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4 minutes ago, jayschool said:

Didn't intend to infer that it did. By writing "yet we're supposed to be the second-worst team," I meant simply that we have an even steeper hill to climb.

Tough schedule + bad team (allegedly) = Bad results.

 

Oh man, you just triggered one of my biggest pet peeves.  Using "infer" when you mean "imply" and vice versa. :wacko:

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8 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

I inferred that you were implying that you acted in commercials.

 

I was going to ask if you knew "Johnny" from the old "I love you, man" Bud Light commercials.

True story: I was an extra in "Terms of Endearment" when it was filmed in Lincoln. Unfortunately, I was left on the cutting room floor.

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Dammit, Illini are back ahead!

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 11-17-17

==========================
 
B1G (0-0):
10. Michigan State (10)
12. Purdue (17)
27. Minnesota (36)
29. Wisconsin (31)
31. Maryland (41)
35. Northwestern (18)

42. Michigan (32)

44. Penn State (40)
56. Iowa (54)
74. Ohio State (78)

92. Indiana (65)

103. Illinois (104)

106. Nebraska (98)
130. Rutgers (125)
 
Non-Conference (2-1):
209. Eastern Illinois - W
298. North Texas - W
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
47. @St. John's - L
 
221. North Dakota
 
---Advocare Invitational---
65. UCF
13. / 307. West Virginia / Marist
47. / 73. / 77. / 233. St. John's / Missouri / Oregon State / Long Beach State
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
90. Boston College
 
38. @Creighton
 
---Shelter Insurance Showcase---
4. Kansas
 
270. UTSA
348. Delaware State
312. Stetson

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19 minutes ago, HuskerActuary said:

Northwestern just lost to Texas Tech 85-49 (at home). That will drop them in KenPom a loooooooooot.

 

Actually, it was a neutral site game at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut...the Hall of Fame Tip Off tournament, Boston College is playing in it too.

 

I think Texas Tech might be pretty good this year, but yeah a 36 point loss is probably going to knock you out of the top 25.  KenPom might be a little more forgiving, though, since he had them lower to begin with, and Tech is rated higher in KenPom.

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5 minutes ago, 49r said:

 

Actually, it was a neutral site game at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut...the Hall of Fame Tip Off tournament, Boston College is playing in it too.

 

I think Texas Tech might be pretty good this year, but yeah a 36 point loss is probably going to knock you out of the top 25.  KenPom might be a little more forgiving, though, since he had them lower to begin with, and Tech is rated higher in KenPom.

Ah, I didn't realize it was neutral. Agreed that it won't be quite as bad then.

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5 minutes ago, 49r said:

 

Actually, it was a neutral site game at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut...the Hall of Fame Tip Off tournament, Boston College is playing in it too.

 

I think Texas Tech might be pretty good this year, but yeah a 36 point loss is probably going to knock you out of the top 25.  KenPom might be a little more forgiving, though, since he had them lower to begin with, and Tech is rated higher in KenPom.

Now, my tongue is firmly in my cheek, but does Northwestern's loss on a neutral site make them a horrible team? 

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One could argue that all of Northwestern's "Home" games could be considered "Neutral" games this year since they're playing all their home games out in Rosemont.

 

16 minutes ago, huskercwg said:

Now, my tongue is firmly in my cheek, but does Northwestern's loss on a neutral site make them a horrible team? 

 

By no means should we look at them as a horrible team.  But a few more non-con embarrassments like today and Collins may have his hands full getting his guys back to the tourney.

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Looking forward to getting the MTE behind us on the schedule, it's one of the more annoying things I have to do each time I update the KenPom rankings early on in the season. As a side note to this, UCF is considered a Semi-Away game and is considered a Tier B matchup for us.  St. John's was a Tier A game.

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 11-20-17

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B1G (0-0):

11. Purdue (17)

12. Michigan State (10)

29. Minnesota (36)

31. Wisconsin (31)
35. Maryland (41)
42. Michigan (32)
44. Penn State (40)
52. Northwestern (18)
58. Iowa (54)
67. Ohio State (78)

90. Indiana (65)

98. Illinois (104)

102. Nebraska (98)
120. Rutgers (125)
 
Non-Conference (3-1):
208. Eastern Illinois - W
297. North Texas - W
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
45. @St. John's - L
 
235. North Dakota - W
 
---Advocare Invitational---
64. UCF
13. / 314. West Virginia / Marist
45. / 72. / 86. / 225. St. John's / Missouri / Oregon State / Long Beach State
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
80. Boston College
 
39. @Creighton
 
---Shelter Insurance Showcase---
4. Kansas
 
258. UTSA
346. Delaware State
315. Stetson

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Just took a peek at the RPI rankings this morning (which are totally meaningless right now but what the hey) and look who's in the top 25!

 

Rank School W-L RPI SOS
Rank
SOS Conf. Conf.
W-L
    1   Mississippi  3-0  0.9167 1  0.8889   Sec 0-0 
    2   Toledo  2-0  0.9028 2  0.8704   Midam 0-0 
    3   Temple  3-0  0.9003 3  0.8671   Aac 0-0 
    4   TX Arlington  2-0  0.8542 6  0.8056   Sbelt 0-0 
    5   TCU  3-0  0.8194 10  0.7593   Big12 0-0 
    6   Xavier  3-0  0.7963 25  0.7284   Bige 0-0 
    7   Buffalo  2-0  0.7708 32  0.6944   Midam 0-0 
    8   Davidson  2-0  0.7708 33  0.6944   Atl10 0-0 
    9   Vermont  3-1  0.7667 19  0.7444   Aeast 0-0 
    10   Texas A&M  2-0  0.7500 47  0.6667   Sec 0-0 
    11   Kansas  3-0  0.7488 50  0.6651   Big12 0-0 
    12   Kentucky  3-1  0.7465 18  0.7454   Sec 0-0 
    13   Purdue  4-0  0.7422 55  0.6562   Big10 0-0 
    14   Missouri  2-1  0.7389 9  0.7630   Sec 0-0 
    15   Wyoming  2-0  0.7292 63  0.6389   Mwest 0-0 
    16   Florida St.  3-0  0.7153 71  0.6204   Acc 0-0 
    17   CSU Bakersfield  1-2  0.7122 8  0.7701   Wac 0-0 
    18   Manhattan  2-0  0.7083 74  0.6111   Maac 0-0 
    19   South Dakota  2-1  0.7016 39  0.6790   Summit 0-0 
    20   Clemson  4-1  0.6974 41  0.6758   Acc 0-0 
    21   Ohio St.  4-0  0.6858 87  0.5810   Big10 0-0 
    22   Rhode Island  2-1  0.6852 35  0.6914   Atl10 0-0 
    23   Nebraska  3-1  0.6797 54  0.6562   Big10 0-0 
    24   Oakland  2-1  0.6782 38  0.6821   Horiz 0-0 
    25   Texas Tech  4-0  0.6779 97  0.5705   Big12 0-0

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If our squad was a little saltier, I'd be all in favor of a tough Non-conference schedule, ala' what Cook and Erstad always do. The Basketball program isn't where those two are though, and I hope that upcoming stretch of highly ranked teams doesn't knock the wind out of our sails. Hopefully I'm wrong, we can win this thing in Orlando, get a "W" in Omaha, and see what happens with KU and the start of B1G play. 

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2 hours ago, Handy Johnson said:

If our squad was a little saltier, I'd be all in favor of a tough Non-conference schedule, ala' what Cook and Erstad always do. The Basketball program isn't where those two are though, and I hope that upcoming stretch of highly ranked teams doesn't knock the wind out of our sails. Hopefully I'm wrong, we can win this thing in Orlando, get a "W" in Omaha, and see what happens with KU and the start of B1G play. 

 

Handy, I assume you belong to your local Optimist club.

From your lips to God's ears!

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Well I've seen Creighton, KU, Goldy & the Spartans all play on the television, and their collective big men scare the HELL out of me, especially MSU & MN. We're going to need Doobie and Isaac  to have some MAN sized games in order to eek out a win or two(?) I expect nothing out of Jordy until he proves otherwise.        

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