*NCAA Tourney Predictive Model - 01/23/22 UPDATE*

We got a little weaker, but managed to rise one spot to the 8th best rating after our week on the road.

Mississippi St. vaulted up 10 spots to 23, just ahead of our showdown this week.

Here’s the latest Top 32. Let me know if you have any questions.

1. Auburn 3.31 unchanged
2. Arizona 3.24 unchanged
3. Gonzaga 2.98 unchanged
4. Houston 2.68 unchanged
5. Baylor 2.55 up 2
6. Tennessee 2.54 unchanged
7. Kansas 2.47 down 2
8. Kentucky 2.13 up 1
9. Duke 2.11 down 1
10. LSU 2.02 unchanged
11. Iowa 1.99 unchanged
12. Florida 1.74 up 4
13. Texas 1.71 down 1
14. Villanova 1.69 up 1
15. OH ST 1.60 up 2
16. Alabama 1.581 up 3
17. Purdue 1.580 down 4
18. UCONN 1.57 down 4
19. Illinois 1.43 up 2
20. FL ST 1.41 up 5
21. Oklahoma 1.40 down 1
22. Xavier 1.38 up 1
23. Miss ST 1.32 up 10
24. Oklahoma 1.30 unchanged
25. TX Tech 1.283 up 1
26. Iowa ST 1.280 down 8
27. Marquette 1.254 unchanged
28. Memphis 1.245 down 6
29. UCLA 1.23 down 1
30. Michigan ST 1.20 unchanged
31. Loyola-Chi 1.14 up 1
32. St. Mary’s 1.1

THe worst Cal Quote...it's not the Sharpe one IMO

“I’m worried about Sahvir. I told him in the last four minutes, ‘Why don’t you just come out?’ He said, ‘No, I’m going to finish.’ Look, at the end of the day, I’m coaching someone’s child and if he can’t play this week and TyTy can’t play this week, they’re hurt. They can’t play. Now other guys have a chance to step up and show what they are or what they’re not.”

WTH is up with this guy. You try to talk a kid that was able to come to just not try? I swear people that try to argue he gives two shits about winning for this program are in twilight zone. YOu can bet we won't get a legit TyTY or Wheeler injury report for weeks in TyTy's case.

Cal acts like we're asking them to go on a police beat to risk their life or something. If Wheeler was able to come back from his first screen...the 2nd was not that bad. Try to win teh game

OT-Basketball Related

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Go in, set up an account (1 minutes) select your square or squares and pay the coach through one of the following cash applications.


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Last 4 digits of his phone # is 7055.

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One thing that Stoops is absolutely without peer

Without question, in my 50 years as a fan, Mark Stoops is the worst “in game” coach in the history of college football. I have never seen a coach who is such a poor game manager, literally, it makes no difference how big a lead we have, there will be no adjustments and the other team will always have a chance. When ULL ran the spread option in last season’s opener the whole second half and nearly came back from a 33-10 deficit, I sat there in amazement. Then UL did the same thing with a true freshman QB making up a 21 point deficit (in fact, UK was up by 17 midway through the 3rd quarter!!). So last night, where USM scored on 6 on 7 straight possessions was certainly nothing new.

Second, UK has recruited better in certain areas, e.g., WR, and secondary. However, the recruiting and or development of other positions is vastly over rated. Our O line and D line is no better than it ever has been, which is really poor by Power 5 conference standards. Losing Tubman, Hatcher and Meant off of what was already a poor defensive front was just a killer. Not that they were world beaters either.

Third, watch some other teams play. I have long thought that Kentucky should aspire to be the Wisconsin of the SEC, which was historically a bottom feeder program in the Big 10. No one will convince me that Wisconsin is a hotbed of HS football talent. Yet they always are well coached, have hired not one but several good ones in a row. To see how they controlled the game against LSU and pulled off the win was just another good example. To tell you the truth, but for a couple of lucky defensive plays, Wisconsin would have routed LSU.

Forget recruiting, and fancy offensive schemes , just get a good coach (like Rich Brooks) that can actually run a program, has a clue about special teams (about which Stoops is utterly clueless), and can teach blocking and tackling

2024 Guard Trent Noah Drops 66 on Cordia

This kid doesn’t get the name push that a couple others do in the 13th Region, but he has been on an absolute tear! A 6’7 guard with handles, range and elite level skill that can drop any pass on a dime. Great kid and an even better teammate!

Harlan County defeated Cordia 128-105 Saturday.