Best: Bucknell -- Lehigh owns the headlines after its upset of Duke, but our voters still consider Bucknell the top post in the Patriot.
Worst: Army -- Academy jobs in basketball are tough. There's no way around it. The Black Knights have never been to the NCAA tournament.
Here are my rankings from a coaching perspective:
1. Bucknell - great facilities and lots of support
2. American - good location and suspect academics
3. Holy Cross - tradition and strong fan base
4. Lafayette - poor facilities but lots of fan support
5. Lehigh - almost no fan support
6. Navy - tough to recruit
7. Colgate - no support
8. Army - no support and tough to recruit
BTW, it was tough deciding between Army & Colgate for 8th place, but I think that it is easier to recruit at Colgate. So, that pushed Army to the bottom.
'Ray for the Orange, 'Ray for the Orange, 'Ray for the Orange and the Blue . . . 5,516 miles traveled 1 game attended.