Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: dcsportsbog and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Vegas Ranks the College Basketball Top 30

He keeps walking past me.

Greetings from courtside at Madison Square Garden, where Notre Dame is having a morning shootaround and Rich Chvotkin is already set up and ready to go. Camille Powell and I will be blogging from up here all day, while Adam Kilgore and Eric Prisbell should be checking in from Charlotte.

A few people have asked why I never run Las Vegas Consultants's complete college basketball rankings. As mentioned previously, I don't really see the point, since college basketball polls don't really decide anything, but since there's interest this seems as good a time as any. Remember, these are compiled by Las Vegas Sports Consultants, a grop that advises Nevada sports books, and are based on assessments of team strength, not betting patterns. The books themselves will adjust to allow for all that.

Vegas sees Purdue, Drake, Davidson, Vanderbilt and BYU as the most overrated teams in the country, and has Washington State, Clemson, Marquette, West Virginia and Kansas State among a host of highly underrated teams.

Personally, I always like to pick a program with a strong pedigree that's only sixth or seventh in the Vegas odds to win it all as my national champion, for optimum bracket success possibilities. Right now, possibilities include Louisville, Georgetown or Texas.

Full rankings, with AP ranking in parentheses, after the jump. Enjoy today. It's a great day to be an American. Or a Romanian, I guess.

1t. Kansas (5)
1t. North Carolina (1)
3. UCLA (3)
4. Tennessee (4)
5. Memphis (2)
6. Duke (7)
7. Louisville (13)
8. Georgetown (9)
9t. Stanford (11)
9t. Wisconsin (8)
11. Texas (6)
12. Washington State (21)
13. Clemson (26)
14. Xavier (10)
15t. Connecticut (15)
15t. Marquette (25)
15t. Indiana (22)
15t. West Virginia (36)
19. Notre Dame (14)
20. Michigan State (19)
21. Mississippi State (29)
22. Southern Cal (27)
23t. Kansas State (37)
23t. Purdue (17)
25t. Gonzaga (20)
25t. Arizona (40+)
27. Pittsburgh (32)
28. Drake (16)
29t. Davidson (23)
29t. Arkansas (40+)

By Dan Steinberg  |  March 13, 2008; 10:26 AM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Atlantic 11 on Video
Next: Chris Wright in Uniform


These are better than the football rankings...

Posted by: sitruc | March 13, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The rankings are important for people to know how good teams like Louisville, Clemson, Washington State, West Virginia, Arizona and Arkansas really are... Lets ask Lunardi or Palm, who has a better chance of winning... Washington State vs Drake... Two-to-one they both say Drake... The Vegas Line: Washington State minus five. If Drake was in the Pac 10, they would've finished with a 7-11 conference record...

Posted by: Kenny White | March 16, 2008 2:00 AM | Report abuse

Ok Kenny, that's a good point, you're right. That's why my bracket picking advice includes always take the BCS teams over anyone else, regardless of seeding. (or, better yet, always take the favorite, regardless of seeding.)

I didn't mean I don't see the point of these rankings, just that it doesn't seem as vital for fans to see them every week of the season. but at this point it certainly is.

Posted by: Dan Steinberg | March 16, 2008 8:27 AM | Report abuse

Perfect!Amazing!Super!Thank you very much
forex trading buy sell signal

Posted by: Connor nvxwy | April 11, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Very good place
forex trading buy sell signal

Posted by: Landon cssxz | April 11, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company