Daily Dribble: Top 144 Review (72 to 144)

    
September 10th, 2007

50% of our yearly Top 144 previews are now online. Here are some interesting numbers regarding this year's ranking, followed by a complete list of how the rankings of this year's teams compare to last year.

Biggest risers from 2006 Preseason:
#85 Central Michigan: +214
#79 Southern Miss: +151
#133 ULM: +149
#102 UCSB: +141
#124 Indiana State: +135

Biggest fallers from 2006 Preseason:
#104 Boston College: -94
#134 South Carolina: -73
#118 GW: -71
#129 Bucknell: -71

Teams Not in Last Year's 144
33% - 24 (Lowest: CMU was #299)

Teams in Last Year's Preseason Top 60
14% - 10 (Highest: BC was #10)

Highest 06-07 RPI Teams:
#104 Boston College - finished 32
#116 Virginia Tech - finished 34
#93 Missouri State - finished 36

Lowest 06-07 RPI Teams
#94 UNCW - finished 262
#114 IUPUI - finished 243

BCS Teams
26% - 19

Mid-Major Teams (A10, CAA, CUSA, MAC, MVC, MWC, WAC)
31% - 22

#72: Michigan Wolverines - '06: #46
#73: Holy Cross Crusaders - '06: #91
#74: Western Michigan Broncos - '06: #169
#75: Texas Tech Red Raiders - '06: #42
#76: Northern Iowa Panthers - '06: #76
#77: Duquesne Dukes - '06: #269
#78: Miami Hurricanes - '06: #121
#79: Southern Miss Golden Eagles - '06: #230
#80: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers - '06: #75
#81: Auburn Tigers - '06: #113
#82: Saint Mary's Gaels - '06: #78
#83: Wyoming Cowboys - '06: #196
#84: Winthrop Eagles - '06: #77
#85: Central Michigan Chippewas - '06: #299
#86: Siena Saints - '06: #129
#87: Fordham Rams - '06: #86
#88: Florida State Seminoles - '06: #45
#89: Fresno State Bulldogs - '06: #74
#90: Austin Peay Governors - '06: #191
#91: UNC Greensboro Spartans - '06: #155
#92: Seton Hall Pirates - '06: #110
#93: Missouri State Bears - '06: #37
#94: UNC Wilmington Seahawks - '06: #115
#95: Akron Zips - '06: #62
#96: New Mexico Lobos - '06: #135
#97: Massachusetts Minutemen - '06: #51
#98: Minnesota Gophers - '06: #103
#99: Cincinnati Bearcats - '06: #98
#100: Arizona State Sun Devils - '06: #109
#101: Loyola (MD) Greyhounds - '06: #214
#102: UC Santa Barbara Gauchos - '06: #243
#103: South Alabama Jaguars - '06: #162
#104: Boston College Eagles - '06: #10
#105: Illinois Chicago Flames - '06: #145
#106: Baylor Bears - '06: #93
#107: DePaul Blue Demons - '06: #52
#108: Tulsa Golden Hurricane - '06: #151
#109: Illinois State Redbirds - '06: #228
#110: Wake Forest Demon Deacons - '06: #143
#111: Belmont Bruins - '06: #131
#112: Kent State Golden Flashes - '06: #102
#113: Montana Grizzlies - '06: #144
#114: IUPUI Jaguars - '06: #108
#115: Hawaii Rainbows - '06: #114
#116: Virginia Tech Hokies - '06: #59
#117: Nebraska Cornhuskers - '06: #101
#118: George Washington Colonials - '06: #47
#119: Yale Bulldogs - '06: #199
#120: Valparaiso Crusaders - '06: #285
#121: Sam Houston State Bearkats - '06: #117
#122: Hofstra Pride - '06: #29
#123: Albany Great Danes - '06: #90
#124: Indiana State Sycamores - '06: #259
#125: Penn State Nittany Lions - '06: #85
#126: CS Fullerton Titans - '06: #195
#127: Miami (OH) Redhawks - '06: #73
#128: Hampton Pirates - '06: #256
#129: Bucknell Bison - '06: #58
#130: Utah Utes - '06: #96
#131: St. John's Red Storm - '06: #69
#132: Charleston Cougars - '06: #122
#133: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks - '06: #282
#134: South Carolina Gamecocks - '06: #61
#135: Marist Red Foxes - '06: #81
#136: Wisconsin Green Bay Phoenix - '06: #132
#137: High Point Panthers - '06: #112
#138: Iowa State Cyclones - '06: #134
#139: Central Florida Knights - '06: #184
#140: Eastern Kentucky Colonels - '06: #262
#141: Sacred Heart Pioneers - '06: #248
#142: Jackson State Tigers - '06: #177
#143: Mississippi Rebels - '06: #138
#144: Oakland Grizzlies - '06: #211