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Username Post: College Sports Madness Top 144        (Topic#20392)
Bison89 
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08-18-17 04:12 PM - Post#232214    
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Update:
88. Northern Kentucky
87. St. John's
86. South Carolina
85. Harvard
84. Davidson

Getting close to the 70s where I think that Bucknell will be ranked, but I would be really happy to see a number in the mid 60s.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
HuskyColonial 
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08-19-17 11:52 AM - Post#232234    
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It'll be fun too seeing how last year's freshmen compete for minutes. Avi may be a four year starter if he's not careful. I think Bruce Moore has the biggest upside of anyone on the roster.

Edited by HuskyColonial on 08-19-17 11:53 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bison89 
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08-19-17 09:04 PM - Post#232238    
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I was thinking that if Paul Newman is a decent center, he and Moore could end up dominating the boards in PL games. BTW, I think that Bucknell is stacked with talent up and down the bench.
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bison63 
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08-19-17 09:11 PM - Post#232239    
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Including at the coaching position. ND's w/l record is nothing to sneeze at. Should have looked it up before posting this, but I am sure someone here will fill in the details. His % is crazy.

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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08-19-17 09:51 PM - Post#232240    
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  • bison63 Said:
Including at the coaching position. ND's w/l record is nothing to sneeze at. Should have looked it up before posting this, but I am sure someone here will fill in the details. His % is crazy.


At Randolph-Macon, 141-39 (.783) over six seasons.

In two seasons at Bucknell, 43-23 overall (.652) and 29-7 in the Patriot League (.806).

 
HuskyColonial 
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08-20-17 06:52 AM - Post#232242    
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Nana could be a back to back MVP too if he stays on the floor a bit more.

 
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08-20-17 10:11 AM - Post#232243    
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  • Bison89 Said:
I was thinking that if Paul Newman is a decent center, he and Moore could end up dominating the boards in PL games. BTW, I think that Bucknell is stacked with talent up and down the bench.



Moore was often aggressive on the offensive glass, but rarely did a lot of defensive rebounding last year. he certainly has the physical tools to do more, and in fact in the Navy game that Nana had to sit out he did in fact really step it up. i hope to see more rebounding out of him this year.

Sestina actually has some of the best rebounding rates on the team and i think his ability to consistently back up Nana in the post is critical this year. i hope i am being too cautious, but i think Newman needs time to develop. if he can get a few minutes a game, similar to Robertson last year, that is all i expect this year.

 
HuskyColonial 
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08-21-17 05:46 AM - Post#232247    
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What of Robertson? Can he work his way into the rotation?

 
Bison89 
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08-21-17 10:40 AM - Post#232249    
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Update:
83. Penn State
82. Louisiana Tach
81. UT Arlington

Nice to see Penn State so high. I wish that they would have had the guts to play Bucknell this year.

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/mens-basketbal...
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08-24-17 04:00 PM - Post#232373    
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Update:
80. Florida State
79. Colorado
78. Oakland

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/mens-basketbal...

I was just thinking about what rankings mean to me. IMO, teams ranked 51-100 are good and have the potential to beat just about any other team on any given night but will also lose some games. Teams ranked 21-50 are very good and should win almost all of their game. Teams ranked 1-20 have a chance to win it all at the end of the year.

http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/mens-basketbal...
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BUFan 
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08-29-17 09:14 PM - Post#232482    
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They are unveiling a bracketology as they reveal the Top 144. Today's team was FGCU, and they claimed the last 13 seed left in the field as a projected automatic qualifier. Thus, we can infer they have Bucknell at a 12 or better seed in their preseason bracket.

 
Bison137 
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08-29-17 09:34 PM - Post#232483    
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  • Bison89 Said:
Update:
80. Florida State
79. Colorado
78. Oakland






77 Oregon State
76 Ohio State
75 BYU
74 Houston
73 Florida Gulf Coast




 
res 
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08-30-17 09:30 AM - Post#232487    
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72. St. Joseph's


 
Bison89 
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08-30-17 10:58 AM - Post#232493    
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  • res Said:
72. St. Joseph's



I had no idea that St. Joe's is expected to be that good this year. The Bucknell schedule is looking more and more difficult.
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Bison137 
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08-30-17 11:44 AM - Post#232497    
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Not sure how good St. Joes will be - but they will definitely be a lot better than last year. In December of last year, they lost their star PG, Shavar Newkirk, to a torn ACL. At the time, he was averaging well over 20 ppg and over 35 mpg. They went 4-15 the rest of the season. He is back this year, and so is virtually their entire team.




 
HuskyColonial 
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08-30-17 06:17 PM - Post#232506    
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a .500 OOC record is unlikely.

 
Old Bison 
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08-30-17 06:42 PM - Post#232509    
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Even 6-7 would be attractive - no gimmes and a lot on the road. W at Monmouth extraordinarily important so that it doesn't get ugly early...pieces are there but schedule is still very aspirational. One game at a time.


 
BisonFan4 
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08-31-17 10:12 AM - Post#232519    
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71. Fresno State

Call me optimistic, but I see this Bucknell team surprising alot of ppl & coming out of OOC with more wins.

 
Bison89 
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08-31-17 11:12 AM - Post#232520    
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  • BisonFan4 Said:
Call me optimistic, but I see this Bucknell team surprising alot of ppl & coming out of OOC with more wins.



BisonFan4, I agree with you. I am usually more conservative when it comes to predicting number of OOC wins, but having chugged at least a gallon of orange and blue kool-aide, I am going to go out on the limb and say that this team will be at least 7-6. If they are 8-5 or better, I will ecstatic!
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
BisonFan4 
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08-31-17 12:25 PM - Post#232522    
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I agree, possibly even better after they knock off the defending champions Nov 15th! This coming from a lifelong Tarheel fan, my first trip to see a game in Chapel Hill and I'll be sporting orange & blue lol. This is a truly special team & going to be a lot of fun to watch this year!

 
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