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jkrun80 
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11-19-17 08:41 PM - Post#236960    
    In response to Bison137

I don't think the coaching staff had much choice with scheduling. Lower tier Power 5 schools don't want to play a top-notch mid-major. There's no point in scheduling patsies we know we can beat. You're left scheduling top 50 teams or other really good mid-majors. I really thought we'd be 2-2 and were only 2 baskets away. Looking forward to the rest of the season and a strong run through the PL.

 
res 
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11-20-17 11:15 AM - Post#236985    
    In response to jkrun80

We do have the consolation of being the best 0-4 team in the country and, in fact, the Bison are still rated at #82 in kenpom. The next highest rated winless team is 0-3 Princeton at #110. 0-2 Richmond is next at #186.

The Bison schedule at this moment is ranked the 13th hardest.


 
Bison137 
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11-20-17 11:54 AM - Post#236990    
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  • res Said:


The Bison schedule at this moment is ranked the 13th hardest.




Although Pomeroy ranks the Bison schedule at #13, he would acknowledge it is actually the hardest. The 12 teams ahead of them all have played one or two D3 schools - who are not considered in the Pomeroy rankings. For example, the team with the "toughest" schedule, UNC-Greensboro has played Virginia, NC Wesleyan, and Ferrum. If you factor in that the two D3's are, at best, at the level of the worst D1's, then UNCW would actually rank below average in scheduling difficulty. The only one of the twelve ahead of Bucknell that has actually played a difficult schedule is Western Carolina, who has played Minnesota, Cinci, Clemson, and D3 Hiwassee. The first three are about as tough as the three P5 conference teams the Bison have played - but Hiwassee is obviously much weaker than Monmouth.




 
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