- 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.