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Louisville Basketball #2 in Latest RTR College Basketball Power Rankings; Kentucky #22

Top 10 of Latest RTR College Basketball Power Rankings

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The RPI, the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll can be misleading at the beginning of the season, so currently, the RTR College Basketball Power Rankings are way more reliable. Sometimes the AP voters baffle the nation with crazy moves like leap-frogging Wisconsin to #4 in the latest AP Poll. Totally absurd moves like that. Remember, the AP Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll are SUBJECTIVE POLLS, where voters decide who is ranked where. Just an opinion of the AP voters and the coaches. With the RPI, it takes more games played for it to really even out and be consistent.

If you are interested in something more concrete than the subjective AP Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll, or the inconsistent early season RPI, check out the latest RTR College Basketball Power Rankings. Louisville is ranked at #2 behind Ohio State at #1. Notice how the RTR has Wisconsin at #9, not at #4 like the AP voters.

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Comment by Peter B Dotson on December 11, 2013 at 3:04pm

I have yet to see an early season poll that I have any confidence in. Preseason polls are based on what they did last year, recruiting, and who you lost. Over 90% of the recruits are ranked differently depending on what ranking service you look at, some are close to ready to play, others take a while, some exceed expecations while others take a year to develop, and some never do.

The way I see it there should be no polls after the start of the season until the start of the Conference Season, and even those are suspect. The AP always appeared to be the most Bias of them all, But to judge team that never play each other and have no common opponents does not seem very accurate.

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