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Pope’s Poll: Pontiff is Bullish on Gonzaga Bulldogs

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:41 pm
by The Pope
Pope’s Poll: 11/26/19

Forty-two Catholic colleges and universities compete in NCAA Division I basketball — here’s a divinely inspired Papal poll showing how they stack up on the hardwood court for the 2019-20 season. Rankings and records reflect games played through November 25.

The Saintly Sixteen:

1. Gonzaga (6-0)
2. Seton Hall (4-1)
3. Villanova (4-2)
4. Xavier (6-1)
5. Marquette (3-1)
6. Providence (4-2)
7. Dayton (4-0)
8. St. Mary's (5-1)
9. Creighton (4-1)
10. Notre Dame (5-1)
11. Georgetown (4-2)
12. DePaul (6-0)
13. Duquesne (6-0)
14. St. John's (5-2)
15. San Francisco (6-0)
16. Boston College (4-2)

Positioned in Purgatory: St. Louis and Santa Clara.

Hangin’ in Hoops Hell: Canisius, Detroit Mercy, Fairfield, Fordham, Iona, Incarnate Word, LaSalle, Loyola (IL), Loyola (MD), Loyola-Marymount, Manhattan, Mt. St. Mary's, Niagara, Portland, Sacred Heart, St. Bonaventure, St. Francis (PA), St. Francis (NY), St. Joseph's, St. Peter's, San Diego, Seattle and Siena.

"Francis’ Flop" (worst Catholic team in America): Holy Cross (0-5).

Lining up in Limbo (Catholic colleges somewhere in the process of transitioning to D-I): Bellarmine, Merrimack and St. Thomas (MN).