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  1. Brett025

    WNIT vs. The Dance

    I was thinking Minnesota was firmly in based on how they finished, that was a surprise to me. The committee must be valuing schedule strength based on this list. Thought Minnesota was firmly in based on how they finished and their conference record, their weak non-conference schedule must be hurting them. On the other hand Oklahoma really challenged themselves early in the season leading to their lackluster overall record but a decent RPI. Think Buffalo, Creighton, Minnesota, & Rutgers get in from this list.
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    WNIT vs. The Dance

    The NCAA committee has released the last 8 teams vying for the final four spots in the bracket, for comparison Nebraska is at 61 RPI and SOS. Was feeling good about this, but now not sure what to think. Buffalo RPI 22 / SOS 88 Creighton RPI 49 / SOS 27 Minnesota RPI 41 / SOS 82 Oklahoma RPI 35 / SOS 2 Purdue RPI 62 / SOS 26 Rutgers RPI 40 / SOS 16 USC RPI 52 / SOS 47 West Virginia RPI 64 / SOS 57
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    WNIT vs. The Dance

    I hope NU finds a way to make the tournament. Unique team that has grown, plays well together, defends, and is balanced making them hard to guard. Had we played a better non-conference schedule without the likes of Arkansas St (#186) Southern (#182), North Texas (#221), Northern Kentucky (#244), and Yale (#119) it would likely be a NCAA lock. Michigan finished in sole possession of 3rd last year and didn't make it with a better RPI than us, we just gotta go win the BTT. Not long ago I'd have said the BIG was a lock to get 6 teams in, still possible but 4-5 is more likely and it will depend on other conferences tournaments where upsets may occur.
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    WNIT vs. The Dance

    Current RPI of 66 won't get us in the dance based on history. Beating Maryland would help but is still a stretch, probably will need to win BTT to get in the dance.
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    BIG 10 Satndings.

    Top 9 BIG in RPI after today's games. Michigan has the toughest path with games at Minnesota & home against Maryland, for some reason the polls seem to like them but their RPI is tanking again this season. OSU: RPI #6 (-1) SOS #3 Maryland: RPI #13 (+4) SOS #50 Iowa: RPI #20 (+2) SOS #20 Rutgers: RPI #25 (-11) SOS #8 Purdue: RPI #40 (-5) SOS #23 Michigan: RPI #44 (-10) SOS #70 Minnesota: RPI #46 (+7) SOS #105 Michigan St: RPI #52 (+7) SOS #19 Nebraska: RPI #63 (-6) SOS #67
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    BIG 10 Satndings.

    A lot of the middle tier teams have difficult games remaining which will make it fun to see how it all plays out and how tiebreakers work for seedings. Minnesota is an interesting team with nice players and 4 straight home games, that's almost unheard of. There is a chance they could be this years Michigan and get left out of the tourny, decent RPI at #47 but a SOS of #104 will hurt them like it did Michigan last season.
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    BIG 10 Satndings.

    Here is a link to Real Time RPI rankings updated several times daily. If you click anywhere it says BIG10 it shows only the conference, all of our remaining opponents are below us except Maryland. Going to have to win 4 out of the next 5 (Maryland will be tough) to move into the top 50. The predictor, which is flawed has us losing the next 3 out of 5 (all road games) which leaves us with a predicted RPI of 67. http://realtimerpi.com/college_Women_basketball_rpi1.html
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    BIG 10 Satndings.

    They didn't finish strong and lost Kysre Gondrezick one of their better players due to personal reasons. Combine all that with a bubble RPI and weak SOS they were left out. Right now the BIG has 6 schools with an RPI of 35 or better while 2 are in the 50's. I like our schedule but only a win at Maryland would really give our RPI major boost, a loss to any of the other remaining 4 would be big blow.
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    BIG 10 Satndings.

    Go back one season, Michigan finished in sole possession of 3rd place and was WNIT bound. They finished 28-9 with about 4 or 5 of those in the WNIT. That's why we gotta keep winning, one bad loss could make the difference.
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    BIG 10 Satndings.

    The problem is our RPI is sitting now at #57 which regardless of our conference standing could hurt come NCAA selection. Teams with higher RPI were left out of the tournament last year. Gotta keep on winning to get that ranking up to make it a sure thing, normal coach/media rankings mean nothing. ESPN Charlie Creme has us as one of the last 4 in at an #11 seed.
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    2018 Recruits

    Iowa isn't involved in the recruitment of Ashley Joens, same situation as it was with older sister Courtney who plays currently at Illinois. There is a lot of baggage involved, namely the father Brian which Iowa identified early on and wants no part of the headaches that would be involved. By all accounts the girls themselves are great kids with a strong support system outside the home. Look for Iowa State to be a major player in her recruitment.
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    Updated 2017 rankings from ESPN

    I can add Taryn Knuth has chosen Volleyball & will play at Florida St.
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    USA Women's U17 trials

    Pretty good ball player who will only be a sophomore next season. Although the school we might have to steal from to get her is on I-35 just north of Des Moines. Zoe will have plenty of options on a national level not just regional schools. As of a couple of months ago she had offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Louisville, and others. She is a 2019 recruit so there is time for Williams to get in the game with her.
  14. Agree best of luck to Nat. Guess I missed where she was under attack, she's gotten nothing but respect on this board and deservedly so.
  15. Wouldn't be surprised if she chooses Washington if Kelly Sopak (her aau coach) accepts the Washington assistant position.What happens if the Washington coach takes another coaching jobSent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk He just agreed to an extension in the last day or so... Although contracts are nearly meaningless anymore.