Thursday, February 6, 2014

Craw's NWC/CCC Power Rankings (2/6/2014

By Greg Crawford, please follow on twitter @wchoops and @crawssportsbiz

The Craw's NWC/CCC power rankings are brought to you by Greg Crawford, who covers D-1 basketball for Comcast SportsNet and, but also loves "small" college basketball. So thus two great conferences, Northwest Conference and Cascade Collegiate Conference make up the list.  And feel free to make a comment on the bottom of the rankings, or you can email Greg at, be respectful please, even if you disagree.

9. Pacific (5-6) 12-8---A controversial choice, but playing without their star guard all season Danny Brakebush, the Boxers have performed admirably all season.

8. Concordia (7-5) 18-6----Tough losses last week on the road to College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon, but overall body of work keeps the Cavaliers in Craw's Power Rankings.

7. Puget Sound (7-3) 11-8---Really a good NWC league season for the Loggers, including beating Lewis and Clark last weekend on Palatine Hill.

6. George Fox 6-4 (13-6)---The Bruins are in a big friendly fight for one of the four playoff spots in the Northwest Conference and a team that can beat anyone on a given night.

5. Northwest (8-4) 17-6----When does Northwest ever play bad? Even in losses they are usually in the game and so well coached year in and out.

4. Southern Oregon (8-5) 19-6----A powerful team that needs to finish the regular season strong. An up and down league season, but still deserve the number four spot.

3. Whitman (8-2) 13-6----Whitman still has a chance to win the Northwest Conference regular season. It is safe to say, Eric Bridgeland has changed the basketball culture in Walla Walla.

2. Whitworth (9-1) 15-4----The Pirates deserve so much credit in the basketball world for never seeming to miss a beat each year, that beat is all about winning.

1. College of Idaho (11-2) 20-5---Only team in Craw's Nine with 20 wins. College of Idaho has a good team, which is really athletic that can win at both fast paced and slowdown tempo.

To attend a great game in Northwest Conference or Cascade Collegiate Conference, please check their websites for times and dates.

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