La Salle finishes season ranked No. 24 in ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll

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La Salle players gather together before the start of practice at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

La Salle made the deepest run of any City Six team in the NCAA tournament, and the Explorers were rewarded with a place in the final ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll of the season.

John Giannini's crew are ranked No. 24, a spot ahead of Florida Gulf Coast. Atlantic 10 rivals Virginia Commonwealth and Saint Louis were also ranked, at No. 23 and No. 16 respectively.

The top four teams were the final four teams alive: Louisville, Michigan, Syracuse and Wichita State.

Temple was the only other local school to receive votes, and finished the equivalent of 37th.

You can see the entire poll here. The last Associated Press poll was released at the end of the regular season.

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