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    Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    Take a look at the top ten. Anyone see a team that doesn't belong?

    Harris Interactive | The Harris Poll - Duke Returns to Top Spot and is Favorite College Basketball



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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    there is no way that is possible


    Iowa State: Anyone who's a true college basketball fan needs to see a game at Hilton Coliseum. Nice is in the DNA of Iowans and the fans here are particularly gracious -- even when the home team loses but gives a great effort, they are appreciative.

    ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the "Hot Arena" in the Big 12...coaches in the league noted that, "regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court like no other."

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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    LOL! Iowa women are ranked 3rd! Didn't they average like 100 people per game even with winning the Big 10 title?



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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    Words fail.


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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    Sorry, I had to back and read it again, figuring there was some virus my computer had that would put it there.

    But there is no way, when Iowa averages attendance like they do this year, that they should be in the top 50, much less top 5.



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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    I really don't know how Harris can call this a valid poll at all.

    "a nationwide sample of 2,513 U.S. adults, 611 of whom follow college basketball."

    So, the nation is being summed up by 2500 people? Of which 24% don't even follow the sport they are polling about? I don't even know how that can be a valid sampling.

    "Do you follow any of these sports?"
    Base: All adults
    2007
    2008
    %
    %
    FOLLOW COLLEGE SPORTS (NET)
    41
    41
    College football
    33
    34
    Menís college basketball
    24
    23
    Womenís college basketball
    8
    7
    College baseball
    6
    8
    College hockey
    4
    3
    Other college sport
    8
    7
    I follow none of these sports
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    59
    Note: Multiple-response question.

    Basically, the Harris Poll had 59% of the 2513 polled didn't follow sports. I don't think this random sampling truly reflects the nation. More than likely, it is name recognition (if that).


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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    I also wonder if there is any correlation between the poll asking how many people followed each sport.

    Because if they are asking people, of which whom 23% say follow college basketball, doesn't that make their poll kind of stupid and ill conceived?



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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    There is no way this could be correct, as the Iowa fans that I know would rather be "punched in the nuts than watch a womens' basketball game." Direct quote from one of my friends. That statement right there shows the intelligence of Iowa fans. There's plenty of things I'd rather watch a womens' basketball game before I did/had happen to me, and getting punched in the nuts is one of them...


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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    There is no way this could be correct, as the Iowa fans that I know would rather be "punched in the nuts than watch a womens' basketball game." Direct quote from one of my friends. That statement right there shows the intelligence of Iowa fans.
    One person does a fanbase make? And why would you be friends with a lame pukeye anyway?


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    Sweeeeeeet...

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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    This whole thing is a joke. I'm sure if one team got 10 votes it would put them in the top ten, since there are 300 some odd schools out there and everyone has a different favorite.


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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    Quote Originally Posted by tube1 View Post
    One person does a fanbase make? And why would you be friends with a lame pukeye anyway?
    I'd have very few friends in Davenport if I didn't have Sqwak friends. Plus I'd never be able to speak to my in-laws (and I actually like them). That and it's been fun over the last several years rubbing it in their faces. Plus the "What do Iowa and ISU fans have in common?" joke is pretty much applicable to them


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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    Hey, I'll take it!

    By the way, the Iowa WBB attendance hasn't always been as low as it has been. In the early 90's, the women were the first team to have an advanced sell out.

    I do think it's a little funny though, because if ISU were on that list, this thread would be full of "Finally, America realizes that we have one of the best fan bases around! It's hard to deny that even with our teams struggling, our fans show up and support the teams."

    For the record, I think anything/everything related to the Harris poll is a joke.


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    Re: Harris Interactive Poll: Favorite NCAA basketball team

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernHawk View Post
    I do think it's a little funny though, because if ISU were on that list, this thread would be full of "Finally, America realizes that we have one of the best fan bases around! It's hard to deny that even with our teams struggling, our fans show up and support the teams."

    For the record, I think anything/everything related to the Harris poll is a joke.
    So true. Once again you have to make sense. Why can't you just stick to saying stupid things so we can all hate you?


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