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Nebrasketball: Fan Pulse Week 3 and Men’s/Women’s AP Poll Results

With the first win of the Hoiberg era in the books, is confidence up?

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Fan Pulse Results

Confidence is back up... a little bit. A win gets fan confidence back to a B- grade going into week. three.

It’s official folks: the hype train will not be stopped!!! Final Four here we come!!! [Editor’s note, the italics font is sarcasm FYI.]

THE HYPE TRAIN IS BACK ON TRACK PEOPLE!

Overall, there were some larger jumps this week in fan confidence across the conference. Northwestern and Wisconsin are both up the highest week over week by 28%. Not sure what those last few percentage of Buckeye fans want to have more confidence overall if beating a top 10 opponent by about 20 points doesn’t do it for them.

Men’s AP Poll:

The Big Ten keeps three teams in the AP, with MSU holding steady, while Maryland moved up 1, and Ohio State jumped 6 spots after blowing out Villanova last week. Three other teams received votes. Also receiving a whopping 44 votes this week was Evansville after they took down then #1 ranked Kentucky at Rupp Arena.

1. Duke Blue Devils, 4-0 (2)

2. Louisville Cardinals 2-0, 8 first place votes (4)

3. Michigan State Spartans, 2-1, 4 first place votes (3)

4. Kansas Jayhawks, 2-1 (5)

5. North Carolina Tar Heels, 3-0 (6)

6. Maryland Terrapins, 3-0 (7)

7. Virginia Cavaliers, 3-0, 1 first place vote [for awful basketball] (9)

8. Gonzaga Bulldogs, 4-0 (8)

9. Kentucky Wildcats, 2-1 (1)

10. Ohio State Buckeyes, 3-0 (16)

11. Oregon Ducks, 4-0 (14)

12. Texas Tech Red Raiders, 3-0 (11)

13. Seton Hall Pirates, 3-1 (12)

14. Arizona Wildcats, 4-0 (19)

15. Utah State Aggies, 4-0 (17)

16. Memphis Tigers, 3-1 (13)

17. Villanova Wildcats, 2-1 (10)

18. Xavier Musketeers, 4-0 (21)

19. Auburn Tigers, 4-0 (22)

20. Tennessee Volunteers, 3-0 (NR)

21. Virginia Commonwealth Rams, 4-0 (NR)

22. Texas Longhorns, 4-0 (NR)

23. Colorado Buffaloes, 2-0 (25)

24. Baylor Bears, 2-1, 179 (24)

25. Washington Huskies, 2-1 (20)

Others receiving votes: Florida State 91, Florida 67, LSU 61, Saint Mary’s 55, Evansville Purple Aces 43, Oklahoma 29, Vermont 11, Michigan Wolverines 11, Marquette 11, Purdue Boilermakers 11, Butler 10, Mississippi State 9, Virginia Tech 7, West Virginia 6, Providence 5, Wisconsin Badgers 5, Liberty 4, Arkansas 3, Missouri 2, UConn 2, Southern Cal 2, New Mexico 2, San Diego State 2, Dayton 1.

Women’s AP Poll:

Four teams are ranked out of the Big Ten, and three received votes. Maryland dropped a spot from last week, MSU moved up one, and Indiana and Michigan each moved up three.

Also noteworthy is that Notre Dame’s 12 year streak being ranked has officially ended after losses last week to Tennessee and Michigan State. Their streak dates back to the end of the 2006-07 season and lasted 234 weeks. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn’s 492 straight weeks and Baylor’s 302 straight weeks.

1. Oregon, 3-0, 27 first place votes (1)

2. Baylor, 3-0, 2 first place votes (2)

3. Stanford, 4-0 (3)

4. UConn, 3-0 (4)

5. South Carolina, 4-0 (6)

6. Texas A&M, 3-0 (5)

7. Oregon State, 4-0 (7)

8. Louisville, 3-0 (9)

9. Maryland, 3-1 (8)

10. Mississippi State, 3-0 (10)

11. UCLA, 3-0 (11)

12. Florida State, 4-0 (12)

13. Kentucky, 4-0 (13)

14. N.C. State, 3-0 (14)

15. Michigan State, 3-0 (16)

16. Miami (FL), 3-0 (17)

17. Syracuse, 3-0 (20)

18. Indiana, 3-0 (21)

19. DePaul, 2-1 (18)

20. Arkansas, 4-0 (23)

21. Michigan, 4-0 (24)

22. South Florida, 4-0 (25)

T-23. Gonzaga, 2-1 (NR)

T-23. Tennessee, 4-0 (NR)

25. West Virginia, 3-0 (NR)

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 62, Arizona 53, Arizona St. 46, South Dakota 26, Missouri St. 24, Minnesota 13, Drake 6, Texas 5, Rutgers 2, Northwestern 1.