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  1. Mountain West Basketball Week 6: December 11th - 17th

    I can see how messy having the 4 quadrant records for 6 different metrics could get. Though, it’d be nice if they were able to find a way to incorporate multiple ratings in the quadrant records. Say all results-based metrics.
  2. Mountain West Basketball Week 6: December 11th - 17th

    Ahh damn. I completely read that wrong when I first looked at the article. I thought they would do quadrants with all of the metrics. Reading is fundamental
  3. Nevada vs TCU

    So I took a quick look at some of the metrics (BPI, SOR, Sagarin, and KenPom) to see how the opportunities stack up as of today. Since you appear to have tracked RPI you'll be able to get a feel on the opportunities there. I am interested to see how the KPI views the MWC when it comes out for the first time on Monday. Here are the definitions of the type of wins the committee will be using: Quadrant 1: Home: 1-30, Away: 1-75, Neutral 1-50 Quadrant 2: Home: 31-75, Away: 76-136, Neutral: 51-100 Quadrant 3: Home: 76-160, Away: 136-240, Neutral: 101-200 Quadrant 4: Home: 161+, Away: 241+, Neutral: 201+ I only listed Quadrants 1 and 2 as I believe the other two fall into a "DO NOT F***ING LOSE ANY OF THESE" category for any MWC teams hoping for an at-large opportunity. It doesn't paint a bleak picture, to me; but it doesn't exactly give me the warm and fuzzies either. Plus I am still hung up on the Wolf Pack giving away a top quality win against Texas Tech. Link to an article describing the new process: http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2017-12-05/ncaa-selection-committee-adjusts-team-sheets-emphasizing Disclaimer: I may have screwed up. KenPom Quadrant 1 opporutnities (The Crem De La Crem) Nev (34)- away SDSU (59)- away BSU (62)- away FSU (70)- away KenPom Quadrant 2 opportunities (Racking up a bunch of these is good but better get some 1s) Nev (34)- home SDSU (59)- home BSU (62)- home FSU (70)- home UNLV (79)- away (they are 4 spots from being a quad. 1 road win and quad. 2 home win) BPI Quadrant 1 opportunities Nev (19)- home and away SDSU (59) - away BSU (52) - away FSU (69) - away UNLV (75)- away BPI Quadrant 2 opportunities SDSU (59)- home BSU (52)- home FSU (69)- home UNLV (75)- home USU (129)- away UNM (130) - away SOR Quadrant 1 opportunities Nev (21)- home and away BSU (26)- home and away SOR Quadrant 2 opportunities Wyo (82)- away UNLV (93)- away SDSU (96)- away FSU (97)- away Sagarin Quadrant 1 opportunities Nev (33)- away SDSU (49)- away BSU (56) - away UNLV (66) - away Sagarin Quadrant 2 opporunities Nev (33) - home SDSU (49) - home BSU (56) - home UNLV (66) - home FSU (77) - away Wyo (129) - away USU (130) - away
  4. Nevada vs TCU

    It isn’t just top 50 wins anymore. The best wins (quadrant 1) will now be considered top 50 for neutral court, top 30 for home games, and top 75 for road games. How that changes the at-large chances for the MWC, I have no idea. Not only are the definitions of good wins (and bad losses) changing to include the location of the game, the metrics used are also expanding. The committee will look at both results-based (win-loss only, no margin of victory) and predictive metrics. I think the results-based metrics used will be RPI, KPI, and BPI’s strength of record (SOR). The predictive metrics will be KenPom, BPI, and Sagarin. I am slightly optimistic that the conference can get two bids. UNLV, BSU, and NEV have non-negligible chance to build respectable at large resumes. It definitely isn’t a shoe in. It will require the top 3 teams to avoid any losses to the bottom and home losses to teams that aren’t at the top. It’ll be interesting to see how the numbers look at the end of the non conference schedule in a couple of weeks. EDIT: After posting this, I saw that SDSU is losing to Cal at home. My optimism is dwindling.
  5. Mountain West Basketball Week 5: 12/4 -12/10

    RPI needs to die already
  6. Nevada at Texas Tech

    I expected 2 losses....both to Fresno. I kid of course. I think the frustrating part is that they were so close to getting a key win that could bolster their tournament resumè.
  7. Nevada at Texas Tech

    Early or late? Got the lead back up to 11 in the second. It seemed the last 6 minutes are when things went awry.
  8. Nevada at Texas Tech

    Not having a bench and not using a bench are two different things.
  9. Nevada at Texas Tech

    I didn’t think it was that bad. IMO, it wasn’t officiating that cost the Pack. Turnovers played a bigger role Was it any different than the Rhode Island game?
  10. Nevada at Texas Tech

    Spectrum should get you online access even if you don’t get the channel. I’m streaming through fox sports go
  11. How does your team look for next season?

    And 15 points from a 6 loss conference season. I would say the close game results evened out for the Pokes.
  12. The blue turf is awesome.

    Add in some orange base-paths for good measure and heads would explode.
  13. Mountain West Basketball Week 3: 11/20-11/26

    Third place here I come. No Roderick Bobbitt game winner tonight!
  14. Mountain West Basketball Week 3: 11/20-11/26

    I’ll bet you Temple for South Carolina that Nevada covers. #Pick10Takeback
  15. Nevada vs UNLV. For UNLVs bowl chances...

    Nay. The Wolf Pack, not the bowl executives, must be the ones who do the crushing of Rebel hearts. Then us fans can exaggerate how crushing the loss actually was. We will make it seem like UNLV lost a chance at the Rose Bowl.