There’s a growing sentiment across the country that St. Joe’s non-conference schedule does not deserve the lofty ranking it is getting from the RPI (or just about any other objective system out there).
But consider this, of the Hawks 11 non-conference opponents, all of them have winning records entering Tuesday’s play.
They’re the only team in Division 1 that can claim this. Four other teams have just one non-winning team on their non-conference schedule, but they are all (Belmont, Austin Peay, Delaware State, The Citadel) from far lesser conferences than the Atlantic 10.
SJU non conference opponents and records
Gonzaga 21-2 Boston U. 19-4 Old Dominion 15-8 San Francisco 14-12 Penn 12-8 Boston College 17-8 Drexel 15-8 California 11-10 Pacific 16-7 Delaware 15-9 Villanova 12-9