Monday, February 05, 2007

Don't Write Off the Season

The USF loss really hasn't hurt ND's perception nationwide. The boys in Blue and gold only dropped two spots in the coaches poll to 21st, although they did slide 7 spots in the AP. Nothing like a nice road win at DePaul to bring that up. In the Big East Power Poll, the Irish stayed rock steady:

1) Pittsburgh (14): 254 pts.
2) Marquette (2): 241 pts.
3) Georgetown: 217 pts.
4) Notre Dame: 190 pts.
5) West Virginia: 184 pts.
6) Villanova: 183 pts.
7) Louisville: 175 pts.
8) Syracuse: 143 pts.
9) Providence: 138 pts.
10) DePaul: 112 pts.
11) Connecticut: 87 pts.
12) St. John's: 76 pts.
13) Seton Hall: 69 pts.
14) South Florida: 58 pts.
15) Rutgers: 27 pts.
16) Cincinnati: 22 pts.

BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jerel McNeal, Marquette.
BIG EAST FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia.

There you have it, still in the Top 4. We're projected to get a bye in the BET, which would be huge. No one likes losing to bad teams, but it happens to everyone. Hell hasn't frozen over, just campus (high 3/low -7).

On tap tonight, a good'un from the Lone Star State. Texas takes on A&M in College Station at 9 on ESPN. Good showcase for Kevin Durant against Billy (Gillespie) the Kid and his very talented squad. The story of the Aggies is pretty good, going from doormats of the Big XII to the class of the nation in just a few short years. Enjoy the night and stay warm, wherever you are.


Anonymous said...

*doormat of the big 12

BlackandGreen said...

Ugh, can't think straight. Aggies got the W, though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making it very easy to keep up with the Irish basketball team this season - I check your blog every day and almost always find a new entry to enjoy. Thanks also for some pretty keen analysis.