Let’s get right to it!
|Others receiving votes: Syracuse 45, Southern Cal 43, Ohio St. 40, TCU 33, Florida St. 18, Virginia Tech 11, California 10, Maryland 9, Valparaiso 7, Wichita St. 5, Temple 3, Michigan St. 3, Minnesota 1, IPFW 1, UNC Wilmington 1|
Well this is kind of silly. The polls don’t matter at all, but it’s still lame to see the number by your team’s name get worse. Side note, do you guys all remember Tim Whelan? A shame he didn’t come around a bit later; he picked the wrong time to make bets about his teeth.
Also, voters consistently underestimate how difficult it is to get road wins. They also have really short memories, as evidenced by the fact that Indiana - whose road loss is arguably even worse than Xavier’s - is sitting in the top ten. Oh well. Win some, lose some, ignore everything until March.
You’ve probably noticed that there’s not the little .gif of the one guy yelling “DOOFUS!” this week. Brad usually runs that feature, but he’s sidelined for the moment. I’ll ask him to edit it in once he’s back in the loop.