That is the closest you will ever see me get to putting up anything with the word kentucky when referencing the basketball team. I despise them with all that I am but I also won’t sit here and slander them. Unlike some in this city, I really am not cut like that. (Sorry Charlie) I got on Twitter this morning and tried to tell the uk fan friends I had not to worry and the UL fan friends I had not to gloat because uk would still be in the Top 25 today and they would sit at 25:
This is the 1st year I can remember where there were only 27 teams in the country worthy of ranking. Would not shock me to see us 10 & uk 25—
#BestInTheWorld55 (@Jeremy_CSZ) March 03, 2014
There’s proof. But you say…Jeremy you hate uk, why would you say that? It’s just this simple. There are only about 23-25 quality teams in the country this year and everyone else lost also this week. The gap between 26 and 27 is huge. Almost as big as the gap between 5 and 6 in the AAC. Don’t believe me, here are the stats for the lowest ranked team in the country every week this season:
|RANK||TEAM||RECORD||POINTS||FIRST PLACE VOTES||PREVIOUS RANK|
|13||San Diego State||23-3||452||0||7|
|24||Southern Methodist Univ.||22-6||57||0||NR|
|Schools Dropped Out|
|No. 21 Connecticut, No. 22 Gonzaga, No. 25 UCLA.|
|Others Receiving Votes|
|Connecticut 47; New Mexico 45; UCLA 15; Massachusetts 9; Kansas State 9; Stephen F. Austin 5; Pittsburgh 4; Gonzaga 3; Baylor 1; Nebraska 1; Middle Tennessee 1;Wisconsin-Green Bay 1.|
The Louisville baseball team earned a pair of preseason top 20 rankings on Monday as Perfect Game slotted the Cardinals at No. 16 and Baseball America ranked them at No. 20.
Overall, Louisville is ranked in the top 20 in each of the first three preseason national polls, including a No. 8 ranking by Collegiate Baseball newspaper last month. The Cardinals have earned preseason top 25 rankings in seven straight seasons under the direction of head coach Dan McDonnell.
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The Cardinals clinched a share of the inaugural American Athletic Conference regular season title and improved to 10-3-2 overall with a 2-1 win at Memphis on Saturday night. Saint Louis enters the week at 9-3-2 overall following a 2-0 home win at Duquesne on Sunday. Last season, the Billikens were 16-5-0 overall winning the A-10 title before falling in the second round of the NCAA Championship to Fairleigh Dickinson.
Up Next for Louisville
Following Thursday’s match, Louisville closes the regular season by hosting USF in the American Athletic Conference finale for both squads. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m., ET as the Cardinals look to clinch sole possession of the regular season conference title.
The University of Louisville women’s soccer team jumped into the Top 25 rankings for the first time this season. The Cardinals are ranked 24th in the Soccer America Poll and No. 25 in the Top Drawer Soccer Poll. The Cardinals were last ranked in September of 2012.
Louisville secured the No.2 seed and a first round bye in the American Athletic Conference Tournament. The Cardinals will host the quarterfinal round on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Cardinal Park. Louisville will play the winner of the opening round matchup played between No. 7 seed Memphis (11-7-0, 4-5-0 American) and No. 10 seed Houston (1-11-3, 0-9-0 American) on Friday, Nov. 1 in Cardinal Park at 7:00 p.m.
The Cardinals (12-4-1, 8-1-0 American) finished second in the regular-season standings behind UCF. Louisville secured their spot following a 5-4 overtime thriller over Cincinnati on Friday. Heading into the Championship, senior midfielder Charlyn Corral is The American’s individual points leader, tied for first in the league with 13 goals and standing alone at the top with 36 points, averaging 2.12 per game.
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