I think you guys are looking into it too much (the posters talking about NW/Mich being over 100rpi). I am hoping that the committee looks more in depth than simply 1-25, 25-50, 50-100, 100+ rpi ranges. Because let's say NW gets in the top 100...that makes a huge difference when you're just looking at the 50-100 range wins/losses. But if you look at it as 2 wins vs 102rpi or 98rpi...that is basically nothing. At least, that's how I hope the committee would look at it..especially when comparing 2 bubble teams head to head.
Well 5-10 does sound somewhat bad. Hopefully it's 7-10 after we play Purdue. I'm curious to how the committee will view us when Rice was hurt. We had some good games, but we also had our worst loss when he was out. If Rice continues to show his dominance now that he's healthy, I'm sure it will influence some voters to view us more favorably.Pretty sure some voters will look at it more sensibly and some more rigidly. But it's a data point and we've already heard ppl say they're leaving us out of brackets because of our weak record top 100. Lots of data out there, these ppl need shortcuts
I think it's really about the finish here. Tay and J were saying yesterday that we're a team that still hasn't found its identity, largely because we've had shifting personnel all year. That's something the committee will be aware of, so it's especially important that we finish strong when we have our full complement of players who will be playing for us in the tourney. To date, ESPN BPI indicates no real difference between us playing with or without Rice, but because of all the disruptions in our team, I think that the committee will pay real attention to how we've done since Ray came back. Not sure that puts us in good stead because since he came back we're 2-3, and our two wins consist of a last minute comeback against Michigan at home and a game against NW. Nebraska's not good either, so tonight's a must but doesn't provide us much huge upside to show committee how well we're playing right now. Assuming we handle Nebraska tonight, that @ Purdue game could not be bigger.Well 5-10 does sound somewhat bad. Hopefully it's 7-10 after we play Purdue. I'm curious to how the committee will view us when Rice was hurt. We had some good games, but we also had our worst loss when he was out. If Rice continues to show his dominance now that he's healthy, I'm sure it will influence some voters to view us more favorably.
I turned the game off twice! Once in regulation and then again in the first OTI turned it off to go run an experiment with UM up 5 and 15 seconds to go, or whatever it was. That's a pretty wild finish.