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Thread: 8 teams to make conference and NCAA tourney

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    Default 8 teams to make conference and NCAA tourney

    OK, lets put some life in this, who you got making the 3 conference tourneys and then who qualifies for the Big Dance?

    My picks, which is probably big trouble for everyone listed (In no particular order)

    GMAC - Findlay, Ohio Dominican, Alderson Broaddus, Walsh, Lake Erie, Hillsdale, Cedarville, Tiffin

    GLIAC - Ferris St., Lake Superior St., Ashland, Grand Valley St., Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan, Wayne St., Saginaw Valley St.

    GLVC - Drury, Bellarmine, Indianapolis, Southern Indiana, Truman St., Quincy, Lewis, McKendree

    NCAA - Bellarmine, Drury, Findlay, Ferris St., Southern Indiana, Walsh, Ashland, Lake Erie

    Lets keep it fun!!!

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    All picks look pretty solid,however I would keep Southern Indiana and Lake Erie out of the NCAA t-ment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestHoops View Post
    OK, lets put some life in this, who you got making the 3 conference tourneys and then who qualifies for the Big Dance?

    My picks, which is probably big trouble for everyone listed (In no particular order)

    GMAC - Findlay, Ohio Dominican, Alderson Broaddus, Walsh, Lake Erie, Hillsdale, Cedarville, Tiffin

    GLIAC - Ferris St., Lake Superior St., Ashland, Grand Valley St., Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan, Wayne St., Saginaw Valley St.

    GLVC - Drury, Bellarmine, Indianapolis, Southern Indiana, Truman St., Quincy, Lewis, McKendree

    NCAA - Bellarmine, Drury, Findlay, Ferris St., Southern Indiana, Walsh, Ashland, Lake Erie

    Lets keep it fun!!!
    Are you putting them in order of how they finish? If so that is pretty much the only difference I would have with the conferences. My regional looks like this:

    NCAA- BU, Ashland, DU, Ferris, UF, LSSU, Truman, McKendree(yes, McK makes it!)
    Last edited by KnightStalker; 09-27-2018 at 10:11 AM.

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    USI will not make the tournament. Wod is incapable of developing talent, he has proven this.

    His only success was with loaded teams that were recruited by Herdes.

    Early exit in the GLVC tournament is the best case scenario.

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    Of course I left out Lewis who probably will make it but I already had 4 GLVC teams and I just had to throw MCKendree in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnightStalker View Post
    Are you putting them in order of how they finish? If so that is pretty much the only difference I would have with the conferences. My regional looks like this:

    NCAA- BU, Ashland, DU, Ferris, UF, LSSU, Truman, McKendree(yes, McK makes it!)
    I did not put my original picks in any particular order, but I will take Bellarmine, Ferris St. and Findlay as conference champs (big limb....I know).

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    Regional picks (in order):
    1. Bellarmine
    2. Ferris State
    3. Findlay
    4. Drury
    5. Indianapolis
    6. Ashland
    7. Lewis
    8. William Jewell

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    Rethinking my regional picks. Want McK in there but that was just wishful thinking.

    1. BU
    2. UF
    3. Northern Michigan
    4. Indy
    5. Ferris
    6. Ashland
    7. Hillsdale
    8. Drury (Lewis would be here but can't see all 3 of the GLVC teams being from the same pod)

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    I do not think Ferris is as strong as thought. 8th spot will be a battle and two conferences will be unhappy.

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    1. BU
    2. Indy
    3. Findlay
    4. Ferris
    5. Ashland
    6. Drury
    7. Hillsdale
    8. Northern Michigan

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    1.USI *2018 National Champs
    2.BU
    3.Findlay
    4.Indy
    5.Hillsdale
    6.Northern Michigan
    7.Lewis
    8.Ashland

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    Not much attention being paid to Coach Hettinga and Lake Superior and that's a mistake.

    GCCCAG

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    My monthly rankings(since the NCAA doesn't want to do it every month, I will):

    1. BU
    2. Ashland
    3. Lewis
    4. Findlay
    5. Northern Michigan
    6. Indy (I know the loss to Olivet Nazerene shouldn't count but come on, the committee will have to see that)
    7. Hillsdale
    8. USI (yes I think they deserve it!)
    9. Davenport (who woulda thunk?)
    10. GVSU

    With that said that's how I would rank right now. I think eventually Ferris, LSSU get in there and Davenport and somebody else drops out(GVSU or USI?) Really think BU's only competition for #1 is Ashland since they don't play each other. Indy and Lewis will have their chances to play for the #1 by beating BU(although if they do beat BU it may just give it to Ashland.)

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    Not any substantial disagreement in the current rank, but I don't think it will end up anything close to that, with the exception of BU as #1. I still think that Drury may right their ship. I thought for a while that Findlay was a solid #2, but they are showing some holes in the bow. NMU is going to have a chance to challenge for the #1, although losing to Northwood is odd. Wins over Lewis, Hillsdale and Ohio Dom are as good as anybod else has at this point. Disregarding records at this point, I think Indy may put out the second best starting five in the region.

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    No big disagreement from me, although I would flip N. Michigan and Lewis. N. Michigan handled them pretty easily the first crossover weekend. I too think we Drury and Ferris are going to make some noise but boy they both of huge holes to dig out of. I agree with the ranking but Findlay seems really shaky right now at 4.

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    I think u maybe right right about moving nmu to third,Lewis to 4th and uf to 5th. . The reason I have nmu and UF below Lewis is that their one losses are bad ones. Lewis loss is to a ranked team. Again this is how I rank them right now. It can all change
    Last edited by KnightStalker; 12-07-2018 at 06:44 PM.

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    Although I agree nmu has the chance to get #1,they would have to beat BU at BU. that is a huge "if" even with the strange scheduling of that game

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    1. Bellarmine (It ain't close)
    2. Ashland (They are good, but not that tested)
    3. USI (front court is better than expected)
    4. Northern Michigan
    5. Lewis
    6. Findlay
    7. Ferris
    8. Indy (on a bad string, but other than the loss to Olivet, the schedule has been brutal)

    Could break in: UMSL, Truman, Ohio Dominican, Hillsdale, LSSU, Davenport
    Last edited by Knightmoves; 12-20-2018 at 08:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knightmoves View Post
    1. Bellarmine (It ain't close)
    2. Ashland (They are good, but not that tested)
    3. USI (front court is better than expected)
    4. Northern Michigan
    5. Lewis
    6. Findlay
    7. Ferris
    8. Indy (on a bad string, but other than the loss to Olivet, the schedule has been brutal)

    Could break in: UMSL, Truman, Ohio Dominican, Hillsdale, LSSU, Davenport
    Overall not bad, maybe have Lewis higher(I know they lost to NMU but record is better.) Also think ODU may deserve being in there over Ferris right now although I do believe by the end Ferris will make the regional. Don't think UMSL will ever make the rankings as stated in previous post on BU thread, UMSL hasn't left St. Louis yet. I think GVSU should merit attention, mainly due to their losses being in tough games. Also think Drury could make it. And my dark horse is Northwood. Pretty tough schedule and they do have the victory over NMU.

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    Default Re: 8 teams to make conference and NCAA tourney

    Quote Originally Posted by MidwestHoops View Post
    OK, lets put some life in this, who you got making the 3 conference tourneys and then who qualifies for the Big Dance?

    My picks, which is probably big trouble for everyone listed (In no particular order)

    GMAC - Findlay, Ohio Dominican, Alderson Broaddus, Walsh, Lake Erie, Hillsdale, Cedarville, Tiffin

    GLIAC - Ferris St., Lake Superior St., Ashland, Grand Valley St., Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan, Wayne St., Saginaw Valley St.

    GLVC - Drury, Bellarmine, Indianapolis, Southern Indiana, Truman St., Quincy, Lewis, McKendree

    NCAA - Bellarmine, Drury, Findlay, Ferris St., Southern Indiana, Walsh, Ashland, Lake Erie

    Lets keep it fun!!!
    You picked AB, which I agree with. I don't know much about the those other conferences though, so I'll take your word for it. *I'm an optimist and think AB will qualify for the NCAA's.
    Last edited by crixus; 12-28-2018 at 12:18 AM.
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