Moving on up--polls

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    Up to 4 in both BA and Perfect Game. Ahead of f$u in both.
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    The boys are playing great ball right now. Love it any time we're ahead of FSU, especially since they were so big headed about being #1 for as long as they were. Suck it FSU and GO GATORS!
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    Whoa! Good thread. Didn't realize we'd still move up given our mid-week difficulties. More than that haven't been watching the nolies, they go on a slide or something?
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    Rape-su also lost 2 out of 3 at home to UVA this weekend too.
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    7-5 since we beat 'em the last time. That's 7-6 in their last 13.
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    Those doing the polls tend to look at weekenders more than mid-weeks. Plus in reality--what do we have 3 mid-week losses? Yes--last week was bad. But this team is doing very well!
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    The pollsters do ignore midweek losses to weak teams but strangely reward you for victories against strong teams.
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    Surely you are not considering FLORIDA when making that statement. FLORIDA was unranked prior to the first win over SWAC, and after going 1-2 in College Station, we were unranked again when we played them the following week. The next two times we beat them we followed those wins up with winning 3/3 at home against LSU (went from UR to #20) and 2/3 in Columbia (went from #25 to #18).

    Weekends will get more play overall because those are going to be the arms you are counting on more in the postseason.

    Go GATORS!
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    After the first few games had anyone told me we would be top 5 and in first place in the SEC, not only would I have told them they need to see a psych I would have probably lost a TON of money as well. Congrats guys to having the season you are having. :D
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    Not sure I follow. UF has historically never been punished for losing to FAMU type teams (UNF for example). Yet when UF beats the SWAC, it gets attention (in general though I am sure exceptions exist). Not sure why. If the loss doesn't count, the win shouldn't either. All a midweek win over the SWAC says is "Our number 4 is better than your number 4" and that will never be relevant as you say at the end of your post.

    It is possible the "reward" is less than I am postulating above perhaps due to my memory biasing certain events. In which case, I understand your point.

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