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Monday, December 19, 2011
Poll Thoughts: Welcome back, Harvard

By Eamonn Brennan

College hoops polls might be inconsequential noise, but that doesn't make them any less 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.

Week 7 of the college basketball calendar came and went with minimal fuss. Given the wide array of players that had to focus less on basketball and more on their final first semester exams this week, that dynamic is hardly surprising. Players take finals, too, so the basketball was sporadic. Even with a healthy spate of weekend games, the movement within the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll was as minimal as it's been all season. But, hey, we're here, it's Monday, the poll is out, we're all bored at work — we might as well take a quick glance anyway: