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Xavier slips a bit farther down the polls

When you don’t put much stock in human polls, it’s hard to get to worked up.

NCAA Basketball: Xavier at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

If you don’t win games, it’s hard to complain about no longer being in the Top 10. Xavier dropped after losing to Baylor, and that dip continued this week. You can argue that road losses to one excellent team and one very good one shouldn’t damage opinion of a team too much, but it’s certainly hurt X in the eyes of the AP voters. For what it is worth, 17th falls much more in line with the 22nd Xavier sits in the Massey Composite. Here’s the rest of the numbers:

RANK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Villanova (56) 10-0 1,613
2 UCLA (3) 10-0 1,505
3 Kansas 9-1 1,455
4 Baylor (6) 8-0 1,439
5 Duke 10-1 1,391
6 Kentucky 9-1 1,277
7 North Carolina 10-1 1,222
8 Gonzaga 10-0 1,195
9 Indiana 8-1 1,124
10 Creighton 10-0 1,043
11 Louisville 9-1 981
12 West Virginia 8-1 864
13 Virginia 8-1 848
14 Wisconsin 9-2 779
15 Purdue 8-2 652
16 South Carolina 8-0 598
17 Xavier 8-2 526
18 Butler 9-1 492
19 Arizona 8-2 436
20 Saint Mary's 7-1 391
21 Notre Dame 9-1 310
22 Oregon 8-2 251
23 Florida State 10-1 227
24 USC 9-0 158
25 Cincinnati 7-2 155