spoiler alert: i linked this
How far back do you have to go to have a collection of 9 seniors playing for Michigan on the last game of the season?
and that about covers 5 years. Yikes.
REMINDER POST: Brackets lock at noon tomorrow (3/17).
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We had over 650 participants last year! I finished near the bottom so I'm looking for some redemption this year. Last year's winner was goblue10 who finished with 1540 points (99.7 %) and correctly picked Duke as National Champs.
Good luck to everyone and as always, GO BLUE!
Who's gonna be in Dayton tonight? I will be there is section 103 row J seat 1! After 8 years of driving from Dayton to AA for every home football game it is about time that UM come see me. There is a watch party at Milano's on the UD campus for those who cannot get tickets.
The accolades keep piling up for Michigan signee Kysre Gondrezick. She was named Miss Basketball in MI yesterday and now has been selected to the Jordan Brand Classic.
An All-American game in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center taking place in April.
The best basketball recruit coming in next year, regardless of gender. The accolades and stastistical feats she broke this year says so.
Hopefully she can be what to WBB what Cazzie Russell was to MBB in putting them on the map nationally.
***Fixed Little Rock Duplicate**
This is my 1st Thread so be gentle.
I personally hate the ambiguity of having a panel debate who should get in and who shouldn’t using arbitrary arguments.For example, Michigan was 4-11 vs. Top 100 teams. This totally ignores that most of those loses were vs Top 25 teams! Should we really be punished for losing to a great team?
So I came up with a theory.
Why don’t we use a Point System (like the NHL) for wins and losses…how would that look?
Basics (Using RPI)
- Win vs. Top 25 = +6 points
- Loss vs. Top 25 = -1 points
- Win vs. 26-100 = +3 points
- Loss vs. 26-100 = -3 points
- Win vs 101+ = +1 point
- Loss vs. 101+ = - 6 points
**Reward Great Wins and Punish Horrible Losses
I also wanted to reward winning your tournament, so if you win your conference tournament, you are bumped up 1 seed.
So how does this look? (I’m using images in hopes that my formatting isn’t horrible)
- Green = Conference Tournament Champ & 1 Seed Bump
- Red = Downward Seed Bump (due to Green Bump)
I personally love this, but I’m someone that likes math to solve problems vs. gut feelings.
Also, since I’m God in this scenario, I’ll add a bonus rule:
Each team selects what region they are in from 16th seed going up (with the highest Seed Score going first).
This would mean that Kansas, for instance, would get to select which #1 seed region they would like, followed by Oregon, then UNC, then MSU after they see what each bracket looks like. This would let them choose their path to the final four.
I'd also be happy to post my excel file if anyone would like to dig into the math.