The lone undefeated simmy, Lewis and Clark, fell last night so we're down to five perfect teams left.
#22 Sewanee 52 #13 Emory 68
This game was very close for most of the first half until the home team closed out the half on a 6-0 run to extend their lead to 9 at the break. Sewanee crept a little closer a few times in the second half but they could never quite get back to even and Emory eventually pulled away. Emory had a big edge in FG% and free throws which will almost always put you in good shape. Emory and phalla bounce back up the rankings with the win while Sewanee and madpad fall into the twenties after their second loss.
: #10 Johnson and Wales used a big second half to cruise past Daniel Webster 93-75, #14 Webster had no trouble with Dominican 95-59, #16 Trinity got the home win over Ozarks 70-58, and #24 Whittier won on the road over CSU Eastbay 66-56.
Sim blowout watch
: Much to rednu's chagrin, Oberlin easily covered against #6 Wooster 53-83 (Thanks for knocking me down from the RPI top spot Oberlin!) while Bridgewater didn't get nearly as close but still covered vs #12 Emory and Henry 45-103.
: I picked a good one this time as Earlham needed extra time to prevail at home over Allegheny 71-67. It was a close game throughout but nobody could score in the last minute of regulation and we went to overtime tied at 62. The home team was able to build a small lead in the extra frame and made free throws down the stretch to secure the opening conference win.
#10 Johnson and Wales (8-3)(spasticity) at #4 W. New England (11-0)(rednu)
Next up is a top ten battle up in the Great Northeast conference featuring the undefeated Golden Bears of WNE welcoming the Spider Monkeys of J-Dub. Both teams won their conference season openers last night and are currently the only ranked teams in their conference. This one is listed as an even pick so this should be an exciting battle for cross-divisional bragging rights.
: #13 Emory at #16 Trinity, Greensboro at #9 Palm Beach Atlantic, Howard Payne at #17 Texas Lutheran, Dennison at #23 Wittenberg, and #24 Whittier at Colorado
Sim blowout watch
: The Alfred Saxons are getting 68 points as they go on the road to #15 Vassar and Hampden-Sydney is a 62 point road dog up against #3 Lynchburg.
Hamline (6-5)(foofighter13) at Augsburg (9-2)(Sim AI)
The Pipers of Hamline make an early season trip to take on what looks to be their highest rated simmy foe in the conference this year. The Augsburg Eagles have a solid RPI in the 50's after a nice run through the non-conference slate. A victory here would give Hamline an early boost to their post-season resume, they're favored by 2 on the road.