• LSUBEAT.com • Schedules • Depth Chart • Recruits • LSU in NFL • LSU Gear

Friday, October 27, 2006

The votes are in

Scott Ferrell's theory that the SEC Media Days are tilted to favor Alabama moreso than maybe the Crimson Tide deserves holds some water this morning with the release of the USA Today Pre-season Top 25 Coaches Poll for college basketball.

LSU is ranked seventh, six pegs down from defending national champion Florida (no surprise). Alabama finds itself ranked 12th, the third highest ranked SEC school in the poll ahead of No. 22 Kentucky and No. 24 Tennessee.

Of course, college basketball rankings are just completely useless. Ferrell can go on and on about what it takes to be a voter for college basketball so I'll leave that tale to him.

Besides Florida being the top-ranked team, I believe the only other headline from the list is that Duke, who LSU just victimized in March, is ranked outside of the Top 10 at No. 11.

Woe are the Blue Devils.


Blogger Scott Ferrell said...

Let me just say that there is nothing a media member dreads more than the words, "We'd like for you to be an AP voter in the college basketball poll.''

There are more than 300 colleges playing Division I basketball. They play every night of the week from November until March.

Unless you have a satellite dish and no life, there is no way on God's green Earth that you can keep up with everything going on in college basketball.

Not only is it impossible, the rankings mean nothing. Nada. Zilch.

No. 1 might as well be No. 31 when March Madness begins.

Thus, LSU fans shouldn't be concerned at all about the polls.

6:23 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home