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    Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    Some people out there debating whether or not Murray St. should be ranked in college bball after losing last night to Tenn St. They do have two nice wins over Conference USA's and our very own Larry Eustachy's Southern Miss team and a tough road win over future Big East team at then #20 Memphis.

    But their problem lies in their conference affiliation (Ohio Valley) and that their RPI is currently 52, behind the likes of several unranked teams like us, Purple Kansas, Cal, Northwestern and Long Beach St.

    Just a little Friday morning debate of our own, thoughts?



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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    Ranked yes, they are still a 1 loss team, but I would expect them no higher than 18 if they win out.



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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    They have 5 seed in the tourney written all over them now.



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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    Quote Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post
    Some people out there debating whether or not Murray St. should be ranked in college bball after losing last night to Tenn St. They do have two nice wins over Conference USA's and our very own Larry Eustachy's Southern Miss team and a tough road win over future Big East team at then #20 Memphis.

    But their problem lies in their conference affiliation (Ohio Valley) and that their RPI is currently 52, behind the likes of several unranked teams like us, Purple Kansas, Cal, Northwestern and Long Beach St.

    Just a little Friday morning debate of our own, thoughts?
    Rankings aren't as tied to numbers as tournament resume (which is the more interesting question about how losses will affect Murray State's at large chances). It's no surprise that a team that goes unbeaten that far into the season could actually be ranked higher than it "deserves."

    They'll drop quite a bit, but still be in top 25, I presume, unless there's a loss Saturday to Austin Peay. Then, probably out.

    A team at No. 7 in a higher-impact conference could stay safely ranked after a week like that — not so in this case.



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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    Holy Crap;

    I was watching that game and Murray St had that game, so I turned it off. They looked like they had a SG and that was it.


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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    They deserve to be rated, just not in the top 10. They probably never really did but with the way the system works, you win you move up. I'd say around the 18-22 range, if they don't lose again I'd see them as a 4 or 5 seed. Anyone know what the highest seed an OVC team has gotten?



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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    Rankings aren't as tied to numbers as tournament resume (which is the more interesting question about how losses will affect Murray State's at large chances). It's no surprise that a team that goes unbeaten that far into the season could actually be ranked higher than it "deserves."

    They'll drop quite a bit, but still be in top 25, I presume, unless there's a loss Saturday to Austin Peay. Then, probably out.

    A team at No. 7 in a higher-impact conference could stay safely ranked after a week like that — not so in this case.
    One of the best cheers in college sports: "Let's go Peay!"


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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    Hell yes! they lost one game. They deserve to be anywhere fro 15-20



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    Re: Does Murray St deserve to be ranked?

    Rated, but not very highly. Their record is impressive, but strength of schedule has to be taken into account.



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