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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
I’m not saying WVU isn’t good, but how many teams stay ranked after losing 5 of 7?
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
(02-05-2018 12:39 PM)Billy_Bearcat Wrote:  I’m not saying WVU isn’t good, but how many teams stay ranked after losing 5 of 7?

It all depends on where you start in the rankings...who you lose to and who you beat. The Iowa State loss was a dreadful loss (not because Iowa State is bad, they are about UCF level), but because they got smoked. All the other losses were to top 30 kenpom teams and they sprinkled in wins against two other good teams. I'm impressed that the pollsters didn't overreact to recency bias which tends to be a huge thing pollsters do.
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
(02-05-2018 12:39 PM)Billy_Bearcat Wrote:  I’m not saying WVU isn’t good, but how many teams stay ranked after losing 5 of 7?

It helps that you destroy Kansas State two days before the rankings come out.

Assuming most sportswriters waited until some point Sunday to submit their ballots, that WVU beat-down was the last, lingering taste on their palate.
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
(02-05-2018 12:36 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  The only common opponent for UC and West Virginia is UCF.

The Bearcats beat UCF 49-38.
The Mountaineers beat UCF 83-45.

I have no problem with West Virginia being ranked. In fact, if we played them on a neutral court, would we be favored to win by the oddsmakers? Maybe, maybe not. And we're ranked #6.

Honestly UCF is such a bad team to compare results with anyway this year, their best guard and probably best player was out 16 games this season including WV, he played but was rusty against UC, but he gives UCF another ball handler. But UCF had only one game all year that both Tacko Fall and BJ Taylor played; and that was against UC.

We played at UCF... WV played neutral
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
Common opponents are a bad way to compare teams anyways. Teams matchup different with different teams... any team can have a good or bad night depending on a variety of circumstances. Small sample sizes make for bad comparisons.
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
Oh, and I'm glad I was wrong on the other thread and that we're ranked #6 ahead of Duke.

Just keep winning!
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
(02-05-2018 12:39 PM)Billy_Bearcat Wrote:  I’m not saying WVU isn’t good, but how many teams stay ranked after losing 5 of 7?

It's not that unusual in strong conferences, where the wins and losses are mostly to other ranked teams. That kind of thing used to happen all the time in the old BE.
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP
LOL...West Virginia loses yet again this week to yet another unranked team but drubs an unranked team at home in K-State over the weekend and they are still in the top 20. They have lost 5 of 7 and have looked absolutely dreadful the past 2+ weeks and seemingly can do no wrong to lose their Top 20 ranking.

FWIW for anyone who hated UC's dreadful OOC schedule....as of today it is rated #139 while WVU's is rated #197.
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP, #6 Coaches
Impressive that UC is #6. Great job by the Bearcats coaches and players! Let's keep it going.
 
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RE: College Basketball Top 25 Rankings 02/05/18 - UC #6 AP, #6 Coaches
(02-05-2018 01:31 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  LOL...West Virginia loses yet again this week to yet another unranked team but drubs an unranked team at home in K-State over the weekend and they are still in the top 20. They have lost 5 of 7 and have looked absolutely dreadful the past 2+ weeks and seemingly can do no wrong to lose their Top 20 ranking.

Using your standard of metrics, if we lose to UCF this week, then we should basically be out of the top 25? Since all that seems to matter is how you have looked the past week or 2? Why even play games in November/December. Good thing the pollsters aren't all as A.D.D. as some of the fans.
 
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