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Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by BarnsleyRacer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:56 am

This is very flawed (no account for home/away, etc) but using the current Sagarin rankings the average opponent ranking for each OVC school is:

Tech 151.8
JSU 167
TSU 217.8
SIUE 218.4
Peay 222.6
EKU 225.8
EIU 229.4
Morehead 234.2
Belmont 237.2
Murray 238.8
Martin 278
Semo 285.2

Averages won’t tell the game by game story, but it can tell a story if your schedule was front loaded, back loaded, or significantly easier than another member. It will be interesting to see these numbers again after the season for the entire conference season.
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Re: Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by JoeD » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:57 am

It’s amazing what dodging a return game in Murray does to Belmont’s SOS
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Post by BigD21 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:12 pm

It's amazing what dodging Belmont again does to our strength of schedule
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Re: Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by JoeD » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:29 pm

I’d take em at our place in a second
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Post by BarnsleyRacer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:47 pm

Just for conversation’s sake. If you drop Murray’s lowest ranked opponent-SIUE and Belmont’s lowest-EKU and schedule a Racer/Bruin rematch, both team’s average opponent ranking moves up to 195. I would have to think that would help both teams’ strength of schedule.
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Post by BigD21 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:18 pm

JoeD wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:29 pm
I’d take em at our place in a second
I would to. It would still help our SOS.
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Post by msuowns » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:11 pm

JoeD wrote:
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I’d take em at our place in a second
Belmont hasnt won many in murray
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Re: Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by speck » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 pm

Murray has not beat Belmont much period. OOPS
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Post by Hobo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:37 am

speck wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Murray has not beat Belmont much period. OOPS
Total: 7-7
Home: Racers lead 6-1
Away: Bruins lead 3-1
Neutral: Bruins lead 3-0
OVC Tournament: Bruins lead 2-0
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Post by smidge34 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:43 am

Hobo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:37 am
speck wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Murray has not beat Belmont much period. OOPS
Total: 7-7
Home: Racers lead 6-1
Away: Bruins lead 3-1
Neutral: Bruins lead 3-0
OVC Tournament: Bruins lead 2-0
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Re: Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by RacerPreacher » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:47 am

smidge34 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:43 am
Hobo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:37 am
speck wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Murray has not beat Belmont much period. OOPS
Total: 7-7
Home: Racers lead 6-1
Away: Bruins lead 3-1
Neutral: Bruins lead 3-0
OVC Tournament: Bruins lead 2-0
“Neutral” lmao
Let's make it RACERS 8 - belmont 7 on March 3rd. :goracers:
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Post by Hobo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:22 am

smidge34 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:43 am
Hobo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:37 am
speck wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:23 pm
Murray has not beat Belmont much period. OOPS
Total: 7-7
Home: Racers lead 6-1
Away: Bruins lead 3-1
Neutral: Bruins lead 3-0
OVC Tournament: Bruins lead 2-0
“Neutral” lmao
I just copied off goracers.com and updated for the game this year. Their words, not mine. :lol:
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Re: Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by smidge34 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:24 am

I know bro, that term in that scenario just strikes me funny.
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Post by Hobo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:11 am

smidge34 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:24 am
I know bro, that term in that scenario just strikes me funny.
Me too, but I dont make the rules, I just break them. :roll:
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Re: Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by speck » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:44 pm

Since Belmont joined the OVC I think we have played 6 regular season games, we have won 1 .If I am wrong please accept my apology.To me that's not "much".
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Re: Remaining Schedule Difficulty

Post by 02Racer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:00 pm

speck wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:44 pm
Since Belmont joined the OVC I think we have played 6 regular season games, we have won 1 .If I am wrong please accept my apology.To me that's not "much".
Apology accepted.

We beat them in Murray their first year in the league in 2013 when Sip and Ed were seniors and, of course, in 2015 when we went 16-0 in the OVC. They've won their home games in the series and one here last year when we weren't very good.
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Post by BigD21 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:28 pm

Murray is hands down the better program historically but most of those wins were when Belmont wasn't division one. Time to start beating them in the division one level
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Post by NKYRacer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 am

I remember when Samford joined the OVC we couldn't beat them them to save our lives... Reminds me of that series @ the moment.
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Post by runningracer » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:28 pm

We started beating Samford when Kennedy got over his stubbornness, and zoned them instead of manning them. Their offense was perfect to beat a man defense, not so much against a zone. Not saying Belmont would have the same result, but it would stop a lot of unimpeded drives down the lane for layups.
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Post by Dan T » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:52 pm

Not just a zone, but an extremely active zone. It left weak spots on the block or win on the opposite side from the ball, but the Samford ball handler couldn't even get a look at that spot due to two players in his face.
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