When the final men’s college basketball rankings came out yesterday, I was shocked to see the UConn Huskies weren’t picked as the unanimous No. 1 team in the land in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. I even took to Twitter to say that some asinine coach decided not to vote for the Huskies.
And now courtesy of the Hartford Courant, we know that coach’s name. It’s Mike Adras of Northern Arizona, who actually voted Ohio State No. 1, Kansas No. 2 and UConn No. 3 based on the entire season. Honestly, whatever floats his bubble.
All that matters to me is the fact that the 2011 National Championship trophy is sitting in a display case at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT.
Joining the Huskies in the top 25 from the Big East are the No. 12 Pitt Panthers, No. 14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, No. 18 Syracuse Orange, No. 20 Marquette Golden Eagles and the No. 22 Louisville Cardinals. West Virginia, St. John’s, Cincinnati and Georgetown were among the others receiving votes.
For a full look at the final 2011 ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, click on the read more button below if you’re on the home page.
|ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll|
|5||Ohio State (1)||34-3||630||1|
|11||San Diego State||34-3||479||5|
|St. John’s 19, Texas A&M 20, Vanderbilt 21, Xavier 22, Georgetown 25|
|Others receiving votes:|
|Temple 41, West Virginia 34, St. John’s 33, Xavier 31, Texas A&M 31, UCLA 25, Vanderbilt 24, Cincinnati 24, Wichita State 20, George Mason 9, Old Dominion 9, Michigan 9, Gonzaga 7, Georgetown 5, Missouri 2, Illinois 1|