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New Rankings Are Out And There Are Some Surprises

ACC still dominates the Top Ten

NCAA Basketball: Wake Forest at Duke
Jan 11, 2020; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Duke Blue Devils guard Alex O’Connell (15) shoots over Wake Forest Demon Deacons center Olivier Sarr (30) during the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 
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We’ve been told all year that a) the ACC is down and b) the Big Ten is historically good.

So the new polls come out and what do we see? Three ACC teams in the Coaches Top 10 with Duke #3, Florida State #9 and Louisville #10.

The highest rated Big Ten team? Michigan State at #14.

They also have Maryland (#17), Ohio State (#19), Michigan (#20) and Iowa (#24).

Getting votes for the first time this season, AP only: Virginia Tech, with five.

It’s fair to say they are better top to bottom, but when you break the Top Ten down, it goes like this:

  • ACC-3
  • Big 12: 2
  • SEC: 1
  • Big West: 1
  • PAC-12 - 1
  • Mountain West - 1
  • Big East - 1
  • Big Ten - 0

Baylor has moved up to #2 and we feel we owe the program an apology. A few years ago, Scott Drew had great talent that seemed to fail every major test. So we called the Bears Team Stupid.

Well not anymore. Drew isn’t recruiting on that level but he ‘s getting better results. So hats off to him and the Baylor program because they’re kicking butt right now and getting better.