NCAA Basketball Top 25: Week 5 Rankings...Players

Vin GetzCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2010

NCAA Basketball Top 25: Week 5 Rankings...Players

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    NCAA Basketball Top 25 according to the Associated Press (AP) as of Week 5 (ranked on Dec. 5).

    In the Week 4 Rankings, we looked at the top scorers at the time for each of the Top 25. This week, take a look at some of the other players in vivid in-game photos as we count down to No. 1.

    Records and statistics are as of end of Sunday, Dec. 5 play. The next poll will be released Dec. 12.

     

    Conference representation

    Big East: 7

    Big 12: 5

    Big Ten: 5

    Mountain West: 3

    SEC: 2

    ACC: 1

    Pac-10: 1

    Conference USA: 1

     

    Photo: The Hoyas were this week's big mover, jumping from 16th to ninth. Chris Wright (Sr, G) handles the ball.

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25. Texas Longhorns (6-2, Big 12)

1 of 25

    Last Week: 19th

     

    Tristan Thompson (Fr, F) and Gary Johnson (Sr, F) lead the Longhorns with 7.4 rebounds per game.

24. Louisville Cardinals (6-0, Big East)

2 of 25

    Last Week: NR

     

    Mike Marra (So, G, pictured) is Louisville's top scorer with 13 points per game.

    Rakeem Buckles (So, F) pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game.

23. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-0, Big East)

3 of 25

    Last Week: 25th

     

    Tyrone Nash (Sr, F) adds 12.5 PPG to Notre Dame's stat line.

22. Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-1, Big Ten)

4 of 25

    Last Week: 15th

     

    Al Nolen (Sr, G) averages nearly three steals a game for the Golden Gophers.

21. Washington Huskies (5-2, Pac-10)

5 of 25

    Last Week: 23rd

     

    Justin Holiday (Sr, F) scores 13.4 points a game and grabs 6.9 rebounds.

20. UNLV Rebels (8-0, Mountain West)

6 of 25

    Last Week: 24th

     

    Oscar Bellfield (Jr, G) throws in 13 PPG.

19. Purdue Boilermakers (7-1, Big Ten)

7 of 25

    Last Week: 22nd

     

    JaJuan Johnson (Sr, F-C) averages a solid 18.1 points and blocks more than two shots per game.

18. Brigham Young Cougars (8-0, Mountain West)

8 of 25

    Last Week: 21st

     

    Jackson Emery (Sr, G) averages 2.5 steals per game.

17. Kentucky Wildcats (5-2, SEC)

9 of 25

    Last Week: 10th

     

    Josh Harrellson (Sr, F) snatches 8.6 rebounds per game.

16. Illinois Fighting Illini (8-1, Big Ten)

10 of 25

    Last Week: 20th

     

    Mike Davis (Sr, F) leads the Illini with seven rebounds per game and a 56.4 shooting percentage.

15. Missouri Tigers (6-1, Big 12)

11 of 25

    Last Week: 9th

     

    Michael Dixon (So, G) gets 4.1 assists per game, tops for the Tigers.

14. San Diego State Aztecs (8-0, Mountain West)

12 of 25

    Last Week: 17th

     

    Malcolm Thomas (Sr, F) pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and averages two blocked shots.

13. Memphis Tigers (7-0, Conference USA)

13 of 25

    Last Week: 14th

     

    Memphis' freshman guards Joe Jackson and Will Barton (pictured) combine for 24 points, 6.9 assists and 5.3 three-pointers per game.

12. Villanova Wildcats (6-1, Big East)

14 of 25

    Last Week: 12th

     

    Sophomore forward-center Mouphtaou Yarou (6'10") grabs nine RPG.

11. Tennessee Volunteers (6-0, SEC)

15 of 25

    Last Week: 13th

     

    Cameron Tatum (Jr, G) volunteers 11.8 points per game for Tennessee.

10. Baylor Bears (6-0, Big 12)

16 of 25

    Last Week: 11th

     

    Quincy Acy (Jr, F) boxes out for 9.2 rebounds a game.

9. Georgetown Hoyas (8-0, Big East)

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    Last Week: 16th

     

    Chris Wright (Sr, G) nails 3.4 treys a game.

8. Syracuse Orange (8-0, Big East)

18 of 25

    Last Week: 8th

     

    Rick Jackson (Sr, F) pulls down a whopping 12.4 rebounds per game, tops in the Top 25.

7. Michigan State Spartans (6-2, Big Ten)

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    Last Week: 6th

     

    Junior forward Draymond Green is all over the place with 13.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, two steals, 1.8 blocked shots and 2.6 three-pointers per game.

6. Connecticut Huskies (7-0, Big East)

20 of 25

    Last Week: 7th

     

    Alex Oriakhi (So, F-C) crashes the boards big-time for 10.4 rebounds a game.

5. Kansas State Wildcats (7-1, Big 12)

21 of 25

    Last Week: 5th

     

    Curtis Kelly (Sr, F) has a .632 shooting percentage for K-State.

4. Kansas Jayhawks (7-0, Big 12)

22 of 25

    Last Week: 4th

     

    Markieff Morris pulls down 9.1 RPG.

3. Pittsburgh Panthers (9-0, Big East)

23 of 25

    Last Week: 3rd

     

    Brad Wanamaker (Sr, G) records 5.7 assists and 2.6 three-pointers a game, best on the Panthers.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0, Big Ten)

24 of 25

    Last Week: 2nd

     

    Freshman guard Aaron Craft leads the Buckeyes with 4.5 assists and 2.5 three-pointers per game.

1. Duke Blue Devils (8-0, ACC)

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    Last Week: 1st

     

    Who else but Duke, unanimously selected as No. 1 in Week 5.

    Freshman guard Kyrie Irving averages a more mature 17.4 points and 5.1 assists per game and signals a bright future for perennially good Duke.

     

    Want more? Take a look at last week's rankings, where the top scorers on each team are highlighted.