Pope’s Poll: March Madness 2021 Edition

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Pope’s Poll: March Madness 2021 Edition

Postby The Pope » Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:21 pm

Pope’s Poll: March Madness 2021 Edition

Forty-five Catholic colleges and universities compete in NCAA Division I basketball — here’s an encyclical direct from the Vatican showing how they ranked after games played thru March 14, Selection Sunday.

The Apostolic 12 — headed for Hoops Heaven and post-season play

1. Gonzaga (26-0) NCAA
2. Loyola (IL) (22-4) NCAA
3. Villanova (16-6) NCAA
4. Creighton (20-8) NCAA
5. St. Bonaventure (16-4) NCAA
6. Georgetown (13-12) NCAA
7. St. Louis (14-6) NIT
8. St. Mary’s (14-9) NIT
9. Dayton (14-9) NIT
10. Iona (12-5) NCAA
11. Mt. St. Mary's (12-10) NCAA
12. Bellarmine (13-7) CBI

Positioned in Purgatory (for at least for another year): Providence, St. John’s, Seton Hall, and Xavier.

Hangin' In Hoops Hell: Boston College, Canisius, DePaul, Detroit Mercy, Duquesne, Fairfield, Fordham, Holy Cross, LaSalle, Loyola (MD), Loyola-Marymount, Manhattan, Marquette, Merrimack, Niagara, Notre Dame, Portland, Sacred Heart, St. Francis (NY), St. Francis (PA), St. Joseph's, St. Peter's, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle and Siena.

"Francis’ Flop" (worst Catholic team in America): Incarnate Word.

Lined up in Limbo (Catholic college currently in the process of transitioning to D-I): St. Thomas (MN).
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Re: Pope’s Poll: March Madness 2021 Edition

Postby dennycrane » Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:26 pm

You're a tough grader, Pope, except with regard to Bellarmine. Detroit was in the top 15 (which was too high) about two weeks ago, suffers a last second one point loss and drops all the way to hoops Hell? Purgatory is more like it and actually we're pretty much there permanently anyway.
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Re: Pope’s Poll: March Madness 2021 Edition

Postby NC Titan » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:33 am

Down to the Sweet Sixteen and all four of the top Catholic schools are still in. Three of them are Jesuit. Unfortunately Gonzaga and Creighton will square off next weekend. Otherwise an all-Catholic Final Four would've been a possibility.
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