Here's Monday's Dear Gary ...
Dear Gary: Why not at least put Davidson in the list of teams to miss the cut? I understand the loss of Jason Richards is going to be tough on the Wildcats, but Stephen Curry is back and he has done nothing but produce. A little respect would have been nice.
You know, I really wish I would've ranked Davidson in the Top 25 (and one).
Honestly, I do.
Granted, the Wildcats did lose two starters and three of their top four scorers to graduation, which makes their omission reasonable. But I doubted Davidson's worth all last season, and because I was proved so wrong on such a grand level it would've been nice -- as you put it, Matt -- for me to give the Wildcats the benefit of the doubt and make them play themselves out of the rankings instead of force them to again play their way in.
In other words, I'm not a hater.
Just a skeptic.
But when it's time to update the rankings before the start of the season I plan to give Davidson a fresh look and the benefit of the doubt, and if I can make sense of it I'll place them in the Top 25 (and one), I promise. In the meantime, does it help that I'll have Stephen Curry as a first team All-American?