The latest edition of the 2010-2011 AP Poll was released today and it should be no surprise that Cal and Stanford are not getting love in this week's NCAA college basketball rankings. California received a vote last week, but that was quickly removed after a week of struggles in the Old Spice Classic. Stanford failed to capitalize on its own 3-0 start as it also struggled in the 76 Classic down in Anaheim.
Cal started the Old Spice Classic off with a big-time quality victory by knocking off No. 20 Temple 57-50 in its opening round match. In the semifinals California was run over at an incredibly slow pace by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 57-44. In the third place game the Golden Bears were blown out 68-46 by Boston College.
Stanford went in the reverse direction, as it lost its first two games and won its final consolation game. The Cardinal lost a close one to Murray State 55-52 and then were handled relatively easily by Tulsa 65-53. They closed out the tournament in the consolation to the consolation bracket by defeating DePaul 81-74 in overtime.
Overall the Pac-10 continues to wait on national respect. The conference has a few solid wins, but it's not enough to get them the national respect in the polls quite yet. While the polls aren't the be-all, end-all as they are in college football, they can certainly influence the selection committee at the end of the season when at-large bids are being handed out in March.
The full rankings are as follows:
2. Ohio State
5. Kansas State
6. Michigan State
17. San Diego State
21. Brigham Young
25. Notre Dame