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ESPNLunardi Joe Lunardi

My vote (1-16): 1-UK,2-OhioSt,3-Duke,4-Cuse,5-UNC,6-Ville,7-Wisc,8-Bama,9-Florida,10-KU,11-Mizzou,12-Baylor,13-Marq,14-UNLV,15-X,16-Mich.
about 1 hour ago
I'd guess we would be #6 or #7 but I dont get how Lundari doesnt think they we're are a top 10 let alone top 15 team?
 

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Right now they are immensely talented, as well as being young and inconsistent. And so you could place them almost anywhere in the top 25 and find reason to support your decision.

Depending upon your perspective, losing to UNCA could have been reason enough to move us down to around 12-15.

Depending upon your perspective, being taken into overtime by #20, on a neutral court could be reason enough to leave us alone, or move us down even more.

And I am anticipating that they will be a top 5 team by March/April.
 
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true i really could careless where they are ranked at this point. I think once guys like Drummond and Boatright get more experience, this team is going to be a monster. Right now they are figuring out kinks and whatnot, Boatright played well his first game and Uconn could have easily won against UCF with him in there. I just find it interesting Lunardi took such a reactionary approach in his ranking because we lost to UCF after being up 17 and defeating a great FSU team.
 

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Some have odd rankings and rational. I know unlv is a better team than usf but it's funny how UConn is "punished" for giving up a huge lead when UNC never really was in the lead.
 
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I know that I have to temper my enthusiasm because we are so
very young. Easier said than done. However I can see down the road (when the Maestro has a had
a chance to bang the troops into shape) we can be scary good.
 

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Do people care about Joe Lunardi's opinion? I thought he got paid to give us the NCAA selection committee's opinion?
 
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She likes me, she likes me not, Never know where the hell Lunardi is going.
 

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I wasn't attacking you, more attacking Lunardi and the fact that he isn't an analyst of the game. His opinion of what goes on on the court doesn't matter.
 
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I wasn't attacking you, more attacking Lunardi and the fact that he isn't an analyst of the game. His opinion of what goes on on the court doesn't matter.

I read Seth Davis's rankings and he had us at 14. I only bring it up because I think its interesting how the writers reacted.
 

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That's surprising, but I at least respect Seth Davis' opinion.

The whole point of my post was to point out how little I think of Lunardi's opinion. I don't blame you for posting it.
 

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Lunardi also has Pitt and Wisconsin in his Final Four, so needless to say pretty much anything he says ought to be taken with a handful of salt.
 
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Lunardi is dumb

with that being said, we should be somewhere between 5-15. Once we tighten up and Andre develops, we will be somewhere between 3-7, and by the Final Four we will be #1 when it counts.
 
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Some have odd rankings and rational. I know unlv is a better team than usf but it's funny how UConn is "punished" for giving up a huge lead when UNC never really was in the lead.
Plus UNC gave up 90 points I dont think thats very good
 

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6 of one... etc etc. i'm with the people who said we could be anywhere between 7 and 20. not because of where we started and how much we should drop based on 1 loss, but because i really do think we are about 12-13 right now based on development and talent.

as the season progresses, we'll surely have more losses, but by the time the BET starts, i think we'll be a legit top 6-7 team in the nation. by the end of the year, i think we have a great shot at the final 4 and a legit shot at the NC...
 
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Right now- who cares? 4th, 10th, 14th- it really means nothing.
 

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I know that I have to temper my enthusiasm because we are so
very young. Easier said than done. However I can see down the road (when the Maestro has a had
a chance to bang the troops into shape) we can be scary good.
Exactly. No one is improves his team more over the season.
 
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I know rankings make for interesting conversation, but it really doesn't matter at this point. UConn hasn't exactly been stellar this season, so I have no problem with wherever the pollsters decide to place them. Losing to Central Florida, so based on that, UConn deserves to take a hit. That said, I'm not concerned, because it's just a matter of time that this team puts it together. High basketball IQ + High level talent + HOF coach=success.
 
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do you think uconn isnt one of the best 15 teams in the country? i sure as hell believe they are so i couldnt care less about his rankings.
 
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ESPNLunardi Joe Lunardi

My vote (1-16): 1-UK,2-OhioSt,3-Duke,4-Cuse,5-UNC,6-Ville,7-Wisc,8-Bama,9-Florida,10-KU,11-Mizzou,12-Baylor,13-Marq,14-UNLV,15-X,16-Mich.
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I'd guess we would be #6 or #7 but I dont get how Lundari doesnt think they we're are a top 10 let alone top 15 team?

That's fine and for now I think he's right. While I think FSU is a solid team and more than likely a Top 25 our kids still have a lot to prove.
 
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Ranking us is difficult because of BB and AB. That's before and after Boatright. We didn't look dominant enough in the before games for a # 4 ranking IMO but let's not forget that the rankings are a crock in general. So now it's the new testament AB era and I think we are gonna be OK.
 
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