Author Topic: 2012-13 Ranking and Bracketology Thread  (Read 2618 times)

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« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2013, 09:44:17 am »
Seawolves Ranking now:

RPI (CBS): 93 ↑
Sagarin: 72 ↑
Pomeroy: 73 ↑

All arrows pointing up!! :)

ESPN has their first conference ranking posted, and their calculation (BPI) is pretty interesting in that it takes into account other factors and doesn't rely solely on the computer; worth a read, and the AE is ranked a bit higher than with the Realtime RPI conference rankings:

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/72713/big-ten-sits-atop-conference-rankings

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« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2013, 01:54:07 pm »
http://www.collegeinsider.com/mens-mid-major-top-25.php

We received 46 points and standing at #26. If we get couple of more wins, especially @Vermont, we will surely crack the top 25 next week.

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« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2013, 02:57:54 pm »
Question for the board. Do any teams in the AE confrence stand a chance to make it to the NCAA tournament or only the NIT. What needs to happen for SB to make the Tournament this year?? Some people say the NIT is more for the "B" teams and the NCAA Tournaments are for the "A" teams..  Do teams from the less known confrences make it into the Tournament ??? Silly question I know but I'm trying to get my facts correct !!

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« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2013, 03:00:45 pm »
Question for the board. Do any teams in the AE confrence stand a chance to make it to the NCAA tournament or only the NIT. What needs to happen for SB to make the Tournament this year?? Some people say the NIT is more for the "B" teams and the NCAA Tournaments are for the "A" teams..  Do teams from the less known confrences make it into the Tournament ??? Silly question I know but I'm trying to get my facts correct !!

Winner of AE tournament goes to NCAA tourney.. seed will be most probably 15 or 16.

No one really cares about the NIT. It just doesnt have the prestige of getting to NCAA tournament. Its a good consolation prize, but will show that we choked in the AE tournament again.

We have to go to the NCAA tourney this year. I cant take Albany fans' taunt anymore over at AE boards that they been to the dance two times and we have yet to go.
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« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2013, 03:56:27 pm »
Don't take pressure from albany fans. Albany fans wish they were in our position right now. You should check out bigpurplefans.ipbhost.com from time to time. You'll get a good laugh of all the times someone mentions SBU
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« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2013, 04:00:15 pm »
Thanks IBOsbu for clearing that up.... Well, don't worry, this year we get to stuff it up the Great Dane"s nostrils !!

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« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2013, 09:48:33 am »
Albany (and I believe Vermont) was a #13 seed in the NCAA Tournament six or seven years ago with a 23-9 record. That's possible for us. A win at Vermont would go a long way towards achieving that.

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« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2013, 10:19:13 am »
Seawolves Ranking now:

RPI (CBS): 92 ↑
Sagarin: 66 ↑
Pomeroy: 66 ↑

All arrows pointing up, again!!

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« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2013, 11:07:38 am »
A long way to go before we talk about NCAAs. Remember that it all comes down to the last three games. You can play perfect from here till march but it won't make a difference come AE tourney time!
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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2013, 03:33:21 pm »
Getting the 1 seed is crucial also.  Do not want to be a 2 or 3 with albany in the same bracket.  Last thing you want is to play at SEFCU in the tournament against Albany.  No BU for the tournament - so 1 seed would get Binghamton and then probably Maine is Semi or possibly New Hampshire - much easier road then playing umbc or New hampshire then Albany in the semi.

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« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2013, 02:10:27 pm »
Agreed, number one seed is crucial. There is no doubt that the top 3 seeds will be us Albany and Vermont, not in order.  If we slip to second or third, we will be playing Albany at their place in the tournament.  Not good.  Now with all that being said, I think this is by far the most talented team we've ever had.  09-10 was a great team, but we had players who turned it on and off (El Amin) and Bryan, Tommy, Dallis were young.  Last year, good team.  Not great.  Warney makes us great.  Tommy is head and shoulders the MVP of this league, i dont care what anyone says.  We play the toughest m2m defense in the league.  If we don't lose a conference game, which I don't think happens, I think there will be one "oops" game, we will get a 13 seed in the tournament.  That would make us 28-4 and I think we give someone a real scare in the tourney.

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« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2013, 02:43:10 pm »
I love your Enthusiasm but we must get past Vermont first and Albany second. These guys are very good and have the potential of beating us... lets take one game at a time !!!!

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« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2013, 08:31:06 am »
The BPI is showing us at 91... Albany at 157 and vermont at 150.?????????... Could someone more knowledgeable of how these Ranking work care to explain these numbers considering we played terrible last night!!!

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« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2013, 12:31:11 pm »
 Rankings do not matter if you play in the AE. It's simple win the AE regular season and get a bid to the NIT. Win the AE tourny and get a bid to the NCAA big dance. There is no need to worry about anything else, it's that simple.

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« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2013, 01:35:19 pm »
Well if you're talking seeding then it does matter.  If a middle of the pack team from the America East were to win the Tournament, they would be a lock for 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  If a team like Stony Brook were to only lose one conference game and hold a top 100 RPI then they would probably nab a 14 seed.  Playing a 3 seed is a lot different than playing a 1 seed. A 3 seed has lost to a 14 seed fifteen times, a 1 seed has never lost.  Big difference.