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Memphis Tigers Unanimous Number One in College Basketball

Just like they say in Boxing...the University of Memphis Tigers are Undisputed Number One College Basketball team in the Nation..

No other team received a First Place vote in either the A.P., or the Coaches Polls released today..

More on that in a moment..

But first, with the NFL Patriots loss the Super Bowl Sunday,, that leaves only ONE undefeated team left in the country...

Yep...the Boys in Blue and Gray.

The Tigers returned to practice this afternoon at the Finch Center after a near miss against UTEP Saturday..

The U of M escapes with a 6 point victory to run its' record to a perfect 21-and-0...... unlike the Patriots who suffered a major upset at the hands of Eli Manning and the Giants.

All season Tigers John Calipari used previously unbeaten New England as a source of motivation for his team.

But now what???

  Says Guard Antonio Anderson:

"That's coach's role model not ours. He's preached about them all season because they were undefeated and dominant. But now he can't do that."

  Guard Doneal Mack says:

"You win some, you lose some. That's all I can say about that game. But I hope that doesn't happen to us. "

  And then there's Coach Cal: 

"It's one and done and you don't know what's gonna happen, just like us. They reached for the moon, they went for it all and instead grabbed a star. Pretty good stuff."

Tigers fans want to enjoy this as long as they can..

Memphis is the FIRST unanimous Number One in the A.P. Poll since Florida did it for 2-weeks last February on its' run to s 2nd straight National Title..

Kansas drops to 4th after the Jayhawks first loss.

The Tennessee Vols hold strong at #7 behind Tigers victim Georgetown.

Another former Tigers victim, Connecticut, cracks the poll for the first time at 19th.

Vanderbilit in 22nd.

Ole Miss drops out of the top 25, but gets enough votes to come in 27th.

Arkansas 30th.

  Here's the Full A.P. and ESPN-USA Today Coaches Polls"

AP Top 25 men's poll

UNDATED (AP) - Here are the top 25 teams in The Associated

Press' men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in

parentheses, records through February 3rd, total points based on 25

points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place

vote and previous ranking:

1. Memphis (72) 21-0 1,800 1

2. Duke 19-1 1,682 3

3. North Carolina 21-1 1,637 4

4. Kansas 21-1 1,574 2

5. UCLA 20-2 1,552 5

6. Georgetown 18-2 1,433 6

7. Tennessee 19-2 1,394 7

8. Wisconsin 18-3 1,211 13

9. Stanford 18-3 1,170 14

10. Butler 19-2 1,065 12

11. Michigan St. 19-3 975 8

12. Texas 17-4 910 10

13. Xavier 18-4 889 15

14. Indiana 18-3 885 11

15. Drake 20-1 817 16

16. Marquette 16-4 726 17

17. Washington St. 17-4 683 9

18. Texas A&M 18-4 591 23

19. Connecticut 16-5 476 -

20. Kansas St. 15-5 361 22

21. Pittsburgh 17-5 258 18

22. Notre Dame 16-4 224 -

23. Vanderbilt 18-4 171 19

24. Purdue 17-5 143 -

25. Saint Mary's, Calif. 18-3 125 21

Others receiving votes: Florida 94, Mississippi 90, Rhode Island

89, Arkansas 78, Gonzaga 60, Arizona 51, Baylor 47, UNLV 37,

Louisville 24, Southern Cal 21, Clemson 18, Oklahoma 13,

Mississippi St. 8, Saint Joseph's 7, Virginia Tech 5, BYU 2, Ohio

2, Rider 1, UNC Asheville 1.

 

USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll

The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball

poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb.

3, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one

point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:

Record Pts Pvs

1. Memphis (31) 21-0 775 1

2. Duke 19-1 727 3

3. North Carolina 21-1 709 4

4. UCLA 20-2 669 5

5. Kansas 21-1 668 2

6. Georgetown 18-2 626 6

7. Tennessee 19-2 590 8

8. Wisconsin 18-3 517 13

9. Stanford 18-3 504 14

10. Michigan State 19-3 466 7

11. Butler 19-2 453 12

12. Texas 17-4 391 10

13. Indiana 18-3 364 11

14. Xavier 18-4 338 15

15. Drake 20-1 334 17

16. Marquette 16-4 317 16

17. Washington State 17-4 310 9

18. Texas A&M 18-4 227 23

19. Connecticut 16-5 192 NR

20. Vanderbilt 18-4 121 18

21. Notre Dame 16-4 107 NR

22. Florida 18-4 106 19

23. Saint Mary's 18-3 96 20

24. Kansas State 15-5 91 24

25. Pittsburgh 17-5 72 21

Others receiving votes: Rhode Island 69; Purdue 41; Mississippi

40; Arkansas 29; Arizona 21; UNLV 17; Mississippi State 16; Baylor

15; Louisville 15; Gonzaga 10; Clemson 9; Southern California 8;

Brigham Young 3; California 3; Dayton 3; Miami (Fla.) 3; Villanova

2; South Alabama 1.

 

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