There’s no luck for the Irish this season. With multiple losses, the once top tier program has fallen from the grace of voters in the AP and USA Today polls. Last week’s No. 14 Notre Dame plummets to the Receiving Votes category this week. The top of the ACC women’s basketball food-chain belongs to Louisville with four additional teams building healthy resumes in non-conference action.
The Cardinals find themselves among the top 10 of both polls and looking up at No. 1 Oregon. Louisville will get their shot at the Ducks on Saturday, November 30 as teams head into a meatier portion of their schedules.
A win would certainly vault them into the top 5. A loss would send them packing from the top 10 into the 15-20 range of the polls. Florida State, NC State, Miami and Syracuse are all waiting patiently to take over the reins of the ACC.
Syracuse gets a run at Oregon before Louisville, however. The Orange entertain the Ducks on Sunday, November 24. The game will be carried on the ACC Network.
As the end of November creeps up and the pace of competition goes sonic there are a number of head-to-head’s to put in your calendar. In addition to the games with Oregon mentioned above you’ll want to add these to the list.
There’s a bit of a disagreement between voters in the two polls. It’s reasonable to believe, they’ll (the teams) will work it out among themselves.
Here’s an interesting statistical note involving ACC women’s basketball teams. Georgia Tech is ranked No. 2 and NC State is ranked No. 4 among all Division I teams in scoring defense. The Yellow Jackets are holding their opponents to 40 ppg while the Wolfpack are close behind at 41.3 ppg.