We’ve reached the factor with the Poll Attacks column, where readers alert me of ridiculous things they notice on ballots as if they are spies operating on my behalf. I recognize them. They’re doing God’s work — maximum lately past due Sunday when WBAL’s Chris Dachille tweeted his AP poll. I turned to alert quickly. The issue changed into that a Virginia fan observed that Dachille had Virginia ranked sixth in his poll, which is impossible to protect with any body-of-work or computer-primarily based argument. In truth, any frame-of-work or computer-based view must lead a person to rank Virginia No. 1, thinking that the Cavaliers are 23-2 with eight top-50 RPI wins and zero sub-55 losses or nine pinnacle-50 KenPom wins and zero sub-40 losses. Virginia has three pinnacle-50 RPI Avenue wins, or four pinnacle-50 KenPom road wins.
Virginia is ranked No. 1 within the RPI. And No. 1 at KenPom. And No. 1 in KPI. And No. 1 in the Massey Ratings. And I don’t consider the Cavaliers are decrease than No. 2 in any metric each person references, so I instructed you Sunday morning that Virginia deserved to be No. 1 even after Saturday night’s loss to Virginia Tech. And it is why the NCAA Tournament selection committee did the identical Sunday afternoon. And it’s why the AP electorate did the same Monday afternoon.
Fast-forward to Monday night and I’ve spent hours searching at ballots from this week and comparing them to votes from the closing week; I spent too much time doing all the things I commonly do to find out something flawlessly ridiculous in the functions of this column. Usually, it is quite simple. But this week, for something cause, it’s not. So I would like to express regret to Chris Dachille for breaking my promise because I ought to recognize this column on him ranking Virginia 6th — at the back of Michigan State, Cincinnati, Xavier Villanova, and Texas Tech.
(I’m sorry, Chris!)
If it improves things, remember that Dachille changed into not on my own. Longtime Indiana beat author Terry Hutchens additionally ranked Virginia 6th. And, again, there’s simply no manner of rationalizing that without admitting a recency bias. And the alternative questionable factor here is that both punished Virginia extra for dropping 61-60 in OT at domestic to a Virginia Tech crew. It is No. 39 at KenPom; they punished Villanova for losing 79-75 at home to a St. John’s group that’s No. Seventy-one at KenPom.
They think losing by one point in OT at domestic to Virginia Tech is worse than it’s miles to lose by four factors at domestic to St. John’s. But that’s no longer real, in step with any metric. And Villanova became a 16.5-factor preferred over St. John’s ultimate week even as Virginia became handiest, a 12-point favor over Virginia Tech. So it’s also no longer genuine, consistent with oddsmakers.
But approximately enough that. I do not want to make this approximately Dachille’s poll and Hutchens’ ballot a great deal, as I want human beings to consider that Virginia’s body of labor is notable. Yes, the Cavaliers lost Saturday. At home. To an unranked crew. I turned into just as amazed as you. But there’s still no way to properly rank five groups beforehand of Virginia on an AP poll. A warp in a door does not broaden overnight – it occurs gradually, so the sooner you word, the less complicated it’s miles to correct. The first signal may be the door no longer the ultimate well or the lock failing to paint.
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