As of this Sunday, NU has reached 20th in the Sagarin ratings, it will be interesting to see where they stand after this week's games with some of the higher profile tournaments taking place.
As for the Charleston Classic, all three wins are rated in the top 100:
Tulsa - 94th
LSU - 91st
Seton Hall - 43rd
Kenpom is less high on us: #36
Tulsa - 71st
LSU - 122nd
Seton Hall - 68th
Add to that upcoming showdowns against Baylor (Sagarin #25, Kenpom #25) and Creighton (Sagarin #29, Kenpom #55), and NU can really create some buzz and positive momentum if they can win one of the two.
If you're a loyal SoP poster, and you live near the Chicago area, grab a friend and let's fill up Welsh-Ryan for that showdown - so that NU can add a signature win to the ol' resume. Also, right now the B1G is the top rated conference by Sagarin.
Also, I may make a trek from KC to Omaha to see the 'Cats at Creighton on 12/22 comment if you're in the KC area and interested in traveling, or if you just want to see the 'Cats wax the 'Jays.
After taking home the 'SHIP in Charleston, how many non-conference losses does NU have this year?
None. We're goin' to the Promised Land, baby! (6 votes)
One. 'Erbody talkin' bout dem Baylor Bears bein' the class of the Big 12 (10?) (18 votes)
Two. NU falters as good teams have time to adjust to NU's unique gimmicky schemes (6 votes)
3+. Charleston Classic Smoke and Mirrors: NU is teasing us only to break our hearts again. (0 votes)
30 total votes