New polls are out.
We started the season underrated but the boys are just too darn good and it didn’t last long. Last week, the Syracusan noted the conservative nature of pollsters. If you weren’t in their top 25 the previous week, you’re unlikely to debut at a very high level. Now that we’ve broken the seal on the top 25, apparently a big win and a narrow victory over minor teams is enough to keep us moving up. Last week we were ranked 16/20, now, without playing a quality game, we’re 13 and 16 in the AP and ESPN/USA Today polls.
This is good news come too early. The team is discovering out how good it is, but they need the pressure kept on them to continue to prove it. They so dominated Colgate that they lost their edge in the first half against Cornell. I’d rather be the underdog nipping at the heels of the big dogs, than to be the big dog with a target on my back, but I’m happy for the players to get some national love.