i agree that rankings shouldnt mean much but its simply not the case this year. we are under a ban from the ncaa. every week we need good media from being ranked. the longer and higher we are ranked, more random writers are going to comment on things and just hammer the ncaa for fun. it may be 2 late for a ncaa ban to turn around but its not to late for this school to get any good press possible after the last couple years. if we start the season on a little run, some 1 media wise will start the talking about is the best team not in the ncaas blah blha. we need that stuff this year. among many other reasons, its the difference between 13k in hartford for a prov type and 16k.