NCAA College Basketball Rankings Week 1

NCAA College Basketball Rankings Week 1

Brad Wanamaker of Pitt - Photo Courtesy Yahoowords_Nick Engvall

Not much changed in the AP College Basketball Poll in the first week. Only the Gonzaga Bulldogs were able to put up an impressive enough outing to make a move. Gonzaga moved from 12th to 11th after two dominating performances in their opening weekend. As most teams seem to start out with a soft schedule, many of the top teams were easy winners. Amongst the top ten teams only the North Carolina Tarheels and Kansas State Wildcats were victorious by less than 15 points, each team defeated their opponent by 14. The “close call” was enough to cost Kansas State its only first place votes however.

Looking forward to this week’s schedule, two games stand out as the first tests of the season. Kansas State will take on Virginia Tech and Florida will take on Ohio State. Both games will take place on Tuesday evening.

Check out the preseason AP Poll below and let us know who you’ll be watching as the season gets underway.

To get the fan gear to support your team, simply click on the team to see what’s available.


Team Record Points Previous Rank
1 Duke(55) 1-0 1617 1
2 Michigan State (7) 1-0 1558 2
3 Kansas State 1-0 1422 3
4 Ohio State 1-0 1379 4
5 Pittsburgh 3-0 1325 5
6 Villanova 1-0 1197 6
7 Kansas 1-0 1178 7
8 North Carolina
1-0 1021 8
9 Florida 1-0 1017 9
10 Syracuse 2-0 967 10
11 Gonzaga 2-0 911 12
12 Kentucky 1-0 887 11
13 Illinois 3-0 834 13
14 Purdue 1-0 772 14
15 Missouri 0-0 685 15
16 Baylor 1-0 626 17
17 Butler 1-0 587 16
18 Washington 1-0 587 18
19 Memphis 1-0 540 19
20 Georgetown 1-0 333 20
21 Virginia Tech 1-0 289 22
22 Temple 2-0 271 21
23 Tennessee
1-0 228 24
24 Brigham Young
1-0 194 23
25 San Diego State 1-0 162 25

Others Receiving Votes:

Texas 130, Wisconsin 113, West Virginia 43, Georgia 42, Minnesota 41, Florida State 37, UNLV 21, Wichita State 20, Richmond 18, Vanderbilt 16, North Carolina State 9, Connecticut 8, Colorado 7, Arizona 6, Mississippi State 6, Murray State 6, UCLA 4, Maryland 3, Ohio 3, Utah State 3, Appalachian State 1, Portland 1
NCAA College Basketball Rankings Week 1

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tips Off This Weekend

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Kalin Lucas of the Michigan State Spartans, just one of the college basketball teams that begin play this weekend. Photo courtesy of Yahoo.It seems like it has been ages since Duke defeated the Butler Bulldogs to win the NCAA National Title in one of the most exciting recent day NCAA Tournament Finals. The excitement that left us wanting more in early April returns this weekend to college basketball arenas around the country. When practices and exhibitions opened up last month with Midnight Madness it gave us a taste of what is to come this weekend.

The preseason AP Poll has the Duke Blue Devils sitting at the top of the Top 25. With Senior Nolan Smith returning from his best year last season averaging over 17 points per game, the Blue Devils will look to the Smith to lead them to back-to-back titles. As the Blue Devils look to add the school’s fifth title to the trophy cabinet and tie in-state rival the North Carolina Tarheels for fourth on the all-time list, they’ll have to do so with Michigan State right on their heels. The two schools will meet on December 1st at Cameron Indoor which will be one of the most anticipated games of the season.

Over half of the top 25 will kickoff Friday, including second ranked Michigan State and third ranked Kansas State. The rest of the schools around the country will continue their season openers throughout the weekend.

Check out the preseason AP Poll below and let us know who you’ll be watching as the season gets underway.

To get the fan gear to support your team, simply click on the team to see what’s available.


Team Record Points Previous Rank
1 Duke(55) 0-0 1613 NR
2 Michigan State (8) 0-0 1558 NR
3 Kansas State (2) 0-0 1414 NR
4 Ohio State 0-0 1368 NR
5 Pittsburgh 2-0 1310 NR
6 Villanova 0-0 1198 NR
7 Kansas 0-0 1172 NR
8 North Carolina
0-0 1034 NR
9 Florida 0-0 997 NR
10 Syracuse 0-0 920 NR
11 Kentucky 0-0 917 NR
12 Gonzaga 0-0 889 NR
13 Illinois 2-0 773 NR
14 Purdue 0-0 771 NR
15 Missouri 0-0 700 NR
16 Baylor 0-0 625 NR
17 Butler 0-0 607 NR
18 Washington 0-0 572 NR
19 Memphis 0-0 551 NR
20 Georgetown 0-0 363 NR
21 Virginia Tech 0-0 288 NR
22 Temple 0-0 265 NR
23 Tennessee
0-0 252 NR
24 Brigham Young
0-0 198 NR
25 San Diego State 0-0 158 NR

Others Receiving Votes:

Wisconsin 126, Texas 107, Georgia 67, West Virginia 65, Minnesota 55, Florida State 28, Wichita State 28, UNLV 21, Richmond 17, Murray State 15, Vanderbilt 14, North Carolina State 10, Arizona 8, Connecticut 8, Mississippi State 7, Colorado 7, UCLA 5, Ohio 4, Miami (FL) 4, Utah State 4, Xavier 4, Dayton 3, Old Dominion 2, Georgia Tech 1, New Mexico 1, Wofford 1