« on: August 18, 2016, 08:59:23 am »
Let me understand; W&L ran the table in 2015/return 18 starters and are picked to finish 2nd in the odac ? Not sure I'm understanding, but there again, I could give a S+++ about preseason predictions anyway.
Well, it's a mathematical model that isn't including returning starters. Given W&L just pipped Guilford at home last year, and Guilford ran the rest of the table, a math model that doesn't include things like returning starters could very easily give Guilford an edge playing at home this year depending on what factors are included. It's just fairly useless to do those kinds of predictions without including returning starters, hence my previous comment. That being said, predicting a tight ODAC is probably as correct as anyone else will be. It's not like W&L was a trendy pick to run the table last year. I think I had them 4th in my preseason thoughts, and I believe Kickoff might have even had them lower.