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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-11-2017 05:50 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 07:22 PM)Shockdaminkey Wrote:  Seriously, this guy must have had to meet deadline before he got around to "analyzing" Temple.
As for Memphis, he is way too hung up on rating stars. Tubby doesn't have to have high star guys like Calipari requires to be successful. Memphis could well be an addition by subtraction roster, though it is going to take a year or two to get better. But there are already some nice pieces, stars be damned.
Houston I simply still don't know enough about to make my own analysis.
I do agree with his indication that Tulsa could be the darkhorse this year.
WSU, Cincy, UCF, he made the easy calls. UConn should be pushing to the top again.
Since I have limited knowledge of USF, and Tulane this was at least somewhat helpful information. But I'm not sure there is any heat under Lebo's seat is there? Should be, of course, but from the musings I've read from ECU fans here doesn't seem like he has much to be concerned about from their current admn.

While this article didn't allude to Memphis's potential in the future, because they are only returning two contributors from last year's squad and are not bringing in any "consensus Top 100" talent with this year's recruits, I think it's fair to be harsh about their chances this year.

Is there a team in the Top 8 you could realistically see them jumping in the standings this year?

We brought in the #1 class in the AAC this year. The 7 or 8 of our new players are pretty much rated like most typical AAC starters. We have a long athletic team that's going to play tight defense. We have a favorable conference schedule lined up with playing the bottom three each twice.

It wouldn't surprise me if we end up 9-9, or 8-10 and come in 5th or 6th.
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-10-2017 05:16 PM)M1T4 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 04:44 PM)pesik Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 02:28 PM)justinhub2003 Wrote:  http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketb...best-team/

I don't think Norlander gave Jacob Evans enough love. The leading scorer doesn't even get a mention

mr i don't expect houston anywhere near the top 5, here's a snap shot of the team




Dude doesn't know what he is saying

Are they 03-zzz03-zzz03-zzz on Houston? 03-lmfao
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-11-2017 07:43 AM)firmbizzle Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 05:16 PM)M1T4 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 04:44 PM)pesik Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 02:28 PM)justinhub2003 Wrote:  http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketb...best-team/

I don't think Norlander gave Jacob Evans enough love. The leading scorer doesn't even get a mention

mr i don't expect houston anywhere near the top 5, here's a snap shot of the team




Dude doesn't know what he is saying

Are they 03-zzz03-zzz03-zzz on Houston? 03-lmfao

It's a lazy write up. I am not concerned if he is sleeping on Houston. Not my team
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-11-2017 07:41 AM)FlyingTiger2016 Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 05:50 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 07:22 PM)Shockdaminkey Wrote:  Seriously, this guy must have had to meet deadline before he got around to "analyzing" Temple.
As for Memphis, he is way too hung up on rating stars. Tubby doesn't have to have high star guys like Calipari requires to be successful. Memphis could well be an addition by subtraction roster, though it is going to take a year or two to get better. But there are already some nice pieces, stars be damned.
Houston I simply still don't know enough about to make my own analysis.
I do agree with his indication that Tulsa could be the darkhorse this year.
WSU, Cincy, UCF, he made the easy calls. UConn should be pushing to the top again.
Since I have limited knowledge of USF, and Tulane this was at least somewhat helpful information. But I'm not sure there is any heat under Lebo's seat is there? Should be, of course, but from the musings I've read from ECU fans here doesn't seem like he has much to be concerned about from their current admn.

While this article didn't allude to Memphis's potential in the future, because they are only returning two contributors from last year's squad and are not bringing in any "consensus Top 100" talent with this year's recruits, I think it's fair to be harsh about their chances this year.

Is there a team in the Top 8 you could realistically see them jumping in the standings this year?

We brought in the #1 class in the AAC this year. The 7 or 8 of our new players are pretty much rated like most typical AAC starters. We have a long athletic team that's going to play tight defense. We have a favorable conference schedule lined up with playing the bottom three each twice.

It wouldn't surprise me if we end up 9-9, or 8-10 and come in 5th or 6th.

We need to establish who our scorers are early. Preferably 3 out of the 4 from Jeremiah Martin, Kareem Brewton, Raynere Thornton, and Keyvon Davenport. Jamal Johnson and David Nickleberry can be X factors but I will hold off on expecting crazy things from freshmen
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(07-10-2017 10:37 PM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 09:22 PM)Shockit Wrote:  Yes. I think Tubby can coach. He is getting older but he's won everywhere he's been.

In the last ten years; Tubby has won one NCAA Tourney game, experienced two losing seasons, and won no more than 23 games in any one season. His past performance repeated at Memphis will not suffice. He will have to improve.

You forgot to mention it was it was at Texas Tech and Minnesota which are two tough places to win anything. He won 20+ games 5 of the 6 seasons at Minnesota which is in the big ten with lots of good basketball programs. I think Memphis is the best b-ball school and situation he has been in since Kentucky. Just give him a chance. I honestly wish he would have cleaned house last season as the rebuild would be farther along.
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-11-2017 08:01 AM)PT_american Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 10:37 PM)Tiger1983 Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 09:22 PM)Shockit Wrote:  Yes. I think Tubby can coach. He is getting older but he's won everywhere he's been.

In the last ten years; Tubby has won one NCAA Tourney game, experienced two losing seasons, and won no more than 23 games in any one season. His past performance repeated at Memphis will not suffice. He will have to improve.

You forgot to mention it was it was at Texas Tech and Minnesota which are two tough places to win anything. He won 20+ games 5 of the 6 seasons at Minnesota which is in the big ten with lots of good basketball programs. I think Memphis is the best b-ball school and situation he has been in since Kentucky. Just give him a chance. I honestly wish he would have cleaned house last season as the rebuild would be farther along.
Good point, but playing in the Big 10 and Big 12 has benefits such as media exposure and the availability of conference games to prop up SOS, RPI, and other metrics used by the Selection Committee.

Regardless, he has an opportunity to improve upon his past performance and he must do it at Memphis. Losing records and failure to usually enter and sometimes win games in the NCAA Tourney (the acid test of performance) is unacceptable at Memphis.
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-11-2017 07:41 AM)FlyingTiger2016 Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 05:50 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 07:22 PM)Shockdaminkey Wrote:  Seriously, this guy must have had to meet deadline before he got around to "analyzing" Temple.
As for Memphis, he is way too hung up on rating stars. Tubby doesn't have to have high star guys like Calipari requires to be successful. Memphis could well be an addition by subtraction roster, though it is going to take a year or two to get better. But there are already some nice pieces, stars be damned.
Houston I simply still don't know enough about to make my own analysis.
I do agree with his indication that Tulsa could be the darkhorse this year.
WSU, Cincy, UCF, he made the easy calls. UConn should be pushing to the top again.
Since I have limited knowledge of USF, and Tulane this was at least somewhat helpful information. But I'm not sure there is any heat under Lebo's seat is there? Should be, of course, but from the musings I've read from ECU fans here doesn't seem like he has much to be concerned about from their current admn.

While this article didn't allude to Memphis's potential in the future, because they are only returning two contributors from last year's squad and are not bringing in any "consensus Top 100" talent with this year's recruits, I think it's fair to be harsh about their chances this year.

Is there a team in the Top 8 you could realistically see them jumping in the standings this year?

We brought in the #1 class in the AAC this year. The 7 or 8 of our new players are pretty much rated like most typical AAC starters. We have a long athletic team that's going to play tight defense. We have a favorable conference schedule lined up with playing the bottom three each twice.

It wouldn't surprise me if we end up 9-9, or 8-10 and come in 5th or 6th.

It is the #1 class in the AAC based solely on volume and not quality. I'm sure some solid newcomers will emerge this year for Memphis and that they will hopefully be competing for NCAA bids again as soon as possible.

However, the truth remains that the teams Memphis is competing with for the "5th or 6th" spot are more experienced, deeper, and have equal or greater recruits to what Memphis will bring in this year.

With regards to a more favorable conference schedule, I don't expect you to be favorites to win any conference road games aside from USF (ECU and Tulane are toss-ups for me) and I think you will be lucky to win half of your conference home games.

7-11 is my best case scenario.

Your talent last season >>> Your cohesiveness this season
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-11-2017 09:41 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 07:41 AM)FlyingTiger2016 Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 05:50 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 07:22 PM)Shockdaminkey Wrote:  Seriously, this guy must have had to meet deadline before he got around to "analyzing" Temple.
As for Memphis, he is way too hung up on rating stars. Tubby doesn't have to have high star guys like Calipari requires to be successful. Memphis could well be an addition by subtraction roster, though it is going to take a year or two to get better. But there are already some nice pieces, stars be damned.
Houston I simply still don't know enough about to make my own analysis.
I do agree with his indication that Tulsa could be the darkhorse this year.
WSU, Cincy, UCF, he made the easy calls. UConn should be pushing to the top again.
Since I have limited knowledge of USF, and Tulane this was at least somewhat helpful information. But I'm not sure there is any heat under Lebo's seat is there? Should be, of course, but from the musings I've read from ECU fans here doesn't seem like he has much to be concerned about from their current admn.

While this article didn't allude to Memphis's potential in the future, because they are only returning two contributors from last year's squad and are not bringing in any "consensus Top 100" talent with this year's recruits, I think it's fair to be harsh about their chances this year.

Is there a team in the Top 8 you could realistically see them jumping in the standings this year?

We brought in the #1 class in the AAC this year. The 7 or 8 of our new players are pretty much rated like most typical AAC starters. We have a long athletic team that's going to play tight defense. We have a favorable conference schedule lined up with playing the bottom three each twice.

It wouldn't surprise me if we end up 9-9, or 8-10 and come in 5th or 6th.

It is the #1 class in the AAC based solely on volume and not quality. I'm sure some solid newcomers will emerge this year for Memphis and that they will hopefully be competing for NCAA bids again as soon as possible.

However, the truth remains that the teams Memphis is competing with for the "5th or 6th" spot are more experienced, deeper, and have equal or greater recruits to what Memphis will bring in this year.

With regards to a more favorable conference schedule, I don't expect you to be favorites to win any conference road games aside from USF (ECU and Tulane are toss-ups for me) and I think you will be lucky to win half of your conference home games.

7-11 is my best case scenario.

Your talent last season >>> Your cohesiveness this season

Why do you think that? Do you know how the 247 class calculator works?

247 only takes the top 4 into consideration for the rankings.

Top 4: 47.57 - #1 on it's own
Bottom 4: 39.15 - #7 on it's own

We play the majority of last season without a true center....
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-11-2017 09:41 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 07:41 AM)FlyingTiger2016 Wrote:  
(07-11-2017 05:50 AM)BrooklynRocket Wrote:  
(07-10-2017 07:22 PM)Shockdaminkey Wrote:  Seriously, this guy must have had to meet deadline before he got around to "analyzing" Temple.
As for Memphis, he is way too hung up on rating stars. Tubby doesn't have to have high star guys like Calipari requires to be successful. Memphis could well be an addition by subtraction roster, though it is going to take a year or two to get better. But there are already some nice pieces, stars be damned.
Houston I simply still don't know enough about to make my own analysis.
I do agree with his indication that Tulsa could be the darkhorse this year.
WSU, Cincy, UCF, he made the easy calls. UConn should be pushing to the top again.
Since I have limited knowledge of USF, and Tulane this was at least somewhat helpful information. But I'm not sure there is any heat under Lebo's seat is there? Should be, of course, but from the musings I've read from ECU fans here doesn't seem like he has much to be concerned about from their current admn.

While this article didn't allude to Memphis's potential in the future, because they are only returning two contributors from last year's squad and are not bringing in any "consensus Top 100" talent with this year's recruits, I think it's fair to be harsh about their chances this year.

Is there a team in the Top 8 you could realistically see them jumping in the standings this year?

We brought in the #1 class in the AAC this year. The 7 or 8 of our new players are pretty much rated like most typical AAC starters. We have a long athletic team that's going to play tight defense. We have a favorable conference schedule lined up with playing the bottom three each twice.

It wouldn't surprise me if we end up 9-9, or 8-10 and come in 5th or 6th.

It is the #1 class in the AAC based solely on volume and not quality. I'm sure some solid newcomers will emerge this year for Memphis and that they will hopefully be competing for NCAA bids again as soon as possible.

However, the truth remains that the teams Memphis is competing with for the "5th or 6th" spot are more experienced, deeper, and have equal or greater recruits to what Memphis will bring in this year.

With regards to a more favorable conference schedule, I don't expect you to be favorites to win any conference road games aside from USF (ECU and Tulane are toss-ups for me) and I think you will be lucky to win half of your conference home games.

7-11 is my best case scenario.

Your talent last season >>> Your cohesiveness this season

Unless you have inside access to our team this offseason than you don't really know what you are talking about. I will save this post for when the season roles around. I don't expect outsiders to really know anything anyway
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RE: CBS Sports AAC Offseason Power Rankings
(07-10-2017 02:28 PM)justinhub2003 Wrote:  http://www.cbssports.com/college-basketb...best-team/

I don't think Norlander gave Jacob Evans enough love. The leading scorer doesn't even get a mention

I just realized that any of our starting 5 could unsurprisingly go off for 20+ against any competition and got really excited.
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