A Review Of This Weeks NCAA Mens Basketball Polls

Sam BlumCorrespondent IFebruary 15, 2010

LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 06: Sherron Collins #4 of the Kansas Jayhawks dribbles the ball downcourt during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on February 6, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Today's new top 25 polls came out, and there weren't too many surprises.

Kansas stayed in the top slot, while Kentucky also got some first place votes in both the AP/ESPN USA TODAY poll. 

Syracuse moved down from two to five, and Northern Iowa is on the cusp of nearly falling out of it all together. Cornell suffered a humiliating loss to Penn and that might keep them out for good, unless they win out during the regular season. 

Temple didn't move an inch this week, and Pittsburgh's movement was a move up to 21 despite a big win against West Virginia, who dropped from four to eight after the triple overtime loss to Pitt. 

The number of Mid-Major schools in the top 25 dropped from eight to six which is still a very high number at any given time. 

The Big East currently occupies five of the top 25 slots, showing their power from last year is still present. Four of those five are in the top 10 as well, despite a horrible weekend for the top teams, which saw Syracuse lose to Louisville, Georgetown lose to Rutgers, and the Pitt defeating West Virginia. 

Another five spots go to the Big 12. The Big 12 and the Big East have started to ermerge as college basketball's elite this season. 

Four spots are occupied by the Big 10, the SEC has three. The ACC have just two in the poll which is below average for the basketball heavy conference. Without surprise the Pac-10 has zero slots in the poll for the sixth straight week. 

The Mountain West Conference has really been showing as of late. Last week they had three of their teams in the poll, however UNLV has bowed out this week. 

Gonzaga continues to play well as the move into the top 10 and grab a healthy lead in the West Coast Conference with St. Mary's struggling. 

Dropouts from last week also include Georgia Tech who suffered two losses to Miami and Wake Forest. Wake is ranked for the first time all season and occupies the 25th spot.

Keep in mind BraketBusters is this week. The top mid-majors might be seeing a little mix up as they will be facing off on Friday and Saturday. 

Look out for this week:

Kansas vs. Texas A&M. Monday

Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech. Tuesday

William and Mary vs. George Mason. Tuesday 

Purdue vs. Ohio St. Wednesday

St. John's vs. Seton Hall. Wednesday

Utah St. vs. Louisiana Tech. Wednesday

Syracuse vs. Georgetown. Thursday

Pittsburgh vs. Marquette. Thursday

Northern Iowa vs. Old Dominion. Friday

Cornell vs. Harvard. Friday

Yale vs. Princeton. Friday

William and Mary vs. Iona. Friday

Siena vs. Butler. Saturday

Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt. Saturday 

Purdue vs. Illinois. Saturday

Northeastern vs. Louisiana Tech. Saturday

Morgan St. vs. Murray St. Saturday

Villanova vs. Pittsburgh. Sunday

Dayton vs. Duquesne. Sunday