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2 minutes ago, 49r said:

 

I think Illinois on the road is gonna be a tougher game actually.

 

What I meant was us finally moving above Maryland in something other than the Big Ten standings. The more we can separate from Maryland (on the bubble) to the selection committee, we're building a bigger and bigger case that we should be in the tournament.

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7 minutes ago, HuskerFever said:

 

What I meant was us finally moving above Maryland in something other than the Big Ten standings. The more we can separate from Maryland (on the bubble) to the selection committee, we're building a bigger and bigger case that we should be in the tournament.

Agreed. But the head-to-head has to go our way. I can see that as a huge game for our chances. If come out of that 11-4 or 10-5 in the conference with head-to-head wins against both Maryland and Michigan, we're in good shape with a 2-1 finish.

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I love that I have to go back 3 pages in this thread to find my most recent update.  Here is today's KenPom update:

 

 


 


KenPom rankings as of 1-30-18
=========================

 

B1G (7-4):
3. Purdue (17) - L
5. Michigan State (10) - L
14. Ohio State (78) - L
24. Michigan (32) - W
42. Maryland (41)
54. Penn State (40) - L
57. Nebraska (98)
82. Northwestern (18) - W
84. Minnesota (36) - W
90. Wisconsin (31) - W, W
88. Indiana (65)

102. Iowa (54) - W
106. Illinois (104) - W
135. Rutgers (125) - W

 


Non-Conference (9-4):
260. Eastern Illinois - W
184. North Texas - W

 

---Gavitt Tip-Off---
89. @St. John's - L

237. North Dakota - W

 

---Advocare Invitational---
100. UCF - L
325. Marist - W
195. Long Beach State - W

 

---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
80. Boston College - W

 

23. @Creighton - L

 

---Shelter Insurance Showcase---
8. Kansas - L

 

179. UTSA - W
351. Delaware State - W
310. Stetson - W

 

 

**Parenthesis after the Big Ten team names indicates the season starting KenPom ranking.

**Blue indicates NIT team from last year, Red is NCAA Tourney

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7 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

I thought we'd gotten up to 56th but now we've dropped to 60th without playing.  Big drop.  Not sure what happened.  Big wins by teams behind us?

 

 

Had some ahead of us lose, but there were some sorta-still-alive bubble teams get some huge Tier 1 wins this weekend.

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up to #57, Ken still projects a 12-6 record (and 4th place finish) for us.  I'll have a full update in the morning.  But for now here's our progress in the current "Next 5 Games" stretch:

 

Wed Jan 24 65 153 Rutgers W, 60-54 65   Away 15-8 6-4  
Sat Jan 27 63 97 Iowa W, 98-84 70   Home 16-8 7-4  
Mon Jan 29 61 95 Wisconsin W, 74-63 70   Away 17-8 8-4 b.gif
Tue Feb 6 61 93 Minnesota W, 91-85 69   Away 18-8 9-4 b.gif
Sat Feb 10   153 Rutgers W, 69-58 66 84% Home   ×

 

 

BTW, what happened to the Next 5 Games thread?  I tried finding it tonight but it seems to have disappeared. 

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It's been a long time!  Seems like it's been a week.  Here is today's KenPom update:

 

 


 


KenPom rankings as of 2-07-18
=========================

 

B1G (9-4):
3. Purdue (17) - L
6. Michigan State (10) - L
16. Ohio State (78) - L
31. Michigan (32) - W
39. Maryland (41)
44. Penn State (40) - L
57. Nebraska (98)
72. Northwestern (18) - W
80. Indiana (65)

93. Minnesota (36) - W, W
94. Illinois (104) - W
95. Wisconsin (31) - W, W
97. Iowa (54) - W
153. Rutgers (125) - W

 


Non-Conference (9-4):
264. Eastern Illinois - W
187. North Texas - W

 

---Gavitt Tip-Off---
85. @St. John's - L

233. North Dakota - W

 

---Advocare Invitational---
110. UCF - L
324. Marist - W
201. Long Beach State - W

 

---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
84. Boston College - W

 

20. @Creighton - L

 

---Shelter Insurance Showcase---
11. Kansas - L

 

163. UTSA - W
351. Delaware State - W
317. Stetson - W

 

 

**Parenthesis after the Big Ten team names indicates the season starting KenPom ranking.

**Blue indicates NIT team from last year, Red is NCAA Tourney

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Last chance to get a W vs a higher ranked opponent on Tuesday.  Here is today's KenPom update:

 

 


 


KenPom rankings as of 2-11-18
=========================

 

B1G (10-4):
3. Purdue (17) - L
6. Michigan State (10) - L
11. Ohio State (78) - L
29. Michigan (32) - W
40. Maryland (41)
45. Penn State (40) - L
55. Nebraska (98)
75. Indiana (65)

78. Northwestern (18) - W

88. Wisconsin (31) - W, W
97. Illinois (104) - W
98. Minnesota (36) - W, W
99. Iowa (54) - W
154. Rutgers (125) - W, W

 


Non-Conference (9-4):
269. Eastern Illinois - W
170. North Texas - W

 

---Gavitt Tip-Off---
72. @St. John's - L

242. North Dakota - W

 

---Advocare Invitational---
105. UCF - L
325. Marist - W
190. Long Beach State - W

 

---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
81. Boston College - W

 

23. @Creighton - L

 

---Shelter Insurance Showcase---
14. Kansas - L

 

163. UTSA - W
351. Delaware State - W
313. Stetson - W

 

 

**Parenthesis after the Big Ten team names indicates the season starting KenPom ranking.

**Blue indicates NIT team from last year, Red is NCAA Tourney

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19 minutes ago, The Polish Rifle said:

3 team bump? I was hoping this win to get us top 50, this being the best team left on our schedule - was that too ambitious?

 

And Maryland stays put at #40.  No change for them after a loss, and only a 3 team jump for us after a big win...WTH?!?

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Ken Pom does not take into account anything about how a team was playing when you played them correct?

 

I feel like we keep getting downgraded on ken Pom (and many other computer rankings) because they are just calculating how we did against a Minnesota team that no doesn't look nearly as good to the computers as it does now. Same for UCF, St. John's, and I believe a couple other teams who had injuries or suspensions.

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All they can expect of us is to win the games we're playing, and we're doing that.

 

All we can do at this point is to win the games we play in.  So far, we're doing that.

 

At least to some extent we control our own destiny.  There's still enough games to be played to get us where we need to be.

 

Win out in the regular season (doable) and then beat Michigan in the conference tournament (also doable).

 

That should be enough to rest comfortably until selection Sunday.

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10 hours ago, aphilso1 said:

 

And Maryland stays put at #40.  No change for them after a loss, and only a 3 team jump for us after a big win...WTH?!?

 

I spoke too soon.  Checking again this morning, Maryland actually JUMPED a spot to #39.  This is stupid.

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Happy 20 wins day.  Here is today's KenPom update:

 

 


 


KenPom rankings as of 2-14-18
=========================

 

B1G (11-4):
4. Purdue (17) - L
5. Michigan State (10) - L
11. Ohio State (78) - L
27. Michigan (32) - W
39. Maryland (41) - W
40. Penn State (40) - L
52. Nebraska (98)
75. Indiana (65)

81. Northwestern (18) - W

94. Wisconsin (31) - W, W
96. Iowa (54) - W
103. Minnesota (36) - W, W
112. Illinois (104) - W
141. Rutgers (125) - W, W

 


Non-Conference (9-4):
270. Eastern Illinois - W
170. North Texas - W

 

---Gavitt Tip-Off---
70. @St. John's - L

244. North Dakota - W

 

---Advocare Invitational---
99. UCF - L
323. Marist - W
191. Long Beach State - W

 

---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
76. Boston College - W

 

21. @Creighton - L

 

---Shelter Insurance Showcase---
14. Kansas - L

 

164. UTSA - W
351. Delaware State - W
313. Stetson - W

 

 

**Parenthesis after the Big Ten team names indicates the season starting KenPom ranking.

**Blue indicates NIT team from last year, Red is NCAA Tourney

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