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Ivy League Power Rankings – January 16th, 2017

Matt Morgan and the Cornell Big Red can string together consecutive strong possessions on offense, but it's their defense that is holding them back in 2016-17. (Source: Cornell Athletics)
Matt Morgan and the Cornell Big Red can string together consecutive strong possessions on offense, but it’s their defense that is holding them back in 2016-17. (Source: Cornell Athletics)

Conference play in the Ivy League play began this week.

While one loss used to eliminate teams from NCAA Tournament contention, this year is vastly different. With the inclusion of the Ivy League post-season tournament, after two, three, or even four losses, everyone is still realistically in the race. Continue reading Ivy League Power Rankings – January 16th, 2017

Ivy League Power Rankings – January 9th, 2017

Bryce Aiken and the Harvard Crimson look like the team to beat once again in the Ivy League this season.
Bryce Aiken and the Harvard Crimson look like the team to beat once again in the Ivy League this season.

Saturday started Ivy League play for half the league, while the other four teams wrapped up their non-conference schedules and will begin later this week.

The newly instituted four-team playoff seems to give every team more hope throughout the season and puts each school only a couple games away from a postseason berth.

In other words, bottom-half teams now have a chance to sneak into postseason play. So at this point, don’t count anybody out. Continue reading Ivy League Power Rankings – January 9th, 2017

Pre-Season Ivy League Expectations: Clear a Spot on the Fridge

Sophomore guard Matt Morgan will look to lead the Cornell Big Red to a playoff spot in the Ivy League in 2016-17. (Source: American Sportsnet) (Header Photo Source: Princeton Athletics)
Sophomore guard Matt Morgan will look to lead the Cornell Big Red to a playoff spot in the Ivy League in 2016-17. (Source: American Sportsnet)
(Header Photo Source: Princeton Athletics)

Are you shaking with excitement like we are? Everyone should be excited for the season that is finally upon us.

The Ivy League has proved its significance in the college basketball landscape and is considered one of the better mid-major leagues. With the new development of the 4-team play-off, the League’s crown is up for grabs.

Here is a concise look at our predicted Ivy League rankings by season-end. Continue reading Pre-Season Ivy League Expectations: Clear a Spot on the Fridge

College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ivy League

When Siyani Chambers went down with a season-ending ACL injury, Harvard wasn't the same team in 2015-16. This year, with Chambers back healthy and being joined by three ESPN Top 100 recruits, the Crimson look to be right back at the top of the Ivy League standings.
A healthy Siyani Chambers, and four ESPN Top 100 recruits, will get the Harvard Crimson back in contention atop the Ivy League in 2016-17.

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Ivy League. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Ivy League

Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Juniors, Part One

New Mexico junior guard Elijah Brown is knocking on the door of national stardom, as are nine other guards from across the nation.
New Mexico junior guard Elijah Brown is knocking on the door of national stardom, as are nine other guards from across the nation.

With over 5,200 players slated to play collegiate basketball in Division I this season, there are talented players from coast to coast. Some of them are household names, while there are plenty of players who people haven’t heard of, but are demanding of your attention.

The majority of fans tend to focus on the power five conferences, turning a blind eye to the smaller programs. When you dig deeper, you’ll see that the non-power five schools have players who could just as easily play for a power conference program.

When it comes to junior guards in the NCAA, there are talented players from coast to coast. With so many players, it was nearly impossible to cut the list down to just 10 players without leaving star-calibre players off the list.

So, just like the folks over at The Hoops Column did with their lists of Non-Power Five Guards (Part 1Part 2Part 3) and Forwards (Part 1), we have broken the junior guards up into two parts.

Each will have 10 junior guards who will become household names in 2016-17, along with five others to keep a flag on as the season progresses.

Continue reading Non-Power Five Guards Who Will Be Household Names in 2016-17: Juniors, Part One

Guarding the Ivy: A Look at the Ivy League’s Freshmen Guards in 2016-17

The 2016 recruiting class for the Harvard Crimson features a ton of talent in the back court, including Justin Bassey (above) and top-100 recruit Bryce AIken (top).
The 2016 recruiting class for the Harvard Crimson features a ton of talent in the back court, including Justin Bassey (above) and top-100 recruit Bryce AIken (top).

There’s a changing of the guard in the Ivy League in 2016-17.

Eleven freshman guards are joining the conference this season, all of whom are looking to make a name for themselves and their programs. Some will come in and start right away, while others will learn from some of the conference’s top players and will have to put in the work to steal minutes from the stars.

All of the Ivy League’s guard recruits and promising back court prospects are inspected below, and our preview looks at why these fresh faces will succeed at the collegiate level. Continue reading Guarding the Ivy: A Look at the Ivy League’s Freshmen Guards in 2016-17