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Louisville Starts Season At No. 1 In Pomeroy Rankings

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Streeter Lecka

Statistical guru Ken Pomeroy has released his first set of rankings for the 2013-14 season, and he has Louisville at No. 1 by a relatively wide margin.

Although no preseason ranking means anything, this is still a bit comforting since the KenPom rankings were more bullish on the Cardinals than any other throughout last season, faith which was ultimately rewarded.

Here's your first dose of KenPom:

Strength of Schedule NCSOS
Rank Team Conf W-L Pyth AdjO AdjD AdjT Luck Pyth OppO OppD Pyth
1 Louisville Amer 0-0 .9628 116.7 2 87.9 1 67.2 127 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
2 Michigan St. B10 0-0 .9399 113.3 7 89.2 2 65.3 257 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
3 Florida SEC 0-0 .9377 113.8 5 89.9 3 64.5 296 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
4 Oklahoma St. B12 0-0 .9283 113.2 8 90.6 7 67.6 101 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
5 Kentucky SEC 0-0 .9280 118.1 1 94.6 34 67.1 141 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
6 Duke ACC 0-0 .9247 114.9 3 92.4 12 67.8 92 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
7 Ohio St. B10 0-0 .9243 112.1 12 90.2 4 66.3 196 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
8 Kansas B12 0-0 .9200 112.6 9 91.1 8 67.8 89 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
9 Syracuse ACC 0-0 .9068 110.3 24 90.5 6 65.4 250 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
10 North Carolina ACC 0-0 .9032 113.8 6 93.7 22 70.3 12 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
11 Connecticut Amer 0-0 .9023 112.1 13 92.4 13 66.0 214 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
12 Michigan B10 0-0 .8887 112.5 10 93.9 27 65.3 261 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
13 Creighton BE 0-0 .8883 114.9 4 95.9 54 66.0 211 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
14 Georgetown BE 0-0 .8879 108.2 43 90.4 5 64.0 311 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
15 Iowa B10 0-0 .8879 111.6 16 93.3 18 67.8 91 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
16 Memphis Amer 0-0 .8850 110.5 21 92.5 15 69.0 33 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
17 New Mexico MWC 0-0 .8777 109.8 29 92.5 14 65.9 219 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
18 Gonzaga WCC 0-0 .8773 112.1 11 94.5 33 65.6 234 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
19 Virginia ACC 0-0 .8767 108.6 38 91.5 9 62.8 339 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
20 Pittsburgh ACC 0-0 .8766 110.5 20 93.2 17 62.9 336 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
21 VCU A10 0-0 .8765 111.8 15 94.3 30 67.9 79 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
22 Wisconsin B10 0-0 .8737 108.4 41 91.6 10 62.9 337 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
23 Arizona P12 0-0 .8720 110.9 17 93.9 25 66.8 156 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
24 Marquette BE 0-0 .8666 110.3 23 93.8 24 66.4 188 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
25 Indiana B10 0-0 .8665 111.8 14 95.0 38 67.6 105 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1