Hard to fathom but the regular season is already a third over for many teams (by Dec 6). Here are some conference rankings based solely on observation and the naked eye. You math guru's can use the formulas.


RANK TEAM RECORD COMMENTS
1 Shippensburg 4-0, 7-0 Fite won a huge game at IUP and hung on after giving up a 19-point lead. Very nice mix of size and guard play. Team is also banged up with a couple players out.
2 IUP 3-1, 8-1 Kutztown was a big win. Lost a late lead against Ship. Fairmont looms Dec 19.
3 Kutztown 3-1, 6-1 Senior-laden team. Has improved since last year's regional final finish.
4 ESU 4-0, 6-3 Odd, slow start. Three straight wins. Lot of talent, speed and rebounding
5 Gannon 3-1, 4-2 Next four games will tell a lot. Schedule to this point has been so-so. Knights have Bowie, ESU, Wheeling and IUP up next. Time to see if contenders or pretenders.
6 West Chester 3-1, 4-4 A 4-4 record with this roster ... something is up. A lot of 'JUCO Stars' were recruited. Meshing issues, perhaps? Likely.
7 SRU 2-2, 5-4 Big win over WCU. In typical Reynolds fashion team is getting better with each game. Tough out by mid-Jan.
8 UPJ 1-3, 5-4 Disappointing start after high expectations ... continuing to drop close games.
9 Mercyhurst 2-2, 4-3 Rebuilding instead of typical reload? Mercy usually starts slow.
10 Seton Hill 2-2, 5-3 Always under the radar
11 Millersville 3-1, 4-3 Winning but winning ugly against some bad teams. Schedule has been favorable.
12 Clarion 2-2, 4-4 Some real close loses. Trip to WL looms.
13 Mansfield 2-2, 4-3 Expected better start after Duquesne win. Trip to IUP up next.
14 Bloomsburg 0-4, 3-4 Bloom is way better than its record and its recent technical foul festival at Gannon. But, the record is the record -- Can't hide from it.
15 Edinboro 0-4, 2-5 Looking like a one-trick-pony team. Shut down the pony, shut down the Scots. Mayson has no help so far.
16 Lock Haven 1-3, 5-3 Fast start against some strange opponents may be a mirage. Poor start in PSAC play.
17 Cal 0-4, 2-7 Vulcans have been competitive most nights -- for a while at least. Roster is pretty thin talent-wise.
18 Cheyney 1-3, 1-7 Didn't shy away from playing a tough schedule. Nice win at Cal this past weekend.