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Old Dec 30, 2016, 04:18 PM   #126
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That same person also had this to say about Northwestern's chances:

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@Michigan St
Minnesota
@Nebraska
@Rutgers
Iowa
@Ohio St
Nebraska

A brutal stretch in that no win represents a signature win, but road games are so difficult to win. If they can get out of this 6-2 (or even 5-3), there's signature win chances everywhere in February.

They can get there, folks.
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Old Dec 31, 2016, 12:24 PM   #127
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Actually yeah I should have corrected myself. The person I talked to said the B1G wouldn't get a top 3 seed in March, not top 4.

As of Tuesday, that person had Indiana and Purdue as 4 seeds and Wisconsin as a 5 seed.
IU not helping the cause so far today against Louisville.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 02:33 PM   #128
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According to ESPN.. we are 26 in RPI, #5 SOS, 2-3 vs. top 50 (0-2 vs. top 25). Season ain't over folks!
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 02:35 PM   #129
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According to ESPN
Stopped reading right here.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 03:27 PM   #130
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Stopped reading right here.
True. NCAA.com has us at 30 through yesterday's games.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:20 PM   #131
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OK, maybe ESPN was predicting something, because NOW our RPI is 27.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:47 PM   #132
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OK, maybe ESPN was predicting something, because NOW our RPI is 27.
Pretty good if ya ask me
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:47 PM   #133
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On the other hand...how is RPI calculated? 27 seems too high to me..was looking in the 40s and 50s
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:50 PM   #134
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Would 20-13 after conference tourney get us in?
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 08:59 PM   #135
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Would 20-13 after conference tourney get us in?
No. 9-9 followed by 1-1 is the only route to 20-13 and that is not good enough.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 09:32 PM   #136
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On the other hand...how is RPI calculated? 27 seems too high to me..was looking in the 40s and 50s
It's .25 * (your winning %) + .50 * (your opponents winning %) + .25 * (your opponent's opponents winning %).

Road wins are worth 1.4, home wins .6.

We did a nice job of scheduling, so our SOS is #10 right now.
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 09:41 PM   #137
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It's .25 * (your winning %) + .50 * (your opponents winning %) + .25 * (your opponent's opponents winning %).

Road wins are worth 1.4, home wins .6.

We did a nice job of scheduling, so our SOS is #10 right now.
Does weighting of wins and losses home and away only apply to your WP not the OWP or OOWP?
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Old Jan 1, 2017, 09:42 PM   #138
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Does weighting of wins and losses home and away only apply to your WP not the OWP or OOWP?
I think it's only your WP.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 03:08 PM   #139
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Matrix updated, still last 4 in and an 11 seed.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 03:09 PM   #140
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Bracket Matrix just updated today. Illinois in 17 of the 40 brackets...average of 10.35. Road Trip to Dayton anyone!?!?

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Old Jan 2, 2017, 03:15 PM   #141
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Road Trip to Dayton anyone!?!?
No doubt about it.

It's simple right? If Groce makes the tourney he stays, if he doesn't he's gone. No room for interpretation.


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Old Jan 2, 2017, 04:07 PM   #142
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No doubt about it.

It's simple right? If Groce makes the tourney he stays, if he doesn't he's gone. No room for interpretation.


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Old Jan 2, 2017, 06:04 PM   #143
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https://twitter.com/ESPNLunardi/stat...63894905094144

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Old Jan 2, 2017, 06:07 PM   #144
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Wouldn't that be something if Northwestern played Illinois in the 1st Four? Actually, I don't know what that would be.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 06:10 PM   #145
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Wouldn't that be something if Northwestern played Illinois in the 1st Four? Actually, I don't know what that would be.
I believe that the committee would work it so Illinois played Rhode Island and Northwestern played VCU to avoid pitting teams against each other that played in the regular season. I don't know if it's explicitly written in the rules, but I know the committee tries to avoid it.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 06:12 PM   #146
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Wouldn't that be something if Northwestern played Illinois in the 1st Four? Actually, I don't know what that would be.
I don't know that they want two B1G teams playing each other in the first four.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 06:13 PM   #147
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:08 PM   #148
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I don't know that they want two B1G teams playing each other in the first four.

How about Illinois vs Dayton in the first four (they are also looking 11-seedish). Winning coach makes the actual tournament and gets the Illinois job.
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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:12 PM   #149
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How about Illinois vs Dayton in the first four (they are also looking 11-seedish). Winning coach makes the actual tournament and gets the Illinois job.
It would be Illinois vs. Kentucky in the Tourney all over again.

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Old Jan 2, 2017, 08:15 PM   #150
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Here is a challenge for you guys: if 20 wins is a lock/magic# for the tournament committee (fair presumption) where do the next 9 wins come from? For the life of me, I do not see them on the remaining schedule and you all know what that means.

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