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gonzagafan62
01-20-2015, 09:12 AM
Gonzaga's Resume:

RPI: #8
SOS: #59
Non Conference SOS: #15

Gonzaga is 5-1 vs The Top 65 (Yes, I cherry picked, so what)

#21 SMU
#27 Georgia
#40 St. John's
#48 BYU
#65 UCLA

Other future games with RPI Relevance:

#48 BYU (at least once)
#63 St. Mary's (at least twice)
#91 Memphis

Already played games, that might sneak up to the Top 100:

Texas Southern #112
Washington State #120

Outside Shot: Pepperdine #133

Teams in the WCC with a 200+ RPI:

Loyola Marymount #234
Pacific #210

Close: San Francisco Dawns: #190

What's your take going into the last half of the season here?

jazzdelmar
01-20-2015, 09:17 AM
Three nettlesome conference games but none that, with a win, offer the remotest chance to burnish the CV. Beating Memphis may actually do more inasmuch as it's a national TV game and they are a national brand.....

DixieZag
01-20-2015, 09:39 AM
Three nettlesome conference games but none that, with a win, offer the remotest chance to burnish the CV. Beating Memphis may actually do more inasmuch as it's a national TV game and they are a national brand.....

Well said, Jazz. It is frustrating that Memphis is not just down, but that far down. And, it is frustrating that we might actually get more subconscious credit for winning that game than winning against SMC, just b/c, as you said, the country "knows" Memphis as a team that challenges for FF.

Our RPI went down from 6, b/c we played LMU? It looked like we had a good weekend RPI-wise in terms of who won.

Pepp is the best #133 in the country. Would like to WSU get a couple more decent wins and sneak into the top 100. But, it would make my year to see Tex So make the top 100. Said before, love that team, and if it could be an almost "quality" win - so cool.

DixieZag
01-20-2015, 09:41 AM
Also, I like that AZ blew Utah's doors off at home. Makes our OT game there look more and more like a quality "almost win"

Ezag
01-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Man this team blows chunks! Compared to 2 years ago, we have underachieved. We should have beaten AZ, undefeated and #1 by now....sheesh... and why is it taking so long for Josh Perkins to heal?....And what happened to Nunez? Why doesn't Few shave anymore?

Seriously, this team has had an impressive season. Sure a few lapses and close calls but almost as perfect a season as you can have so far...

gonzagafan62
01-20-2015, 09:59 AM
Also, I like that AZ blew Utah's doors off at home. Makes our OT game there look more and more like a quality "almost win"

Yes for sure! Especially a top 15 (ten?) team like that? Whew. I'll take it. I am assuming that's how Arizona passed Gonzaga on the RPI chart. They are the ones ahead of us now at #6,Dixie.

Bkzag
01-20-2015, 10:02 AM
Man this team blows chunks! Compared to 2 years ago, we have underachieved. We should have beaten AZ, undefeated and #1 by now....sheesh... and why is it taking so long for Josh Perkins to heal?....And what happened to Nunez? Why doesn't Few shave anymore?

Seriously, this team has had an impressive season. Sure a few lapses and close calls but almost as perfect a season as you can have so far...

I see it the same way and just hope we can field a decent team this coming fall...God knows the way this team is playing sure will have a detrimental effect on future recruiting and TV revenue...

gonzagafan62
01-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Well said, Jazz. It is frustrating that Memphis is not just down, but that far down. And, it is frustrating that we might actually get more subconscious credit for winning that game than winning against SMC, just b/c, as you said, the country "knows" Memphis as a team that challenges for FF.

Our RPI went down from 6, b/c we played LMU? It looked like we had a good weekend RPI-wise in terms of who won.

Pepp is the best #133 in the country. Would like to WSU get a couple more decent wins and sneak into the top 100. But, it would make my year to see Tex So make the top 100. Said before, love that team, and if it could be an almost "quality" win - so cool.

Spot on Dix. Me too

Zagger
01-20-2015, 11:49 AM
Thanks 62! Pretty impressive resume'. Ought to get Few a job somewhere (WINK).

bartruff1
01-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Worry....worry worry....just keep sawing wood....winning solves everything....

MDABE80
01-20-2015, 11:57 AM
A most worthy contribution 62. Took some effort!

gonzagafan62
01-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Worry....worry worry....just keep sawing wood....

Nah, no worrying at all. Just a guide for Gonzaga lovers to show Gonzaga haters that they don't know what they are talking about when they say Gonzaga has played "nobody" lol

Anyway, not that I say to go brag about it or anything (obviously the season is still young) but its also to educate the rest of our fanbase what we have accomplished thus far. I think its rather impressive. Winning is never easy, especially when you play a lot of good basketball clubs. Never take anything for granted. That's why we always stress to enjoy the season. No win comes easy, and banners don't hoist themselves.

bartruff1
01-20-2015, 12:06 PM
To be sure 62, my handwringing comment was not intended toward you....bart......

gonzagafan62
01-20-2015, 12:07 PM
To be sure 62, my handwringing comment was not intended toward you....bart......

Ah I gotcha.

One more side note, according to Ken Pom, Pepperdine is #82. There could be some hope that comes along with it, but I wouldn't read too terribly much into it. Nice bit of information though.

gonzagafan62
01-20-2015, 01:13 PM
http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html

According to this, our RPI just fell another spot to #8. This is the site I always use. I am not sure how we fell another spot, not even playing a game.

Zagdawg
01-20-2015, 01:23 PM
I think the gaels flight just landed at the Spokane airport probably had something to do with it.

NumberCruncher
01-20-2015, 05:02 PM
http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html

According to this, our RPI just fell another spot to #8. This is the site I always use. I am not sure how we fell another spot, not even playing a game.

Harvard won today, which would help Duke's rpi (both have played Boston College). Duke jumped us.

maynard g krebs
01-20-2015, 06:39 PM
http://realtimerpi.com/rpi_Men.html

According to this, our RPI just fell another spot to #8. This is the site I always use. I am not sure how we fell another spot, not even playing a game.

Keep in mind that these numbers are very tightly bunched. Duke at .659 is one one-thousandth of a point ahead of GU at .658. GU probably didn't drop as much as Duke rose.

RenoZag
01-20-2015, 07:39 PM
Gonzaga's resume is good enough that their odds to win the NCAA championship stand at 12/1. Teams with shorter or same odds:

Kentucky 10/11
Arizona 12/1
Duke 8/1
Virginia 8/1

Other teams:

Wichita State 60/1
Nova 25/1
Louisville 20/1
Utah 75/1
Notre Dame 75/1
UConn 100/1
Michigan St 100/1
VCU 75/1
Georgetown 300/1
Washington 1000/1

Am in Vegas for a trade show; above odds were as of 1/16 at the Westgate Race & Sportsbook.

Cheers,

sittingon50
01-20-2015, 08:43 PM
Just noticed your "location" Reno. Love it.

PNW Zagfan
01-21-2015, 06:02 AM
Gonzaga's resume is good enough that their odds to win the NCAA championship stand at 12/1...

...Am in Vegas for a trade show; above odds were as of 1/16 at the Westgate Race & Sportsbook.

Cheers,

You forgot to mention how much you bet on Gonzaga.

PNW Zagfan
01-21-2015, 06:05 AM
I wonder how much the odds have changed since pre-season, I was in Vegas in September, may have missed an opportunity.

RenoZag
01-21-2015, 06:39 AM
You forgot to mention how much you bet on Gonzaga.

Didn't make a future wager on the Zags this year; I think they were 20 or 25/1 in the Fall. . .

gonzagafan62
01-21-2015, 07:13 AM
Pepperdine had a good day yesterday... Up to #131. I think they have a real shot if they can take care of the business.

gonzagafan62
01-21-2015, 07:27 AM
OK, so slight rant here, but I do find this worth note:

Pepperdine RPI #131.... Look at all the BCS Power 5 conference schools they are ahead of .....

Boston College
USC
Arizona State
Florida State
Wake Forest
Northwestern
TCU

All of these teams are within 19 Spots of them. If Gonzaga did happen to lose to Pepperdine, everyone would say we're overrated. But say if Boston College upsets Duke, or if TCU beats Kansas or Northwestern beats Wisconsin, "Well its just one game" and they would stay about where they are without dropping lol...

Ok, so this really means nothing, but I just wanted to share that

TheGonzagaFactor
01-21-2015, 07:36 AM
OK, so slight rant here, but I do find this worth note:

Pepperdine RPI #131.... Look at all the BCS Power 5 conference schools they are ahead of .....

Boston College
USC
Arizona State
Florida State
Wake Forest
Northwestern
TCU

All of these teams are within 19 Spots of them. If Gonzaga did happen to lose to Pepperdine, everyone would say we're overrated. But say if Boston College upsets Duke, or if TCU beats Kansas or Northwestern beats Wisconsin, "Well its just one game" and they would stay about where they are without dropping lol...

Ok, so this really means nothing, but I just wanted to share that

We don't have multiple road wins over teams that have been in the top 10 all year. Duke does. They can get away with slipping up against an unranked team because of their other wins.