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Xavier basketball up to #10 in both polls, leading four Big East teams

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The Muskies just keep rising, which is what being undefeated will do for you.

Hooray for finals week!
Hooray for finals week!
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First of all, here are the polls. We'll start with the Coaches:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State (28) 11-0 794
2 Iowa State (3) 9-0 719
3 Oklahoma (1) 7-0 675
4 Kentucky 9-1 665
5 Kansas 8-1 664
6 Duke 8-1 649
7 Maryland 9-1 640
8 Purdue 11-0 552
9 Virginia 8-1 547
10 Xavier 10-0 491
11 North Carolina 7-2 474
12 Arizona 9-1 469
13 Villanova 8-1 464
14 Baylor 7-1 323
14 Providence 10-1 323
16 West Virginia 8-1 288
16 Louisville 7-1 288
18 Butler 8-1 268
19 Miami (FL) 8-1 265
20 Cincinnati 8-2 101
21 Gonzaga 6-3 90
22 George Washington 9-1 87
23 Vanderbilt 6-3 79
24 Texas A&M 8-2 77
25 South Carolina 8-0 70
Also Receiving Votes: UCLA 59, Connecticut 45, Oregon 38, Pittsburgh 30, Colorado 25, Wichita St 19, Dayton 18, Notre Dame 15, Davidson 13, Syracuse 12, Indiana 9, Arkansas-Little Rock 9, California 9, LSU 8, Iowa 8, Northwestern 7, Georgetown 6, Texas 3, UNLV 2, Utah 1, Florida 1, South Dakota State 1
Dropped Out: Oregon 23, Utah 24

And now obviously the AP:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS
1 Michigan State Spartans (64) 11-0 1,621
2 Kansas Jayhawks (1) 8-1 1,499
3 Oklahoma Sooners 7-0 1,409
4 Kentucky Wildcats 9-1 1,385
5 Iowa State Cyclones 9-0 1,370
6 Maryland Terrapins 9-1 1,353
7 Duke Blue Devils 8-1 1,271
8 Virginia Cavaliers 8-1 1,132
9 Purdue Boilermakers 11-0 1,082
10 Xavier Musketeers 10-0 1,062
11 North Carolina Tar Heels 7-2 1,023
12 Villanova Wildcats 8-1 865
13 Arizona Wildcats 9-1 860
14 Providence Friars 10-1 724
15 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 8-1 622
16 Baylor Bears 7-1 605
17 Butler Bulldogs 8-1 562
18 SMU Mustangs 7-0 560
19 Louisville Cardinals 7-1 534
20 West Virginia Mountaineers 8-1 466
21 George Washington Colonials 9-1 256
22 UCLA Bruins 7-3 213
23 Cincinnati Bearcats 8-2 197
24 Texas A&M Aggies 8-2 152
25 Connecticut Huskies 6-3 47
Also Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 44, South Carolina 42, Oregon 37, Colorado 21, Vanderbilt 18, Wichita St 17, Arkansas-Little Rock 14, Dayton 14, Pittsburgh 12, Georgetown 8, Utah 7, Texas 4, Notre Dame 4, Syracuse 3, Northwestern 3, Iowa 3, Marquette 1, Army 1, Houston 1, Florida 1
Dropped Out: Gonzaga 20, Vanderbilt 21, Oregon 24, Utah 25

Shoutout to noted basketball mind Aaron Brenner of the Charleston, SC Post and Courier. Brenner placed Xavier 3rd on his ballot, highest of any voter. Probably the biggest criminal on the other end of the spectrum is is Jeff Faraudo of the Bay Area News Group in California. Not only did he have Xavier at 14, he put Villanova at 6th. Get better, Jeff Faraudo. A tip of the cap also goes to Bob Sutton of The Times News in Burlington, NC. He had Xavier 14th last week and moved them exactly 0 spaces to sit at 14 again this week.

I know you all are wondering, so I'll let you know that that highest Xavier has ever been ranked is #7 twice: 12/9/97 right before a loss to Miami (OH) and 12/15/08, between a Shootout win and that one fairly ugly loss to Duke.