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Bison89 
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09-12-17 04:54 AM - Post#232786    
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Update:
63. Iowa State
62. Wisconsin
61. Western Kentucky
60. NC State

BTW, I went to the Bucknell vs. NC State game 2-3 years ago. The NC State fans were very nice. The guys sitting next to me were surprised to hear that student athletes can go to college to get a good education in addition to playing basketball. They kept saying something like, 'Why aren't y'all's players at bigger schools? They can really play.'

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res 
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09-12-17 09:05 AM - Post#232791    
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  • Bison89 Said:
Update:
The NC State fans were very nice. The guys sitting next to me were surprised to hear that student athletes can go to college to get a good education in addition to playing basketball. They kept saying something like, 'Why aren't y'all's players at bigger schools? They can really play.'





I used to work with the chief counsel of a major US utility who later served as its chairman and CEO. He grew up in LA and had several D1 offers, a couple of them from major programs, IIRC. He ultimately elected to attend and play for Yale.

His boyhood friends were extremely disappointed in his choice as they were sure he could have "made something of himself" had he gone the major college route.

As an aside, his son graduated from Bucknell a few years ago.


 
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09-15-17 03:21 PM - Post#232872    
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Update:
59. Auburn
58. Saint Louis
57. UConn
56. San Diego State
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Bison89 
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09-19-17 10:38 AM - Post#232970    
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Update:
55. Indiana
54. Georgia Tech
53. Dayton
52. Arizona State

As I was looking at this list, I was thinking that it might be fun to rank the conferences. Without putting a lot of thought into it, I would rank them:
1. ACC
2. Big East
3. Big 12
4. Big 10
5. SEC
6. Pac 12
7. A-10
8. AAC
9. WCC
10. MVC

I think that there could be an argument for moving WCC higher, but really, once you get past Gonzaga and St. Mary's, there is a big drop off to BYU, San Franciso, and Santa Clara.


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10-02-17 07:46 AM - Post#233411    
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Update:
51. Wake Forest
50. Nevada
49. Marquette
48. Central Florida
47. Stanford
46. Charleston
45. Ole Miss
44. Iowa
43. St. Bonaventure's
42. Texas Tech
41. Arkansas
40. SMU

Good to see Wake Forest at #51.

Interesting to see Charleston and St. Bonnies ranked so high. Personally, I know nothing about their teams.

With Arkansas ranked #41, it would look VERY good for the Bison to win one in Fayetteville. Also, it would help the Bison's RPI.
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Bison89 
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10-08-17 10:54 AM - Post#233582    
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39. Maryland
38. Creighton
37. Oregon
36. Michigan
35. Baylor
34. Virginia
33. Missouri

The Maryland game should be lots of fun.
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Bison89 
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10-13-17 01:23 PM - Post#233931    
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Update:
32. Missouri
31. Rhode Island
30. UCLA
29. Providence
28. Virginia

There should be some good ball played in New England this season.
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Bison89 
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10-16-17 11:36 AM - Post#234046    
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Update:
27. Oklahoma
26. Butler
25. Texas A&M
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BisonRoadWarrior 
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10-16-17 04:46 PM - Post#234055    
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List of 10 teams that could be March Cinderellas excludes Bucknell---which is just how I like it.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/ne ws/...

 
atlantabison 
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10-17-17 12:09 PM - Post#234091    
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Cinderella cannot be a team "expected" to be a cinderella.
Ray Bucknell!


 
Bison89 
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10-17-17 12:45 PM - Post#234094    
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  • atlantabison Said:
Cinderella cannot be a team "expected" to be a cinderella.



AB, that is well said, but numerically speaking, if they are a #9-#16 seed and they win a game, it is an upset. So, they would have to be considered a Cinderella, right?

Then again, when Bucknell beat Arkansas, I don't think that anybody, outside of Arkansas, was surprised. So, nobody thought of them as a Cinderella. If the Bison had beaten Memphis, then, the slipper might have fit.
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10-17-17 06:34 PM - Post#234110    
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Cinderella cannot be a team "expected" to be a cinderella.



Posted this on the wrong thread last night.

I'm hoping by March Bucknell will not look (or act) like a Cinderella.

 
HuskyColonial 
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10-17-17 09:08 PM - Post#234116    
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I hope our expectations are not too high. I think we all would enjoy a season so rich that we would earn an at-large bid if needed.

 
Bison89 
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10-23-17 09:16 AM - Post#234372    
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Update:
24. Notre Dame
23. Northwestern
22. Xavier
21. TCU
20. Purdue
19. St. Mary's
18. Cincinnati

Other than Gonzaga (which really is not a mid-major), is St. Mary's the best mid-major?
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10-30-17 02:23 PM - Post#235054    
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17. Alabama
16. North Carolina
15. Miami (FL)
14. Gonzaga
13. Minnesota
12. Seton Hall
11. Florida
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HuskyColonial 
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10-30-17 03:47 PM - Post#235064    
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Alabama....that's interesting. I cannot remember the last time they were good at college basketball.

Didn't Bucknell beat them unexpectedly in the 90's? I can't remember the circumstances.

 
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11-02-17 11:47 AM - Post#235335    
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10. West Virginia
9. Kentucky
8. Louisville (Shoes for $$$? No big deal . . .)



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11-09-17 04:52 PM - Post#235770    
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Final update:
7. USC
6. Villanova
5. Wichita State
4. Kansas
3. Duke
2. Michigan State
1. Arizona

Interesting to see Wichita State running with the big dogs.
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