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Is 'USC' really South Carolina?

Posted on: October 29, 2009 10:28 am
Edited on: October 29, 2009 10:35 am

The Coaches poll is out, and, holy crap, the Poll Attacks are going to be simple this afternoon.


Because Southern California got 22 points, that's why.

Honestly, there is no way anybody who knows anything about college basketball could put Southern California on a Top 25 ballot. The Trojans lost everybody except Dwight Lewis, including their coach, and they were picked ninth in the official Pac-10 poll. So it makes no sense ... unless there was a screw-up.

Serious question: Is it possible some coaches put "USC" as a vote for South Carolina, but the folks who tabulated the votes gave those votes to Southern California instead? There is no other explanation. That's what happened, right?

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