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Local Hoops Poll Week 12: Additional Pithy Comments

Yeah, they're outdated. I don't care.

1. Georgetown

If they beat Pitt on Saturday, you might as well crown them Atlantic Eleven champs. (Glenn Arnold)

Can't see them dropping from the top spot anytime soon. (Atlantic 11 jinx commences in 3...2...1...) (Eric Swensen)

Georgetown closes out the season with games against Syracuse and Connecticut. And this season, that's actually a good thing. (Bryce Onaran)

This week's Hoya fan complaint: Gary Williams gets more attention for complaining about doubters and critics than Hoya fans. (Jason Anderson)

If any NBA scouts read this, Jeff Green is a terrible player who won't do anything in the league without another year of Georgetown basketball under his belt. (Please.) (Paul Campbell)

I didn't get to see the game [against Villanova], but would like to share these comments about Jeff Green from the Patriot News. "Green may have also made himself a ton of money yesterday on national television. His ball fake from the arc, then a cool, collected step-in for the 15-footer that found all net was only the cherry atop a millionaire sundae. The 6-8 junior from Hyattsville, Md., looked like Lotteryville all day." Wow. (Josh Frank)

Working on that second hundred years nicely. (Dave Richardson)

I'd rank them 12th overall nationally. (Jason Hocker)

OK, I'm not bad mouthing them anymore until they bag out in the second round of the NCAAs. (Jamie Paquette)

No. 2 Virginia

Not bad, considering their best post players might be their coach and AD. (Eric Swensen)

Looking for anyone in the frontcourt who can score. Where's Travis Watson? (Rich Arnold)

There were probably more future pros on the court in the Oak Hill - Montrose Christian game at JPJ Arena than there were in the Virginia-FSU game. (Markus Videnieks)

They keep winning and Leitao keeps screaming. If he loses his voice they are done. (Brock Pierson)

Loser of upcoming rematch with Virginia Tech pays for Metro extension to Dulles. (Matt Bonesteel)

Playing Longwood at this point in your season should count as an automatic loss. (Jason Anderson)

Beat Longwood, which is #1 on my list of things said before I say "that's what she said" (canned laughter). (Ed Lee)

No. 3 Virginia Tech

However, the best college basketball team in Virginia remains the 25-2 Mary Washington women.

I go to college full-time at one of the major Virginia schools, and I STILL have absolutely no idea where Blacksburg is. (Gavin Weiss)

Warning: Playing on Tobacco Road can lead to emphysema, low birth weight, and 25 point losses to last-place teams. (Jamie Paquette)

Fun Fact: Seth Greenberg was the true inspiration behind Britney's head-shaving. (Glenn Arnold)

I'd rank them 22nd overall nationally. (Jason Hocker)

Tech beat #4 UNC in Chapel Hill, then were thrashed by NC State away. Using the transitive property, we see that Maryland's convincing win at NC State means that Maryland will crush the Tar Heels at Comcast. Who's with me? (Jason Anderson)

Tech has beaten UNC twice on the year! Tech has lost to NC State twice on the year! Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk but lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it, that does not make sense! (Paul Campbell, I assume this makes sense)

So by transitive theory, NC state > VA tech > UNC. For some reason the standings don't reflect this. (Ed Lee)

No. 4 Maryland

But if the Terrapins actually get an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, what will Gary Williams have to complain about? (Sean McLernon)

Announcers for Raycom/Lincoln Financial on Will Bowers: "He just takes up space." (Adam Lewis)

Terps playing themselves off NCAA tournament bubble, on to embarassing first-round loss to third-place team from the Missouri Valley. (Matt Bonesteel)

I'd rank them 25th overall nationally. (Jason Hocker)

Now that the Terps are hot can local TV sportscasters please stop referring to them as the Maryland Men. Go with just Maryland or Terps. Thanks. (Scott Jackson)

Maybe this will shut up the Terrapin faithful who are ready to tar and feather the only coach to bring a championship to College Park. (Dave Richardson. Not counting Brenda Frese, I guess)

Does anyone else notice that Eric Hayes looks like a garden gnome? (Ian Oland)

Clemson fans pulling out the "Darryl, Darryl" chant for Strawberry's kid overlooks the startling similarities between the Tigers season and Darryl's career. (Jamie Paquette)

Maybe this "rope-a-dope" strategy will actually work. (Matt Mandel)

As usual, it took them long enough. But this year it didn't take them too long. (J Tannenwald)

No. 5 Old Dominion

Still thinking the committee will look at ODU's loss to James Madison, even if ODU wins the CAA, and say, "No way in hell does this team go in." (Dustin Dopirak)

What are the odds of JTIII granting ODU a rematch in the Atlantic 11 championship game? (Bryce Onaran)

The hottest team in the region that doesn't have obnoxious fans b!tching about their ranking in the comments. (Jamie Paquette)

The question is what seed are they in the bracket, higher or lower then VCU. (Marc Gallant)

Victory at Toledo was dampened by the fact that they had to go to Toledo. (Markus Videnieks)

After beating Hofstra pretty easily and then winning at Toledo, ODU has a tough game at IBC Tech. Yes, the root beer jokes will continue until I run out. (Jason Anderson)

Blaine Taylor hired Larry Krystkowiak, who hired Wayne Tinkle. Ha! I said Tinkle. (David Larimer)

No. 6 VCU

From on the cusp of my Local No. 2 to my Local No. 6 in about two weeks. It's hard out there for a mid-major. (David Larimer)

When I took Bradley to the Final Four in College Hoops 2K6, I also beat VCU. The prophecy is still in play. (Josh Frank)

Losing to Bradley broke Rule #1: Never lose to a school that sounds like it's simply someone's last name (see also: Campbell, Wagner, Furman, etc.) (Glenn Arnold)

Loss to Bradley pretty much guarantees CAA will be one bid league this year. (Jon Lauder, with whom I ardently disagree)

Recent play has them very close to being edged out of my U.S. Commonwealth Top 10 poll that comprises teams from Massachusetts, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Virginia. (Jamie Paquette)

No. 7 George Washington

RIght about here is where the NIT teams start... (Sean Perkins)

Far be it from me to point out the correlation between GW's losses and the silence from Karl Hobbs. Maybe this video will cheer him up. (Chris Olson)

The A-10 being left out of Bracket Busters meant that GW lost out on a chance to get killed by an MVC team. (Jamie Paquette)

Buff and Blue? Well, they're one of them. (Glenn Arnold)

No. 8 George Mason

Ugh. (Jason Anderson)

Ranking No. 8 might be the worst part of my week. If you think that speaks well of my week, you're reading the wrong blog. (David Larimer)

Why bother really? (Brock Pierson

Will last year's final four run be enough for a trip to the NIT? (Scott Jackson)

Last year, Patriots played baseball in practice during Final Four run. This year's switch to field hockey not looking too smart. (Matt Bonesteel)

In hopes of following precedent and staying fresh in the minds of the selection committee, Jordan Carter is planning on punching an opponent "down there" this week, thus drawing a team-uniting suspension. (Markus Videnieks)

Thanks for the memories. (Ira Weintraub)

Their loss in the Brackbusters completely ruined my bracket. Damnit. (Andrew Alberg)

Homecoming theme of Green and Gold Never Fold, apparently didn't apply to basketball team. (Marc Gallant)

Aren't you supposed to schedule a weak team for your homecoming game? Oh. I see. (Glenn Arnold)

No. 9 Loyola

Loyola puts up 95 and wins two without Gerald Brown - Holy Ewing Theory, Batman! (Jamie Paquette)

Only in this poll could a team move up because they beat Rider, a school Jersey kids go to as the last stop before trade school. (Adam Lewis)

Has anybody else noticed that former Maryland reserve center Hassan Fofanna has taken his benchwarming skills to the Greyhounds? (Sean McLernon)

No. 10 William & Mary

First Fairfield sweeps Loyola and then they beat William and Mary? That team is a bog poll wrecking crew. (Jon Lauder)

What is it about Fairfield that vexes the Local 11? (Adam Lewis)

Can I give my #7 vote to Fairfield? (Jason Anderson)

W&M (RPI 185) loses to Fairfield (RPI 196) in BracketBusters. Instead of watching, tournament selection committee bides time by thinking of ways to infuriate Gary Williams. (Matt Bonesteel)

With upcoming game against ODU in the season's final game, the Tribe hopes to bolster its chances of making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. Wait, sorry, there's a smudge on my ballot. Make that CAA Tournament. My bad. (Bryce Onaran)

No. 11 Towson

It's sad I can fill out a top 10 "local" poll before I even see my alma mater on the RPI lists (ACC "power" Miami). (Josh Frank)

Seriously next year can we just vote for eight teams? (Jon Lauder)

Also Receiving Comments

American: Just here to avoid a Govt. watch-list. Who says I'm un-American? (Robert Lintott)

American: Their best shot is to make a run at the Patriot League tournment and then lose to Holy Cross in the finals like they do every year. (Kevin O'Connor)

Coppin State Women: They won a tough one on the road in Greensboro against North Carolina A&T. (Gary Digital Williams)

Hampton: 8-6 in conference makes them more important than the dueling .500 teams in the CAA. (Markus Videnieks)

Navy: Since they don't really have much else to play for, I'm offering my #10 spot in next week's poll to the winner of this week's Navy-American collision in Annapolis. (Jamie Paquette, and that would be AU)

Richmond: I'd rank them 280th overall. (Jason Hocker)

By Dan Steinberg  |  February 23, 2007; 4:51 PM ET
Categories:  College Basketball  
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Comments

I do believe Mr. Campbell was using the Chewbacca defense.

Posted by: sitruc | February 23, 2007 5:21 PM | Report abuse

good week for the comments which are still "a little too clever for real people".

Posted by: jamie | February 23, 2007 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Pithy comments are never out of date.

Posted by: Marc aka MDG | February 23, 2007 9:02 PM | Report abuse

Dan,

Ardently disagree? Really ardently? ODU has a marquee win (G-town) but a loss to JMU and losses to fellow bubble dwellers Clemson and Winthrop (and even Marist). VCU just beats bad teams and good bad teams but not good good teams and they lost at home to the 4th best team in the MVC (not to mention a loss at Toledo and to Xavier - another bubble team). Disagree all you want but I strenuously object to your use of ardently!

Posted by: Jon | February 23, 2007 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Hey Dan, you didn't attribute the comment on the now 26-2 and CAC Tournament Champion Mary Washington Eagle to me.

Given your impending fatherhood I'll forgive the oversight.

Posted by: Dave Richardson | February 25, 2007 9:49 AM | Report abuse

It kind of pisses me off that Jamie Paquette gets to do the Georgetown NCAA preview on Deadspin rather than someone who actually knows something about the team.

Posted by: Chris | February 26, 2007 9:00 AM | Report abuse

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