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Monday, January 3, 2011
Poll Thoughts: Baylor's reign of terror ends

By Eamonn Brennan

College hoops polls might be inconsequential noise, but that doesn't mean they're not fun to argue about. In that spirit, I present the creatively named "Poll Thoughts," which you can expect every Monday until the season is over, or until the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll voters stop being so dumb. (In other words, expect it until the season is over.)

Another week, another ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll, another edition of "Poll Thoughts." Welcome to 2011.

How did the coaches do this week? Not bad! There are a few bones to pick here and there, but they're not the meatiest or juiciest. Instead, the only reasonable poll complaints revolve around the last five or six teams in the bracket, as well as a few potential snubs in also-receiving-votes no-man's land. But for the most part, this is a pretty solid effort by the coaches. High five, coaches.

Anyway, as always, some semi-cogent thoughts therein: