The season is ending as it started…upheaval and no respect. Teams are knocking off other teams all over the map. And in many ways, it is hard to see where things will be going when the dust settles.
Our rankings this week shift towards the NCAA tournament. Once we reach this part of the season, we shift the regional rankings we do, to the NCAA regional rankings…as those are the ones that decide many of the slots in the NCAA tournament.
We are still keeping track of our Top 30, though. And while some are still taking care of business and are holding on or moving up the polls, about a third of our Top 30 had a bad weekend last weekend. This is not the time of year a team wants to falter.
One team that we thought would be in the mix this year out west, but disappointed early, is the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. It appears they have their act together now, though, which is the right time to find things working. They are on an 8 game winning streak and are one of the leaders now in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). So, the Broncos enter our Top 30 this week.
Our coverage starting this next week will begin to center on the tournaments, and to begin to prepare for the Road to Grand Prairie (#Road2GrandPrairie) when the regional tournaments begin.
It’s the put up or shut up time of the season. You either win, or do inventory.