After the holiday hiatus, the NCBBA is back in action and the Buckeyes from Ohio State remain the #1 team in the land outpacing the #2 UMass-Lowell by 17 points. The top 5 remain the same but two newcomers join the party! Check out where all the teams landed in the Phenom Elite Week 13 NCBBA Top 20 Poll.
It is with great pleasure to announce that for the 3rd straight year, the 2020 NCBBA Men’s National Championship will be held in South Bend, Indiana on the campus of Indiana University-South Bend (IU-South Bend). The previous two National Championship Tournaments were the best that the NCBBA has ever held. A huge reason for that success was due to the fantastic hospitality and venue that IU-South Bend offered us as well as the commitment and excitement Visit South Bend Mishawaka provided.
The official Press Release announcing the decision can be read HERE. Please be sure to follow the NCBBA Men’s Social Media Accounts as well as the NCBBA Men’s National Championship website as more information and details will be released on those platforms leading up to the 2020 event.
Community Christian has been placed on probation for violation of NCBBA Rule 5.02.2 for playing NCBBA Sanctioned Conference Games without an eligible roster and Nazareth College has been placed on probation for the remainder of the year for violation of NCBBA Rule 22.01.0. They forfeited an entire conference series to Ithaca during Week 6 of the NCBBA season.
First time all season that the #1 team remains the same from the previous poll. Ohio State stays atop the Phenom Elite Week 7 NCBBA Top 20, with UMass-Lowell right behind them at #2. The University of Missouri make a big jump leaping 7 spots to come in at #10, while 3 new teams make an appearance, which means 3 teams drop out of the Top 20. Lot’s more movement so be sure to check where your team landed!
-Next Poll Released: 1/23/20
To date, three Phenom Elite Top 20 Polls have been released, and now, three different #1’s. In the Preseason Top 20, the defending champs, East Carolina University sat at the top. Then in the Week 3 Top 20, SIU Edwardsville-White claimed the #1 spot. Well, in the Phenom Elite Week 5 NCBBA Top 20, the Buckeyes from Ohio State are the King of the Hill after a terrific start. UMass-Lowell made a big jump as well, only 2 points back of OSU going from #6 to #2. A ton of movement this week along with 5 newcomers to the Top 20! So be sure to check out the Phenom Elite Week 5 NCBBA Top 20 to see where your team came in.
NEXT POLL RELEASE DATE: 12/12/19
The 2019-2020 NCBBA-Men’s season opens up, and a new #1 is crowned! The Preseason Top 20 favored the reigning national champions, East Carolina, but after two weeks of play, SIU-Edwardsville White takes over as King of the Mountain in the Phenom Elite Week 3 NCBBA Top 20 after a 3-0 start to the season. East Carolina actually fell two spots to #3, with the University of Pittsburgh making their presence felt coming in at #2. Ohio State University and Boston College round out the top-5. Check out where all the teams landed this week!
Next Poll Released a day early on 11/27/18
In the first-ever Fall Tip-Off Tournament in State College, the University of Pittsburgh Men’s Club Basketball Team went a perfect 6-0 after defeating Ohio State University (5-1) 97-90 in the Championship Game. A total of 30 games were played in less than 48 hours and lots of fun and good competition was had by all. Check out the full results HERE.
East Carolina University picks up right where they left off after winning the National Championship in 2019 as king of the mountain in the Phenom Elite Preseason Top 20! Click on the link to see how the rest of the Top 20 shakes out.
-Next poll release: 11/14/19
The Southern Pacific Region has plenty of talented basketball teams that will vie for the Region Championship in 2020. Who might it be? Check out the Southern Pacific Region Team Previews to form your opinion.
The Great Lakes Region is stacked with talent especially with the addition of a new conference for the 2019-20 season. It should be an exciting regular season that culminates with the top two teams from each conference making it to the Regional Tournament. With all the gifted teams representing the Region, who will be crowned Great Lakes Regional Champion in 2020 and represent the Region at the National Championship Tournament? Check out the Great Lakes Region Team Previews to find out.