Las Vegas Sports Consultants: The Polls

March 19, 2008

LVSC College Basketball Poll Week 11

Rank School (AP Rank) LVSC Rate Previous Week Notes
1 Kansas (4) 143.3 1 KU parlays Big 12 Championship into #1 seeding.
2 North Carolina (1) 142.7 1 POY Hansbrough led Heels are tough and clutch
3 UCLA (3) 142.6 3 Battle tested…. The fashionable pick…
4 Memphis (2) 140.6 5 Most vulnerable of the #1 seeds…
5 Tennessee (5) 139.4 4 Vols land in toughest region…
6 Duke (9) 138.7 6 No easy road for Blue Devils out west…
7 Georgetown (8) 138.5 8 Elite eight match-up versus Kansas likely…
8 Louisville (13) 138.4 7 Tar Heels in Cardinal site…
9 Wisconsin (6) 136.9 9 Down year for Big 10… Badgers #3 seed…
10 Stanford (10) 136.7 9 Opportunity knocks in the South region…
11 Texas (7) 136.6 11 Longhorns love their draw…
12 Clemson (22) 135.0 13 Inconsistent but dangerous…
13 Washington State (21) 134.7 12 Talented Pac 10 rep heading East…
14 Marquette (25) 134.6 15 Under the radar… Sleeper…
15 West Virginia (32) 134.1 15 Alexander has been a force… Finally #32 in AP…
16 Pittsburgh (17) 134.0 27 Panthers more than capable of long run in the South…
17 Connecticut (16) 133.8 15 Solid season for Huskies…
17 Southern Cal (27) 133.8 22 Showdown of young studs…. USC the slight edge…
19 Michigan State (18) 133.7 20 The dreaded 5-12 match-up with Temple…
19 Xavier (12) 133.7 14 Musketeers face Cinderella Georgia in round one…
21 Notre Dame (15) 133.5 20 Ready for big stage?
21 Mississippi State (34) 133.5 21 Ducks will be looking to prove committee right…
23 Arizona (44+) 133.0 25 Tough schedule punches invitation…
24 Gonzaga (24) 132.7 25 Tough draw with Davidson in opener…
25 Indiana (26) 132.6 15 Still smarting from Minnesota miracle…
26 Davidson (23) 132.4 29 Hoping to continue impressive winning streak …
27 Drake (14) 132.2 28 Time to prove a point…They’re for real…
28 Kansas State (44+) 132.0 23 Can Beasley carry K-State in Big Dance?
29 Arkansas (31) 131.9 29 Hoosiers await in eight-nine match-up…
30 Purdue (20) 131.7 23 Face last team invited…Baylor may be Bears early…

The next five: Villanova (44+), Texas A&M (36), Miami Florida (44+), Mississippi (44+) & Vanderbilt (19)…

Dropped out of LVSC Top 30: None

Overrated!!! (LVSC Rank): AP#12 Xavier (19), AP#14 Drake (27), AP#20 Purdue (30)…

 

Last week three more overrated teams lost: Purdue, Vanderbilt & Brigham Young…

March 13, 2008

LVSC College Basketball Top 30 Week 10

Rank School (AP Rank) LVSC Rate Previous Rank Notes
1 Kansas (5) 143.0 3 Geared up for title run…
1 North Carolina (1) 143.0 2 Answered the challenge at Cameron…
3 UCLA (3) 142.7 1 Dodged a pair of bullets last week…
4 Tennessee (4) 140.9 4 Regrouped nicely from Vandy defeat…
5 Memphis (2) 140.0 5 Fickle foul shooting main concern as pressure mounts…
6 Duke (7) 139.3 6 Sharpshooters must come through…
7 Louisville (13) 138.8 7 Gave Hoyas all they could handle…
8 Georgetown (9) 138.3 8 Big East champs gritty late against Cardinals…
9 Stanford (11) 136.8 9 Robbed at UCLA, letdown at USC…
9 Wisconsin (8) 136.8 11 Seven straight wins to close out regular season…
11 Texas (6) 135.9 10 Capable of post season run…
12 Washington State (21) 135.3 14 Big OT win vs. arch rival…
13 Clemson (26) 134.5 17 Narrow home escape against Virginia Tech…
14 Xavier (10) 134.3 13 Hit a speed bump in Philadelphia…
15 Connecticut (15) 134.1 15 Calhoun knows what’s required to cut down nets…
15 Marquette (25) 134.1 12 Throttled at Syracuse…
15 Indiana (22) 134.1 15 Lackluster on the road late in the season…
15 West Virginia (36) 134.1 20 Extremely dangerous if given the opportunity…
19 Notre Dame (14) 133.9 19 Workmanlike efforts produce three straight wins…
20 Michigan State (19) 133.8 18 Inconsistent Spartans bested by Buckeyes…
21 Mississippi State (29) 133.7 21 One-point short in OT thriller at Vandy…
22 Southern Cal (27) 133.0 25 Trojans now playing with savvy…
23 Kansas State (37) 132.8 21 Hoping to improve seeding in Big 12 Tourney…
23 Purdue (17) 132.8 24 Will young stars be up to the postseason challenge?
25 Gonzaga (20) 132.7 23 Stumbled in San Diego…
25 Arizona (40+) 132.7 26 Tough if they avoid PAC 10 foes…
27 Pittsburgh (32) 132.5 27 Routed by a revenge minded bunch at West Virginia…
28 Drake (16) 132.1 29 Cinderella has dancing shoes shined…
29 Davidson (23) 131.9 30 Davidson 26-6 and unbeaten in Southern Conference…
29 Arkansas (40+) 131.6 NR Long on talent, short on court sense…

The Next Six (AP Rank): Vanderbilt (18), Miami Fla (40+), Arizona State (40+), BYU (24), Texas A&M (40+)

Dropped out of LVSC Top 30 (AP Rank): #28 Texas A&M

Overrated, Overrated, Overrated: (LVSC Rank) AP#17 Purdue, AP#16 Drake, AP#23 Davidson, AP#18 Vanderbilt, AP#24 BYU…

Last week two more overrated teams lost: Vanderbilt and Xavier…

March 4, 2008

LAS VEGAS SPORTS CONSULTANTS: COLLEGE BASKETBALL LVSC TOP 30 POLL WEEK #9

LVSC College Basketball Top 30

Week#9 – 3/03/08

Rank

School (AP Rank) LVSC Rate Previous Rank Notes
1 UCLA (3) 143.1 1 Bruins closing in on 3rd straight 30-win season.
2 NORTH CAROLINA (1) 142.8 2 Underrated Defense…
3 KANSAS (5) 142.0 3 KU has trouble in slow down games.
4 TENNESSEE (4) 141.4 4 Despite loss at Vandy, remains LVSC #4…
5 MEMPHIS (2) 140.0 5 SOS should catch up to Tigers in big dance…
6 DUKE (6) 139.6 6 Lack of height maybe a problem in March…
7 LOUISVILLE (12) 138.7 7 AP getting closer!!!
8 GEORGETOWN (11) 137.2 8 Experience, Size, Defense and Carril’s Offense.
9 STANFORD (7) 136.8 9 The true “twin” towers…
10 TEXAS (9) 136.2 10 Battle tested…
11 WISCONSIN (10) 136.1 11 Winners of five straight.
12 MARQUETTE (21) 135.1 15 Heartbreaker vs. Hoyas stops 5-game win streak.
13 XAVIER (8) 134.8 13 Six double-digit scorers… Still a little overrated…
14 WASHINGTON STATE (23) 134.7 15 Sleeper…
15 INDIANA (18) 134.6 12 Throw out Spartan demolition. 13-3 in Big 10 (11).
15 CONNECTICUT (13) 134.6 17 Dyson three pts in two games since return…
17 CLEMSON (24) 134.5 20 Rally to remember wakes AP voters…
18 MICHIGAN STATE (17) 134.2 13 Colossal roller coaster ride last week.
19 NOTRE DAME (19) 134.0 19 Harangody averages double double. Heroics efforts must continue.
20 WEST VIRGINIA (43+) 133.8 18 Major sleeper…
21 KANSAS STATE (43+) 133.4 22 Beasley is Mr. Double-Double… Sleeper in NCAA.
21 MISSISSIPPI STATE (27) 133.4 24 Finally moving up in AP.
23 GONZAGA (22) 133.3 21 Still the class of the West Coast Conference.
24 PURDUE (15) 133.2 28 Overrated… Will youth be served?
25 SOUTHERN CAL (35) 132.9 26 Mayo will get a victory in first round of NCAA.
26 ARIZONA (43+) 132.8 25 Sleeper… Took #1 UCLA to the wire…
27 PITTSBURGH (29) 132.2 27 Dodged orange bullet… Moved up in AP 7 spots.
28 TEXAS A&M (38) 131.9 23 AP knee jerk classifies A&M as sleeper.
29 DRAKE (20) 131.7 30 See Overrated, Overrated, Overrated below…
30 DAVIDSON (25) 131.7 NR Curry is so much fun to watch…

The Next Six (AP Rank): Arkansas (43+), Vanderbilt (16), Miami, Fla (32), BYU (26), Butler (14) & Baylor (33).

Dropped out of LVSC Top 30 (AP Rank): Arkansas (43+)

Overrated, Overrated, Overrated: (LVSC Rank)

AP#14 Butler (35), AP#16 Vanderbilt (32), AP#8 Xavier (13), AP#20 Drake (29)

Last week two overrated teams lost: St Mary’s and Kent State…

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