Minnesota Gophers Ranked #23 in ESPN Poll

The Minnesota Gophers men's basketball team broke into the top-25 rankings after a 70-64 win over previously ranked #9 Louisville Saturday on a neutral court. They are ranked #23 in the latest ESPN/USA Today poll and are just one of 10 undefeated teams in the country. Minnesota faces Southeastern Louisiana (6-4) Tuesday and High Point (4-7) Sunday before beginning Big Ten play.

Minnesota is ranked just #44 in the Sagarin rankings and #105 in the RPI. They have a 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.

Illinois State and Stanford are the two undefeated teams that did not make the top 25.


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