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Rapid Recap Tuesday Plus Thoughts on WAC Vegas

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Elijah Thomas is all smiles after CBU knocked off GCU on Saturday night in Phoenix. Courtesy CBU Athletics.

Three more WAC series ended in splits this past weekend. Friday night winners lost on Saturday night. Just making the WAC race that much more interesting. Plus some thoughts on WAC Vegas and how the seeding will work. New Mexico State and Utah Valley split. Grand Canyon and California Baptist split. And the newcomers, Dixie State and Tarleton State, split. What is even more ironic is that the winner’s of Friday night’s games all lost on Saturday night. 

These back-to-back series are starting to take their toll. The dynamic changes that take place, or in the case of Utah Valley and New Mexico State, don’t take place are entertaining. Here is the issue, though. In two weeks in Las Vegas there is no tomorrow or second chance to win a game. So, teams that don’t play well on Friday nights will have to figure it out before WAC Vegas. And teams that don’t play well on Saturday’s will have to figure it out if they are to advance.

There are two weeks left before WAC Vegas. And right now, the seeding is up in the air. Pauses and COVID issues have created a mess. UTRGV will be playing its first conference games since January this weekend at Utah Valley. Seattle didn’t play last week due to travel issues in Texas. New Mexico State has been on pause. Grand Canyon came off a 20-day pause this past weekend. It is just nuts. Right now, using the formula put forth by the WAC, GCU is the top seed. Utah Valley is in second. California Baptist is in third. New Mexico State is in fourth with Seattle and UTRGV tied for fifth. That will change over the course of these next two weekends but that’s how it stands as of now. 

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