Perhaps not surprisingly, Xavier is not figuring in the voters' minds right now. Here's who is:
AP Top 25
|1||Kentucky Wildcats (64)||19-0||1,624|
|2||Virginia Cavaliers (1)||19-0||1,561|
|4||Duke Blue Devils||17-2||1,402|
|8||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||19-2||1,139|
|12||Wichita State Shockers||18-2||893|
|13||North Carolina Tar Heels||16-4||878|
|14||Virginia Commonwealth Rams||16-3||734|
|15||Iowa State Cyclones||14-4||719|
|17||West Virginia Mountaineers||16-3||558|
|18||Northern Iowa Panthers||18-2||440|
|Others receiving votes: Colorado St 57, Arkansas 54, Ohio State 43, SMU 43, Providence 29, Dayton 28, Georgia 28, Stanford 16, Wyoming 14, Seton Hall 10, LSU 10, San Diego St 4, Tulsa 2, Texas A&M 2, Davidson 1, Saint Mary's 1, Stephen F. Austin 1, Green Bay 1|
The good news is that, in Georgetown and Seton Hall, Xavier has a couple of chances to make a big impression on the voters and the Selection Committee. The bad news is that both games are on the road. If this team wants to go places, these are the kind of games they have to take their chances in.
There is no Samaritan of the Week this week. Some of the teams receiving votes have suspect resumes, but you can at least make a case for any of them in the top 25.