After a week off, NC State is back in both major human polls, landing at No. 22 in the AP and the Coaches. State had dropped out this past week after its loss to Syracuse, which was the Pack’s second in a row.
None of this matters, mind you, but it is always funny how the human polls serve as terrible power ratings: winning streaks are god, and little else matters. So NC State is five spots behind Boston College in the AP Poll this week and eight spots behind the Eagles in the Coaches Poll. Whatcha gonna do.
Our AP Poll Heroes of The Week: Our man Jim Alexander—Jimbo had us in the top ten when we were 5-0—of the Press-Enterprise (CA) and Ben Jones of the Tuscaloosa News (AL). Both pollsters led everyone else in Wolfpack optimism, placing State at 14th on their ballots. We thank these wise gentlemen for their sage observation of greatness.