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Poll of Polls: Georgetown No. 17

With all of the college basketball polls out there, The Hoya Paranoia decided to combine the top ones into a Poll of Polls. The five preseason polls included are the Associated Press Poll, the USA Today Coaches Poll, CBSSports’ Top 25, ESPN’s Power Rankings, and Sporting News’ Top 25. A team has to be ranked in at least four of the five polls to be eligible. If a team does not appear in one of the polls, a rank of 30 is applied to that team for that poll. All five polls are weighted equally, and the average determines a team’s rank in the Poll of Polls.

Rank Team AP Co. CBS ESPN SN Ave
1 Kansas 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Michigan St. 2 2 3 2 3 2.4
3 Kentucky 4 5 2 4 2 3.4
4 Texas 3 3 4 3 6 3.8
5 North Carolina 6 4 5 6 4 5
6 Villanova 5 6 6 5 9 6.2
7 Purdue 7 7 8 7 7 7.2
8 West Virginia 8 9 9 8 5 7.8
9 Duke 9 8 10 9 8 8.8
10 Butler 11 10 11 10 14 11.2
11 Tennessee 10 11 14 11 12 11.6
12 Connecticut 12 14 7 13 15 12.2
13 Washington 14 13 12 14 13 13.2
14 California 13 12 20 11 16 14.4
15 Ohio St. 16 17 18 16 19 17.2
16 Michigan 15 15 19 15 23 17.4
17 Georgetown 20 21 24 19 11 19
17 Mississippi St. 18 19 30 18 10 19
17 Oklahoma 17 16 15 17 30 19
20 Dayton 21 22 17 23 22 21
21 Louisville 19 23 22 21 30 23
22 Illinois 23 30 23 20 21 23.4

The Hoyas benefitted from their No. 11 ranking in Sporting News and jumped into a tie for 17th place. It’s interesting to look at the breakdown of the teams: There are clear distinctions that separate the teams into tiers of 1-5, 6-9, 11-16 and 17-22. The Hoyas have two Big East opponents in the second tier (Nova and WVU), one in the third tier (UConn) and one in the fourth tier (Louisville). They also have non-conference opponents in the second tier (Duke) and third tier (Butler and Washington).

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