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AP preseason top 25 is out ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Oz, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    ... for men's basketball, and Florida is No. 1. I know, what a shock.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/basketball/ncaa/specials/preview/2006/11/06/bc.bkc.t25.collegebkbpo.ap/index.html

    Basically, I just wanted to post this because I'm starting to get excited about the season. There's only so much KU football that alums and students should have to take, you know.

    Also, kind of shocking to see Pitt that high. I realize they're good, but I'm not used to that.
     
  2. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    For all the griping about the inaccuracies of the preseason football poll, the basketball poll is usually far worse in terms of overrating teams.

    Have two marginal starters coming back? Well, here's your No. 12 ranking!
     
  3. MU_was_not_so_hard

    MU_was_not_so_hard Active Member

    Dye, I agree. For all the talk about how good leagues like the MoValley were/are, all of the preseason pub is going to bigger schools. You've basically got five small-conference teams in the top 25.
     
  4. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Hey, I had two Valley schools in my poll (I voted for Wichita State, the Shockers didn't get in).
     
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I counted three, if you want to be generous and say Memphis plays in a mid-major league.
     
  6. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Yeah, but that poll doesn't help determine the champion.
     
  7. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    No, but that was why I said in terms of overrating teams, not determining a champion.
     
  8. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    The AP basketball poll is unbelievably meaningless. I don't even pay attention to the damn thing. I start watching it around conference tourney time to start thinking about what seeds will match rankings, but there really isn't a reason to pay attention otherwise.
     
  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Did someone say ...

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  10. spup1122

    spup1122 Guest

    A quick look, and I may be wrong, but did I see Missouri State with 1 vote and no votes for Mizzou? That's classic.
     
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    And for that matter, when was the last time a Final Four team from the previous season gets one point (George Mason) in the following year's preseason poll?
     
  12. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Yes, but no one gripes about the men's basketball poll because it doesn't matter. In the football poll, if you're ranked low to start the season, you might have no shot to win a championship no matter how you perform. See Auburn. That's why there really is no champion. Just a glass trophy given to the most popular really good team.
     
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