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Username Post: 2017-18 Schedule - Analysis        (Topic#20454)
Bison137 
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08-18-17 12:51 PM - Post#232197    

Thought I'd put this in a new thread, since the other one is getting pretty lengthy. here are the schedules from 2005-06 and 2012-13, along with this year's schedule, with each team's Pomeroy ranking:


2005-06:
2 Duke
5 Villanova
30 Northern Iowa
42 Saint Joseph's
50 Syracuse
90 DePaul
160 Santa Clara
182 Niagara
203 Boston University
228 Rider
233 Cornell
258 Yale
360 Haverford

141.8 Mean
160.0 Median
25.8 Top 5
46.0 Top Half


2012-13:

25 Missouri
50 La Salle
74 Purdue
87 Princeton
88 New Mexico St.
121 Kent St.
124 Loyola MD
133 George Mason
139 Niagara
161 Penn St.
196 Columbia
238 Marist
261 Cornell
275 Dartmouth
330 St. Francis PA
350 West Alabama

165.8 Mean
136.0 Median
64.8 Top 5
87.8 Top Half

Note: There are no Pomeroy rankings for the D2/D3 teams, so I put in a number. West Alabama was better than Haverford.


2017-18:

3 North Carolina
35 Arkansas
46 Maryland
48 VCU
63 Vermont
81 Monmouth
92 Richmond
140 LaSalle
159 Northeastern
170 Siena
180 Ball State
183 St. Joseph's
214 Stony Brook

108.8 Mean
92.0 Median
39.0 Top 5
49.5 Top Half


Based on Pomeroy, this year's schedule is easily the toughest. However the top half of the 2005-06 schedule was stronger than this year's top half. Amazingly the top five in 2005-06 had an average ranking of 25. Looking at the RPI, the average of the top five was about 17, with Duke and Villanova being ranked 1st and 2nd that year.

Note that this is a bit apples-to-oranges since it compares actual rankings for the old schedules to the previous year's ranking for 2017-18. I wouldn't be surprised if this year's schedule ends up being ranked even higher.




 
Bison137 
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Reg: 01-23-06
08-18-17 12:53 PM - Post#232199    
    In response to Bison137


Copying this from the other thread.

Top OOC schedules for teams not in P6 conference - based on Pomeroy rankings from last year:


1 Monmouth 96.75
2 Bucknell 108.769
3 La Salle
4 Middle TN
5 Siena
6 Princeton
7 Mississippi Valley
8 Dayton
9 Prairie View A&M
10 Oakland 147.461

https://twitter.com/Fieldof68Freak/status /89859517...


Also with almost 80% of the 75 P6 teams having released OOC schedules, only two (Kentucky and Alabama) have tougher schedules than the Bison. So in total, BU has the 4th toughest OOC schedule in the nation at this point. Might get tougher, since I expect Ball State, Stony Brook, La Salle, and especially St. Joes to be significantly better than last year.




 
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