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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 1
(04-14-2013 07:27 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-14-2013 12:48 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  Mercer sweeps FGCU. It will be interesting to see how this impacts rankings. All season FGCU has had the nod over Mercer. I can't see how they justify that now.

As a baseball fan, what about UNF? They are first place with the league's best offense and a pitching staff that from my understanding has been missing two weekend starters for the majority of the year (I think they actually pitched in relief this weekend). The Ospreys already have series wins over Mercer and ETSU so that's essentially an extra game in their pocket.

This league could have multiple teams this year.

I agree. I've been vocal about UNF being a good team this year. The A-Sun will definitely have at least 2 bids in Mercer and FGCU. If another team wins the conference tourney, then it will be 3. UNF's RPI just can't seem to get any better than 70. That's on the outside looking in, sadly. So they'll need to almost win out, or win the conference tourney.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 1
2013 A-Sun Baseball...Here's the breakdown with extra stats from warrennolan.com --

Current as of April 20, 2013

Atlantic Sun CONFERENCE RANK: 16th of 31 leagues

TEAMS by Conference Record: (bold team leads A-SUN standings)

1 Mercer // 32-10 (12-5)
2 North Florida // 28-12 (10-4)
3 ETSU // 22-14 (11-6)
4 FGCU // 22-12 (8-6)
5 Kennesaw State // 21-20 (9-8)
6 Stetson // 18-22 (7-7)
6 Jacksonville // 14-24 (7-7)
8 USC Upstate // 22-17 (7-9)
9 Lipscomb // 13-27 (3-11)
10 Northern Kentucky // 6-31 (2-12)


National Rankings:

MERCER:
Current: #24
High: #24
Weeks Ranked: 2

FLORIDA GULF COAST:
Current: ---
High: #23
Weeks Ranked: 7


Mid-Major Top 25:

#2 Mercer
#14 Florida Gulf Coast

RPI Ranking:

20 Mercer
33 FGCU
74 North Florida
123 ETSU
134 Kennesaw State
190 Jacksonville
192 Stetson
219 Lipscomb
228 USC Upstate
280 Northern Kentucky
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 1
APRIL 20th UPDATE: Mercer finally cracks the rankings again, checking in as high as #24. FGCU has dropped out of the rankings after an impressive 7 weeks on the charts. FGCU has been sliding recently, mostly due to the 3-game sweep at the hands of Mercer.

Mercer is on a 7-game win streak and leads the conference race by only a half game.

FGCU is treading water at best. They are only 1 game ahead of 6th place*

* The conference tourney invites the top 6 teams. There is a tie for 6th between Stetson and JU. Those teams are only 3.5 games back from Mercer. This race is VERY close, and a weekend sweep would change things drastically for anybody.

North Florida is a SOLID team, but can't get their RPI above 70. They need the conference tourney to advance to the NCAA.

ETSU and Kennesaw are also GREAT clubs, but are both clearly in need of a conference tourney crown.

Beyond that I can't imagine another team winning the tournament.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 1
(04-20-2013 05:29 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  APRIL 20th UPDATE: Mercer finally cracks the rankings again, checking in as high as #24. FGCU has dropped out of the rankings after an impressive 7 weeks on the charts. FGCU has been sliding recently, mostly due to the 3-game sweep at the hands of Mercer.

Mercer is on a 7-game win streak and leads the conference race by only a half game.

FGCU is treading water at best. They are only 1 game ahead of 6th place*

* The conference tourney invites the top 6 teams. There is a tie for 6th between Stetson and JU. Those teams are only 3.5 games back from Mercer. This race is VERY close, and a weekend sweep would change things drastically for anybody.

North Florida is a SOLID team, but can't get their RPI above 70. They need the conference tourney to advance to the NCAA.

ETSU and Kennesaw are also GREAT clubs, but are both clearly in need of a conference tourney crown.

Beyond that I can't imagine another team winning the tournament.

FYI...Conference tournament is 8 teams.

Also, by winning percentage which determines seeding UNF is first and is now 64 in the RPI after today. Florida will have alot to do with UNFs success in the RPI.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-20-2013 09:25 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-20-2013 05:29 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  APRIL 20th UPDATE: Mercer finally cracks the rankings again, checking in as high as #24. FGCU has dropped out of the rankings after an impressive 7 weeks on the charts. FGCU has been sliding recently, mostly due to the 3-game sweep at the hands of Mercer.

Mercer is on a 7-game win streak and leads the conference race by only a half game.

FGCU is treading water at best. They are only 1 game ahead of 6th place*

* The conference tourney invites the top 6 teams. There is a tie for 6th between Stetson and JU. Those teams are only 3.5 games back from Mercer. This race is VERY close, and a weekend sweep would change things drastically for anybody.

North Florida is a SOLID team, but can't get their RPI above 70. They need the conference tourney to advance to the NCAA.

ETSU and Kennesaw are also GREAT clubs, but are both clearly in need of a conference tourney crown.

Beyond that I can't imagine another team winning the tournament.

FYI...Conference tournament is 8 teams.

Also, by winning percentage which determines seeding UNF is first and is now 64 in the RPI after today. Florida will have alot to do with UNFs success in the RPI.

That's sad they finally changed it to 8 teams. I loved the 6 team style of baseball. That's a good bump for UNF's RPI. I'd like to see them keep winning and make a push for the at large.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-21-2013 09:40 AM)MercerFan Wrote:  
(04-20-2013 09:25 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-20-2013 05:29 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  APRIL 20th UPDATE: Mercer finally cracks the rankings again, checking in as high as #24. FGCU has dropped out of the rankings after an impressive 7 weeks on the charts. FGCU has been sliding recently, mostly due to the 3-game sweep at the hands of Mercer.

Mercer is on a 7-game win streak and leads the conference race by only a half game.

FGCU is treading water at best. They are only 1 game ahead of 6th place*

* The conference tourney invites the top 6 teams. There is a tie for 6th between Stetson and JU. Those teams are only 3.5 games back from Mercer. This race is VERY close, and a weekend sweep would change things drastically for anybody.

North Florida is a SOLID team, but can't get their RPI above 70. They need the conference tourney to advance to the NCAA.

ETSU and Kennesaw are also GREAT clubs, but are both clearly in need of a conference tourney crown.

Beyond that I can't imagine another team winning the tournament.

FYI...Conference tournament is 8 teams.

Also, by winning percentage which determines seeding UNF is first and is now 64 in the RPI after today. Florida will have alot to do with UNFs success in the RPI.

That's sad they finally changed it to 8 teams. I loved the 6 team style of baseball. That's a good bump for UNF's RPI. I'd like to see them keep winning and make a push for the at large.

I tend to disagree. I always hated the six team format. There were always too many variables and it made it VERY hard for teams to scout throughout the tournament. An eight team format makes it easier on fans to follow and a lot easier on the top seeds.

I am always for inclusion as well and the more teams you can add the better. My only complaint is they didn't do the pool scheduling in the tournament like the ACC. A pool schedule would guarantee EVERY team three games with only one more game for the championship. That means even if a Mercer/UNF/FGCU doesn't make the final, those teams have a chance to get as many as two wins without winning a title.

With all of that being said, so happy six teams are out and eight teams are in. Right now, Lipscomb is the team on the outside. NKU wasn't eligible anyways.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
Have Stetson and JU really been this effected by UNF and FGCU moving up to D-I?
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
FGCU just took a serious RPI hit dropping to #46.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-21-2013 07:37 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-21-2013 09:40 AM)MercerFan Wrote:  
(04-20-2013 09:25 PM)Statman101 Wrote:  
(04-20-2013 05:29 PM)MercerFan Wrote:  APRIL 20th UPDATE: Mercer finally cracks the rankings again, checking in as high as #24. FGCU has dropped out of the rankings after an impressive 7 weeks on the charts. FGCU has been sliding recently, mostly due to the 3-game sweep at the hands of Mercer.

Mercer is on a 7-game win streak and leads the conference race by only a half game.

FGCU is treading water at best. They are only 1 game ahead of 6th place*

* The conference tourney invites the top 6 teams. There is a tie for 6th between Stetson and JU. Those teams are only 3.5 games back from Mercer. This race is VERY close, and a weekend sweep would change things drastically for anybody.

North Florida is a SOLID team, but can't get their RPI above 70. They need the conference tourney to advance to the NCAA.

ETSU and Kennesaw are also GREAT clubs, but are both clearly in need of a conference tourney crown.

Beyond that I can't imagine another team winning the tournament.

FYI...Conference tournament is 8 teams.

Also, by winning percentage which determines seeding UNF is first and is now 64 in the RPI after today. Florida will have alot to do with UNFs success in the RPI.

That's sad they finally changed it to 8 teams. I loved the 6 team style of baseball. That's a good bump for UNF's RPI. I'd like to see them keep winning and make a push for the at large.

I tend to disagree. I always hated the six team format. There were always too many variables and it made it VERY hard for teams to scout throughout the tournament. An eight team format makes it easier on fans to follow and a lot easier on the top seeds.

I am always for inclusion as well and the more teams you can add the better. My only complaint is they didn't do the pool scheduling in the tournament like the ACC. A pool schedule would guarantee EVERY team three games with only one more game for the championship. That means even if a Mercer/UNF/FGCU doesn't make the final, those teams have a chance to get as many as two wins without winning a title.

With all of that being said, so happy six teams are out and eight teams are in. Right now, Lipscomb is the team on the outside. NKU wasn't eligible anyways.

We'll just have to agree to disagree on that one. I liked the 6 team format.
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RE: Baseball by the Numbers - April 20
(04-21-2013 09:24 PM)MylesKnight Wrote:  Have Stetson and JU really been this effected by UNF and FGCU moving up to D-I?

There's definitely been a shift, but even UNF and FGCU were pretty good immediately upon A-Sun arrival.
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