Tuesday, January 02, 2018

What are the experts saying about BC's bubble?

It is probably premature, but what the heck? The bracketologists are listing BC, so we might as well track their thoughts.

Fox Sports' Howie Schwab has BC as a 10 seed.

Bracketville has us in the First Four. CBS hasn't updated in the new year, but had us in the First Four also.

Last week ESPN had us as 12 seed.


Deacon Drake said...

As an active participant in the Bracket Matrix, a couple caveats.
1) Many Bracketologists default either the #1 team in the standings or #1 team in RPI to their field. For 3 weeks, BC led the ACC at 1-0, and had the best win in the country in many eyes.
2) Many different approaches, and most that have BC in are of the mind set "if the season ended today." Unfortunately for us, it does not. The efficiency models have us more as a 7 win ACC team, which means that road win at UVA would have been enormous, as it would have provided a second "A" win, which would negate our crap NCSoS.
3) My Basic Rating has us around 62.5 (ranked 78th), which to put that in perspective, is one spot ahead of Vermont, one spot behind Northern Kentucky. Neither are real at-large considerations unless they run the table. Our opponent tonight is at 74.4 (27th). I get that W-L will matter, but we don't pass the computer test. Tonight is another important game toward shaping the case, but this is a game that the system should EXPECT us to win, much the way Syracuse, a fringy bubble team, handled VATech.
4) All in all, the profile is ~60th, and we really need to be Top 45.

We are a 5.5 point dog @ home, and some would say that line is a little low.

TGS said...

Deacon Drake’s analysis is the polar opposite of the pathetic crap Khead peddles here. It is factual, intelligent and reasonable in its assumptions and conclusion. Like I said, the opposite of Khead’s moronic musings.
ATL, do us all a favor and ban the idiot Khead forever.

Knucklehead said...

Typical insipid post by TGS. Trying to silence someone he/she cannot understand. Pinko.

Over/under is 141. Take the over.

Make sense TGS? Or do I need to explain it for you.

Keep trying. Who do the Friars have tonight? Fraud Eagles fan.

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Knucklehead said...

. . .That is over 141, TGS.


Bravesbill said...

BC becoming masters at the close loss moral victories.

mod34b said...

Well said TGS.

ATL fears conflict so unfortunately anti-social types flourish. Go “Amish”

Knucklehead said...

Typical hypocritical comment. Mod you wouldn't know a social situation if you were in one.

Rumblings Loeffler is going back to Michigan. Ryan Day for OC.