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South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« on: January 06, 2009, 07:53:22 pm »
The South is so geographically dispersed that it is hard to assess the various teams.  We are still four weeks away from the first release of the Regional Rankings.

I have started this thread to give us a chance to learn what is happening in the various conference races. As the Regional rankings are released, then we can comment on them.  When the playoffs come, we can continue the discussions here, also.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 08:14:00 pm »
Great idea. I hope the ASC gets some respect when the rankings do come out.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 09:01:41 pm »
The ASC has one more weekend (1-2 games) of full inter-divisional crossover play.

On the East, UT-Dallas, UT-Tyler and LeTourneau have joined Mississippi College as the premier teams.  UOzarks has four solid seniors, each of whom scored in double figures in a 82-79 loss.  Even Louisiana College has a great contender for player of the year in Josh Johnson.  Finally, ETBU lurks in the spoiler role.

Current records in the ASC-East...  Key games are noted.


Team................Conf.In-RegOverallKey games
1. LeTourneau6-07-18-3Loss to UWW 58-69; (1-2 vs. D2's). Hosts McM and HSU
2T Texas-Dallas5-18-110-1Loss at McM 61-64; 2 wins over Austin Coll and Guilford 64-48; Hosts TLU and Schreiner
2T Texas-Tyler5-15-25-6Loss to Guilford 66-75; Wins over McM 66-62 and at UMHB 78-68; hosts HPU, SRSU
4T Miss. Coll3-35-37-3Loss at HSU 82-88, at McM 73-84, at HPU 69-71.Wins over Sewanee, Rust
4T Ozarks3-34-35-6Win over Hendrix 64-61; Losses at CTX 87-91, at UMHB 69-83; at McM 79-82.
6. E. Tex Bapt.2-44-45-6Wins over Austin Coll 79-65 and UDallas 64-53
7. La. College1-52-53-7Win over Millsaps 65-57

The ASC has not done as well versus the East this season.  The West visits the East this weekend.

ASC West Key games are listed  (Regular season games are usually Thurs/Sat)

Team................Conf.In-RegOverallKey games
1. McMurry5-15-26-4Loss to N. Central IL 66-69 (n), loss at UTT 62-66.  Plays at LeTU and at ETBU.
2T UMHB3-35-55-5Loss at S'western 68-75, at Trinity 71-81, at LeTU 47-60; Losses to UTD 71-81 and UTT 68-78; Win over UWW 73-67; win over Lake Forest 98-43; at LaColl (1/8) and at Miss Coll (1/10)
2T Concordia (CTX)3-33-34-6Non-reg win over WPI 86-85; plays at MissColl (1/8) and LaColl (1/10)
4T    Sul Ross St. (SRSU)3-53-53-8Plays at UTT on 1/10
4T Howard Payne (HPU)3-53-53-9Non-reg loss to Anderson 78-93
6T Hardin-Simmons (HSU)2-43-63-7Beat UDallas 75-62, loss to Austin College 56-79, S'Western 79-91
6T TX Luth. (TLU)2-42-42-7Non-reg. loss to Anderson 79-84
8. Schreiner1-51-71-8Loss at Trinity 66-77, at S'Western 41-58
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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009, 09:27:59 pm »
SCAC West

Team.........ConfIn-regOverallKey games
Trinity4-09-111-1In-region wins over UMHB and Hendrix; loss to UWSP.
Hendrix2-14-28-3In-region losses to Ozarks and Trinity


SCAC East

Team..........Conf In-regOverall Key games
Oglethorpe2-15-29-3Split with Emory
Centre2-16-38-3Loss to Transylvania
DPU2-16-38-4Split with Wabash; Def. Franklin; Loss to Ohio Northern


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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009, 09:39:36 pm »
I looked at the ODAC.

Here are the best teams...

Team..........Conf.......In-reg.......Overall......
RMC3-07-08-3
EMU3-06-27-3
Roanoke2-05-110-1
Guilford 1-07-28-2
W&L1-14-38-3

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009, 09:43:51 pm »
Top of the USA South, only NCWC seems to be close.

NCWC  0-0  /  4-1  / 9-2


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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 10:02:40 pm »
Beginning on Feb 4th, the Regional Rankings will rank 8 South Region Teams.  If we rank by in-region winning percentage, we get these 8 teams.

Team...........Conference......in-reg.......overall
1 RMC ODAC7-08-3
2 Trinity SCAC-West9-1 11-1
3 UTD ASC-East8-110-1
4 LeTU ASC-East7-18-3
5 Roanoke ODAC5-110-1
6 NCWC USA South4-19-2
7 GuilfordODAC7-2 8-2
8 EMU ODAC6-27-3

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2009, 01:02:40 pm »
Ralph, I'm not sure if Trinity's loss to UW-Stevens Point is an in-region loss.  I had Trinity with a 6-0 record against other South Region Teams. 

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2009, 01:44:30 pm »
Ralph, I'm not sure if Trinity's loss to UW-Stevens Point is an in-region loss.  I had Trinity with a 6-0 record against other South Region Teams. 
Yes, Trinity and UW-SP are in Administrative Region #4 (TX, OK, MO, IL, WI and westward.)

There are four components to "in-region".

1) New legislation (later this year) will automatically make conference games in-region in all sports.  (This has been an issue in some sports for multi-region conferences.)
2) In the respective Evaluation Regions (TU is in the South).
3) The 200-mile radius rule.
4) Administrative Regions.

As always, check the Handbook;)

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009, 02:16:39 pm »
Awesome, that clears things up. Thanks!

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2009, 05:09:13 pm »
Awesome, that clears things up. Thanks!

Not nearly as much as dumping the increasingly irrelevant "in-region" v. "out-of-region" distinction.   :P

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2009, 06:27:57 pm »
Ralph, thanks for doing the homework and putting all of this together.  This makes it easy for the rest of us junkies!
 
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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2009, 06:33:38 pm »
Ralph, thanks for doing the homework and putting all of this together.  This makes it easy for the rest of us junkies!
Now all I need is for some posters from the east side of the region to start their comments!  ;)

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2009, 12:38:04 pm »
I don't know much about some of these teams.  I've heard that LeTu is pretty tough this year.  What's their story?  I don't remember the last time LeTu was one of the top teams in the region.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2009, 09:12:30 pm »
Okay South Region fans, Trinity dodged a bullet at Southwestern tonight.   >:(

TU 75, SU 73