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RE: WAC basketball thread 12/18 - 12/25/17
Great win, I think a few weeks ago I asked about the current WAC ever beating a Top #25 team, now they have.
12-24-2017 06:15 AM
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RE: WAC basketball thread 12/18 - 12/25/17
Bowl game. Beating #6 team in the country. What a time to be an Aggie. Congrats, y'all.
12-24-2017 08:55 AM
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RE: WAC basketball thread 12/18 - 12/25/17
(12-24-2017 08:55 AM)gleadley Wrote:  Bowl game. Beating #6 team in the country. What a time to be an Aggie. Congrats, y'all.

+1. Great win yesterday! NMSU swept UNM & UTEP in basketball. They have beaten two power conference schools in basketball this season. Beat both UNM & UTEP in football this season. The best of times for NMSU athletics! Just one more thing to do...beat SC!!!
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RE: WAC basketball thread 12/18 - 12/25/17
Sagarin ranking form NMSU moved up from 90 to 75.

http://sagarin.com/sports/cbsend.htm

The highest non-majors (six are above the "at-large line" threshold):

#10 Gonzaga
#12 Cincinnati
#14 Wichita State
#30 SMU
#33 St. Mary's
#37 Nevada
---------------------- at-large line ---------
#45 Rhode Island
#48 Houston
#53 St. Bonaventure
#54 San Diego State
#58 Brigham Young
#62 UNLV
#63 Boise State
#65 Middle Tennessee
#68 Northern Iowa
#73 Temple
#74 Missouri State
#75 New Mexico State


We are on pattern for 3 or 4 non-major at-large vs 32 or 33 major at-large (last year 4 and 32). A long way to go to get in the top 40. A win over USC should bump NMSU up another 10 spots.
12-24-2017 01:37 PM
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RE: WAC basketball thread 12/18 - 12/25/17
RPI is still the most important component of getting into the tournament. NMSU is ranked at #31 in RPI, a good position to be in to get an at-large tournament bid at this point in time. The win over Illinois on the road and the win at a neutral site over Miami will play well in March.

The Sagarin model is more of a predictive model. Missouri State on the list is at #74 and UNLV is at #62. Missouri State's RPI is #77 and UNLV is at #101. Neither school could get into the tournament as an at-large with those RPI numbers. On the other hand, #31 can get in. The tournament committee would select NMSU over the other two.
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RE: WAC basketball thread 12/18 - 12/25/17
(12-24-2017 06:26 PM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  RPI is still the most important component of getting into the tournament. NMSU is ranked at #31 in RPI, a good position to be in to get an at-large tournament bid at this point in time. The win over Illinois on the road and the win at a neutral site over Miami will play well in March.

The Sagarin model is more of a predictive model. Missouri State on the list is at #74 and UNLV is at #62. Missouri State's RPI is #77 and UNLV is at #101. Neither school could get into the tournament as an at-large with those RPI numbers. On the other hand, #31 can get in. The tournament committee would select NMSU over the other two.

Sagarin will be closer to RPI later in the season. NMSU RPI has peaked, but will start sliding as they play lower RPI schools.

Sagarin was very close on the tournament schools last year. I think 33 of the 36 at-large were in slots to get bids (the other 3 were still top 55)
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