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BB: Pool B
« on: April 21, 2008, 09:39:10 am »
Does anyone want to take a shot at making a top 10 as far as the Pool B class of 2008.

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 10:07:45 am »
Without having the benefit of the first Regional Rankings, these are whom I am following.  (I am hoping that we will get the Handbook this week to confirm that there are 6 Pool B bids in 2008.)

Solid Pool B contenders:

Chapman -- West Region
Salisbury --  South Region
Piedmont -- South Region
Rochester -- New York Region  Liberty League member
St Scholastica -- Midwest Region
Ithaca     -- New York Region

Last year, we had 2 Pool B teams earn a Pool C bid.  2007 Championships

I really don't see a team that I would consider on the "Pool C" bubble at this time.  Emory's season has not been as good as last season.


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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 12:20:52 pm »
Isn't Rochester in the Liberty League that has a Pool A?

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 12:49:36 pm »
Isn't Rochester in the Liberty League that has a Pool A?
+1! and thanks!

Yes, and Rochester plays RPI this weekend in a four-game series.  Rochester must win 3 of 4 to win the Regular season.

(Rochester competes in the UAA in their Florida Spring Trip Tournament.)

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 01:34:31 pm »
Does that make Emory the 6th?

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 02:07:11 pm »
Does that make Emory the 6th?
In region record is only 22-9-1.  The Adrian Loss is in-region.  UDallas loss is not in-region.

That is borderline.

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2008, 03:00:38 pm »
So who is on the outside looking in at a Pool B? I can't seem to find a 6th option better than Emory.

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008, 05:52:42 pm »
So who is on the outside looking in at a Pool B? I can't seem to find a 6th option better than Emory.
Rockford (NATHC) 19-9 overall/ 17-4 in region/ 15-1 in conference (Pool B).

Juniata Landmark Conference 21-9 overall/ 20-6 in-region

Those two teams seem to be in strong contention.

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 06:44:51 pm »
So who is on the outside looking in at a Pool B? I can't seem to find a 6th option better than Emory.
Rockford (NATHC) 19-9 overall/ 17-4 in region/ 15-1 in conference (Pool B).

Juniata Landmark Conference 21-9 overall/ 20-6 in-region

Those two teams seem to be in strong contention.
I think that with Emory's schedule they have to be considered over these two, I don't think either has beat a ranked opponent. Also Rockford has two really tough series coming up with Augustana & Ill Wes. if they can pull 3 of 4 I will be a believer. As for Juniata they are a good squad but I cant see them sneaking in especially when lost a pair to another pool B contender in St. Scholastica.

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008, 10:38:39 pm »
St. Scholastica's loss to Martin Luther takes off some of the luster and brings them back to the Pool B pack a bit. I still like CSS a lot as a Pool B, but a couple more hiccups like the Martin Luther one and all bets are off.

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2008, 12:48:20 am »
Four more possibilities:

Menlo at 23-11
Cal State East Bay at 19-11
Concordia (Ill) at 23-8
Mary Washington at 24-12

There seems to be a clear top 5 and looking for a 6th is the question.

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2008, 08:13:08 am »
Concordia-IL still has games against Edgewood and Carthage yet, before the NAthCon tournament. The Cougars can help themselves out some by winning out, IMHO.
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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2008, 05:57:25 pm »
Regionally ranked teams in the "B Pool" by in region winning %.  Note the absence of the following teams listed in the discussion thread: St. Scholastica, Juniata, Mary Washington, Wesley, Menlo.

I dont know yet where you might slip in any of these teams above.   I expect St. Scholastica might knock off Emory if the top six are those in best contention for a Pool B bid.

Salisbury
Ithaca
Chapman
Rockford
Piedmont
Emory
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Concordia (Ill.)
St Joseph (Broklyn)
St. John Fisher
Cal State East Bay

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2008, 06:32:33 pm »
We know that the Western Regional’s are being played in Abilene - but does anyone know the dates when they will take place?   Or do we have to wait until the handbook comes out? 

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Re: Pool B -- 2008
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2008, 08:07:36 pm »
The handbook is out but doesn't mention dates specific to each regional. I suspect it depends on whether they put six or eight at a site.
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