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College Basketball Rankings - MRI 2011-12, Week 1

November 30, 2011  |  By Benjamin Miraski

So, where were we?

The last time there were college basketball rankings, North Carolina had just won the NCAA tournament. That was way back in April of 2009.

A lot has happened since then.

Winston Salem, New Orleans and Centenary all stopped playing Division I hoops.

SIU-Edwardsville, Seattle, North Dakota and South Dakota all claim to play.

And Nebraska Omaha wants to believe it does, but only plays half a schedule (so it is not included in the rankings until next year when it joins the Summit League). And I can exclude it based on its AD. After all, he is the nemesis of the MRI.

Where does that leave the MRI?

There are still 344 teams to rank. There are still ridiculous numbers of games.

And the weekend after Thanksgiving has passed, meaning the rankings mean something.

Even better, everyone played a game, which is something that can't always be counted on in college basketball.

As with football, there will be no "Teams people care about," only a list of the next 10 teams outside of the top 25. If the list for football was long, the list for basketball was even longer.

There is still a Wofford Watch, because we can't give up on the mascot of the MRI.

And if there is ever any question about where a team you care about sits, just shoot an email to bmiraski at mrisports.com and I will answer it.

So with that, on to the first installment of the MRI for 2011-2012.

MRI Top 25 Rankings

RankTeamRecordMRILW
1Wisconsin6-0105.41-
2Syrcause6-0105.30-
3Ohio State6-0102.85-
4Kentucky6-094.25-
5Missouri5-089.02-
6Marquette5-087.13-
7Alabama7-085.99-
8Cal5-184.62-
9Missouri State4-081.81-
10UNLV6-079.59-
11Saint Louis6-079.34-
12Louisville5-078.88-
13Creighton5-078.76-
14Indiana6-078.45-
15Florida State5-276.85-
16Duke7-075.03-
17Florida4-174.41-
18Baylor5-074.11-
19New Mexico State5-173.96-
20Michigan State4-273.66-
21Stanford5-173.56-
22UCSB2-170.81-
23Dayton5-170.26-
24Iowa State5-169.98-
25Pittsburgh5-169.57-

On the Bubble: Illinois, North Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia, Auburn, Washington, Mississippi State, Gonzaga, Oklahoma, Tulane.
Wofford Watch: Wofford (2-3) is currently 215th in the MRI, with a score of 19.31.
Last Place this week: Grambling (0-5) at -38.31.
Conference rankings this week: Big Ten, SEC, Big East, Big 12, Mountain West, ACC, Missouri Valley, Atlantic 10, C-USA, Pac-12.
   

Posted November 30, 2011 12:48 PM

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