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

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Posted at 7:35 PM, Oct 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-17 19:45:37-04

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