Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

The Folks In Alabama Want More Respect For Tide Basketball

The fact that Alabama (18-8, 10-2) isn’t ranked in either major poll is making news in the Heart of Dixie today.  The question is: Why?

In football, poll rankings matter at the very top.  Find yourself ranked #1 or #2 and you’ll get a chance to play for the BCS championship.  But in basketball, the major polls have no meaning.  Bupkes.

When this year’s tournament field is announced, grab a list of the latest basketball polls and compare teams’ rankings to their seedings.  They don’t often match up.  You may see a team ranked #13 land a #2 seed.  You may see a team ranked #15 get saddled with a #6 seed.  

The NCAA has been conducting “Here’s how we pick the field” mock selection scenarios for several seasons now.  They just completed one last week.  Ever heard anyone who’s gone through the process discuss the USA Today/Coaches’ Poll or the AP Poll?  Nope.  RPI rankings matter on Selection Sunday, polls do not.

For that reason, it’s probably wise for Anthony Grant to keep making comments like this one:  “We haven’t all year paid much attention to the rankings or anything else, other than just controlling the things that we can control.”

Good for him.  Fretting the views of pollsters would only be a waste of time.  You listening, Tide fans?



  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bertromavich Reibold, Roll Tide. Roll Tide said: The Folks In Alabama Want More Respect For Tide Basketball: But in basketball, the major polls have no meaning. … [...]

  2. cow man90 says:

    The Slave of the Husband

    Trying to find ahead to learning added from you afterward!…

  3. URL says:

    … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More: [...]

  4. Youlanda Goranson

    Thanks a lot jnvoss for sharing this with all of us you actually know what you are talking about! Bookmarked. Kindly also visit my web site =). We could have a link exchange agreement between us!

  5. Awesome website

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]…

  6. Websites we think you should visit

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]…

  7. Visitor recommendations

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]…

  8. check pr

    In between me and my husband we’ve owned far more MP3 gamers through the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (traditional & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of gamers.

  9. buy cheap electronics

    Superb details is often uncovered on this internet blog.

  10. Superb website

    [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]…

  11. Great website

    [...]we like to honor many other internet sites on the web, even if they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Under are some webpages worth checking out[...]…

  12. free seo service

    My spouse and that i are now delighted that Albert could perform his studies thanks to the tips he had by way of your website. It can be once in a while perplexing to just always be making a gift of ways which lots of people could have been offering. S…

  13. serwis HP says:

    Tempie Morrow

    Hey There dirotd. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will be sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  14. Wilmer Uram

    One thing djdioxs I would really like to say is before buying more laptop memory, check out the machine within which it would be installed. In the event the machine can be running Windows XP, for instance, the memory limit is 3.25GB. Putting in more th…

  15. marina north north jaya one residences

    to locate troubles to boost my site!I suppose its ok to create use of a handful of within your principles!!

  16. marina one springtide springtide residences penang

    My spouse and i are now delighted that Albert could perform his scientific studies thanks to the suggestions he had via your online page. It is actually from time to time perplexing to just normally be gifting away ways which many people might have bee…

  17. Maryjane Wigdor

    It’s really djdioxs a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad that you shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  18. kto dzwonil says:

    Youlanda Goranson

    whoah this blog is djdioxs wonderful i really like studying your posts. Stay up the great work! You understand, lots of persons are looking around for this information, you could help them greatly.

  19. Arzoo Coupons

    [...]very handful of websites that come about to be in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely worth checking out[...]

  20. Websites you should visit

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]…

  21. iUnlox – Official iPhone IMEI Factory Unlocking Service

    Do you want to unlock your iPhone 4s permanently with an official network unlock? Unlock any iPhone model running any release of baseband. Network iPhone unlocks are permanent, processed by Apple, completed in iTunes and do not ruin your warranty.

  22. lawyers says:


    [...]we came across a cool web page that you could appreciate. Take a appear if you want[...]

  23. … [Trackback]

    [...] Read More here: [...]

  24. pocket watch says:

    pocket watch

    [...]Here are several of the web pages we advise for our visitors[...]

  25. Websites we think you should visit

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]…

Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC