Team: Phi Beta
The Bulldogs have shown the ability to score with the freshman double threat of Jordan Kelley and Daniel Ellerbrock. They also bring intense defense and can handle the pressure of close games. They remain undefeated in the league after beating both Pi Gamma and the Rams. If they can keep the turnovers down and continue to get timely 3-pointers, they should be looking at a championship.
Team: Pi Gamma
Led once again by shooting forward Bryce Allen, the Royals are a tough team to handle. Allen provides significant matchup problems with his height and skill set, and his supporting cast does a good job picking up the slack when the stellar forward struggles. Pi Gamma has defeated the Beta Gamma Patriots, and don’t forget that they led for half the game against Phi Beta.
Team: Phi Kappa
The Rams have earned a No. 3 ranking with a confident win over Beta Gamma, but their losses to Pi Gamma and Phi Beta leave them needing to prove they can win big games. With junior point guard Nathan Thomas at the helm, the scoring is spread evenly, and the Rams are a promising contender entering the second half.
Team: Beta Gamma
Losses to Pi Gamma and the Rams put Beta at No. 4, but don’t forget about them just yet. Juniors Bruce Burkholder and Mark England are leading a team of many freshmen, and there is plenty of time to improve. The losses were within reach for Beta; look for them to be more of a threat as the season continues.
Team: Sigma Alpha
The Spartans have the size, skills and experience to be a contender, but not the schedule to prove it — yet. Other than a tough loss to Beta, the Spartans have mostly spent their time handily defeating minor teams. Look for them to prove themselves in their upcoming matchup against the Phi Beta Bulldogs.