03-08-12 03:15 PM - Post#125020 In response to SomeGuy
It's college ball: players graduate, including, this year, some of the best players on the better teams. Next year's team will have two all-ivy guards (Agho, 2011), + Barbour (2012); Cisco as a senior; a maturing Rosenberg; and Lyles, who is inconsistent as shooter but lethal when he has his hot streaks. I don't think anyone on this board is saying that Agho alone is going to boost Columbia's record. Rather, the issue is whether the natural maturation of a team that successfully integrates Agho can, in one year, turn a team that lost 7 games by 26 pts into a realistic contender. As many people have noted, Harvard is probably the ceiling. But below that, it will be a free-for-all, with Princeton the leading candidate for second place.
Edited by cc66 on 03-08-12 03:17 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.