Marty, don't look now

But Sun Devil State is now 15-0 this season and top 10 in RPI. However, right below them in RPI is Xavier which is 5-8 but has the #1 SOS so far (including getting swept at AzState last weekend). AZState’s SOS is actually slightly worse than ours but I guess those two games we lost knock us down.

I know. Every time I talk to my AzState friend, he says that they haven’t played anyone yet. He may well regret giving up those tickets.

Arizona State probably has the best hitting team on the West Coast this year, but that league is all about pitching and defense. Kind of like Dan Hubbs at USC, this is a make or break year for Tracy Smith in Tempe. He made the NCAA Tournament his first two years while coaching Tim Esmay’s players, but has had back-to-back losing seasons when ASU was nine games below .500.

My friend was so disgusted that he gave up his baseball tickets and informed whoever called him that he would not be renewing until Smith and the AD were gone.