Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

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Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by JoeD » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:44 pm

https://www.cbssports.com/college-baske ... very-team/


The short story-

Racers are 151, second in OVC behind Belmont at 118. The OVC average is 246.7 (for reference, the MVC is 153.4, and 7 of the OVC's 12 teams are ranked lower than the lowest MVC team)

The Gulf Coast Showcase should have the Racers see 3 teams with an average ranking of 154.3. OOC schedule for the Racers sees Tennessee at 41, Missouri St at 69, Evansville at 218, SIU at 254, MTSU at 247, Southern at 308, and Kennesaw St at 315. That means an OOC average of 163.7.

118 Belmont
151 Murray State
169 peay
210 UTM
234 JSU
-------------- (the lowest MVC team would fall here)
255 head
258 TSU
279 EIU
303 eku
311 SEMO
330 tech
342 (out of 353) siue
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by racerlover » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:36 pm

Anything above 200 is highly unacceptable, in my opinion. SEMO, Tech and SIU-Junior are a freaking disgrace to college basketball.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by dropkick » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:29 pm

I appreciate the synopsis JoeD. It’s hard to put your arms around the info other than to say what’s new. Same ole same ole. I’m sure there are scientific ways to come
up with it but I just can’t understand the Bruins that much ahead of the Racers. Honestly, how are we not ahead of them? Missouri St #69? Almost 100 spots ahead of us?
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by racerlover » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:21 pm

And don't think a coaching change at Belmont won't take an adjustment. They haven't had a new coach since Jeff Martin was roaming Racer Arena. I'm not saying they can't or won't win the OVC, but it's not going to be a cake walk for them.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by Dan T » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:27 am

racerlover wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:21 pm
And don't think a coaching change at Belmont won't take an adjustment. They haven't had a new coach since Jeff Martin was roaming Racer Arena. I'm not saying they can't or won't win the OVC, but it's not going to be a cake walk for them.
I won't pick Belmont over our young, talented, and improving team by OVC Tournament time, but that center of theirs is going to keep them tough no matter who is coaching them.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by JoeD » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:34 am

Agreed.


Quite frankly, preseason stuff is about worthless. Only really good for arguments on message boards.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by smidge34 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:42 am

I like our front court to be far and away the best in the conference and thus I’ll take our team over anybody else’s without question, this year but especially next. I don’t think people around the conference understand what is coming.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by STLRacer » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:54 am

smidge34 wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:42 am
I like our front court to be far and away the best in the conference and thus I’ll take our team over anybody else’s without question, this year but especially next. I don’t think people around the conference understand what is coming.
It’s going to be ugly for the rest of the OVC... they might start petitioning the MVC to see if they can give us an invite :lol: :lol:
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by SwedeDRC » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:40 pm

Yeah well "we'll see" as my mother used to tell me.

I think I recall us being rated under mr rogers team the past 2 years and we saw how that turned out. These ranking are just a farce cooked up by some millenial with nothing else to do.

I will wait for 75's rankings.

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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by popeyejonesfan » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:52 pm

I wonder how many trophies Belmont has for being pre season OVC champs?
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by A_1985_grad » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:19 pm

The (dumb) argument goes, "But Murray lost an All-American."

Yeah? Well Belmont lost a damn near All-American.

Idiots.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by STLRacer » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:59 am

A_1985_grad wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:19 pm
The (dumb) argument goes, "But Murray lost an All-American."

Yeah? Well Belmont lost a damn near All-American.

Idiots.
They lost close to an all American and a first round draft pick, along with an all world coach. Hated losing games to them, but sweater vest could flat out coach. So much agreed on the idiots part!
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by smidge34 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:17 am

popeyejonesfan wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:52 pm
I wonder how many trophies Belmont has for being pre season OVC champs?
Lol great question! If only they handed out banners for preseason rankings they’d be in good shape lololololol.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by msuowns » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:34 pm

It’s good press to be in pre- season top 25. If the racers were in that every few years, it wouldn’t be worthless.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by runningracer » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:36 am

Don't let the fact that Belmont has a different coach mislead you. He was an assistant under Byrd before leading a mediocre Lipscomb program to the top of their league. Murray and Belmont are both underrated in this ranking.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by smidge34 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:02 am

Belmont loses on the road at the MVC preseason #7 pick and #192 on the list above Illinois State 79-72. They didn’t look like the best team in the league to me, more like a little bigger version of the Calloway County Lakers lol. :shrug:
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by runningracer » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:59 am

Tough place to play. I would imagine that they will surprise a lot of teams this year with the three transfers, Copeland, Torrez, and Fisher. Add in Ndaye, who many expect will be all MVC. This is not a seventh place team..
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by smidge34 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 am

“Preseason” being the key term there. I wasn’t impressed with either team personally.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by murraygrad05 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:38 am

I watched the 2nd half and they do not have the usual shooters that the previous teams had. Shut down the big mans touches, which is what Illinois St. did, and it’s a meh team.
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Re: Preseason Ranking of D1 teams

Post by JoeD » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:03 am

Gee if only we had some depth in the front court... oh wait...
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