The Non-Conference Opponents/RPI Update Thread

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Post by CRR_ » Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:53 pm

VoxPop wrote:At large bid? huh? - we are playing for the A10 automatic bid.

Time to get this season into 2d gear and go out and play 40 minutes of great UMass Basketball and build some momentum heading into the heart of the schedule.
It's really disappointing to see fans quitting on the team and Coach Lappas so early in the season. I'm really sick of the Lappas-haters like you on this board.
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Post by Used to be VOR » Sat Dec 18, 2004 3:29 pm

I think you are mis-reading what I wrote, if that post was directed towards me (might have been to Vox).

I thought what you posted and this thread are great and informative. And I appreciated the info about the change.

I also am fully aware that at-large and Umass are long-shots to hear in the same sentence this year.

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Post by CRR_ » Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:24 pm

Used to be VOR wrote:I think you are mis-reading what I wrote, if that post was directed towards me (might have been to Vox).
Not directed at you.
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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:34 pm

CRR_ wrote:
Used to be VOR wrote:I think you are mis-reading what I wrote, if that post was directed towards me (might have been to Vox).
Not directed at you.
He's talking to me. Didn't you catch the part where it said the posts were "great and informative?"
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Post by Used to be VOR » Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:41 pm

What is the sound of one hand clapping?

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:43 pm

Back on topic:

RPI: #110 SOS: #40

Today's Games:
Stetson (2-3) @ Miami (5-2)
Georgia Tech (#3 7-0) vs. Gonzaga (7-1) in Las Vegas
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Post by Used to be VOR » Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:07 pm

The Gonzaga win would be nice for us....plus never been a big Yellow Jackets fan.

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:01 pm

Going into Davidson:

RPI: #111 SOS: #41

Last night (2-0):
Gonzaga (8-1) 85 Georgia Tech (#3 7-1) 73
Miami (6-2) 81 Stetson (2-4) 50

Today:
Rice (5-1) @ uconn (#13 4-1)
Yale (2-5) @ Boston College (7-0)
Florida State (5-4) @ Maryland (#19 5-2)
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Post by Quann » Mon Dec 20, 2004 11:45 am

What site are you guys getting the RPI and SOS? I know CollegeRPI.com is a pay site now. What are the alternatives.

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Post by bdance » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:00 pm

This one thread mentions and directly links to at least one such site:

http://kenpom.com/rpi.php

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:04 pm

Post Davidson:

From www.collegerpi.com RPI: #81 SOS: #31

Yesterday's results (2-2)
#13 uconn (5-1) 81 - Rice 72
Boston College (8-0) 82 - Yale (2-6) 80 (2OT)
#19 Maryland (6-2) 90 - Florida St. (5-5) 88 (OT)

Tonight:
Birmingham Southern (5-3) @ Texas-Pan American (4-3)
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Post by bdance » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:12 pm

DS Bruce Robertson wrote:Post Davidson:

From www.collegerpi.com RPI: #81 SOS: #31
Ken Pomeroy has a slightly different view: RPI: #94 SOS #45. I wonder which is closer to the NCAA version.

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Post by Quann » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:34 pm

BC has played 7 out of their 8 games at home against weak opponents. How do they get the #1 RPI?

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Post by MikeUMA » Mon Dec 20, 2004 12:43 pm

If you don't lose you shoot right to the top. But there are a handful of other Top 25 schools that also haven't lost, so I don't get it either.

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Post by DS Bruce Robertson » Mon Dec 20, 2004 1:03 pm

BC's opponents have a 35-15 regord against the other teams on their schedules. It's still early enough in the season where a win over 6-2 BU has similar weight to a win over say a 6-2 Michigan St. or Maryland or something like that. And they have two wins over teams that are currently in the top 20 in the RPI (Clemson and Holy Cross) that probably won't find themselves ranked in that range come selection Sunday.

It's just quirky right now, basically.
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