Friday, January 25, 2008

Bonus Reverse Survivor: I'm Sure Bill Simmons Has Been Eagerly Awaiting This Update

Considering the amount of attention given to college football and college basketball teams over the past several months, it seemed only fair to address the Reverse Survivor situation as it currently applies to women’s college basketball. Think of this as a quick introduction; the more in-depth breakdown will share space with the regular men’s update over the weekend.

Some quick thoughts:

1) The Fordham Lady Rams are the NJIT of the women’s game, with an 0-19 mark and ten games left.

2) Speaking of NJIT…the women are absolutely shaming their male counterparts this year. They’ve put up a 4-12 record thus far and will have nine chances to add to that win total. I’m just disappointed that they aren’t called the Lady Highlanders.

3) This relates to the men’s game, but I have to pass along the link to The Angry T’s five things that NJIT can do to win some games and salvage the season.

4) Two common names between the men’s and women’s competitors: Presbyterian and Grambling State. Sadly, that will probably change soon, as the Presbyterian men still have two non-Division 1 games on the schedule and the Grambling State fellas play in a terrible conference. On the bright side, Presbyterian’s team nickname is the Blue Hose and they have a player named Liz Blue. I find that amusing, even if she is currently averaging 0.0 points per game.

Zero (2)
Fordham (Atlantic 10, 0-19)
CSU Northridge (Big West, 0-15)

One (7)
Winston-Salem (Independent, 1-13)
Presbyterian (Independent, 1-20)
Brown (Ivy League, 1-14)
Colgate (Patriot League, 1-18)
Sam Houston State (Southland-West, 1-16)
Grambling State (Southwestern Athletic, 1-15)
San Jose State (Western Athletic, 1-16)

Two (6)
Howard (Mid-Eastern, 2-14)
Norfolk State (Mid-Eastern, 2-12)
Colorado State (Mountain West, 2-15)
Wagner (Northeast, 2-15)
Central Arkansas (Southland-East, 2-15)
Idaho (Western Athletic, 2-15)

1 Comment:

Eric (Extra P.) said...

(Not) interesting note from someone who's way too immersed in college basketball right now - the Northridge men are dominating the WCC on their end, sitting at 5-0 in conference play.