Ratings by Conference:

Updated Saturday, December 16, 2017

Conf.Tipton Davis From Stallings DCoony PCoony Bernstein Salisbury 
Am. Ath.Cincinnati7Temple3Wichita St10Connecticut0Houston1S Methodist5Central FL2Tulsa0
A10VCU5Saint Louis0Davidson0Dayton2St Josephs0La Salle3Rhode Island10St Bonavent7
ACC NewPittsburgh0VA Tech2Notre Dame5Boston Col1Florida St10Miami FL7Syracuse3Louisville0
ACC OldDuke7Clemson2Wake Forest1N Carolina10Virginia5GA Tech0NC State3Pitt0
B. EastCreighton2Marquette0Providence0St Johns3Villanova10Butler1Xavier7Seton Hall5
B10Wisconsin0Michigan St10Maryland1Iowa0Purdue7Northwestern0Minnesota3Michigan5
B12Baylor3TX Christian7Kansas St0Texas Tech5Oklahoma1Kansas2Texas0W Virginia10
ColonialCol Charlestn2Elon1Northeastrn5Towson10Drexel0NC-Wilmgton0Wm Mary3Hofstra7
Mid Am.N Illinois0W Michigan3Ball State7Buffalo5E Michigan0Toledo2Kent State0Ohio1
MVCMissouri St5Indiana St0Illinois St0N Iowa10Valparaiso3Loyola-Chi7Bradley2S Illinois0
MWUNLV5Utah State0Fresno St3Nevada10Colorado St0San Diego St2Wyoming1Boise State7
P12Arizona St10USC2UCLA3Arizona7Oregon St0Utah5Oregon0Stanford0
SECAlabama0Arkansas3S Carolina0Missouri5Kentucky0Auburn0Florida2Texas AM7
WCCSan Fransco2St Marys5Loyola Mymt1Santa Clara0BYU3Gonzaga10San Diego7Portland0
Wild CardBelmont5Yale0S Dakota St3Oakland2Vermont7Princeton0Bucknell1TX-Arlington10
Conf.USAW Kentucky7UAB0Middle Tenn10Charlotte0Old Dominion5Marshall1TX El Paso0LA Tech3
Season Total  60  38  49  70  52  45  44  62
Teams In  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
1st Rnd Wins  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
2nd Rnd Wins  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
3rd Rnd Wins  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
4th Rnd Wins  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Semi Wins  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Final Win  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
Total  60  38  49  70  52  45  44  62
 

Season Pool Trends:

Surprises:

The return of the WAC.

Beginning with the secession of the Mountain West Conference in 1999, the once proud WAC Conference had deteriorated into among the worst conferences in the country. New Mexico State has usually been decent but the other teams have generally been in the lower 25% of all teams. But this year the conference features four decent teams, with the top two among the true Wild Card leaders:

Utah Val St

110.5

Grand Canyon

110.1

N Mex State

107.8

CS Bakersfld

105.8

Texas A&M

To open the season, they trounced favored West Virginia even though their top player was suspended. They followed it up with an impressive win over Oklahoma State. They might be the best team in the SEC.

Arizona State

They feature a diminutive star point guard in Tra Holder and no other big names but they are currently the best in the Pac 12 after two notable second half blitzes against San Diego State and Xaver.

UNLV

Led by the addition of 5 star 7 footer Brandon McCoy, the remake of this team appears to be far more successful than anyone would have predicted as they thoroughly demolished a better than expected Utah team. It may be a three way race in the Mountain West or UNLV could even run away with it - too early to tell.

Busts:

Arizona

Last place in the Bahama tournament? Unbelievable. Was the wrong Arizona team picked to win the Pac 12? Hard to believe they can't fix this start though.

College of Charleston

Everyone figured them to easily be the best in a bad Colonial Conference. They still may be. There is no shame in their 18 point loss at Wichita but their loss to lowly Cal Poly on a neutral court suggests that they are not what they were cracked up to be.

Northwestern

With almost everyone returning from a tournament team, they figured to be a lock to return and be among the best in the Big 10. Instead their ceiling might be finishing ahead of Rutgers and Nebraska.