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Petro's AP College Basketball Ballot, Feb. 23

Feb 23, 2015 -- 10:40am

PETRO’S AP BALLOT

1. Kentucky
2. Virginia
3. Wisconsin
4. Gonzaga
5. Duke
6. Arizona
7. Villanova
8. Kansas
9. Utah
10. Notre Dame
11. Iowa St.
12. Oklahoma
13. Louisville
14. Northern Iowa
15. Wichita St.
16. North Carolina
17. Maryland
18. Baylor
19. Arkansas
20. Ohio St.
21. West Virginia
22. SMU
23. Georgetown
24. San Diego St.
25. Butler

26. Michigan St.
27. Oklahoma St.
28. Texas
29. Xavier
30. VCU
31. Mississippi
32. Texas A&M
33. Purdue
34. BYU
35. Providence
36. LSU
37. NC State
38. Iowa
39. Stanford
40. Indiana


THIS WEEK’S MOST IMPORTANT GAMES

MONDAY
Kansas @ Kansas St.
Xavier @ St. John’s

TUESDAY
Texas @ West Virginia
Texas A&M @ Arkansas
Providence @ Villanova
Wisconsin @ Maryland
NC State @ North Carolina

WEDNESDAY
Baylor @ Iowa St.
Wichita St. @ Indiana St.
Illinois @ Iowa
Georgia @ Ole Miss
Davidson @ Rhode Island

THURSDAY
UTEP @ Louisiana Tech
SMU @ Memphis
Oregon St. @ Stanford

SATURDAY
Northern Iowa @ Wichita St.
Texas @ Kansas
West Virginia @ Baylor
Iowa St. @ Kansas St.
Arkansas @ Kentucky
Ole Miss @ LSU
Arizona @ Utah
BYU @ Gonzaga
Villanova @ Xavier
Georgetown @ St. John’s
Dayton @ VCU
Boise St. @ San Diego St.
Tulsa @ Memphis

SUNDAY
Michigan St. @ Wisconsin
Oregon @ Stanford
Purdue @ Ohio St.
SMU @ Connecticut

Petro's AP College Basketball Ballot, Feb. 16

Feb 16, 2015 -- 8:44am

By Soren Petro


Not much changing at the top of the Top 25.  Kansas is up to #8 after Louisville’s loss to NC State.


PETRO’S AP BALLOT
1. Kentucky
2. Virginia
3. Wisconsin
4. Gonzaga
5. Duke
6. Arizona
7. Villanova
8. Kansas
9. Utah
10. Louisville
11. Notre Dame
12. North Carolina
13. Oklahoma
14. Iowa St.
15. Norther Iowa
16. Wichita St.
17. Ohio St.
18. Maryland
19. Butler
20. Baylor
21. Arkansas
22. Oklahoma St.
23. Texas
24. SMU
25. Georgetown

26. West Virginia
27. San Diego St.
28. Dayton
29. Michigan St.
30. VCU
31. Xavier
32. Mississippi
33. Indiana
34. Texas A&M
35. Georgia
36. LSU
37. Purdue
38. BYU
39. Providence
40. NC State

OTHERS
Iowa
Stanford
Stephen F. Austin
Cincinnati
Florida
St. John’s
Davidson
Temple
Minnesota


THIS WEEK’S GAMES OF NOTE

MONDAY

Kansas @ West Virginia
Pittsburgh @ Virginia

TUESDAY
Texas @ Oklahoma
LSU @ Texas A&M
St. John’s @ Georgetown
Kentucky @ Tennessee
Michigan St. @ Michigan
San Diego St. @ New Mexico

WEDNESDAY
Iowa St. @ Oklahoma St.
North Carolina @ Duke
Louisville @ Syracuse
Xavier @Cincinnati
Boise St. @ UNLV

THURSDAY
Temple @ SMU
Purdue @ Indiana
Connecticut @ Memphis
Utah @ Oregon St.

FRIDAY
Iowa St. @ Texas
West Virginia @ Oklahoma St.
Florida @ LSU
Miami @ Louisville
Butler @ Xavier
Gonzaga @ St. Mary’s

SUNDAY
Ohio St. @ Michigan
Utah @ Oregon
Temple @ Tulsa
Michigan St. @ Illinois

Petro's AP College Basketball Ballot, Feb. 9

Feb 09, 2015 -- 10:08am

By Soren Petro

Not a lot of change this week.  Arizona dropped a couple spots after losing to Arizona St.  I still think it is Kentucky at the top, Virginia a step behind, and then a group of five schools that are all about the same another step back.  Gonzaga should keep winning because of its schedule and looks like a strong bet for a number one seed.  Wisconsin, Duke, Arizona, and Villanova will all be battling for the other one-seed.

 
Louisville and Kansas both lost but didn’t drop.  No one wins every game on the road and both should bounce back to start this week.
 
The Big XII has six schools in my top-25 with Texas at 26th.  The SEC only has two in the top-25, but has three more in my 26 to 40.
 
 
PETRO’S AP BALLOT
 
1. Kentucky
2. Virginia
3. Gonzaga
4. Wisconsin
5. Duke
6. Arizona
7. Villanova
8. Louisville
9. Kansas
10. Utah
11. North Carolina
12. Notre Dame
13. Iowa St.
14. Baylor
15. Northern Iowa
16. Wichita St.
17. Oklahoma
18. Ohio St.
19. West Virginia
20. Butler
21. Maryland
22. Oklahoma St.
23. Arkansas
24. Xavier
25. SMU
 
26. Texas
27. VCU
28. Georgia
29. Georgetown
30. Iowa
31. San Diego St.
32. Texas A&M
33. Dayton
34. Mississippi
35. Indiana
36. Michigan St.
37. Stanford
38. Providence
39. Cincinnati
40. Stephen F. Austin
 
 
GAMES TO WATCH THIS WEEK
 
MONDAY
Oklahoma St. @ Baylor
Iowa St. @ Oklahoma
 
TUESDAY
Kentucky @ LSU
 
WEDNESDAY
Pittsburgh @ Louisville
Villanova @ Providence
Indiana @ Maryland
Georgia @ Texas A&M
 
THURSDAY
Stanford @ Utah
Tulsa @ Connecticut
Ole Miss @ Florida
St. Mary’s @ BYU
Michigan @ Illinois
 
SATURDAY
Baylor @ Kansas
Ohio St. @ Michigan St.
VCU @ George Washington
West Virginia @ Iowa St.
Villanova @ Butler
Connecticut @ SMU
Florida @ Texas A&M
Arkansas @ Ole Miss

Petro's AP College Basketball Ballot, Feb. 2

Feb 02, 2015 -- 8:47am

By Soren Petro

Below is Soren Petro's ballot for this week's Associated Press college basketball poll.

1. Kentucky
2. Virginia
3. Gonzaga
4. Arizona
5. Wisconsin
6. Duke
7. Villanova

8. Louisville
9. Kansas
10. Utah
11. North Carolina
12. Notre Dame
13. West Virginia
14. Iowa St.
15. Northern Iowa
16. Wichita St.
17. SMU
18. Ohio St.
19. Baylor
20. VCU
21. Maryland
22. Oklahoma
23. Butler
24. Xavier
25. Georgia

Petro's AP College Basketball Ballot, Jan. 26

Jan 26, 2015 -- 7:17am

By Soren Petro

The only team to lose in my top 12 this week was Villanova, and they dropped from three to seventh (Sorry Frank Boal).  
 
Wichita St. held its spot at number-ten, but just barely.  I thought long and hard about moving UNC, ND, and KU in front of them.  It didn’t happen this week… but certainly looks inevitable.  The Shockers just don’t have the strength of schedule to hold them off even if they keep winning.  In fact you are probably looking at Wichita St. getting around a five-seed even if they only lose a game or two the rest of the way.  I think a four-seed is going to be about as high as they can possible get.
 
VCU has a good chance to hang around the top 15, but not much of a chance to climb beyond that.  If anyone in the Big XII or Big 10 can go on a run, they might be able to crack the top 12.  Ohio St. might have the best chance.
 
The Cyclone’s loss to Texas Tech was a killer.  It is one thing to lose to other good teams, but when you fall to a league bottom feeder it is a black mark on the resume that isn’t going away.  The Clones are going to need to win in Lawrence and finish the sweep of Kansas to regain the clout of a top team.
 
Looking ahead to this week’s games.  There are three games featuring two top 10 caliber teams and Duke is plays two of them.  Put up or shut up time for the Blue Devils, as they go on the road against Notre Dame and Virginia.  The other big game has the rematch between UNC and Louisville.  
 
 
PETRO’S AP BALLOT
1. Kentucky
2. Virginia
3. Gonzaga
4. Arizona
5. Wisconsin
6. Duke
7. Villanova
8. Louisville
9. Utah
10. Wichita St.
11. North Carolina
12. Notre Dame
13. Kansas
14. VCU
15. West Virginia
16. Maryland
17. Iowa St.
18. Baylor
19. Northern Iowa
20. Texas
21. SMU
22. Georgia
23. Georgetown
24. Ohio St.
25. Oklahoma
 
26. Arkansas
27. Butler
28. Xavier
29. San Diego St.
30. Cincinnati
31. Indiana
32. Oklahoma St.
33. Miami
34. Washington
35. Davidson
36. Stanford
37. LSU
38. Connecticut
39. Michigan St.
40. Providence
 
OTHERS
Dayton 
St. John’s
Alabama
Colorado St.
Wyoming
NC State
 
 
GAMES TO WATCH
 
MONDAY
North Carolina vs. Syracuse
Iowa St. vs Texas
 
TUESDAY
Kansas St. vs. West Virginia
VCU vs. George Washington
Oklahoma St. vs. Baylor
Michigan vs. Nebraska
Alabama vs. Florida
Arkansas vs. Tennessee
Boise St. vs. Colorado St.
 
WEDNESDAY
TCU vs. Kansas
Notre Dame vs. Duke
Purdue vs. Indiana
Arizona vs. Oregon
LSU vs. South Carolina
Washington vs. Stanford
 
THURSDAY
Ohio St. vs. Maryland
UCLA vs. Utah
Cincinnati vs. Connecticut
 
FRIDAY
Arizona vs. Oregon St.
 
SATURDAY
Kansas vs. Kansas St.
Pittsburgh vs. Notre Dame
Seton Hall vs. Xavier
Iowa vs. Wisconsin
Northern Iowa vs. Wichita St.
Louisville vs. North Carolina
Baylor vs. Texas
Kentucky vs. Alabama
Virginia vs. Duke
Oklahoma St. vs. Oklahoma
Gonzaga vs. Memphis
 
SUNDAY
None
 

Facts and Figures Friday

Jan 23, 2015 -- 9:17am

By Soren Petro

 

How to Win at Mizzou

 

We talked on Thursday about Kim Anderson needing to fence in Missouri talent.  I pointed out that Mike Anderson had done a very good job of keeping most of the talent in state, but had not been able to keep the very best talent home.

 

Anderson lost recruiting battles for first round talents like Tyler Hansbrough, Alec Burks, and Bradley Beal.  On Hansbrough and Beal he was just flat out beaten by UNC and Florida, but Burks hurts worse.  He was not a top 50 recruit coming out of Grandview, the perfect type of player (Steve Moore, Marcus Denmon, Michael Dixon) Mike Anderson had been landing.  Instead he was late to the party on Burks, and Colorado was able to get in early and keep him headed West on I-70.

 

After yesterday’s show I received an email from a Tiger fan that said Missouri doesn’t really produce that much talent, and keeping the Missouri kids home won’t be a major factor for Kim Anderson’s success at MU.  Below is the list of players born in the state of Missouri that have scored at least one point in the NBA.

 

 

1

Ben McLemore

2014

Present

2

Otto Porter

2014

Present

3

Bradley Beal

2013

Present

4

Ben Hansbrough

2013

2013

5

Alec Burks

2012

2015

6

Josh Harrellson

2012

2014

7

Malcolm Thomas

2012

2015

8

Tyler Hansbrough

2010

2015

9

Anthony Tolliver

2009

2015

10

Brandon Rush

2009

2015

11

Blake Ahearn

2008

2012

12

David Lee

2006

2015

13

Hiram Fuller

2004

2004

14

Kareem Rush

2003

2010

15

Loren Woods

2002

2008

16

Larry Hughes

1999

2012

17

Tyronn Lue

1999

2009

18

Jahidi White

1999

2005

19

Chris Carr

1996

2001

20

Cuonzo Martin

1996

1997

21

Ivano Newbill

1995

1998

 

 

That’s 21 players that were good enough in college to make the NBA and get on the floor.  Clearly there are varying levels of success from the players above, but they were all good enough to be NBA players.

 

Take a look.  How many of them played for the Missouri Tigers?  Only one… ONE!  Kareem Rush is the only Missouri born player to stay home.  That is the biggest problem for Missouri basketball.  Why won’t Missouri kids play for Mizzou?  This is a riddle that Kim Anderson, or anyone that takes the Missouri job must solve.

 

How would Brandon Rush and Tyler Hansbrough have looked playing on the same side of the floor in an inside/outside set?  What about Bradley Beal and Otto Porter filling the lanes on a fast break at Mizzou Arena?

 

No doubt the Tigers will need more than just the NBA caliber talent at Missouri, but throw in Moore, Denmond, and Dixon with Porter and Beal and you get the idea.  Drop in an out-of-stater like Kim English and you are dreaming of cutting down the nets in a football stadium.

 

 

Don’t Get Too Excited About Passing Numbers

 

This year there will be no new member of the Super Bowl Quarterback club and Russell Wilson and Tom Brady are already card-carrying members, but that’s not the only thing that is not changing about the Super Bowl QB.  He’s not going to be dripping in gaudy passing statistics either, at least not by today’s standards.

 

Since the turn of the century (makes it sound like a longer amount of time) and Kurt Warner’s 41, not one Super Bowl winning QB has topped 40 TD passes in a season.  NOT ONE!  In fact not one has even reached 35 TD passes in their Super Bowl winning season.

 

Here is a look at the stats for the QB’s the season they won.

 

 

 

Yards

TD

INT

Rating

Kurt Warner '99

4353

41

13

109.2

Trent Dilfer '00

1502

12

11

76.6

Tom Brady '01

2843

18

12

86.5

Brad Johnson '02

3049

22

6

92.9

Tom Brady '03

3620

23

12

85.9

Tom Brady '04

3692

28

14

92.6

B.Roethlisberger '05

2385

17

9

98.6

Peyton Manning '06

4397

31

9

101

Eli Manning '07

3336

23

20

73.9

B.Roethlisberger '08

3301

17

15

80.1

Drew Brees '09

4388

34

11

109.6

Aaron Rodgers '10

3922

28

11

101.2

Eli Manning '11

4933

29

16

92.9

Joe Flacco '12

3817

22

10

87.7

Russell Wilson '13

3357

26

9

101.2

TOTALS

52895

371

178

93.1

Average

3526

25

12

93.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Wilson '14

3475

20

7

95

Tom Brady '14

4109

33

9

97.4

 

 

Look at the average for TD passes… 25.  Then throw in the 3,526 yardage average and you start to think maybe the Chiefs can win a Super Bowl with Alex Smith.  There seems to be a little “drive for show, put for dough” going on with the QB’s.  For the most part the big statistical seasons seem to be something that is occurring more to mask other weaknesses during the regular season that can’t be covered up over the course of three of four playoff games.

 

Only three QB’s have won the Super Bowl while throwing for 4,000+ yards in a season and zero with 5,000 yards, which is becoming much more common place these days.  However it should be pointed out, if the Pats win it this year it will be 4 of the last 9 seasons that the winning QB has topped 4,000 yards.  Certainly we can see a trend beginning to develop.

 

After looking at these figures it is clear you don’t have to set records at QB to win the Super Bowl.  It should give confidence to Chiefs fans that there is hope of winning it all with Alex Smith.  However his numbers are going to have to get better.  This year Smith threw for 3,265 yards with 18 TD’s and 6 INT’s, good for a rating of 93.4.   If they can put some more talent around him at the skill positions, you can easily see those numbers rising to the average of the previous winners.

 

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