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The polls are out and Xavier still isn't ranked

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This is disappointing but perhaps not altogether surprising.

Coach Mack reacts to another no-show in the polls.
Coach Mack reacts to another no-show in the polls.
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The polls have once again been run and, for I don't know how many straight weeks, Xavier isn't ranked. Preseason inertia is largely gone from the numbers at this point, but Xavier should still be at least being recognized in the top 40 or so teams in the country. Instead, we get this.

AP Top 25

Rank Team Record Pts Prev
1. Kentucky Wildcats (65) 12-0 1625 1
2. Duke Blue Devils 10-0 1548 2
3. Arizona Wildcats 12-0 1502 3
4. Louisville Cardinals 10-0 1344 4
5. Virginia Cavaliers 11-0 1336 6
6. Wisconsin Badgers 10-1 1322 5
7. Villanova Wildcats 11-0 1214 7
8. Gonzaga Bulldogs 12-1 1170 8
9. Texas Longhorns 10-1 1149 9
10. Kansas Jayhawks 9-1 1096 10
11. Wichita State Shockers 8-1 966 11
12. Iowa State Cyclones 9-1 821 13
13. Washington Huskies 10-0 798 16
14. Utah Utes 8-2 796 14
15. Maryland Terrapins 11-1 678 17
16. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 11-1 536 21
17. St. John's Red Storm 9-2 517 20
18. West Virginia Mountaineers 10-1 464 22
19. Oklahoma Sooners 7-3 436 15
20. North Carolina Tar Heels 9-3 414 24
21. Ohio State Buckeyes 9-2 411 12
22. Baylor Bears 9-1 203 26
23. Northern Iowa Panthers 10-1 162 29
24. Colorado State Rams 11-0 144 28
25. TCU Horned Frogs 11-0 120 27
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 85, S. Diego St. 72, VCU 70, California 32, Miami (FL) 27, Arkansas 22, Indiana 11, Old Dominion 7, LSU 7, Florida 4, Penn St. 4, Seton Hall 3, Oklahoma St. 3, Butler 2, Minnesota 2, Davidson 1, Valparaiso 1

USA Today Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS PREV
1 Kentucky (30) 12-0 798 1
2 Duke (1) 10-0 761 2
3 Arizona (1) 12-0 743 3
4 Louisville 10-0 673 4
5 Virginia 11-0 668 5
6 Wisconsin 10-1 639 6
7 Villanova 11-0 617 7
8 Gonzaga 11-1 568 8
9 Texas 10-1 547 9
10 Kansas 9-1 536 10
11 Wichita State 8-1 451 11
12 Iowa St. 9-1 413 13
13 Washington 10-0 389 16
14 Utah 8-2 361 14
15 Maryland 11-1 322 18
16 Notre Dame 11-1 281 21
17 West Virginia 10-1 268 20
18 Ohio State 9-2 206 12
19 St. John's 9-1 205 23
20 Oklahoma 7-3 192 15
21 North Carolina 8-3 159 24
22 Baylor 9-1 106 26
23 San Diego State 8-3 97 17
24 Northern Iowa 10-1 86 27
25 Colorado State 11-0 70 28
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 40; California 35; TCU 29; Virginia Commonwealth 27; Minnesota 18; Miami (Fla.) 17; Michigan State 13; Arkansas 11; Seton Hall 9; Old Dominion 8; Oklahoma State 7; Indiana 7; Florida 6; LSU 5; Illinois 4; Butler 4; Penn State 3; Saint Mary's 1.

I mean, Valpo got a vote.