Team Rankings – Now and Then

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    LU65
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    Team Rankings – Now and Then

    Now: Pomeroy / Sagarin / RPI / Then: PL Preseason Coaches-AID Poll

    BU 120 / 83 / 89 / 2nd
    AU 163 / 117 / 102 / 1st
    LU 206 / 153 / 168 / 5th
    HC 253 / 292 / 320 / 4th
    Army 254 / 210 / 254 / 8th
    LC 263 / 243 / 245 / 3rd
    Navy 294 / 307 / 330 / 6th
    CU 337 / 336 / 328 / 7th

    Strength of Schedule

    Pomeroy / Sagarin
    BU 189 / 75
    HC 231 / 143
    LC 242 / 87
    CU 265 / 180
    AU 284 / 218
    LU 329 / 274*
    Navy 335 / 312
    Army 341 / 293

    * For those worried about our poor SOS, don’t be. It’s not about who you have played but what you learned from the experience and take into PL play. Think instead of what we were able to accomplish last year after similar ratings going into regular season play.

    They say that familiarity breeds contempt. The idiom has been described by some to mean, "the more you know something or someone, the more you start to find faults and dislike things about it or them." No truer words may have ever been spoken, when it comes to the game of basketball played within the Patriot League. For I am convinced that eight coaching staffs have or will soon find faults with seven upcoming opponents and aggression, passion in your face defense will reign supreme beginning with play this weekend. You can toss out LU’s early season loss to Monmouth and disappointing performance on the west coast against USC. The same goes for BU’s showing against St. Francis (PA) and American’s defeat at the hands of Columbia – both home losses. It matters not. What matters now is finishing first in league play and assuring oneself of play come the middle of March.

    68 hours to 2pm, Saturday tip-off at Bender Arena
    LU at AU

    Other contests include:

    Army @ CU – 2pm
    LC @ HC – 3:30pm
    BU @ Navy – 8pm…..CBS College Sports Network

    #3088

    LU65
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    Final PL OOC Standings

    AU 10-5
    LU 9-6
    BU 9-7
    Army 8-7
    LC 5-10
    Navy 5-11
    CU 1-12
    HC 1-13

    Overall 48-71 (.403)

    RPI Ranking: 28th of 32 conferences. Ahead of only SWAC, Ohio Valley, Mid-Eastern, and Independents.

    While we have every chance to finish PL play at or near the top of the league, don’t be too quick to discount the competition and award us an 8 and 0 start looking at the bottom four in OOC play.

    HOLY CROSS (1-13)
    HC loss their last 3 by a combined 4 points and the LU comparables speak volumes…………
    HC loss to Yale by 1 whereas LU beat Yale by 5
    HC loss to Stony Brook by 1 whereas LU beat SB by 3 in OT
    HC beat Marist by 18 whereas LU beat Marist by 13
    HC is 4th in Scoring D @ 69.8, 3rd in Rebounding O @ 34.8, and 3rd in Rebounding D @ 33.1

    COLGATE (1-12)
    Murderous schedule which included Duke, Syracuse, and Maryland
    CU loss by 9 to Stony Brook whereas LU won by 3 in OT
    CU is 4th in Rebounding O @ 34.4

    NAVY (4-11)
    Navy has 2 road wins
    Navy can score……..89 vs. Towson, 81 vs. Maryland Eastern Shores, 86 v s. LIU, and 87 vs. Longwood
    Navy is 1st in Steals @ 9.4, 1st in TO Margin @ +4.3, 3rd in 3FG% D @ .342, and 4th in Scoring O @ 68.9

    LAFAYETTE (5-10)
    LC beat NJIT by 16 whereas LU won by 9
    LC beat SF(PA) by 4 whereas LU won b y 18
    LC – LU rivalry…enough said
    LC is 1 in Assists @ 15.9, 3rd in FG% @ .354, 3rd in Scoring O @ 70.1, and 4th in FG% @ .435

    #3089

    True-Colors
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    Base on OOS schedule the RPI computer predicts:

    Bucknell 12-2
    Lehigh 11-3
    American 11-3
    Army 9-5
    Lafayette 7-7
    Navy 2-12
    Holy Cross 2-12
    Colgate 2-12

    #3090

    LU65
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    I’m inclined to think AU, LU, and BU will battle it out for the top spot and be tightly bunched in the end – each with 10 or 11 wins. I would expect each to prevail on its home court going 7-0 or 6-1 while winning 3 to 4 times on the road. I’d kick up the Navy and Holy Cross win totals by 3 or 4 each and lower Army’s by 2 to 3. LC and Colgate appear well placed.

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