Kurly mentioned Syracuse who I was going to talk about a little today as well. I agree they have been lost in the shuffle of the ACC but one thing is different this year (even though they lost last night)....their computer numbers. Usually they are middling right around 70 in the RPI due to poor non-conference scheduling. This year they aren't super strong but they do have a RPI of 26 and KenPom of 46. Those numbers will go up as they grind through the ACC and as long as they get to 7 or 8 wins they won't even be on the bubble. Congrats to Jim Boeheim on figuring that out 10 years too late.
Other games of note:
Texas A&M is falling off the map. As high as a 3 seed going into conference season they are in the 7-8 range.
Auburn keeps churning out win after win. Can't stand it but they look good.
Baylor was one of my last 2 teams in and lost so they fall out. Who leaps in?
Well, 3 of my first four out won so it comes down to Marquette, Boise State, or Alabama. Let's go with Marquette since they had the biggest win coming against Seton Hall.
On to Wednesday night...