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Old 02-05-2018, 10:27 PM   #651
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So the coaches at Hartford, Stanford, UCLA, Colorado, and Alabama are staying put.

Something that I think I'm going to do every season, as I know some of you are also involved in the NCAA 53 sim forums, and the guy that runs that does a great job in the offseason of simming job offers for the human coaches, so I'm going to do that too.

So, B.B. Gunn was fired. I went ahead and had the other 9 coaches resign (not counting the 4 new coaches that have signed up), and all of those 10 coaches got the exact same disappointing offers.. Presbyterian, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Mount St. Mary's, and Western Illinois. Since I can't see any of our other 9 coaches even wanting to sniff those other jobs, this info is mostly for B.B. Gunn. But hey, if somebody wants to try one of those other jobs, that's fine too. I'm just disappointed there wasn't more offers for some of our other coaches:

Arkansas Pine Bluff - Plays in the SWAC, prestige of 29, this past season they were 19-14, 13-5 in the SWAC. Have made the NIT 4 of the last 5 seasons, but never gotten past the Second Round. Roster consists of just 10 players, and only 2 of them have any sort of decent potential, they are both upperclassmen.

Mt. St. Mary's - Plays in the Northeast Conference, prestige of 20. 10-21, 8-10 last season. Haven't made the postseason in 5 seasons, but roster does consist of 4 players that are blue or green potential, but all but 1 are upperclassmen.

Presbyterian - Plays in the Big South, prestige of 27. 17-16, 12-6 record last season. Played in the NCAA First Four, but lost. Also has an NIT or CBI appearance. 5 players with blue or green potential, 3 of those are upperclassmen.

Western Illinois - Plays in the Southland Conference, prestige of 22. 19-14, 13-5 last season, last in the First Round of the NIT. Also have a CIT appearance. 8 players with blue or green potential, unfortunately all but 2 are underclassmen.

So again, I can't see any of our other 9 coaches who I test resigned (Ess Vee, Randolph Childress, Will Brown, Dean Hoo, Al Mighty, Bee Mighty, DeShawn St. John, Charlie Shocker, or Brett Hawkins) taking any of those jobs. They don't need to, they already have jobs, and even the jobs they are at are better than what's offered.

However, B.B. Gunn, well he does need a job, and unfortunately those are his 4 choices. Simply put, wherever you decide to go, it's going to be a challenge.
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:30 PM   #652
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Yep, definitely a challenge.

OK, let’s go for Arkansas-Pine Bluff. (Are there any places near Pine Bluff to surf?)

As for DeShawn St. John, keep him at Wazzu.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:19 AM   #653
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Sounds good bbgunn. I'll get that change made, get the new coaches in, and try to get the new season going sometime this weekend.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:04 PM   #654
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ok, I have B.B. Gunn moved to Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

Everybody else will stay put, and I've added 4 new coaches.

Also, Dean Hoo has another decision to make, he got a coaching skill upgrade, and has 20 extra points that he can use in either scouting, or defensive coaching, or both. Recruiting and Offensive Coaching are already maxed out for him. So let me know what you want to do there.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:56 PM   #655
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2024-2025 Hot Seat Ratings and Coach Goals

Coaches on a Warm Seat

Will Brown (Tulsa) -- Things have got to change down in Red Dirt territory. This is probably strike 1 for Coach Brown. The board doesn't have high expectations, they just want to see the season extended by making ANY postseason tournament. Even the CIT would be fine. If Coach Brown can't get it done, expect his seat to be on fire next season.

Ess Vee (Northwestern) -- It's getting testy at Northwestern. The board is pretty displeased with Coach Vee, as they seem to do decently for a couple seasons, then struggle for a couple. The board has made it clear they think Northwestern is good enough to be playing in a postseason tournament every season, and they expect the Wildcats to be there this season, no matter which one. Just get there.

Rob Nielsen (Colorado) -- Coach Nielsen has told anybody that will listen that he will be at Colorado for life, that he won't move. Well.. his hands might be tied soon. Granted, I think he's gotten a bit of a screw job from postseason committees the past couple seasons, but the Buffaloes haven't exactly overachieved. They never have gotten over that hump, but the board says it is time. Being in the top 2 or 3 in the Pac 12 this season is a must. If it doesn't happen... well.. Rob might be moving after all.

Coaches on an Average Seat

Randolph Childress (UConn) -- Things have not been rosy for Coach Childress since coming to UConn. Amazingly his seat status hasn't changed, but the board still thinks UConn is good enough to win the AAC Championship, so the expectations remain high.

Al Mighty (Notre Dame) -- A subpar season for Coach Mighty in his first season at Notre Dame last year, and that was his grace period. Now things have changed. The board expects a massive improvement, and an NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance.

Felix Abel (North Florida) -- 1 of 4 new FOFC head coaches in the dynasty, and 3 of them are at schools in a conference with a prestige of 1 or 2, so a good chance for some more mid-major representation. The expectations are already high, as the board would like to see an Atlantic Sun championship.

Bee Mighty (TCU) -- Coach Mighty continues to be the status quo at TCU, doing just enough to keep his seat where it is at. The Horned Frogs made a postseason tournament for only the 3rd time since I started this dynasty, and the board would like to see Coach Mighty make it 4 this season. Any postseason will do.

Brett Hawkins (FIU) -- Last season was a huge disappointment for Coach Hawkins and FIU, who were expected to finish near the top of Conference USA, but fell way short. This season the board has the same expectation, compete for a C-USA title, which might not be as doable this season as it can be in the next couple seasons. We'll see.

Charlie Shocker (Rice) -- The prestige has increased quite a bit for Rice since this dynasty started, but the goal has been pretty consistent: all the board seems to care about is a .500 finish overall. That's the goal this season, and it's been the goal in quite a few of the seasons.

Ariel Pryde (Fairfield) -- Another new coach in the mix, and he inherits a team that isn't really that good. The board would like to see a .500 or better finish in the MAAC. Expecting anymore than that, would just be uncivilized.

Thomas Sheppard (San Jose State) -- Coach Sheppard might have inherited the best possible situation of any of the 4 new coaches. Since this dynasty started, the Spartans' prestige has risen from 18 to the 42 it is currently at. With that, you would think expectations would be high. They really aren't. All the board is concerned with is staying out of the cellar in the Mountain West. If they do that, they consider the season a success.

DeShawn St. John (Washington State) -- Coach St. John is the only coach of the original coaches that has yet to lead his team to the postseason. Many thought last season would do the trick, as they ran through a very easy non-conference schedule undefeated. But then the reality of the Pac 12 sat in, and they were on the outside looking in during March. Despite that, the board hasn't wavered. All they care about is mediocrity apparently, because they continue to want the same thing: for the Cougars to avoid last place in the Pac 12.

B.B. Gunn (Arkansas Pine Bluff) -- Poor B.B. He could have left Hawaii last offseason and moved to either Wichita State or Creighton. He chose not to, and Hawaii had another crapper of a conference season. This resulted in Coach Gunn becoming the first FOFC coach to get fired. Now, he's stuck coaching a team in a conference that hardly, if ever, does better than a #16 seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, the board has high hopes for B.B. They think he can lead Pine Bluff to a SWAC championship this season.

Benton Gale (Troy) -- The last of our new FOFC coaches, Benton might be coming in facing the toughest challenges of all our new coaches. Troy has made the postseason only once in this dynasty, and have won just 20 games combined in the past 2 seasons. Yet, the board sees this as an NCAA Tournament team, and expects Coach Gale to lead the Trojans there, this season.

Coaches on a Cool Seat

David Ginsberg (Hartford) -- 2 straight NCAA Tournament appearances have Coach Ginsberg feeling a little cool right now, and the board doesn't seem to be too concerned about the struggles in America East. The goal is simple: get back to the NCAA Tournament either by winning the America East Tournament again, or earning an at-large bid.

Dean Hoo (St. John's) -- What more can Coach Hoo do. His first season at St. John's, and they come out of nowhere to win the NCAA Tournament. A repeat would be the only thing to top that. Nevertheless, if there was a seat option colder than cool (and there actually is, I've seen it, but I don't think this particular save has it), then Coach Hoo would have it. He's got a nice board too, as all they want him to do is have the Red Storm competing for the Big East title.

Benito Sanchez (Stanford) -- Coach Sanchez is in a good position, even though he hasn't gotten his team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen since the first year of this dynasty, in which he followed up the next year with an NIT championship. Still, the consistency has been there, except for a couple season. The board wants the Cardinal to continue to compete for the Pac 12 Title.

Tim Shepard (UCLA) -- Being the coach at one of the most high prestige schools in the nation comes with tough expectations every season. 2 seasons ago, UCLA had their worst ever finish, missing the postseason. That coming on the heels of 3 seasons in a row in which they finished either 1st or 2nd in either the NCAA or the NIT. Then last season they got right back to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. The board wants more. They've only been to the NCAA Final Four once, the year they got hammered in the National Title game. The board is ready for another Final Four appearance.

Roy Rogers (Alabama) -- Consistency at its best for Coach Rogers and Alabama, who are regulars in the postseason now. After last seasons SEC regular season title, the board has gotten spoiled. They'd like to raise the trophy for a second straight season, whether it be the SEC regular season or the SEC Tournament.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:11 AM   #656
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ok, I have B.B. Gunn moved to Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

Everybody else will stay put, and I've added 4 new coaches.

Also, Dean Hoo has another decision to make, he got a coaching skill upgrade, and has 20 extra points that he can use in either scouting, or defensive coaching, or both. Recruiting and Offensive Coaching are already maxed out for him. So let me know what you want to do there.

Scouting thanks. Defence is overrated.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:18 PM   #657
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Team Prestiges to Start the 2024-2025 Season

Hartford- 38 (+5)
UConn- 69 (-1)
Tulsa- 58 (-3)
Notre Dame- 83 (-3)
North Florida- 25 (New FOFC Coach)
TCU- 69 (+2)
St. John's- 84 (+10), Winning the national championship will do that for you
Northwestern- 65 (-1)
FIU- 54 (No change)
Rice- 41 (+4)
Fairfield- 29 (New FOFC Coach)
San Jose State- 42 (New FOFC Coach)
Colorado- 74 (No Change)
Stanford- 87 (No Change)
UCLA- 93 (+1)
Washington State- 55 (+1)
Alabama- 84 (+2)
Arkansas Pine Bluff- 29 (Coaching Change)
Troy- 28 (New FOFC Coach)
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:30 PM   #658
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2024 Season Tournaments

Stanford will be the 3rd seed in the 2024 Battle 4 Atlantis and will open up against 6th seed DePaul.

Tulsa will be the 6th seed in the 2024 Brooklyn Classic and will open up against 3rd seed St. Bonaventure.

Washington State will be the 7th seed in the 2024 Brooklyn Classic and will open up against 2nd seed Michigan State.

Rice will be the 2nd seed in the 4 team 2024 Chattanooga Regional and will open up against 3rd seed Youngstown State.

UCLA will be the 2nd seed in the 2024 Diamond Head Classic and will open up against 7th seed Michigan.

TCU will be the 6th seed in the 2024 Diamond Head Classic and will open up against 3rd seed Florida State.

Notre Dame will be the 2nd seed in the 2024 Great Alaska Shootout and will open up against 7th seed Elon.

Alabama will be the top seed in the 16 team 2024 Las Vegas Classic and will open up against 16th seed Idaho.

FIU will be the 7th seed in the 2024 Las Vegas Invitational and will open up against 2nd seed Creighton.

St. John's will be the top seed in the 2024 Legends Classic and will open up against 8th seed Stephen F. Austin.

Colorado will be the 2nd seed in the 2024 Main Event and will open up against 7th seed North Texas.

UConn will be the 3rd seed in the 2024 Main Event and will open up against 6th seed Bradley.

San Jose State will be the 2nd seed in the 4 team 2024 Michigan Showcase and will open up against 3rd seed Furman.

Hartford will be the 7th seed in the 2024 NIT Season Tip-Off and will open up against 2nd seed Rutgers.

Northwestern will be the 4th seed in the 16 team 2024 New York Classic and will open up against 13th seed Denver.

Arkansas Pine Bluff will be the 2nd seed and Fairfield will be the 3rd seed in the 4 team 2024 Toledo Regional and will open up by facing off against each other.

Troy will be the 2nd seed in the 4 team Utah Tournament and will open up against 3rd seed Northern Arizona.

North Florida will be the 4th seed in the 2024 Wooden Legacy and will open up against 5th seed Jackson State.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:40 PM   #659
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:44 PM   #660
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2024-2025 Preseason Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Providence (25) 0-0 1703 9 Big East Conference 2. Villanova (14) 0-0 1690 13 Big East Conference 3. Baylor (12) 0-0 1645 5 Big 12 Conference 4. UCLA (15) 0-0 1596 17 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Arizona 0-0 1480 1 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Wisconsin (1) 0-0 1421 8 Big Ten Conference 7. Iowa State 0-0 1334 7 Big 12 Conference 8. VCU (3) 0-0 1271 NR Southeastern Conference 9. Michigan State (1) 0-0 1208 NR Big Ten Conference 10. Syracuse 0-0 1157 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Vanderbilt (1) 0-0 1113 NR Southeastern Conference 12. Virginia 0-0 1000 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Gonzaga 0-0 984 NR Pacific-12 Conference 14. Georgetown 0-0 880 2 Big East Conference 15. Iowa 0-0 827 11 Big Ten Conference 16. Miami 0-0 678 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Oklahoma 0-0 672 NR Big 12 Conference 18. Florida State 0-0 541 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Stanford 0-0 393 NR Pacific-12 Conference 20. Louisville 0-0 369 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Mississippi 0-0 358 NR Southeastern Conference 22. Minnesota 0-0 274 NR Big Ten Conference 23. Tennessee 0-0 133 NR Southeastern Conference 24. Ohio State 0-0 130 10 Big Ten Conference 25. Davidson 0-0 115 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: St. Bonaventure 0-0 68 Atlantic 10 Conference Nebraska 0-0 54 Big Ten Conference San Diego State 0-0 51 Mountain West Conference Illinois State 0-0 26 Missouri Valley Conference West Virginia 0-0 25 Big 12 Conference Memphis 0-0 24 American Athletic Conference Pepperdine 0-0 16 West Coast Conference Illinois 0-0 15 Big Ten Conference Indiana State 0-0 15 Missouri Valley Conference Marquette 0-0 15 Big East Conference Washington 0-0 13 Pacific-12 Conference BYU 0-0 11 West Coast Conference Colorado 0-0 10 Pacific-12 Conference Kentucky 0-0 10 Southeastern Conference Oregon 0-0 8 Pacific-12 Conference Florida 0-0 7 Southeastern Conference Seton Hall 0-0 6 Big East Conference Western Michigan 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Eastern Michigan 0-0 5 Mid-American Conference Northwestern 0-0 5 Big Ten Conference Boise State 0-0 4 Mountain West Conference California 0-0 4 Pacific-12 Conference DePaul 0-0 4 Big East Conference Oklahoma State 0-0 4 Big 12 Conference Loyola Chicago 0-0 3 Missouri Valley Conference Oakland 0-0 3 Mid-American Conference Bradley 0-0 2 Missouri Valley Conference LSU 0-0 2 Southeastern Conference Michigan 0-0 2 Big Ten Conference North Carolina 0-0 2 Atlantic Coast Conference St. John's 0-0 2 Big East Conference Tulsa 0-0 2 American Athletic Conference Green Bay 0-0 1 Horizon League New Mexico 0-0 1 Mountain West Conference Northern Illinois 0-0 1 Mid-American Conference TCU 0-0 1 Big 12 Conference


Nice to see UCLA getting some preseason recognition again, but no love for the defending national champions. They must not have a lot coming back.. then again, I don't put much stock into these preseason polls.
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:49 PM   #661
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2024-2025 Preseason Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Davidson (42) 0-0 1657 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 2. St. Bonaventure (11) 0-0 1482 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Memphis 0-0 1183 5 American Athletic Conference 4. Indiana State (5) 0-0 1163 NR Missouri Valley Conference 5. Illinois State (2) 0-0 1119 21 Missouri Valley Conference 6. San Diego State (9) 0-0 1100 25 Mountain West Conference 7. Pepperdine 0-0 716 NR West Coast Conference 8. Wichita State 0-0 671 9 Missouri Valley Conference 9. BYU 0-0 581 7 West Coast Conference 10. Southern Miss 0-0 566 NR Conference USA 11. Kent State 0-0 563 8 Mid-American Conference 12. Boise State 0-0 489 NR Mountain West Conference 13. Cincinnati 0-0 478 NR American Athletic Conference 14. Richmond 0-0 429 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 15. New Mexico 0-0 415 NR Mountain West Conference 16. George Washington 0-0 394 6 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Akron 0-0 349 19 Mid-American Conference 18. UAB 0-0 349 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Buffalo 0-0 320 NR Mid-American Conference 20. Connecticut 0-0 302 NR American Athletic Conference 21. Western Michigan (1) 0-0 282 NR Mid-American Conference 22. Massachusetts 0-0 276 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Saint Mary's 0-0 256 NR West Coast Conference 24. Saint Joseph's 0-0 253 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Eastern Michigan 0-0 250 NR Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: La Salle 0-0 217 Atlantic 10 Conference Fresno State 0-0 212 Mountain West Conference Portland 0-0 201 West Coast Conference San Diego 0-0 195 West Coast Conference UC Irvine 0-0 193 Big West Conference South Florida 0-0 186 American Athletic Conference Utah State 0-0 185 Mountain West Conference Oakland 0-0 182 Mid-American Conference SMU 0-0 172 American Athletic Conference Tulane 0-0 171 American Athletic Conference Loyola Chicago 0-0 165 Missouri Valley Conference Northern Iowa 0-0 165 Missouri Valley Conference Louisiana Tech 0-0 164 Conference USA Rhode Island 0-0 153 Atlantic 10 Conference Harvard 0-0 152 Ivy League Temple 0-0 149 American Athletic Conference Santa Clara 0-0 145 West Coast Conference Georgia State 0-0 141 Horizon League Old Dominion 0-0 137 Conference USA Evansville 0-0 130 Missouri Valley Conference Bradley 0-0 125 Missouri Valley Conference William & Mary 0-0 125 Colonial Athletic Association Colorado State 0-0 120 Mountain West Conference Yale 0-0 118 Ivy League FIU 0-0 112 Conference USA Drexel 0-0 111 Colonial Athletic Association UC Santa Barbara 0-0 111 Big West Conference Loyola Marymount 0-0 109 West Coast Conference Tulsa 0-0 109 American Athletic Conference Middle Tennessee 0-0 104 Conference USA Toledo 0-0 103 Mid-American Conference UNLV 0-0 102 Mountain West Conference Duquesne 0-0 98 Atlantic 10 Conference Mississippi State 0-0 98 Atlantic 10 Conference East Carolina 0-0 97 American Athletic Conference Northern Illinois 0-0 87 Mid-American Conference Mercer 0-0 86 Southern Conference Fordham 0-0 85 Atlantic 10 Conference Columbia 0-0 83 Ivy League USC 0-0 82 West Coast Conference Elon 0-0 80 Colonial Athletic Association Southern Illinois 0-0 72 Missouri Valley Conference Nevada 0-0 70 Mountain West Conference UNC Wilmington 0-0 68 Colonial Athletic Association Dayton 0-0 67 Atlantic 10 Conference UCF 0-0 60 American Athletic Conference Green Bay 0-0 59 Horizon League Pacific 0-0 59 West Coast Conference Princeton 0-0 59 Ivy League Houston 0-0 55 American Athletic Conference American 0-0 54 Patriot League Air Force 0-0 52 Mountain West Conference Belmont 0-0 47 Ohio Valley Conference Towson 0-0 46 Colonial Athletic Association Northeastern 0-0 45 Colonial Athletic Association San Francisco 0-0 43 West Coast Conference Illinois Chicago 0-0 39 Horizon League Eastern Illinois 0-0 37 Ohio Valley Conference James Madison 0-0 37 Colonial Athletic Association Florida Gulf Coast 0-0 36 Sun Belt Conference SIU Edwardsville 0-0 34 Ohio Valley Conference Long Beach State 0-0 33 Big West Conference Western Illinois 0-0 32 Southland Conference Chicago State 0-0 29 Western Athletic Conference Lehigh 0-0 27 Patriot League San Jose State 0-0 27 Mountain West Conference Bucknell 0-0 23 Patriot League Central Michigan 0-0 23 Mid-American Conference Louisiana Lafayette 0-0 23 Sun Belt Conference Montana 0-0 23 Big Sky Conference Milwaukee 0-0 22 Horizon League Montana State 0-0 22 Big Sky Conference Oral Roberts 0-0 22 Summit League Seattle 0-0 22 Western Athletic Conference Detroit 0-0 21 Horizon League Georgia Southern 0-0 21 Sun Belt Conference Penn 0-0 21 Ivy League Eastern Washington 0-0 20 Big Sky Conference Manhattan 0-0 20 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Dakota State 0-0 20 Summit League Savannah State 0-0 20 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Austin Peay 0-0 19 Ohio Valley Conference Cal Poly 0-0 19 Big West Conference Kennesaw State 0-0 19 Atlantic Sun Conference McNeese State 0-0 19 Southland Conference Bowling Green 0-0 18 Mid-American Conference Drake 0-0 18 Missouri Valley Conference Louisiana Monroe 0-0 18 Atlantic Sun Conference North Dakota 0-0 18 Big Sky Conference Tennessee Martin 0-0 18 Ohio Valley Conference Cal State Northridge 0-0 17 Big West Conference Charlotte 0-0 17 Conference USA Florida Atlantic 0-0 17 Conference USA Southern Utah 0-0 17 Big Sky Conference Tennessee State 0-0 17 Ohio Valley Conference Tennessee Tech 0-0 16 Ohio Valley Conference Utah Valley 0-0 16 Western Athletic Conference East Tennessee State 0-0 15 Southern Conference George Mason 0-0 15 Conference USA Northwestern State 0-0 15 Southland Conference Weber State 0-0 15 Big Sky Conference Chattanooga 0-0 14 Southern Conference Jacksonville State 0-0 14 Ohio Valley Conference Radford 0-0 14 Big South Conference Southeastern Louisiana 0-0 14 Southland Conference Cal State Fullerton 0-0 13 Big West Conference Dartmouth 0-0 13 Ivy League Lafayette 0-0 13 Patriot League Southern 0-0 13 Southwestern Athletic Conference VMI 0-0 13 Southern Conference Hampton 0-0 12 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Robert Morris 0-0 12 Northeast Conference Lipscomb 0-0 11 Atlantic Sun Conference Norfolk State 0-0 11 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Ohio 0-0 11 Mid-American Conference UC Riverside 0-0 11 Big West Conference Wyoming 0-0 11 Mountain West Conference Liberty 0-0 10 Big South Conference Nicholls State 0-0 10 Southland Conference North Carolina Central 0-0 10 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Florida A&M 0-0 9 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hawaii 0-0 9 Big West Conference Longwood 0-0 9 Big South Conference Northern Kentucky 0-0 9 Sun Belt Conference Western Carolina 0-0 9 Southern Conference Grambling State 0-0 8 Southwestern Athletic Conference Marshall 0-0 8 Conference USA Sacramento State 0-0 8 Big Sky Conference UC Davis 0-0 8 Big West Conference New Orleans 0-0 7 Southland Conference St. Francis PA 0-0 7 Northeast Conference Niagara 0-0 6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Quinnipiac 0-0 4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Cal State Bakersfield 0-0 3 Western Athletic Conference North Florida 0-0 3 Atlantic Sun Conference College of Charleston 0-0 2 Colonial Athletic Association UNC Greensboro 0-0 2 Southern Conference UTEP 0-0 2 Conference USA Hofstra 0-0 1 Colonial Athletic Association
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Old 02-18-2018, 02:54 PM   #662
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Milestone Win Watch for 2024-2025 Season

Coaches Within 25 Wins of 200 Career Wins

Al Mighty (Notre Dame)- 8 wins away
Benito Sanchez (Stanford)- 3 wins away
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:57 PM   #663
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:27 PM   #664
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Nov. 15-17, 2024

As per usual, that first weekend is always very short. Only 5 games, no feature games, and I'll only be covering teams that actually played.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 1-0, 0-0 American.

11/17/24 at Rhode Island (W 74-64).

A solid road win to start the season for the Huskies.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 1-0, 0-0 ACC.

11/17/24 at Cincinnati (W 75-60).

The Fighting Irish also open up with a solid road win. We're off to a good start.

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

11/15/24- New York Classic First Round vs. (13) Denver, W 61-52.
11/17/24- New York Classic Quarterfinal vs. (5) Duquesne, W 83-67.

Good start for the Wildcats, who might be postseason or bust for their coach this season. That semifinal game gets much tougher though, as they take on the #1 seed.

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

11/17/24 vs. Kansas State (W 91-63).

Well, I don't like the fact that the Cardinal blasted one of my favorite home state schools, but so be it. Good win for them as they look ahead.

A perfect week for our teams! Granted, it was only 5 games, but it's still something to hang our hat on. Here's a look at the national top 25 heading into the first full week of the season, Nov. 18-24:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Villanova (52) 2-0 1769 2 Big East Conference 2. Baylor (9) 1-0 1691 3 Big 12 Conference 3. Providence 0-0 1595 1 Big East Conference 4. UCLA (8) 0-0 1554 4 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Iowa State 2-0 1524 7 Big 12 Conference 6. Arizona 0-0 1417 5 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Virginia (3) 2-0 1334 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Wisconsin 0-0 1329 6 Big Ten Conference 9. VCU 0-0 1211 8 Southeastern Conference 10. Michigan State 0-0 1175 9 Big Ten Conference 11. Syracuse 0-0 1110 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Vanderbilt 0-0 1044 11 Southeastern Conference 13. Georgetown 0-0 927 14 Big East Conference 14. Iowa 0-0 879 15 Big Ten Conference 15. Oklahoma 0-0 747 17 Big 12 Conference 16. Florida State 0-0 665 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Stanford 1-0 593 19 Pacific-12 Conference 18. Louisville 0-0 491 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Mississippi 0-0 477 21 Southeastern Conference 20. Tennessee 0-0 284 23 Southeastern Conference 21. Ohio State 0-0 280 24 Big Ten Conference 22. Davidson 0-0 253 25 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. St. Bonaventure 0-0 157 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Nebraska 0-0 128 NR Big Ten Conference 25. Florida 2-0 81 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: San Diego State 0-0 74 Mountain West Conference Gonzaga 0-1 59 Pacific-12 Conference Memphis 1-0 57 American Athletic Conference Marquette 1-0 55 Big East Conference BYU 2-0 52 West Coast Conference Illinois State 0-0 46 Missouri Valley Conference West Virginia 0-0 46 Big 12 Conference Northwestern 2-0 39 Big Ten Conference Illinois 0-0 22 Big Ten Conference New Mexico 1-0 20 Mountain West Conference Portland 1-0 15 West Coast Conference San Diego 1-0 15 West Coast Conference Kentucky 0-0 14 Southeastern Conference Seton Hall 0-0 14 Big East Conference South Carolina 2-0 13 Southeastern Conference Loyola Chicago 1-0 11 Missouri Valley Conference LSU 1-0 10 Southeastern Conference Western Michigan 1-0 10 Mid-American Conference Oklahoma State 1-0 9 Big 12 Conference Washington 0-0 8 Pacific-12 Conference DePaul 0-0 7 Big East Conference Missouri State 2-0 7 Missouri Valley Conference Connecticut 1-0 6 American Athletic Conference Eastern Michigan 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Air Force 1-0 5 Mountain West Conference Colorado 0-0 5 Pacific-12 Conference Oakland 0-0 5 Mid-American Conference St. John's 0-0 5 Big East Conference California 0-0 4 Pacific-12 Conference Green Bay 0-0 4 Horizon League Michigan 0-0 4 Big Ten Conference Northern Illinois 0-0 4 Mid-American Conference Tulsa 0-0 4 American Athletic Conference Cal State Northridge 1-0 3 Big West Conference Notre Dame 1-0 3 Atlantic Coast Conference Oregon 0-0 3 Pacific-12 Conference Southern Illinois 0-0 3 Missouri Valley Conference Wichita State 1-0 3 Missouri Valley Conference Central Michigan 0-0 2 Mid-American Conference Delaware 2-0 2 Colonial Athletic Association Mercer 1-0 2 Southern Conference Boise State 0-0 1 Mountain West Conference Detroit 0-0 1 Horizon League East Tennessee State 2-0 1 Southern Conference Eastern Kentucky 2-0 1 Ohio Valley Conference Georgia 0-0 1 Southeastern Conference Harvard 1-0 1 Ivy League Illinois Chicago 0-0 1 Horizon League North Carolina 0-0 1 Atlantic Coast Conference Texas 1-0 1 Big 12 Conference


UCLA loses a few FPV, but stays pat at #4, while Stanford moves up 2 spots. Northwestern has that big test next week, a win there could possibly move them that much closer to the top 25.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:32 PM   #665
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Here's a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Nov. 18-24:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Davidson (38) 0-0 1646 1 Atlantic 10 Conference 2. St. Bonaventure (11) 0-0 1449 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Memphis (2) 1-0 1317 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Illinois State (7) 0-0 1128 5 Missouri Valley Conference 5. San Diego State (8) 0-0 1105 6 Mountain West Conference 6. BYU (3) 2-0 941 9 West Coast Conference 7. Wichita State 1-0 716 8 Missouri Valley Conference 8. Missouri State 2-0 652 NR Missouri Valley Conference 9. Western Michigan (1) 1-0 605 21 Mid-American Conference 10. Delaware 2-0 577 NR Colonial Athletic Association 11. New Mexico 1-0 571 15 Mountain West Conference 12. Connecticut 1-0 527 20 American Athletic Conference 13. Southern Miss 0-0 517 10 Conference USA 14. SMU 1-0 468 NR American Athletic Conference 15. Eastern Kentucky 2-0 462 NR Ohio Valley Conference 16. Portland 1-0 401 NR West Coast Conference 17. Loyola Chicago 1-0 397 NR Missouri Valley Conference 18. Harvard 1-0 396 NR Ivy League 19. San Diego 1-0 385 NR West Coast Conference 20. East Tennessee State 2-0 364 NR Southern Conference 21. Boise State 0-0 281 12 Mountain West Conference 22. William & Mary 1-0 255 NR Colonial Athletic Association 23. Richmond 0-0 251 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Akron 0-0 236 17 Mid-American Conference 25. Eastern Michigan 0-0 218 25 Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: Mercer 1-0 218 Southern Conference Buffalo 0-0 213 Mid-American Conference Fresno State 0-0 212 Mountain West Conference Air Force 1-0 207 Mountain West Conference Saint Joseph's 0-0 203 Atlantic 10 Conference UC Irvine 0-0 203 Big West Conference UAB 0-0 201 Atlantic 10 Conference Massachusetts 0-0 198 Atlantic 10 Conference Oakland 0-0 196 Mid-American Conference Cal State Northridge 1-0 189 Big West Conference La Salle 0-0 185 Atlantic 10 Conference Utah State 0-0 183 Mountain West Conference Towson 1-0 169 Colonial Athletic Association Northern Iowa 0-0 168 Missouri Valley Conference Santa Clara 0-0 162 West Coast Conference Elon 1-0 159 Colonial Athletic Association Evansville 0-0 145 Missouri Valley Conference UNC Wilmington 1-0 137 Colonial Athletic Association Northern Illinois 0-0 136 Mid-American Conference Temple 0-0 135 American Athletic Conference Tulsa 0-0 132 American Athletic Conference Toledo 0-0 130 Mid-American Conference UC Santa Barbara 0-0 126 Big West Conference UNLV 0-0 123 Mountain West Conference Southern Illinois 0-0 119 Missouri Valley Conference Loyola Marymount 0-0 115 West Coast Conference Tulane 0-0 115 American Athletic Conference Florida Atlantic 1-0 109 Conference USA Drexel 0-0 108 Colonial Athletic Association Yale 0-0 106 Ivy League Houston 0-0 102 American Athletic Conference Louisiana Tech 0-0 101 Conference USA Green Bay 0-0 91 Horizon League USC 0-0 88 West Coast Conference Nevada 0-0 87 Mountain West Conference Georgia State 0-0 86 Horizon League Northern Kentucky 1-0 85 Sun Belt Conference Columbia 0-0 84 Ivy League Fordham 0-0 82 Atlantic 10 Conference Arkansas State 1-0 72 Sun Belt Conference Sacramento State 1-0 68 Big Sky Conference Western Carolina 1-0 67 Southern Conference FIU 0-0 65 Conference USA Holy Cross 1-0 65 Patriot League Princeton 0-0 65 Ivy League Pacific 0-0 64 West Coast Conference Bowling Green 0-0 58 Mid-American Conference Middle Tennessee 0-0 58 Conference USA San Francisco 0-0 47 West Coast Conference Manhattan 0-0 46 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Ohio 0-0 45 Mid-American Conference Wofford 1-0 45 Southern Conference Lehigh 0-0 44 Patriot League Central Michigan 0-0 43 Mid-American Conference Illinois Chicago 0-0 42 Horizon League Long Beach State 0-0 38 Big West Conference SIU Edwardsville 0-0 37 Ohio Valley Conference Western Illinois 0-0 35 Southland Conference Mississippi State 0-0 32 Atlantic 10 Conference Chicago State 0-0 31 Western Athletic Conference Hofstra 0-0 31 Colonial Athletic Association Quinnipiac 0-0 31 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference San Jose State 0-0 30 Mountain West Conference Bucknell 0-0 28 Patriot League UCF 0-0 26 American Athletic Conference USC Upstate 1-0 26 Atlantic Sun Conference UTEP 0-0 24 Conference USA Hawaii 0-0 23 Big West Conference Montana 0-0 23 Big Sky Conference Louisiana Lafayette 0-0 22 Sun Belt Conference South Dakota 1-0 22 Summit League Detroit 0-0 21 Horizon League Georgia Southern 0-0 21 Sun Belt Conference North Dakota State 0-0 21 Summit League Seattle 0-0 21 Western Athletic Conference Eastern Washington 0-0 20 Big Sky Conference Penn 0-0 20 Ivy League Savannah State 0-0 20 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Kennesaw State 0-0 19 Atlantic Sun Conference McNeese State 0-0 19 Southland Conference Austin Peay 0-0 18 Ohio Valley Conference Cal State Fullerton 0-0 18 Big West Conference Louisiana Monroe 0-0 18 Atlantic Sun Conference Weber State 1-0 18 Big Sky Conference George Mason 0-0 17 Conference USA Wyoming 0-0 17 Mountain West Conference Morgan State 1-0 16 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Radford 0-0 16 Big South Conference Northwestern State 0-0 15 Southland Conference Tennessee State 0-0 15 Ohio Valley Conference Utah Valley 0-0 15 Western Athletic Conference VMI 0-0 15 Southern Conference Ball State 0-0 14 Mid-American Conference Southeastern Louisiana 0-0 14 Southland Conference UC Riverside 0-0 14 Big West Conference Brown 0-0 13 Ivy League Chattanooga 0-0 13 Southern Conference Norfolk State 0-0 13 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern 0-0 13 Southwestern Athletic Conference Charlotte 0-0 12 Conference USA UC Davis 0-0 12 Big West Conference Lafayette 0-0 10 Patriot League Jacksonville State 0-0 9 Ohio Valley Conference Saint Louis 0-0 8 Atlantic 10 Conference Lipscomb 0-0 7 Atlantic Sun Conference North Florida 0-0 7 Atlantic Sun Conference Robert Morris 0-0 7 Northeast Conference Cornell 0-0 6 Ivy League Grambling State 0-0 6 Southwestern Athletic Conference Stetson 1-0 6 Atlantic Sun Conference New Orleans 0-0 5 Southland Conference North Texas 0-0 4 Conference USA Stephen F. Austin 0-0 1 Horizon League


UConn with a huge jump up after winning this week, hopefully they can maintain that.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:14 PM   #666
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25 games on the docket this week, and 1 feature games, so let's start there.

11/21/24- Troy (Benton Gale) @ FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- A tough game, but Troy was doomed by shooting just 32.2% from the field and 21.7% from three point land. They needed just a couple more shots to fall.

Final Score: FIU- 58, Troy- 55

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

11/18/24 vs. Iona (W 85-80).
11/20/24 vs. Niagara (W 85-71).

A couple solid home wins against MAAC opponents for the Hawks, as they were consistent, scoring 85 points each game.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 2-0, 0-0 American.

11/20/24 vs. Texas A&M (W 56-53).

Nice comeback win for the Huskies in their only game of the week, as they trailed by 9 at halftime.

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

11/22/24 vs. Prairie View A&M (L 72-66).

Yikes! The Golden Hurricane lay a total egg in a home game against a team they should have handled easily. This certainly doesn't bode well for Coach Brown's future.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 2-0, 0-0 ACC.

11/19/24 at DePaul (W 80-71).

Another good win for the Fighting Irish to start the season, as they've won 2 tough road games going into their season tournament.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 1-1, 0-0 Atlantic Sun.

11/18/24 vs. Norfolk State (L 71-61).
11/23/24 vs. Savannah State (W 79-68).

A split for the Ospreys this week in the debut games of Coach Abel.

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

11/18/24 vs. Texas A&M (W 76-68).
11/21/24 at Cincinnati (W 82-68).

A pair of very good wins to open the season for the Horned Frogs as they continue their quest to keep their postseason run alive.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 1-0, 0-0 Big East.

11/21/24- Legends Classic First Round vs. (8) Stephen F. Austin (W 102-69).

An easy tune up game for the Red Storm as they open up their season tournament, with the semifinals next week.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten.

11/21/24- New York Classic First Round vs. (1) #25 Florida (L 81-73).

Hard fought game, but the Wildcats fall short, as they lose to the eventual tournament champs.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 1-0, 0-0 Conference USA.

11/21/24 vs. Troy- feature game, highlighted above.

The Golden Panthers got a tad lucky that Troy had an off shooting night, but hey, a win is a win to start the season.

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

11/18/24 at Texas-Rio Grande Valley (W 75-57).
11/20/24 at UT Martin (W 83-67).

A pair of easy road wins for the Owls this week to begin the season.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 0-2, 0-0 MAAC.

11/18/24 at Princeton (L 77-64).
11/21/24 at Drexel (L 79-59).

2 blowout losses on the road to start the season for the Stags, and the career of Coach Pryde.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 1-1, 0-0 Mountain West.

11/22/24- Michigan Showcase First Round vs. (3) Furman (L 101-98).
11/24/24- Michigan Showcase 3rd Place Game vs. (1) North Dakota State (W 80-68).

A split this week for the Spartans, as they finish 3rd in their first tournament under their new head coach. This was also Coach Sheppard's career debut.

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

11/21/24 vs. Western Illinois (W 66-46).

An easy win for the Buffaloes in their only game of the week, heading into their season tournament.

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

11/23/24 at San Francisco (W 72-48).

Domination for the Cardinal in their only game of the week, as Coach Sanchez is now just 1 win away from career win #200.

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

11/19/24 at USC (W 69-60).
11/23/24 at Loyola Marymount (W 73-53).

A pair of tough road games to start the season for the Bruins, including a game at old conference rival USC, but they survive both in fairly easy fashion.

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

11/18/24 at St. Francis (PA) (W 83-50).

Another non-conference win for the Cougars, but that streak is in jeopardy next week as they start their season tourney against Michigan State.

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

11/21/24 vs. Jackson State (W 61-39).

Domination in the first game of the season for the Crimson Tide.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 1-0, 0-0 SWAC.

11/19/24 at Kentucky (W 76-74).

Big win for Coach Gunn and the Golden Lions, in Coach Gunn's first game here as they shock Kentucky on the road.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt.

11/21/24 at FIU- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough shooting night doomed the Trojans in this one.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Providence (43) 3-0 1762 3 Big East Conference 2. Villanova (5) 4-0 1704 1 Big East Conference 3. Baylor (10) 2-0 1661 2 Big 12 Conference 4. UCLA (11) 2-0 1607 4 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Wisconsin 1-0 1481 8 Big Ten Conference 6. Michigan State (1) 2-0 1416 10 Big Ten Conference 7. Vanderbilt (2) 2-0 1397 12 Southeastern Conference 8. Syracuse 1-0 1302 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Iowa 2-0 1208 14 Big Ten Conference 10. Georgetown 1-0 1178 13 Big East Conference 11. Florida State 2-0 1049 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Stanford 2-0 930 17 Pacific-12 Conference 13. Florida 4-0 670 25 Southeastern Conference 14. Iowa State 2-1 663 5 Big 12 Conference 15. Ohio State 1-0 628 21 Big Ten Conference 16. St. Bonaventure 1-0 490 23 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Nebraska 1-0 466 24 Big Ten Conference 18. Arizona 1-1 465 6 Pacific-12 Conference 19. Tennessee 0-0 390 20 Southeastern Conference 20. Memphis 2-0 341 NR American Athletic Conference 21. VCU 1-1 310 9 Southeastern Conference 22. Virginia 2-1 296 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. West Virginia 1-0 196 NR Big 12 Conference 24. Illinois State 1-0 159 NR Missouri Valley Conference 25. Seton Hall 2-0 137 NR Big East Conference Others Receiving Votes: Gonzaga 0-1 122 Pacific-12 Conference Texas Tech 3-0 116 Big 12 Conference LSU 2-0 88 Southeastern Conference Marquette 1-0 88 Big East Conference Wichita State 2-0 69 Missouri Valley Conference UNLV 2-0 58 Mountain West Conference Tennessee State 3-0 48 Ohio Valley Conference Notre Dame 2-0 46 Atlantic Coast Conference Pittsburgh 2-0 46 Atlantic Coast Conference Evansville 3-0 45 Missouri Valley Conference William & Mary 2-0 43 Colonial Athletic Association Mississippi State 2-0 41 Atlantic 10 Conference TCU 2-0 37 Big 12 Conference Alabama 1-0 36 Southeastern Conference Wyoming 2-0 36 Mountain West Conference Oklahoma State 2-0 33 Big 12 Conference Arkansas 1-0 32 Southeastern Conference UC Davis 2-0 28 Big West Conference Colorado 1-0 27 Pacific-12 Conference Connecticut 2-0 27 American Athletic Conference Boise State 1-0 24 Mountain West Conference Drexel 3-0 24 Colonial Athletic Association Duke 1-0 24 Atlantic Coast Conference Loyola Chicago 2-0 23 Missouri Valley Conference Oregon 1-0 23 Pacific-12 Conference UC Riverside 2-0 23 Big West Conference San Diego 1-0 22 West Coast Conference Northern Illinois 2-0 21 Mid-American Conference Oklahoma 2-1 21 Big 12 Conference Richmond 1-0 18 Atlantic 10 Conference Washington State 1-0 18 Pacific-12 Conference Penn State 2-0 17 Big Ten Conference St. John's 1-0 17 Big East Conference Michigan 2-0 14 Big Ten Conference Georgia 1-0 13 Southeastern Conference Utah 1-0 13 Pacific-12 Conference Eastern Michigan 1-0 12 Mid-American Conference Missouri 2-0 12 Southeastern Conference UC Irvine 1-0 12 Big West Conference Utah State 1-0 12 Mountain West Conference East Tennessee State 2-0 9 Southern Conference Fresno State 1-0 9 Mountain West Conference Sacramento State 2-0 7 Big Sky Conference Towson 2-0 6 Colonial Athletic Association Massachusetts 1-0 5 Atlantic 10 Conference Murray State 2-0 5 Ohio Valley Conference Purdue 2-0 4 Big Ten Conference Florida Atlantic 2-0 3 Conference USA Middle Tennessee 1-0 3 Conference USA Montana 1-0 3 Big Sky Conference Saint Joseph's 1-0 3 Atlantic 10 Conference Miami 1-1 2 Atlantic Coast Conference Nevada 1-0 2 Mountain West Conference Princeton 2-0 2 Ivy League Clemson 1-0 1 Atlantic Coast Conference UC Santa Barbara 1-0 1 Big West Conference


UCLA stays at #4, but Stanford has a nice 5 spot jump in the polls. Good to see a number of our teams receiving votes, but they'll obviously have to win to get it to continue.
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:16 PM   #667
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Here's a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. St. Bonaventure (41) 1-0 1628 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 2. Memphis (16) 2-0 1585 3 American Athletic Conference 3. Illinois State (9) 1-0 1326 4 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Wichita State (1) 2-0 1102 7 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Connecticut 2-0 951 12 American Athletic Conference 6. Evansville 3-0 915 NR Missouri Valley Conference 7. UNLV (4) 2-0 874 NR Mountain West Conference 8. Tennessee State 3-0 863 NR Ohio Valley Conference 9. Drexel 3-0 840 NR Colonial Athletic Association 10. Loyola Chicago 2-0 682 17 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Mississippi State 2-0 635 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 12. William & Mary 2-0 576 22 Colonial Athletic Association 13. Towson 2-0 563 NR Colonial Athletic Association 14. SMU 2-0 535 14 American Athletic Conference 15. UC Davis 2-0 485 NR Big West Conference 16. Boise State 1-0 448 21 Mountain West Conference 17. Northern Illinois 2-0 418 NR Mid-American Conference 18. Richmond 1-0 403 23 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Wyoming 2-0 377 NR Mountain West Conference 20. Brown 2-0 332 NR Ivy League 21. San Diego 1-0 330 19 West Coast Conference 22. UC Riverside 2-0 299 NR Big West Conference 23. Eastern Michigan (1) 1-0 290 25 Mid-American Conference 24. Saint Joseph's 1-0 284 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Saint Peter's 2-0 274 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Penn 2-0 271 Ivy League Utah State 1-0 271 Mountain West Conference Massachusetts 1-0 252 Atlantic 10 Conference Princeton 2-0 252 Ivy League UC Irvine 1-0 245 Big West Conference Fresno State 1-0 239 Mountain West Conference Rice 2-0 235 Conference USA Ohio 1-0 198 Mid-American Conference Sacramento State 2-0 194 Big Sky Conference Murray State 2-0 186 Ohio Valley Conference FIU 1-0 181 Conference USA Florida Atlantic 2-0 181 Conference USA North Texas 1-0 179 Conference USA Nevada 1-0 178 Mountain West Conference UC Santa Barbara 1-0 171 Big West Conference Boston University 2-0 170 Patriot League Youngstown State 1-0 168 Summit League East Tennessee State 2-0 159 Southern Conference Charlotte 1-0 156 Conference USA Middle Tennessee 1-0 153 Conference USA Holy Cross 2-0 140 Patriot League UTEP 0-0 139 Conference USA Texas State 1-0 131 Sun Belt Conference Cal State Northridge 1-0 127 Big West Conference Presbyterian 2-0 127 Big South Conference Northern Kentucky 1-0 118 Sun Belt Conference Air Force 1-0 113 Mountain West Conference Hartford 2-0 109 America East Conference New Hampshire 2-0 107 America East Conference Bucknell 1-0 105 Patriot League Montana 1-0 98 Big Sky Conference Arkansas Pine Bluff 1-0 89 Southwestern Athletic Conference Norfolk State 1-0 88 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Northwestern State 1-0 83 Southland Conference USC Upstate 1-0 81 Atlantic Sun Conference Incarnate Word 1-0 80 Southland Conference Utah Valley 1-0 80 Western Athletic Conference Sam Houston State 0-0 73 Southland Conference LIU Brooklyn 2-0 69 Northeast Conference Morgan State 2-0 68 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southeastern Louisiana 0-0 64 Southland Conference Northern Colorado 0-0 59 Big Sky Conference Southern 0-0 55 Southwestern Athletic Conference Navy 1-0 47 Patriot League Northern Arizona 0-0 47 Big Sky Conference Portland State 0-0 34 Big Sky Conference Davidson 2-1 15 Atlantic 10 Conference


UConn has a huge jump up 7 spots, and great to see a lot of our mid-major teams getting votes. Based on our history though, I don't expect it to continue. I'm hopeful though.
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USC is our old conference rival? Did Gonzaga replace them?
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USC is our old conference rival? Did Gonzaga replace them?

Yes, I believe USC was demoted and Gonzaga was promoted. I think this happened a few seasons ago.
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A whopping 45 games on the schedule this week, with many of them season tournament games. 3 feature games, so we'll start there.

11/25/24- Toledo Regional First Round- (3) Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) vs. (2) Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- This one was close at halftime, but Pine Bluff went on a run early in the second half to establish a double digit lead, holding Fairfield to just 36.1% shooting. Pine Bluff gets the win and advances to the Toledo Regional Championship.

Final Score: (2) Arkansas Pine Bluff- 79, (3) Fairfield- 65

11/26/24- Main Event Semifinals - (3) UConn vs. (2) Colorado -- Colorado doomed themselves in the 2nd half by making very few shots, and ended up shooting just 36.4% for the game. UConn was able to come back and get to the Finals of the Main Event Tournament.

Final Score: (3) UConn- 70, (2) Colorado- 66

11/29/24- Brooklyn Classic Consolation Game - (7) Washington State vs. (6) Tulsa -- A 22 point first half put Tulsa in a hole they weren't able to climb out of as the Cougars begin a new non-conference win streak and advance to the 5th place game.

Final Score: (7) Washington State- 60, (6) Tulsa- 48

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

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

11/27/24- NIT Season Tip-Off First Round vs. (2) Rutgers (L 68-66).
11/28/24- NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Game vs. (3) USC (L 81-75).
11/29/24- NIT Season Tip-Off 7th Place Game vs. (8) Austin Peay (W 72-57).

A couple tough losses in the NIT Season Tip-Off for the Hawks, who played well enough and probably deserved better results.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 4-1, 0-0 American.

11/25/24- Main Event First Round vs. (6) Bradley (W 69-62).
11/26/24- Main Event Semifinal vs. (2) Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
11/27/24- Main Event Championship vs. (4) Marquette (L 78-61).

Tough luck for the Huskies in the Main Event championship game, but things are looking better for them to start this season.

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

11/26/24- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (3) #16 St. Bonaventure (L 72-59).
11/29/24- Brooklyn Classic Consolation vs. (7) Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
11/30/24- Brooklyn Classic 7th Place Game vs. (8) Radford (L 71-70).

Things are looking down for the Golden Hurricane, as Coach Brown might want to start taking a look at potential job openings for next season.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 4-1, 0-0 ACC.

11/27/24- Great Alaska Shootout First Round vs. (7) Elon (W 65-49).
11/29/24- Great Alaska Shootout Semifinal vs. (3) Missouri (L 79-59).
11/30/24- Great Alaska Shootout 3rd Place Game vs. (5) Utah (W 77-74).

The Fighting Irish also seem to be playing better basketball right now, even though Missouri took them to the woodshed. Things look promising early on though.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 2-3, 0-0 Atlantic Sun.

11/28/24- Wooden Legacy First Round vs. (5) Jackson State (L 70-66).
11/29/24- Wooden Legacy Consolation vs. (1) Siena (W 65-55).
11/30/24- Wooden Legacy 5th Place Game vs. (6) LIU Brooklyn (L 68-61).

Tough week for the Ospreys, as they lose 2 out of 3 in their tourney, and now have an extensive road trip coming up.

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

12/1/24 vs. Seattle (L 75-72).

Just 1 game for the Horned Frogs this week, and this might not be that bad of a less come tourney time, as Seattle has a good RPI. It's still early though, so we'll see.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 3-1, 0-0 Big East.

11/25/24- Legends Classic Semifinal vs. (5) #24 Illinois State (W 88-65).
11/26/24- Legends Classic Championship vs. (2) Indiana (L 71-63).
12/1/24 vs. Clemson (W 61-32).

Good week for the Red Storm, no shame in losing to a solid Indiana team, but they still have improvements to make.

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

11/29/24 at UTEP (L 65-57).
12/1/24 at Valparaiso (W 85-75).

A split for the Wildcats this week on the road, as they suffered a close loss, but really needed to win that game. They've got a decent non-conference schedule that they can pile up some wins on though.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 3-2, 0-0 Conference USA.

11/25/24- Las Vegas Invitational First Round vs. (2) Creighton (W 79-74, OT).
11/28/24- Las Vegas Invitational Semifinal vs. (6) Southern Illinois (W 94-71).
11/29/24- Las Vegas Invitational Championship vs. (1) #8 Syracuse (L 93-85).
12/1/24 at #2 Villanova (L 66-56).

Big week for the Golden Panthers, as they split, but do make it to the Las Vegas Invitational Championship as a #7 seed. They also played Syracuse and Villanova tough, so there is reason to believe Coach Hawkins will have this team playing at a high level this season.

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

11/27/24- Chattanooga Regional First Round vs. (3) Youngstown State (W 71-53).
11/28/24- Chattanooga Regional Championship vs. (1) Loyola Chicago (L 76-59.
12/1/24 at SMU (L 84-76).

Tough week for the Owls who lose 2 of 3 including a blowout loss in their season tournament championship. Now it's on to business as their non-conference schedule starts out slow but gets tougher.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 0-5, 0-0 MAAC.

11/25/24- Toledo Regional First Round vs. (2) Arkansas Pine Bluff- feature game, highlighted above.
11/26/24- Toledo Regional 3rd Place Game vs. (4) UNC Greensboro (L 78-69).
12/1/24 at Fordham (L 68-60).

3 more losses for the Stags this week, as Coach Pryde is still looking for his first collegiate win.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 1-1, 0-0 Mountain West.

No games this week for Coach Sheppard and the Spartans.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 4-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/25/24- Main Event First Round vs. (7) North Texas (W 84-61).
11/26/24- Main Event Semifinal vs. (3) UConn- feature game, highlighted above.
11/27/24- Main Event 3rd Place Game vs. (8) Cal State Fullerton (W 81-65).
12/1/24 at #14 Iowa State (W 75-66).

Great week for the Buffaloes, winning 3 out of 4 with the only setback being the loss to UConn. Coach Nielsen has to happy about the results so far, but there's still a lot of work to do.

#12 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 4-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

11/27/24- Battle 4 Atlantis First Round vs. (6) DePaul (L 67-65).
11/28/24- Battle 4 Atlantis Consolation vs. (7) William & Mary (W 84-74).
11/29/24- Battle 4 Atlantis 5th Place Game vs. (8) Louisiana Tech (W 90-71).

Good recovery for the Cardinal this week, after the tough loss to DePaul they battle back for 5th, even if it was against the bottom 2 seeds. The win over William & Mary was career win #200 for Coach Sanchez.

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

11/25/24 vs. Central Arkansas (W 98-58).
12/1/24 vs. Bethune Cookman (W 80-53).

2 dominating performances against teams that have yet to win a game yet, but still, you gotta play who is scheduled. Not the toughest non-con schedule for UCLA, but it does get a little tougher, and then there's always the grind of the Pac 12.

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

11/26/24- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (2) #6 Michigan State (L 98-88).
11/29/24- Brooklyn Classic Consolation vs. (6) Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.
11/30/24- Brooklyn Classic 5th Place Game vs. (4) Eastern Michigan (W 96-72).

So the Cougars see their non-conference winning streak come to an end after going perfect in non-conference games last season, but have started a new streak, winning 2 in a row. And they did play Michigan State fairly tough. Maybe this will be the year the Cougars see a postseason berth? We can only hope.

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

11/29/24 vs. James Madison (W 73-48).

Just 1 game this week for the Crimson Tide, another win against an overmatched team, but as usual, the Tide scheduled tough, and they'll start getting tested next week.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 3-0, 0-0 SWAC.

11/25/24- Toledo Regional First Round vs. (3) Fairfield- feature game, highlighted above.
11/26/24- Toledo Regional Championship vs. (1) UTSA (W 72-71).

So far, so good for the Golden Lions, and Coach Gunn in his new gig. A big buzzer beater victory over UTSA, as Pine Bluff becomes the first FOFC coaches team to win a season tournament this season. Well done!

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 0-3, 0-0 Sun Belt.

11/27/24- Utah Tournament First Round vs. (3) Northern Arizona (L 84-82).
11/30/24- Utah Tournament 3rd Place Game vs. (1) Monmouth (L 75-66).

A couple more tough losses for the Trojans, as they are still looking for their first win of the season, and Coach Gale is looking for his first career collegiate win.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Dec. 2-8:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Villanova (37) 7-0 1750 2 Big East Conference 2. Providence (9) 4-0 1694 1 Big East Conference 3. Baylor (12) 4-0 1688 3 Big 12 Conference 4. UCLA (11) 4-0 1605 4 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Vanderbilt (3) 5-0 1520 7 Southeastern Conference 6. Syracuse 4-0 1455 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Georgetown 4-0 1374 10 Big East Conference 8. Florida State 3-0 1226 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Nebraska 4-0 1055 17 Big Ten Conference 10. Michigan State 4-1 1030 6 Big Ten Conference 11. Florida 6-0 973 13 Southeastern Conference 12. Arizona 3-1 867 18 Pacific-12 Conference 13. Marquette 4-0 764 NR Big East Conference 14. Wisconsin 3-1 755 5 Big Ten Conference 15. Virginia 4-1 712 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. SMU 6-0 644 NR American Athletic Conference 17. Missouri 5-0 612 NR Southeastern Conference 18. Richmond 5-0 461 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Evansville 5-0 428 NR Missouri Valley Conference 20. VCU 1-1 396 21 Southeastern Conference 21. Texas Tech 4-0 258 NR Big 12 Conference 22. Indiana 3-0 217 NR Big Ten Conference 23. Towson 5-0 200 NR Colonial Athletic Association 24. Middle Tennessee 4-0 197 NR Conference USA 25. UC Santa Barbara 4-0 170 NR Big West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Loyola Chicago 4-0 165 Missouri Valley Conference Duke 3-0 151 Atlantic Coast Conference Oklahoma 2-1 133 Big 12 Conference Miami 2-1 111 Atlantic Coast Conference UNLV 3-0 99 Mountain West Conference Alabama 2-0 88 Southeastern Conference Tennessee State 4-0 79 Ohio Valley Conference Wyoming 3-0 69 Mountain West Conference Stanford 4-1 66 Pacific-12 Conference USC Upstate 4-0 63 Atlantic Sun Conference Princeton 3-0 59 Ivy League Michigan 2-0 54 Big Ten Conference Brown 3-0 49 Ivy League Mississippi State 2-0 43 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Arizona 2-0 30 Big Sky Conference Boston University 3-0 28 Patriot League Northwestern State 3-0 25 Southland Conference Arkansas Pine Bluff 3-0 22 Southwestern Athletic Conference Portland State 1-0 11 Big Sky Conference New Hampshire 2-0 4 America East Conference


Tough week for our FOFC teams. UCLA stays at #4, Stanford falls out of the top 25 but is still receiving votes, and Notre Dame, Colorado, UConn, St. John's, and Washington State all lose their votes. Good to see Arkansas Pine Bluff receiving some votes though.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:53 AM   #671
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And now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Dec. 2-8:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. SMU (40) 6-0 1704 14 American Athletic Conference 2. Evansville 5-0 1615 6 Missouri Valley Conference 3. Richmond (10) 5-0 1596 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Middle Tennessee (1) 4-0 1497 NR Conference USA 5. Loyola Chicago (2) 4-0 1425 10 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Towson (8) 5-0 1393 13 Colonial Athletic Association 7. UC Santa Barbara (11) 4-0 1365 NR Big West Conference 8. Tennessee State 4-0 1247 8 Ohio Valley Conference 9. UNLV 3-0 1222 7 Mountain West Conference 10. USC Upstate 4-0 1155 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 11. Brown 3-0 1011 20 Ivy League 12. Mississippi State 2-0 970 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Wyoming 3-0 948 19 Mountain West Conference 14. Princeton 3-0 929 NR Ivy League 15. Boston University 3-0 892 NR Patriot League 16. Northwestern State 3-0 734 NR Southland Conference 17. Arkansas Pine Bluff 3-0 704 NR Southwestern Athletic Conference 18. Northern Arizona 2-0 632 NR Big Sky Conference 19. New Hampshire 2-0 545 NR America East Conference 20. Portland State 1-0 436 NR Big Sky Conference 21. Indiana State 4-1 352 NR Missouri Valley Conference 22. Davidson 3-1 295 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Memphis 3-1 274 2 American Athletic Conference 24. Connecticut 4-1 96 5 American Athletic Conference 25. Ohio 4-1 79 NR Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: Fresno State 3-1 58 Mountain West Conference Wichita State 3-1 39 Missouri Valley Conference George Washington 3-1 28 Atlantic 10 Conference Long Beach State 3-1 28 Big West Conference UAB 2-1 24 Atlantic 10 Conference Charlotte 3-1 18 Conference USA Pepperdine 2-1 15 West Coast Conference Drake 4-1 14 Missouri Valley Conference Sacramento State 4-1 14 Big Sky Conference Saint Joseph's 2-1 9 Atlantic 10 Conference Air Force 3-1 7 Mountain West Conference Northern Illinois 3-1 6 Mid-American Conference Seattle 3-1 5 Western Athletic Conference Western Michigan 1-1 5 Mid-American Conference Georgia Southern 2-1 3 Sun Belt Conference George Mason 2-1 2 Conference USA Lamar 4-1 2 Southland Conference Montana 2-1 2 Big Sky Conference Old Dominion 2-1 2 Conference USA East Tennessee State 3-1 1 Southern Conference Louisiana Lafayette 1-1 1 Sun Belt Conference Mercer 1-1 1 Southern Conference


Rice, FIU, and Hartford all lose their votes, while UConn falls a whopping 19 spots, and Arkansas Pine Bluff jumps into the mid-major top 25. So far, a lot of our teams are still successful early.
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Short week, with 26 games on the schedule, and no feature games, so we'll jump right into things:

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

12/2/24 vs. Maryland (L 64-49).
12/4/24 at Yale (W 76-61).

A couple 15 point decisions this week for the Hawks, as they split those decisions.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 4-2, 0-0 American.

12/24/24 at #6 Syracuse (L 89-52).

Just 1 game for the Huskies this week against an old Big East foe, and they were pretty much destroyed. This proves that Coach Childress has a long ways to go to get UConn back to greatness.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 2-4, 0-0 American.

12/3/24 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (W 71-47).
12/7/24 at Kansas State (W 72-68).

The Golden Hurricane get their first win of the season, then follow that up with a road win against a really, really bad Kansas State team. Still, coach Brown will say wins are wins at this point.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 5-1, 0-0 ACC.

12/4/24 vs. Kent State (W 74-55).

1 game for the Fighting Irish this week, an easy victory as Coach Mighty edges closer to career win #200.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 2-3, 0-0 Atlantic Sun.

No games this week for coach Abel and the Ospreys.

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

12/3/24 at Charleston Southern (W 92-88).

1 game this week for the Horned Frogs, a much tougher win than expected. The schedule really gets tougher the rest of the month.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 4-2, 0-0 Big East.

12/3/24 vs. Fresno State (W 87-63).
12/6/24 at Boston University (L 95-71).

Ouch! Painful loss for the Red Storm. Boston U is currently undefeated with an RPI of 2, but still, these are the kind of losses coach Hoo will not be able to tolerate, as they got hammered. At least they won their first game of the week against Fresno State.

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

12/7/24 vs. Southern Illinois (L 98-95, OT).

Tough loss for the Wildcats in their only game of the week, as they battled back from a 13 point halftime deficit to force OT, but ran out of gas.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 4-2, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/5/24 vs. Savannah State (W 81-55).

Just the 1 game for the Golden Panthers this week, but they needed a feel good win after a couple tough losses to top 10 teams.

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

12/4/24 at UL Monroe (W 85-84).

A road buzzer beater win for the Owls in their only game of the week, and they look to keep it going next week.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 0-6, 0-1 MAAC.

12/8/24 at Manhattan (L 66-56).

1 game for the Stags this week, and they are still looking for their first win of the season, and Coach Pryde is still looking for his first career win. Not sure why the MAAC starts their conference season so early, think I had this same question when we had another FOFC coached MAAC team in this dynasty. Weird.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 1-3, 0-0 Mountain West.

12/5/24 vs. St. Mary's (L 96-72).
12/8/24 at Santa Clara (L 91-59).

A couple blowout losses for the Spartans this week, as they were completely dominated by a couple other West coast teams.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 5-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/5/24 vs. Northern Arizona (W 83-77, OT).

A win for the Buffaloes in their only game of the week, but improvements need to be made, as they go on the road to face a top 10 opponent next week.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 6-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/4/24 at UNLV (W 80-68).
12/6/24 vs. Kansas (W 78-69).

2 more wins for the Cardinal, who keep on rolling after a tough loss to DePaul to open their season tournament. A lot of creampuffs on the schedule, so Coach Sanchez can keep adding to that win total.

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

12/6/24 vs. Maryland (W 84-53).

Just 1 game this week for the Bruins, but they absolutely dismantle a decent Maryland team. They've got a couple more easy games coming before their season tournament.

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

No games this week for Coach St. John and the Cougars.

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

12/3/24 vs. Kansas (W 81-72).
12/5/24 vs. Charleston Southern (W 61-52).

2 more wins for the Crimson Tide, but the tough part of their non-conference schedule begins next week.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 5-1, 0-0 SWAC.

12/2/24 vs. UL Lafayette (W 56-53).
12/4/24 vs. #17 Missouri (W 68-57).
12/7/24 vs. St. Mary's (L 79-46).

Huge win for the Golden Lions over a ranked Missouri team, but they might have celebrated a little too hard as they were crushed by St. Mary's. We'll find out a lot more about this team as they get set for a 5 game road trip in which 4 of the 5 teams are either ranked or receiving votes. Give the brass at Pine Bluff credit for scheduling tough in non-con though.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 1-4, 0-0 Sun Belt.

12/2/24 at Mississippi State (L 64-61).
12/6/24 vs. South Florida (W 48-46).

After some near misses, the Trojans finally get their first win of the season against South Florida. This is also Coach Gale's first career win and they'll look to keep it going next week.

Here's a look at the national top 25 heading into the week of Dec. 9-15:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Providence (32) 6-0 1746 2 Big East Conference 2. Baylor (13) 6-0 1689 3 Big 12 Conference 3. Vanderbilt (18) 8-0 1685 5 Southeastern Conference 4. Villanova 8-0 1595 1 Big East Conference 5. UCLA (9) 5-0 1560 4 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Syracuse 6-0 1443 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Florida State 4-0 1225 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Michigan State 6-1 1207 10 Big Ten Conference 9. Arizona 5-1 1176 12 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Florida 9-0 1132 11 Southeastern Conference 11. Nebraska 5-0 1106 9 Big Ten Conference 12. Wisconsin 5-1 1037 14 Big Ten Conference 13. Virginia 5-1 897 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. SMU 7-0 756 16 American Athletic Conference 15. Richmond 7-0 739 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. VCU 3-1 710 20 Southeastern Conference 17. Georgetown 4-1 641 7 Big East Conference 18. Loyola Chicago 6-0 573 NR Missouri Valley Conference 19. Alabama 4-0 505 NR Southeastern Conference 20. UC Santa Barbara 5-0 401 25 Big West Conference 21. Stanford 6-1 378 NR Pacific-12 Conference 22. Tennessee State 5-0 309 NR Ohio Valley Conference 23. USC Upstate 5-0 226 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 24. Wyoming 4-0 175 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Miami 2-1 174 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Boston University 4-0 121 Patriot League Mississippi State 3-0 68 Atlantic 10 Conference New Hampshire 4-0 51 America East Conference Tennessee 4-1 24 Southeastern Conference Air Force 6-1 10 Mountain West Conference Marquette 5-1 9 Big East Conference Memphis 5-1 9 American Athletic Conference Evansville 6-1 8 Missouri Valley Conference Minnesota 2-1 7 Big Ten Conference Ohio State 4-1 4 Big Ten Conference Pepperdine 5-1 2 West Coast Conference Illinois 4-1 1 Big Ten Conference Sacramento State 6-1 1 Big Sky Conference


UCLA drops a spot, but is still receiving FPV. Alabama and Stanford jump back into the national top 25. The only other team that was receiving votes was Arkansas Pine Bluff. Unfortunately they lost their votes, even though they won 2 of 3 this week.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Dec. 9-15:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. SMU (44) 7-0 1749 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Richmond (12) 7-0 1697 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Loyola Chicago (2) 6-0 1614 5 Missouri Valley Conference 4. Tennessee State 5-0 1544 8 Ohio Valley Conference 5. UC Santa Barbara (10) 5-0 1490 7 Big West Conference 6. USC Upstate 5-0 1457 10 Atlantic Sun Conference 7. Boston University (4) 4-0 1375 15 Patriot League 8. Wyoming 4-0 1315 13 Mountain West Conference 9. Mississippi State 3-0 1231 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. New Hampshire 4-0 1155 19 America East Conference 11. Memphis 5-1 1077 23 American Athletic Conference 12. Evansville 6-1 946 2 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Air Force 6-1 856 NR Mountain West Conference 14. Pepperdine 5-1 813 NR West Coast Conference 15. Ohio 5-1 749 25 Mid-American Conference 16. UNLV 5-1 624 9 Mountain West Conference 17. Sacramento State 6-1 604 NR Big Sky Conference 18. Saint Joseph's 4-1 529 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Long Beach State 4-1 465 NR Big West Conference 20. Arkansas Pine Bluff 5-1 428 17 Southwestern Athletic Conference 21. UAB 3-1 415 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Princeton 4-1 232 14 Ivy League 23. Presbyterian 5-1 210 NR Big South Conference 24. Saint Mary's 2-1 149 NR West Coast Conference 25. Brown 3-1 126 11 Ivy League Others Receiving Votes: Old Dominion 3-1 123 Conference USA Mercer 3-1 88 Southern Conference Temple 2-1 77 American Athletic Conference Northern Arizona 3-1 74 Big Sky Conference LIU Brooklyn 4-1 64 Northeast Conference Incarnate Word 2-1 56 Southland Conference Northern Colorado 3-1 49 Big Sky Conference Indiana State 6-2 18 Missouri Valley Conference Illinois State 4-2 1 Missouri Valley Conference


Arkansas Pine Bluff drops 3 spots in the mid-major poll, even after a 2-1 week, and UConn, with their terrible loss, loses all their votes.
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37 games on the schedule this week, and 2 feature games, both involving TCU. Let's start with that.

12/13/24- TCU (Bee Mighty) @ Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- Another tight game where the stats were pretty even, but Fairfield was able to get a few more chances thanks to a 7 point rebounding edge. Those chances were enough to give the Stags their first victory of the season.

Final Score: Fairfield- 86, TCU- 79

12/15/24- TCU (Bee Mighty) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Hot shooting in this one by both teams, but turnovers did TCU in. Aside from that, things were pretty even, but the points off turnovers were enough for Colorado to get a home victory.

Final Score: Colorado- 95, TCU- 85

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 5-4, 0-0 America East.

12/9/24 at Hofstra (W 63-50).
12/14/24 vs. UMass (L 87-53).

A split for the Hawks this week, as they have a bad taste in their mouth after a 34 point loss to UMass.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 4-5, 0-0 American.

12/9/24 at #4 Villanova (L 94-64).
12/12/24 vs. Northeastern (L 56-46).
12/15/24 at #1 Providence (L 73-63).

The Huskies lose 3 more games this week, and have now lost 5 in a row. In their defense, the competition lately has been staggering. However, losses to teams like Northeastern just can't happen.

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

12/10/24 vs. South Dakota (L 74-64).
12/15/24 at Utah (W 75-62).

A split for the Golden Hurricane, who have won 3 of their last 4, but that loss to South Dakota is damaging. They start conference play next week.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 5-2, 0-0 ACC.

12/11/24 vs. Indiana State (L 82-76).

Just 1 game this week for the Fighting Irish, who lose to a very good MVC team that could make some noise in March. A good test for ACC play, and they have a couple more next week.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 3-4, 0-0 Atlantic Sun.

12/10/24 at The Citadel (L 93-83).
12/14/24 at South Florida (W 66-64).

A road split for the Ospreys this week, as they get a nice win at South Florida. They continue their road stretch next week.

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

12/13/24 at Fairfield- feature game, highlighted above.
12/15/24 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough week for the Horned Frogs, who lose 2 road games to other FOFC coached teams. They'll want to rectify that situation and get back over .500 next week.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 4-3, 0-0 Big East.

12/9/24 vs. Kansas (L 80-71).

1 game for the Red Storm who have a 2 game losing streak now with the loss to Kansas. They are starting to struggle a bit.

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

12/12/24 vs. Akron (L 59-56).
12/14/24 at IUPUI (W 86-72).

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

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 4-3, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/9/24 at BYU (L 86-64).

1 game for the Golden Panthers this week, a bad loss at BYU. The schedule remains tough as they have 1 more home game before 4 straight road games.

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

12/9/24 vs. Northwestern State (L 68-52).
12/12/24 vs. Sam Houston State (W 55-47).

A split for the Owls, and that loss to Northwestern State could prove to be a good loss come March, as they are a pretty good team.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 2-7, 1-1 MAAC.

12/11/24 at William & Mary (L 64-45).
12/13/24 vs. TCU- feature game, highlighted above.
12/15/24 at Marist (W 88-57).

Great week for the Stags, as Coach Pryde has his first 2 career wins. Hopefully they can turn a corner and that this wasn't just a lucky week.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 3-4, 0-0 Mountain West.

12/11/24 at UC Irvine (W 111-109).
12/13/24 at Illinois State (W 74-68).
12/15/24 at Cal State Fullerton (L 76-67).

A wild week for the Spartans, who finish 2-1 and had an absolute shootout with UC Irvine. Amazing that the game didn't go OT. By the time they got to Fullerton, they had ran out of gas. Still a promising week.

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

12/13/24 at #6 Syracuse (L 108-76).
12/15/24 vs. TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Buffaloes, who are going to have to do better than that against the top teams. A 32 point loss won't cut it in Pac 12 play.

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

12/9/24 at Northern Arizona (W 76-55).
12/15/24 vs. James Madison (W 103-64).

2 more easy wins for the Cardinal in non-conference play. A couple more creampuffs on the schedule before conference play gets going.

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

12/12/24 vs. Kent State (W 82-66).
12/15/24 vs. Jackson State (W 76-52).

2 easy wins against bad competition for the Bruins, as they have their season tournament coming up soon.

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

12/9/24 vs. Montana State (W 87-54).
12/11/24 at Hawaii (L 73-65).
12/15/24 vs. Chattanooga (W 74-59).

2 out of 3 this week for the Cougars, as they lose their annual showdown with Hawaii, but this time no B.B. Gunn on the sidelines. A couple tough road games next week against decent mid-major competition.

#19 Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 5-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/9/24 at #12 Wisconsin (L 71-62).
12/12/24 at Iowa State (W 63-55).
12/14/24 at #13 Virginia (L 55-53).

Tough week for the Crimson Tide as they faced a tough stretch. They battled against a pair of top 15 teams but came up short. They'll start their season tournament next week.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 5-2, 0-0 SWAC.

12/9/24 at Iowa (L 94-77).

Just 1 game this week for the Golden Lions, a loss to Iowa. It doesn't get any easier, as their next 3 opponents are all ranked with a combined record of 24-1, and all 3 games are on the road.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 2-5, 0-0 Sun Belt.

12/9/24 at UNC Wilmington (W 65-63).
12/11/24 vs. St. Bonaventure (L 91-72).

A split for the Trojans, another team that won on the road and lost at home this week. They kick off conference play next week.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Dec. 16-22:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (20) 8-0 1720 2 Big 12 Conference 2. Providence (21) 8-0 1719 1 Big East Conference 3. Villanova (14) 10-0 1687 4 Big East Conference 4. Vanderbilt (8) 9-0 1575 3 Southeastern Conference 5. UCLA (9) 7-0 1557 5 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Syracuse 8-0 1462 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Wisconsin 7-1 1292 12 Big Ten Conference 8. Arizona 6-1 1227 9 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Nebraska 7-0 1217 11 Big Ten Conference 10. Michigan State 7-1 1156 8 Big Ten Conference 11. Florida 10-0 1054 10 Southeastern Conference 12. Georgetown 7-1 1029 17 Big East Conference 13. VCU 5-1 950 16 Southeastern Conference 14. Virginia 7-1 917 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Stanford 8-1 781 21 Pacific-12 Conference 16. Tennessee State 7-0 627 22 Ohio Valley Conference 17. UC Santa Barbara 6-0 602 20 Big West Conference 18. Florida State 5-1 595 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Miami 4-1 542 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. New Hampshire 6-0 451 NR America East Conference 21. Memphis 7-1 384 NR American Athletic Conference 22. Air Force 8-1 227 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Loyola Chicago 7-1 157 18 Missouri Valley Conference 24. Pepperdine 7-1 154 NR West Coast Conference 25. SMU 7-1 82 14 American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Richmond 7-1 50 Atlantic 10 Conference Marquette 7-1 35 Big East Conference Sacramento State 7-1 33 Big Sky Conference UAB 6-1 31 Atlantic 10 Conference Princeton 6-1 26 Ivy League UNLV 6-1 20 Mountain West Conference USC Upstate 7-1 13 Atlantic Sun Conference Texas Tech 6-1 10 Big 12 Conference Oklahoma 4-2 5 Big 12 Conference South Carolina 5-1 4 Southeastern Conference Temple 4-1 4 American Athletic Conference Brown 5-1 2 Ivy League Mercer 5-1 2 Southern Conference Presbyterian 7-1 1 Big South Conference


UCLA stays exactly where they were, 5th with 9 FPV. Stanford moves up 6 spots after their wins. No surprise to see Alabama lose their votes after a 1-2 week. Look at how close it is at the top of the poll though, only 1 point separating #1 and #2.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Dec. 16-22:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (40) 7-0 1751 4 Ohio Valley Conference 2. UC Santa Barbara (15) 6-0 1685 5 Big West Conference 3. New Hampshire (9) 6-0 1636 10 America East Conference 4. Memphis (6) 7-1 1606 11 American Athletic Conference 5. SMU (1) 7-1 1411 1 American Athletic Conference 6. Air Force 8-1 1389 13 Mountain West Conference 7. Pepperdine 7-1 1347 14 West Coast Conference 8. Loyola Chicago (1) 7-1 1260 3 Missouri Valley Conference 9. UAB 6-1 1254 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Richmond 7-1 1161 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. UNLV 6-1 1053 16 Mountain West Conference 12. USC Upstate 7-1 974 6 Atlantic Sun Conference 13. Sacramento State 7-1 959 17 Big Sky Conference 14. Princeton 6-1 923 22 Ivy League 15. Presbyterian 7-1 768 23 Big South Conference 16. Temple 4-1 687 NR American Athletic Conference 17. Brown 5-1 678 25 Ivy League 18. Mercer 5-1 660 NR Southern Conference 19. Indiana State 7-2 536 NR Missouri Valley Conference 20. Northern Colorado 4-1 497 NR Big Sky Conference 21. Massachusetts 6-2 226 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Evansville 6-2 158 12 Missouri Valley Conference 23. Davidson 5-2 153 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Middle Tennessee 6-2 112 NR Conference USA 25. Ohio 6-2 94 15 Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: George Washington 6-2 79 Atlantic 10 Conference Wichita State 5-2 72 Missouri Valley Conference Long Beach State 5-2 62 Big West Conference UC Riverside 6-2 47 Big West Conference Central Michigan 6-2 40 Mid-American Conference Hawaii 4-2 23 Big West Conference Northwestern State 5-2 23 Southland Conference Western Michigan 5-2 17 Mid-American Conference Arkansas Pine Bluff 5-2 15 Southwestern Athletic Conference Harvard 4-2 13 Ivy League Manhattan 5-2 11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Utah Valley 4-2 7 Western Athletic Conference Wyoming 5-2 4 Mountain West Conference Oakland 4-2 3 Mid-American Conference Drake 6-2 2 Missouri Valley Conference Florida Atlantic 5-2 2 Conference USA Old Dominion 4-2 1 Conference USA Quinnipiac 5-2 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


So Pine Bluff falls out of the mid-major top 25 but does receive some votes still.
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24 games on the docket this week, with 2 of those being a feature game. We'll start there.

12/18/24- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ TCU (Bee Mighty) -- Free throws were the difference in this one. Rice got to the line, but shot just 20% from there. Oh boy! TCU made their free throws, Rice didn't. Aside from that, the stats were pretty darned even.

Final Score: TCU- 81, Rice- 68

12/20/24- UConn (Randolph Childress) @ St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- This one was over before it started, as UConn shot just 29.3% from the field, while St. John's shot 50%. Despite turning the ball over twice as many times, the Johnnies roll to victory.

Final Score: St. John's- 76, UConn- 53

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 7-5, 0-0 America East.

12/17/24 at Northeastern (W 78-68).
12/19/24 at St. Mary's (W 71-64).
12/21/24 at Brown (L 73-65).

2 out of 3 for the Hawks this week, all on the road. Brown is a pretty decent team, so all in all a successful week.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 4-6, 0-0 American.

12/20/24 at St. John's- feature game, highlighted above.

Just 1 game this week for the Huskies, who continue to slide. They've lost 6 in a row, but almost all 6 of those wins have been against really good competition. Still, Coach Childress needs to find a way for his team to win some of those games.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 4-5, 0-0 American.

12/17/24 at Valparaiso (W 66-56).

2 in a row for the Golden Hurricane, and 4 of the last 5. Coach Brown would like to tell you that his guys are turning the corner, but he just can't. Not yet.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 6-2, 0-0 ACC.

12/18/24 vs. Illinois State (W 89-68).

1 game for the Fighting Irish this week, but they get back to their winning ways against a middle of the pack MVC team. Still a few more potential tests before conference play starts.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 6-4, 0-0 Atlantic Sun.

12/16/24 at Appalachian State (W 75-71).
12/18/24 at UCF (W 60-58).
12/22/24 at College of Charleston (W 76-67).

What a week for the Ospreys who are now 2 games over .500. A great road trip, as Coach Abel has his team playing excellent basketball right now.

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

12/18/24 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.

Just the 1 game this week for the Horned Frogs, and Coach Mighty can thank his opponents for being lousy free throw shooters. That might be the only reason they won. Things get brutal from here on out, as their season tournament is next week followed by conference play.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 5-3, 0-0 Big East.

12/20/24 vs. UConn- feature game, highlighted above.

No trouble for the Red Storm in their only game of the week. When you shoot 50%, you're likely to win most games. The next month won't be fun for Coach Hoo and the boys though, as they are about to embark on almost a month long road trip in which they'll play 6 games on the road before returning home in mid-January.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 4-6, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/16/24 at Tennessee Tech (L 106-103, OT).
12/19/24 vs. Indiana State (L 106-60).

A week to forget for the Wildcats, who were nothing if not consistent, giving up 106 points each game. That loss to Tennessee Tech will sting for a while.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 5-3, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/16/24 vs. Stetson (W 80-68).

1 game for the Golden Panthers this week, as they get back to their winning ways, but they also have a lengthy road trip coming up. 4 games to be exact.

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

12/16/24 vs. Nicholls State (L 73-67).
12/18/24 at TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

Tough week for the Owls who drop to .500. They weren't helped by an inept FT shooting display against TCU. They better figure it out soon as they still have 3 more games on the road.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 4-7, 3-1 MAAC.

12/20/24 vs. Siena (W 72-64).
12/22/24 vs. Niagara (W 76-72).

4 in a row for the Stags who are clicking at the right time. Still a lot of work to do, but the MAAC seems to be pretty wide open.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 3-4, 0-0 Mountain West.

No games this week for Coach Sheppard and the Spartans, who get some much needed time off after a marathon week last week.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 6-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/20/24 at Iowa (L 99-84).

Tough setback for the Buffaloes in their only game of the week, as they are starting to show the inconsistency that has Coach Nielsen's job on the line. They better right the ship quick, because the Pac 12 awaits, but first, 3 more tough non-conference games.

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

No games this week for Coach Sanchez and the Cardinal, who can prepare for a couple more putz opponents next week.

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

12/21/24 at St. Mary's (W 95-56).

1 game this week for the Bruins who absolutely crush St. Mary's on the road. Next week, their season tournament awaits.

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

12/18/24 at Manhattan (L 76-68).
12/22/24 at Seattle (W 105-74).

A road split for the Cougars, who can't be losing to teams like Manhattan. Even though Manhattan is good, those are the kind of RPI building wins Coach St. John needs.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 7-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/18/24- Las Vegas Classic First Round vs. (16) Idaho (W 69-48).
12/20/24- Las Vegas Classic Quarterfinals vs. (8) Northern Illinois (W 78-70).

2 wins in the Las Vegas Classic, and they should catch a break next week in the semifinals as they'll play the 12th seed. They win that, and it's on to the ship!

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 5-3, 0-0 SWAC.

12/16/24 at #4 Vanderbilt (L 68-66).

1 game this week for the Golden Lions, as the murderers row of games continues. They gave Vandy all they wanted and them some in this one though, even leading by 3 at halftime. Do not sleep on this Coach Gunn team. We'll see what happens next week.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 2-6, 0-1 Sun Belt.

12/21/24 vs. Arkansas Little Rock (L 75-55).

Maybe 10 days off was too long for the Trojans, as they didn't show up in their only game of the week, also the Sun Belt opener. Like the MAAC, this Sun Belt Conference looks to be pretty wide open, but Coach Gale has to get his team into a higher gear.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Dec. 23-29:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (53) 11-0 1772 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Villanova (7) 12-0 1697 3 Big East Conference 3. Providence (3) 10-0 1671 2 Big East Conference 4. Vanderbilt (9) 11-0 1619 4 Southeastern Conference 5. Syracuse 9-0 1502 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. UCLA 8-0 1459 5 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Michigan State 9-1 1340 10 Big Ten Conference 8. Arizona 8-1 1273 8 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Nebraska 8-0 1177 9 Big Ten Conference 10. Virginia 9-1 1148 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. VCU 6-1 1129 13 Southeastern Conference 12. Georgetown 7-1 1026 12 Big East Conference 13. Stanford 8-1 849 15 Pacific-12 Conference 14. Tennessee State 9-0 811 16 Ohio Valley Conference 15. Florida State 6-1 769 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Wisconsin 8-2 753 7 Big Ten Conference 17. Florida 10-1 608 11 Southeastern Conference 18. Miami 6-1 607 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Memphis 8-1 566 21 American Athletic Conference 20. Marquette 8-1 447 NR Big East Conference 21. Loyola Chicago 8-1 349 23 Missouri Valley Conference 22. Princeton 9-1 285 NR Ivy League 23. South Carolina 8-1 225 NR Southeastern Conference 24. Sacramento State 8-1 170 NR Big Sky Conference 25. New Hampshire 7-1 57 20 America East Conference Others Receiving Votes: Mercer 7-1 52 Southern Conference Northern Colorado 5-1 15 Big Sky Conference Temple 5-1 13 American Athletic Conference Ohio State 8-2 9 Big Ten Conference Alabama 7-2 1 Southeastern Conference Central Michigan 8-2 1 Mid-American Conference


UCLA moves down a notch, even after a dominating win, while Stanford moves up 2 spots without even playing this week. Interesting. Meanwhile, Alabama is back in the mix, as they got a single vote.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Dec. 23-29:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (67) 9-0 1795 1 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Memphis (4) 8-1 1719 4 American Athletic Conference 3. Princeton 9-1 1614 14 Ivy League 4. Loyola Chicago (1) 8-1 1587 8 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Sacramento State 8-1 1465 13 Big Sky Conference 6. New Hampshire 7-1 1459 3 America East Conference 7. Mercer 7-1 1351 18 Southern Conference 8. Temple 5-1 1282 16 American Athletic Conference 9. Massachusetts 8-2 1142 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Northern Colorado 5-1 1121 20 Big Sky Conference 11. SMU 8-2 1029 5 American Athletic Conference 12. Evansville 8-2 931 22 Missouri Valley Conference 13. George Washington 7-2 905 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Central Michigan 8-2 844 NR Mid-American Conference 15. Pepperdine 7-2 684 7 West Coast Conference 16. Hawaii 7-2 680 NR Big West Conference 17. USC Upstate 8-2 653 12 Atlantic Sun Conference 18. UAB 6-2 616 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Richmond 7-2 585 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Harvard 6-2 457 NR Ivy League 21. Brown 6-2 316 17 Ivy League 22. Drake 7-2 300 NR Missouri Valley Conference 23. Presbyterian 8-2 233 15 Big South Conference 24. Utah Valley 6-2 229 NR Western Athletic Conference 25. UC Santa Barbara 6-2 165 2 Big West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Old Dominion 5-2 105 Conference USA Indiana State 8-3 70 Missouri Valley Conference Florida Atlantic 6-2 63 Conference USA


A blank for the FOFC coached mid-major teams, and we're back to this. I would have given Pine Bluff a vote though, if nothing else, for how well they played at Vandy. Unfortunately, my vote doesn't count.

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A lot of games on the schedule this week, 38 to be exact. None of them feature games, so let's get to the weekly recap:

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

12/27/24 vs. Rhode Island (W 92-89, OT).
12/29/24 vs. UMass Lowell (W 93-72).

A pair of home wins this week for the Hawks. Although Rhode Island isn't anywhere near as good in this game as they are in real life, still a nice win.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 5-7, 1-0 American.

12/23/24 at St. Bonaventure (L 88-80).
12/25/24 vs. Tulane (W 73-63).

A split for the Huskies, who break a 7 game losing streak by winning their conference opener.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 4-7, 0-1 American.

12/25/24 vs. Houston (L 62-55).
12/27/24 at Missouri (L 73-38).

2 more losses for the Golden Hurricane, including losing their conference opener, as the road to termination continues to heat up for Coach Brown.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 6-5, 0-0 ACC.

12/24/24 at Western Michigan (L 70-62).
12/26/24 vs. LaSalle (L 82-79).
12/28/24 at Kansas (L 80-63).

A huge egg laid this week by the Fighting Irish, who lose all 3 games to teams that they quite frankly shouldn't have lost to. Not a good sign going into ACC play. Coach Mighty might have been right, he might struggle to get career win #200 this season, as he remains 2 short.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 6-5, 0-0 Atlantic Sun.

12/25/24 vs. Arizona State (L 76-62).

Just 1 game for the Ospreys this week, as it was a loss to a decent Arizona State team. Still more tests coming up next week.

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

12/23/24- Diamond Head Classic First Round vs. (3) #15 Florida State (L 82-74).
12/24/24- Diamond Head Classic Consolation vs. (7) Michigan (L 99-89).
12/26/24- Diamond Head Classic 7th Place Game vs. (8) UTEP (W 95-86).

The Horned Frogs manage to salvage 7th place in their season tournament, but that Florida State game may loom large as they led at halftime.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 7-3, 0-0 Big East.

12/25/24 at UMass (W 91-62).
12/28/24 at LaSalle (W 76-60).

2 dominating road wins for the Red Storm as they get ready to tackle the grind that is Big East play, and they'll stay on the road for 4 more games.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 5-6, 0-0 Big Ten.

12/25/24 vs. Green Bay (W 95-71).

Just 1 game this week for the Wildcats, a christmas gift as they handle Green Bay. 1 more tune-up next week before conference play starts.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 5-5, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/24/24 at Iowa (L 80-59).
12/26/24 at #18 Miami (L 83-81, OT).

Tough week for the Golden Panthers who lose 2 road games, but at least they competed against Miami. Still 2 more tough road non-conference games before C-USA play gets going.

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

12/27/24 at Texas (L 80-60).

Another lowout loss for the Owls this week, who have lost 3 in a row and 4 of 5. They get next week off, and you can bet Coach Shocker will be working them hard as conference play begins after that.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 5-8, 4-2 MAAC.

12/27/24 vs. Monmouth (W 70-55).
12/29/24 at Monmouth (L 85-53).

A split for the Stags this week, as they did it against the same team in MAAC play. A total difference between the 2 games, as they forgot to show up on the road.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 5-5, 1-0 Mountain West.

12/23/24 vs. Portland State (W 84-80).
12/25/24 vs. Utah State (W 91-83).
12/28/24 at Seattle (L 91-81).

2 out of 3 for the Spartans this week, as they get their conference opener. Losing at Seattle killed the momentum a bit, as they have 2 tough Mountain West games next week.

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

12/23/24 vs. BYU (L 85-78).
12/25/24 vs. Oklahoma (L 86-77).

3 losses in a row for the Buffaloes, who have 1 more non-conference game before Pac 12 play starts. The game against Yale next week is a must win.

#13 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 9-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/27/24 at UC Davis (W 91-75).

The Cardinal come back from a holiday break with a road win in their only game of the week. 2 more non-conference games next week, then Pac 12 play heats up.

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

12/23/24- Diamond Head Classic First Round vs. (7) Michigan (W 66-52).
12/24/24- Diamond Head Classic Semifinal vs. (3) #15 Florida State (L 81-69).
12/26/24- Diamond Head Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (5) Akron (L 64-57).

2 out of the in the loss column for the Bruins this week, as they lose their first 2 games of the season at the Diamond Head Classic. The loss to Florida State can be forgiven: the loss to Akron, not so much.

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

12/25/24 vs. Idaho State (W 82-68).

Just 1 game for the Cougars this week, as they win easily. 2 more non-conference games next week that should be wins, then they start Pac 12 play with about the tough 3 game schedule you could have: UCLA, Arizona, and Stanford. Zoikes!

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 8-3, 0-0 SEC.

12/23/24- Las Vegas Classic Semifinal vs. (12) Lehigh (W 77-43).
12/24/24- Las Vegas Classic Championship vs. (15) Western Carolina (L 80-66).

A split for the Crimson Tide this week who lose the Las Vegas Classic Title game to a cinderella team. They have a huge top 10 non-conference test next week before SEC play begins.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 5-6, 0-0 SWAC.

12/23/24 at #5 Syracuse (L 74-35).
12/25/24 at #19 Memphis (L 55-44).
12/28/24 at Louisville (L 78-70).

Gotta give Coach Gunn and the Golden Lions credit for finishing non-conference play with a brutal, and I do mean brutal road schedule. They lost them all, and really weren't too competitve this week. Thankfully, SWAC play starts next week, and things should be a lot different.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 2-8, 0-3 Sun Belt.

12/26/24 at Appalachian State (L 83-75).
12/28/24 vs. UL Lafayette (L 87-78).

Better efforts this week for the Trojans, but still nothing to show for it other than 2 more L's. They better right the ship in a hurry, or Coach Gale might not be here long.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Dec. 30, 2024-Jan. 5, 2025:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (57) 12-0 1780 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Providence (9) 12-0 1731 3 Big East Conference 3. Villanova 12-0 1650 2 Big East Conference 4. Syracuse 12-0 1576 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Vanderbilt (6) 11-0 1543 4 Southeastern Conference 6. Michigan State 10-1 1432 7 Big Ten Conference 7. Virginia 10-1 1325 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Florida State 9-1 1206 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Wisconsin 10-2 1198 16 Big Ten Conference 10. UCLA 9-2 1066 6 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Miami 9-1 1036 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Stanford 9-1 990 13 Pacific-12 Conference 13. Tennessee State 11-0 960 14 Ohio Valley Conference 14. Nebraska 10-1 944 9 Big Ten Conference 15. Memphis 10-1 775 19 American Athletic Conference 16. Georgetown 9-2 750 12 Big East Conference 17. VCU 8-2 695 11 Southeastern Conference 18. Loyola Chicago 10-1 586 21 Missouri Valley Conference 19. Princeton 11-1 490 22 Ivy League 20. South Carolina 10-1 441 23 Southeastern Conference 21. Sacramento State 10-1 353 24 Big Sky Conference 22. Arizona 8-3 212 8 Pacific-12 Conference 23. Mercer 9-1 199 NR Southern Conference 24. New Hampshire 9-1 196 25 America East Conference 25. Temple 7-1 83 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Ohio State 9-2 76 Big Ten Conference Florida 10-2 49 Southeastern Conference Pepperdine 9-2 21 West Coast Conference Indiana 9-2 20 Big Ten Conference Marquette 9-2 6 Big East Conference George Washington 8-2 5 Atlantic 10 Conference Central Michigan 9-2 3 Mid-American Conference USC Upstate 10-2 3 Atlantic Sun Conference


No surprise to see UCLA move down, they drop 4 spots after losing their first 2 games of the season this week. Stanford rises a spot after another win over a putz team. Alabama loses their votes after an upset loss to a Cinderella team in the championship of their season tournament.

And now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Dec. 30, 2024-Jan. 5, 2025:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (58) 11-0 1786 1 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Memphis (11) 10-1 1726 2 American Athletic Conference 3. Princeton (1) 11-1 1614 3 Ivy League 4. Loyola Chicago (2) 10-1 1595 4 Missouri Valley Conference 5. Sacramento State 10-1 1471 5 Big Sky Conference 6. New Hampshire 9-1 1466 6 America East Conference 7. Temple 7-1 1340 8 American Athletic Conference 8. Mercer 9-1 1335 7 Southern Conference 9. George Washington 8-2 1192 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Central Michigan 9-2 1124 14 Mid-American Conference 11. Pepperdine 9-2 1118 15 West Coast Conference 12. USC Upstate 10-2 1041 17 Atlantic Sun Conference 13. Richmond 7-2 863 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Indiana State 9-3 847 NR Missouri Valley Conference 15. Old Dominion 7-2 845 NR Conference USA 16. Massachusetts 8-3 659 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Fresno State 8-3 634 NR Mountain West Conference 18. Evansville 9-3 515 12 Missouri Valley Conference 19. SMU 8-3 419 11 American Athletic Conference 20. Air Force 9-3 355 NR Mountain West Conference 21. Boise State 7-3 331 NR Mountain West Conference 22. Long Beach State 8-3 297 NR Big West Conference 23. Harvard 8-3 247 20 Ivy League 24. UC Riverside 9-3 170 NR Big West Conference 25. UAB 7-3 136 18 Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: McNeese State 7-3 58 Southland Conference Brown 7-3 55 Ivy League Hawaii 7-3 45 Big West Conference Northwestern State 7-3 38 Southland Conference Quinnipiac 8-3 37 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Wyoming 7-3 25 Mountain West Conference Florida Atlantic 7-3 12 Conference USA UC Santa Barbara 6-3 4 Big West Conference


No big surprise here, as none of our FOFC coached mid-major teams even sniff a vote. Rubbing salt in the wound of Coach Gunn after a terrible week, he has to look at his former team, Hawaii, getting votes with a 7-3 record. Ugh! I really wish this game was kinder to our mid-major teams, I really wanted us to have more success, but so be it I guess.
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See? Hawaii should have appreciated Coach Gunn a bit more. He left the cupboard stocked for his successor!

As for UAPB, three road games in five days against major teams, two of whom are ranked nationally? No problem. We only got annihilated in one of them, and thank you for the paycheck!

I can't wait for the upcoming UAPB-Hawaii matchup in the NCAAs or NIT. That will be classic.

EDIT: And when did VCU join the SEC? Who did they replace?
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EDIT: And when did VCU join the SEC? Who did they replace?

It was long, long ago, after the 2016-2017 season. Mississippi State went to the A-10, and VCU joined the SEC.
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33 games on the schedule. No feature games, but a lot of ranked opponents on the schedule this week. Let's get to it:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 10-6, 2-1 America East.

1/1/25 vs. Binghamton (L 71-59).
1/5/25 vs. Vermont (W 82-71).

A home split for the Hawks, who stay over .500 in conference play as they now head on the road for 4 games.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 6-8, 2-1 American.

1/1/25 at ECU (W 70-45).
1/4/25 at #15 Memphis (L 69-58).

A road split for the Huskies, who lose to a very good Memphis team. Still, these are the type of games UConn needs to be winning the most.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 4-9, 0-3 American.

1/1/25 vs. SMU (L 69-58).
1/4/25 at #25 Temple (L 61-45).

Warm up the bus, warm up the bus. That's the chant going around Tulsa in regard to Coach Brown as the Golden Hurricane lose 2 more this week, and have lost 4 in a row.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 6-7, 0-2 ACC.

1/1/25 vs. #11 Miami (L 82-71).
1/4/25 at #4 Syracuse (L 95-79).

2 more losses for the Fighting Irish, as Coach Mighty continues to sit 2 games short of career win #200. Fortunately, the schedule gets easier, so those 2 wins should come soon. Hopefully.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 6-8, 0-0 Atlantic Sun.

1/1/25 at Auburn (L 64-55).
1/3/25 at #13 Tennessee State (L 77-62).
1/4/25 vs. St. Louis (L 62-51).

3 more losses for the Ospreys to finish up non-conference play, and now they jump into Atlantic Sun play where they are predicted to finish pretty high. Aside from 1 other team, the conference is pretty weak.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-7, 0-2 Big 12.

12/30/24 at Texas (L 109-101, OT).
1/4/25 at #1 Baylor (L 96-82).

Our teams are on a losing trend, and it needs to stop soon, as the Horned Frogs lose 2 more. They fit in another non-conference game next week before going back to Big 12 play.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 8-4, 1-1 Big East.

1/1/25 at Xavier (L 74-64).
1/4/25 at #2 Providence (W 71-70).

A road split for the Red Storm, but they get a huge road win over a top 5 team. They got 2 more games on the road next week against solid competition, with one of those games being a non-conference game.

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

12/30/24 at Idaho State (W 89-66).

Just 1 game this week for the Wildcats, and they get a feel good win at Idaho State. At least they'll be .500 going into Big Ten play. After that, who knows.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-5, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/30/24 at Missouri (W 77-72).
1/2/25 at Oregon (W 76-67).

A couple huge road wins against solid non-conference teams should give the Golden Panthers a confidence boost going into C-USA play. We'll see starting next week.

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

No games this week for Coach Shocker and the Owls, who used the off week to prepare for a couple road games to open conference play.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 6-9, 5-3 MAAC.

1/3/25 vs. Marist (L 72-68).
1/5/25 at Niagara (W 87-78).

A split of the rare variety for the Stags, who lose at home and win on the road. They are still in good shape though.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 6-6, 2-1 Mountain West.

1/1/25 at UNLV (L 97-83).
1/4/25 at Fresno State (W 92-82).

A road split for the Spartans, who are starting to open a few eyes among Mountain West teams. They were predicted to finish last, and although it's early, they are playing pretty good ball.

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

1/1/25 vs. Yale (L 71-58).

The Buffaloes have lost 4 in a row and 5 of 6 after a strong start. They need to right the ship soon now that Pac 12 play is about to begin.

#12 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 11-1, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/30/24 at Portland State (W 95-79).
1/1/25 vs. LaSalle (W 74-62).

2 more wins for the Cardinal, who do what other FOFC coached teams couldn't do this season: beat LaSalle. Now they go into the Pac 12 portion of the schedule.

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

1/1/25 vs. Louisiana Tech (W 95-63).

Just 1 game this week for the Bruins, who get back to their winning ways with a smasher over LA Tech. They'll also start conference play next week.

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

12/30/24 vs. Cal State Fullerton (L 85-81).
1/3/25 vs. Portland State (W 101-67).

A split for the Cougars this week, as they'll start conference play next week with the murderers row of Pac 12 teams. We'll learn more about them early.

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

12/30/24 at #8 Florida State (W 67-65).
1/4/25 vs. Mississippi State (W 69-67).

A pair of 2 point wins this week for the Crimson Tide, including a win over former SEC foe Mississippi State, which was the answer to a trivia question by Coach Gunn earlier this week. Now, the Tide get into SEC play for real.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 5-7, 0-1 SWAC.

1/4/25 vs. Mississippi Valley State (L 65-61).

Just a single game this week for the Golden Lions, but they can't start SWAC play by ending the losing streak, as they drop a tough one to what might be the worst team in the conference. That can't be a good sign.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 3-9, 1-4 Sun Belt.

1/2/25 vs. Arkansas State (W 74-61).
1/4/25 at Arkansas Little Rock (L 90-67).

A split for the Trojans this week, who might have celebrated a bit too much after getting that win, as they went on the road and got trounced after that.

Here's a look at the national top 25 as we go into the week of Jan. 6-12:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (68) 14-0 1796 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse (3) 13-0 1724 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Vanderbilt (1) 12-0 1664 5 Southeastern Conference 4. Villanova 13-1 1580 3 Big East Conference 5. Michigan State 11-1 1497 6 Big Ten Conference 6. Stanford 11-1 1399 12 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Providence 12-2 1393 2 Big East Conference 8. UCLA 10-2 1204 10 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Georgetown 11-2 1196 16 Big East Conference 10. Tennessee State 14-0 1170 13 Ohio Valley Conference 11. Wisconsin 10-2 1156 9 Big Ten Conference 12. Nebraska 11-1 1004 14 Big Ten Conference 13. Florida State 10-2 906 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Miami 10-2 755 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Princeton 12-1 708 19 Ivy League 16. Arizona 9-3 692 22 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Ohio State 10-2 545 NR Big Ten Conference 18. Sacramento State 11-1 532 21 Big Sky Conference 19. South Carolina 10-1 455 20 Southeastern Conference 20. Mercer 11-1 443 23 Southern Conference 21. Memphis 11-2 405 15 American Athletic Conference 22. VCU 9-3 351 17 Southeastern Conference 23. Temple 9-1 230 25 American Athletic Conference 24. Florida 11-2 171 NR Southeastern Conference 25. Indiana 10-2 95 NR Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Virginia 10-3 88 Atlantic Coast Conference Loyola Chicago 11-2 76 Missouri Valley Conference Pepperdine 11-2 72 West Coast Conference Oklahoma 10-3 53 Big 12 Conference George Washington 9-2 29 Atlantic 10 Conference USC Upstate 11-2 10 Atlantic Sun Conference Penn State 10-2 1 Big Ten Conference


UCLA moves up 2 spots this week, while Stanford moves up 6 spots. Unfortunately, Alabama, who probably should have gotten a few votes, didn't.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Jan. 6-12:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (72) 14-0 1800 1 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Princeton 12-1 1696 3 Ivy League 3. Memphis 11-2 1596 2 American Athletic Conference 4. Sacramento State 11-1 1551 5 Big Sky Conference 5. Mercer 11-1 1537 8 Southern Conference 6. Temple 9-1 1441 7 American Athletic Conference 7. George Washington 9-2 1343 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Loyola Chicago 11-2 1343 4 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Pepperdine 11-2 1268 11 West Coast Conference 10. USC Upstate 11-2 1169 12 Atlantic Sun Conference 11. Massachusetts 9-3 1025 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Boise State 9-3 963 21 Mountain West Conference 13. Long Beach State 10-3 951 22 Big West Conference 14. Central Michigan 10-3 832 10 Mid-American Conference 15. Air Force 10-3 745 20 Mountain West Conference 16. New Hampshire 10-3 696 6 America East Conference 17. UC Riverside 10-3 653 24 Big West Conference 18. Hawaii 9-3 557 NR Big West Conference 19. McNeese State 9-3 491 NR Southland Conference 20. Old Dominion 7-3 402 15 Conference USA 21. Northwestern State 9-3 373 NR Southland Conference 22. Richmond 7-3 223 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. St. Bonaventure 8-4 199 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Florida Atlantic 9-3 182 NR Conference USA 25. Fresno State 9-4 112 17 Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Evansville 10-4 87 Missouri Valley Conference Davidson 8-4 71 Atlantic 10 Conference SMU 9-4 26 American Athletic Conference Harvard 9-4 22 Ivy League Saint Joseph's 8-4 22 Atlantic 10 Conference Ohio 9-4 12 Mid-American Conference Middle Tennessee 8-4 6 Conference USA Northern Illinois 8-4 5 Mid-American Conference BYU 11-5 1 West Coast Conference


If only the board had been more patient with Coach Gunn, then we might have an FOFC coached team in the mid-major top 25, as Hawaii is there. Go figure. Ugh!
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34 games on the schedule this week, and 3 of them are feature games. We start in the Pac 12, where UCLA has a pair of them.

1/9/25- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ #8 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- To say this one was over after the opening tip would be an understatement. Washington State committed more turnovers than they made field goals, turning it over 19 times and making just 14 field goals, shooting 22.6% for the game. They trailed by 40 at halftime and it didn't get any better.

Final Score: #8 UCLA- 98, Washington State- 36

1/11/25- #8 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Nobody would believe this was a 2 point game at halftime. The Bruins again played lock down defense, especially in the second half. They held Colorado to just 27.5% shooting, although the Buffs only had 9 turnovers. They were outscored 41-20 in the second half though, as UCLA rolls again.

Final Score: #8 UCLA- 75, Colorado- 52

Now we move to the American for our final feature game:

1/11/25- Tulsa (Will Brown) @ UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 20 turnovers did in the Huskies in this one, as they shot well enough, but Tulsa just had more opportunities and more makes. They get their first AAC win in a big way.

Final Score: Tulsa- 80, UConn- 62

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 11-6, 3-1 America East.

1/10/25 at Stony Brook (W 87-75).

The Hawks keep it going with a nice road win to start a 3 game road trip. It finishes up next week with a conference and non-conference game.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 7-9, 3-2 American.

1/8/25 at Houston (W 77-76).
1/11/25 vs. Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Huskies, who win on the road but lose at home. Their home loss was bad, and next week they continue with 2 games against sub-.500 teams.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 5-10, 1-4 American.

1/8/25 at South Florida (L 65-56).
1/11/25 at UConn- feature game, highlighted above.

A road split for the Golden Hurricane this week, as they get their first conference win in a big way. Next week they play Memphis twice, once at home, once on the road in one of those funny weeks against the same team.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 7-8, 0-3 ACC.

1/8/25 at Louisville (L 78-70).
1/10/25 at Chicago State (W 67-61).

A road split for the Fighting Irish, who go outside the conference to break a 6 game losing streak. Coach Mighty just needs 1 more win now to get career win #200.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 7-9, 1-1 Atlantic Sun.

1/9/25 at Kennesaw State (L 97-90).
1/11/25 at UL Monroe (W 68-63, OT).

The Ospreys keep up the streak of road splits, as they get their first conference win of Coach Abel's career in overtime.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-8, 1-2 Big 12.

1/8/25 vs. St. Peter's (L 104-101, OT).
1/11/25 vs. Texas Tech (W 80-62).

A home split for the Horned Frogs, who give up over 100 points for the second time this season. They can score, but defense? Coach Mighty's team doesn't need defense!

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 9-5, 1-2 Big East.

1/6/25 at Boise State (W 91-89, OT).
1/11/25 at #9 Georgetown (L 71-68).

A pair of road thrillers for the Red Storm on the road, as they get by a tough Boise State team, but drop a heartbreaker at Georgetown. Next week should be easier as they face a pair of sub-.500 teams at home.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 7-7, 1-1 Big Ten.

1/8/25 vs. Minnesota (W 65-54).
1/11/25 vs. #17 Ohio State (L 75-74).

A split for the Wildcats, and they will be kicking themselves for a while after that Ohio State game. They led by 16 at halftime, but couldn't hold it, only to lose on a buzzer beater. Ugh!

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-7, 0-2 Conference USA.

1/9/25 vs. Louisiana Tech (L 79-65).
1/11/25 at UTEP (L 82-81).

2 losses to start conference play for the Golden Panthers, and it doesn't get easier as the next 3 teams they face have double digit wins already.

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

1/9/25 at South Dakota State (L 79-75).
1/11/25 at Marshall (W 59-50).

A road split for the Owls who lost a tough one at South Dakota State, but recovered nicely at Marshall to break a 4 game losing streak.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 7-10, 6-4 MAAC.

1/10/25 at Siena (W 67-59).
1/12/25 vs. Manhattan (L 70-60).

Another rare split for the Stags as they win on the road and lose at home again. We'll see if they can keep up that streak next week.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 8-6, 4-1 Mountain West.

1/8/25 at New Mexico (W 90-77).
1/11/25 vs. Colorado State (W 95-91).

2 more wins for the Spartans, who are coming out hot early on in MWC play, a surprise to many. They'll get tested their next 3 games though, so we'll see what happens.

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

1/9/25 vs. Washington (W 75-65).
1/11/25 vs. #8 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Buffaloes to open conference play as they faded in the 2nd half against UCLA.

#6 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 13-1, 2-0 Pac 12.

1/9/25 at Oregon (W 74-66).
1/11/25 vs. Arizona State (W 99-78).

2 more wins for the Cardinal who continue to roll, but at least this time around was against better competition.

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

1/9/25 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
1/11/25 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

A dominating week for the Bruins, who absolutely smash their first 2 conference games in convincing fashion.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 9-5, 1-1 Pac 12.

1/9/25 at #8 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
1/11/25 at #16 Arizona (W 79-70).

A split this week on the road for the Cougars, and let's give them credit. They could have packed it in for the season after that 62 point loss at UCLA, but they came back and beat Arizona on the road. Might be the first time they've beaten Arizona in this dynasty. Part 3 of the murderers row test comes next week.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 10-5, 0-2 SEC.

1/8/25 vs. Arkansas (L 77-76, OT).
1/11/25 at #22 VCU (L 54-51).

A tough way to open conference play for the Crimson Tide as they lose a couple heartbreakers. They've got 3 more on the road before returning home.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 7-7, 2-1 SWAC.

1/6/25 vs. Alcorn State (W 73-57).
1/11/25 vs. Southern (W 71-55).

The Golden Lions are back on the winning side of things after a pair of 16 point home victories this week, breaking a 7 game losing streak. They have the talent to run through the conference, let's see if Coach Gunn can get them there.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 4-10, 2-5 Sun Belt.

1/9/25 at Arkansas State (W 64-53).
1/11/25 vs. UT Arlington (L 94-84).

A split for the Trojans, winning on the road and losing at home. Tough week coming up next week as they take on 2 of the better teams in the conference.

Here's a look at the national top 25 as we head into the week of Jan. 13-19:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (67) 16-0 1795 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse (2) 15-0 1720 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Vanderbilt (3) 14-0 1669 3 Southeastern Conference 4. Stanford 13-1 1535 6 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Providence 14-2 1461 7 Big East Conference 6. Villanova 14-2 1453 4 Big East Conference 7. Georgetown 13-2 1339 9 Big East Conference 8. UCLA 12-2 1281 8 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Wisconsin 12-2 1276 11 Big Ten Conference 10. Michigan State 12-2 1165 5 Big Ten Conference 11. Tennessee State 16-0 1139 10 Ohio Valley Conference 12. Ohio State 12-2 983 17 Big Ten Conference 13. Virginia 12-3 893 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Princeton 13-1 807 15 Ivy League 15. Miami 11-3 736 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Mercer 13-1 728 20 Southern Conference 17. Florida State 11-3 709 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Pepperdine 13-2 551 NR West Coast Conference 19. Arizona 10-4 524 16 Pacific-12 Conference 20. USC Upstate 14-2 408 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 21. VCU 10-4 268 22 Southeastern Conference 22. Sacramento State 12-2 243 18 Big Sky Conference 23. South Carolina 11-2 191 19 Southeastern Conference 24. Nebraska 11-3 186 12 Big Ten Conference 25. Memphis 12-3 145 21 American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 11-4 54 Big 12 Conference Indiana 11-3 44 Big Ten Conference Loyola Chicago 12-3 34 Missouri Valley Conference George Washington 10-3 20 Atlantic 10 Conference Georgia 11-3 14 Southeastern Conference Penn State 11-3 10 Big Ten Conference UC Riverside 12-3 9 Big West Conference Iowa 10-4 7 Big Ten Conference Tennessee 10-4 3 Southeastern Conference


Stanford moves up 2 spots, but for whatever reason, UCLA, even after dominating in both games this week, stays put.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Jan. 13-19:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (71) 16-0 1799 1 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Princeton (1) 13-1 1709 2 Ivy League 3. Mercer 13-1 1653 5 Southern Conference 4. Pepperdine 13-2 1585 9 West Coast Conference 5. USC Upstate 14-2 1490 10 Atlantic Sun Conference 6. Memphis 12-3 1411 3 American Athletic Conference 7. Sacramento State 12-2 1363 4 Big Sky Conference 8. George Washington 10-3 1322 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Loyola Chicago 12-3 1252 8 Missouri Valley Conference 10. UC Riverside 12-3 1134 17 Big West Conference 11. McNeese State 11-3 959 19 Southland Conference 12. Massachusetts 10-4 946 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Evansville 12-4 935 NR Missouri Valley Conference 14. Boise State 10-4 826 12 Mountain West Conference 15. Temple 9-3 750 6 American Athletic Conference 16. Northwestern State 11-3 746 21 Southland Conference 17. Saint Joseph's 10-4 625 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Central Michigan 11-4 505 14 Mid-American Conference 19. SMU 10-4 468 NR American Athletic Conference 20. Middle Tennessee 10-4 440 NR Conference USA 21. Air Force 11-4 398 15 Mountain West Conference 22. Harvard 10-4 305 NR Ivy League 23. Robert Morris 13-4 202 NR Northeast Conference 24. Hawaii 10-4 139 18 Big West Conference 25. Northeastern 10-4 125 NR Colonial Athletic Association Others Receiving Votes: New Hampshire 11-4 97 America East Conference San Diego 12-5 79 West Coast Conference Old Dominion 8-4 59 Conference USA Fresno State 10-5 27 Mountain West Conference Richmond 8-4 24 Atlantic 10 Conference Florida Atlantic 10-4 18 Conference USA Davidson 9-5 4 Atlantic 10 Conference Ohio 10-5 3 Mid-American Conference Long Beach State 10-5 2 Big West Conference


Still no FOFC mid-major teams ranked, probably won't be the rest of the season unless one of them just gets smoking hot.
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37 games on the schedule this week including 2 feature games. Both feature games are in the Pac 12, and both involve Stanford.

1/16/25- #4 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- A close one here, as both teams shot well. Turnovers were key though as the Cougars had 21 turnovers which gave Stanford more shot opportunities and more makes, including three point makes. Gallant effort by Washington State, just not enough.

Final Score: #4 Stanford- 96, Washington State- 86

1/18/25- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ #4 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- Another tight game, but again Stanford does just enough. This time it was free throws that made the difference, as Stanford shot 8 more free throws, and made them all. Literally, that was the difference.

Final Score: #4 Stanford- 92, Colorado- 84

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 13-7, 4-2 America East.

1/13/25 at Sacred Heart (W 73-66).
1/15/25 at New Hampshire (L 68-57).
1/19/25 at UMBC (W 88-84).

2 out of 3 for the Hawks this week, all on the road. They split their 2 conference games and also had a non-conference win, so all in all a good week.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 9-9, 5-2 American.

1/15/25 vs. UCF (W 66-61).
1/18/25 at Cincinnati (W 70-51).

Good week for the Huskies who win a couple, including a nice domination of Cincinnati on the road.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 7-10, 3-4 American.

1/15/55 vs. #25 Memphis (W 48-47).
1/18/25 at #25 Memphis (W 64-62).

Big week for the Golden Hurricane as they beat the same opponent twice, even if it was only by a combined 3 points. Hopefully that will be the spark they need to save Coach Brown's job.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 8-9, 1-4 ACC.

1/15/25 vs. Pittsburgh (W 68-58).
1/8/25 at N.C. State (L 66-65).

The Fighting Irish split this week, continuing to struggle. The win over Pitt got Coach Mighty his 200th career win though, something he honestly wasn't sure if he'd get this season or not.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 7-11, 1-3 Atlantic Sun.

1/16/25 vs. Stetson (L 81-43).
1/18/25 vs. #20 USC Upstate (L 74-50).

A week to forget for the Ospreys, who were thoroughly dominated in 2 games this week. The plus side is that both teams are pretty good, and the schedule gets a bit lighter for the next few games, so they have a chance to string some wins together.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-9, 2-3 Big 12.

1/13/25 vs. Oklahoma (L 101-76).
1/18/25 vs. Iowa State (W 95-88).

A home split for the Horned Frogs, who give up 100 point or more in their 3rd game this season. Not a trend that needs to continue, but it probably will, at least this season.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 11-5, 3-2 Big East.

1/15/25 vs. Creighton (W 74-66).
1/18/25 vs. Butler (W 68-44).

Good week for the Red Storm who get a couple convincing wins. They go on the road next week for 2 games that will be pretty tough, including a game against a top 10 team.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 8-8, 2-2 Big Ten.

1/15/25 vs. Maryland (W 59-43).
1/18/25 at Illinois (L 83-72).

A split for the Wildcats, more of a traditional split as they win at home and lose on the road. The grind continues, as their next 4 opponents are ranked.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 7-9, 0-4 Conference USA.

1/16/25 at Florida Atlantic (L 64-58, OT).
1/18/25 at Middle Tennessee (L 80-70).

2 more games, 2 more losses for the Golden Panthers who are still looking for their first conference win this season. The schedule lightens up some, but this FIU team just isn't there yet. They are young though, which is a good sign for the future, hopefully.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 6-9, 1-3 Conference USA.

1/16/25 vs. Southern Miss (L 85-83).
1/18/25 vs. North Texas (L 71-70).

More heartbreak for the Owls who gave up a 10 point halftime lead against Southern Miss only to lose the game late, while they rallied from a 13 point halftime deficit against North Texas, but couldn't come all the way back.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 8-11, 7-5 MAAC.

1/17/25 at Quinnipiac (L 76-70).
1/19/25 vs. Rider (W 82-75).

Another split in conference play for the Stags, who seem to like playing that .500 ball. So far it's been enough to stay in the top 4 of the conference, but stringing together multiple wins in a row is going to be key going forward.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 10-6, 6-1 Mountain West.

1/15/25 vs. Air Force (W 87-79).
1/18/25 at San Diego State (W 72-68).

The Spartans continue to shock the Mountain West world, winning 2 more this week. Next week is huge, as they face the conference leaders, but the start is definitely promising.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 8-8, 2-2 Pac 12.

1/16/25 at Oregon (W 65-63).
1/18/25 at #4 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Buffaloes, who also need to win multiple games in a row, as the pressure continues to be on Coach Nielsen.

#4 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 15-1, 4-0 Pac 12.

1/16/25 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
1/18/25 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more wins for the Cardinal who are off to a hot start. Big game next week though as they take on the other undefeated conference team, which brings us to....

#8 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 14-2, 4-0 Pac 12.

1/16/25 vs. California (W 72-54).
1/18/25 at Utah (W 80-47).

2 very convincing wins for the Bruins, who look ready for that road showdown against the aforementioned Stanford next week.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 10-6, 2-2 Pac 12.

1/16/25 vs. #4 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
1/18/25 vs. Oregon State (W 73-56).

A split for the Cougars, and if ever there was a season to break that postseason drought, this would be it. The Pac 12 seems like it could give Coach St. John at least a .500 record, but we'll see. A lot of basketball left to play.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 11-6, 1-3 SEC.

1/15/25 at Missouri (L 83-75).
1/18/25 at LSU (W 83-69).

A split for the Crimson Tide, who finally get their first SEC win of the season. They also have a fairly easy path, at least for the next few games which they really need to get.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 9-7, 4-1 SWAC.

1/13/25 at Texas Southern (W 79-69).
1/18/25 at Prairie View A&M (W 75-67).

2 road wins for the Golden Lions who look like they've shaken off that conference opening loss. The key now is to continue, as Coach Gunn is really making a case to impress here so he can get back into a higher conference.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 6-10, 4-5 Sun Belt.

1/16/25 vs. Northern Kentucky (W 61-58).
1/18/25 at Florida Gulf Coast (W 91-79).

Good week for the Trojans who win 2 in a row and have a good chance to keep that going next week, at least for 1 of the games.

Now a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Jan. 20-26:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (72) 18-0 1800 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse 15-1 1719 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Vanderbilt 15-1 1654 3 Southeastern Conference 4. Providence 16-2 1567 5 Big East Conference 5. Wisconsin 14-2 1488 9 Big Ten Conference 6. UCLA 14-2 1415 8 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Stanford 15-1 1404 4 Pacific-12 Conference 8. Michigan State 14-2 1291 10 Big Ten Conference 9. Villanova 15-3 1222 6 Big East Conference 10. Tennessee State 18-0 1131 11 Ohio Valley Conference 11. Georgetown 14-3 1112 7 Big East Conference 12. Virginia 14-3 1034 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Miami 13-3 863 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Mercer 15-1 845 16 Southern Conference 15. Princeton 14-1 842 14 Ivy League 16. Ohio State 13-3 725 12 Big Ten Conference 17. USC Upstate 16-2 606 20 Atlantic Sun Conference 18. Georgia 13-3 498 NR Southeastern Conference 19. Florida State 12-4 495 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Sacramento State 14-2 481 22 Big Sky Conference 21. Arizona 11-5 382 19 Pacific-12 Conference 22. Pepperdine 14-3 345 18 West Coast Conference 23. South Carolina 12-3 145 23 Southeastern Conference 24. Iowa 11-5 99 NR Big Ten Conference 25. DePaul 12-4 81 NR Big East Conference Others Receiving Votes: Oklahoma 12-5 77 Big 12 Conference Boise State 12-4 27 Mountain West Conference Tennessee 11-5 23 Southeastern Conference George Washington 11-4 10 Atlantic 10 Conference Penn State 12-4 8 Big Ten Conference Clemson 12-5 5 Atlantic Coast Conference UC Riverside 13-4 4 Big West Conference Harvard 12-4 1 Ivy League Illinois 11-5 1 Big Ten Conference


While UCLA moves up 2 spots, Stanford moves down 3 spots. Apparently the voters didn't view Stanford's wins as being so impressive. Something to play for as they get ready for their big showdown next week.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Jan. 20-26:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (72) 18-0 1800 1 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Princeton 14-1 1713 2 Ivy League 3. Mercer 15-1 1665 3 Southern Conference 4. USC Upstate 16-2 1565 5 Atlantic Sun Conference 5. Sacramento State 14-2 1495 7 Big Sky Conference 6. Pepperdine 14-3 1470 4 West Coast Conference 7. Boise State 12-4 1343 14 Mountain West Conference 8. George Washington 11-4 1315 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Harvard 12-4 1165 22 Ivy League 10. New Hampshire 13-4 1000 NR America East Conference 11. UC Riverside 13-4 996 10 Big West Conference 12. Evansville 13-5 986 13 Missouri Valley Conference 13. San Diego 14-5 919 NR West Coast Conference 14. Memphis 12-5 879 6 American Athletic Conference 15. Old Dominion 10-4 800 NR Conference USA 16. Temple 10-4 624 15 American Athletic Conference 17. Loyola Chicago 12-5 622 9 Missouri Valley Conference 18. Saint Joseph's 11-5 564 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. McNeese State 12-4 543 11 Southland Conference 20. Central Michigan 12-5 346 18 Mid-American Conference 21. Northwestern State 12-4 295 16 Southland Conference 22. SMU 11-5 281 19 American Athletic Conference 23. Middle Tennessee 11-5 200 20 Conference USA 24. Davidson 11-5 179 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Indiana State 12-6 174 NR Missouri Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Air Force 12-5 170 Mountain West Conference Hawaii 11-5 99 Big West Conference Northern Illinois 11-5 56 Mid-American Conference Northeastern 11-5 48 Colonial Athletic Association Massachusetts 10-6 31 Atlantic 10 Conference Quinnipiac 11-5 14 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Louisiana Tech 10-6 13 Conference USA Wagner 13-5 11 Northeast Conference Wichita State 11-6 7 Missouri Valley Conference Fordham 10-5 6 Atlantic 10 Conference Florida Atlantic 11-5 5 Conference USA UC Santa Barbara 10-5 1 Big West Conference


Status quo for our FOFC mid-major teams: no votes.
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34 games on the schedule this week, and 1 feature game. It's a big one though, a top 10 matchup in the Pac 12.

1/23/25- #6 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ #7 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- The hype for this game went away quickly, as Stanford couldn't find the bottom of the barrel in this one. They shot just 28.3% compared to 50% for UCLA. The Bruins led by 15 at halftime and extended that lead in the second half to take control of the Pac 12 early.

Final Score: #6 UCLA- 76, #7 Stanford- 45

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 14-8, 5-3 America East.

1/22/25 vs. Maine (W 79-61).
1/26/25 at Binghamton (L 79-68).

A pair of double digit results for the Hawks as they split, winning at home and losing on the road.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 10-10, 5-3 American.

1/20/25 vs. Quinnipiac (W 78-59).
1/25/25 vs. SMU (L 64-55).

A home split for the Huskies, who win a non-conference game, but lose the more important conference game with 2 more tests coming next week.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 7-11, 3-5 American.

1/22/25 vs. Cincinnati (L 68-61).

It's 1 step forward, 2 steps back for the Golden Hurricane. After stunning ranked Memphis twice last week, they drop their only game of the week this week to a team with an RPI in the mid 200's. Next week: 2 road games, 1 of them non-conference.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 9-10, 2-5 ACC.

1/22/25 vs. Virginia Tech (W 67-66).
1/25/25 at Clemson (L 79-66).

A split for the Fighting Irish as they get the narrowest of home wins before losing convincingly on the road. They also have 2 tough ones next week.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 8-12, 2-3 Atlantic Sun.

1/20/25 vs. New Orleans (L 88-77).
1/23/25 at Lipscomb (W 77-47).

A split for the Ospreys, after a damaging non-conference loss, they get back into conference by hammering what might be one of the worst teams in the Atlantic Sun. They have 2 more road games next week, both could be winnable.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 7-11, 2-5 Big 12.

1/20/25 at West Virginia (L 64-55).
1/25/25 at Oklahoma State (L 92-84).

2 road losses for the Horned Frogs this week, and they are ad home for their next 3. All are winnable, and they have to have them all, at least 2 of 3.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 12-6, 4-3 Big East.

1/22/25 at Marquette (W 76-63).
1/25/25 at #9 Villanova (L 67-64).

A split for the Red Storm on the road. The Villanova loss will sting for a while, as they led at halftime but couldn't hold on. They have 2 tough home games next week.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 9-9, 3-3 Big Ten.

1/22/25 at #16 Ohio State (W 90-78).
1/25/25 at #24 Iowa (L 72-66).

A road split for the Wildcats, who get a nice win at Ohio State, but can't finish it off at Iowa. Next week is another tough week as they get Iowa at home.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 8-10, 1-5 Conference USA.

1/23/25 vs. Middle Tennessee (L 71-65).
1/25/25 vs. North Texas (W 76-62).

A split for the Golden Panthers at home, and the win against North Texas breaks a 5 game losing streak. They have a chance next week to get back to .500 overall, but it'll be tough.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 8-9, 3-3 Conference USA.

1/23/25 vs. Marshall (W 73-72).
1/25/25 at Western Kentucky (W 64-56).

A pair of tough wins for the Owls who are back to .500 in conference play and they look to extend that next week.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 8-12, 7-6 MAAC.

1/24/25 at Rider (L 57-54).

Just 1 game this week for the Stags, but they drop a tough one at Rider, a team they just beat. A split seems likely next week as they face a tough non-conference game, and what should be a pretty easy MAAC game.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 10-7, 6-2 Mountain West.

1/25/25 vs. Boise State (L 92-69).

Just 1 game this week for the Spartans, but they were brought back down to earth a little bit, as they were hammered by the conference leaders at home. Next week they have a tough non-conference game before they get back into MWC play.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 9-9, 3-3 Pac 12.

1/23/25 vs. Oregon State (W 77-71).
1/25/25 at California (L 68-65).

Mediocrity has been the theme for the Buffaloes the last few seasons, as they again split, winning a tough one at home and dropping a tough one on the road. If Coach Nielsen is going to stay off the hot seat, he has to find a way to get this team to go on a nice winning streak.

#7 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 16-2, 5-1 Pac 12.

1/23/25 vs. #6 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
1/25/25 at Gonzaga (W 92-89).

A split for the Cardinal, who didn't bring their A game against UCLA, but a nice recovery at Gonzaga to get back on track.

#6 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 16-2, 6-0 Pac 12.

1/23/25 at #7 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
1/25/25 vs. Oregon State (W 69-65).

The Bruins stay undefeated in conference with 2 wins, although I would have expected the results to be reversed. I would have thought they'd dominate Oregon State and play Stanford close. Basketball is a funny game.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 12-6, 4-2 Pac 12.

1/23/25 at Gonzaga (W 97-88).
1/25/25 at Oregon (W 77-70, OT).

A very surprising week in a good way for the Cougars, as they get 2 road wins, 1 in overtime. If they are going to break the postseason drought, this is the year to do it as they'll lose 3 very talented seniors in the offseason.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 11-8, 1-5 SEC.

1/22/25 at Florida (L 63-51).
1/25/25 vs. Auburn (L 70-59).

Things are not too peachy for the Crimson Tide right now, as they are struggling to start SEC play after 2 more losses this week. They have a chance to get back on track next week, but every game seems to be tough right now.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 10-8, 5-2 SWAC.

1/20/25 vs. Grambling State (W 68-53).
1/25/25 vs. Jackson State (L 88-75).

A split this week for the Golden Lions, as the loss to Jackson State breaks a 5 game winning streak. They are about to begin a 4 game road stretch, with the toughest of the 4 coming next week.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 7-11, 5-6 Sun Belt.

1/23/25 at Georgia Southern (W 92-88).
1/25/25 at UT Arlington (L 87-81).

A split for the Trojans, who are nowhere near being in competition for the NCAA Tournament, but they continue to hover around that .500 or better mark in Sun Belt play. Coach Gale really needs to get these guys to pick it up.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (72) 20-0 1800 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse 17-1 1726 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Providence 18-2 1637 4 Big East Conference 4. UCLA 16-2 1564 6 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Vanderbilt 16-2 1496 3 Southeastern Conference 6. Villanova 17-3 1436 9 Big East Conference 7. Michigan State 16-2 1409 8 Big Ten Conference 8. Stanford 16-2 1294 7 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Wisconsin 15-3 1203 5 Big Ten Conference 10. Virginia 16-3 1141 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Tennessee State 20-0 1102 10 Ohio Valley Conference 12. Georgetown 15-4 1010 11 Big East Conference 13. Miami 14-3 888 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Mercer 17-1 876 14 Southern Conference 15. Georgia 15-3 789 18 Southeastern Conference 16. Ohio State 14-4 748 16 Big Ten Conference 17. USC Upstate 18-2 640 17 Atlantic Sun Conference 18. Princeton 15-2 558 15 Ivy League 19. Pepperdine 16-3 554 22 West Coast Conference 20. Florida State 13-5 425 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Sacramento State 15-3 350 20 Big Sky Conference 22. VCU 12-6 178 NR Southeastern Conference 23. Evansville 15-5 153 NR Missouri Valley Conference 24. Iowa 12-6 142 24 Big Ten Conference 25. Memphis 14-5 120 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 13-5 37 Mountain West Conference Loyola Chicago 14-5 32 Missouri Valley Conference Oklahoma 13-6 29 Big 12 Conference Tennessee 12-6 13 Southeastern Conference Penn State 13-5 11 Big Ten Conference Arizona 11-7 10 Pacific-12 Conference Davidson 13-5 8 Atlantic 10 Conference George Washington 12-5 8 Atlantic 10 Conference Air Force 14-5 5 Mountain West Conference Northwestern State 14-4 5 Southland Conference DePaul 12-6 2 Big East Conference UC Riverside 14-5 1 Big West Conference


UCLA moves up 2 spots after another perfect week, including a smashing at Stanford. Meanwhile, the aforementioned Stanford only moved down 1 spot, as the pollsters still consider these 2 to be the best in the Pac 12.

Now for the mid-major poll heading into the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (72) 20-0 1800 1 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Mercer 17-1 1711 3 Southern Conference 3. Pepperdine 16-3 1596 6 West Coast Conference 4. Princeton 15-2 1590 2 Ivy League 5. USC Upstate 18-2 1583 4 Atlantic Sun Conference 6. Evansville 15-5 1358 12 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Memphis 14-5 1320 14 American Athletic Conference 8. Sacramento State 15-3 1287 5 Big Sky Conference 9. Boise State 13-5 1231 7 Mountain West Conference 10. George Washington 12-5 1117 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Loyola Chicago 14-5 1080 17 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Davidson 13-5 979 24 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. SMU 13-5 859 22 American Athletic Conference 14. Middle Tennessee 13-5 829 23 Conference USA 15. Air Force 14-5 778 NR Mountain West Conference 16. San Diego 15-6 739 13 West Coast Conference 17. Harvard 13-5 689 9 Ivy League 18. Northeastern 13-5 490 NR Colonial Athletic Association 19. Northwestern State 14-4 457 21 Southland Conference 20. Wichita State 13-6 448 NR Missouri Valley Conference 21. UC Riverside 14-5 394 11 Big West Conference 22. Saint Joseph's 12-6 347 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Temple 11-5 178 16 American Athletic Conference 24. Akron 12-7 114 NR Mid-American Conference 25. Central Michigan 13-6 104 20 Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: Manhattan 15-6 98 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference UC Santa Barbara 12-5 85 Big West Conference McNeese State 13-5 77 Southland Conference Eastern Michigan 13-6 27 Mid-American Conference Massachusetts 11-7 14 Atlantic 10 Conference New Hampshire 13-6 11 America East Conference Radford 15-6 5 Big South Conference Louisiana Tech 11-7 3 Conference USA Utah State 12-7 2 Mountain West Conference


No surprise here, as none of our FOFC mid-major teams even sniffed a vote. Coach Gunn might be happy to know that his former job, Hawaii, has started to revert back to their old ways and have lost all their mid-major votes.
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36 games on the schedule this week, with 1 feature game in the Pac 12. Let's get to it:

1/30/25- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- Someone should tell Coach Nielsen that next time he goes on the road, he needs to bring his team with him. Colorado committed 22 turnovers in the game and allowed the Cougars to shoot 54.2%. They trailed by 31 at halftime as Washington State rolled to a surprising victory.

Final Score: Washington State- 99, Colorado- 65

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 16-8, 7-3 2nd America East.

1/31/25 vs. Albany (W 91-74).
2/2/25 vs. Stony Brook (W 81-77).

2 more home wins this week for the Hawks who continue to improve. They are on good pace for another 20 win season.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 11-10, 6-3 T-1st American.

2/1/25 at Temple (W 62-49).

Just 1 game this week for the Huskies, who get a nice road win and sit atop the American with 3 other teams in what has been a wild first half of conference play.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 7-13, 3-6 T-9th American.

1/28/25 at Missouri State (L 51-50).
2/1/25 at UCF (L 68-59).

A pair of tough road losses this week for the Golden Hurricane who continue to struggle and find themselves tied with 2 other teams for last place in the conference.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 10-11, 3-6 T-12th ACC.

1/29/25 vs. Louisville (L 107-69).
2/1/25 at Duke (W 84-68).

A split for the Fighting Irish, but Coach Mighty is pulling his hair out with this team, as they just can't seem to put anything together.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 10-12, 4-3 3rd Atlantic Sun.

1/30/25 at NJIT (W 79-63).
2/1/25 at Jacksonville (W 75-66).

2 more convincing wins for the Ospreys who now find themselves with a 3 game winning streak.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 8-12, 3-6 T-7th Big 12.

1/27/25 vs. Kansas (W 96-85).
2/1/25 vs. Kansas State (L 84-75).

A home split for the Horned Frogs who continue to fall into mediocrity in the Big 12 after a few good seasons in a row.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 14-6, 6-3 4th Big East.

1/29/25 vs. Seton Hall (W 71-55).
2/1/25 vs. DePaul (W 77-67).

The Red Storm get back on track with a couple home wins this week and they've now won 5 of their last 6.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 9-11, 3-5 T-9th Big Ten.

1/29/25 vs. #24 Iowa (L 96-74).
2/1/25 at #9 Wisconsin (L 93-84).

No big surprise here as the Wildcats lose 2 more this week in convincing fashion and have now lost 3 in a row.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 9-11, 2-6 T-13th Conference USA.

1/30/25 at North Texas (W 93-64).
2/1/25 vs. UTEP (L 95-89).

The Golden Panthers continue to struggle as they split this week. Coach Hawkins inherited a good situation a couple seasons ago at FIU, but things have gone downhill since.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 9-10, 4-4 T-5th Conference USA.

1/30/25 vs. Western Kentucky (L 69-60).
2/1/25 vs. Charlotte (W 64-51).

A split for the Owls who are about to go on a long homestand. They might be tied for 5th in the conference, but so is half the conference.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 9-13, 7-7 T-5th MAAC.

1/28/25 at Harvard (W 71-59).
1/31/25 vs. Canisius (L 69-57).

Total confusion this week for the Stags, who get a good road win against a strong Harvard team in non-conference, then go back home and get beat by double digits to the worst team in the MAAC. Huh? Basketball is a funny game.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 10-9, 6-3 3rd Mountain West.

1/30/25 vs. UC Davis (L 70-68).
2/1/25 at Nevada (L 100-96).

Things might be falling apart a bit for the Spartans after a very surprising start to conference play. They lost 2 games this week, although one of them was a non-conference game, and both were close.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 10-10, 4-4 T-4th Pac 12.

1/30/25 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/1/25 at Arizona State (W 98-97, OT).

Common procedure for the Buffaloes this week, as they split, something they've done every week since conference play started. As hot as some of the other conference teams are, that season goal of competing for the Pac 12 Title? Not likely to happen.

#8 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 18-2, 7-1 2nd Pac 12.

1/30/25 vs. California (W 73-58).
2/1/25 vs. Utah (W 98-53).

2 dominating performances this week for the Cardinal, who stay on pace in the conference, right behind the leaders who they'll see again soon.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 18-2, 8-0 1st Pac 12.

1/30/25 at Oregon (W 63-55).
2/1/25 vs. Gonzaga (W 76-73).

2 more wins for the Bruins who stay undefeated in conference play, although they were tested a bit more this week.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 14-6, 6-2 3rd Pac 12.

1/30/25 vs. California- feature game, highlighted above.
2/1/25 at Washington (W 73-65).

The Cougars continue to roll, winning 2 more this week. They are in the midst of their best season ever. It's obvious that they are ready for the postseason, but do they have enough firepower left to get there?

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 13-8, 3-5 T-9th SEC.

1/29/25 at Auburn (W 74-71).
2/1/25 vs. Texas A&M (W 95-92, OT).

A pair of 3 point wins this week for the Crimson Tide, who really needed to get back on track as they've already lost more conference games this season as they did all of last season.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 11-9, 6-3 T-2nd SWAC.

1/27/25 at Alabama State (L 60-55).
2/1/25 at Alabama A&M (W 66-57).

Another split for the Golden Lions, who are missing opportunities to get atop the SWAC. Coach Gunn still has high confidence they can get there, but he can't go back to the splits and winless weeks like he had in Hawaii.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 8-12, 6-7 7th Sun Belt.

1/30/25 at UL Lafayette (L 70-69).
2/1/25 vs. Appalachian State (W 84-76).

1 lousy point separates the Trojans from a 2-0 week and a winning conference record. They seem to be playing better ball, winners of 4 of their last 6, but the real grind starts now.

Now a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Feb. 3-9:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (72) 22-0 1800 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse 19-1 1719 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Providence 19-2 1640 3 Big East Conference 4. UCLA 18-2 1563 4 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Villanova 19-3 1508 6 Big East Conference 6. Michigan State 18-2 1432 7 Big Ten Conference 7. Wisconsin 17-3 1362 9 Big Ten Conference 8. Vanderbilt 17-3 1307 5 Southeastern Conference 9. Stanford 18-2 1258 8 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Georgetown 17-4 1171 12 Big East Conference 11. Tennessee State 21-1 1066 11 Ohio Valley Conference 12. Georgia 16-4 924 15 Southeastern Conference 13. Virginia 16-5 843 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Miami 14-5 753 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Princeton 17-2 687 18 Ivy League 16. Ohio State 14-6 654 16 Big Ten Conference 17. Mercer 18-2 647 14 Southern Conference 18. Florida State 14-6 633 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Iowa 14-6 563 24 Big Ten Conference 20. Oklahoma 15-6 343 NR Big 12 Conference 21. USC Upstate 19-3 333 17 Atlantic Sun Conference 22. Pepperdine 17-4 332 19 West Coast Conference 23. Arizona 13-7 256 NR Pacific-12 Conference 24. Memphis 16-5 249 25 American Athletic Conference 25. VCU 13-7 119 22 Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: St. John's 14-6 108 Big East Conference Missouri 14-6 55 Southeastern Conference Sacramento State 16-4 30 Big Sky Conference Louisville 14-6 17 Atlantic Coast Conference Evansville 16-6 16 Missouri Valley Conference Boise State 14-6 7 Mountain West Conference Loyola Chicago 15-6 4 Missouri Valley Conference SMU 15-5 1 American Athletic Conference


UCLA stays at #4, and probably won't move up unless 1 of the 3 teams in front of them loses. Stanford, despite another 2-0 week, moves down another spot. St. John's comes out of nowhere to miss the top 25 by 11 points. I guess when you're the defending champs, that's what happens. You get recognition out of nowhere lol.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Feb. 3-9:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (60) 21-1 1788 1 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Princeton (5) 17-2 1670 4 Ivy League 3. Memphis 16-5 1603 7 American Athletic Conference 4. Mercer 18-2 1570 2 Southern Conference 5. Pepperdine (7) 17-4 1559 3 West Coast Conference 6. Evansville 16-6 1433 6 Missouri Valley Conference 7. USC Upstate 19-3 1331 5 Atlantic Sun Conference 8. Boise State 14-6 1275 9 Mountain West Conference 9. Loyola Chicago 15-6 1189 11 Missouri Valley Conference 10. SMU 15-5 1145 13 American Athletic Conference 11. Saint Joseph's 14-6 1045 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. San Diego 16-7 1013 16 West Coast Conference 13. Wichita State 14-7 906 20 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Davidson 14-6 822 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Sacramento State 16-4 757 8 Big Sky Conference 16. Middle Tennessee 14-6 647 14 Conference USA 17. George Washington 12-7 605 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Akron 13-8 549 24 Mid-American Conference 19. Air Force 14-6 419 15 Mountain West Conference 20. Massachusetts 12-8 348 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Central Michigan 14-7 325 25 Mid-American Conference 22. Northeastern 14-6 239 18 Colonial Athletic Association 23. Furman 14-7 148 NR Southern Conference 24. Indiana State 13-9 147 NR Missouri Valley Conference 25. UC Riverside 14-6 143 21 Big West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Long Beach State 13-8 83 Big West Conference Hawaii 13-7 77 Big West Conference BYU 14-10 75 West Coast Conference Northwestern State 15-5 73 Southland Conference Illinois State 12-10 72 Missouri Valley Conference Old Dominion 12-6 55 Conference USA Richmond 12-6 51 Atlantic 10 Conference Robert Morris 17-6 51 Northeast Conference Eastern Michigan 14-7 39 Mid-American Conference Manhattan 15-7 38 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference New Hampshire 14-7 28 America East Conference Utah State 13-8 21 Mountain West Conference Harvard 13-7 19 Ivy League Boston University 14-7 11 Patriot League Colorado State 12-7 9 Mountain West Conference UT Arlington 13-7 7 Sun Belt Conference Kent State 12-8 5 Mid-American Conference Radford 16-7 5 Big South Conference Wagner 16-6 3 Northeast Conference San Diego State 11-9 1 Mountain West Conference South Alabama 13-7 1 Sun Belt Conference


Another week with none of our mid-major teams receiving a vote. Frustrating!

It's time to take a look at this seasons first edition of the Bubble Watch. We'll start with the Overall Bubble Watch which features 1 of our teams:

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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Iowa 14-6 .550 (69) 1-2 6-1 2-2 5-1 153 In George Washington 12-7 .601 (19) 3-3 1-3 8-1 0-0 20 In Alabama 13-8 .560 (56) 3-5 1-1 4-2 5-0 91 In Akron 13-8 .612 (13) 3-4 1-0 6-3 3-1 2 In Clemson 13-8 .583 (34) 3-5 1-0 6-1 3-2 26 In Harvard 13-7 .553 (65) 1-3 3-0 2-0 7-4 116 In Hawaii 13-7 .547 (75) 2-1 3-1 2-3 6-2 130 In Central Michigan 14-7 .546 (76) 0-0 3-1 6-4 5-2 128 In Long Beach State 13-8 .578 (37) 2-1 3-3 4-2 4-2 33 Out Penn State 14-6 .542 (84) 2-3 1-1 4-1 7-1 200 Out Air Force 14-6 .528 (104) 1-1 2-1 6-3 5-1 230 Out Arizona 13-7 .538 (92) 4-2 3-1 2-1 4-3 119 Out Sacramento State 16-4 .532 (98) 1-1 0-0 5-0 10-3 297 Out Illinois 13-7 .523 (110) 1-3 3-2 5-2 4-0 192 Out UC Riverside 14-6 .503 (161) 0-2 2-1 5-2 7-1 291 Out

Good to see Alabama so high on the Bubble Watch, but they wouldn't even be in this position if not for a slow conference start. Even with a fairly low RPI, they are still in good shape, as long as they don't fall apart in the SEC.

Now for the rest of the teams:

Locks: St. John's, UCLA, Stanford
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36 games on the schedule this week, and 1 very important feature game in the Pac 12, so we'll start there:

2/8/25- #4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- The Cougars struggled in the first half of this one, trailing by 24 at halftime. They turned it over 17 times, and while they were able to cut into the halftime lead, it wasn't enough.

Final Score: #4 UCLA- 79, Washington State- 67

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 17-9, 8-4 2nd America East.

2/5/25 at UMass Lowell (L 70-52).
2/9/25 vs. New Hampshire (W 62-45).

If anything, I'd have expected those results to be reversed, as UMass Lowell came into that game with just 4 wins. Ouch! Not a good loss at all for the Hawks, but they salvage a split for the week.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 11-12, 6-5 T-3rd American.

2/5/25 vs. Houston (L 83-63).
2/8/25 at SMU (L 70-36).

The Huskies flat out didn't come to play ball this week, as they were hammered in 2 games. Granted, SMU is one of the favorites to win the conferences, but still, a better effort was needed.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 8-14, 4-7 T-10th (last) American.

2/5/25 vs. ECU (L 51-40).
2/8/25 at Tulane (W 73-52).

A split for the Golden Hurricane this week, as the win at Tulane broke a 4 game losing streak, and the loss to a 4 win ECU team was pretty embarrassing. Not good for a coach already on the hot seat.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 10-12, 3-7 T-13th ACC.

2/8/25 vs. North Carolina (L 83-72).

Just 1 game this week for the Fighting Irish, but another loss. Coach Mighty will be finding himself on the hotseat soon if things don't pick up.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 10-14, 4-5 T-4th Atlantic Sun.

2/6/25 vs. UL Monroe (L 86-68).
2/8/25 vs. Kennesaw State (L 75-67).

2 more losses this week for the Ospreys have them back under .500 in conference play, as they can't seem to turn the corner in a pretty week conference.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-13, 3-7 10th (last) Big 12.

2/3/25 vs. Binghamton (W 98-71).
2/8/25 at Texas Tech (L 83-80).

A split for the Horned Frogs this week, who win a non-conference game easily. That game at Texas Tech could haunt them for a while though, as they led by 16 at halftime only to blow it.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 15-7, 7-3 T-3rd Big East.

2/6/25 vs. Georgia State (L 63-61).
2/8/25 vs. #10 Georgetown (W 107-85).

A completely head scratching week for the Red Storm, who hammered a top 10 team at home, but lose to a non-conference team with a sub-.500 record. If they want to defend their national title, they have to win the gimme games.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 9-13, 3-7 T-11th (last) Big Ten.

2/5/25 at Minnesota (L 90-73).
2/8/25 vs. Illinois (L 95-94).

The losing streak is up to 5 now for the Wildcats, as they almost broke it against Illinois, but not quite. They sit in a 4 way tie for last place in the conference.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-12, 3-7 T-13th (last) Conference USA.

2/6/25 vs. Southern Miss (L 88-72).
2/8/25 vs. Florida Atlantic (W 64-52).

A split for the Golden Panthers, as their total collapse continues. They haven't been able to put together any kind of winning streak, and Coach Hawkins might need to start filling out job applications again soon.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 10-11, 5-5 T-6th Conference USA.

2/6/25 at Louisiana Tech (L 81-72).
2/8/25 at North Texas (W 85-72).

A split for the Owls, who are in a 4 way tie for 6th in the conference, as they've split their games the past 2 weeks.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 9-15, 7-9 7th MAAC.

2/7/25 vs. St. Peter's (L 84-63).
2/9/25 at Canisius (L 63-57).

The slide continues for the Stags who lose 2 more this week, including another loss to conference dweller Canisius. Huh? Crazy.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 11-10, 7-4 3rd Mountain West.

2/5/25 vs. New Mexico (L 83-64).
2/8/25 at Boise State (W 80-78).

Another split for the Spartans, but that win at Boise State does break a 4 game losing streak. Even though they are only a game over .500 overall, they continue to turn heads in conference play.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 11-11, 5-5 T-5th Pac 12.

2/6/25 at Oregon State (L 72-65).
2/8/25 vs. California (W 82-74).

Another split for the Buffaloes, something they've done all season. Coach Nielsen won't make any new friends unless he can put together a winning streak, which doesn't seem likely.

#9 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 19-3, 8-2 2nd Pac 12.

2/6/25 at #23 Arizona (L 96-88).
2/8/25 at Utah (W 90-79).

A split for the Cardinal, who lose ground in the race to catch up to conference leader UCLA, but their loss was to Arizona, and that's not a bad loss at all.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 20-2, 10-0 1st Pac 12.

2/6/25 at Gonzaga (W 81-71).
2/8/25 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more wins for the Bruins who continue to roll, but next week will be tough as they get both Arizona and Stanford.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 14-8, 6-4 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/6/25 at California (L 76-67).
2/8/25 vs. #4 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

2 losses for the Cougars this week, and that breaks a 5 game losing streak. They need to right the ship now, as they can't afford any setbacks. 0-2 weeks won't cut it when they are fighting for their first postseason berth.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 14-9, 4-6 10th SEC.

2/5/25 at South Carolina (W 65-58).
2/8/25 vs. #25 VCU (L 66-64).

Another split for the Crimson Tide, who might be in jeopardy of seeing their postseason streak come to an end. A tough loss to VCU with another ranked team on the schedule next week.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 11-11, 6-5 6th SWAC.

2/3/25 at Southern (L 87-81).
2/8/25 at Alcorn State (L 72-71).

2 close losses for the Golden Lions, and this scene might be starting to feel all too familiar for Coach Gunn: A late season collapse.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 10-12, 7-7 5th Sun Belt.

2/3/25 vs. Jacksonville (W 76-68).
2/6/25 at Northern Kentucky (W 81-63).

2 more wins for the Trojans, who might finally start to be hitting their stride. They've evened up their conference record and have a pretty light schedule continuing into February.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Feb. 10-16:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (72) 24-0 1800 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse 21-1 1726 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Providence 21-2 1643 3 Big East Conference 4. UCLA 20-2 1590 4 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Wisconsin 19-3 1504 7 Big Ten Conference 6. Villanova 20-4 1435 5 Big East Conference 7. Michigan State 19-3 1378 6 Big Ten Conference 8. Stanford 19-3 1302 9 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Georgetown 17-5 1218 10 Big East Conference 10. Vanderbilt 18-4 1164 8 Southeastern Conference 11. Miami 16-5 1063 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Virginia 18-5 980 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Memphis 18-5 799 24 American Athletic Conference 14. Tennessee State 21-3 776 11 Ohio Valley Conference 15. Arizona 15-7 769 23 Pacific-12 Conference 16. Ohio State 15-7 672 16 Big Ten Conference 17. Princeton 18-3 571 15 Ivy League 18. Oklahoma 16-7 502 20 Big 12 Conference 19. Mercer 19-3 501 17 Southern Conference 20. Tennessee 15-7 363 NR Southeastern Conference 21. Georgia 16-6 336 12 Southeastern Conference 22. Florida State 15-7 289 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. VCU 14-8 284 25 Southeastern Conference 24. Iowa 15-7 237 19 Big Ten Conference 25. Pepperdine 18-5 203 22 West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: USC Upstate 20-4 130 Atlantic Sun Conference Sacramento State 18-4 82 Big Sky Conference St. John's 15-7 61 Big East Conference Davidson 16-6 7 Atlantic 10 Conference Indiana 15-7 6 Big Ten Conference Louisville 15-7 6 Atlantic Coast Conference Missouri 15-7 3 Southeastern Conference


No major changes here, as UCLA stays at #4, Stanford moves up a spot even though they split this week, and the St. John's split cost them some votes, but they are still receiving their fair share.

Now a painful look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Feb. 10-16:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Memphis (53) 18-5 1780 3 American Athletic Conference 2. Tennessee State (3) 21-3 1703 1 Ohio Valley Conference 3. Princeton (7) 18-3 1629 2 Ivy League 4. Pepperdine (8) 18-5 1569 5 West Coast Conference 5. Mercer 19-3 1495 4 Southern Conference 6. Wichita State (1) 16-7 1365 13 Missouri Valley Conference 7. USC Upstate 20-4 1330 7 Atlantic Sun Conference 8. SMU 16-6 1246 10 American Athletic Conference 9. Boise State 15-7 1231 8 Mountain West Conference 10. George Washington 14-7 1125 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Davidson 16-6 1063 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Loyola Chicago 16-7 1043 9 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Sacramento State 18-4 953 15 Big Sky Conference 14. Evansville 16-8 872 6 Missouri Valley Conference 15. San Diego 17-8 798 12 West Coast Conference 16. Saint Joseph's 14-8 624 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Akron 14-9 487 18 Mid-American Conference 18. Middle Tennessee 15-7 479 16 Conference USA 19. Furman 16-7 455 23 Southern Conference 20. Colorado State 14-7 275 NR Mountain West Conference 21. Boston University 16-7 245 NR Patriot League 22. St. Bonaventure 13-9 215 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Eastern Michigan 16-7 209 NR Mid-American Conference 24. Robert Morris 19-6 198 NR Northeast Conference 25. Harvard 15-7 179 NR Ivy League Others Receiving Votes: UC Riverside 15-7 100 Big West Conference Massachusetts 13-9 99 Atlantic 10 Conference UT Arlington 15-7 89 Sun Belt Conference Long Beach State 14-9 79 Big West Conference Indiana State 14-10 58 Missouri Valley Conference Richmond 13-7 57 Atlantic 10 Conference Radford 18-7 50 Big South Conference BYU 15-11 49 West Coast Conference Air Force 14-8 42 Mountain West Conference Louisiana Tech 13-9 40 Conference USA Northwestern State 16-6 39 Southland Conference Northeastern 15-7 35 Colonial Athletic Association Temple 14-7 21 American Athletic Conference San Diego State 13-9 18 Mountain West Conference Central Michigan 14-9 15 Mid-American Conference Utah State 14-9 14 Mountain West Conference UC Davis 15-8 10 Big West Conference Illinois State 13-11 5 Missouri Valley Conference Kent State 13-9 5 Mid-American Conference Missouri State 15-10 4 Missouri Valley Conference Ohio 14-9 3 Mid-American Conference


No representation here. I'm making some changes in the offseason, I'm tired of this. ALL coaches will go up to the highest prestige possible. We're gonna try to make some noise.

This weeks edition of the Overall Bubble Watch features 2 of our teams, so let's take a look:

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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- San Diego 17-8 .575 (36) 0-1 3-3 8-4 6-0 85 In Nebraska 14-8 .569 (44) 2-2 2-4 7-0 3-2 59 In Iowa 15-7 .548 (65) 2-3 5-0 3-3 5-1 131 In Washington State 14-8 .571 (43) 0-4 2-1 6-3 6-0 57 In Harvard 15-7 .551 (59) 0-3 4-0 4-0 7-4 139 In Oklahoma State 15-8 .547 (68) 0-3 3-1 7-2 5-2 166 In Alabama 14-9 .559 (54) 3-6 3-2 3-1 5-0 69 In South Carolina 13-8 .549 (64) 3-3 1-4 4-0 5-1 96 In Akron 14-9 .609 (15) 2-4 3-0 7-4 2-1 3 Out Seton Hall 14-9 .573 (38) 1-5 3-3 6-1 4-0 36 Out Missouri State 15-10 .550 (63) 5-2 1-3 5-3 4-2 115 Out Long Beach State 14-9 .579 (31) 3-1 2-1 6-4 3-3 26 Out New Hampshire 14-9 .554 (56) 2-0 2-2 5-3 5-4 75 Out Illinois 14-8 .522 (112) 1-3 5-4 4-0 4-1 204 Out Richmond 13-7 .518 (119) 3-1 2-2 2-2 6-2 254 Out

Washington State is still happy to be in mention, which means they would also be a consideration for all postseason tournaments, and that's all they want, to be in the postseason. However, 2-5 against the RPI top 100 doesn't look too good.

As for Alabama, they are very fortunate to be in the last 4 in, as they are 6-8 against the RPI top 100, but have played a pretty tough schedule. Not tough enough though, as you can see, other teams have played a tougher schedule, so they have work to do.

Now for the rest of the teams, and remember, this bubble watch is only for the NCAA Tournament:

Locks: St. John's, UCLA, Stanford

The only changes from last week are that Alabama is on the bubble, and they were projected out last week. Also, Washington State was safely in, now they are on the bubble.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:43 AM   #691
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36 games on the schedule this week, with 2 of them being feature games. Let's start in the American:

2/15/25- UConn (Randolph Childress) @ Tulsa (Will Brown) -- Hot shooting for both of these teams, as there wasn't a lot of defense to be played. Tulsa scored over half their points from the three point line, hitting 15 three pointers. Unfortunately for them, they were outshot everywhere else, and that proved to be the difference as the Huskies get a much needed road win.

Final Score: UConn- 81, Tulsa- 72

Now to the Pac 12:

2/15/25- #8 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ #4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The Bruins are just unstoppable right now, as they shot better from the field and the three point line. Despite everything else being even, UCLA had 13 blocks, which really helped the difference as they were able to turn them into easy points and stay undefeated in conference.

Final Score: #4 UCLA- 91, #10 Stanford- 78

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 19-9, 10-4 2nd America East.

2/12/25 at Vermont (W 97-83).
2/16/25 at Maine (W 73-43).

The Hawks get 2 big road wins to stay in the hunt for an America East title. Unfortunately they have to win both of their games next week and get help. They lost both games to conference leader Binghamton, so the only possible scenario for Coach Ginsberg to cut the nets is if Binghamton loses 2 of their 3 remaining conference games and Hartford wins both of theirs. Another scenario I just thought of is if Hartford splits next week and Binghamton loses all 3 of their remaining conference games.. either way, the Hawks need to take care of business and get help.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 12-13, 7-6 5th American.

2/12/25 vs. ECU (L 75-71).
2/15/25 at Tulsa- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Huskies, and another embarrassing loss to what was the conference dwellers in ECU. However, the win at Tulsa did break a 3 game losing streak.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 8-16, 4-9 11th (last) American.

2/12/25 at Houston (L 53-50).
2/15/25 vs. UConn- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more losses for the Golden Hurricane, and coach Brown has to be concerned about keeping his job after the season. It's going to take a miraculous run for Tulsa to make the postseason.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 10-14, 3-9 13th ACC.

2/12/25 at Boston College (L 60-52).
2/15/25 vs. N.C. State (L 95-81).

2 more losses for the fighting Irish, and with their upcoming schedule, it's quite possible they don't win another game in the regular season. They have 2 more games on their schedule against non-ranked teams, but even those aren't gimmes at this point. Coach Mighty might be wishing he would have stayed in East Lansing.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 12-14, 6-5 T-2nd Atlantic Sun.

2/13/25 at Stetson (W 73-58).
2/15/25 at USC Upstate (W 91-83).

2 huge road wins for the Ospreys this week, including a monumental win over conference leaders USC Upstate, who were receiving a lot of votes in both polls. They have 4 more regular season games, and 3 of them are in conference. All of them are winnable, if they continue to play like they did at Upstate.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-15, 3-9 10th (last) Big 12.

2/10/25 at Iowa State (L 81-68).
2/15/25 at #18 Oklahoma (L 89-81).

2 more losses for the Horned Frogs, who are having their worst season in quite some time. Another team in which it's going to take a huge run at the end of the season to make the postseason. I don't see it happening.

St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 17-7, 9-3 T-3rd Big East.

2/12/25 at Butler (W 76-66).
2/15/25 at Creighton (W 70-38).

2 road wins this week for the Red Storm, who are 1 of 4 teams separated by just 1/2 game for first place. They have a huge test next week which will be pretty telling. Win that, and this time might be for real again.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 10-14, 4-8 T-11th Big Ten.

2/12/25 vs. Rutgers (W 96-94, OT).
2/15/25 vs. Penn State (L 81-78).

Eureka! The Wildcats finally break the losing streak with an OT win over Rutgers, then start a new losing streak against Penn State. They aren't playing terrible ball lately, but they also have a lot of work to do.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 11-13, 4-8 T-12th Conference USA.

2/13/25 vs. Marshall (W 75-63).
2/15/25 at George Mason (L 59-50).

A split for the Golden Panthers, who continue to underwhelm this season. A lot more was expected of this team, but hopefully with the changes I'll be making in the offseason, they'll be one of many teams benefiting.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 11-12, 6-6 7th Conference USA.

2/13/25 at Southern Miss (L 81-70).
2/15/25 vs. UTEP (W 67-60).

The Owls split again this week, as they continue to fight for a .500 record, which was the goal coming into the season.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 10-16, 8-9 6th MAAC.

2/13/25 vs. Valparaiso (L 80-67).
2/16/25 at Iona (W 88-67).

A split for the Stags this week, who lose a tough non-conference game, but get a huge win in conference play. They'll have to win all 3 of their remaining conference games to finish over .500 in MAAC play, which is the goal. They'd probably be happy winning 2 of 3 and finishing .500 though. Anything less will be a disappointment.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 12-11, 8-5 4th Mountain West.

2/12/25 vs. UNLV (L 77-57).
2/15/25 at Colorado State (W 78-63).

Another split for the Spartans, who just need to win 1 of their remaining 5 conference games to ensure a .500 finish in Mountain West play. This is a team that could still win the Mountain West, or if they really hit a slump, could still finish under .500. Still, they've been exceeding expectations so far.

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

2/13/25 at Washington (L 76-73).
2/15/25 vs. Arizona State (W 81-74).

Guess what the Buffaloes did this week guys? Anybody? You're correct, they split. Again. 6 weeks of conference play, 6 splits. If there were a consistency award, Coach Nielsen would get it. Unfortunately, that's not enough. However, looking at the schedule ahead, I'm fully expecting a .500 record from here on out.

#8 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 19-5, 8-4 2nd Pac 12.

2/13/25 vs. Oregon (L 56-51).
2/15/25 at #4 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Not a good week for the Cardinal, who drop both games this week and have lost 3 out of 4. Their remaining schedule is promising though, so if they can take care of business and win out, that would put them in position for a top 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 22-2, 12-0 1st Pac 12.

2/13/25 vs. #14 Arizona (W 76-58).
2/15/25 vs. #8 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

The Bruins continue to roll, and stay in line for an undefeated Pac 12 run. They schedule is favorable as they don't play another team over .500 the rest of the regular season. It's all about keeping focus now.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 14-10, 6-6 T-5th Pac 12.

2/13/25 at Oregon State (L 77-54).
2/15/25 vs. Gonzaga (L 83-64).

The Cougars are sliding right now, losers of 4 in a row. They MUST find a way to right the ship, because they are starting to be in danger of missing the postseason yet again.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-10, 5-7 T-10th SEC.

2/12/25 vs. #10 Vanderbilt (L 74-57).
2/15/25 vs. Ole Miss (W 66-58).

This is just not the best Crimson Tide team. They continue to struggle, and are also in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament, unfortunately they still have a tough schedule ahead.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 12-12, 7-6 T-5th SWAC.

2/10/25 vs. Prairie View A&M (W 57-51).
2/15/25 vs. Texas Southern (L 77-58).

Another split for the Golden Lions, who are just 2 games out of 1st in the SWAC, and their schedule is favorable. 4 of their remaining 5 conference games are against teams with losing records, and 3 of those 4 are against teams with single digit wins. If ever there was a time for Coach Gunn to bear down and get a team to finish strong, this is it.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 11-13, 8-8 5th Sun Belt.

2/13/25 at South Alabama (L 71-68).
2/15/25 vs. Georgia Southern (W 95-85).

A split for the Trojans this week, and another crushing loss, as they led South Alabama by 10 at halftime. Coach Gale needs his team to sweep next week as they are playing Texas State back to back, and they are 7-16 and next to last in the conference. Gotta win them both.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Feb. 17-23:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (64) 25-1 1792 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse (8) 23-1 1730 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. UCLA 22-2 1659 4 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Villanova 22-4 1583 6 Big East Conference 5. Michigan State 20-4 1481 7 Big Ten Conference 6. Providence 22-3 1470 3 Big East Conference 7. Wisconsin 19-5 1345 5 Big Ten Conference 8. Georgetown 19-5 1292 9 Big East Conference 9. Vanderbilt 20-4 1231 10 Southeastern Conference 10. Stanford 19-5 1164 8 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Virginia 20-5 1082 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Memphis 20-5 943 13 American Athletic Conference 13. Tennessee State 23-3 941 14 Ohio Valley Conference 14. Arizona 16-8 865 15 Pacific-12 Conference 15. Miami 16-7 668 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Louisville 17-7 581 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Princeton 19-4 569 17 Ivy League 18. Mercer 20-4 520 19 Southern Conference 19. St. John's 17-7 438 NR Big East Conference 20. Pepperdine 19-5 434 25 West Coast Conference 21. Sacramento State 20-4 371 NR Big Sky Conference 22. Iowa 16-8 311 24 Big Ten Conference 23. Oklahoma 17-8 257 18 Big 12 Conference 24. Florida State 16-8 243 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Indiana 17-7 144 NR Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Georgia 16-8 109 Southeastern Conference VCU 15-9 91 Southeastern Conference USC Upstate 21-5 61 Atlantic Sun Conference Tennessee 16-8 14 Southeastern Conference Penn State 17-7 6 Big Ten Conference Robert Morris 21-6 4 Northeast Conference Ohio State 15-9 1 Big Ten Conference


UCLA finally moves up 1 spot after their run this week, while Stanford only drops 2 spots after 2 losses. Nice position to be in. And welcome St. John's back into the national top 25 after another strong week.

Now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Feb. 17-23:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Memphis (69) 20-5 1797 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Tennessee State 23-3 1714 2 Ohio Valley Conference 3. Pepperdine (3) 19-5 1624 4 West Coast Conference 4. Princeton 19-4 1580 3 Ivy League 5. Mercer 20-4 1491 5 Southern Conference 6. Sacramento State 20-4 1291 13 Big Sky Conference 7. San Diego 19-8 1249 15 West Coast Conference 8. Davidson 16-8 1173 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. USC Upstate 21-5 1166 7 Atlantic Sun Conference 10. Boise State 16-8 1156 9 Mountain West Conference 11. SMU 17-7 1098 8 American Athletic Conference 12. Saint Joseph's 16-8 1004 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Loyola Chicago 16-8 771 12 Missouri Valley Conference 14. Furman 18-7 763 19 Southern Conference 15. Middle Tennessee 17-7 762 18 Conference USA 16. St. Bonaventure 15-9 706 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Evansville 17-9 655 14 Missouri Valley Conference 18. Robert Morris 21-6 604 24 Northeast Conference 19. Wichita State 16-9 525 6 Missouri Valley Conference 20. Boston University 18-7 487 21 Patriot League 21. Massachusetts 15-9 366 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Northeastern 17-7 221 NR Colonial Athletic Association 23. Indiana State 16-10 187 NR Missouri Valley Conference 24. San Diego State 15-9 168 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Akron 15-10 165 17 Mid-American Conference Others Receiving Votes: George Washington 14-9 147 Atlantic 10 Conference Long Beach State 15-9 103 Big West Conference BYU 17-11 98 West Coast Conference Eastern Michigan 17-8 80 Mid-American Conference Central Michigan 16-9 67 Mid-American Conference Richmond 14-8 63 Atlantic 10 Conference Utah State 15-9 43 Mountain West Conference Harvard 16-8 36 Ivy League UC Riverside 16-8 23 Big West Conference Oral Roberts 17-7 6 Summit League Temple 15-8 4 American Athletic Conference Louisiana Tech 14-10 3 Conference USA Northern Illinois 15-9 3 Mid-American Conference Southern Miss 15-9 1 Conference USA


Another blank for our mid-major teams.

Now a look at the Bubble Watch for the week. We have 1 FOFC coached team in the Overall Bubble Watch:

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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pepperdine 19-5 .548 (65) 2-0 2-2 7-1 8-2 243 In BYU 17-11 .557 (51) 2-5 5-1 4-4 6-1 61 In Long Beach State 15-9 .580 (26) 2-1 4-2 6-4 3-2 26 In Harvard 16-8 .551 (60) 0-3 4-0 5-1 7-4 142 In Indiana State 16-10 .553 (57) 0-5 0-4 10-1 6-0 96 In Central Michigan 16-9 .546 (69) 3-0 2-3 6-4 5-2 112 In Kentucky 15-9 .546 (71) 6-7 1-0 6-2 2-0 80 In UT Arlington 15-9 .549 (63) 0-1 2-0 4-7 9-1 121 In St. Bonaventure 15-9 .546 (70) 1-3 4-1 7-4 3-1 93 Out George Washington 14-9 .574 (33) 4-3 2-3 6-3 2-0 30 Out Alabama 15-10 .565 (43) 4-7 2-0 4-3 5-0 44 Out Florida 15-10 .585 (24) 3-7 2-2 6-1 4-0 18 Out Akron 15-10 .596 (16) 2-4 3-1 7-4 3-1 4 Out Utah State 15-9 .543 (74) 2-1 3-5 5-2 5-1 118 Out Mercer 20-4 .535 (91) 1-2 1-0 4-1 14-1 322 Out

Alabama has work to do, as it's going to be hard for them to get into the NCAA Tournament with a losing SEC record. They need to go on a good winning streak and at worst finish 1 game under .500 in the SEC. They aren't terrible against the RPI top 100 (6-7), but their record against the RPI 101-200 needs work, as they are just 4-3 there.

Now it's time for the rest of the Bubble Watch and our FOFC teams:

Locks: St. John's, UCLA, Stanford

The only changes are Washington State and Alabama, who lost week were on the bubble but projected in. This week Alabama is on the bubble and projected out, and Washington State is projected out, and off the bubble completely.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:05 AM   #692
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I assume that Will Brown will get fired after the season, but if not have him leave Tulsa anyway. Just not working there.
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I assume that Will Brown will get fired after the season, but if not have him leave Tulsa anyway. Just not working there.

Deal. If he doesn't get fired, I'll have him resign and see what offers he gets as an unemployed coach
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St Johns finally back in TOP 25. Lack of respect for the defending champs.
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35 games on the schedule this week, and 2 feature games. A Pac 12 doubleheader so to speak, so let's get to it:

2/20/25- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ #3 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 17 turnovers and 37.9% shooting doomed the Buffaloes in this one, but what doomed them more was the free throw line. UCLA was 16-21, Colorado 4-4. Home cooking for sure.

Final Score: #3 UCLA- 80, Colorado- 61

2/20/25- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ #10 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- Another game in which Washington State will be kicking themselves, as they led by 9 at halftime but couldn't hold it. Stats were pretty even, but Stanford made 3 more shots and an extra free throw to complete the comeback.

Final Score: #10 Stanford- 94, Washington State- 87 (OT)

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 20-9, 11-4 2nd America East.

2/23/25 at Albany (W 83-53).

Just 1 game this week for the Hawks, a very convincing win. They can't win the America East regular season title outright, but they can still share it if they beat UMBC and Binghamton loses their final conference game. A win gives them 2nd seed in the A-East Tourney. A loss could bump them to 3rd. Still, Coach Ginsberg has led this team to their first 20 win season in 4 seasons.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 12-15, 7-8 7th American.

2/19/25 vs. Temple (L 73-70).
2/22/25 at UCF (L 75-71).

2 tough losses for the Huskies this week, by a combined total of 7 points. Definitely frustrating, as now they'll have to fight to get a .500 conference record.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 9-17, 5-10 11th (last) American.

2/19/25 vs. UCF (L 77-69).
2/22/25 vs. South Florida (W 65-57).

The Golden Hurricane split this week, and they don't have much to play for but pride at this point, as Coach Brown has already informed everybody this will be his last season at Tulsa. Whether he will be fired or resign still remains to be seen.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 11-15, 4-10 T-13th ACC.

2/19/25 vs. #11 Virginia (L 69-47).
2/22/25 vs. #24 Florida State (W 72-52).

A split for the Fighting Irish, who get a convincing win over top 25 Florida State. Where has that been all season?? Coach Mighty has 4 more conference games left with this team this season, and the possibility of a split is there.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 14-14, 7-5 T-2nd Atlantic Sun.

2/17/25 vs. UMass Lowell (W 74-53).
2/20/25 vs. Lipscomb (W 74-56).

The Ospreys win 2 more this week, and seem to be hitting their stride at the right time. They have 2 more conference games this season. While they can't finish in 1st, they can still finish 2nd with 2 more wins.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 9-17, 3-11 10th (last) Big 12.

2/17/25 vs. Oklahoma State (L 80-73).
2/22/25 vs. West Virginia (L 79-74).

Better efforts this week for the Horned Frogs, but the result is still the same. That's 5 straight losses now, and their best chance to end the losing streak comes next week.

#19 St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 19-7, 11-3 1st Big East.

2/19/25 vs. #4 Villanova (W 86-78).
2/22/25 vs. Marquette (W 72-62).

Don't look now, but the Red Storm are atop the Big East! Granted it's only by half a game, with 4 more to go, but they have really turned the corner since that upset loss to Georgia State a couple weeks ago. They still have a couple more tests on their schedule, but they are playing much better basketball as of late.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 11-15, 5-9 T-10th Big Ten.

2/19/25 vs. #5 Michigan State (L 107-100).
2/22/25 at Maryland (W 100-91).

There was no defense to be found this week for the Wildcats, who split 2 games but gave up.. well.. a bunch of points. At least they were consistent at 100 points a game. It's got to be tough for Coach Al Mighty to see his former team doing so well.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 12-14, 5-9 T-10th Conference USA.

2/20/25 vs. Charlotte (W 66-64).
2/22/25 at Louisiana Tech (L 100-69).

Another split for the Golden Panthers, as they barely got by Charlotte, but got a reality check at LA Tech. This just isn't a very good team right now, and they haven't been for a while.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 12-13, 7-7 T-7th Conference USA.

2/20/25 vs. Middle Tennessee (L 85-69).
2/22/25 at Old Dominion (W 72-52).

A split for the Owls, as their final four conference opponents of the season are all in the same boat as them: around the .500 mark and looking to make a move late.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 10-18, 8-11 T-7th MAAC.

2/21/25 at St. Peter's (L 69-54).
2/23/25 vs. Iona (L 76-58).

2 blowout losses this week for the Stags, who have 1 more conference game left. Go figure, it's against the conference leaders, which isn't looking too promising.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 14-11, 10-5 2nd Mountain West.

2/19/25 vs. Nevada (W 83-75).
2/22/25 at Air Force (W 88-81).

2 more wins for the Spartans, who continue to shock the Mountain West. Keep in mind, this team was predicted to finish dead last, and here they are with 3 conference games remaining and a very good chance of winning it. Unbelieveable!

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 13-13, 7-7 T-4th Pac 12.

2/20/25 at #3 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
2/22/25 vs. Utah (W 103-98, OT).

To the shock of absolutely nobody, the Buffaloes split again this week. 7 weeks of conference play, 7 splits. The consistency amazes me. Or is it inconsistency? Who knows, either way, the board can not be happy with Coach Nielsen at all.

#10 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 21-5, 10-4 2nd Pac 12.

2/20/25 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/22/25 vs. Gonzaga (W 84-74).

Good recovery for the Cardinal after 2 losses last week, as they win 2 this week. It's going to take an absolute miracle for any team other than UCLA to win the Pac 12 though, so for now, Coach Sanchez is just continuing to fire his team up for a potential #1 or #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

#3 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 24-2, 14-0 1st Pac 12.

2/20/25 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
2/22/25 vs. Arizona State (W 72-69).

2 more wins for the Bruins, but the pressure of going undefeated in Pac 12 play might be starting to get to them a little bit, as they actually trailed at halftime against Arizona State. The schedule is favorable for 18-0 and what should be a no doubt #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but they have to take care of business.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 15-11, 7-7 T-4th Pac 12.

2/20/25 at #10 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
2/22/25 vs. Oregon (W 76-57).

The Cougars split again this week, and their next 3 games are very, very important. They face Arizona in the last game of their regular season, so winning the remaining 3 games against sub-.500 competition is critical.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-12, 5-9 13th SEC.

2/19/25 vs. LSU (L 75-60).
2/22/25 vs. Missouri (L 70-62).

Forget the NCAA Tournament, at this point the Crimson Tide just need to worry about staying out of the cellar after 2 more losses this week. Coach Rogers is going to have to get it figured out, because right now this Alabama team is the worst one in quite some time.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 13-13, 8-7 T-5th SWAC.

2/17/25 at Jackson State (L 72-69).
2/22/25 at Grambling State (W 76-63).

Another split for Coach Gunn and the Golden Lions, as it has to feel like Hawaii all over again. It's not a total February collapse yet, they can salvage it by winning their remaining 3 conference games, but at least 2 of 3 would be good.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 11-15, 8-10 6th Sun Belt.

2/20/25 at Texas State (L 86-76).
2/22/25 vs. Texas State (L 80-63).

The Trojans with a pair of embarassing losses this week, both to Texas State. Now Coach Gale must rally the troops as they need to win both of their remaining conference games to finish .500 in the Sun Belt.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Feb. 24-Mar. 2:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (64) 27-1 1792 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse (7) 25-1 1724 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. UCLA (1) 24-2 1668 3 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Providence 23-4 1539 6 Big East Conference 5. Villanova 23-5 1536 4 Big East Conference 6. Michigan State 22-4 1456 5 Big Ten Conference 7. Wisconsin 21-5 1371 7 Big Ten Conference 8. Stanford 21-5 1271 10 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Georgetown 20-6 1221 8 Big East Conference 10. Vanderbilt 21-5 1173 9 Southeastern Conference 11. Virginia 21-5 1071 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Tennessee State 25-3 963 13 Ohio Valley Conference 13. Arizona 18-8 962 14 Pacific-12 Conference 14. St. John's 19-7 794 19 Big East Conference 15. Memphis 21-6 791 12 American Athletic Conference 16. Louisville 19-7 762 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Mercer 22-4 638 18 Southern Conference 18. Oklahoma 18-8 519 23 Big 12 Conference 19. USC Upstate 23-5 420 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 20. Princeton 20-5 404 17 Ivy League 21. Pepperdine 20-6 372 20 West Coast Conference 22. Miami 17-8 235 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Sacramento State 21-5 229 21 Big Sky Conference 24. Indiana 18-8 176 25 Big Ten Conference 25. Iowa 17-9 90 22 Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Ohio State 17-9 79 Big Ten Conference Missouri 18-8 37 Southeastern Conference San Diego 21-8 30 West Coast Conference Seton Hall 17-9 24 Big East Conference Georgia 17-9 23 Southeastern Conference Davidson 18-8 9 Atlantic 10 Conference Boston University 20-7 7 Patriot League Furman 20-7 4 Southern Conference SMU 19-7 4 American Athletic Conference Loyola Chicago 18-8 3 Missouri Valley Conference Boise State 18-8 2 Mountain West Conference Middle Tennessee 19-7 1 Conference USA


While UCLA stays put at #3, they do get a FPV this week. They still need to continue to dominate, and hope for Baylor or Syracuse to lose so they can move up and gain more FPV. Stanford moves back up 2 spots after their 2 wins this week, and St. John's moves up 5 spots after 2 wins, including a big win over previously #4 Villanova.

Now a look at the Mid-Major Top 25 going into the week of Feb. 24-Mar. 2:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Tennessee State (48) 25-3 1771 2 Ohio Valley Conference 2. Memphis (20) 21-6 1739 1 American Athletic Conference 3. Mercer 22-4 1584 5 Southern Conference 4. Pepperdine (4) 20-6 1563 3 West Coast Conference 5. Princeton 20-5 1457 4 Ivy League 6. San Diego 21-8 1397 7 West Coast Conference 7. Davidson 18-8 1343 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Boise State 18-8 1266 10 Mountain West Conference 9. USC Upstate 23-5 1157 9 Atlantic Sun Conference 10. Saint Joseph's 18-8 1101 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. SMU 19-7 1094 11 American Athletic Conference 12. Loyola Chicago 18-8 1016 13 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Middle Tennessee 19-7 878 15 Conference USA 14. St. Bonaventure 17-9 840 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Wichita State 18-9 792 19 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Furman 20-7 777 14 Southern Conference 17. Sacramento State 21-5 761 6 Big Sky Conference 18. Boston University 20-7 592 20 Patriot League 19. Akron 17-10 518 25 Mid-American Conference 20. Harvard 18-8 357 NR Ivy League 21. Evansville 18-10 351 17 Missouri Valley Conference 22. Robert Morris 22-7 221 18 Northeast Conference 23. Massachusetts 16-10 194 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Utah State 17-9 162 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Indiana State 17-11 124 23 Missouri Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Long Beach State 16-10 63 Big West Conference Northeastern 18-8 52 Colonial Athletic Association Eastern Michigan 18-9 41 Mid-American Conference Louisiana Tech 16-10 38 Conference USA Arkansas Little Rock 17-8 30 Sun Belt Conference Southern Miss 17-9 30 Conference USA Oral Roberts 19-7 29 Summit League Temple 17-8 29 American Athletic Conference Richmond 15-9 15 Atlantic 10 Conference Central Michigan 17-10 7 Mid-American Conference Radford 20-8 5 Big South Conference Illinois State 16-12 4 Missouri Valley Conference Hawaii 16-10 1 Big West Conference San Diego State 15-11 1 Mountain West Conference


You know the drill, a big fat blank.

Now a look at this weeks Bubble Watch. We'll start with the Overall Bubble Watch, which features none of our teams this week:

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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Massachusetts 16-10 .582 (26) 3-5 2-2 8-3 3-0 20 In Clemson 16-10 .570 (37) 3-5 1-3 7-1 5-1 38 In SMU 19-7 .556 (53) 0-2 2-1 7-1 10-3 197 In Louisiana Tech 16-10 .595 (13) 2-3 3-2 6-5 5-0 10 In St. Bonaventure 17-9 .546 (70) 3-3 4-2 5-4 5-0 112 In Long Beach State 16-10 .581 (28) 4-2 1-2 7-3 4-3 15 In New Hampshire 17-10 .553 (58) 2-1 3-0 4-5 8-4 98 In Indiana State 17-11 .556 (52) 1-6 2-4 6-1 8-0 64 In Temple 17-8 .547 (66) 0-3 2-1 3-0 12-4 161 Out Oklahoma State 17-10 .544 (71) 0-4 3-1 7-3 7-2 132 Out Mercer 22-4 .539 (82) 1-2 2-0 5-1 14-1 327 Out Iowa 17-9 .539 (81) 1-3 7-2 4-3 5-1 134 Out UT Arlington 16-10 .540 (78) 0-0 1-4 5-5 10-1 120 Out Sacramento State 21-5 .534 (91) 1-1 0-0 4-1 16-3 328 Out Virginia Tech 16-8 .508 (148) 1-3 3-3 2-1 10-1 291 Out

Here's a look at all 19 of our FOFC teams. Remember, if you don't see your team list as a lock or in, that means they are projected out.

Locks: St. John's, UCLA, Stanford

The only difference this week is Alabama. They have played themselves off the bubble, and not in a good way. They are squarely out this week.
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Only 34 games on the schedule this week, and 2 of them feature games. We'll start in the Pac 12:

2/27/25- #8 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Another game in which Colorado will be kicking themselves, as they led by 11 at halftime, but couldn't hold on. Stanford turned it up in the 2nd half. While the stats were pretty even, it was just a few more makes by Stanford that made the difference.

Final Score: #10 Stanford- 91, Colorado- 84

Now we move to Conference USA:

3/1/25- FIU (Brett Hawkins) @ Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- Not much to talk about in this one, as Rice didn't use much of the shot clock, taking 16 more shots than FIU. Because of that, they made 10 more shots and 7 more three pointers. It also didn't help that FIU turned it over 21 times leading to many easy points for Rice. The result: A major butt whooping.

Final Score: Rice- 95, FIU- 66

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 21-9, 12-4 2nd America East.

2/26/25 vs. UMBC (W 82-68).

Just 1 game for the Hawks as they finish the regular season on a 5 game winning streak, and winners of 7 of their last 8. Unfortunately they didn't get any help from any Binghamton opponents the last 2 weeks of the season. They'll be the #2 seed in the America East Tournament which starts next week, and they'll open up against 7th seed Albany. This ties the best conference record for Coach Ginsberg and the Hawks, as they were also 12-4 in the 2019-2020 season.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 13-16, 8-9 6th American.

2/26/25 vs. #15 Memphis (L 69-56).
3/1/25 at Tulane (W 60-55).

A split for the Huskies, who need to win their final conference game to finish .500 in the American. One has to wonder if Coach Childress will explore other options if he has another season like this, as UConn has not been kind to him.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 9-19, 5-11 11th (last) American.

2/24/25 at Xavier (L 57-50).
2/26/25 vs. Temple (L 53-38).

2 more losses for the Golden Hurricane, who were absolutely dismal offensively this week. It's almost as if the team has given up on the season, knowing they'll have a new coach next season. Still 2 more chances to salvage a 10 win season, which would be a miracle at this point.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 11-17, 4-12 14th ACC.

2/26/25 at #22 Miami (L 89-78).
3/1/25 at Georgia Tech (L 81-66).

2 more losses for the Fighting Irish, and it's gotten so bad that they are now consistently losing to teams that they should be beating. Coach Mighty's time in South Bend will be up very soon unless something changes next season.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 15-15, 8-6 T-2nd Atlantic Sun.

2/27/25 vs. NJIT (W 79-73).
3/1/25 vs. Jacksonville (L 86-80).

A split for the Ospreys, who with that loss to Jacksonville missed a chance to get 2nd place outright. They still won the tiebreaker with UL Monroe and will be the 2nd seed in the Atlantic Sun Tourney, opening up against 7th seed Stetson.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 10-18, 4-12 10th (last) Big 12.

2/24/25 at Kansas State (W 82-69).
3/1/25 at Kansas (L 87-73).

A split for the Horned Frogs, and it's been a long time since they were in the cellar of the big 12. Barring a miracle next week, that's where they'll finish.

#14 St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 21-7, 13-3 1st Big East.

2/26/25 at DePaul (W 74-65).
3/1/25 at Seton Hall (W 74-61).

The Red Storm continue to roll, having won 7 in a row now. They still hold a slim half game lead over 3 teams. They have a huge test next week against 1 of those teams, so they could still finish anywhere between 1st and 4th in the conference.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 11-17, 5-11 T-12th (T-last) Big Ten.

2/26/25 vs. Michigan (L 97-84).
3/1/25 at Nebraska (L 80-61).

2 more losses for the Wildcats who are still in danger of finishing last in the conference. Coach Vee knew it wouldn't be easy here at Northwestern, but his good run may be over.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 13-15, 6-10 T-10th Conference USA.

2/27/25 at Old Dominion (W 81-71).
3/1/25 at Rice- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Golden Panthers who continue to underwhelm this season. They'll need a miracle finish to make the postseason again.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 14-13, 9-7 T-4th Conference USA.

2/27/25 vs. South Dakota State (W 70-69).
3/1/25 vs. FIU- feature game, highlighted above.

Great week for the Owls, who are over .500 for the first time since December. They still aren't anywhere near a reasonable candidate for the postseason, but can really make some noise by finishing strong.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 10-19, 8-12 T-7th MAAC.

2/28/25 vs. Quinnipiac (L 80-76).

Just 1 game this week for the Stags, as they lose their final regular season game. They drew the 2nd start in a 3 way tiebreaker for 7th place, and will be the 8th seed in the MAAC Tournament, opening up against 9th seed Marist.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 14-13, 10-7 4th Mountain West.

2/26/25 vs. Fresno State (L 102-77).
3/1/25 at Utah State (L 82-57).

A pair of 25 point setbacks this week for the Spartans puts a damper on things and takes them out of the running for a Mountain West title. They still have 2 more games though, including a non-conference game that should be very easy to win. They can finish no better than 2nd in the conference, but no worse than 6th, not bad for a team projected last.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 13-15, 7-9 T-6th Pac 12.

2/27/25 vs. #8 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
3/1/25 vs. Gonzaga (L 78-63).

Well the good news is that the Buffaloes didn't split this week, breaking that streak. The bad news is that they lost both their games, putting them 2 games under .500 both overall and in the Pac 12. They can still get back to .500 but it won't be easy.

#8 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 22-6, 11-5 T-2nd Pac 12.

2/27/25 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
3/1/25 at Arizona State (L 76-67).

A split for the Cardinal, and not a good loss, as losing to 10 win teams won't cut it. They have 2 games on the schedule next week against sub-.500 teams. It's imperative that they take care of business.

#3 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 25-3, 15-1 1st Pac 12.

2/27/25 at Oregon State (W 71-58).
3/1/25 at California (L 89-81).

A split for the Bruins this week, as they've found out just how incredibly difficult it is to go through a conference season undefeated. What's worse is that they led by 12 at halftime in the Cal game. They are still in a great position for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, but need to win out.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 16-12, 8-8 T-4th Pac 12.

2/27/25 vs. Washington (W 87-78).
3/1/25 vs. Utah (L 110-100).

A split for the Cougars, who continue to toe that line, but aren't making any ground. They have a tough schedule next week going through Arizona, but if they can somehow win both, it would set a lot of records for them.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-14, 5-11 14th (last) SEC.

2/26/25 vs. Tennessee (L 53-48).
3/1/25 at Arkansas (L 70-59).

The total collapse for the Crimson Tide is in full effect. They are now dead last in the SEC, and with next weeks schedule, they may not be able to work out of it. Coach Rogers might definitely be in some trouble after the season.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 15-13, 10-7 4th SWAC.

2/24/25 vs. Alabama A&M (W 62-46).
3/1/25 vs. Alabama State (W 69-60).

2 more wins for the Golden Lions, who can still win the SWAC, but a lot of pieces would have to go right for that to happen. With 1 conference game left against an 8 win team, things are looking good for a top 3 finish at least.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 13-15, 9-10 6th Sun Belt.

2/27/25 vs. Florida Gulf Coast (W 65-57).
3/1/25 at Florida A&M (W 88-72).

There is still life for the Trojans who can finish .500 in the conference. It'll be tough though, even with 2 wins this week. With a loss, they could still miss the Sun Belt Tournament which only takes the top 8 teams.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Mar. 3-9, 2025:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (69) 28-1 1797 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse (3) 26-2 1729 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Villanova 25-5 1638 5 Big East Conference 4. UCLA 25-3 1591 3 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Providence 24-4 1510 4 Big East Conference 6. Michigan State 24-4 1454 6 Big Ten Conference 7. Wisconsin 22-6 1359 7 Big Ten Conference 8. Georgetown 22-6 1301 9 Big East Conference 9. Virginia 23-5 1184 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Stanford 22-6 1172 8 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Vanderbilt 21-7 1053 10 Southeastern Conference 12. Arizona 20-8 1008 13 Pacific-12 Conference 13. St. John's 21-7 899 14 Big East Conference 14. Tennessee State 26-4 813 12 Ohio Valley Conference 15. Louisville 20-8 801 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Memphis 23-6 723 15 American Athletic Conference 17. Oklahoma 20-8 638 18 Big 12 Conference 18. Indiana 20-8 600 24 Big Ten Conference 19. Pepperdine 22-6 526 21 West Coast Conference 20. Mercer 23-5 444 17 Southern Conference 21. USC Upstate 25-5 358 19 Atlantic Sun Conference 22. Sacramento State 23-5 289 23 Big Sky Conference 23. Miami 19-8 229 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 24. Princeton 21-6 120 20 Ivy League 25. SMU 21-7 87 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Middle Tennessee 21-7 27 Conference USA Boise State 20-8 26 Mountain West Conference Saint Joseph's 20-8 9 Atlantic 10 Conference Tennessee 18-10 8 Southeastern Conference Loyola Chicago 20-8 5 Missouri Valley Conference Florida 19-10 1 Southeastern Conference Missouri 19-9 1 Southeastern Conference


UCLA loses their FPV and drops a spot after their split, while Stanford drops back to 10th. St. John's rises a spot.
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34 games on the schedule this week, but no feature games. Let's get to it.

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 22-9, 12-4 America East.

3/6/25- America East Quarterfinal vs. (7) Albany (W 75-52).

An easy win to open the America East Tourney for the Hawks. Semifinals and championship (hopefully) next week.

UConn (Randolph Childress) -- 13-17, 8-10 T-6th American.

3/8/25 vs. South Florida (L 76-66).

1 game for the Huskies this week, and they end the regular season with a loss. They finished in a 3 way tie for 6th place, and took 2nd out of those 3 teams, giving them the 7th seed in the American Tournament. They'll open up against 10th seed ECU.

Tulsa (Will Brown) -- 10-20, 6-12 11th (last) American.

3/5/25 at #25 SMU (L 74-65).
3/8/25 at Cincinnati (W 58-57).

A split for the Golden Hurricane, who have clinched the worst season in Tulsa history (at least since this dynasty started). They'll go into what will be Coach Brown's last tournament at Tulsa, as they'll be the 11th seed in the American Tournament and open up with 6th seed South Florida.

Notre Dame (Al Mighty) -- 11-19, 4-14 T-14th (T-last) ACC.

3/5/25 vs. #2 Syracuse (L 82-64).
3/8/25 at Wake Forest (L 92-78).

2 more losses for the Fighting Irish in an absolutely terrible season. Fans are already calling for coach Mighty to resign and never come back to South Bend. They tied for last in the ACC, but won the tiebreaker with Pittsburgh. They'll be the 14th seed in the ACC Tournament and open up against 11th seed Wake Forest.

North Florida (Felix Abel) -- 16-16, 8-6 Atlantic Sun.

3/4/25- Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal vs. (7) Stetson (W 71-52).
3/6/25- Atlantic Sun Semifinal vs. (6) NJIT (L 94-70).

Just a terrible loss for the Ospreys in the Atlantic Sun Semifinals, made slightly less terrible by the fact that NJIT also beat the #1 seed USC Upstate in the Atlantic Sun Championship. This will almost certainly end the season for Coach Abel in his first season as a coach. They could sneak into the CIT, but highly doubtful.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 11-19, 5-13 T-9th (T-last) Big 12.

3/3/25 vs. Texas (W 92-83).
3/8/25 vs. #1 Baylor (L 109-75).

A split for the Horned Frogs, and no surprise with the bad loss to Baylor. They've made a lot of teams look bad this season. They tied for last in the Big 12, but won the tiebreaker over Kansas and will be the 9th seed in the Big 12 Tourney. They'll open up against 8th seed Kansas State.

#13 St. John's (Dean Hoo) -- 23-7, 15-3 1st Big East.

3/5/25 vs. Xavier (W 84-80).
3/8/25 vs. #5 Providence (W 83-71).

2 more wins for the Red Storm, who are absolutely rolling in defense of their NCAA Title. They've won the Big East regular season championship, and will be the #1 seed in the Big East Tourney. They'll open up against either 9th seed Marquette or 8th seed DePaul.

Northwestern (Ess Vee) -- 12-18, 6-12 T-10th Big Ten.

3/5/25 at Purdue (W 76-63).
3/8/25 at #18 Indiana (L 89-71).

A split for the Wildcats this week, and they finished in a 4 way tied for 10th. Out of that they were 3rd, so they'll be 12th seed in the Big Ten Tourney and open up against 13th seed Michigan. This could very well be Coach Vee's last Big Ten Tournament, at least with Northwestern.

FIU (Brett Hawkins) -- 15-15, 8-10 T-8th Conference USA.

3/6/25 vs. Western Kentucky (W 72-63).
3/8/25 at South Dakota State (W 88-80, OT).

The Golden Panthers win 2 games this week, taking some momentum into the C-USA Tourney. They tied for 8th place with South Dakota State, and by virtue of beating them just this week, they won the tiebreaker. They'll be the 8th seed in the C-USA Tourney and will open up against.. 9th seed South Dakota State. A favorable draw.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 16-13, 11-7 T-4th Conference USA.

3/6/25 at Florida Atlantic (W 79-61).
3/8/25 at George Mason (W 72-66).

2 solid road wins for the Owls this week, who are playing some really good basketball going into the conference tournament. They tied for 4th with North Texas and lost the tiebreaker. They'll be the 5th seed in the C-USA Tourney and will open up against either 13th seed Charlotte or 12th seed Old Dominion.

Fairfield (Ariel Pryde) -- 11-20, 8-12 MAAC.

3/6/25- MAAC First Round vs. (9) Marist (W 72-57).
3/8/25- MAAC Quarterfinal vs. (1) Quinnipiac (L 84-77).

The Stags fought hard, but will end their season at 11-20 after another tough loss to Quinnipiac. Not the initial season Coach Pryde wanted, but hopefully they'll bounce back.

San Jose State (Thomas Sheppard) -- 16-13, 11-7 T-2nd Mountain West.

3/3/25 vs. Cal Poly (W 84-69).
3/8/25 vs. Wyoming (W 98-88).

2 strong performances this week for the Spartans, who win both a conference and non-conference game this week. If Coach Sheppard doesn't get some consideration for MWC and maybe even national coach of the year, it'll be very disappointing. This team was not even projected to win 10 games, and last in the MWC. They tied with 2 other teams for 2nd, and won the tiebreaker with both. They'll be the 2nd seed in the Mountain West Tourney and open up against either 10th seed Air Force or 7th seed Fresno State.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 14-16, 8-10 T-6th Pac 12.

3/6/25 at #12 Arizona (L 91-73).
3/8/25 vs. Oregon (W 68-54).

Another split for the Buffaloes, as Coach Nielsen might be coaching his last games with Colorado. They finished on top of a 3 way tie for 6th, and will be the 6th seed in the Pac 12 Tourney. They'll open up against 11th seed Arizona State.

#10 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 24-6, 13-5 T-2nd Pac 12.

3/6/25 vs. Washington (W 84-66).
3/8/25 at Oregon State (W 86-72).

The Cardinal rebound to win their last 2 games, and 5 of their last 6 games. Unfortunately they lost the tiebreaker to Arizona for the #2 seed. They'll be the 3rd seed in the Pac 12 Tourney and will open up against either 11th seed Arizona State or 6th seed Colorado.

#4 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 27-3, 17-1 1st Pac 12.

3/6/25 vs. Utah (W 101-40).
3/8/25 at Washington (W 73-61).

Domination city for the Bruins, who took that California loss out on Utah in a big way, holding them to 15 second half points and 27.1% shooting. They win the Pac 12 Regular Season Title and will be the #1 seed in the Pac 12 Tourney. They'll open up against either 9th seed California or 8th seed Oregon.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 17-13, 9-9 t-4th Pac 12.

3/6/25 at Arizona State (W 89-76).
3/8/25 vs. #12 Arizona (L 94-87).

A split for the Cougars, who have tied the team record for most season and overall wins, but they can break the overall win record for a season with a win in the Pac 12 Tourney. Speaking of, they won a tiebreaker with Gonzaga for 4th place, and will be the 4th seed in the Pac 12 Tourney. They'll open up against either 12th seed Oregon State or 5th seed Gonzaga.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 16-15, 6-12 14th (last) SEC.

3/5/25 at Georgia (L 58-50).
3/8/25 at Kentucky (W 67-66).

A disaster of a season for the Crimson Tide, who split this week, with the win over Kentucky breaking a 5 game losing streak. They'll be the 14th seed in the SEC Tourney and open up against 11th seed VCU, hoping to get hot.

Arkansas Pine Bluff (B.B. Gunn) -- 16-13, 11-7 T-3rd SWAC.

3/8/25 at Mississippi Valley State (W 60-48).

A win for the Golden Lions to finish the regular season on a 4 game winning streak. They lost the tiebreaker for 3rd to Jackson State and will be the 4th seed in the SWAC Tourney. They'll open up against 5th seed Alcorn State.

Troy (Benton Gale) -- 14-15, 10-10 6th Sun Belt.

3/6/25 vs. South Alabama (W 80-78).

Just 1 game for the Trojans this week, but they get a nice momentum building win to clinch a spot in the Sun Belt Tourney. They'll be the 6th seed and open up against 7th seed Florida Gulf Coast in a weird and wacky tourney format.

Here's a look at the national top 25 going into the week of Mar. 10-16, the final week before Selection Sunday.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Baylor (70) 30-1 1798 1 Big 12 Conference 2. Syracuse (2) 28-2 1722 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. UCLA 27-3 1654 4 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Villanova 26-5 1592 3 Big East Conference 5. Wisconsin 24-6 1467 7 Big Ten Conference 6. Michigan State 26-4 1453 6 Big Ten Conference 7. Providence 24-6 1402 5 Big East Conference 8. Georgetown 23-7 1291 8 Big East Conference 9. Vanderbilt 23-7 1185 11 Southeastern Conference 10. Arizona 22-8 1094 12 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Stanford 24-6 1062 10 Pacific-12 Conference 12. Virginia 24-6 1049 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. St. John's 23-7 962 13 Big East Conference 14. Memphis 25-6 856 16 American Athletic Conference 15. Tennessee State 28-4 799 14 Ohio Valley Conference 16. Indiana 22-8 686 18 Big Ten Conference 17. Oklahoma 22-8 676 17 Big 12 Conference 18. Mercer 26-5 593 20 Southern Conference 19. Pepperdine 23-6 504 19 West Coast Conference 20. USC Upstate 27-6 322 21 Atlantic Sun Conference 21. Princeton 23-6 315 24 Ivy League 22. Louisville 21-9 263 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. SMU 23-7 166 25 American Athletic Conference 24. Middle Tennessee 23-7 157 NR Conference USA 25. Tennessee 20-10 148 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 22-8 117 Mountain West Conference Saint Joseph's 22-8 29 Atlantic 10 Conference Sacramento State 23-7 20 Big Sky Conference Florida 21-10 11 Southeastern Conference Loyola Chicago 22-9 7 Missouri Valley Conference


UCLA moves up 1 spot and puts themselves in position for a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Stanford, with their split, moves down a spot, while St. John's stays right where they are at.

And now a look at the mid-major top 25 going into the week of Mar. 10-16:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Memphis (66) 25-6 1792 1 American Athletic Conference 2. Tennessee State 28-4 1696 3 Ohio Valley Conference 3. Pepperdine (6) 23-6 1631 2 West Coast Conference 4. Boise State 22-8 1506 4 Mountain West Conference 5. Mercer 26-5 1496 6 Southern Conference 6. Saint Joseph's 22-8 1344 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 7. SMU 23-7 1326 7 American Athletic Conference 8. Princeton 23-6 1285 8 Ivy League 9. Davidson 21-9 1257 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Middle Tennessee 23-7 1202 12 Conference USA 11. Wichita State 23-10 1197 14 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Loyola Chicago 22-9 1051 10 Missouri Valley Conference 13. USC Upstate 27-6 944 9 Atlantic Sun Conference 14. Harvard 21-8 781 18 Ivy League 15. San Diego 21-10 741 13 West Coast Conference 16. St. Bonaventure 20-10 720 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Eastern Michigan 21-9 625 20 Mid-American Conference 18. Akron 19-11 538 21 Mid-American Conference 19. Furman 21-9 431 16 Southern Conference 20. Sacramento State 23-7 411 15 Big Sky Conference 21. Boston University 22-9 300 NR Patriot League 22. Illinois State 20-13 255 NR Missouri Valley Conference 23. Indiana State 19-12 235 22 Missouri Valley Conference 24. Robert Morris 24-8 147 19 Northeast Conference 25. Temple 20-9 130 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Utah State 19-11 128 Mountain West Conference Long Beach State 19-11 79 Big West Conference Louisiana Tech 19-11 77 Conference USA Evansville 19-12 29 Missouri Valley Conference Cleveland State 21-11 16 Horizon League Hartford 22-9 13 America East Conference Oral Roberts 21-8 6 Summit League Southern Miss 19-11 4 Conference USA Northeastern 20-10 3 Colonial Athletic Association Hawaii 19-11 2 Big West Conference New Mexico 17-12 1 Mountain West Conference Quinnipiac 21-10 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Well I had to do a double take, but we have our first representation in the Mid-Major top 25 in quite a while. Hartford can continue to make noise by winning the America East Tournament.

Now for the final edition of the Bubble Watch and we have 1 team represented in the Overall Bubble Watch:

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Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SMU 23-7 .569 (37) 0-2 4-1 7-1 12-3 179 In Utah State 19-11 .558 (50) 2-2 4-5 6-3 7-1 66 In Evansville 19-12 .557 (51) 4-7 3-0 5-3 7-2 57 In Indiana State 19-12 .558 (49) 0-10 2-1 8-0 9-1 59 In St. Bonaventure 20-10 .543 (70) 3-2 4-2 8-5 5-1 130 In Temple 20-9 .546 (63) 1-4 1-1 4-0 14-4 169 In Penn State 19-11 .545 (65) 3-4 4-3 4-2 8-2 125 In Iowa 18-12 .544 (69) 2-6 6-3 5-3 5-0 85 In Illinois 18-12 .538 (76) 3-6 5-3 5-3 5-0 111 Out Southern Miss 19-11 .536 (80) 1-4 3-1 7-4 8-2 151 Out Minnesota 17-12 .569 (38) 1-5 8-2 4-4 4-1 28 Out Northeastern 20-10 .538 (79) 0-2 1-1 8-3 11-4 178 Out New Mexico 17-12 .546 (62) 1-4 5-3 4-3 7-2 55 Out Hartford 22-9 .519 (117) 0-1 2-2 4-5 16-1 318 Out Sacramento State 23-7 .528 (98) 1-1 1-0 4-2 17-4 326 Out

Nice to see that the committee is giving Hartford a fighting chance at an at-large birth, but let's get real here. With that SOS and RPI, the only chance they have of making the NCAA Tournament is by winning the America East Tournament. I suppose if they win their semifinal game by about 50 or so and lose by 1 in the championship, they could make a case, but it's highly unlikely.

Now for the rest of the teams:

Locks: St. John's, UCLA, Stanford

No real changes from the past couple weeks.
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:23 PM   #700
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Wow 2 wins and still stuck at #13
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