The first weekend of the 2017-18 College Basketball regular season is in the books. The updated Associated Press Top-25 Poll has been released and there is only a single one-loss team in the latest rankings, West Virginia. On Friday, November 10th, the Big 12 Mountaineers and SEC Texas A&M Aggies squared off at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. After a quick start by West Virginia the Aggies overcame their own slow start to dominate the then-No #11 Mountaineers squad in the Armed Forces Classic. Odds to Win 2017-18 College Basketball Championship (November 13, 2017).

Tyler Davis scored 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and Admon Gilder recorded 23 points giving the then-No #25 Texas A&M a season opening 88-65 early Saturday win over WVU. D.J. Hogg added 19 points for the Aggies, who played without suspended forward Robert Williams and point guard J.J. Caldwell, but finished strong in the annual college basketball event.

The contest took place before a primarily military audience in a hangar at Ramstein in southwestern Germany. Furthermore college basketball opened with somewhat of a scheduling quirk.  It was the only 2017 College Hoops Opening Day affair between ranked opponents.

The Germany event marked the sixth straight year of the Armed Forces Classic. It seems like yesterday when the Michigan State Spartans and Connecticut Huskies participated in the inaugural event at Ramstein Air Base in 2012. The 2018-19 event is scheduled to take play at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Most noteworthy Texas A&M moved up nine spots in the AP poll while West Virginia fell thirteen. The latest AP Poll was released today the rankings are as follows:

 

College Basketball AP Top 25
Rank….. ….Team Record Pts
1 Duke (34) 2-0 1,577
2 Michigan State (13)… 1-0 1,529
3 Arizona (16) 2-0 1,511
4 Kansas (2) 1-0 1,446
5 Villanova 1-0 1,307
6 Wichita State 1-0 1,277
7 Kentucky 2-0 1,219
8 Florida 0-0 1,125
9 North Carolina 1-0 1,078
10 USC 1-0 1,023
11 Miami 2-0 911
12 Cincinnati 1-0 890
13 Notre Dame 1-0 860
14 Minnesota 1-0 675
15 Xavier 1-0 605
16 Texas A&M 1-0 577
17 Gonzaga 1-0 525
18 Louisville 1-0 518
19 Purdue 2-0 426
20 Northwestern 1-0 374
21 Saint Mary’s 1-0 315
22 Seton Hall 2-0 283
23 UCLA 1-0 266
24 West Virginia 0-1 211
25 Baylor 1-0 205

 

WestGate has updated April 2nd initial Odds to Win 2017-18 College Basketball National Championship:

Odds to Win 2017-18 College Basketball Championship (November 13, 2017)

 

 

Tony Finn

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