2013 College Basketball Season – Week 16 Rankings

Getting wins on the road against big rivals continues to be an issue in the top conferences, but Indiana, for now, are holding on to the top spot after two huge victories, including against state rivals Purdue. Undefeated (in the ACC) Miami and Gonzaga (In the WCC) are also receiving top spot votes in the latest College Basketball rankings.

1. Indiana Hoosiers (43 first place votes), 23-3: Kept the top spot after two big wins against Nebraska and Purdue. Have a huge visit to Michigan State coming up.

2. Miami Hurricanes (20 first place votes), 21-3: Climbed up a spot, continuing to dominate in the ACC with wins over Florida State and Clemson, keeping them undefeated in conference play.

3. Gonzaga Bulldogs (2), 25-2: Like Miami, they’re perfect in their conference so far with a 12-0 record, beating Saint Mary’s and San Francisco last week, climbing two spots.

4. Michigan State Spartans, 22-4: Followed a huge rivalry win over Michigan by beating Nebraska, and could climb even further if they beat Indiana, climbing four spots this week.

5. Florida Gators, 21-3: More rivalry week winners after a huge win against Kentucky, followed by a big win over Auburn, putting them on top of the SEC at 11-1.

6. Duke Blue Devils, 22-3: Fell four spots after starting the weak beating North Carolina by only 5 points before losing in Maryland.

7. Michigan Wolverines, 22-4: Continue to lose on their big road games, dropping three spots after losing at Michigan State, followed by a win against Penn State.

8. Syracuse Orange, 21-4: Fell two spots due to their loss against Connecticut, followed by a win at Seton Hall.

9. Kansas Jayhawks, 21-4: Back on the saddle, winning two games against Kansas State and Texas, but by more than 20 points, lifting them 5 spots in the rankings.

10. Louisville Cardinals, 21-5: A good week for Rick Pitino and his guys, beating St. John’s and South Florida, putting them 0.5 a game behind the leaders in the Big East.

11. Georgetown Hoyas, 19-4: Two impressive wins against Marquette and Cincinnati lifted the Hoyas four spots, sharing the lead in the Big East.

12. Arizona Wildcats, 21-4: Started out bad by losing to Colorado and looked a bit better after beating Utah. They fell three spots in the rankings, and are now one game behind Oregon in the Pac-12.

13. Kansas State Wildcats, 20-5: A huge win over Baylor washed the bad taste in their mouths after being defeated in Lawrence by Kansas, falling three spots as a result.

14. Oklahoma State Cowboys, 19-5: Probably the most surprising team in the Big 12 with a 9-3 conference record, beating Texas Tech and Oklahoma this week, climbing three spots.

15. Butler Bulldogs, 21-5: Not a great week for Butler, falling behind in the Atlantic 10 after a loss to Charlotte and a win against Fordham couldn’t stop them from dropping four spots.

16. New Mexico Lobos, 22-4: Lead the MWC (9-2) after wins against Fresno and Boise State.

17. Marquette Golden Eagles, 18-6: Share the lead in the Big East with two other teams; beat Pitt after losing to Georgetown, still climbing a spot in the rankings.

18. Ohio State Buckeyes, 18-7: Beat Northwestern, but lost by 22 points to Wisconsin, causing them to fall five spots in the rankings.

19. Wisconsin Badgers, 18-8: Began the week by losing to Minnesota, but followed it up with another huge home win, this time against the Buckeyes, climbing a spot.

20. Pittsburgh Panthers, 20-6: Lost their only game to Marquette, causing them to drop four spots in the rankings, picking up six losses in the Big East.

21. Memphis Tigers, 22-3: Still perfect in Conference USA (11-0) after wins against UCF and Marshall, rising a spot in the rankings.

22. Colorado State Rams, 21-4: Still close to New Mexico in the MWC, grabbing wins over San Diego State and Air Force this week, rising two spots.

23. Oregon Ducks, 21-5: Two wins over Washington and Washington State kept Oregon on top of the Pac-12, but didn’t move them in the rankings.

24. VCU Rams, 21-5: Two wins over UMass and George Washington put VCU in the rankings after not being in the top 25 last week.

25. Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 20-6: Fell four spots due to their loss to Providence following a win against DePaul, but starting the week with a win against Pitt bodes well for the next rankings.

Dropped from rankings: Kentucky.

Bracketology – Top 68 According to RPI

Rank Team Record Pts SoS Rank v RPI 1-50 v RPI 51-100 v RPI 101-150 v RPI 151-200 v RPI 200+
1.
  • Duke
22 – 3 0.6919 2 7 – 2 5 – 1 4 – 0 5 – 0 1 – 0
2.
  • Miami (FL)
21 – 3 0.6869 3 6 – 1 7 – 1 4 – 1 2 – 0 2 – 0
3.
  • New Mexico
22 – 4 0.6664 5 6 – 3 7 – 1 5 – 0 3 – 0 1 – 0
4.
  • Florida
21 – 3 0.6641 20 5 – 2 5 – 1 4 – 0 1 – 0 6 – 0
5.
  • Michigan St.
22 – 4 0.6577 13 7 – 4 1 – 0 6 – 0 2 – 0 5 – 0
6.
  • Kansas
21 – 4 0.6524 9 8 – 3 4 – 0 2 – 0 2 – 0 5 – 1
7.
  • Louisville
21 – 5 0.651 8 6 – 4 4 – 1 5 – 0 2 – 0 4 – 0
8.
  • Michigan
22 – 4 0.6504 28 6 – 4 3 – 0 5 – 0 3 – 0 4 – 0
9.
  • Syracuse
21 – 4 0.6487 24 4 – 2 6 – 2 6 – 0 0 – 0 5 – 0
10.
  • Arizona
21 – 4 0.6486 14 5 – 3 4 – 1 4 – 0 5 – 0 3 – 0
11.
  • Gonzaga
25 – 2 0.6465 62 5 – 2 5 – 0 2 – 0 6 – 0 6 – 0
12.
  • Indiana
23 – 3 0.6425 33 6 – 3 2 – 0 6 – 0 3 – 0 6 – 0
13.
  • Colorado St.
21 – 4 0.6409 45 3 – 3 6 – 0 4 – 1 2 – 0 4 – 0
14.
  • Marquette
18 – 6 0.6359 11 5 – 5 1 – 0 6 – 1 3 – 0 3 – 0
15.
  • Minnesota
18 – 8 0.6355 1 4 – 6 7 – 1 3 – 1 2 – 0 2 – 0
16.
  • Georgetown
19 – 4 0.6296 34 5 – 3 5 – 0 2 – 1 2 – 0 5 – 0
17.
  • Oklahoma
16 – 8 0.6234 4 2 – 6 7 – 2 2 – 0 1 – 0 4 – 0
18.
  • Butler
21 – 5 0.6209 58 4 – 3 3 – 2 6 – 0 2 – 0 5 – 0
19.
  • Kansas St.
21 – 5 0.6201 38 5 – 5 3 – 0 2 – 0 1 – 0 9 – 0
20.
  • UNLV
19 – 7 0.6198 22 4 – 5 5 – 1 2 – 0 3 – 1 4 – 0
21.
  • Colorado
17 – 8 0.6181 10 3 – 3 4 – 4 3 – 0 4 – 1 3 – 0
22.
  • Oklahoma St.
19 – 5 0.6179 57 5 – 3 3 – 1 2 – 0 1 – 1 8 – 0
23.
  • N.C. State
18 – 7 0.6177 17 3 – 4 2 – 2 6 – 0 5 – 1 2 – 0
24.
  • Memphis
22 – 3 0.6176 86 1 – 3 5 – 0 6 – 0 2 – 0 8 – 0
25.
  • Belmont
20 – 6 0.6161 71 1 – 2 5 – 2 1 – 2 4 – 0 7 – 0
26.
  • Middle Tenn. St.
23 – 4 0.6156 110 0 – 3 3 – 0 5 – 1 5 – 0 10 – 0
27.
  • Wisconsin
18 – 8 0.6146 7 6 – 6 3 – 2 2 – 0 3 – 0 4 – 0
28.
  • Illinois
19 – 8 0.6131 6 5 – 6 1 – 0 5 – 2 2 – 0 5 – 0
29.
  • Ohio St.
18 – 7 0.6119 23 2 – 7 2 – 0 6 – 0 4 – 0 4 – 0
30.
  • North Carolina
17 – 8 0.6086 16 1 – 6 3 – 1 4 – 1 3 – 0 5 – 0
31.
  • Connecticut
17 – 7 0.6073 18 3 – 5 5 – 2 3 – 0 2 – 0 4 – 0
32.
  • San Diego St.
18 – 7 0.6053 30 4 – 5 1 – 2 2 – 0 5 – 0 4 – 0
33.
  • Wichita St.
22 – 5 0.6052 102 3 – 0 3 – 3 3 – 1 8 – 1 5 – 0
34.
  • La Salle
18 – 6 0.6027 73 2 – 1 3 – 4 5 – 0 4 – 0 4 – 1
35.
  • VCU
21 – 5 0.6004 100 2 – 4 5 – 1 4 – 0 2 – 0 8 – 0
36.
  • Missouri
18 – 7 0.6001 63 2 – 3 5 – 3 2 – 1 0 – 0 9 – 0
37.
  • Southern Miss
20 – 6 0.5997 104 0 – 4 1 – 2 4 – 0 6 – 0 7 – 0
38.
  • Oregon
21 – 5 0.5996 100 3 – 2 3 – 3 4 – 0 6 – 0 5 – 0
39.
  • Pittsburgh
20 – 7 0.5975 41 4 – 6 4 – 1 2 – 0 3 – 0 7 – 0
40.
  • Cincinnati
19 – 7 0.5958 30 4 – 5 5 – 2 2 – 0 2 – 0 6 – 0
41.
  • UCLA
19 – 7 0.5954 35 3 – 3 5 – 2 3 – 1 5 – 1 3 – 0
42.
  • Boise St.
16 – 8 0.594 51 2 – 5 2 – 1 2 – 1 3 – 1 5 – 0
43.
  • Notre Dame
21 – 6 0.5937 82 4 – 3 3 – 3 6 – 0 2 – 0 6 – 0
44.
  • Creighton
21 – 6 0.5916 103 2 – 2 5 – 2 5 – 1 4 – 1 5 – 0
45.
  • Kentucky
17 – 8 0.5901 48 0 – 4 4 – 4 2 – 0 2 – 0 9 – 0
46.
  • Saint Louis
19 – 5 0.5889 90 2 – 1 5 – 3 3 – 0 1 – 1 8 – 0
47.
  • Louisiana Tech
23 – 3 0.5877 226 1 – 0 2 – 2 1 – 0 7 – 0 12 – 1
48.
  • St. Mary’s
22 – 5 0.5866 129 0 – 2 3 – 1 2 – 2 8 – 0 8 – 0
49.
  • Akron
21 – 4 0.586 162 1 – 2 1 – 1 2 – 0 6 – 0 10 – 1
50.
  • Iowa St.
17 – 8 0.5849 78 2 – 5 3 – 1 2 – 1 2 – 0 8 – 1
51.
  • Mississippi
19 – 6 0.5844 115 1 – 4 4 – 2 2 – 0 3 – 0 9 – 0
51.
  • Temple
17 – 8 0.5844 60 2 – 3 4 – 2 3 – 2 3 – 0 5 – 1
53.
  • California
16 – 9 0.5824 32 3 – 5 1 – 4 4 – 0 5 – 0 3 – 0
54.
  • Massachusetts
16 – 8 0.5816 59 1 – 4 5 – 3 2 – 1 2 – 0 6 – 0
55.
  • Charlotte
18 – 7 0.5813 93 2 – 3 3 – 3 3 – 1 3 – 0 7 – 0
56.
  • Bucknell
22 – 5 0.5812 168 1 – 1 2 – 1 4 – 1 3 – 2 11 – 0
57.
  • Baylor
16 – 9 0.581 27 2 – 7 4 – 0 2 – 1 0 – 1 7 – 0
58.
  • Villanova
17 – 10 0.5805 29 3 – 5 3 – 4 4 – 0 2 – 0 4 – 1
59.
  • Alabama
17 – 8 0.5789 64 1 – 3 5 – 1 4 – 3 2 – 0 4 – 1
60.
  • St. John’s
15 – 10 0.5781 25 3 – 4 2 – 3 2 – 1 3 – 2 5 – 0
61.
  • Indiana St.
16 – 10 0.5743 70 3 – 4 3 – 0 2 – 1 2 – 4 5 – 1
62.
  • Maryland
18 – 7 0.5712 89 2 – 4 1 – 3 3 – 0 5 – 0 7 – 0
63.
  • Wyoming
18 – 7 0.5701 98 2 – 5 1 – 1 3 – 0 4 – 1 6 – 0
64.
  • BYU
19 – 8 0.5698 96 0 – 4 3 – 2 2 – 0 6 – 2 7 – 0
65.
  • Florida St.
14 – 11 0.5685 15 0 – 6 5 – 1 5 – 1 0 – 2 4 – 1
66.
  • Detroit
18 – 9 0.5669 97 1 – 3 1 – 2 4 – 2 5 – 1 5 – 1
67.
  • South Dakota St.
21 – 7 0.5662 170 1 – 2 4 – 2 2 – 1 0 – 0 11 – 2
68.
  • Eastern Kentucky
21 – 6 0.5658 177 0 – 3 1 – 1 1 – 0 7 – 0 10 – 2

Notes of interest – Indiana have the second best offense in the nation, averaging 1.24 points per possession, with an effective field-goal percentage of 57.2 percent, third in the nation. They’re also 12th in the nation on defense when it comes to the KenPom.com efficiency ratings.

Miami is rated as the fifth-most efficient defense in the country, and are 12-0 this season when their top 5 players are available.

Gonzaga are an excellent three point shooting team shooting over 50 percent from the field on the season, and 42 percent from 3-point range in conference play. Their defense isn’t bad, ranked 40th in the nation. Their only losses have come against Butler and Illinois, but their only impressive win since the conference play began has been over Saint Mary’s.

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