Monday, December 18, 2006

Monday Rankings

The Irish moved up to 20th in the AP poll, leaping over Gonzaga in the process. In the coaches' poll, Notre Dame is ranked 26th, 30 votes behind Michigan State. Tom Izzo's boys do have a win over Texas to their credit, but lost to Maryland. If Gonzaga loses to Duke on Thursday, ND should crack the top 25 for the first time this year.

In the Big East Bloggers' Poll, yours truly is no longer the sole Notre Dame vote. El Kabong from NDNation entered his first ballot of the year. This week's results:

1) Pittsburgh (12): 265 pts.
2) Connecticut (3): 253 pts.
3) Notre Dame (2): 229 pts.
4) Marquette: 220 pts.
5) Syracuse: 206 pts.
6) Villanova: 180 pts.
7) Georgetown: 178 pts.
8) West Virginia: 145 pts.
9) Louisville: 117 pts.
10) Providence: 113 pts.
11) DePaul: 97 pts.
12) Seton Hall: 91 pts.
13) Cincinnati: 75 pts.
14) St. John's: 65 pts.
15) South Florida: 55 pts.
16) Rutgers: 22 pts.

Notre Dame hops over Marquette to 3rd. Interestingly, the Irish snared 2 first place votes for the first time this year. Also, even with a loss, Pittsburgh kept its 1st place standing and actually added votes due to a new influx of voters.

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