Speaking to ESPN college basketball commentator Sean Farnham ahead of his team’s Jan. 31 road meeting against Michigan State, first-year Illinois head coach John Groce said that if the Illini could beef up their three-point shooting in conference — then hovering around 25 percent — they’d crack the NCAA tournament. Illinois shot 9-of-25 that night [...]
It was reported Tuesday evening that BYU’s starting center Brandon Davies was suspended for the rest of the season because of a violation of the school’s honor code. Speculation involves a pregnant girlfriend. Regardless of what happened, Davies is gone for the rest of the season. The knee-jerk reaction from local radio and newspapers in [...]
Selection Sunday is a mere 16 days away, and there is still no clear-cut No. 1 team—which also means there is no clear-cut set of four teams to grab a one-seed. In my opinion, the difference between a one- or two-seed is really negligible in terms of whom teams play the first two rounds, with [...]
February is good for two things these days: snow days for children in the Northeast and Villanova proving it’s a fraud. Last year, basketball pundits screamed that ‘Nova didn’t play much defense and that the Wildcats would easily prove why they were an extremely undeserving No. 2 seed. This year the signs aren’t as obvious, [...]
Rewind to the middle of October: Purdue has just lost Robbie Hummel to a torn ACL for the second time in seven months. Suddenly, a team pegged as an elite team, perhaps even one of two or three best squads in the nation, is once again without its most efficient scorer. Now rewind even further [...]
It’s been a year where a lot of dormant teams have made their return to the polls. This week, someone who’s spent 24 years away enters back in.
Mid-major teams take up more spots in this week’s poll than any other week to date.
Is it possible Ole Miss remained ranked even after losing at home to Arkansas? Yes, yes it is.
Carolina drops out, UConn hops right back in.
UConn and UNC: Did either make the cut this week?
For the first time since Feb. 24, 1987, the Pac-10 doesn’t have a team ranked in the polls. Rightfully so.
Four new teams to the rankings, two of which have already been here before.
A team gets back in on the conversation after not being in the polls for 40 years.
How is UNC still ranked in the top 10?
One mid-major was rewarded with an impressive win. Another was kept on the outside for another week.
Did Washington still get more votes than Texas Tech even after the Red Raiders beat the Huskies at home last week?
1. Kansas (63) 2. Texas (1) 3. Villanova 4. Purdue 5. Kentucky 6. Duke 7. West Virginia 8. Syracuse 9. Michigan State (down 7) 10. North Carolina 11. Tennessee 12. Washington 13. Florida (NR) 14. Connecticut 15. Ohio State 16. Georgetown 17. Gonzaga 18. Clemson 19. Texas A&M (NR) 20. Louisville (down 4) 21. Florida [...]
Three newbies to the poll. Oklahoma is clinging to its ranking and falling against VCU. And did Syracuse crack the top 10?