You and me both, 90. I can no wait!
Patriot League Steps Up on Opening Night
Six will face-off against teams ranked in KenPom’s Top 50 on Friday night. In fact, one of those teams, Navy, will stay at home. The other five will take to the road. As a whole, the League sports an opening night KenPom opponent ranking average of 69.8 (351 D-1 teams). Not bad. In fact, in terms of degree of difficulty, it just might be tops in the nation for any one league. I just got tired of doing the math when comparing the PL to what the other 31 Conferences (MEAC, SWAC, NE, etc.) have in mind for opening night. Regardless, nice work ADs and Coaches!
LC @ #2 Villanova
Army @ #7 Oregon
CU @ #11 Syracuse
LU @ #12 Xavier
Navy hosting #13 Ohio State*
AU @ #48 Maryland
HC @ #61 South Carolina
Loyola @ #168 Duquesne
Bucknell @ #175 Manhattan**
BU @ #201 Northeastern
* The story behind The Buckeyes’ trip to Annapolis
** To be fair, Bucky picks up #76 Wake Forest on Sunday, 11/13