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  • Kel Varnsen
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    Very well-put, pie n eye

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  • pie n eye
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    Originally posted by David Rahm View Post
    Does it not justify you somehow that 8-10 Power Conference school, even if at .500 or even below get in year after year...
    Do I think that a team below .500 in their league should be automatically disqualified from at large consideration? Yeah, that seems like a reasonable stipulation to put in place.

    Originally posted by David Rahm View Post
    ...but WSU with our upgraded conference and decade of excellence and RESULTS has to fight and struggle to get in, and then get a fair seeding, every year?
    Here you seem to contradict yourself. You want to ignore the past results and conference affiliation of other “P5 blue bloods” but WSU’s history and new conference should absolutely be considered. I don’t think a teams history should come into play much, if at all.

    WSU got a 4 seed their first year in the American. Surely you aren’t complaining about that. In year two they were on the wrong side of the bubble and I don’t think many here disagreed with that. We just weren’t quite good enough over the course of the season with all the youth.

    Assuming a win or two at the conference tourney last year we were probably on the good side of the bubble. Obviously we’ll never know for sure or what seed we would have received.

    So, I’m not sure how you can really assess the affect of our upgraded conference with a sample size of two years.

    Originally posted by David Rahm View Post
    Does it not bother you that we were treated like a red headed stepchild while in the Valley, "yes, but who did you play?"
    How we are in the 7th ranked conference yet ranked far below two teams from our 11th ranked forrmer conference who play ridiculous schedules?
    Yes, there were many years in the Valley where we probably should have made the tourney or received a better seed. In a funny twist, a lot of us made the case that we were getting screwed by pointing to our lofty ranks in the very same systems you are now railing against, like KenPom.

    How are we ranked so far below? Like I’ve said many times in this discussion, I’m taking KenPom, NET, etc with a huge grain of salt this year due to the unconventional nature of the season. The lack of full non-conference is the biggest missing piece of the puzzle. The tournament will not be seeded solely based on these rankings so I’m not really that worried about it at this point.

    Originally posted by David Rahm View Post
    Houston, SMU, Memphis and WSU should be in way before anyone from the Mo Val even gets a sniff, besides the auto qualifier.
    Why, because they are in the Valley and we are in the American? That sounds a lot like people who want to include a 10th Big 10 or Big 12 team because “they are the American and we are the Big 10.” Or is it because the Valley is “ranked” lower than the American in the very ranking system that you think is so flawed?

    Originally posted by David Rahm View Post
    If you don't see the basic fairness issue, then I guess I can't help you.
    Unfortunately life isn’t fair, although we should definitely aspire to make it as fair as possible when we can. That’s the goal of using computer rankings and metrics to help field the tournament. They don’t have bias in the traditional sense of the word (Billy Packer - “No way should WSU be in, they’re from the MVC!), they try to remove it. Although of course there is the “bias” of whoever created the formula determined which categories would be significant.

    The NET, KenPom, RPI, WAB are all imperfect to varying degrees. Yes, we should continue to tweak and improve them. This year is a statistical outlier and I’m not going to get too caught up in the irregularities.

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  • David Rahm
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    Pie, that's not my point. Obviously Colgate is not a Power Five school. There are two examples here, Colgate AND the Power Five schools.

    Does it not justify you somehow that 8-10 Power Conference school, even if at .500 or even below get in year after year, but WSU with our upgraded conference and decade of excellence and RESULTS has to fight and struggle to get in, and then get a fair seeding, every year?

    Does it not bother you that we were treated like a red headed stepchild while in the Valley, "yes, but who did you play?"
    How we are in the 7th ranked conference yet ranked far below two teams from our 11th ranked forrmer conference who play ridiculous schedules?

    This doesn't bother you that the same thing happens year after year, because it sure as hell bothers me.

    Houston, SMU, Memphis and WSU should be in way before anyone from the Mo Val even gets a sniff, besides the auto qualifier.

    This, they taught me in law school, is logic.

    If you don't see the basic fairness issue, then I guess I can't help you.

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  • pie n eye
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    I guess I missed when Colgate joined a “P5” conference.

    The idea that there is some kind of NCAA wide conspiracy, in which KenPom and others are involved, against WSU is ridiculous. Step away from the ledge.

    Based on our record to date I think WSU should and would get in the tournament if today was Selection Sunday. What I think doesn’t matter. Neither does what Joe Lunardi, Jerry Palm, Ken Pomeroy, etc because those guys aren’t on the selection committee.

    The raw NET, KenPom, etc rank is only part of the picture in a normal year. This year is far from normal. I don’t see the point in hysterically worrying about those numbers three weeks before Selection Sunday with so much left to be determined.

    I have no doubt there will be plenty to discuss, dissect, and complain about after the field is set. Why not just let it play out before completely losing our minds?

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  • WuShocker2006
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    They seem to think we are in as of now...
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State headed north to South Dakota to open its season with an interim coach a week on the job, a roster almost completely turned over from last season and almost no...

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  • WuShocker2006
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    The Associated Press college basketball poll started on Jan. 20, 1949. The original poll had 20 teams, with Saint Louis the first school to hold the No. 1 ranking. From the 1961-62 season through 1967-68 only 10 teams were ranked. It expanded again to 20 teams from 1968-69 through 1988-89. The Top 25 began the next season, and it has stayed at that number ever since. The AP's final poll is released after the field for the NCAA Tournament is selected.

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  • David Rahm
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    PS. There is no way on God' s green earth that the Mo Valley is even close to the American.
    Our lowest school is in the 160's and the Valley has several schools ranked at or below 200.
    A comparison of strengths of schedules show American teams, therefore, rank much higher.

    The American is ranked no. 7 and the Mo Vall is ranked no. 11!

    What a bunch of dolts, every one on here ought to be sorely pissed about how WSU is being treated, yet again.

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  • WuShocker2006
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    Tied for 36 in the AP.

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  • David Rahm
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    So imagine, Colgate plays absolutely nobody, but wins their games by an average of 20 points, shoots better and handily outrebounds their all over 200 Net Rankings opponents.
    Colgate's strength of schedule is 200+.

    Wichita State barely wins their games in a much tougher conference, strength of schedule at beginning of year is 26, but sinks to 46 because of cancellation of a big tournament.
    We barely beat our opponents, barely outshoot our opponents, and barely outrebounds them.

    But in the Potempkin world we live in, where the tournament is controlled by the Power Five Conferences, Colgate is ranked 11 and WSU is ranked 68!

    Also, Power Five schools like Indiana, Duke and Maryland who are barely above 500% winning record, and even Power Five schools with losing records like Penn State, Northwestern and blue-blood Kentucky are equal, or even significantly above us in the most important Rankings (KenPom, RPI, Net Rankings).

    This is so despite the fact that WSU has been one of the 10 most successful schools in the country for a decade, and Colgate, Penn State and many others ranked above us have no history of basketball success.

    Then imagine diehard WSU fans go on the schools forum and try to justify how WSU is accurately ranked. If only we won our games by more points, if only we rebounded better, surely we would rank higher!

    Well, you don't have to imagine it, this is reality.

    As PT Barnum said, there is a sucker born every minute and two people to take advantage of him.

    It's one thing to get screwed, it's another thing altogether to participate, or then try to justify being screwed.

    DIck Vitale knows the score.

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  • WstateU
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    Originally posted by apkbaum View Post
    Sitting at #23 :) Nice to see some recognition after Thursday's win. Still a way to go with this team!

    https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball...atest-power-36

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  • apkbaum
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    Sitting at #23 :) Nice to see some recognition after Thursday's win. Still a way to go with this team!

    https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball...atest-power-36

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  • WstateU
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    Originally posted by FadedCrown View Post

    If 3-4 of our close wins turn into losses (which they easily could've and probably should've) this season has a totally different feeling. And we're talking matters of 2-3 points. WSU is very fortunate to be 13-4.
    True, but one could also say with a full roster, we could be 15-2. We were severely undermanned when we played Missouri and Ok. State. I see both sides to the argument, but at the end of the day all that matters to me is a win or a loss.
    Last edited by WstateU; February 22, 2021, 11:14 AM.

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  • Shockm
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    Originally posted by wichshock65 View Post

    It's just so frustrating. It's like we're in the Missouri valley all over again. Not in a million years would I have guessed we would be first place in the American and not even knocking on the door of the tournament. Just weird!
    Actually in the year of Covid, the Valley is a better conference to be from, it appears.

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  • pie n eye
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    Originally posted by Stickboy46 View Post

    Bold of you to assume we have games left to win!
    Is it? If the games don’t happen there’s nothing anyone can do. If they do happen, then what proshox said is correct.

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  • SubGod22
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    Originally posted by pie n eye View Post
    Bracketology is something fun to talk about and it generates clicks but I don’t particularly care what Lunardi, Palm or any of those guys think. Last I checked they don’t actually set the field and usually aren’t that accurate until the day before selection Sunday. And that’s in a normal year, let alone this upside down bizarro season we’re living in.

    I probably won’t read the article. Shockernet has been saying what we need to do to get in for a solid month now. Just because the big names can be bothered to actually look at our resume now doesn’t mean anything has changed.
    Even right before the selection they're not as accurate as they want you to believe. I don't think a single one you mentioned is better than average in any given year when it comes to their bracket projections. And that includes their late tweaks after all games have been played and they'd already made adjustments.

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