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zipsofakron
04-13-2009, 06:31 PM
After a sweep over Northwestern and a split with Missouri, Gopher baseball is back in the Baseball America top 25...at #25. Minnesota won four out of five (a 20-5 loss..ouch!) and currently sit at 20-10.

Northwestern sucks but it's nice to see the Gophers continue to get awesome starting pitching.

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MRJ
04-13-2009, 06:49 PM
Yeah, the Gophers are also ranked at #23 in the new Collegiate Baseball D1 Poll. Nice to see. The guys have two home games this week against UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday and South Dakota State on Wednesday before heading to Illinois for a big three-game set this weekend.

Hopefully the guys will continue their recent string of solid play and keep things rolling into the coming weeks!!!:)

Lincoln gopher
04-13-2009, 07:08 PM
Yeah, the Gophers are also ranked at #23 in the new Collegiate Baseball D1 Poll. Nice to see. The guys have two home games this week against UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday and South Dakota State on Wednesday before heading to Illinois for a big three-game set this weekend.

Hopefully the guys will continue their recent string of solid play and keep things rolling into the coming weeks!!!:)

Unranked in the other 4 polls. The only other Big 10 team ranked in any poll is OSU, they are ranked in one of the 6. TCU and Dallas Baptist ranked higher than the Gophers in several of the polls even though the Gophers were 5-1 against them. Rivals have the Gophers unranked but yet seated 2 in their mock regionals. The polls in colege baseball are interesting, at best. Huge weekend series against Illinois. Go Gophers.

MRJ
04-13-2009, 10:24 PM
Unranked in the other 4 polls. The only other Big 10 team ranked in any poll is OSU, they are ranked in one of the 6. TCU and Dallas Baptist ranked higher than the Gophers in several of the polls even though the Gophers were 5-1 against them. Rivals have the Gophers unranked but yet seated 2 in their mock regionals. The polls in colege baseball are interesting, at best. Huge weekend series against Illinois. Go Gophers.

Polls, at best, are an exercise in politicking. And this seems to be the case in almost all of the sports, regardless of whether it is football or water polo. Polls often get the top five or 10 teams correct, but count as popularity contests for the rest of the spots imo. Personally, I don't really care either way, ranked or not.

If nothing else, polls reflect a bit of the idea of bias.