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04/12/2018 - 2:10pm I'll be with Ace on ep. 1.1

I'll be with Ace on ep. 1.1

03/14/2018 - 1:57pm I would have picked him if

I would have picked him if Ekpe wasn't available.

02/14/2018 - 10:13pm I was wondering the same but

I was wondering the same but apparently Iowa gave him an eight-figure buyout so he'll be around for a while.

11/14/2017 - 10:29pm Good catch! I saw #2 and that

Good catch! I saw #2 and that it was at Mississippi State... appears to be Derrick Henry instead of Hurts.

09/12/2017 - 2:50pm Thanks for the correction

Fixed

08/25/2017 - 1:18pm Thank you for being that guy.

Fixed.

08/22/2017 - 3:32pm Agreed

Agreed

08/18/2017 - 3:26pm 39 + (3-9)

39 + (3-9)

08/18/2017 - 3:12pm I'm guessing that most of

I'm guessing that most of those mad about State's spot just didn't read the intro. The ranking also includes Connelly's recruiting rankings and returning experience metrics, but like you said, it's more indicative of what S&P thought of these teams in 2016 than anything else.

State's ranking is boosted by their performances from 2012-2015, and Colorado's is hurt for the same reason. I have plenty of subjective thoughts on Michigan State and the rest of the Big Ten in general, but it was easier for me to use this ranking as opposed to subjectively comparing all 64 teams - and I wasn't going to arbitrarily nerf State for the sake of nerfing State. They're one of the biggest outliers in the rankings.

08/18/2017 - 3:03pm Thanks

Fixed

08/18/2017 - 3:03pm Thanks

Fixed

08/15/2017 - 2:43pm Who really knows what type of

Who really knows what type of team they will be.

A bad one.

08/15/2017 - 2:20pm S&P+ actually had State

S&P+ actually had State ranked pretty highly last season considering the whole "3-9" thing.

08/15/2017 - 2:03pm The beginning of the post

The beginning of the post explains the ranking system. There's no subjectivity at all - I don't think MSU will be any good either but the formula put them above the teams on this list.

08/08/2017 - 12:10pm I must admit, I thought of

I must admit, I thought of our friends in East Lansing when I wrote "Programs don’t pull out of nosedives like this often."

08/01/2017 - 12:11pm Thanks

Fixed

03/20/2017 - 1:08pm hard to consider any comment

hard to consider any comment that refers to my writing as "painful" more than once as constructive but I appreciate your remark a lot more, to say the least.

03/20/2017 - 12:40pm Sorry if my writing style and

Sorry if my writing style and lack of basketball knowledge hindered your enjoyment of this free article.

03/15/2017 - 10:38am yes

yes

03/01/2017 - 4:49pm Thanks for the correction.

Thanks for the correction. Post is updated.

02/16/2017 - 12:56pm Evan Turner in his NPOY

Evan Turner in his NPOY season.

02/15/2017 - 1:21pm MAAR:


Sophomore

MAAR:

  1. Sophomore MAAR
  2. Freshman DJ Richardson (Illinois)
  3. Senior Trent Meacham (Illinois)
  4. Senior Rasheed Suliamon (Maryland)
  5. Senior Rob Wilson (Wisconsin)
  6. Junior Trent Meacham (Illinois)
  7. Junior Jason Bohannon (Wisconsin)
  8. Junior Chris Allen (Michigan State)
11/22/2016 - 2:29pm Thank you for the kind words.

Thank you for the kind words. As of right now, I'm still planning on doing it.

08/10/2016 - 4:31pm Thanks

Thanks

07/16/2016 - 10:20pm I have a brother named Brian,

I have a brother named Brian, not the Brian that runs this site though.

07/14/2016 - 9:26pm Thanks for the heads-up. I'll

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll make sure to add it to the next one.

06/07/2016 - 11:50pm My mistake, fixed.

My mistake, fixed.

06/07/2016 - 9:04pm I guess I would consider

I guess I would consider Oregon to be nouveau riche. As good as the bluebloods, just different.

05/19/2016 - 3:00pm Seriously. The defense

Seriously. The defense shouldn't be rewarded for sliding under driving players.

05/13/2016 - 1:18pm Maybe K, Izzo, Williams,

Maybe K, Izzo, Williams, Self, Calipari?

05/03/2016 - 12:19pm % of minutes played * usage

% of minutes played * usage rate. With some bigs unable to play significant minutes, it's a better way to look at it, in my opinion.

04/26/2016 - 3:49pm He shot 41% from three in 22

He shot 41% from three in 22 games against Top 100-level competition, per kenpom. That's the best on the team by a sizable margin. Aubrey Dawkins shot 34% in those games.

04/26/2016 - 3:07pm Novak was the closest comp

Novak was the closest comp for Robinson of all the B1G players in the last nine years.

04/26/2016 - 2:23pm Ha!

I always wanted to be a wide receiver, but unfortunately I run like my feet are made of concrete.

04/13/2016 - 1:03pm Nope!

It's a new development as of this past year. As a sophomore, he was bad from the corners and good above the break. Freshman year, he had red or orange pretty much everywhere.

03/18/2016 - 1:06pm If South Dakota State jumps

If South Dakota State jumps out to a huge lead and has a ten-minute scoring doubt sometime in the second half, I'll consider it a great fit.

03/17/2016 - 4:22pm Fixed. Thanks for the

Fixed. Thanks for the correction.

03/17/2016 - 11:58am Thanks for the heads-up! Will

Thanks for the heads-up! Will do.

03/12/2016 - 12:42pm Yep. The Title Game against

Yep. The Title Game against Louisville was memorable too, but I'm still so salty about it.

02/24/2016 - 4:00pm He was on vacation and should

He was on vacation and should be back very soon.

02/16/2016 - 4:47pm Texas rates pretty highly in

Texas rates pretty highly in effective height, though they're weighed down some by their tiny guards. The reason I didn't include them was that they were still finding their footing under Shaka when we played them. It might be a good resume win when it's all said and done, but at the time, it was a pretty normal win.

11/13/2015 - 11:55am I totally agree.

A savvy NFL team would see him as a tremendous prospect as a nickel corner. And with several of the NFL's best offenses resembling a passing spread, he'd be very useful and play far more snaps than you'd think.

11/13/2015 - 11:38am My mistake, it does not.

So we've conceded:

17 (Utah pick-6)

7

7

0

0

0

21 (MSU)

26

6 (RUT KR & PR)

 

84 points in 9 games?

Not bad!

10/16/2015 - 3:50pm My mistake - after looking it

My mistake - after looking it up, I guess I didn't understand that phrase as well as I thought.

09/18/2015 - 4:38pm I didn't think they had

I didn't think they had enough to make it either, but a lot of people did and to be fair, ND looked really good in week one against a crappy Texas team. In my opinion, they were a ten win team with Zaire (and everybody else who got injured).

09/11/2015 - 1:37pm Essentially it's a

Essentially it's a classification for mid-majors. The "Group of 5" gets one collective bid in the New Years 6 bowls. Conferences are AAC, Sun Belt, Mountain West, CUSA, and our favorite, the MAC. Boise State was the highest ranked G5 team last year and won the Fiesta Bowl against Arizona.

09/11/2015 - 12:31pm Thanks for the kind words, guys

As for the more advanced metrics, I'm going to wait a while to use them because I feel like there should be plenty of opportunity for teams to vastly exceed or fall short of expectations and I don't want to overrate / underrate a win / loss that could look better / worse in hindsight.

08/12/2015 - 3:15pm Deleted a thread

Another Clothing Topic: Cheerleaders

There are plenty of other message boards where you can post that type of content. This isn't one.

07/29/2015 - 8:00pm At an admittedly small sample

At an admittedly small sample size (40 shots), he shot 60% at the rim in Big Ten play as a freshman, which is pretty good for a guard (though it doesn't mean anything if a significant portion of the attempts were in transition).

07/29/2015 - 4:54pm I'll bring the Fireball.

I'll bring the Fireball.