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Bilas says we’re good! Yay!

Posted by Jeff Nusser on December 7, 2007

If you’re suffering through a little post-Gonzaga hangover, here’s the most interesting thing I could find today:

Jay Bilas thinks the Cougars are good.

This on the heels of his colleague Andy Katz positively gushing about the Cougs after witnessing one of the finest defensive performances you’ll ever see firsthand. However, Bilas just doesn’t understand the whole “disrespect” thing with the Cougars. After all, he notes, they’re ranked in the top 10.

“Where does Wazzu have to be ranked in order to believe that we actually watch the games and believe in their abilities? Heck, the Cougars were ranked when they were beating up on little guys, and now that they have beaten Baylor and Gonzaga back-to-back on the road, they are moving up. … We respect Washington State.”

Well, Jay, maybe it’s because we actually took a look at your ESPN Power 16 ballot from this week and saw this:

  1. North Carolina
  2. UCLA
  3. Memphis
  4. Kansas
  5. Texas
  6. Duke
  7. Georgetown
  8. Butler
  9. Washington State

So, let me get this straight. I understand the top 5 to a degree — and, by the way, note how he only has Texas ranked No. 5 after beating UCLA, the No. 2 team on his ballot — but you’ve got the Cougs ranked behind your alma mater (Duke), a team that has absolutely zero quality wins (Georgetown), and a mid-major team (Butler) that doesn’t have a win as good as the Gonzaga victory.

Gee, Jay, maybe that’s why we think you guys never give us any respect.


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