young Lakers are still experiencing growing pains under second-year head coach Luke Walton. Brandon Ingram’s emergence as a star is promising for LA. The Lake Show will be an intriguing watch at the trade deadline as they look to cash in on their young assets as well as positioning themselves to make a run at a marquee free-agent this summer.  

 

Middle 20

25. Phoenix Suns (12-23) [TG: 26]

24. Charlotte Hornets (12-21) [TG: 18]

23. Chicago Bulls (10-22) [TG: 29]

22. Sacramento Kings (11-21) [TG: 28]

21. Brooklyn Nets (12-20) [TG: 25]

20. Los Angeles Clippers (13-19) [TG: 24]

19. Philadelphia 76ers (14-18) [TG: 12]

18. Utah Jazz (15-19) [TG: 21]  

17. New York Knicks (17-15) [TG: 17] 

16. New Orleans Pelicans (17-16) [TG: 15]

15. Miami Heat (17-16) [TG: 19]

14. Portland Trail Blazers (17-16) [TG: 11] 

13. Indiana Pacers (19-14) [TG: 16]

12. Oklahoma City Thunder (18-15) [TG: 14]

11. Denver Nuggets (18-15) [TG: 13]

10. Washington Wizards (18-15) [TG: 10]

9. Milwaukee Bucks (17-14) [TG: 9]

8. Detroit Pistons (18-14) [TG: 4]

7. Minnesota Timberwolves (20-13) [TG: 7]

6. Boston Celtics (27-9) [TG: 1]

 

Top 5

5. San Antonio Spurs (23-11) [TG: 8]

  • The Spurs are just doing Spurs things. You know what I’m talking about it. If you don’t you’ve been under a rock for two decades.

4. Toronto Raptors (23-8) [TG: 6]

  • Whether anyone else knows it or not, the Raptors are silently proving their case as legitimate contenders in the East. While Cleveland and Boston get the headlines, Toronto has been on the cusp for years now.

3. Cleveland Cavaliers (24-9) [TG: 5]

  • LeBron and the Cavs finally figured it out in December and strung together a nice winning streak. They’ll get Isaiah Thomas back soon. Watch out.

2. Golden State Warriors (26-7) [TG: 3]

  • Cavs/Warriors today should be fun, as always.

1.  Houston Rockets (25-6) [TG: 2]

  • The Rockets are coming for the Warriors and they want them to know it.

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