EDIT to add AP rankings
Also, at least one person voted for us to be unranked.... after beating 3 top ten teams.
I think this represents how high and low ranked they have been in the poll this season, not where they were on ballots this week.
The hi/lo ballet votes would have been interesting, oh well
I presume since Drew Sharp has a ballot, he'd be the lo guy on the totem pole.
Thats not what that means. It means their lowest ranking was Not Ranked. Meaning like 3 weeks ago. Their highest ranking of the year was at 8.
poll. Stil bullshit.
The only team M didn't beat is the only team ranked below them. No respect. NO respect, I tells ya.
/s sort of.
Duke or Iowa State.
That's not a very big jump all.
We were tied for 25th in that poll last week. Mind you, it was a joke that we were tied for 25th, but 11.5 spots is a pretty big jump for January.
We actually made the largest jump of any team all season. (On the link, you can see past weeks' polls.) The previous biggest jump was seven spots.
I know that the polls dont matter right now, but.....
If Duke or Kentucky went on the run we went on, they would be an NBA team by now in their eyes.
LOLZ that we are below Iowa and Wisconsin. Straight LOLZ.
also ahead of Duke and Iowa St.
AP poll mich 10 iowa 15
Link? It doesn't appear that the AP has updated yet.
Just a few tweets i've seen, whole thing not out yet
Given our strength of schedule I really expected to be in the top ten.
I hope it keeps the hunger strong
they play better that way anyway. . .
Not great, but I'll take it. We sweep our next three games (Purdue, IU, Nebraska) and we'll probably be top 5.
This is why polls are so stupid. Thankfully they are completely meaningless in basketball.
So there are only 32 coaches that vote in the USA Today poll and only 1 coach is from the Big Ten (Matt Painter, Purdue)? Seems a bit ridiculous
I actually like this because u take out the bias somewhat
How does this take out the bias? You still have 33 coaches with bias, just only one of them in favor of us.
these are the voters:
The USA TODAY Sports Board of Coaches is made up of 32 head coaches at Division I institutions. All are members of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The board for the 2013-14 season: Tommy Amaker, Harvard; Randy Bennett, Saint Marys; Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; Rick Byrd, Belmont; Scott Cherry, High Point; Tim Cluess, Iona; Keith Dambrot, Akron; James Dickey, Houston; Scott Drew, Baylor; Matt Driscoll, North Florida; Steve Fisher, San Diego State; Bruiser Flint, Drexel; Tim Floyd, Texas-El Paso; Mark Fox, Georgia; John Gallagher, Hartford; George Ivory, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Ben Jacobson, Northern Iowa; Rob Jeter, Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Danny Kaspar, Texas State; Mike McConathy, Northwestern State; Greg McDermott, Creighton; Bob McKillop, Davidson; Fang Mitchell, Coppin State; Matt Painter, Purdue; Dave Paulsen, Bucknell; Saul Phillips, North Dakota State; Randy Rahe, Weber State; Herb Sendek, Arizona State; Shaka Smart, Virginia Commonwealth; Andrew Toole, Robert Morris; Don Verlin, Idaho; Bob Williams, UC-Santa Barbara.
you don't have the Big Ten coaches voting for each other to make the conference look that much better like SEC coaches do in football. Do you see Northwestern state with votes in the poll? I just think whatever bias there is it's very limited unlike football.
sorry for format. I'm on my phone
Very curious to know where Amaker and Fisher voted us.
coaches in football tend to vote for their conference brethren. That's not just an SEC trait.
Awesome. It looks like a poll assembled by the refs at the MSU game, in collaboration with Dick Vitale's drool produced when thinking about Tom Izzo in pajamas.
Only Dookie V would figure a way to talk about the ACC and Dook for long stretches of the best B1G basketball game of the current season.
Beyond lame. There must be a bunch of absolutely stupid ballots filled out.
Meh. It's basketball. Polls mean nothing. Just get quality wins.
Keep that fire burning, they don't believe in us! bulletin board material!!
The "Biggest Movers" graphic at the top of the page gives me the warm and fuzzies.
Yeah, it's fun in both ways. It's cool that we rose the most, and I enjoyed seeing who the biggest dropper was.
should be made into a flag that flies proudly across the MGoLand.
Ratings and rankings mean nothing at this point, but this is clearly inaccurate.
I hate polls. This is dumb.
Better to be the underdog, I guess, and shock the world... again.
after you changed the pic in your post my reply made no sense.
Yeah, I thought the Hi/Lo was the highest and lowest ranking for the week, which made no sense to me with us being unranked...
Should have read the fine print.
3 straight wins against top 10 teams, and not only are we only just the 14th best team in the country in this stupid poll, but evidently the general consensus is that all 3 are better than us?
Not to mention we beat two of them on their own courts. Just ugh. This is dumb, and now I feel bad that I've been eagerly awaiting the results.
we movedup a lot (11 spots). That is a huge bump, and a similar jump in the AP will get us at #10. But, seems to me we should have passed Wiscy and Iowa, ranked just ahead of us. Esp. Iowa, which also has 4 losses. Hard to see how anyone could have us unranked.
This reminds me of the polls my senior yr of high school baseball. We were ranked #9 and Grand Ledge was ranked #6 going into a double header. We beat them twice on their home field and the next week we were unranked and they moved up. Makes tons of sense.
This is actually much more hilarious. So intrigued with the though behind this.
I don't know how old you are, but regardless, it's time you let that one go. High school rankings are 110% political.
Never forget! It's my go-to story to illustrate how stupid polls are.