5 biggest winners and losers in college basketball this week

A number of big-name programs — including the reigning national champions — have fallen considerably or dropped out of the rankings altogether. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports The tenth week of the 2019-2020 basketball season has come and gone, and — as has become the norm this year — the AP Top 25 Poll has endured…

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Various big-name techniques — together with the reigning nationwide champions — have fallen significantly or dropped out of the scores altogether.
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  • The 10th week of the 2019-2020 basketball season has come and long past, and — as has turn into the norm this yr — the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot has continued a shake-up this week.
  • For the fourth week in a row, the Gonzaga Bulldogs sit down atop the school basketball scores, however a variety of big-name techniques have fallen significantly or dropped out of the scores altogether.
  • The reigning nationwide champion Virginia Cavaliers fell out of the highest 25 after dropping to Boston Faculty ans Syracuse, whilst the Ohio State Buckeyes slid 10 spots within the throes of a four-game skid.
  • The Large Ten leads all meetings with 5 groups within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot, whilst the Large East and Large 12practice shut in the back of with 4 apiece within the scores.
  • Listed below are the 5 greatest winners and losers from Week 10 of the 2019-2020 school basketball season.
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▲ No. 2 Baylor Bears — Up 2 spots within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Baylor;s MaCio Teague.
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The Baylor Bears had the most important week in school basketball, and it isn’t even shut. After 23 years within the Large 12, the Bears notched its first win towards the convention heavyweight Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse — they usually did so in dominant model. Baylor notched a 13-point win towards Invoice Self’s Jayhawks within the notoriously opposed area to take an early lead within the Large 12 standings. The Bears transfer on to stand the Iowa State Cyclones and Oklahoma State Cowboys this week and must wait just about a month sooner than going through its subsequent ranked opponent.

▲ No. 16 Wichita State Shockers — Up 7 spots within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Wichita State’s Erik Stevenson.
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As has a tendency to occur annually, the Wichita State Shockers began the school basketball season unranked however slowly crawled their means into the highest 25. This week used to be a specifically just right one for Gregg Marshall’s squad, as they took down the then-No. 21 Memphis Tigers sooner than taking down the Connecticut Huskies in double extra time at the street, just right for a seven-point soar within the AP Ballot. Wichita State is sitting lovely with Temple and Houston subsequent on its agenda and only one top-25 matchup last within the common season.

▲ No. 18 Seton Corridor Pirates — Input the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Seton Corridor’s Myles Powell and Anthony Nelson.
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Seton Corridor began the yr sizzling, however accidents to 2 of its main scorers — Myles Powell and Sandro Mamukelashvili — derailed the latter part of its nonconference slate. Since Powell’s go back, then again, the Pirates had been rolling. They have got received six immediately contests, together with a 12-point win at Xavier Wednesday and a 69-55 victory over Markus Howard and the Marquette Eagles Saturday. Seton Corridor catapulted to No. 18 within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot this week, and it’s going to have a possibility to end up itself additional with a matchup towards the No. five Butler Bulldogs at the street Wednesday evening.

▲ No. eight Oregon Geese — Up one spot within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Oregon’s Will Richardson.
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The Oregon Geese had been considered one of ultimate week’s greatest losers after falling at the street to the then-unranked Colorado Buffaloes of their convention opener, however they bounced again in a large means this week. The Geese edged out their hardest %-12 opponent through one in a difficult extra time contest towards the then-No. 24 Arizona Wildcats. The Wildcats dropped out of the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot in consequence, whilst Oregon rose one spot.

▲ No. five Butler Bulldogs — Up one spot within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Butler’s Kamar Stanley Baldwin.
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It is time to communicate in regards to the Butler Bulldogs. Even though they have been rolling all season, they notched a big victory of their 71-57 win over the in the past unranked however now-No. 25 Creighton Bluejays. Butler will play in its first top-25 matchup Wednesday because it hosts Myles Powell and the Seton Corridor Pirates with a possibility to transport additional up within the scores and proceed to make program historical past.

▼ No. 15 Michigan State Spartans — Down 7 spots within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Michigan State’s Cassius Winston and Aaron Henry.
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Tom Izzo typically runs a well-oiled system in East Lansing, however this season has been not anything if now not tumultuous for his Spartans. And regardless of a forged 74-58 house win towards the Minnesota Golden Gophers Thursday, Michigan State were given annihilated at the street towards the unranked Purdue Boilermakers. The 29-point loss, wherein Purdue held the Spartans to simply 42 issues at the evening, contributed to Michigan State’s surprising slide this week. Thankfully for Sparty, they will have a while to recuperate sooner than website hosting the unranked Wisconsin Badgers Friday evening.

▼ No. 17 Maryland Terrapins — Down five spots within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Maryland’s Eric Ayala.
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The Terrapins began the week robust with a 12-point win towards the then-No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes, however they struggled at the street towards the unranked Iowa Hawkeyes. Maryland’s 67-49 street loss Friday used to be sufficient to set the staff again 5 spots on this week’s AP Most sensible 25 Ballot, and a Tuesday-night street recreation towards the Wisconsin Badgers may end up to be a lure recreation that units the Terps again even additional.

▼ No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes — Down 10 spots within the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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The Ohio State Buckeyes.
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Now not goodbye in the past, the Ohio State Buckeyes gave the impression of one of the crucial easiest groups within the nation. However in the previous few weeks, Chris Holtmann’s staff has forgotten the best way to win basketball video games. The Buckeyes are recently nursing a four-game skid that includes double-digit losses to the Maryland Terrapins and unranked Indiana Hoosiers this week. They are going to glance to get again within the profitable column with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Penn State Nittany Lions on deck this week.

▼ Penn State Nittany Lions — Dropped out of the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Penn State’s Lamar Stevens.
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Penn State used to be flying prime to begin convention play, however this previous week marked a big bump within the street for the Nittany Lions. They misplaced through double digits at Rutgers Tuesday sooner than dropping 58-49 to the unranked Wisconsin Badgers at house Saturday. Penn State can have a possibility to rebound towards any other unranked Large Ten squad — the Minnesota Golden Gophers — at the street Wednesday evening, however a Saturday matchup towards the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes would possibly really well spell extra hassle for the Nittany Lions.

▼ Virginia Cavaliers — Dropped out of the AP Most sensible 25 Ballot

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Virginia’s Kihei Clark.
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Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Final yr’s nationwide champions have suffered fairly a dry spell this week, dropping to 2 unranked ACC combatants en path to chucking up the sponge of the AP Most sensible 25 ballot themselves. Virginia misplaced at the street to perennial ACC bottom-dweller Boston Faculty Tuesday sooner than website hosting the Syracuse Orange and dropping through 8 on its house ground. The Cavaliers do not have a lot time to recuperate, as they’ve a date with the No. nine Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee Wednesday evening sooner than taking at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Saturday.

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