Sunday, December 10, 2006

W-13 BP65

#18 Gonzaga 97, #8 Washington 77
Well, I guess it really was a look-ahead game. Gonzaga is clearly still a top team, and if the voters know what they're doing they won't drop the Zags in tomorrow's new poll. As for Washington, they have to be worried about their defense. There are some high-powered offenses in the Pac-10. What are they going to do when they face Arizona? Also, getting outrebounded by Gonzaga isn't too comforting. Meanwhile, Gonzaga still has a couple more good out-of-conference opponents before the WCC schedule starts. They could use a few more wins to buffer a possible loss in conference play.

UNLV 58, #19 Nevada 49
Is this really the first win for the Rebs over a ranked team on the road in since 1991? Wow, it's been a long time. Meanwhile, not a total disaster for Nevada. Fazekas wasn't 100%, and the team clearly had an off day from the floor. This loss does, however, set up a huge matchup on the 30th against Gonzaga. For two teams from mid-major conferences, it's the last chance to get a real good win before Selection Sunday. So will Nevada drop a lot in the new BP65? Not so much. They just can't let this happen too many more times:


1. NORTH CAROLINA (ACC)
1. UCLA (PAC 10)
1. FLORIDA (SEC)
1. OHIO ST. (BIG 10)

2. LSU
2. KANSAS (BIG 12)
2. Arizona
2. Alabama

3. Texas
3. PITTSBURGH (BIG EAST)
3. Wisconsin
3. Duke

4. UConn
4. Texas A&M
4. Marquette
4. MEMPHIS (CONFERENCE USA)

5. Kentucky
5. Maryland
5. GONZAGA (WCC)
5. Tennessee

6. California
6. Michigan St
6. Washington
6. WICHITA ST (MVC)

7. Boston College
7. Syracuse
7. Virginia
7. Oklahoma St

8. Missouri St
8. Creighton
7. NEVADA (WAC)
8. AIR FORCE (MWC)

9. Georgia Tech
9. UAB
9. Illinois
9. Oregon

10. Missouri
10. XAVIER (ATLANTIC 10)
10. Clemson
10. Missouri St

11. Villanova
11. Purdue
11. Arkansas
11. Northern Iowa

12. BUTLER (HORIZON)
12. San Diego State
12. Notre Dame
12. OLD DOMINION (COLONIAL)

13. WINTHROP (BIG SOUTH)
13. WESTERN KENTUCKY (SUN BELT)
13. MARIST (MAAC)
13. AKRON (MAC)

14. VERMONT (AMERICA EAST)
14. PENN (IVY)
14. BUCKNELL (PATRIOT)
14. NORTHERN ARIZONA (BIG SKY)

15. ORAL ROBERTS (MID-CON)
15. DELAWARE ST (MEAC)
15. DAVIDSON (SOUTHERN)
15. BELMONT (ATLANTIC SUN)

16. UC-SANTA BARBARA (BIG WEST)
16. TENNESSEE TECH (OHIO VALLEY)
16. SACRED HEART (NORTHEAST)
16. SAM HOUSTON ST (SOUTHLAND)
16. JACKSON ST (SWAC)

2 comments:

JohnF said...

I guess you think very highly of Missouri State, making them the only team to have 2 bids in your bracket.

Jeff said...

Sorry about that. The BP65 is a constantly changing thing, I just post it once per week. When you move teams around, sometimes you forget to move a new team in its place.