Wichita State moved up to No. 4 (Associated Press poll) and No. 3 (coaches poll). Shocker coach Gregg Marshall has decided talking about the rankings is a no-win situation.
“I don’t vote,” he said. “We are where they say we are. It’s like we’re having to apologize for being pretty good. If we were 15-5 or something like that we wouldn’t have to answer these questions.”
Marshall clarified something he said after Saturday’s win at Drake. As he walked out of the interview session, he asked if the “mighty Spartans” lost again, a reference to then-No. 4 Michigan State, which played then-No. 11 Michigan that night and lost. He said he didn’t mean disrespect to Michigan State.
“That was as I was leaving the media room and someone had let me know they had lost,” he said. “I probably should have left the word ‘mighty’ out of there. I have nothing against Michigan State. I respect them quite a bit.”
It’s getting close to the time where talking about potential NCAA Tournament seeds makes some sense. Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com argues WSU deserves a No. 1 seed should it go unbeaten. If you’re an ESPN Insider you can read Joe Lunardi’s justification for putting WSU as a No. 1 seed. He gives WSU more credit for its schedule than some observers.