Still doin’ the SCUBA thang, but
February 20, 2016 by Helen
keeping one eye on the goings on as we near the end of the regular season.
America East: Unless there’s a surprise upset, Albany and Maine will share the top spot in regular season play. It would be nice for them to face off for the Conference championship.
American: Yah, Connecticut… but the Owls are “workin’ overtime” and trying to make some noise about going to the Big Dance.
A-10: Duquesne, George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis are all finding for the top spot. Much depends on Jones’ health… but the emergence of the Billikens is my top story.
ACC: My two Coach of the Year candidates (’cause it usually goes to a “big name program”) Muffet and Jeff are in the top two spots, with an inconsistent Florida State lurking behind.
A-10: Florida Gulf Coast rebuffed all comers so far… kinda looks like it’s the same old, same old.
Big 12: Baylor and Texas seem to be the consistent cream at the top. The more mature team ought to win.
Big East: DePaul’s had some head scratchers, but they’re still sittin’ pretty atop the Big East.
Big Sky: Montana State’s only conference loss is to the number two team: Eastern Washington. They won’t play again unless they meet in the conference tournament.
Big South: We’ve been tracking UNC-Asheville‘s rise. They’re in first place, having earned a “revenge” win over Liberty. Gardner-Webb looms next.
Big 10: Two teams that like to score, Ohio State and Maryland, are leading the conference. Doesn’t feel like other teams have the firepower to take either down.
Big West: UC Riverside’s conference record is unblemished so far. Let’s see if that holds through their rematch with Hawai’i on the 27th.
CAA: It seemed like there might be cracks in James Madison’s armor early on… but nope.
Conference USA: UTEP seems to have the regular season crown sewn up. Western Kentucky will have to face down the surprisingly resilient Blue Raiders if they want to hold on to the second seed in the conference tournament.
Horizon: Like the Dukes, Green Bay has repelled all challengers. Still thing Wright State is a team to keep an eye on.
Ivy: All eyes are on the 3/8 game in New Jersey when Princeton faces off against Penn.
MAAC: It’s a tight little clump at the top with Quinnipiac, Iona and Marist vying for supremacy.
Mid-American: Ohio and Central Michigan. The first time they met, it was a two-point win for the Bobcats. The next time? Maybe the conference tourney.
MEAC: It’s anyone’s title….
Missouri Valley: It’s anyone’s title.…
Mountain West: Colorado State is 13-0 in the conference. They play the #2 team, Fresno State, March 1st.
Northeast: Bryant’s stumbles have opened the way for Sacred Heart. The two teams will meet on the 22nd.
Ohio Valley: The usual top dog, Tennessee-Martin, is number one, but SIU-Edwardsville is knocking on the door.
Pac-12: The pecking order in the 12 seems to have been set: Oregon State, Arizona State, UCLA.
Patriot: No surprise, it looks to be Bucknell v. Army for a tournament berth…. unless someone else gets feisty.
SEC: It’s South Carolina for the third year in a row. Will any of their offensively challenged conference-mates test them for the championship?
Southern: It’s a bit of a surprise to see Mercer in the top spot. They’ll face off against Chattanooga one more time... but I believe even a loss will keep the Teddy Bears as regular season champs.
Southland: Abilene Christian is still rollin’, but perennial conference power Central Arkansas is nippin’ at their heels.
SWAC: Three teams want it: Texas Southern, Alabama State and Southern.
Summit: It’s all about the (South) Dakotas.
Sun Belt: Arkansas State seems to have this well in hand.
West Coast: Sure, BYU is sittin’ pretty – but this is the WCC. Saint Mary’s, Santa Clara and San Diego all have a shot at the conference championship.
WAC: It looked like UT Rio Grande Valley was going to challenge New Mexico State for the conference title… but maybe not this year.
As for SCUBA, let’s play “Spot the Critter.”
This one’s easier…
This one is just tiny…
Big Trigger Fish