Do the voters even follow the scores?
Sometimes, I don't think so.
And that's why I have the Poll Attacks.
AP poll: So I looked at the rankings, saw Alabama got three votes and prepared to kill the person who would dare place the Crimson Tide 23rd on their ballot despite a season-opening home loss to Mercer, otherwise known as the team picked sixth in the Atlantic Sun. And then guess what happened? I realized the ballot in question belongs to Seth Davis, and I like Seth Davis, and now I'm stuck because I can't really rip Seth Davis, can I?
I mean, we have the same employer.
So I'd like to take this moment to ask Seth a private question.
The rest of you can skip to the bottom.
(Dear Seth: What the hell are you doing? Why would you put me in this spot? You know I Poll Attack, and you know I can't ignore you ranking an Alabama team that was questionable to begin with and is now 0-1 with a home loss to Mercer. Please don't do this to me again. You're making the Poll Attacks awkward. Talk to you soon. And I hope you're well. -- GP)
Coaches poll: The coaches had better be glad I haven't figured out a way to see their ballots yet, because if so I'd probably destroy the clown who voted for Washington because I doubt I like that guy as much as I like Seth Davis. So what I'd probably do is save all the vitriol I would normally dish to the goofy AP voter of the week and redirect it towards the coach who placed Washington on his Top 25 ballot.
Because yes, there was coach who did such a thing despite the fact that Washington lost to Portland, a team picked sixth in the West Coast Conference. Honestly, I'm not even sure how anybody could've been ranking Washington in the preseason, but the preseason is the preseason and I'll let pretty much anything slide in the preseason (except the ranking of Cal State-Northridge). But it's no longer the preseason. Now we have actual games on which to base our opinions, and any opinion about Washington should be based on it losing to freaking Portland.
That's not what a Top 25 team does.
That's what an average Washington team does.
Because that's what an average Washington team did.
I saw the box score with my own eyes.
And it's just too bad some coach with a ballot did not.