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February 3rd, 2014 at 12:35 PM ^

right, polls in bball don't matter all that much generally, but are a pretty good indication of where the committee will seed your team.  we know that no unranked team is getting a sweet 16 seed, for instance.  anyway, i just posted it to share information, not to evaluate its importance.

BlackOps2ForLife

February 3rd, 2014 at 3:45 PM ^

Oh I totally get it. My point is that some people (not saying you) make a big deal about basketball rankings. Well, they're not nearly as important as football rankings. It doesn't happen often, but it's possible to be a low seed and still win the title, which is the beauty of a playoff such as the NCAA tournament.

ChuckieWoodson

February 3rd, 2014 at 12:42 PM ^

in bball is guaranteed to crap the bed once or twice a year - basically inevitable, IMO.

Hopefully we don't do it again the rest of the year and bring home the regular season championship

LSAClassOf2000

February 3rd, 2014 at 12:51 PM ^

Big Ten distributed as follows:

9) Michigan State

10) Michigan, as noted

17) Iowa

Wisconsin and Ohio State would probably be in the 26-30 range if the poll actually officially went that far - that would be my guess anyway. Last week, Michigan was ranked as high as #4 and as low as #22, so a wide and varied opinion of Michigan exists. This week's distribution of votes is likely similar then. 

gipsydanger

February 3rd, 2014 at 1:09 PM ^

This basketball season seems really out of whack to me. Last year, the Big Ten was clearly the best conference with many future NBA draft picks. I keep hearing that this years draft class is suppossed to be the best ever, yet the results on the floor don't seem to validate it. Who should be the best team in the Nation? Is it clear?

I love that "everyone" has a chance but miss the Dynasty you can't stand see win it all. The Duke teams who eventually got run by UNLV come to mind.

j.o.s.e maizenblue

February 3rd, 2014 at 1:09 PM ^

I missed the IU game and dont have it in me to sort through the snowflakes, but I heard Lavert was a bit of a ball hog that game. I noticed he wasnt looking to pass in the Purdue win and found it interesting (if true) if that continued this game. Can anyone confirm this was the case?