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Louisville up to #4 in both Basketball Polls

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

This week’s AP and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Louisville Cardinals climbed up to #4 in both.

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Kentucky (64) 9-0 1,600
2 Duke 8-0 1,518
3 Arizona 8-0 1,486
4 Louisville 7-0 1,319
5 Wisconsin 8-1 1,316
6 Virginia 9-0 1,285
7 Villanova 8-0 1,173
8 Texas 7-1 1,155
9 Gonzaga 7-1 1,145
10 Kansas 6-1 1,083
11 Wichita St 5-1 929
12 Ohio State 6-1 808
13 Utah 6-1 717
14 Iowa State 5-1 668
15 Butler 7-1 593
16 Oklahoma 5-2 557
17 Washington 7-0 428
18 San Diego St 6-2 390
19 Maryland 8-1 370
20 Miami (FL) 8-1 359
21 North Carolina 6-2 350
22 West Virginia 8-1 313
23 Northern Iowa 8-0 232
24 St. John’s 6-1 211
25 Notre Dame 8-1 200

Harrell and Rozier Named to Wooden Award Top 50 Watch List

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

The Wooden Award is presented annually to the most outstanding college basketball Player of the Year. The award was founded in 1976. A watch list with 50 players was recently released, and Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell and Terry Rozier made the list. These aren’t finalists, as someone who is not on this list can certainly win the award. It is just a watch list.

The list will be reduced to 25 players in January, and finalists will be announced in March.

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Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll: Week 1

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The first USA Today Coaches Poll for the college basketball season has been released, which means that basketball is just around the corner. The Louisville Cardinals start the season ranked #9 in this poll. Four of the top nine teams are from the ACC. The first Red-White scrimmage for the Cards is this Sunday at 2:00 pm at the KFC Yum! Center.

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Men’s Basketball Top 25 Polls 3/17/14

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The last basketball polls of the regular season are out. In the USA Today Coaches Poll, the Louisville Cardinals are ranked 3rd. The 3rd ranked team in the country is a 4 seed. Right in the middle of the four #1 seeds. Just saying. In the AP Poll, the Cards are 5th. Remember this next year when worrying about either poll during the season.

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (26) 32-2 794
2 Wichita State (6) 34-0 774
3 Louisville 29-5 717
4 Virginia 28-6 696
5 Arizona 30-4 679
6 Duke 26-8 609
7 Villanova 28-4 604
8 Michigan 25-8 563
9 Iowa State 26-7 492
10 Kansas 24-9 487
11 San Diego State 29-4 482
12 Syracuse 27-5 399
13 Michigan State 26-8 394
14 Cincinnati 27-6 390
15 Wisconsin 26-7 387
16 Creighton 26-7 333
17 New Mexico 27-6 314
18 North Carolina 23-9 239
19 Connecticut 26-8 215
20 Oklahoma 23-9 127
21 Saint Louis 26-6 107
22 Kentucky 24-10 103
23 UCLA 26-8 101
24 Ohio State 25-9 91
25 Virginia Commonwealth 26-8 63
  • Others receiving votes: Memphis 61, Gonzaga 50, Baylor 41, Pittsburgh 26, Texas 15, Stephen F. Austin 13, Saint Joseph’s 10, Southern Methodist 8, Nebraska 6, Providence 3, Southern Miss 2, Harvard 2, George Washington 1, Tulsa 1, Iowa 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Memphis 19, Southern Methodist 23
AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (50) 32-2 1,610
2 Wichita State (15) 34-0 1,571
3 Virginia 28-6 1,430
4 Arizona 30-4 1,422
5 Louisville 29-5 1,412
6 Villanova 28-4 1,231
7 Michigan 25-8 1,162
8 Duke 26-8 1,121
9 Iowa State 26-7 1,055
10 Kansas 24-9 1,045
11 Michigan State 26-8 950
12 Wisconsin 26-7 892
13 San Diego State 29-4 890
14 Syracuse 27-5 757
15 Cincinnati 27-6 720
16 Creighton 26-7 658
17 New Mexico 27-6 623
18 Connecticut 26-8 503
19 North Carolina 23-9 424
20 UCLA 26-8 413
21 Oklahoma 23-9 265
22 Ohio State 25-9 167
23 Baylor 24-11 148
24 Virginia Commonwealth 26-8 140
25 Saint Louis 26-6 131
  • Others receiving votes: Memphis 101, Gonzaga 83, Kentucky 77, Stephen F. Austin 46, Harvard 30, Saint Joseph’s 14, Texas 13, Oregon 8, Providence 6, Massachusetts 3, Tennessee 2, Western Michigan 1, North Carolina Central 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Memphis 19, Southern Methodist 25
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