Wow, is all I'm thinking right now.
But then you see something like this D3hoop.com preseason poll and the only response is ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Preseason polls are preseason polls which means they are not to be taken very seriously. It's basically people -- educated people, albeit -- guessing with only a tiny bit of information. Not to say Calvin can't end up as a Top 10 team it's just that I didn't expect this. I think they'll probably win 20 games, have a 50-50 shot of winning the league, and hopefully make the tournament, but this takes reasonable expectations and blows them out of the water.
Definitely not to take anything away from D3hoops.com or their associated pollsters -- it's the best D3 poll out there -- it's just that we should remember this is a preseason poll and preseason polls are hard to do because no one knows anything yet.
The #6 ranking marks the Knights' highest position in the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll (I believe) since they finished the 2004-05 season in the #2 spot. Calvin finished as high as #7 two years ago after advancing to the Sweet Sixteen and losing to (then) top-ranked St. Thomas by 1 on the Tommies' home floor.
The only ranked team on Calvin's schedule is #18 Wheaton (Ill.)
Expectations: we has them.
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