ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by George W. Harr » Sun, 22 Feb 1998 04:00:00


        What follows are power ratings for ACC men's
basketball teams based solely on the results of games
among conference members through Saturday, February
21st 1998.

Team           Rating      Record       Previous
                       Conf    Total

1)Duke          82.90   13-1    24-2    1)82.69
2)UNC           79.28   12-2    26-2    2)81.83
3)Clemson       71.10    5-9    15-12   3)72.27
4)Maryland      68.80    9-6    16-9    5)68.17
5)GTech         67.94    6-8    17-10   4)68.57
6)NCState       65.30    5-9    15-11   8)62.68
7)FSU           64.86    5-10   16-12   6)65.02
8)Wake          63.68    6-8    14-11   7)63.56
9)***ia      59.83    3-11   11-16   9)58.78

Recent Games:

Saturday, 2/21/98
        Florida State at Wake Forest
                Prediction: Wake by ~1
                Result:     Wake by 1
        Clemson at ***ia
                Prediction: Clemson by ~5
                Result:     ***ia by 4
        Georgia Tech at Maryland
                Prediction: Maryland by ~1
                Result:     Maryland by 12
        NCState at UNC
                Prediction: UNC by ~20
                Result:     NCState by 14

Predictions, immediate & cumulative: 2-2, 36-20

Upcoming Games:

Tuesday, 2/24/98
        Wake Forest at UNC
                Prediction: UNC by ~16
        Maryland at ***ia
                Prediction: Maryland by ~9

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ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by Casey M. Campbel » Mon, 23 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Wake was #7 going into Saturday.  How, after beating FSU and having a better
record than FSU and having a harder strength of schedule, did they drop one
spot AFTER the win, leaving FSU still above them?

Quote:
>Team        Rating    Record Previous
>        Conf    Total

>1)Duke 82.90 13-1 24-2 1)82.69
>2)UNC 79.28 12-2 26-2 2)81.83
>3)Clemson 71.10 5-9 15-12 3)72.27
>4)Maryland 68.80 9-6 16-9 5)68.17
>5)GTech 67.94 6-8 17-10 4)68.57
>6)NCState 65.30 5-9 15-11 8)62.68
>7)FSU 64.86 5-10 16-12 6)65.02
>8)Wake 63.68 6-8 14-11 7)63.56
>9)***ia 59.83 3-11 11-16 9)58.78

>Recent Games:

>Saturday, 2/21/98
> Florida State at Wake Forest
> Prediction: Wake by ~1
> Result:     Wake by 1
> Clemson at ***ia
> Prediction: Clemson by ~5
> Result:     ***ia by 4
> Georgia Tech at Maryland
> Prediction: Maryland by ~1
> Result:     Maryland by 12
> NCState at UNC
> Prediction: UNC by ~20
> Result:     NCState by 14

>Predictions, immediate & cumulative: 2-2, 36-20

>Upcoming Games:

>Tuesday, 2/24/98
> Wake Forest at UNC
> Prediction: UNC by ~16
> Maryland at ***ia
> Prediction: Maryland by ~9

>--
>"If you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce, they
>taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does." -Grouch Marx

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ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by John Alexander Thacke » Mon, 23 Feb 1998 04:00:00


: Wake was #7 going into Saturday.  How, after beating FSU and having a better
: record than FSU and having a harder strength of schedule, did they drop one
: spot AFTER the win, leaving FSU still above them?

Yeah, but Wake did get closer to FSU.  The reason they dropped
one spot is because _State_ moved ahead of them (gee, I wonder
why?) I'm guessing that FSU's two 12 or 13 point wins over State
helped them compared to Wake's one 6 point win, and kept them
from falling too much.

John

 
 
 

ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by George W. Harr » Mon, 23 Feb 1998 04:00:00

In Sun, 22 Feb 1998 15:16:53 -0500 of yore, "Casey M. Campbell"

=Wake was #7 going into Saturday.  How, after beating FSU and having a better
=record than FSU and having a harder strength of schedule, did they drop one
=spot AFTER the win, leaving FSU still above them?

        NCState moved ahead of Wake (and FSU), three
guesses why.  FSU has had a marginally tougher schedule
so far, since they've played every team but UVa twice, while
Wake's played everyone but UNC & NCState twice.  The
ratings are close enough that a game between the two at a
neutral site would be considered a toss-up.

=
=>Team        Rating    Record Previous
=>        Conf    Total
=>
=>1)Duke 82.90 13-1 24-2 1)82.69
=>2)UNC 79.28 12-2 26-2 2)81.83
=>3)Clemson 71.10 5-9 15-12 3)72.27
=>4)Maryland 68.80 9-6 16-9 5)68.17
=>5)GTech 67.94 6-8 17-10 4)68.57
=>6)NCState 65.30 5-9 15-11 8)62.68
=>7)FSU 64.86 5-10 16-12 6)65.02
=>8)Wake 63.68 6-8 14-11 7)63.56
=>9)***ia 59.83 3-11 11-16 9)58.78
=>

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ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by Chad R Orz » Thu, 26 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>    What follows are power ratings for ACC men's
>basketball teams based solely on the results of games
>among conference members through Saturday, February
>21st 1998.

>Team               Rating      Record       Previous
>                   Conf    Total

>3)Clemson   71.10    5-9    15-12   3)72.27
>4)Maryland  68.80    9-6    16-9    5)68.17

So, just speaking hypothetically, how badly does Clemson need to lose
this week to actually get the ordering right?

Quote:
>Upcoming Games:

>Tuesday, 2/24/98
>    Maryland at ***ia
>            Prediction: Maryland by ~9

Hey, not bad...

Later,
OilCan

 
 
 

ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by George W. Harr » Fri, 27 Feb 1998 04:00:00


thusly:


=>   What follows are power ratings for ACC men's
=>basketball teams based solely on the results of games
=>among conference members through Saturday, February
=>21st 1998.
=>                          
=>Team              Rating      Record       Previous
=>                  Conf    Total
=>
=>3)Clemson  71.10    5-9    15-12   3)72.27
=>4)Maryland 68.80    9-6    16-9    5)68.17
=
=So, just speaking hypothetically, how badly does Clemson need to lose
=this week to actually get the ordering right?

        Well, thanks to my reduced effect of blowouts,
they can't lose that badly; or, rather, losing by 40 won't
do it, and everything after that is ignored.

=>Upcoming Games:
=>
=>Tuesday, 2/24/98
=>   Maryland at ***ia
=>           Prediction: Maryland by ~9
=
=Hey, not bad...

        Gut Wake-UNC within three as well...a good night.

=OilCan

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ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by Janie Bowe » Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Thanks, Chad.  I keep watching these ratings and wonder how Clemson always
ends up in 3rd place.  I guess after tonight's win over now tied for 8th NC
State, they will probably jump right up to 1st.  Not particularly a
Maryland fan, but how can they continually be behind Clemson with an RPI
rating of 7?  I have tried to understand the rating system, but with no
success.  Now comes the "homecourt advantage" ranking and alas, Clemson is
#1.  Would that change if it was homecourt advantage for ACC games only?

Quote:
> So, just speaking hypothetically, how badly does Clemson need to lose
> this week to actually get the ordering right?

> OilCan

 
 
 

ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by George W. Harr » Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:00:00

In 27 Feb 1998 03:30:41 GMT of yore, "Janie Bowen"

=Thanks, Chad.  I keep watching these ratings and wonder how Clemson always
=ends up in 3rd place.  I guess after tonight's win over now tied for 8th NC
=State, they will probably jump right up to 1st.  Not particularly a
=Maryland fan, but how can they continually be behind Clemson with an RPI
=rating of 7?  I have tried to understand the rating system, but with no
=success.  Now comes the "homecourt advantage" ranking and alas, Clemson is
=#1.  Would that change if it was homecourt advantage for ACC games only?

        RPI doesn't consider margin of victory; my rating
system does.  None of Clemson's losses have been by great
margins, and most of them ahve been very close.  Many of
Clemson's wins have been blowouts.

        The homecourt advantage ranking just indicates that
Clemson gets a greater advantage from playing on their
homecourt than other teams in the ACC; it does consider only
ACC games, looking at all regular season ACC games over the
last four years.

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ACC Power Ratings - Games Through 2/21/98

Post by Charlie Boar » Sat, 28 Feb 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>         The homecourt advantage ranking just indicates that
> Clemson gets a greater advantage from playing on their
> homecourt than other teams in the ACC; it does consider only
> ACC games, looking at all regular season ACC games over the
> last four years.

Just a semantic quibble - I don't think Clemson has a home
court advantage so much as they just *suck* on the road!

Not that there's any difference in a rating system.....