Author Topic: Regional Realignment  (Read 9955 times)

Offline Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 9954
  • Karma: +707/-426
  • Broadcaster, Announcer, Analyst, and Fan!
    • View Profile
    • Hoopsville
Re: Regional Realignment
« Reply #45 on: February 13, 2019, 02:16:20 pm »
I don't see any drawbacks off the top of my head. It puts all sports into a system that requires certain setups and benchmarks. I think that is good especially sports like men's lacrosse where I think the committee has been committing malpractice the last five or more years. It will break up the Northeast Region into two regions. How and specifics are to be seen.
Host of Hoopsville. USBWA Executive Board member. Broadcast Director for D3sports.com. Broadcaster for NCAA.com & several colleges. PA Announcer for Gophers & Brigade. Follow me on Twitter: @davemchugh or @d3hoopsville.

Offline KnightSlappy

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 4173
  • Karma: +1526/-454
    • View Profile
    • Forever Faithful | A Calvin Knights Blog
Re: Regional Realignment
« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2019, 04:48:21 pm »
I took a quick stab at trying to throw teams into 10 regions.

https://twitter.com/FFTMAG/status/1095755480096477185

It's certainly not perfect, but one thing I really like would be to put the Northwest, California, and Texas schools together. They face similar challenges of scheduling and geographic isolation and would be on similar footing with each other with respect to regional rankings.
D3 Men's National Pick Em League Champ-2011, 2016
Regional Ranking Data
D3 Efficiency Ratings

FFTMAG

Offline Dave 'd-mac' McHugh

  • All-American
  • ******
  • Posts: 9954
  • Karma: +707/-426
  • Broadcaster, Announcer, Analyst, and Fan!
    • View Profile
    • Hoopsville
Re: Regional Realignment
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2019, 05:04:54 pm »


It is now or never.

The last week of the Division III basketball regular season is here. Conferences will decide who will earn automatic bids to the NCAA Tournaments and teams try and position themselves for at-large bids, hosting opportunities, and bracketing considerations.

For teams who have been faltering, this is the last chance to right the ship. For programs which have underachieved, this is the last opportunity to live up to expectations. And of course for those with Cinderella dreams, this is the chance to try on the glass slipper.

Sunday's Hoopsville will cover it all in a special, extended, episode which for the first time (outside of Marathon programming) will feature a guest from each of the eight regions. We will also discuss which teams may be on the bubble, who has most likely secured at-large bid, and which teams need to win the AQs. Plus, we talk about how regions as we know it now could very well change in the future.

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. Sunday's show will hit the air at 6:00 p.m. ET. It can be watched live right here: http://bit.ly/2EeG5ZE (and simulcast on Facebook Live and Periscope).

If you have questions about Division III basketball, feel free to send them and we will answer them on a the show. Email them to dave.mchugh@d3sports.com or use any of the social media options below.

Guests Schedule (order subject to change):
- Katherine Bixby, Johns Hopkins women's coach
- Jonathan Crosthwaite, Occidental men's senior
- Marc Brown, NJCU men's coach
- Justin LeBlanc, Millsaps women's coach
- Jamie Seward, SUNY New Paltz women's coach
- Marcos Echevarria, No. 17 Nichols men's senior
- Herman Carmichael, La Roches men's coach
- Klay Knueppel, Wisconsin Luthern women's coach
- Brad Bankston, ODAC Commissioner
- Pat Coleman & Ryan Scott, D3hoops.com (Bubble Talk)

If you enjoy the show via the podcasts, choose your favorite avenue to listen and/or subscribe via the the following four avenues (click on the images when necessary):
SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/hoopsville




Don't forget you can always interact with us:
Website: www.d3hoopsville.com
Twitter: @d3hoopsville or #Hoopsville
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Hoopsville
Email: hoopsville@d3hoops.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/d3hoopsville
Host of Hoopsville. USBWA Executive Board member. Broadcast Director for D3sports.com. Broadcaster for NCAA.com & several colleges. PA Announcer for Gophers & Brigade. Follow me on Twitter: @davemchugh or @d3hoopsville.

Online Pat Coleman

  • D3sports.com Guru
  • Administrator
  • All-American
  • *****
  • Posts: 38036
  • Karma: +4690/-2262
  • Check the front page or FAQs before you ask.
    • View Profile
    • D3sports.com
Re: Regional Realignment
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2019, 08:18:10 pm »
I took a quick stab at trying to throw teams into 10 regions.

https://twitter.com/FFTMAG/status/1095755480096477185

It's certainly not perfect, but one thing I really like would be to put the Northwest, California, and Texas schools together. They face similar challenges of scheduling and geographic isolation and would be on similar footing with each other with respect to regional rankings.

Baseball does this (and I'm sure they're not alone).
Publisher. Questions? Check our FAQ for D3f, D3h.
Let's discuss (sports) in a positive way, sometimes kidding each other with no disrespect.

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 22538
  • Karma: +2583/-815
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: Regional Realignment
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2019, 01:00:31 am »
Men's and women's soccer do this as well.
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.. -- John Wooden

Offline Gregory Sager

  • Hall of Fame
  • All-American
  • ********
  • Posts: 22538
  • Karma: +2583/-815
  • North Park Vikings: Nat'l champs, 1978-79-80-85-87
    • View Profile
Re: Regional Realignment
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2019, 01:02:42 am »
I took a quick stab at trying to throw teams into 10 regions.

https://twitter.com/FFTMAG/status/1095755480096477185

It's certainly not perfect, but one thing I really like would be to put the Northwest, California, and Texas schools together. They face similar challenges of scheduling and geographic isolation and would be on similar footing with each other with respect to regional rankings.

Also, from what Titan Q is reporting in the CCIW room, it sounds as though your proposal is sounder than the NCAA's, at least as far as the region described by outgoing CCIW commish Chris Martin is concerned.
"Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.. -- John Wooden