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Hoops 7th in Both Polls

The Men’s Basketball team improved to 7th in both the AP and Coach’s Polls this week after a strong showing at last week’s Maui Invitational.  Notre Dame beat then #7 ranked Texas before losing to #1 ranked UNC.  In the loss to the Tar Heels, however, the Irish were without a 100% healthy Luke Harangody who played but wasn’t himself.

The Big East is more than well represented in this week’s poll.  For the first time ever, the Big East has 8 teams in the AP Top 25 – #2 Connecticut, #3 Pittsburgh, #7 Notre Dame, #11 Louisville, #16 Syracuse, #17 Villanova, #20 Georgetown and #25 Marquette. This means that just under 1/3 of the top 25 basketball teams in the country are members of the 16 team Big East Conference.

This isn’t just the a first for the Big East either.  It’s a first for any conference.  Ever.

The Big East Tournament might be more entertaining than the actual NCAA Tournament this year.

Anyway, congrats to the hoops team for moving up a notch in both polls and look for them to be action again tonight against South Dakota in a tune game before Saturday’s showdown with Ohio State.


  1. maybe mike brey could help coach the football team

  2. Dont know about the Zags moving ahead of us in the polls to 5th. We went 3-1 with a loss to #1 team with our best player sick. We beat IU, Texas, Furman. Ok I know Furman and IU stink but Texas was ranked ahead of ND.

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