Tigers Move up in Basketball Polls


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USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 men's basketball coaches' poll

March 9, 2009 

Rank School Record Points Previous 
1. North Carolina 	27-3 767 2 
2. Pittsburgh 		28-3 740 4 
3. Memphis (4) 		28-3 702 3 
4. Connecticut (27) 	27-3 679 1 
5. Louisville 		25-5 659 6 
6. Michigan State 	25-5 608 8 
7. Oklahoma 		27-4 592 5 
8. Duke 		25-6 545 7 
9. Wake Forest 		24-5 532 10 
10. Washington 		24-7 466 13 
11. Kansas 		25-6 444 9 
12. Gonzaga 		25-5 426 14 
13. Villanova 		25-6 410 16 
14. UCLA 		24-7 369 17 
15. Missouri 		25-6 327 12 
16. LSU 		25-6 274 11 
17. Butler 		26-4 251 22 
18. Clemson 		23-7 223 19 
19. Xavier 		24-6 196 18 
20. Syracuse 		23-8 182 25 
21. Marquette 		23-8 157 15 
22. Florida State  	23-8 135 24 
23. Arizona State 	22-8 133 21 
24. Purdue 		22-9 68 20 
25. Illinois 		23-8 57 23 

Dropped out: None.


Others receiving votes: Creighton 52, BYU 41, Utah 22, Saint Mary's, Calif. 13, Dayton 11, West Virginia 10, Davidson 9, Texas 9, California 8, Providence 7, South Carolina 7, Washington St. 4, Arizona 3, Oklahoma St. 2, American U. 1, Boston College 1, Rhode Island 1, Utah St. 1.


AP Top 25


RK TEAM 			REC  PTS LAST 
1 North Carolina  (35)  	27-3 1734 2 
2 Pittsburgh  (33)  		28-3 1731 3 
3 Connecticut  			27-3 1592 1 
4 Memphis  (2)  		28-3 1544 5 
5 Louisville  (1)  		25-5 1513 6 
6 Oklahoma  			27-4 1399 4 
7 Michigan St.  		25-5 1349 8 
8 Wake Forest  			24-5 1246 10 
9 Duke  			25-6 1237 7 
10 Villanova  			25-6 1108 11 
11 Kansas  			25-6 1038 9 
12 Gonzaga  			25-5 978 14 
13 Washington  			24-7 910 16 
14 Missouri 			25-6 779 15 
15 UCLA  			24-7 752 20 
16 Butler  			26-4 536 22 
17 Clemson  			23-7 528 18 
18 Syracuse  			23-8 518 25 
19 Xavier  			24-6 465 17 
20 LSU  			25-6 461 12 
21 Marquette  			23-8 453 13 
22 Florida St.  		23-8 333 24 
23 Arizona St.  		22-8 199 21 
24 Purdue  			22-9 169 19 
25 BYU  			24-6 158 NR 


Others receiving votes: Illinois 131, Texas A&M 63, Saint Mary's, Calif. 56, Utah 21, West Virginia 17, Auburn 9, Dayton 7, Utah St. 6, Va. Commonwealth 6, Weber St. 5, Creighton 4, N. Iowa 3, Oklahoma St. 3, Siena 3, California 2, New Mexico 2, Penn St. 2, Texas 2, American U. 1, Ohio St. 1, Tennessee 1.

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