What was I thinking?
A week ago, La Salle was ranked third behind Temple and St. Joe’s on my City 6 ballot. My reasoning: the Explorers couldn’t win a big game. Or so I thought.
La Salle destroyed that myth not once – but twice – last week by upsetting ninth-ranked Butler and then 19th-ranked Virginia Commonwealth.
So Explorers’ fans please forgive my prior skepticism. I won’t make the same mistake, again. Nor will I discount Villanova’s back-to-back victories over then fifth-ranked Louisville and then third-ranked Syracuse.