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MVC Notebook: February 7th

February 7th, 2007
Creighton

SIU and Creighton tied atop conference with a 10-3 record.

Daily Dribble: 2/03

February 3rd, 2007

I've always the Sagarin rating was the most useful of the various computer rankings. The fact that the RPI doesn't account for the venue basically renders it meaningless.

As of now, the Sagarin Top 25 is oddly similar to the human polls.. particularly the coaches poll. 23 of the Sagarin's Top 25 are in the Coaches Top 25. The two exceptions are Georgetown and Missouri State. Georgetown is 21st in the Sagarin, but 29th in the Coaches. A sizable difference, but still in the same conversation. The other team though is Missouri State. Missouri State is 25th in the Sagarin.. but didn't even garner a single vote in the Coaches Poll. Mo State also didn't even get one vote in the AP poll, which includes more team because of the much larger pool of voters.

Expert Picks: #4 OSU at MSU..

February 3rd, 2007
Michigan StKentucky at Arkansas, Southern Illinois at Wichita State, Ohio State at Michigan State, Texas A&M at Kansas

MVC Notebook: Midseason Awards

January 30th, 2007
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Daily Dribble: Mid-Major Power Ranking

January 26th, 2007
Atlantic 10

In yesterday's Dribble.. I ranked all 73 BCS teams.. from UCLA to Colorado. I got a nice response about that list.. so I decided to do a ranking of the top "mid-major" leagues, ie, the 2nd tier leagues. The 2nd tier compromises the 62 teams of the A10, CAA, CUSA, MVC, MWC, and WAC. This leaves out the Horizon and the WCC which are the next in line. The Horizon actually has a higher overall RPI than the CAA right now, but this is based almost solely on Butler's hot start. No other HL team is in the top 110, but the CAA has 4 teams in the top 90.

1. Air Force 6-1 19-2
2. Memphis 6-0 16-3

Missouri Valley Weekly Notebook

January 23rd, 2007
MVC
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