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  Saturday, October 29, 2005

BX News and Notes for the 2005-2006 Season
By Drew Barnette

-The href=/profile//> preseason href=/profile//> coaches’ href=/profile//> poll href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> out, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> probable href=/profile//> inaccuracy href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> #2 href=/profile//> ranked href=/profile//> Connecticut. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> freshman href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> A.J. href=/profile//> Price href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> entire href=/profile//> year, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> Marcus href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> mid href=/profile//> December href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> punishments href=/profile//> handed href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> university href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> attempting href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> sell href=/profile//> stolen href=/profile//> laptop href=/profile//> computers href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> summer. href=/profile//> Many href=/profile//> voters href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> voted href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Huskies href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> pending href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> available. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> don’t href=/profile//> see href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> remaining href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> #2 href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> length href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season.

Another href=/profile//> probable href=/profile//> inaccuracy href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fact href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> preseason href=/profile//> poll. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> inaccurate href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> law. href=/profile//> Every href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> compare href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> preseason href=/profile//> poll href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> poll, href=/profile//> you’ll href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> times href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> poor href=/profile//> indicator href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> up. href=/profile//>



-On href=/profile//> November href=/profile//> 6th, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> upcoming href=/profile//> Sunday, href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> posting href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> call href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> preseason href=/profile//> media href=/profile//> bracket. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> simplistic, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> helpful href=/profile//> starting href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Bracket href=/profile//> Express. href=/profile//> By href=/profile//> then, href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> conferences href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> media href=/profile//> day. href=/profile//> All href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> projected href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> champions href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> whichever href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> picked href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> media href=/profile//> day. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> selecting href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> larges href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> seeding href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> determined href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> coaches’ href=/profile//> poll, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> simply href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> coaches' href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> received href=/profile//> votes href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> figure href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> seeded href=/profile//> where.

The href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> create href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> frame href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> reference href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> hypothesize href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> March. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> brackets href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> post href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> checkpoint href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> anything href=/profile//> else. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> aren’t href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> prediction href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> indication href=/profile//> of: href=/profile//> a) href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> releasing href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bracket href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> day, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> b) href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> importance href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> whatever href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> presently href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> reason href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> use href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> coaches’ href=/profile//> poll href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> exclusively href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> brackets href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> gage href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NABC href=/profile//> rankings. href=/profile//> Although href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> coaches’ href=/profile//> poll href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> submitted href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NABC href=/profile//> ranking, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> similar, href=/profile//> are. href=/profile//> Both href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> voting href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> each href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 31 href=/profile//> conferences. href=/profile//> Although href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> NABC href=/profile//> polls href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> available href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> public, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> coaches’ href=/profile//> poll href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> gage href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> similar href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> make href=/profile//> up.

On href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> Sunday href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> November href=/profile//> 6th href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Selection href=/profile//> Sunday href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> March href=/profile//> 12th, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> bracket href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> posted. href=/profile//> There href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> eleven href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> when href=/profile//> seeding href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> (you href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> read href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> clicking href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> link href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Bracket href=/profile//> Express href=/profile//> main href=/profile//> page), href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> phasing href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> eleven href=/profile//> things href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weekly href=/profile//> bracket href=/profile//> projections href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> begin href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> practical. href=/profile//> Everyone href=/profile//> knows href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> looks href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> that, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> RPI href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> practical href=/profile//> tool href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> ten href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> inaccurate href=/profile//> until href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> point. href=/profile//> By href=/profile//> January href=/profile//> I’ll href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> actual href=/profile//> data href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> criteria href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> committee href=/profile//> uses href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> my href=/profile//> projections. href=/profile//> Until href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> available href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> me href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> hypothesizing href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> what href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> think href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> data href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> becomes href=/profile//> practical href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> use. href=/profile//>

Most href=/profile//> importantly, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> brackets href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> shouldn’t href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> seriously. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> said href=/profile//> earlier href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> merely href=/profile//> starting href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> check href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> aren’t href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> intended href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> predictor href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> future, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> indicator href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> present href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> emphasis href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> importance href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> whatever href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> time. href=/profile//>



-I href=/profile//> intend href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> conference href=/profile//> previews href=/profile//> completed href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> November href=/profile//> 8th, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> official href=/profile//> kickoff href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> year’s href=/profile//> college href=/profile//> basketball href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Coaches href=/profile//> vs href=/profile//> Cancer href=/profile//> Classic. href=/profile//> Exhibition href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> before href=/profile//> that, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> count href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> considered href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> way href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> selection href=/profile//> committee. href=/profile//> href=/profile//>



-Please href=/profile//> remember href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> turn href=/profile//> your href=/profile//> clocks href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> :)

 
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