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Pope’s Poll: Gonzaga #1 on Pontiff’s Hoops Christmas List

PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:22 am
by The Pope
[*]Pope’s Poll: 12/24/19

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 at this point in the 2019-20 season. Rankings and records reflect games played through December 24.

The Saintly Sixteen:

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

Positioned in Purgatory: Boston College, LaSalle, Loyola (IL), St. Bonaventure and Santa Clara.

Hangin’ in Hoops Hell: Canisius, Detroit Mercy, Fairfield, Fordham, Iona, Incarnate Word, Loyola (MD), Loyola-Marymount, Manhattan, Mt. St. Mary's, Niagara, Portland, Sacred Heart, 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 (1-11).

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