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BlogPoll ballot changes little after quiet week

Posted by Jeff Nusser on December 18, 2007

The middle of December generally are the most quiet — and boring — two weeks of the college basketball season. Most BCS schools play only a game or two over the stretch and take on especially weak opponents thanks to end-of-term finals.

Who do these people think they are? As if academics are more important than our viewing enjoyment or something!

Anyway, the result is that my BlogPoll changed little from last week, given that there were so few upsets — with the notable exceptions of Oregon and Xavier — and so few games to actually tell us something about how teams are playing. I mean, beating the North Carolina A&F&T Culinary Institute by 50 doesn’t really give us a whole lot of insight.

So, without further ado, here is my ballot. Comments and observations follow. The full BlogPoll will be released later today or tonight — look for that on the right-hand side of the page. If you’re curious who the guys are who vote on this thing, check out the links under the “BlogPoll Roll” header on the right side of the page.

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Cougs up to No. 5 on my BlogPoll ballot

Posted by Jeff Nusser on December 12, 2007

Last week, I moved WSU down two spots to No. 7 on my BlogPoll ballot thanks to some less-than-convincing wins. Yes, the Cougs had beaten Baylor on the road, but they had not exactly looked spectacular in digging themselves out of yet another early hole.

Color me convinced now.

On the heels of last week’s impressive victory over Gonzaga — something ESPN.com’s Andy Katz called “one of the best true road wins of the season” — I’ve moved the Cougs up to No. 5 on my BlogPoll ballot, jumping over UCLA and Duke. If you read my post-game post, you know just how impressed I was. This is just an extension of that.

The other pollsters, however, were not as impressed. The Cougs remain steady at No. 8 in the overall poll (on the right-hand side of the page), although Nos. 6-8 are all tightly grouped in the voting.

Since I didn’t have time to work on comments this week, here is my ballot (minus the spiffy spreadsheet layout), with some notes below: Read the rest of this entry »

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