With Cal basketball continuing to struggle to close games, the Bears are dropping out of sight and out of mind. Cal is now receiving only four votes from the Coaches Poll and none from the AP Poll.
Why? Our losses aren't looking any better, with San Diego State losing to powerhouse San Diego and Richmond getting absolutely waxed by Florida.
Although it's way too early to think about bracketology, Joe Lunardi ranked Cal 31st in his first early S-Curve, which would place them as an 8th seed and the always dangerous 8-9 territory. These projections were from last week, but I'd guess even with our wins we don't move up considering how poor our losses look.
With Cal only having one more chance for a marquee win in non-conference play in Virginia (10th by Lunardi's projections), the Bears just need to keep holding serve to stay out of the danger zone of the bubble. The Bears will need to figure something out.
Here's the Coaches Poll.
|1||Michigan State Spartans (26)||9-0||765|
|2||Iowa State Cyclones (2)||6-0||668|
|3||North Carolina Tar Heels||7-1||631|
|5||Duke Blue Devils||8-1||620|
|6||Villanova Wildcats (2)||7-0||615|
|9||Maryland Terrapins (1)||7-1||602|
|14||West Virginia Mountaineers||7-0||371|
|20||Miami (FL) Hurricanes||7-1||198|
|25||Texas A&M Aggies||7-2||58|
|Also Receiving Votes: Syracuse 47, Connecticut 39, UNLV 33, South Carolina 29, Dayton 20, George Washington 17, Pittsburgh 12, Saint Mary's 11, Iowa 7, Davidson 6, Georgetown 6, UCLA 5, California 4, Florida 3, Indiana 2, LSU 2, Colorado 1, Kansas State 1|
|Dropped Out: No. 19 Syracuse|
Here's the AP Poll.
|1||Michigan State (62)||9-0||1,617|
|3||North Carolina (2)||7-1||1,425|
|Also Receiving Votes: Connecticut 82, Syracuse 78, Texas A&M 69, George Washington 60, UNLV 40, UCLA 19, South Carolina 15, Dayton 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 5, Georgetown 4, Florida 4, Pittsburgh 3, Iowa 3, Northwestern 2, Indiana 2, Notre Dame 1, Navy 1|
|Dropped Out: Syracuse 14, Texas A&M 18|