What a strange, strange week. This week was loaded with upsets, lopsided victories, and many people left scratching their heads. It also makes a perfectly ordered top 20 poll nearly impossible
Usually, the top 20 teams are relatively easy to figure out, with some tough decisions around 20. Right now, it’s not clear at all. I was talking to one fellow voter about this difficult situation, and they summed it up nicely. You’re forced to rate volume of wins against strength of schedule.
Week 5, what have you done?! Sure, we all had a good feeling about UAlbany staying on top of the poll, but what about the Buckeyes and Tar Heels. Did anyone see that coming?
Last week was for upsets, and this week was for close games and relative stability. Most of my Top 20 teams won. Of those that did lose, most lost to other top 20 teams, with few exceptions. That actually made my personal rankings pretty easy for this poll from Week 4.
Welcome to the 2018 first edition of “Is This Poll Serious?!?!” Ryan Conwell has taken over these duties from Connor, but Ryan is still questioning decisions (sometimes his own!) and providing great insight into how an NCAA Media Pollster counts his eggs.
Jim Fenzel did a series of amazing lacrosse cartoons last season, and he wants to keep it going this year. In order to do this, he needs some funding, but instead of just asking you for money, he’s offering up a very trade, where you end up with an amazing collection of lacrosse mascots, which you can stick ANYWHERE!
It’s time for the NCAA National Championships! There’s no better way to look at the pairings than a mascot bracket.
It’s that time of the year that we’ve all been waiting for! We hit the mid-May mark and that means it’s time for the NCAA D1 playoffs. This season was basically a giant game of King of the Hill, which adds up to mean the selection process was going to be a fiasco. Well, it was. […]
There’s no explanation for what happened. The Tarheels came back from the dead and Fenzel is back to bless us with a visual.
Back at it again with the lacrosse cartoons, Jim Fenzel shows the reality of picking the Final Four right now.
We’ve got a BONUS D3 lacrosse cartoon this week from Jim Fenzel where certain mascots are falling from the sky and others are making like Fred Astair
Sometimes teams rumble on the field, and sometimes Jim Fenzel draws a cartoon of teams rumbling a la West Side Story. This is the latter.