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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

News and notes

The LSU Tigers are finally ranked in both the AP and coaches men's basketball polls. While it's always good to be ranked, college basketball's polls may be the most meaningless of all polls.

The only rankings that matter in college basketball are the RPI rankings and they only matter in the way that the NCAA tournament selection committee uses those rankings.

So if LSU moves up in the ranking -- great. If LSU gets beat at Arkansas on Wednesday and falls out of the rankings -- not that big of a deal.

The big deal is to get into the tournament and take your chances.

While LSU fans may consider their football team to have been a disappointment you wouldn't know if from the NFL folks. Consider this tidbit: There will be nine LSU players at Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Alabama has five players going to Indy. Florida has four. USC has 11. Oklahoma had eight.

You can look that a couple of diffrent ways. LSU has more talent than all but USC. Or LSU underachieved this season.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether LSU is ranked or not, Trent Johnson was a great hire, and I hope he can recruit great players.

LSU football did underachieve last season, and it was because of two defensive co-coordinators and the lack of an experienced QB.

7:03 AM  

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