Matta's Troops Voted #1 In Latest Coaches Poll

By Chris Lauderback on November 27, 2006 at 9:46p
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Thad Matta

Man, that was fast. Thad Matta's basketball Buckeyes defeated Youngstown State last Friday night and moved from #3 to the top spot in the latest ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. The jump to #1 became reality following weekend losses by previous #1 Florida and #2 North Carolina. This should add a little spice to the OSU/UNC showdown in Chapel Hill Wednesday night.

An interesting side note is that for the first time in school history, the football and men's hoops squads are ranked #1 at the same time. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd like to give thanks to Bad Thad and The Vest for turning our two favorite teams into elite national powers. And of course, I gotta give some love to the man that went against conventional wisdom and brought them here, Andy Geiger.