Jan 12, 2014; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard Russ Smith (2) shoots against Southern Methodist Mustangs guard Sterling Brown (3) during the second half at KFC Yum! Center. Louisville defeated Southern Methodist 71-63. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Cards In The NCAA Ranks; Plus Ken Pomeroy Rankings


It took a couple of months but the Louisville basketball finally scored their first quality win of the season, a 71-63 victory over the SMU Mustangs. Here is a look at where the Cards find themselves in the NCAA statistical rankings.

Louisville is T-2nd in scoring margin (20.8 SCR MAR); 2nd in turnover margin (7.4 Ratio); 4th in steals (10.1 STPG); 24th in assist turnover ratio (1.46 Ratio); and 17th in scoring offense (83.8 PPG).

In the updated Ken Pomeroy rankings, the Cards are rated 13th best overall.

Strength of Schedule NCSOS
Rank Team Conf W-L Pyth AdjO AdjD AdjT Luck Pyth OppO OppD Pyth
1 Arizona P12 17-0 .9589 116.0 20 88.2 5 64.8 299 +.093 25 .6017 59 105.5 94 101.8 50 .5721 103
2 Wisconsin B10 16-0 .9511 119.1 4 92.0 12 64.6 304 +.083 37 .6273 27 104.8 142 100.1 11 .5922 83
3 Syracuse ACC 16-0 .9474 118.6 6 92.3 14 62.6 343 +.015 146 .5120 181 103.7 213 103.3 129 .4742 220
4 Villanova BE 15-1 .9429 115.6 23 90.6 7 69.5 90 +.074 49 .6525 15 109.1 6 103.3 131 .6074 73
5 Iowa B10 14-3 .9420 119.6 3 93.8 21 73.0 14 -.023 222 .5476 135 104.3 178 102.5 91 .4393 267
6 Pittsburgh ACC 15-1 .9370 117.1 15 92.6 16 64.6 303 -.047 272 .4641 242 102.9 267 104.2 213 .4165 291
7 Ohio St. B10 15-2 .9346 109.6 73 87.0 1 66.1 248 -.003 187 .5435 143 105.2 116 103.6 153 .4263 280
8 Creighton BE 14-2 .9322 121.4 1 96.7 49 67.4 200 -.007 197 .5755 92 104.8 141 102.1 65 .5183 167
9 Michigan St. B10 15-1 .9262 114.4 27 91.8 11 68.3 140 +.084 32 .5902 74 106.2 61 102.9 112 .4996 191
10 Iowa St. B12 14-1 .9243 117.0 16 94.2 23 72.3 21 +.068 56 .6221 32 106.6 41 102.1 68 .5578 122
11 Kansas B12 11-4 .9238 118.3 9 95.2 33 68.4 134 -.077 320 .7375 5 109.3 4 100.0 9 .7253 14
12 Oklahoma St. B12 14-2 .9219 118.7 5 95.8 35 70.3 62 +.019 139 .5481 133 104.2 183 102.5 86 .4728 225
13 Louisville Amer 14-3 .9213 114.5 26 92.5 15 69.6 84 -.067 307 .4801 217 103.4 237 104.1 206 .4059 298

Up next, the Cards will play Houston (10-6, 2-1 AAC) Thursday night in the KFC YUM! Center. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network.

Thn they’ll have a huge matchup against Uconn on Saturday night.  You can find Louisville vs Uconn Mens Basketball tickets available at the link.

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