Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's a basketball post!

Yes, it is getting that time, and transitioning from football to basketball with all the coaching changes and general furor around the football programs, it has been a bit hard to get into the grove. But I'm groovin' now.

Fanhouse had this post linking to a blog post by Ken Pomeroy observing that Vanderbilt may not deserve their current lofty #17 AP ranking.

What I found remarkable about Vandy over at Pomeroy's site was two things:

  1. Despite Pomeroy's critique, Vandy is #1 in Ken's RPI (hat tip: Vanderbilt Sports Line)
  2. Compare Vandy's offensive efficiency and pace of play to the last few years. All I can say is ... wow! When did Roy Williams decide to give his playbook to Kevin Stallings?
Good on the 'Dores for being so good early. It's a fair question to ask if they are legit, though -- every time they have played a top 100 team, it has been close and they struggled against DePaul. Still, they are a force to be reckoned with in the SEC this year, but we won't really know much about them until they get into conference.