Rams enter season No.15 in ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

March 13, 2012 Fan hold sign cheering on VCU Rams as they leave Richmond, Va

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—The VCU Rams aren’t  yet wreaking Havoc on the court, but certainly are scoring in the new ESPN/USA Today preseason poll.

The newly released poll listed the Rams at No. 15, and marks the first time in school history that the team opens the years holding a nationwide ranking.

It’s one of many firsts under head coach Shaka Smart.

The team finished 27-9 last season, and will returns a majority of its team, including top scorers Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic. Jordan Burgess, younger brother of “Iron Man” Bradford Burgess who was listed as an ESPN top-100 recruits.

The Rams ended last season ranked 23rd in the country and were ranked as high as No.19 in last season’s Coaches Poll.

ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll

1 Kentucky (16) 0-0 767
2 Michigan State (3) 0-0 749
3 Louisville (10) 0-0 741
4 Duke (3) 0-0 710
5 Arizona 0-0 637
6 Kansas 0-0 623
7 Syracuse 0-0 551
8 Florida 0-0 550
9 Michigan 0-0 548
10 Ohio State 0-0 533
11 North Carolina 0-0 494
12 Oklahoma State 0-0 462
13 Memphis 0-0 334
14 Gonzaga 0-0 270
15 Virginia Commonwealth 0-0 258
16 Wichita State 0-0 233
17 Marquette 0-0 230
18 Oregon 0-0 175
19 Connecticut 0-0 167
20 New Mexico 0-0 153
21 Wisconsin 0-0 148
22 Notre Dame 0-0 128
23 UCLA 0-0 121
24 Indiana 0-0 118
25 Virginia 0-0 103
 
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