I don’t expect NC State to be ranked to start the season, but maybe just a little bit of respect for the Wolfpack’s potential is deserved. The voting members of the Coaches’ Poll, disagree, as not one of them gave the Pack a vote. State finished with fewer votes than 11 other ACC teams.
So basically State is last among the projected middle tier of this league, and if that happens then so help me, I will eat a s... andwich. Fortunately, this ain’t college football, so these polls don’t play any factor whatsoever in which teams get to the postseason.
And it can’t hurt to give the team a little more motivation. At this point I think Dennis Smith’s entire bedroom is covered with underwhelming media picks and opinions about NC State this season.
Prove those media members (and coaches) wrong, kids, prove them wrong.
|Others Receiving Votes: Florida State 65; Iowa State 56; California 43; Miami (Fla.) 35; Dayton 34; Oklahoma 33; Seton Hall 24; Texas A&M 22; Notre Dame 18; San Diego State 17; Virginia Tech 16; Wichita State 15; Southern California 14; Butler 14; Ohio State 12; Florida 11; Clemson 11; Colorado 11; Michigan 10; Pittsburgh 7; Georgia 6; Virginia Commonwealth 6; Yale 6; Chattanooga 5; Washington 4; Nevada 3; Kansas State 3; Arkansas 2; Davidson 2; Valparaiso 2; Southern Methodist 1; Utah 1.|