Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)
Open TigerLinks
 

Post Reply 
Conf strength and the eye test
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
MemTigers1998 Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,122
Joined: May 2017
Reputation: 1056
I Root For: Memphis
Location:
Post: #1
Conf strength and the eye test
Get ready to hear those talked about to no end for the next month. Kentucky, Duke, and Michigan State should be nowhere close to the tournament, but the "experts" will start up the excuses of how tough the SEC, ACC, and B10 are as well as how good those teams look losing every game.
02-04-2021 09:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


aardWolf Online
All American
*

Posts: 3,561
Joined: Jan 2014
Reputation: 346
I Root For: Memphis Tigers
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Post: #2
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
I don't know... Kentucky is currently 5-11. There is NO WAY they would get into the tournament unless they win the SEC tournament.
02-04-2021 09:47 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Rufus T. Firefly Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 774
Joined: Aug 2007
Reputation: 77
I Root For: memphis
Location:
Post: #3
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 09:47 AM)aardWolf Wrote:  I don't know... Kentucky is currently 5-11. There is NO WAY they would get into the tournament unless they win the SEC tournament.

There's no way that the coaches at LSU or Arizona should be coaching right now either.
02-04-2021 10:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
mairving Online
Ignant Homer
*

Posts: 27,434
Joined: Nov 2007
Reputation: 1284
I Root For: Memphis
Location: MediocreVille
Post: #4
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 09:44 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Get ready to hear those talked about to no end for the next month. Kentucky, Duke, and Michigan State should be nowhere close to the tournament, but the "experts" will start up the excuses of how tough the SEC, ACC, and B10 are as well as how good those teams look losing every game.

Andy Katz in his bracket has:

Big 10 (9 teams): Michigan (1), Illinois (2), Iowa (2), Ohio State (3), Wisconsin (5), Purdue (6), Minnesota (7), Rutgers (8), Indiana (9)
Big 12 (7 teams): Baylor (1), Texas (2), Oklahoma (3), West Virginia (4), Kansas (5), Texas Tech (6), Oklahoma State (7)
SEC (5 teams): Alabama (3), Tennessee (4), Missouri (4), Florida (6), LSU (11)
ACC (8 teams): Virginia (3), Florida State (4), Virginia Tech (7), Louisville (8), North Carolina (9), Duke (10), Georgia Tech (10), Clemson (11)
Big East (4 teams): Villanova (1), Creighton (5), Xavier (7), UConn (9)
AAC (1 team): Houston (2)
WCC (3 teams): Gonzaga (1), Boise State (9), BYU (10)
PAC 12 (4 teams): UCLA (4), USC (5), Oregon (8), Stanford (11)
MW (1 team): San Diego State (11)
A10 (1 team): St. Bonaventure (10)

The rest are smaller conference champions.
02-04-2021 10:14 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Claw Online
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 20,422
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 646
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Orangeville HELP!
Post: #5
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 10:14 AM)mairving Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 09:44 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Get ready to hear those talked about to no end for the next month. Kentucky, Duke, and Michigan State should be nowhere close to the tournament, but the "experts" will start up the excuses of how tough the SEC, ACC, and B10 are as well as how good those teams look losing every game.

Andy Katz in his bracket has:

Big 10 (9 teams): Michigan (1), Illinois (2), Iowa (2), Ohio State (3), Wisconsin (5), Purdue (6), Minnesota (7), Rutgers (8), Indiana (9)
Big 12 (7 teams): Baylor (1), Texas (2), Oklahoma (3), West Virginia (4), Kansas (5), Texas Tech (6), Oklahoma State (7)
SEC (5 teams): Alabama (3), Tennessee (4), Missouri (4), Florida (6), LSU (11)
ACC (8 teams): Virginia (3), Florida State (4), Virginia Tech (7), Louisville (8), North Carolina (9), Duke (10), Georgia Tech (10), Clemson (11)
Big East (4 teams): Villanova (1), Creighton (5), Xavier (7), UConn (9)
AAC (1 team): Houston (2)
WCC (3 teams): Gonzaga (1), Boise State (9), BYU (10)
PAC 12 (4 teams): UCLA (4), USC (5), Oregon (8), Stanford (11)
MW (1 team): San Diego State (11)
A10 (1 team): St. Bonaventure (10)

The rest are smaller conference champions.
This follows with the COVID bowl selections we saw.

Large conferences are even more favored than usual.
02-04-2021 10:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
fishman6581 Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 7,070
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 288
I Root For: The Tigers
Location: MEMPHIS
Post: #6
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
Lol nobody in their right mind has Kentucky anywhere near the bracket.
02-04-2021 10:36 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


MemTigers1998 Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,122
Joined: May 2017
Reputation: 1056
I Root For: Memphis
Location:
Post: #7
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
KY next 3 are at home vs Tenn, Arkansas & Auburn. If they win even 2 of those 3, watch the media lovefest. Just saying.
02-04-2021 10:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
fishman6581 Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 7,070
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 288
I Root For: The Tigers
Location: MEMPHIS
Post: #8
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 10:51 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  KY next 3 are at home vs Tenn, Arkansas & Auburn. If they win even 2 of those 3, watch the media lovefest. Just saying.

Big if. They're 5-11. They suck.
02-04-2021 10:52 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
tigertaylor Offline
Special Teams
*

Posts: 510
Joined: Mar 2005
Reputation: 27
I Root For: Tigers
Location: Flippin, AR
Post: #9
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
Katz has OK State in the tourney. but aren't they sitting this year out for recruting violations ?
02-04-2021 11:05 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
k2tigers Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 16,487
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 679
I Root For: Memphis
Location:

Donators
Post: #10
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 11:05 AM)tigertaylor Wrote:  Katz has OK State in the tourney. but aren't they sitting this year out for recruting violations ?

yes
02-04-2021 11:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
macgar32 Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 29,483
Joined: Dec 2007
Reputation: 624
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Bartlett
Post: #11
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 10:14 AM)mairving Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 09:44 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  Get ready to hear those talked about to no end for the next month. Kentucky, Duke, and Michigan State should be nowhere close to the tournament, but the "experts" will start up the excuses of how tough the SEC, ACC, and B10 are as well as how good those teams look losing every game.

Andy Katz in his bracket has:

Big 10 (9 teams): Michigan (1), Illinois (2), Iowa (2), Ohio State (3), Wisconsin (5), Purdue (6), Minnesota (7), Rutgers (8), Indiana (9)
Big 12 (7 teams): Baylor (1), Texas (2), Oklahoma (3), West Virginia (4), Kansas (5), Texas Tech (6), Oklahoma State (7)
SEC (5 teams): Alabama (3), Tennessee (4), Missouri (4), Florida (6), LSU (11)
ACC (8 teams): Virginia (3), Florida State (4), Virginia Tech (7), Louisville (8), North Carolina (9), Duke (10), Georgia Tech (10), Clemson (11)
Big East (4 teams): Villanova (1), Creighton (5), Xavier (7), UConn (9)
AAC (1 team): Houston (2)
WCC (3 teams): Gonzaga (1), Boise State (9), BYU (10)
PAC 12 (4 teams): UCLA (4), USC (5), Oregon (8), Stanford (11)
MW (1 team): San Diego State (11)
A10 (1 team): St. Bonaventure (10)

The rest are smaller conference champions.

As long as the 2nd team out the AAC is Memphis I don't care who else makes it.

But right now I would let SMU in ahead of us. We have work to do.

I would love to argue against AAC...But right now Duke has 6 losses (Everyone else has 6 or less) and we have 6 losses...Gotta let it play out.

Looks like Duke has 9 games left (Not sure about their makeup games)...If they end up 12-10 they shouldn't sniff the tourney.
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2021 11:24 AM by macgar32.)
02-04-2021 11:16 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


snowtiger Offline
Hall of Flamers
*

Posts: 30,016
Joined: Mar 2011
Reputation: 2882
I Root For: Less Droplets!!
Location: Cascade Volcanic Arc
Post: #12
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 11:05 AM)tigertaylor Wrote:  Katz has OK State in the tourney. but aren't they sitting this year out for recruting violations ?

Yeah . What a dumbkatz
02-04-2021 11:24 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Browning Hall Offline
One and Done
*

Posts: 2,116
Joined: Nov 2008
Reputation: 446
I Root For: Tigers
Location: World Wide Web
Post: #13
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 10:51 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  KY next 3 are at home vs Tenn, Arkansas & Auburn. If they win even 2 of those 3, watch the media lovefest. Just saying.

They’ll have to win out to finish with a winning record. The CBI welcomes losers, so I suppose they have a shot at that.
02-04-2021 12:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Stammers Online
Legend
*

Posts: 32,093
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 1233
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Montreal, Canada
Post: #14
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 10:51 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  KY next 3 are at home vs Tenn, Arkansas & Auburn. If they win even 2 of those 3, watch the media lovefest. Just saying.

When we don't play great we completely suck, Penny sucks and the players sucks, but IF 5-11 Kentucky is 7-12, the media will love them. You come up with these wild over the top reactions to everything. 7-12...love from the media? Seriously?
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2021 12:27 PM by Stammers.)
02-04-2021 12:27 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
MemTigers1998 Online
Heisman
*

Posts: 8,122
Joined: May 2017
Reputation: 1056
I Root For: Memphis
Location:
Post: #15
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 12:27 PM)Stammers Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 10:51 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  KY next 3 are at home vs Tenn, Arkansas & Auburn. If they win even 2 of those 3, watch the media lovefest. Just saying.

When we don't play great we completely suck, Penny sucks and the players sucks, but IF 5-11 Kentucky is 7-12, the media will love them. You come up with these wild over the top reactions to everything. 7-12...love from the media? Seriously?

We'll mark you down as not having seen ESPN hype overrated P5 teams the last 10-15-20 college football and basketball seasons.
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2021 12:38 PM by MemTigers1998.)
02-04-2021 12:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Tiger87 Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 12,627
Joined: Jan 2012
Reputation: 791
I Root For: Memphis
Location:
Post: #16
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 11:16 AM)macgar32 Wrote:  But right now I would let SMU in ahead of us. We have work to do.

Why?
02-04-2021 12:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Advertisement


aardWolf Online
All American
*

Posts: 3,561
Joined: Jan 2014
Reputation: 346
I Root For: Memphis Tigers
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Post: #17
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 12:38 PM)Tiger87 Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 11:16 AM)macgar32 Wrote:  But right now I would let SMU in ahead of us. We have work to do.

Why?

Probably something something Pastner something Tubby something PENNY BAD something...
02-04-2021 01:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
fishman6581 Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 7,070
Joined: May 2008
Reputation: 288
I Root For: The Tigers
Location: MEMPHIS
Post: #18
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 12:36 PM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 12:27 PM)Stammers Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 10:51 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  KY next 3 are at home vs Tenn, Arkansas & Auburn. If they win even 2 of those 3, watch the media lovefest. Just saying.

When we don't play great we completely suck, Penny sucks and the players sucks, but IF 5-11 Kentucky is 7-12, the media will love them. You come up with these wild over the top reactions to everything. 7-12...love from the media? Seriously?

We'll mark you down as not having seen ESPN hype overrated P5 teams the last 10-15-20 college football and basketball seasons.

Different season. The media has actually gone after Cal pretty good this year.
02-04-2021 01:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
macgar32 Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 29,483
Joined: Dec 2007
Reputation: 624
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Bartlett
Post: #19
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 01:09 PM)aardWolf Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 12:38 PM)Tiger87 Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 11:16 AM)macgar32 Wrote:  But right now I would let SMU in ahead of us. We have work to do.

Why?

Probably something something Pastner something Tubby something PENNY BAD something...

First they are ranked ahead of us in all metrics outside of Kenpom...

They have less losses

4-3 in quad 1/2 games vs. our 3-5

Only 1 bad loss Vs. our 3

But hey...Don't look anything up...Just react.

Right now we would have to argue that we didn't have Deandre to clearly win this argument.
(This post was last modified: 02-04-2021 01:21 PM by macgar32.)
02-04-2021 01:18 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
macgar32 Offline
Legend
*

Posts: 29,483
Joined: Dec 2007
Reputation: 624
I Root For: Memphis
Location: Bartlett
Post: #20
RE: Conf strength and the eye test
(02-04-2021 01:10 PM)fishman6581 Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 12:36 PM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 12:27 PM)Stammers Wrote:  
(02-04-2021 10:51 AM)MemTigers1998 Wrote:  KY next 3 are at home vs Tenn, Arkansas & Auburn. If they win even 2 of those 3, watch the media lovefest. Just saying.

When we don't play great we completely suck, Penny sucks and the players sucks, but IF 5-11 Kentucky is 7-12, the media will love them. You come up with these wild over the top reactions to everything. 7-12...love from the media? Seriously?

We'll mark you down as not having seen ESPN hype overrated P5 teams the last 10-15-20 college football and basketball seasons.

Different season. The media has actually gone after Cal pretty good this year.

I will give Cal credit though...

He knew before this season started that they wouldn't be very good.
02-04-2021 01:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2021 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit http://www.networkadvertising.org.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2021 MyBB Group.
MemphisTigers.org is the number one message board for Memphis Tigers sports.