B1G Conference Title to be awarded based upon winning %

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#52      
This is some bullllllllllll on so many levels, BUT...this team does well when it feels slighted. So keep the slights coming. They can have the regular season title with the asterisk by it. Our guys have been very clear they care more about the games when its win or go home, and I am all for that attitude. Still us against the world. Let's just give them a reminder of their mistake when we see em in the BTT.
 
#53      
Penalize the team that ducked competition. Nebraska played 10 games in what, 20 days? No excuse for SCUM to end up only having played 17 games.

The games that weren't rescheduled were @Penn St, Indiana at home and @Northwestern. Ducking the competition is a bit strong.
 
#55      
The games that weren't rescheduled were @Penn St, Indiana at home and @Northwestern. Ducking the competition is a bit strong.
Yes, it's likely they would win those games.

I believe that Michigan played poorly last night in large part because of Illinois' defense. But it did have something to do with them being flat, I'd guess. They could be flat against those teams. It's why you play the games.
 
#56      
Yes, it's likely they would win those games.

I believe that Michigan played poorly last night in large part because of Illinois' defense. But it did have something to do with them being flat, I'd guess. They could be flat against those teams. It's why you play the games.
Maryland had a terrible record when they played us in Champaign and Ayala was out. It was very likely that we would win that game. Please adjust our record accordingly.
 
#57      
Am I wrong.. or is this right...

We win at OSU and Michigan Splits with MSU.. we win the regular season title.. We could be playing for the #1 seed in the big on Saturday vs OSU if Michigan loses Thursday...

it would be 80% us 78% them on their games..

am I wrong?
 
#58      
Am I wrong.. or is this right...

We win at OSU and Michigan Splits with MSU.. we win the regular season title.. We could be playing for the #1 seed in the big on Saturday vs OSU if Michigan loses Thursday...

it would be 80% us 78% them on their games..

am I wrong?

You are wrong. 14-3 is 82%.
 
#59      
The home loss to Maryland looms huge in this discussion....but not as huge as Michigan and the B1G not making every effort to have the Wolves make up every game they opted not to play.......regardless. Both took the easy path....Illini did not....and karma will get you in the end. I certainly would prefer a B1G tournament banner this year to go right next to a 2021 FF banner.....and those will make this thread forgotten.

"Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference."

The University of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team can control many possible outcomes yet....I thing they will be focused and courageous in getting them done.
 
#60      
Any team can lose on any given night in this league. This is not some hyperbolic statement.

exaclty

Michigan lost by 17 to a 6-12 minnesota team but cant lose to PSU or IU? They beat PSU by 3 at home, so yeah they can easily lose at happy valley

I believe kenpom probabilities had it at 50/50 theyd win all 3 games (just on teh math)
 
#61      
Any team can lose on any given night in this league. This is not some hyperbolic statement.
Even if you consider Michigan has a 80% chance to win each of its 3 games (conservative estimate), 80% * 80% * 80% = 51.2% chance to win all 3 games. Share the title if Illini are 0.5 games ahead as of Sunday.
 
#62      
It's truly mind boggling that the Big Ten could look at two teams who went 16-4 and 14-3, with the 16 win team winning the only head to head game between the two, and not call them co-champions. They have effectively assumed Michigan would win all the games it didn't play. Co-champions recognizes the reality that there are 3 distinct outcomes if Michigan had played those games (Illinois outright, Michigan outright, co-champs) and picks the one that doesn't favor either team. Unreal.

Completely agree. Should be an easy call, given the circumstances (imbalance in number of games played, one team playing more at home than on the road, potential for alternative outcomes if full schedule was played, not to mention Covid) and one-off nature (unlikely to be repeated anytime soon, and an equitable precedent if it is).

Perhaps easier for a more seasoned commissioner to see and act on the equities than the a newcomer, but does not seem like the time to engage in technocratic decision-making given everything all of these kids and teams have been through.
 
#63      
the ole ball coach
Milford
Kevin Warren has shown himself to be TOTALLY ineffective as a leader, time and time again

anytime he wants to quit to go back to the NFL is fine by me .

I really wanted him to work out & he’s been a huge disappointment .
 
#65      
Actually, don't focus on the nose.

I'm thinking that Izzo sent Sissoko out there and told him to take Ayo out of the game. Sissoko comes back to the bench and gets chewed out by Izzo because Ayo's still playing.

Sissoko: "Coach, I broke his nose. What more do you want me to do?"
Izzo: "Next time, sweep his leg."

FIFY

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#66      
Seattle
Does Juwanna Man get a $ bonus for B1G championship? I never put much emphasis on the conference titles in comparison to ncaa tourney but it would suck for your team's mindset going into the big dance knowing your coach didn't have confidence that you could win against those ranked below you.
 
#68      
Illini Basketball Fan Forever
Bay Area, CA
It doesn't really matter if Michigan squeaks into the Championship based on this ruling, which is lame. There's more basketball to play after the regular season, and it doesn't even matter much if you are seeded 1 or 2 in the NCAA tourney.
 
#69      
It doesn't really matter if Michigan squeaks into the Championship based on this ruling, which is lame. There's more basketball to play after the regular season, and it doesn't even matter much if you are seeded 1 or 2 in the NCAA tourney.

20 1-seeds have won the NCAA tournament.
5 2-seeds have won the NCAA tournament.
 
#70      
Scottsdale, Arizona
20 1-seeds have won the NCAA tournament.
5 2-seeds have won the NCAA tournament.
Have less 2 seeds won the tourney because they began the tourney on the 2 line? Or because better teams are typically 1 seeds? Meaning, is it more about the team? Or more about the seeding? If we put each of those 1 seeds on the 2 line, would their results have been different? Or the same?

It’s a hypothetical question, of course, no way to know for sure. But my guess is: it’s more about the individual teams that earned a 1 seed than it is the line they began the tournament on.
 
#71      
Have less 2 seeds won the tourney because they began the tourney on the 2 line? Or because better teams are typically 1 seeds? Meaning, is it more about the team? Or more about the seeding? If we put each of those 1 seeds on the 2 line, would their results have been different? Or the same?

It’s a hypothetical question, of course, no way to know for sure. But my guess is: it’s more about the individual teams that earned a 1 seed than it is the line they began the tournament on.

That doesn't mean it doesn't matter if you get a 1 or 2 seed.
 
#72      
20 1-seeds have won the NCAA tournament.
5 2-seeds have won the NCAA tournament.
This- it’s actually pretty important what seed we are, especially this year to be able to avoid Gonzaga and Baylor until the FF
 
#73      
Scottsdale, AZ
Nothing we can do. Use it for locker room chalk board. Take care of bizz against Ohio St. Dont suffer a dumb B1 Tourney Loss. Beat UM in tourney and make a joke of them being "Champions" Thoughts?
 
#74      
the Front Range
I understand the sentiment of wanting Michigan to lose 2 to MSU, but then MSU might sneak into the ncaa tournament and I want to see Izzo whine about being excluded.
In order for him to whine, he’d have to admit we are good (which he has completely failed to mention in any of his Interviews). That would be sweet.
 
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