Louisville ends season No. 1 in coaches poll

Louisville edged Memphis as the No. 1 team in the final regular-season ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll. The Cardinals garnered 14 of 31 first-place votes.

The Cardinals, who won both the Big East regular-season and tournament championships, are also the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. Louisville will play the Morehead State/Alabama State winner Friday in the first round in Dayton.

Louisville received 752 total points; Memphis 728.

2008-09 Final Regular-Season ESPN/USA Today Poll
1. Louisville (14) 28-5 752
2. Memphis (11) 31-3 728
3. North Carolina (6) 28-4 727
4. Pittsburgh 28-4 692
5. Duke 28-6 638
6. Connecticut 27-4 621
7. Michigan State 26-6 569
8. Oklahoma 27-5 541
9. Missouri 28-6 505
10. Gonzaga 26-5 488
11. Wake Forest 24-6 429
12. Villanova 26-7 402
13. Kansas 25-7 400
14. Washington 25-8 389
15. Syracuse 26-9 373
16. Florida State 25-9 293
17. UCLA 25-8 243
18. Purdue 25-9 231
19. Arizona State 24-9 212
20. LSU 26-7 192
21. Clemson 23-8 132
22. Xavier 25-7 124
23. Butler 26-5 104
24. Marquette 24-9 80
25. Utah State 30-4 40


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