Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 42
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 46,031, Level: 66
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 919
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,056
    Points
    46,031
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 73
    Given: 136

    Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Basketball Prospectus | How to End Bubble Speculation

    Explained there. Past year's success.

    2007: 62 of 65 (Old Dominion, Texas Tech, and Stanford instead of Air Force, Clemson, and Missouri State)
    2008: 62 of 65 (Villanova, South Alabama, and Kentucky instead of Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Illinois State)
    2009: 63 of 65 (Maryland and Dayton instead of San Diego State and Florida)
    2010: 64 of 65 (Florida instead of Virginia Tech)
    2011: 66 of 68 (USC and VCU instead of Virginia Tech and Saint Mary's)


    Accuracy is 97% over the last 5 years.


    Here is the website that keeps track of this stuff.


    The Bracket Project Blog


    Currently this is where they stand as of the 6th.


    1 - Kentucky, Syracuse, Ohio State, Missouri
    2 - Michigan State, Baylor, Kansas, North Carolina
    3 - Georgetown, Duke, Florida, UNLV
    4 - Marquette, Florida State, St. Mary's (CA), Creighton
    5 - Wisconsin, Murray State, San Diego State, Indiana
    6 - Wichita State, Michigan, Louisville, Virginia
    7 - Gonzaga, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Vanderbilt
    8 - Memphis, Temple, New Mexico, West Virginia
    9 - St. Louis, Iowa State, Alabama, Harvard
    10 - Connecticut, California, Illinois, Kansas State
    11 - Minnesota, BYU, Notre Dame, Texas
    12 - Middle Tennessee, Purdue, Long Beach State, Miami, Fla.
    13 - Arizona, Seton Hall, Northwestern, Xavier, Iona, Cleveland State
    14 - Akron, Oral Roberts, Belmont, Davidson
    15 - Drexel, Nevada, Bucknell, Weber State,
    16 - Texas-Arlington, NC-Asheville, LIU-Brooklyn, Norfolk State, Stony Brook, Mississippi Valley State


    So I think if we protect the home court against OU, Tech, and A&M and steal a road win, we are golden. Even better if we get a win over Mizzou or Baylor.


    At any rate, I want a 5, 6, 11 or 12 seed. Those seeds don't meet 1 or 2 seeds until the Sweet Sixteen.



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 33,595, Level: 56
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 655
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bpmcclain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,203
    Points
    33,595
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 14

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Thanks for posting that. Very good info



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 918,912, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    61,581
    Points
    918,912
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,904
    Given: 4,966

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    If we're a 5 seed, this site will explode with panic that 5 seeds lose every year. The words "we are Iowa State" will be repeated until man of us want to throw up again and again. The level of sheer unreasonable panic that being a 5 seed will generate would be horrible.


    Kansas Must Be Destroyed

    Sic Semper Jayhawks




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 46,031, Level: 66
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 919
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    2,056
    Points
    46,031
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 73
    Given: 136

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    If we're a 5 seed, this site will explode with panic that 5 seeds lose every year. The words "we are Iowa State" will be repeated until man of us want to throw up again and again. The level of sheer unreasonable panic that being a 5 seed will generate would be horrible.
    Well I think working our way up to a 5 will be really hard. In reality, I see us getting a 7-10 seed. If we sweep KSU and and protect the home court including Baylor, I could see us getting a 6 seed.

    But that is all speculating on what everyone does above us. Some 4-7 seeds could slip up big and fall making room for us.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 918,912, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    CycloneErik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jamerica
    Posts
    61,581
    Points
    918,912
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,904
    Given: 4,966

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Quote Originally Posted by megamanxzero35 View Post
    Well I think working our way up to a 5 will be really hard. In reality, I see us getting a 7-10 seed. If we sweep KSU and and protect the home court including Baylor, I could see us getting a 6 seed.

    But that is all speculating on what everyone does above us. Some 4-7 seeds could slip up big and fall making room for us.
    I'm not saying it can't happen. I love the contribution you made posting this link.

    I just think about our posting population, and it leads me to think that the only thing I don't want in the tournament is a 5 seed.


    Kansas Must Be Destroyed

    Sic Semper Jayhawks




    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 234,072, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    10,981
    Points
    234,072
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 681
    Given: 770

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Or you could just get a bunch of basketball junkies in a room and have them vote. Why do we always leave it up to a bunch of people that don't know basketball.


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
    Word

  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 12,788, Level: 34
    Level completed: 20%, Points required for next Level: 562
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Somewhere on Hwy 30
    Posts
    796
    Points
    12,788
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 46
    Given: 37

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    I'd settle for a 7 seed. I'd like to avoid the 8 - 9 game.



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 59,031, Level: 75
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 1,019
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Clone5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,553
    Points
    59,031
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    It would be outstanding to be the 9 or 8 seed in Missouri's region if they are a number 1. Kentucky, Syracuse, and North Carolina are all much much better than Missouri.



  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 41,041, Level: 62
    Level completed: 54%, Points required for next Level: 609
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Cyhart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    3,106
    Points
    41,041
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 141
    Given: 11

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    I'd be perfectly happy with an 11 seed. IMO that is much better than getting the 8 or 9. Or the 10.


    "Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion man"

  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 86,275, Level: 91
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 1,175
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Your first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    khaal53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,621
    Points
    86,275
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 188
    Given: 3

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone5 View Post
    It would be outstanding to be the 9 or 8 seed in Missouri's region if they are a number 1. Kentucky, Syracuse, and North Carolina are all much much better than Missouri.
    That can't happen. A team can't play a fellow conference team before the Sweet 16.




    I'm on Twitter: @khaal53

  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 59,031, Level: 75
    Level completed: 33%, Points required for next Level: 1,019
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Clone5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,553
    Points
    59,031
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Quote Originally Posted by khaal53 View Post
    That can't happen. A team can't play a fellow conference team before the Sweet 16.
    That's right. Thanks for the clarification. I'm not sure if I like that rule though.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 81,418, Level: 88
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 532
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Bigman38's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Council Bluffs, IA
    Posts
    6,469
    Points
    81,418
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,113
    Given: 1,201

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    If we're a 5 seed, this site will explode with panic that 5 seeds lose every year. The words "we are Iowa State" will be repeated until man of us want to throw up again and again. The level of sheer unreasonable panic that being a 5 seed will generate would be horrible.
    Those guys will say that stuff no matter what seed we end up in, right now they are busy predicting us to lose every week.


    "But letís see if the Cyclones can give everyone a nice big ****burger to eat. Opportunity awaits." -Brent Blum

    "I am the one who knocks" -Walter White

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 81,053, Level: 88
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 897
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    erikbj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    hiawatha, ia
    Posts
    6,526
    Points
    81,053
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 697
    Given: 205

    Re:Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Just want to get in. With the shooters and white, isu can beat anyone......unfortunately they can lose to teams they shouldn't.



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 279,302, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cydkar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    17,562
    Points
    279,302
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,729
    Given: 1,503

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    If we're a 5 seed, this site will explode with panic that 5 seeds lose every year. The words "we are Iowa State" will be repeated until man of us want to throw up again and again. The level of sheer unreasonable panic that being a 5 seed will generate would be horrible.
    Not going to be a problem.



  15. #15
    Legend
    Points: 207,075, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    CyFan61's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    11,431
    Points
    207,075
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,097
    Given: 790

    Re: Easy Bubble Solver. RPI+KenPom

    Count me in as someone who likes the idea of an 11 seed, but not the path we would be taking for the rest of the season to get there.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM