Jan 18, 2014; Storrs, CT, USA; Louisville Cardinals guard/forward Wayne Blackshear (20) shoots against Connecticut Huskies guard/forward Lasan Kromah (20) in the second half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Updated NCAA And Kenpom.com Rankings: Where Does Louisville Stand?


Louisville is on a three game winning streak, defeating SMU, Houston, and UConn. The win at Connecticut gave the Cards their first signature win of the season. At 16-3, here is a look at where the Cards find themselves in the updated NCAA statistical rankings.

Louisville is 1st in scoring margin (21.1 SCR MAR); 3rd in turnover margin (7.0 Ratio); 4th in steals (10.1 STPG); 15th in scoring offense (83.4 PPG); and 28th in scoring defense (62.3 PPG).

On top of that, the Cards moved up to #7 in the updated Ken Pomeroy rankings.

Strength of Schedule NCSOS
Rank Team Conf W-L Pyth AdjO AdjD AdjT Luck Pyth OppO OppD Pyth
1 Arizona P12 18-0 .9658 117.2 16 87.6 3 65.5 257 +.087 30 .6158 31 106.0 61 101.7 32 .5908 83
2 Villanova BE 16-1 .9506 117.0 17 90.5 8 68.8 104 +.065 54 .6452 21 109.1 5 103.6 130 .6103 69
3 Syracuse ACC 18-0 .9491 119.2 6 92.4 16 62.0 344 +.019 140 .5476 120 104.9 126 103.2 106 .4747 201
4 Iowa B10 15-3 .9451 121.1 3 94.5 28 73.0 12 -.022 228 .5290 142 104.4 165 103.4 113 .4057 290
5 Michigan St. B10 17-1 .9395 115.9 20 91.3 11 67.7 158 +.074 39 .6058 38 105.9 65 102.0 44 .4995 175
6 Pittsburgh ACC 16-2 .9341 118.2 10 93.8 24 64.7 294 -.057 292 .5274 144 104.2 178 103.2 108 .4180 279
7 Louisville Amer 16-3 .9311 115.2 26 91.9 12 69.8 70 -.058 295 .4985 179 103.8 204 103.9 151 .3972 300
8 Kansas B12 13-4 .9310 117.6 14 93.8 22 69.1 91 -.039 256 .7756 1 111.0 1 99.7 4 .7326 12
9 Wisconsin B10 16-2 .9300 119.2 5 95.2 33 64.8 290 +.032 107 .6496 15 105.5 99 100.0 6 .5850 85
10 Wichita St. MVC 19-0 .9297 115.3 25 92.1 14 65.2 274 +.010 157 .5298 141 105.0 124 103.9 158 .5479 123

In other news, Russ Smith was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Up next, Louisville will play at USF Wednesday night. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPNU.

 

 

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