Cards #25 in USA Today/ESPN Poll

For the first time this season, the 8-1 Louisville Cardinals have moved into the USA Today/ESPN poll. The Cards check in at #25 this week after a come from behind OT victory against Ohio State on the road.

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 College Basketball Coaches' Poll
The USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 college basketball
coaches' poll, with number of first-place votes and record
in parentheses, total points and previous ranking:

(Records through January 5, 2003)

    TEAM                                   PTS   PVS
    ----                                   ---   ---
 1. DUKE (28) (9-0)                        769     1
 2. ARIZONA (2) (9-1)                      736     4
 3. CONNECTICUT (9-0)                      695     5
 4. ALABAMA (1) (10-1)                     645     3
 5. PITTSBURGH (10-1)                      625     2
 6. NOTRE DAME (12-1)                      616     6
 7. TEXAS (9-2)                            552     8
 8. MISSISSIPPI ST (10-1)                  541    10
 9. OKLAHOMA (8-2)                         494    11
10. OREGON (10-2)                          487     7
11. ILLINOIS (10-1)                        473    12
12. FLORIDA (11-2)                         451    13
13. MISSOURI (8-1)                         371    16
14. KANSAS (9-3)                           347    17
15. INDIANA (10-2)                         317    18
16. CREIGHTON (11-1)                       272    15
17. MARYLAND (7-3)                         217    20
18. WAKE FOREST (9-0)                      193    23
19. KENTUCKY (9-3)                         185    21
20. MICHIGAN ST (8-4)                      184    14
21. TEXAS TECH (9-1)                       180    22
22. XAVIER (9-3)                           171    19
23. MARQUETTE (8-3)                        141     9
24. GEORGIA (9-3)                          113    NR
25. LOUISVILLE (8-1)                        91    NR

Dropped Out: No. 24 No Carolina St, No. 25 LSU

Others Receiving Votes: NO CAROLINA ST 37, OKLAHOMA ST 35,
SYRACUSE 25, LSU 20, BUTLER 16, MEMPHIS 14, TULSA 13, SAINT
JOSEPHS 10, SOUTHERN ILL 7, WYOMING 7, WISCONSIN 5,
CINCINNATI 5, CLEMSON 3, GEORGETOWN 3, MINNESOTA 2, STANFORD
2, UNLV 2, KENT ST 1, NORTH CAROLINA 1, PURDUE 1.

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