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Monday, February 26, 2007

Georgetown Cracks The Top 10

In today's ESPN/USA Today poll the Hoyas are the number 10 team in the nation. I had hoped that our win over Pitt would push us past Nevada to the number 9 spot, but such is life. The Wolf Pack only have two losses thanks to their extremely easy conference schedule. If Pitt had been ranked a few spots higher, or if we had played a better game, maybe it would have been enough. Instead, the Hoyas and the Panthers merely flip-flopped; Pitt is now ranked 12.

Also, and in my mind more interestingly, the Hoyas are now projected as a number 2 seed in Joe Lunardi's Bracketology. Lunardi will be doing daily updates to his brackets for from now until Selection Sunday. Tonight's game against Syracuse will go a long way in helping us to solidify that position. That being said, I'm pretty nervous about tonight's game. It's always hard to play on the road on such a quick turnaround. And the Hoyas have never played well at the Carrier Dome. Throw in the fact that this would be a major win for the Orange and their quest for an NCAA birth (some might call it a must win) and this game has all the markers of a major let down.

Let's hope that the team's desire to set a school record by winning 12 straight Big East games is enough to get them up for this game.


Jester of Magellan said...

And if you want further evidence that tonight's game will be a close one, just take a look at the line. Georgetown is only giving three points to Syracuse. That's the closest spread in quite a few games.

Diamond_Mike said...

This is going to be tough -- emotional let-down, travel, turn-around, Cuse needing one more win to become a lock -- there are all sorts of reasons why we shouldn't win. If we do, it will speak volumes about just how good our team is.