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First USA Today Coaches Poll Released; Cards Unranked

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The first USA Today Amway Coaches Poll was released on Thursday afternoon. Not much surprise near the top as Florida State is the top ranked team. The Louisville Cardinals are 11th under “Others Receiving Votes,” essentially meaning they are ranked 36th in this poll. The Miami Hurricanes are two spots ahead of the Cards.

Three of UofL’s opponents are ranked: Florida State (1), Clemson (16), and Notre Dame (17). In previous seasons, it has been good to just find one ranked opponent on the schedule. That won’t be a problem this season!

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Cards Finish 9th in Final USA Today Coaches Poll

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Here is the final USA Today Coaches Poll of the season. The Cards finish 9th. UConn finishes 1st, just how we all envisioned it a few weeks ago.

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Connecticut (30) 32-8 791
2 Kentucky (1) 29-11 759
3 Florida 36-3 735
4 Wisconsin 30-8 704
5 Arizona 33-5 637
6 Michigan 28-9 594
7 Wichita State (1) 35-1 583
8 Michigan State 29-9 553
9 Louisville 31-6 545
10 Virginia 30-7 539
11 Iowa State 28-8 457
12 San Diego State 31-5 453
13 Villanova 29-5 367
14 Kansas 25-10 341
15 UCLA 28-9 297
16 Duke 26-9 276
17 Syracuse 28-6 263
18 Baylor 26-12 246
18 Dayton 26-11 246
20 Creighton 27-8 190
21 North Carolina 24-10 156
22 Cincinnati 27-7 126
23 Tennessee 24-13 122
24 Stanford 23-13 104
25 Saint Louis 27-7 75

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

55 (Episode 17)

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This week…..on 55…..

We talk about huge basketball wins, Women’s Basketball advancing to the AAC tourney final, Sr night and the end of 55? And much, much more.  Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.

1) For all that have been asking, Mom got out of the hospital this weekend, your prayers were appreciated and mine were answered. Thank you guys so much…..

2) Saturday was Sr night for the winningest Senior class in UofL Men’s Basketball history….Thanks go out to each and every one of you guys.

3) Here is a personal thanks to each of you individually

4)

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Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

5) Tim Henderson: Wichita…the kid got a nickname! Without a doubt the 2nd biggest inspiration during the tourney run last year behind Kevin Ware. This guy was always underappreciated by the fanbase and always worked so hard.

He got in and extended our title run with 2 shots that will go down in Louisville history. Tim, as one of your biggest skeptics the first 2.5 years I wanna say thank you for all you have done. Maybe this year we can use some more Wichita magic!

6) svt

7) Stephan Van Treese: SVT, SVB, VAN BEAST, Big Hustle. The man of many nicknames for many UL fans. One of the few guys that I can remember who gave his all every single play. Another key factor to our success. You need a hustle play and he will take care of it for you.

A member of one of the most troubled recruiting classes we have had along side of Swop, Marra & Buckles…Siva was fine as we know…SVT decided to come back this year and make it count and boy did we ever need him. Big Hustle, to you I salute you sir!

8)

Luke Hancock

Luke Hancock

9) Luke Hancock: Lukeeeeeeeeeee (11 e’s because he is #11, duh) Luke is without a shadow of a doubt the most impactful transfer I can remember with Clifford Rozier being my #1 prior. The guy who single handedly turned around the NCAA title game after we got Spike’d (I still don’t believe it).

and just like that, and a Trezl dunk, in a blink of an eye Louisville came back to beat Michigan for it’s 3rd NCAA title. Thank you to the M.O.P. of the NCAA Final Four Luke Hancock. After losing his dad and playing for our country this past summer, Luke looks like he’s in Luke Tourney form from last year. Thanks again Luke….you will be remembered forever….

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Men’s Basketball USA Today Coaches Poll 3/3/14

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Here is the latest men’s basketball USA Today Coaches Poll. Louisville dropped 5 spots from 4th to 9th. The AAC has 5 teams ranked this week. Along with Louisville (9), there is Cincinnati (15), SMU (18), UConn (19), and Memphis (20).

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Florida (25) 27-2 793
2 Wichita State (7) 31-0 769
3 Arizona 27-2 741
4 Duke 23-6 672
5 Virginia 25-5 656
6 Villanova 26-3 647
7 Syracuse 26-3 563
8 Kansas 22-7 559
9 Louisville 24-5 548
10 San Diego State 25-3 511
11 Wisconsin 24-5 489
12 Michigan 21-7 455
13 Creighton 23-5 411
14 North Carolina 22-7 352
15 Cincinnati 24-5 351
16 Saint Louis 25-4 293
17 Iowa State 22-6 277
18 Southern Methodist 23-6 185
19 Connecticut 23-6 170
20 Memphis 22-7 160
21 New Mexico 23-5 146
22 Michigan State 22-7 143
23 Oklahoma 21-8 123
24 Kentucky 21-8 106
25 Iowa 20-9 86
  • Others receiving votes: Texas 50, Kansas State 40, Ohio State 21, UCLA 20, Virginia Commonwealth 19, Gonzaga 10, Stephen F. Austin 9, Pittsburgh 7, Southern Miss 6, Massachusetts 4, Oklahoma State 4, Saint Joseph’s 3, Harvard 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Ohio State 20, Texas 23

Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll (Feb 17)

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USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (32) 25-0 800
2 Florida 23-2 752
3 Wichita State 27-0 747
4 Arizona 23-2 679
5 Louisville 21-4 618
6 Duke 20-5 611
7 San Diego State 22-2 591
8 Kansas 19-6 554
9 Cincinnati 23-3 526
10 Saint Louis 23-2 513
11 Villanova 22-3 506
12 Creighton 21-4 423
13 Virginia 21-5 416
14 Michigan State 21-5 406
15 Iowa 19-6 375
16 Kentucky 19-6 302
17 Texas 20-5 278
18 Wisconsin 21-5 255
19 Iowa State 19-5 227
20 Michigan 18-7 159
21 Connecticut 20-5 158
22 Gonzaga 23-4 128
23 Ohio State 20-6 97
24 Memphis 19-6 85
25 UCLA 20-5 72
  • Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 31, North Carolina 22, Kansas State 19, Pittsburgh 17, Southern Methodist 7, Stephen F. Austin 7, New Mexico 6, Arizona State 6, West Virginia 2, Louisiana Tech 2, California 1, Nebraska 1, Virginia Commonwealth 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Pittsburgh 23, Oklahoma 25

USA Today Coaches Poll 1/27/14

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Here is the latest coaches poll just released:

USA Today Coaches Poll
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Arizona (31) 20-0 799
2 Syracuse (1) 19-0 769
3 Wichita State 21-0 724
4 Florida 17-2 694
5 San Diego State 18-1 653
6 Michigan State 18-2 621
7 Louisville 17-3 552
7 Kansas 15-4 552
9 Villanova 17-2 509
10 Oklahoma State 16-3 497
11 Kentucky 15-4 433
12 Iowa 16-4 386
13 Wisconsin 17-3 368
14 Michigan 15-4 346
15 Cincinnati 19-2 323
16 Duke 16-4 298
17 Pittsburgh 18-2 279
18 Iowa State 15-3 268
19 Massachusetts 17-2 265
20 Creighton 17-3 229
21 Saint Louis 18-2 218
22 Memphis 15-4 155
23 Ohio State 16-4 118
24 Gonzaga 18-3 114
25 Oklahoma 16-4 85
  • Others receiving votes: Texas 41, Virginia 26, UCLA 22, Connecticut 18, George Washington 8, Baylor 6, Kansas State 6, Southern Miss 6, Toledo 5, Colorado 5, Southern Methodist 1, Stephen F. Austin 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Baylor 23

Coaches Poll 11/17/13

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Here is the updated USAToday/Coaches poll:

RANK
TEAM
RECORD
POINTS
FIRST PLACE VOTES
PREVIOUS RANK
CHANGE
HI/LOW*
                                                                    1
Alabama Crimson Tide
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    1544
                                                                    56
                                                                    1
                                                                    1/1
                                                                    2
Florida State Seminoles
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    1487
                                                                    6
                                                                    2
                                                                    2/12
                                                                    3
Ohio State Buckeyes
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    1404
                                                                    0
                                                                    3
                                                                    2/4
                                                                    4
Baylor Bears
                                                                    9-0
                                                                    1386
                                                                    0
                                                                    4
                                                                    4/NR
                                                                    5
Oregon Ducks
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1231
                                                                    0
                                                                    7
2
                                                                    2/7
                                                                    6
Clemson Tigers
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1217
                                                                    0
                                                                    6
                                                                    4/10
                                                                    7
Auburn Tigers
                                                                    10-1
                                                                    1145
                                                                    0
                                                                    9
2
                                                                    7/NR
                                                                    8
Missouri Tigers
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1129
                                                                    0
                                                                    8
                                                                    7/NR
                                                                    9
Oklahoma State Cowboys
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    1030
                                                                    0
                                                                    10
1
                                                                    9/20
                                                                    10
Texas A&M Aggies
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    928
                                                                    0
                                                                    11
1
                                                                    6/15
                                                                    11
South Carolina Gamecocks
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    882
                                                                    0
                                                                    12
1
                                                                    6/20
                                                                    12
Stanford Cardinal
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    865
                                                                    0
                                                                    5
7
                                                                    4/13
                                                                    13
Michigan State Spartans
                                                                    9-1
                                                                    729
                                                                    0
                                                                    16
3
13/NR
                                                                    14
UCLA Bruins
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    700
                                                                    0
                                                                    15
1
                                                                    10/21
                                                                    15                                                            
Louisville Cardinals
                                                                    9-1                                                            
                                                                    627        
                                                                    0
                                                                    13
2
                                                                    6/17
                                                                    16
Fresno State Bulldogs
                                                                    9-0
                                                                    622
                                                                    0
                                                                    14
2
                                                                    14/NR
                                                                    17
Wisconsin Badgers
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    511
                                                                    0
                                                                    20
3
                                                                    17/NR
                                                                    18
Oklahoma Sooners
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    502
                                                                    0
                                                                    17
1
                                                                    8/18
                                                                    19
LSU Tigers
                                                                    7-3
                                                                    478
                                                                    0
                                                                    18
1
                                                                    6/19
                                                                    20
Central Florida Knights
                                                                    8-1
                                                                    446
                                                                    0
                                                                    19
1
                                                                    19/NR
                                                                    21
Northern Illinois Huskies
                                                                    10-0
                                                                    418
                                                                    0
                                                                    21
                                                                    20/NR
                                                                    22
Arizona State Sun Devils
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    352
                                                                    0
                                                                    22
                                                                    22/NR
                                                                    23
Minnesota Golden Gophers
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    173
                                                                    0
                                                                    25
2
                                                                    23/NR
                                                                    24
Duke Blue Devils
                                                                    8-2
                                                                    131
                                                                    0
                                                                    NR
                                                                    24/NR
                                                                    25
USC Trojans
                                                                    8-3
                                                                    115
                                                                    0
                                                                    NR
                                                                    22/NR
Others Receiving Votes
                                Mississippi 35; Cincinnati 23; Michigan 14; Texas 7; Louisiana-Lafayette 6;
                               Miami (Fla.) 5; Ball State 4; Nebraska 1; East Carolina 1; Georgia 1; Toledo 1.

College Football Coaches Poll 10/27/13

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Heres the full USA Today Coaches poll:

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS 1ST PLACE VOTES PREV
1 Alabama 8-0 1542 56 1
Crimson Tide
2 Oregon 8-0 1483 6 2
Ducks
3 Florida State 7-0 1419 0 3
Seminoles
4 Ohio State 8-0 1375 0 4
Buckeyes
5 Baylor 7-0 1293 0 5
Bears
6 Miami 7-0 1190 0 6
Hurricanes
7 Stanford 7-1 1182 0 8
Cardinal
8 Clemson 7-1 1064 0 10
Tigers
9 Oklahoma 7-1 933 0 12
Sooners
10 Missouri 7-1 834 0 7
Tigers
11 Auburn 7-1 804 0 17
Tigers
12 Oklahoma State 7-1 803 0 13
Cowboys
13 LSU 7-2 802 0 13
Tigers
14 Texas A&M 7-2 758 0 15
Aggies
15 Texas Tech 7-1 673 0 9
Red Raiders
16 South Carolina 6-2 627 0 20
Gamecocks
17 Louisville 7-1 579 0 16
Cardinals
18 Fresno State 7-0 542 0 18
Bulldogs
19 UCLA 5-2 432 0 11
Bruins
20 Northern Illinois 8-0 373 0 22
Huskies
21 Michigan 6-1 309 0 23
Wolverines
22 Central Florida 7-1 300 0 25
Knights
23 Wisconsin 5-2 253 0 24
Badgers
24 Michigan State 7-1 237 0 NR
Spartans
25 Notre Dame 6-2 83 0 NR
Fighting Irish
Schools Dropped Out

No. 19 Virginia Tech, No. 21 Nebraska.

Others Receiving Votes

Arizona State 57; Virginia Tech 53; Texas 31; Oregon State 22; Brigham Young 21; Houston 21; Georgia 20; Duke 8; Minnesota 6; Mississippi 6; Nebraska 6; Florida 4; Ball State 4; Iowa 1.

USA Today Coaches Poll 10-13-13

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Here is the latest Coaches poll released by USA Today:

(1) Alabama
(2) Oregon
(3) Ohio State
(4) Clemson
(5) Florida State
(6) Louisville
(7) Texas A&M
(8) LSU
(9) South Carolina
(10) UCLA
(11) Miami (Fla.)
(12) Baylor
(13) Stanford
(14) Missouri
(15) Texas Tech
(16) Georgia
(17) Oklahoma State
(18) Oklahoma
(19) Fresno State
(20) Va. Tech
(21) Nebraska
(22) Florida
(23) Northern Illinois
(24) Michigan
(25) Washington

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