We’ve reached the factor with the Poll Attacks column where readers clearly alert me of ridiculous things they notice on ballots as if they are spies out there operating on my behalf. Needless to say, 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 alerted quickly.
The issue changed into that a Virginia fan observed that Dachille had Virginia ranked sixth in his poll, that is impossible to protect with any body-of-work or computer-primarily based argument. In truth, any frame-of-work or computer-based argument must lead a person to rank Virginia No. 1 thinking about 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 3 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. Which is why I instructed you Sunday morning that Virginia nonetheless 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 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 ballots from the closing week, spent too much time doing all of the things I commonly do in an attempt to find out something flawlessly ridiculous for the functions of this column. Usually, it is quite simple. But this week, for something cause, it’s not. So I would really like to express regret to Chris Dachille for breaking my promise. Because I’m going to 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 makes things better, keep in mind 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 to rationalize 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 truly is No. 39 at KenPom than they punished Villanova for losing seventy nine-75 at home to a St. John’s group that’s No. Seventy one at KenPom. Their thought is that it is worse to lose by one point in OT at domestic to Virginia Tech than it’s miles to lose by 4 factors at domestic to St. John’s. But that’s no longer real, in step with any metric. And, for what it is worth, Villanova became a 16.5-factor preferred over St. John’s ultimate week even as Virginia became handiest a 12-point favored over Virginia Tech. So it’s also no longer genuine, consistent with oddsmakers.
But enough approximately that.
I do not want to make this approximately Dachille’s poll and Hutchens’ ballot as a great deal as I want human beings to take into account 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 rank 5 groups beforehand of Virginia on an AP poll proper now
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 actual signal may be the door no longer ultimate well, or the lock failing to paintings.
Doors made from badly pro-timber are mainly vulnerable to warping, even though once you’ve got corrected the warp it is not going to go back. However, in a few times, the warping is because of outdoor elements – together with a radiator sited too close to the door, or horrific ventilation. If you think that that is the case, take steps to address the outside problems or the warp may additionally recur.
If the warp isn’t too excessive, there are numerous approaches of forcing the door in opposition to the twist. Some of those, however, require the door to be saved shut and in lots of cases, this isn’t always handy.
If you can preserve the door shut, wedging it shut in opposition to the warp for a few days may additionally nicely show to be powerful.
To do that, look alongside the door to check the extent of the warp. Then, with the door just touching the doorstep, degree the gap between the door and forestall at the widest factor and cut a timber block barely larger than this hole.
Fit the block at the factor in which the door and prevent close, so that it touches the prevent at top and backside. If leaving the door close is not viable, you could both try altering the location of the hinge at the door body to absorb the twist (see diagram), otherwise, modify the doorstep. How you do that relies upon on whether or not you have got a forestall that’s a separate piece of wood nailed on (planted) or one reduce out of the wood of the door body itself (rebated). If you have a planted stop, near the door and cut a block of wooden slightly large than the widest hole.
Run the block down the edge of the door marking the forestall with a pencil.
Prise the forestall off. Loosen with an old chisel then shy away from the body along with your fingers.
Plane the stop then refit it flush with the door.
A rebated forestall forms a part of the door frame and can’t be removed. Instead, you need to add a shaped piece to the forestall to fill the space.
To do that, measure the period of the distance between the door and forestall. Then measure the width on the widest factor.
Cut a wedge to these dimensions (see diagram) and nail it to the forestall at the proper factor. Once the wedge is in the role, trim it again until you get an excellent suit.
The remedies above simplest paintings if the door has warped on the top or backside nook. If it has warped in the center you’ll reduce a curved wedge tapered at each end.
Another manner to address this problem, if you can remove the door, is to strive to lay it flat, supported on chairs, bowed aspect up. Place some heavy weights on top and depart it for a few days.