On Feb 26, 2:23 pm, FJR <f...
> Who was overlooked? I'd love to hear more about teams that aren't
> getting enough respect. I can't say that I'll agree but I'm always
> interested to hear other viewpoints.
Specifically, I think Dartmouth looked pretty good at Mardi Gras last
weekend and faired a bit better against Michigan than Texas (though we
were not at full strength). Emory, though not particularly deep, also
has the potential to match up with those listed. I'm also suprised
that Illinois didn't break the top 20 after a pretty good showing at
> The only major oddity I see in the rankings is that Berkeley should be
> a couple spots higher. They are 2-0 vs. UCLA and 1-0 vs. UBC. Plus,
> their only losses have been to Stanford and UCSB.
I agree. I guess missing Semi's at Pres Day probably hurt them in the
> Also, I only see 5 NW teams in the top 10. All of them are deserving
> (fyi, I'm not from the NW).
True. I mis-counted. Also, I was just pointing it out...I played
college in the NW, so the continued dominance is fine by me :). These
teams play eachother so much. It goes a long way to raise and maintain
the higher level of play.
> I think all four of the teams that got 1st place votes are good
> candidates for number one but I'm a bit surprised that UW has so many
> votes despite losing to Oregon at Bellingham. Maybe those voters think
> that UW will be the better team down the road but I think you've got
> to factor in regular season results, right?
> Wisconsin vs. UCSB for number one would be a much more intriguing
> debate if Bella Donna had won TiV. I'm sure that they will be in the
> mix come Memorial Day.
That's a good point, but looking at Vegas is tough this year what with
the crazy weather. Also, it was probably Wisco's first time playing
outside in quite a while.
Always happy to see a women's thread get a bump on RSD...