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Old 10-28-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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FBCB Interactive Coaches Dynasty- part 2

ok guys, as soon as I get back in town next week, I'm going to start this dynasty, as I know some of you are eagerly anticipating it.

I'm still stuck on the mod question though, if I download a mod will it screw up my Interactive Player Dynasty? I'm basically narrowing my options to manually arranging the conferences myself, or since I have limited conference movement on, just sticking with the alignment that game with the game that still has Colorado in the Big 12, etc etc. Or, I can go a step further and turn full conference movement on, which means conferences would have new teams every season. This would really add some randomness to the dynasty. Do any of you guys have a preference? I won't be starting this til next Monday, so plenty of time to think about it.

Personally, to start out with, I'm leaning toward full conference movement to see how it effects some of our teams, the only problem with that is it kind of takes away the effect of you guys moving to a higher profile job. Thoughts?

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Old 11-02-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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Great to see some familiar coaches back, and a few new faces.

I am currently looking for the most up to date mod with conference realignment. Once I find one I'll get it downloaded and get this project restarted, hopefully sometime this week. If I can't find a mod for whatever reason, or can't get it installed right, I guess I'll just have to go from scratch with the default alignment in the game, as it would probably take way too long to update things myself.

I'll keep you all updated on the progress. Thanks for signing up.

Also, I'm waiting to hear any and all opinions on if they'd like to see limited conference movement, like we had before, or full conference movement, which basically is a promotion/relegation type setup, with teams getting promoted or demoted after every season, or no conference movement at all. I'm putting it to a vote, so I'd appreciate responses. Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:18 PM   #3
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I like the limited movement. promotion relegation is cool!
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:12 AM   #4
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I like the limited movement. promotion relegation is cool!

Just saw your post on here, would you prefer the limited movement or the full movement, which would be more along the lines of promotion/relegation? That would see lots of conference movement after every season, whereas limited movement would see maybe 1 or 2 conference changes a season, if that.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:43 AM   #5
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The limited moving like last time.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:46 AM   #6
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:20 PM   #7
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By second do you mean limited? Or full? Sorry, just want to make sure
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:30 PM   #8
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limited like ntdeacon mentioned...sorry...should have been clearer
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Old 11-16-2015, 11:53 AM   #9
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I have the latest mod, but I haven't downloaded and tested it yet. Once I do so and make sure it is a good to go, I'll get all the coaches into the game and get this going, hopefully on Wednesday or Thursday. I'm excited, and I hope the new mod works for me. Thanks britrock88, much appreciated!

Also, the voting is pretty unanimous for limited conference movement, so that's what shall be
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:48 PM   #10
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ok folks, I've downloaded the latest mod, and I've ran a full season and offseason test on it. Everything appears to be A-OK, so I will be starting this new edition of the coaches dynasty tonight!!
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Old 11-18-2015, 06:11 PM   #11
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ok folks, I've downloaded the latest mod, and I've ran a full season and offseason test on it. Everything appears to be A-OK, so I will be starting this new edition of the coaches dynasty tonight!!

Hooray!
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:45 PM   #12
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It's time to get this underway, and let's look at the 19 coaches that will be starting this dynasty.

Timmy Tribble (Grover)- Charlotte
Cillian Tribble (Grover)- Michigan
Rob Nielsen (Coffee Warlord)- Colorado
Tim Sheppard (rjolley)- UCLA
Benito Sanchez (rjolley)- Stanford
David Ginsberg (David Corperial)- Hartford
Charlie Shocker (muns)- Rice
Al Mighty (thealmighty)- Michigan State
Bee Mighty (thealmighty)- TCU
Brett Hawkins (breeze)- Troy
Randolph Childress (ntndeacon)- Davidson
Roy Rogers (ntndeacon)- Alabama
Thomas Carrano (thmscrrn3)- Monmouth
Payten Carrano (thmscrrn3)- Norfolk State
B.B. Gunn (bbgunn)- Hawaii
DeShawn St. John (bbgunn)- Washington State
Noah Oppenheimer (TheRivals40)- Florida
Patrick Hutt (Zinto)- Kentucky
Al Hutt (Zinto)- ECU
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:48 PM   #13
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We've got 12 conferences represented with our 19 human coaches. Not bad. Let's take a look at the conferences (remember this is a 2015-2016 mod, so some of the teams will be in conferences they weren't in last time. For instance, I've got Colorado in the Pac 12).

America East- Hartford
American- ECU
Atlantic 10- Davidson
Big 12- TCU
Big Ten- Michigan, Michigan State
Big West- Hawaii
Conference USA- Charlotte, Rice
MAAC- Monmouth
MEAC- Norfolk State
Pac 12- Colorado, Stanford, UCLA, Washington State
SEC- Alabama, Florida, Kentucky
Sun Belt- Troy
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:56 PM   #14
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2015-2016 Coach Goals

Again, as all hotseat ratings are average, we'll just be looking at the season goals.

David Ginsberg (Hartford)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the America East.

Al Hutt (ECU)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the American.

Randolph Childress (Davidson)- Play in a postseason tournament.

Bee Mighty (TCU)- Avoid last place in the Big 12.

Cillian Tribble (Michigan)- Play in the NCAA Tournament.

Al Mighty (Michigan State)- Reach the Final Four.

B.B. Gunn (Hawaii)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the Big West.

Timmy Tribble (Charlotte)- Finish with at least a .500 record in Conference USA.

Charlie Shocker (Rice)- Improve the team's prestige (Now there's a goal I haven't seen before.)

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

Payten Carrano (Norfolk State)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the MEAC.

Rob Nielsen (Colorado)- Play in the NCAA Tournament.

Benito Sanchez (Stanford)- Play in the NCAA Tournament.

Tim Shepard (UCLA)- Reach the Sweet Sixteen.

DeShawn St. John (Washington State)- Avoid last place in the Pac 12.

Roy Rogers (Alabama)- Play in the NCAA Tournament.

Noah Oppenheimer (Florida)- Reach the Sweet Sixteen.

Patrick Hutt (Kentucky)- Reach the Final Four.

Brett Hawkins (Troy)- Finish with at least a .500 record in the Sun Belt.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:08 PM   #15
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2015 Season Tournaments

Kentucky is the top seed in the 2015 Brooklyn Classic and will open up with (8) Air Force.

Davidson is the 3rd seed in the 2015 Brooklyn Classic and will open up against (6) NC Central.

Michigan is the 2nd seed in the 2015 Cancun Classic and will open up against (7) Detroit.

Colorado is the 4th seed in the 2015 Charleston Classic and will open up against (5) Rhode Island.

Hawaii is the 7th seed in the 2015 Emerald Coast Classic and will open up against (2) Cincinnati.

Charlotte is the top seed in the 4 team 2015 Fargo Regional and will open up against (4) Sacramento State.

Michigan State is the top seed in the 2015 Great Alaska Shootout and will open up against (8) UC Davis.

TCU is the 6th seed in the 2015 Great Alaska Shootout and will open up against (3) Creighton.

Florida is the 3rd seed in the 16 team 2015 Hall of Fame Classic and will open up against (14) Bowling Green.

Stanford is the 2nd seed in the 16 team 2015 Las Vegas Classic and will open up against (15) Mt. St. Mary's.

UCLA is the 2nd seed in the 2015 Las Vegas Invitational and will open up against (7) William & Mary.

Hartford is the 4th seed in the 4 team 2015 New Jersey Regional and will open up against (1) Auburn.

Alabama is the top seed in the 16 team 2015 New York Classic and will open up against (16) Eastern Illinois.

Washington State is the 5th seed in the 16 team 2015 New York Classic and will open up against (12) Lehigh.

ECU is the 14th seed in the 16 team 2015 New York Classic and will open up against (3) Florida State.

Norfolk State is the 4th seed in the 2015 Orlando Classic and will open up against (5) Chattanooga.

Monmouth is the 4th seed in the 2015 Puerto Rico Tip-Off and will open up against (5) NJIT.

Rice is the top seed in the 4 team 2015 Utah Classic and will open up against (4) Loyola MD.

Troy was not invited to a tournament this season. One thing to note about this mod, there are about 3 times as many tournaments than the file I used last time. Let's all congratulate and thank britrock88 on the tremendous job he did with this mod. To be honest, half the tournaments he included, I've never even heard of!
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:13 PM   #16
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As we begin the 2015-2016 season, let's take a look at the preseason polls:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Syracuse (34) 0-0 1726 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Villanova (7) 0-0 1674 NR Big East Conference 3. Iowa (13) 0-0 1604 NR Big Ten Conference 4. Arizona (5) 0-0 1602 NR Pacific-12 Conference 5. Louisville (12) 0-0 1531 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Kansas 0-0 1450 NR Big 12 Conference 7. Kentucky 0-0 1408 NR Southeastern Conference 8. Michigan State 0-0 1289 NR Big Ten Conference 9. UCLA 0-0 1170 NR Pacific-12 Conference 10. Gonzaga (1) 0-0 1122 NR West Coast Conference 11. VCU 0-0 1096 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 12. San Diego State 0-0 970 NR Mountain West Conference 13. Notre Dame 0-0 945 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Duke 0-0 899 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Ohio State 0-0 835 NR Big Ten Conference 16. Baylor 0-0 743 NR Big 12 Conference 17. Texas 0-0 614 NR Big 12 Conference 18. Virginia 0-0 599 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Oklahoma 0-0 468 NR Big 12 Conference 20. Wisconsin 0-0 444 NR Big Ten Conference 21. North Carolina 0-0 330 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Cincinnati 0-0 324 NR American Athletic Conference 23. Georgetown 0-0 257 NR Big East Conference 24. Iowa State 0-0 150 NR Big 12 Conference 25. Wichita State 0-0 49 NR Missouri Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Florida 0-0 45 Southeastern Conference Harvard 0-0 18 Ivy League Oklahoma State 0-0 9 Big 12 Conference Vanderbilt 0-0 8 Southeastern Conference Connecticut 0-0 7 American Athletic Conference Washington 0-0 4 Pacific-12 Conference Marquette 0-0 3 Big East Conference Xavier 0-0 3 Big East Conference Colorado 0-0 1 Pacific-12 Conference Massachusetts 0-0 1 Atlantic 10 Conference Miami 0-0 1 Atlantic Coast Conference UNLV 0-0 1 Mountain West Conference


Definitely, these polls don't even come close to mirroring the real life season. Kentucky at 7? Wichita State at 25? Duke at 14? Iowa at 3? Yikes! We'll see what happens.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (54) 0-0 1782 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU (16) 0-0 1731 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. San Diego State (2) 0-0 1671 3 Mountain West Conference 4. Cincinnati 0-0 1579 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Wichita State 0-0 1484 5 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Harvard 0-0 1412 6 Ivy League 7. Connecticut 0-0 1308 7 American Athletic Conference 8. Massachusetts 0-0 1192 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. BYU 0-0 1172 9 West Coast Conference 10. Cleveland State 0-0 1167 10 Horizon League 11. Green Bay 0-0 1086 11 Horizon League 12. South Dakota State 0-0 1008 12 Summit League 13. La Salle 0-0 989 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. George Washington 0-0 855 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Stephen F. Austin 0-0 820 15 Southland Conference 16. Temple 0-0 667 16 American Athletic Conference 17. SMU 0-0 599 17 American Athletic Conference 18. St. Bonaventure 0-0 503 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Akron 0-0 462 19 Mid-American Conference 20. Richmond 0-0 462 20 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Northern Iowa 0-0 265 21 Missouri Valley Conference 22. New Mexico 0-0 255 22 Mountain West Conference 23. Georgia State 0-0 206 23 Sun Belt Conference 24. UNLV 0-0 154 24 Mountain West Conference 25. Memphis 0-0 126 25 American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Iona 0-0 57 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Louisiana Tech 0-0 55 Conference USA Yale 0-0 52 Ivy League Illinois State 0-0 47 Missouri Valley Conference Rhode Island 0-0 36 Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Mary's 0-0 29 West Coast Conference Tulsa 0-0 24 American Athletic Conference Davidson 0-0 15 Atlantic 10 Conference Dayton 0-0 14 Atlantic 10 Conference Buffalo 0-0 13 Mid-American Conference UTEP 0-0 13 Conference USA Nevada 0-0 11 Mountain West Conference Eastern Washington 0-0 10 Big Sky Conference Murray State 0-0 10 Ohio Valley Conference Seattle 0-0 9 Western Athletic Conference Saint Joseph's 0-0 8 Atlantic 10 Conference Boise State 0-0 5 Mountain West Conference Milwaukee 0-0 5 Horizon League Vermont 0-0 5 America East Conference Middle Tennessee 0-0 4 Conference USA Belmont 0-0 3 Ohio Valley Conference Kent State 0-0 3 Mid-American Conference Old Dominion 0-0 3 Conference USA Oral Roberts 0-0 3 Summit League Princeton 0-0 3 Ivy League Florida Gulf Coast 0-0 2 Atlantic Sun Conference Valparaiso 0-0 2 Horizon League Evansville 0-0 1 Missouri Valley Conference Manhattan 0-0 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Portland 0-0 1 West Coast Conference UAB 0-0 1 Conference USA


I'm not sure how many mid-major human coaches we have, I'm guessing only 7 or 8 are at schools that would be included in the mid-major poll. But we only have 1 of our teams representing and receiving votes in that poll. Crazy.
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Old 11-19-2015, 08:55 AM   #17
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Nice way to kick things off!
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:32 PM   #18
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Nov. 13-15, 2015

This first post will be incredibly short, and I'm only going to cover the teams that actually played a game. In reality, the season really did start last Friday the 13th, so it's a 3 day post. So.. if you don't see your team.. never fear, it just means they didn't play a game in this short 3 day week.

ECU (Al Hutt)

11/13/15- New York Classic First Round vs. (3) Florida State (W 66-63).
11/15/15- New York Classic Quarterfinals vs. (11) Rutgers (L 75-60).

TCU (Bee Mighty)

11/15/15 at Nebraska (L 74-58).

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn)

11/15/15 at Northwestern State (W 70-57).

Stanford (Benito Sanchez)

11/15/15 at Bethune Cookman (W 70-46).

Washington State (DeShawn St. John)

11/13/15- New York Classic First Round vs. (12) Lehigh (L 76-52).

Yuck! An embarrassing loss to start the care of Coach St. John.

Alabama (Roy Rogers)

11/13/15- New York Classic First Round vs. (16) Eastern Illinois (W 84-66).
11/15/15- New York Classic Quarterfinals vs. (9) Loyola Chicago (L 81-78, OT).

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer)

11/13/15- Hall of Fame Classic First Round vs. (14) Bowling Green (W 59-50).

Troy (Brett Hawkins)

11/15/15 vs. Georgia Tech (L 84-62).

There probably won't be a lot of shift in the polls as a lot of teams didn't play, but let's take a look:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Villanova (47) 1-0 1752 2 Big East Conference 2. Arizona (5) 1-0 1688 4 Pacific-12 Conference 3. Syracuse 0-0 1606 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Iowa (12) 0-0 1576 3 Big Ten Conference 5. Louisville (7) 0-0 1475 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Gonzaga (1) 2-0 1422 10 West Coast Conference 7. Kansas 0-0 1401 6 Big 12 Conference 8. Kentucky 0-0 1335 7 Southeastern Conference 9. Michigan State 0-0 1211 8 Big Ten Conference 10. Ohio State 2-0 1171 15 Big Ten Conference 11. UCLA 0-0 1078 9 Pacific-12 Conference 12. VCU 0-0 1035 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. San Diego State 0-0 921 12 Mountain West Conference 14. Notre Dame 0-0 869 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Baylor 1-0 844 16 Big 12 Conference 16. Texas 0-0 672 17 Big 12 Conference 17. Virginia 0-0 650 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Oklahoma 0-0 531 19 Big 12 Conference 19. Wisconsin 0-0 509 20 Big Ten Conference 20. North Carolina 0-0 388 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Cincinnati 0-0 384 22 American Athletic Conference 22. Georgetown 0-0 312 23 Big East Conference 23. Iowa State 0-0 202 24 Big 12 Conference 24. Oklahoma State 2-0 131 NR Big 12 Conference 25. Florida 1-0 104 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Vanderbilt 1-0 33 Southeastern Conference Wichita State 0-0 23 Missouri Valley Conference Connecticut 1-0 20 American Athletic Conference Harvard 0-0 18 Ivy League Marquette 1-0 11 Big East Conference George Washington 2-0 9 Atlantic 10 Conference Miami 0-0 5 Atlantic Coast Conference Washington 0-0 5 Pacific-12 Conference Duke 1-1 3 Atlantic Coast Conference Xavier 0-0 3 Big East Conference Colorado 0-0 1 Pacific-12 Conference Massachusetts 0-0 1 Atlantic 10 Conference UNLV 1-0 1 Mountain West Conference


So Kentucky and Michigan State each move down a spot, while UCLA moves down 2 spots. None of those teams have played. With their early season win, Florida moves into the Media Top 25, and Colorado still got 1 point, or 1 vote, however you wanna look at it.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (64) 2-0 1792 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU (8) 0-0 1722 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. San Diego State 0-0 1670 3 Mountain West Conference 4. Cincinnati 0-0 1577 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Wichita State 0-0 1476 5 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Harvard 0-0 1407 6 Ivy League 7. Connecticut 1-0 1350 7 American Athletic Conference 8. Green Bay 1-0 1220 11 Horizon League 9. George Washington 2-0 1209 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Massachusetts 0-0 1117 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. BYU 0-0 1094 9 West Coast Conference 12. Cleveland State 0-0 1070 10 Horizon League 13. La Salle 0-0 955 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Stephen F. Austin 0-0 882 15 Southland Conference 15. Temple 0-0 746 16 American Athletic Conference 16. SMU 0-0 689 17 American Athletic Conference 17. Richmond 0-0 603 20 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Saint Mary's 2-0 429 NR West Coast Conference 19. UNLV 1-0 413 24 Mountain West Conference 20. New Mexico 0-0 404 22 Mountain West Conference 21. Memphis 0-0 313 25 American Athletic Conference 22. Illinois State 1-0 200 NR Missouri Valley Conference 23. Yale 0-0 172 NR Ivy League 24. Louisiana Tech 0-0 114 NR Conference USA 25. Rhode Island 0-0 101 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: South Dakota State 0-1 84 Summit League Tulsa 1-0 63 American Athletic Conference Loyola Chicago 2-0 54 Missouri Valley Conference Murray State 1-0 47 Ohio Valley Conference UTSA 2-0 45 Conference USA Belmont 1-0 39 Ohio Valley Conference Lehigh 2-0 34 Patriot League UTEP 1-0 31 Conference USA UC Irvine 2-0 29 Big West Conference Davidson 0-0 26 Atlantic 10 Conference Buffalo 0-0 23 Mid-American Conference Louisiana Lafayette 1-0 21 Sun Belt Conference Saint Joseph's 0-0 13 Atlantic 10 Conference Kent State 1-0 12 Mid-American Conference Northeastern 1-0 12 Colonial Athletic Association Dayton 0-0 11 Atlantic 10 Conference Eastern Washington 0-0 11 Big Sky Conference Nevada 0-0 11 Mountain West Conference Seattle 0-0 10 Western Athletic Conference Middle Tennessee 0-0 9 Conference USA North Dakota State 1-0 9 Summit League Milwaukee 0-0 7 Horizon League Vermont 0-0 7 America East Conference Coastal Carolina 1-0 6 Big South Conference Colorado State 0-0 6 Mountain West Conference Albany 0-0 5 America East Conference Florida Gulf Coast 0-0 5 Atlantic Sun Conference Old Dominion 0-0 5 Conference USA Portland 0-0 5 West Coast Conference Saint Louis 0-0 4 Atlantic 10 Conference UCF 0-0 4 American Athletic Conference Manhattan 0-0 3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference San Diego 1-0 3 West Coast Conference South Florida 0-0 3 American Athletic Conference Ball State 1-0 2 Mid-American Conference Duquesne 1-0 2 Atlantic 10 Conference New Mexico State 0-0 2 Western Athletic Conference North Florida 0-0 2 Atlantic Sun Conference Portland State 0-0 2 Big Sky Conference Tulane 0-0 2 American Athletic Conference Elon 1-0 1 Colonial Athletic Association IPFW 1-0 1 Summit League Louisiana Monroe 0-0 1 Sun Belt Conference Missouri State 0-0 1 Missouri Valley Conference Quinnipiac 0-0 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Utah State 0-0 1 Mountain West Conference


A little miffed that only 1 of our mid-major teams are getting votes, but so be it.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:34 PM   #19
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If you guys would like to see the short sentence recaps after every coach like I was doing for a while in the old one, let me know. Otherwise I'll limit them. I'm also thinking about doing some kind of awards like I'm doing with the Interactive Player Dynasty, but I'm not sure on that yet. I'd like to have some differences between the 2 dynasties, however if enough people want awards, I may figure some out.
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We have our first feature game, and it's a non-conference battle between 2 of our mid-major teams.

11/17/15- Troy (Brett Hawkins) @ Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- This one wasn't too close, as Troy could manage just 28.9% shooting for the game as Davidson led by 17 at halftime and rolled to an easy victory.

Final Score: Davidson- 54, Troy- 41

And now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg)

11/20/15- New Jersey Regional First Round vs. (1) Auburn (L 65-54).
11/22/15- New Jersey Regional 3rd Place Game vs. (3) Miami OH (L 69-64).

ECU (Al Hutt)

No games this week for Al and the Pirates.

Davidson (Randolph Childress)

11/17/15 vs. Troy- feature game, highlighted above.

TCU (Bee Mighty)

11/21/15 at Tulsa (L 79-57).

Michigan (Cillian Tribble)

11/21/15- Cancun Challenge First Round vs. (7) Detroit (W 87-69).

#9 Michigan State (Al Mighty)

11/16/15 vs. Canisius (W 90-48).
11/18/15 at BYU (W 75-64).

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn)

11/22/15- Emerald Coast Classic First Round vs. (2) #21 Cincinnati (L 70-65).

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble)

11/20/15- Fargo Regional First Round vs. (4) Sacramento State (W 76-70).
11/21/15- Fargo Regional Championship vs. (2) Winthrop (L 61-50).

Rice (Charlie Shocker)

11/18/15 vs. Long Beach State (W 82-75).

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano)

11/19/15- Puerto Rico Tip-Off First Round vs. (5) NJIT (L 60-41).
11/20/15- Puerto Rico Tip-Off Consolation Round vs. (1) College of Charleston (L 63-40).
11/22/15- Puerto Rico Tip-Off 7th Place Game vs. (3) Louisiana-Monroe (W 68-65).

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano)

11/16/15 vs. Tennessee Tech (L 54-51).
11/19/15 at Wake Forest (L 70-64).

Colorado (Rob Nielsen)

11/19/15- Charleston Classic First Round vs. (5) Rhode Island (W 73-71).
11/20/15- Charleston Classic Semifinals vs. (8) High Point (W 81-52).
11/22/15- Charleston Classic Championship vs. (2) #14 Notre Dame (L 86-80).

Stanford (Benito Sanchez)

11/19/15 at Cal Poly (L 84-75).

#11 UCLA (Tim Shepard)

11/18/15 at Cal State Northridge (W 77-44).

Washington State (DeShawn St. John)

No games this week for DeShawn and the Cougars.

Alabama (Roy Rogers)

No games this week for Roy and the Crimson Tide.

#25 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer)

11/16/15- Hall of Fame Classic Quarterfinals vs. (11) UTEP (W 74-62).

#8 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt)

11/17/15 vs. Cleveland State (W 70-62).
11/19/15 at Alabama State (W 73-54).

Troy (Brett Hawkins)

11/17/15 at Davidson- feature game, highlighted above.

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Syracuse (53) 3-0 1774 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Villanova 2-0 1634 1 Big East Conference 3. Louisville (11) 3-0 1626 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Arizona (2) 2-0 1577 2 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Iowa (5) 2-0 1520 4 Big Ten Conference 6. Gonzaga (1) 4-0 1473 6 West Coast Conference 7. Kentucky 2-0 1386 8 Southeastern Conference 8. Michigan State 2-0 1327 9 Big Ten Conference 9. Kansas 1-0 1216 7 Big 12 Conference 10. San Diego State 3-0 1153 13 Mountain West Conference 11. Notre Dame 3-0 1104 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. UCLA 1-0 985 11 Pacific-12 Conference 13. VCU 1-0 978 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Baylor 1-0 852 15 Big 12 Conference 15. Texas 1-0 740 16 Big 12 Conference 16. Virginia 1-0 724 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Cincinnati 2-0 635 21 American Athletic Conference 18. North Carolina 2-0 587 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Wisconsin 1-0 528 19 Big Ten Conference 20. Iowa State 2-0 436 23 Big 12 Conference 21. Florida 2-0 328 25 Southeastern Conference 22. Marquette 3-0 259 NR Big East Conference 23. Xavier 1-0 137 NR Big East Conference 24. Ohio State 2-1 108 10 Big Ten Conference 25. Connecticut 2-0 97 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Miami 2-0 65 Atlantic Coast Conference Harvard 1-0 64 Ivy League Duke 1-1 32 Atlantic Coast Conference Nebraska 1-0 24 Big Ten Conference Washington 2-0 15 Pacific-12 Conference La Salle 1-0 6 Atlantic 10 Conference Stephen F. Austin 1-0 4 Southland Conference Providence 2-0 3 Big East Conference Richmond 2-0 2 Atlantic 10 Conference Clemson 1-0 1 Atlantic Coast Conference


Kentucky and Michigan State each move up a spot in the media top 25, while UCLA, even though they won, moves down yet another spot. Florida moves up 4 spots, and Colorado loses their point, which I think is a shame because they gave a top 15 Notre Dame team all they could handle in the Charleston Classic title game.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 4-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. San Diego State 3-0 1717 3 Mountain West Conference 3. VCU 1-0 1664 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Cincinnati 2-0 1585 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Connecticut 2-0 1472 7 American Athletic Conference 6. Harvard 1-0 1462 6 Ivy League 7. La Salle 1-0 1340 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Stephen F. Austin 1-0 1280 14 Southland Conference 9. SMU 2-0 1150 16 American Athletic Conference 10. Temple 1-0 1105 15 American Athletic Conference 11. Saint Mary's 4-0 1089 18 West Coast Conference 12. Richmond 2-0 1022 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. New Mexico 1-0 792 20 Mountain West Conference 14. Illinois State 2-0 534 22 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Tulsa 2-0 416 NR American Athletic Conference 16. George Washington 3-1 384 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Massachusetts 2-1 380 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Buffalo 2-0 303 NR Mid-American Conference 19. Murray State 3-0 289 NR Ohio Valley Conference 20. Tennessee Martin 3-0 278 NR Ohio Valley Conference 21. BYU 1-1 241 11 West Coast Conference 22. Cleveland State 1-1 235 12 Horizon League 23. Green Bay 1-1 213 8 Horizon League 24. Old Dominion 2-0 192 NR Conference USA 25. San Diego 2-0 180 NR West Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State 2-0 138 Mountain West Conference South Dakota State 0-1 137 Summit League UTSA 3-0 137 Conference USA American 3-0 124 Patriot League UNC Wilmington 2-0 111 Colonial Athletic Association Davidson 1-0 107 Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Louis 2-0 107 Atlantic 10 Conference Winthrop 2-0 94 Big South Conference Northern Illinois 2-0 92 Mid-American Conference North Florida 2-0 90 Atlantic Sun Conference Manhattan 2-0 87 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference North Dakota State 2-0 84 Summit League Hofstra 2-0 83 Colonial Athletic Association Florida Gulf Coast 2-0 73 Atlantic Sun Conference Missouri State 2-0 68 Missouri Valley Conference Stony Brook 2-0 68 America East Conference Duquesne 2-0 64 Atlantic 10 Conference South Dakota 2-0 64 Summit League UCF 2-0 51 American Athletic Conference Louisiana Lafayette 1-0 41 Sun Belt Conference UT Arlington 1-0 40 Sun Belt Conference Vermont 1-0 39 America East Conference Robert Morris 2-0 36 Northeast Conference UAB 1-0 36 Conference USA Denver 2-0 32 Summit League Lafayette 2-0 27 Patriot League Rice 1-0 27 Conference USA Bucknell 2-0 25 Patriot League Akron 1-1 22 Mid-American Conference Oakland 1-0 22 Horizon League Air Force 2-0 20 Mountain West Conference New Mexico State 1-0 20 Western Athletic Conference Nevada 1-0 19 Mountain West Conference South Alabama 2-0 19 Sun Belt Conference Seattle 2-0 18 Western Athletic Conference Eastern Washington 1-0 15 Big Sky Conference UC Riverside 2-0 11 Big West Conference FIU 0-0 7 Conference USA Fordham 2-0 7 Atlantic 10 Conference Central Michigan 0-0 6 Mid-American Conference Montana 1-0 6 Big Sky Conference UMKC 0-0 2 Western Athletic Conference Arkansas State 1-0 1 Sun Belt Conference


So Davidson receives a lot more points in the mid-major poll this week, and we welcome Rice and their 26 points into the mix. Not that anybody cares but me, but my beloved Wichita State has fallen out of both polls completely.
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1 feature game this week, and it came from the Great Alaska Shootout.

11/28/15- Great Alaska Shootout Championship- (6) TCU (Bee Mighty) vs. (1) #8 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- An interesting match-up to say the least, as we have the Mighty siblings going at it. Unfortunately, this one was over.. well. as soon as it started. The Spartans led 40-14 at halftime while shooting 56.9% from the field, and TCU could only manage 26% from the field.

Final Score: (1) #8 Michigan State- 82, (6) TCU- 45

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg)

11/29/15 at Iona (L 74-44).

ECU (Al Hutt)

Again, no games this week for Al and the Pirates.

Davidson (Randolph Childress)

11/24/15- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (6) North Carolina Central (W 68-50).
11/27/15- Brooklyn Classic Semifinals vs. (2) Oregon (L 65-47).
11/28/15- Brooklyn Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (5) Belmont (L 100-83).

TCU (Bee Mighty)

11/25/15- Great Alaska Shootout First Round vs. (3) Creighton (W 81-63).
11/27/15- Great Alaska Shootout Semifinals vs. (2) BYU (W 75-62).
11/28/15- Great Alaska Shootout Championship vs. (1) #8 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble)

11/24/15- Cancun Challenge Semifinals vs. (3) Tennessee (L 81-77).
11/25/15- Cancun Challenge 3rd Place Game vs. (5) New Mexico State (L 85-75).

#8 Michigan State (Al Mighty)

11/25/15- Great Alaska Shootout First Round vs. (8) UC Davis (W 74-64).
11/27/15- Great Alaska Shootout Semifinals vs. (4) New Mexico (W 91-72).
11/28/15- Great Alaska Shootout Championship vs. (6) TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn)

11/27/15- Emerald Coast Classic Consolation Round vs. (6) Kent State (W 80-71).
11/28/15- Emerald Coast Classic 5th Place Game vs. (4) California (L 65-57).

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble)

11/28/15 at #20 Iowa State (L 94-82).

Rice (Charlie Shocker)

11/23/15 vs. McNeese State (W 80-78, OT).

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano)

No games this week for Thomas and the Hawks.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano)

11/26/15- Orlando Classic First Round vs. (5) Chattanooga (L 47-39).
11/27/15- Orlando Classic Consolation Round vs. (1) James Madison (W 61-47).
11/29/15- Orlando Classic 5th Place Game vs. (7) Idaho (L 58-39).

Colorado (Rob Nielsen)

No games this week for Rob and the Buffaloes.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez)

No games this week for Benito and the Cardinal.

#12 UCLA (Tim Shepard)

11/23/15- Las Vegas Invitational First Round vs. (7) William & Mary (W 68-53).
11/26/15- Las Vegas Invitational Semifinals vs. (6) Manhattan (W 105-60).
11/27/15- Las Vegas Invitational Championship vs. (1) #13 VCU (W 89-73).
11/29/15- at Fresno State (W 77-73).

Great week for the Bruins, and I had to comment on it, as they were really put through the grind. They become our second human coached team to win a season tournament this season, and then had to play a 4th game for the week after that, on the road no less. Great job Coach Shepard!

Washington State (DeShawn St. John)

Another week with no games for DeShawn and the Cougars. A very long layoff, but then again, they weren't expecting to get upset by Lehigh.

Alabama (Roy Rogers)

11/29/15 vs. #15 Texas (W 79-64).

Nice win for the Crimson Tide here in their only game of the week.

#21 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer)

11/23/15- Hall of Fame Classic Semifinal vs. (2) #2 Villanova (L 54-47).

#7 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt)

11/24/15- Brooklyn Classic First Round vs. (8) Air Force (W 62-33).
11/27/15- Brooklyn Classic Semifinals vs. (5) Belmont (W 76-74).
11/28/15- Brooklyn Classic Championship vs. (2) Oregon (W 62-60).

The Wildcats become the 3rd human coached team to win a season tournament this season, but it didn't come easy, as they only won by 2 points in both the semis and championship. Nonetheless, congrats to Patrick and his Wildcats.

Troy (Brett Hawkins)

11/26/15 vs. Alabama State (L 50-33).

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Kentucky (33) 5-0 1722 7 Southeastern Conference 2. Villanova (21) 4-0 1705 2 Big East Conference 3. Iowa (15) 4-0 1660 5 Big Ten Conference 4. Louisville 4-0 1550 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Michigan State (1) 5-0 1529 8 Big Ten Conference 6. Syracuse 3-0 1474 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. UCLA (1) 5-0 1391 12 Pacific-12 Conference 8. Kansas 3-0 1336 9 Big 12 Conference 9. Gonzaga (1) 6-0 1174 6 West Coast Conference 10. Notre Dame 3-0 1140 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. North Carolina 6-0 1102 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Baylor 3-0 1022 14 Big 12 Conference 13. Virginia 3-0 968 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Iowa State 4-0 857 20 Big 12 Conference 15. VCU 4-1 755 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Arizona 2-1 719 4 Pacific-12 Conference 17. Ohio State 4-1 669 24 Big Ten Conference 18. San Diego State 4-1 546 10 Mountain West Conference 19. Duke 3-1 499 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Wisconsin 3-1 375 19 Big Ten Conference 21. Texas 3-1 371 15 Big 12 Conference 22. Richmond 4-0 235 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Cincinnati 3-1 218 17 American Athletic Conference 24. Oklahoma 3-1 97 NR Big 12 Conference 25. Marquette 4-1 55 22 Big East Conference Others Receiving Votes: Tulsa 4-0 51 American Athletic Conference Stony Brook 5-0 32 America East Conference Vanderbilt 4-1 26 Southeastern Conference Murray State 5-0 25 Ohio Valley Conference Florida 2-1 20 Southeastern Conference Fordham 5-0 20 Atlantic 10 Conference Old Dominion 4-0 13 Conference USA Vermont 3-0 11 America East Conference American 4-0 7 Patriot League La Salle 4-1 7 Atlantic 10 Conference Lafayette 4-0 4 Patriot League Washington 4-1 4 Pacific-12 Conference Winthrop 4-0 4 Big South Conference LSU 4-1 2 Southeastern Conference Oklahoma State 3-1 2 Big 12 Conference UNC Wilmington 3-0 2 Colonial Athletic Association Tennessee Martin 3-0 1 Ohio Valley Conference


So Kentucky, Michigan State, and UCLA all have nice jumps in the top 25, all the way to the top for Kentucky. All 3 of those teams receive at least 1 FPV. How crazy is it to see the #5, #7, and #9 teams all receiving a FPV? Florida, with their loss to Villanova, does drop out of the media top 25, but they are still receiving votes.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 6-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU 4-1 1725 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. San Diego State 4-1 1646 2 Mountain West Conference 4. Cincinnati 3-1 1540 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Richmond 4-0 1512 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Tulsa 4-0 1225 15 American Athletic Conference 7. La Salle 4-1 1160 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 8. Stony Brook 5-0 1145 NR America East Conference 9. Old Dominion 4-0 1079 24 Conference USA 10. Stephen F. Austin 4-1 1068 8 Southland Conference 11. Fordham 5-0 983 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Murray State 5-0 966 19 Ohio Valley Conference 13. American 4-0 807 NR Patriot League 14. UNC Wilmington 3-0 766 NR Colonial Athletic Association 15. Vermont 3-0 716 NR America East Conference 16. Green Bay 1-1 707 23 Horizon League 17. Winthrop 4-0 635 NR Big South Conference 18. Lafayette 4-0 632 NR Patriot League 19. South Dakota State 1-1 573 NR Summit League 20. Tennessee Martin 3-0 548 20 Ohio Valley Conference 21. Hofstra 2-0 355 NR Colonial Athletic Association 22. Denver 2-0 347 NR Summit League 23. Rice 2-0 340 NR Conference USA 24. North Florida 2-0 316 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 25. UMKC 2-0 221 NR Western Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: New Mexico 3-1 200 Mountain West Conference UC Riverside 2-0 120 Big West Conference Iona 5-1 70 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference St. Bonaventure 0-1 54 Atlantic 10 Conference Northern Iowa 2-1 49 Missouri Valley Conference Saint Mary's 4-1 38 West Coast Conference UNLV 1-1 12 Mountain West Conference Illinois State 4-1 11 Missouri Valley Conference Connecticut 3-2 8 American Athletic Conference Boise State 3-1 6 Mountain West Conference Cleveland State 3-2 6 Horizon League UAB 4-1 5 Conference USA Harvard 1-2 4 Ivy League Buffalo 3-1 3 Mid-American Conference Louisiana Tech 2-1 2 Conference USA


And we're back to 1 team getting votes in the mid-major polls. Rice is in the mid-major top 25, while Davidson loses all their votes. Like last time, it seems like it's going to be a struggle to get our human coached teams into either poll.
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Nice start to the season for Kentucky and a nice upset win against Florida State for ECU!
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1 feature game this week, a non-conference game of course. Let's take a look:

12/4/15- ECU (Al Hutt) @ #7 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- This game went about like I figured it would, total domination for the Bruins. They led by 23 at halftime, only committed 5 turnovers, and put up 28 more shots than ECU! It's hard to lose games with those kind of stats.

Final Score: #7 UCLA- 104, ECU- 70

And now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg)

12/1/15 at Rider (L 71-66).
12/3/15 vs. UTEP (L 69-44).

The Hawks are still looking for their first win of the season, and almost got it at Rider but couldn't quite get over the hump.

ECU (Al Hutt)

12/4/15 at #7 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
12/6/15 at NC Central (W 67-58).

The Pirates will take a split this week, but you know they'd loved to have been more competitive against UCLA.

Davidson (Randolph Childress)

12/3/15 vs. Butler (W 74-65).

Just 1 game for the Wildcats this week, but it was a win over a struggling Butler team, that I expect to be a lot better as the season goes on.

TCU (Bee Mighty)

12/4/15 vs. Prairie View A&M (W 56-45).
12/6/15 vs. #3 Iowa (L 73-42).

Sad to say, but the Horned Frogs are proving they aren't ready to compete with the top level teams. Both of their blowout losses have come against top 5 Big 10 teams so far.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble)

12/2/15 vs. Evansville (W 74-65).
12/5/15 at Providence (L 86-71).

A split for the Wolverines this week, and nothing to be ashamed of by losing to Providence, since it was on the road and Providence has only lost once so far.

#5 Michigan State (Al Mighty)

11/30/15 at Xavier (W 84-83).
12/3/15 at Youngstown State (W 79-35).
12/6/15 vs. Butler (W 72-57).

Sparty has shown no mercy on opponents so far this season as they continue to stay undefeated.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn)

11/30/15 vs. Rhode Island (L 72-65).
12/4/15 vs. Auburn (L 80-70).

The Warriors are actually playing well, but just can't quite get that marquee win. Turnovers were their undoing this week.. 19 against Rhode Island, 14 against Auburn.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble)

12/3/15 at #15 VCU (L 80-24).

Ay yi yi! The only game of the week for the 49ers is a game they'd like to forget, and quick. It was 49-10 at halftime, and Charlotte shot just 19.1% from the field! Wow.

Rice (Charlie Shocker)

12/3/15 at Memphis (L 78-61).

The lone game of the week for the Owls, a game in which they only trailed by 5 at halftime. They just ran out of steam in the 2nd half to suffer their first loss of the early season.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano)

11/30/15 at Seton Hall (L 61-33).
12/4/15 at Stony Brook (L 69-44).
12/6/15 vs. Rider (L 67-58).

Weird that the Hawks started conference play in early December, not sure how that works when most teams don't start it until the end of December/start of January. In any case, they weren't really competitive in any of their 3 games this week. Don't let that Rider score fool you, they were down by 14 at halftime.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano)

No games this week for Payten and the Spartans.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen)

12/3/15 vs. Western Kentucky (W 74-55).

Just 1 game this week for the Buffaloes, but it was a good one, as they beat up on Western Kentucky.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez)

11/30/15 at UNLV (L 69-55).
12/4/15 at Maryland Eastern Shore (W 81-41).

The Cardinal split this week, losing to a very good UNLV team that may not hurt them that bad in the long run.

#7 UCLA (Tim Shepard)

12/4/15 vs. ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

The Bruins had the lone game this week in which they dominated ECU.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John)

12/4/15 vs. Eastern Kentucky (L 75-57).

The lone game of the week for the Cougars was a loss, but I'm not sure how bad of a loss it was. Eastern Kentucky has already beaten Ole Miss and played Notre Dame down to the wire.

Alabama (Roy Rogers)

12/1/15 at #12 Baylor (L 57-46).

Just 1 game this week for the Crimson Tide, who loaded up the non-conference schedule. Trying for their 2nd win over a ranked Big 12 team, but they fell short.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer)

12/1/15 at Jackson State (W 68-40).
12/3/15 vs. #13 Virginia (W 62-53).

Impressive week for the Gators, who got a big top 15 win over Virginia, a win that should put them in the top 25.

#1 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt)

12/2/15 at #6 Syracuse (W 78-66).
12/4/15 at West Virginia (L 63-58).
12/6/15 vs. Eastern Michigan (W 64-51).

So the Wildcats suffer their first loss of the season. This is not the dominant Kentucky team I was expecting, I think they'll take a few lumps this season.

Troy (Brett Hawkins)

12/2/15 at North Texas (L 52-50).
12/4/15 vs. USC (W 52-36).

Interesting week for the Trojans, who got their first win of the season against another Trojan team in USC. Coach Hawkins will probably tell you he would have expected the results to be reversed this week, but he'll take a win anyways.

Here's a look at the polls:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Villanova (58) 7-0 1780 2 Big East Conference 2. Michigan State (10) 8-0 1714 5 Big Ten Conference 3. Iowa 6-0 1644 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Louisville (4) 7-0 1609 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Kansas 6-0 1524 8 Big 12 Conference 6. UCLA 6-0 1437 7 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Gonzaga 8-0 1360 9 West Coast Conference 8. North Carolina 8-0 1300 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Baylor 4-0 1184 12 Big 12 Conference 10. Kentucky 7-1 1134 1 Southeastern Conference 11. Iowa State 7-0 1126 14 Big 12 Conference 12. Syracuse 4-1 1007 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. VCU 6-1 923 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Ohio State 6-1 835 17 Big Ten Conference 15. Arizona 3-1 818 16 Pacific-12 Conference 16. Duke 5-1 724 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Notre Dame 4-1 663 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Texas 5-1 551 21 Big 12 Conference 19. Virginia 4-1 488 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Wisconsin 4-1 389 20 Big Ten Conference 21. Oklahoma 5-1 264 24 Big 12 Conference 22. Florida 4-1 223 NR Southeastern Conference 23. Marquette 5-1 144 25 Big East Conference 24. Cincinnati 5-1 110 23 American Athletic Conference 25. Murray State 7-0 73 NR Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Vanderbilt 5-1 70 Southeastern Conference Tulsa 5-0 69 American Athletic Conference Stony Brook 7-0 58 America East Conference Miami 5-1 35 Atlantic Coast Conference Old Dominion 6-0 35 Conference USA San Diego State 6-2 29 Mountain West Conference Vermont 4-0 19 America East Conference Fordham 5-0 12 Atlantic 10 Conference La Salle 5-1 10 Atlantic 10 Conference Lafayette 5-0 8 Patriot League North Florida 5-0 8 Atlantic Sun Conference Nebraska 5-1 6 Big Ten Conference Washington 5-1 6 Pacific-12 Conference Northwestern 4-0 4 Big Ten Conference Tennessee Martin 5-0 3 Ohio Valley Conference Providence 5-1 2 Big East Conference Winthrop 5-0 2 Big South Conference


Nice jump for Michigan State, who got a few more FPV this week. UCLA is back on the rise, and Florida, as expected, is in the top 25. Kentucky got a little disrespected this week, IMO. After all, they only lost by 5, at a solid West Virginia team, but dropped 9 spots anyways. Harsh!

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 8-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU 6-1 1728 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Cincinnati 5-1 1574 4 American Athletic Conference 4. Tulsa 5-0 1357 6 American Athletic Conference 5. La Salle 5-1 1348 7 Atlantic 10 Conference 6. Stony Brook 7-0 1311 8 America East Conference 7. Stephen F. Austin 5-1 1292 10 Southland Conference 8. Old Dominion 6-0 1280 9 Conference USA 9. Murray State 7-0 1226 12 Ohio Valley Conference 10. San Diego State 6-2 1156 3 Mountain West Conference 11. South Dakota State 3-1 1021 19 Summit League 12. North Florida 5-0 955 24 Atlantic Sun Conference 13. Fordham 5-0 919 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Lafayette 5-0 875 18 Patriot League 15. Vermont 4-0 845 15 America East Conference 16. Tennessee Martin 5-0 806 20 Ohio Valley Conference 17. Winthrop 5-0 677 17 Big South Conference 18. St. Bonaventure 3-1 670 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 19. New Mexico 3-1 508 NR Mountain West Conference 20. Richmond 4-1 415 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Illinois State 6-1 399 NR Missouri Valley Conference 22. UNLV 3-1 396 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Connecticut 4-2 242 NR American Athletic Conference 24. Iona 7-1 159 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 25. Valparaiso 6-1 124 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Harvard 3-2 80 Ivy League Eastern Kentucky 5-1 71 Ohio Valley Conference Colorado State 5-1 42 Mountain West Conference Louisiana Lafayette 5-1 42 Sun Belt Conference Loyola Chicago 5-1 35 Missouri Valley Conference Toledo 4-1 22 Mid-American Conference Eastern Washington 4-1 8 Big Sky Conference Hofstra 3-1 7 Colonial Athletic Association Florida Atlantic 3-1 4 Conference USA North Texas 4-1 2 Conference USA Samford 4-1 2 Southern Conference Utah State 4-1 2 Mountain West Conference


Not much to talk about in this one. All our human coached mid-major teams were left out of the mid-major poll.

Last edited by collegesportsfanms : 11-21-2015 at 08:50 PM. Reason: missed a couple games for the week
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No feature games this week, so let's get started with the weekly recap:

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

12/7/15 vs. Fordham (L 66-61).
12/10/15 at Boston University (L 69-56).
12/12/15 at High Point (L 77-47).

So the Hawks continue to look for their first win of the season. Almost got it against Fordham, but a 16 point halftime deficit could not be overcome.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 2-4, 0-0 American.

12/9/15 vs. Western Carolina (L 58-50).
12/13/15 at #14 Ohio State (L 67-65).

This is a tough Pirate team to figure out. They lose to Western Carolina at home, but give ranked Ohio State all they can handle at their place. Definitely not the same team that upset Florida State.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 4-3, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/8/15 at Xavier (L 69-50).
12/13/15 vs. UAB (W 80-61).

The Wildcats split this week, and were never really in the game at Xavier. .500 ball every week won't cut it.

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

12/10/15 at Green Bay (L 79-54).
12/13/15 at South Dakota State (L 68-58).

2 embarrassing losses this week for the Horned Frogs. The only saving grace, I guess, is that they were both on the road. But still, beating Creighton and BYU in a tournament, and losing to these 2 teams this week? Consistency fellas, consistency.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 4-3, 0-0 Big 10.

12/7/15 at Central Connecticu (W 98-60).
12/10/15 at Xavier (W 82-78).

Good week for the Wolverines, who go over .500 with 2 solid road victories.

#2 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 8-1, 0-0 Big 10.

12/9/15 vs. Boise State (L 84-82).

Heartbreak in Lansing as the undefeated season is over. This is an ESPN instant classic, even if the teams did combine for 33 turnovers.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 4-5, 0-0 Big West.

12/8/15 at Akron (W 78-71).
12/11/15 vs. Evansville (W 80-72).
12/13/15 vs. Mercer (L 67-52).

Almost a perfect week for the Warriors, but tired legs and tired bodies cost them against Mercer.

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

12/7/15 vs. Presbyterian (W 57-40).
12/9/15 vs. Southeastern Louisiana (W 56-45).
12/13/15 vs. Furman (W 68-36).

Not exactly the strongest competition here, and all games at home, but 3 feel good wins for the 49ers before they go on a brutal 4 game road stretch to end the year 2015: N.C. State, North Carolina, Duke, and Illinois await.

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

12/6/15 at Sam Houston State (W 57-53).
12/11/15 vs. Texas Southern (W 62-58).

A couple nice 4 point wins for the Owls before they get ready for their season tournament starting next week.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 3-5, 2-1 MAAC.

12/11/15 vs. Iona (W 70-62).
12/13/15 vs. Manhattan (W 71-67).

The Hawks get a couple good home wins in conference play, but I'm still befuddled why they started MAAC play so early. Oh well, whatever.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 1-6, 0-0 MEAC.

12/7/15 at St. Joseph's (L 67-56).
12/10/15 vs. Duquesne (L 62-28).

Nothing is going right for the Spartans, who have 4 players out and just can't find a rhythm right now.

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

12/7/15 at #7 Gonzaga (L 71-63).
12/12/15 vs. Providence (W 55-54).

The Buffaloes had a solid week, going to Spokane and giving Gonzaga all they wanted, then scraping out a win over Providence.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 4-2, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/9/15 vs. Loyola Marymount (W 81-61).
12/11/15 vs. Northern Arizona (W 80-39).

A pair of easy home wins for the Cardinal, as they too, begin their season tournament next week.

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

No games this week for Tim and the Bruins.

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

12/7/15 vs. Montana State (W 57-51).
12/6/15 at USC Upstate (L 52-47).

Not the best of weeks for the Cougars, who struggled with a winless Montana State team at home, then lost to USC Upstate.

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

12/12/15 at #20 Wisconsin (L 83-82, OT).

So close, yet so far for the Crimson Tide, who played another ranked team tough, but fell just short. They've got to be due for a marquee road non-conference win at some point.

#22 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 6-1, 0-0 SEC.

12/8/15 at South Alabama (W 96-65).
12/11/15 vs. James Madison (W 88-40).

The good news.. 2 more wins for the Gators. The bad news, they came at the hands of teams that currently have a 334 and 351 RPI, respectively. These wins won't do much for them come March.

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

No games this week for Patrick and the Wildcats.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 1-6, 0-0 Sun Belt.

12/9/15 at Valparaiso (L 58-28).
12/12/15 at Clemson (L 68-61).

You might be surprised to find that Valparaiso, of the 2 opponents this week, actually has the much better record, but still, scoring 7 points in a half and 28 for a game is just brutal. At least they found the net at Clemson, but what makes that game frustrating is they led by 9 at halftime. Again, so close, yet so far.

Here's a look at the polls for the week:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Villanova (70) 9-0 1797 1 Big East Conference 2. Iowa (1) 7-0 1688 3 Big Ten Conference 3. Kansas 7-0 1659 5 Big 12 Conference 4. Louisville 7-0 1591 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 5. Gonzaga (1) 10-0 1526 7 West Coast Conference 6. UCLA 6-0 1436 6 Pacific-12 Conference 7. North Carolina 9-0 1366 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Iowa State 9-0 1272 11 Big 12 Conference 9. Baylor 5-0 1218 9 Big 12 Conference 10. Kentucky 7-1 1154 10 Southeastern Conference 11. Michigan State 8-1 1108 2 Big Ten Conference 12. Ohio State 8-1 981 14 Big Ten Conference 13. Arizona 5-1 928 15 Pacific-12 Conference 14. VCU 7-1 880 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Syracuse 6-1 791 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Notre Dame 5-1 708 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Duke 6-1 672 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Virginia 6-1 562 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Wisconsin 6-1 504 20 Big Ten Conference 20. Oklahoma 6-1 416 21 Big 12 Conference 21. Florida 6-1 331 22 Southeastern Conference 22. Cincinnati 7-1 203 24 American Athletic Conference 23. Marquette 7-1 192 23 Big East Conference 24. Vanderbilt 6-1 97 NR Southeastern Conference 25. Tulsa 7-0 86 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Murray State 9-0 78 Ohio Valley Conference Miami 7-1 59 Atlantic Coast Conference Nebraska 7-1 33 Big Ten Conference San Diego State 6-2 27 Mountain West Conference Vermont 6-0 21 America East Conference Washington 6-1 7 Pacific-12 Conference Winthrop 7-0 4 Big South Conference North Florida 6-0 3 Atlantic Sun Conference UNLV 6-1 2 Mountain West Conference


UCLA and Kentucky stay put as neither one played this week. Florida moves up a spot, and the media is at it again. One stinkin loss and Michigan State drops 9 spots. Ridiculous!

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 10-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU 7-1 1728 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Cincinnati 7-1 1621 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Tulsa 7-0 1492 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Murray State 9-0 1423 9 Ohio Valley Conference 6. San Diego State 6-2 1329 10 Mountain West Conference 7. South Dakota State 4-1 1261 11 Summit League 8. Vermont 6-0 1231 15 America East Conference 9. North Florida 6-0 1162 12 Atlantic Sun Conference 10. Winthrop 7-0 1061 17 Big South Conference 11. St. Bonaventure 4-1 1020 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. New Mexico 5-1 1003 19 Mountain West Conference 13. UNLV 6-1 944 22 Mountain West Conference 14. Richmond 6-1 908 20 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Connecticut 7-2 878 23 American Athletic Conference 16. Illinois State 8-1 803 21 Missouri Valley Conference 17. Harvard 5-2 570 NR Ivy League 18. Valparaiso 8-1 549 25 Horizon League 19. Stephen F. Austin 7-2 454 7 Southland Conference 20. Colorado State 7-1 428 NR Mountain West Conference 21. Stony Brook 8-1 410 6 America East Conference 22. La Salle 6-2 307 5 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Eastern Kentucky 6-1 296 NR Ohio Valley Conference 24. Old Dominion 6-1 270 8 Conference USA 25. Tennessee Martin 6-1 101 16 Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Utah State 6-1 99 Mountain West Conference Lafayette 6-1 82 Patriot League Rice 4-1 64 Conference USA Fordham 7-1 53 Atlantic 10 Conference Incarnate Word 4-1 30 Southland Conference UMKC 4-1 11 Western Athletic Conference UC Riverside 5-1 7 Big West Conference Boise State 7-2 5 Mountain West Conference


We have some representation in the mid-major polls again, as Rice is receiving votes, and has no excuse not to receive more votes next week as none of the 3 opponents in their season tournament look too tough. I hope I didn't just jinx it. Apologies in advance if I did Coach Shocker!
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3 feature games this week, all of them involving ECU.

12/15/15- ECU (Al Hutt) @ #21 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- The Pirates could manage just 16 first half points, shooting just 31% for the game, and also turned it over 23 times. The result: a 36 point loss.

Final Score: #21 Florida- 73, ECU- 37

12/17/15- Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) @ ECU (Al Hutt) -- A close game at halftime, but Norfolk State went stone cold in the 2nd half, shooting just 39.5% for the game. ECU pulled away late.

Final Score: ECU- 62, Norfolk State- 50

12/19/15- ECU (Al Hutt) @ #10 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- The 2 Hutts going at it in this one, and Kentucky races to a 22 point halftime lead, forcing 23 turnovers in the game and winning with ease. Most frustrating part of the game for ECU: They shot 41.9% to Kentucky's 36.9%.

Final Score: #10 Kentucky- 72, ECU- 55

Now that those are out of the way, it's time for the weekly recap:

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

12/14/15 at UMass (L 80-29).
12/19/15 at Holy Cross (W 74-50).

Stop the presses, the Hawks have their first win of the season! And they did it in convincing fashion too, winning by 24. That takes away some of the sting of the 51 point loss at UMass.

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

12/15/15 at #21 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
12/17/15 vs. Norfolk State- feature game, highlighted above.
12/19/15 at #10 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

Give the Pirates credit for wanting to play other human coached teams (ok, so FBCB set it up that way), but a 1-2 result against those teams is not what they hoped for.

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

12/15/15 at #18 Virginia (L 78-57).
12/18/15 vs. UNC Wilmington (W 77-58).
12/20/15 at Wichita State (L 78-64).

Tough week for the Wildcats, who are playing a pretty strong non-conference schedule, and it won't get any easier next week.

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

12/18/15 vs. New Orleans (W 79-41).

A dominating performance for the Horned Frogs in their only game of the week, but you can bet they wished they'd have had that type of scoring output in South Dakota.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 5-4, 0-0 Big 10.

12/14/15 vs. Hofstra (L 83-75).
12/16/15 at Maryland Eastern Shore (W 97-81).

That Hofstra loss will sting for a while, as the Wolverines actually led late before falling apart. At least they ended the week with a nice road performance.

#11 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 9-1, 0-0 Big 10.

12/18/15 vs. Central Michigan (W 61-48).

The Spartans shake off the loss to Boise State with a subpar effort in their only game of the week.

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

12/17/15 at N.C. State (L 57-54, OT).

The first of 4 brutal games on the schedule, and the 49ers will be kicking themselves for a while after this one. They led by 13 at halftime. Ugh!

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 4-3, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/17/15- Utah Classic First round vs. (4) Loyola MD (L 76-68).
12/19/15- Utah Classic 3rd Place Game vs. (3) Southern (L 63-59).

Call it overconfidence if you want. The Owls went to Utah with a great chance to win the tournament, but instead come out and lay a big fat egg. Bummer.

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

12/18/15 vs. Canisius (L 74-65).
12/20/15 at St. Peter's (L 83-77, OT).

The week wasn't kind for the Hawks, who had 2 winnable games and lost them both.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 2-8, 0-0 MEAC.

12/17/15 at ECU- feature game, highlighted above.
12/20/15 vs. College of Charleston (W 63-51).

The Spartans get a much needed win to break a 5 game losing streak, but it came at the hands of a team with an RPI of 346. Ah well, when you're struggling, a win is a win I guess.

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

12/17/15 at Wichita State (L 76-57).
12/20/15 vs. Denver (W 58-39).

Boy, the Shockers were not kind to our human coached teams this week, beating 2 of them. A nice win though over an in-state opponent as the Buffaloes rout Denver.

Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 6-2, 0-0 Pac 10.

12/16/15- Las Vegas Classic First Round vs. (15) Mt. St. Mary's (W 83-48).
12/18/15- Las Vegas Classic Quarterfinals vs. (7) Stony Brook (W 62-52).

The Cardinal win 2 this week in Las Vegas, and will have at least one more game there next week as they'll play in the Semifinals, but the competition will get tougher. Richmond awaits in the semis and either Iowa State or Tulsa in the championship if they get there.

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

12/16/15 vs. Miami OH (W 87-54).
12/18/15 vs. Columbia (W 106-83).

Easy week for the Bruins, who stay undefeated, beating up on a couple inferior opponents.

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

12/15/15 at Tennessee Martin (W 65-62).

In their lone game of the week, the Cougars gutted out a road win that was close all the way.

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

12/15/15 vs. South Florida (W 68-59).
12/19/15 at #22 Cincinnati (L 71-62).

The Crimson Tide just can't get that signature win over a ranked team. They've got a couple more chances next week.

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

12/15/15 vs. ECU- feature game, highlighted above.
12/18/15 vs. Jacksonville (W 75-47).

The Gators have a good week against not the toughest competition, but still, 5 of their last 6 games winning by 25 or more points is impressive.

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

12/17/15 at Presbyterian (W 73-37).
12/19/15 vs. ECU- feature game, highlighted above.

Another easy week for the Wildcats, who looked much better this week than they have in the past couple.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 3-6, 1-0 Sun Belt.

12/16/15 vs. Lamar (W 55-49).
12/19/15 at Arkansas State (W 52-46).

A couple grind it out, 6 point wins for the Trojans, as they get Sun Belt play started off on the right foot.

Here's a look at the polls, not that I expect much change:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Kansas (60) 9-0 1788 3 Big 12 Conference 2. Iowa 8-0 1687 2 Big Ten Conference 3. Louisville (10) 8-0 1660 4 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Gonzaga (2) 12-0 1603 5 West Coast Conference 5. UCLA 8-0 1527 6 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Villanova 9-1 1403 1 Big East Conference 7. North Carolina 10-0 1357 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Syracuse 8-1 1271 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. Kentucky 9-1 1232 10 Southeastern Conference 10. Michigan State 9-1 1162 11 Big Ten Conference 11. Iowa State 11-0 1016 8 Big 12 Conference 12. Arizona 6-1 971 13 Pacific-12 Conference 13. VCU 8-1 959 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Ohio State 8-1 922 12 Big Ten Conference 15. Duke 8-1 814 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Notre Dame 6-1 738 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 17. Baylor 7-1 576 9 Big 12 Conference 18. Florida 8-1 531 21 Southeastern Conference 19. Wisconsin 8-1 522 19 Big Ten Conference 20. Oklahoma 7-1 462 20 Big 12 Conference 21. Virginia 8-1 395 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Vanderbilt 9-1 247 24 Southeastern Conference 23. Cincinnati 9-1 207 22 American Athletic Conference 24. Marquette 9-1 145 23 Big East Conference 25. Miami 9-1 72 NR Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Tulsa 9-0 70 American Athletic Conference Murray State 10-0 20 Ohio Valley Conference Vermont 8-0 18 America East Conference North Florida 9-0 7 Atlantic Sun Conference Texas 7-2 7 Big 12 Conference Washington 8-1 4 Pacific-12 Conference Winthrop 9-0 3 Big South Conference Illinois 8-1 2 Big Ten Conference UNLV 7-1 2 Mountain West Conference


UCLA, Kentucky, and Michigan State all move up a spot, while Florida moves up 3 spots.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 12-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU 8-1 1728 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Cincinnati 9-1 1639 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Tulsa 9-0 1516 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Murray State 10-0 1392 5 Ohio Valley Conference 6. South Dakota State 5-1 1291 7 Summit League 7. Vermont 8-0 1276 8 America East Conference 8. North Florida 9-0 1221 9 Atlantic Sun Conference 9. UNLV 7-1 1174 13 Mountain West Conference 10. Connecticut 9-2 1161 15 American Athletic Conference 11. Richmond 8-1 1104 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Winthrop 9-0 1104 10 Big South Conference 13. New Mexico 7-1 1080 12 Mountain West Conference 14. Illinois State 10-1 907 16 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Stephen F. Austin 8-2 735 19 Southland Conference 16. Valparaiso 9-1 726 18 Horizon League 17. Eastern Kentucky 9-1 616 23 Ohio Valley Conference 18. Colorado State 8-1 615 20 Mountain West Conference 19. San Diego State 6-3 490 6 Mountain West Conference 20. Old Dominion 7-1 476 24 Conference USA 21. Northern Iowa 7-2 397 NR Missouri Valley Conference 22. Fordham 8-1 269 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. UC Riverside 7-1 254 NR Big West Conference 24. St. Bonaventure 4-2 156 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Louisiana Tech 9-2 105 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: George Washington 7-3 51 Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Louis 8-2 28 Atlantic 10 Conference Stony Brook 9-2 27 America East Conference Harvard 7-3 22 Ivy League Toledo 7-2 7 Mid-American Conference Middle Tennessee 6-2 6 Conference USA New Mexico State 7-2 6 Western Athletic Conference La Salle 7-3 5 Atlantic 10 Conference Princeton 7-2 4 Ivy League Eastern Washington 7-2 3 Big Sky Conference Florida Gulf Coast 8-2 3 Atlantic Sun Conference Massachusetts 6-3 3 Atlantic 10 Conference UTEP 5-2 2 Conference USA Quinnipiac 8-2 1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


To nobodies surprise, Rice loses all their votes in the mid-major poll.
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For next season and beyond, I am trying to come up with a way to separate the non-conference and conference games, as I'm sure some of you would like to know when your conference games are being played. The only thing I can figure out is some kind of color code that we'd all have to remember. I'm open to suggestions if anybody has any.
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2 feature games this week, both non-conference battles involving Hawaii.

12/21/15- Rice (Charlie Shocker) @ Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- This one was close at halftime, as Hawaii only led by 5, but they took control in the second half with lights out defense, allowing just 32.2% shooting for the game. The result was a runaway victory for the Warriors.

Final Score: Hawaii- 73, Rice- 49

12/26/15- Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) @ TCU (Bee Mighty) -- Hawaii led by 2 at halftime and pulled away a little bit in the second half. TCU just couldn't hang on to the ball, committing 18 turnovers. The Warriors went nuts from three point land, going 16-28 there, and that definitely helped them to win this one.

Final Score: Hawaii- 77, TCU- 68

Now on to the weekly recap:

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

12/23/15 at Princeton (L 64-48).
12/25/15 vs. #13 VCU (L 82-65).
12/27/15 at UMBC (W 61-53).

Hasn't been an easy road for the Hawks so far, but maybe winning their conference opener will spark them.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 3-8, 0-1 American.

12/21/15 at N.C. State (L 79-49).
12/23/15 at South Florida (L 58-54).

2 more losses this week for the Pirates, including losing their conference opener.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 6-5, 0-0 Atlantic 10.

12/25/15 at #7 North Carolina (W 80-59).

Merry Christmas to Randolph and the Hawks who got a nice Christmas present with a big win over top 10 UNC. Hopefully this will get them going in the right direction.

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

12/26/15 vs. Hawaii- feature game, highlighted above.

The Horned Frogs battled against Hawaii, but couldn't overcome turnovers and three point shooting.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 6-4, 0-0 Big 10.

12/22/15 vs. Eastern Michigan (W 87-55).

Easy win for the Wolverines in their only game of the week.

#10 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 10-1, 0-0 Big 10.

12/24/15 at Northern Iowa (W 67-55).

The Spartans also only had 1 game this week, but it was a much tougher one, as they got by a pesky Northern Iowa squad.

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

12/21/15 vs. Rice- feature game, highlighted above.
12/26/15 at TCU- feature game, highlighted above.

Nice week for the Warriors, who beat up on a couple other FOFC coached teams. I'm sure Coach Gunn won't be making any friends around the FOFC community after this week!

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 4-6, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/22/15 at #7 North Carolina (L 91-56).
12/25/15 at #15 Duke (L 93-31).

Credit the 49ers for scheduling tough, as they've played a lot of top 25 games on the road, but haven't been competitive in any of them. You gotta think this will pay dividends when C-USA play starts.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 4-5, 0-0 Conference USA.

12/21/15 at Hawaii- feature game, highlighted above.
12/23/15 at SMU (L 73-46).

Remember when the Owls were receiving votes in the mid-major poll? Seems like a long time ago, but they've now lost all 4 games since then.

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

12/25/15 at Siena (W 66-40).
12/27/15 at Niagara (W 50-43).

Good week for the Hawks, who go on the road and snag a couple conference victories.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 3-9, 0-0 MEAC.

12/24/15 at Old Dominion (L 61-59).
12/26/15 vs. SIU Edwardsville (W 53-41).

Perhaps winning 2 of their last 3 games will spark the Spartans going into MEAC play, which is wide open. You wanna know how bad the MEAC is this season? No team has a winning record, the best record in the conference is 5-8, and the conference is still somehow ranked 24th out of 32. Crazy!

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 7-3, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/24/15 vs. Texas Southern (W 77-57).

Just a lone non-conference game this week for the Buffaloes, but they take care of business before 2 tough non-conference road games next week.

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

12/21/15- Las Vegas Classic Semifinals vs. (3) Richmond (W 84-69).
12/22/15- Las Vegas Classic Championship vs. (1) Tulsa (W 81-57).
12/27/15 vs. Montana (W 85-75).

Congrats to Coach Sanchez and the Cardinal, who become the 4th and final team to win a season tournament this season. They followed that up by going back home and struggling a bit against Montana, but still got the W.

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

12/21/15 at UC Irvine (W 86-48).
12/27/15 vs. Maryland (W 83-47).

I'm not quite convinced this mod is totally accurate, as I can't see UCLA beating Maryland that bad in real life, but hey, who knows. This is fun to work with anyways. Oh, the Bruins had 2 more dominating performances this week.

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

12/21/15 at NJIT (W 77-75, OT).
12/25/15 vs. Idaho (W 66-55).

The Cougars struggled against 2 non-conference opponents who have a combined record of 6-17. What will this mean for conference play? Well, they've got a chance to redeem themselves, with 2 more non-conference games next week.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 3-6, 0-0 SEC.

12/23/15 at #15 Duke (L 78-70).
12/26/15 at #21 Virginia (L 92-43).

The Crimson tide fall short in their question to get a marquee road non-conference win. One more chance next week.

#18 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 9-1, 0-0 SEC.

12/25/15 vs. N.C. State (W 63-39).

Just 1 game for the Gators this week, but they take care of business at home.

#9 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 10-2, 0-0 SEC.

12/22/15 vs. Central Michigan (W 74-58).
12/27/15 at Indiana (L 73-64).

Stop the presses, the Wildcats are beatable! At least in FBCB they are. They were taken out by a solid Indiana team.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 4-7, 2-1 Sun Belt.

12/24/15 at Georgia Southern (L 71-70, OT).
12/26/15 vs. Arkansas Little Rock (W 50-39).

A split for the Trojans this week, but they'll tell you they are very unhappy they weren't able to hang on at GA Southern, as they led late but let it slip away.

Let's take a look at the polls:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Iowa (36) 10-0 1757 2 Big Ten Conference 2. Gonzaga (33) 14-0 1749 4 West Coast Conference 3. UCLA 10-0 1651 5 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Villanova (3) 10-1 1603 6 Big East Conference 5. Syracuse 10-1 1516 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Kansas 10-1 1443 1 Big 12 Conference 7. Michigan State 10-1 1355 10 Big Ten Conference 8. Ohio State 9-1 1267 14 Big Ten Conference 9. VCU 9-1 1224 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Baylor 10-1 1106 17 Big 12 Conference 11. Duke 10-1 982 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. North Carolina 11-1 982 7 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Arizona 8-2 922 12 Pacific-12 Conference 14. Oklahoma 9-1 849 20 Big 12 Conference 15. Virginia 10-1 770 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Kentucky 10-2 769 9 Southeastern Conference 17. Florida 9-1 710 18 Southeastern Conference 18. Cincinnati 11-1 526 23 American Athletic Conference 19. Louisville 9-2 489 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Iowa State 11-1 475 11 Big 12 Conference 21. Vanderbilt 10-1 401 22 Southeastern Conference 22. Miami 11-1 264 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Notre Dame 8-2 249 16 Atlantic Coast Conference 24. Marquette 11-1 162 24 Big East Conference 25. Texas 9-2 80 NR Big 12 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Illinois 9-1 38 Big Ten Conference Winthrop 11-0 23 Big South Conference Washington 9-1 19 Pacific-12 Conference UNLV 9-1 10 Mountain West Conference Wisconsin 8-2 8 Big Ten Conference South Carolina 10-1 1 Southeastern Conference


Florida, Michigan St., and UCLA all move up after perfect weeks. Kentucky, as expected, moves down 7 spots. Where in the world is Stanford? They stand at 9-2, just won a season tournament, and you're telling me they aren't even worthy of a vote? Ridiculous. Coach Sanchez should be furious!

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 14-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU 9-1 1728 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Cincinnati 11-1 1655 3 American Athletic Conference 4. UNLV 9-1 1558 9 Mountain West Conference 5. Winthrop 11-0 1436 12 Big South Conference 6. Illinois State 12-1 1365 14 Missouri Valley Conference 7. Stephen F. Austin 10-2 1364 15 Southland Conference 8. Valparaiso 11-1 1195 16 Horizon League 9. Eastern Kentucky 11-1 1137 17 Ohio Valley Conference 10. South Dakota State 7-2 1029 6 Summit League 11. Colorado State 9-1 982 18 Mountain West Conference 12. Connecticut 10-3 952 10 American Athletic Conference 13. Vermont 9-1 925 7 America East Conference 14. North Florida 10-1 879 8 Atlantic Sun Conference 15. Richmond 9-2 792 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Old Dominion 8-1 724 20 Conference USA 17. Tulsa 10-2 641 4 American Athletic Conference 18. Fordham 10-1 582 22 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. George Washington 8-3 486 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Louisiana Tech 10-2 352 25 Conference USA 21. San Diego State 8-4 326 19 Mountain West Conference 22. Harvard 8-3 322 NR Ivy League 23. New Mexico State 9-2 194 NR Western Athletic Conference 24. Stony Brook 10-2 172 NR America East Conference 25. Massachusetts 8-3 165 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Murray State 11-2 126 Ohio Valley Conference La Salle 8-3 121 Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Louis 9-2 85 Atlantic 10 Conference New Mexico 8-2 75 Mountain West Conference Toledo 8-2 53 Mid-American Conference Princeton 9-2 42 Ivy League Florida Gulf Coast 10-2 34 Atlantic Sun Conference Bucknell 11-2 23 Patriot League Middle Tennessee 7-2 23 Conference USA UTEP 7-2 21 Conference USA Northern Iowa 8-3 20 Missouri Valley Conference Eastern Washington 10-2 16 Big Sky Conference


No surprise here, we're still shut out of the mid-major top 25.
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If Hawaii continues to win like that, we won't be shut out of the mid-major top 25 any more!
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2 feature games to tell you about, both non-conference games.

12/28/15- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ #3 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The Wolverines offered no defense for UCLA's hot shooting, as the Bruins shot 59% for the game. That, combined with 21 Michigan turnovers, led to an easy victory for UCLA.

Final Score: #3 UCLA- 108, Michigan- 73.

1/2/16- Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- Despite being outrebounded 43-35, Hawaii shot just a little better, and hit just a few more shots. They also forced 18 Cougar turnovers to get a big road victory.

Final Score: Hawaii- 82, Washington State- 72

And now onto the weekly recap:

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

1/1/16 at Vermont (L 59-51).
1/3/16 vs. Maine (W 79-68).

The Hawks will take the split, and they really did play a very good Vermont team tough, on the road.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 4-9, 1-2 American.

12/30/15 at UCF (W 66-61, OT).
1/2/16 vs. UConn (L 80-68).

A split for the Pirates, winning on the road and losing at home. Usually it's the other way around.

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

12/30/15 at #13 Arizona (L 80-42).

Just 1 game for the Wildcats this week, but they don't mind, as they were thumped big time after the big win at UNC last week.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 4-9, 0-2 Big 12.

12/28/15 at Texas Tech (L 80-68).
1/2/16 at #25 Texas (L 64-47).

Nothing doing for the Horned Frogs on the road this week as they've now lost 6 of their last 7.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 7-5, 0-0 Big 10.

12/30/15 at #3 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
1/1/16 vs. George Mason (W 74-58).

Nice bounce back win for the Wolverines after being hammered by the Bruins.

#7 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 11-1, 0-0 Big 10.

12/29/15 at North Dakota (W 84-74).

1 game for the Spartans this week, and they struggled a bit with a 2 win North Dakota team. Perhaps looking past them into conference play.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 9-5, 0-0 Big West.

12/29/15 at Arizona State (W 79-77).
1/2/16 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

2 big wins for the Warriors this week, including the win over Arizona State who currently has an RPI of 21.

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

12/29/15 at Illinois (L 79-39).

Just 1 game for the 49ers this week, another road game against a top opponent, and another blowout loss.

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

12/31/15 vs. Brown (W 67-60).
1/2/16 at Delaware State (W 78-55).

2 feel good wins for the Owls before conference play starts, but they mustn't feel too good, as those 2 wins came against teams with a combined 6-21 record.

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

1/1/16 at Princeton (L 75-55).
1/3/16 vs. Marist (L 51-47).

After a week with 2 wins, the Hawks follow it up with a week with 2 losses, although one was on the road against a very good Princeton team.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 3-10, 0-1 MEAC.

12/28/15 vs. Morgan State (L 64-49).

Just 1 game this week for the Spartans, and it wasn't too pleasant, as they lost their conference opener.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 8-4, 0-0 Pac 12.

12/28/15 at #8 Ohio State (L 75-72).
12/30/15 at Oklahoma State (W 74-66).

A split for the Buffaloes, and a case of what could have been, as they had Ohio State on the ropes several times.

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

12/31/15 vs. Middle Tennessee (W 63-44).
1/2/16 at UC Irvine (W 65-59).

The winning streak is now 10 for the Cardinal, who are on an amazing roll headed into conference play.

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

12/30/15 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.
1/1/16 vs. Montana (W 77-69).

A bit of a letdown against Montana after blowing out Michigan, but the Bruins will take an undefeated record into conference play.

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

12/30/15 vs. Southern Utah (W 67-35).
1/2/16 vs. Hawaii- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Cougars, who saw their 4 game losing streak end against Hawaii.

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

12/30/15 at Washington (L 75-61).
1/1/16 vs. Sam Houston State (W 68-54).

The Crimson Tide were nothing if not consistent this week, winning a game by 14 and losing a game by 14.

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

12/30/15 at Bethune Cookman (W 80-50).
1/2/16 vs. Wisconsin (L 63-44).

Not the way you want to compete against a really good Wisconsin team, as the Gators laid an egg there.

#16 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 10-2, 0-0 SEC.

No games this week for the Wildcats.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 5-8, 3-1 Sun Belt.

12/29/15 vs. Mississippi State (L 72-63).
12/31/15 vs. Georgia Southern (W 68-60).

2 tough games for the Trojans this week, who battled Mississippi State tough before losing, but got a most important conference win.

Here's a look at the polls:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (70) 16-0 1798 2 West Coast Conference 2. Iowa (2) 12-0 1713 1 Big Ten Conference 3. UCLA 12-0 1649 3 Pacific-12 Conference 4. Villanova 12-1 1585 4 Big East Conference 5. Syracuse 12-1 1511 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Kansas 12-1 1463 6 Big 12 Conference 7. Michigan State 11-1 1339 7 Big Ten Conference 8. North Carolina 13-1 1236 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 9. VCU 11-1 1222 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Arizona 10-2 1160 13 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Cincinnati 13-1 1083 18 American Athletic Conference 12. Baylor 12-1 1009 10 Big 12 Conference 13. Oklahoma 11-1 932 14 Big 12 Conference 14. Ohio State 11-1 859 8 Big Ten Conference 15. Duke 11-1 836 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Kentucky 10-2 750 16 Southeastern Conference 17. Notre Dame 10-2 608 23 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Miami 12-1 542 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Wisconsin 10-2 400 NR Big Ten Conference 20. Washington 11-1 380 NR Pacific-12 Conference 21. Texas 11-2 352 25 Big 12 Conference 22. Illinois 11-1 340 NR Big Ten Conference 23. Florida 10-2 269 17 Southeastern Conference 24. Iowa State 12-2 92 20 Big 12 Conference 25. UNLV 11-1 83 NR Mountain West Conference Others Receiving Votes: Marquette 12-2 61 Big East Conference Illinois State 14-1 58 Missouri Valley Conference Louisville 10-3 28 Atlantic Coast Conference Vanderbilt 10-2 27 Southeastern Conference South Carolina 11-1 7 Southeastern Conference Vermont 12-1 7 America East Conference North Florida 12-1 1 Atlantic Sun Conference


So UCLA, Michigan State, and Kentucky all stay where they were. Hard to move up when the teams ahead of you aren't losing, and in Kentucky's case, they didn't play this week. Florida moves down 6 spots after their loss to Wisconsin.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 16-0 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. VCU 11-1 1716 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 3. Cincinnati 13-1 1668 3 American Athletic Conference 4. UNLV 11-1 1570 4 Mountain West Conference 5. Illinois State 14-1 1462 6 Missouri Valley Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 12-2 1439 7 Southland Conference 7. Connecticut 12-3 1228 12 American Athletic Conference 8. Valparaiso 13-1 1219 8 Horizon League 9. South Dakota State 9-2 1160 10 Summit League 10. Vermont 12-1 1114 13 America East Conference 11. George Washington 10-3 1059 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. North Florida 12-1 982 14 Atlantic Sun Conference 13. Tulsa 12-2 899 17 American Athletic Conference 14. Harvard 10-3 856 22 Ivy League 15. San Diego State 10-4 770 21 Mountain West Conference 16. New Mexico 10-2 678 NR Mountain West Conference 17. Richmond 10-2 557 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Massachusetts 9-3 481 25 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Stony Brook 12-2 448 24 America East Conference 20. Northern Iowa 10-3 380 NR Missouri Valley Conference 21. Louisiana Tech 10-2 362 20 Conference USA 22. La Salle 9-3 330 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Murray State 12-2 315 NR Ohio Valley Conference 24. Princeton 11-2 308 NR Ivy League 25. Saint Louis 10-2 161 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: UTEP 9-2 96 Conference USA Winthrop 12-2 91 Big South Conference Old Dominion 9-2 86 Conference USA BYU 11-4 78 West Coast Conference Florida Gulf Coast 12-2 55 Atlantic Sun Conference Eastern Washington 10-2 14 Big Sky Conference St. Bonaventure 7-3 11 Atlantic 10 Conference Fordham 10-2 5 Atlantic 10 Conference Eastern Kentucky 11-3 2 Ohio Valley Conference


Still no representation in the mid-major poll.
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2 feature games to tell you about this week, and we'll start in the SEC.

1/6/16- Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ #23 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- An instant classic for sure, as there were 35 combined turnovers, and both teams shot over 45%. 40 minutes wasn't enough to decide this one, but the Crimson Tide got it done in the extra frame.

Final Score: Alabama- 99, #23 Florida- 96 (OT)

And now to the Pac 12.

1/7/16- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- A low scoring affair in this one, but it wasn't all about defense, as both teams shot over 40%. Turnovers were a bit of an issue, but both teams really worked the clock. In the end though, the Buffaloes were way too much.

Final Score: Colorado- 57, Washington State- 41

And now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 4-13, 3-2 America East.

1/6/16 vs. Stony Brook (L 73-49).
1/10/16 at UMass Lowell (W 62-46).

A split for the Hawks this week, as they stay above .500 in America East play.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-10, 2-3 American.

1/6/16 vs. Tulsa (W 54-45).
1/9/16 vs. Houston (L 60-32).

A split for the Pirates, but they certainly couldn't find the scoring. Even in their win they only scored 45, but only 32 points in the loss? Wow.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 7-7, 1-1 Atlantic 10.

1/6/16 vs. St. Louis (W 75-68).
1/9/16 at Richmond (L 78-64).

Your conventional split for the Wildcats, who win at home, lose on the road.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-10, 0-3 Big 12.

1/7/16 at Brown (W 59-45).
1/9/16 vs. #24 Iowa State (L 70-44).

Well, at least the Horned Frogs won their non-conference game this week, but the Big 12 is loaded!

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 8-6, 1-1 Big 10.

1/6/16 at Penn State (W 77-58).
1/9/16 vs. Minnesota (L 90-72).

The Wolverines continue the trend of splits this week for FOFC human coached teams.

#7 Michigan State (AL Mighty) -- 12-2, 1-1 Big 10.

1/6/16 vs. #22 Illinois (W 95-83).
1/9/16 at #14 Ohio State (L 95-62).

Yikes! Not a good split at all for the Spartans, who were completely dominated at Ohio State. Those are the games they need to be competing in, games against top 25 opponents.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 11-5, 2-0 Big West.

1/7/16 at UC Santa Barbara (W 92-73).
1/9/16 at UC Davis (W 86-77).

The Warriors become the first team this week not to split, and they did so in a good way, winning both games. That's 7 in a row.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 6-7, 2-0 Conference USA.

1/7/16 at Marshall (W 73-67).
1/9/16 vs. Florida Atlantic (W 69-62).

Good way to open conference play for the 49ers, as they get 2 close wins.

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

1/7/16 at UAB (L 69-61).
1/9/16 vs. FIU (W 71-56).

The Owls will be kicking themselves, as they led a double digit lead slip away at UAB. This will eat at Coach Shocker for a while.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 5-10, 4-5 MAAC.

1/8/16 vs. Niagara (L 63-51).

Just 1 game for the Hawks this week, a loss which puts them below .500 in the MAAC.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 4-11, 0-2 MEAC.

1/4/16 vs. North Carolina A&T (L 69-65, OT).
1/7/16 at UNC Wilmington (W 54-43).

So close, yet so far for the Spartans, who gave up a 9 point halftime lead and lost the conference game in OT. They did go out of conference for a nice road win though.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 10-4, 2-0 Pac 12.

1/7/16 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
1/9/16 at #20 Washington (W 86-77).

Great week for the Buffaloes as they sweep through the Washington trip with relative ease.

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

1/7/16 at Oregon State (W 69-68).
1/9/16 at Arizona State (W 83-77).

2 very close wins for the Cardinal this week, as they continue to roll.

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

1/7/16 at Arizona State (W 118-75).
1/9/16 vs. #10 Arizona (L 90-82).

The big rivalry between UCLA and Arizona goes the way of the Wildcats this time, as the Bruins lose their first game of the season.

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

1/7/16 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
1/9/16 at Oregon State (L 70-54).

Not a good week for the Cougars, who just flat out didn't look good at all in a pair of 16 point losses.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 6-7, 2-0 SEC.

1/6/16 at #23 Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
1/9/16 at LSU (W 87-86).

It wasn't easy for the Crimson Tide, but they start SEC play on a great note, winning 2 games by a combined 4 points. Hey, a win is a win right?

#23 Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 10-4, 0-2 SEC.

1/6/16 vs. Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
1/9/16 at Texas A&M (L 85-73).

The Gators flip the script, losing both their games this week, not the way they wanted to start SEC play at all.

#16 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 12-2, 2-0 SEC.

1/6/16 vs. Tennessee (W 85-75).
1/9/16 at Vanderbilt (W 78-61).

The Wildcats get a couple wins to open SEC play, but neither one came easy, although it looks like all those top recruits are paying off (Oh wait, this is FBCB, not reality? My bad! lol).

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 6-9, 4-2 Sun Belt.

1/7/16 at UL Lafayette (W 49-46).
1/9/16 at Georgia State (L 59-44).

The Trojans split this week, both games being low scoring defensive battles.

Let's take a look at the weekly polls:

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Media Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Iowa (60) 14-0 1786 2 Big Ten Conference 2. Syracuse (7) 14-1 1689 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Gonzaga (5) 17-1 1667 1 West Coast Conference 4. Kansas 14-1 1626 6 Big 12 Conference 5. UCLA 13-1 1486 3 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Cincinnati 15-1 1390 11 American Athletic Conference 7. Arizona 12-2 1354 10 Pacific-12 Conference 8. Ohio State 13-1 1292 14 Big Ten Conference 9. VCU 13-1 1230 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Duke 13-1 1213 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Villanova 13-2 1064 4 Big East Conference 12. Iowa State 13-2 960 24 Big 12 Conference 13. Oklahoma 13-1 925 13 Big 12 Conference 14. Kentucky 12-2 878 16 Southeastern Conference 15. Michigan State 12-2 871 7 Big Ten Conference 16. Baylor 13-2 685 12 Big 12 Conference 17. North Carolina 13-2 669 8 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Notre Dame 12-2 591 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Wisconsin 12-2 509 19 Big Ten Conference 20. Stanford 13-2 371 NR Pacific-12 Conference 21. Miami 13-2 348 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Washington 12-2 225 20 Pacific-12 Conference 23. Nebraska 12-2 220 NR Big Ten Conference 24. Connecticut 13-3 114 NR American Athletic Conference 25. Valparaiso 15-1 103 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Stephen F. Austin 13-2 57 Southland Conference Illinois 12-2 33 Big Ten Conference North Florida 14-1 21 Atlantic Sun Conference UNLV 12-2 9 Mountain West Conference Vanderbilt 11-3 8 Southeastern Conference Louisville 11-4 3 Atlantic Coast Conference New Mexico 12-2 1 Mountain West Conference Texas 11-4 1 Big 12 Conference Virginia 11-4 1 Atlantic Coast Conference


UCLA drops a couple spots after losing their first game, while Michigan State takes a big drop. Kentucky moves up a couple spots, while Stanford joins the media top 25! Florida, on the other hand, is completely out, not even receiving votes this week. Another team that has to be borderline from getting votes is Colorado, but not yet.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 17-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 15-1 1717 3 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 13-1 1667 2 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Stephen F. Austin 13-2 1553 6 Southland Conference 5. Connecticut 13-3 1482 7 American Athletic Conference 6. UNLV 12-2 1355 4 Mountain West Conference 7. Harvard 11-3 1327 14 Ivy League 8. Valparaiso 15-1 1293 8 Horizon League 9. New Mexico 12-2 1210 16 Mountain West Conference 10. Massachusetts 11-3 1126 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. North Florida 14-1 1114 12 Atlantic Sun Conference 12. Louisiana Tech 12-2 1059 21 Conference USA 13. Stony Brook 14-2 821 19 America East Conference 14. George Washington 11-4 799 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Murray State 14-2 743 23 Ohio Valley Conference 16. Illinois State 14-3 629 5 Missouri Valley Conference 17. Tulsa 13-3 581 13 American Athletic Conference 18. Richmond 11-3 562 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 19. San Diego State 11-5 562 15 Mountain West Conference 20. Princeton 11-2 450 24 Ivy League 21. Winthrop 14-2 356 NR Big South Conference 22. Georgia State 10-3 329 NR Sun Belt Conference 23. Northern Iowa 11-4 237 20 Missouri Valley Conference 24. South Dakota State 10-3 171 9 Summit League 25. Eastern Kentucky 13-3 88 NR Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State 11-3 61 Mountain West Conference Weber State 10-2 57 Big Sky Conference North Dakota State 13-3 48 Summit League Quinnipiac 13-3 47 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Vermont 12-3 44 America East Conference BYU 12-5 35 West Coast Conference Old Dominion 10-3 18 Conference USA Toledo 11-3 17 Mid-American Conference UTEP 10-3 12 Conference USA Florida Gulf Coast 13-3 7 Atlantic Sun Conference Iona 14-4 7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference St. Bonaventure 8-4 7 Atlantic 10 Conference Green Bay 10-5 3 Horizon League Robert Morris 13-3 3 Northeast Conference Denver 11-3 2 Summit League Rhode Island 10-4 1 Atlantic 10 Conference


Can't believe Hawaii still isn't getting any votes in the mid-major polls. Unreal!
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2 feature games this week, and we'll start in the Big 10.

1/13/16- #15 Michigan State (Al Mighty) @ Michigan (Cillian Tribble)-- A 46.3% to 34.3% shooting edge was the difference in this one, as the Wolverines used home court advantage to get a big, big win.

Final Score: Michigan- 79, #15 Michigan State- 69

And now to the Pac 12:

1/16/16- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ #5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- The final score of this game was not at all indicative of how this game was. The Cougars only trailed by 2 points at halftime, but UCLA turned it on in the second half, stepping up the defense and getting a 44-30 edge on the boards. The result was a 26 point victory.

Final Score: #5 UCLA- 86, Washington State- 60

And now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 5-13, 4-2 America East.

1/15/16 at Binghamton (W 68-57).

Good win for the Hawks in their only game of the week.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-12, 2-4 American.

1/11/16 at Butler (L 67-66).
1/16/16 at Memphis (L 94-59).

The Pirates blew a tough one at Butler, then completely blew at Memphis, where they were completely ran out of the building.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 8-8, 2-2 Atlantic 10.

1/13/16 at St. Joseph's (W 91-79).
1/16/16 at St. Bonaventure (L 87-77).

A road split for the Wildcats, but the schedule gets much tougher the rest of January.

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

1/11/16 vs. #16 Baylor (L 80-61).
1/16/16 vs. #13 Oklahoma (L 79-58).

The week went as expect for the Horned Frogs. The good news was they hosted 2 top 20 opponents. The bad news is they were hammered by both.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 9-7, 2-2 Big 10.

1/13/16 vs. #15 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.
1/16/16 at #23 Nebraska (L 86-60).

Getting hammered by Nebraska definitely took some of the glory away from the upset win over their in-state rivals, but the Wolverines are happy with a split this week.

#15 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 13-3, 2-2 big 10.

1/13/16 at Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.
1/16/16 vs. Maryland (W 67-66).

Not a good week at all for the Spartans. First the upset loss at Michigan, then, they had to rely on a buzzer beater to beat a 5 win Maryland team. Coach Mighty needs to get these guys back on track!

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 12-6, 3-1 Big West.

1/12/16 vs. Cal Poly (W 82-73).
1/16/16 vs. Long Beach State (L 82-74).

The Long Beach loss snapped an 8 game winning streak, and sadly, probably eliminated any votes the Warriors would have gotten. We'll see.

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

1/14/16 at Middle Tennessee (L 63-53).
1/16/16 vs. UAB (L 70-61).

2 losses this week for the 49ers, but those 2 losses came to a couple of the top teams in the conference, so no need to worry yet.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 7-8, 1-3 Conference USA.

1/14/16 at Old Dominion (L 71-65).
1/16/16 vs. UTSA (L 74-67).

2 tough losses for the Owls, who had a chance to win both. They need to get those wins against teams with around the same record as them though.

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

1/11/16 at Bryant (L 64-52).
1/13/16 vs. Lehigh (W 64-61).
1/17/16 at Quinnipiac (L 76-55).

So the Hawks go out of conference to split, then get blasted by a good Quinnipiac team. Considering the combined record of those 2 teams is 30-8, coach Carrano will probably be happy with the split.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 6-11, 2-2 MEAC.

1/11/16 vs. Florida A&M (W 60-51).
1/16/16 at Hampton (W 41-35).

2 nice wins for Miss Carrano and her Spartans this week, but geez, scoring 41 points won't beat most teams.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 11-5, 3-1 Pac 12.

1/14/16 vs. Utah (W 75-65).
1/16/16 vs. USC (L 62-57).

A tough loss to USC is the first loss of the early conference season for the Buffaloes. Next week, a trip through Arizona.

#20 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 15-2, 4-0 Pac 12.

1/14/16 at USC (W 88-57).
1/16/16 vs. #22 Washington (W 115-93).

Wow, the Cardinal showed no mercy this week. Apparently Coach Sanchez ripped them after a couple too close for comfort wins last week.

#5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 15-1, 3-1 Pac 12.

1/14/16 vs. California (W 96-66).
1/16/16 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

The Bruins are back to their winning ways after that tough loss to Arizona.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 6-8, 0-4 Pac 12.

1/14/16 vs. Oregon (L 83-62).
1/16/16 at #5 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Remember when the Cougars were 6-3 going into the new year? Well they've lost 5 straight and it doesn't get any easier.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 7-8, 3-1 SEC.

1/13/16 vs. Missouri (L 73-56).
1/16/16 vs. Texas A&M (W 96-72).

The Crimson Tide split this week, suffering their first SEC loss, but rebounding nicely.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 11-5, 1-3 SEC.

1/13/16 at Tennessee (L 71-68).
1/16/16 vs. LSU (W 76-64).

The Gators finally get on the winning side in the SEC, breaking a 4 game losing streak in the win over LSU.

#14 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 14-2, 4-0 SEC.

1/13/16 vs. Auburn (W 80-49).
1/16/16 vs. Ole Miss (W 77-70).

A little too close for comfort against Ole Miss, but the Wildcats are back on track.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 8-9, 6-2 Sun Belt.

1/14/16 vs. South Alabama (W 68-57).
1/16/16 vs. Appalachian State (W 62-50).

The Trojans are off to a great start in conference play, and have really played pretty solid ball all season, or at least since the 30 pound pounding at Valpo in which they scored 28 points. Yuck!

Let's take a look at the media top 25 this week:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Syracuse (51) 16-1 1762 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Iowa (16) 16-0 1741 2 Big Ten Conference 3. Kansas 16-1 1653 3 Big 12 Conference 4. Gonzaga (5) 19-1 1612 4 West Coast Conference 5. UCLA 15-1 1506 5 Pacific-12 Conference 6. Cincinnati 16-1 1404 6 American Athletic Conference 7. Villanova 15-2 1360 7 Big East Conference 8. VCU 15-1 1333 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Kentucky 14-2 1212 9 Southeastern Conference 10. Arizona 13-3 1129 10 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Baylor 15-2 1099 11 Big 12 Conference 12. Ohio State 14-2 1007 12 Big Ten Conference 13. Iowa State 14-3 894 13 Big 12 Conference 14. Wisconsin 14-2 894 14 Big Ten Conference 15. Duke 14-2 804 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Oklahoma 14-2 695 16 Big 12 Conference 17. Michigan State 13-3 672 17 Big Ten Conference 18. North Carolina 14-3 555 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Stanford 15-2 493 19 Pacific-12 Conference 20. Miami 15-2 404 20 Atlantic Coast Conference 21. Connecticut 15-3 312 21 American Athletic Conference 22. Notre Dame 13-3 272 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Nebraska 14-2 254 23 Big Ten Conference 24. Valparaiso 17-1 109 24 Horizon League 25. Louisville 13-4 103 25 Atlantic Coast Conference Others Receiving Votes: Stephen F. Austin 15-2 79 Southland Conference North Florida 16-1 12 Atlantic Sun Conference Virginia 12-4 11 Atlantic Coast Conference UNLV 13-2 9 Mountain West Conference Harvard 13-3 4 Ivy League Washington 13-3 3 Pacific-12 Conference Stony Brook 16-2 2 America East Conference Louisiana Tech 14-2 1 Conference USA


First thing I've noticed is that something screwed up, as for some reason, the previous week rankings are exactly the same as the current week rankings, and we know that is wrong. UCLA stayed the same, Michigan State only dropped 2 spots with their loss, Stanford up a spot, and Kentucky up 5 spots.

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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 19-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 16-1 1716 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 15-1 1668 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Connecticut 15-3 1565 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Stephen F. Austin 15-2 1497 5 Southland Conference 6. Harvard 13-3 1398 6 Ivy League 7. Valparaiso 17-1 1318 7 Horizon League 8. UNLV 13-2 1286 8 Mountain West Conference 9. Louisiana Tech 14-2 1185 9 Conference USA 10. San Diego State 13-5 1131 10 Mountain West Conference 11. North Florida 16-1 1069 11 Atlantic Sun Conference 12. Illinois State 16-3 825 12 Missouri Valley Conference 13. Richmond 13-3 822 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Stony Brook 16-2 819 14 America East Conference 15. South Dakota State 12-3 816 15 Summit League 16. Massachusetts 12-4 796 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Northern Iowa 13-4 733 17 Missouri Valley Conference 18. Georgia State 12-3 529 18 Sun Belt Conference 19. George Washington 12-5 505 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Winthrop 16-2 473 20 Big South Conference 21. Eastern Kentucky 15-3 388 21 Ohio Valley Conference 22. Murray State 15-3 170 22 Ohio Valley Conference 23. Quinnipiac 15-3 158 23 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 24. Toledo 13-3 137 24 Mid-American Conference 25. Vermont 14-3 111 25 America East Conference Others Receiving Votes: Wichita State 10-7 87 Missouri Valley Conference New Mexico 12-4 82 Mountain West Conference Tulsa 14-4 82 American Athletic Conference UTEP 12-3 62 Conference USA Weber State 12-2 59 Big Sky Conference Old Dominion 12-3 52 Conference USA Princeton 12-3 27 Ivy League BYU 13-6 13 West Coast Conference Robert Morris 15-3 11 Northeast Conference Denver 13-3 9 Summit League North Dakota State 14-4 1 Summit League


Still no representation in this poll. Had Hawaii won both games this week, I think they'd have been in there.
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1 feature game to talk to you about, and it's in the Pac 12:

1/23/16- #5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ #19 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- This top 25 matchup proved to be a major disappointment, as the teams combined for 42 turnovers, and 23 of those came from UCLA. Stanford shot 58.6% and rolled to a 21 point halftime lead, never looking back.

Final Score: #19 Stanford- 101, #5 UCLA- 71

And now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 7-14, 5-3 America East.

1/18/16 vs. Marist (W 46-40).
1/20/16 vs. Albany (W 72-69, OT).
1/24/16 vs. Vermont (L 86-67).

3 games this week for the Hawks, who won 2 of them, including splitting in conference. The win over Albany was huge, and there's really no shame in losing to Vermont who has been a force in the conference for years.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-14, 2-6 American.

1/20/16 vs. Memphis (L 82-60).
1/23/16 vs. Temple (L 83-60).

Losses by an almost identical score, and the Pirates continue to struggle in a very tough American Conference.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 8-10, 2-4 Atlantic 10.

1/20/16 at George Washington (L 83-52).
1/23/16 vs. UMass (L 76-64).

The Wildcats really weren't competitive this week. That UMass score looks closer than it really was because of a furious comeback attempt late.. much too late.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-14, 0-7 Big 12.

1/18/16 at Oklahoma State (L 62-47).
1/23/16 at #3 Kansas (L 69-39).

The Horned Frogs have now lost 5 in a row and are still searching for their first conference win.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 11-7, 4-2 Big 10.

1/20/16 at Minnesota (W 73-72).
1/23/16 vs. Maryland (W 80-79).

A pair of victories this week for the Wolverines, and they did it by the slimmest of margins, literally. 1 point win in each game.

#17 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 15-3, 4-2 Big 10.

1/20/16 vs. #14 Wisconsin (W 71-63).
1/23/16 vs. Rutgers (W 65-56).

2 tough wins for the Spartans this week, and it's 3 in a row after a brief 2 game losing streak.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 14-6, 5-1 Big West.

1/21/16 at UC Irvine (W 67-48).
1/23/16 at UC Riverside (W 61-46).

Pretty easy week for the Warriors, who get back on track after their first conference loss last week.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 6-11, 2-4 Conference USA.

1/21/16 at Old Dominion (L 71-44).
1/23/16 at Louisiana Tech (L 61-58).

The 49ers showed a lot of fight at LA Tech, but are now on a 4 game losing streak. To be fair, the combined record of those 4 opponents is 53-17.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 7-10, 1-5 Conference USA.

1/21/16 at UTSA (L 73-72).
1/23/16 vs. Western Kentucky (L 67-55).

2 more losses for the Owls, but at least they are staying competitive. Coach Shocker can't be happy that his team actually led at halftime against Western Kentucky though.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 6-14, 4-7 MAAC.

1/19/16 at LIU Brooklyn (L 71-60).
1/24/16 vs. Quinnipiac (L 58-53).

The Hawks were much more competitive against Quinnipiac in the 2nd meeting, but still a loss, and they've lost 7 of their last 8.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 8-11, 3-2 MEAC.

1/18/16 at South Carolina State (W 60-51).
1/20/16 vs. Illinois State (W 67-65).

It's now 5 wins in a row for the Spartans, including a huge non-conference win against a 17-4 Illinois State team. With a couple 2 wins teams on the schedule next week, coach Carrano has to be feeling pretty good about her team.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 12-6, 4-2 Pac 12.

1/21/16 at Arizona State (W 70-48).
1/23/16 at #10 Arizona (L 96-84).

A split through Arizona for the Buffaloes, who would have liked to upset Arizona, but played them tough anyways.

#19 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 17-2, 6-0 Pac 12.

1/21/16vs. Oregon (W 71-55).
1/23/16 vs. #5 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

2 more wins for the Cardinal, including a nice blowout over UCLA. They are rolling!

#5 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 16-2, 4-2 Pac 12.

1/21/16 at Washington (W 104-72).
1/23/16 at #19 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

A split this week for the Bruins, who just didn't show up at Stanford. They should bounce back nicely though.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 6-10, 0-6 Pac 12.

1/21/16 at Utah (L 78-62).
1/23/16 vs. USC (L 53-48).

The good news is that the Cougars played their most competitive game in a while against USC. The bad news is they still lost and are still winless in conference.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 8-9, 4-2 SEC.

1/20/16 vs. LSU (W 78-65).
1/23/16 at Georgia (L 82-58).

Not a good performance against Georgia, but the Crimson Tide will take the split as they are still posting a winning conference record.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 13-5, 3-3 SEC.

1/20/16 vs. Texas A&M (W 84-61).
1/23/16 vs. Arkansas (W 84-53).

Nice week for the Gators, as they dismantle a couple conference opponents and look to be getting back on track after a 4 game losing streak.

#9 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 16-2, 6-0 SEC.

1/20/16 at South Carolina (W 74-65).
1/23/16 vs. Missouri (W 71-61).

The Wildcats get a couple more wins, but it hasn't come as easy as they would have hoped. They are winning though, and that's all that matters.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 8-11, 6-4 Sun Belt.

1/21/16 at UL Monroe (L 61-56).
1/23/16 vs. Georgia State (L 54-52).

A couple aggravating losses this week for the Trojans, as they really needed that Georgia State win. The loss to a 5 win UL Monroe team hurts more though.

Let's take a look at the polls:

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Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (32) 21-1 1759 4 West Coast Conference 2. Syracuse (33) 18-1 1751 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 3. Iowa (7) 18-0 1674 2 Big Ten Conference 4. Kansas 17-2 1581 3 Big 12 Conference 5. Cincinnati 18-1 1495 6 American Athletic Conference 6. Kentucky 16-2 1384 9 Southeastern Conference 7. Arizona 15-3 1347 10 Pacific-12 Conference 8. UCLA 16-2 1297 5 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Baylor 17-2 1289 11 Big 12 Conference 10. Iowa State 16-3 1160 13 Big 12 Conference 11. VCU 16-2 1060 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Villanova 16-3 1031 7 Big East Conference 13. Duke 16-2 925 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Michigan State 15-3 879 17 Big Ten Conference 15. Ohio State 15-3 743 12 Big Ten Conference 16. Stanford 17-2 648 19 Pacific-12 Conference 17. North Carolina 16-3 624 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 18. Notre Dame 15-3 595 22 Atlantic Coast Conference 19. Louisville 15-4 528 25 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Oklahoma 15-3 504 16 Big 12 Conference 21. Nebraska 16-2 386 23 Big Ten Conference 22. Virginia 14-4 163 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 23. Stephen F. Austin 17-2 160 NR Southland Conference 24. Wisconsin 14-4 151 14 Big Ten Conference 25. Texas 14-5 98 NR Big 12 Conference Others Receiving Votes: Miami 15-3 58 Atlantic Coast Conference Connecticut 16-4 39 American Athletic Conference Harvard 15-3 25 Ivy League North Florida 18-1 16 Atlantic Sun Conference Louisiana Tech 16-2 12 Conference USA San Diego State 15-5 9 Mountain West Conference Stony Brook 18-2 4 America East Conference Washington 14-4 3 Pacific-12 Conference South Dakota State 15-3 2 Summit League


It is tight at the top, and it's not often that the team that gets the most FPV is ranked #2, but that's what we have this week. Kentucky, Michigan State, and Stanford all move up 3 spots, while UCLA moves down after their loss.


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Mid Major Top 25 # Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 21-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 18-1 1728 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 16-2 1656 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Harvard 15-3 1531 6 Ivy League 5. Stephen F. Austin 17-2 1468 5 Southland Conference 6. San Diego State 15-5 1444 10 Mountain West Conference 7. Connecticut 16-4 1425 4 American Athletic Conference 8. Louisiana Tech 16-2 1243 9 Conference USA 9. South Dakota State 15-3 1192 15 Summit League 10. Massachusetts 14-4 1058 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. North Florida 18-1 1054 11 Atlantic Sun Conference 12. George Washington 14-5 1011 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Richmond 15-3 864 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Stony Brook 18-2 828 14 America East Conference 15. Georgia State 14-3 758 18 Sun Belt Conference 16. Valparaiso 17-3 625 7 Horizon League 17. UNLV 13-4 573 8 Mountain West Conference 18. Wichita State 12-7 497 NR Missouri Valley Conference 19. Illinois State 17-4 461 12 Missouri Valley Conference 20. Northern Iowa 14-5 445 17 Missouri Valley Conference 21. Murray State 17-3 441 22 Ohio Valley Conference 22. Winthrop 17-2 345 20 Big South Conference 23. Tulsa 15-4 277 NR American Athletic Conference 24. Vermont 16-3 152 25 America East Conference 25. Cleveland State 14-7 125 NR Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Denver 15-3 93 Summit League St. Bonaventure 11-5 86 Atlantic 10 Conference Eastern Kentucky 16-4 65 Ohio Valley Conference Boise State 15-5 41 Mountain West Conference Robert Morris 17-3 41 Northeast Conference Akron 12-6 27 Mid-American Conference Toledo 14-4 14 Mid-American Conference North Dakota State 16-4 7 Summit League Quinnipiac 16-4 7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Iona 17-5 6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Old Dominion 13-4 5 Conference USA La Salle 12-6 2 Atlantic 10 Conference New Mexico 13-5 2 Mountain West Conference UTEP 13-4 2 Conference USA BYU 14-7 1 West Coast Conference



It is beyond aggravating that Hawaii can't even score 1 darn point in these polls yet. Oh well, just keep winning coach Gunn!
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Not the result I expected in the first showdown between Tim and Benito, but congrats to the Cardinal. Also, they should've moved up more than 3 spots after beating the #5 team in the land handily, but glad to see them continue to climb.
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At least Hawaii got back on track. Win more and (in theory) the recognition will come.
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1 feature game to tell you about, and it comes from the Pac 12.

1/30/16- Colorado (Rob Nielsen) @ #16 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- A tight one throughout, but the difference was turnovers, as Colorado had 16 of them. Stanford was able to knock down 3 more shots and 4 more treys which led to them pulling away a bit late.

Final Score: #16 Stanford- 67, Colorado- 58

And now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 7-16, 5-5 T-5th America East.

1/27/16 at New Hampshire (L 66-58).
1/31/16 at Stony Brook (L 68-30).

2 more losses for the Hawks who are now at .500 in the conference.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-15, 2-7 T-9th American.

1/30/16 at #5 Cincinnati (L 69-28).

Just 1 game this week for the Pirates, but they'd soon just forget it. They scored just 9 first half points and trailed 35-9 at halftime. Zoikes!

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 9-11, 3-5 T-8th Atlantic 10.

1/27/16 at UMass (L 72-49).
1/30/16 vs. Duquesne (W 75-67).

The win against Duquesne ended a 4 game losing streak for the Wildcats who still need to find a way to pick it up.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-16, 0-9 10th (last) Big 12.

1/25/16 vs. West Virginia (L 86-56).
1/30/16 vs. Kansas State (L 78-64).

Halfway through conference play and it's a big goose egg in the conference win column for the Horned Frogs. It's not out of the realm of possibility they'll go 0 for 18 in conference play.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 11-9, 4-4 T-8th Big 10.

1/27/16 at Indiana (L 86-81).
1/30/16 vs. #21 Nebraska (L 75-65).

A couple tough losses for the Wolverines this week. At least they played the teams close.

#14 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 16-4, 5-3 T-3rd Big 10.

1/27/16 at #3 Iowa (L 91-66).
1/30/16 at Minnesota (W 88-67).

Yuck! That top 15 matchup at Iowa didn't go the Spartans' way, but at least they recovered to rout Minnesota.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 15-6, 6-1 1st Big West.

1/26/16 vs. Cal State Fullerton (W 67-50).

Just 1 game this week for the Warriors, but it was a convincing win. Will it be enough to get them some votes in either poll? We'll see.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 7-12, 3-5 T-10th Conference USA.

1/28/16 vs. Western Kentucky (L 54-51).
1/30/16 vs. UTSA (W 77-72).

Tough split for the 49ers, who really needed to win both this week. A bit of a letdown after playing LA Tech tough last week.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 8-11, 2-6 12th Conference USA.

1/28/16 vs. Marshall (W 66-48).
1/30/16 at FIU (L 70-58).

A split for the Owls, who broke a 4 game losing streak with the win against Marshall.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 6-16, 4-9 8th MAAC.

1/29/16 at Canisius (L 74-47).
1/31/16 at Rider (L 77-62).

The losing streak is 5 for the Hawks, and neither game was close this week.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 9-12, 4-3 5th MEAC.

1/25/16 at North Carolina A&T (W 75-54).
1/30/16 vs. Bethune Cookman (L 85-77).

An embarrassing home loss to Bethune Cookman ends a 6 game losing streak for the Spartans, one that Coach Carrano will not be happy about.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 13-7, 5-3 4th Pac 12.

1/28/16 vs. Oregon State (W 80-46).
1/30/16 at #16 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Buffaloes, but they really wanted that marquee conference win. They'll have plenty more chances.

#16 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 18-3, 7-1 T-1st Pac 12.

1/28/16 at California (L 82-69).
1/30/16 vs. Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

The Cardinal suffer their first conference loss in a big upset, but get momentum back against a tough Colorado team.

#8 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 18-2, 6-2 3rd Pac 12.

1/28/16 vs. USC (W 93-56).
1/30/16 at Utah (W 91-70).

Good week for the Bruins who win a couple easy games.

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

1/28/16 at #7 Arizona (L 81-53).
1/30/16 vs. Arizona State (L 72-63).

2 more losses for the Cougars, who have now lost 9 in a row. They are potentially another team that could go 0fer in conference play.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 8-11, 4-4 T-6th SEC.

1/27/16 vs. Georgia (L 73-52).
1/30/16 vs. South Carolina (L 75-68).

2 more losses for the Crimson Tide, who are now even in conference play.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 15-5, 5-3 T-2nd SEC.

1/27/16 at Vanderbilt (W 73-61).
1/30/16 at LSU (W 75-51).

2 more wins for the Gators, who have now won 5 in a row after that 4 game losing streak.

#6 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 17-3, 7-1 1st SEC.

1/27/16 at Tennessee (W 72-62).
1/30/16 at Ole Miss (L 75-70).

So the Wildcats suffer their first loss in conference play, and we'll see how this team responds.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 9-12, 7-5 4th Sun Belt.

1/28/16 at South Alabama (W 54-49, OT).
1/30/16 vs. Arkansas State (L 63-57).

A split for the Trojans this week, with both games close throughout.

Let's take a look at the Media/Coaches Top 25 this week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Syracuse (36) 20-1 1753 2 Atlantic Coast Conference 2. Gonzaga (26) 23-1 1752 1 West Coast Conference 3. Iowa (10) 20-0 1679 3 Big Ten Conference 4. Arizona 17-3 1554 7 Pacific-12 Conference 5. Kansas 18-3 1519 4 Big 12 Conference 6. UCLA 18-2 1398 8 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Baylor 19-2 1331 9 Big 12 Conference 8. Cincinnati 20-1 1289 5 American Athletic Conference 9. Villanova 18-3 1274 12 Big East Conference 10. Kentucky 17-3 1192 6 Southeastern Conference 11. Iowa State 17-4 1056 10 Big 12 Conference 12. VCU 18-2 1003 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Duke 18-2 974 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Louisville 17-4 832 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Michigan State 16-4 806 14 Big Ten Conference 16. Ohio State 16-4 721 15 Big Ten Conference 17. Oklahoma 16-4 589 20 Big 12 Conference 18. Texas 16-5 494 25 Big 12 Conference 19. Nebraska 18-2 469 21 Big Ten Conference 20. Stanford 18-3 416 16 Pacific-12 Conference 21. Miami 17-3 314 NR Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Notre Dame 16-4 285 18 Atlantic Coast Conference 23. North Carolina 17-4 232 17 Atlantic Coast Conference 24. San Diego State 16-5 159 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Connecticut 17-4 156 NR American Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: Stephen F. Austin 19-2 75 Southland Conference Wisconsin 15-5 54 Big Ten Conference Xavier 16-5 11 Big East Conference Louisiana Tech 18-2 9 Conference USA Stony Brook 20-2 3 America East Conference Massachusetts 16-4 1 Atlantic 10 Conference


UCLA moves up 2 spots after their sweep this week, while Kentucky, Michigan State, and Stanford all move down after splitting. No Florida to speak of, I can't believe they aren't getting votes at least.

Now for the Mid-Major Top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 23-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 20-1 1724 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 18-2 1660 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. San Diego State 16-5 1557 6 Mountain West Conference 5. Connecticut 17-4 1521 7 American Athletic Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 19-2 1410 5 Southland Conference 7. Harvard 16-4 1315 4 Ivy League 8. Wichita State 14-7 1314 18 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Massachusetts 16-4 1233 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Louisiana Tech 18-2 1123 8 Conference USA 11. Northern Iowa 16-5 1001 20 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Cleveland State 15-7 835 25 Horizon League 13. Georgia State 16-3 824 15 Sun Belt Conference 14. George Washington 14-7 773 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Richmond 16-4 677 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Illinois State 19-4 642 19 Missouri Valley Conference 17. South Dakota State 16-4 624 9 Summit League 18. St. Bonaventure 13-5 478 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 19. Stony Brook 20-2 404 14 America East Conference 20. Akron 14-6 394 NR Mid-American Conference 21. Tulsa 17-4 354 23 American Athletic Conference 22. Valparaiso 19-3 347 16 Horizon League 23. BYU 16-7 244 NR West Coast Conference 24. Murray State 19-3 225 21 Ohio Valley Conference 25. La Salle 14-6 197 NR Atlantic 10 Conference Others Receiving Votes: UNLV 14-5 172 Mountain West Conference North Florida 19-2 156 Atlantic Sun Conference Boise State 15-5 70 Mountain West Conference Eastern Kentucky 18-4 69 Ohio Valley Conference Iona 19-5 59 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Vermont 18-3 55 America East Conference North Dakota State 18-4 53 Summit League Green Bay 13-8 35 Horizon League New Mexico State 16-5 24 Western Athletic Conference Robert Morris 19-3 13 Northeast Conference New Mexico 15-5 12 Mountain West Conference Quinnipiac 18-4 4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Middle Tennessee 14-5 1 Conference USA Toledo 15-5 1 Mid-American Conference


Still no votes for Hawaii. Crazy!

The first edition of the Bubble Watch is out. Kinda nice that the 1st Monday in February actually fell on Feb. 1st. 2 of our FOFC coached teams is in the Overall Bubble Watch, so let's take a look:

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OVERALL BUBBLE WATCH Team Record RPI vs. 1-50 vs. 51-100 vs. 101-200 vs. 200+ SOS Projected -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Minnesota 12-6 .615 (26) 4-5 1-1 4-0 3-0 22 In Northern Iowa 16-5 .606 (32) 1-2 3-1 9-1 3-1 67 In UNLV 14-5 .591 (45) 2-2 3-1 3-1 6-1 72 In Cleveland State 15-7 .618 (25) 2-4 2-2 6-1 5-0 42 In Indiana 13-7 .605 (33) 3-5 4-1 4-1 2-0 33 In Oregon 13-7 .609 (29) 3-5 4-0 4-2 2-0 43 In Georgia 13-7 .600 (38) 3-3 4-3 4-1 2-0 53 In Colorado 13-7 .656 (10) 1-5 6-1 5-1 1-0 6 In Texas A&M 14-6 .579 (60) 1-3 2-3 6-0 5-0 109 Out Hofstra 15-6 .591 (46) 1-2 1-2 5-2 8-0 114 Out Middle Tennessee 14-5 .579 (61) 0-3 1-0 7-2 6-0 141 Out Denver 15-4 .574 (69) 1-1 0-3 4-0 10-0 158 Out Providence 14-7 .573 (70) 1-5 3-1 7-1 3-0 76 Out Louisville 17-4 .573 (71) 2-2 2-2 9-0 4-0 188 Out Florida 15-5 .573 (72) 2-4 4-1 3-0 6-0 126 Out

The difference between Colorado and Florida is strength of schedule, as can be clearly seen. The message is clear.. schedule tougher coach Oppenheimer!

As for the other 17 teams, here's a look:

Lock: Michigan State, Stanford, UCLA, Kentucky.
In: Hawaii.

The other 11 teams are projected out. Crazy that Hawaii is projected to make the Big Dance, yet can't receive a frikkin vote in either poll. Oh well, I think if Coach Gunn had to choose, he'd rather have a trip to the NCAA Tournament than getting votes in the polls!
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1 feature game this week to tell you about it, and it took place in the Pac 12.

2/6/16- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Not much of a game here, as Colorado led by 25 at halftime. Washington State could get just 16 first half points in shooting 37.5% from the field overall, and were never in this one.

Final Score: Colorado- 77, Washington State- 48

Now for the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-16, 7-5 4th America East.

2/3/16 vs. UMBC (W 80-55).
2/7/16 vs. Binghamton (W 74-60).

A couple double digit wins for the Hawks this week against 2 of the worst teams in the conference, but wins are wins at this point.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 5-17, 2-9 10th American.

2/3/16 at Tulsa (L 86-48).
2/6/16 vs. #8 Cincinnati (L 77-52).

The Pirates now have an 8 game losing streak and haven't been competitive since early January.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 10-12, 4-6 T-8th Atlantic 10.

2/3/16 at George Mason (W 67-64).
2/6/16 vs. Richmond (L 73-54).

A split for the Wildcats, beating the team they were expected to beat and losing to the team they expected to lose to.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-17, 0-10 10th (last) Big 12.

2/6/16 at #11 Iowa State (L 86-54).

Nothing doing for the Horned Frogs this week, taking their lumps in the tough Big 12.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 12-10, 5-5 T-7th Big 10.

2/3/16 vs. Penn State (W 87-74).
2/6/16 vs. #16 Ohio State (L 81-78).

The Wolverines fell just short against a really good Ohio State team, a win that would have been huge.

#15 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 18-4, 7-3 T-3rd Big 10.

2/3/16 at Rutgers (W 85-60).
2/6/16 at Illinois (W 83-60).

2 solid road wins for the Spartans this week.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 17-6, 8-1 1st Big West.

2/4/16 at Cal State Northridge (W 82-49).
2/6/16 vs. UC Santa Barbara (W 89-79).

The Warriors keep rolling, winners of 13 of their last 14.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 8-13, 4-6 T-8th Conference USA.

2/4/16 at FIU (W 64-59, OT).
2/6/16 vs. Marshall (L 65-49).

An OT road win followed by a home blowout for the 49ers this week. An ok split I guess.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 9-12, 3-7 T-11th Conference USA.

2/4/16 at Florida Atlantic (L 67-66).
2/6/16 vs. Old Dominion (W 72-63).

Only 1 point separated the Owls from winning both their games this week. They'll take the effort though as bot their games this week were against pretty tough competition.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 8-16, 6-9 T-7th MAAC.

2/5/16 vs. Fairfield (W 50-47).
2/7/16 at Fairfield (W 54-24).

What a weird week for the Hawks, who play Fairfield twice in 3 days, and actually romp them on the road but have to survive at home. At least the losing streak is over.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 10-13, 5-4 T-5th MEAC.

2/1/16 vs. Delaware State (W 64-55).
2/6/16 at Howard (L 60-50).

A split for the Spartans, as they lose on the road, but this conference is still wide open.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 15-7, 7-3 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/4/16 at Oregon (W 81-70).
2/6/16 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

Good week for the Buffaloes, who need to get wins now because they are about to hit a brutal 4 game stretch soon.

#20 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 20-3, 9-1 1st Pac 12.

2/4/16 vs. #4 Arizona (W 74-65).
2/6/16 vs. Arizona State (W 82-74).

The Cardinal hosted the Arizona teams this week and took care of business, getting another marquee win.

#6 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 19-3, 7-3 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/4/16 at California (W 94-84).
2/6/16 vs. Utah (L 81-79).

A buzzer beater cost the Bruins this week, as they drop a tough one to a pretty good Utah team.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 6-14, 0-10 12th (last) Pac 12.

2/4/16 at Arizona State (L 83-60).
2/6/16 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

The Cougars just can't seem to get going in conference play, as they continue the 0fer streak.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 10-11, 6-4 4th SEC.

2/3/16 at Ole Miss (W 81-67).
2/6/16 at Texas A&M (W 76-69).

Great week for the Crimson Tide, who get wins against 2 double digit win teams on the season.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 17-5, 7-3 3rd SEC.

2/3/16 vs. Georgia (W 71-69).
2/6/16 at Arkansas (W 89-50).

The Gators take care of business again this week and now have a 7 game win streak.

#10 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 19-3, 9-1 1st SEC.

2/3/16 vs. Vanderbilt (W 73-58).
2/6/16 at Auburn (W 80-75).

It wasn't easy, but the Wildcats do get the sweep this week. They've been battle tested in several games though.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 9-14, 7-7 5th Sun Belt.

2/4/16 vs. Texas State (L 68-60).
2/6/16 vs. UT Arlington (L 73-59).

2 more losses this week for the Trojans, who have lost 5 of their last 6.

Let's take a look at the top 25 poll for the week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (71) 25-1 1799 2 West Coast Conference 2. Iowa (1) 21-1 1721 3 Big Ten Conference 3. Syracuse 21-2 1648 1 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Cincinnati 22-1 1575 8 American Athletic Conference 5. Baylor 21-2 1463 7 Big 12 Conference 6. Villanova 20-3 1452 9 Big East Conference 7. Kentucky 19-3 1387 10 Southeastern Conference 8. Arizona 18-4 1271 4 Pacific-12 Conference 9. Kansas 19-4 1235 5 Big 12 Conference 10. UCLA 19-3 1142 6 Pacific-12 Conference 11. Duke 20-2 1140 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Michigan State 18-4 982 15 Big Ten Conference 13. VCU 19-3 929 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 14. Iowa State 18-4 811 11 Big 12 Conference 15. Louisville 18-5 780 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Ohio State 18-4 740 16 Big Ten Conference 17. Stanford 20-3 628 20 Pacific-12 Conference 18. Nebraska 20-2 596 19 Big Ten Conference 19. Miami 19-3 558 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Connecticut 19-4 408 25 American Athletic Conference 21. Oklahoma 17-5 370 17 Big 12 Conference 22. Stephen F. Austin 20-2 244 NR Southland Conference 23. Wisconsin 16-6 137 NR Big Ten Conference 24. San Diego State 17-6 122 24 Mountain West Conference 25. Louisiana Tech 20-2 98 NR Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: Notre Dame 17-5 59 Atlantic Coast Conference Texas 16-7 34 Big 12 Conference Florida 17-5 30 Southeastern Conference Harvard 18-4 26 Ivy League Stony Brook 22-2 12 America East Conference North Carolina 17-6 2 Atlantic Coast Conference North Florida 21-2 1 Atlantic Sun Conference


Michigan State, Stanford, and Kentucky all move up after good weeks, while UCLA drops 4 spots thanks to a 2 point loss? Geez. Florida is getting closer to being ranked again.

And the mid-major poll:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 25-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 22-1 1728 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 19-3 1656 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Connecticut 19-4 1551 5 American Athletic Conference 5. San Diego State 17-6 1514 4 Mountain West Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 20-2 1409 6 Southland Conference 7. Harvard 18-4 1378 7 Ivy League 8. Louisiana Tech 20-2 1210 10 Conference USA 9. Massachusetts 17-5 1148 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. Wichita State 15-8 1125 8 Missouri Valley Conference 11. Northern Iowa 18-5 1096 11 Missouri Valley Conference 12. George Washington 16-7 971 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 13. Akron 16-6 774 20 Mid-American Conference 14. St. Bonaventure 15-5 741 18 Atlantic 10 Conference 15. Cleveland State 17-7 659 12 Horizon League 16. Tulsa 19-4 657 21 American Athletic Conference 17. Stony Brook 22-2 532 19 America East Conference 18. Georgia State 17-4 483 13 Sun Belt Conference 19. Richmond 17-5 465 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 20. Illinois State 20-5 447 16 Missouri Valley Conference 21. Valparaiso 20-3 365 22 Horizon League 22. Boise State 17-5 355 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Murray State 21-3 311 24 Ohio Valley Conference 24. South Dakota State 17-5 306 17 Summit League 25. North Florida 21-2 209 NR Atlantic Sun Conference Others Receiving Votes: New Mexico State 18-5 140 Western Athletic Conference Eastern Kentucky 20-4 85 Ohio Valley Conference Iona 20-5 72 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Green Bay 15-8 66 Horizon League UNLV 15-6 47 Mountain West Conference La Salle 15-7 35 Atlantic 10 Conference Robert Morris 21-3 31 Northeast Conference Vermont 19-4 18 America East Conference North Dakota State 19-5 8 Summit League BYU 16-9 4 West Coast Conference UTEP 16-5 3 Conference USA Middle Tennessee 16-5 1 Conference USA



What a joke, still no Hawaii!!

None of our teams are on the overall bubble watch, so let's take a look at all 19 teams by conference:

Locks: Michigan State, Stanford, UCLA, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky.
In: Hawaii.

The other 12 teams are all projected out.
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Old 12-22-2015, 10:00 AM   #43
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1 feature game to tell you about, and it is in the SEC.

2/13/15- Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) @ #7 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- Despite the Gators committing 23 turnovers, they were able to hang around in this game thanks to some hot three point shooting. Unfortunately for them, the free throw line did them in. Kentucky made 15 free throws, Florida just 2.

Final Score: #7 Kentucky- 74, Florida- 69

And now on to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-18, 7-7 5th American.

2/10/16 at Maine (L 68-58).
2/14/16 at Albany (L 86-71).

Not a good week for the Hawks who lost 2 road games by double digits.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 6-17, 3-9 T-8th American.

2/10/16 vs. South Florida (W 53-40).

Just 1 game this week for the Pirates, but they broke an 8 game losing streak this week.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 11-13, 5-7 8th Atlantic 10.

2/10/16 vs. LaSalle (L 65-54).
2/13/16 vs. Fordham (W 55-38).

A home split for the Wildcats this week, and they are still looking for that key conference victory.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-19, 0-12 10th (last) Big 12.

2/8/16 at #21 Oklahoma (L 85-46).
2/13/16 at #5 Baylor (L 81-59).

Another week in which the Horned Frogs were anything but competitive.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 13-11, 6-6 T-8th Big 10.

2/10/16 at Purdue (L 84-58).
2/13/16 at Northwestern (W 77-60).

The Wolverines split on the road, with both games being blowouts.

#12 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 19-5, 8-4 4th Big 10.

2/10/16 vs. #18 Nebraska (W 70-56).
2/13/16 vs. #16 Ohio State (L 94-80).

A home split for the Spartans, but they were consistent with both results being by 14 points.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 18-7, 9-2 1st Big West.

2/11/16 vs. UC Davis (W 72-60).
2/13/16 at Cal Poly (L 93-88).

Ugh! The Warriors can't afford any losses if they want to crack the polls, although that's not their main concern.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 10-13, 6-6 T-6th Conference USA.

2/11/16 vs. Middle Tennessee (W 61-53).
2/13/16 at Southern Miss (W 72-56).

2 solid wins for the 49ers this week, including a big win over a good Mid. Tenn. team.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 9-14, 3-9 T-12th Conference USA.

2/11/16 vs. #25 Louisiana Tech (L 86-69).
2/13/16 at Middle Tennessee (L 86-64).

Yuck! The Owls were anything but competitive this week, but to be fair, the 2 teams they played this week have a combined 9 losses so far.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 9-17, 7-10 7th MAAC.

2/12/16 at Iona (L 65-47).
2/14/16 vs. St. Peter's (W 71-61).

A split for the Hawks, who continue to struggle on the road.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 11-14, 6-5 T-5th MEAC.

2/8/16 at North Carolina Central (L 76-70).
2/13/16 at Florida A&M (W 58-50).

A road split for the Spartans, who actually led at halftime at NC Central, who is currently undefeated in conference play. What a big win that would have been if they could have hung on.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 17-7, 9-3 3rd Pac 12.

2/11/16 at USC (W 67-58).
2/13/16 vs. Arizona State (W 70-67).

2 more wins for the Buffaloes, but that tough stretch of games begins next week.

#17 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 22-3, 11-1 1st Pac 12.

2/11/16 vs. Oregon State (W 75-60).
2/13/16 at Oregon (W 64-59).

Interesting week for the Cardinal this week, who faced both Oregon teams, but one was at home and one on the road. That's unusual, but they still won both.

#10 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 20-4, 8-4 4th Pac 12.

2/11/16 vs. Arizona State (W 94-68).
2/13/16 vs. Washington (L 92-87).

A home split for the Bruins, no shame in losing to Washington, they are an 18 win team.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 7-15, 1-11 T-11th Pac 12.

2/11/16 vs. Washington (L 70-60).
2/13/16 vs. Utah (W 66-58).

The losing streak is over for the Cougars, as they get their first conference win after 12 straight losses.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 12-11, 8-4 T-3rd SEC.

2/10/16 at Missouri (W 73-51).
2/13/16 vs. Mississippi State (W 71-47).

Easy week for the Crimson Tide, a week they really needed.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 18-6, 8-4 T-3rd SEC.

2/10/16 at South Carolina (W 74-49).
2/13/16 at #7 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.

A good week for the Gators. Absolutely no shame in losing to Kentucky, but they hung around for a long time in that one.

#7 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 21-3, 11-1 1st SEC.

2/10/16 at Mississippi State (W 96-51).
2/13/16 vs. Florida- feature game, highlighted above.

A sweep this week for the Wildcats, who were completely dominant at Miss. State.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-14, 8-7 5th Sun Belt.

2/11/16 vs. Louisiana Lafayette (W 72-64, OT).

Just 1 game this week for the Trojans, who wanted to extend their week a little bit by going to overtime. They came out with the win though, and that's what is important.

Here is a look at the national Top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (71) 27-1 1799 1 West Coast Conference 2. Iowa (1) 23-1 1729 2 Big Ten Conference 3. Cincinnati 24-1 1614 4 American Athletic Conference 4. Villanova 22-3 1573 6 Big East Conference 5. Syracuse 22-3 1491 3 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Arizona 20-4 1411 8 Pacific-12 Conference 7. Kansas 21-4 1343 9 Big 12 Conference 8. Baylor 22-3 1324 5 Big 12 Conference 9. Kentucky 21-3 1309 7 Southeastern Conference 10. Iowa State 20-4 1140 14 Big 12 Conference 11. Ohio State 20-4 1012 16 Big Ten Conference 12. UCLA 20-4 996 10 Pacific-12 Conference 13. Duke 22-2 953 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. Michigan State 19-5 871 12 Big Ten Conference 15. Louisville 20-5 848 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 16. Stanford 22-3 702 17 Pacific-12 Conference 17. VCU 20-4 672 13 Atlantic 10 Conference 18. Connecticut 21-4 570 20 American Athletic Conference 19. Miami 20-4 461 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 20. Stephen F. Austin 22-2 358 22 Southland Conference 21. San Diego State 19-6 328 24 Mountain West Conference 22. Nebraska 20-4 294 18 Big Ten Conference 23. Oklahoma 18-6 257 21 Big 12 Conference 24. Wisconsin 17-7 152 23 Big Ten Conference 25. Harvard 20-4 61 NR Ivy League Others Receiving Votes: Louisiana Tech 21-3 45 Conference USA Stony Brook 23-2 23 America East Conference Massachusetts 19-5 13 Atlantic 10 Conference Murray State 23-3 11 Ohio Valley Conference Notre Dame 18-6 11 Atlantic Coast Conference Xavier 18-7 11 Big East Conference Virginia 17-7 7 Atlantic Coast Conference North Florida 23-2 6 Atlantic Sun Conference Florida 18-6 3 Southeastern Conference Washington 18-6 2 Pacific-12 Conference


Despite losing twice this week, Kentucky drops 2 spots in the polls. UCLA rises 2 spots, Stanford 1 spot, and with their split, Michigan State loses 2 spots. Florida loses some votes after their loss to Kentucky, which I think is a shame.

And the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference test test test test -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 27-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 24-1 1728 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 20-4 1654 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Connecticut 21-4 1549 4 American Athletic Conference 5. San Diego State 19-6 1535 5 Mountain West Conference 6. Stephen F. Austin 22-2 1386 6 Southland Conference 7. Harvard 20-4 1302 7 Ivy League 8. Wichita State 17-8 1258 10 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Massachusetts 19-5 1256 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. George Washington 18-7 1057 12 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Northern Iowa 20-5 1051 11 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Louisiana Tech 21-3 1015 8 Conference USA 13. Cleveland State 19-7 906 15 Horizon League 14. Akron 18-6 865 13 Mid-American Conference 15. Illinois State 22-5 649 20 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Boise State 19-5 573 22 Mountain West Conference 17. South Dakota State 19-5 569 24 Summit League 18. Georgia State 19-4 553 18 Sun Belt Conference 19. Murray State 23-3 503 23 Ohio Valley Conference 20. St. Bonaventure 16-6 481 14 Atlantic 10 Conference 21. Stony Brook 23-2 389 17 America East Conference 22. North Florida 23-2 239 25 Atlantic Sun Conference 23. Richmond 18-6 224 19 Atlantic 10 Conference 24. Tulsa 20-5 209 16 American Athletic Conference 25. Valparaiso 21-4 134 21 Horizon League Others Receiving Votes: Eastern Kentucky 22-4 116 Ohio Valley Conference Green Bay 17-8 109 Horizon League New Mexico State 20-5 85 Western Athletic Conference Iona 22-5 58 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference BYU 18-9 56 West Coast Conference UNLV 17-6 39 Mountain West Conference Robert Morris 23-3 30 Northeast Conference Vermont 21-4 15 America East Conference La Salle 17-7 5 Atlantic 10 Conference Belmont 20-6 1 Ohio Valley Conference North Dakota State 20-6 1 Summit League


No surprise here, still nothing for our mid-major teams. That Hawaii loss probably killed any chance of having a team in the mid-major poll this season.

Again, none of our teams are in the overall bubble watch, so let's get to the regular bubble watch by conference.

I'm going to make some changes here, instead of typing it all out every time, I'm only going to note any changes there might be, such as if a team goes from in to lock, or in to out, or something of the sorts. If you don't see your team listed, then that means there was no change in their position in the bubble watch.

This week, there was no change for any team. Things remained exactly the same as last week.
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1 feature game to tell you about, and it is in the Pac-12.

2/18/16- #16 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ #12 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- A complete tale of 2 halves in this one, as Stanford led 53-38 going into halftime, but UCLA outscored them 48-19 in the 2nd half to pull away! Wow!

Final Score: #12 UCLA- 86, #16 Stanford- 72

Now on to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-20, 7-9 6th America East.

2/19/16 vs. UMass Lowell (L 50-49).
2/21/16 vs. New Hampshire (L 82-76).

The Hawks end their regular season on a 4 game losing streak, and they'll get a break next week as they await the rest of the conference to finish up.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 7-18, 4-10 T-7th American.

2/17/16 at Houston (W 67-50).
2/20/16 at #18 UConn (L 89-62).

A road split for the Pirates, who actually had a 2 game winning streak going into the game at UConn, but they were slaughtered in that one.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 11-15, 5-9 T-8th Atlantic 10.

2/17/16 vs. St. Bonaventure (L 82-73).
2/20/16 vs. St. Joseph's (L 81-70).

2 more losses for the Wildcats who haven't made a smooth transition to the A-10.

)TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-21, 0-14 10th (last) Big 12.

2/15/16 vs. #7 Kansas (L 70-56).
2/20/16 vs. Oklahoma State (L 74-65).

These were the 2 closest games that the Horned Frogs have played in a long, long time, hopefully that could be the start of a turnaround. They've got 4 more games to avoid the conference 0-fer.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 14-12, 7-7 T-7th Big 10.

2/17/16 vs. #24 Wisconsin (L 75-64).
2/20/16 vs. Rutgers (W 65-49).

A split this week for the Wolverines, who played Wisconsin tough early on, but couldn't survive the defensive pressure.

#14 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 20-6, 9-5 T-4th Big 10.

2/17/16 at Purdue (L 87-79).
2/20/16 at Indiana (W 61-56).

A road split for the Spartans, fortunately the schedule gets a little easier the rest of the way, although they do have a revenge game against Michigan next week.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 20-7, 11-2 1st Big West.

2/16/16 at Long Beach State (W 69-68).
2/20/16 vs. UC Irvine (W 50-46).

It wasn't easy, but the Warriors survive probably their 2 toughest tests of the conference season, and should, I say should coast the rest of the way.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 11-14, 7-7 T-6th Conference USA.

2/18/16 at UAB (L 66-51).
2/20/16 vs. Louisiana Tech (W 67-65).

A split for the 49ers who got a big win against LA Tech, one of only 4 schools to beat LA Tech this season.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 10-15, 4-10 T-12th Conference USA.

2/18/16 at Western Kentucky (W 43-34).
2/20/16 at UTEP (L 78-70).

If you wanted a cure for sleep, watching the Rice/Western Kentucky game would have done it for you. It's not the teams didn't attempt shots, as they both attempted 45 or more, they just couldn't make them. Rice was 33.3%, WKU 23.4%. Ugly game, but Coach Shocker comes out on the right side.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 9-19, 7-12 T-7th MAAC.

2/19/16 at Manhattan (L 49-48).
2/21/16 at Marist (L 73-72).

Ugh! So close, yet so far. 2 one point losses in a row is enough to drive a coach insane.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 13-14, 8-5 5th MEAC.

2/15/16 vs. Hampton (W 66-53).
2/20/16 at Coppin State (W 48-38).

Good week for the Spartans who could see postseason play with a strong finish.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 19-7, 11-3 T-1st Pac 12.

2/18/16 at Utah (W 66-61).
2/20/16 vs. #6 Arizona (W 67-59).

Big week for the Buffaloes who got by the first stretch of their brutal 4 game schedule. Next week: games against Stanford and UCLA.

#16 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 22-5, 11-3 T-1st Pac 12.

2/18/16 at #12 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
2/20/16 at Washington (L 76-62).

Not a good week for the Cardinal at all, who are now fighting for 1st place in the conference. Dual 14 point losses won't make Coach Sanchez happy.

#12 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 22-4, 10-4 T-3rd Pac 12.

2/18/16 vs. #16 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
2/20/16 at Oregon State (W 78-39).

Good week for the Bruins who are back in title contention. They forced 22 Oregon State turnovers and held them to 28% shooting.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-16, 2-12 11th Pac 12.

2/18/16 vs. Oregon State (W 67-60).
2/20/16 vs. California (L 89-53).

The Cougars win the battle of cellar dwellars against Oregon State who had a horrible week, but got a slap in the face when Cal came in.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 13-12, 9-5 T-3rd SEC.

2/17/16 vs. Arkansas (W 62-42).
2/20/16 at Vanderbilt (L 93-83).

A split for the Crimson Tide who see their 5 game winning streak end at Vandy.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 20-16, 10-4 2nd SEC.

2/17/16 vs. Tennessee (W 77-49).
2/20/16 vs. Mississippi State (W 83-54).

The Gators are back with 2 blowout wins this week.

#9 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 23-3, 13-1 1st SEC.

2/17/16 at LSU (W 75-66).
2/20/16 at Missouri (W 89-67).

2 road wins for the Wildcats who seem to be cruising towards an SEC title.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-16, 8-9 6th Sun Belt.

2/18/16 at Texas State (L 62-58).
2/20/16 vs. Louisiana Monroe (L 51-41).

2 fairly close ones for the Trojans, but 2 losses will kill any momentum they had.

Here's a look at the national top 25 for the week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 29-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Iowa 24-2 1717 2 Big Ten Conference 3. Cincinnati 26-1 1601 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Villanova 24-3 1592 4 Big East Conference 5. Syracuse 24-3 1512 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 6. Kansas 23-4 1449 7 Big 12 Conference 7. Kentucky 23-3 1400 9 Southeastern Conference 8. Ohio State 22-4 1270 11 Big Ten Conference 9. UCLA 22-4 1204 12 Pacific-12 Conference 10. Baylor 22-4 1159 8 Big 12 Conference 11. Iowa State 21-5 1066 10 Big 12 Conference 12. Louisville 22-5 1036 15 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Arizona 20-6 920 6 Pacific-12 Conference 14. Duke 23-3 901 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 15. Michigan State 20-6 801 14 Big Ten Conference 16. VCU 21-5 708 17 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Oklahoma 20-6 565 23 Big 12 Conference 18. Stephen F. Austin 24-2 551 20 Southland Conference 19. Connecticut 22-5 532 18 American Athletic Conference 20. Stanford 22-5 418 16 Pacific-12 Conference 21. Miami 21-5 321 19 Atlantic Coast Conference 22. Harvard 22-4 314 25 Ivy League 23. Wisconsin 19-7 276 24 Big Ten Conference 24. Massachusetts 21-5 135 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 25. Nebraska 21-5 96 22 Big Ten Conference Others Receiving Votes: Murray State 25-3 22 Ohio Valley Conference North Florida 25-2 9 Atlantic Sun Conference Stony Brook 25-3 8 America East Conference Northern Iowa 22-5 6 Missouri Valley Conference San Diego State 19-7 5 Mountain West Conference Washington 19-7 3 Pacific-12 Conference Boise State 21-5 2 Mountain West Conference Louisiana Tech 22-4 1 Conference USA


Kentucky and UCLA each move up after 2-0 weeks, while Michigan State and Stanford drop after splitting. Inexplicably, Florida loses all their votes and drops completely out. Not quite understanding that.

And the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 29-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 26-1 1728 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 21-5 1655 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Connecticut 22-5 1538 4 American Athletic Conference 5. Harvard 22-4 1454 7 Ivy League 6. Stephen F. Austin 24-2 1390 6 Southland Conference 7. San Diego State 19-7 1358 5 Mountain West Conference 8. Wichita State 19-8 1296 8 Missouri Valley Conference 9. Massachusetts 21-5 1263 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 10. George Washington 20-7 1099 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 11. Northern Iowa 22-5 1074 11 Missouri Valley Conference 12. Cleveland State 21-7 1019 13 Horizon League 13. Akron 20-6 895 14 Mid-American Conference 14. Louisiana Tech 22-4 771 12 Conference USA 15. Boise State 21-5 667 16 Mountain West Conference 16. South Dakota State 21-5 665 17 Summit League 17. Georgia State 21-4 649 18 Sun Belt Conference 18. Murray State 25-3 576 19 Ohio Valley Conference 19. Illinois State 23-5 533 15 Missouri Valley Conference 20. New Mexico State 22-5 344 NR Western Athletic Conference 21. Stony Brook 25-3 276 21 America East Conference 22. UNLV 19-6 262 NR Mountain West Conference 23. Tulsa 22-5 218 24 American Athletic Conference 24. Green Bay 19-8 210 NR Horizon League 25. Eastern Kentucky 24-4 188 NR Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: North Florida 25-2 169 Atlantic Sun Conference Richmond 20-6 133 Atlantic 10 Conference St. Bonaventure 17-7 109 Atlantic 10 Conference Vermont 23-4 35 America East Conference Iona 23-6 13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Valparaiso 21-6 5 Horizon League Robert Morris 24-4 3 Northeast Conference Belmont 22-6 2 Ohio Valley Conference North Dakota State 22-6 2 Summit League BYU 18-10 1 West Coast Conference


And as has been the theme all season, no respect for the mid-majors. Including Hawaii. Ugh!

None of our FOFC teams are on the overall bubble watch, and no change with any of our FOFC teams at all. Not that I expect many, but who knows.
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5 feature games to tell you about this week, we'll start in the Big 10.

2/24/16- Michigan (Cillian Tribble) @ #15 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- The Wolverines pulled another shocker against their in-state rivlas, holding Michigan State to 35.5% shooting in the upset victory as they sweep the season series.

Final Score: Michigan- 82, #15 Michigan State- 69

Now to the SEC:

2/24/16- Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) @ Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- The difference in this one was turnovers, as Alabama committed just 9 while Florida committed 19. Alabama also held a huge advantage at the line.

Final Score: Alabama- 85, Florida- 80

Moving to Conference USA:

2/25/16- Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) @ Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- Charlotte blew an a8 point halftime lead despite outrebounding the Owls by 13. Rice hit a buzzer beat to stun the 49ers.

Final Score: Rice- 71, Charlotte- 69

We finish with 2 feature games in the Pac 12:

2/25/16- #20 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- Although they turned the ball over more, Colorado held Stanford to just 30.5% shooting as they took control of the Pac 12 race with a big win.

Final Score: Colorado- 62, #20 Stanford- 52

2/27/16- #9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- The Bruins rolled to a 21 point halftime lead, proving they weren't ready to hand the title over to the Buffaloes.

Final Score: #9 UCLA- 85, Colorado- 62

And now back to the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-20, 7-9 T-5th America East.

No games this week for the Hawks, who will be the 6th seed in the America East Tourney next week.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 7-20, 4-12 T-9th American.

2/24/16 at Temple (L 83-51).
2/27/16 vs. SMU (L 68-45).

2 games this week for the Pirates, who got hammered in both. They finish up conference play next week.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 11-17, 5-11 T-11th Atlantic 10.

2/24/16 vs. Rhode Island (L 68-43).
2/27/16 at St. Louis (L 62-40).

The Wildcats continue to struggle, having lost 4 in a row. They finish up conference play next week.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 5-23, 0-16 10th (last) Big 12.

2/22/16 at Kansas State (L 78-66).
2/27/16 at West Virginia (L 70-68).

The Horned Frogs are getting closer to that first Big 12 win, but not quite. They've got 2 more chances next week.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 16-12, 9-7 T-7th Big 10.

2/24/16 at #15 Michigan State- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 at Maryland (W 70-50).

Great week for the Spartans who beat their in-state conference rivals. They have 2 tough games next week to finish up conference play.

#15 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 21-7, 10-6 T-5th Big 10.

2/24/16 vs. Michigan- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 vs. Penn State (W 93-71).

A split for the Spartans, who won't be happy about 2 losses to Michigan, but they should have an easy time in 2 games next week.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 21-8, 12-3 1st Big West.

2/25/16 vs. UC Riverside (W 68-51).
2/27/16 at Cal State Fullerton (L 103-98, OT).

A split for the Warriors, who don't seem to want to see their name in the mid-major top 25. 1 more game next week to end conference play.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 11-16, 7-9 T-7th Conference USA.

2/25/16 at Rice- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 vs. UTEP (L 68-46).

Not the kind of week the 49ers wanted, losing 2 games. They've got 2 more and can still finish with an even record in conference play.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 11-16, 5-11 T-11th Conference USA.

2/25/16 vs. Charlotte- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 vs. UAB (L 81-76).

Not a bad effort for the Owls this week, even though they split they played well in both games. 2 more conference games next week.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 10-19, 8-12 MAAC.

2/26/16 vs. Siena (W 70-57).

Nice job finishing up conference play with a win. Next week: hosting a non-conference game against Pepperdine, then the MAAC Tournament where they will be the 7th seed.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 15-14, 10-5 3rd MEAC.

2/22/16 at Savannah State (W 79-55).
2/27/16 at Morgan State (W 58-44).

2 wins this week for the Spartans, and they've got a big one coming up next week to end conference play.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 20-8, 12-4 T-1st Pac 12.

2/25/16 vs. #20 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 vs. #9 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.

Still a nice week for the Buffaloes, even if they got hammered by UCLA. They've got 2 more games next week to finish conference play.

#20 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 23-6, 12-4 T-1st Pac 12.

2/25/16 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 vs. USC (W 76-67).

Nice recovery for the Cardinal as they get back into the conference race with a win. The last week of the Pac 12 is going to be intense!

#9 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 23-5, 11-5 2nd Pac 12.

2/25/16 at #13 Arizona (L 84-75).
2/27/16 at Colorado- feature game, highlighted above.

A split for the Bruins, who need to win both games next week and get a lot of help to win the Pac 12 title.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-18, 2-14 T-11th Pac 12.

2/25/16 at USC (L 68-44).
2/27/16 at Oregon (L 74-71, OT).

The Cougars are back into a tie for last place after Oregon State won a game this week, but Wazzou almost stole one at Oregon.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-12, 11-5 T-2nd SEC.

2/24/16 vs. Florida- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 vs. Auburn (W 61-59).

2 tough games for the Crimson Tide this week, but they are making a strong case for postseason play, with a couple games left in conference play next week.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 20-8, 10-6 5th SEC.

2/24/16 at Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
2/27/16 at Missouri (L 65-61).

2 tough road losses for the Gators next week, who really need a couple wins next week to finish strong.

#7 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 24-4, 14-2 1st SEC.

2/24/16 at Georgia (L 68-57).
2/27/16 vs. Arkansas (W 73-50).

Make a note, the Wildcats go down again! They are beatable, as Georgia really took it to them. All they really need to do is win 1 game next week to clinch the SEC title though.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-18, 8-11 7th Sun Belt.

2/25/16 at Arkansas Little Rock (L 61-40).
2/27/16 at Appalachian State (L 62-45).

The losing streak continues for the Trojans, who have 1 chance next week to break it as they end conference play.

Here's a look at the national top 25 for the week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 30-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Iowa 26-2 1728 2 Big Ten Conference 3. Cincinnati 27-1 1651 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Kansas 24-5 1529 6 Big 12 Conference 5. Baylor 24-4 1498 10 Big 12 Conference 6. Villanova 25-4 1454 4 Big East Conference 7. Ohio State 24-4 1337 8 Big Ten Conference 8. Iowa State 23-5 1264 11 Big 12 Conference 9. Kentucky 24-4 1208 7 Southeastern Conference 10. Louisville 24-5 1170 12 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Syracuse 24-5 1081 5 Atlantic Coast Conference 12. Arizona 22-6 1068 13 Pacific-12 Conference 13. Duke 24-3 948 14 Atlantic Coast Conference 14. UCLA 23-5 912 9 Pacific-12 Conference 15. VCU 23-5 768 16 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Michigan State 21-7 713 15 Big Ten Conference 17. Oklahoma 21-7 594 17 Big 12 Conference 18. Wisconsin 21-7 530 23 Big Ten Conference 19. Harvard 24-4 477 22 Ivy League 20. Stephen F. Austin 26-2 475 18 Southland Conference 21. Stanford 23-6 345 20 Pacific-12 Conference 22. Connecticut 23-6 271 19 American Athletic Conference 23. Miami 22-6 220 21 Atlantic Coast Conference 24. San Diego State 21-7 158 NR Mountain West Conference 25. Murray State 27-3 72 NR Ohio Valley Conference Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska 22-6 32 Big Ten Conference Virginia 20-8 25 Atlantic Coast Conference Northern Iowa 23-5 21 Missouri Valley Conference North Florida 27-2 14 Atlantic Sun Conference Stony Brook 26-3 14 America East Conference Boise State 23-5 13 Mountain West Conference Akron 22-6 6 Mid-American Conference Tulsa 24-5 3 American Athletic Conference Colorado 20-8 1 Pacific-12 Conference


All 4 of our ranked teams move down this week after splitting, a little surprised UCLA dropped 5 spots as their loss was to a top 15 Arizona team. Colorado gets a vote and is welcome back into the mix. They could have gotten more votes if not being hammered by UCLA.

And the mid-major top 25:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (72) 30-1 1800 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati 27-1 1728 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 23-5 1656 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Harvard 24-4 1532 5 Ivy League 5. San Diego State 21-7 1497 7 Mountain West Conference 6. Connecticut 23-6 1388 4 American Athletic Conference 7. Stephen F. Austin 26-2 1381 6 Southland Conference 8. Cleveland State 23-7 1243 12 Horizon League 9. Northern Iowa 23-5 1159 11 Missouri Valley Conference 10. Wichita State 20-9 1092 8 Missouri Valley Conference 11. George Washington 21-8 1049 10 Atlantic 10 Conference 12. Akron 22-6 1038 13 Mid-American Conference 13. Boise State 23-5 909 15 Mountain West Conference 14. Murray State 27-3 753 18 Ohio Valley Conference 15. Illinois State 25-5 736 19 Missouri Valley Conference 16. Georgia State 22-4 719 17 Sun Belt Conference 17. South Dakota State 22-5 713 16 Summit League 18. Tulsa 24-5 488 23 American Athletic Conference 19. Eastern Kentucky 26-4 433 25 Ohio Valley Conference 20. Green Bay 21-8 432 24 Horizon League 21. Massachusetts 22-6 423 9 Atlantic 10 Conference 22. New Mexico State 23-5 313 20 Western Athletic Conference 23. North Florida 27-2 304 NR Atlantic Sun Conference 24. Stony Brook 26-3 229 21 America East Conference 25. Louisiana Tech 23-5 95 14 Conference USA Others Receiving Votes: St. Bonaventure 18-8 85 Atlantic 10 Conference Richmond 21-7 72 Atlantic 10 Conference UNLV 20-7 43 Mountain West Conference Middle Tennessee 21-6 20 Conference USA Robert Morris 26-4 20 Northeast Conference La Salle 19-9 19 Atlantic 10 Conference Toledo 22-6 18 Mid-American Conference Iona 23-6 6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference BYU 20-10 4 West Coast Conference Vermont 24-5 3 America East Conference


No big surprise, again none of our teams are in.

No changes at all in any of the bubble watches, it's exactly the same.
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3 feature games to tell you about, we'll start in the SEC.

3/2/16- Alabama (Roy Rogers) @ #9 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- A rough start to the game doomed the Crimson Tide, who shot just 37.3% from the field.

Final Score: #9 Kentucky- 70, Alabama- 56

Now we move to the Pac 12:

3/3/16- #14 UCLA (Tim Shepard) @ Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- No problem for the Bruins in this one, as they forced 25 Washington State turnovers and weren't tested.

Final Score: #14 UCLA- 88, Washington State- 64

3/5/16- Washington State (DeShawn St. John) @ #21 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- This one wasn't easy, as Wazzou led at halftime, but Stanford turned it on in the second half, getting a bunch of second chance points.

Final Score: #21 Stanford- 88, Washington State- 79

Now to the rest of the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-21, 7-9 America East.

3/3/16- America East Quarterfinals vs. (3) Albany (L 70-40).

The Hawks end their season with nary a whimper, as they didn't even come close to testing Albany in the tourney.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 8-21, 5-13 T-7th American.

3/2/16 vs. UCF (L 49-40).
3/5/16 at Tulane (W 62-54).

The Pirates get a split this week, and they'll be the 8th seed in the American Tournament. Ironically, they turn right around and face a Tulane team they just beat.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 11-19, 5-13 T-11th Atlantic 10.

3/2/16 at #15 VCU (L 86-63).
3/5/16 at Dayton (L 93-59).

A couple blowout losses for the Wildcats this week, and they'll be the 12th seed in the A-10 Tourney, where all 14 teams get to try and extend their season.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-24, 1-17 10th (last) Big 12.

2/29/16 vs. Texas Tech (W 75-62).
3/5/16 vs. Texas (L 54-52).

The Horned Frogs have been playing much better basketball in the last 3 weeks, and the persistence paid off as they got their first conference win, and almost picked up a second this week. They'll still be the 10th seed in the Big 12 Tourney, but they have a little confidence now.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 16-14, 9-9 T-8th Big 10.

3/2/16 at Illinois (L 80-79).
3/5/16 vs. #2 Iowa (L 78-56).

A heartbreaking loss for the Wolverines at Illinois, and they never really tested Iowa. They'll be the 9th seed in the Big 10 Tourney.

#16 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 23-7, 12-6 T-4th Big 10.

3/2/16 at Maryland (W 95-83).
3/5/16 vs. Northwestern (W 65-47).

2 solid wins for the Spartans this week, who will be the 4th seed in the Big 10 Tourney.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 22-8, 13-3 1st Big West.

3/5/16 vs. Cal State Northridge (W 56-44).

Congrats to the Warriors and Coach Gunn, who win the Big West title outright and will be the top seed in the Big West Tourney.

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 13-16, 9-9 T-6th Conference USA.

3/3/16 vs. North Texas (W 57-49).
3/5/16 at Florida Atlantic (W 74-64).

Nice way to end conference play for the 49ers who get a couple big wins to finish .500 in C-USA play, and they'll be the 7th seed in the C-USA Tourney.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 11-18, 5-13 T-13th Conference USA.

3/3/16 vs. Southern Miss (L 76-68).
3/5/16 at North Texas (L 71-68).

2 more losses this week for the Owls, who will be the 13th seed in the C-USA Tourney.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 10-21, 8-12 MAAC.

2/29/16 vs. Pepperdine (L 69-45).
3/3/16- MAAC First Round vs. (10) Siena (L 55-42).

2 losses to end the season for the Hawks, but they'll consider it a successful season, at least in conference play as they were predicted to finish last.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 15-15, 10-6 T-3rd MEAC.

2/29/16 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (L 67-63).

Good effort by the Spartans this week against the 2nd place team in the conference. They'll be the 3rd seed in the MEAC Tourney.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 21-9, 13-5 T-2nd Pac 12.

3/3/16 at California (W 78-75).
3/5/16 vs. Washington (L 78-66).

The Buffaloes missed a chance to share the regular season title with that loss to Washington, who is actually a very good team. They'll be the 3rd seed in the Pac 12 Tourney.

#21 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 24-7, 13-5 T-2nd Pac 12.

3/3/16 at Utah (L 86-59).
3/5/16 vs. Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.

Not sure what happened to the Cardinal at Utah, but that game also cost them a share of the regular season title. Instead, they'll be the 2nd seed in the Pac 12 Tourney.

#14 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 24-6, 12-6 4th Pac 12.

3/3/16 at Washington State- feature game, highlighted above.
3/5/16 vs. Oregon (L 72-64).

The Bruins also missed a chance for a possible higher seed by losing to Oregon. Instead, they'll be the 4th seed in the Pac 12 Tourney.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-20, 2-16 T-11th Pac 12.

3/3/16 vs. #14 UCLA- feature game, highlighted above.
3/5/16 at #21 Stanford- feature game, highlighted above.

The Cougars have just been marred by injuries this season, as they've got 4 players out right now, including their best player. They'll limp into the Pac 12 Tourney as the 12th seed.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-14, 11-7 T-3rd SEC.

3/2/16 at #9 Kentucky- feature game, highlighted above.
3/5/16 at Tennessee (L 70-58).

With even 1 win, the Crimson Tide could have taken 2nd in the conference. But they lost 2 games and will be the 3rd seed in the SEC Tourney.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 21-9, 11-7 T-3rd SEC.

3/2/16 vs. Ole Miss (W 82-79).
3/5/16 vs. Auburn (L 79-60).

The Gators split this week, but limp into the SEC Tourney as the 4th seed after losing 3 of their last 4.

#9 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 25-5, 15-3 1st SEC.

3/2/16 vs. Alabama- feature game, highlighted above.
3/5/16 vs. Texas A&M (L 61-52).

Despite losing their last game of the regular season, the Wildcats and Coach Hutt clinched the SEC regular season title and will be the top seed in the SEC Tourney.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-19, 8-12 T-6th Sun Belt.

3/3/16 at UT Arlington (L 73-45).

The Trojans get hammered in their final conference game of the season and will go into the Sun Belt Tourney as the 6th seed.

Let's take a look at the National Top 25 following this week:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (70) 31-1 1798 1 West Coast Conference 2. Iowa (2) 28-2 1730 2 Big Ten Conference 3. Cincinnati 29-1 1647 3 American Athletic Conference 4. Villanova 27-4 1528 6 Big East Conference 5. Baylor 26-4 1493 5 Big 12 Conference 6. Duke 26-3 1410 13 Atlantic Coast Conference 7. Kansas 25-5 1407 4 Big 12 Conference 8. Ohio State 26-4 1336 7 Big Ten Conference 9. Louisville 25-5 1230 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 10. Syracuse 25-5 1108 11 Atlantic Coast Conference 11. Arizona 24-6 1107 12 Pacific-12 Conference 12. Kentucky 25-5 1013 9 Southeastern Conference 13. Iowa State 24-6 975 8 Big 12 Conference 14. UCLA 24-6 848 14 Pacific-12 Conference 15. VCU 25-5 774 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 16. Michigan State 23-7 718 16 Big Ten Conference 17. Stephen F. Austin 28-2 623 20 Southland Conference 18. Wisconsin 23-7 578 18 Big Ten Conference 19. Oklahoma 23-7 537 17 Big 12 Conference 20. Harvard 26-4 428 19 Ivy League 21. San Diego State 23-7 295 24 Mountain West Conference 22. Northern Iowa 27-5 221 NR Missouri Valley Conference 23. Stanford 24-7 214 21 Pacific-12 Conference 24. Miami 23-7 191 23 Atlantic Coast Conference 25. Vanderbilt 23-7 76 NR Southeastern Conference Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 24-5 35 Mountain West Conference Akron 23-6 24 Mid-American Conference Stony Brook 27-3 14 America East Conference Georgia State 24-4 12 Sun Belt Conference North Florida 29-3 8 Atlantic Sun Conference George Washington 23-8 7 Atlantic 10 Conference Murray State 27-4 6 Ohio Valley Conference Virginia 21-9 4 Atlantic Coast Conference South Dakota State 24-5 3 Summit League Washington 22-8 2 Pacific-12 Conference


Kentucky drops 3 spots after the loss this week, while UCLA stays even. Michigan State also stays eve, and that horrible loss to Utah dropped Stanford 2 spots.

Now for the mid-major top 25, although I don't even know why I'm bothering.

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (71) 31-1 1799 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati (1) 29-1 1729 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 25-5 1656 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. Stephen F. Austin 28-2 1528 7 Southland Conference 5. San Diego State 23-7 1503 5 Mountain West Conference 6. Harvard 26-4 1466 4 Ivy League 7. Northern Iowa 27-5 1395 9 Missouri Valley Conference 8. George Washington 23-8 1217 11 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Akron 23-6 1121 12 Mid-American Conference 10. Cleveland State 23-7 1064 8 Horizon League 11. Boise State 24-5 1033 13 Mountain West Conference 12. South Dakota State 24-5 929 17 Summit League 13. Georgia State 24-4 925 16 Sun Belt Conference 14. Wichita State 21-10 906 10 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Connecticut 23-8 838 6 American Athletic Conference 16. Murray State 27-4 590 14 Ohio Valley Conference 17. New Mexico State 25-5 554 22 Western Athletic Conference 18. Tulsa 25-6 472 18 American Athletic Conference 19. Illinois State 26-6 408 15 Missouri Valley Conference 20. Eastern Kentucky 27-5 370 19 Ohio Valley Conference 21. Green Bay 21-8 342 20 Horizon League 22. Massachusetts 23-7 324 21 Atlantic 10 Conference 23. Stony Brook 27-3 273 24 America East Conference 24. Louisiana Tech 24-6 262 25 Conference USA 25. North Florida 29-3 227 23 Atlantic Sun Conference Others Receiving Votes: St. Bonaventure 20-8 227 Atlantic 10 Conference Richmond 22-8 57 Atlantic 10 Conference Iona 26-6 56 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Robert Morris 28-4 37 Northeast Conference Belmont 26-7 28 Ohio Valley Conference UNLV 21-8 26 Mountain West Conference Hofstra 24-7 10 Colonial Athletic Association Middle Tennessee 22-7 9 Conference USA Toledo 23-7 7 Mid-American Conference BYU 21-10 6 West Coast Conference North Dakota State 24-7 4 Summit League Vermont 25-5 2 America East Conference


As expected, nothing. Ridiculous that Hawaii isn't getting votes.

No change in the bubble watch, no change of any kind, so that ends the week.
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Amazingly, there were no feature games this week, so you can figure there were some upsets in the conference tournaments. Let's get to the weekly recap:

Hartford (David Ginsberg) -- 9-21, 7-9 America East.

No games for the Hawks this week, as their conference tourney was last week. Their season is over.

ECU (Al Hutt) -- 9-22, 5-13 American.

3/10/16- American First Round vs. (9) Tulane (W 78-68).
3/11/16- American Quarterfinals vs. (1) #3 Cincinnati (L 78-36)

The Pirates ran into a buzzsaw in Cincinnati, who is all but a lock for a #1 seed. Meanwhile, The Pirates will end their season.

Davidson (Randolph Childress) -- 12-20, 5-13 Atlantic 10.

3/9/16- Atlantic 10 First Round vs. (13) George Mason (W 67-62).
3/10/16- Atlantic 10 Second Round vs. (5) Richmond (L 77-76).

Heartbreaker for the Wildcats against Richmond, as they battled the whole game but will see their season end.

TCU (Bee Mighty) -- 6-25, 1-17 Big 12.

3/9/16- Big 12 First Round vs. (7) Oklahoma State (L 79-71).

Another good effort for the Horned Frogs, who really played much better down the stretch, but their season is over.

Michigan (Cillian Tribble) -- 16-15, 9-9 Big 10.

3/10/16- Big 10 Second Round vs. (8) Indiana (L 72-64).

The Wolverines couldn't hang on against Indiana, and most likely their season is over, although they could sneak into a lower tournament.

#16 Michigan State (Al Mighty) -- 24-8, 12-6 Big 10.

3/11/16- Big 10 Quarterfinals vs. (5) Nebraska (W 86-70).
3/12/16- Big 10 Semifinals vs. (1) # 2 Iowa (L 68-59).

The Spartans fall short against an Iowa team that has a great chance to win a national title. Meanwhile, the Spartans are safely in the NCAA Tournament.

Hawaii (B.B. Gunn) -- 24-9, 13-3 Big West.

3/10/16- Big West Quarterfinals vs. (8) Cal State Northridge (W 87-43).
3/11/16- Big West Semifinals vs. (4) Long Beach State (W 86-59).
3/12/16- Big West Championship vs. (3) UC Santa Barbara (L 79-64).

Crazy to think the Warriors could lose in the championship game the way they dismantled their first 2 opponents. With their record, if they aren't in the NCAA Tournament it's a shame. But considering they can't even get 1 mid-major vote, who knows?

Charlotte (Timmy Tribble) -- 13-17, 9-9 Conference USA.

3/9/16- Conference USA Second Round vs. (10) Southern Miss (L 66-64).

The 49ers fell just short in a quest to extend their season, and they will be sitting at home the rest of March.

Rice (Charlie Shocker) -- 11-19, 5-13 Conference USA.

3/8/16- Conference USA First Round vs. (12) UTSA (L 70-63, OT).

A good effort by the Owls, but not enough as their season comes to an end.

Monmouth (Thomas Carrano) -- 10-21, 8-12 MAAC.

The Hawks played their conference tournament last week and their season is over.

Norfolk State (Payten Carrano) -- 18-15, 10-6 MEAC.

3/9/16- MEAC Quarterfinals vs. (6) Delaware State (W 66-61).
3/11/16- MEAC Semifinals vs. (7) South Carolina State (W 59-53).
3/12/16- MEAC Championship vs. (8) Coppin State (W 66-56).

Congrats to Coach Carrano and the Spartans for their MEAC Tournament win, but let's be honest. They were very lucky to not have to play either of the top 2 seeds, although they did play both teams that beat those top 2 seeds, so I guess in a way, that's just as meaningful. They'll be dancing, more than likely into the First Four, but they could sneak a #15 seed.

Colorado (Rob Nielsen) -- 21-10, 13-5 Pac 12.

3/10/16- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (6) Oregon (L 78-52).

What in the world happened to the Buffaloes? It was like they just didn't want to be there. Damaging loss, while they should still be safely into the NCAA's, a loss like that will give them a seed drop or 2 surely.

#23 Stanford (Benito Sanchez) -- 25-8, 13-5 Pac 12.

3/10/16- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (7) California (W 54-51).
3/11/16- Pac 12 Semifinals vs. (6) Oregon (L 59-49).

So the Cardinal becomes the 2nd FOFC team that Oregon takes out in the Pac 12 Tournament. Apparently they are either on a hot streak or better than their seed shows. Stanford will be dancing, easily.

#14 UCLA (Tim Shepard) -- 27-6, 12-6 Pac 12.

3/10/16- Pac 12 Quarterfinals vs. (5) Washington (W 82-79).
3/11/16- Pac 12 Semifinals vs. (8) Arizona State (W 82-61).
3/12/16- Pac 12 Championship vs. (6) Oregon (W 68-60).

Congrats to the Bruins and Coach Shepard for doing what 2 of their FOFC Pac 12 counterparts couldn't do.. knock Oregon out of the Pac 12 Tourney, and winning the tourney. With this win, surely a #2 or #3 seed in the NCAA's is reasonable.

Washington State (DeShawn St. John) -- 8-21, 2-16 Pac 12.

3/9/16- Pac 12 First Round vs. (5) Washington (L 82-47).

Not even a game here, as it looked like the Cougars packed it in before the game even started. Their season is over.

Alabama (Roy Rogers) -- 15-15, 11-7 SEC.

3/11/16- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (11) LSU (L 69-53).

Killer loss for the Crimson Tide, who needed a couple wins in this tournament to feel safe about any kind of postseason tournament berth. I have to think their season is over, but we'll wait and see.

Florida (Noah Oppenheimer) -- 22-10, 11-7 SEC.

3/11/16- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (5) Ole Miss (W 66-52).
3/12/16- SEC Semifinals vs. (8) Georgia (L 56-53).

Tough loss for the Gators, who at least won their Quarterfinal game. They will most likely be safely in the NCAA Tournament, but double digit loss teams generally get double digit seeds.

#12 Kentucky (Patrick Hutt) -- 25-6, 15-3 SEC.

3/11/16- SEC Quarterfinals vs. (8) Georgia (L 93-88).

When is the last time the Wildcats lost 2 games in a row in reality? It's probably been a while. Sadly, they had a 7 point lead at halftime against Georgia. No matter, they'll still be a top 4 seed in the NCAA's.

Troy (Brett Hawkins) -- 10-20, 8-12 Sun Belt.

3/10/16- Sun Belt First Round vs. (7) Arkansas Little Rock (L 63-61, OT).

This loss hurts considering the Trojans held UALR to just 15 first half points. Troy will see their season come to an end with this loss.

The final National top 25 poll before the postseason is here:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Iowa (48) 30-3 1774 2 Big Ten Conference 2. Gonzaga (18) 31-2 1736 1 West Coast Conference 3. Duke (6) 29-3 1644 6 Atlantic Coast Conference 4. Baylor 29-4 1571 5 Big 12 Conference 5. Cincinnati 31-2 1554 3 American Athletic Conference 6. Ohio State 27-5 1403 8 Big Ten Conference 7. Louisville 27-6 1377 9 Atlantic Coast Conference 8. Villanova 28-5 1295 4 Big East Conference 9. Kansas 25-6 1245 7 Big 12 Conference 10. Arizona 24-7 1119 11 Pacific-12 Conference 11. UCLA 27-6 1078 14 Pacific-12 Conference 12. Syracuse 25-6 953 10 Atlantic Coast Conference 13. Wisconsin 26-7 923 18 Big Ten Conference 14. Iowa State 24-7 884 13 Big 12 Conference 15. Kentucky 25-6 818 12 Southeastern Conference 16. VCU 26-6 716 15 Atlantic 10 Conference 17. Michigan State 24-8 645 16 Big Ten Conference 18. Stephen F. Austin 30-2 621 17 Southland Conference 19. San Diego State 26-7 498 21 Mountain West Conference 20. Harvard 26-4 433 20 Ivy League 21. Oklahoma 23-8 345 19 Big 12 Conference 22. Northern Iowa 27-5 222 22 Missouri Valley Conference 23. Miami 24-8 174 24 Atlantic Coast Conference 24. Stanford 25-8 130 23 Pacific-12 Conference 25. Georgia State 26-4 86 NR Sun Belt Conference Others Receiving Votes: Tulsa 28-6 59 American Athletic Conference Stony Brook 29-3 30 America East Conference George Washington 26-8 29 Atlantic 10 Conference Vanderbilt 24-8 10 Southeastern Conference North Florida 29-3 9 Atlantic Sun Conference Boise State 26-6 6 Mountain West Conference Murray State 27-4 5 Ohio Valley Conference Akron 23-7 4 Mid-American Conference Washington 23-9 3 Pacific-12 Conference Robert Morris 29-4 1 Northeast Conference


UCLA moves up 3 spots after winning the Pac 12 Tourney, while Kentucky moves down 3 spots after losing in the SEC Quarterfinals. Michigan State drops 1 spot after their gallant effort loss to Iowa, and Stanford also drops a spot.

And the final mid-major top 25 poll:

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# Team FPV Record Points Prv Conference -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Gonzaga (61) 31-2 1789 1 West Coast Conference 2. Cincinnati (11) 31-2 1739 2 American Athletic Conference 3. VCU 26-6 1652 3 Atlantic 10 Conference 4. San Diego State 26-7 1559 5 Mountain West Conference 5. Stephen F. Austin 30-2 1523 4 Southland Conference 6. Harvard 26-4 1440 6 Ivy League 7. Northern Iowa 27-5 1343 7 Missouri Valley Conference 8. George Washington 26-8 1311 8 Atlantic 10 Conference 9. Georgia State 26-4 1088 13 Sun Belt Conference 10. Connecticut 24-9 1070 15 American Athletic Conference 11. Boise State 26-6 1063 11 Mountain West Conference 12. Akron 23-7 935 9 Mid-American Conference 13. Tulsa 28-6 921 18 American Athletic Conference 14. Wichita State 21-10 801 14 Missouri Valley Conference 15. Cleveland State 23-8 749 10 Horizon League 16. Green Bay 23-8 637 21 Horizon League 17. Stony Brook 29-3 590 23 America East Conference 18. Murray State 27-4 551 16 Ohio Valley Conference 19. South Dakota State 24-6 515 12 Summit League 20. Illinois State 26-6 391 19 Missouri Valley Conference 21. St. Bonaventure 22-9 366 NR Atlantic 10 Conference 22. Eastern Kentucky 27-5 321 20 Ohio Valley Conference 23. Iona 27-6 253 NR Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 24. North Florida 29-3 190 25 Atlantic Sun Conference 25. New Mexico State 27-6 163 17 Western Athletic Conference Others Receiving Votes: BYU 23-10 112 West Coast Conference Louisiana Tech 24-7 80 Conference USA Massachusetts 24-8 75 Atlantic 10 Conference Robert Morris 29-4 60 Northeast Conference Richmond 23-9 31 Atlantic 10 Conference Toledo 25-7 27 Mid-American Conference Belmont 26-7 19 Ohio Valley Conference North Dakota State 26-7 17 Summit League UNLV 21-9 12 Mountain West Conference Vermont 26-6 4 America East Conference Middle Tennessee 23-8 3 Conference USA


Again, our teams were left out.
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Norfolk State will be in the NCAA West Region in a First Four game where they will take on Wofford, with the winner playing (1) Baylor.

Remember what I said about double digit loss teams rarely getting a single digit seed. Scratch that. Colorado gets the 5th seed in the NCAA West Region, and they'll open up against (12) Green Bay.

Stanford gets the 3rd seed in the NCAA West Region and will open up against (14) BYU.

Kentucky gets the 4th seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against (13) Belmont.

Michigan State gets the 5th seed in the NCAA South Region and will open up against (12) North Dakota State. We have a potential Kentucky-Michigan State match-up in the Round of 32.

UCLA gets the 2nd seed in the NCAA East Region and will open up against (15) Lehigh.

Florida gets the 11th seed in the NCAA East Region and will open up against (6) Syracuse.

So Colorado and Florida have almost identical records, with Florida actually having 1 more win, but getting a seed 6 spots lower? Why you ask? It's all about RPI. Colorado's is 11, Florida's is 54. Moving on!

Snub city for Hawaii, and I had a feeling it might happen. The Warriors get left out of the NCAA's, instead picking up the top seed in the NIT West Region. They'll start out by hosting (8) Texas Southern.

I was debating on moving the NIT back up to 40 teams to give more of our teams a chance, but I think I'll leave it at 32. After all, we've got the teams and conferences and in-season tournaments mirroring reality, so we'll have the NIT mirror reality too.

And that my friends, is it. A pitiful performance by our FOFC teams as only 8 of 19 FOFC coached teams are in the postseason, and 7 of those 8 are in the NCAA's. I'm hoping for much better in the future.
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NCAA First Four

West Region

Wofford beat Norfolk State 60-59.

NCAA First Round

West Region

(12) Green Bay shocked (5) Colorado 63-54. Not the way Coach Nielsen wanted his season to end.

(3) Stanford got by (14) BYU 59-57.

South Region

(4) Kentucky all over (13) Belmont 78-61.

(5) Michigan State hammers (12) North Dakota State 86-64. This means that one of our FOFC coached teams is for sure headed to the Sweet Sixteen.

East Region

(2) UCLA gets by (15) Lehigh 76-64.

(11) Florida upsets (6) Syracuse 65-62.

NIT First Round

West Region

(1) Hawaii hammers (8) Texas Southern 76-49.
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