Columbia, Tulsa and Iona climb latest USTFCCCA Coaches' Poll
NEW ORLEANS -- As a result of a hefty weekend of competition, there were many changes in the latest national coaches’ poll.
The top four men’s teams remained unchanged from the previous week, headed by Wisconsin, with eight first-place votes, and flanked by No. 2 Oklahoma State, with two FPVs, No. 3 BYU, who has two FPVs, and No. 4 Oklahoma.
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No. 5 Iona, who claimed victory at the Greater Louisville Classic last weekend, joins the national top five for the first time since last October.
Tulsa moved up 11 spots to No. 9, making its first appearance in the national top 10, after besting the field at the Notre Dame Invitational that featured eight nationally ranked teams.
No. 17 Columbia reached their best ranking after taking second at the Greater Louisville Classic last weekend. Columbia finished ahead of opponents like Georgia, Missouri, Texas, and Louisville.
No. 23 William and Mary made their first appearance in the national poll since last season while Missouri at No. 30 is ranked for the first time since Sept. 1, 2000. The Tribe of W&M was second only to now-No. 12 Villanova last weekend at Lehigh’s Paul Short Invite while the Tigers of Mizzou finished fourth at Louisville, ahead of then-No. 6 Texas.
It is now a three-way tie among conferences for most spots in the Top 30 as the Big East, Big Ten, and Pac-12 each have four in the poll. The SEC and Big 12 follow with three apiece.