Bucknell (4-4) was highly ranked in the preseason. At 2-2 in the Patriot League, the Bison are sitting in a murky spot outside the top four spots for the league tournament. This is the second year in a row that Villanova (1-5) has been sluggish from the starting gate. Blame it on an arduous schedule coupled with a minimally invasive offense. Jacksonville (1-5) has too much talent and speed to be dropping games every weekend. Mount St. Mary's (0-7) is one of three winless teams in the country. Ohio State (1-5) was erroneously ranked in the preseason Top 10. Now its time to refuel. The Eastern College Athletic Conference title is still within their grasp. The April 12 game against Michigan, which will be at the Horseshoe before the Buckeyes spring football game, suddenly looks competitive.
Steve Ruark, BALTIMORE SUN