Minnesota Gophers Expect Top 25 Ranking

The Minnesota Gophers men's basketball team should break into the top 25 after a 70-64 win over previously ranked #9 Louisville Saturday on a neutral court. The win moved Minnesota to 10-0 as they are just one of 10 undefeated teams in the country. Xavier, Syracuse and BYU fell from the ranks of undefeated teams this week.

Minnesota is ranked just #44 in the Sagarin rankings and #105 in the RPI. They have an admittedly soft non-conference schedule, which ranks just #292 in the country by Sagarin. However, their strength of schedule will get a boost when they start Big Ten play. The conference is ranked #2 by Sagarin, just slightly behind the ACC, which has three undefeated teams.

Minnesota faces Southeastern Louisiana (6-4) Tuesday and High Point (4-7) Sunday before beginning Big Ten play against Michigan State on New Year's Eve.

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