Monday, February 3, 2014

Rankings and Predictions (2/3)


1 Louisville
31.02
(+1)
2 Oklahoma St.
30.53
(-1)
3 Iowa
30.46
(+2)
4 Arizona
30.21
(-1)
5 Duke
30.10
(-1)
6 Creighton
29.75
(+1)
7 Michigan
29.59
(+1)
8 Michigan St.
29.35
(+8)
9 Kentucky
29.29
(-4)
10 Ohio St.
29.28
(+2)
11 Iowa St.
29.28
(-1)
12 Villanova
29.18
(+1)
13 UCLA
28.99
(-2)
14 Pittsburgh
28.98
(NC)
15 Arkansas
28.89
(+3)
16 Arizona St.
28.85
(+4)
17 Cincinnati
28.72
NEW
18 Kansas
28.67
(-9)
19 Syracuse
28.66
(-4)
20 Florida
28.59
(-3)

The Top Twenty gets jumbled around in mysterious ways thanks to all the random upsets, etc. as well as an update to the rating algorithm.  MSU loses on a neutral court to Georgetown (PM #64) and somehow manages to jump up 8 spots.  Hmm.  They did have a nice win over Iowa and their loss to Michigan looks better in retrospect.  Meanwhile Kansas beats #11 ISU handily at home and loses badly to #50 Texas and plunges 9 spots.

The PM is undergoing a significant overhaul at the moment, so there may be rather more uncertainty in the ratings than usual.

Monday

#16 Iowa State @ #19 Oklahoma State:  OK State +1

Just the barest advantage to the home team.
Tuesday

Ohio State @ #17 Iowa:  Iowa +4

I wouldn't trust tOSU to live up this number.  But given the way the B10 has been going, they might win by double digits.
Wednesday

#13 Saint Louis @ St. Joseph's:  St. Louis +5

The Billikens almost lost at home to dreadful GMU, so this will be an important road test.
Thursday

#22 Connecticut @ #7 Cincinnati: Cincy +5

A traditional American conference matchup.
Saturday

#4 Wichita State @ Northern Iowa:  Wichita State +6

Maybe UNI can get hot from three again and pull off the upset.
#10 Michigan @ #17 Iowa:  Iowa +2

A good chance for Michigan to get an important road victory.
#23 Gonzaga @ #24 Memphis: Gonzaga +2

Hmm.  Not sure I buy this, but we'll see.
BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK

TCU @ Iowa State: ISU by 24
TOSS-UP OF THE WEEK
Northern Arizona @ Sacramento State

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