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Pete Tiernan
Ann Arbor, MI
Editor (Nov 2006)
567 comments posted

  4 years ago   (3/15/10 4:45 pm)   
Gregmcmorrow... I'm not sure what you're asking. Can you be more specific? Pete


Member (Mar 2010)
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  4 years ago   (3/15/10 3:51 pm)   
Anyone have any thoughts on Siena and Purdue?

I like Purdue but without Hummel....


London, OH
Member (Mar 2010)
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  4 years ago   (3/15/10 2:08 pm)   
The #5 and #6 seeds may be the first ones to go wouldn't surprise me if a #2 fell in the first round....I am cautions about all of the love Ohio State is getting....they look very careless with the ball and a pressing team or team with size could give them trouble....


Denver, PA
Member (Mar 2007)
5 comments posted

  4 years ago   (3/15/10 1:55 pm)   
We've been hearing for weeks how this is the worst group of bubble teams we've ever seen. A sentiment that was repeated by everyone on espn yesterday after the bracket was released. While they may feel right based on the "eye test," it would appear from an efficiency standpoint this year is actually better than they average year.


San Jose, CA
Member (Mar 2009)
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  4 years ago   (3/15/10 1:19 pm)   
why don't you update the braket, it is still last years......what are we paying for?


Rockville, MD
Member (Dec 2009)
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  4 years ago   (3/15/10 12:12 pm)   
Interesting stuff.

The 8- 9 being better impact may not be very high if the #1 seeds are about as good as normal.

However, the 10, 11, and 12 seeds being strong does.

If a good 10 gets into a game with a poor 2 seed that could mean trouble.

and some 6 and 3 seeds could be in trouble against 11's(wait, in ... more »

Pete Tiernan
Ann Arbor, MI
Editor (Nov 2006)
567 comments posted

  Posted: 4 years ago   (3/15/10 11:17 am)   
Edited:  3 years ago   (12/27/11 2:05 pm)

About a month back, I started comparing the top 32 ranked teams based on Ken Pomeroy's efficiency data to the average of the top 32 ranked teams over the previous six tourneys. What I found was that the higher performing teams this year were weaker on average than previous elite teams, while the lesser squads were better. I promised back ... more »

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