Moving on up--polls

Discussion in 'Men's Gator Sports!' started by IowaGator, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. IowaGator
    Offline

    IowaGator Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,718
    Likes Received:
    479
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    Iowa City--native of Palatka
    Ratings Received:
    +1,207
    Up to 4 in both BA and Perfect Game. Ahead of f$u in both.
  2. GatorStang
    Offline

    GatorStang GC Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,263
    Likes Received:
    507
    Trophy Points:
    228
    Location:
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +2,438
    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!
    • Like Like x 3
  3. deathroll
    Offline

    deathroll All American

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,613
    Likes Received:
    400
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,600
    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?
  4. The_Graygator
    Offline

    The_Graygator GC Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Messages:
    37,199
    Likes Received:
    1,713
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings Received:
    +8,149

    Rape-su also lost 2 out of 3 at home to UVA this weekend too.
    • Funny Funny x 1
  5. deathroll
    Offline

    deathroll All American

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,613
    Likes Received:
    400
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,600
  6. deathroll
    Offline

    deathroll All American

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    4,613
    Likes Received:
    400
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    St. Petersburg, FL
    Ratings Received:
    +1,600
    7-5 since we beat 'em the last time. That's 7-6 in their last 13.
    • Informative Informative x 1
  7. IowaGator
    Offline

    IowaGator Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,718
    Likes Received:
    479
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    Iowa City--native of Palatka
    Ratings Received:
    +1,207
    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!
  8. gtj31
    Offline

    gtj31 All SEC

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8,981
    Likes Received:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom
    Ratings Received:
    +950
    The pollsters do ignore midweek losses to weak teams but strangely reward you for victories against strong teams.
  9. WESGATORS
    Offline

    WESGATORS Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    22,131
    Likes Received:
    856
    Trophy Points:
    748
    Ratings Received:
    +3,963
    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!
    ,WESGATORS
  10. dadx4
    Offline

    dadx4 GC Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    29,667
    Likes Received:
    1,236
    Trophy Points:
    703
    Location:
    Gainesville, Fl
    Ratings Received:
    +4,935
    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
    • Agree Agree x 3
  11. gtj31
    Offline

    gtj31 All SEC

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    8,981
    Likes Received:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom
    Ratings Received:
    +950
    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.

Share This Page