Nice to see that I came back from vacation in time to see Wooster play two difficult ranked opponents.  I should have stayed on the cruise ship.

Last Night
#3 Susquehanna 61   #8 Whittier 58
After being down by 1 at the half, Susquehanna fell further behind a couple times before finally going ahead 42-40 about midway through the half.  The visitors were then able to hold off repeated runs by Whittier the rest of the way and secured the 3 point win with free throws at the end.  Susquehanna moves up several spots with the impressive win while Whittier falls down six spots after their first loss on the season.

Also considered: #1 Kenyon stayed perfect by downing the defending champs 77-67, #2 Webster out-Gorlocked Wooster 74-64, #4 Lynchburg needed a buzzer-beating bucket to avoid overtime and edge Wabash 52-50, #7 Earlham answered correctly the question of what Baldwin-Wallace looks like and won 61-57, #14 S. Vermont took care of North Carolina Wesleyan at home 67-54, Ohio Wesleyan scored a home upset over Emerson 86-81, and #18 Ramapo pulled away from UMass Dartmouth 65-50.

Sim blowout watch: Lawrence got the cover and knocked W. New England out of the rankings with the 51-85 loss.

#6 Dickinson (6-0)(mfnmyers) at #18 Ramapo (6-0)(riceformvp)
Another nice night with three games between ranked opponents, once again featuring the one with two undefeateds.  Dickinson has climbed up into the top ten after an incredible five straight wins over ranked teams to open the season, including both of last year's NT final teams.  Now they continue their push for the top SOS number as they travel to visit another undefeated top 25 team.  This will be the first big test for Ramapo and their new coach, a home win would be huge for their computer numbers.  Dickinson is favored by 3.

Also considered: #17 Johnson and Wales at #1 Kenyon, #8 Whittier at #5 Chapman, W. New England at #4 Lynchburg, Maryville at #9 Willamette, #11 Emory at Penn St. Altoona, #13 Millsaps at Wooster, UMass Dartmouth at #15 Wisconsin La Crosse, #20 Emmanuel at Mary Washington, and Calvin at #21 Emory and Henry

Sim blowout watch: No big spreads on the Top 25 page tonight, just a bunch of human vs. human games.  You guys and your responsible scheduling...