2019 College Basketball Rankings: Week 5

12/03/2019

Here at the ICT Zone our rankings are molded after Ric Flair's famous quote, "to be the man, you gotta beat the man." The week's ranking are solely on the week's results so if a lower ranked team defeats a higher ranked team, the two teams automatically swap rankings.

Welcome to the heat of the College Basketball season, upsets are flying in left and right. The most obvious upset is Stephen F. Austin, no relation to Stephen. A. Smith, sliding in to the top 3 for the first time in ICT Zone history after taking down Duke. The other big addition was Dayton University making their debut in our top 25 and jumping all the way to 4th after an excellent showing at the Maui Invitational that saw them take our number 4 spot after defeating a Virginia Tech team that had previously won the spot from Michigan State. We're not homers here but its good to see a worthy institution like the Dayton Flyers in the top 5.

UNC Greensboro also made their top 25 debut after upsetting Georgetown late last week. Meanwhile SMU keeps their spot in our top 25 as they are still yet to lose after snatching the number 1 spot from Evansville who had previously won it from Kentucky University who are still outside the top 25 awaiting their first opportunity to return.

Tune in next week to see how this fun college basketball season further shapes up our top 25.


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