Monday, November 8, 2010

News and Notes: Early Afternoon Edition

Below, some news and notes for the early afternoon.
  • The Dagger Blog of YahooSports makes 68 predictions for the upcoming season, including No. 68, "Harvard will take advantage of the graduation of Cornell's big three, out-dueling Princeton to win the Ivy League for the first time ever."
  • ESPN's team of college basketball journalists each listed what they are "looking forward to this season" with Dana O'Neil writing, "Picking up right where we left off. When we left the game of college basketball, it was wreaking havoc on our brackets. Northern Iowa eliminated Kansas and about 60 percent of the pool-playing households in the United States. Ohio University, Cornell and St. Mary's took care of the other 39. It was beautiful mayhem."
  • Ballin is a Habit notes of the Ivy League Preseason Media Poll, "Cornell was not voted as the preseason selection for the first time in three years, but did receive one first-place vote. They lose their top three players from a season ago, as well as their head coach Steve Donahue, who took the Boston College head coaching position."
  • The Arena Pulse writes of Boston College, "New head coach Steve Donahue comes to Chestnut Hill fresh off a Sweet 16 run with Cornell..."
  • Rivals.com/YahooSports.com revealed their rankings of the nation's Division I teams from No.1 to 346. The Big Red, ranked at No. 189, are ahead of "power conference" teams such as Fordham (266), Hawaii (246), Tulane (229), Air Force (228), Houston (222), TCU (221), SMU (213), Oregon (202), and Rice (199). Here are the rankings of the teams on Cornell's schedule:
-No. 326-Dartmouth
-No. 317-Albany
-No. 312-Brown
-No. 282-Yale
-No. 278-Columbia
-No. 257-Penn
-No. 254-Delaware
-No. 251-Binghamton
-No. 238-New Hampshire
-No. 231 Buffalo
-No. 214 Lehigh
-No. 191-St. Bonaventure
-No. 189-Cornell "FAST FACT: The Big Red made a glorious run to the Sweet 16 last season. Alas, coach Steve Donahue and numerous key players are gone. Donahue is the new coach at Boston College."
-No. 161-Harvard
-No. 154-Boston U.
-No. 150-Bucknell
-No. 120-Stony Brook
-No. 97-Princeton
-No. 67 Wofford
-No. 65 Virginia Commonwealth
-No. 45-Seton Hall
-No. 31-Minnesota
-No. 8-Syracuse
  • Rush The Court is counting down via Twitter the top 345 Division I teams. Cornell is ranked No. 155, one spot ahead of LSU at No. 156 and ahead of teams such as Davidson (159), Rutgers (160), Iowa (166), San Jose St. (169), Central Florida (171), SMU (172), Fresno State (173), Louisiana Tech (176), St. Joseph's (178), Boise St. (190), TCU (199), Rice (232), Hawaii (247), Wyoming (252), Air Force (264), Tulane (265), and Fordham (307). Teams on Cornell's schedule are ranked as follows:
-No. 340-Dartmouth
-No. 327-Albany
-No. 300-Columbia
-No. 278-Yale
-No. 262-Brown
-No. 257-Binghamton
-No. 225-New Hampshire
-No. 224-Bucknell
-No. 208-Buffalo
-No. 201-Delaware
-No. 200-Penn
-No. 192-Lehigh
-No. 188-Stony Brook
-No. 155-Cornell-" Lose four starters and coach Donahue? No Sweet 16 this year, but could still come together under C Wroblewski (9/3/3)."
-No. 143-St. Bonaventure
-No. 104-Boston U.
-No. 93-Harvard
-No. 87-Princeton
-No. 77-Wofford
-No. 62-Virginia Commonwealth
-No. 46-Seton Hall
-No. 40-Minnesota
-No. 11-Syracuse

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