MRI 2007 - Week 8: Kansas jumps to the front
January 20, 2008 | By Benjamin Miraski
Kansas takes the #1 spot in the MRI because of North Carolina's first loss of the season to Maryland. It shouldn't come as any surprise then that the Jayhawks also had the largest gain of the week to pull into that lead.
North Carolina only drops to #2, followed by consistent #3 Memphis.
However, look out for UCLA who has now moved into the #4 spot, although a clear fourth behind the leaders as they sit right now.
The loser in all this? Xavier.
That was to be expected after a shocking loss to Temple. And this wasn't a slim margin, but 19 points to the Owls, who are 118th in the latest MRI.
Check out all the rankings in Week 8 of the MRI.
MRI Top 25 Rankings
Teams Dropped From The Top 25: Rhode Island (LW #23, TW #32), Dayton (LW #25, TW #31)
Other Teams People Might Care About
Last Place this week: NJIT (0-20) at -125.03. 3rd week in a row
Biggest Gain this week: Kansas gained 19.36 points. (Beat Oklahoma (85-55) and Missouri (76-70))
Biggest Loss this week: Arkansas-Pine Bluff lost 19.83 points (Lost to Alabama State (40-69) and Southern (60-70))
Conference rankings this week: ACC, Big 12, PAC-10, Big East, SEC, Big Ten, MVC, Atlantic 10, Mountain West, C-USA. The WAC is 16th.
The MRI Rankings are copyright 2008 by MRISports.com. Ben Miraski writes for MRISports.com and is a featured blogger on FanIQ. Readers can contact Ben at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted January 20, 2008 3:19 PM
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