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Cougar Basketball Fun Fact No. 14

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In our continuing effort to look forward to better days, we'll be bringing you one fun fact about the Cougar basketball team (almost) each day until the season officially tips off on Nov. 15. Some will be silly, some will be serious, but all will be vital to your knowledge as a Cougar basketball fan.

Did you know ...

... that for all the talk of how difficult the Cougs' nonconference schedule is this year, their first four opponents ranked an average of 313 in the 2008 Pomeroy Ratings? (In case you're wondering, there were 341 Division I basketball teams last year.)

That all will change when we play Mississippi State in New Jersey, but leading up to that it's "cupcake city" as my least favorite announcer would say.

The worst was Sacramento State, rated No. 330.

Hat tip to KenPom.com.