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Old 01-10-2018, 02:31 PM   #1
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Games of Importance for UC's Resume

Will try to do this Daily and who I think we should be rooting for and maybe an update the next day on what happened.

Wednesday Jan 10th 2018

#10 Xavier @ #1 Villanova
8pm
FS1
Who we want to win: Xavier ( but I'm not)
Losing by double digits looks better if the team we lose to is elite.

Miss State @ Florida
7pm
SECN
Who we want to win: Miss State
This would validate Miss State as a contender in the SEC and be a nice KP and RPI boost for them (and us)

UCF @ UCONN
7pm
CBSSN
Who we want to win: UCF
We want UCF to be a tourney team and losing to UCONN is brutal no matter the location. Need them to win out until we play Tuesday

Mercer @ Western Carolina
7pm
ESPN3
Who we want to win: Western Carolina
WCU will never be a good win, but it could help them move up numerous spots if they knock off the #111 team in kenpom

Temple @ SMU
9pm
CBSSN
Who we want to win: SMU
Temple is a lost cause, we need our 20 point victory over SMU to look as impressive as it can. Go Stangs.

Wyoming @ New Mexico
9pm
Spice Channel
Who we want to win: Wyoming
Wyoming is on the cusp of being a top 100 win. Beating the #155 team in their gym will help get closer to that.


IF I missed any let me know.


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Old 01-10-2018, 02:46 PM   #2
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I like it. I have some different opinions though. I'm not so sure we should root for SMU. I doubt they're going to be a top 30 RPI team, so our home win will not be Group 1. I think it's more important for Temple to be a top 75 team, so our road win over them is Group 1. Similarly with Miss St, I don't see them making top 30. Would be nice to keep our losses limited to Group 1, which Florida is barely hanging on to. Also, I think X and WCU are irrelevant. Those teams are locked into Groups 1 and 4.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:52 PM   #3
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Just a note in determining "teams to root for", is the Quadrant rankings. What I mean is, we played Florida on a neutral site, so want them to be top 50, while we played Miss St at home, so would need them to be top 35 (in order to be Quadrant 1).

Currently Florida is 44, and Miss St 54. Net, not going to be the worst thing for Florida to win and stay top 50, if Miss St doesn't play well enough over the next 6 weeks to be top 35.

Of course that game is splitting hairs since we played both teams, but they are not scheduled to play a second time (unless SEC Tourney).
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:59 PM   #4
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This is great.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:59 PM   #5
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... top 35 (in order to be Quadrant 1)...

Currently Florida is 44, and Miss St 54.
Top 30, FYI. What rankings are you using?
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Top 30, FYI. What rankings are you using?
Those were pulled from ESPN RPI.
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Will try to do this Daily and who I think we should be rooting for and maybe an update the next day on what happened.

Wednesday Jan 10th 2018

#10 Xavier @ #1 Villanova
8pm
FS1
Who we want to win: Xavier ( but I'm not)
Losing by double digits looks better if the team we lose to is elite.

Miss State @ Florida
7pm
SECN
Who we want to win: Miss State
This would validate Miss State as a contender in the SEC and be a nice KP and RPI boost for them (and us)

UCF @ UCONN
7pm
CBSSN
Who we want to win: UCF
We want UCF to be a tourney team and losing to UCONN is brutal no matter the location. Need them to win out until we play Tuesday

Mercer @ Western Carolina
7pm
ESPN3
Who we want to win: Western Carolina
WCU will never be a good win, but it could help them move up numerous spots if they knock off the #111 team in kenpom

Temple @ SMU
9pm
CBSSN
Who we want to win: SMU
Temple is a lost cause, we need our 20 point victory over Temple to look as impressive as it can. Go Stangs.

Wyoming @ New Mexico
9pm
Spice Channel
Who we want to win: Wyoming
Wyoming is on the cusp of being a top 100 win. Beating the #155 team in their gym will help get closer to that.


IF I missed any let me know.
Nice job Hub!
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Those were pulled from ESPN RPI.
ESPN must be delayed or something. NCAA and Warren Nolan show different numbers.
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Just a note in determining "teams to root for", is the Quadrant rankings. What I mean is, we played Florida on a neutral site, so want them to be top 50, while we played Miss St at home, so would need them to be top 35 (in order to be Quadrant 1).

Currently Florida is 44, and Miss St 54. Net, not going to be the worst thing for Florida to win and stay top 50, if Miss St doesn't play well enough over the next 6 weeks to be top 35.

Of course that game is splitting hairs since we played both teams, but they are not scheduled to play a second time (unless SEC Tourney).
A team you beat getting better is Always better than a team you lost to getting better.


Committee doesn't measure quadrant 1,2, 3 & 4 losses, only wins. While I want florida to do good in every other game, when its against a team we beat, I dont
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A team you beat getting better is Always better than a team you lost to getting better.

Committee doesn't measure quadrant 1,2, 3 & 4 losses, only wins.
Some bold assertions there. I happen to disagree with them. I'd gladly consider any evidence you have though.
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