2/21 Bidwell's Blog: Murray State's AP voting breakdown

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Here is this week's breakdown for the 65 Associated Press voters.

My apologies for being a day late with this.  With the Racers moving up two spots to 14th this week in the Associated Press poll, once again all 65 voters had Murray State on their ballot.  With that said, there was some interesting movement (and non-movement) on some of the ballots.

Last week, coming off Murray State's first loss, three voters had the Racers 9th.  This week, coming off two wins, Mark Smith of the Albuquerque Journal moved them up to 8th while Toni Gennetti of the Chicago Sun-Times kept them 9th.  Bill Cole of the Winston-Salem Journal dropped Murray State down to 12th.

Last week's only voter to keep the Racers off his ballot, Tom Keegan of the Lawrence Journal World, had them at 18th this week.

And again we go back to Ron Morris of 'The State' in Columbia, SC.  This is the sixth-straight week he's had the Racers locked in at 20th.  Win, lose or draw, he seems content to leave Murray State right where they are.

Here's this week's breakdown of the 65 AP voters:

8th: 1 vote -- Mark Smith (Albuquerque Journal)
9th: 1 vote
10th: 3 votes
11th: 4 votes
12th: 8 votes
13th: 9 votes
14th: 13 votes
15th: 8 votes
16th: 4 votes
17th: 5 votes
18th: 3 votes
19th: 4 votes
20th: 2 votes -- Ron Morris, The State (Columbia, SC); Bret Strelow, Fayetteville (NC) Observer

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