Recently, a UVA chat group I’m in used a tweet from other message boarder Seattle Hoo to kick off a brief discussion of how Virginia’s treated in the rankings. The tweet:
“Does it feel like UVA pays more for losses and gains less from wins with ranksters and pollsters than other perennial top teams?”
I’ve often felt that way but usually chalked it up to my Wahoo bias. And then Villanova and Houston lost this week to an 11-7 unranked St. John’s and an 8-6 unranked East Carolina respectively. Nova dropped from 3rd to 5th in the polls, Houston from 5th to 8th. When UVA lost to then #20 Va Tech, the good guys dropped from 8th to 14th. WTF.