80mins Posted April 21, 2008 Group: Member Topic Count: 0 Content Count: 2,363 Reputation: 0 Days Won: 0 Joined: 11/30/2005 Share Posted April 21, 2008 Someone, please, break it down for me. Speak slowly. Use small words, and repeat yourself if need be. Somehow, someway, can you PLEASE make me understandÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ HOW IN THE WORLD IS A 5-5 JHU LACROSSE TEAM THE #6 TEAM IN THE COUNTRY?! Or more specifically, how, in the past three weeks of being 3-5, 4-5, and now 5-5, has this team been ranked 15, 10, and now 6, repsectively? And donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look to the coaches to set things straight. The coaches poll has viewed them even more favorably. Understand that this is not a personal vendetta (although I am a little bitter that they just leapfrogged my alma mater). IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got nothing against Hopkins. But forget Notre Dame football or Duke basketball, THIS is the biggest case of ratings inflation IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve ever seen. What has caused this? True enough, the Blue Jays are the defending national champion. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got the #1 schedule in the nation. But herein lies the rub. When scheduling the nationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best, an additional charge is put before you: To win. And yet five times Ã¢â‚¬â€œ against Hofstra, Syracuse, UVA, Carolina, and Duke (all ranked, granted) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Jays failed to accomplish that task. Hopkins does have some quality wins tooÃ¢â‚¬â€over Princeton, Maryland, Navy, and my own UMBC Retrievers. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say, at this stage of the game (and only in this last week) IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d object to them being ranked. but #6, to me, is ridiculous.For those who are statheads and/or good at this type of thing, please, if there is such an example, point me to another team that, after 8 games, has a losing record and is still ranked. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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