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My Top 25

1. Syracuse 2. Arizona  3. San Diego State 4. Wichita State 5. Florida  6. Villanova 7. Kansas  8. Duke  9. Iowa State  10. Michigan State  11. SLU 12. Cincinnati 13. Iowa  14. Michigan 15. Kentucky  16. Louisville  17. Virginia  18. Connecticut  19. Memphis  20. SMU  21. Texas  22. Creighton  23. Wisconsin  24. Ohio State  25. New Mexico 0

Update Atlantic 10 Standings/Tournament picture

Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. George Mason is the only team that's out of regular season title contention, but each game will affect that further. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat in the first game. Tiebreaker losses = opponents that each team would finish lower 0

Using NBA Jam to rank the Atlantic 10

Anybody with good photoshop skills should feel free to make a better graphic. I'll run it and give you credit.  We’ll call in A-10BA Jam. Atlantic 10 meets NBA jam. If you plugged current Atlantic 10 players into the the NBA game which feature two-on-two. What school would have the best two-man tandem.  You’d want some size, quickness, 3-point shooting and at least one ball-handler. Two much size and you get the mediocre Shawn Kemp and Benoit Benjamin combination. I always liked Stockton and Malone of 0

Atlantic 10 Tournament picture

Each Atlantic 10 team has played eight games and has eight more to go. Here's a look at where everyone stands. This will be updated twice a week for the rest of the season. George Mason is the only team that's out of regular season title contention, but each game will affect that further. Tiebreaker wins = opponents that each team would finish higher than in the event of a head-to-head tie breaker. Tiebreaker lead = an opponent the team plays twice that it beat 0

Marshall QB to transfer to UMass

The state of West Virginia hasn't exactly been fertile recruiting ground for the University of Massachusetts football program. But in the past two weeks, the Minutemen have restocked their quarterback position with two players, who spent the 2013 season in the state. The latest is Marshall transfer Blake Frohnapfel, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound quarterback from Colonel Forge, Va. who announced his decision to transfer to UMass on Twitter Tuesday:  "Just committed to UMass! I'm excited about the next chapter in my life with the Minuteman family #LoadTheMusket"  Frohnapfel redshirted 0

How did last week's loss affect UMass' NCAA Tournament chances? A computer analysis

At 17-2, UMass' NCAA chances are still very much intact. To see what NCAA Selection committee members will have in front of them when considering UMass, click here. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. FROM RPIFORECAST.Com Expected RPI: 12.8 Current RPI: 8 Expected SOS: 43 Current SOS: 31 Current Record: 17-2 Expected Record: 25-5 Current Conf Record: 4-1 Expected Conf Record: 12-4 Expected Record vs RPI 1-25: 1-1 Expected Record vs RPI 26-50: 4-2 Expected Record 0

My Jan. 26 Top 25

There is always the temptation to look at last week's poll. If a team loses move 'em down and move the teams behind them that didn't lose up. I try not to do that too often. I dropped Louisville, who didn't lose because the team's in front of them have better resumes and leapfrogged San Diego State over undefeated Wichita State. The Aztecs only loss is to Arizona and their win over Kansas is way better than anything the Shockers have done. I'm sure I'll 0

Chaz Williams named to both the Oscar Robertson and Wooden Award Player of the Year lists

UMass senior guard Chaz Williams was named to the midseason watch lists for the Oscar Robertson Award and the John Wooden Award. Both are given to the national player of the year. The full Robertson list will be released shortly The Wooden list follows: Kyle Anderson 6-9 So. G/F UCLA Pac-12 Keith Appling 6-1 Sr. G Michigan State Big Ten Cameron Bairstow 6-9 Sr. F New Mexico Mountain West Jordan Clarkson 6-5 Jr. G Missouri SEC Aaron Craft 6-2 Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten Sam Dekker 6-7 So. F 0

Computer analysis of UMass' NCAA Tournament potential

At 16-1, UMass' NCAA chances are still very much intact. To see what NCAA Selection committee members will have in front of them when considering UMass, click here. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. FROM RPIFORECAST.Com Expected RPI: 11.4 Current RPI: 4 Expected SOS: 40 Current SOS: 11 Current Record: 16-1 Expected Record: 25-5 Current Conf Record: 3-0 Expected Conf Record: 12-4 Expected Record vs RPI 1-25: 1-1 Expected Record vs RPI 26-50: 5-2 Expected Record 0

My Jan. 20 Top 25

1. Arizona  2. Syracuse  3. Michigan State 4. Wichita State  5. Florida  6. Villanova  7. San Diego State  8. Kansas  9. Louisville  10. Wisconsin 11. Iowa 12. OK State  13. UMass  14. Cincinnati  15. Iowa State  16. Kentucky  17. SLU  18. Ohio State 19. Michigan  20. Kansas State  21. Oklahoma  22. Baylor  23. Duke  24. Connecticut  25. Memphis 0