News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Tuesday, Dec 1st


-We just recorded our latest Hoops HD Report where we look back at all of the action from this past weeks.  It was one of the busiest and most important weeks of the college basketball season, which is something most fans don’t realize.  You need to watch it or listen to it if you haven’t all ready.  CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST HOOPS HD REPORT

-Jon Teitel has another outstanding interview with Kansas State’s Rolando Blackman – CLICK HERE TO CHECK IT OUT

-For Chad Sherwood’s UTR Game of the Day between Old Dominion and William & Mary – CLICK HERE

-LSU is TERRIBLE!!  They are a complete tire fire!!  WOW are they bad!!!  They lost rather decisively (and that’s actually an understatement) to College of Charleston, who we believe to be one of the worst teams in the Colonial.  That is all.



-MARYLAND AT NORTH CAROLINA (Big Ten/ACC Challenge).  I miss this old ACC rivalry.  It’s a little strange to see them meeting in an OOC game.  Both teams are deservedly ranked in the top ten, and UNC is now back at full strength.  This is one of the tougher road games Maryland will play all season, and if they want a #1 seed this is the kind of statement win that can help them get it.

-UT ARLINGTON AT TEXAS (***Spotlight Game***).  Okay, this is a buy game and Texas doesn’t even have a winning record, so this may not even turn out to be a noteworthy game, much less a spotlight game, come March.  But, as of now, UTA has just one loss and has managed wins at Ohio State and Memphis.  Texas, while they have a losing record, is improving.  That means this game has somewhat of a pivotal feel to it, and if UTA pulls the upset, we need to start to look at them seriously as being a legit team.

-MICHIGAN AT NC STATE (Big Ten/ACC Challenge).  Both of these teams have potential, but are not off to the best of starts and could really use this game.

-NORTHWESTERN AT VIRGINIA TECH (Big Ten/ACC Challenge).  This wouldn’t be a big win for Northwestern as much as it would be a defining loss.  When you lose at a place like Virginia Tech, it defines you as a non-tournament team.

-VILLANOVA AT SAINT JOSEPH’S (Big Five).  Every Big Five game is a rivalry game, but this one is perhaps the most bitter.  Not much was expected out of Saint Joe’s this year, but they’re off to a better than expected 4-1 start and a signature win like this will definitely get people’s attention.

-VIRGINIA AT OHIO STATE (Big Ten/ACC Challenge).  Ohio State has dropped two surprising games at home, and really hasn’t looked good at any point this season.  This is the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and they will be challenged.  They will be challenged quite a bit.

-NORTH DAKOTA STATE AT IOWA STATE.  This is technically a buy game, but North Dakota State likely being one of the better teams in the Summit League makes it intriguing enough to highlight.  Taking on a top ten team is probably a little over their heads, but it’s a good opportunity for them.

-PURDUE AT PITTSBURGH (Big Ten/ACC Challenge).  Both teams come in unbeaten, and Pitt did look good in the first half against Gonzaga before the game was cancelled, but other than that they’ve been untested.  We should learn something about both these teams tonight.

-RICHMOND AT FLORIDA.  I like both these teams, but both still have work to do.  I think this is a resume builder for whoever wins it, and that’s something that both these teams could use.

-OLD DOMINION AT WILLIAM & MARY.  This is a very important game.  It’s an old rivalry, and both teams need to be coming in with a huge sense of urgency.  It’s also Chad Sherwood’s UTR Game of the Day, as it should be.  CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT IT

-DAVIDSON AT CHARLOTTE.  Charlotte has been awful this year, and Davidson is unbeaten against awful teams.  If Davidson wins this game, then nothing will change.  They will still be unbeaten against awful teams.  But, it is a road game against a rival, so I guess it’ll be a bit more challenging.

-UTAH STATE AT MISSOURI STATE.  I don’t think Utah State will be on the tournament radar in the end, but right now they have just one loss at Duke.

-LIPBSCOMB AT BELMONT.  This is a rivalry game that Belmont simply cannot afford to lose.

-EASTERN KENTUCKY AT WESTERN KENTUCKY.  This is a rivalry game, and if EKU can win it, they are out to a noticeable 7-1 start.

-MIAMI FL AT NEBRASKA (Big Ten/ACC Challenge).  If Nebraska wants to hold out any hope of being relevant this year, they need to be able to win at home in games like this.  Miami is coming off a rather surprising loss to Northeastern, but they’re still a really good team and this is the kind of road game that they’re capable of winning.

-LOUISIANA TECH AT MEMPHIS.  LA Tech is unbeaten, and the more they keep winning, the more seriously we will take them.  They’ve looked like one of the better teams in CUSA so far.

-ORAL ROBERTS AT NEW MEXICO.  I don’t know if either team will be on the tournament radar at the end of the year, but as of now they each only have one loss.

-SAN DIEGO STATE AT LONG BEACH STATE.  After a rough start, San Diego State just picked up a win against Cal, and that’s the kind of win that can turn a season around.  They still have work to do, and picking up their first true road win of the season against a pretty decent Long Beach State team who doesn’t get many showcase home games will be a good start.  The Beach should really be up for this one.



-Loyola MD @ Kansas
-Mississippi Valley State @ Duquesne.  Duquesne can improve to 6-1.
-Oakland @ Georgia
-UMES @ Georgetown
-Central Arkansas @ UALR.  Yes, we are highlighting UALR games now!
-Alabama State @ Evansville
-Seattle @ California

Call from the Hall: Kansas State SG Rolando Blackman

Basketball statistics can often be subjective, but there is no doubt that Rolando Blackman is the best Panamanian-born basketball player in NBA history.  His college career at Kansas State was outstanding: 1980 Big 8 POY, 2-time All-American, and 3-time Big 8 DPOY.  His most famous moment is pictured below: a jumper at the buzzer in the 1981 NCAA tourney that helped the Wildcats clinch a 2-PT upset of #1-seed Oregon State.  He later became a 4-time All-Star with the Dallas Mavericks and held the franchise career scoring record for almost 2 decades until it was broken by Dirk Nowitzki in 2008.  He continued his clutch shooting after joining the New York Knicks by making the game-winning shot with 5 seconds left in Game 4 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Semifinals against Charlotte, and last month he was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame.  HoopsHD’s Jon Teitel got to chat with Rolando about all of his accomplishments and we congratulate him on his outstanding career!


What are your memories of the 1980 NCAA tourney (you made a 10-foot jumper to send the game into OT but Tony Branch made a 15-foot jumper with 1 second left in OT for a 2-PT win by eventual champion Louisville)? That was a really big game for us in Nebraska. It was heartbreaking because we knew we had a team that could win. I thought we might get the ball back at the end but Tony’s shot took a couple of seconds to go down. We learned a lot about who we were and what kind of team we had, which would help us during the following season.

You were a member of team USA (along with Mark Aguirre/Sam Bowie/Isiah Thomas/Buck Williams) that did not get to participate in the 1980 Olympics because of the boycott by President Carter: what was your reaction after learning of the boycott, and which of your teammates impressed you the most? I was disappointed because you see all of the wonderful players on TV at the Olympics every 4 years. I was still proud to be a part of making the team and being part of an elite group. All of my teammates were impressive but 2 of the best were Aguirre (due to his great inside-outside game) and Isiah (who was a great PG despite being so young).

Take me through the magical 1981 NCAA tourney:
You made a 17-foot baseline jumper at the buzzer (which made that week’s SI cover) in a 2-PT upset of #1 seed Oregon State: where does that rank among the most clutch shots you have ever made, and what was the feeling like in your locker room afterward? It was a great feeling for all of Kansas State Nation, especially after seeing the SI cover with the purple border. It was an uplifting win for all of us because we had been working so hard all season. We had practiced that set over and over again so it was great to see it work in an important game.

You scored 21 PTS in a loss to eventual national runner-up North Carolina (led by Al Wood’s 21 PTS/17 REB): how often did your future NBA teammate Sam Perkins remind you of that game?! Sam just had a better-equipped team on that day. They were loaded with Al, James Worthy, and Matt Doherty, and they made it tough for us by changing defenses all game long.

You were a 3-time Big 8 Defensive POY and a 2-time All-American: what is the secret to playing great defense, and what did it mean to you to win such outstanding individual honors? The important factor to me was to be an all-around player. My coach Jack Hartman was a huge influence on me to play strong on both ends of the court.

In the summer of 1981 you were drafted 9th overall by Dallas (1 spot behind Tom Chambers): did you see that as a validation of your college career, or the realization of a lifelong dream of reaching the NBA, or other? It was a big validation of all the coaches who I have had throughout my life, especially because I was taken in the top-10. They groomed me throughout my career and helped propel me forward to help me get to where I was after being born in Panama and immigrating to the US.

Your most memorable moment as a 4-time All-Star was in 1987 when you scored 29 PTS in 1 of the highest scoring All-Star Games of all time and screamed at the basket after making 2 FT at the end of regulation to send it to OT: did you think that you were going to make both FT, and how on earth did you beat an East team with a starting lineup of Dominique/Moses/Bird/Dr. J/Jordan?! We had some great players in the West as well so it was not a mismatch in any way, shape, or form. What was important about the FTs is that is what you practice as a child: I just got to live out the dream in a game involving the best players in the world. As the 2nd FT went in I just yelled out “Confidence, baby, confidence”!

In the 1988 Western Conference Finals you lost the 1st-ever Game 7 in Dallas history to the eventual champion Lakers: how devastating was that loss, and what did it mean to you to see almost 5000 fans waiting for you when you got back to the Dallas airport? It was very devastating because the Lakers were our #1 nemesis throughout my career. It was hard to not make it to the Finals against Detroit but we were a growing franchise that had come a long way since joining the NBA in 1980. It was great to see the fans showing their support because we all did it together.

Take me through the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals with the Knicks:
In Game 2 John Starks made his famous dunk over Michael Jordan: was everyone just in shock after seeing Starks do that? We had seen Starks do that in practice before but it was still a marvelous dunk. Jordan brought out the best in him and it was a highlight moment that put Starks on the map.

In Game 5 Charles Smith missed 4 point-blank shots in the final seconds: do you think you could have upset the 2-time-defending champs if Smith had been able to help you pull out the win in that game? We had a lot of opportunities throughout the game. Scottie Pippen had a couple of blocks on Charles and we just could not get the points that we needed. It was a nip and tuck battle and you cannot let up for an instant.

In 1994 you lost Game 7 of the NBA Finals to the Rockets, and in 2006 coach Pat Riley admitted publicly for the 1st time that sitting you in favor of John Starks during Games 6 & 7 was the biggest coaching mistake of his career and that he has never forgiven himself: what excuse did Riley give you back in 1994, and was your reaction to his admission over a decade later? The main factor was that my teammates believed in me back in the day and told me that they thought I should be in the game. I believed in Coach Riley wholeheartedly and was thrilled that we had a chance to win the title. It was frustrating but it goes with the ups and downs of the game: I was very happy to play with the Knicks.

In 2002 you were an assistant coach for the German national team (led by Dirk Nowitzki) that won a bronze medal at the FIBA World Championships, and in 2008 Dirk broke your Dallas franchise scoring record that had stood for 18 years: what kind of relationship do you have with Dirk, and what makes him such a great player? Dirk is a friend and a nice guy who I have a great relationship with. He has worked so hard to become the great player that he is: it is not just about his natural ability. I knew that someone would end up breaking my record and for everything that he does I am more than happy to have a guy like Dirk do it because he is a player I can root for.

Under the Radar Game of the Day – Tuesday, December 1: Old Dominion at William & Mary

Under the Radar Game of the Day: Old Dominion at William & Mary, 7:00 PM Eastern,

For our latest HOOPS HD Report podcast, CLICK HERE.

Although there are a couple of notable choices for the UTR Game of the Day tonight (including this year’s first installment of the Battle of the Boulevard down in Nashville between Lipscomb and Belmont), it was impossible to pass up the matchup between another pair of in-state neighbors — Conference USA’s Old Dominion Monarchs and the CAA’s William & Mary Tribe.  ODU enters tonight’s game with a record of 3-3, somewhat disappointing so far this season for a team that started the year as the favorites to win CUSA.  The Monarchs went 0-2 in their bracketed games in the Hall of Fame Tipoff, getting blown out by Purdue and then falling by a point to St. Joseph’s.  They followed those two losses up with a loss at VCU by 9 points.  Although none of the losses was devastating, there were certainly missed opportunities there to pick up resume building wins.  Without very many key non-conference games left on the schedule, a win in tonight’s game is almost a necessity of they want to be in the at-large bid discussion in March.

Getting a win tonight will not be easy for ODU as they go up against one of the Colonial’s top teams so far this year, William & Mary.  The Tribe enter tonight’s game at 4-2 on the season including a nice win at North Carlina State.  They lost by 3 points at Dayton (certainly excusable) but are coming off of a game that was not excusable — losing this past Saturday at Howard.  Although the Bison have a chance to be among the MEAC’s top teams, if the Tribe want to put together a strong enough resume for the committee to consider them, they cannot afford another loss like that one.  Tonight’s game also has almost a must-win feel for the team, especially with a trip to Virginia looming this weekend.  If they fall tonight, they could suddenly be looking at a significant losing streak as they get ready for conference play.  However, a win tonight will help make up for a lot of what they lost this past weekend, especially with the CAA looking as strong top to bottom this season as it has since realignment cost the league some of its key members (including tonight’s rival).


The Hoops HD Report: November 30th

Last week was one of the busiest weeks in the college basketball season and Chad, David, Lee, John, and Jon take a look back at all the action.  They discuss how some teams have jumped onto the national scene, such as Providence, Xavier, and Texas A&M, and others have struggled, such as Notre Dame, LSU, and Wichita State.  As always, they give a rundown of all the major conferences and touch on all the teams who have already gotten some big wins that will factor in to making the NCAA Tournament, and they also look ahead to all of this week’s upcoming games.

And, while talking about the American, Lee Delvecchio tells us the story of Tulsa’s tweet of the decade!!  On a sadder note, they begin by discussing the passing of former Houston coach Guy Lewis, and touch on other news and notes such as David Collette’s situation at Utah State and Kansas’s Cheick Diallo finally being cleared.


And for all you radio lovers, below is an mp3 version of the show….

News, Notes, and Highlighted Games: Monday, Nov 30th

Below is a rundown of all of today’s action, some important links, and a look back at this past week…


-For our latest Too Early Bracket Projections – CLICK HERE

-For Chad Sherwood’s Under the Radar Game of the Day – CLICK HERE

-For the best viewing guide on the internet for this week’s games, check out – CLICK HERE

-For the best free RPI, standings, and team page site on the net, check out Warren Nolan’s site – CLICK HERE



-We will be recording our Hoops HD Report Video Podcast this evening, so be on the lookout for it.  We’ll be recapping one of the busiest weeks of the college basketball season, and looking ahead to this week’s upcoming action.

-I’ve referenced this before, but will reference it again, and will even try and sneak in a good rant about it on tonight’s show.  We saw the resurrection of multiple dormant rivalries, and that’s fantastic!  But, WE NEED THESE TO BE REGULAR GAMES THAT ARE PLAYED ON CAMPUS!!!  Between now and the start of conference play, there will only be a smattering of interesting games.  As you can see below, tonight’s write up is not that extensive, and this is what it will look like most days until conference play begins.  We need more excitement at this time of the year.  Washington and Gonzaga should play regularly (and they’re going to start).  Texas and Texas A&M should play regularly.  Syracuse and UConn should play regularly.  Dayton and Xavier should play regularly.  If any of those games were being played on a night like tonight, it would be the spotlight game of the evening.  The sport needs these kinds of games, and they need them on campus and not at a theme park or resort ballroom.  And, those aren’t the only ones.  Kansas vs Wichita should play.  Kansas v Missouri should play.  West Virginia v Pitt should play.  Kentucky v Indiana should play.  Cincinnati v Ohio State should play.  Georgetown v George Washington should play.  There is far more to gain than there is to lose, and it generates electricity at a time of the season where the vast majority of games are played in front of half empty arenas.

-Xavier absolutely flattened all the teams they faced in the Advocare Invitational, including Dayton who is a likely tournament team.  Xavier has now won four games away from home, including a decisive win at Michigan, and a blowout win against Dayton.  They’re looking like a protected seed, and as of now have built one of the ten best early season profiles.

-Every year, there are teams that start off nowhere near the rankings that explode onto the national scene by the end of Thanksgiving Weekend.  Providence and Xavier have done that this year.  I’d say that Monmouth has as well, although they’re not likely to crack the rankings any time soon.  Texas A&M is another team that made quite a bit of noise.  Already, the polls look nothing like they did before November 13th.



-WAKE FOREST AT RUTGERS.  Wake is off to a really good start with some good wins away from home.  Was it an aberration, or do they really have something this year?  If they’re legit, then they shouldn’t have trouble winning at Rutgers.

-ILLINOIS STATE AT KENTUCKY.  I like this Illinois State team, but I don’t like them so much that I think they’ll win at Kentucky.

-LSU AT CHARLESTON.  LSU has a lot of work to do to get their season turned back around.  This is a road game against a weak team, but getting any kind of win away from home may be what they need more than anything.

-JAMES MADISON AT RADFORD.  Both teams are good, but have dropped some early games that they could have and arguably should have won.  It will take a Herculean effort for one or both of them to end up near the bubble.

-FRESNO STATE AT OREGON.  Both teams are 5-0, and it’s the first real test for Fresno State.  We should learn something about them.

-CHATTANOOGA AT LOUISIANA MONROE.  This is more than just an Under the Radar game.  Chattanooga is currently looking like an at-large team.  The key word there is “Currently,” but we will treat them as such until they stop looking like one.  For Chad’s write up on this game – CLICK HERE

-CLEMSON AT MINNESOTA.  Both teams have a lot of work to do, and a win tonight would be a great start.

-HAMPTON AT GRAND CANYON.  The Team of the People will look to remain unbeaten on the season!!  #LopesWaiver!!



-Alcorn State @ Indiana
-Western Carolina @ South Carolina
-North Texas @ Northern Iowa


Bracket Projections: November 30th


-It is important to understand that these brackets are CHECKPOINTS on CURRENT MERIT.  They are not a forecast of what I think things will look like in March, or for that matter how good I actually think teams currently are.

For example, I believe that Iowa State and Villanova are both top ten teams, but they don’t have any really big wins yet, so they’re seeded below team who have won big games, especially if they’ve done it away from home.

On the flip side, I do not foresee Syracuse earning a #1 seed, but they won three big games away from home last week, and no one behind him has three wins of that caliber away from home.

-Bracket s this early really aren’t practical, but neither are April batting averages in baseball and there are people that like to look at those.  I do them this early for two reasons:  1) It’s fun to look at, and 2) This is a season long evaluation process, and doing them this early helps me evaluate.

-It’s also impossible to COMPLETELY eliminate suppositions when ranking the teams.  You need to play at least a football season (twelve games) before you have enough data to simply go off the data.  We’ve played just about half that, as most teams have played six games.



-The week of Thanksgiving is one of the biggest weeks of the season, because most teams play more games than they do in any other single week, and so many of them are away from home in tournaments.  Tournaments have a natural structure of winners playing winners, so it’s a good chance for them to get quality wins away from home, which is especially important for teams who don’t play strong conferences.  So, while the final bracket probably won’t look anything like this, a lot of what happened this past week will definitely come into play.

-It’s also a week where we see teams that were nowhere near the rankings when the season started explode onto the national scene.  Providence and Xavier come to mind this year.  Monmouth also had a huge week and an argument could be made that they belong in the rankings, but I’m not expecting them to end up there.  But, for now, they have wins against USC, Notre Dame, and UCLA all away from home.  There are teams that make the NCAAs who don’t manage three wins away from home that are that good.  Their margin for error is small, but they’ve put themselves in a great position if they can run over their conference.

-Things are bad for Notre Dame right now.  They’re infinitely worse for Wichita State.  At full strength the Shockers are easily a top 25 team, but they’re without so many key players due to injury that they’re going to have trouble finishing in the upper half of the Missouri Valley as it currently stands.  They lost all three games in the Advocare Classic, and didn’t look particularly impressive in any of them.

-UALR and TX Arlington had huge weeks.  Arlington won at Memphis and at Ohio State, and Little Rock picked up notable wins at Tulsa and San Diego State.  Both are currently inside the bubble, but again, it’s early.  By the end of the year, the win at Ohio State won’t look like much if the Buckeyes keep playing the way they did this past week.

-I think Valparaiso and William & Mary are both good enough to land inside the bubble and not need the automatic bid to make the field.  Having said that, both had awful losses this past weekend.  Valpo went down at Ball State, and W&M fell at Howard.  Those losses are particularly damaging because they won’t have a whole lot of opportunities to offset them with quality wins.

-Northeastern was having a bad year until this past weekend, but finally picked up a big win at Miami FL and looked like the kind of team we thought they could be.  That changed the entire complex of their season.  They went from looking like a team who was sweating out weak opponents to being a team with just one loss and a huge win at Miami FL.

-The seed list and notes are located below the bracket.

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  1. MICHIGAN STATE – win vs Kansas and Providence
  2. SYRACUSE – big wins in Battle 4 Atlantis
  3. KENTUCKY – win vs Duke (N)
  4. Duke – only loss was to Kentucky
  5. KANSAS – neutral floor wins against Vandy and UCLA
  6. PROVIDENCE – win vs Arizona (N). no bad losses
  7. West Virginia – unbeaten. Wins against San Diego St (N), Richmond (N)
  8. Virginia – multiple decent neutral floor wins
  9. Xavier – 4 wins away from home, including @ Michigan and vs Dayton
  10. Maryland – decent wins vs Georgetown (H), Rhody (N), Illinois St. (N)
  11. Texas A&M – neutral wins over Gonzaga and Texas
  12. Miami FL – good wins away from home. Home loss to Northeastern
  13. GONZAGA – neutral floor wins vs UConn and Washiongton
  14. CINCINNATI – unbeaten with win v George Washington
  15. Purdue – unbeaten with decent, but not great wins
  16. North Carolina – some adequate wins, but no big ones
  17. Wake Forest – notable wins against Indiana and UCLA. No bad losses
  18. Connecticut – 2 close losses to Syracuse and Gonzaga. Win vs Michigan
  19. Iowa State – unbeaten with decent wins against Colorado and Illinois
  20. Villanova – unbeaten, but no big wins
  21. GEORGE WASHINGTON – home win vs Virginia. No bad losses
  22. Dayton – decent wins against William & Mary, Iowa, and Monmouth.
  23. Richmond – wins @ Wake Forest and vs Cal. No bad losses.
  24. OREGON – 5 wins, all at home, including Valpo and Baylor
  25. Vanderbilt – neutral floor win vs Wake Forest
  26. Arizona – no bad losses, but best win is vs Boise State (N)
  27. Oklahoma – unbeaten. Best win @ Memphis
  28. MONMOUTH – no bad losses. Wins @UCLA and vs Notre Dame
  29. CHATTANOOGA – no bad losses. Wins @ Georgia and @ Illinois
  30. South Carolina – unbeaten. Neutral floor wins against Hofstra and Tulsa
  31. Butler – no big wins
  32. Utah – no big wins
  33. Louisville – unbeaten, but no big wins
  34. NORTHEASTERN – bad loss to Miami OH, good win against Miami FL
  35. Tulsa
  36. COLORADO STATE – win @ Northern Iowa
  37. NORTHERN IOWA – home wins against North Carolina
  38. LITTLE ROCK – unbeaten. Wins @ San Diego State and Tulsa
  39. Texas Arlington – wins @ Memphis and @ Ohio State
  40. Georgetown – 3 losses by a total of 6pts. Win vs Wisconsin
  41. VALPARAISO – bad loss at Ball St. Decent win @ Oregon St.
  42. UTEP – unbeaten. Neutral wins against Colorado St. and SO Ill
  43. Vcu – no good wins, but no bad losses
  44. Unlv – win vs Indiana
  45. Michigan
  46. San Diego State
  47. RADFORD – win @ Georgetown
  48. Louisiana Tech – unbeaten. Wins against UTA and @ Ohio St.
  49. William & Mary – good win at NC St, bad loss at Howard
  50. NC State – beat LSU
  51. Indiana – No good wins. Losses to Wake Forest and UNLV
  52. WESTERN ILLINOIS – win @ Wisconsin, loss @ Creighton
  53. Wisconsin
  54. Colorado – no bad losses. Win @ Auburn
  55. California – no bad losses, but no good wins
  56. Washington – no bad losses. Neutral floor win vs Texas
  57. Florida – no bad losses, but no good wins
  58. Saint Joseph’s – 4-1 with a win vs Old Dominion
  59. Florida State
  60. Alabama
  61. Notre Dame
  62. Hofstra
  63. Iowa
  64. Evansville
  65. Usc – no bad losses. Home wins against Monmouth and New Mexico
  66. Byu
  67. Seton Hall
  69. Creighton
  70. SACRAMENTO STATE – win @ Arizona St.
  71. Rhode Island
  72. Southern Illinois
  73. Saint Louis
  75. Northwestern
  77. Pittsburgh
  78. Marquette
  79. Baylor – no big wins
  80. Kansas State
  81. Oklahoma State
  82. Unc Wilmington
  83. TOLEDO – 3 div1 wins away from home
  84. Saint Mary’s – unbeaten. Best win vs Stanford (H)
  85. Davidson
  86. Washington State
  87. Houston
  88. Clemson
  89. HOWARD – win vs William & Mary (H)
  90. YALE
  91. BUCKNELL – 2 road wins
  92. ALABAMA A&M – 2 road wins, including @ Tulane
  94. ALBANY
  95. TAMUCC
  96. LIU BROOKLYN – only NEC team with winning record