Does Wake Forest belong as the #4 team in team in the Nation

Posted by Andy Durham on January 6, 2009 at 2:56 pm under College | 3 Comments to Read

Should the unbeaten Wake Forest Demon Deacons be ranked as high as they are at #4 in the Nation in both the AP and USA Today men’s basketball polls?????

They are good. They are unbeaten. But #4 in the Nation????? Might this be too much, too soon, for the young men from Winston-Salem?

Do you think Skip Prosser is right in middle of a game of H-O-R-S-E as we write this and he’s taking his going away shot again and at HORS-, wondering the same thing we are.

What would Prosser be saying about this current uprising to number four in the country and would he say it is merited?

Here are those polls and again, is Wake a #4? If the NCAA playoffs started today would Wake get a #1 slot in one of the four regions? There are only four regions and Wake is one of the top four teams in the Nation.

Is Wake a #4???? The polls:

AP men’s top 25 poll

1. Pittsburgh (14-0)

2. Duke (12-1)

3. North Carolina (13-1)

4. Wake Forest (13-0)

5. Connecticut (12-1)

6. Oklahoma (13-1)

7. Texas (11-2)

8. Michigan State (11-2)

9. Georgetown (10-2) *Lost to Notre Dame on Monday night*

10. UCLA (12-2)

11. Syracuse (14-1)

12. Clemson (14-0)

13. Notre Dame (10-3)

14. Purdue (11-3)

15. Tennessee (9-3)

16. Xavier (11-2)

17. Boston College (13-2)

18. Marquette (13-2 )

18. Villanova (12-2)

20. Arizona State (12-2)

21. Butler (12-1)

22. Minnesota (13-1)

23. Baylor (12-2)

23. Louisville (9-3)

25. West Virginia (11-2)

Others receiving votes: Michigan 153, California 122, Arkansas 109, Illinois 108, Gonzaga 86, Wisconsin 86, Memphis 67, Davidson 56, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 50, UNLV 43, Illinois St. 39, Kansas 37, Ohio St. 28, Texas A&M 27, Maryland 25, Dayton 22, Florida 13, Florida St. 13, BYU 12, Miami 8, Missouri 4.

USA Today-ESPN men’s top 25

1. Pittsburgh 14-0

2. Duke 12-1

3. North Carolina 13-1

4. Wake Forest 13-0

5. Connecticut 12-1

6. Oklahoma 13-1

7. Texas 11-2

7. UCLA 12-2

9. Syracuse 14-1

10. Georgetown 10-2

11. Clemson 14-0

12. Michigan State 11-2

13. Notre Dame 10-3

14. Purdue 11-3

15. Marquette 13-2

16. Arizona State 12-2

17. Villanova 12-2

18. Xavier 11-2

19. Minnesota 13-1

20. Butler 12-1

21. Louisville 9-3

22. West Virginia 11-2

23. Baylor 12-2

24. Boston College 13-2

25. Tennessee 9-3

Others receiving votes: Dayton 54; Illinois State 50; Michigan 49; Saint Mary’s 43; Ohio State 40; Memphis 37; Brigham Young 34; Illinois 34; California 31; Davidson 31; Arkansas 27; Gonzaga 27; Wisconsin 26; Texas A&M 22; Missouri 21; Florida 11; UNLV 11; LSU 10; Kansas 7; Stanford 5; Florida State 1; Maryland 1; Utah State 1; Washington 1.

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  • Jay Holiday said,

    When they beat North Carolina Sunday what kind of respect will they get then, sign Wake Forest fan.

  • Rob said,

    I guess that’s why they wait until the end of the season to pair up the teams. Huh? At this point, I’d say Wake controls its own destiny to getting one of those top spots….as does every other team in the ACC.

  • Jay Holiday said,

    when we get to to #1 then say something