I know today is December 12th, but I did these rankings on Monday. I was having some issues with my tables plugin (apparently I can’t use punctuation in the imported data), but I seem to have that worked out.
Big movers include Xavier, whose strength of schedule keeps improving with their record, and NC State, which not only falls out of the top 25, but also isn’t even one of the next 10 schools.
The next 10, in alphabetical order, are: Arkansas, Drake, Kansas State, Miami (FL), Miami (OH), Southern Illinois, Stanford, USC, Vandy, and West Virginia.
In related news, I’ve decided to run only one blog for now, so I am no longer doing the Harding Basketball blog at MVN.com. I thought that was going to be good for Harding’s exposure nationally (at least a little bit), but there weren’t a lot of people clicking through to that site who weren’t already searching for HU basketball, and no one at all was leaving comments.
It was nice to be able to say that Harding was the only D-II school on a prominent sports blog network, but for now, this site seems to serve the purpose of increasing HU’s exposure just as well. As a bonus, I have full control of the site’s look and feel. I like the wider post section I have on this site, since it allows me to post fairly large tables without running out of space. So, don’t go looking for me over there. I was posting the same material here, anyway, so nothing’s changing if you’ve been reading this blog.