Update: Florida State holds at eighth in each poll.
Top teams did what they’re supposed to do this week: win. Like No. 8 Florida State took care of business against North Carolina and Miami, so did the rest of the top-9 AP teams, winning every game on their schedule. So don’t expect a bunch of changes in the upper echelon of the nation’s best teams.
No. 9 Maryland did better No. 20 Illinois, on the road, so we’ll see if the Terrapins get a bump over FSU, but the Seminoles should remain a top-10 team.
Because after the Terps, a host of teams took at least one loss. No. 10 Villanova went 0-2 against No. 19 Butler and No. 12 Seton Hall, while No. 13 West Virginia fell on the road to Oklahoma. No. 14 Oregon came up short to the in-state Beavers, and No. 16 Michigan State lost at both No. 22 Penn State and Michigan.
Credit No. 11 Auburn for winning at Arkansas and its buzzer-beater vs. No. 18 LSU, and 11th-ranked Seton Hall for its win at ’Nova. Is this enough to vault FSU? We’ll see. After that, a bunch of ranked teams lost, so they shouldn’t be an issue.
According to KenPom, FSU is down from a week ago, from No. 18 to No. 19. The offense fell from 31st to 38th, while the defense rose from 23rd to 19th. The ’Noles snagged a top seed in the NCAA’s initial rankinks, and according to their NET rankings, Florida State is up to No. 13 from No. 15 a week ago. Be sure to check back here, as we’ll update this piece when the new polls are published.