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Ziggy
12-07-2009, 09:44 AM
The numbers are up for this week: AP-21, ESPN/USA Coaches-22.
Thoughts?

MississppiZag
12-07-2009, 09:45 AM
Gonzaga ranked in both bolls.

Mich State is 12 and 14
Cincinnati is 19 in both
Wisconsin is 20 and 23

In the AP Poll Wisconsin and Cincinnati are ranked higher than GU. GU is 2-1 against current top 25.

CDC84
12-07-2009, 09:46 AM
Seems fair.

TheMorrisonIsBack
12-07-2009, 09:56 AM
good to see two of our wins in the top 25, and our two losses-one getting votes, and one ranked high.. Not a bad start for such a young team, but we all know we are so close to being undefeated...

ZagNative
12-07-2009, 10:52 AM
Link to the polls on ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/rankings).

SpokastSports
12-07-2009, 10:56 AM
It's rough seeing one loss born out of a mistake drops the team behind two teams they beat already (one decisively), but with this young of a team, another week in the polls is a blessing.

75Zag
12-07-2009, 11:00 AM
Congratulations to Bulldogs on another week in the top 25.

Go Bulldogs! Get Bigger!

deathchina
12-07-2009, 11:23 AM
For those interested...

GU is 65 in the RPI. (Saint Mary's is 11th in the RPI). Portland is the only other team in the WCC in the rpi top 100 (92). The WCC is down to 12th now in conference RPI.

Obviously GU's number is too low and will balance itself upwards....Saint Mary's is probably getting a bit too much credit from the computers right now. Portland is going to have to do some serious work in conference play to get an at large bid.

ZagNative
12-07-2009, 11:31 AM
I kind of enjoy seeing who voted for us and at what rank. Here is a tally of the AP votes, from Pollspeak.com (http://pollspeak.com/pollstalker/pollstalker.php?s=10&p=20&t1=124&v=513&w=5&r=T), ranked highest to lowest.

Seth Davis is 5th in the list, ranking us #15.
Dick Vitale is down the list, ranking us #23, same rank as Jeff Goodman

I think that the ESPN/USA coaches polll still doesn't release their votes, something pollspeak has been lobbying to get them to do, so the voters will be more accountable.

If you click on the voter's name, you can see whether their votes are at any end of the extreme among all the voters. Interesting stuff.

webspinnre
12-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Seems about right. I'd feel pretty good saying we're somewhere between 20th and 25th in the nation right now, given our inconsistency.

Xin Loi 67
12-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Beat Puke and Dickey V. has to cough up some respect. I think I need professional help because everytime I see or hear DV it provokes ill wishes within me, right down to the core.

Gonzaga by: 8

TheMorrisonIsBack
12-07-2009, 12:56 PM
Beat Puke and Dickey V. has to cough up some respect. I think I need professional help because everytime I see or hear DV it provokes ill wishes within me, right down to the core.

Gonzaga by: 8

We've got 2 games to worry about before Duke, though.

lothar98zag
12-07-2009, 02:05 PM
Seems fair.
yep.

75Zag
12-07-2009, 02:13 PM
For those interested...

GU is 65 in the RPI. . . .Obviously GU's number is too low and will balance itself upwards....

An interesting assumption that I hope is correct given the God-Like respect that the NCAA selection committee continues to give RPI. My fear is that GU's RPI will NOT escalate over the remainder of the year? Beating Duke and Oklahoma would help a lot. Otherwise I see the remainder of the year as largely a "circling the drain" exercise in terms of RPI. Playing and beating most of the WCC teams twice will still result in a net decrease in RPI. A frustrating situation. The NCAA needs a better measure of NCAA tournament positioning than the RPI.

Go Bulldogs! Get Bigger!

Zag79
12-08-2009, 12:10 AM
It's rough seeing one loss born out of a mistake

:lmao: that loss was born, from one play? nahh. hit a few ft's out of the dozen missed and we win. if matt doesnt foul that 3, we win. if meech doesnt get a T, we win. lots of mistakes born that L. they'll learn, smart bunch!