West Region Tournaments – Week 1

I dropped a podcast that goes over where the top teams in the nation are playing week 1 and then ranks those tournaments based on the quality of the teams. I also looked at where possible upsets could occur. You can find links on my Podcast Page. This post deals with where the West Region…… Continue reading West Region Tournaments – Week 1

Roster Analysis – Part 4

This is the fourth installment of my roster analysis series. The following teams were covered in the previous installments: Southwestern, Trinity and UT-Dallas CMS, Concordia and Pomona-Pitzer La Verne, Mary Hardin-Baylor and Whittier The point of this series is to look a little more in-depth at the 2019 rosters of teams that I think have…… Continue reading Roster Analysis – Part 4

NWC Preview/Predictions

We move on to the NWC today and accurately determine their exact order of finish. Yeah, that’s definitely not going to happen here. I’ve been saying all summer that this conference should be pretty wide open so let’s see if that impression was correct. Remember, after the predictions I have team blurbs for each school.…… Continue reading NWC Preview/Predictions

Schedule Analysis Part 2

This is my second installment dealing with the schedules from the West Region. You can find my first installment here. A lot of schools have published their schedules since the first installment and my Latvian spies have been hard at work uncovering a few others. (In the first installment I mentioned that two of my…… Continue reading Schedule Analysis Part 2

Schedule Analysis Part 1 or “Why I Love the Northwest Conference”

Last year I did a number of schedule analyses for individual programs. Towards the end of those articles, a lot of what I had to write was duplicated because the West Region schools share a lot of the same constraints. Those constraints meant that a lot of the schedules ended up being very similar. This…… Continue reading Schedule Analysis Part 1 or “Why I Love the Northwest Conference”

Kevin Aoki (PLU) Promoted to Full-Time Status

Pacific Lutheran University just announced that Head Coach Kevin Aoki has been promoted to full-time status after having served part-time in years past. My first reaction was what do you mean Coach Aoki has been part-time? It still shocks me to hear about part-time coaches in our region, which makes Coach Aoki’s success all the…… Continue reading Kevin Aoki (PLU) Promoted to Full-Time Status