The consensus blogpoll for week:
- North Carolina
- Washington State
- Michigan State
- Texas A&M
- Rhode Island
- St. Mary’s
Nothing shocking at the top of the poll; Memphis has been at the top spot since Week 2. It will be interesting to see if they can stay there as the schedule takes a turn for the worse in Conference USA play. What was interesting, however, was the gap between number 6 (Michigan State), who received an average rank of 6.25 and number 7, Tennessee, who had an average rank from the voters of 8.63. That 2-rank difference was the largest in the poll, and illustrates that there seems to be an upper tier of about 6 teams forming right now.
I’m a little surprised that Clemson is still ranked. Their only good win is at Mississippi State, who has been a big disappointment this year. Really that ranking just underscores that there is a scarcity of worthy teams for ranking from about 20 to 25.
I had a lot of fun doing the poll this week, and please be sure to check back in next week back at <a href=”march-to-madness.blogspot.com”> March to Madness </a> where the blogpoll will return to its rightful home.