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castorinho
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Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
Never seen anything like it .

Good for these pollsters not sticking to their preseason crap after the big wins Michigan had last week.


TT9
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
It's well earned for sure. Howard is doing work in Ann Arbor.


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SprintFun
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
I love college basketball out of conference play - good to see them get rewarded for it.


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Jamohn
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
I'm all for wild fluctuations in early season polls. There is no logical reason to give more weight to preseason rankings than a small sample size seen on the court. Both are severely deficient, but at least one is based on real life rather than perception.


castorinho
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
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I'm all for wild fluctuations in early season polls. There is no logical reason to give more weight to preseason rankings than a small sample size seen on the court. Both are severely deficient, but at least one is based on real life rather than perception.
Yep


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Bucks2TigerFan
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
Be undefeated and beating 2 top 10 teams in 2 days should do that, especially since John Beilein didn't leave the cupboard bare when he left for the Cavs.

They were lower than they should have been and are now getting the respect they deserve.


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Rep520
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
Good. CBB allows you to demonstrate who deserves what ranking relatively quickly.

It's nice to see the on court results matter, and Michigan has had a very impressive OOC run.


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Bucks2TigerFan
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
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Never seen anything like it

According to MLive.com, Kansas was unranked to start the 1989-90 season but jumped to No. 4 after starting 4-0 with wins over three then-ranked teams, including Nos. 1 and 2, so it's happened at least once before.

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LSUGrad9295
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According to MLive.com, Kansas was unranked to start the 1989-90 season but jumped to No. 4 after starting 4-0 with wins over three then-ranked teams, including Nos. 1 and 2, so it's happened at least once before.



I believe one of those wins was at LSU.


Bucks2TigerFan
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
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I believe one of those wins was at LSU.


Yep, you are right, I looked it up, LSU was #2, UNLV was #1, and St. John's was #25 and Kansas beat them all in a six day period.


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maizegoblue
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
UM plays at #1 Louisville tomorrow night too. Could be quite a run.


BluegrassBelle
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
I’m not sure why they weren’t ranked to begin with, honestly. They’ve been consistently good the last few years.


cardswinagain
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
I'm honestly not to confident about this game. We have been feasting on cupcakes and once again showing mental lapses late in games, letting big leads collapse.


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504Voodoo
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
If they beat the Ville tomorrow then they should be #1


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High C
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
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I’m not sure why they weren’t ranked to begin with, honestly. They’ve been consistently good the last few years.


This. The pollsters should be pointing and laughing at themselves right now.


dlc83
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
UM was a Sweet Sixteen team last season and brought back lots of talent. It’s a mystery why they were not ranked in the pre season.


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sunnydaze
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
they have the best resume' in the country with wins over UNC and Gonzaga, one could argue they should be #1


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tWildcat
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
A few years ago Uconn(I believe) went from unranked all the way to number 9 after cruising through the Maui invitational.

Obviously not as big a jump as this.
This post was edited on 12/2 at 8:29 pm


maizegoblue
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
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According to MLive.com, Kansas was unranked to start the 1989-90 season but jumped to No. 4 after starting 4-0 with wins over three then-ranked teams, including Nos. 1 and 2, so it's happened at least once before.


As was pointed out ITT. Has any other team ever beat 3 top 8/10 teams in a week (exclude the NCAA tournament)?

I fully expect Louisville to beat UM at home. I will always remain bitter about what happened in the UM/UL Natty game.


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SprintFun
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re: Michigan basketball from unranked to #4
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I’m not sure why they weren’t ranked to begin with, honestly. They’ve been consistently good the last few years.
Couldn't have something to do with hiring a first time head coach.


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