Liberty split two games at home this week, falling at Middle Tennessee before rebounding to defeat Western Kentucky to finish the regular season at 18-13 overall and 7-9 in CUSA play. The Flames are currently at No. 130 in the updated NET rankings, down from last week’s ranking of No. 127.

Houston is currently ranked No. 1 in the NET, followed by Purdue, UConn, Arizona, Tennessee, Auburn, North Carolina, Alabama, Iowa State, and Duke. 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. 99, followed by No. 150 Sam Houston, No. 153 Western Kentucky, No. 196 UTEP, No. 217 Jacksonville State, No. 285 Middle Tennessee, No. 286 New Mexico State, and No. 295 FIU.

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: 0-3

L, Grand Canyon 69-64
L, Louisiana Tech 80-76 OT
L, Charleston 76-67

Liberty vs Quad 3: 8-3

W, Charlotte 71-59
W, Furman 88-74
W, Wichita State 83-66
W, Vermont 71-61
W, Utah Valley 79-63
L, Western Kentucky 70-68
L, Jacksonville State 73-62
W, UTEP 67-65
W, Louisiana Tech 65-62
L, Sam Houston 83-73
W, Western Kentucky 82-79

3/14 vs UTEP

Liberty vs Quad 4: 7-5

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
L, FIU 76-71
W, New Mexico State 83-58
L, UTEP 67-51
L, Middle Tennessee 69-61