Throughout the baseball season I have been closely following the five major polls tracking GT's movement after each week of play. Without going back and checking, we haven't been outside the top ten once all year, which is awesome, but I picked up on something early on. No one is talking about Jackets. It doesn't seem to matter who we play or what the results are, we are either a footnote or not mentioned at all while other teams such as Texas or UVA get at least a few sentences minimum.
All of that is fine by me as I would much rather fly under the radar nationally for a while and hope that we get to burst a few bubbles i the end. But after this past weekend, I feel that maybe the non-existent exposure has cause us to be unfairly punished for losing two games to a very strong, previously number one ranked for multiple weeks UVA squad, at their place no less. Before the series GT was ranked 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, and 4th*. After the series, we were dropped to 5th, 6th, 5th, 5th, and 7th*.
I know it doesn't seem like much, and maybe I'm being picky, but playing Virginia at their place this year is not going to be easy for any team and I can't say I agree with the drop. Thoughts?
*These are Rivals rankings, which have been low all year for some reason. I'm sorry, but Florida, Arkansas, and Texas have not played better competition than we have and the numbers against their competition do not compare to what our guys are putting up against our competition.