We hate college basketball top-25 polls. We know they're meaningless. We know that there are better ways to evaluate teams. And yet, we allow those polls to shape our understanding of the college basketball landscape.
Every week some insane college basketball writer puts up a ballot that makes absolutely no logical sense. The voter is a homer and he ranks his own team way too high (or an anti-homer and yes I'm talking about you John Feinstein), or the voter votes purely on record regardless of opponents. And people make fun of that voter. And then people make fun of the person making fun of that voter because polls don't matter.
And then Butler gets upset by LaSalle.
At the beginning of the season I began an experiment, only I had no idea what the experiment was. I followed the ESPN College Basketball twitter account, which is an account completely devoid of insight. They tweet things like this:
More College Basketball? Sure, why not! #Texas and #O...