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The Poll Attacks

Posted on: January 25, 2010 4:20 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2010 4:51 pm
 

Keep ranking Louisiana Tech, keeping getting Poll Attacked.

Fine with me.

My will is strong.

Let's do this!

AP poll: Remember last week when Nick Jezierny of The Idaho Statesmen ranked Louisiana Tech 20th and got Poll Attacked because Louisiana Tech, at the time, had a 17-2 record featuring no wins over teams good enough to earn at-large bids to the NCAA tournament and lopsided losses to New Mexico (lost by 29 points) and Arizona (lost by 16 points)? Of course, you remember. But what you might not know is that Louisiana Tech responded with an 87-76 loss to a San Jose State team that was 9-8.  After that, the Bulldogs edged Hawaii 65-60. So now Louisiana Tech is 18-3 with no wins over teams good enough to earn at-large bids to the NCAA tournament and lopsNCAA tournament teams and three embarrassing losses, and would you believe Nick ranked the Bulldogs again?

Swear to God, he ranked them again.

Nick was (and for good reason) the only AP voter ranking Louisiana Tech before the loss to San Jose State. That should've told him something, and I don't think he's stupid. So I'm chalking up Nick's continued support of f Louisiana Tech as an act of defiance, and I don't respond well to acts of defiance.

Drives me crazy.

To put how silly this is into perspective, let me tell you what Nick did with Baylor. Last week, he had Louisiana Tech and Baylor both ranked. Then Louisiana Tech lost by double-digits to San Jose State and beat Hawaii by five points while Baylor nearly upset Kansas at Kansas and smashed UMass 71-45.  So. naturally, Nick kept Louisiana Tech ranked and dropped Baylor off his ballot -- presumably because watching Baylor push Kansas and smash UMass proved the Bears were no longer worthy of being ranked on his ballot while Louisiana Tech's loss at San Jose State and win over Hawaii showed Nick ... honestly ... I have no idea.

Just so we're clear, there's nothing wrong with not ranking Baylor; I don't have the Bears ranked, either. But if I had them ranked last week, I sure as hell would have them ranked this week. And I don't care what week it is, I'd absolutely have them ranked above Louisiana Tech.

Coaches poll: Florida State is 15-4 with two wins over Georgia Tech while Georgia Tech is 14-5 with two losses to Florida State. So you'd think most would take that information and conclude that Florida State needs to be ahead of Georgia Tech, right? Well, not the coaches who vote in the Coaches poll, because they have Georgia Tech 22nd and Florida State unranked.

Unreal.

And Louisiana Tech got three points in the Coaches poll.

So, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go run my head into a wall.
Comments

Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2010 8:22 pm
 

The Poll Attacks

You need to poll attack yourself gary.  Your top 25 +1 was terrible this week.  You ranked Wake forest, who has no good wins and a bad loss.  You put temple at 11, a team that is certainly top 25, but not nearly good enough to be 11th.   You dropped duke 5 spots, who did lose to NCSU, but rebounded and defeated a ranked clemson team on the road by 13 points.  I just might write a poll attack on you on my own blog http://clayandclay.wordpress.com.  



Since: Jan 14, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2010 8:18 pm
 

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You're embarrassing yourself with comments like that.  John Wall does go to class and he had the highest GPA on the team last semester.  He's also said that he wants to get his degree (regardless of when he goes to the NBA).  If you don't think the Wildcats aren't under the spyglass of the NCAA you're also dead wrong.  That said, the only violation that I know of was before the season started.  I believe a student manager was fetching balls while a player was taking shots in the gym.  UK also reported that one on their own, we take compliance seriously at UK.  
I love all the hate UK is getting this season. if other team's fans aren't jealous and making stupid comments, then UK isn't getting it done on the court.  No one took shots at UK during the latter Tubby years or during the Gillispie speed-bump.  Now that we're back on top, the PATHETIC HATERS start coming out of the woodwork. 



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2010 8:18 pm
 

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Actually, John Wall does go to class, so your entire argument is void. Please try again.



Since: Jan 25, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2010 7:49 pm
 

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it's obvious that you don't like UK. you probably have never seen John Wall in person. Why make comments like that? You don't know anything about John Wall. I'm sure that if he went to your favorite school, you wouldn't make false comments like that. Kentucky was the unanimous number one. None of us are pros here so we have opinions, but the pros ranked the Cats at number one so I can't disagree. I myself predicted the top six correct but i had Duke at number seven. But I can't argue with what the proffessionals say.



Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2010 7:30 pm
 

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Have you yet figured out why your Reputation is Amateur:10? Gary at least has a reason for his rankings. Your's seems to be hatred or jelously of Kentucky Wildcat basketball.

I suggest you get over it. If they stay undefeated it won't be because of me and if they lose a game or two it won't be because of you.



Since: Jan 26, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2010 7:10 pm
 

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I'm guessing Nick Jezierny is thinking if Gary Parrish can rank NW again then why shouldn't I rank Louisana Tech again. Obviously an act of defiance by both Gary and Nick. Gary will have to give up after this week when NW gets hammered twice.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: January 25, 2010 7:10 pm
 

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Yo Gary,

how much longer till the ncaa investigates coach cal and his shady involvement with street agents/ world wide "fake" wes, and kentucky gets their season vacated and records gets wiped from the books. Everybody and their grandma knows that John Wall is leaving after the season and that he doesn't go to class and he gets paid on the side.



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 25, 2010 6:38 pm
 

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Must have been a busy week. No room left to talk about whoever ranked an 11-8 Oklahoma team.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2010 5:43 pm
 

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Maybe running your head into the wall will bring you back into reality.  lol



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