I know it’s only 6 games in the young season but these USA Today/ESPN and AP polls are very misleading to say the least.
The Preseason Top 25 that had the over-hyped UCLA ranked 13th drop out completely of the AP polls and is 24th in USA Today/ESPN. Even more concerning, juniors Tyler Lamb and Josh Smith have defected and opted to transfer which will hurt once Pac-12 play begins for Ben Howland’s young squad.
Can this be the year that the Minnesota Timberwolves return to the playoffs since the Kevin Garnett era? These young T-Wolves are making their case to end their nine year playoffless streak.
They’re off to a early 3-1 start and currently sitting third in the Western Conference without their franchise players Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio.