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This post has been edited 47 times, most recently by BklynTerp 16 months ago
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
NCST is a lock despite one bad loss (UMD)
"Anyone who talks about Jordan Williams leaving knows nothing about basketball. Absolutely nothing" - Hogie 02/27/2011
i don't know if i would call minnesota or mizzou locks at this point. maybe not even new mexico
Nobody, not one team, is a lock.
yes, it's understood that no team could lose all its games from here on out and still get in, but that's not what anyone's doing
yea, hard to be a lock this early but I threw them up there anyway. Seems like this is said every year but holy hell does the bubble look atrocious. Well probably see a couple more A-10 teams emerge with good winning streak in conference play and probably another team or two from the Big East but its looking really weak overall.
lol at our SOS
Remove half those teams from the locks. Otherwise great postings
This post was edited by jsh 18 months ago
REPORTING FOR DUTY
yea ,this years bubble could be the weakest ever, except for next years.
OOC SOS is a cool 301 (per CBS).
Absurd. On that entire list we're 3rd to last in front of Mississippi and Stephen F Austin. Seriously?
We really need some good wins the ACC. Let's just not be on the bubble. The national pundits will use us as the example of a big conference team that doesn't belong in over the noble mid majors if we are on the bubble with our best win as NC State.
Does this reflect Northwestern thrashing Illinois last night?
just looking at some of the results from tonight, some teams really playing their way out of the tournament now. asu with loses to washington, stanford, and now utah in its last four games. iowa st. lost to texas. ole miss lost to a&m. and creighton probably ought to start panicking too. hell maybe even unlv too
I started to updated this over the weekend, then we lost to UVA and I was too depressed to even look at it.
Seems like this has been a crazy week, although I haven't been paying close attention.
Am I the only one who gets annoyed at RPI and SOS being listed separately? I don't mean that to bash the OP - I see it everywhere. SOS is a major component of RPI, so I'm not sure why they need to list both.
OOC SOS should be listed separately.
Bubble seems to be pretty weak this year, and that's a good thing for us. Obviously they still have Duke and Miami left, but UVA has one of the more interesting bubble team resumes I have seen.
Why? It's already included in the RPI calculation. When you look at UVa's RPI, for instance, it's obvious that our SOS is terrible just because our RPI number is so low.
I feel like all OOC SOS does is lead to arguments like "Well, the RPI's are similar, but if you look at SOS, team A has played a harder schedule!"
At what point can we retire this phrase?
Not to mention that there probably isn't any real difference between being able to beat a #200 team and a #300 team, but one cripples your RPI and the other barely makes a blip. Is anyone really more impressed by beating Fordham than IUPUI?
Very much agreed.
I will give the committee credit - they seem to have been more flexible in recognizing artificially high/low RPI's in recent years. The media still seems to have trouble with this concept though.
espn's BPI is pretty good...
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