We’re now two weeks into the college basketball season and this week the biggest change in the AP Poll came from the Wisconsin Badgers. After losing to Marquette 67-65 on a last second buzzer beater, the Badgers dropped from the No. 4 to No. 13.
Obviously, it’s still very early in the season, but let’s look at what we can figure out from the latest AP Poll.
- It looks like early in the season, Illinois is going to be a big test for ranking the teams in the top 10 or so. After a 82-69 loss to No. 2 Baylor, the Illini will face the No. 8 Duke Blue Devils on Tuesday.
- Speaking of big early season contests, lots of good matchups on Tuesday and Wednesday. With the ACC Big Ten Challenge this week, No. 16 UNC will play No. 3 Iowa (along with the aforementioned Duke-Illinois game), Ohio State plays Notre Dame and MSU will travel to Charlottesville to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. Plus, No. 8 Creighton plays No. 5 Kansas.
- Kentucky is 1-3 with a brutal 79-62 loss to the unranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. They dropped out of the Top 25 for what seems like the first time in millennia, and I gotta assume they’re one of the biggest surprises early on.
AP Poll → No. 24 San Diego State, No. 25 Louisville (just in time to face the Badgers, eventually, hopefully)
AP Poll → Kentucky, Oregon