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And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

Posted on: February 27, 2010 6:56 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2010 1:42 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Can you lose and stay No. 1?


If you've built the kind of resume Kansas has built, yes, you absolutely can.

So despite Syracuse's win over Villanova -- or regardless of what happens between Michigan State-Purdue -- you can expect me to keep the Jayhawks atop the Top 25 (and one) despite Saturday's 85-77 loss at Oklahoma State. Why? Because their body of work will still be superior to everybody else's body of work, that's why.

Kansas is 27-2.

The Jayhawks have eight wins over projected NCAA tournament teams, and both losses came on the road to projected NCAA tournament teams. Meantime, Syracuse -- even with the win over Villanova -- doesn't have more wins or fewer losses than Kansas. And though the Orange's wins are similar to KU's in terms of quality, Syracuse's losses don't compare to KU's losses, and, to me, that's the difference.

Kansas has lost at Tennessee and at Oklahoma State.

Syracuse has lost at home to Pittsburgh and at home to Louisville.

Advantage: KU

So, absolutely, the Jayhawks should remain No. 1.

Even in defeat.
Category: NCAAB
Tags: Kansas, Syracuse

Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 4:07 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

Posted on: February 28, 2010 10:36 pm Score: 138  

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

"Wow.  I thought the whiniest fans on these boards were Kentucky fans.  My apologies UK fans, Syracuse fans just leapfrogged you into the #1 spot.  I'm a KU fan, and as far as I'm concerned, take the #1 spot Syracuse.  We've been #1 for all but three weeks this season and you know what it got us?  Nothing.  Being #1 the first week of March is nice I guess, but obviously it's a whole lot more important to you than it is to us.  There is a reason that all the polls wants to put KU and UK at the top of the rankings, because they have the most talented players and the best teams.  Both of them went out and played like crap this week, which happens.  So you go ahead and take that #1 spot and the even bigger bullseye that goes along with it and see how long your team holds up to it.  So far, KU has been the only team that can handle the pressure for more than a few days.  It should give you an indication of how mentally tough Syracuse is ."

Did I see this one coming or what?  Now what Syracuse fan?  All that whining for nothing.  Back to 3rd you go. 

Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: March 2, 2010 3:55 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

Gary -

Awesome profile pic.  Is it true that you have a tanning bed in your own home? 

I loved the work you did in Jersey Shore.  Gym, Tan, Laundry!  GTL, baby!

Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2010 11:02 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

Yeah lexington blue, even if Cuse does lose to Louisville on the road next weekend at least they'll hold onto the #1 ranking for a long did KY stay #1 again??? Oh yeah, all of 24 hours before tanking against South friggin Carolina...I'd love to see how Wall and Cousins handle the zone, they'd be lost just like everyone else!
All teams hold the polls a week, they go Monday to monday. So if your #1 on Monday and lose on Tuesday, youre still #1 until Monday. So if Syracuse loses to Louisville, both teams wll have had it for a week.

Besides I dont think UK is #1, I think KU is, see thats what the article was about, get it?

Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2010 8:11 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

I think you Syracuse fans are going a little overboard.  Phantaic fan states that Syracuse is a LOT better than Kansas.  Come on.  You are just showing you ignorance.  He also states that Syracuse plays in a better division.  Really?  The Big East is good, but by the numbers the Big 12 is better this year.  Syracuse has a better starting 5 than Kansas?  Not even close.  Syracuse has a good TEAM.  Kansas has five potential first round picks in their starting five.  Aldrich, Henry and probably Collins will be first rounders this year.  Many preseason drafts had Taylor going in the mid first round this year before he started Facebooking himself out of playing time.  Marcus Morris will likely be a first rounder next year.  I know you're happy, but don't get ahead of yourselves.  Kansas is still number 1 in the RPI, and if Kansas wins out they will still be the overall #1 in the tournament.  There is a reason no one wanted to put Syracuse at the top.  Remember back in November when you lost to Le Moyne?  That would be the reason.  Congrats on your #1 ranking, but if it gets into your players heads anything like it has in yours, they'll lose twice this week.

Since: Mar 1, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2010 6:12 pm

An Ode to Gary Parrish

You deserve to burn in hell with Tim Higgins. I hope that girl sues your ass, cuz she would win. You are the most unprofessional person ever, and should be fired for giving CBS  a bad name.

Since: Feb 16, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2010 4:04 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

Seriously, Folks???  23 pages of comments??
In case you forgot, there IS a Tournament to sort all of this out.  This is one man's opinion. 
Get over yourself and enjoy the games.

Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2010 3:27 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

Wow, I didn't know that gay men even watched Basketball.  Gary, you look like a fag and you really have no clue what you are talking about.  I only wish I could get that minute back that I spent reading your stupid blog. 

Since: Dec 12, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2010 3:02 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

Parrish- your opinion is so unpopular! Your PEERS Voted 59 for Syracuse, only 6 including yourself for Kansas in AP polls.

Sometimes you are just WRONG.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2010 1:31 pm

And the new No. 1 should be ... KU

SHOVE It PARISH.................GO ORANGE.

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: March 1, 2010 12:38 pm

You're right

Kansas is better then Syracuse right now for two reasons.

1. Kansas lost two games on the road while Syracuse lost two games at home to comparable teams.
2. Kansas' OOC win over Temple is higher quality than Syracuse's OOC win over Florida.

Kansas is better than Kentucky right now for two reasons.

1. Kansas' loss at OSU is higher quality than Kentucky's loss at South Carolina.
2. Kansas' OOC wins over temple and California are higher quality than Kentucky's OOC wins over Louisville and Connecticut.

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