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To the surprise of nobody, Xavier is back out of the polls

Getting worked over by Butler will do that to you.

Even this Hofstra guy seems confused and sheepish about the whole thing.
Even this Hofstra guy seems confused and sheepish about the whole thing.
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AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Last
1 Kentucky Wildcats (63) 15-0 1623 1
2 Virginia Cavaliers (2) 15-0 1561 2
3 Gonzaga Bulldogs 17-1 1446 3
4 Duke Blue Devils 14-1 1432 4
5 Villanova Wildcats 15-1 1358 5
6 Louisville Cardinals 14-2 1264 6
7 Wisconsin Badgers 15-2 1200 7
8 Utah Utes 13-2 1185 8
9 Kansas Jayhawks 13-2 1100 9
10 Arizona Wildcats 14-2 1037 10
11 Iowa State Cyclones 12-2 922 11
12 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 15-2 903 12
13 Wichita State Shockers 14-2 832 13
14 Maryland Terrapins 15-2 801 14
15 North Carolina Tar Heels 13-4 719 15
16 West Virginia Mountaineers 14-2 627 16
17 Virginia Commonwealth Rams 13-3 578 17
18 Oklahoma Sooners 11-4 485 18
19 Arkansas Razorbacks 13-2 431 19
20 Texas Longhorns 12-4 345 20
21 Seton Hall Pirates 13-3 298 21
22 Baylor Bears 12-3 278 22
23 Northern Iowa Panthers 14-2 212 23
24 Oklahoma State Cowboys 12-3 132 24
25 Wyoming Cowboys 15-2 71 25
Others receiving votes: Ohio St. 70, Michigan St. 67, Dayton 55, Providence 17, Indiana 15, LSU 12, St. John’s 10, Alabama 7, Georgetown 7, NC State 6, Green Bay 3, Syracuse 3, Butler 2, Oregon 2, San Diego St. 2, TCU 2, Colorado St. 1, Davidson 1, Hofstra 1, Old Dominion 1, SMU 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (31) 15-0 799 1
2 Virginia (1) 15-0 768 3
3 Gonzaga 16-1 713 7
4 Duke 14-1 698 2
5 Villanova 15-1 659 8
6 Wisconsin 15-2 604 4
7 Louisville 14-2 587 5
8 Utah 13-2 556 11
9 Arizona 14-2 548 6
10 Kansas 13-2 521 13
11 Maryland 15-2 455 9
12 Notre Dame 15-2 439 12
13 Iowa St. 12-2 418 16
14 Wichita State 14-2 390 15
15 West Virginia 14-2 330 14
16 North Carolina 12-4 328 17
17 Virginia Commonwealth 13-3 244 21
18 Oklahoma 11-4 202 18
19 Arkansas 13-2 196 25
20 Texas 12-4 184 10
21 Seton Hall 13-3 170 19
22 Northern Iowa 14-2 135 23
23 Baylor 12-3 116 22
24 Oklahoma State 12-3 51 30
25 Ohio State 13-4 47 20
Others receiving votes: Michigan State 35; Wyoming 28; Indiana 25; St. John's 25; Dayton 22; Colorado State 20; Georgetown 19; Providence 16; Old Dominion 10; Stanford 10; Alabama 8; San Diego State 6; LSU 5; Southern Methodist 4; Syracuse 4; North Carolina State 2; Rhode Island 1; Saint Mary's 1; Mississippi 1.

Samaritan of the week:
Who from the AP had the single most generous gift of a vote to an undeserving team? That was your friend and mine John Feinstein (again). He voted Hofstra into the top 25 despite the fact that they sit 81st in the Massey composite and 72nd in the Pomeroy rankings. They have losses to Columbia (who is bad) and South Florida (who is worse). Feinstein is miserable at identifying the top 25 basketball teams in the nation; why he still has a vote is anyone's guess.