Monday, September 26, 2005

That's Nearly a Vote for Every Loss

The Harris Poll is out and Idaho, with a spotless 0-4 record, received five votes. It must have been that 24-0 home loss to Hawaii — the Rainbows' first shutout since 1999 and first road victory since 2003 — that won over the voters (registration required). While the Fort Worth Star-Telegram appears to be fawning over the poll, the excellent site is putting it in perspective, saying the poll is already on its death bed, noting that 2-2 Illinois, routed 61-14 at home by Michigan State, received 13 votes. The Fighting Illini travel to former top-10 team Iowa this week, which received only seven votes. Guess it's time for that no-respect-from-the-Harris-pollsters speech Hawkeye Coach Kirk Ferentz has been saving up.

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