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College Top 64: Glance at the Dance — Week 4

With non-conference play in the books, only six Division I teams remain unbeaten, topped by No. 1 BYU,whose claim to the top spot got stronger after the Stanford team it defeated two weeks ago won a home and home this weekend versus No. 9 Texas.

All six unbeatens are among the top 24 teams in the College Top 64, including three from the B1G Ten and two from the WCC. Portland, at 12-0, is the most improbable undefeated team left. Not only are the Pilots 12-0 for the first time in program history; they haven’t been 10 or more games above .500 in 34 years!

The College Top 64 welcomes seven new teams to the rankings, led by No. 35 Colorado, one of two new entrants from the Pac-12 this week. Indiana, St. Mary’s and South Carolina are three first-timers into our At-Large spots.

Please note:’s College 64, which ranks 64 teams, does not strictly determine the top 64 teams in the nation; rather, it is a ranking of the 64 teams we project will play in the NCAA tournament. This unique concept both recognizes the top teams in the nation, which hail largely from the “Power 5” conferences, as well as teams from those mid-major conference and leagues that often struggle for attention. Via this ranking, we will be paying attention to how every team in every conference does week-by-week.

Without further ado, click here to view this week’s Top 64.



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    September 17, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I absolutely agree about Portland (and not just because I live here). I think they are for real. I watched them take down a pretty decent Hawaii team, that took the Ducks–playing well–to five the other day.
    Portland is well-rounded, is going to do well in their–pretty darn good–conference. I’m getting excited for them (unlike their little sister Portland State, who are really hurting).

  2. sosocal


    September 17, 2018 at 11:28 am

    If Nebraska wins the automatic bid from the B1G, they won’t be ranked behind Illinois, Penn State and Wisconsin!

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    September 17, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    I agree with the above comment. It makes no sense to project Nebraska to win the B1G but finish below three other B1G teams. I think you need some logic in you metrics.

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    John Tawa

    September 18, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Correct. We project they won’t be ranked behind them in the future, but they are now based on what they’ve done season to date.

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