Sagarin's numbers

Which admittedly don’t mean a whole lot in mid-November, had us as a 14-point favorite over Bucknell.

So we’re up 22. And missed five free throws including three on the technical/fouled on 3 combo by Barford. Who, by the way, is tearing it up.

Gafford’s gotta learn to avoid the dumb fouls or he’s not going to do us much good in January, but other than that a really good half of basketball. Good defense, great rebounding, shot 54%.

Getting back to Sagarin, he has us as the #28 team so far, and that might improve if this curb-stomping continues.

We will learn a lot in the next month about our hogs! I hope we get a shot at the Tar Heels!
Gafford is goofing real well in every way but fouling. He will put some weight on and learn to avoid those fouls.
It’s nice to see him run the floor.

Put some weight on?

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Which admittedly don’t mean a whole lot in mid-November, had us as a 14-point favorite over Bucknell.

So we’re up 22. And missed five free throws including three on the technical/fouled on 3 combo by Barford. Who, by the way, is tearing it up.

Gafford’s gotta learn to avoid the dumb fouls or he’s not going to do us much good in January, but other than that a really good half of basketball. Good defense, great rebounding, shot 54%.

Getting back to Sagarin, he has us as the #28 team so far, and that might improve if this curb-stomping continues.
[/quote]Yeah, I looked at the Sagarin ratings after our first game just for grins, but didn’t post anything about it because they are essentially meaningless right now.

But if you want to get a laugh, check out the current RPI “estimates”. You will see names in the top 50 that you will never see rated that high again . . . including Hawaii, and a 1-1 N. Dakota team.

Also, there are about 40 teams tied for 12th. We are among the next group of 8 tied for 53rd.

http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2018/rpi-live