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Old 04-20-2016, 09:33 PM   #151
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2017-2018 National Awards

Michigan State had the NCAA Freshman of the Year, as well as 1 player on the NCAA All-Freshman Team, and 1 player on the All-NCAA 1st Team.

UCLA had 1 player on the All-NCAA 1st Team and 1 player on the All-NCAA 2nd Team.

Kentucky had 1 player on the All-NCAA 3rd Team.

2017-2018 Conference Awards

Hartford had 1 player on the America East 2nd Team, and 1 player on the America East All-Freshman Team.

ECU had 1 player on the American 1st Team and 1 player on the American All-Freshman Team.

Tulsa had 1 player on the American 1st Team and 1 player on the American 2nd Team.

Davidson had 1 player on the Atlantic 10 2nd Team.

No awards for Clemson.

Duke had 1 player on the ACC 2nd Team and 1 player on the ACC All-Freshman Team.

Kansas had 2 players on the Big 12 1st Team, 1 player on the Big 12 2nd Team, and 1 player on the Big 12 All-Freshman Team.

No awards for TCU.

Michigan had 1 player on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Michigan State had both the Big Ten Player of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year, as well as having 1 player on the Big Ten 1st Team and 1 player on the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Northwestern had 2 players on the Big Ten 1st Team.

Hawaii had 2 players on the Big West 2nd Team and 1 player on the Big West All-Freshman Team.

No awards for Charlotte.

Rice head coach Charlie Shocker was named Conference USA Coach of the Year, and well deserved. The Owls also had 1 player on the Conference USA 1st Team, 1 player on the Conference USA 2nd Team, and 1 player on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team.

Monmouth had 1 player on the MAAC 2nd Team and 1 player on the MAAC All-Freshman Team.

No awards for Norfolk State.

Colorado had 2 players on the Pac 12 2nd Team.

Stanford had 1 player on the Pac 12 1st Team and 1 player on the Pac 12 2nd Team.

UCLA again cleaned up on the awards. For the 2nd straight year, head coach Tim Shepard was named Pac 12 Coach of the Year. The Bruins also had the Pac 12 Player of the Year, as well as having 2 players on the Pac 12 1st Team and 1 player on the Pac 12 2nd Team.

No awards for Washington State.

In what might be considered a bit of a surprise, Alabama head coach Roy Rogers was named SEC Coach of the Year. Congrats on an unexpected award! The Crimson Tide also had 1 player on the SEC 2nd Team.

Despite another great season, Florida was shut out on the awards.

Kentucky cleaned up. I mean really cleaned up. The Wildcats had the SEC Player of the Year, the SEC Freshman of the Year, 2 players on the SEC 1st Team, 1 player on the SEC 2nd Team, and 2 players on the SEC All-Freshman Team. Wow!

Troy had 1 player on the Sun Belt 2nd Team.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:50 PM   #152
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2017-2018 Recruiting Class Rankings

Hartford had the 92nd best class in the nation, good for tops in the America East by far. The next closest was 229, but I think that 92nd ranked class is based more on quantity. 4 of the 5 recruits for Hartford are 1 star recruits.

ECU had the 48th best class in the nation, good for 3rd in the American.

Tulsa had the 79th best class in the nation, good for 5th in the American.

Davidson had the 167th best class in the nation, good for 8th in the Atlantic 10.

Duke had the 17th best class in the nation, but only good for 6th in the ACC.

Clemson had the 96th best class in the nation, good for 12th in the ACC. That's crazy when the 96th best recruiting class in the nation is only 12th best in your own conference.

Kansas had the 76th best class in the nation, good for 6th best in the Big 12.

TCU had the 119th best class in the nation, good for 9th best in the Big 12.

Michigan had the 82nd best class in the nation, good for 12th best in the Big Ten. Dang, I thought a 96th best class in the nation but 12th in your conference was bad, yet Michigan's recruiting class was 14 spots better. Wow!

Michigan State had the 46th best class in the nation, good for 7th best in the Big Ten.

Northwestern had the 67th best class in the nation, good for 10th best in the Big Ten.

Hawaii had the 165th best class in the Big West, good for 7th best in the Big West.

Charlotte had the 98th best class in the nation, tops in Conference USA.

Rice had the 206th best class in the nation, good for 12th best in Conference USA.

Monmouth had the 130th best class in the nation, good for 2nd in the MAAC.

Norfolk State had the 198th best class in the nation, good for 3rd in the MEAC.

Colorado had the 43rd best class in the nation, good for 5th in the Pac 12.

Stanford had the 25th best class in the nation, good for 3rd in the Pac 12.

UCLA had the 160th best class in the nation, good for 10th best in the Pac 12. Yuck!

Washington State had the 74th best class in the nation, good for 7th best in the Pac 12.

Alabama had the 22nd best class in the nation, good for 4th in the SEC.

Florida had the 29th best class in the nation, good for 7th best in the SEC.

Kentucky had the 31st best class in the nation, good for 8th in the SEC.

Troy had the 126th best class in the nation, good for 2nd in the SUn Belt.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:05 PM   #153
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movement this season, but we do have 2 coaches who have seen their prestige go up. Both Tim Shepard of UCLA and Patrick Hutt of Kentucky have seen their prestige move up to 8. Seems crazy that they are doing so well on just a prestige of 7 when the top prestige is 15. In any case, both Patrick and Tim have 20 bonus points to add to their ratings, however they choose. So let me know guys.

On to head coach movement. If you'll remember, I'm doing it differently now, I'm going through the whole coach movement period at once and presenting all offers at once, turning it into one session. This way, we don't have to wait for a decision from a coach in more than 1 round. So for this season, here is who got job offers:

Not a lot of movement, but there is 1 team that is interested in several of our FOFC Coaches.

Patrick Hutt, Al Mighty, Noah Oppenheimer, and Tim Shepard are all being courted by the Miami Hurricanes. Miami currently has a prestige of 90. I'm not going to go first come, first serve on this kind of job. All 4 of you need to let me know if you are interested in the job, and if we have multiple coaches that have interest, we'll work it out amongst ourselves somehow.

Randolph Childress got 3 offers: Western Michigan, Illinois State, and UNLV. so ntndeacon, please let me know what you want to do, and if you want info on any of the 3 schools compared to Davidson, let me know.

B.B. Gunn who is already feeling the pressure from the firecoachgunn.com website, now has an out. He got offers from UTEP and Drexel. bbgunn, same applies for you. Let me know, and if you want info about either school compared to Hawaii, I'd be glad to give it.

Until I hear back from all these coaches, I'll put this dynasty on hold. I will finish up the spreadsheets and get those attached so that you guys can have a look, but as far as moving on to next season, I'll wait on that until I get a response from everybody. Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:55 AM   #154
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What's up with Tim's recruiting class? Not a lot of roster spots available?

He'll stay at UCLA.

What are his current ratings?

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Old 04-21-2016, 01:48 PM   #155
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Rice had a crappy class as well. Goodness.
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Old 04-21-2016, 01:56 PM   #156
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I'd like more information on wmu and ISU. I want to stay as east as possible.
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Old 04-21-2016, 02:01 PM   #157
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Keep recruiting shit, UCLA. Colorado is angry now, since our tourney snub. Next year.

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Old 04-21-2016, 10:52 PM   #158
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Al atays (and both the Mighty brothers feel good to be working, since they can't recruit for shit. So much for high recruit point allocation for Bee Mighty).
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Old 04-23-2016, 03:57 PM   #159
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What's up with Tim's recruiting class? Not a lot of roster spots available?

He'll stay at UCLA.

What are his current ratings?

UCLA signed 3 this season. A 3 star recruit and 2 1 star recruits. 1 star recruits at UCLA? Are you serious? I can't tell you why, but that's what the chart shows.

As far as Tim's ratings, he is currently:

Recruiting- 90 (which makes this recruiting class even more baffling)
Scouting- 50
Offense- 90
Defense- 10

Just for grins and giggles, I decided to check out the stats of the recruiting coordinator and lead scout. The recruiting coordinator has a recruit rating of 87. The lead scout has a scout rating of 100, so I honestly have no possible theory on this years bad recruiting class.
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:08 PM   #160
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I'd like more information on wmu and ISU. I want to stay as east as possible.

I'll give you information on those schools, as well as Davidson, where you're at now.

If you were to stay at Davidson, you would have a roster where every single player has a current rating of red or orange (the 2 worst). Of those, 2 have green potential, but are seniors, 1 green potential is a junior, and you have 2 green potential and 1 blue potential sophomores, and a green potential freshman. In short, Davidson will probably suck this season, but should be pretty good again in the next couple seasons.

If you go to Illinois State, you would be inheriting a roster that has 3 seniors with a current rating color of green. You would also have 1 junior, 2 sophomores, and 3 freshmen that have either a blue or green potential rating, so there is less of a chance of a drop off. Illinois State had the 75th best recruiting class in the nation, but they were all 3 star recruits. Wichita State had the only 4 star recruit in the conference, and they would be competition year in and year out probably.

If you go to Western Michigan, you would inherit a roster with 1 current rating green senior, with everybody else being red or orange. So they probably won't be very good in the 2018-2019 season. However, you have 9 underclassmen, and 5 of them have a green or blue potential. So they may struggle over the next couple seasons, but depending on how they recruit, could be a force in the MAC in 2 seasons.

So there you go, I can't tell you much more than that. My personal opinion: No matter which way you go, you could be in for a bit of a struggle next season, but all 3 schools have lots of potential to be competitive in their conference within the next 2 seasons. Illinois State has the potential to compete in the MVC this upcoming season, and is probably your only postseason possibly of the 3 schools. But it's totally up to you. As we know with this game, things can change in a hurry, and look at the rosters isn't always a good indication of how things will go.
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:13 PM   #161
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still waiting to hear from the following:

bbgunn, Zinto, TheRivals40, and of course I just responded to rjolley and ntndeacon so I should be hearing from them soon.

Not a big rush, because my next few days are swamped, so even if everybody responds, I most likely won't be starting the 2018-2019 season until Tuesday at the earliest, and that may be wishful thinking.
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:04 PM   #162
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:17 PM   #163
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Tim will go to Thibs' camp this summer and get 20 points to his defensive rating for his time.

And he's staying at UCLA if I didn't say that before.
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Old 04-25-2016, 05:56 PM   #164
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Patrick will stay at Kentucky and will take 10 points in offense and defense

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Old 04-25-2016, 08:07 PM   #165
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We'll stay at Davidson.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:10 PM   #166
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Just for grins and giggles, I decided to check out the stats of the recruiting coordinator and lead scout. The recruiting coordinator has a recruit rating of 87. The lead scout has a scout rating of 100, so I honestly have no possible theory on this years bad recruiting class.

Don't mind the buckets of money Colorado paid to a whole bunch of high school kids to not commit to UCLA.
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Old 04-27-2016, 04:16 PM   #167
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Don't mind the buckets of money Colorado paid to a whole bunch of high school kids to not commit to UCLA.

Man, I knew sending Bill Walton to talk with recruits was a bad idea...

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Old 04-28-2016, 08:33 AM   #168
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2018-2019 Hot Seat Ratings and Coach Goals

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

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

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

Randolph Childress (Davidson) -- Cool seat, goal is to compete for the Atlantic 10 championship.

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

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

Dave Johnson (Kansas) -- 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.

Ess Vee (Northwestern) -- Average seat, goal is to play in any postseason tournament.

B.B. Gunn (Hawaii) -- Somehow, he is still on a cool seat, and the goal has been changed to win the Big West championship.

Timmy Tribble (Charlotte) -- Average seat, goal is to finish .500 or better overall.

Charlie Shocker (Rice) -- Cool seat, goal is to finish .500 or better overall.

Thomas Carrano (Monmouth) -- Cool seat, goal is to finish .500 or better in the MAAC.

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

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

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

Tim Shepard (UCLA) -- Cool seat, goal is to reach the Final Four.

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

Roy Rogers (Alabama) -- Cool 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) -- Average seat, goal is to finish .500 or better in the Sun Belt.

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Old 05-01-2016, 01:13 PM   #169
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2018 Season Tournaments

Kentucky will be the top seed in the 2018 Battle for Atlantis and open up against 8th seed Bowling Green.

Kansas will be the 2nd seed in the 2018 Battle for Atlantis and open up against 7th seed Belmont.

UCLA will be the 3rd seed in the 2018 Battle for Atlantis and open up against 6th seed St. John's.

What a stacked tournament the Battle for Atlantis is!

Davidson will be the 4th seed in the 2018 Brooklyn Classic and open up against 5th seed UTEP.

Florida will be the top seed in the 2018 Cancun Challenge and open up against 8th seed Ohio.

Stanford will be the 2nd seed in the 2018 Cancun Challenge and open up against 7th seed Hofstra.

Tulsa will be the 4th seed in the 2018 Corpus Christi Coastal Classic and will open up against 5th seed New Mexico State.

Northwestern will be the 6th seed in the 2018 Diamond Head Classic and will open up against 3rd seed Georgetown.

TCU will be the top seed in the 4 team 2018 Fargo Regional and will open up against 4th seed Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

Michigan State will be the top seed in the 16 team 2018 Hall of Fame Classic and will open up against 16th seed UNC Wilmington.

Alabama will be the 5th seed in the 16 team 2018 Hall of Fame Classic and will open up against 12th seed Hawaii.

Duke will be the top seed in the 16 team 2018 Las Vegas Classic and will open up against 16th seed Idaho.

Rice will be the 15th seed in the 16 team 2018 Las Vegas Classic and will open up against 2nd seed Oregon.

Michigan will be the 3rd seed in the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational and will open up against 6th seed Iona.

Troy will be the 4th seed in the 4 team 2018 Little Rock Regional and will open up against top seed Boston College.

Hartford will be the 4th seed in the 4 team 2018 Los Angeles Classic and will open up against top seed Santa Clara.

Colorado will be the 4th seed in the 2018 Maui Invitational and will open up against 5th seed Clemson.

Charlotte will be the 2nd seed in the 4 team 2018 Michigan Tournament and will open up against 3rd seed Samford.

ECU will be the 5th seed in the 2018 NIT Season Tip-Off and will open up against 4th seed Rutgers.

Washington State will be the top seed in the 4 team 2018 New Jersey Regional and will open up against 4th seed SIU Edwardsville.

Norfolk State will be the 3rd seed in the 4 team 2018 New Orleans Classic and will open up against 2nd seed William & Mary.

Monmouth will be the 4th seed in the 2018 Paradise Jam and will open up against 5th seed College of Charleston.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:59 PM   #170
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Opening week, or opening weekend as I like to call it, sees an all-time low for this dynasty, as we only have 5 games to cover this week. 2 of them are feature games.

11/16/18- Hall of Fame Classic First Round- (12) Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) vs. (5) Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- Not much of a game in this one, as Hawaii shot just 26.4% to 51.1% for Alabama. The Crimson Tide led by 17 at halftime and rolled, advancing to the Quarterfinals of the Hall of Fame Classic.

Final Score: Alabama- 67, Hawaii- 38

11/18/18- Clemson (Charles Johnson) @ #13 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The Bruins committed just 7 turnovers the entire game, and outrebounded Clemson 46-31. That was more than enough to take a 21 point halftime lead and coast from there.

Final Score: #13 UCLA- 89, Clemson- 61

Now let's cover the rest of the weekly recap, keeping in mind I'm only covering the teams that played games this week.

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

11/16/18- Los Angeles Classic First Round vs. (1) Santa Clara (L 83-65).
11/17/18- Los Angeles Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (3) Western Carolina (L 60-59).

Not a great debut for the Hawks, who have been all in or all out in season tournaments. In the 4 season tournaments they've played, they've won 2 and finished last in 2.

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

11/18/18 at #13 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Not the start the Tigers wanted, they were hoping to be a little more competitive.

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

11/16/18- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (16) UNC Wilmington (W 76-56).

The Spartans roll in their opening game, but it'll get tougher.

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

11/16/18- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (5) Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

Not the start the Warriors wanted, and a bit of a tough draw. That firecoachgunn.com website is up and running again already.

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

11/18/18 vs. Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.

An easier than expected win for the Bruins, as Clemson was expected to be much better competition.

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

11/16/18- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (12) Hawaii (W 67-38).

Good start for the Crimson Tide who take care of business, but their Quarterfinal opponent is a doozy. Louisville awaits.

As I apparently didn't get the preseason polls up, I will announce the polls heading into next week, starting with the national top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (65) 1-0 1780 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Iowa State (2) 0-0 1683 2 Big 12 Conference 3. Iowa (3) 0-0 1663 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Wisconsin (1) 0-0 1598 4 Big Ten Conference 5. Georgetown 0-0 1495 6 Big East Conference 6. Notre Dame 0-0 1375 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. San Diego State (1) 0-0 1314 8 Mountain West Conference 8. North Carolina 0-0 1255 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Maryland 0-0 1205 10 Big Ten Conference 10. Villanova 0-0 1098 11 Big East Conference 11. Louisville 1-0 1032 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. UCLA 1-0 949 13 Pacific-12 Conference 13. Cincinnati 1-0 875 15 American Athletic Conference 14. Butler 0-0 701 16 Big East Conference 15. Creighton 0-0 622 17 Big East Conference 16. Arizona 1-0 612 22 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Vanderbilt 0-0 544 18 Southeastern Conference 18. Texas 0-0 386 20 Big 12 Conference 19. Kansas 0-0 370 19 Big 12 Conference 20. Syracuse 0-0 341 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Illinois State 1-0 304 NR Missouri Valley Conference 22. Seton Hall 1-0 273 NR Big East Conference 23. Kentucky 0-0 199 24 Southeastern Conference 24. LSU 0-0 175 23 Southeastern Conference 25. Buffalo 2-0 135 NR Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 0-0 132 West Coast Conference Mississippi 1-0 128 Southeastern Conference Oklahoma State 0-0 126 Big 12 Conference Oregon 0-0 100 Pacific-12 Conference North Carolina State 0-0 90 Atlantic Coast Conference Providence 0-0 77 Big East Conference Illinois 2-0 72 Big Ten Conference VCU 0-0 63 Southeastern Conference Virginia Tech 0-0 62 Atlantic Coast Conference Colorado 0-0 59 Pacific-12 Conference Connecticut 0-0 51 American Athletic Conference Harvard 0-0 45 Ivy League Northern Iowa 0-0 45 Missouri Valley Conference Bowling Green 0-0 39 Mid-American Conference California 0-0 38 Pacific-12 Conference USC 0-0 22 Pacific-12 Conference Baylor 2-0 19 Big 12 Conference Saint Mary's 1-0 19 West Coast Conference Duke 0-0 16 Atlantic Coast Conference Florida 0-0 15 Southeastern Conference Santa Clara 2-0 13 West Coast Conference St. John's 1-0 13 Big East Conference Texas A&M 0-0 11 Southeastern Conference Washington 0-0 11 Pacific-12 Conference Canisius 2-0 10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Stony Brook 2-0 10 America East Conference Washington State 0-0 10 Pacific-12 Conference Arizona State 0-0 9 Pacific-12 Conference Seattle 1-0 9 Western Athletic Conference DePaul 1-0 8 Big East Conference Eastern Washington 0-0 8 Big Sky Conference Auburn 2-0 7 Southeastern Conference New Mexico 1-0 7 Mountain West Conference Alabama 1-0 6 Southeastern Conference Iona 1-0 6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Utah State 1-0 6 Mountain West Conference Fresno State 1-0 5 Mountain West Conference Green Bay 2-0 5 Horizon League Northwestern 0-0 5 Big Ten Conference Ohio State 0-1 5 Big Ten Conference St. Bonaventure 0-0 5 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Arizona 0-0 4 Big Sky Conference Stanford 0-0 4 Pacific-12 Conference Arkansas 0-0 3 Southeastern Conference Hofstra 0-0 3 Colonial Athletic Association Grand Canyon 0-0 2 Western Athletic Conference Loyola Chicago 0-0 2 Missouri Valley Conference Manhattan 0-0 2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Oregon State 0-0 2 Pacific-12 Conference SMU 2-0 2 American Athletic Conference Oklahoma 1-0 1 Big 12 Conference Pacific 1-0 1 West Coast Conference South Carolina 1-0 1 Southeastern Conference Southern Illinois 0-0 1 Missouri Valley Conference Wichita State 1-0 1 Missouri Valley Conference


I am stunned that Michigan State is nowhere to be found.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:59 PM   #171
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Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. San Diego State (65) 0-0 1793 1 Mountain West Conference 2. Cincinnati (4) 1-0 1701 2 American Athletic Conference 3. Illinois State (1) 1-0 1545 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Buffalo (1) 2-0 1452 10 Mid-American Conference 5. Connecticut 0-0 1359 4 American Athletic Conference 6. Gonzaga (1) 0-0 1333 5 West Coast Conference 7. Northern Iowa 0-0 1329 6 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Bowling Green 0-0 1296 7 Mid-American Conference 9. Harvard 0-0 1112 9 Ivy League 10. Wichita State 1-0 872 11 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Saint Mary's 1-0 794 12 West Coast Conference 12. SMU 2-0 674 15 American Athletic Conference 13. Green Bay 2-0 526 NR Horizon League 14. North Carolina Central 0-0 475 13 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 15. Santa Clara 2-0 470 NR West Coast Conference 16. Eastern Michigan 1-0 447 17 Mid-American Conference 17. Rhode Island 0-0 416 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Stony Brook 2-0 274 NR America East Conference 19. Canisius 2-0 266 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 20. New Mexico 1-0 254 NR Mountain West Conference 21. UTEP 1-0 249 20 Conference USA 22. BYU 0-0 223 16 West Coast Conference 23. High Point 2-0 199 NR Big South Conference 24. Memphis 0-0 189 18 American Athletic Conference 25. Middle Tennessee 1-0 182 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Penn 2-0 169 Ivy League Richmond 0-0 157 Atlantic 10 Conference Fresno State 1-0 147 Mountain West Conference Evansville 1-0 136 Missouri Valley Conference Utah State 1-0 135 Mountain West Conference Temple 1-0 119 American Athletic Conference Davidson 0-0 114 Atlantic 10 Conference UNLV 0-0 110 Mountain West Conference Louisiana Tech 0-0 99 Conference USA Akron 0-0 95 Mid-American Conference Tulsa 0-0 94 American Athletic Conference Pacific 1-0 92 West Coast Conference Mississippi State 1-0 91 Atlantic 10 Conference Oakland 1-0 90 Horizon League Georgia State 0-0 83 Horizon League Northeastern 1-0 80 Colonial Athletic Association Cal State Northridge 1-0 75 Big West Conference George Washington 0-0 73 Atlantic 10 Conference Dayton 0-0 70 Atlantic 10 Conference Colorado State 0-0 68 Mountain West Conference UAB 0-0 65 Conference USA Iona 1-0 64 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Old Dominion 0-0 63 Conference USA La Salle 0-0 62 Atlantic 10 Conference Massachusetts 0-0 60 Atlantic 10 Conference Pepperdine 0-0 57 West Coast Conference Wyoming 0-0 57 Mountain West Conference Drexel 1-0 55 Colonial Athletic Association Indiana State 0-0 52 Missouri Valley Conference North Florida 1-0 52 Atlantic Sun Conference St. Bonaventure 0-0 52 Atlantic 10 Conference UC Santa Barbara 0-0 51 Big West Conference Fordham 1-0 50 Atlantic 10 Conference Seattle 1-0 49 Western Athletic Conference Belmont 0-0 43 Ohio Valley Conference San Francisco 0-0 41 West Coast Conference Toledo 0-0 41 Mid-American Conference East Tennessee State 1-0 35 Southern Conference Eastern Washington 0-0 34 Big Sky Conference William & Mary 0-0 32 Colonial Athletic Association Hofstra 0-0 29 Colonial Athletic Association Loyola Chicago 0-0 28 Missouri Valley Conference Long Beach State 0-0 26 Big West Conference Manhattan 0-0 26 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Dakota State 0-0 26 Summit League American 1-0 24 Patriot League Boston University 0-0 23 Patriot League Saint Joseph's 0-0 23 Atlantic 10 Conference Southern Illinois 0-0 23 Missouri Valley Conference Albany 0-0 21 America East Conference Holy Cross 0-0 21 Patriot League Mercer 0-0 21 Southern Conference Northern Arizona 0-0 21 Big Sky Conference Cornell 0-0 20 Ivy League Northern Illinois 0-0 20 Mid-American Conference Bradley 0-0 19 Missouri Valley Conference Grand Canyon 0-0 19 Western Athletic Conference Illinois Chicago 0-0 18 Horizon League Niagara 0-0 18 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Saint Louis 0-0 18 Atlantic 10 Conference UMass Lowell 0-0 18 America East Conference LIU Brooklyn 1-0 16 Northeast Conference Montana State 0-0 16 Big Sky Conference SIU Edwardsville 0-0 16 Ohio Valley Conference Army 0-0 15 Patriot League East Carolina 0-0 15 American Athletic Conference FIU 0-0 15 Conference USA James Madison 0-0 15 Colonial Athletic Association Western Illinois 0-0 15 Summit League Chicago State 0-0 14 Western Athletic Conference Louisiana Lafayette 0-0 14 Sun Belt Conference Milwaukee 0-0 14 Horizon League New Mexico State 0-0 14 Western Athletic Conference Oral Roberts 0-0 14 Summit League Robert Morris 1-0 14 Northeast Conference Colgate 0-0 13 Patriot League Liberty 1-0 13 Big South Conference North Dakota 0-0 12 Big Sky Conference VMI 0-0 12 Southern Conference Central Michigan 0-0 11 Mid-American Conference Norfolk State 0-0 11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Radford 0-0 10 Big South Conference Towson 1-0 10 Colonial Athletic Association Wofford 0-0 10 Southern Conference Northern Kentucky 1-0 9 Sun Belt Conference Weber State 0-0 9 Big Sky Conference Bucknell 0-0 8 Patriot League Longwood 0-0 8 Big South Conference Loyola Marymount 0-0 8 West Coast Conference Cal Poly 0-0 7 Big West Conference Southern Utah 0-0 7 Big Sky Conference UT Arlington 0-0 7 Sun Belt Conference South Dakota State 0-0 6 Summit League Charlotte 0-0 4 Conference USA Northern Colorado 1-0 3 Big Sky Conference Princeton 0-0 3 Ivy League North Texas 0-0 2 Conference USA San Jose State 0-0 2 Mountain West Conference Tulane 0-0 2 American Athletic Conference Cal State Fullerton 0-0 1 Big West Conference Yale 0-0 1 Ivy League
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1 feature game this week, and it was an old fashioned rivalry:

11/22/18- Duke (Dean Hoo) @ #23 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- A high scoring affair, as both teams shot over 50% from the field. The Blue Devils made more free throws than Kentucky, and the Wildcats turned it over 14 times compared to just 8 for Duke. This led to the Blue Devils getting a big early season win.

Final Score: Duke- 102, #23 Kentucky- 91

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

11/21/18 at Rutgers (L 71-38).
11/24/18 at UMass (L 65-30).

The Hawks are still struggling for that first win of the season, but to be fair, their schedule has been pretty tough so far.

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

11/24/18 vs. UNC Greensboro (W 60-51).

Always nice to start the season off with a win, and the Pirates do so heading into their season tournament next week.

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

11/25/18- Corpus Christi Coastal Classic First Round vs. (5) New Mexico State (W 56-55).

The Golden Hurricane escaped with a win in their first round game, but their next opponent is a lot tougher in Syracuse.

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

No games this week for the Wildcats, who will get their season underway next week in their season tournament.

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

No games this week for the Tigers, who start their season tournament next week.

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

11/19/18 vs. VCU (W 69-61).
11/22/18 at Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
11/25/18 at Gardner Webb (W 69-47).

Great week for the Blue Devils who beat a non-conference rival, get past a scrappy VCU team, and start the season 3-0. Hopefully this is the beginning of a nice turnaround for Coach Hoo.

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

11/20/18 vs. Georgia State (W 64-51).

Not the cleanest performance this week for the Jayhawks, but they got that opening game victory out of the way and move on to their season tournament beginning next week.

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

11/23/18- Fargo Regional First Round vs. (4) Texas A&M Corpus Christi (W 76-57).
11/24/18- Fargo Regional Championship vs. (2) Oral Roberts (W 69-50).

Great start to the season for the Horned Frogs, who win their season tournament in convincing fashion and become the first FOFC team to win a season tournament in the 2018-2019 season.

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

11/21/18 vs. Southern Illinois (W 59-51).

The Wolverines beat a scrappy Southern Illinois team in their season opener, and move on to their season tournament next week.

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

11/19/18- Hall of Fame Classic Quarterfinals vs. (9) #22 Seton Hall (L 79-75).

An unexpected loss for the Spartans, as they fell to a very good Seton Hall team. They'll take next week off before getting back to the grind in December.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 1-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/20/18 at Youngstown State (W 66-59).
11/24/18 at Chicago State (L 59-45).

The Wildcats have lost their first non-conference game under Coach Vee's tenure, as they didn't lose a non-conference game last season. A shocking loss to a team that's generally not very good.

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

No games this week for the Warriors, who also have next week off. They may show some rust coming back in December.

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

11/23/18- Michigan Tournament First Round vs. (3) Samford (W 69-66).
11/25/18- Michigan Tournament Championship vs. (1) Toledo (L 72-67).

A couple close ones for the 49ers this week, but they couldn't finish the deal against Toledo.

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

11/23/18 at Texas A&M (L 93-72).

The Owls took on a pretty tough opening game and hung tough for a while, but proved they aren't quite ready for the big boys of the power 5 conferences yet. Next week it gets easier.

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

11/22/18- Paradise Jam First Round vs. (5) College of Charleston (W 77-60).
11/25/18- Paradise Jam Semifinals vs. (8) Northern Arizona (W 72-44).

The Hawks coast to the Paradise Jam championship with a couple easy wins. In fact, their non-conference schedule is very favorable, but beating Charleston was a huge step in the right direction.

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

11/20/18 vs. Coastal Carolina (L 59-39).
11/23/18 at Gardner Webb (W 69-56).

A split for the Spartans this week, as they head into their season tournament next week.

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

11/24/18 vs. #14 Butler (L 65-63).

Great effort by the Buffaloes in this one, as they fell just short. They have a lot of ranked teams in their non-conference schedule, so they need to beat the ones that aren't ranked. They start their season tournament next week.

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

11/24/18- Cancun Challenge First Round vs. (7) Hofstra (W 56-53).

A much tougher game than expected for the Cardinal, but they get post their opening opponent in the Cancun Challenge and move to the Quarterfinals next week.

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

11/22/18 at UNLV (W 71-62).

The Bruins get a nice road win before heading into their season tournament next week.

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

11/23/18- New Jersey Regional First Round vs. (4) SIU Edwardsville (W 64-54).
11/25/18- New Jersey Regional Championship vs. (3) USC Upstate (L 77-69).

Hmm, not sure how to feel about that loss to USC Upstate. You've got to be able to beat the small conference teams consistently when you're in a Power 5 conference. That's a tough loss.

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

11/19/18- Hall of Fame Classic Quarterfinals vs. (4) #11 Louisville (W 74-70).

A huge win for the Crimson Tide, might be the biggest win in Coach Rogers' career to this point. This advances them to the Semifinals next week.

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

11/24/18- Cancun Challenge First Round vs. (8) Ohio (W 84-81, OT).

Wow! Nearly a monumental upset here, as the Gators needed overtime to hang out. They'll need to put this one behind them and refocus for next week.

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

11/20/18 at Grambling (W 84-69).
11/22/18 vs. Duke- feature game, highlighted above.

The Wildcats will tell you they hate losing to Duke, but this season they do. Again, they'll need to put it behind them and get ready for their season tournament next week.

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

11/24/18- Little Rock Regional First Round vs. (1) Boston College (L 65-56).
11/25/18- Little Rock Regional 3rd Place Game vs. (2) Delaware (L 85-65).

Not a good start to the season for the Trojans, who lost a lead against BC and got hammered against Delaware. They'll look to pick it up as well next week.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Iowa State (36) 2-0 1761 2 Big 12 Conference 2. Virginia (29) 1-0 1750 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Georgetown (5) 3-0 1660 5 Big East Conference 4. Villanova 3-0 1558 10 Big East Conference 5. San Diego State (1) 1-0 1465 7 Mountain West Conference 6. Maryland 1-0 1393 9 Big Ten Conference 7. North Carolina 0-0 1329 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Syracuse (1) 3-0 1162 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Butler 2-0 1147 14 Big East Conference 10. Cincinnati 1-0 993 13 American Athletic Conference 11. Arizona 2-0 976 16 Pacific-12 Conference 12. North Carolina State 3-0 930 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Providence 2-0 702 NR Big East Conference 14. Kansas 1-0 691 19 Big 12 Conference 15. Wisconsin 2-1 624 4 Big Ten Conference 16. UCLA 2-0 619 12 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Seton Hall 2-0 586 22 Big East Conference 18. Northern Iowa 2-0 577 NR Missouri Valley Conference 19. Gonzaga 2-0 504 NR West Coast Conference 20. Iowa 2-1 479 3 Big Ten Conference 21. LSU 1-0 410 24 Southeastern Conference 22. Mississippi 2-0 372 NR Southeastern Conference 23. Illinois State 1-0 282 21 Missouri Valley Conference 24. Baylor 4-0 214 NR Big 12 Conference 25. Duke 3-0 150 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Texas A&M 2-0 150 Southeastern Conference Oklahoma State 0-0 143 Big 12 Conference Virginia Tech 1-0 119 Atlantic Coast Conference Harvard 1-0 84 Ivy League California 0-0 52 Pacific-12 Conference Canisius 5-0 50 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Florida 1-0 42 Southeastern Conference St. Bonaventure 3-0 38 Atlantic 10 Conference Oklahoma 3-0 31 Big 12 Conference Wichita State 2-0 29 Missouri Valley Conference Alabama 2-0 27 Southeastern Conference Richmond 2-0 27 Atlantic 10 Conference Ohio State 0-1 25 Big Ten Conference St. John's 2-0 22 Big East Conference Georgia 2-0 21 Southeastern Conference Fresno State 2-0 20 Mountain West Conference Stony Brook 3-0 18 America East Conference Pacific 2-0 17 West Coast Conference Stanford 1-0 17 Pacific-12 Conference Cal State Northridge 2-0 14 Big West Conference DePaul 2-0 12 Big East Conference Bradley 2-0 11 Missouri Valley Conference Iona 2-0 11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference William & Mary 2-0 11 Colonial Athletic Association Florida State 1-0 10 Atlantic Coast Conference Manhattan 2-0 10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Niagara 3-0 9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tulane 2-0 8 American Athletic Conference Weber State 1-0 7 Big Sky Conference Sacramento State 1-0 5 Big Sky Conference Wofford 2-0 5 Southern Conference Idaho State 1-0 4 Big Sky Conference Indiana 2-0 4 Big Ten Conference Mercer 2-0 4 Southern Conference Western Illinois 1-0 4 Summit League FIU 2-0 2 Conference USA Fordham 2-0 2 Atlantic 10 Conference Tulsa 1-0 1 American Athletic Conference

So Kansas moves up 5 spots after a good week, and even though they won their game this week, UCLA drops 4 spots? Really? Duke jumps into the top 25, and we have a handful of teams receiving votes.
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Old 05-07-2016, 02:44 PM   #174
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Here's a look at the mid-major top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. San Diego State (67) 1-0 1793 1 Mountain West Conference 2. Cincinnati (2) 1-0 1688 2 American Athletic Conference 3. Northern Iowa 2-0 1585 7 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Gonzaga (1) 2-0 1574 6 West Coast Conference 5. Illinois State (1) 1-0 1454 3 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Harvard 1-0 1365 9 Ivy League 7. Wichita State 2-0 1186 10 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Canisius 5-0 1071 19 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 9. St. Bonaventure (1) 3-0 1028 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Richmond 2-0 847 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Toledo 2-0 763 NR Mid-American Conference 12. Rhode Island 1-0 746 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Stony Brook 3-0 606 18 America East Conference 14. Evansville 2-0 596 NR Missouri Valley Conference 15. Massachusetts 2-0 551 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Niagara 3-0 425 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 17. Tulsa 1-0 417 NR American Athletic Conference 18. UTEP 1-0 406 21 Conference USA 19. Tulane 2-0 400 NR American Athletic Conference 20. Bradley 2-0 348 NR Missouri Valley Conference 21. Manhattan 2-0 287 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 22. Fresno State 2-0 262 NR Mountain West Conference 23. George Washington 1-0 230 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. William & Mary 2-0 207 NR Colonial Athletic Association 25. Pacific 2-0 196 NR West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Cal State Northridge 2-0 189 Big West Conference Louisiana Tech 1-0 189 Conference USA FIU 2-0 182 Conference USA Wofford 2-0 172 Southern Conference Oakland 2-0 170 Horizon League Iona 2-0 151 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Mercer 2-0 149 Southern Conference Memphis 0-0 146 American Athletic Conference Weber State 1-0 140 Big Sky Conference Monmouth 2-0 127 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Sacramento State 1-0 124 Big Sky Conference UTSA 2-0 118 Conference USA USC Upstate 2-0 104 Atlantic Sun Conference Western Illinois 1-0 104 Summit League Robert Morris 2-0 103 Northeast Conference Idaho State 1-0 92 Big Sky Conference Belmont 1-0 90 Ohio Valley Conference North Florida 2-0 84 Atlantic Sun Conference Davidson 0-0 83 Atlantic 10 Conference Buffalo 3-1 74 Mid-American Conference Southern Utah 0-0 74 Big Sky Conference Fordham 2-0 70 Atlantic 10 Conference UNC Asheville 2-0 70 Big South Conference East Carolina 1-0 67 American Athletic Conference Penn 2-0 65 Ivy League Prairie View A&M 1-0 64 Southwestern Athletic Conference Saint Joseph's 1-0 62 Atlantic 10 Conference North Dakota 0-0 44 Big Sky Conference Connecticut 1-1 43 American Athletic Conference Northern Kentucky 1-0 41 Sun Belt Conference Colgate 1-0 31 Patriot League Mount St. Mary's 2-0 25 Northeast Conference Morgan State 2-0 22 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tennessee Tech 1-0 22 Ohio Valley Conference Boise State 0-1 21 Mountain West Conference Northwestern State 1-0 21 Southland Conference Central Connecticut 2-0 16 Northeast Conference McNeese State 1-0 12 Southland Conference Mississippi Valley State 1-0 4 Southwestern Athletic Conference Appalachian State 0-0 3 Sun Belt Conference Southern 0-0 1 Southwestern Athletic Conference


Tulsa enters the mid-major top 25 this week, and 3 other teams are receiving votes. I like it.
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Just 1 feature game for you this week, and let's take a look.

11/26/18- Maui Invitational First Round- (5) Clemson (Charles Johnson) vs. (4) Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- A hard fought victory that was tied at halftime. The difference was the shooting, as Clemson made 10 three pointers, but Colorado countered by making 23 free throws to just 9 for Clemson as the Buffaloes survived, advancing to the Maui Semifinals.

Final Score: (4) Colorado- 73, (5) Clemson- 69

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

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

11/28/18 vs. South Florida (L 72-63).

The Hawks continue to look for their first win of the season, but the competition gets a little easier next week even though they'll be on the road.

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

11/28/18- NIT Season Tip-Off First Round vs. (4) Rutgers (L 74-60).
11/29/18- NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation vs. (1) Harvard (L 70-53).
11/30/18- NIT Season Tip-Off 7th Place Game vs. (7) Miami (OH) (W 70-54).

The Pirates avoid an 0-fer for the week by salvaging the 7th place game in their season tournament. They got a tough draw in the consolation semifinal by having to take on the top seed.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 1-2, 0-0 American.

11/30/18- Corpus Christi Coastal Classic Semifinal vs. (1) #8 Syracuse (L 84-72).
12/1/18- Corpus Christi Coastal Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (3) Nebraska (L 80-66).

2 tough losses against good competition this week for the Golden Hurricane. It doesn't get any easier next week as they return home for 2 tough games.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 1-2, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

11/27/18- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (5) UTEP (L 89-81).
11/30/18- Brooklyn Classic Consolation vs. (8) DePaul (W 63-40).
12/1/18- Brooklyn Classic 5th Place Game vs. (7) Bucknell (L 66-64).

Tough week for the Wildcats, as they open the season with a 6th place finish in their season tournament. They blew a lead late in the game against Bucknell.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 1-3, 0-0 ACC.

11/26/18- Maui Invitational First Round vs. (4) Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
11/27/18- Maui Invitational Consolation vs. (1) UConn (L 95-57).
11/28/18- Maui Invitational 7th Place Game vs. (6) Evansville (W 90-84).

Tough luck for the Tigers this week, as they fell short against Colorado, then had to face a top seed with revenge on their mind. They did scrape out a win over Evansville, but they've got a brutal 4 game stretch coming up.

#25 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 3-0, 0-0 ACC.

No games this week for Coach Hoo and the Blue Devils, who get a nice rest before 5 cream puff games in a row.

#14 Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 2-3, 0-0 Big 12.

11/28/18- Battle for Atlantis First Round vs. (7) Belmont (L 89-73).
11/29/18- Battle for Atlantis Consolation vs. (6) St. John's (W 67-53).
11/30/18- Battle for Atlantis 5th Place Game vs. (4) Memphis (L 72-69, OT).
12/2/18 at #18 Northern Iowa (L 83-69).

Not a good week at all for the Jayhawks, who aren't playing great basketball. 1-3 in a week just won't cut it. Nor will losing to teams like Belmont and Northern Iowa.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 3-1, 0-0 Big 12.

11/26/18 vs. Grand Canyon (L 49-47).
12/2/18 at Bethune Cookman (W 60-51).

The Horned Frogs suffer their first loss of the season, but almost rallied all the way back from a 13 point deficit. The schedule remains fairly easy as TCU looks to get some confidence before Big 12 play starts.

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

11/26/18- Las Vegas Invitational First Round vs. (6) Iona (W 53-52).
11/29/18- Las Vegas Invitational Semifinal vs. (2) Northern Iowa (L 87-82).
11/30/18- Las Vegas Invitational 3rd Place Game vs. (1) Oklahoma (L 83-73).

4th place seems to be the number for the Wolverines, who have 3 4th place finishes in 4 8 team tournaments so far. The tough schedule continues, as their next 6 opponents are a combined 17-4 so far.

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

No games this week for Coach Mighty and the Spartans, who get back on the court next week.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 1-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

No games this week either for Coach Vee and the Wildcats, who have a pretty tough schedule to face next week.

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

Another team with no games this week, as Coach Gunn and the Warriors have had a very long layoff.

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

And the trend continues, as the 49ers and Coach Tribble also had the week off.

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

11/26/18 vs. Lamar (W 58-44).
12/1/18 vs. Texas-Rio Grande Valley (W 77-67).

The Owls get 2 home wins this week, and next week they start a 5 game road trip followed by their season tournament. In fact, Rice doesn't play a home game again until January 12th of 2019. Yeesh!

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 4-0, 0-0 MAAC.

11/25/18- Paradise Jam Semifinal vs. (8) Northern Arizona (W 72-44).
11/26/18- Paradise Jam Championship vs. (3) FIU (W 63-52).
12/2/18 at Hofstra (W 77-64).

Although it wasn't against the toughest of competition, the Hawks win their first season tournament in the Coach Carrano era, and follow it up with a good road win at Hofstra. They've got 3 more games on the road, all winnable, before returning home to start conference play.

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

11/30/18- New Orleans Classic First Round vs. (2) William & Mary (L 57-46).
12/2/18- New Orleans Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (1) Wofford (W 62-53).

Another 3rd place finish in a 4 team tournament for the Spartans. They'll take next week off before a 3 game home stretch.

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

11/26/18- Maui Invitational First Round vs. (5) Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.
11/27/18- Maui Invitational Semifinal vs. (8) Oakland (L 83-77).
11/28/18- Maui Invitational 3rd Place Game vs. (3) Oklahoma State (W 77-73).

The Buffaloes had a pretty good week, despite the upset loss to Oakland. Nothing to be ashamed there, as Oakland also beat top seed UConn by 27. They finished off 3rd place by taking care of a former Big 12 opponent.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 2-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/27/18- Cancun Challenge Semifinal vs. (3) West Virginia (L 53-50).
11/28/18- Cancun Challenge 3rd Place Game vs. (5) Rhode Island (W 63-55).

The Cardinal are slipping a bit in 8 team tournaments after winning one and being runner up in previous years. Still a hard fought loss against West Virginia. They've got some easy ones coming up next week.

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

11/28/18- Battle for Atlantis First Round vs. (6) St. John's (W 85-63).
11/29/18- Battle for Atlantis Semifinal vs. (7) Belmont (W 75-65).
11/30/18- Battle for Atlantis Championship vs. (5) UNLV (W 79-70).
12/2/18 vs. Illinois Chicago (W 99-49).

Great week for the Bruins, who took advantage of some upsets to avoid both Kansas and Kentucky and win the Battle for Atlantis. Then they hammered a hapless Illinois Chicago team for a 4 win week! UCLA has now won both the 8 team tourneys they've been in.

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

12/2/18 at Maryland Eastern Shore (W 60-44).

Just the 1 game this week for the Cougars, but they get back on the winning track. Just 1 home game next week on the schedule.

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

11/26/18- Hall of Fame Classic Semifinals vs. (9) #17 Seton Hall (W 67-34).
11/27/18- Hall of Fame Classic Championship vs. (2) #11 Arizona (W 74-65).

The Crimson Tide are rolling in the early season, becoming just the 2nd FOFC coached team ever to win a 16 team tournament, and they did it in easy fashion. They've got 3 home games in which they should roll coming up.

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

11/27/18- Cancun Challenge Semifinals vs. (5) Rhode Island (W 57-48).
11/28/18- Cancun Challenge Championship vs. (3) West Virginia (W 62-48).

The Gators continue their impressive streak in season tournaments, as they've won 3 now. Next week is a heavy week with 3 games on the schedule.

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

11/28/18- Battle for Atlantis First Round vs. (8) Bowling Green (W 82-80).
11/29/18- Battle for Atlantis Semifinal vs. (5) UNLV (L 72-70).
11/30/18- Battle for Atlantis 3rd Place Game vs. (7) Belmont (W 74-68).

3 very close games for the Wildcats, unfortunately they missed a chance for the title game by giving up a buzzer beater to UNLV. 3rd place is their worst finish in an 8 team tournament so far.

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

No games for Coach Hawkins and the Trojans this week, as they get ready for 4 of their next 5 games on the road.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (71) 4-0 1799 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Iowa State 3-0 1686 1 Big 12 Conference 3. Georgetown 3-0 1663 3 Big East Conference 4. North Carolina 2-0 1499 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. San Diego State 3-0 1456 5 Mountain West Conference 6. UCLA (1) 6-0 1455 16 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Gonzaga 5-0 1292 19 West Coast Conference 8. Illinois State 4-0 1225 23 Missouri Valley Conference 9. LSU 3-0 1130 21 Southeastern Conference 10. Mississippi 4-0 1096 22 Southeastern Conference 11. Baylor 6-0 1048 24 Big 12 Conference 12. North Carolina State 3-0 998 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Iowa 3-1 978 20 Big Ten Conference 14. Wisconsin 2-1 886 15 Big Ten Conference 15. Texas A&M 2-0 729 NR Southeastern Conference 16. Syracuse 5-0 686 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Duke 3-0 524 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Alabama 4-0 469 NR Southeastern Conference 19. Ohio State 1-1 443 NR Big Ten Conference 20. Florida 3-0 327 NR Southeastern Conference 21. Maryland 2-1 325 6 Big Ten Conference 22. St. Bonaventure 4-0 255 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Creighton 5-1 236 NR Big East Conference 24. Pittsburgh 4-1 220 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 25. William & Mary 4-0 168 NR Colonial Athletic Association Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 3-1 95 American Athletic Conference Louisville 1-1 77 Atlantic Coast Conference Penn State 3-0 77 Big Ten Conference Stony Brook 4-0 72 America East Conference Arizona 3-1 67 Pacific-12 Conference Monmouth 4-0 60 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Sacramento State 3-0 60 Big Sky Conference Niagara 4-0 58 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Toledo 2-0 51 Mid-American Conference Tulane 2-0 41 American Athletic Conference Bradley 2-0 40 Missouri Valley Conference Idaho State 1-0 25 Big Sky Conference USC Upstate 2-0 25 Atlantic Sun Conference Manhattan 2-0 20 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Buffalo 5-1 13 Mid-American Conference McNeese State 2-0 11 Southland Conference Mount St. Mary's 4-0 8 Northeast Conference Providence 4-1 4 Big East Conference Villanova 4-1 3 Big East Conference


Huge jumps for UCLA and Duke after big weeks, while Florida and Alabama also have big weeks and enter the national top 25. Monmouth, on the strength of winning their season tournament, is now receiving votes. Kansas is nowhere to be found, nor is Kentucky.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:18 AM   #176
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Now for the mid-major top 25 going into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. San Diego State (59) 3-0 1785 1 Mountain West Conference 2. Gonzaga (5) 5-0 1710 4 West Coast Conference 3. Illinois State (7) 4-0 1685 5 Missouri Valley Conference 4. St. Bonaventure (1) 4-0 1492 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. William & Mary 4-0 1376 24 Colonial Athletic Association 6. Monmouth 4-0 1280 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 7. Stony Brook 4-0 1220 13 America East Conference 8. Niagara 4-0 1194 16 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 9. Cincinnati 3-1 1144 2 American Athletic Conference 10. Buffalo 5-1 1060 NR Mid-American Conference 11. Toledo 2-0 1033 11 Mid-American Conference 12. Mount St. Mary's 4-0 1024 NR Northeast Conference 13. Sacramento State 3-0 940 NR Big Sky Conference 14. Tulane 2-0 899 19 American Athletic Conference 15. Morgan State 3-0 821 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 16. Bradley 2-0 779 20 Missouri Valley Conference 17. USC Upstate 2-0 718 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 18. Manhattan 2-0 691 21 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 19. Central Connecticut 3-0 638 NR Northeast Conference 20. McNeese State 2-0 517 NR Southland Conference 21. Idaho State 1-0 409 NR Big Sky Conference 22. Boise State 2-1 376 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Northern Iowa 5-1 192 3 Missouri Valley Conference 24. North Carolina Central 3-1 101 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 25. Valparaiso 4-1 82 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Fresno State 4-1 31 Mountain West Conference Oakland 5-1 28 Horizon League Richmond 2-1 26 Atlantic 10 Conference Florida Atlantic 4-1 24 Conference USA Massachusetts 4-1 23 Atlantic 10 Conference UC Santa Barbara 3-1 18 Big West Conference Green Bay 4-1 15 Horizon League George Washington 2-1 13 Atlantic 10 Conference Memphis 2-1 9 American Athletic Conference Army 2-1 8 Patriot League South Florida 3-1 8 American Athletic Conference New Mexico State 4-1 6 Western Athletic Conference Old Dominion 3-1 5 Conference USA Nevada 3-1 4 Mountain West Conference Colgate 2-1 3 Patriot League Portland 2-1 3 West Coast Conference Eastern Michigan 3-1 2 Mid-American Conference Northern Arizona 2-1 2 Big Sky Conference Robert Morris 3-1 2 Northeast Conference Montana State 1-1 1 Big Sky Conference Oral Roberts 3-1 1 Summit League Stephen F. Austin 3-1 1 Southland Conference UAB 2-1 1 Conference USA


Monmouth is our only representative in this poll, but what a season they've had so far.
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1 feature game to tell you about this week, and let's get to it.

12/6/18- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 40 minutes wasn't enough to decide this one, as Rice overcame 20 turnovers to hold Tulsa to just 39.4% shooting and dominated the overtime, getting a big road win.

Final Score: Rice- 84, Tulsa- 77 (OT)

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

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

12/4/18 at Quinnipiac (L 86-70).
12/6/18 at St. Francis NY (L 68-56).
12/8/18 vs. Providence (L 73-36).

3 more losses for the Hawks this week, and none of them were very close. They've got 2 more chances to end the losing streak next week.

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

12/4/18 vs. Jacksonville (W 70-55).
12/6/18 vs. #12 N.C. State (L 78-68).

A decent effort against a very good N.C. State team, as the Pirates had it within 4 late, but ran out of gas. After a home game early next week, it gets much tougher as they embark on a 5 game road trip.

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

12/3/18 vs. #15 Texas A&M (L 95-91).
12/6/18 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.

Much better effort this week for the Golden Hurricane. They fell short in 2 games but had A&M on the ropes. The schedule gets easier next week.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 1-3, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/6/18 at Xavier (L 62-48).

The Wildcats lose their only game of the week, but like some other teams, their schedule eases up over the next couple weeks.

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

12/3/18 at VCU (L 88-79).
12/6/18 vs. South Carolina (L 95-84).

2 losses for the Tigers this week. A decent effort, but not great. Next week, 3 games, 2 against ranked teams.

#17 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 4-1, 0-0 ACC.

12/5/18 vs. George Mason (L 73-72).
12/7/18 vs. Georgia State (W 92-60).

Tough loss for the Blue Devils against George Mason, but a good recovery to end the week on a good note. A very easy schedule coming up before their season tournament in 2 weeks.

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

12/6/18 at Nebraska Omaha (W 65-34).

A much needed win for the Jayhawks this week as they go into a stretch next week where they play 2 ranked SEC opponents that haven't lost yet.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-1, 0-0 Big 12.

12/4/18 vs. McNeese State (W 80-54).
12/9/18 at Cal State Fullerton (W 74-73).

2 more wins for the Horned Frogs who are taking advantage of a soft non-conference schedule. That's ok though, they need all the wins they can get now before conference play starts.

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

12/3/18 vs. Toledo (L 60-58).
12/6/18 at Texas (W 66-63).
12/9/18 at Boise State (L 80-79).

A heart wrenching week for the Wolverines, who lose 2 games by the combined margin of their lone win of the week, just 3 points. Tough week!

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 3-2, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/3/18 vs. Cleveland State (W 94-61).
12/6/18 at Northern Iowa (L 77-68).
12/9/18 at SMU (W 62-60).

The Spartans are struggling a little bit, but no shame in losing to Northern Iowa, they are good this season. Just 1 game next week before a 10 day layoff.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 2-3, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/3/18 vs. Vanderbilt (L 70-46).
12/5/18 vs. Texas Southern (W 73-66).
12/8/18 at #23 Creighton (L 59-31).

It's a far cry from last season for the Wildcats, who have already lost 3 non-conference games this season. Next weeks schedule is interesting, they play an undefeated team followed by a winless team.

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

12/3/18 at Boston College (L 81-79).
12/6/18 vs. Stony Brook (L 66-64, OT).

The Warriors are still looking for their first win of the season, but this weeks effort was much better, as they only lost by 2 points each game.

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

12/8/18 vs. Western Carolina (W 69-60).

Good win for the 49ers, who needed it as they go on a 6 game road trip now where the combined record of their opponents is 24-6.

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

12/4/18 at Houston (W 80-76).
12/6/18 at Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

Take nothing away from either of these opponents, even though the record doesn't show it, this will prove to be 2 solid road wins come March.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 5-2, 0-1 MAAC.

12/5/18 at Rhode Island (L 59-46).
12/7/18 at Yale (W 87-66).
12/9/18 at Niagara (L 73-65).

Not a good week for the Hawks, especially the start to conference play. At least they did hammer Yale, but the MAAC doesn't look too tough this season so a good finish is still a possibility.

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

No games this week for Coach Carrano and the Spartans.

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

12/4/18 vs. Weber State (W 60-58).
12/7/18 at Denver (L 62-51).
12/9/18 vs. Western Illinois (W 70-42).

2 out of 3 this week for the Buffaloes isn't bad, but losing to teams like Denver won't do them any favors come March.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 3-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/4/18 at South Dakota State (W 52-50).

Just 1 game this week for the Cardinal, who struggled but got the victory.

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

12/4/18 vs. Hofstra (W 81-74).
12/7/18 at Cal State Fullerton (W 71-63).

2 more wins for the Bruins as they remain undefeated. The win over Hofstra gave Coach Shepard his 100th win of his career, the first FOFC coach to reach that milestone!

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

12/5/18 vs. Portland State (W 68-60).

1 game again this week for the Cougars, but it was a win. Next week they get some more mid-major tests that should be a bit tougher.

#18 Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 6-0, 0-0 SEC.

12/4/18 vs. Northwestern State (W 65-51).
12/6/18 vs. Northern Illinois (W 73-43).

2 more wins for the Crimson Tide who are taking advantage of the easier schedule, needing a break from the grind they started with.

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

12/3/18 vs. FIU (W 64-56).
12/5/18 vs. Duquesne (W 88-69).
12/7/18 at Louisville (W 76-73, OT).

Solid week for the Gators, who continue to win, including a tough road OT victory at Louisville.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 4-3, 0-0 SEC.

12/5/18 vs. Delaware (W 84-76).
12/8/18 at Xavier (L 66-62).

The Wildcats continue to play un-Kentucky like basketball, losing at Xavier. They better figure it out soon because their next 2 games are very challenging.

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

12/6/18 vs. Seton Hall (W 82-78, OT).
12/8/18 at Jacksonville State (W 70-57).

A big win for the Trojans as they get one in OT over a pretty solid Seton Hall team. Hopefully they can keep the momentum going.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (64) 5-0 1790 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Iowa State (5) 5-0 1720 2 Big 12 Conference 3. San Diego State 5-0 1607 5 Mountain West Conference 4. North Carolina 4-0 1534 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. UCLA (2) 8-0 1528 6 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Gonzaga 7-0 1353 7 West Coast Conference 7. LSU 6-0 1347 9 Southeastern Conference 8. Illinois State 6-0 1235 8 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Syracuse (1) 6-0 1217 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. North Carolina State 5-0 1119 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Iowa 4-1 1077 13 Big Ten Conference 12. Baylor 8-0 1048 11 Big 12 Conference 13. Texas A&M 5-0 937 15 Southeastern Conference 14. Florida 6-0 830 20 Southeastern Conference 15. Mississippi 4-0 683 10 Southeastern Conference 16. Ohio State 3-1 666 19 Big Ten Conference 17. Pittsburgh 7-1 624 24 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Alabama 6-0 569 18 Southeastern Conference 19. Maryland 4-1 496 21 Big Ten Conference 20. Creighton 6-1 335 23 Big East Conference 21. St. Bonaventure 5-0 333 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Niagara 7-0 318 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 23. Cincinnati 5-1 243 NR American Athletic Conference 24. Toledo 4-0 166 NR Mid-American Conference 25. Manhattan 5-0 145 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Butler 5-1 105 Big East Conference William & Mary 4-0 96 Colonial Athletic Association USC Upstate 5-0 86 Atlantic Sun Conference Vanderbilt 4-1 83 Southeastern Conference Northern Iowa 7-1 34 Missouri Valley Conference Providence 5-1 29 Big East Conference Mount St. Mary's 5-0 18 Northeast Conference Penn State 3-0 17 Big Ten Conference Arizona State 5-1 6 Pacific-12 Conference Wisconsin 3-2 6 Big Ten Conference


Good weeks for UCLA and Florida move them up the ladder, while Alabama stays at 18. A lack of respect for Duke who loses a game by 1 point and loses all their votes. Monmouth also loses their votes after a 1-2 week.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. San Diego State (67) 5-0 1795 1 Mountain West Conference 2. Gonzaga (1) 7-0 1706 2 West Coast Conference 3. Illinois State (4) 6-0 1680 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. St. Bonaventure 5-0 1498 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Cincinnati 5-1 1440 9 American Athletic Conference 6. Niagara 7-0 1408 8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 7. Northern Iowa 7-1 1330 23 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Toledo 4-0 1291 11 Mid-American Conference 9. Manhattan 5-0 1281 18 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 10. USC Upstate 5-0 1196 17 Atlantic Sun Conference 11. William & Mary 4-0 1177 5 Colonial Athletic Association 12. Mount St. Mary's 5-0 1045 12 Northeast Conference 13. Oakland 6-1 787 NR Horizon League 14. Old Dominion 6-1 755 NR Conference USA 15. Massachusetts 6-1 672 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 16. UC Santa Barbara 4-1 563 NR Big West Conference 17. South Florida 4-1 539 NR American Athletic Conference 18. Stony Brook 5-1 497 7 America East Conference 19. Furman 5-1 329 NR Southern Conference 20. Sacramento State 4-1 300 13 Big Sky Conference 21. Nevada 4-1 288 NR Mountain West Conference 22. North Carolina Central 4-1 240 24 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 23. New Mexico 3-1 180 NR Mountain West Conference 24. Army 4-1 154 NR Patriot League 25. Morgan State 5-1 151 15 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Buffalo 6-2 131 Mid-American Conference Rice 4-1 122 Conference USA Saint Louis 4-1 110 Atlantic 10 Conference Pacific 4-1 108 West Coast Conference Florida Atlantic 4-1 105 Conference USA North Florida 5-1 78 Atlantic Sun Conference Robert Morris 4-1 75 Northeast Conference Quinnipiac 3-1 69 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Charlotte 2-1 57 Conference USA Appalachian State 2-1 49 Sun Belt Conference Northern Colorado 3-1 46 Big Sky Conference Central Connecticut 4-1 41 Northeast Conference South Carolina State 2-1 31 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Prairie View A&M 2-1 27 Southwestern Athletic Conference Boise State 4-2 26 Mountain West Conference Central Arkansas 2-1 23 Southland Conference


Man, tough crowd for Monmouth, as they drop all the way from #6 in the mid-major polls to losing all their votes. Both our Conference USA representatives in Rice and Charlotte are receiving votes now.
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4 feature games to tell you about this week, all non-conference games.

12/13/18- Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) @ Duke (Dean Hoo) -- A much closer one than expected, as a last second shot forced the game into OT. Neither team shot well, Charlotte just 37.8% and Duke an even worse 35.9%, but Duke controlled the extra 5 minutes at the free throw line, and knocked down a couple clutch three pointers to escape with a victory.

Final Score: Duke- 79, Charlotte- 70 (OT)

12/14/18- Northwestern (Ess Vee) @ #18 Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- The Crimson Tide are on a mission this season, as they held Northwestern to just 39.1% shooting, making 12 three pointers and outrebounding the Wildcats 32-27. All that led to an easy home victory.

Final Score: #18 Alabama- 77, Northwestern- 56

12/14/18- Clemson (Charles Johnson) @ #14 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- A much tougher one than expected for the Gators, as Clemson committed 6 turnovers all game. Florida used a huge rebounding advantage though, 47-29, and despite going 2-13 from the three point line, they made 14 free throws to just 6 for Clemson. That proved to be the difference.

Final Score: Florida- 68, Clemson- 60

12/16/18- #18 Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- Nobody gave the Crimson Tide much of a chance in this one, as most people figured they weren't up to the Final Four type level yet. For 1 half, they were wrong as Kansas only led 35-31 at halftime. But the Jayhawks stepped up the D in the second half, outscoring Kansas 46-27, handing Bama their first loss by a wide margin.

Final Score: Kansas- 81, #18 Alabama- 58

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 0-10, 0-0 America East.

12/10/18 vs. Towson (L 84-78).
12/13/18 at Hofstra (L 71-55).

The Hawks continue to look for that illustrious first win of the season, coming close against Towson but no cigar. It doesn't look promising to get that first win next week as they go on the road for a tough game.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-6, 0-0 American.

12/10/18 vs. UNC Wilmington (L 75-64).
12/12/18 at VCU (L 78-76).
12/15/18 at #1 Virginia (L 88-68).

Not much to talk about for the Pirates this week, they almost pulled a bit of a shocker at VCU. They've still got 3 tough road games to deal with before they come back home.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 1-6, 0-0 American.

12/12/18 at UTEP (L 89-65).
12/15/18 at FIU (L 72-53).

You know things are bad when you get hammered by 19 at FIU. This isn't the same Golden Hurricane team we saw last season, and the honeymoon is over for Coach Brown.

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

12/11/18 at Princeton (L 100-95, OT).
12/14/18 vs. South Florida (W 72-64).
12/16/18 vs. North Carolina A&T (L 82-76).

The Wildcats suffered an embarrassing home loss to NC A&T, one they won't live down anytime soon. We've got a lot of teams struggling this season.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 1-8, 0-0 ACC.

12/12/18 at #16 Ohio State (L 64-63).
12/14/18 at #14 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
12/16/18 vs. North Carolina Central (L 77-36).

I have no idea what happened to the Tigers this week. After 2 hard fought losses against ranked teams on the road, they go home and get blitzed by 41 points to an NC Central team that is good, but shouldn't be winning like that. Coach Johnson better figure it out fast.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 6-1, 0-0 ACC.

12/13/18 vs. Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.
12/15/18 vs. Holy Cross (W 75-41).

2 easy wins for the Blue Devils this week as they get ready for their season tournament next week.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 5-3, 0-0 Big 12.

12/12/18 at #15 Ole Miss (W 75-73, OT).
12/16/18 vs. #18 Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

Better week for the Jayhawks who get by a tough Ole Miss team on the road then hand Alabama their first loss. Things look to be starting to come together in Lawrence.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-2, 0-0 Big 12.

12/11/18 at New Mexico State (L 69-67).

The Horned Frogs let their only game of the week slip away, but next week is favorable as they face 2 teams on a downhill slide.

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

12/12/18 at Xavier (W 67-64).

The Wolverines get an important win this week, much needed as their next 2 games are against non-power 5 teams who are currently ranked and undefeated.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 4-2, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/13/18 vs. Colgate (W 88-46).

Easy win for the Spartans this week as they are also starting to play better basketball.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 2-5, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/14/18 at #18 Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
12/16/18 vs. Northern Illinois (L 73-65).

2 more losses for the Wildcats as they are struggling. Major difference from last year. They've got 1 game next week before their season tournament the following week.

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

12/11/18 vs. #7 LSU (L 66-62).
12/16/18 at New Mexico State (W 70-64, OT).

The Warriors look as if they may be turning a corner, as they led LSU at halftime and played well against a strong New Mexico State team. They've got another top 25 team on the schedule next week, we'll see how that goes.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 2-3, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/13/18 at Duke- feature game, highlighted above.
12/15/18 at #4 North Carolina (L 69-45).

The 49ers stay in their home state for 2 road games and lose both, 1 was close, the other wasn't.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 5-3, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/10/18 at South Florida (L 62-53).
12/12/18 at South Dakota (L 83-68).
12/15/18 at Texas Southern (W 86-68).

Travelling to schools that start with South wasn't kind to the Owls this week, as they lost both such games. At least they finished off their week strong, and now head into their conference tournament next week.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 5-3, 0-2 MAAC.

12/14/18 vs. #25 Manhattan (L 69-58).

Just 1 game this week for the Hawks, and it was a tough game. They had to take on the undefeated team in the MAAC and played well, but not well enough.

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

12/10/18 vs. Rider (L 97-79).
12/12/18 vs. George Mason (W 62-48).

A split for the Spartans this week, as it was definitely a tale of 2 games.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 5-4, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/13/18 at #2 Iowa State (L 68-56).
12/15/18 vs. BYU (W 62-54).

A split for the Buffaloes, who played well at Iowa State but just not quite there yet.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 5-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/10/18 at Youngstown State (L 52-39).
12/12/18 vs. Loyola Chicago (W 61-52).
12/16/18 vs. #19 Maryland (W 73-66).

2 out of 3 for the Cardinal this week, and that big win over Maryland would mean more if not for the embarrassing loss at Youngstown State, although Youngstown isn't too bad. Still, if Stanford wants to dance in March, losses to teams like Youngstown State won't work.

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

12/12/18 vs. Kansas State (W 83-59).
12/16/18 at Eastern Illinois (W 57-49).

The Bruins remain undefeated, but that game at Eastern Illinois wasn't easy. It was tied at halftime.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 4-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/11/18 at Valparaiso (L 81-62).
12/13/18 vs. Utah (W 95-86).
12/16/18 at Portland (L 86-74).

The Cougars lose 2 of 3 this week against pretty good Non-Power 5 competition, but they haven't done anything to prove they'll be a competitor in the Pac 12 this season.

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

12/12/18 vs. UMBC (W 83-69).
12/14/18 vs. Northwestern- feature game, highlighted above.
12/16/18 at Kansas- feature game, highlighted above.

No shame in having your first loss in 9 games be to Kansas. This is still a good Crimson Tide team with an already impressive resume.

#14 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 7-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/11/18 at New Orleans (L 58-53).
12/14/18 vs. Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.
12/16/18 at Georgetown (L 60-59).

The Gators also lost 2 of 3 this week, and those losses were by a combined 6 points. 1 of those losses could prove to be costly come March.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 5-3, 0-0 SEC.

12/10/18 vs. #20 Creighton (W 79-60).

Good win for the Wildcats who only had the 1 game this week.

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

12/12/18 at Mississippi State (W 72-69).
12/15/18 at Sam Houston State (L 86-73).

A split for the Trojans this week, who win at Mississippi State, who if you remember is now in the Atlantic 10.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (71) 7-0 1798 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Iowa State 7-0 1707 2 Big 12 Conference 3. San Diego State 7-0 1612 3 Mountain West Conference 4. UCLA (1) 10-0 1543 5 Pacific-12 Conference 5. North Carolina 6-0 1524 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Illinois State 8-0 1442 8 Missouri Valley Conference 7. LSU 8-0 1310 7 Southeastern Conference 8. Syracuse 7-0 1280 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Gonzaga 8-0 1274 6 West Coast Conference 10. Baylor 10-0 1202 12 Big 12 Conference 11. Texas A&M 7-0 1087 13 Southeastern Conference 12. Pittsburgh 8-1 965 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Cincinnati 8-1 858 23 American Athletic Conference 14. Ohio State 4-1 823 16 Big Ten Conference 15. Northern Iowa 9-1 748 NR Missouri Valley Conference 16. St. Bonaventure 7-0 710 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Butler 7-1 703 NR Big East Conference 18. Manhattan 7-0 499 25 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 19. Toledo 6-0 474 24 Mid-American Conference 20. Vanderbilt 5-1 409 NR Southeastern Conference 21. Wisconsin 5-2 325 NR Big Ten Conference 22. Mount St. Mary's 7-0 293 NR Northeast Conference 23. Iowa 5-2 221 11 Big Ten Conference 24. Minnesota 8-1 157 NR Big Ten Conference 25. Notre Dame 7-2 116 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Alabama 8-1 94 Southeastern Conference Duke 6-1 78 Atlantic Coast Conference Rutgers 8-1 42 Big Ten Conference Maryland 5-2 40 Big Ten Conference Georgetown 4-2 19 Big East Conference Oakland 8-1 17 Horizon League Niagara 8-1 13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference UC Santa Barbara 6-1 9 Big West Conference North Carolina Central 7-1 4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Marquette 4-1 2 Big East Conference Purdue 5-1 2 Big Ten Conference


UCLA stays put after 2 easy wins, and they lose a FPV. Alabama and Florida both fall out of the rankings. Florida loses all their votes while Bama is still receiving a fair amount and is just out. Right behind them is Duke, who continues to impress.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. San Diego State (64) 7-0 1792 1 Mountain West Conference 2. Illinois State (7) 8-0 1717 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Gonzaga (1) 8-0 1673 2 West Coast Conference 4. Cincinnati 8-1 1519 5 American Athletic Conference 5. Northern Iowa 9-1 1511 7 Missouri Valley Conference 6. St. Bonaventure 7-0 1483 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Manhattan 7-0 1354 9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 8. Toledo 6-0 1328 8 Mid-American Conference 9. Mount St. Mary's 7-0 1228 12 Northeast Conference 10. Oakland 8-1 1096 13 Horizon League 11. Niagara 8-1 1028 6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 12. UC Santa Barbara 6-1 946 16 Big West Conference 13. Massachusetts 7-1 922 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Buffalo 7-2 912 NR Mid-American Conference 15. North Carolina Central 7-1 861 22 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 16. Saint Louis 6-1 742 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Florida Atlantic 4-1 691 NR Conference USA 18. Wichita State 5-2 419 NR Missouri Valley Conference 19. Belmont 6-2 413 NR Ohio Valley Conference 20. South Florida 6-2 284 17 American Athletic Conference 21. Green Bay 6-2 271 NR Horizon League 22. Army 6-2 155 24 Patriot League 23. Old Dominion 6-2 126 14 Conference USA 24. Milwaukee 5-2 119 NR Horizon League 25. Colorado State 4-2 76 NR Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Portland 5-2 76 West Coast Conference UTEP 4-2 74 Conference USA Dayton 5-2 62 Atlantic 10 Conference William & Mary 5-2 62 Colonial Athletic Association North Dakota State 7-2 54 Summit League Saint Joseph's 4-2 51 Atlantic 10 Conference New Mexico 4-2 46 Mountain West Conference Nevada 5-2 44 Mountain West Conference UAB 5-2 41 Conference USA Quinnipiac 5-2 39 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference UC Davis 5-2 33 Big West Conference Howard 6-2 28 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Robert Morris 5-2 22 Northeast Conference USC Upstate 5-2 22 Atlantic Sun Conference Fordham 5-2 20 Atlantic 10 Conference Sacramento State 4-2 17 Big Sky Conference UNC Wilmington 3-2 12 Colonial Athletic Association Western Michigan 5-2 11 Mid-American Conference Oral Roberts 6-2 8 Summit League Central Connecticut 5-2 5 Northeast Conference Pacific 4-2 5 West Coast Conference Youngstown State 4-2 2 Horizon League


Both Charlotte and Rice lose all their mid-major votes. No big surprise.
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2 feature games this week, and let's get to it.

12/21/18- TCU (Bee Mighty) @ Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- The Tigers really needed a win here, and they did their part by forcing 20 TCU turnovers. Leading by 11 at halftime, Clemson held on to that lead the entire 2nd half and got their 2nd win of the season.

Final Score: Clemson- 88, TCU- 81

12/23/18- Davidson (Randolph Childress) @ Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- Despite turning the ball over 16 times, the Spartans held Davidson to just 36.7% shooting and outrebounded them 45-33 en route to an easy victory.

Final Score: Michigan State- 74, Davidson- 56

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 0-11, 0-0 America East.

12/22/18 at Northeastern (L 82-73).

The losing streak continues for the Hawks, who have 1 more non-conference game before they get into America East play.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-9, 0-0 American.

12/17/18 at Texas (L 78-63).
12/20/18 at Villanova (L 86-61).
12/22/18 at Wichita State (L 84-60).

The bad news for the Pirates is that they weren't close in any of their games this week. The good news is the road trip is over, and now they go home to start American play.

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

12/19/18 vs. Samford (W 68-58).
12/21/18 at Oral Roberts (W 75-62).

A couple good wins for the Golden Hurricane to break the 6 game losing streak. They've got a couple more non-conference road games next week.

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

12/18/18 vs. North Carolina Central (W 84-75).
12/23/18 at Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Wildcats this week. The win over NC Central was nice but they fell apart at Michigan State.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 2-8, 0-0 ACC.

12/21/18 vs. TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

A much needed win for the Tigers, but the schedule doesn't get any easier. 2 more tough non-conference games next week.

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

12/19/18- Las Vegas Classic First Round vs. (16) Idaho (W 74-53).
12/21/18- Las Vegas Classic Quarterfinals vs. (8) Yale (W 101-79).

A couple easy victories for the Blue Devils, who get their semifinal game next week.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 6-3, 0-0 Big 12.

12/22/18 vs. FIU (W 64-60).

Just 1 game this week for the Jayhawks, and they struggled, but got the win. They'll have to play a lot better than that though.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-4, 0-0 Big 12.

12/17/18 vs. Lamar (W 71-54).
12/21/18 at Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.
12/23/18 vs. Abilene Christian (L 84-73).

Bad week for the Horned Frogs who have lost 3 of their last 5. At least this weeks losses weren't terrible, the 2 teams they lost to have an average RPI of 76.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 5-4, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/23/18 vs. #3 San Diego State (W 79-74).

Nice win for the Wolverines who may be putting it together now. They've got another top 25 test next week.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 5-2, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/23/18 vs. Davidson- feature game, highlighted above.

Good win for the Spartans, as Davidson will be a better team than their record shows.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 2-6, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/19/18 at Boise State (L 83-50).

Yikes! The Wildcats continue to struggle, having now lost 4 in a row. They have their season tournament next week, then to the grind of the Big Ten where they are currently the only team with a losing record. Oh boy!!

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

12/18/18 vs. #24 Minnesota (W 85-77, OT).
12/21/18 at Columbia (W 63-55).

The firecoachgunn.com website is not as strong as it was after 3 straight Warrior wins, but they've still got some tough games coming up.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 2-4, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/22/18 at Miami (L 66-53).

Just 1 game for the 49ers this week, and they fought valiantly but still lost. It won't get easier next week.

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

12/19/18- Las Vegas Classic First Round vs. (2) Oregon (W 94-79).
12/21/18- Las Vegas Classic Quarterfinal vs. (7) Eastern Michigan (L 81-68).

Huge upset for the Owls in the First Round of their season tournament, but it appears they used everything they had in that game as they came out flat against Eastern Michigan.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 8-3, 2-2 MAAC.

12/19/18 vs. Lehigh (W 70-62).
12/21/18 at Quinnipiac (W 86-73).
12/23/18 vs. Rider (W 62-54).

Nice week for the Hawks, who win 3 games and get back even in conference play. They need to keep it going if they have any hope of a postseason berth.

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

12/19/18 vs. Ohio (W 81-75).
12/21/18 at Richmond (L 67-49).
12/23/18 vs. LaSalle (L 83-59).

Good start to the week for the Spartans, then they ran up against better competition and got smoked.

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

12/18/18 vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (L 67-65).
12/21/18 vs. North Carolina State (W 60-59).

The inconsistency of the Buffaloes bugs me. They beat a good team in N.C. State but lose to Corpus Christi? This has been a win one, lose one team all month, and they have the potential to be really good.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 6-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/19/18 at Cal State Fullerton (W 65-55).

The Cardinal get a win in their only game of the week, but it wasn't as easy as it should have been against a 2 win team.

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

No games this week for Coach Shepard and the Bruins.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 5-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/21/18 vs. Boston University (W 67-44).

Good win for the Cougars who have 3 more games before conference play starts. 2 should be easy, 1 is a toss-up.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 9-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/20/18 at Memphis (W 56-46).
12/23/18 at Notre Dame (L 92-66).

A split for the Crimson Tide this week, who again has a lot of potential but seems to be struggle a bit right now. Both their losses on the season have been by 23+ points.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 7-2, 0-0 SEC.

No games this week for Coach Oppenheimer and the Gators.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 6-3, 0-0 SEC.

12/18/18 at Oklahoma (W 59-56).

The Wildcats win their only game of the week, a match-up between 2 solid teams, and look ahead to an easier schedule next week.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 3-5, 0-2 Sun Belt.

12/20/18 at Arkansas State (L 96-84).
12/22/18 vs. Northern Kentucky (L 73-59).

Not a good start to conference play for the Trojans, but never fear, things seem to be pretty wide open as nobody in the conference stands out.

Now for the national top 25 heading into next week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (64) 9-0 1791 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Iowa State (6) 9-0 1726 2 Big 12 Conference 3. North Carolina 8-0 1633 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Gonzaga (2) 11-0 1596 9 West Coast Conference 5. UCLA 10-0 1508 4 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Syracuse 8-0 1423 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Baylor 11-0 1326 10 Big 12 Conference 8. Texas A&M 9-0 1319 11 Southeastern Conference 9. Pittsburgh 9-1 1210 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Ohio State 5-1 1121 14 Big Ten Conference 11. Butler 8-1 1028 17 Big East Conference 12. Northern Iowa 10-1 1002 15 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Iowa 7-2 904 23 Big Ten Conference 14. Vanderbilt 7-1 820 20 Southeastern Conference 15. Illinois State 9-1 818 6 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Wisconsin 7-2 738 21 Big Ten Conference 17. Notre Dame 8-2 646 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. LSU 9-1 601 7 Southeastern Conference 19. Duke 8-1 461 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 20. San Diego State 8-2 358 3 Mountain West Conference 21. Rutgers 9-1 244 NR Big Ten Conference 22. Oakland 10-1 212 NR Horizon League 23. Georgetown 5-2 209 NR Big East Conference 24. St. Bonaventure 8-1 141 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Louisville 7-2 138 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Arizona 8-2 95 Pacific-12 Conference Toledo 8-1 94 Mid-American Conference Cincinnati 8-2 81 American Athletic Conference UC Santa Barbara 8-1 62 Big West Conference Manhattan 8-1 32 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Massachusetts 8-1 31 Atlantic 10 Conference Florida Atlantic 6-1 21 Conference USA Illinois 10-2 6 Big Ten Conference Alabama 9-2 2 Southeastern Conference Providence 8-2 2 Big East Conference Villanova 8-2 1 Big East Conference


UCLA loses their FPV and 1 spot in the rankings after their bye week, while Duke wins 2 tournament games and jumps back in the top 25. Alabama is barely sticking around, getting just 2 votes this week.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 11-0 1800 3 West Coast Conference 2. Northern Iowa 10-1 1726 5 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Illinois State 9-1 1654 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. San Diego State 8-2 1526 1 Mountain West Conference 5. St. Bonaventure 8-1 1459 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Oakland 10-1 1411 10 Horizon League 7. Cincinnati 8-2 1349 4 American Athletic Conference 8. Toledo 8-1 1316 8 Mid-American Conference 9. Manhattan 8-1 1229 7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 10. UC Santa Barbara 8-1 1198 12 Big West Conference 11. Massachusetts 8-1 1113 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Mount St. Mary's 8-1 1006 9 Northeast Conference 13. Florida Atlantic 6-1 968 17 Conference USA 14. Wichita State 7-2 863 18 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Belmont 8-2 752 19 Ohio Valley Conference 16. UTEP 6-2 643 NR Conference USA 17. Niagara 8-2 606 11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 18. Dayton 7-2 529 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Robert Morris 7-2 377 NR Northeast Conference 20. Buffalo 7-3 353 14 Mid-American Conference 21. North Dakota State 9-2 336 NR Summit League 22. Drake 7-2 314 NR Missouri Valley Conference 23. Colorado State 6-2 234 25 Mountain West Conference 24. Portland 6-2 190 NR West Coast Conference 25. Howard 7-2 187 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Youngstown State 6-2 147 Horizon League Sam Houston State 6-2 48 Southland Conference Harvard 6-3 33 Ivy League Saint Louis 6-2 24 Atlantic 10 Conference Stony Brook 9-3 8 America East Conference Rhode Island 6-3 1 Atlantic 10 Conference


None of our teams represented. A tad surprised Monmouth isn't receiving a vote, but not shocked.
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2 feature games to tell you about this week, so let's get to it.

12/24/18- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- A thrilling game that saw both teams shoot lights out. The different came at the line though, as Washington State shot and made 11 more free throws to steal a win in Hawaii.

Final Score: Washington State- 80, Hawaii- 74

12/29/18- Clemson (Charles Johnson) @ Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- It was definitely a tale of 2 halves, as Kentucky came out flat and trailed by 3 at halftime. They took control in the second half though, outscoring the Tigers 55-34 and held Clemson to just 38% shooting for the game as they rolled to victory.

Final Score: Kentucky- 86, Clemson- 68

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 2-11, 1-0 America East.

12/26/18 at Princeton (W 78-65).
12/30/18 vs. Binghamton (W 65-56).

Don't look now, but the Hawks have started a winning streak! Not only did they beat a usually strong Princeton team, they also won their America East opener.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-10, 0-1 American.

12/26/18 vs. South Florida (L 78-58).

Getting back home and into conference play didn't make a difference, as the Pirates still got blasted in their only game of the week.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 3-8, 0-0 American.

12/25/18 at Creighton (L 81-55).
12/29/18 at Oregon State (L 62-59).

Well it's back to losses for the Golden Hurricane, but both were pretty good losses really, as both Creighton and Oregon State are pretty solid this season.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 4-6, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/26/18 vs. Marquette (W 80-73).

1 game this week for the Wildcats, who get a much needed win, but have a very tough schedule coming up. Their next 3 opponents are a combined 23-7.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 3-9, 0-0 ACC.

12/24/18 vs. Tennessee (W 84-80).
12/29/18 at Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

At this point, the Tigers need wins. Getting a win over a solid Tennessee team is good, but they've still gotta go through the brutal grind of the ACC.

#19 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 9-2, 0-0 ACC.

12/24/18- Las Vegas Classic Semifinal vs. (4) Kansas State (W 82-74).
12/25/18- Las Vegas Classic Championship vs. (3) #8 Texas A&M (L 64-59).

A much better finish than last seasons 16 team tournament for the Blue Devils, but they'll be kicking themselves for that loss to A&M. Now they have another tough non-conference match next week.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 8-3, 0-0 Big 12.

12/24/18 at Miami (W 72-64).
12/29/18 vs. #14 Vanderbilt (W 87-70).

The Jayhawks are rolling after a couple early season setbacks, winners of 6 in a row.

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

12/25/18 at Nebraska (L 93-90, OT).

Give the Horned Frogs credit for taking Nebraska to OT, but they are struggling right now, losers of 3 in a row and having to open up Big 12 play with a 2 loss team and an undefeated team.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 6-5, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/25/18 vs. #24 St. Bonaventure (W 75-74).
12/30/18 vs. N.C. State (L 84-79).

A split for the Wolverines who are really playing gutwrenching ball right now. Their last 7 games have been decided by an average of about 3 points.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 7-2, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/25/18 at North Carolina A&T (W 63-48).
12/27/18 vs. Boston College (W 62-51).

The Spartans are on a nice 5 game winning streak, but they have a tough non-conference battle coming up to end the year 2018.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 2-9, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/24/18- Diamond Head Classic First Round vs. (3) #23 Georgetown (L 88-87, OT).
12/25/18- Diamond Head Classic Consolation vs. (7) Western Michigan (L 70-57).
12/27/18- Diamond Head Classic 7th Place Game vs. (5) Richmond (L 75-50).

The Wildcats had Georgetown on the ropes which could have turned their season around. They lost in overtime, failed to show up in the last 2 games of their season tournament, and now have a 7 game winning streak. It's ugly.

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

12/24/18 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
12/26/18 vs. South Dakota State (W 74-72).
12/30/18 vs. North Dakota (W 63-53).

Great recovery for the Warriors, who end the year 2018 by winning 5 of their last 6 after losing their first 4 to start the season. They are back at .500, but they are about to embark on a 4 game road trip that won't be easy.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 3-5, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/27/18 at #14 Vanderbilt (L 77-67).
12/29/18 at Memphis (W 61-51).

The 49ers split this week, getting a mild upset at Memphis that they are hoping leads to a nice win streak.

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

No games this week for Coach Shocker and the Owls.

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

12/28/18 at Fairfield (L 65-59).
12/30/18 at Iona (W 69-52).

A split for the Hawks, who end the month winning 4 of their last 5, still trying to break through in a wide open conference.

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

12/29/18 at Wake Forest (L 89-57).

Just 1 game for the Spartans this week, as even a not so good Wake Forest team is much more than they can handle. They start conference play next week.

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

12/28/18 at Villanova (L 77-63).

The Buffaloes start conference play next week and stand at .500 after non-conference play. About 3 bad losses in the non-conference season could hurt them big come March.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 9-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/24/18 at New Mexico State (W 55-39).
12/27/18 vs. Mercer (W 69-52).
12/30/18 at Georgia (W 72-56).

Good week for the Cardinal, who win all 3 games in convincing fashion. 1 more big non-conference test next week.

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

12/24/18 at Long Beach State (W 94-49).
12/29/18 vs. Kent State (W 105-65).

2 easy wins against overmatched competition this week for the Bruins, who are clearly the favorite heading into Pac 12 play.

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

12/24/18 at Hawaii- feature game, highlighted above.
12/26/18 vs. Montana State (W 78-51).

A couple much needed wins for the Cougars who end the month on a 3 game winning streak and have another feel good non-conference game next week before they start conference play.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 9-2, 0-0 SEC.

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

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 7-3, 0-0 SEC.

12/29/18 at #1 Virginia (L 100-87).

Good effort for the Gators in their only game of the week, unfortunately Virginia was hot, hot, hot.

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

12/26/18 at Florida A&M (W 83-59).
12/29/18 vs. Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more wins for the Wildcats who have a nice non-conference test next week before SEC play starts.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 3-7, 0-4 Sun Belt.

12/27/18 vs. Texas State (L 63-59).
12/29/18 at Georgia Southern (L 73-61).

Close, but no cigar in 2 games for the Trojans this season, who have lost 5 in a row since it looked like they might be turning the corner.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (70) 11-0 1797 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (2) 13-0 1723 4 West Coast Conference 3. UCLA 12-0 1643 5 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Syracuse 10-0 1564 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. North Carolina 10-1 1405 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Texas A&M 11-0 1403 8 Southeastern Conference 7. Baylor 12-0 1348 7 Big 12 Conference 8. Ohio State 7-1 1291 10 Big Ten Conference 9. Pittsburgh 11-1 1280 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Illinois State 11-1 1157 15 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Iowa State 10-2 1110 2 Big 12 Conference 12. Northern Iowa 12-1 1043 12 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Iowa 8-2 1011 13 Big Ten Conference 14. Wisconsin 8-2 860 16 Big Ten Conference 15. Louisville 8-2 700 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Cincinnati 9-2 659 NR American Athletic Conference 17. Rutgers 9-1 636 21 Big Ten Conference 18. UC Santa Barbara 9-1 479 NR Big West Conference 19. Providence 9-2 450 NR Big East Conference 20. Vanderbilt 8-2 436 14 Southeastern Conference 21. Villanova 9-2 300 NR Big East Conference 22. Mount St. Mary's 10-1 257 NR Northeast Conference 23. Notre Dame 8-3 221 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 24. Duke 9-2 159 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Oklahoma State 8-2 153 NR Big 12 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown 7-3 106 Big East Conference Minnesota 9-2 56 Big Ten Conference LSU 9-2 50 Southeastern Conference Stanford 9-2 30 Pacific-12 Conference Alabama 9-2 23 Southeastern Conference Oakland 11-2 9 Horizon League St. Bonaventure 8-2 9 Atlantic 10 Conference San Diego State 8-3 8 Mountain West Conference UTEP 9-2 8 Conference USA Maryland 7-3 6 Big Ten Conference Auburn 8-2 5 Southeastern Conference Michigan State 7-2 3 Big Ten Conference Arkansas 9-2 1 Southeastern Conference Manhattan 8-2 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


UCLA keeps moving up the ladder, but still a lot of undefeated teams to deal with. Duke gets punished by dropping 5 spots after a 5 point loss. Stanford, Alabama, and Michigan State are in the mix, receiving votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 13-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Illinois State 11-1 1721 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Northern Iowa 12-1 1663 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Cincinnati 9-2 1571 7 American Athletic Conference 5. UC Santa Barbara 9-1 1508 10 Big West Conference 6. Mount St. Mary's 10-1 1410 12 Northeast Conference 7. Oakland 11-2 1300 6 Horizon League 8. San Diego State 8-3 1285 4 Mountain West Conference 9. UTEP 9-2 1234 16 Conference USA 10. St. Bonaventure 8-2 1154 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Toledo 8-2 1025 8 Mid-American Conference 12. Dayton 9-2 1004 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Manhattan 8-2 941 9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 14. Massachusetts 9-2 841 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. North Dakota State 11-2 831 21 Summit League 16. Robert Morris 9-2 742 19 Northeast Conference 17. Florida Atlantic 7-2 680 13 Conference USA 18. Wichita State 8-3 576 14 Missouri Valley Conference 19. Saint Louis 7-2 487 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Stony Brook 10-3 428 NR America East Conference 21. Belmont 9-3 390 15 Ohio Valley Conference 22. Green Bay 10-3 275 NR Horizon League 23. South Florida 8-3 182 NR American Athletic Conference 24. Denver 9-3 137 NR Summit League 25. Quinnipiac 7-3 63 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Eastern Kentucky 8-3 38 Ohio Valley Conference Drake 8-3 33 Missouri Valley Conference Sacramento State 6-3 23 Big Sky Conference Youngstown State 7-3 20 Horizon League Portland 7-3 19 West Coast Conference Howard 8-3 14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Air Force 7-3 4 Mountain West Conference Harvard 7-4 1 Ivy League


Again, none of our FOFC teams represented
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We have 3 feature games to talk about this week, all non-conference games, so let's get to it.

1/2/19- Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- A hotly contested game, as neither team led by more than 8 points throughout. Stanford led by 7 at halftime, but the Wildcats came back in the second half thanks to some hot three point shooting and pick up a narrow road win.

Final Score: Kentucky- 71, Stanford- 69

1/4/19- Tulsa (Will Brown) @ Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- Much like our previous game, it was tightly contested throughout. 2 things hurt the Wolverines though. They shot 30.2% from the field, and they committed 27 team fouls to 13 for Tulsa. Tulsa was 23-31 from the line while Michigan was 9-11. That was a huge difference as the Golden Hurricane pulled away to get a very important non-conference road victory.

Final Score: Tulsa- 64, Michigan- 55

1/5/19- Davidson (Randolph Childress) @ Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- The road team made it 3 for 3 in our 3 feature games this week, as Davidson shot 53.7% from the field and 45.8% from three point land. Both teams took great care of the basketball with Davidson having 9 turnovers and the Gators having 10, but it was the shooting that made the difference.

Final Score: Davidson- 84, Florida- 76

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 3-12, 2-1 America East.

1/2/19 at Stony Brook (L 69-55).
1/6/19 at UMass Lowell (W 62-53).

A road split this week for the Hawks, who seem to be playing slightly better ball in conference.

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

1/2/19 vs. SMU (L 65-46).
1/5/19 at Houston (L 77-69).

The bright note is the Pirates had their lowest margin of defeat in almost a month with the 8 point Houston loss, but they are nowhere close to being a real contender.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 4-9, 0-1 American.

1/2/19 vs. UConn (L 68-62).
1/4/19 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.

The Golden Hurricane split this week, as go figure, they lose at home and win on the road.

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

1/2/19 at VCU (L 72-64).
1/5/19 at Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

The Wildcats will be happy to get a tough split on the road before conference play starts. They've got a good early season conference schedule to get ahead, if they can take advantage of it.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 4-9, 1-0 ACC.

1/2/19 vs. #9 Pitt (W 81-72).

Just 1 game for the Tigers this week, their conference opener in which they've already put a shock into someone. Big way to open ACC play with an upset win.

#24 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 10-3, 1-0 ACC.

12/31/18 at #14 Wisconsin (L 79-78, OT).
1/2/19 vs. Boston College (W 81-68).

The Blue Devils let the Wisconsin game slip away, as they had a lead late but couldn't hold it. At least they got off to a good start in ACC play.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 8-5, 0-2 Big 12.

12/31/18 at Texas (L 82-75).
1/5/19 at Kansas State (L 55-53).

A reality check early on for the Jayhawks, who lose their first 2 conference games, including a loss to their in-state rivals. They better figure it out fast.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-6, 0-1 Big 12.

1/5/19 vs. #11 Iowa State (L 83-55).

The Horned Frogs still have a long way to go to be competitive in the Big 12, as they learned the hard way after a 28 point loss.

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

1/4/19 vs. Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

The Wolverines last game before conference play didn't leave a good taste in their mouth. Instead of home cooking, they were the victim of road cookin.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 7-4, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/31/18 at #20 Vanderbilt (L 59-49).
1/2/19 vs. Columbia (L 73-68).

My how the Spartans are falling. Columbia? Really? Come on Al Mighty, step up your coaching game!

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 2-10, 0-0 Big Ten.

1/4/19 vs. Virginia Tech (L 76-63).

It's been a bad, bad season for the Wildcats. Just 2 wins entering conference play in the rough, tough Big Ten. A far, far cry from last season.

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

1/1/19 at UMass (L 77-72).
1/3/19 at Utah (W 65-62).

A road split for the Warriors as they head into conference play with a .500 record. Not a bad recovery after starting 0-4.

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

12/31/18 at USC Upstate (L 82-62).
1/2/19 vs. Tennessee Tech (W 62-61).
1/5/19 at #8 Ohio State (L 95-51).

1 out of 3 this week for the 49ers, and even that 1 victory was by 1 point. They were smoked in their 2 losses.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) --7-4, 0-0 Conference USA.

1/3/19 at Brown (W 78-70).

1 game this week for the Owls, as they get a road win against a team that is a lot better than their 4-9 record.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 11-4, 5-3 MAAC.

1/4/19 vs. Quinnipiac (W 85-57).
1/6/19 vs. Marist (W 60-59).

2 more wins for the Hawks, but they can't be happy about needing a buzzer beater to beat a 2 win Marist team. Playing to the level of competition is not something they need to do.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 5-7, 1-1 MEAC.

12/31/18 at Delaware State (W 72-62).
1/5/19 at Morgan State (L 72-66).

The Spartans start MEAC play with a road split, looking to take advantage of a soft schedule next week.

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

I was misquoted in my last post, as the Buffaloes and Coach Nielsen had this week off and will start conference play next week.

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

1/2/19 vs. Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

1 game for the Cardinal this week, a tough loss to a very good Kentucky team.

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

No games this week for the Bruins and Coach Shepard, who are enjoying their undefeated record heading into conference play.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 7-4, 0-0 Pac 12.

1/1/19 vs. Montana (L 79-57).

1 game this week for the Cougars, and they'd like to forget it. Hammered by a not so good Montana team, at home no less. That doesn't leave a good taste in their mouth heading into the tough Pac 12 schedule.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 10-3, 0-0 SEC.

1/1/19 at Purdue (L 87-72).
1/4/19 vs. #15 Louisville (W 58-49).

The Crimson Tide split this week, but losing to a 9 win Purdue team isn't bad at all. At least they ended the non-conference slate with an upset victory over Louisville.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 7-5, 0-0 SEC.

1/3/19 at Jacksonville (L 62-55).
1/5/19 vs. Davidson- feature game, highlighted above.

The Gators have now lost 4 in a row. The loss to Davidson can be forgiven, but losing at Jacksonville, who has an RPI of 301? Wow!

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

1/2/19 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

1 game this week for the Wildcats, who eek out a 2 point victory over a very good Stanford squad.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 5-7, 2-4 Sun Belt.

1/3/19 at UT Arlington (W 76-61).
1/5/19 vs. UT Arlington (W 65-64).

The Trojans might be back on track after a 5 game losing streak, as they win a road/home back to back doubleheader over UT Arlington. Even though they just got by them at home, hopefully they are figuring it out.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (70) 13-0 1798 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (2) 14-0 1729 2 West Coast Conference 3. UCLA 12-0 1638 3 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Texas A&M 13-0 1556 6 Southeastern Conference 5. Baylor 14-0 1513 7 Big 12 Conference 6. Northern Iowa 14-1 1370 12 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Iowa State 11-2 1357 11 Big 12 Conference 8. Ohio State 9-1 1357 8 Big Ten Conference 9. Wisconsin 10-2 1225 14 Big Ten Conference 10. Syracuse 11-1 1185 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. North Carolina 11-2 1110 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Pittsburgh 11-2 1006 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Notre Dame 10-3 829 23 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Villanova 11-2 811 21 Big East Conference 15. Iowa 9-3 782 13 Big Ten Conference 16. Providence 11-2 741 19 Big East Conference 17. Oklahoma State 10-2 641 25 Big 12 Conference 18. Georgetown 9-3 567 NR Big East Conference 19. LSU 10-2 480 NR Southeastern Conference 20. Louisville 9-3 360 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Arizona 10-3 293 NR Pacific-12 Conference 22. Maryland 9-3 291 NR Big Ten Conference 23. UTEP 10-2 212 NR Conference USA 24. Illinois State 11-3 209 10 Missouri Valley Conference 25. St. Bonaventure 10-2 121 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 10-3 57 American Athletic Conference Vanderbilt 9-3 50 Southeastern Conference Dayton 10-2 31 Atlantic 10 Conference Mississippi 9-3 23 Southeastern Conference Rutgers 10-2 22 Big Ten Conference Kentucky 9-3 16 Southeastern Conference Massachusetts 10-2 13 Atlantic 10 Conference Duke 10-3 5 Atlantic Coast Conference Robert Morris 11-2 2 Northeast Conference


UCLA stays put at #3, but still no FPV. Duke falls out of the top 25 after a split this week. Kentucky is receiving votes after a big win this week, and Michigan State, Stanford, and Alabama all lose their votes after losses this week.

Now for 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. Northern Iowa 14-1 1728 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Illinois State 11-3 1638 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. St. Bonaventure 10-2 1534 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 5. Cincinnati 10-3 1495 4 American Athletic Conference 6. UTEP 10-2 1485 9 Conference USA 7. Dayton 10-2 1294 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Wichita State 10-3 1206 18 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Robert Morris 11-2 1198 16 Northeast Conference 10. Massachusetts 10-2 1197 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. San Diego State 9-4 1070 8 Mountain West Conference 12. Belmont 11-3 1046 21 Ohio Valley Conference 13. Oakland 12-3 961 7 Horizon League 14. Green Bay 12-3 889 22 Horizon League 15. South Florida 10-3 789 23 American Athletic Conference 16. Manhattan 10-3 745 13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 17. UC Santa Barbara 9-3 644 5 Big West Conference 18. Eastern Kentucky 10-3 537 NR Ohio Valley Conference 19. North Dakota State 12-3 517 15 Summit League 20. Mount St. Mary's 10-3 347 6 Northeast Conference 21. Saint Mary's 9-4 324 NR West Coast Conference 22. Air Force 8-3 305 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Rhode Island 8-4 233 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Eastern Michigan 9-4 129 NR Mid-American Conference 25. Stony Brook 11-4 110 20 America East Conference Others Receiving Votes: North Carolina Central 10-4 39 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Saint Louis 7-3 37 Atlantic 10 Conference Bucknell 10-4 32 Patriot League Cal Poly 9-4 25 Big West Conference Utah State 10-4 25 Mountain West Conference Monmouth 11-4 9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Saint Joseph's 8-4 9 Atlantic 10 Conference Colorado State 9-4 3 Mountain West Conference


For the first time in a while, we have an FOFC team represented in the mid-major polls. Hopefully it's not just a 1 time thing for Monmouth.
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We have 3 feature games this week, and we are firmly into conference play everywhere. Let's start in the ACC.

1/9/19- Duke (Dean Hoo) @ Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- It was only a 4 point game at halftime, but the Blue Devils pulled away in the second half, although neither team played particularly well, Duke played a little better.

Final Score: Duke- 69, Clemson- 55

Now to the Pac 12:

1/12/19- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Turnovers were the difference in this one, as Washington State took care of the basketball and turned it over 9 times, while Colorado had 18 turnovers and shot just 31.4%. All that led to a big Washington State road victory.

Final Score: Washington State- 64, Colorado- 55

And finally to the SEC:

1/12/19- Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) @ Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- There was some major home cookin in this one, as Alabama was 34-37 from the line compared to just 5-8 for Kentucky. Team foul count: 7 for Alabama, 28 for Kentucky. Wow! This negated the fact that the Wildcats shot over 10% better than the Crimson Tide, but couldn't beat Alabama and the officials both.

Final Score: Alabama- 87, Kentucky- 83

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 3-13, 2-2 America East.

1/13/19 at Vermont (L 76-49).

Just 1 game this week for the Hawks, and they'd like to forget it. Pounded on the road against a league favorite.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-14, 0-5 American.

1/9/19 at Cincinnati (L 87-55).
1/12/19 at Memphis (L 78-49).

It's back to blowout city for the Pirates after a close game at Houston. At this rate, they'll be lucky to win a game in the AAC.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 5-10, 1-2 American.

1/9/19 vs. Temple (L 73-69).
1/12/19 at Houston (W 72-54).

A split for the Golden Hurricane this week who couldn't quite come back against Temple, but a good recovery at Houston.

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

1/9/19 vs. Dayton (W 86-61).
1/12/19 vs. George Mason (W 78-51).

Good start to conference play for the Wildcats as they roll in a couple home games.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 4-11, 1-2 ACC.

1/9/19 at Duke- feature game, highlighted above.
1/12/19 vs. #13 Notre Dame (L 88-74).

So much for that! After the Tigers upset Pitt last week, they drop 2, but against 2 good teams.

Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 12-3, 3-0 ACC.

1/9/19 vs. Clemson- feature game, highlighted above.
1/12/19 at #20 Louisville (W 78-67).

Good week for the Blue Devils who have recovered nicely from that short 2 game losing streak to end December.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 8-6, 0-3 Big 12.

1/12/19 at Oklahoma (L 64-61, OT).

Just 1 game for the Jayhawks this week, but it was another conference loss, their 3rd already. The Lawrence natives are getting restless.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-8, 0-3 Big 12.

1/7/19 vs. #5 Baylor (L 75-63).
1/12/19 vs. #17 Oklahoma State (L 74-58).

2 more losses for the Horned Frogs who have now lost 6 in a row, although they did give Baylor a fight for a while.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 8-6, 2-0 Big Ten.

1/9/19 vs. Penn State (W 76-65).
1/12/19 at #15 Iowa (W 86-75).

Good start to conference play for the Wolverines, who win 2 games by the exact same margin.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 8-5, 1-1 Big Ten.

1/9/19 at Indiana (L 86-63).
1/12/19 at Purdue (W 73-72).

So the Spartans split this week, getting a much needed win at Purdue, heading into a tough week next week.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 3-11, 1-1 Big Ten.

1/9/19 vs. Nebraska (W 78-62).
1/12/19 at #8 Ohio State (L 80-61).

A split for the Wildcats this week, who break an 8 game losing streak, but I have a feeling another long losing streak is about to start.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 8-6, 2-0 Big West.

1/10/19 at Cal State Fullerton (W 57-55).
1/12/19 at UC Santa Barbara (W 72-52).

Good start to conference play for the Warriors, and this is where they need to make some noise. For now, the firecoachgunn.com website has been taken down, but it won't take much to open it back up.

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

1/10/19 vs. Louisiana Tech (L 66-62).
1/12/19 at UTSA (W 75-52).

A split for the 49ers this week, who fought back valiantly after getting destroyed in the first half against LA Tech.

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

1/10/19 at North Texas (L 77-68).
1/12/19 vs. Old Dominion (L 78-73).

Not they way the Owls wanted to start conference play, with 2 close losses.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 12-5, 6-4 MAAC.

1/11/19 vs. Fairfield (W 71-62).
1/13/19 at Manhattan (L 68-60).

So the Hawks see their 4 game winning streak end at Manhattan who is a very good team. They can still take some pride in knowing they've won 7 of their last 9.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 5-9, 1-3 MEAC.

1/7/19 at Savannah State (L 92-75).
1/12/19 vs. Bethune Cookman (L 68-66).

2 losses for the Spartans, and honestly, losing to a 2 win Bethune Cookman team might be the lowlight of the season to this point.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 7-7, 1-1 Pac 12.

1/10/19 vs. Oregon State (W 69-63).
1/12/19 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

A home split for the Buffaloes, who lose their feature game this week, but do get a win over a very good Oregon State team.

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

1/10/19 at Arizona State (L 64-58).
1/12/19 vs. Washington (W 61-52).

A split for the Cardinal, who win at home and lose on the road.

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

1/10/19 at Washington (W 94-71).
1/12/19 vs. #21 Arizona (W 84-76).

2 more wins for the Bruins, who continue to just dominate everybody this season. We know they are prone to the upset though, it happened to them a couple times in conference play last season.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-5, 1-1 Pac 12.

1/10/19 vs. #21 Arizona (L 63-42).
1/12/19 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

So the Cougars split, but still have some work to do as Arizona exposed them. Nice recovery against Colorado though.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 12-3, 2-0 SEC.

1/9/19 at Auburn (W 63-61).
1/12/19 vs. Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

The Crimson Tide get 2 wins this week, but can really think the officials for that Kentucky victory.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 8-6, 1-1 SEC.

1/9/19 at VCU (W 72-68).
1/12/19 vs. #19 LSU (L 56-43).

The Gators split this week, and that win over VCU, even though VCU is struggling a bit this season, will prove to be huge come March. They've got to get some consistency going though.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 10-4, 1-1 SEC.

1/9/19 vs. Tennessee (W 92-62).
1/12/19 at Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Wildcats, and I don't need to say anymore about the Alabama game. I'm just curious to see how that might change things come the end of the conference season. Kentucky will be furious if that game cost them a chance at an SEC title.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 6-8, 3-5 Sun Belt.

1/10/19 vs. Arkansas State (L 49-43).
1/12/19 at Louisiana Lafayette (W 83-82, OT).

This Trojans team is hard to figure out. They have all the ability to be a contender in the Sun Belt, but they struggle putting it all together. They needed a buzzer beater to get their lone win this week.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (71) 15-0 1799 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (1) 16-0 1689 2 West Coast Conference 3. UCLA 14-0 1689 3 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Baylor 16-0 1551 5 Big 12 Conference 5. Northern Iowa 16-1 1501 6 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Wisconsin 12-2 1468 9 Big Ten Conference 7. Pittsburgh 13-2 1326 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Texas A&M 14-1 1324 4 Southeastern Conference 9. Iowa State 12-3 1172 7 Big 12 Conference 10. Syracuse 13-1 1145 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Ohio State 10-2 1141 8 Big Ten Conference 12. North Carolina 12-3 996 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Maryland 11-3 902 22 Big Ten Conference 14. Illinois State 14-3 875 24 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Providence 13-2 798 16 Big East Conference 16. Villanova 12-3 719 14 Big East Conference 17. Georgetown 11-3 613 18 Big East Conference 18. Cincinnati 12-3 553 NR American Athletic Conference 19. Notre Dame 11-4 542 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. LSU 11-3 320 19 Southeastern Conference 21. Massachusetts 12-2 303 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Oklahoma State 11-3 269 17 Big 12 Conference 23. Arizona 11-4 226 21 Pacific-12 Conference 24. Iowa 10-4 104 15 Big Ten Conference 25. Duke 12-3 91 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State 10-4 88 Mountain West Conference Alabama 12-3 82 Southeastern Conference Belmont 13-3 25 Ohio Valley Conference Green Bay 14-3 25 Horizon League Oakland 14-3 22 Horizon League St. Bonaventure 11-3 22 Atlantic 10 Conference Vanderbilt 10-4 12 Southeastern Conference Manhattan 12-3 8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


Just how it should be, as our 4 undefeated teams are the top 4 in the country. UCLA stays 3rd with a FPV, and I don't see them moving up until Virginia or Gonzaga lose. Duke cracks the top 25 with 2 more wins this week, and Alabama is just on the outside looking in.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 16-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Northern Iowa 16-1 1728 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Illinois State 14-3 1656 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Cincinnati 12-3 1580 5 American Athletic Conference 5. Massachusetts 12-2 1465 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Oakland 14-3 1364 13 Horizon League 7. San Diego State 10-4 1362 11 Mountain West Conference 8. Belmont 13-3 1326 12 Ohio Valley Conference 9. Green Bay 14-3 1242 14 Horizon League 10. St. Bonaventure 11-3 1211 4 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Manhattan 12-3 1096 16 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 12. Dayton 11-3 1000 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. North Dakota State 13-3 867 19 Summit League 14. Wichita State 11-4 839 8 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Stony Brook 12-4 711 25 America East Conference 16. Saint Joseph's 10-4 687 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Utah State 12-4 653 NR Mountain West Conference 18. UTEP 10-4 530 6 Conference USA 19. Toledo 10-4 449 NR Mid-American Conference 20. Buffalo 10-5 417 NR Mid-American Conference 21. American 12-4 366 NR Patriot League 22. North Carolina Central 11-4 283 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 23. Howard 11-4 197 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 24. UC Santa Barbara 10-4 146 17 Big West Conference 25. Saint Mary's 10-5 104 21 West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Georgia State 12-5 79 Horizon League Eastern Kentucky 11-4 74 Ohio Valley Conference Robert Morris 11-4 66 Northeast Conference Harvard 9-5 25 Ivy League Air Force 9-4 24 Mountain West Conference SMU 10-5 16 American Athletic Conference Rhode Island 9-5 14 Atlantic 10 Conference Niagara 12-5 8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Eastern Michigan 10-5 7 Mid-American Conference Pepperdine 10-5 6 West Coast Conference Mount St. Mary's 11-4 2 Northeast Conference


Well that didn't last long. Monmouth lost a game this week, and lost their votes in the mid-major poll.
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3 feature games this week, so let's get to them, starting in Conference USA.

1/17/19- Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) @ Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- A thrilling game in which neither team could pull away. While Rice made a couple more shots, Charlotte made a couple more free throws and a couple more three pointers, one of which proved to be the game winner as the 49ers escape with a road buzzer beater victory.

Final Score: Charlotte- 60, Rice- 59

Now to the AAC (or American Conference)

1/19/19- ECU (Al Hutt) @ Tulsa (Will Brown) -- No buzzer beater in this one, as Tulsa forced 20 ECU turnovers and held them to just 30% shooting in an easy home victory.

Final Score: Tulsa- 66, ECU- 48

And finally, the SEC:

1/19/19- Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) @ Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- A complete tale of two halves in this one, as Kentucky jumped out to a 20 point halftime lead, but had to withstand a furious Gator rally. Florida got it down to 3 by holding a 49-34 rebounding edge, but the Wildcats held on.

Final Score: Kentucky- 69, Florida- 64

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 3-15, 2-4 America East.

1/16/19 vs. UMBC (L 76-40).
1/20/19 vs. Albany (L 72-57).

2 more big losses for the Hawks who have lost 3 in a row after winning 3 of their previous 4.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-15, 1-6 American.

1/16/19 vs. UCF (W 78-50).
1/19/19 at Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

Congrats to the Pirates for getting their first American win of the season, and they did it in convincing fashion. Unfortunately, they went back to being blown out in their next game.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 6-11, 2-3 American.

1/16/19 at SMU (L 90-68).
1/19/19 vs. ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Golden Hurricane, who are still struggling mightily compared to last season.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 7-9, 2-2 Atlantic 10.

1/16/19 vs. Rhode Island (L 74-48).
1/19/19 at Mississippi State (L 55-54).

Just when it looked like the Wildcats were turning the corner, they go and lose 2 games this week, including to a Mississippi State team that was demoted to the A-10 a couple years ago. Ugh.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 5-12, 2-3 ACC.

1/16/19 at Georgia Tech (L 70-66).
1/19/19 vs. Miami (W 71-55).

A split for the Tigers, who break a quick 3 game losing streak with the win over Miami. They turn around and face Miami again next week before facing a brutal 4 game schedule.

#25 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 14-3, 5-0 ACC.

1/16/19 at Wake Forest (W 73-61).
1/19/19 at Georgia Tech (W 71-59).

It's too early to say Duke is back, as they still haven't played any of the ranked ACC teams, but they are definitely off to a good start and should have no problem exceeding last years win total.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 10-6, 2-3 Big 12.

1/14/19 vs. Texas Tech (W 74-65).
1/19/19 vs. West Virginia (W 73-48).

A much better week for the Jayhawks, and it couldn't come at a better time, as 3 of their next 4 games will be very tough.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-10, 0-5 Big 12.

1/14/19 at Texas (L 65-52).
1/19/19 at Kansas State (L 71-62).

2 more losses for the Horned Frogs, and the losing streak is now 8. They may go 0-fer in the Big 12 this season.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 8-8, 2-2 Big Ten.

1/16/19 at Illinois (L 75-65).
1/19/19 vs. Minnesota (L 61-60).

Good effort for the Wolverines this week, but they still lost 2 tough ones.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 8-7, 1-3 Big Ten.

1/16/19 vs. #24 Iowa (L 90-82).
1/19/19 vs. #6 Wisconsin (L 69-29).

My goodness, how the Al Mighty have fallen (sorry, bad joke, couldn't resist). The Spartans are struggling big time this season. A 40 point loss might be their biggest loss in the Al Mighty tenure, and is sure to get the fan base riled up.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 3-13, 1-3 Big Ten.

1/16/19 at #6 Wisconsin (L 75-47).
1/19/19 at #24 Iowa (L 75-49).

It's quite evident last years season for the Wildcats was a fluke, even if they did only finish .500 in Big Ten play. They've already lost more games this season than all of last season.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 9-7, 3-1 Big West.

1/17/19 vs. UC Riverside (W 93-69).
1/19/19 vs. Cal Poly (L 102-89).

Nothing to be alarmed with for the Warriors' first Big West loss, Cal Poly should be a contender. Still though, the Warriors need to put together a nice win streak.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 6-9, 2-2 Conference USA.

1/17/19 at Rice- feature game, highlighted above.
1/19/19 vs. UAB (L 77-61).

A split for the 49ers, who faced tough competition this week. Next week it gets a tad easier.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 8-7, 1-3 Conference USA.

1/17/19 vs. Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.
1/19/19 at Middle Tennessee (W 87-54).

After a few near misses to start C-USA play, the Owls got their first conference win in a big way. Now with the C-USA wide open, they need to make a run.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 13-6, 7-5 MAAC.

1/18/19 vs. St. Peter's (L 65-61).
1/20/19 vs. Iona (W 72-62).

A home split for the Hawks, who lost a tough one against St. Peter's. They are still in pretty good shape though, if they can take care of business against the lower MAAC teams.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 5-11, 1-4 MEAC.

1/17/19 at Quinnipiac (L 73-59).
1/19/19 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (L 79-65).

The struggles are real for the Spartans this season (both Spartan teams, how ironic), as they've lost 5 in a row.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 8-8, 2-2 Pac 12.

1/17/19 vs. Oregon (L 73-66).
1/19/19 at Utah (W 72-62).

A split for the Buffaloes, who just can't put together any kind of winning or losing streak this season. It's been win one, lose one, or win a couple, lose a couple.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 10-6, 1-3 Pac 12.

1/17/19 vs. #23 Arizona (L 50-42).
1/19/19 vs. USC (L 53-42).

2 tough games for the Cardinal this week, as they lost both, but competed pretty well.

#3 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 16-0, 4-0 Pac 12.

1/17/19 at Utah (W 85-74).
1/19/19 vs. California (W 77-64).

The Bruins keep rolling, and Coach Shepard keeps winning. He may be at 200 wins before some of our other coaches reach 100 wins.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-7, 1-3 Pac 12.

1/17/19 at USC (L 73-72).
1/19/19 vs. Washington (L 73-66).

2 losses this week for the Cougars, but at least they were consistent, giving up 73 points each game.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 14-3, 4-0 SEC.

1/16/19 vs. Ole Miss (W 82-52).
1/19/19 at Tennessee (W 75-73).

The Crimson Tide continue to roll, winners of 5 in a row after a brief 2 game losing streak. I'm quickly seeing an SEC showdown later in the year.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 8-8, 1-3 SEC.

1/16/19 at Missouri (L 86-85, OT).
1/19/19 vs. Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

2 tough losses for the Gators this week, as they got down big in both games, made a huge comeback, but couldn't get over the hump.

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

1/16/19 at Georgia (W 83-69).
1/19/19 at Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Wildcats who are starting to get it together again.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-9, 4-5 Sun Belt.

1/17/19 vs. Maine (L 73-37).
1/19/19 at Louisiana Monroe (W 66-59).

The good news is the Trojans seem to be figuring it out a bit in Sun Belt play. The bad news is they got absolute hammered by a non-conference Maine team that has an RPI of 339. Yikes! I guess as long as they can keep the strong conference play going, they'll be alright.

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. Virginia (60) 16-1 1782 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (8) 18-0 1698 2 West Coast Conference 3. UCLA (2) 16-0 1698 3 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Baylor (2) 17-0 1516 4 Big 12 Conference 5. Wisconsin 14-2 1492 6 Big Ten Conference 6. Northern Iowa 18-1 1473 5 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Pittsburgh 15-2 1360 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Texas A&M 16-1 1277 8 Southeastern Conference 9. Iowa State 14-3 1236 9 Big 12 Conference 10. Ohio State 12-2 1142 11 Big Ten Conference 11. Syracuse 15-1 1116 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. North Carolina 14-3 1056 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Providence 15-2 903 15 Big East Conference 14. Georgetown 13-3 869 17 Big East Conference 15. Arizona 13-4 727 23 Pacific-12 Conference 16. Maryland 12-4 659 13 Big Ten Conference 17. Illinois State 15-4 578 14 Missouri Valley Conference 18. Duke 14-3 502 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Iowa 12-4 408 24 Big Ten Conference 20. Alabama 14-3 394 NR Southeastern Conference 21. Notre Dame 12-5 392 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. San Diego State 12-4 347 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Vanderbilt 12-4 213 NR Southeastern Conference 24. Oakland 16-3 193 NR Horizon League 25. Kentucky 12-4 124 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Cincinnati 13-4 113 American Athletic Conference St. Bonaventure 13-3 84 Atlantic 10 Conference Manhattan 14-3 28 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference LSU 12-4 10 Southeastern Conference Oklahoma State 12-4 10 Big 12 Conference


Not much has changed at the top, and probably nothing will until one of the top 4 teams, who are all undefeated, loses. UCLA did earn a couple FPV this week. Duke has a great week with a couple nice wins and moves up 7 spots, and both Alabama and Kentucky jump into the national top 25.

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. Northern Iowa 18-1 1728 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Illinois State 15-4 1649 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. San Diego State 12-4 1551 7 Mountain West Conference 5. Oakland 16-3 1482 6 Horizon League 6. Cincinnati 13-4 1471 4 American Athletic Conference 7. St. Bonaventure 13-3 1391 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Manhattan 14-3 1309 11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 9. Wichita State 13-4 1194 14 Missouri Valley Conference 10. Saint Joseph's 12-4 1120 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. UTEP 12-4 1024 18 Conference USA 12. American 14-4 886 21 Patriot League 13. Saint Mary's 12-5 867 25 West Coast Conference 14. North Carolina Central 13-4 828 22 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 15. Rhode Island 11-5 666 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Dayton 12-4 582 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. UC Santa Barbara 12-4 578 24 Big West Conference 18. Howard 13-4 528 23 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 19. Belmont 13-5 446 8 Ohio Valley Conference 20. Eastern Michigan 12-5 402 NR Mid-American Conference 21. Massachusetts 12-4 378 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Harvard 11-5 374 NR Ivy League 23. Eastern Kentucky 13-4 357 NR Ohio Valley Conference 24. Robert Morris 13-4 195 NR Northeast Conference 25. Green Bay 14-5 178 9 Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 11-6 125 Mountain West Conference SMU 12-5 113 American Athletic Conference Stony Brook 13-5 49 America East Conference Georgia State 13-6 42 Horizon League South Florida 11-5 31 American Athletic Conference Colorado State 12-5 19 Mountain West Conference Mount St. Mary's 13-4 19 Northeast Conference Buffalo 11-6 11 Mid-American Conference Toledo 11-5 7 Mid-American Conference


No FOFC mid-major teams represented, no big surprise.
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I had this post almost done when my piece of crap internet lost it, so with me having to restart it, I'm going scores only for this post.

We do have 2 feature games to start with, 1 in the Big 12, 1 in the Big Ten.

1/26/19- Kansas (Dave Johnson) @ TCU (Bee Mighty)

Final Score: Kansas- 72, TCU- 69 (OT)

1/26/19- Michigan State (Al Mighty) @ Northwestern (Ess Vee)

Final Score: Northwestern- 85, Michigan State- 72

Now for the rest of the weekly recap, scores only (Damn internet!)

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 4-16, 3-5 America East.

1/25/19 vs. Maine (L 69-62).
1/27/19 vs. Stony Brook (W 73-66).

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-17, 1-8 American.

1/23/19 vs. Memphis (L 67-55).
1/26/19 at UConn (L 70-58).

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 7-12, 3-4 American.

1/23/19 vs. South Florida (L 67-53).
1/26/19 at Cincinnati (W 66-63).

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 9-9, 4-2 Atlantic 10.

1/23/19 at George Mason (W 75-55).
1/26/19 at Duquesne (W 80-72).

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 5-14, 2-5 ACC.

1/23/19 at Miami (L 73-63).
1/26/19 vs. #1 Virginia (L 70-67).

#18 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 16-3, 7-0 ACC.

1/23/19 vs. #12 North Carolina (W 83-75).
1/26/19 at N.C. State (W 86-61).

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 11-7, 3-4 Big 12.

1/21/19 at #9 Iowa State (L 71-63).
1/26/19 at TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

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

1/21/19 vs. Oklahoma (L 83-60).
1/26/19 vs. Kansas- feature game, highlighted above.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 9-9, 3-3 Big Ten.

1/23/19 at Minnesota (L 76-63).
1/26/19 at Indiana (W 93-84).

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 9-8, 2-4 Big Ten.

1/23/19 vs. Purdue (W 81-72).
1/26/19 at Northwestern- feature game, highlighted above.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 4-14, 2-4 Big Ten.

1/23/19 at Illinois (L 76-64).
1/26/19 vs. Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 10-8, 4-2 Big West.

1/22/19 at Long Beach State (W 71-58).
1/26/19 at UC Irvine (L 62-43).

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 7-10, 3-3 Conference USA.

1/24/19 vs. UTSA (W 66-46).
1/26/19 vs. Marshall (L 78-61).

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 9-8, 2-4 Conference USA.

1/24/19 vs. Middle Tennessee (L 79-70).
1/26/19 at Florida Atlantic (W 78-69).

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 13-8, 7-7 MAAC.

1/25/19 at Marist (L 60-43).
1/27/19 vs. Siena (L 67-52).

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 7-11, 2-4 MEAC.

1/21/19 at Hampton (W 58-48).
1/23/19 vs. Radford (W 61-59).

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 9-9, 3-3 Pac 12.

1/24/19 at California (W 69-62).
1/26/19 at USC (L 73-47).

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 12-6, 3-3 Pac 12.

1/24/19 at Oregon State (W 67-61).
1/26/19 at Oregon (W 61-58).

#3 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 16-2, 4-2 Pac 12.

1/24/19 vs. USC (L 89-69).
1/26/19 at Arizona State (L 75-67).

Wow, of all the undefeated teams to go down this week, I never thought it would be ours.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 10-7, 3-3 Pac 12.

1/24/19 at Oregon (W 67-48).
1/26/19 vs. California (W 77-72).

#20 Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-4, 5-1 SEC.

1/23/19 vs. Tennessee (L 90-82).
1/26/19 at VCU (W 86-73).

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 9-9, 2-4 SEC.

1/23/19 at Arkansas (L 74-66).
1/26/19 at Auburn (W 85-80).

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

1/23/19 at Vanderbilt (L 83-71).
1/26/19 vs. Missouri (W 90-78).

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 8-10, 4-6 Sun Belt.

1/22/19 vs. Longwood (W 58-50).
1/24/19 at Northern Kentucky (L 89-87, OT).

Now 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. Virginia (48) 17-1 1776 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (24) 20-0 1752 2 West Coast Conference 3. Iowa State 16-3 1610 9 Big 12 Conference 4. Baylor 18-1 1546 4 Big 12 Conference 5. UCLA 16-2 1480 3 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Syracuse 17-1 1450 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Pittsburgh 16-3 1402 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Texas A&M 17-2 1311 8 Southeastern Conference 9. Wisconsin 14-4 1240 5 Big Ten Conference 10. Providence 17-2 1123 13 Big East Conference 11. Iowa 14-4 1035 19 Big Ten Conference 12. Northern Iowa 18-3 981 6 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Notre Dame 14-5 899 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Arizona 15-4 815 15 Pacific-12 Conference 15. Illinois State 17-4 794 17 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Duke 16-3 728 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Ohio State 12-4 693 10 Big Ten Conference 18. North Carolina 14-5 602 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Georgetown 14-4 503 14 Big East Conference 20. Oakland 18-3 442 24 Horizon League 21. Oklahoma State 14-4 202 NR Big 12 Conference 22. Alabama 15-4 198 20 Southeastern Conference 23. San Diego State 13-5 198 22 Mountain West Conference 24. St. Bonaventure 15-3 189 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Maryland 13-5 114 16 Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: LSU 14-4 77 Southeastern Conference Kentucky 13-5 65 Southeastern Conference Minnesota 14-4 61 Big Ten Conference Creighton 14-5 53 Big East Conference Vanderbilt 13-5 42 Southeastern Conference Wichita State 15-4 16 Missouri Valley Conference Manhattan 15-4 2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Saint Joseph's 14-4 1 Atlantic 10 Conference


UCLA only drops 2 spots after losing 2 games this week, and Alabama drops 2 spots after splitting. Duke only moves up 2 spots after their 2 big wins this week, while Kentucky falls out of the top 25, but is still receiving a fair amount of votes.

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. Illinois State 17-4 1696 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Northern Iowa 18-3 1687 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Oakland 18-3 1544 5 Horizon League 5. San Diego State 13-5 1491 4 Mountain West Conference 6. St. Bonaventure 15-3 1475 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. Wichita State 15-4 1361 9 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Saint Joseph's 14-4 1269 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. SMU 15-5 1142 NR American Athletic Conference 10. Manhattan 15-4 1063 8 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 11. Rhode Island 13-5 1034 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. North Carolina Central 15-4 907 14 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 13. Belmont 15-5 887 19 Ohio Valley Conference 14. Saint Mary's 14-5 868 13 West Coast Conference 15. Eastern Michigan 14-5 730 20 Mid-American Conference 16. Buffalo 13-6 700 NR Mid-American Conference 17. Dayton 14-4 669 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Boise State 12-6 627 NR Mountain West Conference 19. Robert Morris 15-4 489 24 Northeast Conference 20. Massachusetts 14-4 472 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Eastern Kentucky 15-4 401 23 Ohio Valley Conference 22. Cincinnati 13-6 339 6 American Athletic Conference 23. Georgia State 15-6 271 NR Horizon League 24. UTEP 13-5 216 11 Conference USA 25. American 15-5 99 12 Patriot League Others Receiving Votes: UC Santa Barbara 13-5 47 Big West Conference Harvard 12-6 29 Ivy League Green Bay 15-6 23 Horizon League Howard 14-5 21 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Air Force 12-5 19 Mountain West Conference Bucknell 14-6 9 Patriot League Utah State 14-6 9 Mountain West Conference Stony Brook 14-6 5 America East Conference William & Mary 13-6 1 Colonial Athletic Association


Not a big surprise that none of our FOFC teams are here.
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We have a host of feature games this week, 5 to be exact. We'll start in the Big Ten.

1/30/19- Northwestern (Ess Vee) @ Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- There would be no upset this time, as the Spartans broke open a 2 point halftime lead by outscoring Northwestern 46-22 in the second half, holding them to just 37% shooting. Now this is the Sparty team we're used to seeing.

Final Score: Michigan State- 80, Northwestern- 54

Now to the Pac 12 for 3 games:

1/31/19- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ #5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The Bruins led by 18 at halftime, thanks to 55.9% shooting on the entire game and rolled to an easy home victory.

Final Score: #5 UCLA- 91, Washington State- 67

1/31/19- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- An absolutely embarrassing performance all around for the Buffaloes, who were held to 13 first half points, were 9-36 from the field for 25%, missed all 14 of their three point attempts, and committed 21 turnovers. The result? I'll just put it to you this way, Stanford scored more points in the first half that Colorado did all game!

Final Score: Stanford- 52, Colorado- 28

2/2/19- Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ #5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- A battle of teams that are now fairly even in the standings, and the Bruins couldn't slow Stanford down. The Cardinal shot 52.4% for the game and despite being outrebounded by 9, Stanford steals one on the road.

Final Score: Stanford- 71, #5 UCLA- 61

And finally, to the SEC we go:

2/2/19- #18 Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- Based on the final score, you'd have never thought that this game would have went an extra 5 minutes, but it did. Alabama absolutely controlled the overtime period, picking up a key road victory.

Final Score: #18 Alabama- 82, Florida- 70 (OT)

Now, finally, to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 4-17, 3-6 T-6th America East.

1/30/19 at New Hampshire (L 79-64).

Just 1 game this week for the Hawks, but they fall well short.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-17, 1-8 11th (last) American.

No games this week for Coach Hutt and the Pirates, who are still looking for their first road victory of the season.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 9-12, 4-4 6th American.

1/28/19 vs. New Mexico (W 61-53).
2/2/19 vs. Tulane (W 72-63).

2 home wins for the Golden Hurricane this week, including a non-conference win over a New Mexico team that could see postseason play.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 11-9, 6-2 T-3rd Atlantic 10.

1/30/19 vs. Duquesne (W 69-59).
2/2/19 at UMass (W 78-76, OT).

Good week for the Wildcats who get a big OT road victory at UMass.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 5-16, 2-7 14th ACC.

1/30/19 at #7 Pittsburgh (L 62-53).
2/2/19 vs. #6 Syracuse (L 91-75).

Tough going for the Tigers this week, who are in the midst of a brutal schedule. They are playing better basketball, but not good enough to win.

#16 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 17-4, 8-1 1st ACC.

1/30/19 vs. Louisville (L 79-64).
2/2/19 vs. #7 Pittsburgh (W 66-63).

A bit of a surprise here, with the Blue Devils losing to Louisville who is having a down season. Still though, Duke is back. Not only have they already matched last seasons overall win total, they've also eclipsed last seasons conference win total.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 13-7, 5-4 T-5th Big 12.

1/28/19 vs. #21 Oklahoma State (W 84-50).
2/2/19 vs. #4 Baylor (W 72-62).

Looks like the Jayhawks may be figuring it out as they got by a tough 2 game stretch with ease and keep their undefeated record at home in tact.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-13, 1-8 10th (last) Big 12.

1/28/19 at West Virginia (L 75-73).
2/2/19 at Texas Tech (W 59-56).

The Horned Frogs are starting to play better basketball, as evidenced by their first conference victory. They still have a big hole to get out of, but they could win a few more conference games before all is said and done.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 10-10, 4-4 T-6th Big Ten.

1/30/19 vs. Purdue (W 76-69).
2/2/19 vs. #9 Wisconsin (L 72-69).

Give the Wolverines credit, they gave Wisconsin everything they had, just fell a little short as their win one, lose one start to conference play continues.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 11-8, 4-4 T-6th Big Ten.

1/30/19 vs. Northwestern- feature game, highlighted above.
2/2/19 vs. Rutgers (W 70-68).

2 important wins for the Spartans as they try to get back on track, especially coming up on a tough road stretch where they face a couple ranked teams.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 5-15, 3-5 T-10th Big Ten.

1/30/19 at Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/2/19 vs. Penn State (W 65-55).

Good recovery for the Wildcats after that blowout loss at Michigan State. Their upcoming schedule also is a doozy.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 10-9, 4-3 T-4th Big West.

1/31/19 vs. Cal State Northridge (L 74-64).

The Warriors only had 1 game this week, and they really needed to win. They didn't, and now people are starting to talk again.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 7-12, 3-5 T-10th Conference USA.

1/31/19 at Western Kentucky (L 61-53).
2/2/19 at UAB (L 71-67).

Tough week for the 49ers who drop a couple road games. They played well, but they've now lost 3 in a row.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 11-8, 4-4 T-7th Conference USA.

1/31/19 vs. North Texas (W 68-62).
2/2/19 at FIU (W 75-49).

2 home victories for the Owls, and much needed victories at that. They have 2 of their next 3 at home and need to take advantage.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 14-8, 8-7 7th MAAC.

2/1/19 at Rider (W 68-67).

1 game for the Hawks this week, but it was a very important one, on the road against a pretty solid team. They stay on the road next week.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 7-13, 2-6 T-10th MEAC.

1/28/19 vs. Morgan State (L 63-60).
2/2/19 vs. Delaware State (L 67-65).

2 agonizing home defeats for the Spartans this week, as they can't quite get over the hump.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 9-11, 3-5 T-9th Pac 12.

1/31/19 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
2/2/19 vs. Washington (L 73-68).

A week to forget for the Buffaloes, especially the Stanford game. They need to shake it off and get back on track next week.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 14-6, 5-3 T-2nd Pac 12.

1/31/19 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
2/2/19 at #5 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Great week for the Cardinal, who steal a road victory against a top 5 team. Next week is crucial though, as they take on both Arizona and UCLA. A split would be big, a sweep would be grand.

#5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 17-3, 5-3 T-2nd Pac 12.

1/31/19 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/2/19 vs. Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Bruins, who have now lost 3 of their last 4 after winning their first 16 to start the season.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 11-8, 4-4 T-7th Pac 12.

1/31/19 at #5 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
2/2/19 at Oregon State (W 74-60).

The Cougars are still playing better basketball, winners of 3 of their last 4, but they would have liked to be more competitive against UCLA.

#18 Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 17-4, 7-1 1st SEC.

1/30/19 vs. Auburn (W 86-77).
2/2/19 at Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more wins for the Crimson Tide who are having a dream season so far.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 9-11, 2-6 T-13th SEC.

1/30/19 vs. Vanderbilt (L 60-52).
2/2/19 vs. #18 Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more losses for the Gators who are having their worst season in a long time and have lost 6 of their last 7 and 10 of their last 12.

Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 15-5, 6-2 T-2nd SEC.

1/30/19 at Missouri (W 78-65).
2/2/19 vs. Arkansas (W 75-65).

Good comeback for the Wildcats who have won their last 3 and are starting to get their groove back.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 9-11, 4-7 8th Sun Belt.

1/28/19 vs. Colorado State (W 69-56).
2/2/19 vs. Louisiana Lafayette (L 79-68).

Same story as last week for the Trojans. They spent so much energy winning a non-conference game early in the week, then couldn't get it done in conference later in the week. It should be all conference games from here on out, so hopefully now they can get on a roll.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (61) 19-1 1789 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (11) 22-0 1739 2 West Coast Conference 3. Iowa State 17-4 1646 3 Big 12 Conference 4. Pittsburgh 17-4 1477 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. UCLA 17-3 1420 5 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Wisconsin 15-5 1376 9 Big Ten Conference 7. Illinois State 19-4 1350 15 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Providence 19-2 1271 10 Big East Conference 9. Syracuse 18-2 1225 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Northern Iowa 19-4 1176 12 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Notre Dame 15-5 1166 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Texas A&M 18-3 1105 8 Southeastern Conference 13. Iowa 15-5 805 11 Big Ten Conference 14. Baylor 18-3 796 4 Big 12 Conference 15. Arizona 16-5 617 14 Pacific-12 Conference 16. North Carolina 15-6 572 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Georgetown 15-5 494 19 Big East Conference 18. Duke 17-4 472 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Oakland 20-3 472 20 Horizon League 20. Alabama 17-4 464 22 Southeastern Conference 21. Ohio State 13-5 409 17 Big Ten Conference 22. Kentucky 15-5 373 NR Southeastern Conference 23. Vanderbilt 15-5 332 NR Southeastern Conference 24. San Diego State 15-5 328 23 Mountain West Conference 25. Maryland 14-6 289 25 Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Minnesota 16-4 104 Big Ten Conference Villanova 15-6 96 Big East Conference St. Bonaventure 16-4 11 Atlantic 10 Conference Oklahoma State 15-5 9 Big 12 Conference Saint Mary's 16-5 9 West Coast Conference Manhattan 17-4 5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Carolina Central 17-4 3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference


Despite the split, UCLA stays at #5. Duke wasn't so lucky, their split cost them 2 spots. Alabama, unbelievably also dropped 2 spots after winning both games this week. No respect I tell ya! Kentucky is back in the top 25 after 2 wins this week.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 22-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Illinois State 19-4 1728 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Northern Iowa 19-4 1652 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. San Diego State 15-5 1563 5 Mountain West Conference 5. Oakland 20-3 1519 4 Horizon League 6. SMU 16-5 1256 9 American Athletic Conference 7. Cincinnati 15-6 1245 22 American Athletic Conference 8. St. Bonaventure 16-4 1234 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Rhode Island 15-5 1130 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Eastern Michigan 16-5 1066 15 Mid-American Conference 11. Boise State 13-6 1063 18 Mountain West Conference 12. Saint Mary's 16-5 1045 14 West Coast Conference 13. Wichita State 16-5 996 7 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Buffalo 14-7 916 16 Mid-American Conference 15. Manhattan 17-4 915 10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 16. North Carolina Central 17-4 715 12 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 17. Saint Joseph's 15-5 681 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. UTEP 15-5 501 24 Conference USA 19. Bucknell 16-6 491 NR Patriot League 20. Belmont 16-6 476 13 Ohio Valley Conference 21. Georgia State 16-7 380 23 Horizon League 22. Harvard 14-6 311 NR Ivy League 23. American 17-5 222 25 Patriot League 24. Green Bay 16-6 201 NR Horizon League 25. Dayton 15-5 95 17 Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: William & Mary 15-6 48 Colonial Athletic Association Massachusetts 15-5 35 Atlantic 10 Conference Eastern Kentucky 16-5 34 Ohio Valley Conference Stony Brook 16-6 31 America East Conference Utah State 14-7 18 Mountain West Conference UC Santa Barbara 14-6 11 Big West Conference Valparaiso 14-8 10 Horizon League Robert Morris 16-5 7 Northeast Conference USC Upstate 15-6 3 Atlantic Sun Conference Air Force 13-6 1 Mountain West Conference Stephen F. Austin 14-5 1 Southland Conference


No FOFC teams in the mid-major top 25, as expected. I have a feeling though, that it won't be long before Gonzaga earns a conference promotion. Based on their region, their most likely destination would be the Pac 12. I'm sure that UCLA, Colorado, Stanford, and Washington State, as well as all the other Pac 12 teams, are thrilled about that. Not!

Well, we've come to February, and that means it's Bubble Watch time. The first edition of the overall bubble watch sees none of our FOFC teams in, but let's take a look at it anyways.

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nebraska 13-7 .582 (41) 4-2 2-1 4-4 3-0 41 In Saint Mary's 16-5 .588 (37) 0-3 3-0 7-1 6-1 86 In Syracuse 18-2 .557 (65) 1-0 4-1 6-0 7-1 327 In Bucknell 16-6 .601 (23) 0-3 4-2 4-1 8-0 49 In Wichita State 16-5 .578 (46) 1-3 2-0 3-1 10-1 170 In South Carolina 13-7 .560 (58) 4-4 1-0 6-3 2-0 105 In Buffalo 14-7 .586 (39) 1-3 1-3 7-1 5-0 33 In North Carolina State 13-7 .560 (60) 3-3 3-1 3-3 4-0 85 In Howard 15-6 .559 (61) 0-1 3-3 3-2 9-0 125 Out Valparaiso 14-8 .601 (21) 3-3 6-1 3-1 2-3 13 Out Rutgers 13-7 .573 (50) 1-4 3-1 4-2 5-0 75 Out Indiana 13-7 .560 (59) 1-6 3-0 3-1 6-0 91 Out Stony Brook 16-6 .547 (78) 2-3 1-1 6-0 7-2 206 Out Butler 13-8 .586 (40) 2-5 1-3 6-0 4-0 24 Out Cincinnati 15-6 .518 (122) 1-2 2-2 3-1 9-1 272 Out

As for our FOFC teams, let's take a look at where they stand.

Lock: Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Stanford, Alabama, Kentucky,

So 6 of our teams are projected to be a lock for the NCAA Tournament. The other 18 teams are projected out. Remember, this bubble watch is only for the NCAA Tournament. There might be some of our other FOFC teams that would be projected into some of the smaller tournaments.
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Did UCLA suffer some injuries, or is this just a cold streak?
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B.B. Gunn's rear end must be steaming. The people in Hawaii expect nothing less than a Big West title.

Meanwhile, while some consistency over the season would be nice, you can't doubt that Wazzu is playing great basketball (by their standards).
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Did UCLA suffer some injuries, or is this just a cold streak?

No injuries, no academic suspensions. The Bruins apparently just got overconfident after a 16-0 start and are now on a cold streak.
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:27 PM   #192
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No injuries, no academic suspensions. The Bruins apparently just got overconfident after a 16-0 start and are now on a cold streak.

Well, then it's time to see what kind of coach Shepard is. Gotta keep the kids focused.
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Old 06-28-2016, 08:46 AM   #193
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There are 2 feature games this week, and they are both very key matchups. We'll start in the Pac 12:

2/9/19- #5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- The Bruins were looking for revenge after Stanford upset them last week, and they got it. UCLA outrebounded Stanford 29-21 and shot 60.4% and rolled to an easy victory.

Now to the SEC for an even bigger game:

2/9/19- #20 Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ #22 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- The Wildcats were determined not to fall any farther in the SEC, and they did it in a big way. Alabama committed 24 turnovers and Kentucky shot 60.3%. The Wildcats led by 27 at halftime and never looked back.

Final Score: #22 Kentucky- 105, #20 Alabama- 73

Now on to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 5-19, 3-8 T-8th America East.

2/4/19 vs. Holy Cross (W 58-56).
2/6/19 at Binghamton (L 70-65).
2/10/19 at UMBC (L 75-70).

A wild week for the Hawks, and a busy week. They won their non-conference game, but lost both their conference games on the road.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-19, 1-10 11th (last) American.

2/6/19 at Tulane (L 62-52).
2/9/19 vs. Cincinnati (L 65-50).

2 more losses for the Pirates who have now lost 5 in a row.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 9-14, 4-6 8th American.

2/6/19 vs. Memphis (L 60-54).
2/9/19 at Temple (L 70-61).

Looks like the Golden Hurricane haven't turned the corner after all, as they lose 2 this week.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 12-10, 7-3 T-2nd Atlantic 10.

2/6/19 at Dayton (W 73-60).
2/9/19 vs. Mississippi State (L 69-63).

A split for the Wildcats, and it may take a while before they get over the fact of being swept by Mississippi State.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 5-18, 2-9 14th ACC.

2/6/19 at N.C. State (L 92-71).
2/9/19 at Wake Forest (L 82-79).

The Tigers came close to breaking their losing streak, but not quite.

#18 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 19-4, 9-1 1st ACC.

2/6/19 vs. Georgia Tech (W 77-57).
2/8/19 at Marist (W 67-57).

2 more wins for the Blue Devils, including a non-conference win.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 15-7, 6-4 T-5th Big 12.

2/7/19 vs. Hofstra (W 78-69).
2/9/19 vs. Oklahoma (W 64-54).

2 home wins for the Jayhawks who are starting to figure it out again.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-15, 1-10 10th (last) Big 12.

2/4/19 at Oklahoma State (L 73-54).
2/9/19 at #14 Baylor (L 58-47).

2 more losses for the Horned Frogs after getting their first conference win. They played decent against Baylor, but not great.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 12-10, 6-4 T-5th Big Ten.

2/6/19 vs. Nebraska (W 72-64).
2/9/19 vs. Indiana (W 65-52).

The Wolverines tried something new this week. Instead of splitting, they won 2 games in a row. Hopefully they won't lose 2 in a row next week.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 11-10, 4-6 T-9th Big Ten.

2/6/19 at Illinois (L 77-70).
2/9/19 at #6 Wisconsin (L 97-69).

Yikes! The Spartans are definitely down this season, as evidenced by that 28 point loss at Wisconsin. It's a strong possibility, unless they heat up quick, the Michigan State might miss the postseason.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 6-16, 4-6 T-9th Big Ten.

2/6/19 at Indiana (W 88-78).
2/9/19 vs. #21 Ohio State (L 78-68).

A split for the Wildcats this week, as they are definitely playing better ball, but still have a ways to go.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 11-10, 5-4 T-3rd Big West.

2/7/19 at UC Davis (L 93-85).
2/9/19 vs. Cal State Fullerton (W 78-69).

Another split for the Warriors. Thankfully, nobody is exactly pulling away in the conference, and they are just 1 game behind the leaders.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 7-14, 3-7 T-10th Conference USA.

2/7/19 vs. Old Dominion (L 58-57).
2/9/19 at Marshall (L 92-81).

The 49ers lose 2 more this week, including a heartbreaking loss to Old Dominion in which they had several chances to win. Their losing streak is 5 now.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 12-9, 5-5 T-8th Conference USA.

2/7/19 vs. Florida Atlantic (W 72-67).
2/9/19 at Old Dominion (L 85-80).

A couple 5 point margins for the Owls in a split. Old Dominion was not kind to our FOFC teams this week, beating 2 of them.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 16-9, 9-8 T-6th MAAC.

2/4/19 at Howard (W 64-62).
2/8/19 at St. Peter's (L 77-51).
2/10/19 vs. Canisius (W 60-54).

3 games for the Hawks this week, as they win 2 of them. Their loss was a big one though, but that 16th win of the season is a season best so far, with more games to go.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 7-15, 2-8 T-12th MEAC.

2/4/19 vs. South Carolina State (L 61-54).
2/9/19 at Florida A&M (L 65-56).

The slump continues for the Spartans, who lose 2 more and continue to be less than competitive in the conference. This will be Coach Carrano's worst season by far.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 11-11, 5-5 T-5th Pac 12.

2/7/19 vs. California (W 75-62).
2/9/19 at Oregon State (W 66-50).

Good week for the Buffaloes who get back to .500 overall and in conference play with 2 double digit wins.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 14-8, 5-5 T-5th Pac 12.

2/7/19 at #15 Arizona (L 64-43).
2/9/19 vs. #5 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

The Cardinal came down to earth this week after shocking UCLA last week. Fortunately, they won't have to see either Arizona or UCLA again in the regular season.

#5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 19-3, 7-3 2nd Pac 12.

2/7/19 at Oregon State (W 80-72).
2/9/19 at Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

Much better week for the Bruins, who get 2 road victories, including a revenge win over Stanford.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 11-10, 4-6 T-9th Pac 12.

2/7/19 vs. Utah (L 69-55).
2/9/19 at California (L 80-69).

2 losses this week for the Cougars, as they've lost 3 of their last 4.

#20 Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 17-6, 7-3 T-2nd SEC.

2/6/19 vs. VCU (L 56-50).
2/9/19 at #22 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

2 losses this week for the Crimson Tide, and they'll want to put that Kentucky loss behind them quickly.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 10-12, 3-7 T-12th SEC.

2/6/19 at South Carolina (W 62-57).
2/9/19 vs. VCU (L 58-50).

A split for the Gators, and those 12 losses are a season high so far in Coach Oppenheimer's tenure here. That will not make the board happy.

#22 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 17-5, 8-2 T-2nd SEC.

2/6/19 at Ole Miss (W 87-69).
2/9/19 vs. #20 Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.

2 big wins for the Wildcats, and the win over Ole Miss was win #100 in the career of Coach Hutt. Congrats to him, he is the 2nd FOFC coach to reach the 100 win mark.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 9-13, 4-9 T-9th Sun Belt.

2/7/19 vs. Appalachian State (L 65-47).
2/9/19 at South Alabama (L 91-74).

The Trojans suffer 2 more losses and just can't quite get over that hump.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (48) 20-2 1775 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (24) 23-1 1752 2 West Coast Conference 3. Iowa State 19-4 1645 3 Big 12 Conference 4. UCLA 19-3 1553 5 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Illinois State 20-4 1348 7 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Providence 21-2 1347 8 Big East Conference 7. Wisconsin 17-5 1346 6 Big Ten Conference 8. Syracuse 20-2 1312 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Notre Dame 17-5 1237 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Iowa 17-5 1114 13 Big Ten Conference 11. Vanderbilt 17-5 1098 23 Southeastern Conference 12. Northern Iowa 21-4 1040 10 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Kentucky 17-5 964 22 Southeastern Conference 14. Ohio State 15-5 778 21 Big Ten Conference 15. Georgetown 17-5 763 18 Big East Conference 16. Texas A&M 19-4 756 12 Southeastern Conference 17. Baylor 19-4 690 14 Big 12 Conference 18. Maryland 16-6 628 25 Big Ten Conference 19. Duke 19-4 589 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Oakland 22-3 459 19 Horizon League 21. Arizona 18-5 346 15 Pacific-12 Conference 22. Alabama 17-6 191 20 Southeastern Conference 23. North Carolina 16-7 178 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 24. Saint Mary's 18-5 164 NR West Coast Conference 25. Pittsburgh 17-6 129 4 Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Creighton 16-7 78 Big East Conference Kansas 15-7 36 Big 12 Conference SMU 18-5 22 American Athletic Conference North Carolina Central 19-4 20 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Manhattan 19-4 14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rhode Island 17-5 11 Atlantic 10 Conference San Diego State 15-7 7 Mountain West Conference Villanova 16-7 4 Big East Conference Wichita State 18-5 3 Missouri Valley Conference Belmont 18-6 2 Ohio Valley Conference St. Bonaventure 17-5 1 Atlantic 10 Conference


So UCLA moves up 1 spot after a 2 win week, while Kentucky jumped up 9 spots! Big jump for them. Duke and Alabama each drop 2 spots, and here comes Kansas! Still a lot of points away from making the top 25, but they are definitely starting to show they belong there.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 23-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Illinois State 20-4 1728 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Northern Iowa 21-4 1656 3 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Oakland 22-3 1561 5 Horizon League 5. SMU 18-5 1378 6 American Athletic Conference 6. San Diego State 15-7 1370 4 Mountain West Conference 7. Saint Mary's 18-5 1308 12 West Coast Conference 8. Rhode Island 17-5 1240 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Boise State 15-6 1209 11 Mountain West Conference 10. Buffalo 16-7 1175 15 Mid-American Conference 11. Wichita State 18-5 1155 13 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Manhattan 19-4 1046 14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 13. North Carolina Central 19-4 862 16 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 14. St. Bonaventure 17-5 826 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Cincinnati 16-7 802 7 American Athletic Conference 16. UTEP 17-5 725 18 Conference USA 17. Bucknell 18-6 708 19 Patriot League 18. Belmont 18-6 646 20 Ohio Valley Conference 19. Harvard 16-6 540 22 Ivy League 20. Green Bay 18-6 466 24 Horizon League 21. Massachusetts 17-5 377 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Georgia State 17-8 281 21 Horizon League 23. Eastern Michigan 16-7 204 10 Mid-American Conference 24. Saint Joseph's 15-7 113 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Dayton 16-6 71 25 Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Utah State 15-7 43 Mountain West Conference UC Santa Barbara 16-6 34 Big West Conference Eastern Kentucky 17-6 29 Ohio Valley Conference Stony Brook 17-7 15 America East Conference Robert Morris 17-6 12 Northeast Conference American 17-7 10 Patriot League Niagara 16-8 4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference USC Upstate 16-7 4 Atlantic Sun Conference Stephen F. Austin 15-6 2 Southland Conference


Not surprisingly, none of our teams are there.

And now we check out this weeks edition of the Bubble Watch. We have 1 FOFC team in our Overall Bubble Watch:

OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH

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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- St. Bonaventure 17-5 .548 (67) 2-1 3-1 9-3 3-0 247 In Howard 16-7 .555 (60) 0-1 2-3 5-3 9-0 117 In Eastern Michigan 16-7 .563 (54) 2-1 1-2 6-1 7-3 139 In Niagara 16-8 .552 (63) 1-2 1-3 6-2 8-1 110 In Stony Brook 17-7 .543 (74) 2-3 0-1 6-1 9-2 207 In LSU 14-8 .548 (66) 1-4 5-3 3-1 5-0 119 In Butler 14-9 .588 (35) 2-5 3-4 5-0 4-0 24 In Green Bay 18-6 .545 (70) 0-4 1-0 6-1 11-1 236 In North Carolina State 14-8 .543 (72) 2-3 3-3 6-2 3-0 131 Out Utah State 15-7 .541 (77) 0-3 2-0 7-3 6-1 162 Out Valparaiso 14-9 .569 (49) 3-3 5-1 6-1 0-4 36 Out Monmouth 16-9 .544 (71) 0-3 2-1 8-2 6-3 164 Out Illinois 15-8 .521 (121) 2-5 0-2 6-0 7-1 211 Out Massachusetts 17-5 .490 (198) 1-0 2-2 5-1 9-2 346 Out American 17-7 .532 (94) 1-1 1-3 3-1 12-2 221 Out

Even I was shocked to see Monmouth in the First Four Out for the NCAA Tournament. If they can string together a few wins in a row, they'd put themselves in a really good position. Their RPI is 71, which is much higher than I expected. They are 2-4 against the RPI top 100 which isn't that bad for a mid-major team. With this being said, I have to say I'm surprised they aren't getting some votes in the mid-major poll.

Now for the rest of the teams and where they stand.

Locks: Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Kentucky, Alabama
In: Stanford
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2 wins and dropping 2 spots? Media bias against Duke!
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2 feature games this week, and we'll start in the American Conference.

2/16/19- Tulsa (Will Brown) @ ECU (Al Hutt) -- The first half was the difference in this one, as Tulsa led 44-24 at halftime. The difference was a 44-34 rebounding edge, as well as a 15-7 edge at the free throw line as Tulsa tries to make a late push in the AAC.

Final Score: Tulsa- 79, ECU- 64

Now to the Big Ten:

2/13/19- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- Shooting was not good for either team, as the halftime score was a dismal 17-11. The Wolverines shot just 20% from the field, and the teams combined to go 6-35 from three point land. You can imagine how ugly this game was. Northwestern made more shots though, from inside the paint and the three point line, and they get a big home win.

Final Score: Northwestern- 47, Michigan- 34

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 6-20, 4-9 T-7th America East.

2/15/19 vs. UMass Lowell (L 94-84).
2/17/19 at Maine (W 66-42).

A split for the Hawks this week, as they lose at home and win on the road.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-21 1-12 11th (last) American.

2/13/19 at SMU (L 85-69).
2/16/19 vs. Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more losses for the Pirates who have lost 7 in a row now.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 10-15, 5-7 T-7th American.

2/13/19 at South Florida (L 71-69).
2/16/19 at ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Golden Hurricane, who break a 3 game losing streak with the win at ECU.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 13-11, 8-4 T-4th Atlantic 10.

2/13/19 vs. LaSalle (W 70-60).
2/16/19 vs. St. Louis (L 76-69).

A home split for the Wildcats who are still holding on to slim postseason hopes.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 6-19, 3-10 14th ACC.

2/13/19 at Florida State (L 69-56).
2/16/19 vs. Virginia Tech (W 85-75).

A split for the Tigers, who shouldn't have a problem staying out of the cellar considering there is one conference team who hasn't won a game yet.

#19 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 20-5, 10-2 T-1st ACC.

2/13/19 at #1 Virginia (L 86-77).
2/16/19 at #8 Syracuse (W 74-62).

A split for the Blue Devils, as Coach Hoo picks up his first 20+ win season of his young coaching career. That loss to Virginia stings a little bit, but the ACC title could come down to an early March game against Notre Dame.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 16-8, 7-5 T-4th Big 12.

2/11/19 at West Virginia (L 73-72).
2/16/19 at Texas Tech (W 65-63).

2 close games for the Jayhawks this week, who see their 5 game winning streak ended with that tough loss at West Virginia. The Big 12 title is out of the question, now KU is just playing to keep their spot in the NCAA Tournament and an undefeated season at home.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 8-16, 2-11 10th (last) Big 12.

2/11/19 vs. Kansas State (L 89-75).
2/16/19 vs. Texas (W 72-60).

A split for the Horned Frogs, as both their conference wins have come against teams from Texas. I guess that's saying something.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 12-12, 6-6 T-7th Big Ten.

2/13/19 at Northwestern- feature game, highlighted above.
2/16/19 at Penn State (L 63-57).

Just win it looks like the Wolverines are turning a corner, they drop 2 on the road. They just can't get ahead.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 11-12, 4-8 11th Big Ten.

2/13/19 at #10 Iowa (L 87-77).
2/16/19 vs. Nebraska (L 72-59).

The Spartans just can't get past this nightmare season. After getting even in the conference, they have now lost 4 straight.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 8-16, 6-6 T-7th Big Ten.

2/13/19 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.
2/16/19 vs. Purdue (W 75-60).

2 more wins for the Wildcats who have won 4 of their last 5. That could very well be their last win though, as they finish off the regular season against 6 teams that have 13 wins or more.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 11-12, 5-6 T-5th Big West.

2/14/19 vs. UC Santa Barbara (L 86-70).
2/16/19 at UC Riverside (L 64-61).

Things continue to go south for the Warriors, who have now lost 5 of their last 6. firecoachgunn.com now has over 500,000 hits.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 8-15, 4-8 T-10th Conference USA.

2/14/19 at Florida Atlantic (L 70-68).
2/16/19 at North Texas (W 81-60).

The 49ers break their 6 game losing streak in a big way, hammering North Texas on the road.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 12-11, 5-7 T-8th Conference USA.

2/14/19 vs. Western Kentucky (L 84-76).
2/16/19 vs. UTEP (L 106-67).

Yikes! The Owls forgot to show up against UTEP. They are trying to stay in the hunt for a postseason berth, but to do that, they'll pretty much have to win out.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 16-10, 9-9 8th MAAC.

2/15/19 at Siena (L 72-71, OT).

Bummer, the Hawks really needed that win against Siena to help their cause. That loss will probably have them out come this weeks Bubble Watch.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 9-15, 3-8 T-11th MEAC.

2/14/19 at Navy (W 72-44).
2/16/19 vs. North Carolina A&T (W 58-57, OT).

A couple good wins for the Spartans who are trying to finish strong and recover from a disappointing season so far.

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

2/14/19 vs. Utah (W 50-41).
2/16/19 at Washington (L 76-69).

The Buffaloes continue to split, as that loss to Washington broke a 3 game winning streak. It's pretty sad when 6-6 in conference play is good enough for 4th place.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 15-9, 6-6 T-4th Pac 12.

2/14/19 vs. Arizona State (L 46-45).
2/16/19 vs. Oregon State (W 58-48).

A split for the Cardinal, who could have taken 3rd place outright with a victory over Arizona State. That one stings.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 21-3, 9-3 2nd Pac 12.

2/14/19 vs. Washington (W 81-60).
2/16/19 at USC (W 102-95, OT).

The Bruins are rolling again, and it always feels good to beat your in-state arch rivals.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 11-12, 4-8 T-10th Pac 12.

2/14/19 at #21 Arizona (L 82-56).
2/16/19 vs. Oregon (L 87-69).

The Cougars continue to slide, losers of 4 in a row and 5 of their last 6.

#22 Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 18-7, 8-4 T-2nd SEC.

2/13/19 vs. Arkansas (L 64-55).
2/16/19 vs. South Carolina (W 67-58).

A split for the Crimson Tide who are quickly losing ground, but they do end a 3 game losing streak.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 11-13, 4-8 T-12th SEC.

2/13/19 vs. Missouri (W 71-62).
2/16/19 at Georgia (L 55-48).

Another split for the Gators, who don't play another losing team in the regular season. They've got their work cut out if they are going to avoid the SEC cellar.

#13 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 17-7, 8-4 T-2nd SEC.

2/13/19 vs. LSU (L 70-60).
2/16/19 vs. #16 Texas A&M (L 92-77).

Bad week for the Wildcats, who lose ground with 2 losses this week.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-14, 5-10 10th Sun Belt.

2/14/19 vs. South Alabama (W 71-68).
2/16/19 vs. Arkansas Little Rock (L 88-53).

Another split for the Trojans, but not the kind of split they want as they got hammered against Little Rock.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (63) 22-2 1791 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (9) 25-1 1733 2 West Coast Conference 3. Iowa State 21-4 1655 3 Big 12 Conference 4. UCLA 21-3 1578 4 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Wisconsin 19-5 1453 7 Big Ten Conference 6. Ohio State 17-5 1374 14 Big Ten Conference 7. Vanderbilt 19-5 1341 11 Southeastern Conference 8. Notre Dame 19-5 1261 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Syracuse 20-4 1183 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Texas A&M 21-4 1152 16 Southeastern Conference 11. Maryland 18-6 1104 18 Big Ten Conference 12. Northern Iowa 23-4 1037 12 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Georgetown 19-5 954 15 Big East Conference 14. Iowa 18-6 887 10 Big Ten Conference 15. Providence 21-4 729 6 Big East Conference 16. Illinois State 21-5 651 5 Missouri Valley Conference 17. Pittsburgh 18-6 646 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Baylor 20-5 601 17 Big 12 Conference 19. Arizona 20-5 563 21 Pacific-12 Conference 20. Duke 20-5 467 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Saint Mary's 20-5 326 24 West Coast Conference 22. Oakland 23-4 231 20 Horizon League 23. Creighton 18-7 157 NR Big East Conference 24. North Carolina 17-8 134 23 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Kentucky 17-7 124 13 Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State 17-7 96 Mountain West Conference SMU 20-5 87 American Athletic Conference North Carolina Central 21-4 48 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Wichita State 20-5 26 Missouri Valley Conference Alabama 18-7 5 Southeastern Conference Manhattan 19-5 3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Boise State 17-6 2 Mountain West Conference Bucknell 20-6 1 Patriot League


UCLA stays at 4, while Duke drops a spot. Kentucky gets punished bigtime for losing twice last week, losing 12 spots. Wow! Alabama falls out of the top 25 and is still receiving a couple votes, while Kansas loses all their votes.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 25-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Northern Iowa 23-4 1727 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Illinois State 21-5 1654 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Oakland 23-4 1525 4 Horizon League 5. San Diego State 17-7 1442 6 Mountain West Conference 6. SMU 20-5 1403 5 American Athletic Conference 7. Saint Mary's 20-5 1369 7 West Coast Conference 8. Boise State 17-6 1312 9 Mountain West Conference 9. Wichita State 20-5 1221 11 Missouri Valley Conference 10. Buffalo 18-7 1197 10 Mid-American Conference 11. North Carolina Central 21-4 1046 13 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 12. UTEP 19-5 1015 16 Conference USA 13. Bucknell 20-6 952 17 Patriot League 14. Manhattan 19-5 825 12 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 15. Green Bay 20-6 821 20 Horizon League 16. Massachusetts 19-5 759 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Rhode Island 17-7 616 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. St. Bonaventure 18-6 549 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Belmont 19-7 524 18 Ohio Valley Conference 20. Cincinnati 18-7 430 15 American Athletic Conference 21. Saint Joseph's 17-7 346 24 Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Dayton 18-6 281 25 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. UC Santa Barbara 18-6 209 NR Big West Conference 24. Eastern Kentucky 19-6 133 NR Ohio Valley Conference 25. Georgia State 18-9 106 22 Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Robert Morris 19-6 28 Northeast Conference Stephen F. Austin 17-6 24 Southland Conference Harvard 17-7 23 Ivy League Toledo 17-7 23 Mid-American Conference Utah State 16-8 18 Mountain West Conference USC Upstate 18-7 11 Atlantic Sun Conference Niagara 18-9 4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Dakota State 19-6 4 Summit League American 18-8 3 Patriot League



It's time for this weeks edition of the Bubble Watch. 2 of our teams are in the Overall Bubble Watch, let's take a look:

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Georgia State 18-9 .577 (36) 4-5 2-1 4-1 8-2 77 In Nebraska 15-9 .563 (50) 3-4 5-2 3-3 4-0 60 In Stanford 15-9 .586 (32) 4-4 2-3 4-1 5-1 20 In Howard 17-8 .555 (58) 1-2 1-3 7-3 8-0 103 In Niagara 18-9 .533 (88) 2-2 1-3 6-2 9-2 175 In Syracuse 20-4 .543 (70) 3-1 2-2 6-1 9-0 312 In Eastern Michigan 16-9 .546 (66) 2-1 3-2 4-2 7-4 146 In Butler 15-10 .577 (37) 2-6 3-4 6-0 4-0 27 In West Virginia 15-10 .553 (60) 3-4 3-2 7-2 2-2 69 Out Stony Brook 17-9 .536 (80) 2-2 0-3 5-1 10-3 207 Out Valparaiso 15-10 .567 (47) 4-4 4-1 4-1 3-4 45 Out St. Bonaventure 18-6 .536 (81) 1-1 5-2 10-1 2-2 274 Out Dayton 18-6 .512 (141) 1-1 1-0 8-3 8-2 336 Out Monmouth 16-10 .538 (77) 0-3 2-1 8-2 6-4 168 Out Illinois 16-9 .529 (96) 1-5 2-3 6-0 7-1 195 Out

Stanford is projected in, largely on the strength of an SOS of 20 and an RPI of 36. Anymore bad losses though, and that will change. Monmouth is hurt by the conference they play in. They really need to win out the rest of the way. 1, maybe 2 losses could keep them in, but they've got to win, win, win.

Now for the rest of the teams:

Locks: Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Kentucky, Alabama.
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A heavy week for feature games this week, as we have 5, count em, 5 of them. 5 different conferences got a feature game this week. We'll start in the Big 12.

2/18/19- TCU (Bee Mighty) @ Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- The final score of this game does not indicate how close it was, as it was only a 4 point game at halftime. Kansas shot 52.2% for the game, and outscored TCU 50-22 in the second half, rolling to victory.

Final Score: Kansas- 95, TCU- 63

Now to the Big Ten:

2/20/19- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- The teams combined to shoot 60 free throws in the game, but the difference was turnovers. Michigan had 20 turnovers and Michigan State got 15 more shots off. This led to several more made shots as Sparty gets a big, much needed victory.

Final Score: Michigan State- 86, Michigan- 76

We head out east to the SEC:

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) @ #25 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- This one was also a 4 point game at halftime, and you'd have thought it went Florida's way as they outrebounded the Wildcats 43-34, but 34.4% shooting for Florida compared to 44.6% shooting for Kentucky led to the Wildcats pulling away.

Final Score: #25 Kentucky- 74, Florida- 57

We stay out east for a Conference USA matchup:

2/21/19- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- A bit of a shocker here (bit of irony there) as the 49ers controlled this game from start to finish. Rice was called for 25 fouls, to just 15 for Charlotte. Surprisingly, the 49ers only shot 2 more free throws, but they did make more free throws, three pointers, and field goals.

Final Score: Charlotte- 83, Rice- 67

And finally, we travel cross country and end our feature games in the Pac 12:

2/23/19- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- Colorado got 12 more shots off than Washington State, including 10-18 from three point land. Despite Washington State having a better shooting percentage overall, the Buffaloes dominated the arc, and this game, becoming the only road team to win a feature game this week.

Final Score: Colorado- 66, Washington State- 52

Now, finally to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 7-21, 5-10 T-7th America East.

2/20/19 vs. Vermont (L 64-53).
2/24/19 vs. New Hampshire (W 72-63).

A split for the Hawks, who played surprisingly decent against conference leading Vermont. It wasn't enough though, as they'll end their regular season next week and can still finish anywhere between 6th and 9th (last) in the conference.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-22, 2-13 11th (last) American.

2/20/19 vs. Houston (L 74-62).
2/23/19 at UCF (W 94-85).

A split for the Pirates, who are well in last place in the conference. Their win at UCF broke an 8 game losing streak.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 11-16, 6-8 7th American.

2/20/19 at Tulane (W 96-64).
2/23/19 vs. SMU (L 66-55).

The Golden Hurricane just ran into a buzzsaw in SMU, who is undefeated in conference. They played well, but not good enough. They'll be happy with a split for the week.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 14-12, 9-5 T-5th Atlantic 10.

2/20/19 vs. Richmond (W 69-56).
2/23/19 at Rhode Island (L 75-65).

The Wildcats split this week, and with just 1 game separating them from the 4 teams tied for 1st place, they need to win both next week against teams with losing records overall.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 7-20, 4-11 14th ACC.

2/20/19 vs. Boston College (W 71-48).
2/23/19 at #8 Notre Dame (L 74-46).

The Tigers split this week, and know for a fact they'll be staying out of the cellar. They've clinched that, but not much else.

#20 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 21-6, 11-3 T-2nd ACC.

2/20/19 vs. Miami (L 72-70).
2/23/19 at Boston College (W 83-73).

A split for the Blue Devils this week, who are just hoping that loss to Miami doesn't cost them a chance at an ACC title.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 17-9, 8-6 T-4th Big 12.

2/18/19 vs. TCU- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 vs. #3 Iowa State (L 67-52).

A split for the Jayhawks, who just can't handle Iowa State. Kansas has no chance to win the Big 12 championship, which will be the first season in a long time this hasn't happened, and Iowa State ruined their perfect home record for the season.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 8-18, 2-13 10th (last) Big 12.

2/18/19 at Kansas- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 at Oklahoma (L 76-67).

The Horned Frogs lose 2 more after beating Texas. They are all but assured a finish back in the cellar, but still have 1 more chance to beat a Texas team next week.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 12-14, 6-8 T-8th Big Ten.

2/20/19 at Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 vs. Rutgers (L 60-58).

2 more losses for Michigan after they had gotten over .500 a couple weeks ago. They've lost 4 in a row. Considering their last 4 regular season games are against the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th best teams in the conference, that losing streak could end up at 8.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 12-13, 5-9 T-10th Big Ten.

2/20/19 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 at Penn State (L 63-59).

A split for the Spartans, and a total letdown losing to Penn State after beating their in-state rivals.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 8-18, 6-8 T-8th Big Ten.

2/20/19 vs. #14 Iowa (L 93-60).
2/23/19 vs. #5 Wisconsin (L 89-52).

About what we expected from the Wildcats this week, as they get hammered by 2 of the top teams in the Big Ten. They also may finish the regular season on a hefty losing streak.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 12-13, 6-7 6th Big West.

2/21/19 at Cal Poly (W 74-66).
2/23/19 vs. Long Beach State (L 73-64).

Another split for the Warriors, who just continue to decline. They've got 3 more regular season games coming up, and all 3 are very winnable, but I bet they don't win them all.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 9-16, 5-9 T-9th Conference USA.

2/21/19 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 vs. Middle Tennessee (L 62-61).

Tough split for the 49ers, who lost a buzzer beater to Middle Tennessee, but are playing much better basketball this month.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 12-13, 5-9 T-9th Conference USA.

2/21/19 at Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 at UAB (L 82-48).

The Owls are a mess right now, no doubt about it. They need to get it turned around, starting with an 8 win UTSA team next week.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 18-11, 10-9 T-4th MAAC.

2/18/19 at Colgate (W 66-56).
2/20/19 vs. UNC Wilmington (L 64-53).
2/22/19 vs. Niagara (W 77-74).

2 out of 3 for the Hawks this week, and 2 of the games were non-conference games. They split those and won their conference game. With 1 to go, it's a jumbled mess. It's not out of the realm of possibility that if they win their final regular season game, they could finish in 2nd place in the MAAC. Or.. they could lose it and finish as low as 9th.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 10-16, 4-9 11th MEAC.

2/18/19 at Coppin State (W 47-46).
2/23/19 vs. Howard (L 73-53).

A split for the Spartans, who just can't beat the top teams this season. They narrowly escaped at a terrible Coppin State team.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 13-13, 7-7 T-5th Pac 12.

2/21/19 vs. #19 Arizona (L 61-60).
2/23/19 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Buffaloes, and give them credit. They played Arizona tough all game, but just couldn't hit the big shot. However, they had 21 turnovers. Cut those in half and they may win by a half dozen or so.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 17-9, 8-6 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/21/19 vs. Oregon (W 53-45).
2/23/19 at California (W 53-52).

It wasn't easy, but consistency was the key in the Cardinal winning 2 games this week. They scored 53 points in both games, but the defense was spot on.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 23-3, 11-3 2nd Pac 12.

2/21/19 vs. Utah (W 84-60).
2/23/19 vs. Arizona State (W 71-58).

The Bruins win 2 more games this week and stay the course for a game next week at Arizona that may very well decide the Pac 12 title.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 12-13, 5-9 10th Pac 12.

2/21/19 vs. Oregon State (W 77-57).
2/23/19 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Cougars, as they break a 4 game winning streak with the hammering of Oregon State.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 19-8, 9-5 4th SEC.

2/20/19 at Ole Miss (W 93-73).
2/23/19 at #10 Texas A&M (L 64-53).

The Crimson Tide, while still having a great season for their standards, are struggling to get that big win since beating Kentucky back in early January. They've got a couple more chances in the upcoming weeks.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 11-15, 4-10 T-13th SEC.

2/20/19 at #25 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 vs. Auburn (L 66-55).

The Gators continue to have their worst season since this dynasty started, losing 2 more this week to teams they shouldn't be losing to.

#25 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 19-7, 10-4 T-2nd SEC.

2/20/19 vs. Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
2/23/19 vs. Georgia (W 81-66).

The Wildcats get back to business with 2 wins this week. They finish off the season against middle of the pack teams. What may cost them an SEC title is the fact they don't get revenge games against the 4 teams they've lost to in the SEC, which just happen to be among the top 6 teams in the SEC.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-15, 5-11 10th Sun Belt.

2/21/19 at Texas State (L 70-68, OT).

The Trojans will be kicking themselves at this one for a while, as they gave up a nice lead late only to lose in overtime. This was their only game of the week.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Virginia (55) 23-3 1779 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Iowa State (7) 23-4 1703 3 Big 12 Conference 3. Gonzaga (10) 26-2 1696 2 West Coast Conference 4. UCLA 23-3 1588 4 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Ohio State 19-5 1461 6 Big Ten Conference 6. Wisconsin 21-5 1422 5 Big Ten Conference 7. Maryland 20-6 1325 11 Big Ten Conference 8. Texas A&M 23-4 1305 10 Southeastern Conference 9. Notre Dame 21-5 1274 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Vanderbilt 20-6 1108 7 Southeastern Conference 11. Iowa 19-7 1015 14 Big Ten Conference 12. Providence 23-4 969 15 Big East Conference 13. Georgetown 20-6 930 13 Big East Conference 14. Arizona 22-5 878 19 Pacific-12 Conference 15. Syracuse 21-5 861 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Northern Iowa 24-5 616 12 Missouri Valley Conference 17. Illinois State 22-6 615 16 Missouri Valley Conference 18. Kentucky 19-7 510 25 Southeastern Conference 19. Oakland 25-4 505 22 Horizon League 20. Baylor 21-6 486 18 Big 12 Conference 21. San Diego State 19-7 336 NR Mountain West Conference 22. SMU 22-5 261 NR American Athletic Conference 23. Wichita State 22-5 212 NR Missouri Valley Conference 24. North Carolina Central 23-4 168 NR Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 25. Duke 21-6 144 20 Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Pittsburgh 18-8 110 Atlantic Coast Conference Saint Mary's 21-6 64 West Coast Conference Boise State 19-6 18 Mountain West Conference Manhattan 22-5 17 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Villanova 19-8 17 Big East Conference Alabama 19-8 4 Southeastern Conference Green Bay 22-6 3 Horizon League


So UCLA stays at #4, and they probably won't get ahead unless the 3 teams in front of them have winless weeks. Kentucky wins a couple games, albeit not against the strongest competition, but still gains 7 spots. Duke loses 5 spots after their 2 point upset loss, while Alabama is hanging on by a thread, receiving just enough points to be mentioned still.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 26-2 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Illinois State 22-6 1673 3 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Northern Iowa 24-5 1657 2 Missouri Valley Conference 4. San Diego State 19-7 1542 5 Mountain West Conference 5. Oakland 25-4 1492 4 Horizon League 6. SMU 22-5 1414 6 American Athletic Conference 7. Boise State 19-6 1389 8 Mountain West Conference 8. Wichita State 22-5 1332 9 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Saint Mary's 21-6 1190 7 West Coast Conference 10. North Carolina Central 23-4 1121 11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 11. Manhattan 22-5 1097 14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 12. Buffalo 19-8 1019 10 Mid-American Conference 13. Bucknell 22-6 956 13 Patriot League 14. Green Bay 22-6 898 15 Horizon League 15. UTEP 20-6 775 12 Conference USA 16. Belmont 21-7 717 19 Ohio Valley Conference 17. Dayton 20-6 637 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Massachusetts 20-6 591 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Rhode Island 18-8 496 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. St. Bonaventure 19-7 434 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Toledo 19-7 330 NR Mid-American Conference 22. Eastern Kentucky 21-6 293 24 Ohio Valley Conference 23. Stephen F. Austin 19-6 179 NR Southland Conference 24. Saint Joseph's 18-8 117 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Cincinnati 18-8 91 20 American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: UC Santa Barbara 19-7 57 Big West Conference South Florida 18-8 29 American Athletic Conference Georgia State 19-10 23 Horizon League American 20-8 19 Patriot League Louisiana Tech 18-8 16 Conference USA Utah State 17-9 6 Mountain West Conference Howard 19-8 5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Pepperdine 17-10 3 West Coast Conference Harvard 18-8 1 Ivy League Stony Brook 19-9 1 America East Conference


Big surprise, nothing.

Onto the bubble watch, and this weeks edition of the Overall Bubble Watch doesn't have any of our teams in it.

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UTEP 20-6 .555 (56) 0-1 4-1 6-4 10-0 193 In Rhode Island 18-8 .590 (30) 0-4 4-1 9-3 5-0 33 In Nebraska 16-10 .570 (46) 4-4 5-3 4-3 3-0 45 In VCU 16-10 .580 (38) 4-6 5-2 5-1 2-1 19 In Louisville 16-10 .574 (44) 4-5 4-3 4-2 4-0 29 In St. Bonaventure 19-7 .552 (60) 1-1 4-2 8-2 6-2 217 In Butler 16-10 .590 (28) 3-6 3-4 6-0 4-0 15 In Howard 19-8 .552 (61) 1-3 2-1 7-4 9-0 136 In Saint Joseph's 18-8 .562 (49) 1-1 3-1 9-5 5-1 173 Out Georgia State 19-10 .555 (57) 3-4 3-2 2-1 11-3 121 Out Pepperdine 17-10 .549 (62) 2-4 2-1 7-4 6-1 85 Out Illinois 18-9 .545 (67) 4-6 1-2 6-0 7-1 143 Out Eastern Michigan 17-10 .545 (66) 2-1 3-2 4-4 8-3 139 Out American 20-8 .541 (74) 1-2 1-1 4-3 14-2 221 Out Delaware State 16-11 .580 (41) 1-3 2-2 8-2 5-4 40 Out


Here's a look at where all our teams stand, as none were in the overall bubble watch:

Locks: Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Alabama, Kentucky
In: Stanford
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Old 07-03-2016, 02:47 PM   #198
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Alrighty guys, I need some opinions here. I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of seeing so many of our teams struggle consistently. I realize some of our teams are just having a rare down year (Michigan State, Florida), but a handful of our teams are consistently near or at the bottom in their conference. I want you all to have fun following your teams, and I know a couple of you have PMed me about how to shake things up. So I'm offering the following solutions for us to vote on:

For All Teams

I can just make every FOFC coach prestige 15, make all 4 rankings 100, and see how it goes.

Or, I can just bump the coach prestige up a notch or 2, perhaps up to 9 or 10 or something, to maybe make things a bit easier.

For Select Teams

I have a few options here. I can either let those coaches that really want to change their ratings around to see if it makes a difference, keeping their same prestige rating.

I can also allow selected coaches to make a change on their coaching staff, knowing that if they fire a coach, the coach that ends up getting hired could have a lower rating. I can either let you guys choose coaches to hire, I could manually do it myself, or I could just let the game decide.

A third option would be to let you resign from your team and get on with another team. The rules here though, would be that it has to be a team around the same prestige as the team you resigned from, or, it goes to job offers where you resign from your job and then I let you know which teams offer and you just choose one of them, hoping for the best.

So we have options. Almost all the teams could benefit, although UCLA and Kentucky have been consistently good. If I'm going to change coach prestiges, I'll do it for all coaches. You can either PM me what you think, or voice it in this thread, either way. I've still got a few more weeks left in the current season, but once it is over, hopefully I'll have enough opinions that I'll know which route to go.
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I personally wouldn't mind the bump in prestige up to 15. I know it's a bit unrealistic, but Hollywood stories usually are unrealistic. If that's a no-go, then a bump up to 9 or 10 would be nice.

I'd like to see B.B. Gunn make a career at Hawaii, and I think I like St. John at WSU unless a more prestigious offer comes along.
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Amazingly, no feature games this week, so we'll get right into the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 7-22, 5-11 T-7th America East.

3/1/19 at Albany (L 78-66).

Just 1 game for the Hawks this week, who finish with a loss. That loss didn't hurt them too bad, as they win a tiebreaker with Binghamton and we'll be the 7th seed in the America East Tournament, taking on an Albany team that just beat them.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-24, 2-15 11th (last) American.

2/27/19 vs. UConn (L 70-60).
3/2/19 at South Florida (L 67-58).

At least the Pirates aren't losing by 20+ points like they did several games in a row early this season, but they still need a lot of work.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 12-17, 7-9 7th American.

2/27/19 vs. Houston (W 70-59).
3/2/19 vs. Cincinnati (L 49-44).

A split for the Golden Hurricane, who fought hard against Cincinnati but just don't have it this season.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 15-13, 10-6 T-4th Atlantic 10.

2/27/19 vs. Fordham (W 89-53).
3/2/19 at George Washington (L 69-67, OT).

The Wildcats really needed that win over GW, because they have 2 tough games coming up next week to finish the regular season.

Clemson (Charles Johnson) -- 7-22, 4-13 14th ACC.

2/27/19 vs. North Carolina (L 60-50).
3/2/19 at Louisville (L 100-74).

The Tigers lose 2 more this week, but played UNC tough for a while. Louisville smoked them though, and Clemson finishes the regular season winless on the road.

#25 Duke (Dean Hoo) -- 23-6, 13-3 2nd ACC.

2/27/19 vs. Virginia Tech (W 84-76).
3/2/19 at Florida State (W 80-75).

2 more wins for the Blue Devils as it sets up a huge game with conference leader Notre Dame next week. A win there could give the Blue Devils a share of the ACC title.

Kansas (Dave Johnson) -- 18-10, 9-7 T-3rd Big 12.

2/25/19 at #20 Baylor (W 63-59).
3/2/19 at Oklahoma State (L 72-58).

The Jayhawks split this week, as they sweep Baylor, but follow up a positive with a negative by losing to Oklahoma State convincingly. Next week are 2 home games as they look to get back to their winning ways in Lawrence.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-19, 3-14 10th (last) Big 12.

2/25/19 vs. Texas Tech (L 80-60).
3/2/19 vs. West Virginia (W 74-70).

A split for the Horned Frogs, who get their first conference win against a non-Texas team in quite some time.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 13-15, 7-9 7th Big Ten.

2/27/19 vs. Illinois (W 80-78).
3/2/19 at #7 Maryland (L 60-58).

A split for the Wolverines this week, who played much better basketball. They got a win over a strong Illinois team and almost upset Maryland.

Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 12-15, 5-11 T-11th Big Ten.

2/27/19 vs. Indiana (L 86-72).
3/2/19 vs. Minnesota (L 74-55).

Wow, the Spartans continue to suck this season as they lose by double digits twice this week. Unbelievable.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 8-20, 6-10 T-9th Big Ten.

2/27/19 vs. #7 Maryland (L 75-66).
3/2/19 at Nebraska (L 82-55).

2 more losses for the Wildcats, as 3 of their last 4 losses have been by 25 points or more.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 12-15, 6-9 7th Big West.

2/28/19 vs. UC Irvine (L 67-59).
3/2/19 at Cal State Northridge (L 79-76).

2 more losses for the Warriors as firecoachgunn.com is now over 750,000 hits. Yikes!

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 9-18, 5-11 T-11th Conference USA.

2/28/19 at Louisiana Tech (L 78-58).
3/2/19 at FIU (L 69-55).

2 more losses for the 49ers who are struggling again after a brief 2 game win streak.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 14-13, 7-9 T-8th Conference USA.

2/28/19 at UTSA (W 79-66).
3/2/19 at Southern Miss (W 82-52).

2 big wins this week for the Owls as they have a tough game coming up against Louisiana Tech next week. With 2 wins, they can finish .500 in conference play.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 19-11, 11-9 T-3rd MAAC.

3/1/19 at Canisius (W 61-55).

Just 1 game for the Hawks this week, and it is a win that boosted them up to a 3rd place tie in the MAAC. Unfortunately they lost the 3rd place tiebreaker and will be the 4th seed in the MAAC Tournament. They'll take on 5th seed Iona in their first game.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 10-18, 4-11 T-11th MEAC.

2/25/19 at #24 North Carolina Central (L 72-36).
3/2/19 vs. Savannah State (L 62-52).

The losses are mounting up again for the Spartans after they had a 3 game winning streak. This is their worst season yet.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 14-14, 8-8 T-5th Pac 12.

2/28/19 vs. USC (W 84-51).
3/2/19 at Oregon (L 80-53).

Another split for the Buffaloes, as they can't gain any ground in the conference. Both their results this week were 25+ point results, 1 good and 1 bad.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 17-11, 8-8 T-5th Pac 12.

2/28/19 at Washington (L 67-62).
3/2/19 at Utah (L 51-47).

2 tough road losses for the Cardinal, damaging losses that could hurt their seeding big time in the NCAA Tournament.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 24-4, 12-4 2nd Pac 12.

2/28/19 at California (W 85-65).
3/2/19 at #14 Arizona (L 91-88).

The Bruins split this week, and the game they really needed to win, they lost. They remain 1 game behind Arizona and need to win both next week and get some help.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 13-14, 6-10 T-9th Pac 12.

2/28/19 vs. Arizona State (W 74-65).
3/2/19 vs. USC (L 73-72).

The Cougars almost got a 2 win week, but fell short. They are playing better basketball as of late, with splits the last 2 weeks.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 20-9, 10-6 T-3rd SEC.

2/27/19 at Georgia (L 82-70).
3/2/19 at #10 Vanderbilt (W 70-67, OT).

The Crimson Tide split this week, getting a big win over conference leader Vanderbilt. They'd be closer to the hunt for an SEC title without those bad losses to teams like Georgia. They are 2 games back, they need to win both games next week and get a lot, and I do mean a lot of help.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 13-15, 6-10 T-12th SEC.

2/27/19 at Tennessee (W 84-71).
3/2/19 vs. Ole Miss (W 67-53).

2 wins for the Gators, who are showing signs of life at the end of season. They've got a couple big games next week that will better determine if they are in position to make a late season run.

#18 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 21-7, 12-4 T-1st SEC.

2/27/19 vs. Auburn (W 80-71).
3/2/19 at Tennessee (W 76-56).

2 more wins for the Wildcats who have won 4 in a row since that brief 2 game losing streak. All they have to do to share a conference title is win both their games next week, and they are hoping Vandy loses a game.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 11-16, 6-12 10th Sun Belt.

2/28/19 vs. Georgia Southern (W 79-63).
3/2/19 at Appalachian State (L 54-46).

A split for the Trojans which is a minor victory considering their struggles this season. 2 more games next week to try and finish on a good note.

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

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Iowa State (38) 25-4 1761 2 Big 12 Conference 2. Gonzaga (25) 28-2 1725 3 West Coast Conference 3. Virginia (9) 24-4 1693 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Wisconsin 23-5 1554 6 Big Ten Conference 5. UCLA 24-4 1536 4 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Notre Dame 23-5 1442 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Maryland 22-6 1299 7 Big Ten Conference 8. Providence 25-4 1239 12 Big East Conference 9. Arizona 23-6 1197 14 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Ohio State 19-7 1135 5 Big Ten Conference 11. Vanderbilt 21-7 1057 10 Southeastern Conference 12. Iowa 20-8 992 11 Big Ten Conference 13. Texas A&M 23-6 949 8 Southeastern Conference 14. Illinois State 24-6 934 17 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Kentucky 21-7 738 18 Southeastern Conference 16. Oakland 26-4 664 19 Horizon League 17. Duke 23-6 625 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. San Diego State 21-7 580 21 Mountain West Conference 19. Georgetown 20-8 509 13 Big East Conference 20. North Carolina Central 25-4 399 24 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 21. Baylor 22-7 330 20 Big 12 Conference 22. Northern Iowa 24-6 312 16 Missouri Valley Conference 23. Boise State 21-6 183 NR Mountain West Conference 24. Villanova 20-8 136 NR Big East Conference 25. Syracuse 21-7 128 15 Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: SMU 23-6 116 American Athletic Conference Wichita State 23-6 47 Missouri Valley Conference Alabama 20-9 32 Southeastern Conference Saint Mary's 22-7 30 West Coast Conference Manhattan 23-5 22 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Pittsburgh 19-9 17 Atlantic Coast Conference Green Bay 24-6 13 Horizon League Belmont 23-7 6 Ohio Valley Conference


UCLA drops a spot after their loss to Arizona, while Kentucky moves up 3 spots. Duke has the biggest rise this week, jumping 8 spots. Alabama benefitted from that win over Vanderbilt as they received quite a few more votes this week.

Now for the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 28-2 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Illinois State 24-6 1718 2 Missouri Valley Conference 3. San Diego State 21-7 1577 4 Mountain West Conference 4. Boise State 21-6 1550 7 Mountain West Conference 5. Oakland 26-4 1542 5 Horizon League 6. Northern Iowa 24-6 1480 3 Missouri Valley Conference 7. SMU 23-6 1362 6 American Athletic Conference 8. Wichita State 23-6 1276 8 Missouri Valley Conference 9. North Carolina Central 25-4 1184 10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 10. Manhattan 23-5 1114 11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 11. Green Bay 24-6 1102 14 Horizon League 12. Saint Mary's 22-7 1028 9 West Coast Conference 13. UTEP 22-6 900 15 Conference USA 14. Buffalo 20-9 834 12 Mid-American Conference 15. Dayton 22-6 791 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Bucknell 23-7 728 13 Patriot League 17. Belmont 23-7 673 16 Ohio Valley Conference 18. Rhode Island 20-8 652 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Cincinnati 20-8 494 25 American Athletic Conference 20. Toledo 21-7 415 21 Mid-American Conference 21. Massachusetts 21-7 374 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 22. St. Bonaventure 20-8 311 20 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Stephen F. Austin 21-6 191 23 Southland Conference 24. Eastern Kentucky 22-7 149 22 Ohio Valley Conference 25. Harvard 20-8 59 NR Ivy League Others Receiving Votes: South Florida 19-8 30 American Athletic Conference Pepperdine 19-10 29 West Coast Conference UC Santa Barbara 20-8 17 Big West Conference Eastern Michigan 19-10 10 Mid-American Conference Vermont 20-8 5 America East Conference Louisiana Tech 19-9 3 Conference USA Stony Brook 20-9 2 America East Conference


Our FOFC teams are shut out again this week.

The season is coming to a close, just a couple more weeks in the regular season. Let's take a look at the bubble watch. 2 of our FOFC teams make an appearance 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pepperdine 19-10 .563 (51) 3-4 2-1 9-5 5-0 65 In Buffalo 20-9 .572 (43) 2-3 2-4 8-1 8-1 55 In VCU 17-11 .571 (44) 5-7 4-2 6-1 2-1 22 In St. Bonaventure 20-8 .566 (48) 1-1 4-3 9-2 6-2 147 In Louisville 17-11 .570 (45) 4-6 3-3 6-2 4-0 23 In Stanford 17-11 .576 (40) 4-4 3-4 7-2 3-1 28 In Saint Joseph's 18-10 .553 (58) 2-2 2-1 8-6 6-1 127 In LSU 17-11 .554 (56) 3-8 3-1 5-2 6-0 77 In Georgia State 19-11 .562 (53) 3-5 3-2 1-0 12-4 85 Out Howard 20-9 .541 (67) 1-1 4-3 4-4 11-1 180 Out Monmouth 19-11 .541 (66) 0-3 5-1 7-2 7-5 160 Out Eastern Michigan 19-10 .539 (73) 2-1 4-3 3-3 10-3 184 Out Drexel 19-11 .539 (74) 1-1 1-3 6-5 11-2 151 Out Massachusetts 21-7 .515 (126) 2-1 2-1 7-4 10-1 322 Out South Florida 19-8 .523 (108) 2-2 1-4 5-1 11-1 285 Out

Stanford is still projected in, but not as safely in as last week. 2 losses will do that to you. What is saving them is the fact they play in a big conference, so they have a solid SOS and RPI.

Monmouth, on the other hand, is facing the hardships of being a mid-major. Their 19-11 record is nice, their SOS is decent at 160, and their 5-4 record against the top 100 looks really good. But 7-5 against teams with an RPI of 200+? That is killing them and is easily the worst of our 15 teams in the Overall Bubble Watch.

Now for the rest of the teams:

Locks: Duke, Kansas, UCLA, Alabama, Kentucky.
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