School basketball rankings: Virginia plummets in High 25 And 1 after San Francisco pulls off upset


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No ranked group had a extra totally different first two video games than Tony Bennett’s Virginia Cavaliers. On Wednesday, they opened with an 89-54 blowout of Towson through which they made 15 of the 29 3-pointers they tried. Appeared nice. However then, on Friday, they suffered a 61-60 loss to San Francisco through which they missed 9 of the 12 3-pointers they tried. Appeared horrible.

“[We have to] look within the mirror [and] develop from it,” Bennett advised reporters after Friday’s loss.

The excellent news is that if there’s any program constructed to do precisely that, it is most likely the one which in 2018 grew to become the primary No. 1 seed in NCAA Event historical past to lose to a No. 16 seed earlier than bouncing again in 2019 and profitable the NCAA Event. In different phrases, I am not involved about Virginia’s skill to bounce again. However the loss to San Francisco actually did change all the dialog concerning the Cavaliers after an superior season-opening victory.

It wasn’t simply that they gained their first sport by 35 factors. It was how they gained their first sport by 35 factors — particularly by taking pictures higher than 50% from 3-point vary on 29 makes an attempt. The morning after that efficiency, I urged that if Virginia is immediately an important 3-point taking pictures group prefer it was two seasons in the past, versus a horrible 3-point taking pictures group prefer it was final season, the Cavaliers could be an actual menace to win what could be back-to-back nationwide championships. Then, simply someday later, Virginia shot 25% from past the arc and misplaced to a San Francisco group that opened with a loss to UMass Lowell.


As for what it means for the CBS Sports activities High 25 And 1, loyal readers would possibly keep in mind that a number of years again I carried out an automated 10-spot drop for clearly good groups that take horrible losses early within the season. It is one of the best ways to punish whereas not overreacting to 1 stunning end result and dropping anyone from the highest 10 to utterly out. So the Cavaliers are falling from No. 4 in Friday morning’s High 25 And 1 to No. 14 in Saturday morning’s High 25 And 1 and thus stay within the high 15. But when they take one other complicated loss any time quickly, for sure, they’re going to should go.

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High 25 And 1 rankings

Greatest Movers








Drew Timme completed with 28 factors and 10 rebounds in Friday’s 90-67 victory over Auburn. Each of Gonzaga’s victories are double-digit wins over power-conference faculties.




The Bears are returning the highest three scorers from a group that will’ve been a No. 1 seed within the NCAA Event. It is among the many causes Scott Drew has a chance to information Baylor to its first Remaining 4 since Invoice Henderson did it in 1950.




Jeremiah Robinson-Earl completed with 28 factors and 11 rebounds in Thursday’s 83-74 victory over Arizona State. Justin Moore added 16 factors and 12 rebounds.




Luka Garza completed with 41 factors and 9 rebounds in Friday’s 103-76 victory over Southern. The CBS Sports activities Preseason Nationwide Participant of the Yr was 14-of-15 from the sector, 3-of-3 from 3-point vary, and 10-of-12 from the free throw line.

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Ayo Dosunmu made two late free throws to safe Friday’s 77-75 victory over Ohio. The junior guard is averaging 25.7 factors, 7.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists by means of three video games.

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Christian Braun completed with 30 factors and 9 rebounds in Friday’s 94-72 victory over Saint Joseph’s. The Jayhawks’ lone loss is a loss to top-ranked Gonzaga.

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The return of Matthew Damage and Wendell Moore offers Mike Krzyzewski two skilled and dependable items to pair with a top-three recruiting class highlighted by five-star prospects Jalen Johnson, Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward and Mark Williams. So Coach Okay profitable a sixth nationwide title stays very a lot within the playing cards.

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4 of the 5 starters from a group that was the No. 1 seed within the Huge East Event are again – most notably Marcus Zegarowski, a CBS Sports activities First Workforce Preseason All-American. It is a core that ought to give Creighton a practical likelihood to make its first Remaining 4 in class historical past.

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D’Mitrik Trice completed with 15 factors and three assists in Friday’s 92-58 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Badgers’ two wins have come by a mean of twenty-two.0 factors.

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Michigan St.

Foster Loyer made six 3-pointers and completed with 20 factors in Wednesday’s 83-67 victory over Jap Michigan. Joey Hauser added 15 factors and 9 rebounds.

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Tennessee is including five-star guards Jaden Springer and Keon Johnson to a confirmed core of John Fulkerson and Yves Pons. It is an skilled and proficient roster that almost all consider will end in a pleasant bounce-back season for Rick Barnes’ Vols.

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B.J. Boston completed with 15 factors and 7 rebounds in Wednesday’s 81-45 victory over Morehead State. Terrence Clarke added 12 factors, 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

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W. Virginia

Derek Culver completed with 15 factors in Friday’s 70-64 victory over Western Kentucky. The Mountaineers gained the Crossover Basic by beating South Dakota State, VCU and WKU.

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The Cavaliers uncharacteristically gave up 40 second-half factors in Friday’s 61-60 loss to San Francisco. Virginia missed 9 of the 12 3-pointers it tried.

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Quentin Grimes completed with 25 factors and eight rebounds in Friday’s 68-58 victory over Boise State. The previous McDonald’s All-American is averaging 16.5 factors and seven.5 rebounds by means of two video games.



Texas Tech

Mac McClung completed with 18 factors and two assists in Friday’s 84-52 victory over Sam Houston State. The Crimson Raiders have gained their two video games by a mean of 37.5 factors.



N. Carolina

Caleb Love made all eight of his free throw makes an attempt and completed with 17 factors, 4 assists and two steals in Wednesday’s 79-60 victory over Charleston. Day’Ron Sharpe added 13 factors and 10 rebounds off the bench.



Ohio St.

Justice Sueing completed with 19 factors, eight rebounds and three steals in Wednesday’s 94-67 victory over Illinois State. CJ Walker added 10 factors and 6 assists.




Courtney Ramey completed with 20 factors, seven assists and 5 rebounds in Wednesday’s 91-55 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley. Greg Brown added 11 factors and 10 rebounds.




Two of one of the best three scorers from the Pac-12 champs are returning – amongst them former JUCO Nationwide Participant of the Yr Chris Duarte. If the Geese get a waiver for St. John’s switch LJ Figueroa, they’re going to be even stronger and clearly proficient sufficient to win back-to-back league titles.




Ron Harper Jr. completed with 30 factors and 4 rebounds in Friday’s 96-75 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. The Scarlet Knights gained with out senior guard Geo Baker, who’s sidelined with an ankle damage.




Trayce Jackson-Davis completed with 26 factors and 11 rebounds in Wednesday’s 89-59 victory over Tennessee Tech. Trey Galloway added 13 factors off the bench.




Cameron Thomas made 4 3-pointers and completed with 27 factors in Thursday’s 94-81victory over SIU-Edwardsville. Trendon Watford added 13 factors, 9 assists and 7 rebounds.



Arizona St.

Remy Martin took eight photographs however solely made two of them in Thursday’s 83-74 loss to Villanova. The Solar Devils completed with 9 turnovers and solely eight assists.



Florida St.

The Seminoles misplaced three of the highest 4 scorers from a group that gained the ACC. However the arrival of Scottie Barnes will give Leonard Hamilton an opportunity to complete within the high 4 of the league for the fourth time in a five-year span.




Isaiah Livers completed with 17 factors and 9 rebounds in Wednesday’s 96-82 victory over Bowling Inexperienced. Hunter Dickinson added 11 factors and eight rebounds off the bench.




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