Indiana near-unanimous No. 1 in both polls

7 comments by   |   Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:01 pm EDT

Indiana got 64 of the 65 first-place votes in the Associated Press poll and 28 of the 31 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll to maintain the No. 1 spot in both and increase the Hoosiers’ margin significantly in both.

No. 2 Miami’s loss to Wake Forest on Saturday dropped the Hurricanes to No. 5 in the AP poll and No. 7 in the coaches’ poll. Miami had claimed most of the No. 1 votes that had not gone to Indiana the previous week.

Gonzaga moved up to No. 2 in both polls and claimed the remaining first-place votes not given to the Hoosiers. Duke and Michigan, which moved up from No. 7, followed in both polls.

Michigan State fell to No. 9 in the AP poll and No. 10 in the coaches’ poll after losing to both Indiana and Ohio State. Ohio State moved up to No. 16 in the AP Poll and No. 15 in the Coaches’ Poll. Wisconsin moved up to No. 17 in the AP Poll and No. 16 in the USA Today poll.

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7 comments:
#1
Podunker
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 3:33 PM EDT

How does anyone vote for Gonzaga to be #1. I know they’re a good, well-coached team, but the conference they play in does not provide any consistent competition, that’s why they have to play some tough non-conference opponents. If they played in the Big Ten, PAC-12, or ACC, they’d have about five or six more losses on this year’s record. They may be a top ten team, but voting them #1 is a bit of a joke.

 
#2
Ron
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 4:36 PM EDT

Not sure about a #1 ranking for Gonzaga, but nice to see them in #2. They have losses to Illinois & Butler. And when you look at the KenPom, RPI and Power rankings they are ahead of us in winning 25-50 RPI teams, they are 3&2 and IU is 0&2.

Overall there statistical measurements are very close to IU’s. It’s nice to see some of the other smaller schools cracking the top 2

 
#3
Geoff
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 5:17 PM EDT

Who cares about wins versus RPI teams ranked from 25-50… That’s a bizarre stat to bring up.

IU has wins against Georgetown, MSU (twice), OSU, and Michigan

Where does Gonzaga have 5 quality wins to match those?

 
#4
Ron
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 6:14 PM EDT

IU merchandising is up 31%.

Licensing Rights Could Hit $1 Million.

Good & Good. But Mr. Glass is ‘Open to Naming Rights’
for Assembly Hall.

Hate that idea.

 
#5
Debbie
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 6:51 PM EDT

Naming rights to raise revenue? I say yes. Go for it.

 
#6
Podunker
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:50 PM EDT

If Glass can get enough money, I say go ahead and sell the naming rights. Nobody ever remembers the sponsor’s name accept the TV announcers (which is the point). Everyone that matters will continue to refer to Assembly Hall as Assembly Hall. If Glass can convince some egomaniacal CEO to spend millions to have his/her company’s name associated with the building, then he should take the money and run, laughing all the way to the bank.

 
#7
Ron
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 7:58 PM EDT

Guess everything is for sale any more, but still hate the idea.

Zac Keefer, Indy Star had an intersting story in Sunday’s paper. “Living Up to the Hype” about Yogi and being ranked #1 at his position in the 4th grade. Sounds like his Dad did a good job re-directing him by pulling him out of AAU for a couple of years. Another guy, Walker was ranked #1 in the 8th grade. He playes for NM now as a reserve averaging 5-6 points game. He was billed as the next Lebron.

 


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