The second Big Apple Buckets NYC Area Power Poll comes right before conference play. Non-conference play has been a little rough for almost all teams involved, which means that this poll was tough to figure out. Fourteen teams received votes, but there was a clear delineation amongst the voters. Friend of the site Jaden Daly […]
A few months ago two projection systems pegged Robert Morris as the best team in the NEC. While the Colonials haven’t been quite as good as those results might’ve suggested, they have taken care of business and have an 8-5 record as we head into conference play. So while RMU probably won’t be historically good […]
After running 10,000 sims for the West Coast Conference it quickly becomes apparent that Gonzaga is probably the heaviest favorite in the nation. The Bulldogs are ranked 14th nationally by Pomeroy after squeaking past Oklahoma St. at home last night and are heavy favorites in league play.
The Horizon League was supposed to slip a little bit this season without Butler, but really the league has survived and thrived even. Horizon teams are a combined 47-4 at home this season and the league has a number of quality teams, including Valparaiso and Detroit. While it’s a one-bid league, the team that gets […]
Big Apple Buckets is branching out into a multimedia world with our first podcast. There are some great ones already out there, but none that focus on the mid-majors around the country. Well, we’re going to try and change that.
While we concentrate on the mid-majors here at Big Apple Buckets, there are going to be some excellent conference races in the BCS conferences. Two of the best are in the Big East and the Big Ten. Even though Ken Pomeroy’s top two ranked teams (Indiana and Louisville) play in those leagues, neither has better […]
Two major conference teams highlight the biggest movers in the final week before most conferences start league play. As most leagues besides the Ivy and Patriot head into conference clashes this week it’ll be interesting to see how the rankings react to teams playing opponents that should be consistently in their “typical” range of competition.
The last Saturday of 2012 was the final non-conference hurrah for four of the seven NEC teams that competed yesterday. Five of those seven games saw the NEC team as the favorite, yet the day concluded with a mixed bag of results overall. Many of these games were decided in the final seconds, and that […]
Columbia delivered a quick blow at the start and Manhattan never got up off the canvas at Levien Gymnasium on Saturday. The Jaspers got down by 17 at halftime and never got closer than eight in a frustrating 69-58 defeat.
Stony Brook once again came up just short against another major conference opponent on Friday night falling to Seton Hall 60-59. Anthony Jackson had a look from three, but couldn’t get it to go down and the Pirates escaped.