These pieces are usually more substantial, but as everyone is still kind of idling in the driveway, it's really hard to make internal combustion when you're just holding a can of gasoline and a bucket of screws. So, you get what you get at this point.
- In the media poll, Duke took home 19 first-place votes but Syracuse earned three. The Orange closed the gap in total points that the Devils had on Syracuse in the preseason media poll, inching closer to Duke after drubbing Siena and surviving against Albany.
- In the coaches poll, Syracuse earned seven first-place votes while Duke topped three ballots and North Carolina sat in the pole position on one run.
12 teams have yet to play a regular season game at this point, so there is little reason to pop a spring in your brain, knock over a liquor store in a rage-induced coma, and sit in the clink all because you think it's unfair that a few teams took some nasty tumbles from the preseason ballot to today's release. Of course, if you want to do that, I'm all for getting your name in the newspaper.
Below is an aggregation of both the coaches and media polls. I'm holding off on featuring computer-type rankings until we get a little deeper into the season.
In the media poll, Georgetown (25), Colgate (21), Villanova (11), Fairfield (9), Bryant (7), Rutgers (5), Bellarmine (4), Binghamton (3), Drexel (3), Canisius (2), and Marquette (2) also received votes. In the coaches poll, Villanova, Bucknell, Bryant, Colgate, Harvard, Georgetown, and Drexel received votes.