Bulldogs Hold Pat At 14th In AP Poll

Nov. 12, 2007

The Atlantic Sun Conference doesn't have any members in the Top 25, but its teams knocked a couple of big-name schools out of the rankings.

Gardner-Webb's win over Kentucky and Mercer's victory over Southern California weren't enough to get them into The Associated Press' first regular-season poll Monday, although both did receive votes.

Southern California fell from the rankings after it was 18th in the preseason. Kentucky dropped out from 20th place.

North Carolina, which opens the season against Davidson on Wednesday, remained No. 1 as the top seven teams held their places from the preseason poll.

Gonzaga remained 14th for the second straight poll. The Bulldogs beat Montana 77-54 in the season opener Sunday with Idaho due in town for a 5 p.m. contest Tuesday.

Villanova, which beat Stony Brook 86-64 in its season opener, and Butler, which beat Ball State 61-45 in its first game, moved into the rankings at Nos. 24 and 25.

North Carolina received 29 first-place votes and 1,737 points from the 72-member national media panel. UCLA, which opened with a 69-48 victory over Portland State, was No. 1 on 24 ballots and had 1,710 points.

Memphis, which beat Tennessee-Martin and Richmond to advance to this week's semifinals of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic, was third with 18 first-place votes. Kansas, which beat Louisiana-Monroe and Missouri-Kansas City by an average of 26 points, was fourth.

Georgetown drew the other first-place votes and was fifth, followed by Louisville and Tennessee. Indiana, Washington State, Marquette and Oregon all moved up one spot to eighth through 11th, respectively.

Michigan State, which opens the season Tuesday against Chicago State, dropped four places to 12th after losing to Division II Grand Valley State in an exhibition game.

Duke, Gonzaga, Texas A&M, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas, Pittsburgh and Stanford rounded out the top 20.

The last five ranked teams were North Carolina State, Kansas State, Southern Illinois, Villanova and Butler.


 

 

Gardner-Webb beat Kentucky 84-68 in the second round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic. The Bulldogs, with seven points in the poll voting, will play Connecticut in the semifinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, while Memphis faces Oklahoma.

Mercer, which opened its season with the 96-81 victory at Southern California, had four points.

The second full week of the season won't feature any matchups between ranked teams, but two of the more interesting games have Michigan at Georgetown on Thursday and Virginia at Arizona on Saturday.

The Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, with
number of first-place votes and record in parentheses, total
points and previous ranking:
(Records through November 11, 2007)
    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. NORTH CAROLINA (29) (0-0)            1,737     1
 2. UCLA (24) (1-0)                      1,710     2
 3. MEMPHIS (18) (2-0)                   1,686     3
 4. KANSAS (2-0)                         1,566     4
 5. GEORGETOWN (1) (1-0)                 1,503     5
 6. LOUISVILLE (0-0)                     1,394     6
 7. TENNESSEE (1-0)                      1,386     7
 8. INDIANA (0-0)                        1,172     9
 9. WASHINGTON ST (1-0)                  1,142    10
10. MARQUETTE (1-0)                      1,026    11
11. OREGON (2-0)                         1,003    12
12. MICHIGAN ST (0-0)                      976     8
13. DUKE (1-0)                             917    13
14. GONZAGA (1-0)                          779    14
15. TEXAS A&M (1-0)                        693    16
16. TEXAS (0-0)                            684    15
17. ARIZONA (0-0)                          581    17
18. ARKANSAS (1-0)                         558    19
19. PITTSBURGH (3-0)                       413    22
20. STANFORD (3-0)                         389    23
21. NC STATE (0-0)                         382    21
22. KANSAS ST (2-0)                        297    25
23. SOUTHN ILLINOIS (0-0)                  282    24
24. VILLANOVA (1-0)                        190    NR
25. BUTLER (1-0)                           122    NR
Dropped Out: No. 18 USC, No. 20 KENTUCKY
Others Receiving Votes: SYRACUSE 118, CLEMSON 99, XAVIER 95,
CONNECTICUT 56, FLORIDA 56, DAVIDSON 55, OHIO ST 55,
MISSISSIPPI ST 51, VA COMMONWEALTH 25, WEST VIRGINIA 22,
NOTRE DAME 21, WISCONSIN 21, VIRGINIA 18, KENTUCKY 16,
ALABAMA 15, VANDERBILT 11, BYU 10, MARYLAND 8, MISSOURI 8,
GARDNER-WEBB 7, NEVADA 6, WASHINGTON 6, AKRON 5, OKLAHOMA 5,
MERCER 4, PROVIDENCE 4, USC 4, GEORGE MASON 3, HOUSTON 2,
SAN DIEGO ST 2, SOUTHERN MISS 2, ILLINOIS 1, WKU 1.

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