Put these teams in order

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  1. HGPuck

    HGPuck Well-Known Member

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    Duke, Kansas, Michigan, Villanova, & Wisconsin

    In terms of tournament resume what order would you put these teams in. If we have any shot of getting a 2 seed we have to be ahead of one of them (and stay ahead of Virginia).
     
  2. cmjh10

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    Michigan
    Wisconsin
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    Duke and Sconsin switch?
     
  3. digZ

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    Gonna be tough because I think we're in a lose/lose because Duke is (according the experts) a 2 seed and Virginia is a 3 seed. If Duke wins, they likely remain a 2, maybe bump up to a 1(maybe dropping Michigan down to the 2 line?). If Virginia wins Duke probably gets dropped to the 3 line and Virginia would take the last 2.

    I hope the selection committee goes our way, but it's hard for me to see any scenario today playing out in our favor.

    Personally I think we should be ahead of Villanova, but doubt we will be.
     
  4. Cy$

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    Well, they're losing to Virginia right now.
     
  6. HGPuck

    HGPuck Well-Known Member

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    RPI is:
    Kansas
    Villanova
    Duke
    Wisconsin
    Michigan

    But I agree, I think Villanova is the 5th team in that group. Head to head we have a better SOS, a better record against the top 25, and no losses against teams over 100 while they have one. Their real strength is they have a lot of wins against teams 40-70 with no losses.
     
  7. HGPuck

    HGPuck Well-Known Member

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    #7 HGPuck, Mar 16, 2014
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    Duke is a team that has been great at home but done next to nothing on the road. They are probably my 4th team in the group ahead of Villanova. I think Kansas, Wisconsin, and Michigan can be put in any order.

    When you put our resume next to Kansas, Wisconsin, and Michigan it is actually pretty similar. Particularly if they beat Duke today, you can also put Virginia in that group. I'm not entirely sure how I would order Kansas, Iowa St., Michigan, Virginia (if they win today), & Wisconsin.
     
  8. Dingus

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    Nova
    Duke
    Wisc
     
  9. HGPuck

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    Wisconsin beat Florida, won at Virginia, and won at Michigan. I have a hard time putting them behind Duke and Villanova.
     
  10. QBEagles

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    Top 3 are pretty interchangeable. I think Wisconsin is getting underrated a little bit. Their non-conference slate (undefeated with wins @Virginia and Green Bay, Neutral over St. Louis, St. John's, and West Virginia, and Home over Florida) is pretty impressive.

    Kansas - Right there with the other three if I though Embiid was coming back.

    Duke - Should be a clear 3 seed.
     
  11. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Kansas, Duke/UVa winner, 'Nova, Michigan, Wisconsin
     
  12. Wesley

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    #12 Wesley, Mar 16, 2014
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    Duke lost today.

    Virginia reminds me of ISU. Plug, plug, harass, harass, persevere, win in the end. They had lost by 35 and to VCU and then regrouped for the season.
     
  13. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    Villanova
    Michigan (assuming a W today)
    Wisconsin
    Iowa State
    Kansas
    Virginia
    Louisville






    Duke
     
  14. andymhallman

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    A #2 is probably unlikely given the résumés of the teams mentioned, so I'm hoping for a #3 seed. I'll be a little ticked if we're given a #4 seed considering all the teams ranked in the teens that lost in their conference tournaments.
     
  15. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    #15 Wesley, Mar 16, 2014
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    Virginia
    Michigan
    Louisville
    Iowa State

    Kansas
    Duke
    Wisconsin


    I find it interesting how much hype ESPN spent on Wiggins and Jabari parker and bot their teams lost in conference tournaments. Heck, Duke never won their conference.

    On the ESPN replay: When ISU was ahead last night near the end, Wiggins made a bucket and ESPN cued Wiggins plays. Obviously they had been holding the clip for awhile as he shot 2 for 9 at the start.
     
  16. bawbie

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    They are actually much the opposite of ISU. They are the 7th slowest paced team and we are the 12th fastest pace team. They are so-so on offense and good on defense. We are so-so on defense and good on offense.
     
  17. cyclones500

    cyclones500 Well-Known Member

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    I would rank them pretty much like this:
    Kansas
    Michigan
    Wisconsin
    Duke
    Iowa State
    Villanova
    Virginia

    How it will actually fall, I'm not completely sure.
     
  18. KMAC_ATTACK

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    Team Top 50 top 100 sos
    Villanova 6-3 10-0 5
    Mich 10-4 5-2 9
    KU 12-7 5-2 3
    Wisc 7-5 10-1 6
    ISU 9-5 6-2 8
    Duke 6-4 5-2 9

    All these guys have great resumes and deserving of #2/#3 seeds.
     
  19. Rural

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    I think ISU is the top 3 seed.
     

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