Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Poll Results:

It appears that many of you are either Duke haters, North Carolina fans, or just honest voters who put aside their loyalties. The UNC Tar Heels won the poll on the best program of the 21st century, while Duke got only one vote, and UNC's Roy Williams was chosen as the best recruiter amongst active head coaches, while Duke's Mike Krzyzewski picked up a single vote. In the best program poll, North Carolina received nine of the 28 votes. Florida and "Other" tied for second place with five votes apiece. UCLA came in fourth with three votes, and UConn finished fifth with a pair of selections. Duke, Kansas, Maryland, and Michigan St. all got just one tally in the balloting. I would think that some of the "Other" votes went to Syracuse, the lone 21st century NCAA National Champion that I left off the ballot. Some of the other choices for "Other" may have been for schools such as Memphis, Kentucky, and Louisville. Please comment and express your opinion. Moving right along to the poll on the best recruiter of NCAA head coaches, North Carolina's head man Roy Williams received 10 of the 32 votes. Memphis' John Calipari was next with six votes, after which was Villanova's Jay Wright with four selections. Thad Matta of Ohio St. and "Other" tied for fourth with three votes each. Tom Izzo, the head honcho at Michigan St., tallied two votes, while Florida's Billy Donovan, UCLA's Ben Howland, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski all were chosen just once. My thinking on the "Other" choices is that they went to coaches such as Louisville's Rick Pitino, Tennessee's Bruce Pearl, UConn's Jim Calhoun, Syracuse's Jim Boeheim, and West Virginia's Bob Huggins. Again, please comment on your selection.
In addition, I would like to inform you all that starting with these two polls, I will be writing an article that expresses my opinion on the matter. Check back for my first article on the topic, as it will be up either later tonight or tomorrow.

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