MRI 2007 - Week 9: The lead grows, can anyone stop the Jayhawks?
January 28, 2008 | By Benjamin Miraski
If you thought that Xavier was out of it, you might have been mistaken. The Musketeers have come through to pass UCLA for the #4 spot once again.
But don't think the same thing happened for the #1 spot. Kansas extended its lead on the top spot. With much of the season gone, it will become harder for anyone to catch them, especially when the disadvantage to Kansas for losing a game will not be as harsh as the season rolls on. And Kansas almost had the biggest gain for the second week in a row.
North Carolina stays in second place with Memphis still filling in the #3 hole. UCLA slips but stays in the #5 slot.
Check out all the rankings in week 9 of the MRI.
MRI Top 25 Rankings
Teams Dropped From The Top 25: Clemson (LW #20, TW #27), Georgetown (LW #23, TW #26), Mississippi (LW #24, TW #29)
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Last Place this week: NJIT (0-21) at -127.29. 4th week in a row
Biggest Gain this week: Winthrop gained 17.59 points. (Beat VMI (85-41) and Coastal Carolina (65-43))
Biggest Loss this week: Md.-Eastern Shore lost 18.24 points (Lost to Norfolk State (65-84), Dartmouth (62-86) and Florida A&M (62-72))
Conference rankings this week: Big 12, ACC, PAC-10, Big East, SEC, Big Ten, Atlantic 10, MVC, Mountain West, C-USA. The WAC is 16th.
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Posted January 28, 2008 9:50 PM