The final team on the Non-BCS Watch List is a perennial NCAA Tournament team that boasts one of the top players in the nation.
Xavier stumbled out of the gate last season, losing five of their first 13 games due in part to a series of injuries and the ineligibility of a key freshman. Coach Chris Mack rallied the troops, and the Muskies won 16 of their final 17 regular season games. They finished 15-1 in the Atlantic 10, but a one-point loss to Dayton in their first game of the conference tournament dropped them to a six seed in the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to Marquette in the first round.
The Musketeers finished 45th in the Pomeroy Ratings, and despite a sharp decline in their pace of play, the offense ranked in the Top 50 for the fifth straight season. They were efficient at getting to the free throw line and posted Top 75 numbers for both effective field goal and turnover percentages. The Xavier defense ranked 59th overall, which was thei...