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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
Seems like the commissioner is just trying to find ways to extend her paycheck.

Oh well, in 10 years we will be wearing stickers on the back of our helmets recognizing her and having UAB / Auburn basketball games in her honor if she has enough money to pay off CUSA.
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
I'm ok with it. This year it won't help one iota but could have possibly helped in year's past. Bottom line is we need out of this league.
01-28-2019 10:15 AM
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
Adds a lot more intensity to the regular season, too...
01-28-2019 10:17 AM
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
(01-28-2019 10:17 AM)WesternBlazer Wrote:  Adds a lot more intensity to the regular season, too...

It hasn’t added any intensity that wouldn’t already be there with this many teams competing for the top spot
01-28-2019 11:10 AM
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
Look at MTSU from last year for an example ( I think)

Pretty much had around a top 30 rpi and got left out.

Doesn't matter which way you slice it, how you mix it up, what "games" you play at the end of the conference season, only 1 team will make the tournament. That team being the team that wins the conference championship.
01-28-2019 11:49 AM
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
(01-28-2019 11:49 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Look at MTSU from last year for an example ( I think)

Pretty much had around a top 30 rpi and got left out.

Doesn't matter which way you slice it, how you mix it up, what "games" you play at the end of the conference season, only 1 team will make the tournament. That team being the team that wins the conference championship.

Mtsu beat who last year?
01-28-2019 01:08 PM
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(01-27-2019 08:32 PM)MAN4UAB Wrote:  The conference as a whole needs to start playing and winning meaningful OOC games rather than gimmicks to try and game the system.

It’s not about gaming the system, that’s where this is being looked at incorrectly. It’s about protecting that too 50 team we get. Instead of playing land mines in their last four games, they get the best of the rest. Granted this year that isn’t much, but it has been better in the past.
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Any conference game is a landline. This system doesn’t protect those teams. It puts them in bigger danger of losing to mediocre teams
01-28-2019 01:18 PM
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
(01-28-2019 01:08 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(01-28-2019 11:49 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Look at MTSU from last year for an example ( I think)

Pretty much had around a top 30 rpi and got left out.

Doesn't matter which way you slice it, how you mix it up, what "games" you play at the end of the conference season, only 1 team will make the tournament. That team being the team that wins the conference championship.

Mtsu beat who last year?

Enough top teams to get an around 30 RPI.
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(01-28-2019 01:18 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Any conference game is a landline. This system doesn’t protect those teams. It puts them in bigger danger of losing to mediocre teams

Please explain how there is a bigger danger.
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Yea I didn’t quite get that either.

I like the fact that if you are in the top pod you get to play the better teams and are not saddled in playing a team that you win by 20 and drop. Yea you could lose as well but if you lose before the tourney you are most likely out any way. I think it’s a bunch of complaining just to be complaining.
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The pod play is somewhat offset by the crappy pod members playing each other and further dropping their ranking and in turn the top pod rankings.
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
(01-28-2019 01:08 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(01-28-2019 11:49 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Look at MTSU from last year for an example ( I think)

Pretty much had around a top 30 rpi and got left out.

Doesn't matter which way you slice it, how you mix it up, what "games" you play at the end of the conference season, only 1 team will make the tournament. That team being the team that wins the conference championship.

Mtsu beat who last year?

Well according to KenPom (ha!):

Murray St. (62)
Vandy (91)
WKU (47)
ODU (64)
WKU (47)

Their worst losses were to Marshall (105) twice and USM (206).

Their KenPom ranking was 43 before losing to Southern Miss in the C-USA Tourney. That loss dropped them to 52.
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I like the pod play. Interesting to have a season within a season. Gives teams something to play for other than the tourney at the end.
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UAB 6-2
UTSA 6-2
North Texas 6-2
Old Dominion 6-3
Marshall 5-3
Louisiana Tech 5-4

Standings as of 29 January 2019
01-29-2019 07:19 AM
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Imagine the whining if La Tech doesn't make the top 5.
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(01-29-2019 07:19 AM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  UAB 6-2
UTSA 6-2
North Texas 6-2
Old Dominion 6-3
Marshall 5-3
Louisiana Tech 5-4

Standings as of 29 January 2019

I'm sure I'll jinx it and they'll lose today, but this is awesome. Tied for tops in conference with wins over the others. I was pretty down on this team after the Charleston & Memphis games, but they've clearly improved. I hope they're able to close it out and be 10-4 in conference going into pod play.
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RE: If CUSA bonus play were to start tomorrow
I think it would make more sense to simply alternate the location for the rematch games. For example, it wouldn’t make sense for us to travel to UNT again or have UTSA come to Bartow again. Play the rematch in San Antonio so I can go be butthurt in person. 03-lmfao
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Lol
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Well, I guess we can now imagine the whining when UAB doesn't make the top 5.
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