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Xavier Top 10 in both polls

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The polls are out and so is the Doofus of the Week.

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Just a year ago, Xavier in the top 10 was both novel and incredibly exciting. While that excitement may not have worn off, the novelty now has. The Musketeers now sit ninth in the AP poll and eighth in the Coaches poll. You can go ahead and speculate as to why we’ve not come up with a singular poll for college basketball, but there is some interest in seeing where teams land with separate sets of people grading them...I guess. Here’s how the AP stacks up this week.

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (40) 4-0 1,494
2 Villanova (20) 5-0 1,469
3 Indiana (1) 3-0 1,348
4 North Carolina 4-0 1,319
5 Kansas 2-1 1,284
6 Duke 4-1 1,253
7 Virginia 3-0 1,126
8 Arizona 3-0 1,066
9 Xavier 5-0 1,039
10 Louisville 3-0 893
11 Gonzaga 3-0 816
12 Creighton 4-0 716
12 Oregon 2-1 716
14 UCLA 4-0 681
15 Saint Mary's 3-0 665
16 Wisconsin 2-1 623
17 Syracuse 3-0 576
18 Purdue 2-1 571
19 West Virginia 3-0 466
20 Baylor 3-0 326
21 Iowa State 3-0 283
22 Texas 3-0 237
23 Rhode Island 4-1 198
24 Michigan State 2-2 184
25 Florida State 4-0 89
Others receiving votes: Michigan 83, Maryland 56, California 54, Miami 40, Cincinnati 34, Wichita St 29, Florida 27, Seton Hall 15, Virginia Tech 12, Butler 11, Dayton 11, Notre Dame 6, Colorado 4, Ohio State 2, Ohio 1, Rutgers 1, Tennessee State 1

Doofus of the Week:

John Feinstein made an appearance or two here last year, and he kicks off the feature for this year by selecting Tennessee State in the top 25. Not Middle Tennessee, not ETSU, certainly not the Volunteers, but Tennessee State. The Tigers beat MTSU, the 141st ranked team in the KenPom, but haven’t beaten another team in the top 200 and have two non D-I teams coming up on the schedule. I know most teams only have four or five games in, but come on John Feinstein, at least do something that makes sense.