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2017-2018 KenPom Rankings Thread

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It's October, practice has begun and @jimmykc has had his quicky in the sack with Lindy so that can mean only one thing.  It's time to start this season's KenPom thread!  As always, Nebraska starts off with a triple-digit ranking and is mired near the bottom of the league standings.  Keep in mind these are the numbers as of the end of last season, KenPom won't release this year's rankings for a few weeks yet.

 

A little format change for this year, I thought it might be a fun exercise to put the numbers from the end of 2015 in parenthesis just to show how the B1G teams progressed over the season last year (let me know if you want to keep this feature going throughout the season).  Additionally, I listed the B1G teams that made the postseason and the round they eventually lost in.  NCAA is in Red and NIT in Blue.

 

Finally, don't forget to click here to see all the previous years KenPom threads.  Here we go!

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 4-03-17

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B1G (0-0):
(14) -> 19. Purdue S16
(58) -> 20. Michigan S16

(33) -> 21. Wisconsin S16

(223) -> 37. Minnesota R64
(78) -> 38. Northwestern R32
(5) -> 40. Michigan State R32

(15) -> 44. Indiana 1st RD

(25) -> 46. Maryland R64
(132) -> 66. Illinois 3rd RD
(23) -> 71. Iowa 2nd RD
(80) -> 73. Ohio State
(146) -> 87. Penn State
(98) -> 107. Nebraska
(291) -> 135. Rutgers
 
Non-Conference (0-0):
220. Eastern Illinois
320. North Texas
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
99. @St. John's
 
168. North Dakota
 
---Advocare Invitational---
68. UCF F4
7. / 312. West Virginia S16 / Marist
99. / 156. / 225. / 264. St. John's / Missouri / Long Beach State / Oregon State
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
173. Boston College
 
28. @Creighton R64
 
---Shelter Insurance Showcase---
6. Kansas E8
 
251. UTSA
339. Delaware State
319. Stetson
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20 minutes ago, 49r said:

oh, dammit.  I thought that was the exhibition.  Okay it's fixed.  Thanks @AuroranHusker

 

Yeah, playing Tony Romo's alma mater does seem like an exhibition for the Huskers... remember last season NU played Miles alma mater (University of Mary) in a regular season game? 

 

[Former Neebrasketball player Jeff Rekeweg and his Northwood (MI) team is NU's exhibition.]

 

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6 hours ago, 49r said:

A little format change for this year, I thought it might be a fun exercise to put the numbers from the end of 2015 in parenthesis just to show how the B1G teams progressed over the season last year (let me know if you want to keep this feature going throughout the season).  Additionally, I listed the B1G teams that made the postseason and the round they eventually lost in.  NCAA is in Red and NIT in Blue.

 

Why 2015 ending numbers?  Was that a typo?

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18 minutes ago, Norm Peterson said:

 

Why 2015 ending numbers?  Was that a typo?

I think it's because the 2016 ending numbers are the ones we're starting with right now. 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, atskooc said:

I think it's because the 2016 ending numbers are the ones we're starting with right now. 

 

 

 

Correct, and the 2015 ending numbers are what we started last year with - I only wanted to show the progress through the season...like Rutgers going from 291 to 135.

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1 hour ago, Norm Peterson said:

Minnesota going from 223 to 37 shows what the realm of possibility is.

 

If you look closely, Minnesota last year mirrored pretty well what we did in 2014 200-ish range to high 30's with a long winning streak to finish the conference season.  One big difference seems to be they had a bit better non-con record, but it was against a quite a bit softer schedule than ours that year.

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