I think team perimeter rating should play a much larger role in calculating the projection report. That's it.
#18 Hendrix 54 #4 Dallas 66
Visiting Hendrix had a solid first half on offense and played even better defense to go into the locker room with a 33-27 lead. The upset was not to be, however, as Dallas mounted a slow and steady charge in the second half. They retook the lead about six minutes in and then never looked back, pulling away slowly for the double-digit home win. Much to carson's chagrin, tarvolon also beat him over in Allen 72-62.
: #12 Oglethorpe road a big first half to a 77-62 win over North Carolina Wesleyan, #1 Piedmont took care of Christopher Newport at home 85-75, #3 Grove City pulled away from Earlham 77-59, #11 Willamette got past Whitworth 81-70, S. Vermont scored a road upset of Rivier 68-59, and #13 Emory and Henry downed Virginia Wesleyan 85-70.
Sim blowout watch
: Two of our hapless sims covered last night: Methodist lost big but still covered against #9 Greensboro 62-114 and Texas Tyler was closer in their cover at #22 Colorado 57-99. Haverford on the other hand... well, they definitely did not cover. They were destroyed by #8 Dickinson 53-135 to become our second official blowout victim of the season. Poor Haverford...
: Speaking of not-at-all close games, #7 Hardin-Simmons won with ease against Austin 112-72 to claim the top spot in the ASC divisional standings.
#24 Johnson and Wales (12-4)(spasticity) at #20 Rivier (15-2)(jack_duck)
Four teams currently have one loss in Great Northeast play and two of them are meeting in this cross-divisional matchup. J-Dub is in a three tie for their division lead while Rivier has a slim one game lead on their side. spasticity has the 34-17 advantage between these two, the odds-makers have this one as an even pick.
: #9 Greensboro at #12 Oglethorpe, #3 Grove City at Wabash, #4 Dallas at Trinity, Occidental at #22 Colorado, and #23 Emory and Sewanee
Sim blowout watch
: Shenandoah is a big 82 point home dog as they host undefeated #1 Piedmont.
#17 Calvin (15-2)(prc56) at Olivet (12-5)(gatorfan2005)
We have a nice cross-divisional game over in the Michigan conference as Calvin puts their perfect conference record to the test in a road trip to Olivet. Calvin currently has a one game lead in their division so another win keeps them alone in first while Olivet is in a three-way tie for their division lead. gatorfan has a big 17-9 lead in the series but the visitors are favored by 7 in this one.