Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SoCon Weekly Primer: Life After Davidson

The Southern Conference has seen a lot of changes in the last several months. Since the league last convened, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Elon all have left the conference. Mercer, East Tennessee State and VMI have all joined.

Of course, Davidson is gone too.

That's the one that really hurts the conference. That's the one that leaves a mark.

The SoCon ranked 30th in RPI last year. Can the SoCon possibly get better without Davidson?

Reasonable people would say no. After all, teams like Davidson are not just replaced on the mid-major level. They have been consistently very good for the last decade.

However, it is interesting to note that it is Wofford that has actually won three of the last five SoCon championships, not Davidson. Chattanooga has a long basketball tradition and appears to be on their way back up.

Davidson got all the way to the Elite Eight in 2008 behind Stephen Curry, but have not advanced in the NCAA Tournament since. Mercer, the newest SoCon member, won a tournament game last year


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