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UK is #2 in the Only Poll You’ll Ever Need

 

For the third consecutive year, Rush the Court is generating a ‘BCS’ rating system for college basketball. PUT DOWN YOUR PITCHFORKS. They don’t want to replace the NCAA tournament with the Lehman Brothers of intercollegiate championships. Instead, RTC consolidates all of the major human and computer polls into one, easy to use chart. No more checking the Sagarin, Pomeroy, AP, RPI, LRMC and ESPN/ USA Today. Here are the three ground rules:

  1. We are following the BCS Football guidelines as closely as possible, but we replaced the Notre Dame rule with the Duke rule since they both have sketchy TV contracts (Notre Dame with NBC and Duke with ESPN).
  2. The AP and ESPN/USA Today polls are used as the human polls and RPI, Sagarin, Pomeroy, Massey, Colley, and LRMC as the computer polls. The human poll scores are calculated as a fraction (in decimal form) of the percentage of possible votes (1625 in the AP and 775 in the ESPN/USA Today respectively). Like the BCS we remove the highest and lowest computer rankings from a team’s overall computer ranking. The highest and lowest rankings are noted with green and red boxes. In the even that there were multiple similar highest or lowest scores we picked the first one in chart.
  3. We used the traditional BCS calculations for determining each team’s score weighing the two human polls and the combined computer poll average as 1/3 of a team’s total score each.

I’d lead this post with the image file of the chart, but that would spit in the face of innovation. So click here. Really.

Article written by Tyler Montell

30 Comments for UK is #2 in the Only Poll You’ll Ever Need



  1. Caliterry
    8:10 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Linkie no workie…



  2. BigBlueSkyDog
    8:10 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    U of LoL is getting their butts kicked. #LouisvilleWorst



  3. My Two Cents
    8:17 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Beat me to it, 2. Seriously… they are on pace to end with 44 points. We can score that in a half…



  4. Hal
    8:18 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    the only pole you’ll ever need? i’ve used that one at the bar before too



  5. Score The Ball
    8:21 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Providence is 11-6, 0-4 in the Big Least and has lost to such luminaries as Northern Iowa. And they’re beating the Dirty Birds by 25. Louisville is beyond pathetic



  6. Lovely
    8:21 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Poor little brother. We should send a condolence card.



  7. UK's RPI rating
    8:29 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Little Brother, you’re killing me!



  8. Johnny Winter
    8:31 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Rick Pitino is beginning to make me look tanned by comparison.



  9. Rick Pitino
    8:33 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Is it 2017 yet?



  10. fred
    8:36 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville down 30 to Providence with 10 min. to go . Siva has fouled out…



  11. Lisamac
    8:37 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    LMAO at the epic meltdown on ITV!



  12. High Point Cat Fan
    8:41 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    U of L …. well, damn! 30 down with 8 min left? Well, damn!!!!!



  13. BigBlueSkyDog
    8:41 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hope Handsome Jimmy doesn’t jump off the 2nd street bridge after this debacle. The splash will cause a tsunami.



  14. ag slater
    8:42 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Providence is a power house this year. RPI ranking of 131. Beating down UL



  15. T.J.
    8:42 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The Devil was really giving it to Siva tonight. #PointBlankPeriod



  16. PointBlankPeriod
    8:45 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Is this what the “Bridge Year” was supposed to get us to?



  17. High Point Cat Fan
    8:46 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Does Da’Ville have a live game blog site? I’d love to see how the fans are reacting to this beating. Providence? Well, Damn!!!!



  18. Wildcatamania
    8:53 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Providence taught Rick to dream,nightmare time for little Ricky.



  19. lexslamman
    8:54 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Wow, did we crush Lousiville’s spirit once and for all on New Year’s Eve? Because they went from a pretty good team to a disaster on the basketball court in the matter of 2 weeks.



  20. Echo 1
    8:55 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Providence? Really? UL is staring at an 8 seed if it is lucky.



  21. RickyPRetirementTour
    8:56 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Lewisville is 1-4 since RickyP announced his retirement



  22. HA!
    8:56 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    9 and 15…BRAVO! lol



  23. My Two Cents
    9:01 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    17, here is the closest thing I could find to a live “blog”… sad day…



  24. Bigcat4453
    9:04 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Louisville Police need to hurry and baracade all bridges, someone call Owensboro and Evansville and have them throw up the flood gates. THe river will be rising tonight.



  25. High Point Cat Fan
    9:05 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I found one, and Ricky P. may as well be served as entree at the YUM Center. He’s getting roasted.



  26. RickyPRetirementTour
    9:05 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I bet 6xJimmy is breaking all of the dishes at AppleBee’s.



  27. Bigcat4453
    9:06 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Wasn’t that team supposed to go undefeated or did the youngman say they wouldn’t win another game? I’M CONFUSED….



  28. WOW!!!
    9:07 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone know where we could watch Rick’s post game presser at?



  29. RickyPRetirementTour
    9:14 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The post game show on whas 84 just started, but I bet RickyP will not be on it.



  30. Axe Cop
    10:21 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Really sticking to that Comic Sans, eh?