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sittingon50
01-29-2018, 06:00 PM
Zags drop some more:

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/bracketology

Sandpointzagsfan
01-29-2018, 06:14 PM
Being a 7 seed does not make sense to me.
We are ranked 14th, and ranked 7th in pomerey.

Coach Crazy
01-29-2018, 06:24 PM
Being a 7 seed does not make sense to me.
We are ranked 14th, and ranked 7th in pomerey.

I can see the frustration, but run the table from here till tourney time, and they'll be a high seed.

jazzdelmar
01-29-2018, 06:26 PM
Maybe Joe reads Withers.

“...on the wrong day in March, could be the first in a decade at Gonzaga to lose a first-round NCAA game. That three-point defense is statistically poorer than any in the 19-year streak of NCAA appearances.”

ZagzKrak
01-29-2018, 06:30 PM
Joe is a RPI guy so it's not really surprising

raise the zag
01-29-2018, 06:38 PM
Joe is a RPI guy so it's not really surprising

St Mary's also a 7 seed.

Wow.

Because they beat....us?

We have wins over Creighton, Ohio St, Texas.

They have wins over Gonzaga...and BYU.

Don't get this.

Hoopaholic
01-29-2018, 06:55 PM
North Carolina with three really bad losses still seeded higher makes no sense other than the glamour of the name

ZagzKrak
01-29-2018, 06:56 PM
Zags RPI 65
SMC RPI 37

jpn17
01-29-2018, 07:25 PM
Joe is a RPI guy so it's not really surprising

Joe is an RPI guy because the NCAA relies heavily on RPI. Remember Lunardi's bracket isn't what he thinks personally, he's trying to emulate the selection committee.

MDABE80
01-29-2018, 07:34 PM
Joe rarely tracks with the Committee's choices. Honestly maybe some one of these important scribes actually tunes in and watches how this team plays/doesn't play defense. Could be.......

Reborn
01-29-2018, 07:56 PM
I've always liked Joe Lunardi, and always looked forward to Bracketology every week. Not so this year at all. He has Ohio St. as a three seed, and we beat them convincingly. He also has Creighton seeded higher. GU has no bad losses, and honestly only one loss by more than 3 points. I hope this inspires Gonzaga. It has inspired me, and pumped me up for the Zags in a way that I have not been pumped up this year. In many ways there's not a lot of things better in life than proving people wrong. And in many ways, that's the Zags Story. Welcome back to Zagland.

Go Zags!!!

gonzagafan62
01-29-2018, 08:23 PM
This is what I've been warning you guys about. Our margin of error is getting thin. We must find a way to win ... that's the bottom line..... and win a bunch.

Now! The good thing is that Washington is now a RPI top 50 team.

LASTLY AND THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT....

I don't think anyone knows how this will play out. The new quadrants system of evaluating tournament teams is going to be a surprise to everyone come selection Sunday. And for the next few years nobody really knows what will happen.... so take it with a grain of salt.

cggonzaga
01-29-2018, 08:37 PM
Joe rarely tracks with the Committee's choices. Honestly maybe some one of these important scribes actually tunes in and watches how this team plays/doesn't play defense. Could be.......

You’re talking about the guy that generally picks the field correctly every year?

ZagzKrak
01-29-2018, 09:11 PM
Youíre talking about the guy that generally picks the field correctly every year?


http://bracketmatrix.com/rankings.html

MDABE80
01-29-2018, 09:23 PM
You’re talking about the guy that generally picks the field correctly every year?

He misses the seeding. An idiot could pick the field......... Even you.

cggonzaga
01-29-2018, 10:30 PM
http://bracketmatrix.com/rankings.html

I was referring to picking the field. Correct me if I’m wrong but this breaks it down by seedings?

cggonzaga
01-29-2018, 10:31 PM
He misses the seeding. An idiot could pick the field......... Even you.

Somebody off their meds tonight?

Zags11
01-29-2018, 11:21 PM
He misses the seeding. An idiot could pick the field......... Even you.

Wow.

MDABE80
01-29-2018, 11:37 PM
I was referring to picking the field. Correct me if I’m wrong but this breaks it down by seedings?

lololololol gotcha!!

willandi
01-30-2018, 05:27 AM
Zags RPI 65
SMC RPI 37

The problem with the Zags RPI is that they don't get that boost from playing Gonzaga.

thespywhozaggedme
01-30-2018, 05:29 AM
Looks like Abe got a timeout. Lord knows I've had and deserved my fair share here. lol

GoZags
01-30-2018, 05:41 AM
Looks like Abe got a timeout. Lord knows I've had and deserved my fair share here. lol

Just seeing that myself.

Looks like Abe got 5 minutes for high sticking (drawing blood), a misconduct and a game misconduct.

jazzdelmar
01-30-2018, 06:22 AM
Looks like Abe got a timeout. Lord knows I've had and deserved my fair share here. lol

It's a mitzvah.......for him.

WallaWallaZag
01-30-2018, 09:09 AM
The problem with the Zags RPI is that they don't get that boost from playing Gonzaga.

normally a valid point...not this year. gonzaga gets more of a boost playing smc compared to the other way around. just a bad schedule for zags this year from an rpi standpoint, though this week could provide a small boost (if zags win =).

ZagsObserver
01-30-2018, 09:53 AM
The old formula relied on quality wins. GU played multiple high caliber teams, along with some really bad teams in between. This doesn’t produce a great rpi value. SMC doesn’t get challenged ooc, but they don’t play the 300 rpi teams, so much as the 150 rpi teams, producing a better raw value on a couple occasions, but fewer quality wins.

All that to say, we will see whether the new quadrant style formula plays into all this.

maynard g krebs
01-30-2018, 10:25 AM
Back in 2002 or 3, a team w/ an RPI of 31 won a strong Pac 10 by two games but lost in the semis of the conf tourney, and got a two seed w/ 7 or 8 losses, incl a couple of early losses to mid majors. Six pac teams got in that year, so that team had a lot of quality wins as well. RPI has always been a rough tool used in the sorting process, not a final determinant.

IF the Zags run the table they get a protected seed. If they lose the season series to SMC, 7 seed is about right imo.

gonstu
01-30-2018, 10:33 AM
I'm hopeful but not yet confident that the streak stays alive. I'll hold off on nit picking the seed lines until I feel the zags are more safely in.

sittingon50
01-30-2018, 11:38 AM
Somebody off their meds tonight?


Lithium much harder to come by this century.

jazzdelmar
01-30-2018, 11:46 AM
Somebody off their meds tonight?

Why arenít you banned as well? Yes, youíre responding to a distasteful personal comment but I find yours even morseo. Letís have even handed justice here mods.

LongIslandZagFan
01-30-2018, 01:25 PM
Why arenít you banned as well? Yes, youíre responding to a distasteful personal comment but I find yours even morseo. Letís have even handed justice here mods.

Give it a rest Jazz.