View Full Version : We are not in the TOP 25 Preseason Poll-

04-08-2009, 08:47 AM
:link: http://collegebasketball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=933183

04-08-2009, 08:49 AM
If you could see the one word used over and over again in this whole article it's IF-Well IF Bouldin and Austin Daye and Meech and Robert, and SG all play well and IF the new recruits play well it could be a great season but it's IFFY-

04-08-2009, 08:50 AM


04-08-2009, 10:19 AM
Luke Winn of si.com has Gonzaga at #12 in his pre-season rankings.


The Next 10:

11. Texas; 12. Gonzaga; 13. Washington; 14. UCLA; 15. Missouri; 16. Butler; 17. Minnesota; 18. Clemson; 19. Dayton; 20. Xavier

04-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Good! I'd much rather start out as an underdog.

04-08-2009, 10:51 AM
Teams ranked WAY too high by Rivals:

- Tennessee (street ball doesn't equate success in NCAA)
- UConn (Lose their top PG- AJ Price, big man-Hasheem, and enforcer-Adrien)
- UW (Dentmon & Brockmon were the only leaders on the team - both gone)
- Arizona State (Name one player on their roster after Harden leaves early)
- Siena (they'll make the tourney, yet do little else - how are they ranked?)
- USC (lose their top scorer & did very little last yr, all hype with this team)

Teams ranked WAY too low or not ranked at all:

- Minnesota (return top-8 scorers and welcome three highly touted recruits)
- Michigan (started to gel as the season went on and keep team intact)
- West Virginia (tough team and solid coaching take them far every year)
- Kentucky (Don't underestimate the power of Coach Cal)
- Gonzaga (Return 2/3 of their top scorers/playmakers-young talented roster)
- Dayton & Portland would be honorable mentions in this group as well.

04-08-2009, 11:14 AM
Tennessee #10. So gross.

04-08-2009, 11:45 AM
No Memphis either. It will be very interesting to see how they respond to the coaching change this next year.

04-08-2009, 12:01 PM
see existing thread - http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?t=20312