Intramural men's 'A' power rankings
Grady Garrett and Andrew Kilstrom breakdown the top 10 teams in intramurals
Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 03:02
This year Grady Garrett and Andrew Kilstrom scouted the entirety of the Men’s “A” intramural basketball. After four weeks, we’ve narrowed our power rankings down to 25, with the top 10 receiving analysis. Here are the top teams going into the playoffs. The bracket will come out later this week, with games beginning on Sunday. If you have any questions or complaints hit us up on twitter (@gradygarrett, @AndrewKilstrom.)1. MinoTaurs
The MinoTaurs are essentially the old Lambda Chi team, which won the All-U championship last year and finished second two years ago, minus Tito Garcia (go-to scorer) and Michael Smith (extremely athletic), plus Connor Hamlett (6-foot-7, OSU football player) and Will Storey and Jack Lomax (former OSU football players). We’ll call that an even trade off, considering Hamlett averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds as a senior in high school.
We made fun of #getnbuckets’ team name earlier this term, but they really do get buckets. They outscored their opponents 253-110 in the regular season. In their last game, an 82-17 win, they held their opponent scoreless until the 6:14 mark of the first half. They’re also so hotheaded and competitive that they complained about calls late in the second half when they were up by 50-plus points, so don’t expect them to take it easy and lose to a team they shouldn’t.
The highest scoring team in all of IMs, Yeeders eclipsed 70 points three times in four games. Blair can stroke it from the perimeter, Evola grabs every rebound in his vicinity and throws outlet passes like he’s Kevin Love, and Hagan… wait a second, according to the official Whittier College athletics website, a Tyler Hagan from Segundo, Calif., played in 15 games last year for the Poets, a Division III team in Los Angeles. We believe that makes him ineligible for IMs.
4. Money Team
Robert Phillips III
Money Team might only be fourth in our power rankings, but they have a legitimate shot at winning the championship. This team’s a lot like the Houston Rockets. They love to run and put a ton of points up. Cook is as quick as anybody and Phillips III has possibly the best all-around game in IMs this year. They have size down low, so Money Team theoretically matches up with any team out there. Now throw in the fact that all five players on the court are above-average shooters from 3-point range and you’ve got a contender.
5. Fantasy Factory
Fantasy Factory has a great starting five but no bench to speak of. Literally, they don’t have any players coming off the bench, and could struggle in the later rounds of the playoffs because of that. With one or two solid bench players Fantasy Factory easily could have cracked the top three. Their lineup is a traditional one with a quick point guard (Kevin Jarvis) who can shoot, a small forward (Mark Sandoz) who is their best player and constantly slashes for layups, and both bigs are good on both ends of the court.