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Old 12-28-2015, 08:34 PM   #51
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NCAA Second Round

West Region

(3) Stanford over (6) Stephen F. Austin 79-64.

South Region

(4) Kentucky gets by (5) Michigan State 70-62.

East Region

(2) UCLA survives against (10) UConn 67-65.

(3) George Washington was too much for (11) Florida, beating them 77-62.

NIT Second Round

West Region

(4) North Carolina ends the run for (1) Hawaii, beating them 78-58.

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Old 12-28-2015, 08:40 PM   #52
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NCAA Sweet Sixteen

West Region

(2) Iowa hammered (3) Stanford 89-55.

South Region

(4) Kentucky beat (9) San Diego State 78-71.

East Region

(2) UCLA got by (3) George Washington 75-64.


NCAA Elite Eight

South Region

(7) Vanderbilt pulls a mild upset over (4) Kentucky 68-63.

East Region

(1) Kansas just gets by (2) UCLA 84-81 in overtime.

And that does it for our FOFC coaches, as we send 2 teams to the NCAA Elite Eight but that's about it. Season recap coming up later.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:32 PM   #53
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2016 Postseason Recap

The NCAA Final Four saw (7S) Vanderbilt stun (2W) Iowa 71-57 in one semifinal, then (3MW) Iowa State beat (1E) Kansas 76-68 in the other semifinal. The national championship was over at halftime, as Iowa State dominated Vanderbilt 87-44.

The NIT Final Four saw (3S) Wichita State beat (7W) Richmond 79-77 in the first semifinal, then (4E) New Mexico State beat (2MW) Indiana 81-61 in the other semifinal. The NIT Championship was a classic, as Wichita State beat New Mexico State 72-70.

The CBI Championship Series went all 3 games, as (2) SMU beat (1) LaSalle 2 games to 1. SMU won the first game, 73-58, the LaSalle evened up the series by winning the second game 66-60 in overtime. SMU handled LaSalle in the rubber match, 63-49.

The CIT Championship saw (1) Albany beat (3) Lafayette 68-57.
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Old 12-28-2015, 09:59 PM   #54
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2015-2016 National Awards

I am going to change it up this dynasty and just tell the number of awards each team got as opposed to naming the players. Since this is more about the coaches than anything else, I think the number of awards is fine. If you guys truly want to know player names of awards, that's fine, but I'll only give names if it is one of our coaches getting an award. With that in mind,

UCLA put 1 player on the All-NCAA 3rd Team.

Kentucky put 1 player on the NCAA All-Freshman Team.

2015-2016 Conference Awards

No awards for Hartford.

ECU put 2 players on the American All-Freshman Team.

Davidson put 2 players on the Atlantic 10 All-Freshman Team.

TCU put 1 player on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

Michigan had the Big 10 Freshman of the Year and put that same player on the Big 10 All Freshman Team.

Michigan State put 1 player on the Big 10 1st Team.

Hawaii coach B.B. Gunn was named Big West Coach of the Year. They also had the Big West Player of the Year and put 2 on the Big West First Team.

Charlotte put 1 player on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.

No awards for Rice.

No awards for Monmouth.

Norfolk State put 2 players on the MEAC 2nd Team.

Colorado coach Rob Nielsen was named Pac 12 Coach of the Year.

Stanford put 1 player on the Pac 12 1st Team and 1 player on the Pac 12 All-Freshman Team.

UCLA had the Pac 12 Player of the Year and 1 player on the Pac 12 1st Team. They also put 1 player on the Pac 12 2nd Team.

Washington State put 1 player on the Pac 12 All-Freshman Team.

No awards for Alabama.

Florida put 1 player on the SEC 2nd Team and 1 player on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Kentucky coach Patrick Hutt was the SEC Coach of the Year. Kentucky also had the SEC Freshman of the Year and put that player on the SEC All-Freshman Team. They also put a player on the SEC 2nd Team.

Troy put 1 player on the Sun Belt All-Freshman Team.

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Old 12-28-2015, 10:11 PM   #55
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2015-2016 Recruiting Class Rankings

Hartford had the 234th best class in the nation, good for 3rd best in the America East.

ECU had the 159th best class in the nation, good for 9th best in the American.

Davidson had the 44th best class in the nation, tops in the Atlantic 10.

TCU had the 161st best class in the nation, good for 9th best in the Big 12.

Michigan had the 19th best class in the nation, good for 5th best in the Big 10.

Michigan State had the 3rd best class in the nation, tops in the Big 10.

Hawaii had the 110th best class in the nation, good for 5th best in the Big West.

Charlotte had the 239th best class in the nation, good for 10th best in Conference USA.

Rice had the 111th best class in the nation, good for 4th best in Conference USA.

Monmouth had the 272nd best class in the nation, last in the MAAC.

Norfolk State had the 260th best class in the nation, good for 9th best in the MEAC.

Colorado had the 62nd best class in the nation, good for 8th best in the Pac 12.

Stanford had the 77th best class in the nation, good for 9th best in the Pac 12.

UCLA had the 16th best class in the nation, good for 4th best in the Pac 12.

Washington State had the 287th best class in the nation, last in the Pac 12.

Alabama had the 21st best class in the nation, good for 3rd best in the SEC.

Florida had the 13th best class in the nation, good for 2nd best in the SEC.

Kentucky had the 4th best class in the nation, tops in the SEC.

Troy had the 198th best class in the nation, good for 7th best in the Sun Belt.

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Old 12-28-2015, 10:19 PM   #56
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2 teams changed conferences this season, in a move that will affect Troy in the Sun Belt. Georgia State is leaving the Sun Belt to go to the Horizon, and Northern Kentucky is leaving the Horizon to join the Sun Belt.

The best coaches seem to get job offers every offseason, and it's no different this season for Patrick Hutt of Kentucky. He got offers from Creighton, Duke, Kansas, N.C. State, Oregon State, Syracuse, and Washington. Zinto, let me know what you want to do.

Rob Nielsen also got offers from Creighton, Oregon State, and Washington. Coffee Warlord, what are you thinking here?

Noah Oppenheimer received 1 offer, from N.C. State. TheRivals40, what would you like to do?

Benito Sanchez was offered the jobs at Duke, Kansas, Oregon State, and Washington. What do you think rjolley?

Tim Shepard was offered at Oregon State and Washington. rjolley, you get to decide for both your coaches.

That's it for offers, and I'm waiting to hear back from several coaches.

Also, as you know, I started doing spreadsheets with many different stats on them, I was doing it around the last couple season of my last Coaches Dynasty, and I am doing them again this time. The question is, how often would you like to see these spreadsheets? Every year? Every other year? I'm open to whatever you guys want.
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:04 PM   #57
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Patrick will stay at Kentucky
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Old 12-29-2015, 07:30 PM   #58
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Congrats to all of the FOFC coaches that made the post season.

As for the coaches, they'll stay where they are in the Pac 12 and continue to duke it out.
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:39 PM   #59
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:28 AM   #60
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Still waiting to hear from Coffee Warlord and TheRivals40 to let me know what they want to do with their coach. I'd like to get the next season started as soon as tonight or tomorrow if possible. If I don't hear from you, I'll assume you want your coaches to stay, and if we have to, I can make a switch in the middle of the season. Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:23 AM   #61
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As I am ready to get the next season started, I am going to go ahead and keep Rob Nielsen at Colorado and Noah Oppenheimer at Florida. As TheRivals40 hasn't been on in over a month, the decision needs to be made to just keep him at Florida. Also, I can't imagine Coffee Warlord would want to move his coach to another Pac 12 school, and the Creighton job isn't so inviting, so I'm going to move forward.

I will be getting a recap of last seasons goals and a look at this seasons goals and season tournaments done tonight.

I hope everyone is still following, I know I have a lot of projects going right now and sometimes it's hard to keep track, but I'm doing my best to put equal time into all of them. Thanks for following and commenting guys.
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:09 PM   #62
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Some offseason stuff to take care of yet, first a look at last seasons coach goals and how each coach/team fared:

David Ginsberg (Hartford)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the America East -- David failed this goal, finishing 2 games under .500 in conference play.

Al Hutt (ECU)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the American -- Al failed this goal miserably, as ECU was 8 games under .500 in conference.

Randolph Childress (Davidson)- Play in a postseason tournament. -- Randolph failed this goal, and it wasn't even close.

Bee Mighty (TCU)- Avoid last place in the Big 12 -- Failed, as TCU won a measly 1 game in conference.

Cillian Tribble (Michigan)- Play in the NCAA Tournament -- Failed, no postseason last season.

Al Mighty (Michigan State)- Reach the Final Four -- Failed, the Spartans lost in the Round of 32.

B.B. Gunn (Hawaii)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the Big West -- Passed, the Warriors were 10 games over .500 in conference.

Timmy Tribble (Charlotte)- Finish with at least a .500 record in Conference USA. -- Passed, but barely. .500 was the conference record for Charlotte last season.

Charlie Shocker (Rice)- Improve the team's prestige (Now there's a goal I haven't seen before.) -- ok, now this goal, I'm not sure if it was passed or failed, as I'm not sure what Rice's initial prestige was. Sorry Charlie! Haha

Thomas Carrano (Monmouth)- Avoid last place in the MAAC. -- Goal passed.

Payten Carrano (Norfolk State)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the MEAC. -- Passed, as Norfolk State was 4 games over .500 in conference play.

Rob Nielsen (Colorado)- Play in the NCAA Tournament. -- Passed, even though they lost in the First Round.

Benito Sanchez (Stanford)- Play in the NCAA Tournament. -- Passed, and made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen.

Tim Shepard (UCLA)- Reach the Sweet Sixteen. -- Passed, and took it 1 stop further, advancing to the Elite Eight.

DeShawn St. John (Washington State)- Avoid last place in the Pac 12 -- Failed, as they actually tied for last place.

Roy Rogers (Alabama)- Play in the NCAA Tournament -- Failed, as they had no postseason.

Noah Oppenheimer (Florida)- Reach the Sweet Sixteen -- Failed, but not by much, as they fell 1 round short, losing in the Round of 32.

Patrick Hutt (Kentucky)- Reach the Final Four -- Ditto Florida. 1 round short.

Brett Hawkins (Troy)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the Sun Belt -- Failed, finished 4 games below .500.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:11 PM   #63
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2016-2017 Hot Seat Ratings and Coach Goals

David Ginsberg (Hartford) -- His rating is still average and the goal is to finish .500 in the America East.

Al Hutt (ECU) -- Average rating, goal is to finish .500 in the American Conference.

Randolph Childress (Davidson) -- Average rating, goal is to play in any postseason tournament.

Bee Mighty (TCU) -- Average rating, goal is to avoid last place in the Big 12.

Cillian Tribble (Michigan) -- Average rating, goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Al Mighty (Michigan State) -- Average rating, goal is to reach the Final Four.

B.B. Gunn (Hawaii) -- His rating is cool, and Hawaii's goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Timmy Tribble (Charlotte) -- His seat is also cool, and Charlotte is expected to finish .500 or better overall.

Charlie Shocker (Rice) -- Average seat, goal is to improve Rice's prestige which is currently 31.

Thomas Carrano (Monmouth) -- Average seat, goal is to avoid last place in the MAAC.

Payten Carrano (Norfolk State) -- Cool seat, goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Rob Nielsen (Colorado) -- Cool seat, goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Benito Sanchez (Stanford) -- Also a cool seat, goal is to compete for the Pac 12 Championship.

Tim Shepard (UCLA) -- Cool seat as well, goal is to reach the Sweet Sixteen.

DeShawn St. John (Washington State) -- Average seat, goal is to avoid last place in the Pac 12.

Roy Rogers (Alabama) -- Average seat, goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Noah Oppenheimer (Florida) -- Average seat, goal is to reach the Sweet Sixteen.

Patrick Hutt (Kentucky) -- Cool seat, goal is to reach the Final Four.

Brett Hawkins (Troy) -- Average seat, goal is to finish .500 in the Sun Belt.

One note, there are only 9 goals, so they will get quite repetitive after a while. But that's ok, 9 goals is enough.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:21 PM   #64
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2016 Season Tournaments

Colorado will be the 3rd seed in the 2016 Brooklyn Classic and will open up with 6th seed Vermont.

TCU will be the 7th seed in the 2016 Cancun Challenge and will open up with 2nd seed Northern Iowa.

Florida will be the top seed in the 2016 Charleston Classic and will open with 8th seed Loyola Chicago.

Hawaii will be the 6th seed in the 2016 Charleston Classic and will open with 3rd seed N.C. State.

UCLA will be the 2nd seed in the 16 team 2016 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. They'll open up with 15th seed Delaware.

Kentucky will be the top seed in the 2016 Diamond Head Classic and will open up with 8th seed Kent State.

Michigan State will be the 2nd seed in the 16 team 2016 Hall of Fame Classic and will open with 15th seed Lafayette.

Davidson will be the 9th seed in the 16 team 2016 Hall of Fame Classic and will open with 8th seed Green Bay.

Washington State will be the 8th seed in the 2016 Las Vegas Invitational and will open with top seed Iowa.

Stanford will be the top seed in the 2016 Legends Classic and will open with 8th seed UAB.

Michigan will be the 4th seed in the 2016 Legends Classic and will open with 5th seed Tennessee.

Monmouth will be the 3rd seed in the 4 team 2016 Los Angeles Classic and will open with 2nd seed Dunk City, otherwise known as Florida Gulf Coast.

Alabama will be the 2nd seed in the 2016 Maui Invitational and will open with 7th seed Western Michigan.

ECU will be the 2nd seed in the 4 team 2016 Military Classic and will open with 3rd seed UNC Wilmington.

Charlotte will be the top seed in the 4 team 2016 New Orleans Classic and will open with 4th seed Ball State.

Norfolk State will be the 2nd seed in the 2016 Paradise Jam and will open up with 7th seed UT Martin.

Rice will be the 2nd seed in the 4 team 2016 South Carolina Showcase and will open with 3rd seed Seattle.

Hartford will be the 4th seed in the 4 team 2016 Toledo Regional and will open with top seed Wagner.

Troy will be the top seed in the 2016 Wooden Legacy and will open with 8th seed IUPUI.

All 19 of our FOFC coached teams scored a tournament, and they really should every year with so many of them.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:26 PM   #65
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Let's take a quick look at the 2016-2017 Preseason Polls:

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Preseason Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State (70) 0-0 1797 17 Big Ten Conference 2. UCLA (1) 0-0 1701 11 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Virginia (1) 0-0 1642 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Kentucky 0-0 1556 15 Southeastern Conference 5. Kansas 0-0 1503 9 Big 12 Conference 6. Cincinnati 0-0 1476 5 American Athletic Conference 7. Wisconsin 0-0 1304 13 Big Ten Conference 8. Baylor 0-0 1210 4 Big 12 Conference 9. Georgetown 0-0 1150 NR Big East Conference 10. San Diego State 0-0 1060 19 Mountain West Conference 11. Oklahoma 0-0 1008 21 Big 12 Conference 12. Duke 0-0 994 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Wichita State 0-0 891 NR Missouri Valley Conference 14. North Carolina 0-0 865 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Iowa State 0-0 864 14 Big 12 Conference 16. Iowa 0-0 679 1 Big Ten Conference 17. Miami 0-0 656 23 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Oregon 0-0 597 NR Pacific-12 Conference 19. Arizona 0-0 411 10 Pacific-12 Conference 20. Marquette 0-0 410 NR Big East Conference 21. Syracuse 0-0 399 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Seton Hall 0-0 391 NR Big East Conference 23. Oklahoma State 0-0 173 NR Big 12 Conference 24. La Salle 0-0 142 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Florida 0-0 126 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: VCU 0-0 108 Atlantic 10 Conference Ohio State 0-0 67 Big Ten Conference Washington 0-0 61 Pacific-12 Conference Louisville 0-0 52 Atlantic Coast Conference Texas 0-0 49 Big 12 Conference Villanova 0-0 35 Big East Conference Georgia State 0-0 10 Horizon League Indiana 0-0 8 Big Ten Conference Michigan 0-0 3 Big Ten Conference Harvard 0-0 1 Ivy League Kansas State 0-0 1 Big 12 Conference


Little interesting not to see Colorado or Stanford getting votes, and Wichita State and Kansas State both getting votes. Hmm.

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Preseason Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (71) 0-0 1799 2 American Athletic Conference 2. San Diego State (1) 0-0 1715 4 Mountain West Conference 3. Wichita State 0-0 1658 14 Missouri Valley Conference 4. La Salle 0-0 1564 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 5. VCU 0-0 1517 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Georgia State 0-0 1390 9 Horizon League 7. Cleveland State 0-0 1289 15 Horizon League 8. Stephen F. Austin 0-0 1171 5 Southland Conference 9. Harvard 0-0 1167 6 Ivy League 10. BYU 0-0 1080 NR West Coast Conference 11. New Mexico State 0-0 985 25 Western Athletic Conference 12. Gonzaga 0-0 958 1 West Coast Conference 13. SMU 0-0 956 NR American Athletic Conference 14. Illinois State 0-0 838 20 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Davidson 0-0 807 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Akron 0-0 726 12 Mid-American Conference 17. Richmond 0-0 722 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Valparaiso 0-0 523 NR Horizon League 19. Dayton 0-0 460 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 20. George Washington 0-0 457 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Massachusetts 0-0 352 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Boise State 0-0 263 11 Mountain West Conference 23. Memphis 0-0 138 NR American Athletic Conference 24. UTEP 0-0 129 NR Conference USA 25. UNLV 0-0 58 NR Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Buffalo 0-0 52 Mid-American Conference Louisiana Tech 0-0 50 Conference USA Connecticut 0-0 41 American Athletic Conference Middle Tennessee 0-0 32 Conference USA St. Bonaventure 0-0 31 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Iowa 0-0 30 Missouri Valley Conference Murray State 0-0 23 Ohio Valley Conference Saint Mary's 0-0 22 West Coast Conference Iona 0-0 21 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Old Dominion 0-0 21 Conference USA Nevada 0-0 19 Mountain West Conference Temple 0-0 19 American Athletic Conference Tulsa 0-0 16 American Athletic Conference UAB 0-0 16 Conference USA George Mason 0-0 15 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Arizona 0-0 14 Big Sky Conference Stony Brook 0-0 14 America East Conference Belmont 0-0 13 Ohio Valley Conference Manhattan 0-0 13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference William & Mary 0-0 13 Colonial Athletic Association Grand Canyon 0-0 12 Western Athletic Conference Loyola Chicago 0-0 12 Missouri Valley Conference Columbia 0-0 10 Ivy League Southern Illinois 0-0 10 Missouri Valley Conference Bradley 0-0 8 Missouri Valley Conference Canisius 0-0 8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Green Bay 0-0 8 Horizon League Western Michigan 0-0 8 Mid-American Conference Eastern Michigan 0-0 7 Mid-American Conference Hofstra 0-0 7 Colonial Athletic Association Central Michigan 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Eastern Kentucky 0-0 6 Ohio Valley Conference New Mexico 0-0 6 Mountain West Conference Northern Illinois 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Toledo 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Albany 0-0 5 America East Conference Illinois Chicago 0-0 5 Horizon League Oakland 0-0 5 Horizon League Wofford 0-0 5 Southern Conference Charlotte 0-0 4 Conference USA Detroit 0-0 4 Horizon League Evansville 0-0 4 Missouri Valley Conference Fordham 0-0 4 Atlantic 10 Conference James Madison 0-0 4 Colonial Athletic Association Eastern Illinois 0-0 3 Ohio Valley Conference Louisiana Lafayette 0-0 3 Sun Belt Conference Mercer 0-0 3 Southern Conference North Dakota State 0-0 3 Summit League Rhode Island 0-0 3 Atlantic 10 Conference San Diego 0-0 3 West Coast Conference St. Francis NY 0-0 3 Northeast Conference East Carolina 0-0 2 American Athletic Conference Florida Gulf Coast 0-0 2 Atlantic Sun Conference Kent State 0-0 2 Mid-American Conference SIU Edwardsville 0-0 2 Ohio Valley Conference UC Irvine 0-0 2 Big West Conference VMI 0-0 2 Southern Conference Colorado State 0-0 1 Mountain West Conference Drake 0-0 1 Missouri Valley Conference Indiana State 0-0 1 Missouri Valley Conference Norfolk State 0-0 1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference North Carolina Central 0-0 1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference North Dakota 0-0 1 Big Sky Conference San Francisco 0-0 1 West Coast Conference South Florida 0-0 1 American Athletic Conference UC Santa Barbara 0-0 1 Big West Conference Western Illinois 0-0 1 Summit League


I have come to the conclusion that the preseason polls are a joke in this game. No Hawaii to be found? Really? Interesting.
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Old 01-17-2016, 09:27 PM   #66
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My plans is to get the first week of the 2016-2017 season done tomorrow, and I'm hoping to do a week of gameplay every single day, but we'll see.
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Old 01-18-2016, 09:59 PM   #67
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Another short post to begin the season, as it seems with this dynasty, all seasons will start on a Friday. Makes sense to me. As always, this first post will only cover the teams that played a game, since there were only 9 games.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 1-1, 0-0 American.

11/11/16- Military Classic First Round vs. (3) UNC Wilmington (L 65-51).
11/12/16- Military Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (4) Tennessee Tech (W 52-50).

A 3rd place finish in a 4 team tournament for the Pirates doesn't seem like much, but it's a start.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 1-0, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

11/11/16- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (8) Green Bay (W 78-73).

Good opening win for the Wildcats, but Duke awaits next week.

#1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/11/16- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (15) Lafayette (W 82-46).

No problem for the Spartans in their first game.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 1-1, 0-0 MAAC.

11/11/16- Los Angeles Classic First Round vs. (2) Florida Gulf Coast (W 58-53).
11/12/16- Los Angeles Classic Championship vs. (1) Portland (L 59-47).

The Hawks fought, but were never really in the LA Classic Championship. They'll take 2nd place though.

#2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 2-0, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/11/16- Coaches vs. Cancer Classic First Round vs. (15) Delaware (W 87-47).
11/13/16- Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Quarterfinals vs. (10) New Mexico State (W 99-76).

Easy week for the Bruins, who rolled through inferior competition.

#4 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 1-0, 0-0 SEC.

11/13/16 vs. FIU (W 66-42).

No problem for the Wildcats as they breeze in their lone game of the week.

Even with a lack of games, let's take a look at the national top 25 for the week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State (66) 1-0 1793 1 Big Ten Conference 2. UCLA (5) 2-0 1728 2 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Kentucky (1) 1-0 1630 4 Southeastern Conference 4. Virginia 0-0 1548 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Kansas 0-0 1469 5 Big 12 Conference 6. Cincinnati 0-0 1426 6 American Athletic Conference 7. Wisconsin 2-0 1380 7 Big Ten Conference 8. Baylor 2-0 1270 8 Big 12 Conference 9. San Diego State 2-0 1197 10 Mountain West Conference 10. Georgetown 1-0 1109 9 Big East Conference 11. Duke 1-0 1045 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Oklahoma 1-0 1029 11 Big 12 Conference 13. Wichita State 0-0 822 13 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Iowa State 0-0 809 15 Big 12 Conference 15. North Carolina 0-0 793 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Oregon 1-0 767 18 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Iowa 0-0 587 16 Big Ten Conference 18. Miami 0-0 574 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Marquette 1-0 530 20 Big East Conference 20. Arizona 0-0 371 19 Pacific-12 Conference 21. Syracuse 0-0 353 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Seton Hall 0-0 352 22 Big East Conference 23. Ohio State 1-0 169 NR Big Ten Conference 24. Oklahoma State 0-0 125 23 Big 12 Conference 25. Florida 0-0 113 25 Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: La Salle 0-0 106 Atlantic 10 Conference VCU 0-0 94 Atlantic 10 Conference Villanova 1-0 60 Big East Conference Louisville 0-0 45 Atlantic Coast Conference Washington 0-0 39 Pacific-12 Conference Texas 0-0 32 Big 12 Conference Kansas State 2-0 13 Big 12 Conference Georgia State 0-0 8 Horizon League Indiana 0-0 5 Big Ten Conference Michigan 0-0 4 Big Ten Conference Illinois State 1-0 3 Missouri Valley Conference Davidson 1-0 2 Atlantic 10 Conference


So we've got 3 FOFC teams in the top 3 spots, all receiving FPV. Florida has yet to play, while Michigan and Davidson receive a few votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (67) 0-0 1795 1 American Athletic Conference 2. San Diego State (5) 2-0 1730 2 Mountain West Conference 3. Wichita State 0-0 1652 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. La Salle 0-0 1558 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. VCU 0-0 1521 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Georgia State 0-0 1409 6 Horizon League 7. SMU 1-0 1255 13 American Athletic Conference 8. Stephen F. Austin 0-0 1249 8 Southland Conference 9. BYU 0-0 1168 10 West Coast Conference 10. Illinois State 1-0 1092 14 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Gonzaga 0-0 1061 12 West Coast Conference 12. Davidson 1-0 1049 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Akron 1-0 937 16 Mid-American Conference 14. Richmond 0-0 879 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Valparaiso 0-0 703 18 Horizon League 16. Dayton 0-0 637 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Boise State 1-0 566 22 Mountain West Conference 18. Massachusetts 0-0 535 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Memphis 0-0 251 23 American Athletic Conference 20. UNC Wilmington 2-0 207 NR Colonial Athletic Association 21. Portland 2-0 143 NR West Coast Conference 22. Cleveland State 1-1 132 7 Horizon League 23. High Point 2-0 121 NR Big South Conference 24. New Mexico State 1-1 93 11 Western Athletic Conference 25. Louisiana Tech 1-0 89 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Saint Mary's 1-0 86 West Coast Conference UNLV 0-0 85 Mountain West Conference Connecticut 0-0 81 American Athletic Conference Northern Iowa 0-0 75 Missouri Valley Conference Southern 2-0 71 Southwestern Athletic Conference St. Bonaventure 0-0 70 Atlantic 10 Conference Evansville 1-0 64 Missouri Valley Conference Harvard 0-1 60 Ivy League Murray State 1-0 58 Ohio Valley Conference Bradley 1-0 54 Missouri Valley Conference Temple 0-0 50 American Athletic Conference San Francisco 1-0 49 West Coast Conference Bucknell 1-0 41 Patriot League Cornell 1-0 38 Ivy League Tulsa 0-0 38 American Athletic Conference Nevada 1-0 37 Mountain West Conference Rhode Island 0-0 30 Atlantic 10 Conference Wofford 1-0 29 Southern Conference Ball State 1-0 26 Mid-American Conference Toledo 0-0 22 Mid-American Conference North Carolina Central 1-0 21 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Columbia 0-0 20 Ivy League Middle Tennessee 0-0 19 Conference USA Old Dominion 0-0 19 Conference USA Saint Joseph's 0-0 18 Atlantic 10 Conference Hofstra 0-0 17 Colonial Athletic Association SIU Edwardsville 1-0 17 Ohio Valley Conference Loyola Chicago 0-0 15 Missouri Valley Conference Northern Arizona 0-0 15 Big Sky Conference George Mason 0-0 14 Atlantic 10 Conference San Diego 0-0 14 West Coast Conference Grand Canyon 0-0 13 Western Athletic Conference Siena 1-0 13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Southern Illinois 0-0 13 Missouri Valley Conference Western Michigan 0-0 13 Mid-American Conference Yale 0-0 13 Ivy League William & Mary 0-0 12 Colonial Athletic Association Albany 0-0 11 America East Conference Fordham 0-0 11 Atlantic 10 Conference New Mexico 0-0 11 Mountain West Conference Northern Illinois 0-0 11 Mid-American Conference UC Irvine 0-0 11 Big West Conference Eastern Michigan 0-0 10 Mid-American Conference Fresno State 0-0 10 Mountain West Conference Kent State 0-0 10 Mid-American Conference UAB 0-0 10 Conference USA Belmont 0-0 9 Ohio Valley Conference Central Michigan 0-0 9 Mid-American Conference Illinois Chicago 0-0 9 Horizon League Oakland 0-0 8 Horizon League James Madison 0-0 7 Colonial Athletic Association North Dakota State 0-0 7 Summit League Western Illinois 0-0 7 Summit League North Dakota 0-0 6 Big Sky Conference St. Francis NY 0-0 6 Northeast Conference UC Santa Barbara 0-0 6 Big West Conference UCF 0-0 6 American Athletic Conference Colgate 0-0 5 Patriot League Colorado State 0-0 5 Mountain West Conference Louisiana Lafayette 0-0 5 Sun Belt Conference Norfolk State 0-0 5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Cal State Bakersfield 1-0 4 Western Athletic Conference Chicago State 0-0 4 Western Athletic Conference Radford 0-0 4 Big South Conference Saint Louis 0-0 4 Atlantic 10 Conference Niagara 0-0 3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Northeastern 0-0 3 Colonial Athletic Association Tulane 0-0 3 American Athletic Conference Army 0-0 2 Patriot League Charlotte 0-0 2 Conference USA Eastern Kentucky 0-0 2 Ohio Valley Conference Liberty 0-0 2 Big South Conference Northwestern State 0-0 2 Southland Conference Vermont 0-0 2 America East Conference Bethune Cookman 1-0 1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Green 0-0 1 Mid-American Conference Charleston Southern 1-0 1 Big South Conference Longwood 0-0 1 Big South Conference Pacific 0-0 1 West Coast Conference South Dakota State 0-0 1 Summit League


Davidson moves up 3 spots after winning their lone game this week. Norfolk State and Charlotte are still being considered.
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Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 0-1, 0-0 America East.

11/15/16 vs. Quinnipiac (L 73-64).

Not a good way to start the season for the Hawks in their lone game of the week.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 1-3, 0-0 American.

11/15/16 vs. Albany (L 83-57).
11/19/16 vs. Mercer (L 78-66).

Not a good week for the Pirates who got boatraced in 2 home games.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 2-0, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

11/14/16- Hall of Fame Classic Quarterfinals vs. (1) #11 Duke (W 80-79, OT).

What a huge, huge win for the Wildcats this week! Another big test awaiting next week.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 1-0, 0-0 Big 12.

11/19/16- Cancun Challenge First Round vs. (2) Northern Iowa (W 55-51).

The Horned Frogs will certainly take the upset victory in this one, but it'll only get tougher from here.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 0-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/17/16- Legends Classic First Round vs. (5) Tennessee (L 76-66).

Not the way the Wolverines wanted to start the season after a disappointing finish last season.

#1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/14/16- Hall of Fame Classic Quarterfinals vs. (7) Illinois State (W 68-49).

No problem for the Spartans in this one, but they'll get tested in the semifinals for sure.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 1-2, 0-0 Big West.

11/17/16- Charleston Classic First Round vs. (3) N.C. State (L 76-61).
11/18/16- Charleston Classic Consolation Round vs. (7) DePaul (W 76-65).
11/19/16- Charleston Classic 5th Place Game vs. (5) Penn State (L 61-52).

The Warriors were certainly hoping for better after their strong season last season, but hey, last season they finished 6th in an 8 team tournament, so at least they've improved there.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 0-1, 0-0 Conference USA.

11/17/16 at #24 Oklahoma State (L 79-44).

The 49ers got a harsh reality check in this one, going on the road and getting hammered.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 0-1, 0-0 Conference USA.

11/19/16 at Georgia State (L 78-72).

The Owls battled in this one, but couldn't quite come away with the win.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 1-3, 0-0 MAAC.

11/14/16 at Columbia (L 66-48).
11/17/16 vs. Morgan State (L 65-57).

The struggles continue for the Hawks, losers of their last 3.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 1-1, 0-0 MEAC.

11/17/16- Paradise Jam First Round vs. (7) UT Martin (L 49-42).
11/20/16- Paradise Jam Consolation Round vs. (6) Northern Arizona (W 61-57).

The Spartans salvage a win in their first 2 games and will play for 5th in their tournament.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 0-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/16/16 at UConn (L 72-71).

A heartbreaker for the Buffaloes, who led at halftime but couldn't overcome turnovers.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 1-0, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/17/16- Legends Classic First Round vs. (8) UAB (W 87-77).

It was much tougher than expected, but the Cardinal move on in their tournament.

#2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 2-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/18/16- Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Semifinals vs. (3) #8 Baylor (L 67-53).

Not the end to this tournament the Bruins wanted, as they came out flat and never competed against eventually tournament champ Baylor.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 1-0, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/16/16 at Tennessee State (W 63-54).

A good tune-up win for their tournament, but the Cougars will take any wins they can get.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 0-0, 0-0 SEC.

Coach Rogers and the Crimson Tide have yet to play a game.

#25 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 3-0, 0-0 SEC.

11/17/16- Charleston Classic First Round vs. (8) Loyola Chicago (W 72-46).
11/18/16- Charleston Classic Semifinals vs. (4) California (W 95-62).
11/20/16- Charleston Classic Championship vs. (3) N.C. State (W 106-84).

Congrats to Coach Oppenheimer and the Gators, who become the first FOFC coached team to win a season tournament this season, and they did so in very easy fashion.

#3 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 2-1, 0-0 SEC.

11/16/16 at #21 Syracuse (L 72-54).
11/18/16 vs. Elon (W 90-56).

A split this week for the Wildcats, who couldn't handle the pressure of going on the road against a top 25 team.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt.

11/19/16 vs. Florida State (L 68-38).

Not a good season debut for the Trojans, who were hammered at home.

Here is a look at the national top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State (67) 2-0 1795 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia (5) 3-0 1720 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Cincinnati 3-0 1649 6 American Athletic Conference 4. Kansas 2-0 1551 5 Big 12 Conference 5. Baylor 4-0 1542 8 Big 12 Conference 6. Georgetown 2-0 1386 10 Big East Conference 7. Iowa State 2-0 1293 14 Big 12 Conference 8. Wichita State 2-0 1248 13 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Syracuse 3-0 1104 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Marquette 3-0 1103 19 Big East Conference 11. Oregon 2-0 1067 16 Pacific-12 Conference 12. Miami 2-0 1024 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. North Carolina 1-0 1024 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Florida 3-0 767 25 Southeastern Conference 15. Iowa 0-0 691 17 Big Ten Conference 16. La Salle 2-0 682 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Seton Hall 1-0 652 22 Big East Conference 18. Ohio State 2-0 577 23 Big Ten Conference 19. Louisville 3-0 555 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 20. UCLA 2-1 528 2 Pacific-12 Conference 21. Oklahoma State 1-0 410 24 Big 12 Conference 22. VCU 1-0 296 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Washington 1-0 273 NR Pacific-12 Conference 24. Villanova 1-0 119 NR Big East Conference 25. Kentucky 2-1 118 3 Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Georgia State 1-0 48 Horizon League Wisconsin 3-1 44 Big Ten Conference Stephen F. Austin 3-0 42 Southland Conference Maryland 4-0 25 Big Ten Conference Nebraska 2-0 15 Big Ten Conference Gonzaga 2-0 12 West Coast Conference Pittsburgh 2-0 12 Atlantic Coast Conference Davidson 2-0 11 Atlantic 10 Conference Richmond 1-0 6 Atlantic 10 Conference Akron 2-0 5 Mid-American Conference Illinois 1-0 2 Big Ten Conference Utah 2-0 2 Pacific-12 Conference Alabama 0-0 1 Southeastern Conference West Virginia 2-0 1 Big 12 Conference


Michigan State was the only one of our top 3 teams to hold serve, but man, how about UCLA and Kentucky? UCLA fell 18 spots and Kentucky fell 22 spots. This would never happen in reality, would it? Alabama gets a vote, basically because they haven't played a game. And I'm disappointed, I figured Davidson upsetting Duke would garner them a few more votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 3-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Wichita State 2-0 1724 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. La Salle 2-0 1644 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. VCU 1-0 1588 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Georgia State 1-0 1431 6 Horizon League 6. Stephen F. Austin 3-0 1419 8 Southland Conference 7. Gonzaga 2-0 1322 11 West Coast Conference 8. Davidson 2-0 1269 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Akron 2-0 1174 13 Mid-American Conference 10. San Diego State 2-1 1163 2 Mountain West Conference 11. Richmond 1-0 1107 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Dayton 1-0 912 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Portland 4-0 462 21 West Coast Conference 14. Saint Joseph's 3-0 458 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Memphis 1-0 429 19 American Athletic Conference 16. Louisiana Tech 2-0 400 25 Conference USA 17. Connecticut 2-0 395 NR American Athletic Conference 18. UNC Wilmington 3-0 342 20 Colonial Athletic Association 19. BYU 2-1 301 9 West Coast Conference 20. Cleveland State 1-1 282 22 Horizon League 21. Rhode Island 2-0 248 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Murray State 3-0 246 NR Ohio Valley Conference 23. New Mexico 2-0 237 NR Mountain West Conference 24. New Mexico State 1-1 186 24 Western Athletic Conference 25. Eastern Kentucky 2-0 166 NR Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Central Michigan 2-0 147 Mid-American Conference James Madison 2-0 144 Colonial Athletic Association Texas A&M Corpus Christi 3-0 143 Southland Conference SMU 1-1 139 American Athletic Conference Columbia 2-0 133 Ivy League San Francisco 2-0 121 West Coast Conference St. Bonaventure 1-0 113 Atlantic 10 Conference William & Mary 2-0 108 Colonial Athletic Association Albany 2-0 106 America East Conference Southern Miss 2-0 102 Conference USA Cornell 2-0 100 Ivy League Illinois State 1-1 100 Missouri Valley Conference SIU Edwardsville 2-0 84 Ohio Valley Conference Sam Houston State 2-0 80 Southland Conference Tennessee Martin 2-0 79 Ohio Valley Conference North Texas 2-0 77 Conference USA UC Santa Barbara 1-0 76 Big West Conference Cal State Bakersfield 2-0 62 Western Athletic Conference Charleston Southern 2-0 60 Big South Conference American 2-0 55 Patriot League Quinnipiac 2-0 51 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference South Dakota State 1-0 48 Summit League Fordham 2-0 47 Atlantic 10 Conference Weber State 2-0 47 Big Sky Conference Milwaukee 1-0 45 Horizon League Utah State 1-0 43 Mountain West Conference Winthrop 2-0 43 Big South Conference Towson 2-0 40 Colonial Athletic Association Middle Tennessee 1-0 36 Conference USA UC Riverside 0-0 33 Big West Conference Houston 1-0 32 American Athletic Conference Western Michigan 0-0 32 Mid-American Conference Grand Canyon 1-0 31 Western Athletic Conference Arkansas Little Rock 2-0 27 Sun Belt Conference San Jose State 0-0 26 Mountain West Conference Texas State 1-0 21 Sun Belt Conference NJIT 2-0 18 Atlantic Sun Conference Liberty 1-0 13 Big South Conference Texas-Rio Grande Valley 1-0 11 Western Athletic Conference Valparaiso 1-1 11 Horizon League Jacksonville State 2-0 9 Ohio Valley Conference USC Upstate 2-0 2 Atlantic Sun Conference


Davidson does move up 4 spots in the mid-major poll after beating Duke, and are now the only FOFC coached mid-major team receiving votes.
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No feature games this week, so to the weekly recap we go:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 2-2, 0-0 America East.

11/21/16- Toledo Regional First Round vs. (1) Wagner (W 64-61).
11/22/16- Toledo Regional Championship vs. (3) Loyola (MD) (W 84-58).
11/27/16 at Princeton (L 59-51).

A big congrats to Hartford and Coach Ginsberg for winning their season tournament, even if it was only a 4 team tournament. Hopefully they can shake off the loss at Princeton and start winning again.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 1-3, 0-0 American.

No games this week for ECU and Coach Hutt.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 2-2, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

11/21/16- Hall of Fame Classic Semifinal vs. (4) #11 Oregon (L 79-64).
11/27/16 vs. St. John's (L 78-65).

2 losses for the Wildcats this week, but let's look at them for what they are: 2 losses against great competition.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 1-2, 0-0 Big 12.

11/22/16- Cancun Challenge Semifinal vs. (3) Memphis (L 74-70).
11/23/16- Cancun Challenge 3rd Place Game vs. (1) #13 North Carolina (L 84-55).

Tough week for the Horned Frogs who let one slip away against Memphis. Apparently TCU finished 2nd in an 8 team tourney last season, I'll have to go back and look. They've got some very winnable games coming up though.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/21/16- Legends Classic Consolation vs. (8) UAB (W 92-55).
11/22/16- Legends Classic 5th Place Game vs. (7) Toledo (W 82-49).

Nice bounce back for the Wolverines with a couple blowout wins, even if they were against the bottom 2 seeds in the tourney.

#1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 4-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/21/16- Hall of Fame Classic Semifinal vs. (3) #6 Georgetown (W 53-45).
11/22/16- Hall of Fame Classic Championship vs. (4) #11 Oregon (W 86-64).

Congrats to the Spartans and Coach Mighty, who become the first team and FOFC coach to win a 16 team tournament.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 1-2, 0-0 Big West.

No games this week for the Warriors and Coach Gunn.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 2-1, 0-0 Conference USA.

11/25/16- New Orleans Classic First Round vs. (4) Ball State (W 57-46).
11/27/16- New Orleans Classic Championship vs. (3) Youngstown State (W 53-43).

Congrats to the 49ers and Coach Tribble. By my count they are the 4th FOFC team to win a season tournament so far. Not bad.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 1-2, 0-0 Conference USA.

11/24/16- South Carolina Showcase First Round vs. (3) Seattle (L 86-78).
11/26/16- South Carolina Showcase 3rd Place Game vs. (1) Illinois Chicago (W 74-64).

An improvement over last year for the Owls, who finished 4th in a 4 team tournament. Getting their first win over a tough team is nice.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 2-3, 0-0 MAAC.

11/26/16 vs. Cornell (W 46-38).

A low scoring battle for the Hawks in their only game of the week, but they survived it.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 2-1, 0-0 MEAC.

11/21/16- Paradise Jam 5th Place Game vs. (1) Gardner Webb (W 59-40).

The Spartans will be happy with a 5th place finish considering the way they started. Now they have a chance to build on that.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 2-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/22/16- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (6) Vermont (W 74-46).
11/25/16- Brooklyn Classic Semifinal vs. (2) #12 Miami (W 80-77).
11/26/16- Brooklyn Classic Championship vs. (1) #4 Kansas (L 73-62).

Only fitting that it would be a former Big 12 foe that stood in the way of a tournament title for the Buffaloes. They may be 2-2 but it's a very, very good 2-2.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 2-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/21/16- Legends Classic Semifinal vs. (5) Tennessee (W 70-62).
11/22/16- Legends Classic Championship vs. (2) Xavier (L 70-61).
11/27/16 at UNLV (L 75-67).

Tough way to end the week for the Cardinal with 2 straight losses, but they can certainly recover.

#20 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 4-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/23/16 at UC Davis (W 79-47).
11/27/16 vs. Loyola Marymount (W 90-63).

A couple easy wins for the Bruins against inferior west coast competition.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 1-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/21/16- Las Vegas Invitational First Round vs. (1) #15 Iowa (L 87-68).
11/24/16- Las Vegas Invitational Consolation Round vs. (5) #17 Seton Hall (L 75-60).
11/25/16- Las Vegas Invitational 7th Place Game vs. (7) Rider (L 83-68).

Ugh! On the flip side of things, the Cougars and coach St. John become the first FOFC coached team to finish 8th in an 8 team tournament, and they weren't competitive in any of the 3 games.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 0-3, 0-0 SEC.

11/21/16- Maui Invitational First Round vs. (7) Western Michigan (L 66-55).
11/22/16- Maui Invitational Consolation Round vs. (6) Utah State (L 78-77).
11/23/16- Maui Invitational 7th Place Game vs. (4) Illinois (L 74-61).

And that makes the 2nd team to finish 8th in an 8 team tournament, but at least the Crimson Tide were competitive. They actually led at halftime in 2 of the 3 games.

#14 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 4-0, 0-0 SEC.

11/27/16 at Furman (W 83-50).

Easy pickings in the lone game of the week for the Gators, but it'll get tougher next week.

#25 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 2-2, 0-0 SEC.

11/22/16 at #21 Oklahoma State (L 78-71).

Could be a bit of a rough season for the Wildcats, at least by their standards. Never did they expect to have 2 losses before December.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 0-4, 0-0 Sun Belt.

11/24/16- Wooden Legacy First Round vs. (8) IUPUI (L 65-63).
11/25/16- Wooden Legacy Consolation Round vs. (4) St. Francis PA (L 58-55).
11/27/16- Wooden Legacy 7th Place Game vs. (6) Cal State Bakersfield (L 67-59).

What an agonizing week and tournament for Coach Hawkins and the Trojans. They came in the #1 seed and lost 3 games by a total of 13 points. And it's not like it was the toughest of competition either, at least it shouldn't have been.

Here is a look at the national top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State (72) 4-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kansas 5-0 1728 4 Big 12 Conference 3. Cincinnati 5-0 1656 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Baylor 5-0 1582 5 Big 12 Conference 5. Wichita State 6-0 1510 8 Missouri Valley Conference 6. La Salle 6-0 1413 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Florida 4-0 1319 14 Southeastern Conference 8. UCLA 4-1 1292 20 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Oklahoma State 2-0 1223 21 Big 12 Conference 10. VCU 2-0 1083 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Villanova 3-0 1032 24 Big East Conference 12. Marquette 4-0 1018 10 Big East Conference 13. Iowa State 5-1 945 7 Big 12 Conference 14. Wisconsin 4-1 868 NR Big Ten Conference 15. Georgetown 3-1 629 6 Big East Conference 16. Virginia 3-1 588 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Oregon 4-1 504 11 Pacific-12 Conference 18. Maryland 5-0 479 NR Big Ten Conference 19. Syracuse 4-1 427 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Florida State 7-0 398 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Miami 4-1 379 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Xavier 4-0 274 NR Big East Conference 23. Iowa 2-1 245 15 Big Ten Conference 24. Seton Hall 3-1 219 17 Big East Conference 25. North Carolina 2-1 201 13 Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Purdue 5-0 130 Big Ten Conference Duke 2-1 103 Atlantic Coast Conference Ohio State 4-1 75 Big Ten Conference Portland 6-0 66 West Coast Conference Arizona State 4-0 44 Pacific-12 Conference Georgia Tech 4-0 41 Atlantic Coast Conference UNC Wilmington 5-0 33 Colonial Athletic Association Saint Joseph's 4-0 26 Atlantic 10 Conference Washington 3-1 20 Pacific-12 Conference Southern Miss 4-0 12 Conference USA Milwaukee 3-0 9 Horizon League Arkansas Little Rock 3-0 6 Sun Belt Conference Texas Tech 2-0 6 Big 12 Conference Grand Canyon 2-0 5 Western Athletic Conference Kansas State 4-1 3 Big 12 Conference Liberty 2-0 3 Big South Conference UC Riverside 3-0 3 Big West Conference North Texas 3-0 2 Conference USA San Jose State 1-0 1 Mountain West Conference


Michigan State stays at #1, and they will until they are defeated most likely. Florida and UCLA both have major jumps after winning all their games this week. No surprise to see Kentucky out, and all the other FOFC teams that were receiving votes? Not anymore.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (71) 5-0 1799 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Wichita State 6-0 1725 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. La Salle (1) 6-0 1660 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. VCU 2-0 1584 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Portland 6-0 1318 13 West Coast Conference 6. UNC Wilmington 5-0 1169 18 Colonial Athletic Association 7. Cleveland State 3-1 1136 20 Horizon League 8. Stephen F. Austin 4-1 1128 6 Southland Conference 9. Southern Miss 4-0 1070 NR Conference USA 10. Saint Joseph's 4-0 1004 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. New Mexico State 4-1 911 24 Western Athletic Conference 12. Gonzaga 4-1 863 7 West Coast Conference 13. Arkansas Little Rock 3-0 851 NR Sun Belt Conference 14. Milwaukee 3-0 801 NR Horizon League 15. BYU 2-1 659 19 West Coast Conference 16. Texas A&M Corpus Christi 3-0 602 NR Southland Conference 17. North Texas 3-0 575 NR Conference USA 18. NJIT 3-0 532 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 19. SMU 2-1 518 NR American Athletic Conference 20. UC Riverside 3-0 473 NR Big West Conference 21. Richmond 2-1 462 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 22. San Diego State 2-2 429 10 Mountain West Conference 23. Liberty 2-0 394 NR Big South Conference 24. Dayton 3-1 345 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Illinois State 1-1 266 NR Missouri Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Grand Canyon 2-0 236 Western Athletic Conference Stetson 0-0 223 Atlantic Sun Conference San Jose State 1-0 214 Mountain West Conference George Washington 2-1 138 Atlantic 10 Conference Massachusetts 4-1 82 Atlantic 10 Conference Akron 5-1 57 Mid-American Conference Memphis 3-1 54 American Athletic Conference St. Bonaventure 3-1 31 Atlantic 10 Conference Murray State 5-1 22 Ohio Valley Conference Boise State 1-1 19 Mountain West Conference Quinnipiac 5-1 13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference William & Mary 4-1 13 Colonial Athletic Association Albany 4-1 12 America East Conference Columbia 3-1 6 Ivy League South Florida 4-1 5 American Athletic Conference Fordham 3-1 1 Atlantic 10 Conference


Man, I figured Davidson would lose some votes, but I didn't think they'd lose ALL their votes. Tough polls.
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No feature games this week, so let's get to the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 3-2, 0-0 America East.

11/29/16 at Hofstra (W 72-69).

Just 1 game this week for the Hawks who grinded out a road win.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 1-4, 0-0 American.

12/3/16 at #10 VCU (L 78-36).

The lone game this week for the Pirates was a game to forget. They should have just stayed home. Maybe they did.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 2-3, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/3/16 vs. Indiana (L 76-61).

Another lone game this week, this time for the Wildcats who continue to schedule tough but can't handle it.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 3-2, 0-0 Big 12.

11/29/16 vs. UL Lafayette (W 78-59).
12/2/16 at UT Arlington (W 79-69).

The Horned Frogs stay in the state of Texas this week with their road game being against a Texas team. 2 solid wins and they are back above .500.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 4-2, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/28/16 vs. San Diego State (L 84-66).
12/1/16 vs. Lafayette (W 87-59).
12/4/16 vs. Northern Iowa (W 88-85).

The Wolverines were put through the grind this week, but got to stay at home doing it. 2 out of 3 ain't bad.

#1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 6-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/29/16 vs. Detroit (W 72-47).
12/3/16 vs. Bradley (W 80-41).

2 easy wins for the Spartans this week, and so far all but 1 of their wins has been by double digits.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 3-2, 0-0 Big West.

11/29/16 vs. Penn State (W 68-65).
12/2/16 at Wake Forest (W 67-59).

Good week for the Warriors who won 2 tough games against P5 competition. Those wins include a win over that same Penn State team they just played and lost to in the Charleston Classic.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 2-1, 0-0 Conference USA.

No games this week for Timmy and the 49ers.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 2-3, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/1/16 vs. Maine (W 73-46).
12/3/16 at Memphis (L 72-59).

The Owls hung with Memphis for a while but couldn't find a way to get past them, so they split this week.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 3-5, 1-0 MAAC.

11/30/16 at Princeton (L 55-42).
12/2/16 at Rutgers (L 67-49).
12/4/16 at Siena (W 57-56).

A huge grind for the Hawks this week as they have 3 road games, including starting conference play in early December??? I don't quite get that, but ok. At least they started conference play with a victory.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 2-3, 0-0 MEAC.

11/28/16 at Albany (L 86-55).
12/2/16 vs. American (L 69-66).

The Spartans forgot to show up at Albany, and almost got one against American, but alas, they are under .500 again.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 2-4, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/28/16 vs. Minnesota (L 75-64).
11/30/16 vs. Northern Iowa (L 70-56).

Things are going south in a hurry for the Buffaloes, and it doesn't get any easier next week as they travel to a top 5 opponent.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 3-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/29/16 at St. Mary's (W 71-62).
12/2/16 at Missouri (L 68-59).

A split for the Cardinal this week, both games on the road.

#8 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 5-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/2/16 vs. Mississippi State (W 74-40).

A little bit of irony here, as the team coach Shepard coaches in this dynasty just beat the team that Shepard plays for in the Interactive Player Dynasty. I knew I'd find a way to tie the 2 together sooner or later. Heh!

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 2-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/28/16 vs. Idaho (W 68-61).

Well it wasn't easy but the Cougars finally got back on the winning side of things. With their schedule, they should get a few more feel good wins before Pac 12 play starts.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 1-4, 0-0 SEC.

11/28/16 vs. Seattle (W 80-72).
12/4/16 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (L 77-68).

The Crimson Tide got their first win of the season then get embarrassed at home. Next up on the schedule, a string of 6 games against current top 25 teams. Ay yi yi!

#7 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 4-1, 0-0 SEC.

11/30/16 vs. #14 Wisconsin (L 65-56).

First loss of the season for the Gators, who also have a brutal stretch of games coming up.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 2-2, 0-0 SEC.

No games this week for Patrick and the Wildcats.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 1-4, 0-0 Sun Belt.

12/4/16 at Florida Gulf Coast (W 69-47).

A nice win against a strong FGCU team this week for the Trojans. With their non-conference schedule being very winnable, they need to take this win and run with it.

Here is a look at the national top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State (72) 6-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kansas 6-0 1695 2 Big 12 Conference 3. Baylor 7-0 1655 4 Big 12 Conference 4. Wichita State 7-0 1618 5 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Cincinnati 7-0 1504 3 American Athletic Conference 6. La Salle 7-0 1444 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Oklahoma State 4-0 1284 9 Big 12 Conference 8. Marquette 5-0 1253 12 Big East Conference 9. UCLA 5-1 1237 8 Pacific-12 Conference 10. VCU 4-0 1176 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Iowa State 7-1 1127 13 Big 12 Conference 12. Georgetown 4-1 885 15 Big East Conference 13. Virginia 4-1 820 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Oregon 5-1 797 17 Pacific-12 Conference 15. Miami 6-1 678 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Maryland 6-0 667 18 Big Ten Conference 17. Iowa 4-1 652 23 Big Ten Conference 18. Xavier 6-0 569 22 Big East Conference 19. North Carolina 4-1 557 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Duke 4-1 465 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Florida State 7-0 407 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Ohio State 4-1 241 NR Big Ten Conference 23. Florida 4-1 199 7 Southeastern Conference 24. Portland 8-0 175 NR West Coast Conference 25. Washington 4-1 148 NR Pacific-12 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Villanova 5-1 94 Big East Conference Saint Joseph's 5-0 68 Atlantic 10 Conference Kansas State 6-1 64 Big 12 Conference Southern Miss 5-0 48 Conference USA Milwaukee 5-0 21 Horizon League Grand Canyon 4-0 10 Western Athletic Conference Richmond 5-1 9 Atlantic 10 Conference Wisconsin 5-2 7 Big Ten Conference Gonzaga 6-1 6 West Coast Conference North Texas 4-0 6 Conference USA UC Riverside 3-0 4 Big West Conference Cleveland State 5-1 3 Horizon League Illinois State 4-1 3 Missouri Valley Conference Pittsburgh 6-1 3 Atlantic Coast Conference NJIT 4-0 1 Atlantic Sun Conference


Michigan State stays on top, no surprise there. This game really seems to have a crush on the Spartans, even in my Interactive Player Dynasty. UCLA drops a spot after a 34 point win (huh?) and Florida drops 16 spots after a 9 point loss. Geez, the polls in this game have me shaking my head sometimes.

Now for the mid-major top 25, which I can all but guarantee none of our teams will be in.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Wichita State (69) 7-0 1797 2 Missouri Valley Conference 2. Cincinnati 7-0 1694 1 American Athletic Conference 3. La Salle (3) 7-0 1692 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. VCU 4-0 1585 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Cleveland State 5-1 1377 7 Horizon League 6. Portland 8-0 1318 5 West Coast Conference 7. Gonzaga 6-1 1228 12 West Coast Conference 8. Stephen F. Austin 5-1 1184 8 Southland Conference 9. Southern Miss 5-0 1057 9 Conference USA 10. New Mexico State 5-1 1038 11 Western Athletic Conference 11. Saint Joseph's 5-0 1028 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Richmond 5-1 985 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Milwaukee 5-0 883 14 Horizon League 14. San Diego State 4-2 797 22 Mountain West Conference 15. Dayton 5-1 792 24 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. SMU 3-1 737 19 American Athletic Conference 17. Grand Canyon 4-0 650 NR Western Athletic Conference 18. Illinois State 4-1 645 25 Missouri Valley Conference 19. North Texas 4-0 630 17 Conference USA 20. NJIT 4-0 589 18 Atlantic Sun Conference 21. Massachusetts 5-1 462 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. UC Riverside 3-0 452 20 Big West Conference 23. Boise State 3-1 159 NR Mountain West Conference 24. Murray State 7-1 149 NR Ohio Valley Conference 25. Quinnipiac 8-1 145 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Georgia State 4-2 80 Horizon League Albany 6-1 60 America East Conference South Florida 5-1 53 American Athletic Conference Harvard 6-2 32 Ivy League Colorado State 5-1 29 Mountain West Conference Kent State 5-1 17 Mid-American Conference UTEP 3-1 14 Conference USA Louisiana Tech 4-1 12 Conference USA Central Michigan 3-1 11 Mid-American Conference Lipscomb 4-1 5 Atlantic Sun Conference Fordham 3-1 4 Atlantic 10 Conference Charleston Southern 4-1 3 Big South Conference Houston 4-1 3 American Athletic Conference Arkansas Little Rock 4-1 2 Sun Belt Conference Cal Poly 2-1 1 Big West Conference Montana 3-1 1 Big Sky Conference


Yep, I called it. I believe last year we had 8 teams make postseason and all but 1 were NCAA Tournament teams. If things keep going the way they are, we'll have just half that many playing in the postseason this season. It's pretty ugly so far.
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Looks like we have 3 feature games this week, all non-conference games, so let's get to it:

12/5/16- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- Hawaii came back from a halftime deficit by holding Rice to just 34.6% shooting to pull one out.

Final Score: Hawaii- 64, Rice- 55

12/7/16- ECU (Al Hutt) @ Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- This battle of the siblings went to Patrick, although ECU had it close through about the first 30 minutes before Kentucky pulled away.

Final Score: Kentucky- 87, ECU- 65

12/8/16- #9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- The Bruins had a 23 point halftime lead in this one, and Alabama tried to fight back, but the deficit was just too much.

Final Score: #9 UCLA- 72, Alabama- 61

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 4-4, 0-0 America East.

12/5/16 at #25 Washington (L 72-70).
12/8/16 at UMass (L 61-46).
12/11/16 vs. Brown (W 47-45).

A gallant effort by the Hawks at a ranked Washington team, but at least they end the week with a victory.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 1-6, 0-0 American.

12/7/16 at Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
12/9/16 at #19 North Carolina (L 84-43).

Give the Pirates credit for going on the road against tough competition, but it's not translating into wins, and that's what they need.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 2-4, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/8/16 vs. Radford (L 78-69).

1 game for the Wildcats this week, and a brutal loss extends the losing streak to 4.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 4-3, 0-0 Big 12.

12/6/16 vs. Lamar (W 83-43).
12/11/16 at SMU (L 88-53).

The short 3 game winning streak for the Horned Frogs ends in a big way, but at least they are still over .500.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 4-4, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/6/16 at Pittsburgh (L 78-62).
12/11/16 at #25 Washington (L 78-65).

2 double digit road losses against solid competition for the Wolverines, but they'll need to win a couple of those sooner or later.

#1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 7-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/5/16 at Maine (W 71-47).

1 game for the Spartans this week, but they keep rolling. It gets a little tougher in the upcoming weeks though.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 4-3, 0-0 Big West.

12/5/16 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.
12/7/16 at Indiana State (L 70-62).

A split this week for the Warriors who see their 3 game winning streak end, but are still over .500.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 3-3, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/5/16 vs. North Carolina Central (L 76-67).
12/9/16 at San Diego State (L 62-51).
12/11/16 vs. Presbyterian (W 68-46).

The 49ers salvage the week with a double digit win, but they've got a tough 3 game road stretch coming up.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 4-4, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/5/16 at Hawaii- feature game, highlighted above.
12/9/16 at UT Arlington (W 53-45).
12/11/16 vs. Loyola Marymount (W 69-60).

2 out of 3 for the Owls this week and they are back to .500.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 4-6, 2-1 MAAC.

12/9/16 at Fairfield (L 51-47).
12/11/16 vs. Quinnipiac (W 60-56).

A split for the Hawks this week, ironically both results were 4 point games.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 3-4, 0-0 MEAC.

12/6/16 at George Mason (W 74-63).
12/9/16 vs. Drexel (L 96-65).

A split for the Spartans this week, winning on the road and losing at home.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 3-5, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/5/16 at #4 Wichita State (W 70-57).
12/9/16 vs. BYU (L 71-54).

The week started out great for the Buffaloes as they pulled an upset in Wichita, but BYU brought them back to earth.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 5-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/7/16 vs. Northern Illinois (W 80-64).
12/9/16 vs. Nebraska (W 66-57).

A couple big wins for the Cardinal to hopefully get them back on track.

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 6-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/8/16 at Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 2-5, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/6/16 at UC Riverside (L 67-64).
12/8/16 vs. Seattle (L 62-56).

2 tough losses for the Cougars this week by a combined 9 points.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 1-5, 0-0 SEC.

12/8/16 vs. #9 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough loss for the Crimson Tide, and it won't get easier. 4 of their next 5 games are against top 10 teams.

#23 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 5-1, 0-0 SEC.

12/7/16 vs. California (W 64-63).

A nice win for the Gators, and by the slimmest of margins. They needed it because they also have a rough schedule coming up.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 3-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/7/16 vs. ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

1 game for the Wildcats this week, an easy victory in the Battle of the Hutts.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 3-4, 0-0 Sun Belt.

12/6/16 at William & Mary (W 67-59).
12/10/16 at Tulane (W 65-63).

The Trojans appear to be figuring it out, as they've won 3 in a row now after losing their first 4.

Here's a look at the national Top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State (72) 7-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kansas 8-0 1726 2 Big 12 Conference 3. Baylor 8-0 1652 3 Big 12 Conference 4. Cincinnati 9-0 1561 5 American Athletic Conference 5. La Salle 9-0 1540 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Marquette 7-0 1411 8 Big East Conference 7. UCLA 6-1 1336 9 Pacific-12 Conference 8. VCU 6-0 1322 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Wichita State 8-1 1189 4 Missouri Valley Conference 10. Georgetown 6-1 1145 12 Big East Conference 11. Miami 7-1 1083 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Oregon 6-1 981 14 Pacific-12 Conference 13. North Carolina 6-1 922 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Iowa 6-1 833 17 Big Ten Conference 15. Duke 5-1 679 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Washington 7-1 677 25 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Florida State 8-0 556 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Ohio State 6-1 544 22 Big Ten Conference 19. Kansas State 8-1 521 NR Big 12 Conference 20. Florida 5-1 392 23 Southeastern Conference 21. Oklahoma State 5-1 388 7 Big 12 Conference 22. Gonzaga 8-1 300 NR West Coast Conference 23. Villanova 6-1 284 NR Big East Conference 24. Iowa State 8-2 155 11 Big 12 Conference 25. Saint Joseph's 6-0 85 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 8-1 80 Atlantic Coast Conference Stephen F. Austin 8-1 76 Southland Conference San Diego State 6-2 36 Mountain West Conference North Carolina State 5-1 23 Atlantic Coast Conference Richmond 6-1 17 Atlantic 10 Conference New Mexico State 7-1 16 Western Athletic Conference Illinois State 6-1 15 Missouri Valley Conference Maryland 7-1 14 Big Ten Conference Utah 7-1 12 Pacific-12 Conference North Texas 5-0 9 Conference USA Arkansas 8-1 7 Southeastern Conference SMU 6-1 7 American Athletic Conference Vanderbilt 6-1 2 Southeastern Conference Virginia 5-2 2 Atlantic Coast Conference Kentucky 3-2 1 Southeastern Conference Murray State 9-1 1 Ohio Valley Conference


No surprise to see Michigan State on top still, while UCLA and Florida both rise after their wins. I guarantee Kentucky only got a vote based on past prestige, so we'll see if they can maintain it.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (45) 9-0 1772 2 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle (27) 9-0 1755 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. VCU 6-0 1632 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Wichita State 8-1 1609 1 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Gonzaga 8-1 1453 7 West Coast Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 8-1 1394 8 Southland Conference 7. San Diego State 6-2 1287 14 Mountain West Conference 8. New Mexico State 7-1 1247 10 Western Athletic Conference 9. SMU 6-1 1233 16 American Athletic Conference 10. Richmond 6-1 1138 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Saint Joseph's 6-0 1084 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Illinois State 6-1 1057 18 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Massachusetts 6-1 913 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. North Texas 5-0 849 19 Conference USA 15. Boise State 5-1 801 23 Mountain West Conference 16. Murray State 9-1 685 24 Ohio Valley Conference 17. Harvard 8-2 544 NR Ivy League 18. Portland 9-1 469 6 West Coast Conference 19. Albany 7-1 430 NR America East Conference 20. Cleveland State 6-2 403 5 Horizon League 21. Colorado State 6-1 327 NR Mountain West Conference 22. Green Bay 5-1 260 NR Horizon League 23. Southern Miss 6-1 205 9 Conference USA 24. Louisiana Tech 6-1 156 NR Conference USA 25. Milwaukee 6-1 150 13 Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Akron 7-2 120 Mid-American Conference UTEP 5-1 80 Conference USA Valparaiso 6-2 76 Horizon League Houston 6-1 65 American Athletic Conference Winthrop 5-1 56 Big South Conference NJIT 6-1 46 Atlantic Sun Conference UC Riverside 4-1 43 Big West Conference Dayton 6-2 21 Atlantic 10 Conference Montana 4-1 21 Big Sky Conference Memphis 7-2 19 American Athletic Conference


No big surprise, our mid-major teams are still out.
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No feature games this week, so to the weekly recap we go:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 5-5, 0-0 America East.

12/13/16 vs. Penn State (L 73-61).
12/17/16 vs. Holy Cross (W 57-48).

A split this week for the Hawks, with both games being at home.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 2-7, 0-0 American.

12/12/16 at Xavier (L 65-53).
12/17/16 at Western Carolina (W 77-63).

For 3 of their 4 halves this week, the Pirates looked like a good basketball team. They led at halftime at Xavier, then fell apart from there. But.. the losing streak is over at least!

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 3-6, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/14/16 at #13 North Carolina (L 60-56).
12/16/16 at Princeton (W 84-82, OT).
12/18/16 at Duke (L 83-67).

A grueling week for the Wildcats who battled hard at North Carolina, but fell short. They also had to go to OT to beat Princeton. Another brutal week awaits next week.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-3, 0-0 Big 12.

12/16/16 at Loyola Marymount (W 69-46).
12/18/16 vs. Green Bay (W 96-87).

Nice week for the Horned Frogs, who have already won just as many games this season as they did all of last season.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 6-4, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/13/16 vs. Miami (OH) (W 83-54).
12/15/16 at #12 Oregon (W 60-54).

Good week for the Wolverines who had to come from behind to beat Oregon, but got 2 big wins this week, including an upset over a top 15 Oregon team.

#1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 8-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/12/16 at #11 Miami (L 85-82).
12/16/16 at Radford (W 100-51).

The Spartans suffer their first loss of the season against a top 15 team, then take it out on a poor, defenseless, Radford team. We'll see how long it is before Coach Mighty is tested again.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 4-6, 0-0 Big West.

12/12/16 at San Francisco (L 54-29).
12/14/16 at Missouri (L 68-65).
12/18/16 vs. Akron (L 67-53).

Not a good week for the Warriors who post an 0 fer in 3 games. That 29 point game at San Fran can't make any coach happy. At least they competed at Mizzou, but still fell short.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 3-4, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/17/16 at Wisconsin (L 90-58).

A week to forget for the 49ers, who just got hammered at Wisconsin.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 5-5, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/15/16 vs. McNeese State (L 77-72).
12/18/16 at Texas Southern (W 71-46).

An embarrassing loss this week for the Owls, who can't be losing at home to teams like McNeese State.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 5-7, 3-2 MAAC.

12/16/16 at Iona (L 77-48).
12/18/16 vs. Iona (W 65-57).

3 straight weeks of splits for the Hawks, but this one was a little different in that they played the same team back to back. Weird scheduling.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 5-6, 0-0 MEAC.

12/12/16 at Radford (L 65-50).
12/14/16 vs. NJIT (W 83-66).
12/16/16 vs. Nicholls State (W 63-55).
12/18/16 at Old Dominion (L 84-63).

My goodness, the Spartans have to be exhausted after playing 4 games this week. Why any team would want to schedule that way is beyond me, but they came out of the week with a split at least.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 4-6, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/12/16 vs. UNC Wilmington (L 74-72, OT).
12/16/16 vs. Utah Valley (W 70-52).

So the Buffaloes split their home games this week, but that OT loss to Wilmington will sting. Wilmington may have a decent RPI right now, but Colorado was easily their best win. Hopefully Coach Nielsen can regroup his team.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 5-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

No games this week for Coach Sanchez or the Cardinal.

#7 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 7-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/12/16 vs. Northern Arizona (W 64-50).

Just the 1 game this week for the Bruins, who pretty much handled Northern Arizona with ease.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 4-6, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/12/16 vs. Albany (W 77-41).
12/15/16 at South Dakota State (L 93-60).
12/18/16 vs. Idaho State (W 66-35).

2 out of 3 ain't bad for the Cougars, but a 33 point loss to South Dakota State will sting for a while. No excuse for that.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 1-8, 0-0 SEC.

12/12/16 at Virginia (L 87-84, OT).
12/14/16 at #2 Kansas (L 84-71).
12/17/16 at Louisville (L 74-73).

Tough week for the Crimson Tide, who took 2 very good teams down to the wire. Problem is, taking them to the wire isn't good enough. They need to finish off some of these games, as they now have a 5 game losing streak.

#20 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 6-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/13/16 vs. #15 Duke (W 67-53).
12/15/16 vs. #14 Iowa (L 88-82).

The Gators are happy with a split against 2 teams that have lost just 3 times this season, but they can't be happy that they let the Iowa game slip away.

Patrick Hutt (Kentucky) -- 5-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/13/16 at #12 Oregon (W 66-55).
12/16/16 vs. Evansville (W 76-74, OT).

Very surprised that the Wildcats went to OT with Evansville. Usually those are the type of teams that Kentucky rolls over, but this team is down a little bit. Still very good though.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 4-4, 1-0 Sun Belt.

12/17/16 at Appalachian State (W 60-49).

A good start to Sun Belt play for the Trojans, as they win their conference opener which was their only game of the week.

Let's take a look at the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Kansas (36) 9-0 1763 2 Big 12 Conference 2. Baylor (36) 11-0 1760 3 Big 12 Conference 3. Michigan State 8-1 1619 1 Big Ten Conference 4. Cincinnati 11-0 1609 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Marquette 9-0 1472 6 Big East Conference 6. La Salle 10-0 1391 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. UCLA 7-1 1304 7 Pacific-12 Conference 8. Georgetown 9-1 1299 10 Big East Conference 9. VCU 8-0 1264 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Wichita State 10-1 1193 9 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Miami 9-1 1137 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Iowa 8-1 999 14 Big Ten Conference 13. North Carolina 8-1 948 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Ohio State 8-1 807 18 Big Ten Conference 15. Washington 9-1 764 16 Pacific-12 Conference 16. Oklahoma State 6-1 624 21 Big 12 Conference 17. Florida State 10-0 592 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Iowa State 9-2 521 24 Big 12 Conference 19. Villanova 7-1 498 23 Big East Conference 20. Virginia 7-2 338 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Stephen F. Austin 9-1 276 NR Southland Conference 22. SMU 8-1 260 NR American Athletic Conference 23. Kentucky 5-2 198 NR Southeastern Conference 24. San Diego State 8-2 197 NR Mountain West Conference 25. New Mexico State 9-1 152 NR Western Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Richmond 8-1 134 Atlantic 10 Conference Illinois State 8-1 94 Missouri Valley Conference Xavier 8-1 60 Big East Conference Duke 7-2 45 Atlantic Coast Conference North Texas 7-0 28 Conference USA Massachusetts 8-1 21 Atlantic 10 Conference Arkansas 9-1 16 Southeastern Conference Murray State 10-1 7 Ohio Valley Conference Vanderbilt 7-1 7 Southeastern Conference Portland 10-1 3 West Coast Conference


So Michigan State drops 2 spots after their first loss of the season. What a battle we have at the top, just 3 points separate conference foes Kansas and Baylor. Both teams had 36 FPV, which means Kansas must have had an extra second place vote or something, I honestly don't know how the points system works when it comes to the rankings. Anyways, back to our teams.. UCLA stays put after an easy win this week, and Kentucky gets back in the top 25 with 2 wins, including the win over #12 Oregon. Florida, with their loss, loses all their votes. Unbelievable.

Now for the Mid-Major top 25, although I don't know why I continue to show it with none of our teams in it, and probably won't be anytime soon.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (71) 11-0 1799 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Wichita State 10-1 1676 4 Missouri Valley Conference 3. La Salle (1) 10-0 1647 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. VCU 8-0 1646 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Stephen F. Austin 9-1 1432 6 Southland Conference 6. San Diego State 8-2 1428 7 Mountain West Conference 7. New Mexico State 9-1 1351 8 Western Athletic Conference 8. SMU 8-1 1303 9 American Athletic Conference 9. Richmond 8-1 1231 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Illinois State 8-1 1193 12 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Massachusetts 8-1 1026 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. North Texas 7-0 916 14 Conference USA 13. Cleveland State 8-2 914 20 Horizon League 14. Murray State 10-1 851 16 Ohio Valley Conference 15. Gonzaga 9-2 806 5 West Coast Conference 16. Portland 10-1 639 18 West Coast Conference 17. Akron 8-2 610 NR Mid-American Conference 18. Colorado State 8-1 600 21 Mountain West Conference 19. Southern Miss 8-1 476 23 Conference USA 20. Saint Joseph's 7-1 387 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Dayton 8-2 367 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. UTEP 6-1 346 NR Conference USA 23. Louisiana Tech 7-1 290 24 Conference USA 24. Boise State 7-2 188 15 Mountain West Conference 25. UC Riverside 6-1 126 NR Big West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Memphis 9-2 112 American Athletic Conference Middle Tennessee 8-2 14 Conference USA San Francisco 9-2 14 West Coast Conference Georgia State 6-3 6 Horizon League Mercer 8-2 4 Southern Conference Harvard 8-3 2 Ivy League


I wish I could say I'm shocked we have no FOFC teams represented here, but obviously I'm not. The majority of our FOFC teams are struggling and need to get better.
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Heh, haven't caught up on this in awhile.

And yes, Nielsen stays at Colorado forever. I don't care how many offers he gets.
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Heh, haven't caught up on this in awhile.

And yes, Nielsen stays at Colorado forever. I don't care how many offers he gets.

No worries, all my projects are moving slower than anticipated. Real life gets in my way far more than I'd like.

So then as long as Rob is at Colorado, I won't run his offers by you. However if he gets fired (which will hopefully not happen), but if it does, Rob will have a decision to make. Retire or take another job.
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1 feature game this week, so let's get to it:

12/25/16- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- The Cougars led by 12 at halftime, but Hawaii wouldn't go away easily, fighting back thanks to 18 Wazzou turnovers. Unfortunately, a buzzer beater clanked the front of the rim, and the Cougars escaped.

Final Score: Washington State- 60, Hawaii- 59

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 5-9, 0-1 America East.

12/19/16 at Fordham (L 73-57).
12/21/16 at #6 LaSalle (L 60-37).
12/23/16 vs. Yale (L 70-48).
12/25/16 vs. Stony Brook (L 71-61).

Wow, credit the Hawks for loading up the week of Christmas, unfortunately, no presents for Coach Ginsberg, as his team was handled in all 4 games.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 2-8, 0-0 American.

12/22/16 at #20 Virginia (L 68-58).

Just 1 game for the Pirates this week, and they actually competed well, but couldn't get over the hump.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 3-7, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/24/16 at Vanderbilt (L 77-61).

Just 1 game for the Wildcats this week, and it was the first of 3 against SEC teams. This one resulted in a loss, 2 more SEC opponents next week.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-5, 0-0 Big 12.

12/20/16 at Nebraska (L 94-81).
12/23/16 at Texas A&M (L 90-59).

So this week was new Big 12 vs. old Big 12 for the Horned Frogs, as they took on 2 former Big 12 members, and lost to both by double digits.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 7-4, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/20/16 vs. Providence (W 86-67).

1 game this week for the Wolverines, and they took care of business.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 11-1. 0-0 Big Ten.

12/20/16 at Oregon (W 91-73).
12/22/16 vs. California (W 73-43).
12/24/16 vs. Central Michigan (W 98-43).

Easy week for the Spartans, who actually took on a couple decent opponents. You would never have guessed by the results though.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 5-7, 0-0 Big West.

12/22/16 vs. Northwestern State (W 63-48).
12/25/16 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

So the Warriors end the losing streak, and come a buzzer beater away from starting a winning streak. They've got 1 more big test next week before conference play.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 3-6, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/20/16 at Duke (L 54-53).
12/22/16 at #17 Florida State (L 58-42).

The 49ers almost pulled off the upset against the Dukies, but fell just short. They had a major letdown against FSU, but they played better this week.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 5-5, 0-0 Conference USA.

No games this week for Coach Shocker or the Owls.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 5-9, 3-4 MAAC.

12/23/16 at Manhattan (L 78-52).
12/25/16 at Marist (L 60-50).

2 road tests for the Hawks this season, and they failed both, falling under .500 in conference play.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 5-7, 0-0 MEAC.

12/20/16 at Gardner Webb (L 68-61).

Just the 1 game for the Spartans, who had a halftime lead but couldn't hold it.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 5-7, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/19/16 at #18 Iowa State (L 58-57).
12/24/16 vs. Tulsa (W 69-66).

2 tough games for the Buffaloes this week, who narrowly missed defeating another top 25 team, but did end the week with a win. They'll get next week off before starting conference play.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 7-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/21/16 vs. Ole Miss (W 75-67).
12/23/16 vs. Northern Arizona (W 68-47).

The Cardinal showed no rust after a 12 day layoff, winning both games this week.

#7 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 9-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/21/16 vs. Missouri (W 70-28).
12/24/16 at George Washington (W 88-65).

The Mizzou game is very misleading. It was an 8 point game at halftime and the Bruins outscored them 45-11 in the second half. Holy cow!

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 5-6, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/25/16 at Hawaii- feature game, highlighted above.

Just 1 game this week for the Cougars, and they escaped, barely.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 1-9, 0-0 SEC.

12/24/16 vs. #4 Cincinnati (L 84-78).

1 game this week for the Crimson Tide, who outrebounded Cincy. Better shooting and taking care of the basketball might have resulted in an upset, but it was not to be.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 8-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/20/16 vs. #1 Kansas (W 72-63).
12/23/16 vs. FIU (W 67-61).

Almost a huge letdown for the Gators after the big upset over KU, but they survived.

#23 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 8-3, 0-0 SEC.

12/19/16- Diamond Head Classic First Round vs. (8) Kent State (W 79-62).
12/20/16- Diamond Head Classic Semifinals vs. (4) #16 Oklahoma State (W 76-49).
12/22/16- Diamond Head Classic Championship vs. (2) #19 Villanova (L 74-62).
12/25/16 vs. Indiana (W 66-57).

3 out of 4 this week ain't bad for the Wildcats, but they missed a chance for a season tournament title, losing in the ship.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 5-5, 2-0 Sun Belt.

12/19/16 vs. Marshall (L 75-72).
12/24/16 vs. Texas State (W 77-55).

An encouraging start to conference play for the Trojans, as they've won both their first 2 conference games.

Let's take a look at the national top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (37) 12-0 1765 2 Big 12 Conference 2. Michigan State (35) 11-1 1755 3 Big Ten Conference 3. Cincinnati 13-0 1657 4 American Athletic Conference 4. Marquette 12-0 1561 5 Big East Conference 5. UCLA 9-1 1517 7 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Kansas 10-1 1423 1 Big 12 Conference 7. La Salle 11-0 1315 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Georgetown 10-1 1310 8 Big East Conference 9. Miami 10-1 1267 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. North Carolina 11-1 1181 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Villanova 10-1 1037 19 Big East Conference 12. Wichita State 11-2 868 10 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Washington 9-1 809 15 Pacific-12 Conference 14. Florida State 12-0 778 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Iowa 9-2 767 12 Big Ten Conference 16. Virginia 10-2 735 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Iowa State 10-2 705 18 Big 12 Conference 18. New Mexico State 11-1 548 25 Western Athletic Conference 19. San Diego State 10-2 535 24 Mountain West Conference 20. Stephen F. Austin 11-1 456 21 Southland Conference 21. SMU 10-1 444 22 American Athletic Conference 22. Ohio State 9-2 202 14 Big Ten Conference 23. Richmond 9-1 202 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Duke 8-2 153 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Vanderbilt 9-1 109 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Florida 8-2 103 Southeastern Conference Oklahoma State 8-2 69 Big 12 Conference Arkansas 10-1 32 Southeastern Conference Syracuse 8-2 26 Atlantic Coast Conference VCU 9-2 24 Atlantic 10 Conference Kentucky 8-3 19 Southeastern Conference Murray State 12-1 16 Ohio Valley Conference Pittsburgh 10-2 7 Atlantic Coast Conference UTEP 8-1 2 Conference USA Wisconsin 9-3 2 Big Ten Conference Illinois State 9-2 1 Missouri Valley Conference


So Michigan State and UCLA move up after good weeks, while Kentucky falls out of the top 25, even after a 3 out of 4 week. Florida is very, very close to being back in the top 25.

And now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 13-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 11-0 1727 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Wichita State 11-2 1648 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. San Diego State 10-2 1576 6 Mountain West Conference 5. New Mexico State 11-1 1478 7 Western Athletic Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 11-1 1427 5 Southland Conference 7. SMU 10-1 1337 8 American Athletic Conference 8. VCU 9-2 1311 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Richmond 9-1 1294 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Murray State 12-1 1101 14 Ohio Valley Conference 11. Illinois State 9-2 993 10 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Akron 8-2 947 17 Mid-American Conference 13. UTEP 8-1 932 22 Conference USA 14. Southern Miss 9-1 862 19 Conference USA 15. Boise State 8-2 787 24 Mountain West Conference 16. Saint Joseph's 7-1 667 20 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Memphis 10-2 619 NR American Athletic Conference 18. Cleveland State 9-3 560 13 Horizon League 19. San Francisco 11-2 483 NR West Coast Conference 20. Georgia State 8-3 411 NR Horizon League 21. Gonzaga 10-3 410 15 West Coast Conference 22. Mercer 10-2 382 NR Southern Conference 23. Portland 11-2 279 16 West Coast Conference 24. Utah State 9-2 154 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Colorado State 8-2 78 18 Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: North Dakota State 10-2 40 Summit League Dayton 8-3 27 Atlantic 10 Conference Houston 7-2 20 American Athletic Conference Fordham 7-2 16 Atlantic 10 Conference Valparaiso 10-3 10 Horizon League Massachusetts 9-3 8 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Iowa 9-3 7 Missouri Valley Conference Rhode Island 8-3 3 Atlantic 10 Conference William & Mary 10-3 3 Colonial Athletic Association Montana 7-2 2 Big Sky Conference Oral Roberts 7-2 1 Summit League


And once again, no representation from our mid-major teams. I'd say I'm shocked, but I'm not.
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1 feature game this week, and it's a Rose Bowl quality game, if this was football.

12/30/16- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ #5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- Not much to talk about in this one, as the Bruins took control early and never let up. They forced 18 turnovers and held Michigan to 38.9% shooting in an easy road victory.

Final Score: #5 UCLA- 81, Michigan- 54

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 7-9, 2-1 America East.

12/30/16 vs. Albany (W 75-66).
1/1/17 vs. UMBC (W 62-57).

Good week for the Hawks, who win both games this week. The Albany win was really nice as Albany has already won 10 games.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 2-10, 0-1 American.

12/28/16 vs. #3 Cincinnati (L 82-52).
12/31/16 vs. Longwood (L 40-38).

Ouch! Not a good week for the Pirates. Losing to Longwood is unacceptable. Coach Hutt better get it figured out quick.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 5-7, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/26/16 vs. South Carolina (W 73-59).
12/29/16 at Georgia (W 75-48).

Not sure what was said after the last game, but the Wildcats responded with 2 big wins over SEC opponents. Feel good wins heading into conference play.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-7, 0-2 Big 12.

12/26/16 at West Virginia (L 96-78).
12/31/16 at Kansas State (L 71-42).

The Horned Frogs are getting a reality check to start conference play, as they've been blitzed in their first 2 B12 games.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 7-5, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/30/16 vs. #5 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Not a good display for the Wolverines against a big time opponent. Now they head into an always tough Big Ten.

#2 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 12-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/26/16 at Ole Miss (W 78-54).

Easy game for the Spartans, who roll over a not so good SEC opponent before conference play starts.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 5-8, 0-0 Big West.

12/29/16 at Rhode Island (L 86-50).

The Warriors are struggling big time, losers of 6 of their last 7. If it's anything like last year, conference play is exactly where they need to be.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 4-7, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/26/16 at Georgia (L 66-58).
12/30/16 vs. Jacksonville (W 54-45).

The 49ers break a 4 game losing streak with the Jacksonville win and take some momentum heading into conference play.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 5-6, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/27/16 at Tennessee (L 76-58).

The Owls get credit for going on the road against tough competition during the holidays, but it was not to be as they really weren't competitive.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 7-9, 5-4 MAAC.

12/30/16 vs. St. Peter's (W 74-66).
1/1/17 vs. Niagara (W 64-54).

Nice week for the Hawks who get 2 big wins to go back over .500 in conference play.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 5-9, 0-1 MEAC.

12/26/16 vs. North Carolina Central (L 79-48).
12/29/16 vs. Seattle (L 78-72).

The losing streak is up to 4 for the Spartans, and what's more frustrating is both losses were at home.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 5-7, 0-0 Pac 12.

No games this week for Coach Nielsen and the Buffaloes.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 9-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/26/16 at Seattle (W 92-54).
12/28/16 at Idaho State (W 88-63).

A couple easy road victories for the Cardinal as they head into conference play.

#5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 11-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/28/16 at Maryland (W 81-66).
12/30/16 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

The Bruins continue to roll, with 2 road wins against very solid teams. They've now won 9 in a row.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 5-7, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/31/16 vs. Long Beach State (L 63-52).

A letdown this week for the Cougars after a good win last week, not what they wanted heading into conference play.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 2-10, 0-0 SEC.

12/26/16 vs. #1 Baylor (W 78-77, OT).
12/29/16 vs. VCU (L 86-80).

No matter what happens the rest of the season, the Crimson Tide can take some solace in knowing they upset a #1 ranked team at some point in the season. Granted, it was by 1 point, and it took overtime, but it's still a monumental win. What would have been great is if they could have compounded it by winning against VCU.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 10-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/28/16 at Stetson (W 79-59).
12/30/16 vs. Georgia Tech (W 73-54).

A couple easy ones for the Gators this week as they continue to build momentum heading into conference play.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 9-3, 0-0 SEC.

12/30/16 at Western Kentucky (W 63-41).

Just 1 game for the Wildcats this week, but it was an easy one.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 6-6, 3-1 Sun Belt.

12/29/16 at Arkansas Little Rock (L 69-52).
12/31/16 vs. Appalachian State (W 68-56).

A split this week for the Trojans, who lose their first conference game but rebound nicely in what looks to be a wide open Sun Belt.

Here's a look at the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Michigan State (68) 12-1 1796 2 Big Ten Conference 2. Cincinnati (4) 15-0 1687 3 American Athletic Conference 3. Kansas 12-1 1686 6 Big 12 Conference 4. UCLA 11-1 1578 5 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Georgetown 12-1 1524 8 Big East Conference 6. Miami 12-1 1395 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. North Carolina 12-1 1300 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. La Salle 12-0 1295 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Marquette 12-1 1286 4 Big East Conference 10. Baylor 12-2 1199 1 Big 12 Conference 11. Wichita State 13-2 1082 12 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Virginia 11-2 999 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Iowa 10-2 895 15 Big Ten Conference 14. Florida 10-2 825 NR Southeastern Conference 15. SMU 12-1 751 21 American Athletic Conference 16. Duke 10-2 700 24 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Stephen F. Austin 12-1 562 20 Southland Conference 18. Syracuse 10-2 562 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Richmond 11-1 383 23 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Florida State 13-1 334 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Villanova 11-2 298 11 Big East Conference 22. Vanderbilt 11-1 232 25 Southeastern Conference 23. San Diego State 11-3 212 19 Mountain West Conference 24. Wisconsin 10-3 163 NR Big Ten Conference 25. Washington 10-2 132 13 Pacific-12 Conference Others Receiving Votes: VCU 10-2 116 Atlantic 10 Conference Kentucky 9-3 114 Southeastern Conference Arkansas 11-1 98 Southeastern Conference Murray State 14-1 88 Ohio Valley Conference Iowa State 11-3 52 Big 12 Conference Pittsburgh 11-2 31 Atlantic Coast Conference New Mexico State 12-2 17 Western Athletic Conference UTEP 9-1 6 Conference USA Southern Miss 10-1 2 Conference USA


Michigan State moves back up to #1 after the Baylor upset loss, while UCLA moves up a spot after a couple huge wins this week. Florida gets a huge jump back into the top 25 after a good week, and Kentucky sits just on the outside.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 15-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 12-0 1698 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Wichita State 13-2 1686 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. SMU 12-1 1513 7 American Athletic Conference 5. Stephen F. Austin 12-1 1461 6 Southland Conference 6. VCU 10-2 1447 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Richmond 11-1 1380 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. San Diego State 11-3 1360 4 Mountain West Conference 9. New Mexico State 12-2 1196 5 Western Athletic Conference 10. Murray State 14-1 1172 10 Ohio Valley Conference 11. UTEP 9-1 1011 13 Conference USA 12. Cleveland State 11-3 992 18 Horizon League 13. Gonzaga 12-3 975 21 West Coast Conference 14. Southern Miss 10-1 923 14 Conference USA 15. Valparaiso 12-3 755 NR Horizon League 16. Colorado State 10-2 622 25 Mountain West Conference 17. Akron 9-3 613 12 Mid-American Conference 18. Northern Iowa 11-3 571 NR Missouri Valley Conference 19. Illinois State 10-3 427 11 Missouri Valley Conference 20. Boise State 9-3 426 15 Mountain West Conference 21. Dayton 9-3 289 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Memphis 11-3 254 17 American Athletic Conference 23. Fordham 9-2 168 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Georgia State 9-4 147 20 Horizon League 25. BYU 9-4 131 NR West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Rhode Island 9-3 106 Atlantic 10 Conference Massachusetts 9-3 86 Atlantic 10 Conference Harvard 10-4 37 Ivy League Mercer 10-3 37 Southern Conference Oral Roberts 9-2 34 Summit League Portland 12-3 23 West Coast Conference UNC Wilmington 10-3 20 Colonial Athletic Association North Texas 9-2 15 Conference USA Montana 8-2 14 Big Sky Conference Eastern Kentucky 11-3 6 Ohio Valley Conference Quinnipiac 11-3 3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Dakota State 11-3 2 Summit League


Shocker of the year, no FOFC representation in this poll
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It's overall a down year for the FOFCers, but at least those at the top are doing quite well!
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1 feature game to tell you about this week, as we head to the Big Ten.

1/7/17- #1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) @ Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- The Wolverines used the home court advantage tonight, as 29 fouls were called on Michigan State. Even then, Michigan was called for 18. The difference was the the Spartans shot just 37.1% from the field. Despite committing 17 turnovers, everything else went the Wolverines' way, and they pulled a huge upset.

Final Score: Michigan- 82, #1 Michigan State- 70

Now back to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 7-10, 2-2 America East.

1/4/17 at Vermont (L 82-60).

The Hawks have a long way to go to compete against what has easily been the class of the America East, as Vermont pounded them in the only game of the week.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 2-12, 0-3 American.

1/4/17 vs. Temple (L 84-61).
1/7/17 at Memphis (L 78-68).

Nothing doing for the Pirates this week, as they continue to struggle and even stay competitive.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 7-7, 2-0 Atlantic 10.

1/4/17 at St. Louis (W 88-79).
1/7/17 vs. #19 Richmond (W 81-69).

A promising start to conference play for the Wildcats, as they beat a couple really good teams and they've now won 4 in a row.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-8, 1-3 Big 12.

1/2/17 vs. Texas Tech (W 74-46).
1/7/17 vs. Oklahoma (L 70-62).

Give the Horned Frogs credit for a spirited effort this week. First they hammered Texas Tech then they gave Oklahoma all they wanted.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 9-5, 2-0 Big Ten.

1/4/17 at Maryland (W 68-58).
1/7/17 vs. #1 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

Big week for the Wolverines who upset #1 and in-state rival Michigan State. It's important to keep the momentum going next week.

#1 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 13-2, 1-1 Big Ten.

1/4/17 vs. Ohio State (W 87-79).
1/7/17 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Spartans this week, but that stings losing to your in-state rivals, especially as the #1 team in the nation.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 7-8, 2-0 Big West.

1/5/17 at Cal Poly (W 80-61).
1/7/17 at UC Riverside (W 65-50).

Conference play is where Hawaii really made their move last season, and I see no reason to think they won't do it again this season.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 5-8, 1-1 Conference USA.

1/5/17 at Louisiana Tech (L 71-63).
1/7/17 vs. UTSA (W 71-62).

A conventional split for the 49ers, who lose on the road and win at home.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 7-6, 2-0 Conference USA.

1/5/17 vs. North Texas (W 76-67).
1/7/17 at Middle Tennessee (W 84-68).

Nice start to conference play for the Owls who are playing much better basketball so far this season. Even in losses they've been competitive for the most part.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 8-10, 6-5 MAAC.

1/6/17 vs. Manhattan (L 78-54).
1/8/17 vs. Fairfield (W 52-43).

A home split for the Hawks this week, as they just didn't play well against Manhattan.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 6-10, 1-2 MEAC.

1/2/17 at Morgan State (W 80-67).
1/7/17 at Maryland Eastern Shore (L 83-77).

A tough road split for the Spartans, who just got going much too late against UMES.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 7-7, 2-0 Pac 12.

1/5/17 vs. Arizona State (W 53-48).
1/7/17 vs. Utah (W 55-44).

Good start to conference play for the Buffaloes, as they win 2 tough home games, but next week gets tougher as they have a date with UCLA.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 11-3, 2-0 Pac 12.

1/5/17 vs. Oregon State (W 46-45).
1/7/17 at Oregon (W 73-66, OT).

To say that the Cardinal survived this week would be an understatement. They almost let a 16 point halftime lead slip away against Oregon State, and had to go to overtime against Oregon.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 13-1, 2-0 Pac 12.

1/5/17 at Oregon (W 81-62).
1/7/17 vs. Arizona (W 86-78).

So far we have a nice trend, as 3 of our 4 Pac 12 teams have started 2-0 in Pac 12 play. The Bruins got a big win against rival Arizona and really do look to be the class of the conference so far.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 6-8, 1-1 Pac 12.

1/5/17 vs. #25 Washington (L 71-61).
1/7/17 at Arizona State (W 55-50).

The Cougars battled against Washington but couldn't get over the hump, but they did get a nice road win to end the week.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 4-10, 2-0 SEC.

1/4/17 at #22 Vanderbilt (W 52-47).
1/7/17 vs. Georgia (W 74-71).

2 tough ones to start conference play for the Crimson Tide, but they are starting in a good way. Let's see if it continues.

#14 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 11-3, 1-1 SEC.

1/4/17 vs. Arkansas (L 75-62).
1/7/17 at Auburn (W 84-63).

A split for the Gators this week, but losing to Arkansas isn't terrible as they have only lost twice so far. Good recovery win at Auburn.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 11-3, 2-0 SEC.

1/4/17 at Georgia (W 66-52).
1/7/17 vs. South Carolina (W 87-52).

No problem for the Wildcats this week as they blow past a couple SEC opponents and should continue next week, as the 2 teams they play have a combined 5 wins.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-7, 3-2 Sun Belt.

1/2/17 vs. Grand Canyon (W 76-57).
1/7/17 at UT Arlington (L 59-48).

So the Trojans win a non-conference game, but can't take care of business in their road conference game this week. Still a wide open Sun Belt though.

Here's a look at the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (47) 17-0 1775 2 American Athletic Conference 2. UCLA (25) 13-1 1750 4 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Michigan State 13-2 1633 1 Big Ten Conference 4. La Salle 14-0 1570 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Kansas 13-2 1547 3 Big 12 Conference 6. Virginia 13-2 1385 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Iowa 12-2 1346 13 Big Ten Conference 8. Georgetown 13-2 1236 5 Big East Conference 9. Marquette 13-2 1216 9 Big East Conference 10. Miami 13-2 1199 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. North Carolina 13-2 1129 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Duke 12-2 1020 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Baylor 13-3 834 10 Big 12 Conference 14. VCU 12-2 805 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Stephen F. Austin 14-1 765 17 Southland Conference 16. Kentucky 11-3 699 NR Southeastern Conference 17. San Diego State 13-3 589 23 Mountain West Conference 18. Syracuse 11-3 572 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Florida State 14-1 530 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Florida 11-3 439 14 Southeastern Conference 21. Wichita State 13-3 400 11 Missouri Valley Conference 22. Murray State 16-1 313 NR Ohio Valley Conference 23. Villanova 12-3 184 21 Big East Conference 24. SMU 12-2 164 15 American Athletic Conference 25. UTEP 11-1 111 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 12-4 60 Big 12 Conference New Mexico State 12-2 46 Western Athletic Conference Arkansas 12-2 29 Southeastern Conference Wisconsin 11-4 27 Big Ten Conference Washington 11-3 16 Pacific-12 Conference Pittsburgh 12-3 10 Atlantic Coast Conference Xavier 12-3 1 Big East Conference


So Michigan State and Florida both drop in the polls after losses this week, while UCLA jumps up a couple spots and Kentucky is back in the top 25. A little surprised not to see Michigan at least getting some votes.

And now a look at the mid-major top 25 heading into next week. This is where we get to be disappointed at how our FOFC mid-majors are faring.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 17-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 14-0 1728 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. VCU 12-2 1614 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. San Diego State 13-3 1588 8 Mountain West Conference 5. Stephen F. Austin 14-1 1490 5 Southland Conference 6. Wichita State 13-3 1489 3 Missouri Valley Conference 7. SMU 12-2 1307 4 American Athletic Conference 8. Murray State 16-1 1284 10 Ohio Valley Conference 9. New Mexico State 12-2 1233 9 Western Athletic Conference 10. UTEP 11-1 1207 11 Conference USA 11. Akron 11-3 969 17 Mid-American Conference 12. Gonzaga 14-3 939 13 West Coast Conference 13. Valparaiso 13-3 864 15 Horizon League 14. Northern Iowa 13-3 832 18 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Richmond 11-3 658 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. BYU 11-4 647 25 West Coast Conference 17. Colorado State 12-2 641 16 Mountain West Conference 18. Cleveland State 12-4 543 12 Horizon League 19. Illinois State 12-3 543 19 Missouri Valley Conference 20. Memphis 13-3 531 22 American Athletic Conference 21. Georgia State 11-4 459 24 Horizon League 22. Rhode Island 11-3 375 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Southern Miss 11-2 341 14 Conference USA 24. Portland 14-3 133 NR West Coast Conference 25. Oral Roberts 11-2 64 NR Summit League Others Receiving Votes: Mercer 12-3 42 Southern Conference UNC Wilmington 12-3 37 Colonial Athletic Association Dayton 10-4 21 Atlantic 10 Conference Boise State 10-4 12 Mountain West Conference North Dakota State 13-3 7 Summit League Massachusetts 10-4 2 Atlantic 10 Conference


Anybody surprised that none of our FOFC mid-major teams are represented? I'm not. On to next week.
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Anybody surprised that none of our FOFC mid-major teams are represented? I'm not. On to next week.
Don't worry... Hawaii will be up there soon enough once we crush the Big West competition.
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2 feature games this week, and both of them took place in the Pac 12.

1/12/17- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ #2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The Buffaloes scored just 18 first half points and trailed by 17 at halftime. They committed 18 turnovers as UCLA rolled.

Final Score: #2 UCLA- 66, Colorado- 50

1/14/17- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- The other 2 FOFC Pac 12 coached teams squared off in this one, and the result was as expected. 19 turnovers did in the Cougars, who actually played even with Stanford in the second half, but that wasn't near enough to overcome a 15 point halftime deficit.

Final Score: Stanford- 83, Washington State- 68

And now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-10, 4-2 America East.

1/1/17 at Binghamton (W 64-56).
1/15/17 at UMass Lowell (W 60-59).

The Hawks won both games this week, but against 2 of the worst teams in the America East, so it's hard to get a read on them just yet.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-12, 2-3 American.

1/11/17 at South Florida (W 74-65).
1/14/17 vs. UCF (W 69-60).

Don't look now, but the Pirates are starting to show some life. After losing 11 of their last 12, ECU now has a 2 game winning streak!

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 8-8, 3-1 Atlantic 10.

1/11/17 vs. UMass (W 81-62).
1/14/17 at #14 VCU (L 83-65).

The 5 game winning streak ends for the Wildcats, as VCU hands them their first conference loss, even though it's early.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-10, 1-5 Big 12.

1/9/17 at Texas (L 81-63).
1/14/17 at Oklahoma State (L 97-61).

The Horned Frogs are getting a reality check in conference play after a decent start, as they got hammered on the road twice this week.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 10-6, 3-1 Big Ten.

1/11/17 vs. Illinois (W 74-70).
1/14/17 at Indiana (L 88-76).

A split for the Wolverines, who lose their first conference game on the road and look to recover next week.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 15-2, 3-1 Big Ten.

1/11/17 at Rutgers (W 75-44).
1/14/17 vs. Minnesota (W 85-70).

The Spartans rolled this week with 2 easy victories as they are definitely back on track.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 8-8, 3-0 Big West.

1/12/17 vs. UC Santa Barbara (W 67-43).

Just 1 game for the Warriors this week, but they keep rolling.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 7-8, 3-1 Conference USA.

1/12/17 at North Texas (W 44-37).
1/14/17 vs. #25 UTEP (W 78-70).

That game at North Texas was a snooze fest, but the 49ers get 2 big wins this week against teams that already have 10+ wins.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 7-8, 2-2 Conference USA.

1/12/17 at Southern Miss (L 72-51).
1/14/17 vs. Florida Atlantic (L 54-46).

The Owls come back to reality after losing 2 games this week. They weren't competitive at all at Southern Miss.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 10-10, 8-5 MAAC.

1/13/17 at Niagara (W 56-54).
1/15/17 vs. Canisius (W 56-52).

Good week for the Hawks who get 2 close wins. They were definitely consistent, scoring 56 each game.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 7-11, 2-3 MEAC.

1/9/17 at Delaware State (W 72-56).
1/14/17 vs. Bethune Cookman (L 70-60).

A split for the Spartans this week as they win on the road, and lose at home. That doesn't happen very often.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 7-9, 2-2 Pac 12.

1/12/17 at #2 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
1/14/17 at Oregon State (L 65-55).

Not a good week for the Buffaloes, especially after a positive start to conference play.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 13-3, 4-0 Pac 12.

1/12/17 at USC (W 70-62).
1/14/17 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

The Cardinal keep rolling along as the winning streak is up to 10.

#2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 15-1, 4-0 Pac 12.

1/12/17 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
1/14/17 at Utah (W 74-64).

The Bruins also continue to roll, although they were on the ropes at Utah, as the Utes led at halftime.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 7-9, 2-2 Pac 12.

1/12/17 vs. California (W 65-49).
1/14/17 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

The Cougars will take the split, especially after they played even with Stanford in the second half.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 4-12, 2-2 SEC.

1/11/17 at LSU (L 57-49).
1/14/17 vs. Tennessee (L 68-53).

The Crimson Tide drop 2 this week after winning 2 tough ones last week.

#20 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 12-4, 2-2 SEC.

1/11/17 at Tennessee (L 79-67).
1/14/17 vs. Texas A&M (W 91-67).

Splits each week are not going to get the Gators an SEC title. They really need to win both of their games next week as they'll be playing subpar opponents.

#16 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 12-4, 3-1 SEC.

1/11/17 vs. Ole Miss (L 71-66).
1/14/17 at Mississippi State (W 90-57).

The loss to Ole Miss isn't as bad as it looks on paper, as they have a pretty strong RPI. The Wildcats recovered by blast Miss. State though.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 9-7, 5-2 Sun Belt.

1/12/17 vs. Northern Kentucky (W 74-71).
1/14/17 at Arkansas State (W 56-45).

2 more wins this week for the Trojans who are suddenly looking like a potential favorite in a wide open Sun Belt.

Let's take a look at the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (52) 18-0 1780 1 American Athletic Conference 2. UCLA (20) 15-1 1748 2 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Michigan State 15-2 1655 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Iowa 14-2 1490 7 Big Ten Conference 5. Miami 15-2 1475 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Kansas 14-3 1354 5 Big 12 Conference 7. North Carolina 15-2 1354 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Baylor 15-3 1312 13 Big 12 Conference 9. La Salle 15-1 1271 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. VCU 14-2 1199 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Virginia 14-3 1156 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. San Diego State 15-3 986 17 Mountain West Conference 13. Stephen F. Austin 16-1 931 15 Southland Conference 14. Wichita State 15-3 905 21 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Georgetown 14-3 786 8 Big East Conference 16. Marquette 14-3 674 9 Big East Conference 17. Villanova 14-3 659 23 Big East Conference 18. Wisconsin 13-4 480 NR Big Ten Conference 19. New Mexico State 14-2 423 NR Western Athletic Conference 20. Duke 12-4 399 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Kentucky 12-4 397 16 Southeastern Conference 22. Florida State 15-2 246 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Oklahoma 13-5 177 NR Big 12 Conference 24. Syracuse 12-4 170 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Murray State 17-2 109 22 Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Iowa State 14-4 93 Big 12 Conference Kansas State 14-4 44 Big 12 Conference Florida 12-4 43 Southeastern Conference Gonzaga 16-3 40 West Coast Conference Akron 13-3 16 Mid-American Conference Ohio State 13-4 7 Big Ten Conference Memphis 15-3 6 American Athletic Conference Stanford 13-3 6 Pacific-12 Conference SMU 13-3 4 American Athletic Conference Richmond 13-3 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Southern Miss 13-2 1 Conference USA Valparaiso 15-3 1 Horizon League


UCLA and Michigan State stay put at 2 and 3, respectively, while Kentucky drops 5 spots after an upset loss, and Florida falls out of the top 25 after another split this week. They are still receiving votes though. Also in the mix again is Stanford who garnered a few votes.

Now, let's take a look at the mid-major top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 18-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. San Diego State 15-3 1654 4 Mountain West Conference 3. La Salle 15-1 1647 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. VCU 14-2 1644 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Wichita State 15-3 1526 6 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 16-1 1449 5 Southland Conference 7. New Mexico State 14-2 1361 9 Western Athletic Conference 8. Akron 13-3 1230 11 Mid-American Conference 9. Gonzaga 16-3 1115 12 West Coast Conference 10. BYU 13-4 1107 16 West Coast Conference 11. Valparaiso 15-3 1042 13 Horizon League 12. Murray State 17-2 1010 8 Ohio Valley Conference 13. SMU 13-3 976 7 American Athletic Conference 14. Cleveland State 14-4 909 18 Horizon League 15. Memphis 15-3 826 20 American Athletic Conference 16. Richmond 13-3 799 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Northern Iowa 14-4 582 14 Missouri Valley Conference 18. Southern Miss 13-2 548 23 Conference USA 19. Boise State 12-4 443 NR Mountain West Conference 20. Georgia State 12-5 396 21 Horizon League 21. Illinois State 13-4 361 19 Missouri Valley Conference 22. Harvard 12-5 274 NR Ivy League 23. Rhode Island 12-4 255 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 24. UTEP 11-3 233 10 Conference USA 25. North Dakota State 15-3 137 NR Summit League Others Receiving Votes: UNC Wilmington 13-4 25 Colonial Athletic Association Portland 14-4 16 West Coast Conference Mercer 13-4 12 Southern Conference Vermont 14-4 10 America East Conference Stony Brook 12-4 5 America East Conference Colorado State 12-4 3 Mountain West Conference Dayton 11-5 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Eastern Kentucky 14-4 2 Ohio Valley Conference


Do I need to state the obvious? The FOFC mid-majors are shut out again.
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1 feature game to talk about this week, it took place in the SEC.

1/21/17- #21 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) @ Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- Not much to talk about in this one. Kentucky's pressure defense forced 25 Alabama turnovers and held them to just 39.2% shooting. That was too much to overcome for the Crimson Tide as the Wildcats get an easy road victory.

Final Score: #21 Kentucky- 91, Alabama- 72

And now on to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-12, 4-4 America East.

1/18/17 vs. Maine (L 61-53).
1/22/17 at Albany (L 69-44).

A major setback this week for the Hawks as they first lose at home to a 5 win team then get blasted on the road. All momentum from winning 2 games last week is gone.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-13, 3-4 American.

1/18/17 vs. Tulsa (L 75-55).
1/21/17 at UConn (W 64-59).

For the Pirates to beat UConn has to be considered an upset as they are always one of the better teams in college basketball. Big road win there.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 8-10, 3-3 Atlantic 10.

1/18/17 vs. #10 VCU (L 88-65).
1/21/17 at Rhode Island (L 74-66).

Bad week for the Wildcats who get blasted at home, but to be fair, they did play 2 of the top teams in the conference this week.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-12, 1-6 Big 12.

1/19/17 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi (L 74-71).
1/21/17 at Iowa State (L 107-63).

Yikes! the Horned Frogs might as well just stayed home as opposed to going to Iowa State. They had to still be reeling from the upset loss to A&M-CC.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 11-7, 4-2 Big Ten.

1/18/17 vs. Purdue (L 53-50).
1/21/17 at Nebraska (W 74-66).

The Wolverines have to win against the mid-range teams in the conference, especially at home. That Purdue loss will sting for a while.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 17-2, 5-1 Big Ten.

1/18/17 vs. Indiana (W 83-57).
1/21/17 vs. Northwestern (W 76-62).

Easy week for the Spartans who have been blowing through Big Ten competition since the loss to Michigan.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 9-9, 4-1 Big West.

1/19/17 vs. Cal State Northridge (W 68-43).
1/21/17 at UC Irvine (L 66-52).

Don't look now but the Warriors have some competition in the Big West this season. The return match between Hawaii and Irvine could decide the Big West title.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 8-9, 4-2 Conference USA.

1/19/17 at Old Dominion (L 71-70).
1/21/17 at Western Kentucky (W 63-50).

So close, yet so far for the 49ers, who couldn't knock down a buzzer beater at Old Dominion. This hurts because the C-USA is tough, and getting a marquee win over an early contender would have really helped.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 7-10, 2-4 Conference USA.

1/19/17 vs. Middle Tennessee (L 72-56).
1/21/17 vs. UTSA (L 60-51).

The Owls are going in the wrong direction as they've lost 4 games in a row after a 2-0 start in conference play.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 12-10, 9-5 MAAC.

1/18/17 vs. LIU Brooklyn (W 42-30).
1/22/17 at Quinnipiac (W 60-32).

The Hawks have won 5 straight and have a very good chance for a MAAC title if they stay on course.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 7-12, 2-4 MEAC.

1/16/17 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (L 56-35).

Just 1 game this week for the Spartans, but it's a game to forget as they scored just 35 points! Brutal.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 7-11, 2-4 Pac 12.

1/19/17 vs. Arizona (L 77-46).
1/21/17 vs. Washington (L 71-61).

The Buffaloes are hitting rock bottom right now, and they've got to get it going soon. Next week won't be easy as they host the #1 team in the nation.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 14-4, 5-1 Pac 12.

1/19/17 at Utah (L 78-76).
1/21/17 vs. California (W 69-61).

We'll find out a lot more about this Cardinal team next week as their next 3 games are against teams with a combined record of 44-10. Bring your A game Coach Sanchez!

#2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) --17-1, 6-0 Pac 12.

1/19/17 vs. Arizona State (W 67-48).
1/21/17 at Oregon State (W 76-75, OT).

It wasn't easy for the Bruins this week, as Oregon State gave them all they wanted and more, forcing it to overtime and seeing the game winner go in and out. Coach Shepard and the Bruins can count themselves lucky.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-10, 3-3 Pac 12.

1/19/17 vs. Oregon State (W 60-46).
1/21/17 vs. Arizona (L 85-60).

The Cougars already have more conference wins this season than they did all of last season, so that's something to build on, but this team still needs a lot of work.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 5-13, 3-3 SEC.

1/18/17 at Tennessee (W 64-59).
1/21/17 vs. Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

The Crimson Tide were hoping to be a bit more competitive against Kentucky, but at least they went on the road and beat a good Tennessee team.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 14-4, 4-2 SEC.

1/18/17 vs. Auburn (W 82-60).
1/21/17 vs. Ole Miss (W 102-94).

Just what the doctor order for the Gators, as they get a sweep this week, but how good can they really feel about beating teams who have 9 combined wins this season? Hey, a win is a win.

#21 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 13-5, 4-2 SEC.

1/18/17 vs. Vanderbilt (L 68-62).
1/21/17 at Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

A split this week for the Wildcats, losing to a solid Vandy team. This certainly doesn't look like a Final Four team right now.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-8, 6-3 Sun Belt.

1/19/17 vs. Louisiana Monroe (L 50-49).
1/21/17 at Georgia Southern (W 71-64).

How bad do 1 point losses suck? Just ask our FOFC coaches, who dealt with a lot of them this week. Perhaps Troy would have beaten UL Monroe easy if not for 18 turnovers. Come on Coach Hawkins, ball handling!

Let's look at the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. UCLA (38) 17-1 1764 2 Pacific-12 Conference 2. Cincinnati (34) 20-0 1762 1 American Athletic Conference 3. Michigan State 17-2 1658 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Baylor 17-3 1544 8 Big 12 Conference 5. North Carolina 17-2 1485 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Kansas 16-3 1446 6 Big 12 Conference 7. VCU 16-2 1374 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. La Salle 17-1 1334 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Iowa 15-3 1212 4 Big Ten Conference 10. Wichita State 17-3 1101 14 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Georgetown 16-3 1071 15 Big East Conference 12. Villanova 16-3 1011 17 Big East Conference 13. Virginia 15-4 902 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Marquette 16-3 860 16 Big East Conference 15. Stephen F. Austin 17-1 801 13 Southland Conference 16. Miami 15-4 684 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. San Diego State 16-4 667 12 Mountain West Conference 18. Oklahoma 15-5 535 23 Big 12 Conference 19. Syracuse 14-4 455 24 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. New Mexico State 16-2 384 19 Western Athletic Conference 21. Florida 14-4 370 NR Southeastern Conference 22. Florida State 17-2 333 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Iowa State 15-4 217 NR Big 12 Conference 24. Wisconsin 14-5 138 18 Big Ten Conference 25. Murray State 19-2 115 25 Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Kentucky 13-5 91 Southeastern Conference Gonzaga 18-3 22 West Coast Conference Richmond 15-3 22 Atlantic 10 Conference Washington 14-4 17 Pacific-12 Conference Memphis 17-3 9 American Athletic Conference Pittsburgh 15-4 7 Atlantic Coast Conference BYU 15-4 5 West Coast Conference Kansas State 15-5 2 Big 12 Conference Ohio State 14-5 2 Big Ten Conference


Somehow, UCLA jumps to #1 over still unbeaten Cincinnati, but only 2 points separate them. Michigan State stays put, while Florida is back in the top 25 after a 2 win week. Kentucky falls just out after a loss this week, and I guess the pollsters don't think much of Stanford's 14-4 record as they don't even get a vote! Crazy.

Now for the mid-major top 25 so that we can all be disappointed.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 20-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. VCU 16-2 1657 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Wichita State 17-3 1645 5 Missouri Valley Conference 4. La Salle 17-1 1635 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. San Diego State 16-4 1537 2 Mountain West Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 17-1 1442 6 Southland Conference 7. New Mexico State 16-2 1358 7 Western Athletic Conference 8. BYU 15-4 1239 10 West Coast Conference 9. Richmond 15-3 1128 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Gonzaga 18-3 1112 9 West Coast Conference 11. Murray State 19-2 1026 12 Ohio Valley Conference 12. Akron 14-4 973 8 Mid-American Conference 13. Valparaiso 16-4 907 11 Horizon League 14. Memphis 17-3 900 15 American Athletic Conference 15. Cleveland State 15-5 823 14 Horizon League 16. Georgia State 14-5 723 20 Horizon League 17. SMU 14-4 716 13 American Athletic Conference 18. Harvard 14-5 605 22 Ivy League 19. Boise State 14-4 596 19 Mountain West Conference 20. UTEP 13-3 346 24 Conference USA 21. Northern Iowa 15-5 298 17 Missouri Valley Conference 22. North Dakota State 17-3 280 25 Summit League 23. Southern Miss 14-3 242 18 Conference USA 24. Portland 16-4 138 NR West Coast Conference 25. Mercer 15-4 66 NR Southern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Vermont 16-4 63 America East Conference Eastern Kentucky 16-4 42 Ohio Valley Conference Rhode Island 13-5 38 Atlantic 10 Conference Stony Brook 14-4 22 America East Conference Massachusetts 13-5 13 Atlantic 10 Conference Green Bay 13-5 8 Horizon League Montana 13-3 8 Big Sky Conference Middle Tennessee 13-5 7 Conference USA UC Irvine 14-5 4 Big West Conference New Mexico 14-5 2 Mountain West Conference Old Dominion 13-4 1 Conference USA


We probably won't have a team represented in this poll all season, but I actually think we've got some FOFC mid-majors that are improving.
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Old 02-16-2016, 04:15 PM   #84
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Kentucky has been disappointing but it is nice to see ECU get a few wins.
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2 feature games this week, both coming from the Pac 12.

1/26/17- #1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Give the Buffaloes credit, they fought extremely hard in this one, but the 36.1% shooting was too much to overcome as UCLA gets a hard fought road win.

Final Score: #1 UCLA- 77, Colorado- 70

1/28/17- Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ #1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- A hugely disappointing game for the Cardinal, who only trailed by 11 at halftime but were totally blown away in the second half. This match-up between the top Pac 12 teams was anything but a classic as Stanford shot just 32.1% and was outrebounded 40-29 as UCLA rolls.

Final Score: #1 UCLA- 77, Stanford- 43

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 10-13, 5-5 America East.

1/25/17 vs. New Hampshire (W 68-50).
1/29/17 vs. Vermont (L 62-45).

Another split this week for the Hawks as they aren't quite ready for the top of the conference yet.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 6-13, 4-4 American.

1/28/17 vs. Tulane (W 72-64).

Just 1 game for the Pirates this week, but it was another win, and guess what, ECU is on a winning streak.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 10-10, 5-3 Atlantic 10.

1/25/17 vs. St. Louis (W 68-52).
1/28/17 at Fordham (W 82-75).

Good week for the Wildcats as they head into next week with 2 very tough games ahead.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-14, 1-8 Big 12.

1/23/17 vs. #6 Kansas (L 78-60).
1/28/17 vs. #4 Baylor (L 63-49).

The week for the Horned Frogs went as expected. They were competitive for parts of each game, but couldn't get over the hump.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 11-9, 4-4 Big Ten.

1/25/17 at Ohio State (L 82-69).
1/28/17 vs. Indiana (L 84-66).

Not a good week for the Wolverines who get blasted by double digits in both their games.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 19-2, 7-1 Big Ten.

1/25/17 at Nebraska (W 75-62).
1/28/17 at Penn State (W 99-79).

The Spartans again continue to roll on the road this week but the games will get tougher soon.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 10-10, 5-2 Big West.

1/26/17 at Cal State Fullerton (W 60-47).
1/28/17 vs. Long Beach State (L 75-55).

Ruh-oh! 2 losses in conference play already for the Warriors. Definitely a tougher conference this season.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 9-10, 5-3 Conference USA.

1/26/17 vs. Marshall (W 99-92, OT).
1/28/17 vs. Southern Miss (L 60-44).

The fact that it took the 49ers overtime to beat a hapless Marshall team is cause for concern. So is the fact that their next 3 opponents have a 39-20 combined record.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 8-11, 3-5 Conference USA.

1/26/17 at Old Dominion (L 57-54).
1/28/17 at Florida Atlantic (W 75-66).

Despite the loss, this was a positive week for the Owls, who took a very good Old Dominion team to the wire, then ended their losing streak on the road.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 12-11, 9-5 MAAC.

1/27/17 vs. Boise State (L 80-28).

Yikes! The Hawks go out of conference in their only game of the week, getting hammered by a team that will almost certainly be in the NCAA Tournament. Not a good performance and not a good way to end a winning streak.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 8-13, 3-4 MEAC.

1/23/17 vs. UNC Wilmington (L 83-77).
1/28/17 vs. Morgan State (W 68-61).

Good effort against a tough non-conference opponent for the Spartans and they follow it up with a conference win for a good split.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 8-12, 3-5 Pac 12.

1/26/17 vs. #1 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
1/28/17 at USC (W 72-61).

So the Buffaloes take the #1 team in the nation to the wire and break a 5 game losing streak. All in all, I'd say they are turning the corner.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 14-6, 5-3 Pac 12.

1/26/17 at Washington (L 62-45).
1/28/17 at #1 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Maybe the pollsters were on to something when they felt to give the Cardinal a vote, as Stanford did nothing to prove they could hang with the top teams in the Pac 12.

#1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 19-1, 8-0 Pac 12.

1/26/17 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
1/28/17 vs. Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

Great week for the Bruins who continue to run through the Pac 12, but they've got a couple more tests next week.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 9-11, 4-4 Pac 12.

1/26/17 vs. USC (W 65-54).
1/28/17 at Oregon (L 75-63).

Another split for the Cougars this week, which is great for the season goal, but it won't get them to a postseason tournament. Next week is a great week to win a couple.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 6-14, 4-4 SEC.

1/25/17 vs. South Carolina (L 76-67).
1/28/17 at Georgia (W 65-58).

A split for the Crimson Tide who really need to go on a nice winning streak.

#17 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 16-4, 6-2 SEC.

1/25/17 at LSU (W 68-55).
1/28/17 at Texas A&M (W 90-83).

Good week for the Gators who get 2 solid wins on the road.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 15-5, 6-2 SEC.

1/25/17 at Missouri (W 79-76).
1/28/17 vs. Mississippi State (W 83-58).

The Wildcats sweep this week, but it wasn't easy as Missouri gave them all they wanted.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-10, 6-5 Sun Belt.

1/26/17 vs. Georgia Southern (L 71-59).
1/28/17 at Louisiana Lafayette (L 77-69).

Not a good week for the Trojans who take a step back by losing 2 games. They've lost 3 of their last 4 after a 5-2 start to conference play.

Let's take a look at the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. UCLA (67) 19-1 1791 1 Pacific-12 Conference 2. Cincinnati (4) 21-0 1705 2 American Athletic Conference 3. Michigan State (1) 19-2 1688 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Kansas 18-3 1581 6 Big 12 Conference 5. Baylor 19-3 1504 4 Big 12 Conference 6. La Salle 19-1 1406 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. North Carolina 18-3 1383 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Virginia 17-4 1249 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Iowa 17-3 1240 9 Big Ten Conference 10. Georgetown 18-3 1125 11 Big East Conference 11. Wichita State 19-3 1059 10 Missouri Valley Conference 12. VCU 17-3 1005 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Miami 16-4 988 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Oklahoma 16-5 832 18 Big 12 Conference 15. San Diego State 17-4 747 17 Mountain West Conference 16. Villanova 17-4 689 12 Big East Conference 17. Florida 16-4 657 21 Southeastern Conference 18. Marquette 17-4 626 14 Big East Conference 19. Kentucky 15-5 531 NR Southeastern Conference 20. Arizona 15-5 393 NR Pacific-12 Conference 21. Ohio State 16-5 298 NR Big Ten Conference 22. Wisconsin 15-6 245 24 Big Ten Conference 23. Stephen F. Austin 18-2 205 15 Southland Conference 24. Gonzaga 20-3 165 NR West Coast Conference 25. Duke 14-6 107 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Murray State 21-2 69 Ohio Valley Conference BYU 17-4 66 West Coast Conference New Mexico State 17-3 10 Western Athletic Conference Memphis 18-3 9 American Athletic Conference Pittsburgh 16-5 9 Atlantic Coast Conference Akron 16-4 5 Mid-American Conference Florida State 17-4 4 Atlantic Coast Conference Seton Hall 15-6 3 Big East Conference Iowa State 15-6 2 Big 12 Conference SMU 16-4 2 American Athletic Conference Syracuse 14-6 2 Atlantic Coast Conference


UCLA and Michigan State stay at 1 and 3, respectively, but the Spartans did get 1 FPV. Florida moves up 4 spots after a good week, and Kentucky is back in the top 25 after a 2-0 week.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 21-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 19-1 1699 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Wichita State 19-3 1656 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. San Diego State 17-4 1572 5 Mountain West Conference 5. VCU 17-3 1553 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. BYU 17-4 1420 8 West Coast Conference 7. Gonzaga 20-3 1323 10 West Coast Conference 8. Stephen F. Austin 18-2 1288 6 Southland Conference 9. Akron 16-4 1107 12 Mid-American Conference 10. Valparaiso 18-4 1053 13 Horizon League 11. Harvard 16-5 1037 18 Ivy League 12. New Mexico State 17-3 1007 7 Western Athletic Conference 13. Memphis 18-3 938 14 American Athletic Conference 14. SMU 16-4 840 17 American Athletic Conference 15. Murray State 21-2 803 11 Ohio Valley Conference 16. Georgia State 15-6 799 16 Horizon League 17. Cleveland State 16-6 767 15 Horizon League 18. Richmond 15-5 610 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Boise State 15-5 536 19 Mountain West Conference 20. Northern Iowa 17-5 349 21 Missouri Valley Conference 21. North Dakota State 19-3 254 22 Summit League 22. Mercer 17-4 197 25 Southern Conference 23. UTEP 14-4 143 20 Conference USA 24. Southern Miss 16-3 126 23 Conference USA 25. Rhode Island 14-6 114 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Massachusetts 14-6 78 Atlantic 10 Conference New Mexico 16-5 61 Mountain West Conference Eastern Kentucky 18-4 59 Ohio Valley Conference Vermont 18-4 48 America East Conference Stony Brook 16-4 36 America East Conference Portland 17-5 30 West Coast Conference Illinois State 14-7 26 Missouri Valley Conference Middle Tennessee 14-6 20 Conference USA North Florida 17-4 17 Atlantic Sun Conference UC Irvine 15-6 14 Big West Conference South Dakota State 16-6 11 Summit League Green Bay 14-6 7 Horizon League Montana 15-3 2 Big Sky Conference


Surprise, surprise! No FOFC teams represented. Yuck!
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No feature games this week, so we'll jump right into the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 11-14, 6-6 5th America East.

2/3/17 at Stony Brook (L 57-49).
2/5/17 vs. Binghamton (W 57-39).

Another split for the Hawks, but they put in a great effort against a 17 win Stony Brook team.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 6-15, 4-6 8th American.

2/1/17 vs. Houston (L 55-44).
2/4/17 at Temple (L 75-57).

Not a good week for the Pirates who lose 2 games pretty convincingly.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 12-10, 7-3 T-3rd Atlantic 10.

2/1/17 vs. Rhode Island (W 76-61).
2/4/17 at Richmond (W 80-74).

2 solid wins for the Wildcats this week as they get a revenge win over Rhode Island.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-14, 3-8 9th Big 12.

1/30/17 at #14 Oklahoma (W 84-71).
2/4/17 at Texas Tech (W 87-79).

Great week for the Horned Frogs who pull a huge upset and get 2 big road wins in the same week.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 13-9, 6-4 T-6th Big Ten.

2/1/17 vs. Penn State (W 77-56).
2/4/17 at Rutgers (W 76-71).

It didn't come as easy as expected for the Wolverines this week, but they got 2 important wins to get back on the right track.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 19-4, 7-3 T-2nd Big Ten.

2/1/17 at Northwestern (L 75-73).
2/4/17 at #21 Ohio State (L 75-73).

2 losses for the Spartans this week, both on the road, and ironically by the same score. We'll see if this hurts them at all.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 11-11, 6-3 T-3rd Big West.

1/31/17 at UC Davis (L 66-53).
2/4/17 vs. Cal Poly (W 81-64).

Another split for the Warriors, who are definitely struggling a bit right now.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 10-11, 6-4 T-5th Conference USA.

2/2/17 at UAB (W 61-60, OT).
2/4/17 vs. Louisiana Tech (L 80-71).

A split for the 49ers this week, but the competition was good so they can be happy with a split.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 9-12, 4-6 T-8th Conference USA.

2/2/17 vs. UTEP (L 59-56).
2/4/17 at UTSA (W 72-46).

A split for the Owls this week, but a gallant effort at home against a UTEP team that has only lost 4 games this season.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 12-13, 9-7 T-4th MAAC.

2/3/17 vs. Rider (L 65-57).
2/5/17 at Rider (L 80-54).

1 of those rare weeks for the Hawks in which they played the same team twice, home and away. Both were losses, but the point differential was much less at home.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 10-13, 5-4 4th MEAC.

1/30/17 at Coppin State (W 56-55).
2/4/17 vs. Hampton (W 54-38).

A sweep for the Spartans this week, and they've now won 3 in a row.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 10-12, 5-5 6th Pac 12.

2/2/17 vs. USC (W 66-39).
2/4/17 at Utah (W 77-58).

A nice feel good week for the Buffaloes who won both games this week, by an average of 23 points.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 15-7, 6-4 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/2/17 vs. #20 Arizona (W 81-78).
2/4/17 at California (L 74-51).

Interesting split for the Cardinal, who upset Arizona but had a letdown against a much worse California team.

#1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 21-1, 10-0 1st Pac 12.

2/2/17 vs. Washington (W 88-84).
2/4/17 vs. Oregon (W 71-68).

In what might be the tightest week the Bruins have had, they survived to stay undefeated in conference play, but only by a combined 7 points.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 9-13, 4-6 T-7th Pac 12.

2/2/17 at Utah (L 66-52).
2/4/17 at Oregon State (L 57-52).

Another step back for the Cougars this week, who lost both games. Both were on the road though, but it would have been nice to get 1 of them.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 7-15, 5-5 T-6th SEC.

2/1/17 at Ole Miss (L 74-60).
2/4/17 vs. LSU (W 63-61).

The conventional split for the Crimson Tide as they lost on the road, won at home. Unfortunately the team they lost on the road to is just an 8 win team. Ugh!

#17 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 18-4, 8-2 T-1st SEC.

2/1/17 vs. Vanderbilt (W 83-72).
2/4/17 at Ole Miss (W 64-63).

That same 8 win team that beat Alabama almost upset the Gators, if not for a buzzer beater. So Florida wins twice, but neither one was really convincing.

#19 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 17-5, 8-2 T-1st SEC.

2/1/17 vs. Arkansas (W 92-48).
2/4/17 at Texas A&M (W 83-57).

Holy moly, the Wildcats have woke up. 2 very impressive victories, and 1 of them against a 15 win team.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-12, 6-7 6th Sun Belt.

2/2/17 vs. Louisiana Lafayette (L 81-72).
2/4/17 vs. UT Arlington (L 63-59).

The Trojans are stumbling right now, losers of 4 in a row. It's time for Coach Hawkins to right the ship.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. UCLA (68) 21-1 1796 1 Pacific-12 Conference 2. Cincinnati (4) 23-0 1732 2 American Athletic Conference 3. Kansas 20-3 1655 4 Big 12 Conference 4. Michigan State 19-4 1578 3 Big Ten Conference 5. Baylor 20-4 1488 5 Big 12 Conference 6. La Salle 20-2 1431 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Georgetown 20-3 1321 10 Big East Conference 8. VCU 19-3 1272 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. North Carolina 19-4 1254 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Wichita State 21-3 1128 11 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Iowa 18-4 1062 9 Big Ten Conference 12. Virginia 18-5 1019 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Florida 18-4 919 17 Southeastern Conference 14. Villanova 19-4 835 16 Big East Conference 15. Kentucky 17-5 811 19 Southeastern Conference 16. Oklahoma 17-6 698 14 Big 12 Conference 17. Miami 17-5 688 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Marquette 18-5 480 18 Big East Conference 19. San Diego State 18-5 479 15 Mountain West Conference 20. Wisconsin 17-6 420 22 Big Ten Conference 21. Gonzaga 22-3 317 24 West Coast Conference 22. Duke 16-6 314 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Stephen F. Austin 20-2 298 23 Southland Conference 24. Ohio State 17-6 164 21 Big Ten Conference 25. BYU 19-4 116 NR West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Murray State 22-2 78 Ohio Valley Conference Syracuse 16-6 24 Atlantic Coast Conference New Mexico State 19-3 17 Western Athletic Conference Arizona 16-6 3 Pacific-12 Conference Pittsburgh 17-6 3 Atlantic Coast Conference


UCLA stays #1, no surprise there. Michigan State only moves down 1 spot after a pair of 2 point losses this week. Both Florida and Kentucky move up 4 spots and seem to be the class of the SEC. Sadly, they only play each other once thanks to an unbalanced SEC schedule.

Now for the mid-major top 25, although I'm not sure why I bother:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 23-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 20-2 1702 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Wichita State 21-3 1654 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. VCU 19-3 1570 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. San Diego State 18-5 1554 4 Mountain West Conference 6. BYU 19-4 1421 6 West Coast Conference 7. Gonzaga 22-3 1357 7 West Coast Conference 8. Stephen F. Austin 20-2 1301 8 Southland Conference 9. Harvard 18-5 1191 11 Ivy League 10. New Mexico State 19-3 1127 12 Western Athletic Conference 11. Valparaiso 19-5 978 10 Horizon League 12. Murray State 22-2 956 15 Ohio Valley Conference 13. Boise State 17-5 889 19 Mountain West Conference 14. SMU 17-5 816 14 American Athletic Conference 15. Cleveland State 17-7 792 17 Horizon League 16. Memphis 18-4 723 13 American Athletic Conference 17. Akron 18-4 686 9 Mid-American Conference 18. Georgia State 16-7 670 16 Horizon League 19. Northern Iowa 19-5 508 20 Missouri Valley Conference 20. North Dakota State 21-3 390 21 Summit League 21. UTEP 16-4 323 23 Conference USA 22. Mercer 19-4 282 22 Southern Conference 23. Eastern Kentucky 20-4 180 NR Ohio Valley Conference 24. Illinois State 16-7 167 NR Missouri Valley Conference 25. New Mexico 17-5 140 NR Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Vermont 19-4 60 America East Conference Portland 19-5 47 West Coast Conference Green Bay 16-6 32 Horizon League Richmond 15-7 31 Atlantic 10 Conference North Florida 19-4 16 Atlantic Sun Conference Massachusetts 15-7 12 Atlantic 10 Conference Stony Brook 17-5 9 America East Conference UC Irvine 16-6 9 Big West Conference Southern Miss 16-5 4 Conference USA Louisiana Tech 16-6 2 Conference USA Hofstra 17-8 1 Colonial Athletic Association


Surprise surprise! No FOFC representatives.

And it's that time of year again. February, which means the bubble watch. None of our FOFC teams are on the overall bubble watch, and like last year, I'm only going to list the teams that are projects as locks or in. Every other team will obviously be projected out, and I'm only going to update it every week if there are changes. So for this first edition, here's what we have.

Locks: Michigan State, UCLA, Florida, Kentucky
In: Stanford

The other 14 teams are projected out. Remember this is for the NCAA tournament only.
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1 feature game this week, and it's an in-state rematch in the Big Ten.

2/11/17- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ #4 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- No such luck for the Wolverines this time, as that Spartan defense forced 34 turnovers, and despite the fact that Michigan State committed 24 fouls, they rolled to an easy victory.

Final Score: #4 Michigan State- 91, Michigan- 68

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 12-15, 7-7 5th America East.

2/8/17 at UMBC (L 61-56).
2/12/17 at Maine (W 73-43).

Ugh! You can not lose to 5 win teams like UMBC if you want to compete for a conference title. Damaging loss, but at least the Hawks recovered nicely.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 6-17, 4-8 8th American.

2/8/17 at Tulsa (L 82-60).
2/11/17 at UCF (L 61-48).

A pair of blowout road losses for the Pirates who have lost 4 in a row and have 2 more winnable games before the schedule gets very tough.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 13-11, 8-4 T-4th Atlantic 10.

2/8/17 vs. #6 LaSalle (L 71-67).
2/11/17 vs. St. Joseph's (W 84-74).

So close yet so far for the Wildcats, who would have loved the big win at LaSalle, but they are still on a roll, winners of 5 of their last 6.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-16, 3-10 9th Big 12.

2/6/17 vs. Oklahoma State (L 73-61).
2/11/17 vs. Texas (L 85-80).

Not a bad effort for the Horned Frogs this week, but it doesn't translate to a win unfortunately.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 13-11, 6-6 8th Big Ten.

2/8/17 at #20 Wisconsin (L 88-58).
2/11/17 at #4 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough week for the Wolverines who had to go on the road to play 2 of the top teams in the Big Ten.

#4 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 21-4, 9-3 T-1st Big Ten.

2/8/17 vs. #11 Iowa (W 79-73).
2/11/17 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Spartans who avenge their earlier loss to Michigan, and also get a win against a top 20 Iowa team.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 13-11, 8-3 T-2nd Big West.

2/7/17 vs. UC Riverside (W 73-69, OT).
2/11/17 at UC Santa Barbara (W 74-66).

Much needed couple of wins for the Warriors, even though they needed overtime in one of the games. Now they are back in the mix.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 11-12, 7-5 T-5th Conference USA.

2/9/17 vs. North Texas (W 66-50).
2/11/17 at Middle Tennessee (L 75-61).

A split for the 49ers who win at home, lose on the road. No big surprise.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 10-13, 5-7 T-8th Conference USA.

2/9/17 at Louisiana Tech (L 72-64).
2/11/17 at Western Kentucky (W 67-59).

A road split for the Owls, who went toe to toe with conference leader LA Tech for most of that game. They got a nice road win.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 13-14, 10-8 T-3rd MAAC.

2/10/17 vs. Marist (L 62-54).
2/12/17 vs. Siena (W 67-63).

A bittersweet week for the Hawks, who split but have lost any chances of getting a conference championship as they went 0-4 against the top 2 teams, who would own a tiebreaker. So Monmouth will play for 3rd.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 11-14, 6-5 T-5th MEAC.

2/6/17 vs. Delaware State (W 70-59).
2/11/17 at North Carolina Central (L 70-52).

The Spartans were rolling along on a 4 game winning streak until they ran into NC Central who is clearly the class of the conference.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 11-13, 6-6 6th Pac 12.

2/9/17 at Arizona State(W 50-47).
2/11/17 at Arizona (L 65-54).

A split for the Buffaloes this week who ran into a hot Arizona team, and the 4 game winning streak is over.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 17-7, 8-4 3rd Pac 12.

2/9/17 at Oregon State (W 65-63).
2/11/17 vs. Utah (W 55-46).

Good bounce back win for the Cardinal who get a couple much needed wins, and next week they get a chance for revenge against UCLA.

#1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 23-1, 12-0 1st Pac 12.

2/9/17 at USC (W 77-42).
2/11/17 at Arizona State (W 65-48).

Another easy week for the Bruins who really only have 2 tests in-between them and an undefeated conference season.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 9-15, 4-8 T-8th Pac 12.

2/9/17 at Washington (L 79-56).
2/11/17 vs. Oregon (L 71-56).

2 more losses for the Cougars this week, and it seems like a long time ago that they had a winning conference record. The losing streak is now 5.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 8-16, 6-6 T-7th SEC.

2/8/17 vs. Mississippi State (W 66-58).
2/11/17 at Arkansas (L 59-54).

A split for the Crimson Tide, but next week will be tough as they go on the road to play both Florida and Kentucky.

#13 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 18-6, 8-4 T-1st SEC.

2/8/17 at South Carolina (L 68-58).
2/11/17 at Mississippi State (L 81-78).

2 losses for the Gators this week, including an inexplicable loss to a 5 win Mississippi State team in which Florida led by 22 at halftime. Yikes!

#15 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 17-7, 8-4 T-1st SEC.

2/8/17 at Auburn (L 68-65).
2/11/17 at South Carolina (L 68-60).

We now have a 3 headed race in the SEC after the Wildcats also lost 2 games. Their upset loss was at a 6 win Auburn team. Crazy week.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 12-12, 7-7 T-5th Sun Belt.

2/7/17 vs. College of Charleston (W 65-47).
2/9/17 at Louisiana Monroe (W 54-51).

Good week for the Trojans who get a couple wins, including a nice non-conference win over a tough Charleston team.

Now a look at the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. UCLA (63) 23-1 1791 1 Pacific-12 Conference 2. Cincinnati (9) 24-0 1737 2 American Athletic Conference 3. Kansas 22-3 1655 3 Big 12 Conference 4. Michigan State 21-4 1559 4 Big Ten Conference 5. Baylor 22-4 1534 5 Big 12 Conference 6. La Salle 22-2 1391 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. North Carolina 21-4 1386 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Wichita State 23-3 1243 10 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Georgetown 21-4 1197 7 Big East Conference 10. VCU 20-4 1162 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Virginia 20-5 1144 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Miami 19-5 1008 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Villanova 20-5 873 14 Big East Conference 14. San Diego State 20-5 823 19 Mountain West Conference 15. Marquette 20-5 723 18 Big East Conference 16. Iowa 18-6 678 11 Big Ten Conference 17. Wisconsin 19-6 643 20 Big Ten Conference 18. Duke 17-6 511 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Stephen F. Austin 22-2 479 23 Southland Conference 20. BYU 21-4 442 25 West Coast Conference 21. Gonzaga 23-3 404 21 West Coast Conference 22. Kentucky 17-7 193 15 Southeastern Conference 23. Murray State 24-2 181 NR Ohio Valley Conference 24. Oklahoma 17-8 159 16 Big 12 Conference 25. Syracuse 18-6 124 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Arizona 18-6 119 Pacific-12 Conference New Mexico State 21-3 118 Western Athletic Conference Florida 18-6 110 Southeastern Conference Akron 20-4 9 Mid-American Conference Memphis 20-4 3 American Athletic Conference Ohio State 17-8 1 Big Ten Conference


UCLA and Michigan State stay put, in fact the top 6 this week are the exact same as last week. Kentucky drops 7 spots but is still in the top 25, while Florida drops all the way out, a well deserved exit after blowing a 22 point lead to a 5 win team. No excuse. They are still receiving votes though.

Now for the mid-major top 25, which continues to be painful:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 24-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 22-2 1707 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Wichita State 23-3 1653 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. San Diego State 20-5 1566 5 Mountain West Conference 5. VCU 20-4 1550 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. BYU 21-4 1441 6 West Coast Conference 7. Gonzaga 23-3 1341 7 West Coast Conference 8. Stephen F. Austin 22-2 1298 8 Southland Conference 9. New Mexico State 21-3 1173 10 Western Athletic Conference 10. Murray State 24-2 1094 12 Ohio Valley Conference 11. Boise State 19-5 1036 13 Mountain West Conference 12. Harvard 19-5 939 9 Ivy League 13. Memphis 20-4 915 16 American Athletic Conference 14. Cleveland State 18-7 872 15 Horizon League 15. Akron 20-4 863 17 Mid-American Conference 16. SMU 18-6 705 14 American Athletic Conference 17. Valparaiso 20-6 700 11 Horizon League 18. Georgia State 17-8 478 18 Horizon League 19. New Mexico 19-5 446 25 Mountain West Conference 20. Mercer 21-4 435 22 Southern Conference 21. Northern Iowa 20-6 308 19 Missouri Valley Conference 22. Illinois State 18-7 268 24 Missouri Valley Conference 23. Green Bay 18-6 221 NR Horizon League 24. North Dakota State 22-4 131 20 Summit League 25. Eastern Kentucky 21-5 111 23 Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: UTEP 17-5 96 Conference USA Vermont 21-5 69 America East Conference Southern Miss 18-5 57 Conference USA North Florida 21-4 43 Atlantic Sun Conference UC Irvine 18-6 38 Big West Conference Portland 19-6 18 West Coast Conference North Carolina Central 20-5 16 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Massachusetts 16-8 7 Atlantic 10 Conference Stony Brook 18-6 3 America East Conference Hofstra 18-9 1 Colonial Athletic Association Morehead State 19-6 1 Ohio Valley Conference


We have 1 FOFC team on our overall bubble watch this week, let's take a look:

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SMU 18-6 .564 (62) 1-3 3-3 4-0 10-0 169 In Oklahoma State 15-9 .598 (33) 4-7 5-2 1-0 5-0 32 In Georgia State 17-8 .587 (44) 2-3 3-3 5-1 7-1 81 In Vanderbilt 16-8 .563 (63) 2-2 1-3 9-3 4-0 87 In Kentucky 17-7 .561 (68) 4-3 2-3 6-0 5-1 162 In South Dakota State 18-8 .574 (54) 1-1 1-2 3-5 13-0 107 In Miami 19-5 .560 (72) 5-4 1-1 6-0 7-0 206 In Middle Tennessee 16-8 .564 (61) 1-1 2-3 3-2 10-2 114 In Illinois 17-7 .554 (77) 6-5 2-1 2-1 7-0 151 Out Missouri 14-8 .591 (41) 1-1 4-3 6-2 3-2 44 Out Southern Miss 18-5 .553 (80) 0-0 1-2 6-3 11-0 232 Out Northeastern 17-8 .556 (74) 2-3 3-1 6-3 6-1 156 Out UTEP 17-5 .557 (73) 0-1 3-2 5-0 9-2 231 Out Maryland 15-10 .581 (50) 3-8 2-2 5-0 5-0 22 Out Texas 15-9 .555 (76) 3-7 3-0 3-2 6-0 105 Out


Kentucky is being hurt by a bad strength of schedule, which makes no sense to me because they played Syracuse, Oklahoma State twice, and Villanova and Indiana, as well as Oregon in non-conference. Pretty strong in my opinion, but I really think a couple wins next week will get them squarely off the bubble.

As far as other teams:

Michigan State, UCLA, and Florida stay locks, Stanford is still projected in, everybody else projected out.
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4 feature games this week, as we have 2 in the Pac 12 and 2 in the SEC.

2/15/17- Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ #22 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- Good effort from the Crimson Tide, but 34.5% shooting didn't help them although the three point line did keep them in it but it wasn't enough as the Wildcats just made way too many shots.

Final Score: #22 Kentucky- 85, Alabama- 75

2/16/17- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Easy going in this one for the Buffaloes, as the Cougars shot an absolutely dismal 25.5% from the field. Although Colorado had 15 turnovers, they rolled in this one.

Final Score: Colorado- 63, Washington State- 40

2/16/17- #1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- The Cardinal were up to the challenge.. for one half. They led 33-31 at halftime then were outscored 49-25 in the second half as the shots stopped falling. For the game, Stanford shot 32.7% and were outrebounded 47-37 as UCLA pulled away to stay unbeaten in Pac 12 play.

Final Score: #1 UCLA- 80, Stanford- 58

2/18/17- Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- It's been this kind of season for the Crimson Tide, who led by 9 at halftime but fell apart in the second half. Shot defense was dismal as the Gators shot 49.2% from the field. If Alabama could have just kept them behind the three point line, they'd have been alright as Florida was just 7-25 from behind the arc. But The Gators got the ball inside time and time again, and that was enough.

Final Score: Florida- 75, Alabama- 69

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 12-16, 7-8 T-5th America East.

2/19/17 at New Hampshire (L 65-47).

1 game this week for the Hawks as they were blown out on the road. 1 game next week to finish off the regular season.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 7-18, 5-9 8th American.

2/15/17 at Tulane (L 71-53).
2/18/17 vs. South Florida (W 68-67).

A much needed win for the Pirates, as that South Florida win broke a 5 game losing streak. It came at the perfect time too, because ECU's last 4 regular season opponents are, oh, you know, just a combined 81-22. No big deal.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 13-13, 8-6 T-5th Atlantic 10.

2/15/17 at UMass (L 70-53).
2/18/17 at St. Bonaventure (L 85-70).

It looked like the Wildcats were figuring it out, but 2 road losses this week brought them back down to earth. Good news is, their last 4 regular season games are all winnable, but which team will show up?

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-17, 3-11 9th Big 12.

2/18/17 vs. Iowa State (L 89-80).

Another respectable game for the Horned Frogs. It didn't translate to a win, but signs of a potential good team are there.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 15-11, 8-6 7th Big Ten.

2/15/17 vs. Nebraska (W 80-57).
2/18/17 vs. Maryland (W 66-63).

The roller coaster continues for the Wolverines, who seem to have a streak going of winning a couple, losing a couple, then winning again. This week they were on the winning side. Next week, who knows?

#4 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 23-4, 11-3 1st Big Ten.

2/15/17 at Maryland (W 74-62).
2/18/17 at Illinois (W 67-56).

2 more wins for the Spartans, who have gotten it figured out after that brief 2 game losing streak to start the month.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 14-12, 9-3 3rd Big West.

2/14/17 at Oakland (L 63-54).
2/18/17 at Cal State Northridge (W 68-40).

A road split this week, and while both games were important, the non-conference loss isn't such a big deal, because the Warriors aren't going to the postseason unless the win the Big West regular season title anyways. Problem is, 3 of their next 4 games are against the other top teams in the conference.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 12-13, 8-6 T-5th Conference USA.

2/16/17 at UTEP (L 65-50).
2/18/17 vs. Western Kentucky (W 60-51).

A split for the 49ers, the conventional split as they lose on the road but win at home.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 10-15, 5-9 T-10th Conference USA.

2/16/17 vs. Southern Miss (L 80-52).
2/18/17 vs. FIU (L 68-45).

Ugh! The Owls might as well have not bothered to show up this week, as they were blasted in both games. Improving the team prestige may be tougher than Coach Shocker realizes.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 14-15, 11-9 T-4th MAAC.

2/17/17 at St. Peter's (W 50-47).
2/19/17 at Canisius (L 55-44).

A split for the Hawks, who finish off the regular season winning 2 of their last 3. They are done until the MAAC tournament, and depending on how the teams close to them finish, they could be anywhere from the 3rd to the 8th seed.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 13-14, T-3rd 8-5 MEAC.

2/13/17 at Bethune Cookman (W 64-57).
2/18/17 vs. Howard (W 57-50).

A couple more wins for the Spartans, who have now won 6 of 7, with the only loss being against NC Central who is undefeated in conference play. Norfolk has 3 games left, and all are winnable. We'll be honest here, winning the regular season MEAC title is out of the question, but if they show up to play in their last 3 regular season games, a #2 seed in the MEAC Tourney would be a real possibility.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 13-13, 8-6 T-5th Pac 12.

2/16/17 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/18/17 at Washington (W 69-53).

Good week for the Buffaloes who get a pair of much needed wins. They've still got some work to do though if they want to play in a postseason tournament.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 17-9, 8-6 T-5th Pac 12.

2/16/17 vs. #1 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
2/18/17 vs. Oregon (L 73-55).

Not a good week for the Cardinal, who really have not played great ball in the last few weeks. That win over Arizona to start the month of February may be the difference between the NCAA and the NIT.

#1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 25-1, 14-0 1st Pac 12.

2/16/17 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
2/18/17 vs. Utah (W 74-61).

2 more wins for the Bruins who remain perfect in Pac 12 play, but haven't clinched the Pac 12 title yet. They can do it next week with a pair of wins though.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 9-17, 4-10 10th Pac 12.

2/16/17 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
2/18/17 at Arizona (L 57-56).

The Cougars were just a few inches away from pulling off a monumental upset at Arizona, but it wasn't to be as a half court buzzer beater was just left of the rim (ok, so I made that up, I have no idea how far off the shot was, I just know it was a missed buzzer beater. I just like to add a little bit of drama to this every now and then).

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 8-18, 6-8 T-11th SEC.

2/15/17 at #22 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
2/18/17 at Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

It's been that kind of season for the Crimson Tide, they just can't get a big win either in conference or out of conference. OK so there was the win over Baylor in non-conference play, but way too many tough close losses.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 19-7. 9-5 T-2nd SEC.

2/15/17 vs. Tennessee (L 57-42).
2/18/17 vs. Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

The Gators missed a golden opportunity to be in a 1st place tie as they lost to the other 2nd place team, Tennessee. Fortunately, Tennessee lost their next game and the Gators won, so they remain tied for 2nd.

#22 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 19-7, 10-4 1st SEC.

2/15/17 vs. Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
2/18/17 vs. Georgia (W 85-59).

I don't think the Wildcats liked being on the bubble going into the week, as they took care of business in a big way, but they've still got both 2nd place teams on the schedule before the season ends, so an SEC title is not a sure thing yet.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 12-14, 7-9 T-5th Sun Belt.

2/16/17 at Northern Kentucky (L 75-62).
2/18/17 vs. Arkansas Little Rock (L 70-50).

Not a good week for the Trojans who lost all momentum of those 2 wins last week. That loss at Northern Kentucky is just embarrassing as they have an RPI of 328. Northern Kentucky does that is.

Now let's look at the national top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (62) 26-0 1790 2 American Athletic Conference 2. UCLA (10) 25-1 1734 1 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Michigan State 23-4 1660 4 Big Ten Conference 4. Baylor 23-5 1484 5 Big 12 Conference 5. La Salle 24-2 1484 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Kansas 22-5 1482 3 Big 12 Conference 7. Virginia 22-5 1349 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. VCU 22-4 1346 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Georgetown 22-5 1200 9 Big East Conference 10. North Carolina 22-4 1192 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Villanova 22-5 1035 13 Big East Conference 12. San Diego State 22-5 981 14 Mountain West Conference 13. Wichita State 24-4 897 8 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Iowa 20-6 860 16 Big Ten Conference 15. Miami 20-6 782 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Stephen F. Austin 24-2 662 19 Southland Conference 17. BYU 23-4 572 20 West Coast Conference 18. Wisconsin 20-7 528 17 Big Ten Conference 19. Syracuse 20-6 425 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Gonzaga 25-3 407 21 West Coast Conference 21. Kentucky 19-7 364 22 Southeastern Conference 22. Murray State 26-2 285 23 Ohio Valley Conference 23. New Mexico State 23-3 285 NR Western Athletic Conference 24. Duke 18-7 238 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Marquette 21-6 194 15 Big East Conference Others Receiving Votes: Arizona 19-7 68 Pacific-12 Conference Oklahoma 18-9 39 Big 12 Conference Florida 19-7 26 Southeastern Conference Ohio State 19-8 16 Big Ten Conference Boise State 21-5 8 Mountain West Conference Akron 21-5 7 Mid-American Conference


So UCLA drops a spot even after winning twice last week. Not sure what the mindset of the pollsters was, other than Cincinnati being undefeated for the season. Michigan State and Kentucky each move up a spot, and Florida is still getting some votes, but not many.

Now for the always painful mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 26-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 24-2 1717 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. San Diego State 22-5 1631 4 Mountain West Conference 4. VCU 22-4 1609 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Wichita State 24-4 1515 3 Missouri Valley Conference 6. BYU 23-4 1445 6 West Coast Conference 7. Stephen F. Austin 24-2 1320 8 Southland Conference 8. Gonzaga 25-3 1298 7 West Coast Conference 9. New Mexico State 23-3 1171 9 Western Athletic Conference 10. Boise State 21-5 1096 11 Mountain West Conference 11. Akron 21-5 1056 15 Mid-American Conference 12. Murray State 26-2 1053 10 Ohio Valley Conference 13. Cleveland State 20-7 932 14 Horizon League 14. Valparaiso 22-6 875 17 Horizon League 15. Harvard 20-6 798 12 Ivy League 16. Memphis 21-5 770 13 American Athletic Conference 17. SMU 19-6 662 16 American Athletic Conference 18. Northern Iowa 22-6 551 21 Missouri Valley Conference 19. North Dakota State 24-4 394 24 Summit League 20. Vermont 23-5 283 NR America East Conference 21. Mercer 22-5 277 20 Southern Conference 22. Illinois State 19-8 272 22 Missouri Valley Conference 23. Green Bay 19-7 242 23 Horizon League 24. Georgia State 17-10 120 18 Horizon League 25. Portland 21-6 111 NR West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Southern Miss 20-5 108 Conference USA UC Irvine 20-6 100 Big West Conference Eastern Kentucky 22-6 58 Ohio Valley Conference North Carolina Central 22-5 42 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Stony Brook 21-6 25 America East Conference New Mexico 19-7 23 Mountain West Conference North Florida 22-5 20 Atlantic Sun Conference UTEP 18-6 13 Conference USA Massachusetts 17-9 7 Atlantic 10 Conference Louisiana Tech 19-7 4 Conference USA Northeastern 19-8 2 Colonial Athletic Association


Par for the course, no FOFC mid-majors represented.

It's bubble watch time, and while Kentucky is off the bubble, 2 new FOFC teams have entered. Let's take a look.

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seton Hall 17-9 .594 (35) 4-6 0-1 10-1 3-1 39 In Florida State 18-8 .580 (44) 1-4 5-1 7-3 5-0 84 In Stanford 17-9 .581 (42) 3-5 1-2 9-2 4-0 70 In Miami 20-6 .560 (68) 4-5 1-1 8-0 7-0 202 In Northeastern 19-8 .573 (52) 1-2 5-2 9-2 4-2 130 In Georgia State 17-10 .581 (43) 2-3 3-4 5-2 7-1 72 In Middle Tennessee 18-8 .578 (49) 1-2 3-2 5-1 9-3 87 In Missouri 15-9 .579 (48) 2-1 4-5 5-2 4-1 54 In SMU 19-6 .562 (66) 1-3 3-3 3-0 12-0 183 Out New Mexico 19-7 .561 (67) 2-2 0-3 8-1 9-1 168 Out Oakland 17-11 .563 (64) 2-5 3-3 3-2 9-1 69 Out Florida 19-7 .553 (77) 3-2 4-2 7-2 5-1 160 Out Butler 15-10 .611 (18) 5-7 0-1 7-2 3-0 10 Out Southern Miss 20-5 .553 (78) 0-0 1-2 7-3 12-0 252 Out UTEP 18-6 .554 (76) 0-3 4-1 4-0 10-2 211 Out

I wasn't kidding when I said Stanford's win over Arizona on Feb. 2nd may be the difference between the NCAA and the NIT. The Cardinal are just 4-7 against current teams in the top 100, but with their SOS being at 70 and their RPI at 42, the committee has them in, for right now. Fortunately for them, they don't have another team with a winning record on their schedule. Finishing off the regular season with 4 wins would give them 21 which would surely be enough.

As for Florida, while they are 7-4 over the top 100, their SOS is just 160 and their RPI is 77. Losing at Mississippi State is by far their worst loss of the season, but they do have some quality wins (home vs. Vanderbilt, home vs. Kansas, home vs. Duke). The problem is, beating up on teams like Furman, Stetson, Loyola Chicago, and squeaking out a win over FIU won't do a lot to help your RPI. Considering they still have to play at Arkansas, at Missouri, and home vs. Kentucky, I hate to say it but losing any 2 of those games will probably send them to the NIT.

Now for the rest of the bubble watch, Michigan State and UCLA are still locks, and I told you that Kentucky had moved off the bubble with the 2 wins last week? That's because for some inexplicable reason, they are projected OUT. Yes, you heard me, OUT. If you don't believe me, here is the screen shot:

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SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE BUBBLE WATCH Kentucky 19-7 .557 (71) 4-3 4-3 4-0 7-1 187 Out


I'm at a complete loss on this one. I realize SOS is awful, but to have the conference leaders projected out?? Wow.

All other teams other than Michigan State, UCLA, and Stanford are projected out. Craziness.
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3 feature games to tell you about this week, 2 in the Pac 12 and 1 in Conference USA.

2/23/17- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- This was a close game throughout, and although the teams combined for 34 turnovers, neither team could pull away. Eventually, it came down to who had the ball last, as a buzzer beater won it for the Buffaloes, who get a huge, huge win.

Final Score: Colorado- 74, Stanford- 73

2/25/17- #2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- This one went about as expected, as the Bruins dominated in most offense categories, including ball handling. UCLA had just 4 turnovers the entire game. It's hard to beat a team that only has 4 turnovers, and this game was no different. The Bruins stay undefeated in Pac 12 play.

Final Score: #1 UCLA- 77, Washington State- 57

2/25/17- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- The Owls got off to a hot start on the road and never looked back. Rice led 40-19 at halftime and cruised in the second half. They shot 55.6% for the game while Charlotte shot 36.2% as Rice gets the win in the only game played between the 2 teams this regular season.

Final Score: Rice- 72, Charlotte- 57

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 13-16, 8-8 T-5th America East.

2/24/17 vs. UMass Lowell (W 72-66, OT).

The Hawks needed overtime to win in their only game of the week. They lost the tiebreaker and will be the 6th seed in the America East Tournament.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 7-20, 5-11 8th American.

2/22/17 vs. Memphis (L 66-54).
2/25/17 vs. UConn (L 59-58).

The Pirates gave a gallant effort this week against very tough competition. Maybe it was the fact both games were at home, I'm not sure, but they were in position to win both. Unfortunately they lost both and have 2 more brutal challenges next week.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 14-14, 9-7 T-5th Atlantic 10.

2/22/17 at George Washington (L 84-63).
2/25/17 at Duquesne (W 78-74).

A split for the Wolverines who break a 3 game losing streak and finish off conference play next week.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-19, 3-13 9th Big 12.

2/20/17 at #4 Baylor (L 77-38).
2/25/17 at #6 Kansas (L 89-81).

Not sure what happened to the Horned Frogs at Baylor, they just flat out didn't show up. At least they played to win at Kansas. They are locked into the 9th seed for the Big 12 tournament, there is no way they can improve or lower their seed, so next weeks games from a seeding standpoint are meaningless, but you know Coach Mighty would like to get one, if not both.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 15-13, 8-8 T-7th Big Ten.

2/22/17 at Illinois (L 58-49).
2/25/17 vs. Northwestern (L 55-46).

The win 2, lose 2 streak continues for the Wolverines. This week it was 2 losses, both by 9 points. 2 more games next week to finish off conference play.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 25-4, 13-3 1st Big Ten.

2/22/17 vs. Rutgers (W 83-50).
2/25/17 vs. #18 Wisconsin (W 66-65).

The Spartans had to rely on a missed Wisconsin buzzer beater to survive, and all they need next week is to win 1 of their 2 games to clinch the Big Ten regular season title.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 16-12, 11-3 T-1st Big West.

2/23/17 vs. UC Irvine (W 56-54).
2/25/17 vs. Cal State Fullerton (W 67-47).

The Warriors have put themselves in position for a conference title by beating co-league leader UC Irvine this week. Next week they travel to 2nd place Long Beach State in what is basically a must win game, as they need to win twice next week and hope for UC Irvine to lose one of their games, as I think Irvine owns the tiebreaker.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 12-15, 8-8 T-7th Conference USA.

2/23/17 at FIU (L 64-63).
2/25/17 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.

A heartbreaking loss at FIU after a big halftime lead, followed by the letdown at Rice, and the 49ers have lost all momentum going into next week.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 11-16, 6-10 10th Conference USA.

2/23/17 at North Texas (L 60-52).
2/25/17 at Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.

Big win for the Owls over Charlotte, as that breaks a 3 game losing streak. 2 games next week to finish off conference play.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 14-15, 11-9 T-4th MAAC.

No games this week for the Hawks, who got to sit back and watch all the other MAAC teams beat up on each other. When all was said and done, Monmouth earned the 5th seed in next weeks MAAC Tournament.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 15-14, 10-5 T-2nd MEAC.

2/20/17 at South Carolina State (W 71-63).
2/25/17 vs. North Carolina A&T (W 51-41).

2 important wins for the Spartans, who have 1 more game next week. A win, and they should lock up the #2 seed in the MEAC Tourney which is important because they would avoid NC Central until the championship.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 15-13, 10-6 4th Pac 12.

2/23/17 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
2/25/17 at California (W 71-45).

2 more wins for the Buffaloes who are getting it together down the stretch, winners of 8 of their last 9 now, but a couple tough games await next week.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 18-10, 9-7 T-5th Pac 12.

2/23/17 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
2/25/17 vs. USC (W 73-47).

The Cardinal recovered from the heartbreaking loss against Colorado by absolutely hammering USC. Next week brings a couple games that they should win fairly easily.

#2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 27-1, 16-0 1st Pac 12.

2/23/17 vs. Oregon State (W 77-41).
2/25/17 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more easy wins for the Bruins, who have clinched the Pac 12 regular season title with ease. Now on the line is an undefeated conference season, but they still have to go through Arizona, at Arizona, to do it.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 10-18, 5-11 T-9th Pac 12.

2/23/17 vs. Arizona State (W 67-65).
2/25/17 vs. #2 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

A nice win for the Cougars against Arizona State which broke a 7 game losing streak, then of course they go and get hammered by UCLA. 2 more games next week to finish off conference play.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 10-18, 8-8 T-7th SEC.

2/22/17 vs. Missouri (W 70-62).
2/25/17 vs. Vanderbilt (W 82-74).

The Crimson Tide have been playing much better ball as of late, and it finally translated to a pair of wins. They are part of a 5 way tie for 7th right now, so next weeks games could be the difference between a 7 seed or a 12 seed in the SEC Tourney.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 21-7, 11-5 2nd SEC.

2/22/17 at Arkansas (W 85-75).
2/25/17 at Missouri (W 66-53).

The Gators have recovered nicely after a 3 game losing streak, as they've won 3 in a row and have a big showdown next week with Kentucky that may very well decide the SEC regular season title.

#21 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 21-7, 12-4 1st SEC.

2/22/17 at Ole Miss (W 87-63).
2/25/17 vs. Tennessee (W 85-65).

The Wildcats have to be fuming at being projected out of the NCAA tournament as of last weeks projections, and they took it out on a couple opponents this week. They have 2 games next week, and winning either of those games all but guarantees an SEC regular season title.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 14-14, 9-9 5th Sun Belt.

2/23/17 at Texas State (W 81-74).
2/25/17 at South Alabama (W 67-58).

2 much needed wins for the Trojans to get back to .500 in the Sun Belt. 2 more games next week which are big to carry some momentum into the Sun Belt Tournament.

Let's take a look at the national top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. UCLA (62) 27-1 1789 2 Pacific-12 Conference 2. Cincinnati (10) 28-0 1737 1 American Athletic Conference 3. Michigan State 25-4 1658 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Baylor 25-5 1550 4 Big 12 Conference 5. La Salle 26-2 1518 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. VCU 24-4 1400 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Georgetown 24-5 1361 9 Big East Conference 8. Kansas 23-6 1339 6 Big 12 Conference 9. Virginia 23-6 1177 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Villanova 23-5 1121 11 Big East Conference 11. North Carolina 23-5 1052 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Miami 22-6 1046 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. San Diego State 23-5 946 12 Mountain West Conference 14. Wichita State 25-5 839 13 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Stephen F. Austin 26-2 800 16 Southland Conference 16. Syracuse 22-6 758 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Duke 20-7 473 24 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Marquette 23-6 469 25 Big East Conference 19. Iowa 21-7 420 14 Big Ten Conference 20. BYU 24-5 369 17 West Coast Conference 21. Gonzaga 26-4 368 20 West Coast Conference 22. Kentucky 21-7 260 21 Southeastern Conference 23. New Mexico State 24-3 251 23 Western Athletic Conference 24. Ohio State 21-8 224 NR Big Ten Conference 25. Florida 21-7 187 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Murray State 27-3 168 Ohio Valley Conference Akron 23-5 60 Mid-American Conference Oklahoma 19-9 41 Big 12 Conference Boise State 23-5 10 Mountain West Conference Wisconsin 20-9 6 Big Ten Conference Arizona 20-8 2 Pacific-12 Conference Iowa State 19-9 1 Big 12 Conference


UCLA is back on top as they just keep swapping places with Cincinnati. Both are pretty much guaranteed #1 seeds in the NCAA Tourney. Michigan State stays put at 3rd. I have no idea what to think about the lack of respect for Kentucky. The Wildcats hammer 2 opponents this week yet fall 1 spot in the polls. This can't bode well for their NCAA projections. Florida is back in the top 25 going into next weeks huge showdown.

Now for the Mid-Major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 28-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 26-2 1722 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. VCU 24-4 1628 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. San Diego State 23-5 1611 3 Mountain West Conference 5. Wichita State 25-5 1516 5 Missouri Valley Conference 6. BYU 24-5 1433 6 West Coast Conference 7. Stephen F. Austin 26-2 1346 7 Southland Conference 8. Gonzaga 26-4 1295 8 West Coast Conference 9. Akron 23-5 1185 11 Mid-American Conference 10. Boise State 23-5 1130 10 Mountain West Conference 11. New Mexico State 24-3 1071 9 Western Athletic Conference 12. Harvard 22-6 1012 15 Ivy League 13. Murray State 27-3 969 12 Ohio Valley Conference 14. Cleveland State 21-8 829 13 Horizon League 15. Northern Iowa 24-6 766 18 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Valparaiso 23-7 736 14 Horizon League 17. Memphis 22-6 687 16 American Athletic Conference 18. North Dakota State 25-4 504 19 Summit League 19. Mercer 24-5 474 21 Southern Conference 20. Portland 23-6 325 25 West Coast Conference 21. SMU 21-6 316 17 American Athletic Conference 22. Vermont 24-5 247 20 America East Conference 23. Illinois State 20-8 209 22 Missouri Valley Conference 24. Green Bay 20-7 158 23 Horizon League 25. Louisiana Tech 21-7 79 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Southern Miss 21-6 68 Conference USA New Mexico 21-7 58 Mountain West Conference North Florida 24-5 53 Atlantic Sun Conference UC Irvine 21-7 46 Big West Conference Massachusetts 19-9 43 Atlantic 10 Conference Stony Brook 22-6 26 America East Conference Eastern Kentucky 23-7 24 Ohio Valley Conference UTEP 20-6 17 Conference USA George Washington 17-10 11 Atlantic 10 Conference Morehead State 22-7 4 Ohio Valley Conference Georgia State 18-11 2 Horizon League


Again, none of our FOFC teams are represented. I'm not going to jinx it, but with a 2-0 week next week, I could see one of our teams getting at least a couple votes.

Now, for the Bubble Watch, where we have just 1 of our teams in the Overall Bubble Watch this week.

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Florida State 20-8 .573 (50) 3-4 2-2 8-2 7-0 125 In Kansas State 18-11 .579 (45) 5-9 2-2 3-0 8-0 32 In SMU 21-6 .567 (55) 0-5 4-1 5-0 12-0 184 In Massachusetts 19-9 .561 (63) 4-5 3-0 7-3 5-1 124 In Stanford 18-10 .566 (57) 3-5 1-3 9-2 5-0 90 In George Washington 17-10 .595 (30) 2-5 3-3 9-1 3-1 14 In Georgia State 18-11 .569 (54) 2-3 5-5 3-2 8-1 81 In Seton Hall 17-11 .597 (29) 4-8 0-1 10-1 3-1 23 In Middle Tennessee 19-9 .588 (39) 1-2 4-3 5-2 9-2 57 Out Oakland 19-11 .572 (51) 2-4 4-4 4-1 9-2 65 Out Northeastern 20-9 .557 (70) 1-2 2-2 12-3 5-2 150 Out Washington 19-9 .553 (78) 3-4 3-1 8-4 5-0 140 Out Southern Miss 21-6 .554 (77) 0-1 2-3 6-2 13-0 249 Out Butler 16-11 .604 (22) 5-9 0-0 8-2 3-0 10 Out Maryland 17-12 .572 (52) 4-11 2-1 6-0 5-0 26 Out

The 1 point loss 2 Colorado didn't do much damage to Stanford's chances. They are in the Last Four In group, which would probably mean a date in the First Four, but they can probably move up with 2 wins next week.

As for the rest of the teams:

Michigan St. and UCLA are still locks.
Florida stayed has played their way off the bubble and is now considered a lock, but that could change.
Kentucky is now projected In, despite dropping a spot in the polls.

The other teams are projected out of course.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:06 PM   #90
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ECU is still bad but at least it hasn't been as bad of a season. Hopefully Kentucky can pull out a big win next week.
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2 feature games to tell you about this week, as we start with a big one in the SEC.

3/1/17- #22 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) @ #25 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- As expected, this one was a doozy. Neither team took care of the ball, neither team shot well, and both teams fouled, a lot. The difference was that Florida made 23 free throws while Kentucky only made 14. The Gators get a huge victory to deny Kentucky an SEC championship, at least for now.

Final Score: #25 Florida- 72, #22 Kentucky- 64

Now we head over to the Pac 12:

3/2/17- Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- The Cardinal could not avoid a letdown in this one if they wanted to keep their NCAA hopes alive, and they didn't. The D stepped up to force 24 Washington State turnovers and Stanford couldn't miss as they roll to an easy road victory.

Final Score: Stanford- 92, Washington State- 71

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 14-16, 8-8 America East.

3/2/17- America East Quarterfinals vs. (3) Albany (W 67-52).

The Hawks keep their season alive and in what might be the weirdest scheduled conference tournament ever, have to wait until next week to play the semifinals. Crazy.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 7-22, 5-13 T-8th American.

3/1/17 at #2 Cincinnati (L 83-67).
3/4/17 at SMU (L 78-57).

2 road losses for the Pirates, nothing surprising, but would have liked a little better effort after last weeks effort. They'll be the 9th seed in the American Tournament after losing a tiebreaker to 8th seed Tulane, who they conveniently play in the First Round.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 16-14, 11-7 4th Atlantic 10.

3/1/17 vs. George Mason (W 84-65).
3/4/17 vs. Dayton (W 85-82, OT).

The Wildcats take some momentum into the Atlantic 10 tournament after 3 straight wins. They'll be the 4th seed and get one of those quirky double byes into the quarterfinals.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 10-20, 4-14 9th Big 12.

2/27/17 vs. Kansas State (L 66-56).
3/4/17 vs. West Virginia (W 72-65).

The Horned Frogs steal one against West Virginia to end the regular season and will be the 9th seed in the Big 12 Tournament where they'll, how convenient, take on that same West Virginia team they just beat.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 16-14, 9-9 T-7th Big Ten.

3/1/17 at #19 Iowa (L 111-81).
3/4/17 vs. Minnesota (W 76-66).

So the Wolverines try something different this week, instead of winning both or losing both, they decide to split. They lost the 7th place tiebreaker and will be the 8th seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 26-5, 14-4 1st Big Ten.

3/1/17 at Minnesota (L 69-58).
3/4/17 vs. Purdue (W 102-45).

The Spartans almost let the Big Ten title slip away, but they weren't about to let that happen as they dismantled Purdue. With that win, they win the Big Ten regular season title and will be the top seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 17-13, 12-4 T-1st Big West.

2/28/17 at Long Beach State (W 82-74).
3/4/17 UC Davis (L 70-68).

Tough break for the Warriors, who were just 3 points away for winning the Big West title outright. Instead, they have to settle for a share. What's even worse is they lose the tiebreaker and will be the 2nd seed in the Big West Tournament.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 13-16, 9-9 8th Conference USA.

3/2/17 vs. Florida Atlantic (L 61-52).
3/4/17 at UTSA (W 59-47).

The 49ers finish off the regular season with a win, which is always nice. They'll be the 8th seed in the Conference USA Tournament.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 12-17, 7-11 T-9th Conference USA.

3/2/17 vs. Marshall (W 77-61).
3/4/17 vs. UAB (L 71-53).

A split for the Owls to finish the regular season. They win the tiebreaker and get the 9th seed in the Conference USA Tournament, meaning our 2 FOFC teams in Conference USA will square off in the First Round.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 14-16, 11-9 MAAC.

3/4/17- MAAC Quarterfinals vs. (4) Iona (L 62-44).

The Hawks really weren't competitive in their quarterfinal game. They pretty much needed to win out to see a postseason tournament, their season is over.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 16-14, 11-5 T-2nd MEAC.

2/27/17 at Florida A&M (W 73-52).

So the Spartans finish the regular season with a big road win, and win the tiebreaker, so they'll be the 2nd seed in the MEAC Tournament. They get a bye into the quarterfinals but more importantly, they won't have to see NC Central until the championship if both teams make it that far.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 16-14, 11-7 T-4th Pac 12.

3/2/17 vs. Oregon (L 79-70).
3/4/17 vs. Oregon State (W 60-56).

The Buffaloes split this week and really don't have any momentum going into the Pac 12 Tournament. They win the tiebreaker though and get the 4th seed and a bye into the Quarterfinals.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 20-10, 11-7 T-4th Pac 12.

3/2/17 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
3/4/17 at Arizona State (W 73-62).

The Cardinal take care of business with a couple wins this week, but lose the tiebreaker to Colorado and they'll be the 5th seed in the Pac 12 Tournament, having to play in the First Round.

#1 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 28-2, 17-1 1st Pac 12.

3/2/17 vs. California (W 69-61).
3/4/17 at Arizona (L 60-59).

Ugh! 1 point, 1 lousy point is all that separated the Bruins from perfection in the Pac 12. It's a bittersweet regular season title, but UCLA does get the top seed in the Pac 12 Tournament and they are already thinking about a rematch with Arizona.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 10-20, 5-13 T-9th Pac 12.

3/2/17 vs. Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
3/4/17 at California (L 81-52).

Not a good week for the Cougars who get smoked twice. They lose the tiebreaker and get the 10th seed in the Pac 12 Tournament, which is a bit of a good news/bad news situation. The good news is that they'll be playing Arizona State, a team they beat twice in the regular season. The bad news is everybody knows it's tough to beat a team 3 times in the same season!

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 11-19, 9-9 T-8th SEC.

3/1/17 vs. Auburn (L 72-66).
3/4/17 at Texas A&M (W 80-69).

The Crimson Tide get an unconventional split this week as they lose at home and win on the road. They also lose a tiebreaker so they'll be the 9th seed in the SEC Tournament.

#25 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 23-7, 13-5 T-1st SEC.

3/1/17 vs. #22 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
3/4/17 vs. Georgia (W 49-48).

Big week for the Gators, who survive 2 huge tests to get a share of the SEC title. That win over Kentucky gives them the tiebreaker and they'll be the top seed in the SEC Tournament.

#22 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 22-8, 13-5 T-1st SEC.

3/1/17 at Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
3/4/17 vs. LSU (W 95-72).

A split for the Wildcats, but they miss a chance to win the SEC title outright, and they'll have to share it with Florida. What's worse is that game cost them the tiebreaker and they'll be the 2nd seed in the SEC Tournament.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 15-15, 10-10 T-5th Sun Belt.

3/2/17 vs. South Alabama (W 68-57).
3/4/17 vs. Arkansas State (L 68-56).

A split for the Trojans who see their 3 game winning streak come to an end. They win the tiebreaker and will be the 5th seed in the Sun Belt Tournament.

Let's take a look at the national top 25 going into next weeks conference tournaments:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (65) 30-0 1793 2 American Athletic Conference 2. UCLA (7) 28-2 1734 1 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Michigan State 26-5 1656 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Baylor 26-5 1566 4 Big 12 Conference 5. La Salle 27-3 1476 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. VCU 26-4 1464 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Georgetown 25-5 1382 7 Big East Conference 8. North Carolina 25-5 1257 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Kansas 23-7 1249 8 Big 12 Conference 10. Villanova 24-6 1130 10 Big East Conference 11. Stephen F. Austin 28-2 1022 15 Southland Conference 12. Virginia 23-7 982 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Wichita State 28-5 835 14 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Miami 23-7 769 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. San Diego State 24-6 713 13 Mountain West Conference 16. Iowa 23-7 699 19 Big Ten Conference 17. BYU 26-5 566 20 West Coast Conference 18. Syracuse 23-7 541 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Gonzaga 27-4 513 21 West Coast Conference 20. Florida 23-7 495 25 Southeastern Conference 21. Ohio State 23-8 461 24 Big Ten Conference 22. New Mexico State 26-3 387 23 Western Athletic Conference 23. Arizona 22-8 257 NR Pacific-12 Conference 24. Akron 25-5 119 NR Mid-American Conference 25. Wisconsin 22-9 104 NR Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Duke 21-8 90 Atlantic Coast Conference Kentucky 22-8 63 Southeastern Conference Marquette 24-7 48 Big East Conference Murray State 27-4 13 Ohio Valley Conference Boise State 24-5 9 Mountain West Conference Oregon 22-9 6 Pacific-12 Conference Harvard 24-6 1 Ivy League


UCLA falls to #2 after their loss this week, no surprise there. Michigan State stays at #3, Florida moves up 5 spots after the big win over Kentucky. Speaking of Kentucky, they drop out of the Top 25 but are still receiving their fair share of votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 30-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 27-3 1705 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. VCU 26-4 1675 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. San Diego State 24-6 1547 4 Mountain West Conference 5. Wichita State 28-5 1534 5 Missouri Valley Conference 6. BYU 26-5 1448 6 West Coast Conference 7. Stephen F. Austin 28-2 1351 7 Southland Conference 8. Gonzaga 27-4 1305 8 West Coast Conference 9. Akron 25-5 1214 9 Mid-American Conference 10. Boise State 24-5 1130 10 Mountain West Conference 11. New Mexico State 26-3 1099 11 Western Athletic Conference 12. Harvard 24-6 1011 12 Ivy League 13. Murray State 27-4 860 13 Ohio Valley Conference 14. Cleveland State 23-8 826 14 Horizon League 15. Northern Iowa 26-7 791 15 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Valparaiso 23-7 713 16 Horizon League 17. North Dakota State 27-4 581 18 Summit League 18. Memphis 23-7 499 17 American Athletic Conference 19. Vermont 26-5 427 22 America East Conference 20. SMU 23-6 359 21 American Athletic Conference 21. Portland 24-6 352 20 West Coast Conference 22. Mercer 26-6 336 19 Southern Conference 23. Georgia State 21-11 182 NR Horizon League 24. New Mexico 23-7 175 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Louisiana Tech 23-7 149 25 Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Illinois State 21-9 130 Missouri Valley Conference Eastern Kentucky 26-7 95 Ohio Valley Conference Charleston Southern 26-7 27 Big South Conference UC Irvine 22-8 19 Big West Conference Richmond 20-10 17 Atlantic 10 Conference Stony Brook 23-6 17 America East Conference Green Bay 20-8 14 Horizon League American 23-7 9 Patriot League North Florida 26-6 3 Atlantic Sun Conference


Surprised? I'm not.

Now for the Bubble Watch, the final Bubble Watch of the season and we'll start with the overall bubble watch where we have 1 FOFC team in:

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Mexico 23-7 .560 (60) 3-2 1-2 8-3 11-0 212 In Kansas State 19-12 .573 (49) 5-8 2-3 4-1 8-0 36 In Stanford 20-10 .566 (52) 2-5 3-3 10-2 5-0 112 In Georgia State 21-11 .579 (44) 2-3 7-5 4-2 8-1 69 In George Washington 18-11 .598 (22) 2-6 3-3 8-1 5-1 10 In Middle Tennessee 21-9 .582 (41) 1-1 3-4 8-2 9-2 87 In Oakland 20-12 .558 (64) 3-6 3-3 4-1 10-2 94 In Seton Hall 18-12 .585 (38) 4-9 1-1 10-1 3-1 27 In Memphis 23-7 .558 (68) 1-2 7-0 9-2 6-3 179 Out Drexel 20-11 .558 (65) 1-1 4-3 6-7 9-0 122 Out Portland 24-6 .554 (73) 1-3 2-1 6-2 15-0 245 Out SMU 23-6 .554 (74) 0-3 2-3 8-0 13-0 249 Out Washington 20-10 .551 (79) 3-5 3-1 8-4 6-0 138 Out Eastern Michigan 17-11 .556 (70) 3-1 4-5 4-2 6-3 72 Out South Dakota State 22-9 .550 (80) 1-0 1-5 5-4 15-0 175 Out

Those poor Cardinal just can't get off the bubble, even with a couple easy wins this week. At least they are no longer in the First Four out. A win in their first game of the Pac 12 Tourney would certainly seal the deal. A loss, and who knows.

As for the other teams:

Michigan State, UCLA, and Florida are considered locks, and even with the loss, Kentucky is still projected in. That strength of schedule is awful though, for the Wildcats I mean. It's the 4th worst in the SEC, meaning only 3 teams played a weaker schedule than Kentucky. No wonder they've been projected out and on the bubble and all that. Oh yea, I'm rambling. So other than those 4 teams, and of course Stanford, that's it for possible NCAA Tourney teams.
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Just 3 feature games in all of the conference tournaments, and one of them we knew was happening. To Conference USA we go:

3/6/17- Conference USA Second Round- (9) Rice (Charlie Shocker) vs. (8) Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- The first half proved to be the downfall for the Owls, as they really struggled to hit shots. For the game, they shot just 30.6%. This game wouldn't have even been close except for the fact that Charlotte was just 17-37 from the free throw line. Despite the 45.9% free throw shooting, the 49ers move on.

Final Score: Charlotte- 70, Rice- 60

To the SEC for our other 2 feature games:

3/10/17- SEC Quarterfinals- (9) Alabama (Roy Rogers) vs. (1) #20 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- The Crimson Tide didn't give themselves a chance in this one as they trailed by 23 at halftime. A gallant effort to try and come back, but the difference was far too much, far too early, as Florida moves on.

Final Score: #20 Florida- 88, Alabama- 80

3/12/17- SEC Championship- (2) Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) vs. (1) #20 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- The rematch that everybody wanted to see didn't start so hot, as Florida led by 15 at halftime. But in the second half, the Wildcats turned up the D and ended up forcing 21 turnovers for the game. This led to an amazing comeback despite the fact that Kentucky only shot 34.4% from the field, but they made enough extra free throws and three pointers to make up the difference and get revenge, claiming the SEC Championship in the process.

Final Score: Kentucky- 63, #20 Florida- 61

Now we go to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 14-17, 8-8 America East.

3/6/17- America East Semifinals vs. (2) Stony Brook (L 63-54).

Maybe the long layoff was too much, but either way, the Hawks will end their season with a 14-17 record.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 7-23, 5-13 American.

3/9/17- American First Round vs. (8) Tulane (L 71-61).

The Pirates fall in the first round of their tournament and will end their season with a 7-23 record.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 16-15, 11-7 Atlantic 10.

3/10/17- Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals vs. (5) St. Joseph's (L 79-74).

Not a good effort for our FOFC teams so far this week, as the Wildcats become the 3rd team to go one and done. With a 16-15 record, you'd think their season would be over, but that RPI of 47 may be enough to get them into the CBI or CIT.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 11-21, 4-14 Big 12.

3/8/17- Big 12 First Round vs. (8) West Virginia (W 70-64).
3/9/17- Big 12 Quarterfinals vs. (1) #4 Baylor (L 90-68).

At least the Horned Frogs got 1 win in the Big 12 tourney, that's an improvement. The season as a whole was an improvement, but still at 11-21, they are done.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 16-15, 9-9 Big Ten.

3/9/17- Big Ten Second Round vs. (9) Nebraska (L 73-57).

Not a good effort at all for the Wolverines who really struggled down the stretch. At 16-15 and with a 42 RPI, they are in the same position as Davidson in that they could sneak into the CBI or CIT. Most likely the CBI.

#3 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 27-6, 14-4 Big Ten.

3/10/17- Big Ten Quarterfinals vs. (9) Nebraska (W 77-73).
3/11/17- Big Ten Semifinals vs. (4) #25 Wisconsin (L 70-56).

The Spartans didn't play a very good game at all against Wisconsin, but still, they will be dancing for sure, although a #1 seed may not happen. I'd bet they get a 2 seed.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 17-14, 12-4 Big West.

3/9/17- Big West First Round vs. (7) UC Riverside (L 71-62).

Ugh! A damaging loss for the Warriors who may have played themselves out of a postseason tournament with this loss. Then again, they did share the Big West regular season title, and the top seed UC Irvine won the Big West tourney, so in my mind Hawaii should go to the NIT. We'll see how it plays out.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 15-17, 9-9 Conference USA.

3/8/17- Conference USA Second Round vs. (9) Rice- feature game, highlighted above.
3/9/17- Conference USA Quarterfinals vs. (1) Louisiana Tech (W 72-63).
3/10/17- Conference USA Semifinals vs. (5) UTEP (L 63-52).

A nice run for the 49ers, but they needed more. Upsetting the top seed is nice but they needed to win the tournament. At 15-17, their season is over.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 12-18, 7-11 Conference USA.

3/8/17- Conference USA Second Round vs. (8) Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.

One and done for the Owls, who improved very, very slightly, but at 12-18 their season is over.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 14-16, 11-9 MAAC.

The Hawks played their conference tournament last week, and while they improved, it wasn't enough. At 14-16, their season is over.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 19-14, 11-5 MEAC.

3/8/17- MEAC Quarterfinals vs. (7) South Carolina State (W 60-58).
3/10/17- MEAC Semifinals vs. (11) Delaware State (W 69-61).
3/11/17- MEAC Championship vs. (1) North Carolina Central (W 68-65, OT).

My goodness, the Spartans have done it again! 2 years in a row they rise through and win the MEAC Tournament. And this year, they may actually avoid a First Four game. Maybe. But they'll still be a 16 seed I'm sure.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 16-15, 11-7 Pac 12.

3/9/17- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (12) USC (L 76-66).

Well, any chance that the Buffaloes had to make a deep run went away quickly. A huge upset here, and Colorado becomes our 3rd FOFC team with a 16-15 record and an RPI in the 40's. The NIT, CBI, and CIT have some tough decisions to make regarding these teams. I can see them squeaking in at least one of those tournaments.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 20-11, 11-7 Pac 12.

3/8/17- Pac 12 First Round vs. (12) USC (L 68-64).

Damaging loss for the Cardinal, who needed to win to really feel safe about an NCAA berth. Now, they'll have to sweat it out on selection sunday, but I think they are still in the NCAA's.

#2 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 31-2, 17-1 Pac 12.

3/9/17- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (9) Oregon State (W 60-40).
3/10/17- Pac 12 Semifinals vs. (12) USC (W 79-66).
3/11/17- Pac 12 Championship vs. (2) #23 Arizona (W 84-58).

Well, it was clear the Bruins had their sights set on one thing, the Arizona rematch, and they didn't disappoint, blasting Arizona to win the Pac 12 Championship. They'll no doubt be a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 11-21, 5-13 Pac 12.

3/8/17- Pac 12 First Round vs. (7) Arizona State (W 54-39).
3/9/17- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (2) Arizona (L 85-82, OT).

Well, remember what I said about the Cougars having a tough time beating Arizona State 3 times? Well they had no problem with that, and took Arizona to overtime. Great effort to end the season, but unfortunately at 11-21 their season is over.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 12-20, 9-9 SEC.

3/9/17- SEC Second Round vs. (8) LSU (W 73-70).
3/10/17- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (1) #20 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

At least the Crimson Tide got 1 win in the SEC Tourney, but they finish a very disappointing season with a 12-20 record.

#20 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 25-8, 13-5 SEC.

3/10/17- SEC Quarterfinals vs. #9 Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
3/11/17- SEC Semifinals vs. (5) Vanderbilt (W 69-66).
3/12/17- SEC Championship vs. (2) Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough loss in the ship for the Gators, but they were a lock going into this tournament and making it to the championship certainly guarantees them a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 25-8, 13-5 SEC.

3/10/17- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (7) Tennessee (W 67-59).
3/11/17- SEC Semifinals vs. (3) Arkansas (W 84-55).
3/12/17- SEC Championship vs. (1) #20 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

So the Wildcats get revenge on Florida and get the win in the SEC Championship. They probably would have been going to the NCAA Tournament anyways, but now they have an auto bid.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 16-16, 10-10 Sun Belt.

3/9/17- Sun Belt First Round vs. (8) Northern Kentucky (W 70-60).
3/10/17- Sun Belt Second Round vs. (4) Arkansas Little Rock (L 60-51).

The Trojans were just average this entire season, lots of splits during the week. Just as their 16-16 record shows, average teams usually don't play in the postseason, and chances are they won't.

Let's take a look at the final polls before Selection Sunday, starting with the national top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (65) 33-0 1793 1 American Athletic Conference 2. UCLA (7) 31-2 1735 2 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Michigan State 27-6 1656 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Baylor 29-5 1584 4 Big 12 Conference 5. VCU 26-5 1429 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Georgetown 26-6 1419 7 Big East Conference 7. La Salle 27-4 1383 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Villanova 27-6 1317 10 Big East Conference 9. North Carolina 27-6 1221 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Stephen F. Austin 30-2 1119 11 Southland Conference 11. Wisconsin 25-9 1084 25 Big Ten Conference 12. Kansas 23-8 891 9 Big 12 Conference 13. Kentucky 25-8 804 NR Southeastern Conference 14. Iowa 24-8 796 16 Big Ten Conference 15. Miami 25-8 763 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. New Mexico State 29-3 742 22 Western Athletic Conference 17. Wichita State 28-5 739 13 Missouri Valley Conference 18. San Diego State 25-7 547 15 Mountain West Conference 19. Virginia 23-8 526 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. BYU 27-6 425 17 West Coast Conference 21. Akron 27-5 395 24 Mid-American Conference 22. Arizona 24-9 298 23 Pacific-12 Conference 23. Ohio State 25-9 234 21 Big Ten Conference 24. Gonzaga 27-5 156 19 West Coast Conference 25. Florida 25-8 145 20 Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Syracuse 23-8 101 Atlantic Coast Conference Duke 22-9 40 Atlantic Coast Conference Marquette 24-8 35 Big East Conference Murray State 27-4 13 Ohio Valley Conference Boise State 25-6 6 Mountain West Conference Florida State 26-8 4 Atlantic Coast Conference


So UCLA and Michigan State stay at 2 and 3, respectively. Kentucky takes a big jump into the top 25 by winning the SEC Tournament. Florida drops 5 spots, kind of a tough loss considering they made it to the SEC Championship.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (72) 33-0 1800 1 American Athletic Conference 2. La Salle 27-4 1700 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. VCU 26-5 1665 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. San Diego State 25-7 1555 4 Mountain West Conference 5. Wichita State 28-5 1540 5 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 30-2 1427 7 Southland Conference 7. BYU 27-6 1388 6 West Coast Conference 8. Akron 27-5 1294 9 Mid-American Conference 9. New Mexico State 29-3 1187 11 Western Athletic Conference 10. Gonzaga 27-5 1174 8 West Coast Conference 11. Harvard 24-6 1030 12 Ivy League 12. Boise State 25-6 1028 10 Mountain West Conference 13. Cleveland State 25-8 970 14 Horizon League 14. Murray State 27-4 816 13 Ohio Valley Conference 15. Northern Iowa 26-7 761 15 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Valparaiso 24-8 669 16 Horizon League 17. Portland 26-6 651 21 West Coast Conference 18. SMU 25-7 464 20 American Athletic Conference 19. North Dakota State 28-5 441 17 Summit League 20. Mercer 27-6 436 22 Southern Conference 21. New Mexico 25-8 346 24 Mountain West Conference 22. Memphis 24-8 266 18 American Athletic Conference 23. George Washington 21-11 181 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Vermont 27-6 155 19 America East Conference 25. UTEP 24-8 131 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Eastern Kentucky 26-7 82 Ohio Valley Conference UC Irvine 25-8 79 Big West Conference Louisiana Tech 23-8 47 Conference USA Stony Brook 25-6 44 America East Conference Charleston Southern 26-7 20 Big South Conference Georgia State 21-12 18 Horizon League Richmond 22-11 17 Atlantic 10 Conference Illinois State 21-9 8 Missouri Valley Conference American 24-7 5 Patriot League Green Bay 20-9 3 Horizon League Hofstra 23-10 1 Colonial Athletic Association North Florida 26-6 1 Atlantic Sun Conference
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UCLA gets the #1 seed in the NCAA West Region and awaits the winner of a First Four game between Norfolk State and Alabama State.

I was really hoping it wouldn't happen, but once again Norfolk State gets stuck in the NCAA First Four. They'll play Alabama State and if they win that they'll take on UCLA.

Michigan State gets the top seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against 16th seed UL Lafayette.

Florida gets the 8th seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against 9th seed Valparaiso.

Kentucky gets the 7th seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against 10th seed Indiana.

Really FBCB? Did you have to put Florida and Kentucky in the same region?

That First Round loss in the Pac 12 Tournament hurt Stanford more than we thought, as they get bumped all the way to a 2 seed in the NIT South Region. They'll open up by hosting 7th seed Northeastern.

Hawaii gets the 14th seed in the CIT, and they'll open up by travelling to 3rd seed Bucknell.

So all those 16-15 teams with RPIs in the 40's? All snubbed. Nothing for Davidson, or Michigan, or Colorado. Crazy ridiculous. 7 of our 19 FOFC teams are playing in a postseason tournament, and I think it should have been 10.
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Man, that's unfortunate for Stanford and Coach Sanchez. Thought they deserved a bid to the Big Dance. Good luck in the NIT.

Good luck to UCLA and Coach Shepard!
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I'm going to try something different and take care of the entire postseason with 1 report, kind of like I do in my Interactive Player Dynasty. This will just be easier.

We have 7 teams playing in the postseason, and no feature games, so this will be a quick report as I'm only covering those 7 teams.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 29-7, 14-4 Big Ten.

3/16/17- NCAA South Region First Round vs. (16) UL Lafayette (W 86-39).
3/18/17- NCAA South Region Second Round vs. (9) Valparaiso (W 67-57).
3/24/17- NCAA South Regional Semifinal vs. (4) BYU (L 88-83).

Definitely didn't see the Spartans bowing out so early in this one. A complete shocker, but at least they made it to the Sweet Sixteen this season, something they didn't do last season.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 17-15, 12-4 Big West.

3/14/17- CIT First Round at (3) Bucknell (L 74-72).

Good effort for the Warriors, but they fell just short against a tough Bucknell squad. An overall disappointing season comes to an end.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 19-15, 11-5 MEAC.

3/14/17- NCAA First Four vs. Alabama State (L 89-62).

Apparently the Spartans used everything they had against NC Central, because they just did not show up in this one against Alabama State. They'll be happy with a 2nd straight NCAA appearance though.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 25-11, 11-7 Pac 12.

3/15/17- NIT South Region Quarterfinal vs. (7) Northeastern (W 81-52).
3/20/17- NIT South Region Semifinal vs. (3) Western Michigan (W 79-67).
3/23/17- NIT South Region Final at (8) Robert Morris (W 98-77).
3/28/17- NIT Final Four vs. (1MW) Memphis (W 72-62).
3/30/17- NIT Championship vs. (4W) Washington (W 70-67).

The Cardinal played with a chip on their shoulder throughout the NIT, and they were not to be denied! Although they would have rather been in the NCAAs, they can take some pride in knowing they are 1 of only 4 teams to end their season with a win. Congrats Coach Sanchez!

UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 32-3, 17-1 Pac 12.

3/17/17- NCAA West Region First round vs. (16) Alabama State (W 129-72).
3/19/17- NCAA West Region Second Round vs. (8) Iowa State (L 75-55).

Tough game for the Bruins against Iowa State as they just couldn't get it going. Still a heck of a season, but they'll be disappointed that it ended a few games earlier than expected.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 25-9, 13-5 SEC.

3/16/17- NCAA South Region First Round vs. (9) Valparaiso (L 68-60).

Sure wasn't expecting the Gators to lose in the First round, I figured they'd at least get by Valpo. Still a pretty good season, but not as good as they wanted.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 26-9, 13-5 SEC.

3/16/17- NCAA South Region First Round vs. (10) Indiana (W 97-90).
3/18/17- NCAA South Region Second Round vs. (2) North Carolina (L 83-79).

The Wildcats got a really tough draw here, having to go up against the Tarheels in the Second Round. By all accounts, a disappointing season. Kentucky expects to be in the Final Four every season, and to not even make it to the Sweet Sixteen is a disaster for such a storied program.

That takes care of the 2017 Postseason, I'll start working on the Postseason Recap probably tomorrow.
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I did not see UCLA not getting out of the first weekend, especially not like that.

Congrats to Coach Sanchez on bringing home an NIT championship!

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The NCAA Final Four was a wild one this season, there were no #1 or #2 seeds in it. The first semifinal saw (4S) BYU beat (8W) Iowa State 61-53. The second semifinal saw (3MW) Wisconsin squeak by (5E) Miami 73-71. The national title game saw Wisconsin beat BYU 63-54.

We already know about the NIT, as Stanford defeated Pac 12 mate Washington in the championship and Memphis in the semifinals. Washington got by (4S) Vermont 88-87 in the other semifinal.

The CBI Championship Series saw (4) Notre Dame beat (2) USC Upstate 2 games to none. Notre Dame won the first game 96-87 and then won the second game 80-56.

The CIT Championship saw (12) VMI beat (2) High Point 80-67.
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Michigan State had 1 player on the All-NCAA 1st Team.

Kentucky had 1 player on the NCAA All-Freshman Team.

UCLA had 1 player on the NCAA All-Freshman Team and 1 player on the All-NCAA 2nd Team.

2016-2017 Conference Awards

Hartford had 1 player on the America East 2nd Team.

ECU had 2 players on the American All-Freshman Team.

Davidson had 1 player on the Atlantic 10 1st Team and 1 player on the Atlantic 10 All-Freshman Team.

No awards for TCU.

Michigan had 1 player on the Big Ten 2nd Team and 1 player on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Michigan State head coach Al Mighty was the Big Ten Coach of the Year. The Spartans also had the Big Ten Player of the Year, as well as having 3 players on the Big Ten 1st Team. What a year for the Spartans!

Hawaii had 1 player on the Big West 2nd Team.

No awards for Charlotte.

Rice had 1 player on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.

No awards for Monmouth.

Norfolk State had 1 player on the MEAC 1st Team and 1 player on the MEAC 2nd Team.

No awards for Colorado.

Stanford had 1 player on the Pac 12 2nd Team and 1 player on the Pac 12 All-Freshman Team.

UCLA absolutely cleaned up on the awards. First, Tim Shepard was named Pac 12 Coach of the Year. The Bruins also had the Pac 12 Player of the Year and Pac 12 Freshman of the Year. Aside from that, they also had 2 players on the Pac 12 1st Team, 1 player on the Pac 12 2nd Team, and 1 player on the Pac 12 All-Freshman Team.

No awards for Washington State.

Alabama had 1 player on the SEC 1st Team and 1 player on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Florida coach Noah Oppenheimer was named SEC Coach of the Year. The Gators also had 1 player on the SEC 1st Team.

Kentucky had the SEC Freshman of the Year as well as 3 players on the SEC 2nd Team and 1 player on the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Troy had 1 player on the Sun Belt All-Freshman Team.
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