On the fairly near horizon....a ranked opponent on the road...@Ga Tech this Saturday 1/9.
Tech is ranked #17 and #20 (interestingly, the team we lost to on the road, Wisconsin, is ranked #20 and #17) with some NBA talent in the frontcourt. Should be a good test.
So we're the highest unundefeated team.
I think everyone in the 4-8 range (Purdue, us, Cuse, Nova, WV) is of equal ability, then you step down starting with unc.
You must spread some comments around before flaming the Moderators again.
I am still annoyed at how Carolina and Mich St (with 3 losses) are ranked ahead of Georgetown (with 1 loss).
KenPom would disagree - Duke is ranked #2, and is #1 overall in offensive efficiency rating.
Kansas - 1
Duke - 2
Texas - 3
Kentucky - 12
UNC - 37
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Putting aside the KenPom ratings and going by what I have saw and what the so-called "experts" have seen (the proverbial "eye-ball" test I say in jest) and said, I think it is reasonable to say KU, UK and UT are the 3 who have separated themselves at the moment. Can that change, of course it can and IMO probably UT is the one who may fall out of favor with Purdue, Duke, WVU and SU possibly lurking to join KU and UK. However, I don't think anyone will make a big enough surge to join KU and UK though as I see each losing no more than 2, maybe 3 games. KU I think is that good and UK is very good but will have the assistance of the SEC being not as tough at the Big 12, ACC or some of the other conferneces.
At the end of the day, I think our Dukies will float between #3 and #8 most of the year.
I think that Georgetown could be ranked above UNC and Michigan State, but let's compare notable wins/losses. I would say that Georgetown has more quality wins, but none were dominating performances. Only Goergetown has lost to a team that was never ranked (Florida is close to being ranked if they haven't been already) and only Goergetown has lost at home. An argument could be made either way, I think.
(I'm not trying to be argumentative... just thought it would be an interesting comparison.)
Temple - won by 1 at home
Butler - won by 7 neutral
Washington - won by 8 neutral
Old Dominion - lost by 4 at home
Gonzaga - won by 4 at home
Florida - lost by 3 nuetral
UNC - lost by 7 on the road
Texas - lost by 7 on the road
Utah - won by 19 at home
Ohio State - won by 4 neutral
Syracuse - lost by 16 neutral
Michigan State - won by 7 at home
Kentucky - lost by 2 on the road
Texas - lost by 13 neutral (road?)
I do think a Purdue-UK matchup would be very interesting b/c I don't think Purdue would be punked by them and would actually take it to UK physically.
The difference between Purdue and UK, KU & Texas is that Purdue plays suffocating defense compared to UK, KU & Texas. I am not quoting any stats here but just from watching their respective games, the top 3 teams are definitely vulnerable defensively while Purdue's defense is solid.
Last year, for example, Pomeroy's historical numbers show Villanova at #14 and Michigan State as #8, but going into the tournament they were actually #19 and #13. Still pretty good, but I don't think it's going to win your pool for you.
so much of it depends on matchups and seedings
for instance does anyone think if oklahoma had been in our bracket they wouldn't have beat villanova? just saying
or if unc was the 1 seed in our bracket and oklahoma was the 1 seed in their bracket....its just too difficult to accurately determine final four teams before brackets come out
things to do this weekend:
1) watch duke
2) chip in to iron dukes for the average cost of one cleaning bill for "gatorade stain removal"
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