Simple answer. Because we're one weekend in to a baseball season, the people voting in the polls don't care yet since there is insufficient evidence to worry about it, and thus we shouldn't be worrying about it either.
Nope... NCAA/D1Baseball.com as well.I guarantee you that baseball america will be the only poll to have us unranked.
Nope... NCAA/D1Baseball.com as well.
>>Kendall Rogers: Frankly, we hated to leave UConn out. They were in our Next 10, and clearly are a Top 25 caliber club.. However, it would be foolish to drop our a preseason ranked team who actually took care of business over the weekend. Poll mechanics were not UConn's friends this weekend.<<
When you picture the college baseball establishment, picture some guy in a straw hat, sipping a mint julep on a veranda somewhere just off the Ole Miss campus.BusinessLawyer, you are 100% right when you say the polls do not matter a lick this early in the season, and if we keep playing well the rankings will follow after a meaningful amount of games have been played.
That having been said - the stupid, asinine logic trail that voters like this moron Kendall Rogers follow here drives me crazy. "It would be foolish to drop out a preseason ranked team who actually took care of business over the weekend." Oh, you mean because they played against inferior-caliber opponents? Sure, a few of them didn't - the MLB Collegiate Baseball Invitational participants Vanderbilt, Cal-State Fullerton and TCU obviously played tough opponents. But the majority of them? No.
Funny how in college basketball when a team comes out of nowhere and beats ranked opponents to win a pre-season tournament they get ranked, no matter what the other pre-season ranked teams did during that same time period. Why? Because they proved ON THE COURT that they were better than their pre-season prognostication.
We just did the same thing... playing arguably the toughest opening weekend in college baseball, without our best pitcher, and winning the series, including the rubber game in CONVINCING FASHION... and this jag off's reasoning essentially is "it is foolish to rank this team (UConn) that just proved to be significantly better than I thought they were because my pre-season rankings based upon my own conjecture (fantasies) should always carry more weight than, you know, the ACTUAL GAMES PLAYED.
Sorry, but that is just ASININE... but also oh so typical of so many of these voters who have oversized egos and need constant validation.