NHL Power Rankings Week 8

NHL Power Rankings Week 8

It’s still way too early to legitimately rank these teams, but I’ll try anyway. Regardless, check out some of the top plays from the past week and see where your favorite team ranks within their conference. If you have any thoughts, please let us know at contact@quartermastersports.com; subject: NHL Power Rankings Week 8. Your input is always welcome.

NHL Top 5

1. St. Louis Blues (16-5-1)

2. Tampa Bay Lightning (15-3-2)

  • Last Week: W 6-1 vs DAL, L 3-5 vs NYI
  • Rongy’s Star: Steven Stamkos – 2 Goals, 2 Assists, +2
  • Stamkos’ Bolts dropped an ugly one to the Islanders on Saturday, but they still boast one of the league’s most dangerous offenses. Right now, the loss feels like a minor trip.

3. Nashville Predators (12-6-2)

  • Last Week: L 4-6 at MIN, W 5-2 vs COL, W 5-3 vs WNP
  • Rongy’s Star: Ryan Johansen – 2 Goals, 3 Assists, +6
  • Peter Laviolette’s team earned a spot by beating the Jets at home. The Pred’s look poised to make a push for the President’s Trophy this season.

4. Winnipeg Jets (12-5-3)

  • Last Week: W 3-2 (SO) vs PHI, W 5-2 vs NJ, L 3-5 at NAS
  • Rongy’s Star: Joel Armia – 4 Assists, +2
  • Winnipeg dropped a rough one in Nashville. No cause for concern though, the Preds are 7-1-1 and seemingly beat everyone at home.

5. Toronto Maple Leafs (14-8-0)

  • Last Week: W 1-0 (OT) vs NJ, W 6-0 at MON, L 1-4 vs ARI
  • Rongy’s Star: Frederik Andersen – 102/104 (98%) Save Opportunities, 2 Shutouts 
  • The loss to the Coyotes had to cost them something. Otherwise, Andersen was standing on his head all week, posting two shutouts.

NHL Bottom 5

27. Montreal Canadiens (8-12-2)

  • Last Week: L 4-5 vs ARI, L 0-6 vs TOR, L 1-3 at DAL
  • Four straight losses land the Canadiens in the Bottom 5. Not having Carey Price in net over the past three weeks has really hurt Montreal who hasn’t won a game in regulation since November 7th.

28. Edmonton Oilers (7-12-2)

  • Last Week: L 1-4 vs STL, L 3-6 at DAL, L 3-8 STL
  • Another rough week for the Oilers. Connor McDavid has to be frustrated.

29. Florida Panthers (7-11-2)

  • Last Week: W 2-0 at SJ, L 0-4 at LA, L 2-3 at ANA
  • The trip out west was unkind to the Panthers. Luongo posted a shutout against the Sharks, but then the Panthers got outmatched by both the Kings and Ducks. Florida needs goal scorers desperately. 

30. Arizona Coyotes (5-15-3)

  • Last Week: W 5-4 at MON, W 3-2 (OT) at OTT, W 4-1 at TOR
  • Arizona came into the week with only two wins the whole season. This week they won three; all in Canada. WTF?!?!? Least I can do is move them out of last.

31. Buffalo Sabres (5-12-4)

  • Last Week: L 1-3 at DET, L 1-3 vs CAR, L 2-3 vs COL
  • They’ve lost 7 of their last 8 and are absolute trash. Surefire answer: Let Nate Peterman come in and lead the first line. 

NHL Power Rankings by Conference

Eastern Conference
    W-L-OTL Pts LW
1 Tampa Bay Lightning 15-3-2 32
2 Toronto Maple Leafs 14-8-0 28
3 Columbus Blue Jackets 13-7-1 27
4 New Jersey Devils 12-5-3 27 +1
5 Pittsburgh Penguins 11-8-3 25 +1
6 Ottawa Senators 8-5-6 22 -2
7 Detroit Red Wings 10-8-3 23 +2
8 Washington Capitals 11-10-1 23 -1
9 New York Islanders 11-7-2 24 +1
10 Carolina Hurricanes 9-6-4 22 +1
11 New York Rangers 10-9-2 22 -3
12 Boston Bruins 8-7-4 20 +1
13 Philadelphia Flyers 8-9-4 20 +1
14 Montreal Canadiens 8-12-2 18 -2
15 Florida Panthers 7-11-2 16 +1
16 Buffalo Sabres 5-12-4 14 -1


Western Conference
    W-L-OTL Pts LW
1 St. Louis Blues 16-5-1 33
2 Nashville Predators 12-6-2 26 +1
3 Winnipeg Jets 12-5-3 27 -1
4 Vegas Golden Knights 12-6-1 25 +1
5 Los Angeles Kings 12-7-2 26 -1
6 Anaheim Ducks 10-7-3 23 +2
7 Calgary Flames 12-8-0 24
8 Chicago Blackhawks 10-8-2 22 +2
9 Vancouver Canucks 10-8-3 23
10 San Jose Sharks 10-8-1 21 -4
11 Dallas Stars 11-9-1 23
12 Colorado Avalanche 10-8-1 21 +1
13 Minnesota Wild 9-8-3 21 -1
14 Edmonton Oilers 7-12-2 16
15 Arizona Coyotes 5-15-3 13

Last Week’s Rankings:

NHL Power Rankings (11/15)

NCAA Basketball Top 25 Polls: Week 3

NCAA Basketball Top 25 Polls: Week 3

It’s finally here: Feast Week. The official beginning of the college basketball season has arrived. First things first, snag some of that delicious Thanksgiving spread. Then, help yourself to some seconds. After that, sit back and relax for an excellent weekend of hoops. There is a buffet of excellent games to choose from. The Maui Invitational is always fun. However, this season I’ve got my eyes on the PK80; both Duke and UNC are in the absolutely loaded field. Here are both NCAA Basketball Top 25 Polls: Week 3. 

AP (11/20)

AP Top 25
1 Duke (54) 4-0 1,613
2 Arizona (11) 3-0 1,527
3 Kansas 3-0 1,504
4 Michigan State 2-1 1,390
5 Villanova 3-0 1,345
6 Wichita State 2-0 1,321
7 Florida 3-0 1,117
8 Kentucky 3-1 1,104
9 North Carolina 2-0 1,079
10 USC 3-0 1,055
11 Miami 3-0 918
12 Cincinnati 3-0 893
13 Notre Dame 3-0 857
14 Minnesota 4-0 754
15 Xavier 3-0 750
16 Texas A&M 2-0 618
17 Gonzaga 3-0 540
18 Purdue 4-0 527
19 Louisville 2-0 466
20 Seton Hall 4-0 370
21 Saint Mary’s 4-0 344
22 Baylor 3-0 206
23 West Virginia 2-1 191
23 UCLA 3-0 191
25 Alabama 3-0 133

Coaches (11/20)

USA Today Coaches Poll
1 Duke (29) 4-0 793
2 Kansas (2) 3-0 746
3 Villanova (1) 3-0 678
4 Arizona 3-0 677
5 Michigan State 2-1 670
6 Wichita State 2-0 616
7 Florida 3-0 583
8 Kentucky 3-1 559
9 North Carolina 2-0 532
10 USC 3-0 428
11 Miami 3-0 420
12 Notre Dame 3-0 406
13 Cincinnati 3-0 403
14 Xavier 3-0 363
15 Minnesota 4-0 343
16 Purdue 4-0 305
17 Gonzaga 3-0 280
18 Louisville 2-0 224
19 Texas A&M 2-0 193
20 West Virginia 2-1 190
21 Saint Mary’s 4-0 185
22 Seton Hall 4-0 137
23 UCLA 3-0 136
24 Baylor 3-0 113
25 Virginia 4-0 77


NC College Basketball Review: Week 2

NC College Basketball Review: Week 2

Week 2 is through. As always, we have some great D1 NC College Basketball programs. See how they faired this week.

Appalachian State

Against Iowa State, the Mountaineers put up a valiant effort but ultimately lost 104-98 to the Cyclones. It was another big game for Ronshad Shabazz who led the way with 32 points along with Justin Forrest, who added another 32 off the bench. Later in the week, ASU played Western Michigan and lost 86-67. This was a rather disappointing display based on Appalachian State’s other performances thus far. The only Mountaineer production in this one came from Shabazz. App State was able to get back to their winning ways against UTEP in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-off and beat the Miners 76-72. The Mountaineers had a much more balanced attack in this one with bench player O’Showen Williams leading the way with 19 points.


A late rally wasn’t enough for the Fighting Camels to top UNCW in Wilmington. They fell to the Seahawks 88-84. Campbell received a surprising 33 points from Marcus Burk during a rare off night for Chris Clemmons. The star Camel only mustered up 17 points on 5-16 shooting from the field. With a little more efficiency, the Camels could have gotten a win. Campbell may have taken some frustration out in the next game. They rolled to an easy victory against Johnson and Wales 98-53. Marcus Burk had a good game again tallying 31 in this one.


Bob McKillop’s squad came up short Tuesday, falling 81-68 to Nevada. The Martin twins formerly of NC State shined for Nevada while Davidson could not get much going offensively in the contest. A dismal 41% shooting was the downfall for the previously unbeaten Wildcats.


The Blue Devils had no issues with Southern. Duke won easily 78-61. Wendell Carter Jr led Duke with 20 points to go with Marvin Bagley’s 19. Both posted 11 rebounds as well. Duke also rolled to an easy win against Furman 92-63 later in the week. Bagley led the way with 24 points.

“It was just a time in the game when I was hitting, my teammates kept finding me,” Bagley said after the win against Furman. “They kept coming back to me, they believed in me enough to keep going and keep pushing, and I just executed on the plays we were running. It was one of those moments in the game when I was hot.”

East Carolina

Early in the weak, the Pirates fell to Radford 73-66. B.J. Tyson led the way with 16 in the loss. In another disappointing loss, ECU fell to Central Connecticut 79-68.  As has been the theme early this season, the only two contributors were Kentrell Barkley and B.J. Tyson both scored 19 points apiece. Later in the week, Jeff Lebo’s squad got back into the win column by squeaking past Cleveland State 72-69. B.J. Tyson led the way again scoring 25 points for the Pirates.


Elon came back to beat FIU 95-87 in a high scoring affair. Dainan Swoope led the way with 26 points. Also, count double-doubles from Brian Dawkins and Tyler Seibring. The following night the Phoenix took the court again Concordia. This was an easy win for Elon, 84-62. Elon again featured a balanced attack led by Dainan Swoope who put in 25 points in this one. For the final game of the week, Elon lost a heartbreaker to Milwaukee. After a 46-29 halftime lead, Milwaukee came back with a vengeance, winning with a put-back late to win 72-71. Swoope led the way again with 20 points.

Gardner Webb

DJ Laster scored 21 points with 9 rebounds in a 68-65 loss on the road to UCF. David Efianayi chipped in with 18. The Bulldogs seemed to take some frustration out in their next game against a lesser Warren Wilson squad winning 119-81. There was scoring from everywhere in this one. We’ll give a shoutout to David Efianayi and Liam O’Reilly who both scored 24.


The Aggies rolled past Citadel with a 13/15 FG performance by Femi Olujobi. He finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds. A&T also got a boost from Devonte Boykins double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) in the 92-73 win. The final game of the week was a massive overtime win against Jacksonville on the road 90-82. The Aggies were again led by Olujobi with 37 and 15. 

UNC Asheville

Asheville put up a good fight against Vanderbilt but ultimately fell 79-76. The Bulldogs had a balanced attack with four starters in double figures. Next, UNCA responded with an overtime win versus Austin Peay 82-79. Macio Teague had a standout game scoring 26 points in the contest.

“I thought our guys showed a little bit of resilience down the stretch. We turned the basketball over a few too many times to put ourselves in that position, but I thought we responded well in a good environment. Austin Peay played well, and we were forced to get some stops down the stretch and fortunately, we came up with some good efforts on the defensive end.” – Head Coach Nick McDevitt

North Carolina Central

The Eagles lost to UT Martin 74-57. In the loss, NCCU got production from Raasean Davis with 16 points. Outside of Davis, the Eagles were nowhere to be found. Later in the week, Central took on Warren Wilson University who was no match 101-76. While everyone scored, Raasean Davis led the Eagles with 19 and 12. Finally, Central had a routine victory against Southern winning 80-67. Davis led the way again with yet another double-double posting 17 and 10.

North Carolina

North Carolina rolled to an easy 12-point win against Bucknell. They got big contributions again from Luke Maye (20 points) and Theo Pinson (19). Next, Carolina made easy work of Stanford 96-72. A big game from senior Joel Berry (29 points) paced the Tar Heels in the victory.

“You go through this, you feel good about being 3-0,” Roy Williams said. “I’ve seen some good things, but the freshmen have got a long way to go. Before the end of the year, they’ll either get better or I won’t have gray hair—because I won’t have any at all.”

UNC Charlotte

Charlotte put up a good effort versus Charleston but fell short 81-72 in the contest. A balanced attack led to a close game but they couldn’t get enough stops to truly make it a good game. The Niners bounced back in the next game defeating Presbyterian 83-74. Jon Davis led the way in this one with 24 points.

UNC Greensboro

The Spartans roll to an easy win versus NC Wesleyan with a balanced attack, Marvin Smith lead the way with 16 points. The Spartans also had no issues demolishing a Ferrum team 95-43. Same story for the Spartans a balanced attack but this time lead by a bench player with 19 from Isaiah Miller. Lastly, the Delaware Blue Hens were no match for the Spartans of Greensboro, the Spartans taking this one 79-66. Francis Alonso had a career day in this one scoring a career-high 32 points. Spartans also made easy work of Longwood. Alonso again was the spark off the bench scoring 16 points.

NC State

The Wolfpack rolled over Presbyterian in an 86-68 affair. They got big production out of Lennard Freeman who scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Next up for NC State is the #3 Arizona Wildcats. An early test to see how serious we should take the Kevin Keatts squad this year in a loaded ACC race.

“It gets a little more challenging,” Keatts said. “Certainly we get to play, in my opinion, the No. 1 team in the country on Wednesday, which is Arizona, which is a very good program.” “I’m very pleased with the way we are playing on the defensive end,” Keatts stated later. “Obviously if you are a pressing team you want to be turning teams over.”

UNC Wilmington

C.B McGrath’s Hawks pulled out a tight game at home against Campbell 88-84. UNCW was again led by the tandem of Jordan Talley (18 points, 14 assists) and double-double machine Devontae Cacok (16 points, 17 rebounds).

“I wouldn’t have thought we turned them over 20 times in the game if I didn’t see the box score. Because all I can think about is the lob dunks and the wide-open 3s that occur because Cacok’s like Shaq out there,” Campbell coach Kevin McGeehan said.

Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons have been nothing but disappointing this year. This week, they started with a loss to Drake 77-74.  The only person for Wake Forest that came to play in this one was Doral Moore with a 17 point 17 rebound line. Next, they defeated an inferior Quinnipiac team 72-55. Crawford had 17 points in the game and was the leading scorer. Lastly, Wake lost to Houston 78-73. I can’t quite figure out what’s wrong with Wake Forest this year. On paper, they should have a much better record. Yet to start the year, here they sit 1-4. They need Bryant Crawford to play to his potential and become more efficient to lead this team to some wins.

Western Carolina

Against division-irrelevant Hiwassee, Western had a balanced attack featuring Devin Peterson with 15 points. Later in the week, the Catamounts got a taste of a real opponent, #14 Minnesota. Matt Halvorsen played well with 17 points in the loss, but no one else could muster any production in the game. In the final game of the week, WVU fell short to UMass 85-76. I think Western Carolina may have a few new starters this coming week as Matt Halvorsen lead the way with 18 points along with Desmond Johnson having 17 points, both off the bench.

Power Rankings

Week 2 Power Rankings
  Team Record This Week’s Schedule +/-
1 Duke 5-0 11/23 Portland State


2 UNC 3-0 11/23 Portland


3 NC State 4-0 11/22 Arizona


4 Davidson 2-1 11/25 App State

11/28 UNC Charlotte

5 Wilmington 2-1 11/24 Loyola-Chicago

11/25 Valparaiso

6 Greensboro 4-1 11/24 Wake Forest

11/28 Presbyterian

7 Asheville 2-2 11/22 Monmouth

11/26 Wofford

8 Elon 3-3 11/22 Radford


9 Campbell 2-2 11/24 Abil Christian

11/25 Bowling Green

11/26 SC Upstate

10 ECU 2-2 11/24 Rutgers

11/26 NC A&T

11 Charlotte 2-2 11/24 High Point

11/28 Davidson

12 Wake Forest 1-4 11/24 UNC Greensboro

11/28 Illinois

13 A&T 4-1 11/26 ECU


14 App State 3-2 11/22 JMU

11/25 Davidson

11/28 VCU

15 Central 2-3 11/22 Marshall

11/24 Illinois

11/26 SE Missouri State

16 Gardner Webb 1-3 11/21 Brevard


17 Western 1-4 11/24 UT Arlington


NC College Basketball Review: Week 1

After Cupcake Weekend, How Much Has Changed? – College Football Playoff Contenders

Tuesday’s College Football Playoff Rankings Actually Mean Something Now

The first few weeks of College Football Playoff rankings were completely useless. Everyone can count wins and losses among Power 5 teams. Now things are down to the nitty-gritty. With one week to go before Conference Championships weekend, we’ve reached the best part of college football season. It’s rivalry week and with playoff spots up for grabs, every game now is do-or-die.

I’m sorry Central Florida. Clearly, the CFP Committee only cares about lining their pockets with that Power 5 money. I’d give you guys a shot any day.

The Current Four

1. Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0)

  • IN: If the Tide beat Auburn Saturday, it’ll be hard to keep them out of the playoffs even if they lose the SEC title game.
  • OUT: They get blown out by Auburn. 

2. Miami Hurricanes (10-0)

  • IN: Take care of business against Pitt and then beat Clemson in the ACC Championship Game.
  • OUT: Lose either game.

3. Clemson Tigers (10-1)

  • IN: Beat rival South Carolina and then win the ACC Championship Game against Miami.
  • OUT: Lose either game.

4. Oklahoma Sooners (10-1)

  • IN: Beat West Virginia and then the Big 12 Championship.
  • OUT: Lose either game.

Next In Line

5. Wisconsin Badgers (11-0)

  • How they get IN: They beat Minnesota and then win the BIG 10 title game against Ohio State. However, they also need Auburn to lose to either Alabama or Georgia. They benefit second from the Clemson/Miami impending matchup.

6. Auburn Tigers (9-2)

  • How they get IN: They must beat Alabama this weekend and then Georgia in the SEC Championship. If they do that, I believe their strength of losses favors the Tigers over Wisconsin with priority into the playoff first.

7. Georgia Bulldogs (10-1)

  • How they get IN: The Bulldogs need a win against Georgia Tech this weekend and hope Auburn beats Alabama. Then Georgia needs to beat Auburn in the SEC Championship. They will need either Oklahoma or Wisconsin to stumble once as well.

Need a lot of Help

8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-2)

  • How they get IN: Aside from winning out, Notre Dame also needs both Clemson and Miami to lose this weekend and then Clemson win the ACC title game. Furthermore, they need Alabama to beat Auburn and then Georgia in the SEC title game. Finally, they need Wisconsin or Oklahoma to lose in their conference title games.

9. Ohio State Buckeyes (9-2)

  • How they get IN: Urban Meyer’s team has to beat Michigan this weekend. Then they have to beat Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game. Alabama has to win the SEC. Both Clemson and Miami have to lose this weekend and then Clemson has to win the ACC title game. Finally, Oklahoma has to lose their final two games.

Last Week:

Who’s Still Standing? – College Football Playoff Contenders

NC FBS Report Week 12

NC FBS Week 12 Scoreboard

Upsets and Blowouts: NC FBS Week 12

Pirates Break Records and Bearcats

Cincinnati (3-8, 1-6) 20
East Carolina (3-8, 3-5) 48

For the first time all season, ECU’s offense was too much for another team to handle. East Carolina was up 21-0 before the Bearcats could even get on the scoreboard. Gardner Minshew threw for a career-high 444 yards. His main target: Trevon Brown. The junior from Wilmington logged 9 receptions for a score-record 270 yards. On the day, the duo connected for two touchdowns including a 95-yarder, another school record.

 “I cannot say enough about our seniors today, getting this win for them in their last time here on Bagwell Field was big,” ECU coach Scottie Montgomery said. “We didn’t hear much out of the seniors, it was the younger guys who all wanted to get this one for the seniors,” Montgomery added.

Heels Trounce Western

Western Carolina (7-5) 10
North Carolina (3-8, 1-6) 65

Though it was against an FBS opponent, a win is a win and North Carolina will take all they can scavenge at this point. Nathan Elliott led the Tar Heels to their second straight win with four touchdowns on the afternoon. Michael Carter added 103 rushing yards and a touchdown of his own. Anthony Ratliff-Williams didn’t throw for a touchdown in this game, but he caught one and totaled 88 yards on five total receptions. 

Heels Head Coach Larry Fedora: “I’m proud of our guys, especially the seniors. Our seniors have done a tremendous job of keeping the locker room positive and keeping our guys playing hard no matter what the situation was. I said it from the beginning, these guys love each other and play hard for each other and I’m proud to have coached them this year and we have one more to finish it up.”

Charlotte Smoked by Southern Miss

UNC-Charlotte (1-10, 1-6) 21
Southern Mississippi (7-4, 5-2) 66

As expected, Southern Mississippi dominated Charlotte from start to finish. The story of the season for UNCC. Hassan Klugh threw a couple of pick-sixes and that was that.

“We couldn’t handle them up front — we couldn’t block them. They got after us pretty good in our run game.” – Charlotte’s Brad Lambert said of Southern Miss.

Duke Rolls Ramblin Wreck

Georgia Tech (5-5, 4-4) 20
Duke (5-6, 2-3) 43

It was a rough six weeks for the Blue Devils, but Saturday they were finally able to snap their six-game skid by beating Georgia Tech in Durham. The Duke rushing attack was on full display. Between Brittain Brown, Shaun Wilson, and Daniel Jones, the trio combined for 280 rushing yards. Jones added 177 through the air. He and Brown accounted for five Duke touchdowns. 

“You’ve got to take the challenge on yourself to try to outrush a team,” coach David Cutcliffe said. “And about the only way you’re going to outrush a Georgia Tech team is to be on the field more than they are. We accomplished that. I told them, ‘When you’re playing an option team, prepare to play from behind at some point,’” Cutcliffe said. “To play these teams, you have to catch up to the speed of that offense. It’s not a scout team. So it takes you awhile to get your sea legs.”

Deacons Upset Pack at Home

#23 NC State (7-4, 5-2) 24
Wake Forest (7-4, 4-3) 30

No Greg Dortch, no problem. Wake Forest established themselves as the best team in the state Saturday with a win over NC State. Deacon LB Demetrius Kemp forced a fumble on the goal line late in the fourth to lead Wake Forest to victory. Tabari Hines caught 139 of John Wofford’s 247 yards and all three of his touchdown passes. 

On the other side, Ryan Finley did his best to keep the Wolfpack in the game. The senior QB tossed for 327 yards on 34/52 passing and one touchdown. Kelvin Harmon led the State receiving corps with 105 yards on 8 receptions. Jakobi Meyers caught 10 passes for 90 yards.

“That was just a pure hustle play,” Kemp said about the game-winning forced fumble. “I saw the quarterback throw the ball and just burst to the ball. That’s what we preach every day in practice — just burst to the ball and just hustling.”

NC FBS Power Rankings

1. Wake Forest (7-4, 4-3) +1
2. NC State (7-4, 5-2) -1
3. Appalachian State (6-4, 5-1)
4. Duke (5-6, 2-3)
5. North Carolina (3-8, 1-6)
6. East Carolina (3-8, 3-5)
7. UNC-Charlotte (1-10, 1-6)

Week 13 Games and Predictions

  • East Carolina at Memphis (9-1, 6-1) – Saturday, 12:00 PM
    • Prediction: Memphis
  • Duke at Wake Forest – Saturday, 12:30 PM
    • Prediction: Wake Forest
  • Appalachian State at Georgia State (6-3, 5-1) – Saturday, 2:00 PM
    • Prediction: App State
  • Florida Atlantic (8-3, 7-0) at UNC-Charlotte – Saturday, 2:00 PM
    • Prediction: FAU
  • North Carolina at NC State – Saturday, 3:30 PM
    • Prediction: NC State

*RONGY- 46-27 (W12: 2-3) through Week 12 picks*

NC FBS Report Week 11

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