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RE: Big East game thoughts
So DePaul +7 at halftime 40-33. DePaul has a chance to get off to a pretty good start- after today next 4 are @ Seton Hall, but then Providence, @ Marquette, and @ St John's.
01-01-2017 02:50 PM
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The league needs to have competitive programs in both St. Johns (New York) and DePaul (Chicago). Glad to see a competitive game between them today.
01-01-2017 03:28 PM
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RE: Big East game thoughts
The current Ken Pom projected standings would be brutal for the league trying to get a lot of bids...
Villanova 15-3
Xavier 12-6
Butler 11-7
Creighton 11-7
Marquette 9-9
Seton Hall 8-10
St John's 7-11
Georgetown 7-11
Providence 7-11
DePaul 2-16

Marquette at 9-9 would be extremely dicey. Only 18-13 record. And Seton Hall would be at 18-12 really in trouble as well.
01-01-2017 09:42 PM
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RE: Big East game thoughts
as we enter now tonight- here's the standings and current RPI/Ken Pom rating for all 10 teams:
Villanova 2-0 14-0 #1/3
Xavier 2-0 12-2 #4/17
St John's 2-0 8-7 #157/90
Creighton 1-1 13-1 #7/23
Butler 1-1 12-2 #12/16
Seton Hall 1-1 11-3 #28/53
Marquette 1-1 10-4 #82/36
Providence 0-2 10-5 #53/69
Georgetown 0-2 8-6 #75/54
DePaul 0-2 7-8 #216/177

this week early schedule
Wed
6:30 Villanova @ Butler
7:00 Georgetown @ Providence
8:30 Creighton @ St John's
off- DePaul, Seton Hall, Xavier, Marquette

HUGE one for Providence IMO- pretty darn close to a must win.
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01-02-2017 06:14 PM
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RE: Big East game thoughts
well Xavier with a pretty disappointing loss to Cincy tonight. They're now only 14-6 and while they are still good rating wise, they're seeing their seed line drop continually.

It looks like the only 2 teams that will be the source of marquis wins will be Nova and Butler.
01-26-2017 09:53 PM
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RE: Big East game thoughts
Following the Villanova/Virginia game, the Big East finishes up with a 28-18 record against the Power 5 football conferences.

The bad news. Creighton and Xavier have recently lost their starting point guards to season ending injuries.
01-30-2017 07:30 PM
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RE: Big East game thoughts
to me a far more impressive thing is records vs top 10 RPI conferences right now
1 Big East 41-22 .651
2 Big 12 34-22 .607
3 ACC 47-31 .603
4 Big Ten 40-36 .526
5 Pac 12 36-33 .522
6 WCC 18-22 .450
7 SEC 33-43 .434
8 AAC 22-30 .423
9 MWC 16-28 .364
10 A10 18-38 .321
01-31-2017 12:02 AM
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RE: Big East game thoughts
so with tonight over.....
top 4 teams losses to 4 bubble teams- 4 of them
Nova @ Marquette
Butler vs Georgetown
Creighton vs Marquette
Creighton @ Georgetown

2 teams that had no shot for at large- wins vs 4 bubble teams-3
DePaul vs Providence
St John's @ Providence
St Johns vs Marquette

so the bubble teams haven't gotten much at all from the top 4 teams, but have given up games to the teams that were out....

in another way of looking....
Marquette- 2 wins vs top 4 team(2-2), 2-2 vs bubble 4 teams, 1-1 vs bottom 2 teams
Georgetown- 2 wins vs top 4 teams(2-3), 0-3 vs bubble 4 teams, 2-0 vs bottom 2 teams
Seton Hall- 0 wins vs top 4 teams(0-4), 1-2 vs bubble 4 teams, 2-0 vs bottom 2 teams
Providence- 0 wins vs top 4 teams(0-5), 4-0 vs bubble 4 teams, 0-2 vs bottom 2 teams

you can't make up the Providence line now can you? it's a line perfect for killing bids for the conference.
02-01-2017 11:52 PM
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I think PC does have the ability to be the spoiler I can see them having a win against someone like Creighton Butler or Xavier and then getting beat by DePaul again
02-05-2017 07:39 PM
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RE: Big East game thoughts
Preseason Coaches Poll
1) Villanova
2) Xavier
3) Creighton
4) Georgetown
5) Seton Hall
6) Butler
7) Marquette
8) St. John's
9) Providence
10) DePaul

Final Standings
1) Villanova
2) Butler
3) Creighton
4) Seton Hall
5) Providence
6) Marquette
7) Xavier
8) St. John's
9) Georgetown
10) DePaul
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03-05-2017 08:32 PM
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