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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPNation View Post
    So you are saying IUP should roll easily through the conference?

    Because at the end of the day, that's all that matters!
    Nope. Not saying that at all. I said the league had a bad weekend. Basketball is a strange and very long season. Rollercoaster ride.

    The East had its best year ever last season. Some retooling was expected.

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    If you aren't going to say it, I will. IUP should EASILY roll through the conference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anon2017 View Post
    If you aren't going to say it, I will. IUP should EASILY roll through the conference.

    The problem with that comment is we've heard that year after year for the past three decades.

    I will say, if healthy, yes, they are the clear favorite.

    But, crap happens. Look at last year. That was a good team ... that had every possible thing go wrong -- from grease fires to broken hands to suspensions .... blah blah blah. It's a long journey. You need some luck.

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    The Amir Hinton effect ....

    First two games at Shaw:

    80 minutes played

    2 wins

    36.5 ppg


    Dropped 44 on East Stroud

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    Men's Scores

    Roberts Wesleyan all over Notre Dame

    Shepherd defeats VA Union

    Clarion up big on Thiel

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    My pick em pool sucks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post

    Wow. St. Elsewhere is actually good in something!

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    Thiel came back late to cover the spread last night.

    Wow.

    Golden Eagles couldn't hold that big lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Thiel came back late to cover the spread last night.

    Wow.

    Golden Eagles couldn't hold that big lead.
    I'll take it!!!

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    OUCH moment:

    Division 1 UMES (University of Maryland Eastern Shore) lost to its D3 neighbor, Salisbury University, in a men's basketball game. The campuses are separated by about 10 miles.



    UMES is 'D1' in name only and would be dumpster fire most years in the CIAA, MEC or PSAC ... but still. Not a good look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    West Texas A&M (4-1) has played five games already! They played three games in California on November 2, 3, and 4. Teams can start that early now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golden89 View Post
    West Texas A&M (4-1) has played five games already! They played three games in California on November 2, 3, and 4. Teams can start that early now?
    If you go (get invited) to those big kickoff tournaments ... yes.

    They are dangerous. Just ask IUP last year and Fairmont this year (0-4 combined). You aren't playing chumps at those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    If you go (get invited) to those big kickoff tournaments ... yes.

    They are dangerous. Just ask IUP last year and Fairmont this year (0-4 combined). You aren't playing chumps at those things.
    Hehehehe...But they had/will have strong SOS's as a result and will certainly get increased consideration for hosting regionals, right!!??

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Hehehehe...But they had/will have strong SOS's as a result and will certainly get increased consideration for hosting regionals, right!!??
    If you win enough of your of remaining games to be at or near the top of the region record wise, absolutely. But I think you know that. You just REALLY like to argue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Norris View Post
    If you win enough of your of remaining games to be at or near the top of the region record wise, absolutely. But I think you know that. You just REALLY like to argue.
    Playing strong teams to open the season is all well and good, provided you win. You don't win, and you have additional losses you wouldn't have had. Let's look at the last couple of years since people are saying that the NCAA has been trying to "educate" WLU on the virtue of SOS. Let's assume WLU played similarly "strong" opponents to start the season and finished the same 1-1.

    2018 - WLU's record goes 25-4 vice Virginia States 24-4. Would the boost in SOS have been enough to overcome the extra in region loss to the point were they would have jumped Va State? Debatable.

    2017 - WLU would have finished 27-4 vs host Fairmont at 29-2. Would that extra strength been enough to jump Fairmont? Clearly NO. Buuuutttt...a legit case can be made that the 4th loss would have caused them to fall from #3 seed to #6 behind 3 loss IUP and 3 loss Kutztown.

    2016 - The "new" WLU with the enhanced SOS finishes the season 26-4. Is that "extra" strength enough for them to vault 3 loss WJU? Pretty clearly no. Buuuuttttt again...A 4 loss WLU team now falls into a debate with a 4 loss Fairmont team that finished seeded behind WLU at #3.

    So really the only year you can say with A possible degree of certainty that the boost in SOS might have been enough to overcome the additional loss and resulted in a regional host nod would have been last year. In fact in 2017 and 2016 the extra loss would have had a VERY real chance of resulting in a LOWER seeding.

    There is one thing you CAN glean from the seeding over the last three years. In 2016 and 2017 the seeding was based on the # of losses a team had...from top to bottom, teams with fewer losses were seeded ahead of teams with more losses. In 2018 the only team not seeded based on their # of losses was WLU. Over the last three years, except for WLU last year, the NCAA has been remarkably consistent in what they have been trying to teach the rest of SR1...losses have consequences.
    Last edited by boatcapt; 11-15-2018 at 10:22 AM.

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    A good loss is better than a bad win in the committee's eyes; look at the boxes. You obviously can't lose all of them. But playing cupcakes doesn't help you host the region, unless you have 3-5 more wins than everyone, and it doesn't help prepare you for post-season. All it does is allow you to brag that your program has more wins than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Playing strong teams to open the season is all well and good, provided you win. You don't win, and you have additional losses you wouldn't have had. Let's look at the last couple of years since people are saying that the NCAA has been trying to educate WLU on the virtue of SOS. Let's assume WLU played similarly "strong" opponents to start the season and finished the same 1-1.

    2018 - WLU's record goes 25-4 vice Virginia States 24-4. Would the boost in SOS have been enough to overcome the extra in region loss to the point were they would have jumped Va State? Debatable.

    2017 - WLU would have finished 27-4 vs host Fairmont at 29-2. Would that extra strength been enough to jump Fairmont? Clearly NO. Buuuutttt...a legit case can be made that the 4th loss would have caused them to fall from #3 seed to #6 behind 3 loss IUP and 3 loss Kutztown.

    2016 - The "new" WLU with the enhanced SOS finishes the season 26-4. Is that "extra" strength enough for them to vault 3 loss WJU? Pretty clearly no. Buuuuttttt again...A 4 loss WLU team now falls into a debate with a 4 loss Fairmont team that finished seeded behind WLU at #3.

    So really the only year you can say with A possible degree of certainty that the boost in SOS might have been enough to overcome the additional loss and resulted in a regional host nod would have been last year. In fact in 2017 and 2016 the extra loss would have had a VERY real chance of resulting in a LOWER seeding.

    Last year you only had 3 losses heading in to selection day, correct? VSU had 4 losses heading in to selection day but still got the No. 1 seed based on having a much higher SOS than WL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    Last year you only had 3 losses heading in to selection day, correct? VSU had 4 losses heading in to selection day but still got the No. 1 seed based on having a much higher SOS than WL.
    See my edits to the post you replied to. The NCAA in SR1 has been remarkably consistent in their seeding over the last three years...Teams with fewer losses are seeded higher than those with more losses. The only exception was WLU last year. Yes, the NCAA has been trying to teach SR1...Maybe some don't want to hear what they are teaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcapt View Post
    Playing strong teams to open the season is all well and good, provided you win. You don't win, and you have additional losses you wouldn't have had. Let's look at the last couple of years since people are saying that the NCAA has been trying to "educate" WLU on the virtue of SOS. Let's assume WLU played similarly "strong" opponents to start the season and finished the same 1-1.

    2018 - WLU's record goes 25-4 vice Virginia States 24-4. Would the boost in SOS have been enough to overcome the extra in region loss to the point were they would have jumped Va State? Debatable.

    2017 - WLU would have finished 27-4 vs host Fairmont at 29-2. Would that extra strength been enough to jump Fairmont? Clearly NO. Buuuutttt...a legit case can be made that the 4th loss would have caused them to fall from #3 seed to #6 behind 3 loss IUP and 3 loss Kutztown.

    2016 - The "new" WLU with the enhanced SOS finishes the season 26-4. Is that "extra" strength enough for them to vault 3 loss WJU? Pretty clearly no. Buuuuttttt again...A 4 loss WLU team now falls into a debate with a 4 loss Fairmont team that finished seeded behind WLU at #3.

    So really the only year you can say with A possible degree of certainty that the boost in SOS might have been enough to overcome the additional loss and resulted in a regional host nod would have been last year. In fact in 2017 and 2016 the extra loss would have had a VERY real chance of resulting in a LOWER seeding.

    There is one thing you CAN glean from the seeding over the last three years. In 2016 and 2017 the seeding was based on the # of losses a team had...from top to bottom, teams with fewer losses were seeded ahead of teams with more losses. In 2018 the only team not seeded based on their # of losses was WLU. Over the last three years, except for WLU last year, the NCAA has been remarkably consistent in what they have been trying to teach the rest of SR1...losses have consequences.
    You’re talking hypotheticals vs the evidence of wha.....you know what, never mind. I tap out. Enjoy the season.

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