Wichita State left their mark with a 80-61 lopsided win over Oklahoma State on Sunday in Stillwater. With the win, the Shockers moved up 14 spots in KenPom, from being ranked No. 51 to No. 37 in the country.
But that’s not all.
On Monday, the team cracked Andy Katz’s Power 36 rankings at No. 33 and even made their first appearance in Joe Lunardi’s ESPN Bracketology, which predicted the team would make the NCAA Tournament if it started today. Lunardi has the Shockers as a No. 10 seed in the South Region.
But it’s not just the team’s reputation that’s trending upwards — it’s individual players and the team’s style of play as well.