I had somebody want to anonymously contribute to the blog in the women's section of the Big Sky Conference... So, they sent me their power rankings, and here they are:
1 - Portland State - Two home wins are a great start for defending the regular season champions. Question is the lack of post production. Can't question the production of guards Jones/VanBrocklin/Lampman.
2 - Idaho State - The most balanced team picks up a road win. Bengals have the experience and weapons to win the Big Sky. We will learn more this week when they host Boise State.
3 - Montana State - Big road win followed by unknown road loss (similar to how MSU finished last season). If Oregon State is the real deal this year, this loss isn't bad, if OSU is the cellar dwellar that the Pac 12 coaches and media think they are, not a good sign for the Cats.
4 - Northern Colorado - Tough road loss against a good Bradley team. Will learn a lot more about the Bears this week when they will play two winnable road games.
5 - Montana - The Lady Griz can't score. That didn't stop them from winning the Big Sky Tournament last year. Baker and Sullivan have the talent to be forces in the Big Sky, but it won't happen if they can't get perimeter scoring.
6 - Northern Arizona - Road loss and home win. NAU is the "best of the rest" and the question will be if they can break into the top five. They definitely have the talent, need to see more.
7 - Eastern Washington - Giving up 90 points and losing by 21 at home is a tough way to start the season. The Eagles will miss Piper and Cooper immensely this year. Will be interesting to see who steps up.
8 - Weber State - Only played one game, on the road. Will wait and see what the Wildcats have before moving them out of the 8 spot.
9 - Sac State - Lost 117 - 55 to Oklahoma. Could be a long season for the Hornets.
I will be the first to admit that I do not follow Big Sky women's hoops... so I will turn to the readers, what do you think of his rankings?
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