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11-01-2011, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeandI View Post
Regarding the top ten!
I still believe this is a very bias writers poll that really doesn't reflect the strength of a team or teams!
Alberta splits with a top 5 team arguable outplays them ( although that Steve Knowles is still adding shots for the average bears in between periods?) has an above 500 record and no move in!
Manitoba doesn't play and moves down?? arguably the best team in CW!
Acadia has a 500 record they are in?? Above teams who again have better records??
Moncton moves to 6 from somewhere...was there a 6 car pile up in turn 2?
Come on you old farts! perception should seep into your dark basements once in a while!
Think about giving the top ten some credibility boys rather than satisfying your need to see your boys near the top???
Acadia fell from 3rd to 9th. That's a lot in one week.
Moncton was 11th last week, and are now 5-1, and beat StFX and SMU on the weekend. How well they play against UNB this Friday will probably have a huge impact on their ranking next week.
I agree that idle teams are often overlooked by some pollsters. I don't think it is so much that Manitoba moved down as other active teams were voted above them - Saskatchewan and McGill. McGill did play in the CIS final last year and probably still get props because of that.
Do you think Canada West is somehow going to get spots 2, 3, 4 in a week? Not gonna happen.
Records are subjective. Nipissing is 6-1-2, have a comparatively weak "strength of schedule" and the only ranked team they've beat is Western, and that came in an overtime shootout. They're not in my Top 10. Neither is Acadia this week. Alberta is.

It it obvious, and unfortunate, that many voters are selecting purely on the standings and team records. Not much we can do about that.

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