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Marquette Kicks In Door of AP Top 25; Coaches Apparently Asleep at the Wheel

For the first time in the 2012-'13 campaign, YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles find themselves ranked in the top 25.

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After Saturday's thrilling triumph over PITT and a thunderous* 3-0 start to the Big East season, YOUR Marquette Golden Eagles busted through the door in the Associated Press' Top 25 poll, claiming the last spot in the rankings with 177 points. After spending the entire year in the top 25 last season, this is the first week Marquette has been included in the AP Top 25 in 2012-'13.

The ESPN Coaches' Poll is a different story, though: Marquette garnered just 23 points in the "find an SID or video coordinator to fill out this ballot, I gotta go to practice" poll, which placed the Golden Eagles in 28th place, just behind Oregon and Georgetown.

* Two overtime wins plus a one-point win in a glorified rugby game against Georgetown equals a "thunderous" start, you ask? When you're two weeks removed from a loss to UW-Green Bay, you bet your ass it does. THUNDER, BABY. THUNDER.

The full rankings, if you're interested:


Basketball Rankings

Rank Team Points
1 Louisville Cardinals 1591
2 Indiana Hoosiers 1527
3 Duke Blue Devils
1501
4 Kansas Jayhawks 1416
5 Michigan Wolverines 1415
6 Syracuse Orange 1284
7 Arizona Wildcats 1205
8 Gonzaga Bulldogs 1141
9 Minnesota Golden Gophers 1041
10 Florida Gators 1019
11 Ohio St. Buckeyes 939
12 Creighton Bluejays 896
13 Butler Bulldogs 855
14 N.C. State Wolfpack 836
15 San Diego St. Aztecs 704
16 Kansas St. Wildcats 670
17 Missouri Tigers 598
18 Michigan St. Spartans 426
19 New Mexico Lobos 368
20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish 295
21 Oregon Ducks 238
22 VCU Rams 212
23 Illinois Fighting Illini 199
24 UCLA Bruins 185
25 Marquette Golden Eagles 177