3. Wake Forest
4. North Carolina
7. Michigan State
9. Notre Dame
Alright, here we go:
a Purdue team which has lost twice in the fucking Big 11 -- and, yes, D3, the conference is getting better, but it's still a few giant steps away from being a good conference -- with one of those losses coming to Penn State (a team that fucking sucks ass, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise; I watched the Gophs run them off the floor yesterday in stunning HD on the Big 11 Network) is ranked ahead of a 4-0 Big East team which has beaten two top 25 teams in the last 10 days;
an unbeaten Wake Forest team which just beat the formerly-invincible Carolina Tar Heels is somehow ranked behind a one-loss Duke team. Whose dick does the Deacon need to suck to get some love, man?;
Michigan State, who lost to UNC by 30 at home and to a gawd-awful Maryland squad, is ranked in the top 10. (And yes, I know they beat Texas. Texas has better wins than Michigan State and one more loss -- and no inexcusable losses, like that Maryland game for MSU. Texas should be ranked higher than Michigan State, is what I'm sayin'.);
[EDIT: I don't know what the fuck I was trying to prove here. I realize I kind of talked myself in a circle: Texas has better wins than MSU, but MSU beat Texas, so ... Anyway, I'll sum up: if Michigan State is the seventh-best team in the country, I'll shave my eyebrows.)
an Illinois team which has done next to nothing to merit a top 25 ranking, gets some dap for ... what, exactly? Oh, right. Because we don't want too many Big East teams in the Top 25. Like:
Louisville, which is nowhere to be found. Louisville - Illinois on a neutral court. Who you got? Yeah. I'll take the 'Ville and give ten points.
Mothers, don't let your sons grow up to be sportswriters.