Monday, December 9, 2013

Scanning the SoCon - Week Six

Each week, our SoCon bloggers/message boarders (one representing each team) will vote on a Game of the Week, Power Rankings and Player of the Week. At least three will answer a series of questions on their team and things of interest around the SoCon.

Scanning the SoCon - Week Six

This is my submission to week six of Scanning the SoCon.  You will be able to read the entire consolidated article and see everyone's answers to this week's questions, just visit here and here.

Power Rankings
1) Davidson
2) Elon
3) Western Carolina
4) Wofford
5)  Georgia Southern
7) Appalachian State
8) Furman
9) Chattanooga
10) Samford
11) The Citadel

Player of the Week 
Jelani Hewitt, GSU

Game of the Week
Drexel at Davidson

Sum up your team since the last time you wrote.
The Catamounts are currently on a 3-game Division I nose dive at this time. The senior leadership Catamount fans were hoping for this season, hasn't materialized. Inconsistent defensive play, personal fouls, and a lack of offensive consistency in last season's leading scorers have resulted in 6 losses to date, five of which are classified as bad losses.

Long term, what are your thoughts on the SoCon's future?
I think the future is pretty bright for the SoCon long term. With the addition of the three new schools and the improvement of most of the remaining schools, the SoCon should be easily mid pack of the conferences in the next couple of seasons. Many of the schools have put renewed emphasis on basketball, and substantial improvement should be forth coming. Of the remaining schools, I think only the Citadel and Western Carolina are not moving in the right direction.

With the Big Ten-ACC Challenge fresh on your mind, what conference would you like to see the SoCon have a conference challenge against?
I think the logical geographic choice would be the Big South. Better overall RPI than the SoCon, teams all SoCon fans know, and could travel to most away games.

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