Liberty picked up two wins this past week, moving its win streak to three straight after defeating Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech at home as the team improved to 5-5 in CUSA play. The Flames are currently at No. 106 in the updated NET rankings, down from last week’s ranking of No. 118.

Houston is currently ranked No. 1 in the NET, followed by Purdue, Arizona, UConn, Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn, BYU, Iowa State, and North Carolina. You can see the entire rankings here.

The Flames continue to be the second highest ranked team in CUSA with Louisiana Tech ahead of the Flames at No. 79, followed by No. 139 Western Kentucky, No. 190 Jacksonville State, No. 197 Sam Houston, No. 205 UTEP, No. 267 New Mexico State, No. 300 FIU, and No. 307 Middle Tennessee.

Let’s take a look at Liberty’s team sheet, which the Selection Committee started using to pick and seed teams a few years back. Each team’s wins are sorted into four quadrants using their opponent’s NET rankings:

  • Quadrant 1: Home 1-30; Neutral 1-50; Away 1-75
  • Quadrant 2: Home 31-75; Neutral 51-100; Away 76-135
  • Quadrant 3: Home 76-160; Neutral 101-200; Away 136-240
  • Quadrant 4: Home 161-plus; Neutral 201-plus; Away 241-plus

Liberty vs Quad 1: 0-2

L, FAU 83-58
L, Alabama 101-56

Liberty vs Quad 2: 1-2

L, Grand Canyon 69-64
W, Charlotte 71-59
L, Louisiana Tech 80-76 OT

Liberty vs Quad 3: 6-3

W, Furman 88-74
W, Wichita State 83-66
W, Vermont 71-61
L, Charleston 76-67
W, Utah Valley 79-63
L, Western Kentucky 70-68
L, Jacksonville State 73-62
W, UTEP 67-65
W, Louisiana Tech 65-62

2/17 at Sam Houston
3/9 vs Western Kentucky

Liberty vs Quad 4: 6-2

W, Maryland Eastern Shore 99-62
W, Mississippi Valley State 74-39
W, Tennessee State 74-52
L, Jacksonville State 61-51
W, FIU 78-69
W, Sam Houston 82-66
L, New Mexico State 79-73 OT
W, Middle Tennessee 88-53

2/22 at FIU
2/29 vs New Mexico State
3/2 vs UTEP
3/5 at Middle Tennessee