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Local Hoops Poll Week Seven: Additional Pithy Comments

Because all my voters have been pouring out their unrequited pithiness for several weeks, here are the honorable mention pithy comments from this week's poll. I guess all the shots at UVA aren't super applicable after last night, so I'll leave those out. And to justify this usage of Bog space and manpower, all you yucksters better come on here and comment.

1. Virginia Tech

Really. (Jon Lauder)

You beat Carolina and Duke in the same week, you get to be the new local #1. Plus, Deron Washington's hair is awesome. (Gheorghe The Blog)

Dick Vitale's head explodes as Hokies follow win at Duke with upset of North Carolina. Virginia Tech now 5-0 against teams in the state of North Carolina. Seth Greenberg left messages with Davidson, Elon and Guilford last week to see if they have any open dates left this season. (Bill Fitzgerald)

The backwards school year continues. After Maryland (basketball school) beat Florida State and Miami in football, Virginia Tech (football school) has earned wins over Duke and North Carolina en route to the top spot in the "area." (Ira Weintraub)

Tech is leading the charge in the Revenge of RoVa. Beltway-types shrug. (Ted Gotsch)


Love the lady in the front row. (Steve Helber - Associated Press)

Beating Duke and UNC in a 7 day span is the most exciting week at VA Tech until National Engineers Week 2007 (February 18-24).

Peaking in January is never a good idea. Do those idiots jingle their keys after big dunks cuz it's a "key" play? God I hate the Hokies. (An excessively bitter Ed Lee)

Woulda been a shoo in for #1, but Bog poll voter Andy Rooney had 'no clue as to who the Hokies were or what game they were playing.' (Thigh Master)

I keep hearing about how Virginia Tech beat the no. 1 team over the weekend. Which is funny, because I know Maryland's only weekend game was against Clemson. (Eric Swensen, major ups for repping the Bog.)

2. Maryland

The Terps were elated after upsetting Clemson, until they realized their win over Clemson was an upset. (Sean McLernon)

Miami isn't even an acceptable loss in football anymore. After Clemson loses three of their next five nobody will care about them again. (Jon Lauder)

You can't lose to a team that lost to Tony Kornheiser's alma mater (at home) and be number one in this prestigious poll. (Josh Frank)

The '72 Dolphins finally exhaled after Maryland knocked off previously undefeated Clemson. (Chris Olson)

Am I the only one who thinks that 7-1 Will Bowers can't dunk? (Matt Mandel)

3. Georgetown

Someone tell Jeff Green it's OK to show up for two games in a row. (GTB)

JTIII presents plan to Georgetown administration that requests a "surge" of additional scholarships. (Bill Fitzgerald)

You heard it here first: One and done. (Matt Mandel, someone from G'town's SID office, put this on the bulletin board.)

Remember when Georgetown was in the preseason top 10 and mentioned as a final four contender? (Frank Dale, and use this one, too.)

It sure would be interesting to see them play Maryland. Or GW. Or any other half-decent team in this poll. (Andrew Alberg, and you forgot, they played ODU.)

If they can survive the stench, the Hoyas' should conclude this week's New Jersey road swing with a winning record in Big East play. (Sean McLernon)

4. George Washington

Beat bad teams (Marshall, The Bonnies), lose to pretty good teams (UMASS). It's Karl Hobbs basketball. (Jon Lauder)

Colonials rebound from a loss at UMass by beating St. Bonaventure, which is named for a 13th century theologian nicknamed Doctor Seraphicus by his contemporaries for his heavenly three-point shooting touch. (Bill Fitzgerald)


Honorable mention to the GW women. (Preston Keres - The Washington Post)

Overrated. (Matt Mandel, doing his best to fire up every local team.)

Is it possible to be overrated in a poll that no one regards that highly to begin with? (Steve Argeris. Ouch.)

5. VCU

Only 5 days to the clash of the ACC-lite Titans at VCU. (Marc Gallant)

Alright, alright, I'm on the Bill Fitzgerald VCU Bandwagon now. (Glenn Arnold, that's sweet)

Won 12 out of 13, with the only loss coming to a team from North Carolina in the RPI top 10 (Appalachian State, naturally). (Eric Swensen)

6. Old Dominion

The win over Drexel may end up being bigger for them than the win over Georgetown. (Jamie Paquette)

Took Drexel to school by watching episodes of the early 90s Dabney Coleman Fox $hit-com, 'Drexell's Class' (ThighMaster)

OMG the monarchs BEAT the DRAGONS. its like a fairytale come to life. (Ed Lee)

7. Virginia

Sean Singletary's initials are SS. That made me think of this comedy bit, pure genius if you're a history dork. At least Boris can watch it. (Chris Olson)

Just because you have two very good guards, does not mean you're a very good team (see also: Curtis Staples and Harold Dean). (Markus V)

Now 1-26 against #1 ranked teams. Note to self: bet the farm and all the ant farms in the world on the #1 ranked team the next time they play the Cavs. Note to self 2: sell Alien Ant Farm CD on half.com. (ThighMaster)

As they drop in the polls, so do their collars. I hope. (Andrew Alberg)

Virginia angling for NIT home game with last week's "quality losses." (Eric Swensen)

N-I-T! N-I-T! N-I-T! (Jon Lauder)

At least they have the lacrosse season to look forward too. (Marc Gallant)

Is there any football/basketball program in America that exudes mediocrity more than UVA? No wonder they didn't want Tech to join the ACC. (Nathan Fennessy, jeez, the gloves are off here.)

8. George Mason

Jim Larranaga finally finishes returning all his messages from last March, decides to start coaching again. (Bill Fitzgerald)

Just when I was getting ready to delete their scores from my Firefox start-up page... (Glenn Arnold)

9. William & Mary

You're sure you want us to pick 10 teams? (Ted Gotsch)

Loss to UD was horrific, BUT hang on to the ninth spot because there aren't many teams in the area with winning records right now, and they did win at Goo Moo. (Jon Lauder)

Loss at 0-5 Delaware was not pretty. If all the other teams in the area didn't suck this year, they would certainly have dropped out of the poll this week. (Nathan Fennessy)

Thanks to the Poll, I am actually interested in W&M basketball. (Andrew Wiseman)

10. Loyola

Greyhound jokes. Lots of 'em.

11. Navy

Their strength of schedule is 332, which means only four schools are below them: ITT Tech, University of Phoenix, DeVry, and Tommy Emanski's AAU team. (Glenn Arnold)

ARV

Towson: Towson can lose every game this year but will continue to get my last place vote due to Gary Neal. (Ajay Vellore).

UMES: A MEAC team playing on ESPN2 automatically gets votes. (Harrison Goodman)

Coppin State: This is for the women's team!!! Can I PLEASE get a vote for Coppin's Women's team? They have won 35 straight MEAC games! (Gary Digital Williams, sorry Gary, didn't see this at first.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  January 17, 2007; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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