MRI 2007 - Week 7: Welcome Memphis to the contenders
January 14, 2008 | By Benjamin Miraski
If North Carolina is separating from the pack, then we might just want to focus on the battle for #2. Memphis closed in on #2 Kansas this week, now making the spread very tight between the two.
Xavier managed to hold strong at #4 while UCLA lurks just behind at #5.
Taking a tumble out of the top 25 this week was Syracuse who fell from #17 to #42, which in this season of parity could be very damaging for the Orange. Every close game, close loss, can hurt your chances at this point, because climbing back up into the mix is going to just get tougher. The Orange are hanging just in the field now, but as we have seen in the past, that is no guarantee.
Check out all the rankings in Week 7 of the MRI.
MRI Top 25 Rankings
Teams Dropped From The Top 25: Syracuse (LW #17, TW #42), New Mexico (LW #21, TW #30), Vanderbilt (LW #22, TW #33)
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Last Place this week: NJIT (0-18) at -111.64. 2nd week in a row
Biggest Gain this week: Murray State gained 19.22 points. (Beat Southeast Missouri State (79-51) and Austin Peay (82-70))
Biggest Loss this week: Grambling lost 21.57 points (Lost to Alabama A&M (61-94) and Southern (56-76))
Conference rankings this week: ACC, Big 12, PAC-10, Big East, Big Ten, SEC, MVC, Atlantic 10, Mountain West, C-USA. The WAC is 16th.
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Posted January 14, 2008 10:41 PM