Borges Top 25: Five new ad­di­tions this week

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - COLLEGES - By David Borges

A lot of shake-up in col­lege bas­ket­ball this week, but not so much at the top.

Our top nine teams from last week re­main in the same po­si­tion af­ter go­ing un­blem­ished this past week. Af­ter that, though, a whole host of up­sets led to five teams get­ting ousted from this bal­lot.

We’ve booted Ohio State, Wis­con­sin, In­di­ana, Iowa State and St. John’s. We’ve been one of the John­nies’ big­gest pro­po­nents all sea­son, and we wouldn’t have pun­ished them if their loss at Vil­lanova was their lone loss of the week. But then the Red Storm went and lost to DePaul. At home. Yes, lead­ing scorer Shamorie Ponds didn’t play, and that mat­ters. But we just couldn’t keep St. John’s in the Top 25 af­ter a two-loss week that in­cluded a loss to DePaul. At home.

Any­way, our five new­bies this week are Mary­land, Ole Miss, Kansas State, Vil­lanova and LSU. Where’s Louisville, which handed North Carolina its worst home loss in the Roy Wil­liams Era on Satur­day, you ask? Don’t for­get, the Car­di­nals lost to Pitt ear­lier in the week.

Here’s this week’s bal­lot:

1. Michi­gan

2. Vir­ginia

3. Duke

4. Ten­nessee

5. Gon­zaga

6. Michi­gan State

7. Kansas

8. Ne­vada

9. Vir­ginia Tech

10. Texas Tech

11. Ken­tucky

12. Florida State

13. Mar­quette

14. Buf­falo

15. Auburn

16. North Carolina

17. NC State

18. Iowa

19. Mary­land

20. Mis­sis­sippi

21. Hous­ton

22. Kansas State

23. Vil­lanova

24. UCF

25. LSU

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