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Author Topic: So....What are we ranked on Monday - 10/04/19  (Read 272036 times)

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 11/2/15
« Reply #650 on: December 13, 2015, 10:53:10 PM »
Just don't flame him if he doesn't do it. He's our bud.

It is not the beat reporter's job to give the team he covers a spot in the top 25 "just because."

If he thinks we are a legit top 25 team, he should rank us. If he thinks we're not, he absolutely shouldn't.
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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 11/2/15
« Reply #651 on: December 13, 2015, 11:34:36 PM »
This guy, who I believes has a vote in the AP poll, has Marquette at 25 this week.

http://borgesblognhr.blogspot.com/
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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 11/2/15
« Reply #652 on: December 14, 2015, 01:35:21 AM »
2 more wins and it'll be hard for a 10-2 team from a power conference NOT to get a few votes, despite the cupcake feast. 
This week?  Don't get your hopes up. 

Beat Seton Hall for 11-2... then it's time to start thinking about a 24/25 ranking.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 11/2/15
« Reply #653 on: December 14, 2015, 08:51:48 AM »
This guy, who I believes has a vote in the AP poll, has Marquette at 25 this week.

http://borgesblognhr.blogspot.com/
Regardless of source, so nice to see MU in the top 25.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 11/2/15
« Reply #654 on: December 14, 2015, 09:47:18 AM »
Regardless of source, so nice to see MU in the top 25.

I bet MU receives multiple votes this week in the AP poll.  Never underestimate the number of AP voters whose egos need to justify their placement of Syracuse at #15 two weeks ago (before they lost to Becky) via the transitive laws of basketball.
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Re: Soooooo.....what are we ranked on Monday?
« Reply #655 on: December 14, 2015, 09:59:31 AM »
College and professional athletics, at their essence, are children's games played by young adults for the spectator's entertainment. In the grand scheme of the world, none of us should care about any of the games and none of it is relatively important in the least.

But we do care because we as fans like to see the institutions and teams we root for do well. One of the ways we can gauge how Marquette is doing is by the the two major polls. One of those polls is by the writers who cover the sport as journalists more extensively than any of us could. The other is by the coaches who coach the sport at a higher level than any of us could. So when Marquette, our school and our team, is doing well in the polls, well, it matters to us. And on a small level it is important as it keeps us connected and gives us entertainment.

Also, on a more practical level, if a team is ranked for most of the season, it is a lot more likely that the selection committee will look favorably on them and put them in the tournament. There are not a lot of slots given to unranked teams that do not win their conference's automatic bid.

In addition, ranked teams get vastly more media exposure. This media exposure leads to greater ticket sales and more merchandise sales. It also helps recruit not just athletes, but students who may not otherwise consider Marquette for college.

So it does matter, in a sense. In fact, it matters a lot.

This.  Well done.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #656 on: December 14, 2015, 12:34:21 PM »
No votes in the Coaches Poll. 1 vote in the AP Poll.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/rankings/ap

Butler #17
Providence #14
Villanova #12
Xavier #10
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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #657 on: December 14, 2015, 12:37:42 PM »
No votes in the Coaches Poll. 1 vote in the AP Poll.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/rankings/ap

Butler #17
Providence #14
Villanova #12
Xavier #10

WOO-HOO!!! WE'RE RANKED!!!*





*On one AP voter's top-25.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #658 on: December 14, 2015, 12:42:45 PM »
If we only played all cupcakes to the tune of an 8-0 record, we would be South Carolina at #25 in the coaches poll.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #659 on: December 14, 2015, 12:47:11 PM »
Tied at 42nd with Army, Houston and Florida!!!

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #660 on: December 14, 2015, 12:56:06 PM »
Checked our RPI breakdown on CBS (great resource, by the way), and LSU's RPI is 212! I realize that they are falling short of pre-season expectations, but my lord, that's dreadful. Again, I don't put a lot of stock into RPI right now, but that definitely caught my attention.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/teams/rpi/MARQET/marquette-golden-eagles

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #661 on: December 14, 2015, 01:02:19 PM »
Well 1 is better than none! Moving in the right direction!

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #662 on: December 14, 2015, 01:52:44 PM »
If we only played all cupcakes to the tune of an 8-0 record, we would be South Carolina at #25 in the coaches poll.

Hey! They beat Depaul. Show some respect!
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So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15 -RPI
« Reply #663 on: December 14, 2015, 02:18:03 PM »
RPI not really a ranking...but a thought about all those home games against cupcakes.

Only SIU has a worse RPI with as good a record (9-2). Same issue, only two road games and a couple of neutrals like us.

Does anyone know the fate of teams like 21-12 or so and an RPI > 65?
Do they make the tourney?

I wonder because if MU goes 11-2non-conf; 9-9conf; 1-1 tourney = 21-12.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15 -RPI
« Reply #664 on: December 14, 2015, 02:23:50 PM »
I wonder because if MU goes 11-2non-conf; 9-9conf; 1-1 tourney = 21-12.

Can't go 11-2 in non con.  We're 8-2 now with only two left before Big East begins.

Edit: Crap.  Forgot about Stetson.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15 -RPI
« Reply #665 on: December 14, 2015, 02:24:23 PM »
Can't go 11-2 in non con.  We're 8-2 now with only two left before Big East begins.

Stetson in the middle of the conference season.
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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #666 on: December 14, 2015, 02:55:46 PM »
Hey! They beat Depaul. Show some respect!
True, they beat a Big East team just as we beat SEC and PAC 12 teams.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #667 on: December 14, 2015, 03:07:27 PM »
True, they beat a Big East team just as we beat SEC and PAC 12 teams.

I mean, DePaul is the worst team in the Big East. LSU is a middling SEC team, Wisconsin is a middling Big Ten team, and ASU is at least a middling Pac 12 team
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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #668 on: December 14, 2015, 03:10:21 PM »
I mean, DePaul is the worst team in the Big East. LSU is a middling SEC team, Wisconsin is a middling Big Ten team, and ASU is at least a middling Pac 12 team
I agree. Our victories are against better opponents. Strained comparison on my part.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #669 on: December 14, 2015, 03:39:46 PM »
Well 1 is better than none! Moving in the right direction!

Let the letter-writing campaign commence.
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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #670 on: December 14, 2015, 10:08:23 PM »
True, they beat a Big East team just as we beat SEC and PAC 12 teams.

Really meant nothing by that, other than making fun of depaul
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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #671 on: December 15, 2015, 10:29:58 AM »
Really meant nothing by that, other than making fun of depaul
Ha, I know. I was just having a little fun with it.

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #672 on: December 15, 2015, 11:05:24 AM »
FWIW, Andy Katz (of all people) has us at 25 in his rankings (not an AP voter): http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/powerrankings/_/show/middle

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #673 on: December 15, 2015, 11:16:42 AM »
FWIW, Andy Katz (of all people) has us at 25 in his rankings (not an AP voter): http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/powerrankings/_/show/middle
Thanks for sharing. I'll take it!

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Re: So....What are we ranked on Monday-update: 12/14/15
« Reply #674 on: December 15, 2015, 11:43:16 AM »
As we all know, Lunardi does Bracketology for entertainments sake etc... But we are now in the first four out in his latest projections.