Piedmont is back atop the rankings after staying undefeated last night. That's nice and all, but you know what's really impressive? Having three losses already and still being ranked, that's where the real skill is. I'll be signing autographs later, please form an orderly line.
#6 Dickinson 87 #3 Greensboro 75
After being tied at 39 at halftime Greensboro came out of the break strong and was able to hold a small lead for the first several minutes of the second half. But then visiting Dickinson decided to score a lot of points and went on a 16 to 4 run to effectively take control of the game. They were able to keep the lead around double figures the rest of the way and finished off an impressive early season road win. Dickinson and mfnmyers were rewarded with a huge bump of zero places in the rankings with the win while Greensboro and tilldog fell two places after their first loss.
: #4 Wittenberg got a close road win over #18 Johnson and Wales 70-67, #12 Fitchburg St. used a buzzer-beating 3ptr to edge Palm Beach Atlantic 69-66, #7 Emerson powered past Penn St. Altoona in the second half to win 77-49, #22 Willamette held off previously ranked Rivier 64-61, Calvin upset #24 Millsaps 74-72, and #23 Wooster got the home win over Emory 60-49.
Sim blowout watch
: SUNY Potsdamn wasn't impressive but they cut the spread in half while losing to #14 Oglethorpe 53-87.
#18 Johnson and Wales (6-2)(spasticity) at #1 Piedmont (8-0)(bunkerbuster)
We've had a streak of games involving the top couple teams playing other ranked teams, might as well keep it going. The Spider Monkeys of J-Dub will look to bounce back from their second loss on the season by visiting the undefeated #1 ranked team in the country. Hey, it worked for Dickinson last night. spasticity has a close 3-1 lead in the series between these two but bunker's team is favored by 5 at home.
: #8 Whittier at #16 Christopher Newport, #6 Dickinson at Emory, Lynchburg at #9 Ursinus, Austin at #15 North Carolina Wesleyan, #17 Emory and Henry at Wentworth Tech, East Connecticut St. at #22 Willamette, and #23 Wooster at Eureka
Sim blowout watch
: Two winless teams are facing massive spreads tonight. Macalester is getting 66 points as they host #3 Greensboro while SUNY Potsdam is a big 71 point home dog against #12 Fitchburg St.