Dozen teams refuse to cave in

January 01, 2002 1:45 AM
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The Dirty Dozen is harder to crack than an Afghan cave.

No team in the poll, other than imprisoned North Carolina was able to win a game. The Tar Heels are still being held against their will thanks to a brutal 1-5 record against the spread.

The real season begins this week with the start of conference play, which is sure to bust up the Dozen when these fine members start playing teams equally feeble.

The majority of teams in the Dozen are from the East, which speaks highly for the quality of ball being played on the West Coast.

We searched hard for some West Coast representation, but the worst team we could find was Cal StateFullerton with a 2-8 record. Fullerton is rated 278th out of 327 Division I teams in the most recent Sagarin rankings.

It’s a shame there’s no room yet for Savannah State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, who have combined for a 0-20 mark.

Eastern Kentucky, at 0-8, is another team worthy of mention. None of these schools have had lines of their games because nobody knows about them.

Fairleigh Dickinson, the Duke of college hoops, tops the rankings for the third straight week. Long Island U. and Liberty are again second and third respectively.

Hopefully this week will bring some movement.

Dirty Dozen

   W-L   ATS
1 Farl. Dickinson   0-11   0-0
2 Long Island U.   0-9   0-0
3 Liberty   0-9   0-0
4 Ark-Pine Bluff   0-11   0-0
5 IP-Fort Wayne   0-12   1-3
6 Morgan St   0-10   0-0
7 New Hampshire   0-9   0-0
8 SE Missouri St   0-8   3-2
9 Southern U   0-9   0-0
10 Nicholls St   0-8   0-0
11 SE Louisiana   0-9   0-0
12 North Carolina   4-5   1-5

Dozen record:
4-110 SU, 5-10 ATS

Savannah State, E. Kentucky, My Old Kentucky Home, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Rick Pitino, Colonel Sanders.