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College Basketball Power Rankings: Week 1

by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, November 27, 2008

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Week: | Preseason | 1 |  

Ending ( Nov 13-23)

Total Pro Sports – We’ve had a taste. Dominating teams, upsets, even a 23 hour college hoops marathon thanks to ESPN. We’ve had a glimpse of what’s to come and what’s in for this years College Basketball Power Rankings

UNC manhandling Kentucky, UCLA shockingly upset by Michigan, and a 44 point performance by last year’s talk of the tournament, Stephen Curry.

The best thing is that it only gets better from here.

College Basketball Power Rankings Movers And Shakers

Red ArrowUCLA is the biggest shaker this week in our college basketball power rankings, falling 11 spots after an upset loss to Michigan 55-52.

Green ArrowXavier is the biggest mover this week jumping to number 17 after being unranked. Two nice wins over Memphis and Va Tech have Xavier rolling.

Lets take a look at the rest of the league: College Basketball POWER RANKINGS for week 1.

Rank Team Record Change Comment
1 North Carolina 6 -0 - The 15 point win vs The Irish was impressive. Can anyone handle them? Coming Up: Sunday vs UNC Asheville - Buy Tickets
2 Louisville Cardinals 2-0
- Samardo Samuels looks as good as advertised, averaging 21 points. Coming Up: Sunday vs Western Kentucky - Buy Tickets
3 Connecticut Huskies 5-0 - With wins vs Wisconsin and Miami, the Huskies are looking like they are for real. Coming Up: Saturday vs Bryant - Buy Tickets
4 Michigan State Spartans 2-0 Green Arrow1 They looked good dropping 100 points on Idaho but somewhat struggled vs IPFW. We’ll get to see the real Spartans when they open up the Old Spice Classic against Maryland on Thanksgiving. Coming Up: Thursday vs Maryland - Buy Tickets
5 Duke Blue Devils 4-0
Green Arrow1 The Dukies struggled against Rhode Island, but made up for it with a nice effort vs Southern Illinois and Michigan to capture the 2k Sports Championship . Coming Up: Friday vs Duquesne - Buy Tickets
6 Purdue 5-0 Green Arrow1 Great match up versus the Sooners on Friday. Coming Up: Friday vs Oklahoma - Buy Tickets
7 Oklahoma Sooners 5-0 Green Arrow5 Took care of business against a solid UAB team. Can they handle the Boilermakers?Coming Up: Friday vs Purdue - Buy Tickets
8 Pittsburgh Panthers 5-0 Green Arrow1 If you saw him off the court you wouldn’t expect him to be one of the best players in the country, but on the court LaVance Fields is money. Coming Up: Friday vs Texas Tech - Buy Tickets
9 Gonzaga 3-0 Green Arrow2 Could end up playing Michigan State this Friday Coming Up: Thursday vs Oklahoma State - Buy Tickets
10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 4-1 - Had a nice one-point win over Texas but then lost in a 15-point blowout to North Carolina. Coming Up: Sunday vs Furman - Buy Tickets
11 Texas Longhorns 4-1 Red Arrow3 This is a team that should get better as the year goes on. Coming Up: Sunday vs Rice - Buy Tickets
12 Tennessee Vols 3-0 Red Arrow1 Tennessee did what was expected, blowing out Tennessee Chattanooga and Tennessee Martin. Woah, a lot of Tennessee’s. Oh yeah and then they beat Middle Tennessee State. How will they match up vs Siena on Thanksgiving? Coming Up: Thursday vs Siena - Buy Tickets
13 Marquette 4-0 Green Arrow2 Dominic James scored only 8 points in their thrashing of Chicago State where they put up 108, weird. Coming Up: Friday vs Northern Iowa - Buy Tickets
14 UCLA Bruins 3-1 Red Arrow11 Here’s out first big upset of the year. The Bruins lost to Michigan, a 10-22 team last year, in the 2k Sports Semis. Defensively they looked alright, but they couldn’t do much vs the Wolverines 1-3-1 zone. It looks like the Bruins where a bit overrated and will be the rest of the year as they beat up a rather weak Pac Ten. . Coming Up:Friday vs Northern Iowa - Buy Tickets
15 Arizona State Sun Devils 2-1 Green Arrow1 The Sun Devils squeaked out a win over San Diego State.James Harden looks good early on. Coming Up: Thursday vs Charlotte - Buy Tickets
16 Wake Forest 2-0 Green Arrow1 The Demon Deacons are in stride offensively averaging 92 points a game. Coming Up: Thursday vs Cal State Fullerton - Buy Tickets
17 Xavier Musketeers 5-0 NR Xavier faults into the power rankings beating Memphis and Virginia Tech in Puerto Rico. Coming Up: Saturday vs Miami OH - Buy Tickets
18 Syracuse Orange 5-0
NR The Cuse also makes the rankings after wins against Kansas and Florida. Coming Up:Friday vs Virginia - Buy Tickets
19 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 3-1 Red Arrow1 Lost to UConn but then bounced back nicely with a 35 slacking against San Diego. Coming Up: Saturday vs Stetson - Buy Tickets
20 Baylor Bears 4-0 Green Arrow2 The Bears are still not on many radars but they will be……  Coming Up: Thursday vs Providence - Buy Tickets
21 Kansas 3-1 Green Arrow2 They took Syracuse to overtime in a 89-81 loss, and won’t lose again at least until they play Arizona two days before Christmas Coming Up: 11/24 vs Washington - Buy Tickets
22 Davidson 5-1
Green Arrow2 Stephen Curry scores ZERO points and they still win. I never thought I’d see that. Next two games come against NC State and West Virgina Coming Up: Saturday 12/6 vs NC State - Buy Tickets
23 UNLV 5-0 Green Arrow2 Came back to beat a solid UTEP team this week. Coming Up:Friday vs California - Buy Tickets
24 Georgetown 2-0 Red Arrow3 We’ll get to see how good the Hoyas are as they travel to Orlando for the Old Spice Classic which includes Tennessee, Michigan State and Gonzaga. Coming Up: Saturday vs Drexel - Buy Tickets
25 Memphis Tigers 4-1 Red Arrow11 Lost by 5 to an up and coming Xavier team. They could redeem themselves vs Georgetown on December 12. Yet I can’t help to think that they might be a bit overrated. Coming Up: 12/2 vs Marist - Buy Tickets

Be sure to check back next week with our College Basketball Power Rankings for week 2.




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