I must admit, I bought this mag. my bad. I looked at several others college basketball magazines and wasn't satisfied with them and then time got away from me and I had to make a quick decision and forgot what they all said (one of the privileges of growing old!) and bought this one. yea, I was surprised at; UCONN's ranking in the 30's, no mention of our backcourt as being one of the better ones in the country, and the frontcourt wasn't even mentioned either. It's not like this years teams is made up of all newcomers and greenhorns, but for crying out loud, they should have at least been in the arguments.
Ryan Boatright, Amida Brimah weren't even mentioned as one of the better players at their positions. Daniel Hamilton is called out and a small blurb about Rodney Purvis as one of the better transfers is the only other mention our players got. While I'm on my rant, the tournament wasn't even mentioned nor was there even an article of UCONN winning the national championship. If you're considering buying this magazine, don't.
Their top 50 rankings are nothing but a beauty/popularity pageant. The same names mentioned at the top year after year and what do they do when it counts, lose in the first round (my shout out to Puke). It's like these sports writers don't do their homework (who liked doing homework, it takes work and sacrifice!) they see and listen what everyone else is doing and they do the same thing.
I understand we lost a lot from last years team, but so did alot of others which doesn't explain why a team like Florida, which lost alot from last year is ranked in the top 15 with practically a new team. This isn't rocket science for sure, these polls are built on alot of guess work and potential, but it's not like we got a bunch of scrubs coming in this new year and UCONN is an unexperienced team, we did win the NC last year!
I'll admit, I get frustrated but at the same time, I loved the final results. Last year, beating Kentucky was fantastic, we were a major underdog (just like the '99 season) and all the hype Kentucky was getting like there was no way they were going to lose that game. We were a 7 seed (with some good wins) with no hype, Kentucky was an 8 seed with hype coming out their (insert your description here) and they lost! I think I read somewhere that of all the brackets that were filled out, only 1/10th of 1 percent picked UCONN to even make it to the final four. Yea, I'm a homer, I chose them!
Sorry about my essay, I apologize for my long winded rant.