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Midnight Madness: College Basketball pre-season thread - Kansas #1

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    No votes for GMU; I'm livid!!!


    YGBFKM Guest

    Your favorite player has to be Christian Laettner, right, Sonner?
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Did you spell that right? That's damn impressive if so.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    That is just so awesome.
  6. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    The best part of this poll - it means absolutely nothing and UCLA and Arizona don't have to worry about being unranked at the start because they'll have a chance to play their way into the national championship game.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    To answer the original question, the furthest back I could find a preseason poll online was 1998 and it hasn't happened yet.
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Kentucky #5 ...

    C'mon, man.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Agree on all counts. While I don't doubt voters counted the returning starters as their primary basis of voting - I don't think you had voters looking at schedules to see where, or if, teams will be playing tough games.
  10. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    I used to be a voter in both the football and basketball polls and always hated the preseason poll - particularly the predictable "You are an asshole" letters from the team you didn't rank.

    All you do is look at the rosters and take a look to see who is coming back and the team with the most in each conference gets ranked.
  11. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Are you sure those had to do with your rankings? :D
  12. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Excellent point.
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