The Washington Times - November 4, 2007, 11:19AM

\ This post turns out to be a little bit snarkier than I would have first guessed, given the imminent demise of football season in College Park. But I figured as soon as the Associated Press released its first basketball poll of the season, I would follow up and list exactly where Maryland received all of its votes from. \

\ The Terps earned six points from the electorate. Here was who voted for Maryland:\


\ No. 22: Seth Emerson, The (Columbia, S.C.) State\ No. 24: John Feinstein, National Public Radio\

\ That’s four points from Emerson and two points from Feinstein.\

\ Other poll notes:\

\ * Ian Rapoport of the Birmingham News was the only voter to place Georgetown at No. 1.

\ \ * Feinstein was the only voter to place George Mason in his preseason ballot; the Patriots check in at No. 25.\

\ Full disclosure: I am a member of the AP’s voting panel and did not rank Maryland in the preseason. You can check my ballot here. The condensed version is that N.C. State (13th on mine, 21st nationally), Pittsburgh (17th on mine, 22nd nationally), Kansas State (19th on mine, 25th nationally) and Butler (21st on mine, 28th nationally) are all a bit higher than usual. On the flip side, Gonzaga (18th on mine, 14th nationally), Duke (22nd on mine, 13th nationally), Arizona (25th on mine, 17th nationally) and Arkansas (27th on my preseason top 40, 19th nationally) were a bit lower.\

\ —- Patrick Stevens