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October is here, practice has begun and that can mean only one thing.  It's time once again to start the KenPom ranking thread!  For the first time in a while Nebraska will be starting off in the middle of the B1G pack.  We're hoping to build on last season's success and maybe do some pretty great things this season.  We finished last year at #55, no idea where Ken will have us to start, but Bart Torvik's T-Rank system (which is pretty similar to KenPom) currently has us at #36, good for 5th best in the B1G.

 

Once again I'm going to start the thread with each team's rank to start the previous year (in parenthesis) and how they finished.  Additionally, the teams on our schedule that made the postseason are color coded with the round the team lost noted.  NCAA is in Red and NIT in Blue.

 

Finally, don't forget to click here to see all the previous years' KenPom threads (I highly recommend going back through them, they're always fun to read).  Here we go!

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 4-02-17

=========================
 
B1G (0-0):
(17) -> 5. Purdue S16
(10) -> 6. Michigan State R32
(34) -> 7. Michigan NCAA Title Game
(78) -> 16. Ohio State R32
(40) -> 19. Penn State NIT Champions

(41) -> 39. Maryland

(97) -> 55. Nebraska 1st RD
(31) -> 70. Wisconsin

(65) -> 71. Indiana
(18) -> 85. Northwestern

(54) -> 88. Iowa

(104) -> 102. Illinois
(36) -> 117. Minnesota

(125) -> 130. Rutgers

 
 
Non-Conference (0-0):
348. Mississippi Valley State
199. Southeastern Louisiana
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
26. Seton Hall R32
 
---Hall of Fame Classic---
120. Missouri State
11.51. Texas Tech  E8 / Southern Cal 2nd RD
 
293. Western Illinois
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
14. @Clemson S16
 
30. Creighton R64
 
---Sanford Pentagon--
59. Oklahoma State 3rd RD
 
162. Cal State Fullerton R64
n/a. Southwest Minnesota State
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The KenPom preseason rankings are out!  For today we'll start with each B1G team's rank to end the previous year (in parenthesis) and today's ranking.  Remember, the teams on our schedule that made the postseason are color coded.  NCAA teams are in Red and NIT teams in Blue.

 

Big movers in the offseason include Wisconsin (living on their recent long history of high KenPom rankings they slide in at #20).  Iowa makes a surprise jump of over 50 spots (which I have no explanation for).  Minnesota jumps almost SIXTY spots.  They really were snakebit last year.  Seton Hall takes a big tumble down the rankings.  Not much else to say except @AuroranHusker called it, the 'skers crack the top 40.  And with that, here we go!

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 10-20-17

==========================
 
B1G (0-0):
(6) -> 13. Michigan State
(5) -> 18. Purdue

(70) -> 20. Wisconsin

(7) -> 24. Michigan

(71) -> 28. Indiana

(39) -> 30. Maryland

(19) -> 32. Penn State

(88) -> 35. Iowa

(55) -> 38. Nebraska
(16) -> 41. Ohio State
(85) -> 58. Northwestern

(117) -> 60. Minnesota

(102) -> 85. Illinois

(130) -> 149. Rutgers

 
 
Non-Conference (0-0):
347. Mississippi Valley State
274. Southeastern Louisiana
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
54. Seton Hall
 
---Hall of Fame Classic---
198. Missouri State
26. / 61. Texas Tech / Southern Cal
 
244. Western Illinois
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
14. @Clemson
 
33. Creighton
 
---Sanford Pentagon--
62. Oklahoma State
 
137. Cal State Fullerton
n/a. Southwest Minnesota State

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38 Nebraska (0-0)

Cornhuskers · Lincoln, NE
Head coach: Tim Miles
Big Ten Conference

 

 

2019 Schedulehelp.gif

Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Tue Nov 6   347 Mississippi Valley St. W, 90-61 74 99.6% Home      
Sun Nov 11   274 Southeastern Louisiana W, 82-62 71 96% Home      
Wed Nov 14   54 Seton Hall W, 78-72 73 69% Home     b.gif
Mon Nov 19   198 Missouri St. W, 78-66 71 87% Neutral      
Sat Nov 24   244 Western Illinois W, 83-64 72 95% Home      
Mon Nov 26   14 Clemson L, 76-68 71 24% Away     a.gif
Sun Dec 2   85 Illinois W, 80-71 73 78% Home   ×  
Wed Dec 5   60 Minnesota L, 76-75 73 46% Away   × a.gif
Sat Dec 8   33 Creighton W, 77-75 74 59% Home     b.gif
Sun Dec 16   62 Oklahoma St. W, 76-74 73 59% Neutral     b.gif
Sat Dec 22   137 Cal St. Fullerton W, 81-68 73 87% Home      
Sat Dec 29   NR SW Minnesota St. W   100% Home      
Wed Jan 2   30 Maryland L, 76-71 71 32% Away   × a.gif
Sun Jan 6   35 Iowa L, 80-76 74 35% Away   × a.gif
Thu Jan 10   32 Penn St. W, 73-71 72 59% Home   × b.gif
Mon Jan 14   28 Indiana L, 76-71 71 32% Away   × a.gif
Thu Jan 17   13 Michigan St. L, 75-74 71 47% Home   × a.gif
Mon Jan 21   149 Rutgers W, 73-67 71 70% Away   × b.gif
Sat Jan 26   41 Ohio St. W, 75-72 71 63% Home   × b.gif
Tue Jan 29   20 Wisconsin W, 72-71 69 51% Home   × a.gif
Sat Feb 2   85 Illinois W, 76-75 73 55% Away   × a.gif
Wed Feb 6   30 Maryland W, 75-73 71 57% Home   × b.gif
Sat Feb 9   18 Purdue L, 78-71 72 26% Away   × a.gif
Wed Feb 13   60 Minnesota W, 78-73 73 70% Home   × b.gif
Sat Feb 16   58 Northwestern W, 73-67 69 69% Home   × b.gif
Tue Feb 19   32 Penn St. L, 74-70 72 34% Away   × a.gif
Sat Feb 23   18 Purdue L, 76-75 72 49% Home   × a.gif
Thu Feb 28   24 Michigan L, 75-69 70 30% Away   × a.gif
Tue Mar 5   13 Michigan St. L, 78-70 71 24% Away   × a.gif
Sun Mar 10   35 Iowa W, 79-77 74 60% Home   × b.gif
Projected record: 18-12 10-10  
Chance of unbeaten record: 0.00% 0.00%  
Chance of winless record: 0.00% 0.00%  
Projected record is based on cumulative probabilities of winning
each game and may not equal the sum of individual game predictions.
Home games played at Pinnacle Bank Arena (14,920, 32nd largest in D-I)
Home court advantage: 3.9 (32nd in D-I)

 

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31 minutes ago, 49r said:

The KenPom preseason rankings are out!  For today we'll start with each B1G team's rank to end the previous year (in parenthesis) and today's ranking.  Remember, the teams on our schedule that made the postseason are color coded.  NCAA teams are in Red and NIT teams in Blue.

 

Big movers in the offseason include Wisconsin (living on their recent long history of high KenPom rankings they slide in at #20).  Iowa makes a surprise jump of over 50 spots (which I have no explanation for).  Minnesota jumps almost SIXTY spots.  They really were snakebit last year.  Seton Hall takes a big tumble down the rankings.  Not much else to say except @AuroranHusker called it, the 'skers crack the top 40.  And with that, here we go!

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 10-20-17

==========================
 
B1G (0-0):
(6) -> 13. Michigan State
(5) -> 18. Purdue

(70) -> 20. Wisconsin

(7) -> 24. Michigan

(71) -> 28. Indiana

(39) -> 30. Maryland

(19) -> 32. Penn State

(88) -> 35. Iowa

(55) -> 38. Nebraska
(16) -> 41. Ohio State
(85) -> 58. Northwestern

(117) -> 60. Minnesota

(102) -> 85. Illinois

(130) -> 149. Rutgers

 
 
Non-Conference (0-0):
347. Mississippi Valley State
274. Southeastern Louisiana
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
54. Seton Hall
 
---Hall of Fame Classic---
198. Missouri State
26. / 61. Texas Tech / Southern Cal
 
244. Western Illinois
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
14. @Clemson
 
33. Creighton
 
---Sanford Pentagon--
62. Oklahoma State
 
137. Cal State Fullerton
n/a. Southwest Minnesota State

Thanks. I promise I won't hijack the thread to turn it into Bart Torvik rankings, but just  thisonce I'm interested in how the preseason rankings compare.

 

Team: KenPom/BartTorvik

Michigan State: 13/8

Purdue: 18/45

Wisconsin: 20/26

Michigan: 24/20

Indiana: 28/25

Maryland: 30/41

Penn State: 32/54

Iowa: 35/40

Nebraska: 38/37

Ohio State: 41/42

Northwestern: 58/48

Minnesota: 60/76

Illinois: 85/46

Rutgers: 149/108

 

Nebraska is the team with the closest ranking between the two, along with Ohio State. Also, a surprisingly large difference for Purdue and Illinois.

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With all due respect to 49r and others who contribute eloquently to this thread...I get p***ed off every time I see it, and force myself to peruse it.  Perhaps as the season rolls forward, results will allow me to actually enjoy opening it up.

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49 minutes ago, HuskerActuary said:

Thanks. I promise I won't hijack the thread to turn it into Bart Torvik rankings, but just  thisonce I'm interested in how the preseason rankings compare.

 

Team: KenPom/BartTorvik

Michigan State: 13/8

Purdue: 18/45

Wisconsin: 20/26

Michigan: 24/20

Indiana: 28/25

Maryland: 30/41

Penn State: 32/54

Iowa: 35/40

Nebraska: 38/37

Ohio State: 41/42

Northwestern: 58/48

Minnesota: 60/76

Illinois: 85/46

Rutgers: 149/108

 

Nebraska is the team with the closest ranking between the two, along with Ohio State. Also, a surprisingly large difference for Purdue and Illinois.

 

Feel free to contribute to this thread in any way you see fit.  I have always said that the more data we add to this thread the better.  T-Rank, RPI, Sagarin, whatever, it's always welcome here IMO.  In fact I insist on it!  👍 

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13 hours ago, 49r said:

The KenPom preseason rankings are out!  For today we'll start with each B1G team's rank to end the previous year (in parenthesis) and today's ranking.  Remember, the teams on our schedule that made the postseason are color coded.  NCAA teams are in Red and NIT teams in Blue.

 

Big movers in the offseason include Wisconsin (living on their recent long history of high KenPom rankings they slide in at #20).  Iowa makes a surprise jump of over 50 spots (which I have no explanation for).  Minnesota jumps almost SIXTY spots.  They really were snakebit last year.  Seton Hall takes a big tumble down the rankings.  Not much else to say except @AuroranHusker called it, the 'skers crack the top 40.  And with that, here we go!

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 10-20-17

==========================
 
B1G (0-0):
(6) -> 13. Michigan State
(5) -> 18. Purdue

(70) -> 20. Wisconsin

(7) -> 24. Michigan

(71) -> 28. Indiana

(39) -> 30. Maryland

(19) -> 32. Penn State

(88) -> 35. Iowa

(55) -> 38. Nebraska
(16) -> 41. Ohio State
(85) -> 58. Northwestern

(117) -> 60. Minnesota

(102) -> 85. Illinois

(130) -> 149. Rutgers

 
 
Non-Conference (0-0):
347. Mississippi Valley State
274. Southeastern Louisiana
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
54. Seton Hall
 
---Hall of Fame Classic---
198. Missouri State
26. / 61. Texas Tech / Southern Cal
 
244. Western Illinois
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
14. @Clemson
 
33. Creighton
 
---Sanford Pentagon--
62. Oklahoma State
 
137. Cal State Fullerton
n/a. Southwest Minnesota State

 

 

Nailed it. :D

 

Now, time to prove it !!! GBR

 

 

What'd I win?

;)

 

 

 

 

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So, the question for the room today is, if we go 18-12 (10-10) is that good enough to get us to the Dance?  Keep in mind that 18-12 does not reflect game #2 in KC against either Tech or USC so the final record actually would be 19-12 or 18-13.

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3 hours ago, 49r said:

So, the question for the room today is, if we go 18-12 (10-10) is that good enough to get us to the Dance?  Keep in mind that 18-12 does not reflect game #2 in KC against either Tech or USC so the final record actually would be 19-12 or 18-13.

 

It'll depend on how well the rest of the Big Ten teams do in their non-conference games.

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On 10/20/2018 at 11:44 AM, 49r said:

So, the question for the room today is, if we go 18-12 (10-10) is that good enough to get us to the Dance?  Keep in mind that 18-12 does not reflect game #2 in KC against either Tech or USC so the final record actually would be 19-12 or 18-13.

 

I think it'll be the same as last year: depends on how the record is earned. A bunch of wins against lower quadrant teams and losses against everything in the top two tiers we're looking at the same situation again. 

 

We're going to need to beat some good teams, regardless of overall record. That's not changing this season. 

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Perusing KenPom this afternoon in prep for tonight's game, I noticed a couple of interesting things about MVSU.

 

1).  They play something called "Rust" at the end of November, the only game they're favored in until mid-January

2).  After they play us, they go to Lubbock to play Texas Tech this weekend...we may get a little bit to compare us with Tech for a potential matchup in KC

 

2019 Schedulehelp.gif

Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Tue Nov 6   38 Nebraska L, 90-61 74 0.4% Away     a.gif
Fri Nov 9   25 Texas Tech L, 89-57 72 0.2% Away     a.gif
Tue Nov 13   168 Utah St. L, 86-67 75 4% Away      
Thu Nov 15   73 Utah L, 87-61 73 1% Away     a.gif
Sat Nov 17   264 Robert Morris L, 80-67 75 12% Away      
Tue Nov 20   267 Southeastern Louisiana L, 76-70 73 30% Home      
Sun Nov 25   84 Illinois L, 89-64 75 1% Away     a.gif
Wed Nov 28   NR Rust W   100% Home      
Sat Dec 1   227 Cal Baptist L, 83-68 75 8% Away      
Tue Dec 4   306 Southeast Missouri St. L, 79-76 75 40% Home      
Tue Dec 11   130 Louisiana Tech L, 86-65 74 3% Away     b.gif
Thu Dec 13   193 Santa Clara L, 81-65 72 7% Away      
Sun Dec 16   217 Hawaii L, 81-66 74 8% Away      
Sat Dec 22   155 Grand Canyon L, 84-65 75 4% Away      
Sat Jan 5   338 Arkansas Pine Bluff L, 76-71 73 30% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 12   350 Alabama A&M W, 75-71 73 65% Home   ×  
Mon Jan 14   321 Alabama St. L, 76-74 75 43% Home   ×  
Sat Jan 19   341 Alcorn St. L, 76-71 74 32% Away   ×  
Mon Jan 21   342 Southern L, 76-71 74 33% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 26   301 Prairie View A&M L, 79-75 75 37% Home   ×  
Mon Jan 28   277 Texas Southern L, 80-75 76 31% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 2   352 Jackson St. L, 70-69 72 47% Away   ×  
Mon Feb 4   307 Grambling St. L, 81-71 76 18% Away   ×  
Sat Feb 9   350 Alabama A&M L, 75-72 73 41% Away   ×  
Mon Feb 11   321 Alabama St. L, 80-71 75 21% Away   ×  
Sat Feb 16   341 Alcorn St. W, 75-73 74 57% Home   ×  
Mon Feb 18   342 Southern W, 75-73 74 58% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 23   301 Prairie View A&M L, 82-72 75 17% Away   ×  
Mon Feb 25   277 Texas Southern L, 84-71 76 13% Away   ×  
Sat Mar 2   352 Jackson St. W, 73-66 72 71% Home   ×  
Mon Mar 4   307 Grambling St. L, 78-75 76 39% Home   ×  
Sat Mar 9   338 Arkansas Pine Bluff W, 74-73 73 55% Home   ×  
Projected record: 9-23 7-11  
Chance of unbeaten record: 0.00% 0.00%  
Chance of winless record: 0.00% 0.01%

 

 

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I'm hoping they shake off the Rust in late November, not tonight.

18 minutes ago, 49r said:

Perusing KenPom this afternoon in prep for tonight's game, I noticed a couple of interesting things about MVSU.

 

1).  They play something called "Rust" at the end of November, the only game they're favored in until mid-January

2).  After they play us, they go to Lubbock to play Texas Tech this weekend...we may get a little bit to compare us with Tech for a potential matchup in KC

 

2019 Schedulehelp.gif

Game Plan | Opponent Tracker

Date Rk Opponent Result     Location Record Conf  
Tue Nov 6   38 Nebraska L, 90-61 74 0.4% Away     a.gif
Fri Nov 9   25 Texas Tech L, 89-57 72 0.2% Away     a.gif
Tue Nov 13   168 Utah St. L, 86-67 75 4% Away      
Thu Nov 15   73 Utah L, 87-61 73 1% Away     a.gif
Sat Nov 17   264 Robert Morris L, 80-67 75 12% Away      
Tue Nov 20   267 Southeastern Louisiana L, 76-70 73 30% Home      
Sun Nov 25   84 Illinois L, 89-64 75 1% Away     a.gif
Wed Nov 28   NR Rust W   100% Home      
Sat Dec 1   227 Cal Baptist L, 83-68 75 8% Away      
Tue Dec 4   306 Southeast Missouri St. L, 79-76 75 40% Home      
Tue Dec 11   130 Louisiana Tech L, 86-65 74 3% Away     b.gif
Thu Dec 13   193 Santa Clara L, 81-65 72 7% Away      
Sun Dec 16   217 Hawaii L, 81-66 74 8% Away      
Sat Dec 22   155 Grand Canyon L, 84-65 75 4% Away      
Sat Jan 5   338 Arkansas Pine Bluff L, 76-71 73 30% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 12   350 Alabama A&M W, 75-71 73 65% Home   ×  
Mon Jan 14   321 Alabama St. L, 76-74 75 43% Home   ×  
Sat Jan 19   341 Alcorn St. L, 76-71 74 32% Away   ×  
Mon Jan 21   342 Southern L, 76-71 74 33% Away   ×  
Sat Jan 26   301 Prairie View A&M L, 79-75 75 37% Home   ×  
Mon Jan 28   277 Texas Southern L, 80-75 76 31% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 2   352 Jackson St. L, 70-69 72 47% Away   ×  
Mon Feb 4   307 Grambling St. L, 81-71 76 18% Away   ×  
Sat Feb 9   350 Alabama A&M L, 75-72 73 41% Away   ×  
Mon Feb 11   321 Alabama St. L, 80-71 75 21% Away   ×  
Sat Feb 16   341 Alcorn St. W, 75-73 74 57% Home   ×  
Mon Feb 18   342 Southern W, 75-73 74 58% Home   ×  
Sat Feb 23   301 Prairie View A&M L, 82-72 75 17% Away   ×  
Mon Feb 25   277 Texas Southern L, 84-71 76 13% Away   ×  
Sat Mar 2   352 Jackson St. W, 73-66 72 71% Home   ×  
Mon Mar 4   307 Grambling St. L, 78-75 76 39% Home   ×  
Sat Mar 9   338 Arkansas Pine Bluff W, 74-73 73 55% Home   ×  
Projected record: 9-23 7-11  
Chance of unbeaten record: 0.00% 0.00%  
Chance of winless record: 0.00% 0.01%

 

 

 

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Okay let's get right to it.  It is no surprise that the game last night didn't move the KenPom needle all that much.  We got a one spot bump in the rankings (good for 9th in the B1G) and most everyone else only moved a spot or two with a couple of exceptions.

 

Maryland dropped 4 spots with their close win over Delaware.  Minnesota jumped 10 spots after an impressive win over UNO.  Seton Hall jumped up 9 spots and Missouri State climbed up 26 spots!  Those are the big movers today and with that, here we go!

 

 

 


 

 

KenPom rankings as of 11-07-17

==========================
 
B1G (0-0):
14. Michigan State
16. Purdue

19. Wisconsin

25. Michigan

27. Indiana

31. Penn State
34. Maryland
35. Iowa
37. Nebraska
41. Ohio State

50. Minnesota

55. Northwestern

83. Illinois

149. Rutgers

 
 
Non-Conference (0-0):
349. Mississippi Valley State
276. Southeastern Louisiana
 
---Gavitt Tip-Off---
45. Seton Hall
 
---Hall of Fame Classic---
172. Missouri State
21. / 56. Texas Tech / Southern Cal
 
232. Western Illinois
 
---B1G/ACC Challenge--- 
17. @Clemson
 
36. Creighton
 
---Sanford Pentagon--
62. Oklahoma State
 
134. Cal State Fullerton
n/a. Southwest Minnesota State
 
 

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KenPom keeps a records pages of your best/worst performances since he started tracking numbers.

We put in 7 updates on that page last night

 

two point % 71.9% - 8th best 

defensive efficiency - 47.7 - 3rd best

eFG% - 19.9% - best

2 pt% - 22.6% - 8th best

3 pt% - 6.7% -  3rd best

Points for - 106 - 2nd best

Points against - 37 - 4th best

 

 

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      (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
    • By 49r
      Looked today and on Kenpom.com, and I see Nebraska comes in as easily the lowest rated B1G team, clocking in at a whopping 216.

      Next lowest rated?

      Northwestern.

      At 90.

      Here are the rest...

      67 - Penn State
      54 - Illinois
      53 - Iowa
      37 - Purdue
      26 - Minnesota
      12 - Michigan
      5 - Wisconsin
      4 - Michigan State
      3 - Indiana
      2 - Ohio State

      Remember the days when we used to chastise Doc for scheduling games against teams in the +200 RPI range?

      Yeah...

      Happy Halloween everybody!
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