Ratings by Conference:

Updated Saturday, December 16, 2017

Conf.Leigh Bobby Jake Steve Phillip Randy Oliver Jimmy 
Am. Ath.Cincinnati7Tulsa0Central FL2Temple3Connecticut0Houston1Wichita St10S Methodist5
A10Geo Mason0Dayton2Rhode Island10St Josephs0Davidson0St Bonavent7VCU5Richmond0
ACC NewFlorida St10VA Tech2Boston Col1Notre Dame5Miami FL7Syracuse3Louisville0Pittsburgh0
ACC OldDuke7NC State3Wake Forest1Pitt0GA Tech0Virginia5Clemson2N Carolina10
B. EastXavier7Creighton2Marquette0Villanova10Georgetown0Seton Hall5Providence0Butler1
B10Minnesota3Michigan St10Iowa0Northwestern0Maryland1Wisconsin0Michigan5Purdue7
B12TX Christian7Oklahoma1Texas0W Virginia10Kansas2Oklahoma St0Baylor3Iowa State0
ColonialWm Mary3Col Charlestn2Elon1Hofstra7Delaware0Towson10Northeastrn5NC-Wilmgton0
Mid Am.E Michigan0Ball State7Buffalo5Ohio1Kent State0W Michigan3Toledo2Akron0
MVCValparaiso3S Illinois0N Iowa10Loyola-Chi7Missouri St5Evansville1Bradley2Illinois St0
MWUNLV5Boise State7San Diego St2Utah State0Nevada10Fresno St3Wyoming1Colorado St0
P12Utah5UCLA3Arizona7USC2Arizona St10Oregon0Stanford0California0
SECAuburn0Texas AM7Missouri5Kentucky0Arkansas3Florida2Alabama0S Carolina0
WCCPortland0Pacific0Santa Clara0BYU3San Diego7St Marys5San Fransco2Gonzaga10
Wild CardVermont5Yale1Princeton0TX-Arlington7Bucknell2Oakland3N Mex State10E Tenn St0
Conf.USALA Tech3UAB0Rice0TX El Paso0W Kentucky7Old Dominion5Marshall1Middle Tenn10
Season Total  65  47  44  55  54  53  48  43
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  65  47  44  55  54  53  48  43
 

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.