Coaches Top 25RkTeamW/LPointsPrevNext1Connecticut (31) 17-07751at North Carolina2North Carolina17-07442Connecticut3Oklahoma14-27013at Colorado4Notre Dame15-26564at Villanova5Baylor15-16385at Texas A&M6Texas A&M14-26006Baylor7Stanford13-45807at Oregon8Auburn18-05598Alabama9California14-25179at Oregon State10Duke15-151610at North Carolina State11Louisville18-149812Cincinnati12Virginia14-341514at Virginia Tech13Ohio State14-337817Illinois14Kansas State15-134018at Texas Tech15Tennessee14-333311at Arkansas16Maryland15-332615North Carolina17Texas14-329212at Oklahoma18Vanderbilt14-422924at Georgia19Florida17-220319Mississippi20Iowa State13-418025Missouri21South Dakota State17-213323at UMKC22Oklahoma State12-49521Texas A&M23Rutgers10-57516West Virginia24Xavier15-45427at Massachusetts25Georgia Tech13-44622North Carolina
Others receiving votes:
Florida State 43, New Mexico 32, Pittsburgh 31, Marist 27, DePaul 21, Wake Forest 13, Gonzaga 6, Middle Tennessee 6, Arkansas-Little Rock 4, Syracuse 3, Purdue 2, Arizona State 1, Houston 1, North Carolina A&T 1, Richmond 1.
Sorry about the bad format. It looked perfect when I hit the submit button.
Actually, that is the January 13th. poll, as the coaches poll comes out on Tuesday, for the women. Tomorrrow's poll should see a rise for our Lobo's
I noticed Elaine Elliot is the MWC voting member. It raises two questions:
--How can a coach vote in these polls since they can never aford the time to actually look at teams other than their opponents?
--How does she think about voting for other MWC teams?
Sometime I would love to have a serious no-emotion discussion with her about those things. I think it would be fascinating.
I think it is a known fact that Elaine is not a Lobo fan. She is so green with envy over our fan base and attendence that I would not be surprised if she did put others ahead of us. You would think however, since the Pit turned into a home game when they made their run to the final 4 and lost to Maryland (the eventual national champs) that she would have a soft spot in her heart for us.
Oh, wait, that heart thing...what was I thinking?
Common sense would dictate that whatever team from your conference is deserving of a vote would get it from a coach in that conference. Not voting for a legitimate Top 25 contender would be cutting off one's nose to spite their face.
Having said that, she of the new tournament bracket (a.k.a. she of the "don't vote for Flan for COY" episode) may not think along those lines.
Sweep the Utes!
One At A Time . . .
I think the SOS is holding some non viewers of the game back.. aka those that look at just the numbers... NMSU is of no help this year.
Remember: pillage first, THEN burn!
It would serve the witch of the North right if she got bit by the new tournament format this year. Woudn't be many tears shed for her around the conference.
LMAO! Okay - that picture MUST have been taken right after she lost to the Lobos! :Afun):Afun):Afun)
With regard to the new tournament format - which was created just for her since she's always in the top 2, I would LOVE for it to bite her in the ass and the Utes would have to play 4 games to get in while our Lobos get a bye because we finished 1st! I wonder if it would be changed back at that point?
Hey, for the record, I picked'em 9th. OK, so it was out of desire, not reality, but I would settle for anything close! ;-)
Truthfully, I am not sure how much she hates us, or how jealous she is of the program. I know much has been made over it, so there is probably something there. I have also heard she doesn't like Flan cause he didn't come through the proper coaching ranks, making the jump from high school to college. Regardless, her teams have done a lot for the conference, and I like beating her more than any other team. It seems there is a lot of respect from every other team in conference now, maybe just not from the utah staff, I don't know.
I don't get so caught up in the polls anymore either. I mean, we need to be there, but more important that we stay there. It is big for the NCAA seeding. It is big for recruiting. Unfortunately, we are not high enough in the polls to get/stay there if we drop a game. So at this point, I think our focus must remain on each game, each opponent, each possession, and the girls have to give everything they have, and perhaps a little more on the road. I want a nice seed and a victory or two in the NCAA tourney, but we will never get there if that is where our focus is. I am sure I could have stated that better, but hopefully you get the drift.
Go Lobos! Go Erskine & Shump! Go Lucas! Go Cam!
To add to this point --- she was also peeved about his hiring because he was replacing a former FEMALE assistant of hers who couldn't cut the mustard as the HC at UNM. In a way, UNM was knocking her; not only was her former assistant not good enough to be the HC @ UNM but UNM felt that a MALE HIGH SCHOOL coach could do better. And to top it off, that high school coach had the audacity to prove UNM right!!! EmotWOW
You nailed it Lido. She doesn't really like male head coaches, but the UNM thing with Don got to her personally. Maybe she should have lost to Moe more so she wouldn't have gotten fired.
It's that QUEEN BEE attitude of hers.....She wanted her beehive (U. of Utah) to be the palace of the conference and have all her little minions (former assistants like Moe, Joe Legerski, etc) as her Royal court princesses scattered about the MWC kingdom.
Well, she gut stung when her drone was sent packing from UNM!!!! :Afun)
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