The ultimate day of 2022 delivered two unbelievable and drama-filled. Congrats to Georgia and TCU. Their victories over Ohio State and Michigan, respectively, dominated the sports activities dialog, deservedly so.
Nevertheless it was additionally a fairly nice day of school basketball.
From late morning deep into New 12 months’s Eve, there was one enjoyable sport after one other — amongst them Xavier’s over UConn that dropped Dan Hurley’s Huskies from the checklist of undefeated groups and in Sunday morning’s up to date CBS Sports activities High 25 And 1 each day faculty basketball rankings, the place Purdue stays No. 1 for the twenty second consecutive day.
UConn is now No. 3 — simply behind No. 2 Houston and simply forward of No. 4 Arizona and No. 5 Kansas. For my part, these 4 colleges, at this level, may moderately be positioned in any order. However I do consider these are the 4 colleges that ought to observe Purdue when the Related Press High 25 ballot updates Monday, and I think that they may.
I truthfully had a tricky time deciding what to do with No. 26.
There are a variety of wise choices — amongst them Kansas State, Auburn, West Virginia, Marquette, Florida Atlantic and Iowa State. However I opted to provide that spot to Jamie Dixon’s TCU Horned Frogs, who’re 12-1 and on a 10-game profitable streak after Saturday’s 67-61 victory over Texas Tech. Sure, I do know, TCU has a horrific loss on its resume — particularly a 64-63 loss to Northwestern State that qualifies as a Quadrant 4 defeat. Yuck. However the circumstances surrounding that loss ought to matter, and the circumstances are that TCU performed that sport with out main scorer Mike Miles Jr. and third-leading scorer Damian Baugh. In different phrases, the Horned Frogs have been lacking two large items in that contest. Had they’d them, and even simply certainly one of them, it is affordable to imagine TCU would nonetheless be undefeated like Purdue and New Mexico.
High 25 And 1 rankings
IN: TCU | OUT: West Virginia