HARTFORD, Conn. -- Note to all voters: Washington must be ahead of Arizona State and UCLA.
At least until I tell you otherwise.
Let's do the Poll Attacks .
AP poll: Today, we explore the ballot of the Boston Globe 's Michael Vega.
Because it's too good to pass up, that's why.
He has Butler ranked sixth and Dayton ranked seventh, and nevermind that those two schools only have four top 50 wins between them. Michael does not care about quality wins, because how else could he justify having Duke ranked 25th? The Blue Devils have seven top 50 wins, and if you want to understand how they stack-up nationally I'd encourage you to click this link and read the Dear Gary from earlier today.
I could go on forever with this ballot, but I don't have the time.
Pittsburgh-Connecticut is about to tip.
I've got to get to the court.
But all you need to know is that there is an AP voter -- again, Michael Vega is his name -- who has Butler ranked sixth, Dayton ranked seventh, Wake Forest, Louisville and Villanova way lower than any reasonable person could have them (i.e., 16th, 17th and 21st), Davidson 22nd and Duke 25th.
Seriously, Butler, Dayton and Davidson combined have five top 50 wins.
Duke has seven.
This might be the craziest ballot I've ever seen.
Coaches poll: I thought for sure that I was the last person to properly recognize Washington. But, as always, I forgot about those crazy coaches, who have the Huskies ranked behind two other Pac-10 schools, which makes no sense whatsoever.
First, Washington is atop the Pac-10 standings.
The coaches saw that, right?
But if not, they still should've noticed that No. 19 Washington has a better RPI (22nd) than No. 11 Arizona State (27th) and No. 15 UCLA (32nd), and that Washington is actually 2-0 against Arizona State and UCLA, having beaten each school once. So regardless of whether you're into league standings, RPIs or head-to-head match-ups, there's no way to conclude that Washington is worse than Arizona State and UCLA. But somehow the coaches concluded as much, which is both silly and wrong.