LSU #21 in new AP Poll

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  1. www.six3.us

    www.six3.us Freshman

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  2. TigerBait3

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    We are the same in Coaches poll.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/rankings
     
  3. USChater

    USChater Freshman

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    We should be in top 20. Thats BS.
     
  4. blindside517

    blindside517 Freshman

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    oh well we're flying under the radar...I think its better that way.
     
  5. JayB

    JayB Never Forget 31

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    These polls mean absolute jack ****! It's basketball brother.
     
  6. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    100% Agreed.

    It's us against the world baby!!!!!!!!

    #1 in the SEC, #21 in the USA...

    SO FREAKIN' WHAT!

    We're goin' to th' DANCE!!!!!!!!:thumb: :geauxtige
     
  7. BostonBengal

    BostonBengal Founding Member

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    Absolutely. In a sport where 64 teams make the championship tournament, whether you're ranked 21st or top 15 doesn't matter one bit.
     
  8. TGer'nLHornLand

    TGer'nLHornLand Founding Member

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    While I agree rankings mean less in basketball, are you really seriously saying that they mean nothing?

    I'd argue that the difference between being ranked 21 or 15 may make the difference of one or two seeding spots. That means something in the all important tourney. AND, rankings in basketball operate much in the same way as it does for football, in the subjective minds of both players, recruits and writers the ranking denotes a good program.

    Remember how Louisville started off the season in the top 5 or 10, and stayed there despite playing crappy basketball?

    If we want to build LSU back to a respectable basketball program, bring in recruits (outside of a 50 mile radius of Baton Rouge), get recognition next year in the preseason mags, AP poll, amongst the SEC coaches, and get the "talking heads" following us nationwide, I'd argue that rankings do matter.

    The first thing Brady bashers will say after we get this ranking is Brady "can't wait to lose" this ranking, or they'll just bash the team for not being ranked! :)

    So I'd say, yes, I don't care a whole hell of a lot about rankings going into the tournament, because then seedings, matchups and march madness will rule, but when it's all said and done, there is a positive influence to the program to be ranked... :geauxtige :bball: :champs:
     
  9. Hawker45

    Hawker45 Founding Member

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    Given only one 8 seed has ever won the tourney... and no 5 or 7 seed has ever won it... and only one 4 seed has won it... it's relatively important to be a three seed or better.


    Farthest Seeds Have Advanced in the Tournament
    Seed Round Teams (Year)
    No. 1 Champion Arkansas (1994), Connecticut (1999), Duke (1992, 2001), Georgetown (1984), Indiana (1987), Kentucky (1996), Maryland (2002), Michigan St. (2000), UNLV (1990), North Carolina (1982, 1993, 2005), UCLA (1995)
    No. 2 Champion Connecticut (2004), Duke (1991), Kentucky (1998), Louisville (1980), Louisville (1986), Michigan St. (1979)
    No. 3 Champion Indiana (1981), Michigan (1989), Syracuse (2003)
    No. 4 Champion Arizona (1997)
    No. 5 Title Game Florida (2000), Indiana (2002)
    No. 6 Champion Kansas (1988), No Carolina St (1983)
    No. 7 Final Four Virginia (1984)
    No. 8 Champion Villanova (1985)
    No. 9 Final Four Pennsylvania (1979)
    No. 10 Regional Finals Dayton (1984), Gonzaga (1999), LSU (1987), Providence (1997), St. John's (1979), Texas (1990), Temple (1991)
    No. 11 Final Four LSU (1986)
    No. 12 Regional Semifinals Arkansas (1996), Ball St (1990), DePaul (1986), Eastern Michigan (1991), George Washington (1993), Kentucky (1985), Missouri (2002), New Mexico St (1992), SW Missouri St (1999), Tulsa (1994), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2005), Wyoming (1987)
    No. 13 Regional Semifinals Oklahoma (1999), Richmond (1988), Valparaiso (1998)
    No. 14 Regional Semifinals Cleveland St (1986), Chattanooga (1997)
    No. 15 Second Round Coppin St (1997), Hampton (2001), Richmond (1991), Santa Clara (1993)
    No. 16 First Round A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed.
     
  10. BostonBengal

    BostonBengal Founding Member

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    Right...because trends definately can't be broken... :cool:

    I'm sure they were saying the same thing about an 8 seed before the 8 seed won the whole damn thing....
     

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