Top 25 Ballot

College basketball, as I referenced earlier, enjoys all eyes that love the sport.  And the season begins with an unprecedented bang.  North Carolina and Michigan State playing on the USS Carl Vinson offered imagery never before seen.  Then tonight begins another 24 hour marathon hoops (you may follow along in live blog form with A Dash of Dachille).  The showcase of the 12 game outing is Kentucky vs Kansas at Madison Square Garden. An  unbelievable matchup for mid November.

Closer to home, I had the pleasure of watching the first half between Coppin State and Loyola at Reitz Arena Monday.  I can’t get enough of Jimmy Patsos.  The minister of bombast, Patsos already sounds completely horse two games in.

Jimmy Patsos: 8th year at Loyola

He has a nice team that will compete for a MAAC title.

Still a ways to go for the Top 25, here’s my ballot this week along with this week’s finished poll underneath. Let me know what you think.

A.P. Top 25 Ballot 11/13/11
1. North Carolina
2. Kentucky
3. Ohio State
4. Connecticut
5. Syracuse
6. Louisville
7. Duke
8. Memphis
9. Pittsburgh
10. Baylor
11. Kansas
12. Florida
13. Arizona
14. Xavier
15. Wisconsin
16. Vanderbilt
17. Cleveland State
18. Belmont
19. Texas A&M
20. Michigan
21. Florida State
22. Gonzaga
23. Alabama
24. Temple
25. California

A.P. Poll 11/13/11
1 North Carolina (62) 2-0 1,620
2 Kentucky 1-0 1,519
3 Ohio State (1) 1-0 1,486
4 Connecticut (2) 1-0 1,429
5 Syracuse 1-0 1,358
6 Duke 2-0 1,274
7 Florida 1-0 1,132
8 Louisville 2-0 1,122
9 Pittsburgh 2-0 1,084
10 Memphis 0-0 1,017
11 Baylor 2-0 962
12 Kansas 1-0 835
13 Xavier 1-0 806
14 Wisconsin 1-0 801
15 Arizona 3-0 607
16 Alabama 1-0 497
17 Michigan 1-0 475
18 Vanderbilt 1-1 454
19 Texas A&M 2-0 444
20 Cincinnati 1-0 410
21 Marquette 1-0 406
22 Gonzaga 1-0 311
23 California 2-0 295
24 Missouri 1-0 200
25 Florida State 1-0 132

Others receiving votes: Temple 79, Michigan State 78, Washington 47, Cleveland State 43, New Mexico 34, UCLA 34, Belmont 21, Creighton 19, Villanova 19, Texas 18, Drexel 13, UNLV 9, Saint Mary’s 6, Purdue 5, San Diego State 3, George Mason 3, Harvard 3, Butler 3, Long Beach State 3, Utah State 3, Illinois 2, Marshall 1, Minnesota 1, Akron 1, West Virginia 1

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