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Bubble Watch
Welcome to the land of the locked, Cincinnati. Life is better on the safe side of the bubble.

Sure, the Bearcats' seed can still fall, but once you've attained the august privilege of Bubble Watch lock status, it can never be revoked. There are no "unlocks," ever.

Cincinnati earned its shiny new label through a combination of performance and happenstance. Mick Cronin's team has continued to take care of business, of course, running its record to 22-2 and its winning streak to 15 games.

The Bearcats have held their opponents in American Athletic Conference play to just 0.81 points per possession, a ridiculously small number that makes even Virginia sit up and take notice. Scoring against Jacob Evans, Gary Clark & Co. is no mean feat. Your best strategy might be sheer bracket avoidance.


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RE: Bubble Watch
This forum is currently so dead a bunch of nonsense from P-Dum is actually a welcome sight.

Overrated.

Offensively offensive.

One-and-done.


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RE: Bubble Watch
Oh, I didn't realize those comments came from a real article. My bad.

It's nice to see the UglyCats getting a little media love after being ignored for so long. I was starting to get worried.


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RE: Bubble Watch
They gave 7 conferences their own section (including AAC). All of the mid majors were listed in the Others section. LOLOL.
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RE: Bubble Watch
Not the best work at citing articles.

If Cincy gets seeded below where they think they should be, it’s gonna be because of that glaring SOS.
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RE: Bubble Watch
UC's SOS is now projected to finish in the low to mid 50's. BFD

UC's OOC SOS currently sits at #112 which is still 80+ spots ahead of Texas Tech, 25+ spots ahead of Miami, 120+ spots ahead of Michigan State, and 75 spots or so ahead of West Virginia. Once again, BFD
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RE: Bubble Watch
(02-09-2018 03:54 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  UC's SOS is now projected to finish in the low to mid 50's. BFD

UC's OOC SOS currently sits at #112 which is still 80+ spots ahead of Texas Tech, 25+ spots ahead of Miami, 120+ spots ahead of Michigan State, and 75 spots or so ahead of West Virginia. Once again, BFD

Why are you getting so defensive about the SOS? I’m not talking about projections. I’m talking about what I’m seeing right now in black and white in front of me.

And it’s a fact.

It’s amazing how some UC fans act like the WSU fans they hate.
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RE: Bubble Watch
(02-09-2018 04:01 PM)ShockerFever Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 03:54 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  UC's SOS is now projected to finish in the low to mid 50's. BFD

UC's OOC SOS currently sits at #112 which is still 80+ spots ahead of Texas Tech, 25+ spots ahead of Miami, 120+ spots ahead of Michigan State, and 75 spots or so ahead of West Virginia. Once again, BFD

Why are you getting so defensive about the SOS? I’m not talking about projections. I’m talking about what I’m seeing right now in black and white in front of me.

And it’s a fact.

It’s amazing how some UC fans act like the WSU fans they hate.

Be more considerate of their feelings 'Fever...

Bearcat fans themselves have said "this is their best team since the Sweet 16." That would infer that this year's UC team is a once every 20 years kind of team. We better sit up and take notice! I know I am. 04-bow


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RE: Bubble Watch
(02-09-2018 04:01 PM)ShockerFever Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 03:54 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  UC's SOS is now projected to finish in the low to mid 50's. BFD

UC's OOC SOS currently sits at #112 which is still 80+ spots ahead of Texas Tech, 25+ spots ahead of Miami, 120+ spots ahead of Michigan State, and 75 spots or so ahead of West Virginia. Once again, BFD

Why are you getting so defensive about the SOS? I’m not talking about projections. I’m talking about what I’m seeing right now in black and white in front of me.

And it’s a fact.

It’s amazing how some UC fans act like the WSU fans they hate.

You just raised SOS. I responded with quantifiable facts.
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RE: Bubble Watch
Wichita y’all need to chill on the knocking of other members down almost every thread. It’s more of the conference where you root against and talk trash when you play each other but otherwise root for the other conference members to do well.

It’s not like UC vs. Wichita is UC vs. Xavier, OSU vs. Mich, Duke vs NC, UCLA vs. Arizona, and assuming for you Wichita vs. Tulsa/Kansas. Relax
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RE: Bubble Watch
(02-09-2018 04:10 PM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 04:01 PM)ShockerFever Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 03:54 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  UC's SOS is now projected to finish in the low to mid 50's. BFD

UC's OOC SOS currently sits at #112 which is still 80+ spots ahead of Texas Tech, 25+ spots ahead of Miami, 120+ spots ahead of Michigan State, and 75 spots or so ahead of West Virginia. Once again, BFD

Why are you getting so defensive about the SOS? I’m not talking about projections. I’m talking about what I’m seeing right now in black and white in front of me.

And it’s a fact.

It’s amazing how some UC fans act like the WSU fans they hate.

Be more considerate of their feelings 'Fever...

Bearcat fans themselves have said "this is their best team since the Sweet 16." That would infer that this year's UC team is a once every 20 years kind of team. We better sit up and take notice! I know I am.

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A 2nd response to a point made by fever, to which you guys decided to go into rip on UC/rath mode. I suggest you guys get back to topics.
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Mommy never told some of these children that not everything is about them.
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RE: Bubble Watch
Villanova and Virginia are clearly 1 seeds right now. But positions 3-12 in the bracket are pretty much up for grabs. Here is a current comparison with overall records, top 50 records, and 51-100 records. You can decide for yourself how Cincinnati stacks up.

Cincinnati - 22-2, 5-2 vs. top 50, 6-0 vs. 51-100
Purdue - 23-3, 5-2 vs. top 50, 5-1 vs. 51-100
Xavier - 22-3, 5-3 vs. top 50, 8-0 vs. 51-100
Michigan State - 23-3, 1-3 vs. top 50, 6-0 vs. 51-100
Clemson - 20-4, 5-3 vs. top 50, 5-1 vs. 51-100
Kansas - 19-5, 7-4 vs. top 50, 8-0 vs. 51-100
Auburn - 21-3, 4-3 vs. top 50, 8-0 vs. 51-100
Duke - 19-5, 5-2 vs. top 50, 3-3 vs. 51-100
Texas Tech - 20-4, 5-3 vs. top 50, 6-1 vs. 51-100
Tennessee - 18-5, 4-5 vs. top 50, 5-0 vs. 51-100
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Teams above ranked by top 100 wins:

1. Kansas - 15
2. Xavier - 13
3. Auburn - 12
T-4. Cincinnati - 11
T-4. Texas Tech - 11
T-6. Clemson - 10
T-6. Purdue - 10
8. Tennessee - 9
9. Duke - 8
10. Michigan State - 7
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My point is -- Cincinnati doesn't have any eye-popping wins, nor do they have a top-tier SOS (although it is not nearly as bad as Wichita State posters make it out to be). But among their competition for the 2- and 3-seeds in the tournament, Cincinnati compares favorably.
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RE: Bubble Watch
Doesn't matter. ECU gonna win the Conference tourney, go to the Big Dance and win it all. Fact.
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The flagship is sinking...with no lifeboats to go around. Thus the hysteria has commenced.
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RE: Bubble Watch
(02-09-2018 04:10 PM)C0|db|00ded Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 04:01 PM)ShockerFever Wrote:  
(02-09-2018 03:54 PM)rath v2.0 Wrote:  UC's SOS is now projected to finish in the low to mid 50's. BFD

UC's OOC SOS currently sits at #112 which is still 80+ spots ahead of Texas Tech, 25+ spots ahead of Miami, 120+ spots ahead of Michigan State, and 75 spots or so ahead of West Virginia. Once again, BFD

Why are you getting so defensive about the SOS? I’m not talking about projections. I’m talking about what I’m seeing right now in black and white in front of me.

And it’s a fact.

It’s amazing how some UC fans act like the WSU fans they hate.

Be more considerate of their feelings 'Fever...

Bearcat fans themselves have said "this is their best team since the Sweet 16." That would infer that this year's UC team is a once every 20 years kind of team. We better sit up and take notice! I know I am. 04-bow


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it really is a once in every 20 year team. for me, this is the best team since the overachieving aught one and two team. no shame in admitting that since there's lots of good moments in between
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(02-09-2018 07:19 PM)8BitPirate Wrote:  Doesn't matter. ECU gonna win the Conference tourney, go to the Big Dance and win it all. Fact.
Don't sleep on ECU!
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RE: Bubble Watch
From the OP article link:

Cincinnati = Locks

WSU = Should be in

Quote:Next weekend, WSU will play at Cincinnati, and games against the Bearcats (one more at home in the season finale, and, who knows, maybe one in the American tournament) represent the most viable method the Shockers have to improve their seed.

In other words, we don't need WSU but they desperately need us. O' Conference Newbies, take thy rightful place at the footstool of the UC throne.

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