Top 25 watch (VCU ranked #21)

duncanlamb

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Somebody explain to me how florida gets back in the top 25 and FSU hasn't moved from 26 into the top 25. FSU smacked florida when they were #6 3 weeks ago.
 
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rammad90

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There was a wide berth between us an Colorado at 21. We received 426 votes, Colorado 290. By contrast, 17-19 received anywhere from 450-490 votes.
When we beat Purdue and either FSU or UTenn we will be top 12. I love the top 20 as originally they only listed the top 20.
 
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wow - dropped out of the top 25 (clearly expected after 2 losses this past week) now sit like 40th tied with U of R and behind Liberty - This early in season the national rankings still remain a little bit of a beauty contest but no sense to be behind Liberty and on par with U of R.
I am expecting the coaches poll to be a little more favorable to VCU (expect us to fall outside top 25) and would see us around 33-38
we need to run the table in December to start sniffing top 25 again
Go Rams
 

buckwheat

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now sit like 40th tied with U of R and behind Liberty - This early in season the national rankings still remain a little bit of a beauty contest but no sense to be behind Liberty and on par with U of R.
That is not how that works. We’re not “40th”, nor are we “behind” or “on par” with either of those teams. Just means a few teams received a few votes. Nothing more, nothing less.
 

Ramlove81

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That's life in mid-major land. One ranked team has lost two games by a total of 30 some points, we have lost two games by a total of 6 to a top 20 team and top 35 team that has been ranked and we fall of the edge of the earth. Of course if we had played a high school schedule like Liberty, we would be undefeated and have more votes. UR has a legit case for getting votes, they have some pretty decent wins and only loss to top 20 Auburn.
 

duncanlamb

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wow - dropped out of the top 25 (clearly expected after 2 losses this past week) now sit like 40th tied with U of R and behind Liberty - This early in season the national rankings still remain a little bit of a beauty contest but no sense to be behind Liberty and on par with U of R.
I am expecting the coaches poll to be a little more favorable to VCU (expect us to fall outside top 25) and would see us around 33-38
we need to run the table in December to start sniffing top 25 again
Go Rams

Kenpom: vcu moves up one from 38 to 37. Liberty 75 and the spiders at 78

Purdue 13, FSU 15, Tennessee 21
 

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Kenpom: vcu moves up one from 38 to 37. Liberty 75 and the spiders at 78

Purdue 13, FSU 15, Tennessee 21
Kenpom has some flaws when 4-3 Purdue is ranked ahead of 7-1 FSU who just beat them on a neutral court, but yes this puts our weekend losses in perspective. By kenpom's way of figuring we were supposed to lose those games. That we were in both to the very end actually has us moving up. I think looking at kenpom we probably deserve a few more votes than we got in the AP. Behind us now though. Just win the next one.