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January 19, 2009 at 11:21 AM

Polls, Bracketology and dunks

A mishmash of news for a holiday Monday. …
— First, Bracketology. Here’s this week’s update, and UW is given a 10 seed and a first-round matchup with Miami in Kansas City. UW was also a 10 seed last week, so no change there.
And once again, Joe Lunardi includes just four Pac-10 teams — UCLA, ASU, Cal and UW. None is higher than a four seed (Cal, surprisingly enough, with UCLA and ASU each at five).
Lunardi lists USC as his first team out, however, and this could look different a week from now based on how UW and USC fare this Thursday at Hec Ed.
As you can see, Lunardi would have UW playing Oklahoma in the second round if each got that far. That would be a fun matchup of Jon Brockman against OU’s Blake Griffin.
— As for the rankings, each is out and UW received votes in both — 12 in the AP poll and two in coaches poll. I detailed earlier that I wasn’t one of those who voted for UW. I actually thought the Huskies might get more votes, however, as I think they are right in the 26-30-or-so cusp. But it may say something about the perception of the Pac-10, as well, as I’m sure a lot of people look at the Huskies as simply having beaten up on the bottom tier of a conference not thought to be as good this season.
And as some of you pointed out, I got this wrong earlier. Here is the list of those who voted for UW. The points came from three voters putting UW on their ballot, with a high of 20 from Keith Sargeant of Bridgewater, N.J. (That late-night drive Saturday apparently still muddling my brain).
— Finally, a reader sent this along, a video of UW signee Clarence Trent winning a dunk contest over the weekend.
All for now.

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