Miami Hurricanes

Who will go undefeated in conference play?

ACC: Miami Hurricanes, 13-0

Remaining schedule:

at Wake Forest

Virginia Tech

at Duke

Georgia Tech

Clemson

Odds: 21.2% (per Ken Pomeroy)

The Canes have four games left where they are bound to be double-digit favorites, so it likely will boil down to their trip to Cameron. Should they upset Duke, their win shares have them at 70% to win the other four.

WCC: Gonzaga (13-0)

Remaining schedule:

San Diego

at BYU

Portland

Odds: 74.8%

The Zags have played three conference games that have been less than double-digit margins: at Santa Clara, vs St. Mary's, and at San Dieo. It's pretty much impossible to imagine San Diego or Portland challenging them in Spokane, so it will come down to their trip to BYU. Even in that game they are projected to be an 8-point favorite.

 

C-USA: Memphis (12-0)

Remaining schedule:

Southern Miss

at Xavier (non-conference)

at UCF

at UTEP

UAB

Odds: 29.3% (Xavier excluded)

Of the 12 Conference USA teams, Pomeroy has the Memphis schedule pegged as the easiest conference slate to date, but that changes when they finish against teams current 2nd, t-3rd, t-3rd and 9th. They'll be the favorite in every game, though 13-2 Southern Miss is always dangerous, as are road trips to UCF and UTEP.

 

WAC: Louisiana Tech (14-0)

Remaining games:

Utah State

San Jose State

at New Mexico State

at Denver

Odds: 7.8%

The least likely unbeaten to remain that way, Louisiana Tech finishes the year with a 2-game road trip into New Mexico State and Denver. Utah State at home will also be no pushover.  Should they get through the first three, they are currently projected to be a 6-point underdog at Denver.

 

MAC: Akron (12-0)

Remaining schedule:

North Dakota State (non conference)

at Ohio

at Buffalo

Miami (OH)

Kent State

Odds: 27.9%

Following their BracketBuster game against North Dakota State, the Zips get the biggest test in the MAC which is a road trip to Ohio. The Bobcats are a very experienced team, and their only MAC loss was when they traveled to Akron.

 

MEAC: Norfolk State (12-0)

Remaining schedule:

at Delaware State

Bethune Cookman

Florida A&M

North Carolina A&T

Odds: 27.2%

The MEAC isn't exactly murderer's row to begin with, and Norfolk State avoids the next three teams in the standings down the stretch. They avoided No. 2 (NC Central) for the entire conference slate, which seems a bizarre way to schedule a 13-team conference. But in the MEAC every team avoids one other team, and this year it happens to be the two best teams. Go figure.

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