The Non-BCS Top 25 is a CollegeHoops.net original, copied by multiple major outlets. As a weekly companion to our popular CHN Top 50 ranking, it takes an in-depth look into the underrated universe of teams outside of the big six. The original Non-BCS ranking.
In the most recent installment in his "Coaching Greats" series CHN writer Jon Teitel took some time to talk with former Charlotte head coach Bobby Lutz. During his time at Charlotte, Lutz led the 49ers to five NCAA Tournament appearances. Coach Lutz recently became a member of new head coach Mark Gottfried's staff at NC State.
Jon Teitel: From 1984-1986 you were an assistant for Cliff Ellis at Clemson. What made Ellis such a great coach, and what is the most important thing you ever learned from him?
Atlantic 10 Conference (19-12, 9-7)
It's been a couple of years since the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament had this much attention. Charlotte, Dayton and Rhode Island all hosted games and needed to move on to Atlantic City in order to maintain their hopes of getting into the NCAA Tournament as an at-large. But while the Rams took care of business by beating Saint Joseph's 87-76 and Dayton beating George Washington 70-60, the 49ers weren't as fortunate, falling to an opponent you have to beat if you're to make a solid case to the selection committee.
With there still being one day left in the weekend we've gout ourselves quite the question: who should be the nation's top-ranked team when the new polls are released on Monday? The top two teams, Kansas and Kentucky, went on the road Saturday and return to their respective campuses with losses. The Jayhawks fell to an Oklahoma State team likely one marquee win away from sewing up an NCAA bid 85-77 as they were unable to slow down James Anderson (27 points, eight rebounds) and three other Cowboys who finished in double figures.