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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« Last post by FCGrizzliesGrad on Yesterday at 05:25:34 pm »
Do you think if there are 2 NWC and 2 SCIAC teams in that they'd just stick them all together the first weekend or could we see one hosted by Whitman and one hosted by Pomona-Pitzer?

I think Nebraska Wesleyan, Augustana, and Whitman are the overall top 3 seeds at the moment based on their resumes relative to the criteria.  Is there a way to put all 3 in different quadrants?  Put Whitman/Whitworth in a quadrant with a bunch of weaker teams from some other regions(s)?  Then have NWU and Augustana heading up two other quadrants? Can you do that with the flight rules?
I don't think there's enough teams in the upper midwest to keep Nebraska Wesleyan and Augustana separated. You could ship a few weak teams from the northeast out to Whitman where teams have to fly anyways but I think you'd still have to have a pod shipped well out of position the 2nd weekend to make it work.
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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: D3 Wrestling
« Last post by Bishopleftiesdad on Yesterday at 05:14:24 pm »
Owu wrestling preview
https://battlingbishops.com/news/2018/10/31/WRE_201819pre_1.aspx

I think they are having a decent season for the first year. I do think that they hired the right guy who has a record of turning around programs and being at the head of transition years.
Thanks. I agree. I know at least one of the wrestlers. My youngest wrestled against him in HS. I really like what the coach has done so far, and the message he is espousing.  He is the only coach listed. I hope they add some coaches, even if they are volunteer assistants.
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Great Lakes Region / Re: MBB: North Coast Athletic Conference
« Last post by wally_wabash on Yesterday at 05:13:50 pm »
Edit: If anyone can tell me how to put the URL of the box scores in a hyperlink that says just plainly "Box" I will give you a thank you.

I got your boxscores right here.   :)

If you quote this post, you'll see the coding that you want that lets you hyperlink.  Also a quick help page here if you want. 
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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by Titan Q on Yesterday at 05:13:38 pm »
Floated a topic on the Top 25 board about bracketing - http://www.d3boards.com/index.php?topic=4097.msg1916546#msg1916546.

Something to keep an eye on.  Gonna be hard to split all these great Central and West teams up.
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« Last post by Titan Q on Yesterday at 04:58:13 pm »
Probably a bit too early to think about this is tons of details, but...

I am thinking the Men's Basketball Committee is going to have a big challenge with bracketing this year due to the power in the Central and West.  Some current numbers per Matt Snyder - https://tomaroonandgold.blogspot.com/p/division-iii-mens-regional-rankings.html.

RPI #1 - Nebraska Wesleyan (W): 1.000 WP, 0.589 SOS
RPI #2 - Whitman (W): 0.941 WP, 0.583 SOS
RPI #4 - Loras (W): 0.824 WP, 0.597 SOS
RPI #6 - Augustana (C): .944 WP, 0.547 SOS
RPI #7 - UW-Oshkosh (C): .941 WP, 0.538 SOS
RPI #11 - St. Thomas (W): 0.933 WP, 0.532 SOS
RPI #14- UW-Stevens Point (C): .688 WP, .607 SOS

(This doesn't even include Whitworth.)

I think Nebraska Wesleyan, Augustana, and Whitman are the overall top 3 seeds at the moment based on their resumes relative to the criteria.  Is there a way to put all 3 in different quadrants?  Put Whitman/Whitworth in a quadrant with a bunch of weaker teams from some other regions(s)?  Then have NWU and Augustana heading up two other quadrants? Can you do that with the flight rules?

Now consider UW-Oshkosh...will probably be ranked #4 by D3hoops.com tomorrow.  Could be a top 4 seed by criteria by Selection Sunday - NWU, Augustana, Whitman, UW-Oshkosh could easily be your best 4 teams.  Where does Oshkosh go?

Bracketing is always hard because of the imbalance in regional power, but it seems to me the problem is magnified this year.  The NE is strong, but the East, Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, and South seem weak.  And even the Great Lakes seems down compared to most years.

We are a long, long way from knowing what this picture will look like on Selection Sunday, but seems to me the committee is going to have get very creative to avoid having 2 brackets of death and 2 very weak brackets.  If they stay true to the flight/travel rules, I think this is gonna be dicey.

#BracketOfDeath10YearAnniversary
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 talk
« Last post by Darryl Nester on Yesterday at 04:17:09 pm »
How They Fared (Nearly Complete)
Two games just underway, will be edited in later

Top 25
Rank   Pts   TeamW-L   Results
#1625Nebraska Wesleyan17-0def. Coe, 80-72; def. Luther, 94-61
#2580Augustana17-1def. #34 Wheaton (Ill.), 77-73; def. T#37 Illinois Wesleyan, 87-65
#3563Williams15-2LOST to #28 Amherst, 62-63; LOST to T#37 Middlebury, 66-80
#4560Whitman16-1def. Pacific Lutheran, 113-63; def. Puget Sound, 115-81
#5539UW-Oshkosh16-1def. #23 UW-Whitewater, 82-75; def. UW-La Crosse, 72-66
#6468Whitworth15-2def. Puget Sound, 98-84; def. Pacific Lutheran, 71-56
#7444Hamilton15-1def. SUNY Geneseo, 68-43; 01/19 vs. #28 Amherst postponed
#8440St. John's13-2LOST to Carleton, 63-66
#9405UW-Stevens Point11-5LOST to UW-La Crosse, 57-61; LOST to UW-Platteville, 60-61
#10343Swarthmore14-3def. Muhlenberg, 84-54; LOST to Ursinus, 88-94
#11335St. Thomas14-1def. Bethel, 86-75; def. St. Mary's (Minn.), 87-64
#12315MIT15-2def. Springfield, 77-59; def. Babson, 94-90 OT
#13295Marietta15-2def. T#35 Mount Union, 81-69; def. Baldwin Wallace, 71-65
#14271Wabash16-1def. DePauw, 70-59; def. Denison, 85-74
#15254Plattsburgh State12-4LOST to Oswego State, 84-86; LOST to Cortland, 63-65
#16221Randolph-Macon16-2def. Bridgewater (Va.), 87-79 OT; def. Randolph, 92-47
#17190Lynchburg17-1def. Washington and Lee, 82-79; def. Eastern Mennonite, 78-66 OT
#18163Christopher Newport15-2def. Southern Virginia, 77-54; def. Penn State-Harrisburg, 89-61
#19148Pomona-Pitzer16-1def. T#35 Occidental, 70-65; def. Caltech, 93-76
#20141Capital14-3LOST to Heidelberg, 62-63; def. Ohio Northern, 102-49
#21138Wooster14-3def. Denison, 92-59; def. Hiram, 106-80
#22111Rochester12-3def. Carnegie Mellon, 78-70
#23107UW-Whitewater13-4LOST to #5 UW-Oshkosh, 75-82; def. UW-River Falls, 87-85
#2480Salisbury13-4LOST to York (Pa.), 75-90; LOST to Frostburg State, 86-97
#2573Wittenberg13-4def. Ohio Wesleyan, 98-94 OT; def. Oberlin, 92-84 OT

Others receiving votes
Rank   Pts   TeamW-L   Results
#2661Loras14-3def. Luther, 86-78; def. Central, 106-91
#2757Wesleyan13-4def. Pine Manor, 83-57; def. Connecticut College, 78-70
#2840Amherst13-2def. #3 Williams, 63-62; 01/19 vs. #7 Hamilton postponed
T#2936Gordon16-2def. Salve Regina, 79-70; LOST to Western New England, 88-94
T#2936Nichols16-2def. Roger Williams, 89-84; def. Curry, 99-79
#3121North Central (Ill.)   15-3def. Carthage, 67-63; def. Carroll, 75-52
T#3212New Jersey City13-5def. Kean, 84-60; LOST to Rowan, 80-84
T#3212Arcadia15-2def. Widener, 73-66; def. Lycoming, 78-51
#3411Wheaton (Ill.)13-5LOST to #2 Augustana, 73-77; def. North Park, 77-65
T#358Mount Union14-3LOST to #13 Marietta, 69-81; def. Wilmington, 86-84
T#358Occidental14-3LOST to #19 Pomona-Pitzer, 65-70; LOST to Redlands, 97-101
T#374Illinois Wesleyan11-7def. Elmhurst, 82-80; LOST to #2 Augustana, 65-87
T#374Middlebury14-5def. Albertus Magnus, 103-92; def. #3 Williams, 80-66
T#374Linfield13-4def. George Fox, 83-69; def. Pacific, 105-83
T#401Centre15-3def. Millsaps, 84-55; def. Birmingham-Southern, 84-74
T#401Guilford13-5def. Ferrum, 75-44; def. Bridgewater (Va.), 78-55
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Multi-Regional Topics / Re: Top 25 discussion
« Last post by Darryl Nester on Yesterday at 04:06:22 pm »
How They Fared (Complete)

Top 25
Rank   Pts   TeamW-L   Results
T#1612Bowdoin17-0def. Maine-Presque Isle, 102-44; def. Colby, 72-59
T#1612Thomas More22-0IDLE
#3554Scranton17-0def. Susquehanna, 58-45; def. Juniata, 69-45
#4521St. Thomas16-1def. Bethel, 66-62; def. St. Mary's (Minn.), 68-41
#5520Amherst14-1def. Williams, 65-54; 01/19 vs. Hamilton postponed
#6503Tufts16-1def. Worcester State, 65-49; def. Bates, 72-51
#7458Mary Hardin-Baylor17-1def. Concordia (Texas), 79-54
#8427Messiah16-1def. Lebanon Valley, 75-58
#9413Hope15-2def. St. Mary's (Ind.), 93-44
#10399Trine16-2def. Albion, 59-42; def. Alma, 77-41
#11394St. Joseph's (Maine)17-0def. Colby-Sawyer, 75-52; def. Anna Maria, 75-62
#12350UW-Oshkosh15-2LOST to UW-Whitewater, 47-49; def. #23 UW-La Crosse, 60-48
#13254Chicago12-4def. Brandeis, 71-62; LOST to New York University, 62-66 OT
#14239Illinois Wesleyan15-3def. North Central (Ill.), 82-77; def. Augustana, 81-65
#15228George Fox14-3def. Linfield, 95-61; def. Willamette, 75-49
#16221East Texas Baptist15-2def. Louisiana College, 68-44; def. Belhaven, 79-54
#17215DePauw15-3def. Kenyon, 71-57
#18174SUNY Geneseo13-1def. Rochester Tech, 65-52
#19170Wartburg14-3def. Buena Vista, 97-72; def. Dubuque, 104-64
#20160Gettysburg14-2def. Muhlenberg, 65-55; def. #37 Johns Hopkins, 56-49
#21129DeSales14-2def. Manhattanville, 84-56
#22112Wheaton (Ill.)14-4LOST to Augustana, 51-56; def. North Park, 62-57
#2384UW-La Crosse15-2def. UW-Stevens Point, 55-46; LOST to #12 UW-Oshkosh, 48-60
#2479Whitman13-4def. Pacific Lutheran, 91-50; LOST to Puget Sound, 67-75
#2563Christopher Newport13-4LOST to T#38 Southern Virginia, 54-58; def. Penn State-Harrisburg, 89-61

Others receiving votes
Rank   Pts   TeamW-L   Results
#2639Texas-Dallas13-4def. Texas-Tyler, 84-58; def. University of the Ozarks, 89-42
#2738Misericordia16-0def. Eastern, 74-64
#2826Transylvania15-2def. Franklin, 70-69 OT; def. Bluffton, 75-67
#2924UW-Eau Claire13-4def. UW-Platteville, 76-64; LOST to UW-Stout, 76-81
#3023Emory and Henry    13-3def. Randolph-Macon, 66-59
#3121Oglethorpe14-4LOST to Rhodes, 45-56; def. Hendrix, 68-47
T#3214Augsburg14-3def. Hamline, 66-46; def. St. Olaf, 74-59
T#3214Middlebury15-2def. Smith, 73-60; def. Williams, 76-62
#3411Babson14-2def. Springfield, 74-64
#357Trinity (Texas)14-3def. JWU-Denver, 81-30; def. Colorado College, 74-49
#366Ithaca13-3def. RPI, 55-44; def. Skidmore, 65-42
#375Johns Hopkins13-3def. Haverford, 61-58; LOST to #20 Gettysburg, 49-56
T#381Austin13-3def. Centenary (La.), 74-40
T#381Baldwin Wallace12-5def. John Carroll, 68-59; LOST to Marietta, 56-64
T#381Guilford12-5LOST to Lynchburg, 76-85; def. Virginia Wesleyan, 55-51
T#381Southern Virginia15-1def. #25 Christopher Newport, 58-54; def. St. Mary's (Md.), 79-65
T#381SUNY Oneonta14-2def. Oswego State, 65-52; def. Buffalo State, 56-43; def. Fredonia, 56-46
T#381Washington U.11-5def. New York University, 76-61; def. Brandeis, 101-67
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Central Region / Re: MBB: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
« Last post by Gregory Sager on Yesterday at 04:04:15 pm »
Sorry to hear about Denny's passing. He sure spiced up this board with his back-and-forth for several years with hopefan.
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Central Region / Re: MBB: College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
« Last post by Titan Q on Yesterday at 03:54:19 pm »
Per Massey, IWU has played the toughest schedule of any of the 400+ teams in NCAA Division III.

https://www.masseyratings.com/cb2019/ncaa-d3/ratings

Itís impressive that they have challenged themselves in such a competitive manner. However, with 7 losses, they have put themselves in a position where it seems a couple more losses could well prevent them from receiving an invitation to the Big Dance.
IWU pretty much has to run the table in the regular season to be competitive for a Pool C bid.

It's really not non-conference scheduling decisions that are the problem.  The Titans would be fine if they had won their home games vs Wheaton, Carroll, and NCC.  Three games they were favored in, led late, and did not close out.

In 4 of IWU's 7 losses they had a late lead:
vs Wheaton: +3, 0:17
vs Carroll: +1, 1:18
vs Whitman: +1, 0:32
vs NCC: +8 2:20, +2, 0:31

Also had chances at Augustana and vs UW-Stevens Point.

The inability to play better for 40 minutes in, and then close out, at least 3 of the games above will be what leaves the Titans at home in March (assuming they do not go on a crazy run now).  IWU's schedule has provided an elite SOS - the kind that allows you to lose 6-7 regular season games.  Just lost too many they had to win.
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Lacrosse, track, cross country, softball / Re: D3 Wrestling
« Last post by CollegeGolf18 on Yesterday at 03:51:59 pm »
Owu wrestling preview
https://battlingbishops.com/news/2018/10/31/WRE_201819pre_1.aspx

I think they are having a decent season for the first year. I do think that they hired the right guy who has a record of turning around programs and being at the head of transition years.
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