View Full Version : Misunderstanding Road Games/Scheduling

12-23-2014, 08:00 AM
I thought this was right on, from a great college basketball site (http://basketballpredictions.blogspot.com/2014/12/morning-news-temple-crushes-kansas.html):

"I talk often about precisely why major conference teams should avoid road games against mid-majors. The media and the Selection Committee simply don't properly value the difference between home and road, and our obsession with things like "Record vs RPI Top 50" doesn't take into account the fact that winning on the road vs team #101 is always going to be harder than winning at home vs team #49. In fact, coming into this game the Sagarin ratings had Temple as only the 134th best team in the nation, but equated a road game against them with a home game against St. John's, who are currently 17th in the AP Poll. Yet nobody would have freaked out about a home loss to St. John's like a road loss to Temple."

12-23-2014, 08:59 AM
the link to me to a dead page :(
sounds like a good accurate article though.

12-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Corrected link: http://basketballpredictions.blogspot.com/2014/12/morning-news-temple-crushes-kansas.html

12-23-2014, 10:32 AM
Whoops, my bad: http://basketballpredictions.blogspot.com/

12-23-2014, 01:47 PM
I agree with this 100% In fact I'm sure I've posted on here about how underappreciated road wins are in college basketball. Great find!

12-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Don't look for the Selection Committee to change their thinking. The current system works well for the powerful who never leave town in the preseason. Those who are foolish enough to leave town will soon learn not to do that.