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35 minutes ago, BasketBull said:

Not to malign another non P5 team in the top 25, but looking at resumes is there any justification for Nevada to be above us?

Roster talent on paper plays a huge factor. Because they had so many good returning players and recruits, that played a significant factor in them getting a preseason #7 ballet. And they've been able to maintain that status for the most part this season.

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Bulls are 18th in NET today. 21st in kenpom. Syracuse jumped 8 spots in NET after beating Louville. Arizona St is the zombie that keeps crawling out of the grave. It beats a so-so Stanford, at home no less, and kenpom moves them up to 55th. NET only moved them up 2 to 66th.

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58 minutes ago, weareub46 said:

We still have another game to take care of this week! Beat Kent Read Kent Write Kent State!

THIS!!!

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21 minutes ago, squire17 said:

Bulls are 18th in NET today. 21st in kenpom. Syracuse jumped 8 spots in NET after beating Louville. Arizona St is the zombie that keeps crawling out of the grave. It beats a so-so Stanford, at home no less, and kenpom moves them up to 55th. NET only moved them up 2 to 66th.

That would put us as a 5 seed. I don’t like 5 seeds given the history of 12 seed upsets. But if we do get a 5 seed the committee will almost surely put us against Arizona St as the 12, assuming they win their play in game.

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44 minutes ago, yussi1870 said:

That would put us as a 5 seed. I don’t like 5 seeds given the history of 12 seed upsets. But if we do get a 5 seed the committee will almost surely put us against Arizona St as the 12, assuming they win their play in game.

Hasn’t the 12/5 upset become less of thing recently? I much rather be a 5/6 than a 7/8. I want to avoid playing a 1/2 in the 2nd round. But overall I think we will fall within 5-8 range. 5 if we win out and 8 with one more loss. 

Crazy thing is that we still have upto 8 more games left before the big dance. Anything can happen.

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Nevada like us tried to play a tough regional schedule but then the PAC 12 ended up garbage and the MTN has underperformed.

UB played a tough regional schedule with cuse and WVU and the great and powerful st bonaventure underperforming but the MAC has over performed. 

But by the time you get to conference play poll inertia takes hold....we’d be #8 right now without our MAC losses (whether deserved or not we’d be there)

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2 hours ago, bull_trojan said:

we’d be #8 right now without our MAC losses (whether deserved or not we’d be there)

Maybe in year’s past but with the NET rankings it may be a different story

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Bumped to 17 in NET after USF (Dons) gets a good road win last night. A solid win tonight could be huge for the Bulls.

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On 2/20/2019 at 1:25 PM, DooleyBull06 said:

I believe once you play the game it remains in the quad. What I mean is the Toledo win on the road is a quad 1 win regardless of toledo falls in the net. Our record versus Q1 teams is 2-1 regardless what happens to those teams after we’ve played them. Same thing if BG were to become a Q1 team our loss to them won’t be a Q1 loss.

Guys I want to apologize for being ABSOLUTELY WRONG. As the season progresses and teams jockey  up and down the net rankings, games CAN bounce between quads. Our game and victory against San Fran is now a quad 1 win...for now. We will see at seasons end if it remains that way. My bad for giving out wrong info. Here’s a great article explaining it all...

https://buffalonews.com/2019/02/21/ub-mens-basketball-ncaa-tournament-mac-quadrants-net-west-virginia-kent-state-2019/

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17-21 each have a loss, and #21 Iowa down 4 to Indiana with 11 to play.  We have some room to move up this week.

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12 hours ago, rma said:

17-21 each have a loss, and #21 Iowa down 4 to Indiana with 11 to play.  We have some room to move up this week.

Our margin of victory was like 70-points this week. Ought to count for something.

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Louisville really should be out of the top 25 after this week. They lost both games this week (including a 20 point L to unranked Cuse) and 4 of their last 5.

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Bulls seem to move in the NET a lot more than in the AP, and Coaches’ Polls, and Lunardi’s Bracketology. All they can do is take each game and win - hopefully big. They have no control over the other stuff. If they end up a 7 seed, so be it. Just don’t let the 2 in that region be Kentucky.

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10 minutes ago, mikescherrer8 said:

Bulls are up to #20 in the KemPom rankings too. 

I can't quite make out a prediction for UB. Anyone have any thoughts on a ranking for Monday?

They should be ahead of Villanova, so perhaps 23rd-24th

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1 hour ago, mikescherrer8 said:

Bulls are up to #20 in the KemPom rankings too. 

I can't quite make out a prediction for UB. Anyone have any thoughts on a ranking for Monday?

I'll say #23.

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I think we could get in front of Iowa, Lville, Nova, Iowa St, Maryland. All of them lost 1-2 times this week. Will we pass all of them? It wouldn't be insane to think so, but we will pass a few.

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On 2/23/2019 at 10:28 AM, bull_trojan said:

We jumped LSU in NET to go to #16, but LSU beat Tennessee so that won't last.

Ha we stay at 16 and LSU leaps us, but Marquette falls below us. funny.

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6) Winner of mich/mich st
7) UNC
8 ) Houston
9) Texas Tech
10) Marquette
11) LSU
12) Loser of Mich/mich st

13) Nevada
14) Purdue
15) Kansas
16) Florida State
17) Maryland
18) Wisconsin
19) Iowa
20) Kansas State
21) Buffalo
22) Virginia Tech

Nova out
Louisville out
Iowa st out

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