It totally depends on who you are.
Ohio State lost to two ranked teams and one unranked team. Those three losses have bumped them to #6 in the land. One of the teams that beat them, has also lost three games, two to ranked teams, one to a rather awful Davidson team. For that, Kansas is #7. Right after that, you have North Carolina, who has lost to one ranked team, Kentucky, and two unranked teams. Including a rather humiliating thrashing by 30+ points to unranked Florida State. For that, they are #8. On and on it goes. Inertia dictates that teams AP expects to be good, are there whether they truly are any good or not. And then teams that a truly good are fighting that inertia trying to get the recognition they deserve. At this time, three teams are still undefeated, Syracuse, Baylor, and Murray State. It can be argued Murray State’s not played a quality schedule, but, no one questioned some of the cinderellas of the last couple of years. Going 18-0 as gotten them to #12.
If you doubt me, think about this. One team has lost five games now, two to unranked teams, one of those a 31 point blow out. Their stats appear like this:
- Points per game – 122nd
- Rebounds -24th
- Assists – 85th
- Field Goal Percentage – 186th
For that, Louisville is ONLY ranked 21st. Being as they lost again tonight, I’m sure they won’t be ranked next week. But, most people would have suggested after getting blown out by an unranked team, they shouldn’t have been in the top 25. That kind of applies to North Carolina too if you think about it.