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.
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|
|2||Wichita State (6)||34-0||774|
|11||San Diego State||29-4||482|
- 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|
|2||Wichita State (15)||34-0||1,571|
|13||San Diego State||29-4||890|
- 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