Wildcat Insider Fan Poll

Basketball Editor
Posted Sep 12, 2007


Out of sight out of mind I guess as USC somehow managed to hang onto first place despite a big push from LSU who earned 9 of the 25 first place votes. Virginia Tech tumbled after their loss to the Tigers while Boise State tumbled all the way out of the rankings after falling to Washington. The Pac-10 now has three teams to the SEC’s two in the top 10. Somebody alert Les Miles.

 

 

NATIONAL TOP 25 RANKINGS

 

RANK

TEAM (first place votes),record, points

 

1.

USC (16) 1-0, 610

 

2.

LSU (9) 2-0, 606

 

3.

Oklahoma 2-0, 555

 

4.

West Virginia 2-0, 544

 

5.

Florida 2-0, 523

 

6.

Texas 2-0, 482

 

7.

California 2-0, 458

 

8.

Wisconsin 2-0, 444

 

9.

Louisville 2-0, 406

 

10.

UCLA 2-0, 387

 

11.

Ohio State 2-0, 350

 

12.

Penn State 2-0, 335

 

13.

Nebraska 2-0, 282

 

14.

Rutgers 2-0, 279

 

15.

Georgia Tech 2-0, 218

 

16.

Arkansas 1-0, 197

 

17.

Oregon 2-0, 175

 

18.

Clemson 2-0, 161

 

19.

South Carolina 2-0, 145

 

20.

Virginia Tech 1-1, 136

 

21.

Boston College 2-0, 130

 

22.

Hawaii 2-0, 120

 

23.

Texas A&M 2-0, 113

 

24.

Tennessee 1-1, 111

 

25.

Georgia 1-1, 107

 

Others Receiving Vote

Arizona State 58, Washington 49, Missouri 34, South Florida 34, TCU 15, Boise State 14, Auburn 11, Alabama 8, Cincinnati 8, Florida State 8, BYU 4, Texas Tech 2, Iowa 1

 

USC remains at the top for now.  They face Nebraska in Lincoln this weekend.  Meanwhile, the LSU Tigers continue to claw at the heels of the Trojans.  The team that is really on the move is Oklahoma.  The Sooners pounded the Miami Hurricanes in such an impressive fashion they jumped in the polls four spots to number 3.

 

The Sooners are followed by West Virginia, Florida and Texas who have all played well but have done so against inferior competition.

 

The Cal Bears moved up one spot to number seven despite nearly blowing a 23-point lead on the road to Colorado last weekend.  Behind Cal is Wisconsin at number eight, and then Louisville and UCLA to round out the Top 10.

 

Ohio State is at 11, followed by Penn State, Nebraska and Rutgers.

 

Georgia Tech debuts in the poll at 15 after embarrassing Notre Dame in week one and then slamming Samford 69-14 in week two.  Arkansas is at 16 just ahead of the poll’s other big climber, Oregon, who makes their debut at 17.  Clemson, South Carolina and Virginia Tech are next.

 

Hawaii remains ranked even though they narrowly escaped Louisiana Tech last weekend in an overtime win.  They trail Boston College by a mere 10 votes for the 21 spot.  At 23 is Texas A&M who is followed by a pair of SEC schools, Tennessee and Georgia.



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