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2015 NCAA Tournament
« on: February 28, 2015, 01:47:53 pm »
Time to start the thread.  We've got teams in the dance now.


Neumann (CSAC)
Richard Stockton (NJAC)
Baruch (CUYNAC)
Emory (UAA)
Alvernia (MACC)
Albertus Magnus (GNAC)
Endicott (CCC)
Colby-Sawyer (NAC)
Skidmore (LL)
Sage (SKY)
Misericordia (MACF)
LaGrange (USAC)
Keene State (LEC)
Westfield State (MASCAC)
Medaille (AMCC)
Concordia WI (NACC)
Scranton (LAND)
St. John Fisher (E8)
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 01:51:26 pm »

Time to start the thread.  We've got teams in the dance now.


Neumann (CSAC)
Richard Stockton (NJAC)
Emory (UAA)

as well as Baruch (CUNYAC)
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 01:44:04 pm »
Neumann (CSAC)
Richard Stockton (NJAC)
Baruch (CUYNAC)
Emory (UAA)
Alvernia (MACC)
Albertus Magnus (GNAC)
Endicott (CCC)
Colby-Sawyer (NAC)
Skidmore (LL)
Sage (SKY)
Misericordia (MACF)
LaGrange (USAC)
Keene State (LEC)
Westfield State (MASCAC)
Medaille (AMCC)
Concordia WI (NACC)
Scranton (LAND)
St. John Fisher (E8)
Oswego State (SUNYAC)
Whitewater (WIAC)
Salisbury (CAC)
Regis (NECC)
E Texas Baptist (ASC)
Dickinson (CC)
St. Norbert (MWC)
DePauw (NCAC)
Mt. Union (OAC)
St. Vincent (PAC)
Calvin (MIAA)
Dubuque (IIAC)
Augustana (CCIW)
Spalding (SLIAC)
Northwestern (UMAC)
Whitworth (NWC)
CMS (SCIAC)
Wesleyan (NESCAC)
Babson (NEWMAC)
Randolph-Macon (ODAC)
Hendrix (SAA)
SUNY-Cobleskill (NEAC)
Defiance (HCAC)
St. Thomas (MIAC)
Texas Lutheran (SCAC)
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 12:48:56 pm »

That Dickinson/William Patterson group is pretty stacked.  Glad the East finally got to enjoy one of those.
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 03:50:26 pm »


If you seed pods 1,2,3,4 and using KS's RPI sheet. 

1.  Augustana

1.  Washington
4.  DePauw

Not being able to get Washington to Ohio hurt this pod and the next one

Mt Union Pod
2.  Mt. Union
4.  Neumann
3.  Calvin
4.  Oswego

Mt. Union is ok as a 1 I suppose, but Neumann and Oswego are pretty solid 4's.  Calvin is a solid '3'.  This pod is missing a '2'.

If mileage weren't an issue Washington at the Mt. Union pod and Calvin playing DePauw would be a better seed.

William Patterson pod
1.  William Patterson
4.  Suny-Cobleskill
1.  Va Wesleyan
3.  John Carroll

Va Wesleyan is a pretty solid one, having them here is a result of the annual geography problem in the South.  I have East Texas Bapitist as  '2'.


Emory pod
1.  Emory
4.  Spalding
3.  Whitworth
4.  LaGrange

This is all because of geography

 
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 02:58:19 pm »
Are there any early 2nd round games on Saturday or are they all basically 7 pm local time?
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 03:47:10 pm »
Handbook mandates 7pm unless permission from the committee. So, I doubt you will get an earlier game.
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2015, 04:26:27 pm »
Just finished up putting together PER metrics and published the top 100 players in the nation this year. I'll narrow this to include just the NCAA eligible players later this week.

It does seem that the figures skew slightly higher than I would have expected but that could be attributed to the larger variance between players in D3 vs the NBA.

I love seeing Tyler Gaffaney at #3 - he should be a 1st Team All American this year!

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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2015, 10:33:03 am »
Of conferences with multiple bids, they did a good job separating them, for the most part.

Looks like the NCAC got the short end though.  Wooster, DePauw and Ohio Wesleyan are all in the same sectional. Wooster and Ohio Wesleyan could meetbin the Sweet 16 with DePauw possibly in the next round.

Elmhurst and IWU could meet in the Elite 8 and play Augie in the Final.

Wash U and Emory are on opposite sides; as is TGHIJGSTO and William Paterson. Stevens Point and Whitewater. Dicky and John's Hopkins. Catholic and Scranton. St. Thomas and St. Olaf.

Mount Union and Marietta could meet in the Elite 8 to play John Carroll in the Final.

Bayes and Trinity could meet in the Sweet 16, then playing Wesleyan in the Elite 8 to play Amherst in the Final. The 4-team sectional could have 3 NESCAC teams for the right to go to the Final Four.

Springfield and WPI could play in the Elite 8 and then see Babson in the Final.

RMC amd VWU could meet with a Final Four berth on the line. Same with Eastern Connecticut and Keene St.




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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2015, 10:42:00 am »
So who are legitimate title contenders and what bracket is the toughest?

Top Left
Augustana
Whitewater

Washington U.
Marietta
Ohio Wesleyan
Wooster
Mount Union

Bottom Left
Babson
TGHIJGSTO
E. Connecticut
Trinity

Top Right
RMC

Amherst
VWC

Bottom Right
St. Thomas
Emory

IWU
Stevens Point

RANK?
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2015, 11:09:03 am »
Bolded are Massey Top 10 teams. Non-bolded are 11-20.

Top Left
Augustana
Washington U.
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Mount Union
Calvin
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Whitewater
St. Olaf
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Marietta

Bottom Left
Babson

Top Right
Randolph-Macon
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Albertus Magnus
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Virginia Wesleyan
John Carroll

Bottom Right
St. Thomas
St. Norbert
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East Texas Baptist
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Stevens Point
Illinois Wesleyan
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Emory
Whitworth

Not in Tournament: Bethel (#18)
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2015, 11:20:21 am »
Yeah, but Massey is used only if I want it quick and dirty, right?  ;D  :D
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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2015, 11:23:56 am »
Yeah, but Massey is used only if I want it quick and dirty, right?  ;D  :D

No, only if you want to use Massey's SOS values as a proxy for the NCAA's.  Otherwise Massey is the most accurate ranking system out there  ;) :)

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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2015, 04:27:21 pm »
Bolded are Massey Top 10 teams. Non-bolded are 11-20.

Top Left
Augustana
Washington U.
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Mount Union
Calvin
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Whitewater
St. Olaf
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Marietta

Bottom Left
Babson

Top Right
Randolph-Macon
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Albertus Magnus
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Virginia Wesleyan
John Carroll

Bottom Right
St. Thomas
St. Norbert
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East Texas Baptist
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Stevens Point
Illinois Wesleyan
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Emory
Whitworth

Not in Tournament: Bethel (#18)

  Looks like Babson has a nice path; hopefully, that will change on Saturday ;D

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Re: 2015 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2015, 06:50:37 pm »
Are there any early 2nd round games on Saturday or are they all basically 7 pm local time?

Handbook mandates 7pm unless permission from the committee. So, I doubt you will get an earlier game.

R-MC's game hosting the Catholic/Alvernia winner has been changed to 4 p.m. (ET) on Saturday. I haven't heard a reason for the change. There is a post over on the ODAC board from Pat Coleman offering some possible reasons.