The Top Twenty was delayed a bit this week so that I could finish up some data collection (more on that shortly).
The top ten is remarkably stable this week. Some shifting around in the bottom half -- Pittsburgh losing to Syracuse brought them down, and Syracuse's near miss at NC State has brought them down. Meanwhile ASU moves up thanks to the nice (but not completely improbable) win against Arizona.
TOSS-UP OF THE WEEK
Cal is a bare favorite at home.
#5 Duke @ UNC: Duke +4
Assuming no more freak snowstorms. A win here would prepare Duke for...
#1 Syracuse @ #5 Duke: Duke +10
It's an almost certain end to Syracuse's unbeaten streak. A team that needs a last second basket to escape (#100) NC State is going to have to play a lot better to win at Cameron.
#11 Louisville @ #7 Cincinnati: Louisville +4
Louisville is underrated by the AP and Cincinnati is overrated.
#19 Texas @ #8 Kansas: Kansas +10
Despite the scare at Texas Tech, Kansas should handle Texas without any problems.
#16 Wisconsin @ #15 Iowa: Iowa +7
Road records in the B10 have been crazy, so I'm hesitant to put much faith in this prediction.
BLOWOUT OF THE WEEK
San Jose State @ SDSU: SDSU +29
VT @ Duke is also going to be a blowout.