Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2018: Week 11 AP Poll

Despite several top-ranked programs such as West Virginia, Texas Tech and Michigan State all suffering upset losses this past week, the top-10 as a whole did not change very much. Although many top-25 teams have moved up or down depending on their respective results, only two unranked teams broke into the AP Poll rankings this week. Specifically, Michigan and Ohio State both earned spots in this weeks poll, as the Wolverines pulled off the massive upset over Michigan State while the Buckeyes are currently undefeated in conference play with a 6-0 record. While it’s still too early to postulate that the Big 10 is the up and coming conference that could threaten the Big 12, there certainly appears to be more parity and competitive programs in the Big 10 Conference than there were at the start of the season.

Top 25 College Basketball Rankings 2018: Week 11

Unfortunately for the Horned Frogs, their once highly prolific offense has not been enough to keep them competitive against elite conference competition as they are currently 1-4 in the Big 12. Losing to both Texas and Oklahoma last week, TCU was unable to persevere during the clutch time as both of their most recent losses occurred during overtime. While the Horned Frogs have to feel somewhat relieved that they were not dropped out of the rankings altogether, there definitely has to be some serious concern for this programs future success as they have clearly been exposed as having a horrible defense that is not nearly good enough to hold off most opponents that have and will face so that their electric offense can find its rhythm.
 

Ranking Team (1st place votes)
1  Villanova (63)
2  Virginia (1)
3  Purdue (1)
4  Oklahoma
5  Duke
6  West Virginia
7  Wichita State
8  Texas Tech
9  Michigan State
10  Kansas
11  Xavier
12  Cincinnati
13  Gonzaga
14  Arizona
15  North Carolina
16  Arizona State
17  Auburn
18  Kentucky
19  Seton Hall
20  Clemson
21  Tennessee
22  Ohio State
23  Michigan
24  TCU
25  Miami

With West Virginia losing to Texas Tech this past week, the Virginia Cavaliers were able to move up one spot to become the 2nd best team in the country right behind Villanova. Although the Cavaliers lack a reputable offense, their top-ranked defense combined with their physical presence underneath the basket has allowed them to stifle their respective opponents while garnering enough rebounds to give their anemic offense more chances to score in transition. Can the Cavaliers keep performing at an elite level defensively and eventually secure a place atop both the ACC Conference and the AP Poll in the coming weeks?
 


 
Dropped from rankings: Florida State 23, Creighton 25
Others receiving votes that did not make the poll: Creighton 56, Rhode Island 39, Florida State 25, Nevada 23, Saint Mary’s 19, New Mexico State 4, Louisville 2, Florida 1

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