Student Media Poll announces rebranded visual identity, refreshed website

The Student Media Poll released new brand elements Monday as a part of its effort to push the organization into the future. The Poll, led by its Leadership Board and assisted through its sponsorship with Indiana University Student Media, developed the new logos and brand elements over the last three months. Indiana Daily Student Special Publications Editor Abby Carmichael used the Board’s stated goals and … Continue reading Student Media Poll announces rebranded visual identity, refreshed website

SMP launches “The Press Pass” in collaboration with IUSTV

The Student Media Poll is making its television debut in “The Press Pass,” a new show on Indiana University Student Television. The show will feature two teams of two, three new SMP voters each week and SMP Founder and Director Patrick Felts, competing in sports debates about various topics to claim the highest number of points, decided by a to-be-determined host. The show will begin … Continue reading SMP launches “The Press Pass” in collaboration with IUSTV

MBB Week 18: Kansas takes top spot after National Championship win

Kansas won its fourth National Championship and first since 2008 Monday night in New Orleans, defeating North Carolina 72-69. The Jayhawks gained six spots in the SMP following a historic NCAA Tournament run. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Kansas (22) 550 +6 2 North Carolina 518 +23 3 Duke 499 +3 4 Villanova 486 +5 5 Arkansas 416 +10 6 Gonzaga 415 -5 7 Houston … Continue reading MBB Week 18: Kansas takes top spot after National Championship win

WBB Week 18: South Carolina back to No. 1 after National Championship

South Carolina claimed its second National Championship Sunday night at Target Center in Minneapolis, defeating UConn 64-49. The Gamecocks have been the No. 1 team in the Student Media Poll for all but one week this season, returning to the top spot after the title victory. (Image via Faith Worrell/The Daily Gamecock) RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (9) 225 +1 2 UConn 216 … Continue reading WBB Week 18: South Carolina back to No. 1 after National Championship

WBB Week 17: Stanford takes top spot from South Carolina after upset

For the first time in Student Media Poll history, South Carolina is not the top team in the women’s basketball rankings. The Gamecocks fell to Kentucky in the SEC Championship on Sunday, with Stanford taking over at No. 1. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Stanford (3) 194 +1 2 South Carolina (5) 193 -1 3 NC State 188 — 4 Louisville 166 — 5 Baylor … Continue reading WBB Week 17: Stanford takes top spot from South Carolina after upset

MBB Week 17: Gonzaga No. 1, Baylor No. 2 in final regular season poll

Last season’s National Champion and runner-up are at No. 1 and No. 2 in the final Student Media Poll before the NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga remains No. 1 with 18 first-place votes, while Baylor is up two spots to No. 2 with two first-place votes. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (18) 565 — 2 Baylor (2) 524 +2 3 Arizona 517 -2 4 Auburn 496 … Continue reading MBB Week 17: Gonzaga No. 1, Baylor No. 2 in final regular season poll

WBB Week 16: Top 10 stays put as regular season wraps up

Every team from the top 10 of last week’s women’s basketball Student Media Poll remains in the top 10 this week as the regular season comes to a close. Now, teams enter conference championship week with a chance to secure an NCAA Tournament bid. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (11) 275 — 2 Stanford 263 — 3 NC State 248 — 4 Louisville … Continue reading WBB Week 16: Top 10 stays put as regular season wraps up

MBB Week 16: Duke rises to No. 3 after chaotic week

After a Saturday full of upsets in the top 10, Gonzaga remains atop the Student Media Poll, while Duke receives No. 1 votes again and is up four spots to No. 3. Arkansas received a first-place vote for the first time this season, bringing the season total No. 1 voted teams to 12. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (18) 590 — 2 Arizona 544 … Continue reading MBB Week 16: Duke rises to No. 3 after chaotic week

WBB Week 15: UConn, LSU, Texas enter top 10

UConn is back in the top 10 of the WBB Student Media Poll, joined by LSU and Texas after a big week in the sport. The three new entrants replace Arizona, Indiana and Maryland. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 South Carolina (9) 225 — 2 Stanford 215 +1 3 NC State 207 +2 4 Louisville 196 — 5 Michigan 185 +2 6 Baylor 168 +2 … Continue reading WBB Week 15: UConn, LSU, Texas enter top 10

MBB Week 15: Arizona receives No. 1 votes, Gonzaga remains atop

Arizona is the 11th team to receive a No. 1 vote in the MBB Student Media Poll, as the Wildcats received two and moved up to No. 2 in the Poll. Gonzaga is atop for a second consecutive week. RANK SCHOOL POINTS TREND 1 Gonzaga (21) 572 — 2 Arizona (2) 526 +1 3 Auburn 509 -1 4 Kansas 476 +3 5 Kentucky 473 -1 … Continue reading MBB Week 15: Arizona receives No. 1 votes, Gonzaga remains atop