After this week’s college hoops action, there’s a lot of shuffling for rankings in the middle part of the poll. While it seems like the top three teams have a stranglehold on their spots, there’s a lot of movement down ballot, so to speak. Let’s take a peek at the rankings.
Michigan → No. 4
Iowa → No. 7
Ohio State → No. 13
Wisconsin → No. 14
Illinois → No. 19
Minnesota → No. 21
Badgers check in at #14 this week— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 25, 2021
Back to it Wednesday at Maryland#OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/2cNZeENk07
- Michigan climbed back into the top four after taking care of Maryland and Purdue this week, making up for their loss against Minnesota the week prior. However, with the big news that Michigan’s athletic department will pause all activities for two weeks, it’s likely to cause a big mess in the rankings. Obviously, that is not the important news here, but it will definitely be a story with the uncertainty of if and how the Big Ten will respond with the rest of the conference season.
- The Alabama Crimson Tide are in the top-10 of the AP Poll in basketball. The No. 9 Tide have started rolling in the SEC conference slate, undefeated at 8-0, and playing with a high octane offense that has been rolling. This week, the Tide will play Kentucky before an out-of-conference against the No. 24 Oklahoma Sooners. Will be interesting to see if the Tide can pass that test.
- The Florida State Seminoles jumped back into the rankings in a big way this week. After beating Louisville and Clemson, the Noles rose back up to No. 16 in the country. The Noles might continue to rise considering they got a slightly cushier slate this week with unranked Miami and Georgia Tech to come.
NEW AP POLL— Florida State Men’s Basketball (@FSUHoops) January 25, 2021
Looks like they got all of our hints #NewBlood pic.twitter.com/ez6MKHKEw1
AP Poll → No. 16 Florida State, No. 24 Oklahoma, No. 25 Louisville
AP Poll → Clemson, Oregon, UConn