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http://www.espn.com/womens-basketball/

Drexel made the front page of espnW today and they are now ranked 3rd in the espnW mid-major poll after not being ranked at all in the preseason.
11-23-2016 03:05 PM
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And our response to that big win was a loss at Bucknell who was coming off a loss to conference foe Elon. Syracuse followed up their loss to us playing in the Gulf Coast Showcase with an opening win by 3 over George Washington, a 5 point loss on Saturday to #8 Ohio State and then a blowout loss by 24 on Sunday to #18 DePaul. This weeks rankings dropped Syracuse to #20 after their 3 losses.

In other women's basketball news, Virginia Tech is now 6-0 after just beating Tennessee. This is VT's first season under former JMU coach Kenny Brooks.
11-28-2016 01:53 PM
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It's amazing that a team like Syracuse can lose 3 games this early...lose to a CAA team, and STILL be ranked in the top 25, while if a strong mid-major has one slip up, they pretty much have no chance of being ranked all season.
11-29-2016 07:52 AM
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(11-29-2016 07:52 AM)J.B. Wrote:  It's amazing that a team like Syracuse can lose 3 games this early...lose to a CAA team, and STILL be ranked in the top 25, while if a strong mid-major has one slip up, they pretty much have no chance of being ranked all season.

Well in their defense 2 of those losses were to ranked opponents. But I agree any team losing 3 games in a week should drop out of the rankings, even if just for a week. Women's basketball rankings are well known for this type of behavior of keeping big programs highly ranked while not giving the smaller guys any chance.
11-29-2016 01:02 PM
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Dragons pulled away from a really good Cornell team to get their first road win of the season. Nice to see them come back and pull one out after losing to Bucknell last week.

It changes every moment, but at this time, Drexel's RPI is up to 25, best in the CAA. The CAA as a group is ranked 8th in RPI just below the 7 power conferences.
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12-03-2016 03:41 PM
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It was a nice win but lets not act like Cornell is that great. Yes they lost to a good Pitt team, but they also lost to Towson. Towson is not good. This was a game we needed to win for sure, even on the road
12-03-2016 10:36 PM
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Dragons 69-57 winners over Niagara at home tonight. Drexel is now 5-2. RPI is currently at 23. They're ranked 4th in the ESPNW mid-major poll, and only #18 in the College Insiders Mid Major Poll.
12-13-2016 06:55 PM
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(12-13-2016 06:55 PM)J.B. Wrote:  Dragons 69-57 winners over Niagara at home tonight. Drexel is now 5-2. RPI is currently at 23. They're ranked 4th in the ESPNW mid-major poll, and only #18 in the College Insiders Mid Major Poll.

I would trust the mid major poll a bit more since they actually focus on the mid majors all of the time. ESPNW goes with rash decisions based on little evidence. Like us jumping so high after beating syracuse while not even being ranked prior to that. Massive jumps like that should always be suspicious.
12-14-2016 07:32 AM
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Today, Drexel extended Denise Dillon's contract to the 2023 season. They clearly see her value and know how tough it would be to get a coach as good as she is to come to Drexel. I will admit that I don't know much about college basketball coaches contracts, but I wonder if there's stipulations that would cause other schools to pay large sums of money to Drexel if somebody tries to steal her.
12-15-2016 08:34 PM
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(12-15-2016 08:34 PM)J.B. Wrote:  Today, Drexel extended Denise Dillon's contract to the 2023 season. They clearly see her value and know how tough it would be to get a coach as good as she is to come to Drexel. I will admit that I don't know much about college basketball coaches contracts, but I wonder if there's stipulations that would cause other schools to pay large sums of money to Drexel if somebody tries to steal her.

I think she will likely be at Drexel until Harry Perretta retires from Villanova. Hopefully we would get something from them, but I would imagine that she wouldn't sign something that would keep her from being able to leave for that job.
12-15-2016 09:41 PM
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