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Old 02-25-2016, 08:22 AM   #101
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2016-2017 Recruiting Class Rankings

Hartford had the 282nd best class in the nation, good for 7th in the America East.

ECU had the 243rd best class in the nation, good for 8th in the American.

Davidson had the 43rd best class in the nation, tops in the Atlantic 10.

TCU had the 197th best class in the nation, last in the Big 12.

Michigan had the 33rd best class in the nation, good for 7th in the Big Ten.

Michigan State had the 55th best class in the nation, good for 8th in the Big Ten.

Hawaii had the 81st best class in the nation, good for 2nd in the Big West.

Charlotte had the 64th best class in the nation, good for 3rd in Conference USA.

Rice had the 77th best class in the nation, good for 5th in Conference USA.

Monmouth had the 229th best class in the nation, good for 8th in the MAAC.

Norfolk State had the 117th best class in the nation, tops in the MEAC.

Colorado had the 37th best class in the nation, good for 5th in the Pac 12.

Stanford had the 30th best class in the nation, good for 4th in the Pac 12.

UCLA had the 16th best class in the nation, good for 2nd in the Pac 12.

Washington State had the 57th best class in the nation, good for 6th in the Pac 12.

Alabama had the 31st best class in the nation, good for 6th in the SEC.

Florida had the 185th best class in the nation, last in the SEC. Uh-oh!

Kentucky had the top class in the nation, and obviously tops in the SEC. Let the NCAA investigations begin! lol

Troy had the 332nd best class in the nation, good for 10th in the Sun Belt.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:34 AM   #102
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Again, we had 2 teams change conferences this season, and this switch will majorly affect Davidson in the Atlantic 10. Are you ready for this, because it's a doozy. Mississippi State has been kicked out of the SEC. They are now a member of the Atlantic 10. Yes, I said it, Mississippi State is a member of the Atlantic 10. Taking their place in the SEC is VCU. So to recap, VCU goes from the A-10 to the SEC, and Miss. St. goes from the SEC to the A-10. Wow!

I'm going to do something different with job offers from now on. I'm going to basically combined the head coach period into one session. What I mean is, while there will be separate sessions for job offers, I am going to go through them all at once, making a note of who got offers from what schools, then I'm going to present them to you all at once, so that we don't have a situation where a coach turns down an offer in the first round only to get hit with more offers in the second round, causing another decision to be made. So I'll get em all out of the way at once, then I'll present them to you guys where you'll make just 1 decision. I will make sure not to save after the head coach movement period, then when I have all the decisions, I can just get back on, make the moves and we'll be ready to go.

So, which coaches get job offers this offseason? Let's take a look.

It was real, real easy this season, as there wasn't a lot of movement to begin with.

Patrick Hutt got offers from Indiana and Oklahoma State.

Al Mighty got the same offers, Indiana and Oklahoma State.

Noah Oppenheimer was offered by Indiana and that's it.

So 3 coaches have a decision to make and you'll have plenty of time as I won't be getting back to this for a few days thanks to going out of town for basketball tournaments. For now, this project is at a stand still.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:39 AM   #103
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I posted this exact same message over at the FBCB Coaches Dynasty Sign-up thread, but I know some of you won't look at that if you already have a coach, so I'm posting it here too.

As we are in the offseason, I am bumping this thread to hopefully get a few more coaches in the mix. I would love to see some new users throw a coach in, or for those users that have 1 coach, if you want to throw a second in, feel free. I'd like to get this up to about 25 coaches, so that leaves 6 spots open.

To be fair, I have made a rule that all coaches start at the same age, so new coaches will start at the same age that all the previous coaches started at (can't remember what that was).

Coaches always have the option to retire early, but again, to be fair, I will be forcing retirement for coaches at a certain age, so that I can get a good judge from the spreadsheets of who the best coaches were. I know that team choice has a lot to do with that, but that's a long ways down the road. For now though, get me some new coaches!
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:57 AM   #104
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:21 PM   #105
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:26 AM   #106
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:15 AM   #107
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:15 AM   #108
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Still a couple coaching spots left open, as I have 1 new sign-up bringing the total to 20 coaches. I'd like to bring in 3 new coaches at once, so 2 spots open, and if I have more than 2 extra sign-ups, so be it. If interested, sign up in the thread. Thanks.
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:27 PM   #109
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:00 PM   #110
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:11 PM   #111
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We have 3 new coaches in the mix, as Will Brown is taking over the Tulsa job, Charles Johnson is taking over the Clemson job, and Dave Johnson is taking over the Kansas job. Let's take a look at the recruiting ratings for those 3 schools.

Tulsa had the 45th best class in the nation, tops in the American.

Clemson had the 41st best class in the nation, good for 8th in the ACC.

Kansas had the 2nd best class in the nation, tops in the Big 12.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:30 PM   #112
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Let's take a look at each coaches goals for the previous season and see how they fared:

David Ginsberg (Hartford) - Finish .500 in America East -- David passed this goal as the Hawks were 8-8 in conference play.

Al Hutt (ECU) - Finish .500 in American -- Al failed this goal miserably as the Pirates were 8 games under .500 in conference play.

Randolph Childress (Davidson) - Play in a postseason tournament -- Randolph failed this goal as the Wildcats were left out of postseason play.

Bee Mighty (TCU) - Avoid last place in the Big 12 -- Goal accomplished, as the Horned Frogs finished 9th in the Big 12.

Cillian Tribble (Michigan) - Play in the NCAA Tournament -- Goal failed, as the Wolverines missed the postseason.

Al Mighty (Michigan State) - Reach the Final Four -- Goal failed, as the Spartans were bounced in the Sweet Sixteen.

B.B. Gunn (Hawaii) - Play in the NCAA Tournament -- Goal failed, as the Warriors only managed to get an invite to the CIT.

Timmy Tribble (Charlotte) - Finish with a .500 or better overall record -- Goal failed as the 49ers were 1 game under .500 overall.

Charlie Shocker (Rice) - Improve Rice's prestige -- Goal passed, as the Owls went from a prestige of 31 to 32.

Thomas Carrano (Monmouth) - Avoid last place in the MAAC -- Goal passed as the Hawks finished 5th in the MAAC.

Payten Carrano (Norfolk State) - Play in the NCAA Tournament -- Goal passed as the Spartans played in the First Four.

Rob Nielsen (Colorado) - Play in the NCAA Tournament -- Goal failed as the Buffaloes were left out of postseason play.

Benito Sanchez (Stanford) - Compete for the Pac 12 Championship -- The Cardinal finished 5th in the Pac 12, so I'm going to consider this a passed goal.

Tim Shepard (UCLA) - Reach the Sweet Sixteen -- Goal failed as the Bruins lost in the Round of 32.

DeShawn St. John (Washington State) - Avoid last place in the Pac 12 -- Goal passed as the Cougars finished 10th in the Pac 12.

Roy Rogers (Alabama) - Play in the NCAA Tournament -- Goal failed as the Crimson Tide didn't make the postseason.

Noah Oppenheimer (Florida) - Reach the Sweet Sixteen -- Goal failed as the Gators lost in the First Round.

Patrick Hutt (Kentucky) - Reach the Final Four -- Goal failed as the Wildcats lost in the Round of 32.

Brett Hawkins (Troy) - Finish with at least a .500 record in the Sun Belt -- Goal passed as the Trojans were exactly .500 in conference play.
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:41 PM   #113
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2017-2018 Hot Seat Ratings and Coach Goals

David Ginsberg (Hartford) -- Cool seat, goal is to finish at least .500 in America East.

Al Hutt (ECU) -- Average seat, goal is to finish at least .500 in the American.

Will Brown (Tulsa) -- New coach, average seat, goal is to play in a postseason tournament.

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

Charles Johnson (Clemson) -- New coach, average seat, goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Dave Johnson (Kansas) -- New coach, average seat, goal is to reach the Final Four.

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

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

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

B.B. Gunn (Hawaii) -- Cool seat, goal is to play in the NCAA Tournament.

Timmy Tribble (Charlotte) -- Cool seat, goal is to finish at least .500 in Conference USA.

Charlie Shocker (Rice) -- Average seat, goal is to finish at least .500 overall.

Thomas Carrano (Monmouth) -- Average seat, goal is to finish at least .500 in the MAAC.

Payten Carrano (Norfolk State) -- Cool seat, goal is to compete for the MEAC Championship.

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

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

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

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

Brett Hawkins (Troy) -- Cool seat, goal is to finish at least .500 in the Sun Belt.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:47 PM   #114
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We have 2 new coaches to add to the upcoming season. Ess Vee at Northwestern, and Dean Hoo at Duke. Let's take a look at how their recruiting classes were this past season.

Duke had the 6th best recruiting class in the nation, 2nd in the ACC.

Northwestern had the 300th best recruiting class in the nation, last in the Big Ten. They were the only Big Ten school that didn't recruit at least a 3 star player.

As for expectations:

Dean Hoo (Duke) -- Average seat, goal is to reach the Final Four.

Ess Vee (Northwestern) -- Average seat, goal is to avoid last place in the Big Ten.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:59 PM   #115
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2017 Season Tournaments

Michigan will be the 4th seed in the 2017 Battle for Atlantis and they'll open up against 5th seed Tennessee.

Florida will be the top seed in the 2017 Brooklyn Classic, and they'll open up against 8th seed Charlotte.

Kentucky will be the top seed in the 2017 Cancun Challenge and they'll open up against 8th seed Ohio.

TCU will be the 7th seed in the 2017 Charleston Classic and will open up against 2nd seed Boise State.

Kansas will be the top seed in the 2017 Corpus Christi Coastal Classic and will open up against 8th seed Robert Morris.

Northwestern will be the top seed in the 4 team 2017 Detroit Regional and will open up against 4th seed Seattle.

Davidson will be the 6th seed in the 2017 Diamond Head Classic and will open up against 3rd seed VCU. Interesting matchup there as VCU just left the Atlantic 10 conference, the same conference that Davidson is currently in.

Tulsa will be the 2nd seed in the 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase and will open up against 7th seed Lafayette.

Hawaii will be the 4th seed in the 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase and will open up against 5th seed Wofford.

Duke will be the 2nd seed in the 16 team 2017 Hall of Fame Classic and will open up against 15th seed Southern Illinois.

UCLA will be the 3rd seed in the 16 team 2017 Hall of Fame Classic and will open up against 14th seed Bucknell.

Stanford will be the 2nd seed in the 2017 Hall of Fame Tip-Off and will open up against 7th seed Bowling Green.

Alabama will be the 3rd seed in the 2017 Hall of Fame Tip-Off and will open up against 6th seed St. Joseph's.

Michigan State will be the top seed in the 16 team 2017 Las Vegas Classic and will open up against 16th seed Alabama State.

ECU will be the 13th seed in the 16 team 2017 Las Vegas Classic and will open up against 4th seed LSU.

Washington State will be the 8th seed in the 2017 Legends Classic and will open up against top seed Oklahoma.

Norfolk State will be the 3rd seed in the 4 team 2017 Los Angeles Classic and will open up against 2nd seed Nevada.

Colorado will be the 2nd seed in the 16 team 2017 New York Classic and will open up against 15th seed Drake.

Clemson will be the 3rd seed in the 16 team 2017 New York Classic and will open up against 14th seed Air Force.

Monmouth will be the 5th seed in the 2017 Puerto Rico Tip-Off and will open up against 4th seed FIU.

Rice will be the 2nd seed in the 4 team 2017 Rainbow Classic and will open up against 3rd seed Radford.

Troy will be the 3rd seed in the 4 team 2017 Toledo Regional and will open up against 2nd seed Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

Hartford will be the 5th seed in the 2017 Wooden Legacy and will open up against 4th seed Southern.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:05 PM   #116
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Let's take a look at the 2017-2018 Preseason Polls:

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Preseason Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (67) 0-0 1794 23 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky (4) 0-0 1713 13 Southeastern Conference 3. Marquette 0-0 1617 NR Big East Conference 4. Virginia 0-0 1580 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Kansas 0-0 1516 12 Big 12 Conference 6. Baylor 0-0 1423 4 Big 12 Conference 7. Villanova (1) 0-0 1356 8 Big East Conference 8. Cincinnati 0-0 1323 1 American Athletic Conference 9. Georgetown 0-0 1173 6 Big East Conference 10. Oklahoma 0-0 1149 NR Big 12 Conference 11. UCLA 0-0 1012 2 Pacific-12 Conference 12. Syracuse 0-0 896 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Wichita State 0-0 891 17 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Seton Hall 0-0 776 NR Big East Conference 15. Oklahoma State 0-0 768 NR Big 12 Conference 16. Miami 0-0 716 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Wisconsin 0-0 601 11 Big Ten Conference 18. VCU 0-0 577 5 Southeastern Conference 19. Arizona 0-0 514 22 Pacific-12 Conference 20. Iowa State 0-0 402 NR Big 12 Conference 21. Gonzaga 0-0 393 24 West Coast Conference 22. Iowa 0-0 306 14 Big Ten Conference 23. Louisville 0-0 215 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 24. San Diego State 0-0 145 18 Mountain West Conference 25. St. John's 0-0 106 NR Big East Conference Others Receiving Votes: Cleveland State 0-0 99 Horizon League North Carolina 0-0 55 Atlantic Coast Conference Florida 0-0 54 Southeastern Conference Butler 0-0 35 Big East Conference Providence 0-0 28 Big East Conference Richmond 0-0 26 Atlantic 10 Conference Duke 0-0 24 Atlantic Coast Conference Northern Iowa 0-0 20 Missouri Valley Conference UNLV 0-0 19 Mountain West Conference Texas 0-0 18 Big 12 Conference North Carolina State 0-0 15 Atlantic Coast Conference Maryland 0-0 14 Big Ten Conference West Virginia 0-0 10 Big 12 Conference BYU 0-0 9 West Coast Conference Nebraska 0-0 8 Big Ten Conference Massachusetts 0-0 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Creighton 0-0 1 Big East Conference


The biggest shock to me is that Michigan State received no votes in the preseason top 25. Do the pollsters know something we don't know? Hmm.

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Preseason Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (71) 0-0 1799 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Wichita State 0-0 1718 5 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Gonzaga (1) 0-0 1648 10 West Coast Conference 4. San Diego State 0-0 1549 4 Mountain West Conference 5. Cleveland State 0-0 1500 13 Horizon League 6. Northern Iowa 0-0 1410 15 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Richmond 0-0 1337 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 8. BYU 0-0 1210 7 West Coast Conference 9. UNLV 0-0 1082 NR Mountain West Conference 10. Georgia State 0-0 1035 NR Horizon League 11. Massachusetts 0-0 985 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 12. New Mexico State 0-0 791 9 Western Athletic Conference 13. Stephen F. Austin 0-0 765 6 Southland Conference 14. La Salle 0-0 644 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Bowling Green 0-0 608 NR Mid-American Conference 16. Valparaiso 0-0 455 16 Horizon League 17. Illinois State 0-0 433 NR Missouri Valley Conference 18. Boise State 0-0 333 12 Mountain West Conference 19. Tulsa 0-0 330 NR American Athletic Conference 20. Memphis 0-0 207 22 American Athletic Conference 21. Connecticut 0-0 171 NR American Athletic Conference 22. SMU 0-0 152 18 American Athletic Conference 23. Buffalo 0-0 140 NR Mid-American Conference 24. George Washington 0-0 139 23 Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Akron 0-0 122 8 Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: New Mexico 0-0 115 Mountain West Conference St. Bonaventure 0-0 115 Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Mary's 0-0 108 West Coast Conference Davidson 0-0 106 Atlantic 10 Conference Louisiana Tech 0-0 103 Conference USA Harvard 0-0 99 Ivy League Colorado State 0-0 89 Mountain West Conference Dayton 0-0 86 Atlantic 10 Conference Middle Tennessee 0-0 86 Conference USA Temple 0-0 74 American Athletic Conference Wyoming 0-0 73 Mountain West Conference Portland 0-0 72 West Coast Conference Murray State 0-0 66 Ohio Valley Conference Iona 0-0 64 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Green Bay 0-0 63 Horizon League UAB 0-0 63 Conference USA Old Dominion 0-0 60 Conference USA Toledo 0-0 57 Mid-American Conference Hofstra 0-0 51 Colonial Athletic Association Rhode Island 0-0 47 Atlantic 10 Conference Belmont 0-0 46 Ohio Valley Conference San Francisco 0-0 46 West Coast Conference Saint Joseph's 0-0 45 Atlantic 10 Conference Utah State 0-0 42 Mountain West Conference Evansville 0-0 37 Missouri Valley Conference Columbia 0-0 36 Ivy League UC Irvine 0-0 36 Big West Conference William & Mary 0-0 35 Colonial Athletic Association Mississippi State 0-0 34 Atlantic 10 Conference Manhattan 0-0 33 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Stony Brook 0-0 33 America East Conference Northeastern 0-0 30 Colonial Athletic Association Eastern Kentucky 0-0 28 Ohio Valley Conference UTEP 0-0 28 Conference USA Fordham 0-0 27 Atlantic 10 Conference George Mason 0-0 26 Atlantic 10 Conference Louisiana Lafayette 0-0 26 Sun Belt Conference San Diego 0-0 26 West Coast Conference Canisius 0-0 25 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Indiana State 0-0 24 Missouri Valley Conference Princeton 0-0 24 Ivy League Florida Gulf Coast 0-0 21 Atlantic Sun Conference South Florida 0-0 21 American Athletic Conference Mercer 0-0 20 Southern Conference Nevada 0-0 20 Mountain West Conference Albany 0-0 17 America East Conference UCF 0-0 17 American Athletic Conference Yale 0-0 16 Ivy League Loyola Chicago 0-0 15 Missouri Valley Conference Boston University 0-0 14 Patriot League Cornell 0-0 14 Ivy League North Florida 0-0 14 Atlantic Sun Conference Oral Roberts 0-0 14 Summit League Southern Illinois 0-0 14 Missouri Valley Conference Montana 0-0 13 Big Sky Conference Fresno State 0-0 12 Mountain West Conference Holy Cross 0-0 12 Patriot League Northern Illinois 0-0 12 Mid-American Conference Tulane 0-0 12 American Athletic Conference Bradley 0-0 11 Missouri Valley Conference FIU 0-0 11 Conference USA Montana State 0-0 11 Big Sky Conference Western Michigan 0-0 11 Mid-American Conference North Dakota State 0-0 10 Summit League Portland State 0-0 10 Big Sky Conference St. Francis NY 0-0 10 Northeast Conference UMass Lowell 0-0 10 America East Conference Florida Atlantic 0-0 9 Conference USA Illinois Chicago 0-0 9 Horizon League Niagara 0-0 9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Duquesne 0-0 8 Atlantic 10 Conference North Dakota 0-0 8 Big Sky Conference Weber State 0-0 8 Big Sky Conference Colgate 0-0 7 Patriot League East Carolina 0-0 7 American Athletic Conference James Madison 0-0 7 Colonial Athletic Association Eastern Illinois 0-0 6 Ohio Valley Conference Eastern Michigan 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Houston 0-0 6 American Athletic Conference Kent State 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Pepperdine 0-0 6 West Coast Conference UC Santa Barbara 0-0 6 Big West Conference Utah Valley 0-0 6 Western Athletic Conference VMI 0-0 6 Southern Conference Hawaii 0-0 5 Big West Conference Norfolk State 0-0 5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Utah 0-0 5 Big Sky Conference Wofford 0-0 5 Southern Conference Army 0-0 4 Patriot League SIU Edwardsville 0-0 4 Ohio Valley Conference Charlotte 0-0 3 Conference USA Drexel 0-0 3 Colonial Athletic Association Jacksonville 0-0 3 Atlantic Sun Conference Long Beach State 0-0 3 Big West Conference Radford 0-0 3 Big South Conference Santa Clara 0-0 3 West Coast Conference UT Arlington 0-0 3 Sun Belt Conference Western Illinois 0-0 3 Summit League Bethune Cookman 0-0 2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bucknell 0-0 2 Patriot League North Carolina Central 0-0 2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northwestern State 0-0 2 Southland Conference Saint Louis 0-0 2 Atlantic 10 Conference Siena 0-0 2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Central Michigan 0-0 1 Mid-American Conference Hampton 0-0 1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Lehigh 0-0 1 Patriot League Louisiana Monroe 0-0 1 Sun Belt Conference Sam Houston State 0-0 1 Southland Conference Vermont 0-0 1 America East Conference Wagner 0-0 1 Northeast Conference


New FOFC member Tulsa gives us some representation in the preseason mid-major top 25. Good to see Hawaii getting a few early votes this season. I'm sure those votes for ECU and Charlotte will be gone soon. No offense coaches! Gonna be a fun season as always.
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:40 PM   #117
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As always this will be a short post, with opening week being nothing more than a glorified opening weekend. Again, I'll only cover the teams that played a game on opening weekend as there were only 13 games, but 1 was a feature game.

11/12/17- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ Tulsa (Will Brown) -- Both teams shot lights out in this one, the difference was fouls. Michigan committed 23, Tulsa 9. Free throws: Tulsa 22-27, Michigan 4-4. Need I say more. Home team bias!

Final Score: Tulsa- 89, Michigan- 80

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

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

11/12/17 at Providence (L 61-49).

A decent effort for the Hawks and a tough way to start, but it gets easier.

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

11/12/17 vs. UNC Greensboro (W 73-57).

Although it wasn't top notch competition, the Pirates will be thrilled to start the season with a win.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 1-0, 0-0 American.

11/12/17 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

Good start for the career of Coach Brown and the Golden Hurricane.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 0-1, 0-0 ACC.

11/10/17- New York Classic First Round vs. (14) Air Force (L 54-51).

Yuck! Not a good debut at all for Charles and the Tigers. Major upset here.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 1-0, 0-0 ACC.

11/10/17- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (15) Southern Illinois (W 63-55).

Good start to the career of Coach Hoo, although the Blue Devils struggled at times, they did pull it out.

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

11/12/17 at Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

Not a good way to start for the Wolverines, but Tulsa is a tough team and it was on the road.

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

11/12/17 vs. Cleveland State (W 77-50).

Easy win for the Spartans who have to feel a little shunned at not receiving any preseason votes.

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

11/11/17- Rainbow Classic First Round vs. (3) Radford (W 87-75).

Good start for the Owls, who will play for a season tournament championship next week.

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

11/10/17- Los Angeles Classic First Round vs. (2) Nevada (L 72-46).
11/11/17- Los Angeles Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (4) Siena (W 62-60).

A split in the season tournament for the Spartans, about as expected. Siena could end up being a good team before the season is over, and this could end up being a good win.

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

11/10/17- New York Classic First Round vs. (15) Duquesne (W 67-42).
11/12/17- New York Classic Quarterfinals vs. (7) Duquesne (L 71-63).

A split for the Buffaloes, who expected a deeper run in this tournament, but Duquesne is a good team.

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

11/10/17- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (14) Bucknell (W 75-43).

Easy victory for the Bruins right off the bat, and we're still on pace for a Duke/UCLA semifinal.

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

11/12/17 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (L 53-50).

Tough loss for the Trojans, but they've got some winnable games coming up.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 2-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky 0-0 1700 2 Southeastern Conference 3. Virginia 1-0 1618 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Marquette 0-0 1574 3 Big East Conference 5. Kansas 0-0 1485 5 Big 12 Conference 6. Baylor 1-0 1466 6 Big 12 Conference 7. Villanova 0-0 1301 7 Big East Conference 8. Georgetown 2-0 1295 9 Big East Conference 9. Cincinnati 0-0 1281 8 American Athletic Conference 10. Oklahoma 0-0 1109 10 Big 12 Conference 11. UCLA 1-0 1003 11 Pacific-12 Conference 12. Seton Hall 2-0 1000 14 Big East Conference 13. Oklahoma State 1-0 856 15 Big 12 Conference 14. Iowa State 2-0 777 20 Big 12 Conference 15. Miami 1-0 776 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Syracuse 0-0 745 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Wichita State 0-0 690 13 Missouri Valley Conference 18. VCU 0-0 506 18 Southeastern Conference 19. Wisconsin 0-0 484 17 Big Ten Conference 20. Arizona 0-0 436 19 Pacific-12 Conference 21. Gonzaga 0-0 342 21 West Coast Conference 22. Iowa 0-0 287 22 Big Ten Conference 23. San Diego State 1-0 206 24 Mountain West Conference 24. Louisville 0-0 151 23 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Northern Iowa 2-0 113 NR Missouri Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: St. John's 0-0 94 Big East Conference Duke 1-0 50 Atlantic Coast Conference Richmond 1-0 38 Atlantic 10 Conference Providence 1-0 37 Big East Conference North Carolina 0-0 34 Atlantic Coast Conference Florida 0-0 32 Southeastern Conference Butler 0-0 26 Big East Conference Texas 0-0 16 Big 12 Conference UNLV 0-0 15 Mountain West Conference Maryland 0-0 13 Big Ten Conference BYU 1-0 11 West Coast Conference North Carolina State 0-0 9 Atlantic Coast Conference West Virginia 0-0 8 Big 12 Conference Nevada 2-0 7 Mountain West Conference Michigan State 1-0 3 Big Ten Conference Creighton 0-0 2 Big East Conference Illinois 1-0 2 Big Ten Conference Massachusetts 0-0 2 Atlantic 10 Conference


No change for Kentucky or Kansas who didn't play, and UCLA stays put as well even with their win. Good to see Michigan State get a couple votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (71) 0-0 1798 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Wichita State 0-0 1713 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Gonzaga (1) 0-0 1647 3 West Coast Conference 4. San Diego State 1-0 1563 4 Mountain West Conference 5. Northern Iowa 2-0 1514 6 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Richmond 1-0 1427 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. BYU 1-0 1308 8 West Coast Conference 8. UNLV 0-0 1148 9 Mountain West Conference 9. Georgia State 0-0 1101 10 Horizon League 10. Massachusetts 0-0 1043 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. New Mexico State 0-0 867 12 Western Athletic Conference 12. La Salle 0-0 713 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Bowling Green 0-0 668 15 Mid-American Conference 14. Tulsa 1-0 513 19 American Athletic Conference 15. Illinois State 0-0 493 17 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Nevada 2-0 376 NR Mountain West Conference 17. Boise State 0-0 336 18 Mountain West Conference 18. Cleveland State 0-1 282 5 Horizon League 19. Oakland 2-0 272 NR Horizon League 20. Duquesne 2-0 259 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Air Force 2-0 251 NR Mountain West Conference 22. Connecticut 1-0 233 21 American Athletic Conference 23. UC Riverside 2-0 204 NR Big West Conference 24. Louisiana Tech 1-0 162 NR Conference USA 25. SMU 0-0 156 22 American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: High Point 2-0 152 Big South Conference St. Bonaventure 0-0 132 Atlantic 10 Conference Memphis 0-0 131 American Athletic Conference Temple 1-0 131 American Athletic Conference Akron 0-0 129 Mid-American Conference Middle Tennessee 1-0 106 Conference USA Dayton 0-0 103 Atlantic 10 Conference Harvard 0-0 101 Ivy League San Diego 1-0 95 West Coast Conference New Mexico 0-0 84 Mountain West Conference North Texas 1-0 84 Conference USA San Francisco 1-0 80 West Coast Conference Davidson 0-0 79 Atlantic 10 Conference Fresno State 1-0 78 Mountain West Conference Green Bay 0-0 73 Horizon League Saint Mary's 0-0 71 West Coast Conference Hofstra 0-0 69 Colonial Athletic Association Florida Gulf Coast 1-0 68 Atlantic Sun Conference East Carolina 1-0 62 American Athletic Conference Rice 1-0 60 Conference USA Drexel 1-0 58 Colonial Athletic Association Tulane 1-0 56 American Athletic Conference Rhode Island 0-0 54 Atlantic 10 Conference Old Dominion 0-0 52 Conference USA UAB 0-0 50 Conference USA Manhattan 0-0 49 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Columbia 0-0 47 Ivy League Stony Brook 0-0 46 America East Conference Colorado State 0-0 44 Mountain West Conference Saint Joseph's 0-0 43 Atlantic 10 Conference Robert Morris 1-0 41 Northeast Conference Belmont 0-0 40 Ohio Valley Conference Evansville 0-0 40 Missouri Valley Conference UTEP 0-0 39 Conference USA Rider 1-0 38 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Canisius 0-0 36 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Fordham 0-0 36 Atlantic 10 Conference Princeton 0-0 32 Ivy League UNC Wilmington 1-0 32 Colonial Athletic Association Cornell 0-0 27 Ivy League Indiana State 0-0 26 Missouri Valley Conference Wyoming 0-0 26 Mountain West Conference Eastern Kentucky 0-0 23 Ohio Valley Conference Montana 1-0 23 Big Sky Conference William & Mary 0-0 23 Colonial Athletic Association Loyola Chicago 0-0 22 Missouri Valley Conference South Florida 0-0 22 American Athletic Conference Utah State 0-0 22 Mountain West Conference Louisiana Lafayette 0-0 21 Sun Belt Conference Niagara 0-0 21 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Boston University 0-0 20 Patriot League UCF 0-0 20 American Athletic Conference UTSA 1-0 20 Conference USA Colgate 0-0 18 Patriot League UMass Lowell 0-0 17 America East Conference Mississippi State 0-0 16 Atlantic 10 Conference FIU 0-0 15 Conference USA George Mason 0-0 15 Atlantic 10 Conference Mercer 0-0 15 Southern Conference Eastern Michigan 0-0 14 Mid-American Conference North Dakota State 0-0 14 Summit League Florida Atlantic 0-0 13 Conference USA Illinois Chicago 0-0 13 Horizon League LIU Brooklyn 0-0 13 Northeast Conference Portland State 1-0 13 Big Sky Conference North Dakota 0-0 11 Big Sky Conference Chicago State 1-0 10 Western Athletic Conference Eastern Illinois 0-0 9 Ohio Valley Conference James Madison 0-0 9 Colonial Athletic Association Bethune Cookman 1-0 8 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference VMI 0-0 8 Southern Conference Central Michigan 0-0 7 Mid-American Conference SIU Edwardsville 0-0 7 Ohio Valley Conference Furman 1-0 6 Southern Conference Weber State 0-0 6 Big Sky Conference Western Illinois 0-0 6 Summit League USC Upstate 1-0 5 Atlantic Sun Conference UT Arlington 0-0 5 Sun Belt Conference Hampton 0-0 4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hawaii 0-0 4 Big West Conference Northwestern State 0-0 4 Southland Conference Sam Houston State 0-0 4 Southland Conference Santa Clara 0-0 4 West Coast Conference Jacksonville 0-0 3 Atlantic Sun Conference Ohio 0-0 3 Mid-American Conference Southern Utah 0-0 3 Big Sky Conference UC Santa Barbara 0-0 3 Big West Conference Vermont 0-0 3 America East Conference Wofford 0-0 3 Southern Conference Florida A&M 1-0 2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference New Hampshire 1-0 2 America East Conference North Carolina Central 0-0 1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference


Tulsa moves up 5 spots with their nice win over Michigan, and ECU and Rice both see a nice increase in votes. Hawaii also gets a couple votes.
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No feature games this week, so to the weekly recap we go!

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

11/18/17 at Delaware (W 81-74).

The Hawks get a good road win as they head into their season tournament next week.

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

11/17/17 at Illinois (L 74-37).

It's clear that the Pirates still have some work to do, as they get blasted. Fortunately they have 10 days off before their next game, so plenty of practice time.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 1-1, 0-0 American.

11/17/17 at Creighton (L 78-58).

A letdown for the Golden Hurricane after the win over Michigan. They head into their season tournament next week.

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

11/13/17 at Xavier (L 79-71).

Tough one for the Wildcats who played well but couldn't come out with a road win.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 0-1, 0-0 ACC.

No games this week for Coach Johnson and the Tigers.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 1-1, 0-0 ACC.

11/13/17- Hall of Fame Classic Quarterfinals vs. (7) Richmond (L 73-69).

Certainly an unexpected loss for the Blue Devils, but they've got almost 2 weeks to regroup as they don't play again for 13 days.

#5 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 2-0, 0-0 Big 12.

11/15/17 at Vanderbilt (W 83-57).
11/19/17- Corpus Christi Coastal Classic First Round vs. (8) Robert Morris (W 58-39).

Good start to the career of coach Johnson, as the Jayhawks beat up on a couple opponents this week.

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

11/16/17- Charleston Classic First Round vs. (2) Boise State (L 75-64).
11/17/17- Charleston Classic Consolation Round vs. (3) Washington (W 65-50).
11/19/17- Charleston Classic 5th Place Game vs. (5) Penn State (W 67-57).

Nice recovery from the Horned Frogs to win 2 after losing their first. Surprisingly, this is their worst finish in an 8 team tourney since this dynasty started. I'd have to go back and look, but my guess is there wasn't a lot of top teams in their first 2 tourneys.

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

11/14/17 at Western Illinois (W 91-54).

It's always nice for the Wolverines to get that first win of the season, even if it was against subpar competition. They'll head into their season tournament next week.

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

11/16/17 at West Virginia (L 73-70).

The Spartans should take no shame in losing to a very good West Virginia team, on the road. Next week they've got 2 games, 1 should be a test and the other should be a piece of cake.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/13/17 vs. Illinois Chicago (W 89-60).
11/18/17 at Lipscomb (W 61-56).

Good for the Wildcats for starting 2 and 0, and they really have a chance to build on that as they start their season tournament next week, and unless they meet one in the tournament, aren't scheduled to face a P5 team until Big Ten play starts.

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

11/13/17 at New Mexico State (L 56-53).
11/18/17 at UMKC (W 61-51).

A split to open the season for the Warriors, and they start their season tourney next week.

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

Coach Tribble and the 49ers are still waiting to play their first game. They'll get underway next week with their season tournament.

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

11/13/17- Rainbow Classic Championship vs. (4) New Hampshire (W 79-77).

Congrats to Coach Shocker and the Owls for being the first time to win a season tournament this season. Although the competition wasn't great, any tournament win is a big thing and it easily surpasses their other finishes, which were 3rd place and 4th place.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 1-2, 0-0 MAAC.

11/16/17- Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round vs. (4) FIU (W 64-61).
11/17/17- Puerto Rico Tip-Off Semifinal vs. (8) Cal State Fullerton (L 82-63).
11/19/17- Puerto Rico Tip-Off 3rd Place Game vs. (7) South Alabama (L 71-63).

The season started off good for the Hawks, as they won their opening game, but went south quickly with 2 straight losses. 4th place is nice, but they had it set up to have so much more.

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

11/13/17 vs. Navy (W 74-72, OT).

Another 2 point win for the Spartans, and it took overtime to do it. But hey, it's a far cry from getting beat by 26 points, right?

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

No games this week for Coach Nielsen and the Buffaloes.

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

11/14/17- Hall of Fame Tip-Off First Round vs. (7) Bowling Green (W 53-47).
11/18/17- Hall of Fame Tip-Off Semifinal vs. (6) St. Joseph's (W 79-70).
11/19/17- Hall of Fame Tip-Off Championship vs. (5) Evansville (W 71-67).

Congrats to Coach Sanchez and the Cardinal on another tournament championship, but they know they got a huge break by not having to face top seed Louisville. Oh well, you still have to beat who is put in front of you, and they did that.

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

11/13/17- Hall of Fame Classic Quarterfinals vs (6) Georgia (W 84-62).

The Bruins easily dispatch of another opponent and move on to the semifinals next week.

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

11/16/17- Legends Classic First Round vs. (1) #10 Oklahoma (L 89-57).

This one went about how I thought it would go, as the Cougars got absolutely hammered. They'll try to regroup next week in the consolation round.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 1-2, 0-0 SEC.

11/14/17- Hall of Fame Tip-Off First Round vs. (6) St. Joseph's (L 65-55).
11/18/17- Hall of Fame Tip-Off Consolation Round vs. (7) Bowling Green (L 67-58).
11/19/17- Hall of Fame Tip-Off 7th Place Game vs. (8) UT Arlington (W 75-66).

Not a good tournament for the Crimson Tide, who had to come from behind and rally just to finish 7th. It's still better than their last 8 team tournament, in which they finished last.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 1-0, 0-0 SEC.

11/15/17 vs. #20 Arizona (W 68-67).

The Gators survive a 7 point halftime deficit to come back and stun Arizona, and this one came down to the final shot. Next week they start their season tournament.

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

11/18/17- Cancun Challenge First Round vs. (8) Ohio (W 78-61).

The Wildcats start the season with a win, and move on to the semifinals next week.

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

11/18/17 at Indiana State (W 73-63).

Nice recovery for the Trojans after the opening season loss. They never trailed in this one and will move on to their season tournament next week.

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. Ohio State (72) 4-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky 1-0 1696 2 Southeastern Conference 3. Kansas 2-0 1623 5 Big 12 Conference 4. Virginia 2-0 1606 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Marquette 1-0 1511 4 Big East Conference 6. Baylor 2-0 1468 6 Big 12 Conference 7. Cincinnati 0-0 1331 9 American Athletic Conference 8. Oklahoma 1-0 1241 10 Big 12 Conference 9. UCLA 2-0 1230 11 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Oklahoma State 2-0 1116 13 Big 12 Conference 11. Miami 2-0 1079 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Syracuse 1-0 997 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Iowa 2-0 928 22 Big Ten Conference 14. VCU 1-0 848 18 Southeastern Conference 15. Wisconsin 1-0 798 19 Big Ten Conference 16. Gonzaga 1-0 702 21 West Coast Conference 17. Butler 3-0 669 NR Big East Conference 18. Providence 2-0 480 NR Big East Conference 19. Richmond 2-0 421 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Florida 1-0 331 NR Southeastern Conference 21. Villanova 2-1 304 7 Big East Conference 22. Texas 1-0 294 NR Big 12 Conference 23. Georgetown 2-1 197 8 Big East Conference 24. Creighton 2-0 178 NR Big East Conference 25. North Carolina State 1-0 134 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 2-0 126 Big 12 Conference Notre Dame 2-0 82 Atlantic Coast Conference Illinois 2-0 42 Big Ten Conference Georgia State 1-0 27 Horizon League New Mexico State 2-0 23 Western Athletic Conference Massachusetts 1-0 16 Atlantic 10 Conference Stanford 3-0 12 Pacific-12 Conference La Salle 2-0 10 Atlantic 10 Conference Nevada 2-0 9 Mountain West Conference Illinois State 2-0 8 Missouri Valley Conference Columbia 2-0 7 Ivy League Seton Hall 3-1 7 Big East Conference Arizona State 2-0 6 Pacific-12 Conference Connecticut 2-0 6 American Athletic Conference St. Bonaventure 1-0 6 Atlantic 10 Conference Temple 3-0 5 American Athletic Conference Colorado State 2-0 4 Mountain West Conference Kansas State 0-0 4 Big 12 Conference Denver 3-0 3 Summit League Duquesne 4-0 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Memphis 2-0 3 American Athletic Conference Purdue 2-0 3 Big Ten Conference UAB 3-0 3 Conference USA Fresno State 2-0 2 Mountain West Conference Pittsburgh 1-0 1 Atlantic Coast Conference


So Kentucky stays put at #2 while Kansas and UCLA each move up 2 spots. Florida is now in the top 25, taking Arizona's spot at 20 after beating them. The 3-0 start for Stanford has them getting votes, while Michigan State, with their loss this week, loses all their votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Cincinnati (71) 0-0 1799 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Gonzaga (1) 1-0 1715 3 West Coast Conference 3. Richmond 2-0 1650 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Georgia State 1-0 1416 9 Horizon League 5. New Mexico State 2-0 1360 11 Western Athletic Conference 6. Massachusetts 1-0 1339 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. La Salle 2-0 1115 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Wichita State 1-1 952 2 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Illinois State 2-0 945 15 Missouri Valley Conference 10. Duquesne 4-0 853 20 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. UAB 3-0 643 NR Conference USA 12. Temple 3-0 618 NR American Athletic Conference 13. Oakland 3-0 613 19 Horizon League 14. Connecticut 2-0 601 22 American Athletic Conference 15. Northern Iowa 3-1 592 5 Missouri Valley Conference 16. San Diego State 1-1 531 4 Mountain West Conference 17. Cleveland State 1-1 464 18 Horizon League 18. Memphis 2-0 428 NR American Athletic Conference 19. Fresno State 2-0 406 NR Mountain West Conference 20. Tulane 3-0 351 NR American Athletic Conference 21. Denver 3-0 301 NR Summit League 22. Northern Arizona 3-0 287 NR Big Sky Conference 23. UTEP 2-0 259 NR Conference USA 24. Columbia 2-0 243 NR Ivy League 25. Nevada 2-0 242 16 Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State 2-0 227 Mountain West Conference George Mason 2-0 218 Atlantic 10 Conference North Dakota State 2-0 204 Summit League Eastern Kentucky 2-0 179 Ohio Valley Conference Rice 2-0 177 Conference USA St. Bonaventure 1-0 155 Atlantic 10 Conference Middle Tennessee 1-0 154 Conference USA Rider 3-0 139 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Nebraska Omaha 2-0 132 Summit League UC Riverside 2-0 129 Big West Conference North Texas 2-0 127 Conference USA Detroit 1-0 119 Horizon League Cal Poly 2-0 99 Big West Conference East Tennessee State 2-0 97 Southern Conference Lehigh 2-0 96 Patriot League Towson 2-0 96 Colonial Athletic Association Winthrop 2-0 88 Big South Conference North Dakota 2-0 85 Big Sky Conference Sacramento State 2-0 84 Big Sky Conference Saint Peter's 2-0 79 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Utah State 1-0 78 Mountain West Conference Northwestern State 2-0 75 Southland Conference Chattanooga 2-0 73 Southern Conference Montana 2-0 72 Big Sky Conference Quinnipiac 1-0 71 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference USC Upstate 2-0 68 Atlantic Sun Conference Portland State 2-0 67 Big Sky Conference Texas A&M Corpus Christi 1-0 62 Southland Conference Florida A&M 2-0 53 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Eastern Michigan 0-0 50 Mid-American Conference James Madison 1-0 41 Colonial Athletic Association Prairie View A&M 1-0 40 Southwestern Athletic Conference Howard 1-0 39 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference UNC Wilmington 1-0 38 Colonial Athletic Association Mercer 0-0 31 Southern Conference Northern Kentucky 1-0 24 Sun Belt Conference Charlotte 0-0 22 Conference USA Fairleigh Dickinson 1-0 17 Northeast Conference Florida Atlantic 0-0 17 Conference USA Bethune Cookman 1-0 16 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Lamar 0-0 16 Southland Conference UMBC 1-0 15 America East Conference BYU 1-1 7 West Coast Conference UNLV 0-1 1 Mountain West Conference


Not a good week for our FOFC mid-majors as Tulsa, ECU, Davidson, and Hawaii all lose their votes. Rice continues to gain votes with their 2-0 start and season tournament win, and despite having yet to play a game, Charlotte got votes this week. Crazy.
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2 feature games this week, and one took place in a season tournament.

11/21/17- Brooklyn Classic First Round- (8) Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) vs. (1) #20 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- The 49ers kept it close throughout, and both teams fouled, a lot. The difference is most of Charlotte's fouls were while Florida was shooting, as they shot 16 free throws compared to just 34 from Florida. Can't blame the loss on that though, as Charlotte only had 3 more fouls in the game, they just came at bad times.

Final Score: #20 Florida- 81, Charlotte- 73

11/22/17- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- The Spartans went on a run late thanks to some hot shooting, and they survived and actually ended up winning by double digits.

Final Score: Michigan State- 76, Colorado- 62

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 4-1, 0-0 America East.

11/23/17- Wooden Legacy First Round vs. (4) Southern (W 59-47).
11/24/17- Wooden Legacy Semifinal vs. (8) Navy (W 62-53).
11/26/17- Wooden Legacy Championship vs. (7) Hampton (W 66-50).

It's been all or nothing for the Hawks. In the 3 seasons since this dynasty started, they've won 2 tournaments and finished last in the other. Although they didn't have to see either of the top 2 seeds, they still took care of business against who they did play. Congrats to Coach Ginsberg on another season tournament title.

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

No games this week for Coach Hutt or the Pirates.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 4-1, 0-0 American.

11/20/17- Gulf Coast Showcase First Round vs. (7) Lafayette (W 94-76).
11/21/17- Gulf Coast Showcase Semifinal vs. (3) Georgia Tech (W 77-62).
11/22/17- Gulf Coast Showcase Championship vs. (1) Kansas State (W 54-53).

How about that for the Golden Hurricane? They take care of business against some good competition and become yet another FOFC team to win a conference tournament. I believe that's 3 now for this season.

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

11/23/17 at South Florida (W 74-56).

The Wildcats get back on the winning side of things with an easy road victory.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 1-2, 0-0 ACC.

11/22/17 vs. High Point (W 85-68).
11/26/17 at Iowa State (L 67-63).

A split this week for the Tigers, who couldn't hold on to a lead late at Iowa State. They'll be kicking themselves for that.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 2-1, 0-0 ACC.

11/26/17 vs. Drexel (W 90-74).

An easy win for the Blue Devils who are back on track after an upset loss in their season tournament.

#3 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 3-1, 0-0 Big 12.

11/24/17- Corpus Christi Coastal Classic Semifinal vs. (4) LaSalle (L 73-70).
11/25/17- Corpus Christi Coastal Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (2) #17 Butler (W 77-65).

Tough loss for the Jayhawks as they never really could get over the hump against a very good LaSalle team, but they recovered to take 3rd.

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

No games this week for Coach Mighty and the Horned Frogs.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 3-3, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/22/17- Battle for Atlantis First Round vs. (5) Tennessee (W 94-69).
11/23/17- Battle for Atlantis Semifinal vs. (1) Arizona (L 72-59).
11/24/17- Battle for Atlantis 3rd Place Game vs. (3) #7 Cincinnati (L 70-56).
11/26/17 at San Diego State (W 66-65).

Heavy week for the Wolverines, who split their 4 games. They ended the week well and started the week well. The 2 games in the middle, not so good.

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

11/22/17 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
11/25/17 at Coppin State (W 84-42).

Good week for the Spartans who beat a tough Colorado team then double up Coppin State.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 4-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/20/17- Detroit Regional First Round vs. (4) Seattle (W 63-54).
11/22/17- Detroit Regional Championship vs. (3) USC Upstate (W 86-61).

Another season tournament won by an FOFC club. The Wildcats will feel fortunate not to draw #2 seed Pepperdine in the championship, but as I've said all along, you have to beat who gets put in front of you, and they've done that so far.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 1-4, 0-0 Big West.

11/20/17- Gulf Coast Showcase First Round vs. (5) Wofford (L 84-71).
11/21/17- Gulf Coast Showcase Consolation Round vs. (8) UNC Wilmington (L 61-43).
11/22/17- Gulf Coast Showcase 7th Place Game vs. (7) Lafayette (L 69-62).

What is going on with the Warriors? They lost 3 games against very beatable competition this week, and 2 of the games were double digit losses. They better pick it up now or it'll be a looooong season.

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

11/21/17- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (1) #20 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
11/24/17- Brooklyn Classic Consolation Round vs. (4) Arizona State (L 68-44).
11/25/17- Brooklyn Classic 7th Place Game vs. (7) Vermont (W 70-61).

Good for the 49ers for not getting swept this week. Those 2 losses were against good competition though, so we'll see how they respond from here.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 3-1, 0-0 Conference USA.

11/23/17 at Lamar (W 78-72).
11/25/17 vs. Grand Canyon (L 74-56).

Still trying to figure out how the Owls lost to Grand Canyon who don't seem to be a very good team. Nevertheless, that was Rice's first loss of the season, and the schedule gets much tougher in December.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 1-2, 0-0 MAAC.

No games this week for Coach Carrano and the Hawks.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 3-1, 0-0 MEAC.

11/23/17 at Radford (W 62-47).

Good win for the Spartans in the midst of a 4 game road trip. They've got a few tough, but winnable ones coming up.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 1-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/20/17 vs. #15 Wisconsin (L 55-52).
11/22/17 at Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

Facing a couple good Big Ten teams didn't work out for the Buffaloes, although if they could have hit a few more shots, they would have beaten Wisconsin. Now they've got a couple teams from Texas coming in over the next few days.

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

No games this week for Coach Sanchez and the Cardinal.

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

11/20/17- Hall of Fame Classic Semifinals vs. (7) #19 Richmond (L 78-75).

Tough loss there for the Bruins, as they lose their first of the season and get knocked out of their season tournament.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 1-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/20/17- Legends Classic Consolation Round vs. (5) UNLV (L 91-85).
11/21/17- Legends Classic 7th Place Game vs. (7) South Carolina (W 74-62).

The Cougars avoid the season tournament sweep as they get by South Carolina in the 7th place game. They've got a feel good non-conference schedule, as they don't play another power conference team until Pac 12 play starts.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 1-2, 0-0 SEC.

No games this week for Coach Rogers and the Crimson Tide.

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

11/21/17- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (8) Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.
11/24/17- Brooklyn Classic Semifinal vs. (5) Temple (W 87-75).
11/25/17- Brooklyn Classic Championship vs. (2) #11 Miami (W 70-61).

Another season tournament championship for the Gators and our FOFC teams. I lost count, but I think that makes 6 FOFC teams that have won a season tournament so far this season? Congrats to Coach Oppenheimer.

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

11/21/17- Cancun Challenge Semifinal vs. (6) Georgia State (W 82-75).
11/22/17- Cancun Challenge Championship vs. (2) #22 Texas (W 63-62).

A couple close ones this week for the Wildcats, but they survive them both and become yet another FOFC team to win a season title. Congrats to Coach Hutt.

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

11/20/17- Toledo Regional First Round vs. (2) Texas A&M Corpus Christi (W 54-49).
11/21/17- Toledo Regional Championship vs. (1) Loyola MD (L 63-49).

The Trojans couldn't get over the hump in their season tournament championship, but still a nice win this week over Texas A&M-CC.

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. Ohio State (72) 6-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky 3-0 1720 2 Southeastern Conference 3. Baylor 4-0 1623 6 Big 12 Conference 4. Virginia 3-0 1620 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Syracuse 3-0 1482 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Gonzaga 4-0 1415 16 West Coast Conference 7. Wisconsin 3-0 1381 15 Big Ten Conference 8. VCU 2-0 1275 14 Southeastern Conference 9. Kansas 3-1 1172 3 Big 12 Conference 10. Florida 4-0 1095 20 Southeastern Conference 11. Marquette 2-1 1026 5 Big East Conference 12. Cincinnati 3-1 938 7 American Athletic Conference 13. Illinois 5-0 908 NR Big Ten Conference 14. Villanova 2-1 782 21 Big East Conference 15. Wichita State 4-1 593 NR Missouri Valley Conference 16. Miami 4-1 564 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Oklahoma 2-1 531 8 Big 12 Conference 18. La Salle 4-0 506 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Arizona 4-1 488 NR Pacific-12 Conference 20. Seton Hall 3-1 421 NR Big East Conference 21. Iowa State 4-1 282 NR Big 12 Conference 22. UCLA 2-1 270 9 Pacific-12 Conference 23. Florida State 3-0 214 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 24. Stanford 3-0 178 NR Pacific-12 Conference 25. Northwestern 4-0 176 NR Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Northern Iowa 5-1 167 Missouri Valley Conference Duquesne 5-0 164 Atlantic 10 Conference Oakland 4-0 102 Horizon League Fresno State 4-0 87 Mountain West Conference Eastern Kentucky 4-0 76 Ohio Valley Conference UAB 3-0 55 Conference USA George Mason 3-0 54 Atlantic 10 Conference Detroit 4-0 47 Horizon League Iowa 3-1 45 Big Ten Conference Cal Poly 4-0 36 Big West Conference Towson 3-0 23 Colonial Athletic Association Northwestern State 3-0 19 Southland Conference Richmond 3-1 15 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Arizona 3-0 12 Big Sky Conference Prairie View A&M 3-0 11 Southwestern Athletic Conference Saint Peter's 2-0 10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Sacramento State 2-0 8 Big Sky Conference Nebraska Omaha 2-0 7 Summit League Louisville 2-1 2 Atlantic Coast Conference


We welcome Stanford and Northwestern to the National Top 25, and Florida jumps 10 spots by winning 3 games this week. UCLA and Kansas both have major drops, while Kentucky stays put at #2.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (71) 4-0 1799 2 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 3-1 1710 1 American Athletic Conference 3. Wichita State 4-1 1608 8 Missouri Valley Conference 4. La Salle (1) 4-0 1564 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Northern Iowa 5-1 1397 15 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Duquesne 5-0 1336 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Fresno State 4-0 1295 19 Mountain West Conference 8. Cal Poly 4-0 1195 NR Big West Conference 9. Oakland 4-0 1135 13 Horizon League 10. Detroit 4-0 1028 NR Horizon League 11. Eastern Kentucky 4-0 1028 NR Ohio Valley Conference 12. Richmond 3-1 1005 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. UAB 3-0 988 11 Conference USA 14. George Mason 3-0 977 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Towson 3-0 800 NR Colonial Athletic Association 16. Northern Arizona 3-0 768 22 Big Sky Conference 17. Northwestern State 3-0 648 NR Southland Conference 18. Prairie View A&M 3-0 591 NR Southwestern Athletic Conference 19. Sacramento State 2-0 543 NR Big Sky Conference 20. Saint Peter's 2-0 508 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 21. Nebraska Omaha 2-0 446 NR Summit League 22. UNLV 2-1 350 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Tulsa 4-1 145 NR American Athletic Conference 24. New Mexico State 2-1 122 5 Western Athletic Conference 25. Temple 5-1 84 12 American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Illinois State 3-1 46 Missouri Valley Conference BYU 3-1 42 West Coast Conference Middle Tennessee 3-1 42 Conference USA North Florida 6-1 37 Atlantic Sun Conference Stony Brook 4-1 33 America East Conference Hofstra 3-1 28 Colonial Athletic Association Memphis 4-1 27 American Athletic Conference Connecticut 2-1 18 American Athletic Conference Valparaiso 3-1 18 Horizon League Colorado State 4-1 14 Mountain West Conference Tulane 5-1 9 American Athletic Conference Columbia 3-1 5 Ivy League Nevada 2-1 3 Mountain West Conference Evansville 2-1 2 Missouri Valley Conference LIU Brooklyn 3-1 2 Northeast Conference Quinnipiac 3-1 2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference NJIT 4-1 1 Atlantic Sun Conference UTEP 3-1 1 Conference USA


Tulsa is back in the mid-major top 25 after a solid week, but no other FOFC teams.
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1 feature game this week, so let's get to it.

11/29/17- TCU (Bee Mighty) @ Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- Hard to win when you have a 31.5% shooting night, and that's what the deal was with TCU in this one. They shot poorly, and while Alabama didn't shoot great, they shot well enough to win pretty handily.

Final Score: Alabama- 63, TCU- 47

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 4-1, 0-0 America East.

No games this week for Coach Ginsberg and the Hawks.

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

11/27/17 at #8 VCU (W 62-57).
12/1/17 at N.C. State (L 88-55).

The Pirates started off the week on a good note with a big upset of VCU, but maybe got a little overconfident as N.C. State brought them back to Earth.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 5-3, 0-0 American.

11/28/17 vs. Central Arkansas (L 78-76).
11/30/17 vs. Arkansas (L 69-64).
12/3/17 at Elon (W 76-50).

2 heartbreakers on the road for the Golden Hurricane this week, but at least they got one on the road to salvage the week somewhat.

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

11/29/17 vs. N.C. State (W 76-68).
12/1/17 vs. Presbyterian (L 69-65).
12/3/17 at Iowa (W 88-70).

Weird week for the Wildcats, as they get 2 wins over P5 teams in N.C. State and Iowa, yet somehow inexplicably lose to Presbyterian? That kind of inconsistency is not what they need.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 3-2, 0-0 ACC.

11/28/17 vs. South Florida (W 58-47).
11/30/17 vs. Texas (W 85-66).

Good week for the Tigers as they get a couple pretty easy wins at home.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 3-1, 0-0 ACC.

11/29/17 vs. Coastal Carolina (W 63-29).

Suffocating defense by the Blue Devils in their only game of the week, as they held Coastal Carolina to 26.1% shooting.

#9 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 5-1, 0-0 Big 12.

11/28/17 vs. Gardner Webb (W 75-60).
12/2/17 at Minnesota (W 92-63).

Couple solid double-digit wins for the Jayhawks, one at home and one on the road, but they haven't gotten to the toughest part of their non-conference schedule yet. That comes in a couple weeks.

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

11/29/17 at Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
12/1/17 at Purdue (L 65-53).

Back to reality for the Horned Frogs, who lose 2 road games this week after winning 2 games in their season tournament. The schedule gets easier for the next few games though.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 4-3, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/29/17 at Ole Miss (W 84-73).

1 game this week for the Wolverines, but they took care of business on the road.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 5-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/27/17 vs. Canisius (W 99-71).
11/29/17 at Southern Utah (W 81-49).

The Spartans beat up on a couple overmatched opponents this week, just a couple tune up tests as the real non-conference schedule begins in a couple weeks.

#25 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 5-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/29/17 at Youngstown State (W 75-63).

The Wildcats win their only game of the week, and if they lose at all in December it will be a total upset. Their 6 December opponents have a combined record of 7-25.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 1-5, 0-0 Big West.

11/27/17 at Northeastern (L 70-54).

The firecoachgunn.com website is running in full force now, as the Warriors lose another one this week, on the road. That's 4 in a row, not good.

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

11/27/17 at Xavier (L 63-53).
12/1/17 vs. Liberty (W 67-45).
12/3/17 vs. Radford (W 67-63).

The 49ers even up their record this week as they win 2 of 3. They'd like to forget the game at Xavier though. Even though they only lost by 10, it should have and could have been a lot more.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 4-1, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/2/17 vs. Milwaukee (W 88-71).

Nice recovery for the Owls after their first loss of the season, as they handle a pretty good Milwaukee team in their only game of the week.

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

11/27/17 at Stony Brook (L 73-54).
12/1/17 at Lehigh (W 69-61).
12/3/17 at Canisius (W 57-47).

I for the life of me will never understand why the MAAC starts conference play in early December in this game. Do they do this in real life too? I don't get it. In any case, the Hawks have a good week, winning 2 of 3 on the road and getting off to a good start in MAAC play.

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

11/30/17 at Virginia Tech (L 66-39).

Not a good display for the Spartans in their only game of the week, as they were handled easily.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 2-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/30/17 vs. Texas A&M (W 71-53).

Good win for the Buffaloes against a former Big 12 opponent, and they've got what should be an easy one next week before they go on the road for 3 tough ones.

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

11/27/17 at San Jose State (W 67-42).
12/1/17 at UNLV (W 59-48).

The Cardinal stay undefeated with a couple double digit victories on the road, and next week will be a busy week as they have 3 games.

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

11/29/17 at Kansas State (W 63-58).
12/2/17 vs. LSU (W 84-63).

Good week for the Bruins as they get by Kansas State on the road then demolish a very good LSU team. That loss to Richmond definitely upset them.

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

11/29/17 at Wyoming (W 73-69).

The Cougars even up their record by winning their only game of the week, a tough road victory. Like Northwestern, they have a pretty soft and easy December schedule, so it's a chance to get a few feel good wins before Pac 12 play.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 3-2, 0-0 SEC.

11/27/17 vs. Samford (W 76-42).
11/29/17 vs. TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Crimson Tide who win both their games at home.

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

11/27/17 vs. Georgetown (W 86-56).

Just 1 game this week for the Gators, but they took care of a Georgetown team that will probably be dancing come March. Not only did they beat them, but they demolished them.

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

11/27/17 at Butler (W 85-66).
11/30/17 vs. Canisius (W 98-74).

A couple easy wins this week for the Wildcats who are rolling along early on.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 3-2, 0-0 Sun Belt.

12/1/17 at Mississippi State (W 71-70).

I have to consider this one an upset for the Trojans. Granted, Mississippi State hasn't won a game yet, but still, Troy hasn't done much to prove they can compete with the P5 teams. Although it was a 1 point win, it was on the road and could give Troy a lot of confidence going forward.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 7-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky 5-0 1721 2 Southeastern Conference 3. Virginia 5-0 1634 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Baylor 6-0 1608 3 Big 12 Conference 5. Syracuse 5-0 1484 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Gonzaga 6-0 1437 6 West Coast Conference 7. Wisconsin 4-0 1346 7 Big Ten Conference 8. Kansas 5-1 1257 9 Big 12 Conference 9. Florida 5-0 1215 10 Southeastern Conference 10. Marquette 4-1 1140 11 Big East Conference 11. Villanova 5-1 1083 14 Big East Conference 12. Cincinnati 4-1 929 12 American Athletic Conference 13. Wichita State 6-1 825 15 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Oklahoma 4-1 774 17 Big 12 Conference 15. Illinois 6-0 760 13 Big Ten Conference 16. Arizona 6-1 734 19 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Miami 5-1 630 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. UCLA 4-1 611 22 Pacific-12 Conference 19. La Salle 5-0 543 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Stanford 5-0 390 24 Pacific-12 Conference 21. Florida State 4-0 330 23 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. VCU 3-1 274 8 Southeastern Conference 23. Northwestern 5-0 217 25 Big Ten Conference 24. Richmond 5-1 193 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Oakland 5-0 110 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Louisville 3-1 82 Atlantic Coast Conference Towson 5-0 67 Colonial Athletic Association Notre Dame 6-1 63 Atlantic Coast Conference Cal Poly 4-0 47 Big West Conference Iowa State 5-1 42 Big 12 Conference Northern Arizona 5-0 42 Big Sky Conference Duke 3-1 8 Atlantic Coast Conference Temple 6-1 2 American Athletic Conference Michigan State 5-1 1 Big Ten Conference Nebraska 2-1 1 Big Ten Conference


Great week for FOFC teams, as Kentucky stayed at #2, but no FPV. Kansas and Florida each move up a spot, UCLA and Stanford each move up 4 spots, and Northwestern moves up 2 spots. Not to mention, both Michigan State and Duke are receiving votes again. Keep it up boys!

Now for the mid-major top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 6-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 4-1 1711 2 American Athletic Conference 3. Wichita State 6-1 1656 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. La Salle 5-0 1577 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Richmond 5-1 1434 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Oakland 5-0 1423 9 Horizon League 7. Northern Arizona 5-0 1338 16 Big Sky Conference 8. Towson 5-0 1320 15 Colonial Athletic Association 9. Cal Poly 4-0 1316 8 Big West Conference 10. Illinois State 5-1 975 NR Missouri Valley Conference 11. Temple 6-1 899 25 American Athletic Conference 12. Memphis 7-1 813 NR American Athletic Conference 13. Colorado State 6-1 764 NR Mountain West Conference 14. Duquesne 6-1 667 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Middle Tennessee 4-1 602 NR Conference USA 16. Northern Iowa 6-2 549 5 Missouri Valley Conference 17. Saint Mary's 5-1 545 NR West Coast Conference 18. Louisiana Tech 4-1 499 NR Conference USA 19. Fresno State 4-1 426 7 Mountain West Conference 20. San Diego 4-1 339 NR West Coast Conference 21. Eastern Kentucky 5-1 274 11 Ohio Valley Conference 22. San Diego State 2-2 249 NR Mountain West Conference 23. UC Irvine 4-1 177 NR Big West Conference 24. UTEP 4-1 172 NR Conference USA 25. USC Upstate 5-1 170 NR Atlantic Sun Conference Others Receiving Votes: Detroit 4-1 169 Horizon League Rider 5-1 159 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Air Force 4-1 156 Mountain West Conference Nebraska Omaha 4-1 130 Summit League Rice 4-1 121 Conference USA Tulane 5-1 110 American Athletic Conference Oral Roberts 4-1 98 Summit League George Washington 2-1 84 Atlantic 10 Conference Bucknell 2-1 68 Patriot League George Mason 3-1 68 Atlantic 10 Conference Winthrop 4-1 68 Big South Conference Hartford 4-1 67 America East Conference Tennessee Martin 5-1 58 Ohio Valley Conference Northern Colorado 4-1 52 Big Sky Conference Prairie View A&M 4-1 48 Southwestern Athletic Conference Southern Miss 4-1 43 Conference USA Sacramento State 2-1 38 Big Sky Conference South Alabama 4-1 34 Sun Belt Conference Western Carolina 4-1 25 Southern Conference Western Kentucky 3-1 23 Conference USA Weber State 2-1 22 Big Sky Conference Florida Atlantic 3-1 21 Conference USA UNLV 3-2 19 Mountain West Conference Texas Southern 2-1 18 Southwestern Athletic Conference Savannah State 3-1 6 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference


Very tough pollsters in FBCB. Tulsa loses 2 games this week by a combined 7 points, and not only drops out of the mid-major top 25, but loses all their votes. That seems a little ridiculous to me. On the bright side, Rice and Hartford are off to good starts and both are receiving votes, and quite a few votes each. Let's hope they can keep it up.
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Sorry for the lack of updates over the past week, I've been dealing with the flu, just now start to get to the point where I feel like doing anything. But I'm here, so let's get another week in.

Dec. 4-10, 2017

1 feature game this week to tell you about, so let's get to it:

12/8/17- Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) @ ECU (Al Hutt) -- Offensive ineptitude in this one for Norfolk State, as they committed 17 turnovers and shot just 36.4%. While ECU didn't shoot great, they did manage to shoot over 40% and the difference could have been a lot more if ECU would have made free throws. As it stands, the Pirates win.

Final Score: ECU- 60, Norfolk State- 46

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 4-3, 0-0 America East.

12/6/17 at Iona (L 63-49).
12/9/17 at Boston College (L 73-65).

Tough week for the Hawks who played some good competition on the road. It doesn't end anytime soon, as 5 of their next 6 games are away from Hartford.

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

12/5/17 at #5 Syracuse (L 87-70).
12/8/17 vs. Norfolk State- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Pirates this week, as they actually hung with Syracuse for a while before getting blasted. They break the losing streak against Norfolk State though.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 6-3, 0-0 American.

12/5/17 at Oregon State (W 87-61).

Just 1 game this week for the Golden Hurricane, but it was a good one as they win easily. Still 4 on the road before they return home though.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 5-2, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/6/17 vs. Ohio (W 70-48).
12/10/17 at #3 Virginia (W 86-79).

The up and down early season continues for the Wildcats, as they go on the road and upset a top 5 team in Virginia. Who would have thought? It's a shame that loss to Presbyterian last week could haunt them all season, but what a huge win over Virginia.

Clemson (Dave Johnson) -- 4-3, 0-0 ACC.

12/7/17 at #7 Wisconsin (L 64-55).
12/9/17 vs. South Carolina (W 79-52).

The Tigers get a huge win over in-state rival South Carolina, and play Wisconsin tough but can't get the win, so they split this week.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 5-1, 0-0 ACC.

12/4/17 vs. Creighton (W 86-80).
12/6/17 vs. Binghamton (W 74-43).

The Blue Devils win 2 this week, blowing out Binghamton. They did struggle with Creighton a little bit, but still got the win. Next week they have a big showdown with a top 5 team.

#8 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 6-1, 0-0 Big 12.

12/10/17 vs. Hofstra (W 94-64).

1 game this week for the Jayhawks, but it was an easy one as they dismantle Hofstra before getting into the tougher part of their non-conference schedule the rest of the month.

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

12/8/17 vs. Houston Baptist (W 64-53).

Nice win for the Horned Frogs to break a 2 game losing streak as this was their only game of the week, and they can build on this with 3 winnable games in a row before the schedule gets tougher.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 5-3, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/5/17 vs. Marshall (W 66-65).

Just 1 game this week for the Wolverines, and they had to come from behind and survive a last second shot to get the win, but hey a win is a win at this point.

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

12/9/17 vs. BYU (W 102-69).

1 game this week for the Spartans, and they shot lights out in scoring over 100 points. They start their season tournament next week.

#23 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 8-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/4/17 vs. Chicago State (W 89-63).
12/7/17 vs. Western Illinois (W 57-32).
12/10/17 vs. IUPUI (W 59-53).

Heavy week for the Wildcats as they play 3, blowing out 2 very bad opponents then struggling a bit with another subpar opponent. The problem with this schedule is that it will not get them ready for the Big Ten schedule, so we could see completely different results there.

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

12/6/17 vs. Stony Brook (L 67-57).
12/8/17 vs. Eastern Michigan (W 76-47).
12/10/17 vs. UMass (L 68-66).

Another rough week for the Warriors, who did break a 5 game losing streak, and almost beat a good UMass team. Maybe that's what they need to start going in the right direction.

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

12/5/17 at #3 Virginia (L 80-45).

1 game this week for the 49ers, and they got absolutely blasted on the road against a very good Virginia team, ironically the same Virginia team that Davidson upset this week.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 4-2, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/6/17 at Texas A&M (L 82-69).

1 game this week for the Owls, who have lost 2 of 3 after starting 3-0. 2 more road games highlight the schedule next week.

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

12/8/17 at Fairfield (W 55-50).
12/10/17 at Iona (L 73-52).

A split this week for the Hawks, who see their 3 game winning streak come to an end and lose their first conference game. Hopefully they can regroup next week.

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

12/5/17 at William & Mary (L 70-60).
12/8/17 at ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

Bad week for the Spartans who drop 2 road games, but the road stretch is over and now they return home for 4 games.

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

12/8/17 vs. Texas State (W 69-53).

1 game this week for the Buffaloes, and they take care of business and have won 2 in a row, but their next 3 games are all on the road and the combined record of the 3 opponents is 22-2. Yikes!

#20 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 7-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/5/17 vs. Milwaukee (W 58-40).
12/7/17 at St. Mary's (W 44-36).
12/9/17 at UC Santa Barbara (L 65-46).

A bit of a shocker for the Cardinal, who win 2 of 3 this week but suffer their first loss of the season. Not a terrible loss, as UCSB is a solid team, but still unexpected.

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

12/5/17 at UNLV (W 78-47).
12/7/17 vs. Holy Cross (W 77-47).

2 easy wins for the Bruins this week, and by almost the identical score. Now that's consistency.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 4-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/4/17 at Seattle (W 68-56).
12/9/17 vs. Utah Valley (W 66-56).

The Cougars also win 2 games this week and have won 4 in a row. Like UCLA, their 2 wins this week were almost by the same exact score, but not quite.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 3-4, 0-0 SEC.

12/5/17 at Xavier (L 67-64).
12/9/17 vs. South Florida (L 60-58).

Tough week for the Crimson Tide who lose 2 games by a combined 5 points. Just couldn't quite finish in either game.

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

12/7/17 vs. Gardner Webb (W 89-82).

Tough one for the Gators this week in their only game of the week, but they got a hard fought victory.

#2 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 7-0, 0-0 SEC.

12/4/17 vs. Coastal Carolina (W 91-79).
12/9/17 vs. Cleveland State (W 89-75).

2 more easy wins for the Wildcats, but they've got a road test against a top 15 team next week.

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

12/5/17 at Western Kentucky (L 61-48).
12/8/17 at Lipscomb (L 64-48).

2 bad losses for the Trojans, especially the loss at Lipscomb. Although Lipscomb seems to be much improved, so maybe it's not quite as bad of a loss.

Here is the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 8-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky 7-0 1721 2 Southeastern Conference 3. Baylor 8-0 1661 4 Big 12 Conference 4. Syracuse 7-0 1564 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Gonzaga 8-0 1487 6 West Coast Conference 6. Wisconsin 6-0 1398 7 Big Ten Conference 7. Marquette 7-1 1359 10 Big East Conference 8. Virginia 6-1 1263 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Kansas 6-1 1193 8 Big 12 Conference 10. Florida 6-0 1190 9 Southeastern Conference 11. Illinois 8-0 1042 15 Big Ten Conference 12. Villanova 5-1 1041 11 Big East Conference 13. UCLA 6-1 939 18 Pacific-12 Conference 14. Miami 7-1 875 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. La Salle 7-0 810 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Iowa State 7-1 583 NR Big 12 Conference 17. Northwestern 8-0 546 23 Big Ten Conference 18. VCU 4-1 527 22 Southeastern Conference 19. Richmond 6-1 501 24 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Notre Dame 8-1 427 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Oakland 7-0 307 25 Horizon League 22. Cincinnati 6-2 305 12 American Athletic Conference 23. Nebraska 5-1 178 NR Big Ten Conference 24. Wichita State 8-2 174 13 Missouri Valley Conference 25. Duke 5-1 167 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 5-2 114 Big 12 Conference Michigan State 6-1 68 Big Ten Conference Arizona 7-2 54 Pacific-12 Conference Temple 8-1 23 American Athletic Conference Xavier 7-1 19 Big East Conference Middle Tennessee 7-1 16 Conference USA Memphis 8-1 15 American Athletic Conference Stanford 7-1 9 Pacific-12 Conference Colorado State 8-1 6 Mountain West Conference Illinois State 6-1 5 Missouri Valley Conference Duquesne 7-1 4 Atlantic 10 Conference George Washington 5-1 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Utah 6-1 3 Pacific-12 Conference Oregon 5-1 2 Pacific-12 Conference Louisiana Tech 5-1 1 Conference USA


So Kentucky stays put at #2, while Kansas and Florida each move down a spot, even after undefeated weeks. UCLA jumps 5 spots and Northwestern jumps 6 spots. Also, Duke is now in the national top 25. Michigan State is getting very close. 2 more wins next week might seal it. Stanford suffers their only loss of the season so far this week and loses their ranking, but still receives a fair number of votes.

Now we take a look at the mid-major top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 8-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. La Salle 7-0 1696 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Cincinnati 6-2 1579 2 American Athletic Conference 4. Richmond 6-1 1567 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Oakland 7-0 1511 6 Horizon League 6. Wichita State 8-2 1470 3 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Illinois State 6-1 1247 10 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Colorado State 8-1 1208 13 Mountain West Conference 9. Temple 8-1 1156 11 American Athletic Conference 10. Middle Tennessee 7-1 1096 15 Conference USA 11. Northern Iowa 8-2 1087 16 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Memphis 8-1 1027 12 American Athletic Conference 13. Duquesne 7-1 909 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. San Diego 6-1 852 20 West Coast Conference 15. George Washington 5-1 796 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Louisiana Tech 5-1 730 18 Conference USA 17. Northern Arizona 7-1 633 7 Big Sky Conference 18. Air Force 5-1 585 NR Mountain West Conference 19. UC Irvine 5-1 545 23 Big West Conference 20. Southern Miss 6-1 437 NR Conference USA 21. Cal Poly 4-1 334 9 Big West Conference 22. Sacramento State 4-1 275 NR Big Sky Conference 23. Tulane 5-1 258 NR American Athletic Conference 24. Oral Roberts 5-1 253 NR Summit League 25. Massachusetts 6-2 174 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Western Kentucky 4-1 127 Conference USA San Diego State 3-2 25 Mountain West Conference Davidson 5-2 12 Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Mary's 7-2 8 West Coast Conference American 6-2 2 Patriot League Detroit 5-2 1 Horizon League


Rice and Hartford lose their votes after losses this week, but Davidson is receiving some votes. Hopefully their trend will continue up.
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2 feature games this week, and they both involve Alabama.

12/14/17- Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ #9 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- The Crimson Tide led this one by 6 at halftime, but totally fell about in the second half, scoring just 23 points. They had 24 turnovers for the game, and although they outrebounded Kansas 46-35, the Jayhawks got a lot more scoring opportunities and that was the difference.

Final Score: #9 Kansas- 73, Alabama- 64

12/16/17- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- The Crimson Tide made darn sure they weren't losing their lead in this one, as they put up 55 second half points and shot 46.7% from the field. Still too many turnovers, as 17 is too many. Rice couldn't stop fouling, committing 29 fouls and sending Bama to the line for 37 free throws. The result was an easy, easy victory for Alabama.

Final Score: Alabama- 92, Rice- 55

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 6-5, 0-0 America East.

12/11/17 at Northeastern (W 89-81).
12/13/17 at St. Joseph's (L 61-53).
12/15/17 vs. Temple (L 82-78, OT).
12/17/17 at Brown (W 80-59).

A heavy week for the Hawks, who split their 4 games. They can be proud of the fact that they took a very good Temple team to overtime, but almost only counts in horseshoes, or so I've been told.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-4, 0-0 American.

12/13/17- Las Vegas Classic First Round vs. (4) LSU (L 94-62).

Short week for the Pirates as they get blasted in the first round of their season tourney. The schedule doesn't get any easier as they get ready to start conference play.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 6-4, 0-0 American.

12/12/17 at Fairleigh Dickinson (L 61-58).

Oof! Even though it was on the road, those are not the kind of games the Golden Hurricane need to be losing if they want to be considered for the postseason. They start conference play next week.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 5-3, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/15/17 vs. North Carolina Central (L 72-68).

A huge letdown for the Wildcats in their only game of the week, especially after an upset win the week before. They play their season tournament next week.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 4-4, 0-0 ACC.

12/11/17 at # 1 Ohio State (L 73-45).

Blast city for the Tigers in their only game of the week. They weren't even close against Ohio State.

#25 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 7-1, 0-0 ACC.

12/12/17 vs. #3 Baylor (W 71-55).
12/16/17 vs. Colgate (W 83-58).

The string of good play continues for the Blue Devils, who have won 6 in a row. They've got a test with #1 next week.

#9 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 8-1, 0-0 ACC.

12/12/17 at San Diego State (W 67-58).
12/14/17 vs. Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

Consistency for the Jayhawks as they win both their games this week by the same margin, 9 points. They've got 3 more what should be fairly tough non-conference games before they get into Big 12 play.

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

12/12/17 at Army (W 84-63).
12/14/17 at Cal State Fullerton (W 69-58).
12/16/17 vs. McNeese State (W 82-53).

Call it an easy schedule if you want, but the Horned Frogs have won 4 in a row after starting 2-3. The schedule gets A LOT tougher now though.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 6-3, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/11/17 vs. Louisville (W 77-75).

Solid win for the Wolverines in their only game of the week. Next week they go on the road for 1 then return home for a couple.

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

12/13/17- Las Vegas Classic First Round vs. (16) Alabama State (W 76-63).
12/15/17- Las Vegas Classic Quarterfinals vs. (8) Stony Brook (W 86-69).

The Spartans win 2 more this week, moving into the semifinals of their season tournament. That game will be played next week.

#18 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 9-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/16/17 vs. Eastern Illinois (W 75-58).

Coach Vee and the Wildcats are still undefeated, but let's be honest, their schedule has pretty much been filled with cupcakes. They've got a couple more before they get into conference play, where we'll find out a lot more about them.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 3-7, 0-0 Big West.

12/17/17 at Kent State (W 71-68).

Just 1 game this week for the Warriors, and I really feel like they are turning the corner. They've won 2 of their last 3, and the loss was to a very good team, and even it was only by 2 points. Their next 3 games are very winnable, and 1 of those 3 is a feature game.

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

12/11/17 at N.C. State (L 87-57).
12/15/17 vs. Savannah State (L 67-54).

Ugh! Pitiful loss for the 49ers this week. The N.C. State loss can be forgiven, but losing to Savannah State, generally one of the worst teams in college basketball? Unforgiveable, and the schedule doesn't get any easier.

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

12/14/17 at Stephen F. Austin (L 80-71).
12/16/17 at Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

Not a good week for the Owls, who at least were competitive at SFA, but not at Alabama. Next week they play teams with a combined 2-14 record, but one of those teams is an SEC team.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 4-6, 2-3 MAAC.

12/15/17 at Siena (L 73-66).
12/17/17 at Manhattan (L 64-53).

That 2-0 start in conference play seems like a long time ago for the Hawks, who at least kept both road games close this week. But as I said, close only counts in horseshoes.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 4-5, 0-0 MEAC.

12/12/17 vs. Mt. St. Mary's (L 75-59).
12/14/17 vs. Ohio (W 62-50).

A split for the Spartans this week, and hopefully they can build on that because the schedule is favorable, and as always, the MEAC looks pretty weak.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 4-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/12/17 at Northern Iowa (W 65-57).

1 game this week for the Buffaloes, but it was a good one, as they beat a very good team. They'll have their hands full next week though, as they play #1, and their next 2 opponents are a combined 17-1. Yikes!

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 8-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/14/17 vs. Loyola Marymount (W 60-47).

The Cardinal get another win, recovering nicely for their first loss. A feature game upcoming next week, as well as a battle with a winless team.

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

12/11/17 vs. James Madison (W 74-38).
12/16/17 vs. Loyola Marymount (W 77-50).

A couple more blowouts for the Bruins who haven't been tested in a while. Don't look for that to stop anytime soon, as they have 3 more very winnable games coming up before conference play.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 6-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/11/17 at Texas-Rio Grande Valley (W 68-58).
12/15/17 vs. Portland (L 69-66).
12/17/17 vs. Chicago State (W 99-56).

2 out of 3 for the Cougars this week, and the loss was tough. They can't be losing to teams like Portland if they want to be taken seriously. Yes, Portland has a winning record currently, but they also have an RPI of 268. More winnable games next week before conference play starts.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 4-5, 0-0 SEC.

12/14/17 at #9 Kansas- feature game, highlighted above.
12/16/17 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Crimson Tide this week, but they are definitely kicking themselves for letting that halftime lead at Kansas slip away. 3 more non-conference games, and none of them will be easy.

#10 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 8-1, 0-0 SEC.

12/12/17 vs. Elon (W 84-60).
12/15/17 vs. George Mason (W 71-58).
12/17/17 vs. North Carolina (L 71-63).

The Gators shouldn't feel bad about losing to North Carolina, a lot of teams do. That was their first loss, and next week they have a feature game and a game against a team currently undefeated.

#2 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 7-1, 0-0 SEC.

12/14/17 at #14 Miami (L 100-94).

A shootout in the Wildcats' only game of the week, unfortunately it was on the road and Miami was too strong. Kentucky loses their first game of the season and has 4 non-conference games left before conference play. 3 of the 4 could be a little troubling, but they should be ok in all of them.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 4-5, 1-1 Sun Belt.

12/14/17 vs. Texas State (W 80-67).
12/16/17 at Georgia Southern (L 73-62).

A split for the Trojans to open up conference play. A normal split as they win at home, lose on the road.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 9-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Syracuse 9-0 1711 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Gonzaga 10-0 1579 5 West Coast Conference 4. Baylor 9-1 1553 3 Big 12 Conference 5. Marquette 9-1 1472 6 Big East Conference 6. Kentucky 7-1 1453 2 Southeastern Conference 7. Kansas 8-1 1352 9 Big 12 Conference 8. Wisconsin 7-0 1306 7 Big Ten Conference 9. Virginia 7-1 1250 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Villanova 7-1 1131 12 Big East Conference 11. Miami 9-1 1070 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Illinois 10-0 1069 11 Big Ten Conference 13. UCLA 8-1 962 13 Pacific-12 Conference 14. Richmond 9-1 841 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. La Salle 8-0 789 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Duke 7-1 609 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Florida 8-1 599 10 Southeastern Conference 18. VCU 6-1 567 19 Southeastern Conference 19. Northwestern 9-0 530 18 Big Ten Conference 20. Cincinnati 7-2 415 22 American Athletic Conference 21. Oakland 9-0 357 21 Horizon League 22. Wichita State 9-2 282 23 Missouri Valley Conference 23. Michigan State 8-1 276 NR Big Ten Conference 24. Nebraska 6-1 223 24 Big Ten Conference 25. Illinois State 9-1 72 NR Missouri Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Memphis 10-1 42 American Athletic Conference Stanford 8-1 37 Pacific-12 Conference Colorado State 10-1 22 Mountain West Conference Duquesne 9-1 16 Atlantic 10 Conference Louisiana Tech 7-1 12 Conference USA Oregon 6-1 3 Pacific-12 Conference


So Kentucky moves down 4 spots after their loss to Miami, while Kansas jumps up 2 spots. UCLA stays the same, and Duke jumps up 9 spots? Wow! I guess the pollsters were really impressed with that win over Baylor. Florida drops 7 spots after their loss to UNC. Seems harsh to me. Northwestern, despite still being undefeated, drops a spot. And welcome back Michigan State, who is back in the top 25! Stanford is receiving lots of votes and is very close to being in the top 25 as well.

Now for the mid-major top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 10-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 7-2 1641 3 American Athletic Conference 3. La Salle 8-0 1640 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Richmond 9-1 1594 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Wichita State 9-2 1531 6 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Oakland 9-0 1482 5 Horizon League 7. Illinois State 9-1 1342 7 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Colorado State 10-1 1292 8 Mountain West Conference 9. Duquesne 9-1 1212 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Memphis 10-1 1203 12 American Athletic Conference 11. Louisiana Tech 7-1 1095 16 Conference USA 12. Massachusetts 7-2 985 25 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Temple 9-2 841 9 American Athletic Conference 14. Middle Tennessee 8-2 789 10 Conference USA 15. Northern Iowa 9-3 648 11 Missouri Valley Conference 16. UC Santa Barbara 8-2 616 NR Big West Conference 17. American 7-2 601 NR Patriot League 18. Boise State 5-2 578 NR Mountain West Conference 19. USC Upstate 8-2 464 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 20. San Diego 6-2 438 14 West Coast Conference 21. Rider 8-2 294 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 22. UC Irvine 6-2 290 19 Big West Conference 23. UAB 6-2 194 NR Conference USA 24. UTEP 7-2 128 NR Conference USA 25. Northern Arizona 7-2 108 17 Big Sky Conference Others Receiving Votes: Air Force 6-2 101 Mountain West Conference Sam Houston State 6-2 93 Southland Conference Southern Miss 7-2 72 Conference USA Florida Atlantic 6-2 65 Conference USA North Texas 7-2 53 Conference USA Western Kentucky 5-2 45 Conference USA Cal Poly 5-2 41 Big West Conference Tulane 6-2 39 American Athletic Conference Montana 6-2 30 Big Sky Conference Old Dominion 6-2 27 Conference USA Tennessee Martin 7-2 24 Ohio Valley Conference UNLV 6-3 4 Mountain West Conference


The run of having an FOFC team receiving votes in the mid-major poll is over. Davidson sees their votes go bye bye after losing this week.
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3 feature games to talk about this week, so let's get to it:

12/19/17- Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) @ Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- Not a pretty game by any stretch, as the teams combined for 42 fouls and 30 turnovers. Free throw shooting turned out to be the difference, as Hawaii made 16 free throws and Norfolk made just 6.

Final Score: Hawaii- 64, Norfolk State- 59

12/20/17- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ #17 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- Not much to talk about in this one. The Buffaloes shot just 20.8%, yes you read that right, 20.8% from the field, had 18 turnovers, and were down by 23 at halftime. Florida rolled, easily.

Final Score: #17 Florida- 87, Colorado- 46

12/22/17- Clemson (Charles Johnson) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- A great game, as the lead changed several times. Both teams made a living from the three point line, as there were 54 three pointers attempted overall. Wow! The difference was that Clemson made 13 of them while Stanford only made 7. And that truly was the difference as everything else was just about even, but Clemson steals a road victory.

Final Score: Clemson- 78, Stanford- 74

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 8-5, 1-0 America East.

12/22/17 at Yale (W 64-58).
12/24/17 at New Hampshire (W 84-67).

Don't look now but the Hawks are on a 3 game winning streak, including winning their conference opener. And as weak as the America East looks to be this season, anything can happen.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-5, 0-1 American.

12/20/17 at SMU (L 75-56).

1 game this week for the Pirates, as they get blasted on the road in their conference opener.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 8-4, 1-0 American.

12/20/17 at Houston (W 88-84, OT).
12/22/17 at Texas Tech (W 98-90).

Good week for the Golden Hurricane, as they get a couple more road wins, including winning their conference opener.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 8-4, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/18/17- Diamond Head Classic First Round vs. (3) #18 VCU (L 83-65).
12/19/17- Diamond Head Classic Consolation Round vs. (7) UC Irvine (W 81-73).
12/21/17- Diamond Head Classic 5th Place Game vs. (8) Old Dominion (W 90-86).
12/24/17 at Toledo (W 83-71).

Heavy week for the Wildcats as they were on the road for 4 games, and they won 3 of them. They'd like to have competed a little more against VCU, but still a solid week as they finish 5th in their season tournament.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 6-4, 0-0 ACC.

12/18/17 vs. Oklahoma (W 83-69).
12/22/17 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Tigers who get a couple wins over very good teams. Next week they start conference play and kick it off with 2 ranked teams.

#16 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 8-2, 0-0 ACC.

12/21/17 vs. California (W 57-55).
12/24/17 at #1 Ohio State (L 87-69).

The Blue Devils split this week, and become our second FOFC team to get crushed by Ohio State on the road. The Buckeyes are good, very good. Duke starts conference play next week and jumps right into a rivalry game with UNC.

#7 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 9-2, 0-0 Big 12.

12/19/17 vs. Georgia (L 54-50).
12/21/17 at Iowa (W 93-88, OT).

A split this week for the Jayhawks, but no shame in losing to Georgia, as they are a good team.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-4, 0-0 Big 12.

12/18/17 at Texas A&M (W 77-69).
12/22/17 vs. #24 Nebraska (L 76-68).

Believe it or not, the loss to Nebraska ended a 5 game winning streak for the Horned Frogs. It's been a long time since they've won 5 in a row, and now that they are about to start conference play, don't look for another 5 game winning streak anytime soon.

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

12/18/17 at N.C. State (L 71-67).

The Wolverines fall short in their only game of the week, and they've got 2 feature games on the schedule next week to finish off non-conference play.

#23 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 8-2, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/18/17- Las Vegas Classic Semifinals vs. (4) LSU (L 79-69).

Well, I don't think the Spartans were expecting to lose to LSU in the semifinals of their season tourney, but that's what happened. Tough loss in their only game of the week.

#19 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 10-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/23/17 at Hampton (W 57-47).

1 more game this week for the Wildcats, who beat another subpar non-conference opponent. They've got 1 more such opponent before they begin conference play.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 6-7, 0-0 Big West.

12/19/17 at Norfolk State- feature game, highlighted above.
12/21/17 at Texas Southern (W 84-48).
12/24/17 vs. Cornell (W 81-60).

It's been a heck of a turnaround for the Warriors, who have won 5 of their last 6, with the only loss in that stretch being a 2 point loss. Word is Coach Gunn informed his players of the firecoachgunn.com website and they didn't care too much for it.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 3-8, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/20/17 at North Carolina (L 74-44).
12/22/17 at #1 Ohio State (L 71-52).

2 blowout losses for the 49ers this week, on the road against very good competition, takes the losing streak up to 5 games. They've got a feature game next week, then the start of conference play.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 6-4, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/21/17 vs. Mississippi State (W 79-71).
12/23/17 at McNeese State (W 77-61).

Good week for the Owls who win 2 games. In case anybody was wondering, Mississippi State was the winless power conference team I was talking about in my last post. Rice passed that test and they've got 1 more non-conference game before C-USA play starts.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 5-7, 3-4 MAAC.

12/22/17 at Marist (W 70-68).
12/24/17 vs. Marist (L 49-47).

A split this week for the Hawks, against the same opponent. I really hate when the schedule works that way, teams going back to back against the same opponent. It is what it is though.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 4-6, 0-0 MEAC.

12/19/17 vs. Hawaii- feature game, highlighted above.

Just the 1 game this week for the Spartans in which they fell short. It's almost conference play time for Norfolk, and the MEAC is totally wide open this season.

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

12/18/17 at #1 Ohio State (L 61-52).
12/20/17 at #17 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
12/23/17 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (W 71-39).

Give the Buffaloes credit for being the FOFC team to play Ohio State the closest, but then following that up with a 41 point loss at Florida doesn't bode well. At least they finished the week with a win.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 8-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/22/17 vs. Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.

Just the 1 game this week for the Cardinal, who fell short in a feature game. They'll have another feature game next week before conference play starts.

#13 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 9-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/19/17 vs. Maryland (L 98-91, OT).
12/24/17 vs. George Washington (W 70-56).

A split this week for the Bruins, who blew a pretty sizable lead in that OT loss to Maryland. They'd love to have that one back.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 7-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/23/17 vs. Portland State (W 55-49).

1 game this week for the Cougars, who take care of business before they head into conference play, where we'll learn a lot more about them, specifically if they are real, or just taking advantage of lower level teams.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 4-7, 0-0 SEC.

12/21/17 at #20 Cincinnati (L 86-58).
12/24/17 at Indiana (L 57-49).

2 more losses for the Crimson Tide, who are definitely struggling again. They start conference play next week, but before that, another non-conference road game.

#17 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 9-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/20/17 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
12/24/17 at #8 Wisconsin (L 74-54).

A split for the Gators this week, who hammered a fellow FOFC team but then got hammered by a solid Wisconsin team.

#6 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 9-1, 0-0 SEC.

12/19/17 vs. Boise State (W 85-45).
12/21/17 at Howard (W 71-56).

2 easy wins for the Wildcats this week, as they have a couple non-conference games next week before getting into SEC play.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 4-7, 1-3 Sun Belt.

12/21/17 vs. Arkansas State (L 82-66).
12/23/17 at Louisiana Lafayette (L 85-76).

2 losses this week for the Trojans, who really weren't close in either of them. They'll try to get off the slide next week as they have what should be at least 1 easy game.

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. Ohio State (72) 12-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky 9-1 1657 6 Southeastern Conference 3. Gonzaga 12-0 1604 3 West Coast Conference 4. Baylor 11-1 1585 4 Big 12 Conference 5. Virginia 10-1 1555 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Marquette 11-1 1480 5 Big East Conference 7. Villanova 9-1 1368 10 Big East Conference 8. Miami 10-1 1248 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Illinois 12-0 1230 12 Big Ten Conference 10. Syracuse 9-1 1216 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Kansas 9-2 1057 7 Big 12 Conference 12. Wichita State 11-2 922 22 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Wisconsin 9-2 852 8 Big Ten Conference 14. Northwestern 10-0 833 19 Big Ten Conference 15. VCU 9-2 819 18 Southeastern Conference 16. UCLA 9-2 783 13 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Florida 9-2 579 17 Southeastern Conference 18. Illinois State 11-1 546 25 Missouri Valley Conference 19. La Salle 9-1 488 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Duke 8-2 457 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Memphis 12-1 420 NR American Athletic Conference 22. Duquesne 10-1 407 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Louisiana Tech 8-1 129 NR Conference USA 24. Notre Dame 9-2 93 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Cincinnati 8-3 91 20 American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: West Virginia 8-2 48 Big 12 Conference Michigan State 8-2 39 Big Ten Conference Nebraska 7-2 29 Big Ten Conference Massachusetts 9-2 22 Atlantic 10 Conference LSU 10-2 13 Southeastern Conference Arizona 7-3 10 Pacific-12 Conference Colorado State 11-2 8 Mountain West Conference Georgia 8-2 8 Southeastern Conference Indiana 9-2 3 Big Ten Conference Stanford 8-2 1 Pacific-12 Conference


Kentucky and Northwestern have nice jumps in the top 25, while Kansas, UCLA, and Duke all fall 4 spots. Florida stays the same at 17. Michigan State, with their loss this week, falls out of the top 25 but is still receiving votes. Stanford is just barely hanging in the others receiving votes category, as they get 1 lone vote this week.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 12-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State 11-2 1724 5 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Illinois State 11-1 1610 7 Missouri Valley Conference 4. La Salle 9-1 1563 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Memphis 12-1 1460 10 American Athletic Conference 6. Duquesne 10-1 1435 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Cincinnati 8-3 1429 2 American Athletic Conference 8. Louisiana Tech 8-1 1289 11 Conference USA 9. Massachusetts 9-2 1232 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Colorado State 11-2 1115 8 Mountain West Conference 11. Northern Iowa 11-3 1104 15 Missouri Valley Conference 12. American 9-2 942 17 Patriot League 13. San Diego 8-2 916 20 West Coast Conference 14. Richmond 9-3 803 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Rider 10-2 765 21 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 16. UAB 8-2 736 23 Conference USA 17. Cal Poly 8-2 663 NR Big West Conference 18. Oakland 9-2 657 6 Horizon League 19. Sam Houston State 7-2 482 NR Southland Conference 20. Tennessee Martin 9-2 435 NR Ohio Valley Conference 21. UTEP 7-2 358 24 Conference USA 22. Middle Tennessee 9-3 183 14 Conference USA 23. Boise State 7-3 179 18 Mountain West Conference 24. Quinnipiac 10-3 176 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 25. Stephen F. Austin 8-3 123 NR Southland Conference Others Receiving Votes: Temple 9-3 60 American Athletic Conference UC Santa Barbara 9-3 34 Big West Conference USC Upstate 10-3 34 Atlantic Sun Conference Valparaiso 8-3 32 Horizon League North Florida 9-3 14 Atlantic Sun Conference South Dakota State 8-3 13 Summit League Air Force 8-3 11 Mountain West Conference Dayton 7-3 11 Atlantic 10 Conference St. Bonaventure 7-3 10 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Arizona 8-3 2 Big Sky Conference


None of our FOFC teams got a vote, but I have a feeling we've got 3 or 4 teams that if they win all their games next week, could pick up some votes.
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4 feature games this week, 3 of which involved either Michigan or Michigan State, and the 4th being a conference game in the American Conference.

12/25/17- Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) @ Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- A rare meeting between the Tribble siblings, but it was only a contest for 1 half. Michigan broke open a 4 point halftime deficit with suffocating defense in the second half. Charlotte had 13 turnovers and shot 39.6%, while the Wolverines shot 45%. This led to Cillian winning the sibling battle.

Final Score: Michigan- 70, Charlotte- 54

12/28/17- #2 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) @ Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- This was a much closer battle than expected, despite the fact that Michigan turned it over 20 times. The difference was at the foul line, as Kentucky made 22 free throws and Michigan made only 12. The Wildcats survived, but it was close.

Final Score: #2 Kentucky- 87, Michigan- 79

12/30/17- Michigan State (Al Mighty) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- This would be a heck of a Rose Bowl match-up in football, but this is basketball. The Spartans showed their dominance by holding Stanford to just 36.5% shooting and forcing 17 Cardinal turnovers. Michigan State, on the other hand, shot 50.9%. All this led to a fairly easy victory.

Final Score: Michigan State- 72, Stanford- 58

12/30/17- ECU (Al Hutt) @ Tulsa (Will Brown) -- Despite shooting 51.9% for the game, the Pirates were still on the short end of this one. Tulsa attempted 20 more shots, thanks to forcing 22 turnovers. But the big difference was the three point line, in which the Golden Hurricane made 16 three pointers. That was huge and led to a victory that Tulsa might not have gotten otherwise.

Final Score: Tulsa- 94, ECU- 86

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 8-7, 1-2 America East.

12/27/17 vs. UMass Lowell (L 68-60).
12/31/17 at Albany (L 64-50).

Not a good week for the Hawks, who lost to a 3 win team in UMass Lowell. Ugh! They've got 3 very winnable games coming up though, and hopefully those games will get their confidence back up.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-7, 0-3 American.

12/27/17 vs. #25 Cincinnati (L 92-60).
12/30/17 at Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough week for the Pirates, who if not for some hot shooting by Tulsa, might have won that game.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 10-4, 3-0 American.

12/27/17 at Tulane (W 68-66).
12/30/17 vs. ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

The Golden Hurricane are rolling, and they can definitely thank hot shooting, especially the ECU game.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 8-4, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

No games this week for Coach Childress and the Wildcats, who get a much needed break after a 4 game week last week. They get conference play underway next week.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 6-5, 0-1 ACC.

12/27/17 vs. #5 Virginia (L 88-87).

Heartbreaker for the Tigers in their only game of the week. They fought tooth and nail with the #5 team in the nation, only to see a last second shot fall short. Great effort though.

#20 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 8-3, 0-1 ACC.

12/27/17 at North Carolina (L 70-62).

Just the 1 game this week for the Blue Devils, and they don't enjoy starting off with a rivalry game. They fell short, and get off to a bad start in the ACC.

#11 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 10-3, 1-0 Big 12.

12/26/17 at Arizona (L 83-73).
12/30/17 at Kansas State (W 77-39).

A split this week for the Jayhawks, who obliterate their in-state rival Kansas State. Should have had that Arizona game though. Too many chances not taken advantage of.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 8-5, 1-1 Big 12.

12/25/17 vs. #4 Baylor (L 77-60).
12/30/17 vs. Texas Tech (W 76-66).

Nice split for the Horned Frogs, who get a conference victory early. They seem to have Texas Tech's number lately.

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

12/25/17 vs. Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.
12/28/17 vs. #2 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Wolverines, who actually played a top 5 team well. They'll start conference play next week.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 10-2, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/26/17 at Ole Miss (W 68-57).
12/30/17 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Spartans, who beat a couple pretty good teams as they get ready for conference play next week.

#14 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 11-0, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/30/17 at Fordham (W 69-66).

The Wildcats continue to shine in non-conference play, despite a schedule that wasn't the toughest. Conference play awaits, and it'll get tougher in a hurry.

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

12/29/17 vs. North Texas (W 95-71).

Just 1 game this week for the Warriors, and the firecoachgunn.com website has cooled down considerably with this 5 game win streak. Now, Coach Gunn needs to go out and dominate the Big West, and that starts next week.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 3-9, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/25/17 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

The 49ers lose the sibling rivalry and now have a 6 game losing streak and absolutely no momentum heading into conference play.

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

12/25/17 vs. UT Arlington (L 83-74).

Perhaps the long layoff was more harmful for the Owls than we thought, as they lose their only game of the week to a very beatable team. They also start conference play next month with momentum not on their side.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 5-10, 3-5 MAAC.

12/26/17 vs. Murray State (L 89-52).
12/28/17 vs. Howard (L 58-50).
12/31/17 at Niagara (L 58-56).

Not a good week for the Hawks, who lose all 3 games this week. 2 of them were close, and 2 of them were non-conference games. A couple winnable conference games next week though.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 4-8, 0-1 MEAC.

12/25/17 vs. Hampton (L 61-58).
12/29/17 at Rider (L 77-71).

The Spartans lose 2 very tough ones this week, including their conference opener. They've now lost 7 of their last 8 and the season is going downhill fast. The MEAC is really still wide open though, and Norfolk's next opponent is a team that hasn't won a game yet this season.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 5-6, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/28/17 at Minnesota (L 66-52).

The Buffaloes continue their inconsistent play in their only game of the week, getting blasted at Minnesota. They now head into conference play, and to be honest, there doesn't seem to be an immediate front runner.

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

12/25/17 vs. Mississippi State (W 68-56).
12/30/17 vs. Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Cardinal this week, but how much satisfaction can they really take in beating a 2 win Miss. St team that was just demoted from the SEC in the offseason? Michigan State was their marquee non-conference game and they blew it. Hopefully they pick it up in conference play.

#16 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 10-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/26/17 at UC Irvine (W 70-42).

Easy win for the Bruins in their only game of the week before they start conference play.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-4, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/25/17 at North Florida (W 61-59).
12/29/17 vs. Montana State (L 72-65).

The Cougars have got to feel a little embarrassed after that Montana State game, as that was Montana State's first win of the season. 2 inexplicable losses to much lower prestige teams have made the non-conference a bit of a downer. Still a good start at 8-4, but no momentum going into conference play.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 5-7, 0-0 SEC.

12/29/17 at Louisville (W 56-55).

A much needed win for the Crimson Tide as they head into conference play next week. It wasn't official though until a last second Louisville shot bounced off the rim and stayed out.

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

12/29/17 at Iowa (W 100-88).

1 game this week for the Gators, and it was a shootout, but the Gators get the win and some momentum headed into conference play.

#2 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 11-1, 0-0 SEC.

12/25/17 vs. California (W 81-57).
12/28/17 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Wildcats as they win a couple before conference play starts.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 6-7, 3-3 Sun Belt.

12/28/17 at UL Monroe (W 64-56).
12/30/17 vs. Arkansas Little Rock (W 69-62).

2 solid wins for the Trojans, who get back to .500 in conference play. Next week, one of those great schedule quirks as they'll play a home and away back to back against the same frikkin team.

Here is a look at the national top 25 headed into not only next week, but also the year 2022:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 13-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Kentucky 11-1 1694 2 Southeastern Conference 3. Virginia 12-1 1617 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Gonzaga 14-0 1567 3 West Coast Conference 5. Marquette 13-1 1555 6 Big East Conference 6. Villanova 11-1 1430 7 Big East Conference 7. Baylor 13-1 1351 4 Big 12 Conference 8. Miami 12-1 1346 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Syracuse 11-1 1233 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Illinois 12-0 1070 9 Big Ten Conference 11. Wisconsin 11-2 1047 13 Big Ten Conference 12. Wichita State 13-2 1036 12 Missouri Valley Conference 13. VCU 10-2 947 15 Southeastern Conference 14. UCLA 10-2 808 16 Pacific-12 Conference 15. Northwestern 11-0 767 14 Big Ten Conference 16. Illinois State 13-1 625 18 Missouri Valley Conference 17. Florida 10-2 621 17 Southeastern Conference 18. Kansas 10-3 571 11 Big 12 Conference 19. La Salle 11-1 532 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Memphis 14-1 528 21 American Athletic Conference 21. Cincinnati 10-3 424 25 American Athletic Conference 22. Notre Dame 10-2 230 24 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Michigan State 10-2 219 NR Big Ten Conference 24. Louisiana Tech 10-1 198 23 Conference USA 25. Nebraska 8-2 94 NR Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Duquesne 11-2 37 Atlantic 10 Conference North Carolina 9-3 14 Atlantic Coast Conference Georgetown 9-4 13 Big East Conference Colorado State 12-2 12 Mountain West Conference Purdue 10-2 4 Big Ten Conference Rider 13-2 4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Northern Iowa 13-3 3 Missouri Valley Conference San Diego 10-2 3 West Coast Conference


Kentucky stays put at #2, while UCLA, with their win moves up 2 spots. Northwestern continues to get no respect as they move down a spot. Florida also stays put, and the Arizona loss causes Kansas to drop 7 spots. Back in the top 25 is Michigan State, as they take Duke's spot. Duke actually lost all their votes after their loss to UNC.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference 1. Gonzaga (72) 14-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State 13-2 1727 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Illinois State 13-1 1592 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Cincinnati 10-3 1568 7 American Athletic Conference 5. La Salle 11-1 1520 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Memphis 14-1 1500 5 American Athletic Conference 7. Louisiana Tech 10-1 1335 8 Conference USA 8. Northern Iowa 13-3 1264 11 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Colorado State 12-2 1195 10 Mountain West Conference 10. Duquesne 11-2 1156 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. San Diego 10-2 1061 13 West Coast Conference 12. Rider 13-2 962 15 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 13. Richmond 10-3 956 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. UAB 10-2 879 16 Conference USA 15. Oakland 11-2 850 18 Horizon League 16. UTEP 9-2 696 21 Conference USA 17. Sam Houston State 9-2 610 19 Southland Conference 18. Quinnipiac 12-3 558 24 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 19. Middle Tennessee 9-3 421 22 Conference USA 20. UNLV 9-4 340 NR Mountain West Conference 21. Dayton 9-3 320 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Massachusetts 9-3 320 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. American 10-3 247 12 Patriot League 24. USC Upstate 10-3 146 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 25. Stephen F. Austin 10-3 84 25 Southland Conference Others Receiving Votes: Cal Poly 9-3 77 Big West Conference Cleveland State 10-5 59 Horizon League North Dakota State 10-3 43 Summit League UC Riverside 9-3 33 Big West Conference San Diego State 7-4 31 Mountain West Conference Western Michigan 8-3 21 Mid-American Conference Oral Roberts 10-3 15 Summit League Connecticut 8-4 10 American Athletic Conference Davidson 8-4 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Tulsa 10-4 1 American Athletic Conference


Davidson, despite not playing a game this week, gets 3 votes, while Tulsa gets 1 vote. Well, at least there some representation in the mid-major polls from our FOFC teams. Better than nothing.
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4 feature games again this week, and each one of them comes from a different conference. Pretty impressive.

1/3/22- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ #15 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- The first real test for Northwest would come on this day, and they couldn't handle the Michigan defense. The Wolverines forced 19 turnovers in route to handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.

Final Score: Michigan- 62, #15 Northwestern- 50

1/3/22- Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ #17 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- This one wasn't even close, as the Gators held Alabama to just 29.8% shooting and Alabama turned it over 18 times. They managed just 17 first half points and were never in this one.

Final Score: #17 Florida- 68, Alabama- 47

1/4/22- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- This one was close throughout, as Washington State had a guy score 34 points. Unfortunately, fouls were a major issues, as were free throws. Colorado was 26-41 at the line while the Cougars were just 6-10. Yikes! So much for home cookin! That proved to be too much to overcome.

Final Score: Colorado- 76, Washington State- 66

1/6/18- TCU (Bee Mighty) @ #18 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- Defense was the theme in this one again, at least for the Jayhawks. They held TCU to just 33.3% shooting and caused 17 turnovers. The Horned Frogs kept it close for a while, but in the end it was all Kansas.

Final Score: #18 Kansas- 64, TCU- 48

Now we go to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 10-7, 3-2 America East.

1/3/18 vs. Maine (W 64-54).
1/7/18 vs. Binghamton (W 70-54).

Great week for the Hawks who win 2 home games. Unfortunately for them, they've caught both teams in down years, but still, victories are victories.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-8, 1-3 American.

1/3/18 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (L 73-64).
1/6/18 vs. South Florida (W 78-67).

The Pirates get their first conference win of the season, breaking a 5 game losing streak.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 11-5, 4-1 American.

1/3/18 vs. SMU (W 79-77).
1/6/18 vs. #21 Cincinnati (L 86-60).

A split for the Golden Hurricane this week, as they ran into a buzzsaw named Cincinnati. Next week gets a little easier with a couple winnable games.

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

1/3/18 at George Mason (W 64-61).
1/6/18 vs. Duquesne (W 82-61).

The Wildcats get off to a good start in conference play, winning a tough one at George Mason then handling Duquesne. It looks like Coach Childress is finally putting the pieces together.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 7-6, 1-2 ACC.

1/3/18 at #22 Notre Dame (W 66-63).
1/6/18 vs. N.C. State (L 74-62).

A split for the Tigers, who stun Notre Dame on the road, but can't follow it up against N.C. State. Still though, getting their first conference win over a ranked team is pretty darn nice.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 9-4, 1-2 ACC.

1/3/18 at #8 Miami (W 60-50).
1/6/18 vs. Pittsburgh (L 63-45).

A split for the Blue Devils, who beat the ranked team on the road but lose to a .500 Pitt team. Inconsistency my friends, inconsistency.

#18 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 12-3, 3-0 Big 12.

1/1/18 vs. Iowa State (W 87-84).
1/6/18 vs. TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

The Jayhawks just continue to do what they do every year in the Big 12: win! 2 good home victories and next week they'll take the tour down south through Oklahoma.

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

1/1/18 at Kansas State (L 58-44).
1/6/18 at #18 Kansas- feature game, highlighted above.

2 losses on the road for the Horned Frogs, as they may have Texas Tech's number, but they don't have any other Big 12 teams number.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 8-6, 1-1 Big Ten.

1/3/18 at #15 Northwestern- feature game, highlighted above.
1/6/18 vs. #1 Ohio State (L 91-67).

A split for the Wolverines, who hand Northwestern their first loss, but can't get by the buzzsaw of Ohio State, who might not lose a game all season.

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

1/3/18 at Penn State (W 74-52).
1/6/18 vs. #25 Nebraska (W 85-60).

2 easy wins for the Spartans this week as they head into a rivalry game next week.

#15 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 12-1, 1-1 Big Ten.

1/3/18 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.
1/6/18 at #11 Wisconsin (W 71-52).

A split for the Wildcats, who lose their first game of the season against Michigan, then pull a shocker as they dominate at Wisconsin. Still haven't gotten a totally good read on this team.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 9-7, 2-0 Big West.

1/4/18 vs. Long Beach State (W 65-53).
1/6/18 vs. Cal State Northridge (W 83-74).

The Warriors start Big West play with a couple wins and they've won 7 in a row.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 4-10, 1-1 Conference USA.

1/4/18 vs. Marshall (W 73-53).
1/6/18 at Old Dominion (L 75-33).

A split for the 49ers, but yikes! That game at Old Dominion was a game to forget. Total domination and not in a good way.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 7-6, 1-1 Conference USA.

1/4/18 at UTEP (W 83-77).
1/6/18 vs. UAB (L 82-72).

A split for the Owls, and they did it against very good competition, 2 of the better teams in Conference USA.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 7-10, 5-5 MAAC.

1/5/18 vs. Fairfield (W 64-53).
1/7/18 vs. Canisius (W 70-65).

A couple much needed wins for the Hawks who have been struggling as of late. They've got a couple tough games next week, so it was important to get these 2 wins this week.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 5-9, 1-2 MEAC.

1/1/18 vs. Delaware State (L 62-51).
1/6/18 at North Carolina A&T (W 70-58).

A split for the Spartans who break a 4 game losing streak and get their first conference win of the season. Hopefully that will be the momentum they need to go on a nice run.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 7-6, 2-0 Pac 12.

1/4/18 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
1/6/18 vs. USC (W 63-54).

A promising start to conference play for the Buffaloes as they get a couple wins. With the Pac 12 as wide open as it has ever been, don't be surprised to see Colorado go on a nice winning streak.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 10-4, 1-1 Pac 12.

1/4/18 vs. Oregon State (W 61-56).
1/6/18 vs. Arizona (L 64-48).

A split for the Cardinal this week, both games at home. They struggled a little bit though, barely beating Oregon State then getting hammered by Arizona.

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

1/4/18 at California (W 85-77).
1/6/18 at Oregon State (W 74-65).

A road sweep for the Bruins this week, but next week they go home for 2 games that should be a little tougher anyways.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-6, 0-2 Pac 12.

1/4/18 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
1/6/18 vs. Utah (L 63-58).

The Cougars have now lost 3 in a row after losing their first 2 conference games of the season. They need to turn it around quick or their strong start will go unnoticed.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 6-8, 1-1 SEC.

1/3/18 at #17 Florida- feature game.
1/6/18 vs. Tennessee (W 71-51).

A split for the Crimson Tide as they lose to Florida but return home to hammer Tennessee. Next week they'll get their first taste of new conference member VCU.

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

1/3/18 vs. Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
1/6/18 at Vanderbilt (L 85-82, OT).

The Gators split this week, but they will feel fortunate to have even gone to overtime at Vandy, as they were down by as many as 15. Unfortunately, they used all their energy coming back that they didn't have anything left for the extra 5 minutes.

#2 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 13-1, 2-0 SEC.

1/3/18 at Tennessee (W 92-83).
1/6/18 vs. LSU (W 96-56).

Never saw this one coming, as the Wildcats absolutely hammer LSU, who is a pretty good team. They've won 6 in a row now since that loss to Miami in mid-December.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-8, 4-4 Sun Belt.

1/4/18 vs. Northern Kentucky (W 77-75, OT).
1/6/18 at Northern Kentucky (L 75-73, OT).

1 of those crazy home and away back to back series, and nothing was proven as both teams won by 2 on their home court, in overtime no less.. The Trojans see their brief 3 game winning streak ended with that loss at Northern Kentucky.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 15-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia 14-1 1714 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Kentucky 13-1 1629 2 Southeastern Conference 4. Gonzaga 16-0 1590 4 West Coast Conference 5. Villanova 13-1 1531 6 Big East Conference 6. Baylor 15-1 1451 7 Big 12 Conference 7. Marquette 14-2 1371 5 Big East Conference 8. Wichita State 15-2 1279 12 Missouri Valley Conference 9. VCU 12-2 1217 13 Southeastern Conference 10. UCLA 12-2 1132 14 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Kansas 12-3 1038 18 Big 12 Conference 12. Illinois 13-1 1007 10 Big Ten Conference 13. Wisconsin 12-3 867 11 Big Ten Conference 14. La Salle 13-1 838 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Miami 12-3 765 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Cincinnati 12-3 762 21 American Athletic Conference 17. Northwestern 12-1 620 15 Big Ten Conference 18. Michigan State 12-2 609 23 Big Ten Conference 19. Syracuse 11-3 579 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. North Carolina 11-3 406 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Illinois State 14-2 357 16 Missouri Valley Conference 22. Richmond 12-3 302 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Florida 11-3 218 17 Southeastern Conference 24. Arizona 10-4 155 NR Pacific-12 Conference 25. Oakland 13-2 58 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Louisiana Tech 11-2 54 Conference USA Notre Dame 11-3 21 Atlantic Coast Conference Georgetown 10-5 13 Big East Conference Purdue 11-3 7 Big Ten Conference Florida State 12-3 6 Atlantic Coast Conference Quinnipiac 14-3 2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Colorado State 13-3 1 Mountain West Conference Sam Houston State 11-2 1 Southland Conference


Despite winning both games this week, Kentucky moves down a spot. UCLA moves up 4 spots after 2 wins, while Kansas moves up 7 spots. Northwestern only loses 2 spots, as the pollsters really liked that dominating win over Wisconsin. Michigan State moves up 5 spots after winning both games this week. Florida gets punished the hardest, losing 6 spots after an overtime road loss. Geez.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 16-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State 15-2 1727 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati 12-3 1635 4 American Athletic Conference 4. La Salle 13-1 1605 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Illinois State 14-2 1491 3 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Richmond 12-3 1427 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Louisiana Tech 11-2 1335 7 Conference USA 8. Oakland 13-2 1274 15 Horizon League 9. Memphis 14-3 1112 6 American Athletic Conference 10. Quinnipiac 14-3 1105 18 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 11. Sam Houston State 11-2 965 17 Southland Conference 12. Colorado State 13-3 950 9 Mountain West Conference 13. Middle Tennessee 11-3 934 19 Conference USA 14. UNLV 10-4 872 20 Mountain West Conference 15. San Diego 11-3 788 11 West Coast Conference 16. Dayton 11-3 762 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. American 12-3 695 23 Patriot League 18. Northern Iowa 14-4 541 8 Missouri Valley Conference 19. USC Upstate 12-3 503 24 Atlantic Sun Conference 20. UAB 11-3 448 14 Conference USA 21. UTEP 10-3 439 16 Conference USA 22. Stephen F. Austin 12-3 294 25 Southland Conference 23. Connecticut 10-4 238 NR American Athletic Conference 24. UC Riverside 10-3 151 NR Big West Conference 25. Boise State 10-4 90 NR Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Davidson 10-4 89 Atlantic 10 Conference Duquesne 11-4 33 Atlantic 10 Conference Pepperdine 11-4 32 West Coast Conference Cleveland State 11-6 25 Horizon League South Dakota State 11-4 24 Summit League Rhode Island 10-4 12 Atlantic 10 Conference Green Bay 12-4 2 Horizon League Old Dominion 10-4 2 Conference USA


While Tulsa loses all their mid-major votes after getting hammered by Cincy this week, Davidson keeps it rolling and gains a lot of votes. They missed cracking the mid-major top 25 by one lousy point. Tough break!
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We have 3 feature games this week, so let's get to it:

1/10/18- #18 Michigan State (Al Mighty) @ Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- Last year the Wolverines upset Sparty in one of the 2 match-ups, but they'll need a lot better effort if they are going to do so this season. Michigan offered no defense as the Spartans shot 56.5% from the field and shot 26 free throws as opposed to Michigan shooting just 5 free throws and shooting 39.1%. This one was ugly.

Final Score: #18 Michigan State- 100, Michigan- 63

1/13/18- Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ #10 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The Bruins never trailed in this one, as shooting again played a key role. UCLA shot 46.7% while Stanford shot just 38.8%. Although the Bruins had more turnovers, they countered that with good shooting, including making 14 three pointers as they win pretty easily.

Final Score: #10 UCLA- 72, Stanford- 55

1/13/18- #3 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) @ #23 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- Last season, these 2 teams had to wait until the last week of the regular season to play each other. Florida might wish this was the case this season, as the Kentucky defense cause 21 Florida turnovers. The Wildcats led by 21 at halftime and never looked back.

Final Score: #3 Kentucky- 91, #23 Florida- 68

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 11-9, 3-3 America East.

1/9/18 at Holy Cross (W 85-84, OT).
1/11/18 vs. North Carolina Central (L 88-52).
1/14/18 vs. Stony Brook (L 69-52).

Busy week for the Hawks, who actually had 2 non-conference games this week. They went 1-2, and even the game they won went to overtime. Not really a good week for Hartford.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-10, 1-5 American.

1/10/18 vs. Temple (L 86-85, OT).
1/13/18 at UConn (L 69-39).

Gallant effort for the Pirates against a good Temple team, but they fell just short in overtime. A big letdown at UConn as they were never in it.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 13-5, 5-1 American.

1/10/18 at Evansville (W 82-77).
1/13/18 at UCF (W 72-59).

2 more wins for the Golden Hurricane this week, including going on the road against a former MVC opponent in Evansville. They've got a couple sub .500 opponents next week before the schedule gets significantly tougher.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 11-5, 3-1 Atlantic 10.

1/10/18 at St. Louis (W 75-50).
1/13/18 vs. #22 Richmond (L 80-48).

The Wildcats split this week, and their first conference loss came in a big way. They'll get a chance to redeem that loss right off the bat as they play Richmond again next week.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 8-7, 2-3 ACC.

1/10/18 at #20 North Carolina (W 81-79).
1/13/18 vs. Louisville (L 73-69, OT).

All in all, a good week for the Tigers. They get a huge win against an always good North Carolina team, and take another good team in Louisville to overtime. Those close losses against good teams could hurt come selection sunday though.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 10-5, 2-3 ACC.

1/10/18 vs. #2 Virginia (W 95-79).
1/13/18 at #2 Virginia (L 78-72).

More dumb scheduling by FBCB, as the Blue Devils play 2nd ranked Virginia twice in a row. They were able to split with them though, running out of gas in the last couple minutes in the second game.

#11 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 13-4, 4-1 Big 12.

1/8/18 at Oklahoma (L 79-61).
1/13/18 at Oklahoma State (W 97-83).

The Jayhawks split the Oklahoma road trip, taking their first conference lump at Oklahoma, but coming back nicely to beat the Cowpokes.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-8, 1-4 Big 12.

1/8/18 at Tennessee Tech (W 71-63).
1/13/18 vs. Iowa State (L 69-57).

The Horned Frogs win a non-conference game, then go back into conference play and gave Iowa State a game, but couldn't get over the hump.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 8-8, 1-3 Big Ten.

1/10/18 vs. #18 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.
1/13/18 at Indiana (L 79-76, OT).

Not a good week for the Wolverines, as they get blasted by their in-state rivals, then blow a big halftime lead in an overtime loss to Indiana. It won't get any easier next week as they have a top 10 team coming into town.

#18 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 14-2, 4-0 Big Ten.

1/10/18 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.
1/13/18 vs. Purdue (W 82-64).

Good week for the Spartans who win a couple easy games, including 1 against a good Purdue team. They'll see 2 teams next week with a combined record of 25-7, so it doesn't get any easier for Sparty.

#17 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 14-1, 3-1 Big Ten.

1/10/18 at #12 Illinois (W 62-51).
1/13/18 vs. Nebraska (W 68-58).

The Wildcats got a huge win at Illinois, proving they could actually be for real. They've got 6 very winnable games coming up, sandwiched in there is a game with Sparty.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 9-9, 2-2 Big West.

1/11/18 at UC Santa Barbara (L 76-63).
1/13/18 vs. Cal State Fullerton (L 85-62).

Bad news for the Warriors, as they pretty much get hammered in 2 games this week. Not only that, but the firecoachgunn.com website is back up and running.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 5-11, 2-2 Conference USA.

1/11/18 at UTEP (L 60-51).
1/13/18 at Western Kentucky (W 57-48).

The 49ers split on a road trip this week, and the margin was 9 in both games. Interesting. A tough 6 game stretch coming up, they'll need to play their best to get through it.

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

1/11/18 vs. Southern Miss (L 86-83).
1/13/18 at Louisiana Tech (W 74-64).

I'm considering this a successful week for the Owls, as they played 2 very good teams, beat one of them, and came within seconds of beating the other. Hopefully they can keep up the strong play.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 8-11, 6-5 MAAC.

1/9/18 at Columbia (L 61-49).
1/14/18 at Quinnipiac (W 76-64).

A split for the Hawks this week, as they lose to the non-conference opponent but beat the conference opponent. A good trade off I guess.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 6-10, 2-3 MEAC.

1/8/18 at Morgan State (W 74-62).
1/13/18 at Howard (L 55-46).

A split for the Spartans, and with a wide open MEAC, they really need to go on a nice winning streak. There should be no reason why they can't.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 8-7, 3-1 Pac 12.

1/11/18 vs. Washington (L 61-54).
1/13/18 vs. California (W 51-41).

A split for the Buffaloes who blow a late lead against Washington. They've got a couple winnable games on the road next week.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 11-5, 2-2 Pac 12.

1/11/18 vs. Utah (W 79-60).
1/13/18 at #10 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Cardinal, but they'll be very disappointed with that effort at UCLA. They'll need to do better if they want to get back in the NCAA Tournament.

#10 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 14-2, 4-0 Pac 12.

1/11/18 vs. Arizona State (W 70-68, OT).
1/13/18 vs. Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

It took overtime for the Bruins to get by Arizona State, but they did. Then they took care of business against Stanford.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 10-6, 2-2 Pac 12.

1/11/18 at Oregon State (W 81-58).
1/13/18 at Washington (W 63-59).

Don't look now but the Cougars have double digit wins for the 2nd straight season. They did it in impressive fashion, on the road no less. Next week a matchup with a top 10 team.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 7-9, 2-2 SEC.

1/10/18 at #9 VCU (L 78-63).
1/13/18 vs. Georgia (W 69-58).

A split for the Crimson Tide, who had to deal with new SEC member VCU. It was close for a while but VCU proved to be too much. However, a nice win against Georgia.

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

1/10/18 at Arkansas (W 75-57).
1/13/18 vs. #3 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Gators, who will definitely want another crack at Kentucky. This season, they'll get one, late in the season.

#2 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 14-2, 3-1 SEC.

1/10/18 vs. Auburn (L 65-47).
1/13/18 at #23 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

The Wildcats split this week, but an embarrassing loss to a sub .500 Auburn team. No wonder they beat Florida so easily, they were embarrassed from a previous loss.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-10, 4-6 Sun Belt.

1/11/18 at South Alabama (L 74-58).
1/13/18 vs. UT Arlington (L 64-43).

2 more losses for the Trojans who have now lost 3 in a row after a 3 game winning streak. If the pattern continues, they are due for a 3 game win streak, but they have to face the ranked team in the conference next week.

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Here is the national top 25 going into next week: # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 17-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Gonzaga 18-0 1700 4 West Coast Conference 3. Baylor 17-1 1622 6 Big 12 Conference 4. Virginia 15-2 1616 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Kentucky 14-2 1539 3 Southeastern Conference 6. Villanova 14-2 1427 5 Big East Conference 7. Wichita State 17-2 1323 8 Missouri Valley Conference 8. VCU 14-2 1318 9 Southeastern Conference 9. UCLA 14-2 1259 10 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Wisconsin 14-3 1104 13 Big Ten Conference 11. Syracuse 13-3 992 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. La Salle 15-1 954 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Michigan State 14-2 913 18 Big Ten Conference 14. Kansas 13-4 868 11 Big 12 Conference 15. Northwestern 14-1 805 17 Big Ten Conference 16. Marquette 14-4 773 7 Big East Conference 17. Cincinnati 14-3 694 16 American Athletic Conference 18. Richmond 14-3 668 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Florida 12-4 402 23 Southeastern Conference 20. Illinois State 15-3 374 21 Missouri Valley Conference 21. Florida State 14-3 372 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Illinois 13-3 299 12 Big Ten Conference 23. Colorado State 15-3 133 NR Mountain West Conference 24. Sam Houston State 13-2 111 NR Southland Conference 25. Arizona 11-5 81 24 Pacific-12 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Dayton 13-3 70 Atlantic 10 Conference UNLV 12-4 35 Mountain West Conference Middle Tennessee 13-3 33 Conference USA Virginia Tech 12-3 29 Atlantic Coast Conference Miami 12-5 26 Atlantic Coast Conference Notre Dame 12-4 16 Atlantic Coast Conference Georgetown 11-6 15 Big East Conference UAB 13-3 14 Conference USA Stephen F. Austin 14-3 7 Southland Conference Connecticut 12-4 5 American Athletic Conference Oakland 14-3 3 Horizon League


Kentucky drops 2 spots after that upset loss to Auburn. They probably would have dropped more if they hadn't blasted Florida. UCLA moves up a spot after their 2 win week, while Michigan State moves up 5 spots after their week. Kansas drops 3 spots with their split this week, and Northwestern moves up only 2 spots. A bit surprising, especially after that big win against Illinois. Still trying to figure out what the pollsters are doing with Florida, who moves up 4 spots despite the blowout loss to Kentucky. Weird.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 18-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State 17-2 1728 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati 14-3 1620 3 American Athletic Conference 4. La Salle 15-1 1615 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Richmond 14-3 1511 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Illinois State 15-3 1394 5 Missouri Valley Conference 7. UNLV 12-4 1303 14 Mountain West Conference 8. Colorado State 15-3 1266 12 Mountain West Conference 9. Middle Tennessee 13-3 1227 13 Conference USA 10. Dayton 13-3 1150 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Sam Houston State 13-2 1061 11 Southland Conference 12. UAB 13-3 972 20 Conference USA 13. Oakland 14-3 896 8 Horizon League 14. Connecticut 12-4 871 23 American Athletic Conference 15. Cleveland State 13-6 869 NR Horizon League 16. Stephen F. Austin 14-3 740 22 Southland Conference 17. Memphis 14-4 667 9 American Athletic Conference 18. American 13-4 521 17 Patriot League 19. Green Bay 13-4 409 NR Horizon League 20. Portland 11-4 393 NR West Coast Conference 21. Old Dominion 12-4 265 NR Conference USA 22. Tulsa 13-5 247 NR American Athletic Conference 23. Louisiana Tech 11-4 232 7 Conference USA 24. Davidson 11-5 114 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Northern Arizona 12-4 88 NR Big Sky Conference Others Receiving Votes: Temple 13-5 60 American Athletic Conference UTEP 11-4 50 Conference USA Duquesne 12-5 46 Atlantic 10 Conference San Diego 11-5 43 West Coast Conference Massachusetts 11-5 41 Atlantic 10 Conference Harvard 12-5 34 Ivy League Oral Roberts 13-4 33 Summit League Pepperdine 12-5 31 West Coast Conference Quinnipiac 14-5 30 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Boise State 11-5 29 Mountain West Conference Tennessee Martin 13-4 23 Ohio Valley Conference South Dakota State 13-5 10 Summit League UC Santa Barbara 13-5 5 Big West Conference USC Upstate 12-5 5 Atlantic Sun Conference Northern Iowa 14-6 1 Missouri Valley Conference


Tulsa and Davidson are back in the mid-major top 25, but getting there hasn't been the problem, staying there has. We'll see what this week brings for them.

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Only 2 feature games to tell you about this week, but let's get to it:

1/17/18- Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ #5 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- This one was closer than anticipated, as it was all deadlocked at 35 going into halftime. There honestly wasn't a lot of separation in this one, but the three point line proved to be the difference. Kentucky made 11 three pointers while Alabama made only 5.

Final Score: #5 Kentucky- 95, Alabama- 81

1/18/18- #9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- There would be no upset in this one, as the Bruins led from start to finish. Washington State made just 15 shots all game, and were 0-15 from the three point line. Almost half their points came from the free throw line where they were 22-30. The Bruins also outrebounded them 43-24 as they rolled to victory.

Final Score: #9 UCLA- 81, Washington State- 52

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 13-9, 5-3 America East.

1/19/18 at UMBC (W 72-43).
1/21/18 at UMass Lowell (W 61-50).

The Hawks took care of business this week and have 2 more games on the road next week.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-11, 2-6 American.

1/17/18 at South Florida (W 76-73).
1/20/18 vs. Memphis (L 72-64).

A split for the Pirates, and give them credit for playing another good team tough, as they took Memphis to the wire.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 14-6, 6-2 American.

1/17/18 vs. UCF (W 82-67).
1/20/18 vs. South Florida (L 59-51).

A split for the Golden Hurricane who suffered a bad loss to South Florida. Next week they've got a couple tough ones.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 13-5, 5-1 Atlantic 10.

1/17/18 at #18 Richmond (W 68-63).
1/20/18 vs. George Washington (W 74-69).

What a week for the Wildcats, as they turn around and beat a Richmond team that just beat them by 32 points a week ago. They follow that up with another impressive win over a strong GW team. They'll get their first game with A-10 newcomer Mississippi State next week.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 8-9, 2-5 ACC.

1/17/18 at Louisville (L 73-66).
1/20/18 vs. #11 Syracuse (L 77-67).

2 tough losses for the Tigers, who were competitive in both games, but aren't quite ready for the grind of the ACC, at least it doesn't appear.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 11-6, 3-4 ACC.

1/17/18 vs. Boston College (W 73-68).
1/20/18 vs. Miami (L 63-46).

A split for the Blue Devils this week, who continue to struggle a bit. They've had splits in their last 3 weeks.

#14 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 15-4, 6-1 Big 12.

1/15/18 vs. West Virginia (W 90-76).
1/20/18 vs. Texas (W 92-68).

2 more easy wins for the Jayhawks, but next week a big test at a 1 loss Baylor team.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-10, 1-6 Big 12.

1/15/18 vs. Oklahoma (L 66-45).
1/20/18 vs. Oklahoma State (L 66-43).

Consistency for the Horned Frogs this week, as they lose both games by an almost exact score. The only difference was they scored 2 less points against Oklahoma State.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 9-9, 2-4 Big Ten.

1/17/18 vs. #10 Wisconsin (L 84-74).
1/20/18 at Rutgers (W 88-77).

A split for the Wolverines, who break a 4 game losing streak with the win at Rutgers.

#13 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 16-2, 6-0 Big Ten.

1/17/18 at Purdue (W 81-65).
1/20/18 vs. #22 Illinois (W 86-78).

Good week for the Spartans as they win a couple more tough games.

#15 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 14-3, 3-3 Big Ten.

1/17/18 at Nebraska (L 63-49).
1/20/18 at Maryland (L 87-79).

Uh-oh! A reality check for the Wildcats. Let's hope this isn't the start of a downward slide. They've got a couple chances to redeem themselves next week.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 9-10, 2-3 Big West.

1/16/18 at UC Irvine (L 58-54).

Just 1 game this week for the Warriors, but it was a loss. The season is starting to go south, as Hawaii is on a 3 game losing streak after winning 7 in a row.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 6-12, 3-3 Conference USA.

1/18/18 at Middle Tennessee (L 76-50).
1/20/18 vs. UAB (W 71-63).

A split for the 49ers, who get a nice win against UAB, but have to go on the road to face them next week.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 9-8, 3-3 Conference USA.

1/18/18 at UAB (W 67-65).
1/20/18 vs. Florida Atlantic (L 82-74).

Also a split for the Owls, who won the game most people expected them to lose, and lost the game people expected them to win. Basketball is a funny game like that.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 9-12, 6-6 MAAC.

1/17/18 at Morgan State (W 80-78).
1/21/18 vs. Manhattan (L 64-56).

A split for the Hawks who win the non-conference game but lose the conference game.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 7-11, 2-4 MEAC.

1/15/18 vs. Florida A&M (L 80-73).
1/18/18 at Stetson (W 55-37).

A split for the Spartans, who break a short 2 game losing streak with a non-conference road win.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 10-7, 5-1 Pac 12.

1/18/18 at Oregon State (W 84-77, OT).
1/20/18 at Utah (W 78-77).

2 tough road wins for the Buffaloes, who are off to a good start in Pac 12 play, but the schedule gets tougher next week.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 13-5, 4-2 Pac 12.

1/18/18 at Oregon (W 67-59).
1/20/18 at California (W 62-57).

The Cardinal also get 2 good road wins this week. They'll have a feature game next week, but otherwise the schedule is favorable for a couple weeks.

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 16-2, 6-0 Pac 12.

1/18/18 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
1/20/18 at USC (W 84-60).

2 easy wins for the Bruins on the road, as they keep rolling.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 10-8, 2-4 Pac 12.

1/18/18 vs. #9 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
1/20/18 vs. Arizona State (L 61-30).

Not a good week for the Cougars who get absolutely hammered in 2 games. Their next 3 games are against teams with losing records, so they would love to get all those.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 8-10, 3-3 SEC.

1/17/18 at #5 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
1/20/18 at LSU (W 67-64).

A split for the Crimson Tide, who actually played Kentucky pretty well, but couldn't stop the three point game. They rallied for a nice win at LSU.

#19 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 13-5, 3-3 SEC.

1/17/18 vs. LSU (W 93-68).
1/20/18 vs. Ole Miss (L 92-81).

A split for the Gators, who need to beat the teams they are supposed to beat if they are going to make the NCAA Tournament. Ole Miss is a game they shouldn't be losing.

#5 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 16-2, 5-1 SEC.

1/17/18 vs. Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
1/20/18 at Arkansas (W 99-91).

The Wildcats are back in business, with a 3 game winning streak since that upset loss to Auburn.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-13, 4-7 Sun Belt.

1/16/18 vs. #24 Sam Houston State (L 68-42).
1/18/18 vs. St. John's (L 77-52).
1/20/18 at UT Arlington (L 79-43).

The Trojans get blasted in all 3 of their games this week and have now lost 6 in a row after a 3 game winning streak.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 19-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Gonzaga 20-0 1652 2 West Coast Conference 3. Virginia 17-2 1648 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Baylor 19-1 1613 3 Big 12 Conference 5. Kentucky 16-2 1564 5 Southeastern Conference 6. Villanova 16-2 1429 6 Big East Conference 7. VCU 16-2 1353 8 Southeastern Conference 8. Wichita State 18-2 1280 7 Missouri Valley Conference 9. UCLA 16-2 1267 9 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Marquette 16-4 1035 16 Big East Conference 11. Kansas 15-4 1029 14 Big 12 Conference 12. Michigan State 16-2 987 13 Big Ten Conference 13. Syracuse 15-3 978 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. La Salle 17-1 907 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Wisconsin 15-4 855 10 Big Ten Conference 16. Cincinnati 16-3 763 17 American Athletic Conference 17. Richmond 15-4 598 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Illinois State 17-3 570 20 Missouri Valley Conference 19. Illinois 14-4 403 22 Big Ten Conference 20. Miami 14-5 392 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Dayton 15-3 348 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Northwestern 14-3 244 15 Big Ten Conference 23. Iowa State 14-5 207 NR Big 12 Conference 24. Florida State 15-4 198 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Florida 13-5 145 19 Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Stephen F. Austin 15-3 71 Southland Conference Arizona 12-6 20 Pacific-12 Conference Memphis 16-4 20 American Athletic Conference Colorado State 16-4 17 Mountain West Conference Sam Houston State 14-3 3 Southland Conference Georgetown 12-7 2 Big East Conference Connecticut 13-5 1 American Athletic Conference Creighton 14-5 1 Big East Conference


Kentucky and UCLA stay put at 5 and 9 respectively, while Kansas moves up 3 spots after a 2 win week, and Michigan State moves up 1 spot. Northwestern moves down 7 spots after losing twice this week, and Florida moves down 6 spots after their bad loss.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 20-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State 18-2 1728 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati 16-3 1648 3 American Athletic Conference 4. La Salle 17-1 1592 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Illinois State 17-3 1473 6 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Richmond 15-4 1468 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Dayton 15-3 1346 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Colorado State 16-4 1223 8 Mountain West Conference 9. Memphis 16-4 1150 17 American Athletic Conference 10. Stephen F. Austin 15-3 1115 16 Southland Conference 11. Middle Tennessee 14-4 1031 9 Conference USA 12. Cleveland State 14-7 959 15 Horizon League 13. Connecticut 13-5 894 14 American Athletic Conference 14. Davidson 13-5 870 24 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Sam Houston State 14-3 762 11 Southland Conference 16. Oakland 15-4 760 13 Horizon League 17. Old Dominion 14-4 692 21 Conference USA 18. Boise State 13-5 590 NR Mountain West Conference 19. Quinnipiac 16-5 508 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 20. UTEP 13-4 404 NR Conference USA 21. American 14-5 280 18 Patriot League 22. UNLV 12-6 251 7 Mountain West Conference 23. Portland 13-5 224 20 West Coast Conference 24. Northeastern 14-5 134 NR Colonial Athletic Association 25. Green Bay 14-5 106 19 Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Louisiana Tech 12-5 69 Conference USA Tulsa 14-6 61 American Athletic Conference UAB 13-5 46 Conference USA Pepperdine 13-6 36 West Coast Conference Temple 14-6 28 American Athletic Conference North Florida 14-5 25 Atlantic Sun Conference Massachusetts 12-6 24 Atlantic 10 Conference Eastern Kentucky 14-5 20 Ohio Valley Conference North Dakota State 14-5 17 Summit League San Diego 12-6 16 West Coast Conference Duquesne 13-6 12 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Iowa 15-7 11 Missouri Valley Conference Stony Brook 14-6 8 America East Conference UC Irvine 12-6 6 Big West Conference Harvard 13-6 5 Ivy League Oral Roberts 14-5 4 Summit League Western Michigan 12-5 3 Mid-American Conference Rhode Island 12-6 1 Atlantic 10 Conference


Davidson jumps 10 spots after a 2-0 week, while Tulsa is still receiving votes, but does fall out of the mid-major top 25. At least we've got some FOFC representation!
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The Cougs are not doing too badly. As for the Rainbow Warriors... Coach Gunn's seat has got to be scorching. UH is supposed to own the Big West.
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1 feature game this week, and we go to the Pac 12:

1/25/18- Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- This game was a sight for sore eyes, as neither team shot better than 37% from the field. Stanford was also a dismal 9-17 from the free throw line and 3-16 from the three point line. They trailed by 6 at halftime. The difference was when you take more shots, you should make more shots, and that's what happened in this one. Stanford made more shots because they took more shots, and escaped with a road victory.

Final Score: Stanford- 54, Colorado- 52

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 13-11, 5-5 America East.

1/26/18 at Vermont (L 78-67).
1/28/18 at Maine (L 76-66).

Bad week for the Hawks, who lost 2 very winnable road games. Now they go back home for 3 games.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 6-12, 3-6 American.

1/23/18 at Harvard (L 80-70).
1/27/18 at UCF (W 67-64).

A road split for the Pirates, who actually played well at Harvard, but not well enough. Nice for them to get another conference win though.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 14-7, 6-3 American.

1/27/18 at Memphis (L 69-60).

Just 1 game for the Golden Hurricane this week, and it was a tough loss on the road to a very good Memphis team. Next week they've got a couple more tough games.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 15-5, 7-1 Atlantic 10.

1/24/18 vs. Mississippi State (W 73-68).
1/27/18 at Duquesne (W 81-79).

2 more wins for the Wildcats, by a combined total of 7 points this week. They have another tough road test next week at UMass.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 8-11, 2-7 ACC.

1/24/18 at #3 Virginia (L 78-56).
1/27/18 vs. Boston College (L 63-59).

The losing streak is 5 now for the Tigers, as things have definitely gone south.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 11-8, 3-6 ACC.

1/24/18 at Virginia Tech (L 76-57).
1/27/18 at N.C. State (L 80-72).

The Blue Devils are also struggling mightily, having lost 4 of their last 5. This is definitely not the same Duke we are used to seeing.

#11 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 17-4, 8-1 Big 12.

1/22/18 at Texas Tech (W 90-71).
1/27/18 at #4 Baylor (W 83-66).

The Jayhawks rolled this week, pounding both opponents on the road, and one of those opponents was a top 5 team. Well done.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-12, 1-8 Big 12.

1/22/18 at Texas (L 76-63).
1/27/18 at West Virginia (L 66-56).

2 more losses for the Horned Frogs, who have lost 5 in a row now. As expected, they got their reality check when conference play started.

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

1/24/18 vs. Maryland (W 75-64).
1/27/18 at Penn State (W 90-76).

A couple of feel good wins for the Wolverines, and they needed them. Their opponents next week are a combined 39-2. Yikes!

#12 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 18-2, 8-0 Big Ten.

1/24/18 vs. Indiana (W 95-73).
1/27/18 at Nebraska (W 76-59).

2 more easy wins for the Spartans who are rolling, as they have a week of feature games next week. 2 in fact as they'll take on both Northwestern and Michigan.

#22 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 16-3, 5-3 Big Ten.

1/24/18 vs. Rutgers (W 57-52).
1/27/18 vs. Iowa (W 60-51).

A couple of wins for the Wildcats this week, who needed some positives as they've struggled in conference a little bit. Next week is a big showdown with Michigan State.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 11-10, 4-3 Big West.

1/25/18 vs. UC Riverside (W 79-68).
1/27/18 at Cal Poly (W 67-62).

2 very important victories for the Warriors to get back over .500 both overall and in conference. Hopefully they can keep it going.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 6-14, 3-5 Conference USA.

1/25/18 at UAB (L 68-65).
1/27/18 vs. Florida Atlantic (L 61-40).

2 more losses for the 49ers, but a good effort again at UAB, as they almost upset them again.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 10-9, 4-4 Conference USA.

1/25/18 at FIU (L 71-67).
1/27/18 vs. Louisiana Tech (W 75-66).

Another split for the Owls, and that makes about 6 weeks in a row with a split. Next week could be a little different though as they are facing 2 of the top teams in the conference.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 11-12, 8-6 MAAC.

1/26/18 vs. Niagara (W 65-59).
1/28/18 vs. Rider (W 80-64).

The Hawks took care of business this week by winning a couple important games. Next week is big as they face the 2nd and 3rd place teams in the conference, so a chance to move up is on the line.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 9-11, 4-4 MEAC.

1/22/18 vs. North Carolina A&T (W 81-67).
1/27/18 vs. Howard (W 67-62).

2 home wins for the Spartans as they are hopefully getting back on track. They've won 3 in a row.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 11-8, 6-2 Pac 12.

1/25/18 vs. Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
1/27/18 at Arizona State (W 65-54).

A split for the Buffaloes, who if they could have hit some more shots, would have won both games this week. But they are still doing well.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 15-5, 6-2 Pac 12.

1/25/18 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
1/27/18 vs. USC (W 77-58).

The Cardinal get a couple wins, including that come from behind win over Colorado and a hammering of USC. The schedule is favorable next week before a huge showdown the following week.

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 18-2, 8-0 Pac 12.

1/25/18 vs. Oregon (W 74-66).
1/27/18 at Utah (W 79-48).

2 more wins for the Bruins who have now won 10 in a row. Much like last year, the conference title is going to go through them.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 12-8, 4-4 Pac 12.

1/25/18 vs. Oregon State (W 78-57).
1/27/18 at California (W 69-68, OT).

It took overtime, but the Cougars, with the win at California, have now set the team record for most wins in a season. Before this, Washington State hadn't won more than 11 games in a season. With as wide open as the Pac 12 is after UCLA, they could easily get to 17, 18 wins.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 9-11, 4-4 SEC.

1/24/18 vs. Vanderbilt (W 85-64).
1/27/18 vs. Ole Miss (L 87-67).

A split for the Crimson Tide this week, as neither game was very competitive.

#25 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 14-6, 4-4 SEC.

1/24/18 at Auburn (W 74-65).
1/27/18 at #7 VCU (L 85-61).

A road split for the Gators, as they get hammered by conference newcomer VCU, who surprisingly has came in and dominated the conference so far. Florida goes on the road for 2 games next week, including a feature game.

#5 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 17-3, 6-2 SEC.

1/24/18 vs. Texas A&M (L 71-58).
1/27/18 at Georgia (W 80-54).

A split for the Wildcats, who actually lose at home and win on the road.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-15, 4-9 Sun Belt.

1/25/18 vs. Georgia Southern (L 79-71).
1/27/18 vs. Appalachian State (L 53-44).

2 more losses for the Trojans, who at this point are just trying to stay out of the cellar in the Sun Belt. It looks like a wasted season for them.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 21-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia 19-2 1725 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Villanova 18-2 1577 6 Big East Conference 4. Baylor 20-2 1561 4 Big 12 Conference 5. Kentucky 17-3 1507 5 Southeastern Conference 6. Gonzaga 22-0 1491 2 West Coast Conference 7. Kansas 17-4 1335 11 Big 12 Conference 8. Wichita State 20-2 1325 8 Missouri Valley Conference 9. UCLA 18-2 1263 9 Pacific-12 Conference 10. VCU 17-3 1136 7 Southeastern Conference 11. Marquette 17-4 1103 10 Big East Conference 12. Michigan State 18-2 987 12 Big Ten Conference 13. Wisconsin 16-5 934 15 Big Ten Conference 14. Cincinnati 17-4 832 16 American Athletic Conference 15. La Salle 18-2 765 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Syracuse 15-5 696 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Iowa State 16-5 681 23 Big 12 Conference 18. Richmond 17-4 572 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Illinois State 19-3 484 18 Missouri Valley Conference 20. Miami 15-6 438 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Illinois 15-5 267 19 Big Ten Conference 22. Oklahoma 14-7 228 NR Big 12 Conference 23. Florida 14-6 191 25 Southeastern Conference 24. Northwestern 16-3 187 22 Big Ten Conference 25. Cleveland State 15-7 92 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Stephen F. Austin 17-3 84 Southland Conference Davidson 15-5 52 Atlantic 10 Conference Florida State 16-5 31 Atlantic Coast Conference North Carolina 14-6 31 Atlantic Coast Conference Memphis 17-4 10 American Athletic Conference Stanford 15-5 9 Pacific-12 Conference Creighton 15-6 3 Big East Conference Arizona 12-8 1 Pacific-12 Conference Old Dominion 16-4 1 Conference USA Quinnipiac 18-5 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


Kentucky, UCLA, and Michigan State all keep their respective rankings, while Kansas moves up 4 spots after that big win against Baylor. Somehow, even after splitting last week, Florida moves up 2 spots. Crazy. And Northwestern, who won 2 games this week, moves down 2 spots? Hmm. Hello Davidson, who is getting a lot of national votes now. Stanford also gets a few votes after their 2 wins this week.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Wichita State (41) 20-2 1769 2 Missouri Valley Conference 2. Gonzaga (31) 22-0 1759 1 West Coast Conference 3. Cincinnati 17-4 1655 3 American Athletic Conference 4. La Salle 18-2 1559 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Richmond 17-4 1469 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Cleveland State 15-7 1424 12 Horizon League 7. Illinois State 19-3 1410 5 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Davidson 15-5 1266 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Middle Tennessee 16-4 1146 11 Conference USA 10. Memphis 17-4 1131 9 American Athletic Conference 11. Stephen F. Austin 17-3 1009 10 Southland Conference 12. Colorado State 16-5 876 8 Mountain West Conference 13. Connecticut 14-6 868 13 American Athletic Conference 14. Old Dominion 16-4 787 17 Conference USA 15. Quinnipiac 18-5 721 19 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 16. Dayton 15-5 662 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Boise State 14-6 444 18 Mountain West Conference 18. Sam Houston State 16-3 424 15 Southland Conference 19. Massachusetts 14-6 392 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Northeastern 16-5 349 24 Colonial Athletic Association 21. UNLV 13-7 349 22 Mountain West Conference 22. SMU 14-7 222 NR American Athletic Conference 23. Temple 15-6 213 NR American Athletic Conference 24. Rhode Island 14-6 176 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Georgia State 14-8 167 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Belmont 15-7 122 Ohio Valley Conference Oakland 16-5 116 Horizon League UAB 15-5 92 Conference USA Harvard 15-6 84 Ivy League San Diego State 10-9 79 Mountain West Conference Manhattan 17-7 76 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference UTEP 14-5 74 Conference USA South Dakota State 16-6 66 Summit League Stony Brook 16-6 59 America East Conference Northern Iowa 16-8 56 Missouri Valley Conference BYU 13-10 55 West Coast Conference North Florida 16-5 54 Atlantic Sun Conference Utah State 15-6 48 Mountain West Conference Eastern Kentucky 16-5 42 Ohio Valley Conference Louisiana Tech 13-6 34 Conference USA Tulsa 14-7 24 American Athletic Conference American 15-6 23 Patriot League Mercer 15-6 17 Southern Conference Oral Roberts 15-5 8 Summit League Duquesne 14-7 6 Atlantic 10 Conference Green Bay 15-6 5 Horizon League UC Irvine 13-7 5 Big West Conference Pepperdine 13-7 4 West Coast Conference USC Upstate 15-6 4 Atlantic Sun Conference


Davidson continues to soar, moving up 6 spots in the mid-major poll. With their split, Tulsa continues to lose votes, but they are still hanging around in the Others Receiving Votes category.
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4 feature games for you this week, so we'll get started with those.

1/29/18- #7 Kansas (Dave Johnson) @ TCU (Bee Mighty) -- About what we expected in this one. TCU played it close for a few minutes, but it was all Jayhawks. Kansas shot 51.6% and held TCU to just 36.2% shooting as they roll to a road victory.

Final Score: #7 Kansas- 87, TCU- 60

1/31/18- #12 Michigan State (Al Mighty) @ #24 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- The first half was the difference in this one, as Northwestern could not get it going and trailed by 14 at halftime. They fought back valiantly in the second half, but it was too much Sparty in this one.

Final Score: #12 Michigan State- 56, #24 Northwestern- 50

2/3/18- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ #12 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- The Wolverines have done it again! Despite turning the ball over 16 times, Michigan was 43.9% from the field and made 5 more shots than Sparty. This was enough to give Michigan a road upset over their in-state rivals for the second straight season.

Final Score: Michigan- 68, #12 Michigan State- 63

2/3/18- #23 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) @ Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- The Crimson Tide raced out to a 12 point halftime lead and played their best game of the season. Despite neither team shooting well and Florida making 6 more shots, Alabama got to the free throw line more often, and made more free throws to get a big, big win.

Final Score: Alabama- 61, #23 Florida- 60

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 13-12, 5-6 T-4th America East.

1/31/18 vs. New Hampshire (L 78-57).

Just 1 game for the Hawks this week, but it was yet another loss, and that makes 3 in a row.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 7-13, 4-7 8th American.

1/31/18 at Tulane (W 74-64).
2/3/18 vs. Houston (L 61-48).

A split for the Pirates, who are playing better basketball as of late.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 15-8, 7-4 T-4th American.

1/31/18 at SMU (W 74-58).
2/3/18 vs. Memphis (L 96-70).

A split for the Golden Hurricane, who get a nice road win at SMU, then get blasted by Memphis.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 17-5, 9-1 T-1st Atlantic 10.

1/31/18 at UMass (W 61-60).
2/3/18 vs. St. Louis (W 81-52).

Getting the win at UMass was big, as there are really only a couple tough games left for the Wildcats in the regular season.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 10-11, 4-7 11th ACC.

1/31/18 at Georgia Tech (W 78-65).
2/3/18 at Florida State (W 61-57).

Nice week for the Tigers who got a couple big road wins, including one over a hot Florida State team.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 11-10, 3-8 ACC.

1/31/18 vs. #16 Syracuse (L 94-63).
2/3/18 at Pittsburgh (L 53-40).

The slide continues for the Blue Devils, who are really struggling. That 31 point blowout loss to Syracuse has people wondering if Coach Hoo is the answer.

#7 Kansas (Dave Johnson) - 18-5, 9-2 2nd Big 12.

1/29/18 at TCU- feature game, highlighted above.
2/3/18 at #17 Iowa State (L 87-79).

A split for the Jayhawks on the road, a bit of a shocking loss to Iowa State, but next week they get a rematch with Oklahoma, who handed them their first conference loss.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-14, 1-10 10th (last) Big 12.

1/29/18 vs. #7 Kansas (L 87-60).
2/3/18 vs. Kansas State (L 65-62).

Well, the 3 points loss is the closest game the Horned Frogs have played in quite a while, and it sure won't get easier in the Big 12.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 12-10, 5-5 T-6th Big Ten.

1/31/18 at #1 Ohio State (L 89-60).
2/3/18 at #12 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

A big win for the Wolverines at Michigan State, for the second straight season they win a game against their in-state rivals. No shame in losing to Ohio State. After all, everyone else has this season.

#12 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 19-3, 9-1 2nd Big Ten.

1/31/18 at #24 Northwestern- feature game, highlighted above.
2/3/18 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Spartans this week, and they won't take too kindly to losing to their in-state rivals, again.

#24 Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 16-5, 5-5 T-6th Big Ten.

1/31/18 vs. #12 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/3/18 vs. Maryland (L 70-68).

Not the best of weeks for the Wildcats. They played tough in both their losses, but they don't need losses to prove they are turning the corner. They need to not fade now, it's been a heck of a season for them so far.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 13-10, 6-3 T-1st Big West.

1/30/18 vs. UC Davis (W 70-56).
2/3/18 at Long Beach State (W 71-63).

Good week for the Warriors, who are back on a 4 game winning streak. Fortunately, nobody is really walking away in the conference, so it's still up for grabs.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 6-16, 3-7 T-11th Conference USA.

2/1/18 at Louisiana Tech (L 63-53).
2/3/18 vs. Old Dominion (L 68-57).

2 more losses for the 49ers who continue to struggle after that upset win over UAB.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 10-11, 4-6 T-9th Conference USA.

2/1/18 vs. UTEP (L 79-58).
2/3/18 vs. Middle Tennessee (L 98-85).

Can't say I didn't see these 2 losses coming, as you're dealing with 2 of the best in the conference here. Winnable games coming up next week for the Owls.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 13-12, 10-6 T-3rd MAAC.

2/2/18 vs. Quinnipiac (W 60-58).
2/4/18 vs. Iona (W 71-70).

2 big wins for the Hawks, even though it was by a combined 3 points. Doesn't matter how you do it, as long as you win. This gives them a small lifeline for postseason play.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 10-12, 5-4 T-4th MEAC.

1/29/18 at Niagara (L 65-53).
2/3/18 at Hampton (W 52-47).

Let's face it, the Spartans only method of getting to the postseason is by winning the conference, so winning the conference game against Hampton this week means more than losing the non-conference game to Niagara.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 12-9, 7-3 T-2nd Pac 12.

2/1/18 at Washington (L 60-49).
2/3/18 vs. Arizona State (W 70-61).

A split for the Buffaloes, who can't be losing to single digit win teams at this point in the season, especially if they want to see the postseason again.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 16-6, 7-3 T-2nd Pac 12.

2/1/18 vs. Oregon (L 68-66).
2/3/18 at Oregon State (W 65-58).

The Cardinal also split this week, losing a tough one to Oregon. Given the fact they didn't get any respect last season, splits are not what they need.

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 19-3, 9-1 1st Pac 12.

2/1/18 at Arizona (W 81-50).
2/3/18 vs. California (L 62-54).

Well, at least the Bruins didn't wait until the last week of the season to lose their first conference loss, unlike last season. But wow, losing to an 8 win team? That can hurt their seeding, especially if it happens again.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 13-9, 5-5 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/1/18 vs. California (W 68-52).
2/3/18 at Utah (L 77-67).

Another split for the Cougars, as they see their brief 3 game winning streak come to an end. How crazy is it that a 5-5 team is tied for 3rd in the conference? Just goes to show how much parity there is in the Pac 12 this season.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 11-11, 6-4 T-5th SEC.

1/31/18 at Missouri (W 70-40).
2/3/18 vs. #23 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Crimson Tide, who are trying to make a late push in the conference. Starting a nice winning streak would certainly help.

#23 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 15-7, 5-5 T-7th SEC.

1/31/18 at Ole Miss (W 78-68).
2/3/18 at Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough week for the Gators, losing to Alabama could hurt their bubble chances.

#5 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 19-3, 8-2 1st SEC.

1/31/18 at LSU (W 87-62).
2/3/18 at Auburn (W 94-71).

The Wildcats take care of business on the road and have what should be 3 easy wins in their next 3 games before they meet up with VCU.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 8-15, 5-9 9th Sun Belt.

2/1/18 at Texas State (W 68-50).

Just 1 game for the Trojans this week, as they get a nice win against an overmatched team.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 23-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia 21-2 1720 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Baylor 22-2 1633 4 Big 12 Conference 4. Kentucky 19-3 1557 5 Southeastern Conference 5. Gonzaga 24-0 1538 6 West Coast Conference 6. Wichita State 22-2 1421 8 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Villanova 19-3 1409 3 Big East Conference 8. Kansas 18-5 1299 7 Big 12 Conference 9. UCLA 19-3 1204 9 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Marquette 18-5 1173 11 Big East Conference 11. Iowa State 18-5 1017 17 Big 12 Conference 12. VCU 17-5 918 10 Southeastern Conference 13. Cincinnati 19-4 913 14 American Athletic Conference 14. La Salle 20-2 878 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Syracuse 17-5 770 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Michigan State 19-3 763 12 Big Ten Conference 17. Richmond 19-4 737 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Illinois State 21-3 532 19 Missouri Valley Conference 19. Illinois 17-5 529 21 Big Ten Conference 20. Wisconsin 17-6 344 13 Big Ten Conference 21. Oklahoma 15-8 339 22 Big 12 Conference 22. Miami 16-7 226 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Cleveland State 17-7 207 25 Horizon League 24. Stephen F. Austin 19-3 177 NR Southland Conference 25. Memphis 19-4 123 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 16-6 60 Atlantic Coast Conference Davidson 17-5 59 Atlantic 10 Conference Middle Tennessee 18-4 21 Conference USA Old Dominion 18-4 12 Conference USA Florida State 16-6 5 Atlantic Coast Conference North Carolina 15-7 5 Atlantic Coast Conference Northwestern 16-5 4 Big Ten Conference Connecticut 16-6 3 American Athletic Conference Stanford 16-6 2 Pacific-12 Conference Florida 15-7 1 Southeastern Conference Northeastern 18-5 1 Colonial Athletic Association


Kentucky moves up 1 spot after blasting 2 opponents this week while Kansas moves down 1 spot. UCLA stays the same, and Michigan State moves down 4 spots after their upset loss to Michigan. Davidson needs to win a few more games to crack the top 25, while Northwestern, Stanford, and Florida need to win all their games next week just to keep receiving votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (40) 24-0 1768 2 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State (32) 22-2 1760 1 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati 19-4 1655 3 American Athletic Conference 4. La Salle 20-2 1532 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Richmond 19-4 1523 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Illinois State 21-3 1406 7 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Cleveland State 17-7 1405 6 Horizon League 8. Davidson 17-5 1275 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Memphis 19-4 1248 10 American Athletic Conference 10. Middle Tennessee 18-4 1133 9 Conference USA 11. Stephen F. Austin 19-3 1031 11 Southland Conference 12. Connecticut 16-6 983 13 American Athletic Conference 13. Old Dominion 18-4 862 14 Conference USA 14. Northeastern 18-5 748 20 Colonial Athletic Association 15. Rhode Island 16-6 734 24 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. UTEP 16-5 551 NR Conference USA 17. Belmont 17-7 431 NR Ohio Valley Conference 18. Harvard 17-6 402 NR Ivy League 19. Oakland 18-5 395 NR Horizon League 20. South Dakota State 18-6 341 NR Summit League 21. UNLV 14-8 302 21 Mountain West Conference 22. Dayton 16-6 244 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Colorado State 16-6 222 12 Mountain West Conference 24. San Diego State 12-9 211 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Manhattan 19-7 184 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Massachusetts 14-8 173 Atlantic 10 Conference Boise State 15-7 159 Mountain West Conference Quinnipiac 18-6 92 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Stony Brook 18-6 78 America East Conference Sam Houston State 17-4 76 Southland Conference Louisiana Tech 15-6 71 Conference USA BYU 14-10 66 West Coast Conference North Florida 18-5 66 Atlantic Sun Conference Mercer 17-6 64 Southern Conference American 17-6 63 Patriot League SMU 15-8 50 American Athletic Conference Temple 15-7 24 American Athletic Conference High Point 18-7 23 Big South Conference Tulsa 15-8 18 American Athletic Conference Eastern Kentucky 17-6 7 Ohio Valley Conference Drexel 16-6 6 Colonial Athletic Association Buffalo 14-9 4 Mid-American Conference North Carolina Central 16-7 4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Iowa 16-9 3 Missouri Valley Conference Duquesne 15-8 2 Atlantic 10 Conference Green Bay 16-7 2 Horizon League UAB 15-7 2 Conference USA Lehigh 18-7 1 Patriot League


Davidson stays put at #8 in the mid-majors, and Tulsa is still receiving a few votes.

It's that time of year again, Bubble Watch time. 2 of our FOFC teams are listed in the first Overall Bubble Watch.

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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Indiana 14-8 .577 (40) 5-6 1-1 1-0 7-1 63 In SMU 15-8 .589 (34) 1-3 2-3 6-2 6-0 48 In Duquesne 15-8 .563 (55) 2-3 1-3 5-1 7-1 84 In Stanford 16-6 .555 (68) 2-4 2-0 11-2 1-0 161 In UNLV 14-8 .598 (24) 1-2 0-3 7-3 6-0 21 In Massachusetts 14-8 .565 (54) 1-5 3-1 2-1 8-1 66 In Lafayette 15-9 .559 (61) 0-2 3-2 4-4 8-1 104 In Memphis 19-4 .553 (72) 0-2 6-0 3-1 10-1 247 In Quinnipiac 18-6 .553 (71) 1-0 3-2 6-3 8-1 222 Out Xavier 13-8 .561 (59) 4-2 2-5 3-1 4-0 58 Out Georgia 13-8 .610 (17) 2-6 2-2 6-0 3-0 10 Out Northern Iowa 16-9 .551 (79) 2-4 5-0 4-4 5-1 91 Out Northwestern 16-5 .524 (120) 3-3 0-0 4-2 9-0 281 Out Tulsa 15-8 .548 (84) 3-2 5-2 3-2 4-2 145 Out Temple 15-7 .544 (90) 2-2 2-2 1-3 10-0 148 Out

The SOS is really hurting Stanford, but 4-4 against the RPI top 100 is helping. If not for the terrible SOS, we probably wouldn't even be mentioning Stanford as a bubble team.

Northwestern on the other hand, has the worst RPI and SOS among all the bubble teams, yet they are still 3-3 against teams in the top 100, and even better, that's actually 3-3 against the top 50. But still, they will need at least 1 or 2 more marquee wins to be considered a tournament team.

Now for the rest of the teams:

Lock: Davidson, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Kentucky, Florida

All the other teams are projected out. Keep in mind, this is for the NCAA Tournament only.
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6 feature games this week, 3 of them coming from the Pac 12.

2/8/18- #9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- Neither team ripped the nets in this one, and it was all tied at halftime. The Bruins dominated the boards though, 42-29, and were able to get a big road victory, pulling away a bit in the 2nd half.

Final Score: #9 UCLA- 54, Stanford- 46

2/8/18- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 3 point shooting was the difference in this one, as the Cougars made 9 and Colorado only made 2. A game that the Buffaloes led at halftime and could have really used, but they couldn't get a clutch basket late, and fall in what has to be consider a minor upset.

Final Score: Washington State- 65, Colorado- 63

2/10/18- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- This game was a shootout, as neither team played much defense. Rice shot 50.8% and Charlotte shot 48.2%. There were 65 total free throws shot with 53 made. It came down to the three point line, as Rice doubled up Charlotte from there and it was enough for a road win.

Final Score: Rice- 92, Charlotte- 83

2/10/18- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ #9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- Give the Cougars credit, they matched UCLA shot for shot in the first half, being tied at 36 going into the locker room. But as was the case for our other feature games, it came down to the three point line. UCLA made 7, Washington State made 1. Despite going 25-29 from the line, there would be no upset today, as UCLA hangs on.

Final Score: #9 UCLA- 83, Washington State- 74

2/10/18- Duke (Dean Hoo) @ Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- How far have the Blue Devils fallen? Well, they shot 35.6%, their lowest shooting percentage in a long time. That, combined with the fact that Clemson made 28 free throws to Duke's 14, and the slide continues for the once proud Blue Devils.

Final Score: Clemson- 70, Duke- 61

2/10/18- Northwestern (Ess Vee) @ Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- The Wildcats jumped out to a big lead early, leading by 12 at halftime. They shot 47.1% to just 35.9% for Michigan and get a much needed win.

Final Score: Northwestern- 82, Michigan- 69

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 15-12, 7-6 T-4th America East.

2/9/18 vs. Albany (W 68-44).
2/11/18 vs. UMBC (W 83-72).

2 solid wins for the Hawks, who now have a career high in wins at 15, and 2 of their last 3 regular season games are winnable.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 8-14, 5-7 7th American.

2/7/18 vs. Virginia Tech (L 78-68).
2/10/18 vs. UConn (W 93-75).

The Pirates split this week, but what a nice win against UConn, a team they wouldn't have even came close to beating 2 years ago.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 16-8, 8-4 T-4th American.

2/7/18 vs. Houston (W 69-51).

Good win for the Golden Hurricane in their only game of the week. Next week is a rematch with Cincinnati.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 18-6, 10-2 T-2nd Atlantic 10.

2/7/18 vs. St. Bonaventure (W 98-75).
2/10/18 at St. Joseph's (L 89-82).

A split for the Wildcats, and not a good loss at St. Joseph's. They've still got a chance for the A-10 title, but they also have some really tough games coming up.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 12-11, 6-7 10th ACC.

2/7/18 at Pittsburgh (W 65-63).
2/10/18 vs. Duke- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Tigers who bounce back over .500 with the 2 wins this week. They've won 3 in a row.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 12-11, 4-9 12th ACC.

2/7/18 vs. Georgia Tech (W 76-52).
2/10/18 at Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.

The week started good for the Blue Devils, as they pounded Georgia Tech, but Clemson was just too much for them. Of their last 6 regular season games, only 1 opponent has a sub .500 record. Oh boy!

#8 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 19-6, 10-3 3rd Big 12.

2/5/18 vs. Oklahoma State (W 90-60).
2/10/18 vs. #21 Oklahoma (L 65-57).

A split for the Jayhawks, who fall out of first place with the loss to Oklahoma. More tough games coming.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-15, 1-11 10th (last) Big 12.

2/10/18 at #11 Iowa State (L 53-38).

The Horned Frogs had a dismal shooting night and don't look anywhere close to getting another Big 12 victory this season. 8 losses in a row now.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 12-12, 5-5 T-9th Big Ten.

2/7/18 at Purdue (L 84-76).
2/10/18 vs. Northwestern- feature game, highlighted above.

Not a good week for the Wolverines, who lost all the momentum of that Michigan State win. Fortunately, the rest of their schedule is favorable.

#16 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 20-4, 10-2 2nd Big Ten.

2/7/18 vs. #1 Ohio State (L 90-85, OT).
2/10/18 at Minnesota (W 66-35).

A gallant effort by the Wolverines against undefeated Ohio State. Taking them to overtime is the best anyone has done so far.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 17-6, 6-6 T-6th Big Ten.

2/7/18 at Penn State (L 60-57).
2/10/18 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

A road split for the Wildcats, and an embarrassing loss to Penn State. That shouldn't happen.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 14-11, 7-4 2nd Big West.

2/8/18 at Cal State Northridge (L 67-54).
2/10/18 vs. UC Santa Barbara (W 65-56).

Tough split for the Warriors, who drop a road game to a bottom feeder in the Big West. Ugh!

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 6-18, 3-9 T-11th Conference USA.

2/8/18 vs. FIU (L 69-52)
2/10/18 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.

The slide continues for the 49ers, who have now lost 6 in a row.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 12-11, 6-6 T-8th Conference USA.

2/8/18 at UTSA (W 65-52).
2/10/18 at Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.

Great week for the Owls who get back over .500 overall and back to .500 in conference play. Next week is a date with Old Dominion, who hasn't lost in conference play yet.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 14-13, 11-7 T-4th MAAC.

2/9/18 at Rider (L 75-55).
2/11/18 at St. Peter's (W 51-34).

A split for the Hawks, and with 2 games left in conference play, they can't win the conference, but they can still finish 2nd. They have St. Peter's again next week, and another winnable game after that.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 10-14, 5-6 T-6th MEAC.

2/5/18 vs. Bethune Cookman (L 64-55).
2/10/18 at Delaware State (L 72-56).

2 losses for the Spartans this week as they've lost 3 of 4 and next week they face the top 2 teams in the conference.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 12-11, 7-5 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/8/18 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/10/18 vs. Oregon State (L 61-56).

Tough week for the Buffaloes, who were just 7 points away from being 2nd in the conference. Fortunately, they've got 3 winnable games coming up before a date with UCLA.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 17-7, 8-4 2nd Pac 12.

2/8/18 vs. #9 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
2/10/18 at USC (W 76-56).

A split for the Cardinal, who played UCLA tough but couldn't pull it out. Their schedule is very favorable the rest of the way.

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 21-3, 11-1 1st Pac 12.

2/8/18 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
2/10/18 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

2 wins for the Bruins this week, as they recover from the major upset loss to California. They control their own destiny at this point, as they shouldn't lose again in the regular season.. then again they shouldn't have lost to Cal.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 14-10, 6-6 T-5th Pac 12.

2/8/18 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
2/10/18 at #9 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Cougars, but it was really a good split. They beat a pretty solid Colorado team and hung with UCLA. They've still got some tough ones on the schedule, but 17 wins is doable.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 13-11, 8-4 T-2nd SEC.

2/7/18 vs. #12 VCU (W 56-53).
2/10/18 at South Carolina (W 69-60).

Big week for the Crimson Tide, who shocked VCU and then followed that up with a good win at South Carolina. If things go right, they could still win the SEC. Amazing.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 17-7, 7-5 T-3rd SEC.

2/7/18 vs. Texas A&M (W 84-71).
2/10/18 vs. Vanderbilt (W 69-52).

2 more wins for the Gators who have 4 winnable games before the rematch with Kentucky.

#4 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 20-4, 9-3 1st SEC.

2/7/18 at Ole Miss (W 84-70).
2/10/18 vs. Tennessee (L 82-76)

A split for the Wildcats, who lost another one unexpectedly. That SEC title isn't assured yet, as they still have meeting with VCU and Florida.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-15, 7-9 T-6th Sun Belt.

2/8/18 at Appalachian State (W 65-64).
2/10/18 vs. Louisiana Monroe (W 62-61).

Well, the Trojans won 2 games this week by the slimmest of margins, but they are on the right path. A 3 game winning streak with 4 regular season games to go.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 25-0 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia 22-2 1708 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Gonzaga 26-0 1670 5 West Coast Conference 4. Baylor 23-3 1557 3 Big 12 Conference 5. Villanova 21-3 1473 7 Big East Conference 6. Kentucky 20-4 1469 4 Southeastern Conference 7. Wichita State 23-3 1356 6 Missouri Valley Conference 8. UCLA 21-3 1345 9 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Cincinnati 21-4 1215 13 American Athletic Conference 10. Kansas 19-6 1156 8 Big 12 Conference 11. La Salle 22-2 1011 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Michigan State 20-4 969 16 Big Ten Conference 13. Marquette 18-7 894 10 Big East Conference 14. Iowa State 19-5 847 11 Big 12 Conference 15. Illinois State 23-3 733 18 Missouri Valley Conference 16. VCU 18-6 728 12 Southeastern Conference 17. Syracuse 18-6 670 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Richmond 20-5 639 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Oklahoma 17-8 534 21 Big 12 Conference 20. Miami 18-7 384 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Cleveland State 19-7 286 23 Horizon League 22. Stephen F. Austin 21-3 270 24 Southland Conference 23. Illinois 18-6 267 19 Big Ten Conference 24. Memphis 21-4 217 25 American Athletic Conference 25. North Carolina 17-7 94 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Florida 17-7 39 Southeastern Conference Old Dominion 20-4 36 Conference USA Wisconsin 18-7 26 Big Ten Conference Davidson 18-6 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Harvard 19-6 2 Ivy League Notre Dame 17-7 2 Atlantic Coast Conference


Kentucky and Kansas both drop 2 spots after losing a game this week, while UCLA moves up 1 spot. Michigan State also lost a game this week, but moved up 4 spots. HUH?? The only thing I can think of is they were rewarded for having the least margin of defeat against Ohio State. Florida and Davidson are still receiving votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (71) 26-0 1799 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State (1) 23-3 1729 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati 21-4 1656 3 American Athletic Conference 4. La Salle 22-2 1549 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Cleveland State 19-7 1475 7 Horizon League 6. Illinois State 23-3 1457 6 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Richmond 20-5 1408 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Memphis 21-4 1302 9 American Athletic Conference 9. Davidson 18-6 1172 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Stephen F. Austin 21-3 1135 11 Southland Conference 11. Middle Tennessee 19-5 1041 10 Conference USA 12. Old Dominion 20-4 950 13 Conference USA 13. Belmont 19-7 780 17 Ohio Valley Conference 14. Harvard 19-6 740 18 Ivy League 15. Boise State 17-7 697 NR Mountain West Conference 16. UNLV 16-8 666 21 Mountain West Conference 17. Manhattan 21-7 576 25 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 18. American 19-6 440 NR Patriot League 19. Northeastern 19-6 418 14 Colonial Athletic Association 20. San Diego State 14-9 400 24 Mountain West Conference 21. Massachusetts 16-8 345 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Rhode Island 17-7 256 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. UTEP 17-6 256 16 Conference USA 24. Louisiana Tech 17-6 206 NR Conference USA 25. Oakland 19-6 168 19 Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: SMU 17-8 132 American Athletic Conference Quinnipiac 20-7 109 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Connecticut 16-8 97 American Athletic Conference Dayton 17-7 56 Atlantic 10 Conference Eastern Kentucky 19-6 51 Ohio Valley Conference BYU 15-11 50 West Coast Conference South Dakota State 19-7 50 Summit League Mercer 18-7 41 Southern Conference North Florida 19-6 35 Atlantic Sun Conference UAB 17-7 35 Conference USA Buffalo 16-9 25 Mid-American Conference Stony Brook 19-7 22 America East Conference Drexel 18-6 21 Colonial Athletic Association Colorado State 16-8 16 Mountain West Conference Sam Houston State 18-5 15 Southland Conference UC Irvine 16-8 10 Big West Conference Tulsa 16-8 9 American Athletic Conference Georgia State 16-10 2 Horizon League North Carolina Central 18-7 1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northern Iowa 17-10 1 Missouri Valley Conference Pepperdine 16-8 1 West Coast Conference


Davidson moves down a spot, while Tulsa is still receiving a few votes. Great to have some FOFC representation in the mid-major polls.

Here's a look at the overall bubble watch, which has none of our FOFC teams in it, but at least this way, some of our teams can take a look at who they have to compete with.



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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Virginia Tech 15-8 .560 (57) 1-5 4-1 7-2 3-0 116 In SMU 17-8 .577 (42) 1-3 3-3 6-2 7-0 86 In Massachusetts 16-8 .559 (61) 2-4 2-2 4-2 8-0 104 In Arizona 15-9 .595 (24) 3-4 4-1 4-4 4-0 18 In West Virginia 15-9 .597 (22) 3-6 3-1 6-2 3-0 16 In UNLV 16-8 .601 (21) 0-2 1-4 9-2 6-0 22 In Duquesne 16-9 .570 (49) 1-3 3-4 5-1 7-1 61 In Memphis 21-4 .552 (70) 0-2 6-0 3-1 12-1 259 In Vanderbilt 15-9 .557 (64) 2-5 3-1 5-2 5-1 82 Out Lafayette 16-10 .559 (59) 1-3 1-2 5-4 9-1 103 Out Georgia State 16-10 .559 (62) 0-6 0-1 6-3 10-0 80 Out Pepperdine 16-8 .552 (71) 0-2 2-2 9-4 5-0 144 Out Georgia 14-9 .589 (30) 2-6 3-0 6-3 3-0 23 Out Xavier 14-9 .570 (50) 3-3 3-5 3-0 5-1 46 Out Northern Iowa 17-10 .549 (77) 2-4 4-1 5-3 6-2 99 Out

I'm particularly interested in Memphis, who has a ridiculous SOS and if that were even in the 100's, we'd probably be looking at them as a lock. But then you look at the RPI at 70 and realize they are 6-2 against the RPI top 100. They will be an interesting team to follow.

As for our teams, it's easier for me to go ahead and list who is a lock or safely in every time as opposed to trying to remember week by week and only reporting when there is a change. So here we go, if you don't see your team listed, that means they are projected out.

Lock: Davidson, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Stanford, Kentucky, Florida,
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1 feature game this week, in the American Conference.

2/17/18- Tulsa (Will Brown) @ ECU (Al Hutt) -- Tulsa rolled to a 16 point halftime lead as ECU committed 23 turnovers in the game and the Golden Hurricane made 10 three pointers as they rolled to victory.

Final Score: Tulsa- 79, ECU- 65

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 16-13, 8-7 T-4th America East.

2/16/18 at Binghamton (W 74-61).
2/18/18 vs. Vermont (L 79-71).

The Hawks split this week, but their win total is already higher than it ever has been, so there is definite improvement. They have 1 more regular season game next week, and that will decide whether they will be the 4th or 5th seed in the America East tournament.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 8-16, 5-9 8th American.

2/14/18 at #24 Memphis (L 80-71).
2/17/18 vs. Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

The Pirates lose 2 this week and 3 of their last 4 regular season games are against the top teams in the conference. Not a good way to finish.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 17-9, 9-5 4th American.

2/14/18 at #9 Cincinnati (L 65-61).
2/17/18 at ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Golden Hurricane, who played Cincinnati much tougher this time around. They've got a favorable last 4 games to end conference play, so getting to 20 wins during the regular season is still a possibility.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 19-7, 11-3 T-1st Atlantic 10.

2/14/18 at George Washington (L 67-59).
2/17/18 at Rhode Island (W 81-66).

A split for the Wildcats, who are currently in a 3 way tie for first with 4 games to go.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 13-12, 7-8 9th ACC.

2/14/18 vs. Virginia Tech (W 84-78).
2/17/18 at N.C. State (L 86-59).

The 5 game winning streak for the Tigers ended in a big way with a blowout loss at N.C. State. They've got 3 conference games left, and none of them will be easy.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 14-11, 5-9 12th ACC.

2/15/18 vs. #5 Villanova (W 80-76).
2/17/18 vs. Wake Forest (W 75-67).

Are the Blue Devils finally waking up? That upset of Villanova would indicate that they are. They've also got 4 tough games to end the regular season though, so we'll see if they are truly waking up or if this was just a lucky week.

#10 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 21-6, 12-3 3rd Big 12.

2/12/18 at Texas (W 74-68).
2/17/18 at West Virginia (W 76-48).

2 solid road wins for the Jayhawks this week, and they've got a huge game against Baylor next week that may go a long way in deciding the Big 12 championship.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-17, 1-13 10th (last) Big 12.

2/12/18 at Oklahoma State (L 85-57).
2/17/18 at #19 Oklahoma (L 78-39).

The trip through Oklahoma for the Horned Frogs wasn't a very good one at all. They got absolutely blasted by both the Sooners and Cowboys. They may not win another game all season.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 12-14, 5-9 12th Big Ten.

2/14/18 at Iowa (L 89-69).
2/17/18 vs. Minnesota (L 78-65).

The Wolverines lose 2 more this week and their losing streak is now 4. They've yet to find the confidence they had since they beat Michigan State.

#12 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 22-4, 12-2 2nd Big Ten.

2/14/18 at #23 Illinois (W 87-42).
2/17/18 at Maryland (W 85-82).

2 more victories for the Spartans, who absolutely hammered 23rd ranked Illinois. They've got 4 regular season games left, and 3 of the 4 should be cake.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 18-7, 7-7 T-6th Big Ten.

2/14/18 at Minnesota (W 75-61).
2/17/18 vs. Indiana (L 65-39).

Another split for the Wildcats, but it is not going to be easy in their last 4 games. 3 of their last 4 opponents are currently ranked and have a combined record of 65-15. The 4th team is pretty good too, at 16-10.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 15-12, 8-5 2nd Big West.

2/13/18 at Cal State Fullerton (L 63-50).
2/17/18 vs. UC Irvine (W 78-74).

A split for the Warriors, who surprisingly still have a great chance to win the Big West. They are only a half game behind the leaders, and their next 3 games are all winnable, if they play Warrior basketball.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 7-19, 4-10 11th Conference USA.

2/15/18 vs. Western Kentucky (W 75-58).
2/17/18 vs. UTEP (L 97-61).

A split for the 49ers, who broke a 6 game losing streak with the win over Western Kentucky, then got hammered against UTEP.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 14-11, 8-6 6th Conference USA.

2/15/18 vs. North Texas (W 72-64).
2/17/18 vs. Old Dominion (W 80-71).

2 more wins for the Owls, who have now won 4 in a row. They've got a favorable schedule in their last 4 regular season games, so a top 3 finish in Conference USA is still very doable.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 17-15, 11-9 T-5th MAAC.

2/16/18 vs. St. Peter's (L 84-62).
2/18/18 vs. Siena (L 85-66).

The inconsistency continues for the Hawks, as they waste a great chance this week by losing 2 road games. They are done with conference play and have a road non-conference game next week. As it stands now, they could be anywhere between the 4th and 6th seed in the MAAC Tournament.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 11-15, 6-7 7th MEAC.

2/12/18 vs. Savannah State (W 91-86).
2/17/18 at North Carolina Central (L 73-59).

A split for the Spartans this week, who have 3 conference regular season games left. 2 of the opponents have a worse record than them, but that doesn't mean much at this point.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 13-12, 8-6 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/15/18 vs. Utah (L 65-57).
2/17/18 at Oregon (W 78-53).

A split for the Buffaloes this week, who break a 3 game winning streak with the win at Oregon. They've got 4 conference games left and could still finish 2nd in the conference if they can win all 4.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 18-8, 9-5 2nd Pac 12.

2/15/18 vs. Washington (W 69-63).
2/17/18 at Arizona (L 73-65).

A split for the Cardinal this week, as they win the home game and lose the road game. 4 games left and all of them are against middle of the pack teams.

#8 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 22-4, 12-2 1st Pac 12.

2/15/18 at Arizona State (L 68-66).
2/17/18 vs. USC (W 69-43).

A split for the Bruins, who would need a monumental collapse to lose the conference championship at this point. They are ahead by 3 games with 4 to go.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 15-11, 7-7 T-7th Pac 12.

2/15/18 vs. USC (W 80-68).
2/17/18 at Arizona State (L 65-54).

A split for the Cougars this week as they go on a road trip next week before returning home for their last 2 games.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-11, 10-4 T-1st SEC.

2/14/18 at Georgia (W 54-53).
2/17/18 vs. LSU (W 68-43).

2 more wins for the Crimson Tide who are rolling right now, winners of 6 in a row. With 4 games to go, they control their own destiny, as they are in a 3 way tie for first with Kentucky and VCU.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 18-8. 8-6 7th SEC.

2/14/18 at Missouri (W 78-53).
2/17/18 at Tennessee (L 70-60).

A split for the Gators, as the loss at Tennessee broke a 3 game winning streak. With only 2 games separating 1st and 7th place, they can still get back in the SEC title chase. Next week should be 2 wins to help them keep pace.

#6 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 21-5, 10-4 T-1st SEC.

2/14/18 at South Carolina (W 77-62).
2/17/18 vs. #16 VCU (L 85-70).

A split for the Wildcats, who had a chance to be in 1st place all by themselves, but couldn't get by VCU. They have a couple games next week that they should breeze by.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-17, 7-11 8th Sun Belt.

2/15/18 at Arkansas Little Rock (L 68-35).
2/17/18 vs. Louisiana Lafayette (L 71-66).

2 losses for the Trojans, who see a brief 3 game winning streak come to an end. Next week is a big week, as it could be the difference between 4th or 5th in the conference, or even last in the conference.

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. Ohio State (72) 26-1 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia 24-2 1727 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Gonzaga 28-0 1656 3 West Coast Conference 4. Baylor 24-3 1579 4 Big 12 Conference 5. Villanova 22-4 1457 5 Big East Conference 6. Wichita State 25-3 1433 7 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Kansas 21-6 1379 10 Big 12 Conference 8. Kentucky 21-5 1320 6 Southeastern Conference 9. Cincinnati 22-4 1200 9 American Athletic Conference 10. UCLA 22-4 1197 8 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Iowa State 21-5 1060 14 Big 12 Conference 12. Michigan State 22-4 977 12 Big Ten Conference 13. VCU 20-6 918 16 Southeastern Conference 14. Marquette 20-7 907 13 Big East Conference 15. Miami 20-7 718 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Illinois State 24-4 696 15 Missouri Valley Conference 17. Wisconsin 20-7 598 NR Big Ten Conference 18. La Salle 22-4 528 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Oklahoma 18-9 504 19 Big 12 Conference 20. Richmond 21-6 435 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Stephen F. Austin 23-3 362 22 Southland Conference 22. Memphis 23-4 338 24 American Athletic Conference 23. Illinois 19-7 212 23 Big Ten Conference 24. Cleveland State 21-7 199 21 Horizon League 25. Syracuse 18-8 140 17 Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Middle Tennessee 21-5 30 Conference USA Notre Dame 19-7 16 Atlantic Coast Conference Harvard 21-6 5 Ivy League Davidson 19-7 4 Atlantic 10 Conference Florida 18-8 4 Southeastern Conference Boise State 19-7 1 Mountain West Conference


Kansas has a nice 3 spot jump after a good week, while UCLA and Kentucky each drop 2 spots after losses. Michigan State stays put at 12, and Davidson and Florida are still receiving votes, but barely.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (71) 28-0 1799 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State (1) 25-3 1720 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati 22-4 1665 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Illinois State 24-4 1516 6 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Cleveland State 21-7 1473 5 Horizon League 6. Richmond 21-6 1461 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Memphis 23-4 1361 8 American Athletic Conference 8. La Salle 22-4 1359 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Stephen F. Austin 23-3 1197 10 Southland Conference 10. Middle Tennessee 21-5 1136 11 Conference USA 11. Davidson 19-7 1029 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Harvard 21-6 895 14 Ivy League 13. Belmont 21-7 878 13 Ohio Valley Conference 14. Boise State 19-7 878 15 Mountain West Conference 15. SMU 19-8 624 NR American Athletic Conference 16. American 21-6 619 18 Patriot League 17. Louisiana Tech 19-6 599 24 Conference USA 18. UTEP 19-6 588 23 Conference USA 19. Northeastern 21-6 580 19 Colonial Athletic Association 20. Manhattan 22-7 415 17 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 21. Quinnipiac 22-7 252 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 22. Old Dominion 20-6 232 12 Conference USA 23. San Diego State 15-10 203 20 Mountain West Conference 24. South Dakota State 21-7 196 NR Summit League 25. BYU 17-11 194 NR West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: UNLV 17-9 112 Mountain West Conference Oakland 20-7 83 Horizon League Mercer 20-7 66 Southern Conference Buffalo 18-9 60 Mid-American Conference Eastern Kentucky 21-6 50 Ohio Valley Conference UAB 19-7 48 Conference USA Dayton 18-8 32 Atlantic 10 Conference Massachusetts 17-9 22 Atlantic 10 Conference North Carolina Central 20-7 20 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Stony Brook 20-7 16 America East Conference Rhode Island 17-9 10 Atlantic 10 Conference Drexel 19-7 8 Colonial Athletic Association Tulsa 17-9 3 American Athletic Conference Connecticut 16-10 1 American Athletic Conference


Davidson loses 2 spots, while Tulsa is still receiving 3 votes. Wasn't the best of weeks for our mid-major representatives.

Now we head to the Overall Bubble Watch, where 1 of our teams is involved:

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arizona State 16-10 .570 (49) 3-3 4-4 7-3 2-0 41 In West Virginia 16-10 .592 (25) 3-7 3-1 6-2 4-0 13 In Georgetown 16-10 .585 (29) 1-7 9-3 2-0 4-0 15 In Arizona 16-10 .582 (32) 3-5 4-2 5-3 4-0 20 In Pepperdine 17-9 .557 (58) 0-4 4-1 6-4 7-0 120 In Purdue 16-10 .573 (45) 3-9 4-0 3-0 6-1 40 In Connecticut 16-10 .584 (31) 2-6 3-1 5-2 6-1 25 In Stanford 18-8 .550 (70) 1-6 4-0 10-2 3-0 146 In UAB 19-7 .551 (67) 1-2 4-2 5-1 9-2 219 Out BYU 17-11 .588 (27) 0-6 6-1 7-1 4-3 12 Out Georgia State 17-11 .562 (55) 0-6 1-1 6-4 10-0 72 Out Old Dominion 20-6 .543 (80) 1-3 0-1 10-0 9-2 291 Out Vanderbilt 17-9 .547 (72) 2-6 4-0 4-2 7-1 122 Out Lafayette 17-11 .550 (69) 0-3 1-2 6-6 10-0 107 Out Georgia 15-10 .571 (47) 2-7 3-0 6-3 4-0 32 Out

The key for Stanford is the 1-6 record against the RPI Top 50. If that record was even 1 or 2 games better, the Cardinal might be off the bubble. As it stands, they are in the Last Four In group, but their remaining schedule isn't the greatest.

As for the rest of our teams:

Lock: Davidson, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Kentucky, Florida.
In: Tulsa.
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2 more wins for the Crimson Tide who are rolling right now, winners of 6 in a row. With 4 games to go, they control their own destiny, as they are in a 3 way tie for first with Kentucky and VCU...
Wow, I must have missed VCU migrating to the SEC.
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Wow, I must have missed VCU migrating to the SEC.

I mentioned it during the offseason, VCU was moved to the SEC and replaced Mississippi State, who is now in the Atlantic 10. It's probably one that a lot of people missed! No biggie.
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1 feature game this week, and it took place in the Pac 12.

2/24/18- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ #10 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The Bruins only led by 5 at halftime. Coach Shepard wasn't happy. UCLA outscored Colorado 47-24 in the second half. They shot 53.7% to just 35.4% for the Buffaloes. Not the effort Colorado needed.

Final Score: #10 UCLA- 80, Colorado- 52

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 16-14, 8-8 5th America East.

2/21/18 at Stony Brook (L 65-35).

The Hawks end the regular season with a whimper and limp to the 5th seed in the America East tourney where they'll take on 4th seed Vermont, who beat them twice in the regular season.

ECU (Al Hutt) --9-17, 6-10 7th American.

2/21/18 vs. UCF (W 70-59).
2/24/18 vs. SMU (L 78-68).

A split for the Pirates, and with 9 wins have matched their season high since this dynasty started. They'll have a hard time breaking it next week though, as they have 2 road games with opponents that are a combined 41-15.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 19-9, 11-5 4th American.

2/21/18 at South Florida (W 70-50).
2/24/18 vs. Temple (W 70-62).

2 important wins for the Golden Hurricane this week, who have a big showdown at UConn next week in a game which might decide 4th place in the conference.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 20-8, 12-4 T-2nd Atlantic 10.

2/21/18 vs. #18 LaSalle (L 77-71).
2/24/18 vs. George Mason (W 88-62).

A split for the Wildcats this week, but they really needed that game against LaSalle. That would have kept them at the top. Now they are going to have to win both games next week and get help.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 14-13, 8-9 9th ACC.

2/21/18 vs. Wake Forest (W 54-43).
2/24/18 at #15 Miami (L 68-55).

A split for the Tigers, who have 1 regular season game left next week against a 20 win team, so it'll be tough. They will finish either 9th, 10th, or 11th in the conference.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 14-13, 5-11 T-12th ACC.

2/21/18 at Notre Dame (L 65-55).
2/24/18 vs. North Carolina (L 73-64).

2 more losses for the Blue Devils, who we thought were turning the corner following that upset win over Villanova, but it appears not to be. The good thing is, they can't finish last in the ACC, but this has been a very disappointing season.

#7 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 23-6, 14-3 1st Big 12.

2/19/18 vs. #4 Baylor (W 82-69).
2/24/18 vs. Texas Tech (W 89-54).

The Jayhawks got a huge win against Baylor this week, that win putting them back at the top. All they have to do is beat in-state rivals Kansas State next week to clinch the conference title outright. If they lose, it could then become a 3 team race.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 10-18, 2-14 10th (last) Big 12.

2/19/18 vs. West Virginia (W 44-43).
2/24/18 vs. Texas (L 78-57).

An upset win for the Horned Frogs over West Virginia. They'll probably finish last in the Big 12 again, but they have a chance to keep their winning streak going over Texas Tech, as they play again next week.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 13-15, 6-10 T-11th Big Ten.

2/21/18 vs. Nebraska (L 75-62).
2/24/18 vs. Rutgers (W 73-63).

The Wolverines break a 5 game losing streak with the win over Rutgers. Next week they have a winnable game with Indiana, then a really tough road game to finish up the regular season.

#12 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 22-6, 12-4 2nd Big Ten.

2/21/18 vs. #17 Wisconsin (L 100-96).
2/24/18 vs. Penn State (L 75-74).

Ouch! 2 tough, tough losses for the Spartans. The Wisconsin loss is forgivable, the Penn State loss isn't. With these 2 losses, Michigan State can do no better than 2nd in the conference, and could drop to 4th if they lose both games next week. At this point, anything is possible.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 19-8, 8-8 T-6th Big Ten.

2/21/18 vs. #23 Illinois (W 72-69).
2/24/18 at #1 Ohio State (L 77-62).

A split for the Wildcats who get a big win over Illinois, and actually led Ohio State at halftime before falling apart. As crazy as the middle of the conference is, they could finish anywhere from 4th to 12th based on next weeks results.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 16-12, 9-5 T-1st Big West.

2/24/18 at UC Riverside (W 63-62).

1 game this week for the Warriors, and they escape with a road victory by the slimmest of margins. Still a lot to be decided in the conference with 2 games next week. If Hawaii can win both, they are guaranteed a share of the conference title. Losing 1 could still give them a chance. Losing both probably means 2nd place or worse.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 7-21, 4-12 T-11th Conference USA.

2/22/18 vs. North Texas (L 66-51).
2/24/18 at Marshall (L 65-50).

2 more losses for the 49ers, and with 2 games left in the regular season, they need to win 1 of those games to guarantee staying out of the cellar.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 16-11, 10-6 T-5th Conference USA.

2/22/18 at Southern Miss (W 60-58, OT).
2/24/18 at Florida Atlantic (W 87-51).

Don't look now, but the Owls are thinking about a postseason berth. Their last 2 regular season games are favorable for wins, and it's not out of the realm of possibility that they could finish 3rd in the conference. Regardless of what happens, Coach Shocker has to get some mention for C-USA Coach of the Year.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 14-16, 11-9 T-5th MAAC.

2/22/18 at Southern Illinois (L 56-45).

The Hawks finished off with a non-conference loss this week. They'll be the 6th seed in the MAAC Tournament and open up with 11th seed Marist, who they split with.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 13-15, 8-7 T-5th MEAC.

2/19/18 at Coppin State (W 66-56).
2/24/18 at South Carolina State (W 79-74).

2 good road wins for the Spartans. Believe it or not, with a win in their final regular season game next week, and losses by all the teams ahead of them, they could still claim the #2 seed in the MEAC tournament. It's a longshot though, a real long shot. More realistically, they'll be somewhere between the 5th and 10th seed.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 14-13, 9-7 T-4th Pac 12.

2/22/18 at USC (W 64-59).
2/24/18 at #10 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Buffaloes this week, and they would really love to win both games next week. They've got a slight, very slight, chance for 2nd place, but more than likely, they are looking at between 4th and 7th.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 20-8, 11-5 2nd Pac 12.

2/22/18 vs. California (W 64-58).
2/24/18 at Utah (W 57-49).

2 more wins for the Cardinal, who have another 20 win season. 2 more games next week, and they'll be playing for 2nd place, as 1st place is unattainable.

#10 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 24-4, 14-2 1st Pac 12.

2/22/18 vs. Utah (W 68-38).
2/24/18 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 15-13, 7-9 T-8th Pac 12.

2/22/18 at Arizona (L 72-56).
2/24/18 at Oregon (L 82-64).

The Cougars are slipping a bit, losers of 4 of their last 5, but they've already accomplished their goal of staying out of the cellar. They will most likely fall in the 7-9 seed range for the Pac 12 tournament.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 17-11, 12-4 T-1st SEC.

2/21/18 at Auburn (W 77-69).
2/24/18 vs. Texas A&M (W 66-52).

The Crimson Tide continue to roll, winners of 8 in a row and 10 of their last 11. They are back in the postseason picture, and have a great chance to win the SEC, as they play a .500 team and a sub .500 team. Beating both gives them a share of the SEC title.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 20-8, 10-6 T-5th SEC.

2/21/18 vs. Arkansas (W 94-61).
2/24/18 vs. South Carolina (W 88-74).

The Gators get a couple easy wins this week, as they keep their slight SEC title chances alive. Next week is the rematch against Kentucky, and they are hoping for a much better effort.

#8 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 23-5, 12-4 T-1st SEC.

2/21/18 vs. Missouri (W 96-59).
2/24/18 vs. Arkansas (W 81-72).

2 more wins for the Wildcats, who stay on pace for another SEC title. A big showdown with Florida next week, but they are in the same position as Alabama and VCU. 2 wins clinches a share of the SEC title.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-18, 7-12 10th Sun Belt.

2/24/18 vs. South Alabama (L 78-64).

Just 1 game for the Trojans this week, who took another loss. 1 game next week, and they'll stay out of the cellar guaranteed. With a win next week and the right teams losing, they could bounce up to the 6th seed in the conference tourney, but that is very unlikely.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 28-1 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia 26-2 1726 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Gonzaga 30-0 1658 3 West Coast Conference 4. Kansas 23-6 1548 7 Big 12 Conference 5. Baylor 25-4 1535 4 Big 12 Conference 6. Wichita State 27-3 1443 6 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Cincinnati 24-4 1347 9 American Athletic Conference 8. Villanova 23-5 1260 5 Big East Conference 9. UCLA 24-4 1231 10 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Kentucky 23-5 1199 8 Southeastern Conference 11. Iowa State 22-6 1032 11 Big 12 Conference 12. VCU 22-6 992 13 Southeastern Conference 13. Marquette 21-7 939 14 Big East Conference 14. Wisconsin 22-7 871 17 Big Ten Conference 15. Illinois State 26-4 747 16 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Michigan State 22-6 682 12 Big Ten Conference 17. La Salle 24-4 662 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Miami 21-8 628 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Stephen F. Austin 25-3 518 21 Southland Conference 20. Memphis 24-4 446 22 American Athletic Conference 21. Syracuse 20-8 336 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Richmond 22-7 278 20 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Illinois 20-8 193 23 Big Ten Conference 24. Florida 20-8 128 NR Southeastern Conference 25. Cleveland State 22-8 88 24 Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Creighton 20-9 24 Big East Conference American 23-6 17 Patriot League Boise State 21-7 16 Mountain West Conference Harvard 22-6 16 Ivy League Notre Dame 20-8 12 Atlantic Coast Conference Middle Tennessee 22-6 10 Conference USA North Carolina 19-9 8 Atlantic Coast Conference North Carolina State 20-8 8 Atlantic Coast Conference UTEP 21-6 2 Conference USA


Kansas moves up 3 spots after that big win at Baylor. UCLA moves up a spot, while Kentucky drops 2 spots after a 2 win week. I don't get that. Michigan State only drops 4 spots despite losing both games this week. They probably would have dropped more except the losses were by 5 points combined. Florida is back in the national top 25, but amazingly, Stanford is nowhere to be found. Not even receiving a vote. My goodness, what's it going to take for the Cardinal to get some respect from the pollsters?

Now for the mid-major top 25.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 30-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 24-4 1708 3 American Athletic Conference 3. Wichita State 27-3 1676 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Illinois State 26-4 1567 4 Missouri Valley Conference 5. La Salle 24-4 1487 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Memphis 24-4 1353 7 American Athletic Conference 7. Cleveland State 22-8 1352 5 Horizon League 8. Richmond 22-7 1345 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Stephen F. Austin 25-3 1269 9 Southland Conference 10. Boise State 21-7 1119 14 Mountain West Conference 11. Middle Tennessee 22-6 1032 10 Conference USA 12. UTEP 21-6 933 18 Conference USA 13. Davidson 20-8 910 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Harvard 22-6 900 12 Ivy League 15. American 23-6 728 16 Patriot League 16. Belmont 22-8 681 13 Ohio Valley Conference 17. Louisiana Tech 20-7 572 17 Conference USA 18. Quinnipiac 23-7 455 21 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 19. BYU 19-11 452 25 West Coast Conference 20. SMU 20-9 404 15 American Athletic Conference 21. UAB 21-7 329 NR Conference USA 22. Eastern Kentucky 23-6 220 NR Ohio Valley Conference 23. Buffalo 20-9 149 NR Mid-American Conference 24. San Diego State 16-11 143 23 Mountain West Conference 25. Old Dominion 21-7 138 22 Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Oakland 21-7 111 Horizon League Dayton 20-8 99 Atlantic 10 Conference Manhattan 22-8 85 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference UNLV 18-10 82 Mountain West Conference Northeastern 21-7 79 Colonial Athletic Association South Dakota State 22-8 46 Summit League Drexel 21-7 42 Colonial Athletic Association Stony Brook 22-7 39 America East Conference North Carolina Central 22-7 38 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Mercer 21-8 22 Southern Conference Tulsa 19-9 21 American Athletic Conference Connecticut 18-10 9 American Athletic Conference Georgia State 19-11 5 Horizon League


Davidson drops 2 spots after their split, while Tulsa is still receiving a few votes.

Now for the bubble watch, and we have 2 of our FOFC teams represented.

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nebraska 16-10 .605 (15) 3-7 4-2 5-1 4-0 5 In Alabama 17-11 .594 (22) 4-5 5-2 6-4 2-0 19 In Connecticut 18-10 .576 (38) 2-6 4-1 4-2 8-1 39 In Texas 17-11 .579 (35) 4-9 2-1 6-1 5-0 36 In West Virginia 17-11 .588 (28) 4-7 1-1 8-3 4-0 15 In Rhode Island 18-10 .570 (45) 0-3 5-5 8-2 5-0 79 In Arizona 17-11 .573 (40) 3-5 4-3 6-3 4-0 25 In UNLV 18-10 .602 (17) 0-3 2-3 8-4 8-0 11 In Pepperdine 18-10 .564 (51) 0-5 3-1 7-4 8-0 82 Out BYU 19-11 .588 (27) 1-6 4-1 9-1 5-3 21 Out George Washington 16-10 .563 (52) 1-4 5-3 6-3 4-0 60 Out Georgia State 19-11 .557 (59) 0-6 1-1 6-4 12-0 92 Out Tulsa 19-9 .554 (66) 3-3 5-2 6-2 5-2 139 Out Old Dominion 21-7 .553 (67) 2-4 0-1 8-0 11-2 262 Out Butler 17-12 .563 (53) 3-7 4-3 5-2 5-0 32 Out

Alabama is only projected in thanks to the RPI and the SOS. It's been that way for years. You can take a few losses if your SOS is in the top 50 or so. The 9-7 record against the RPI top 100 just proves it, as over half their games are against the top 100. They can really seal the deal with a couple wins next week. Even a split would probably be ok.

Tulsa, on the other hand, has some work to do. They are on the next four out list, which means they've got to really take care of business next week, really needing to win both. If they win at UConn, I like their chances. Either way, they've got some kind of postseason in their future.

Now for the rest of the FOFC teams:

Locks: Davidson, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Stanford, Kentucky, Florida.

So let me get this straight, Stanford is a lock for the NCAA Tournament, but can't get one vote in the national top 25?? What is up with that?
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2 feature games to talk about this week, so let's jump to it.

2/28/18- #24 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) @ #10 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- The Wildcats were determined not to lose their grip on the SEC title, and they took control of this one early, leading by 22 at halftime. The margin probably would have been bigger except Kentucky missed 11 free throws. It didn't make a difference though, as Kentucky rolled to an easy victory.

Final Score: #10 Kentucky- 84, #24 Florida- 67

3/1/18- Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- It's hard to win games when you shoot only 29.4% from the field, and that's what the case was tonight for Stanford. Despite turning it over 19 times, the Cougars got a very important home victory that will definitely help improve their postseason chances.

Final Score: Washington State- 50, Stanford- 41

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 16-15, 8-8 America East.

3/1/18- America East Quarterfinals vs. (4) Vermont (L 68-60).

Tough loss for the Hawks, who seemed to be heading in the right direction. With the 16-15 record, their season is most likely over, but it has been a record setting season so far, at least as far as number of wins goes.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 9-19, 6-12 T-7th American.

2/28/18 at Temple (L 90-60).
3/3/18 at #7 Cincinnati (L 77-69).

2 losses for the Pirates, but they played Cincinnati very tough. They swept South Florida to win the tiebreaker and they'll be the 7th seed in the American Tournament where they'll take on 10th seed Tulane in the First Round.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 20-10, 12-6 4th American.

2/28/18 vs. Tulane (L 73-64).
3/3/18 at UConn (W 81-76).

A split for the Golden Hurricane, but that loss to Tulane was a very damaging loss. They'll be the 4th seed in the American Tournament and turn right around to take on UConn again, who is the 5th seed. That'll be a Second Round game.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 21-9, 13-5 T-3rd Atlantic 10.

2/28/18 vs. Fordham (W 88-71).
3/3/18 at Dayton (L 87-63).

A split for the Wildcats, who end the regular season on a sour not by getting hammered at Dayton. That loss to Dayton drops them to the 4th seed, where they still get a double bye into the Quarterfinals where they will take on either (12) George Mason, (13) Mississippi State, or (5) Rhode Island.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 14-14, 8-10 9th ACC.

3/3/18 vs. Notre Dame (L 84-69).

Just 1 game for the Tigers this week, who limp into the ACC Tournament on a 2 game winning streak. They'll be the 9th seed and open up in the Second Round against (8) Syracuse.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 16-13, 7-11 T-10th ACC.

2/28/18 at Louisville (W 49-47).
3/3/18 vs. Florida State (W 72-62).

A big momentum builder for the Blue Devils as they get 2 much needed wins. Unfortunately, they lost every single tiebreaker in their 4 way tie for 10th place, so they drop all the way to the 13rd seed in the ACC Tournament, where they'll take on (12) Wake Forest in the First Round.

#4 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 24-6, 15-3 T-1st Big 12.

3/3/18 vs. Kansas State (W 79-58).

The win over their in-state rivals give the Jayhawks a share of the Big 12 title. They'll share it with Baylor, but because they swept Baylor, Kansas will be the #1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament. They'll get a bye into the Quarterfinals where they'll take on the winner of the First Round game between (9) Texas Tech/(8) Kansas State.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 11-19, 3-15 10th (last) Big 12.

2/26/18 at Texas Tech (W 83-61).
3/3/18 at #5 Baylor (L 77-59).

A split for the Horned Frogs, who continue their dominance over Texas Tech. They'll be the 10th seed in the Big 12 Tournament and open up in the First Round against (7) Oklahoma State.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 13-17, 6-12 T-11th Big Ten.

2/28/18 vs. Indiana (L 64-53).
3/3/18 at #23 Illinois (L 78-70).

2 more losses for the Wolverines, who finish the regular season losing 7 of 8. They lost their only game to Purdue this season, meaning Purdue gets the tiebreaker for 11th, and Michigan will be the 12th seed in the Big Ten Tournament. They'll take on (13) Penn State in the First Round.

#16 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 23-7, 13-5 T-2nd Big Ten.

2/28/18 vs. Iowa (L 82-66).
3/3/18 at Rutgers (W 59-50).

A split for the Spartans to finish off the regular season, but that loss to Iowa cost them a seed in the Big Ten Tournament. They tied with Wisconsin for 2nd place, but the Badgers beat Sparty in the regular season game, so that drops Michigan State to the 3rd seed. They'll get a double bye into the Quarterfinals and will take on either (14) Rutgers, (11) Purdue, or (6) Minnesota.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 20-9, 9-9 T-7th Big Ten.

2/28/18 at Purdue (W 74-61).
3/3/18 vs. #14 Wisconsin (L 77-64).

A split for the Wildcats, who fell right in the middle of the 3 way tie for 7th. They'll be the 8th seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will take on (9) Illinois in the Second Round.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 17-13, 10-6 T-2nd Big West.

2/27/18 vs. Cal Poly (W 65-56).
3/3/18 at UC Davis (L 80-60).

Ugh! An embarrassing loss for the Warriors, as they get hammered at UC Davis. This cost them a chance for the Big West title, but their sweep of Long Beach State gives them the 2nd place tiebreaker. They'll be the 2nd seed in the Big West Tournament, and will take on (7) Cal St. Fullerton in the Quarterfinals.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 8-22, 5-13 T-11th Conference USA.

3/1/18 at UTSA (L 78-74, OT).
3/3/18 at Southern Miss (W 79-62).

A split for the 49ers, who fought back valiantly against UTSA, but still lost in OT. They were in the middle in the 3 way tiebreaker for 11th place, so they'll be the 12th seed in the Conference USA Tournament. They'll take on (13) Western Kentucky.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 18-11, 12-6 T-5th Conference USA.

3/1/18 at Western Kentucky (W 86-63).
3/3/18 vs. Marshall (W 68-47).

The Owls keep it going, now winners of 8 in a row heading into the C-USA Tournament. They won the 5th place tiebreaker by sweeping LA Tech, and will be the 5th seed in the C-USA Tournament. They'll open in the Second Round against the (13) Western Kentucky/(12) Charlotte First Round winner.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 15-17, 11-9 MAAC.

3/1/18- MAAC First Round vs. (11) Marist (W 60-48).
3/3/18- MAAC Quarterfinals vs. (3) Iona (L 66-52).

The Hawks ran out of steam against Iona, and they'll end their season with a 15-17 record.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 14-15, 9-7 T-4th MEAC.

2/26/18 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (W 71-58).

The Spartans close the regular season on a good note, and take the middle of the 3 way tiebreaker for 4th. This gives them the 5th seed in the MEAC Tournament where they'll open up in the First Round against (12) Morgan State.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 16-13, 11-7 T-3rd Pac 12.

3/1/18 at California (W 62-53).
3/3/18 vs. Arizona (W 68-56).

The Buffaloes get 2 nice wins, 1 of them over an always powerful Arizona team. They swept Arizona State to win the 3rd place tiebreaker and the #3 seed in the Pac 12 Tournament. They'll get a bye into the Quarterfinals where they'll take on the First Round winner between (11) Oregon/(6) Washington State.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 21-9, 12-6 2nd Pac 12.

3/1/18 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
3/3/18 vs. Arizona State (W 60-54).

The Cardinal end the regular season with a split, but the win over Arizona State was enough to give them 2nd place outright. They'll be the 2nd seed in the Pac 12 Tournament, getting a bye into the Quarterfinals where they'll face the First Round winner between (10) Washington/(7) Oregon State.

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 26-4, 16-2 1st Pac 12.

3/1/18 at Washington (W 73-72).
3/3/18 vs. Oregon State (W 85-63).

The Bruins survived a tough one at Washington, but end the regular season on a 5 game winning streak. They won the Pac 12 Regular Season title with ease, finishing 4 games ahead of Stanford. They'll be the top seed in the Pac 12 Tournament, getting a bye into the Quarterfinals. They'll take on the First Round winner between (9) Utah/(8) California.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 17-13, 9-9 T-6th Pac 12.

3/1/18 vs. Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
3/3/18 vs. Washington (W 63-52).

Big week for the Cougars, who win a big game over Stanford and beat their in-state rivals to take some momentum into the Pac 12 Tournament. They swept Oregon State to win the 6th place tiebreaker. They'll be the 6th seed in the tourney and open up in the First Round against (11) Oregon.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 18-12, 13-5 T-2nd SEC.

2/28/18 vs. Arkansas (W 72-64).
3/3/18 at Tennessee (L 64-55).

The Crimson Tide split their final 2 regular season games, missing out on a chance to win the SEC title. They also lost to Ole Miss in the regular season, losing the 2nd place tiebreaker to them. They'll still be the 3rd seed in the SEC Tournament. They get a double bye into the Quarterfinals where they'll take on either (14) Missouri, (11) Texas A&M, or (6) Florida.

#24 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 21-9, 11-7 T-5th SEC.

2/28/18 at #10 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
3/3/18 vs. Georgia (W 87-74).

The Gators fell apart against Kentucky, missing a chance for a higher seed. They recovered to beat Georgia, but lost their only regular season game to Tennessee. That drops them down to the 6th seed in the SEC Tournament where they'll take on the First Round winner between (14) Missouri/(11) Texas A&M.

#10 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 25-5, 14-4 1st SEC.

2/28/18 vs. #24 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
3/3/18 at Vanderbilt (W 86-78).

The Wildcats win a big game against Florida and win their 3rd straight SEC title in the Coach Hutt era. They'll obviously be the top seed in the SEC Tournament and get a double bye into the Quarterfinals where they'll take on the Second Round winner between (9) Georgia/(8) Vanderbilt.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-19, 7-13 10th Sun Belt.

3/1/18 at Arkansas State (L 63-62).

The Trojans lose a heartbreaker to end not only the regular season, but their season completely. The Sun Belt Tournament only takes the top 8 teams, and the Trojans failed to qualify, so they are done. They end the season on an 8 game losing streak.

Let's look at the national top 25 going into the rest of the conference tourneys:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 29-2 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Virginia 27-3 1725 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Gonzaga 30-1 1646 3 West Coast Conference 4. Wichita State 30-3 1595 6 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Baylor 27-4 1509 5 Big 12 Conference 6. Kansas 24-6 1428 4 Big 12 Conference 7. Kentucky 25-5 1336 10 Southeastern Conference 8. Cincinnati 26-4 1300 7 American Athletic Conference 9. UCLA 26-4 1221 9 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Villanova 25-5 1200 8 Big East Conference 11. Marquette 23-7 1040 13 Big East Conference 12. Iowa State 23-7 1015 11 Big 12 Conference 13. Wisconsin 24-7 939 14 Big Ten Conference 14. Miami 22-8 797 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Illinois State 28-5 785 15 Missouri Valley Conference 16. VCU 22-8 692 12 Southeastern Conference 17. Stephen F. Austin 26-3 633 19 Southland Conference 18. La Salle 25-5 615 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Michigan State 23-7 576 16 Big Ten Conference 20. Syracuse 21-9 346 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Boise State 23-7 245 NR Mountain West Conference 22. Creighton 21-9 206 NR Big East Conference 23. Richmond 24-7 175 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Memphis 24-6 154 20 American Athletic Conference 25. Florida 21-9 111 24 Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Cleveland State 22-8 110 Horizon League Harvard 24-6 72 Ivy League American 25-6 66 Patriot League Notre Dame 22-8 42 Atlantic Coast Conference Eastern Kentucky 25-6 15 Ohio Valley Conference Illinois 21-9 4 Big Ten Conference Louisiana Tech 22-7 2 Conference USA


Despite winning their game this week, Kansas drops 2 spots in the polls. Kentucky got 2 key wins and rises 3 spots. UCLA stays put, while Michigan State drops 3 spots after a split this week, and Florida drops 1 spot.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (51) 30-1 1775 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State (21) 30-3 1749 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati 26-4 1660 2 American Athletic Conference 4. Illinois State 28-5 1577 4 Missouri Valley Conference 5. La Salle 25-5 1485 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 26-3 1373 9 Southland Conference 7. Cleveland State 22-8 1346 7 Horizon League 8. Boise State 23-7 1316 10 Mountain West Conference 9. Richmond 24-7 1241 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Memphis 24-6 1152 6 American Athletic Conference 11. Harvard 24-6 1066 14 Ivy League 12. American 25-6 959 15 Patriot League 13. Louisiana Tech 22-7 881 17 Conference USA 14. Davidson 21-9 756 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. UTEP 22-7 699 12 Conference USA 16. Quinnipiac 25-7 691 18 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 17. UAB 23-7 656 21 Conference USA 18. Dayton 22-8 529 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 19. SMU 21-9 520 20 American Athletic Conference 20. Eastern Kentucky 25-6 515 22 Ohio Valley Conference 21. Middle Tennessee 22-8 319 11 Conference USA 22. Buffalo 21-9 253 23 Mid-American Conference 23. Drexel 23-7 216 NR Colonial Athletic Association 24. Belmont 22-9 178 16 Ohio Valley Conference 25. BYU 19-12 140 19 West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State 17-12 60 Mountain West Conference South Dakota State 23-8 53 Summit League North Carolina Central 23-7 46 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Old Dominion 22-8 46 Conference USA Stony Brook 23-7 41 America East Conference Rhode Island 20-10 33 Atlantic 10 Conference UNLV 19-11 19 Mountain West Conference Georgia State 21-11 14 Horizon League Oakland 22-8 14 Horizon League Manhattan 22-9 8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Florida 24-8 6 Atlantic Sun Conference Tulsa 20-10 5 American Athletic Conference Sam Houston State 22-7 2 Southland Conference Northeastern 21-8 1 Colonial Athletic Association


Davidson drops 1 spot, and Tulsa is still receiving a few votes.

The final edition of the Bubble Watch has been released, and we have 2 of our teams in the Overall Bubble Watch:

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Arizona State 19-11 .568 (44) 2-3 4-4 10-4 3-0 64 In Rhode Island 20-10 .573 (38) 0-5 6-4 9-1 5-0 77 In Connecticut 19-11 .567 (46) 2-6 4-1 7-3 6-1 52 In Alabama 18-12 .584 (29) 4-5 4-2 8-5 2-0 24 In Belmont 22-9 .556 (60) 2-1 0-3 5-4 15-1 142 In West Virginia 18-12 .579 (34) 4-8 2-1 8-3 4-0 13 In Rice 18-11 .567 (47) 3-3 2-2 4-5 9-1 54 In Pepperdine 19-11 .558 (57) 0-5 5-4 6-2 8-0 84 In BYU 19-12 .584 (28) 1-6 8-2 5-1 5-3 12 Out Dayton 22-8 .551 (67) 4-4 2-2 6-1 10-1 183 Out Georgetown 18-12 .569 (43) 1-9 6-2 7-1 4-0 23 Out UNLV 19-11 .579 (32) 0-3 2-3 9-5 8-0 28 Out George Washington 17-11 .558 (54) 2-5 4-4 5-2 6-0 66 Out Georgia State 21-11 .558 (55) 0-6 0-0 7-5 14-0 108 Out Arizona 18-12 .560 (53) 2-5 5-2 7-5 4-0 39 Out

Despite the record, Alabama looks to be in a good position. Their strength of schedule has really helped them. They could probably lose their first game in the SEC Tournament and still get in, but if they were to get blown out, it might change things.

Rice, on the other hand, is barely in the Last Four In. They really, really need to win their first game in the C-USA Tournament. Even that might be enough, as they may need to win 2 games. Still, it's been a great season for Coach Shocker and the Owls. Now let's take a look at the other teams:

Locks: Davidson, Kansas, Michigan State, UCLA, Kentucky, Florida
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Through the conference tournaments, we had 4 feature games to talk about, so here we go:

3/7/18- Conference USA Second Round - (12) Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) vs. (5) Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- This one was much better than expected, as Rice turned it over 20 times but was able to shoot a whopping 56.3% from the field. That was enough, as the Owls advance to the next round.

Final Score: (5) Rice- 79, (12) Charlotte- 71

3/9/18- Pac 12 Semifinals- (3) Colorado (Rob Nielsen) vs. (2) Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- This one was pretty even throughout, and it might not have even been as close had Colorado made more free throws. They were 17-27 from the line, but made 9 three pointers, and that was enough to give them a big win and send them to the Pac 12 Championship.

Final Score: (3) Colorado- 68, (2) Stanford- 60

3/9/18- SEC Quarterfinals- (6) #25 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) vs. (3) Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- The Gators looked like they were going to run away with this one early, as they built a double digit lead in the first half. But Alabama hung tough and actually had it tied late. But they had a couple turnovers at really bad times. Florida only made 7 free throws, but the biggest 2 makes came at the end of the game, as the Gators survive and advance.

Final Score: (6) #25 Florida- 68, (3) Alabama- 65

3/10/18- Pac 12 Championship- (3) Colorado (Rob Nielsen) vs. (1) #9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- This one was a shootout, as Colorado shot 50% from the field, but UCLA shot 54%. There were 26, yes you heard me right, 26 three pointers made in this one. The difference was turnovers. The Bruins committed just 6 turnovers all game, allowing them to take and make a lot more shots. The Bruins win their 3rd Pac 12 Tournament in as many years since this dynasty started, and get another automatic berth.

Final Score: (1) #9 UCLA- 95, (3) Colorado- 85

Now we move to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 16-15, 8-8 America East.

The Hawks played their conference tournament last week, and are hoping 16-15 is enough to at least get them a CIT bid, but probably not.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 10-20, 6-12 American.

3/8/18- American First Round vs. (10) Tulane (W 85-83).
3/9/18- American Quarterfinals vs. (2) SMU (L 71-59).

Not a bad effort for the Pirates against SMU, as they had it tied at halftime. At 10-20, their season is over.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 20-11, 12-6 American.

3/9/18- American Quarterfinals vs. (5) UConn (L 88-80).

Tough loss for the Golden Hurricane in the American Quarterfinals, who probably needed to win this one to get an NCAA bid. My prediction is they'll be a top seed in the NIT.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 22-10, 13-5 Atlantic 10.

3/9/18- Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals vs. (13) Mississippi State (W 71-61).
3/10/18- Atlantic 10 Semifinals vs. (1) #23 Richmond (L 63-58).

The Wildcats shot themselves in the foot against Richmond by scoring just 19 first half points. Regardless, they were a lock coming into this tournament, so they'll be dancing.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 14-15, 8-10 ACC.

3/7/18- ACC Second Round vs. (8) #20 Syracuse (L 79-78).

Tough loss for the Tigers, who fell just short of what really would have been an upset. At 14-15, their season is almost certainly done.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 17-14, 7-11 ACC.

3/6/18- ACC First Round vs. (12) Wake Forest (W 78-70).
3/7/18- ACC Second Round vs. (5) Louisville (L 69-43).

A disappointing season by all accounts for the Blue Devils. We know they won't be dancing, but does name alone get them into one of the secondary tournaments? I say yes, but I don't think it'll be the NIT. I think they are CBI bound.

#6 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 25-7, 15-3 Big 12.

3/8/18- Big 12 Quarterfinals vs. (8) Kansas State (W 79-54).
3/9/18- Big 12 Semifinals vs. (5) Texas (L 81-75).

Everyone who was expecting a Kansas/Baylor Big 12 Championship game was disappointed with the Texas/Kansas result, as the Jayhawks may have been looking ahead. Either way, they'll be dancing, and probably be a top 2 or 3 seed.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 12-20, 3-15 Big 12.

3/7/18- Big 12 First Round vs. (7) Oklahoma State (W 61-38).
3/8/18- Big 12 Quarterfinals vs. (2) # 5 Baylor (L 68-42).

The Horned Frogs stunned everyone with their dominating First Round performance, but Baylor brought them down to earth. At 12-20, they are showing slight improvement every season, but are still a long way from being a tournament team.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 15-18, 6-12 Big Ten.

3/7/18- Big Ten First Round vs. (13) Penn State (W 69-60).
3/8/18- Big Ten Second Round vs. (5) Nebraska (W 79-60).
3/9/18- Big Ten Quarterfinals vs. (4) Iowa (L 82-65).

The Cinderella run ended in the Quarterfinals for the Wolverines, who were never really in that game. They needed to win the Big Ten tourney to extend their season, so they will be done with a 15-18 record.

#19 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 23-8, 13-5 Big Ten.

3/9/18- Big Ten Quarterfinals vs. (6) Minnesota (L 75-67).

Ay-yi-yi! Don't think anybody saw that one coming. Gotta think the Spartans were looking ahead to future games a little bit. They'll still be dancing, but their seed line probably dropped a seed or 2.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 20-10, 9-9 Big Ten.

3/8/18- Big Ten Second Round vs. (9) Illinois (L 50-46).

While the Wildcats greatly exceeded expectations, they have to be disappointed with the way their season was down the stretch. They needed to beat Illinois to have any chance at making the NCAA Tournament. They'll be in the NIT, probably hosting a First Round game.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 17-14, 10-6 Big West.

3/8/18- Big West Quarterfinals vs. (7) Cal State Fullerton (L 80-63).

Wow! The Warriors laid an egg in this one. They really had it set up nicely if they could have won this one. They have a 17-14 record. That was the same record that got them into the CIT last season. I see no reason why it won't again. Hawaii, back to the CIT where they'll start on the road. Just my prediction of course.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 9-23, 5-13 Conference USA.

3/6/18- Conference USA First Round vs. (13) Western Kentucky (W 53-42).
3/7/18- Conference USA Second Round vs. (5) Rice- feature game, highlighted above.

The 49ers end their season with a whimper, and the whole season was a complete disaster. They finish with a 9-23 record.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 21-12, 12-6 Conference USA.

3/7/18- Conference USA Second Round vs. (12) Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.
3/8/18- Conference USA Quarterfinals vs. (4) UTEP (W 83-71).
3/9/18- Conference USA Semifinals vs. (8) FIU (W 83-54).
3/10/18- Conference USA Championship vs. (6) Louisiana Tech (L 69-59).

Gotta think the Owls just ran out of gas, but let's give credit to LA Tech. They beat the #3, #2, and #5 seeds to win the tourney. As for Rice, I figured they probably needed 2 wins in this tournament to feel safe about an at-large bid. They went ahead and won 3 and got to the C-USA title game. It will be a crying shame if they aren't playing in the NCAA Tournament.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 15-17, 11-9 MAAC.

The Hawks were eliminated from their conference tournament last week and will finish their season with a 15-17 record.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 15-16, 9-7 MEAC.

3/5/18- MEAC First Round vs. (12) Morgan State (W 76-68).
3/7/18- MEAC Quarterfinals vs. (4) Florida A&M (L 61-53).

No MEAC title and no First Four game for the Spartans this season. They will be sitting at home as they'll finish with a 15-16 record.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 18-14, 11-7 Pac 12.

3/8/18- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (11) Oregon (W 68-54).
3/9/18- Pac 12 Semifinals vs. (2) Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
3/10/18- Pac 12 Championship vs. (1) #9 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Good run for the Buffaloes, a run that might have saved their NCAA Tournament chances. I don't think so though, I think they'll be hosting a First Round game in the NIT.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 22-10, 12-6 Pac 12.

3/8/18- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (7) Oregon State (W 59-46).
3/9/18- Pac 12 Semifinals vs. (3) Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

22 win teams should be playing in the NCAA Tournament, especially win they are a power conference team. But that loss to Colorado in the Pac 12 semis hurt. Their RPI is actually worse than Colorado's is, which makes me believe they'll get a chance to defend their NIT Title, hosting a First Round game.

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 29-4, 16-2 Pac 12.

3/8/18- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (8) California (W 67-59).
3/9/18- Pac 12 Semifinals vs. (4) Arizona State (W 68-59).
3/10/18- Pac 12 Championship vs. (3) Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

Another Pac 12 Tournament, another tournament title for the Bruins. They go into the NCAA Tournament with a ton of confidence, looking at a #1 seed. Looking at the teams ranked ahead of them, it's a very good possibility. I think they'll get bumped to a #2 seed though. Just a hunch.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 17-14, 9-9 Pac 12.

3/7/18- Pac 12 First Round vs. (11) Oregon (L 91-87, OT).

Damaging loss for the Cougars, who needed this win. With their RPI in the low 100's, I have a feeling their season is over, but if it is, it was still a heck of a season for their standards.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 18-13, 13-5 SEC.

3/8/18- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (6) # 25 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough loss for the Crimson Tide, who really could have used the extra win. They have a great RPI though, but those 13 losses have to make you think they could be looking at a First Four game.

#25 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 25-9, 11-7 SEC.

3/8/18- SEC Second Round vs. (11) Texas A&M (W 91-72).
3/9/18- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (3) Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
3/10/18- SEC Semifinals vs. (2) Ole Miss (W 75-67).
3/11/18- SEC Championship vs. (5) Tennessee (W 107-100, OT).

The Gators go on an incredible run to win the SEC Tournament, this being Florida and Coach Hutt's first conference tournament championship. This will most certainly do wonders to their seed, which should be in the 4-6 range, if not higher.

#7 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 26-6, 14-4 SEC.

3/9/18- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (9) Georgia (W 71-61).
3/10/18- SEC Semifinals vs. (5) Tennessee (L 94-84).

A shocking loss for the Wildcats, who had some really unexpected conference losses. They are still a lock for the NCAA Tournament though, and will probably be looking at the same seed line as Florida.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-19, 7-13 Sun Belt.

The Trojans failed to qualify for the Sun Belt Tournament, and end their season at 10-19.

Now, we take a look at the final polls heading into Selection Sunday, starting with the national top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Ohio State (72) 32-2 1800 1 Big Ten Conference 2. Baylor 30-4 1674 5 Big 12 Conference 3. Virginia 27-4 1664 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Gonzaga 30-1 1620 3 West Coast Conference 5. Wichita State 30-3 1511 4 Missouri Valley Conference 6. UCLA 29-4 1407 9 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Kentucky 26-6 1360 7 Southeastern Conference 8. Kansas 25-7 1320 6 Big 12 Conference 9. Cincinnati 28-5 1243 8 American Athletic Conference 10. Villanova 26-6 1160 10 Big East Conference 11. Iowa State 24-8 1018 12 Big 12 Conference 12. Miami 26-8 1008 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Marquette 23-8 876 11 Big East Conference 14. Wisconsin 25-8 856 13 Big Ten Conference 15. Illinois State 28-5 769 15 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Stephen F. Austin 28-3 743 17 Southland Conference 17. Memphis 27-6 568 24 American Athletic Conference 18. Florida 25-9 548 25 Southeastern Conference 19. Syracuse 23-10 467 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. La Salle 25-6 378 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Boise State 26-7 366 21 Mountain West Conference 22. VCU 22-9 355 16 Southeastern Conference 23. Richmond 27-7 334 23 Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Michigan State 23-8 246 19 Big Ten Conference 25. Louisiana Tech 26-7 72 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 21-12 16 Big East Conference Harvard 24-6 16 Ivy League Creighton 22-10 2 Big East Conference Cleveland State 23-9 1 Horizon League Eastern Kentucky 25-6 1 Ohio Valley Conference Notre Dame 22-9 1 Atlantic Coast Conference


UCLA rises 3 spots after winning the Pac 12 Tournament, while Kentucky stays put at 7. Kansas drops 2 spots after their Big 12 Semifinal lost, while Florida jumps 7 spots after winning the SEC Tournament. Michigan State was the big loser this week, dropping 5 spots after their Big Ten Quarterfinal loss.

Now for the Mid-Major Top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (57) 30-1 1777 1 West Coast Conference 2. Wichita State (14) 30-3 1742 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Cincinnati (1) 28-5 1665 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Illinois State 28-5 1554 4 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Boise State 26-7 1479 8 Mountain West Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 28-3 1409 6 Southland Conference 7. Memphis 27-6 1327 10 American Athletic Conference 8. Richmond 27-7 1323 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. La Salle 25-6 1234 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Cleveland State 23-9 1184 7 Horizon League 11. Louisiana Tech 26-7 1130 13 Conference USA 12. Harvard 24-6 988 11 Ivy League 13. Quinnipiac 26-7 879 16 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 14. American 25-7 781 12 Patriot League 15. Eastern Kentucky 25-6 709 20 Ohio Valley Conference 16. Davidson 22-10 685 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Dayton 23-9 534 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. North Carolina Central 26-7 519 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 19. SMU 22-10 490 19 American Athletic Conference 20. UTEP 22-8 446 15 Conference USA 21. UAB 23-8 398 17 Conference USA 22. Middle Tennessee 23-9 272 21 Conference USA 23. BYU 19-12 196 25 West Coast Conference 24. Belmont 22-9 177 24 Ohio Valley Conference 25. Buffalo 21-10 116 22 Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State 19-13 101 Mountain West Conference Drexel 23-8 77 Colonial Athletic Association South Dakota State 24-9 48 Summit League Stony Brook 24-8 39 America East Conference Green Bay 23-9 25 Horizon League Old Dominion 22-9 25 Conference USA Manhattan 22-9 17 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Florida 24-8 16 Atlantic Sun Conference Oakland 22-8 11 Horizon League UNLV 20-12 9 Mountain West Conference Mercer 22-9 7 Southern Conference Connecticut 20-12 6 American Athletic Conference North Dakota State 24-9 3 Summit League Northeastern 21-8 2 Colonial Athletic Association


Davidson drops 2 spots despite their efforts against Richmond, and Tulsa loses their remaining votes.
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Florida gets the 5th seed in the NCAA West Region and will await the winner of a First Four game between Rhode Island and Belmont.

UCLA does drop to a 2 seed, as they'll be the 2nd seed in the NCAA West Region and open up against (15) Weber State.

Rice gets the 12th seed in the NCAA Midwest Region and will open up against (5) N.C. State.

Davidson gets the 8th seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against 9th seed Creighton.

Michigan State gets the 4th seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against 13th seed North Carolina Central.

Kentucky gets the 2nd seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against 15th seed Winthrop.

Surprise, surprise! Stanford gets the 10th seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against 7th seed Illinois. I'm glad I was wrong about them this season.

Kansas gets the top seed in the NCAA East Region and will open up against the First Four winner between Bryant and Alcorn State.

Northwestern gets the 4th seed in the NIT West Region and will open up by hosting (5) Old Dominion.

Alabama gets the 3rd seed in the NIT Midwest Region and will open up by hosting (6) Indiana. This tells me they needed to do more than just beat Florida in the SEC Quarterfinals to get an NCAA bid.

Tulsa gets the 5th seed in the NIT South Region and will open up by travelling to (4) George Washington.

And that's it. I wish I was kidding but I'm not. Postseason snubs this season go out to Duke, Colorado, and Hawaii. Duke I was on the fence about, but Colorado definitely deserved to be playing somewhere. Hawaii, well, I think Coach Gunn will tell you they underachieved this season.

I'm thrilled that 11 of our 24 FOFC teams are playing postseason ball, a far cry from the 7 last year. But really? how do you leave Colorado out of all the tournaments? Crazy. This is why I wish I could find a way to add the 5th tournament, the Vegas 16. But there's no way. The only thing I can do for next season and beyond is make the NIT a 40 team tournament, giving 8 more teams a chance. I don't want to, but I'm going to.
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Don't understand why Colorado was left out of all of the tournaments. They deserved to be in the Big Dance, but at least the NIT.

Congrats to all of the coaches that will be playing in the postseason. Hope there's a good run by UCLA and Stanford and they meet in the Final Four.

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Colorado got screwed, plain and simple.

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So 11 of our FOFC coached teams are in the postseason, and through all that we had just 1 feature game. Let's take a look at it.

3/18/18- NCAA South Region Second Round- (10) Stanford (Benito Sanchez) vs. (2) Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- This one wasn't much of a game, as Kentucky forced 22 Stanford turnovers and held them to 34.6% shooting. They led by 21 at halftime and never looked back, rolling into another Sweet Sixteen.

Final Score: (2) Kentucky- 74, (10) Stanford- 49

Let's take a look at the full postseason report.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 22-12, 12-6 American.

3/15/18- NIT South Region Quarterfinal at (4) George Washington (W 55-41).
3/19/18- NIT South Region Semifinal at (1) Buffalo (W 82-81).
3/22/18- NIT South Region Final vs. (2) Georgia State (L 81-73).

Good first season for Coach Brown and the Golden Hurricane, and a good run to the NIT Round of 8. They'll look to build on that next season.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 22-11, 13-5 Atlantic 10.

3/16/18- NCAA South Region First Round vs. (9) Creighton (L 66-59).

The Wildcats see their season end against a pretty solid Creighton team. It was a very good season for Coach Childress, his best one yet.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 26-8, 15-3 Big 12.

3/16/18- NCAA East Region First Round vs. (16) Alcorn State (W 78-55).
3/18/18- NCAA East Region Second Round vs. (9) Georgetown (L 81-55).

Wow! Certainly didn't see that coming from the Jayhawks. They've had some early round meltdowns before, but never been dominated like that. A good first season for Coach Johnson, but there is definitely a sour taste after this game.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 25-9, 13-5 Big Ten.

3/15/18- NCAA South Region First Round vs. (13) North Carolina Central (W 83-73).
3/17/18- NCAA South Region Second Round vs. (5) Louisiana Tech (W 100-94).
3/22/18- NCAA South Region Semifinal vs. (1) Virginia (L 72-51).

You kind of saw this one coming after the Spartans scraped by their first 2 NCAA Tournament games. This was an underachieving Michigan State team, finishing with a worse record than last season, but getting to the same spot in the postseason.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 22-11, 9-9 Big Ten.

3/15/18- NIT West Region Quarterfinal vs. (5) Old Dominion (W 68-60).
3/17/18- NIT West Region Semifinal at (1) Pepperdine (W 68-49).
3/24/18- NIT West Region Final vs. (7) Oakland (L 66-61).

By all accounts, it was a successful season for the Wildcats, who were expected to finish last in the Big Ten. They have to be disappointed that they let a trip to Madison Square Garden slip away though.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 21-13, 12-6 Conference USA.

3/16/18- NCAA Midwest Region First Round vs. (5) N.C. State (L 59-55).

A gallant effort for the Owls, who darn near pulled the 12-5 upset, but not quite. Still, a heck of a turnaround for Rice, who until this season had never won more than 12 games under Coach Shocker.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 23-11, 12-6 Pac 12.

3/16/18- NCAA South Region First Round vs. (7) Illinois (W 66-45).
3/18/18- NCAA South Region Second Round vs. (2) Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

Yikes! The Cardinal certainly folded under the pressure against a high powered Kentucky team, but they will absolutely take this after last seasons snub.

UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 31-5, 16-2 Pac 12.

3/15/18- NCAA West Region First Round vs. (15) Weber State (W 76-64).
3/17/18- NCAA West Region Second Round vs. (7) North Carolina (W 76-68).
3/22/18- NCAA West Region Semifinal vs. (3) Wisconsin (L 65-55).

The Bruins will be happy to get out of the first weekend this season, but they had the potential for so much more. They've slipped just a little bit since their Elite Eight appearance 2 seasons ago.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 19-14, 13-5 SEC.

3/15/18- NIT Midwest Region Quarterfinal vs. (6) Indiana (W 55-54).
3/19/18- NIT Midwest Region Semifinal at (2) UTEP (L 90-66).

Well, the Crimson Tide end their season in a big (but not so good) way after getting hammered at UTEP. This has to be considered a successful season though, as it was the first postseason appearance under the Coach Rogers era.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 27-10, 11-7 SEC.

3/16/18- NCAA West Region First Round vs. (12) Belmont (W 74-67).
3/18/18- NCAA West Region Second Round vs. (13) St. Mary's (W 102-95).
3/22/18- NCAA West Region Semifinal vs. (1) Baylor (L 108-69).

Gadzooks! Sweet Sixteen teams, especially #5 seeds, should not be getting beat by 39 points. I'm happy that the Gators survived the first weekend, but after seeing this result, maybe we should wish they hadn't.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 30-7, 14-4 SEC.

3/16/18- NCAA South Region First Round vs. (15) Winthrop (W 84-61).
3/18/18- NCAA South Region Second Round vs. (10) Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
3/22/18- NCAA South Region Semifinal vs. (3) Wichita State (W 73-72).
3/24/18- NCAA South Region Final vs. (1) Virginia (W 73-70).
3/31/18- NCAA Final Four vs. (1W) Baylor (L 84-66).

Congrats to Coach Hutt, who becomes the first FOFC coach in this dynasty to take a team to the NCAA Final Four. Unfortunately, they didn't make the most of their stay, getting blasted. A much better postseason than last season.

So that takes care of the 2018 postseason. I have added a couple columns to the spreadsheets, so I will have to go back through the first 2 seasons to get those numbers. I am hoping there are no mistakes with any of the spreadsheets, but I don't guarantee it. Keeping track of them is something I want to do, but there could be a few mistakes here and there. So when I do send them out and you guys notice something, let me know.

As for the postseason recap and the spreadsheets, I hope to have that done, probably not tomorrow. It'll probably be Tuesday or Wednesday.
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We already know that Kentucky got hammered by Baylor in one national semifinal. The other semifinal saw (4E) Syracuse get by (3MW) Gonzaga 82-78. Syracuse then went on to beat Baylor 71-65 for the national championship!

The NIT Final Four saw no power conference teams involved, and a very surprising team in it. The first semifinal saw (7W) Oakland beat (1S) UMass 73-58. The second semifinal saw (2E) Georgia State beat (1MW) BYU 66-64. Our NIT Championship was a battle of small conference schools as Oakland beat Georgia State 91-85.

The CBI held true to form, with the top 2 seeds playing in the Best of 3 Championship Series. In game 1, (1) Iona beat (2) Ole Miss 80-66. Ole Miss got the 2nd game by the slimmest of margins, 77-76. Game 3 wasn't nearly as close, as Ole Miss took care of Iona 73-56 to win the CBI Championship Series 2 games to 1.

In the CIT, (4) Army beat (14) Eastern Washington 86-68.
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