This article is part of our College Hoops Barometer series.
How about this for a feel-good story? The Navy Midshipmen are currently the only remaining undefeated team in the Patriot League, sitting at 4-0 in conference play. Navy has not represented the Patriot League in the NCAA Tournament since 1998. Since that time, eight different programs have punched a ticket to The Big Dance from the Patriot League. The Midshipmen have not won a game in the tournament since 1986, when the Admiral, David Robinson, roamed the interior of the lane. Navy actually finished with the best record in the conference last season but was stunned by lowest remaining seed Loyola (MD) in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament. Navy returns four of its five starters from a season ago, including seniors John Carter and Greg Summers, who are looking to exact revenge for their early exit. Navy has won each of its first four conference clashes by double digits and should be viewed as the clear-cut favorite in the conference.
Let's take a look at some players in the news in this edition of the College Hoops Barometer.
Charlie Moore, G, Miami – The 'Canes dropped a heartbreaker to Florida State on Tuesday, but still sit atop the standings in the ACC, and Moore is one of the main reasons for Miami's surprising 5-1 start in conference play. The DePaul transfer is the floor general and catalyst for the Miami offense and has played inspired ball of late. Over the last four contests, Moore