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UF not in top 25??

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by GratorGator, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. GratorGator

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    This surprised me. I'm not naive knowing we lost a couple key guys, but still I thought coach White and the team had transcended into the annual top 25 no matter who we had on the court. It's disappointing generally speaking...not in Coach White or the state of the program at all. I think we are in great hands and will definitely get into the top 20 this year.

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  2. gatordavisl

    gatordavisl GC Hall of Fame

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    We play MS St . . . ooops you meant to post this on the 'Net board. ;)
     
  3. denyken12

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    Thought we would be at least 15-20.
    Hudson coming back should of put us in top 20.. Win game 1 and we will be.
     
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  4. GratefulGator

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    I'm also scratching my head about our absence in the Top 25. But, I seem to remember that our 2007 team was also unranked before the season and we know how that worked out!
    Edit: It was the 2005-2006 team that started the season unranked and then went on to win the NCAA Championship. (Thanks, SJB612!)
     
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  5. ThePlayer

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    NO official rankings are out yet for 2018-19.
    These are just ESPN's opinions.
     
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  6. GatorPlanet

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    Sure, ESPN. LSU never disappoints when ranked in the preseason.
     
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  7. BLING

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    I don't see this as an issue, we didn't really end last season on the top 25. So I don't think it's much of a slight to not have us in the top 25 now.

    Now we do have a nice class coming in, Hudson back, more depth in the front-court (with hopefully better health). So I think we could certainly rise. But it's not like we don't have some lingering question marks. Look what happened last year, we were coming off the elite 8, had a little hype, then after the first few games (scoring 100+ points seemingly with ease) people were talking Final 4. Actually I sort of like going under the radar. Rather have momentum in March than in November.
     
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  8. themistocles

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    Yes, I'm with Bling. This team has some proven players, but mostly lots of unproven possibilities.
     
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  9. Gatorhead

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    Poster board material for the hoopsters.
    Like CMW said to a certain player - you ain;t done nothing yet!
     
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  10. SJB612

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    The team that started the season in 2007 was unranked and didn't even make the tournament. Pretty sure the 2006-2007 team was ranked #1 to start the season. The 2005-2006 team, however, was ranked somewhere in the 70s. I think that is the team you were referring to.
     
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  11. SeabudGator

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    I don't care and it might actually motivate the team. HOWEVER, I think leaving us out of the top 25 is idiotic. I believe AN getting minutes to replace Cheese will be huge. We have shooters and plenty of bigs. Most importantly, unlike many schools (FSU), we have a coach that will maximize our talent. Really think this team will make the tourney and likely sweet 16 (they will be significantly better by the end of the year). Admitted fan but would not say that many years - just think this team has many pieces that will work together well.
     
  12. VTGator

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    Bad for recruiting. Easy to imagine Calipari pointing this out to Scottie Lewis and say "We are number 1, they are not even in the top 25."
     
  13. GratefulGator

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    Yes, thanks for the correction on this! It was the first season the 04s won the Championship. Hopefully, this year's team does the same!
     
  14. BLING

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    By that logic, UF didn't end in the top 25 last year, so how did Lewis EVER consider us?

    It really means little. Rankings are fluid in basketball throughout the season. UK ended last year #17, we dropped out of the final poll. I'd hope Lewis is looking more big picture than an offseason poll.
     
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  15. missourigator

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    Who really gives a dam_! We can prove how good we are on the court. Have you seen our schedule? We win a couple of those big games, we will be up the polls soon enough.
     
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  16. gatorbogey

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    Earn your way to a ranking.

    With the playoff system/tourney, it really doesn’t matter.

    Just win enough to get a seed, and then win your tourney games. Simple.
     
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    I thought this sounded like good Eastern philosophy, or at least some good Karate Kid dialogue, so I added a few touches.
     
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  18. gatorbogey

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    That was damn funny.

    Really good editing, too!

    Watch out for the bouncing acorns!

    If CMW , or someone on staff reads these boards, he would be wise to adopt the seed/acorn analogy in the next presser!
     
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  19. jeffphillips21

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    Good thing with basketball is pre-season opinions matter very little, there'll be plenty of time to play our way into the top 25 or even top 10 if we play to potential.
     
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  20. manigordo

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    I'm kinda glad actually, and I would bet MW is not unhappy either.
    My projection is that the the OP is simply one year ahead of himself and that Gator BB under MW is going to get the benefit of the doubt (as opposed to doubt) after this season.

    We are in good hands and I would bet many hoops fans agree.
     
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