[quote=“Skeeza, post:1, topic:630”]This just happened to catch my attention…
When I was looking at the most recent AP college hoops rankings, I noticed something that blew me away:
- There are NO PAC TEN TEAMS in the TOP 25!!!
- None of the PAC TEN teams received as much as a SINGLE VOTE in the “Others Receiving Votes”.
- The only teams in the TOP 25 west of BIG XII country are Gonzaga and BYU.
I’ve never seen a conference, let alone an entire region, disappear from the national landscape the way the West Coast has.[/quote]
Could be temporary, but Arizona losing Olson a big hit. SC has some current issues. Don’t really know what the geographic makeup was of some of those schools, but I get the sense kids are travelling a lot less for schools, and sort of staying on or close to the coast. Overall bball got so much better, with so many more DI schools. Seems to me unlikely that kids from Chicago, Detroit, NYC, Philly, DC, would go west coast. I think that particularly affects Oregon, Wash and Wash St., as they have less populations. And Arizona doesn’t have so many homegrown.
I have a trivia question for you. What Arizona HS grad and native was the leading scorer on his Big 10 team last year.