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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2009, 12:36:20 pm »
As this is rolling out, I think that Centre needs to beat Trinity this week to stabilize their chances of a Pool C bid, if they don't win the SCAC tourney.

As pabegg has outlined, the first 10-13 Pool C bids go to strong teams that are runners-up in good conferences.

That leaves about 5-8 Pool C bids for strong teams that get upset by Cinderellas in their conference tourney.


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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2009, 07:48:04 pm »
What do Rust College chances look like 4 making the Playoffs at 10-8 with 6 games 2 go

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2009, 08:09:32 pm »
What do Rust College chances look like 4 making the Playoffs at 10-8 with 6 games 2 go

Looking at their schedule, slim and none and slim's headed out the door.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2009, 08:52:33 pm »
What do Rust College chances look like 4 making the Playoffs at 10-8 with 6 games 2 go
Welcome RustCollege!

Rust is competing for a Pool B bid.

Here is the Pool B board.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2009, 08:58:51 pm »
Guilford 77, Roanoke 72.  Equalizes the loss column.  Guilford hosts RMC on Saturday.

RMC 79, W&L 66

Randolph beat HSC.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2009, 07:44:50 pm »
So far this week...

Last night in the ASC

at UMHB 73, McM 65   McM goes to Concordia-Tx in Austin on Sat

UTD 56 at LaCollege 40  UTD goes to Mississippi College on Sat

MissColl 84 UOzarks 80   MC hosts UTD on Sat.

Tonight in the SCAC

at DPU 61 Trinity 54;   Trinity to Centre on Saturday night  (DPU hosts Southwestern on Sunday afternoon)

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2009, 02:47:33 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.

Results thru Feb 1st...

Team.............Conf......In-reg..%age...Overall..In-region losses
1 UTD ASC-E15-2.88217-2at McM 61-64; UOz 66-68
2 Trinity SCAC-W14-2.87517-2UWSP 70-71 OT, at DPU 54-61
3 RMC ODAC13-2.86714-5at VWC 76-82, at Guilford 66-71
4 McMASC-W12-3.80013-5NCent IL 66-69 (n), at UTTyler 62-66, at UMHB 67-73
5 GuilfordODAC13-4.76415-4at UTD 48-64, NCWC 55-76, at Roanoke 76-80, at B'water 66-69
6T CentreSCAC-E12-4.75015-4Transy 63-65, Piedmont 75-82, at DPU 74-78, Trinity 56-58
6T DPUSCAC-E12-4.75015-5Franklin 61-75 (n), at Wabash 52-57, at Ogle 63-67, at Hendrix 67-78
8 Roanoke ODAC11-4.73316-4Muskingum 79-83 OT (n), W&L 66-68, VWC 64-82, at Guilford 72-77
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X CNUUSAC9-4.69212-7at VWC 68-78, Roanoke 81-90, RMC 64-76, at Meth 57-61
X MissCollASC-E11-5.68813-5at HSU 82-88, at McM 73-84, at HPU 69-71, ETBU 71-76, UTD 63-72

Corrections appreciated.


LEGEND:  RMC = Randolph-Macon; UTD = UT-Dallas; McM = McMurry; Ogle = Oglethorpe; DPU = DePauw; LeTU = LeTourneau; NCWC = North Carolina Wesleyan.; W&L = Washington & Lee; HPU = Howard Payne; HSU = Hardin-Simmons; Meth = Methodist; VWC = Virginia Wesleyan, UWW =  UW-Whitewater.

Corrections are greatly appreciated.  :)
Feel free to copy and paste any updates!

Last week's losses are in bold.
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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2009, 11:18:45 am »
What would have to happen for Trinity to get home court through the sectionals?  Is that even a possible scenario?

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2009, 02:02:17 pm »
Not unless all the majority of teams are within driving distance of ol' TU.  The NCAA places more importance on cost reduction than giving the top seed home games. 

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2009, 03:02:33 pm »
Not unless all the majority of teams are within driving distance of ol' TU.  The NCAA places more importance on cost reduction than giving the top seed home games. 
Trinity can be the #1 seed in the entire tourney and only get a bye and a second round game out of the whole deal!  >:(

I think that there will be one pod down here.  Mississippi College is > 500 miles from Wash St Louis and Maryville MO, but is less than 500 miles to Oglethorpe and UTDallas.

As pabegg noted, Trinity UT-Dallas and McMurry can all connect by bus.

I anticipate 2 Pool A bids and maybe a Pool C bid.  There may be a Pool B bid at Chapman to go with the SCIAC Pool A Bid.  The NWC Pool A bid is also a travel orphan.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2009, 04:05:36 pm »
I should amend what I said earlier.  If the NCAA has to fly everyone (or the same number of teams) regardless of the host site location, the higher seed will indeed host.  That rarely happens here in the South Region, however, thanks to the 'pod' effect Ralph mentions.

TU is no risk to be the #1 overall seed in BB, but its men's soccer team has travelled as #1 overall seed thanks to this policy at least a couple of times over the years. 

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2009, 11:41:56 pm »
The NCAA's first regional rankings are out.

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1. Trinity (Texas) 17-2 14-2
2. Texas-Dallas 17-2 15-2
3. Guilford 15-4 14-4
4. McMurry 13-5 12-3
5. Randolph-Macon 14-5 12-2
6. DePauw 15-5 12-4
7. Centre 15-4 12-4
8. LeTourneau 13-6 12-4

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2009, 11:53:23 pm »
LeTU lost at ETBU in OT last night 87-74.

RMC beat Roanoke tonight 85-80.

Guilford won at Hampden-Sydney 62-56.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2009, 10:26:05 am »
Ralph, how many more games do you think Trinity needs to win in order to safely say that they will have at least an at-large bid?  I was thinking 3 out of their last 4 games.

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Re: South Region Rankings and Playoffs
« Reply #44 on: February 09, 2009, 08:12:49 pm »
Ralph, how many more games do you think Trinity needs to win in order to safely say that they will have at least an at-large bid?  I was thinking 3 out of their last 4 games.
Walter, McMurry dropped from "C4" to "C19"  and from #19 to #45 overall with two losses to UMHB, no slouch of a team. 

As I look at the Pool C bids, I think that Trinity can go 3-1 in the regular season and 2-1 in the tourney and still sneak into Pool C.  TU is currently #15 (down from #14 two weeks ago) in the rankings.