College Hoops Barometer: Risers & Fallers

College Hoops Barometer: Risers & Fallers

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The task of following the last of the undefeated squads has been a tad less burdensome during these COVID times, as a topsy-turvy start to the season leaves just three remaining candidates.  The defending champion Baylor Bears, perhaps to the surprise of many, sit atop the charts at No. 1 with an unblemished record.  We've talked about the Bears in prior renditions.  The same can be said for the USC Trojans, who lost the incredibly talented Evan Mobley to the NBA but somehow still find themselves sitting at 12-0 at the time of this writing.

The final undefeated squad is the most intriguing, though.  The Colorado State Rams, hailing from the Mountain West Conference, have a spotless 11-0 record, including wins over Mississippi State, Creighton and last year's Cinderella darling, Oral Roberts.  CSU is led by David Roddy, who is having a sensational junior campaign with averages of 19.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists.  His partner in crime is floor general Isaiah Stevens, a fellow junior managing 14.2 pints, 3.0 bounds and 6.8 assists per tilt.  The Rams can score with almost anyone and are unselfish on the offensive end to boot.  Navigating the Mountain West will not be easy amongst the likes of San Diego State and Boise State, and an Achilles' heel of the Rams may be their lack of size.  Roddy is their leading rebounder at 6-5.  Nevertheless, it has been a banner start to the 2021-2022 campaign for Colorado State, as the Rams

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Jesse Siegel
Siegel covers college football, college basketball and minor league baseball for RotoWire. He was named College Sports Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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