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Colorado Women's Basketball RPI Watch

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Pac-12 is respected at the top (#4 Stanford, #12 Cal), but doesn't look positioned to get 5 or 6 bids (much like the Men).

    One way the Pac-12 Women may be different than it is for the Men from a CU perspective is our Men's team has already staked its flag at the top of the conference mountain. There's work to do to make sure it wasn't a blip in a down year, but there's confidence that the program is now good enough that a strong conference yielding a lot of bids only helps.

    With the Women, this may be more a matter of looking for a down year and hoping that our program can take advantage of it by finishing in the top 3 or 4, parlaying that into an NCAA tournament berth. We can't afford a completely awful conference RPI because the odds of getting past Stanford to get the auto-bid are painfully thin, but we don't want the competition to be too good either. It's a balance for WBB. Lose OOC to top teams but beat the teams they should. Basically, be a solid conference that isn't so good that our team can't overcome it and distinguish itself.

    So far, it's been a bad start to the year for the Pac-12 at the bottom.

    Wazzu is 0-2, losing in overtime at Minnesota and then dropping another OT game to South Dakota State.
    USC is 0-1 after getting handled at home against Gonzaga.
    Oregon is 0-1 following a home loss to St. Mary's.
    Arizona State is 0-1 after losing at home to Texas Tech.

    Not really bad losses, but nothing good happening there either.

    With the other teams, there's a long list at 1-0 (Arizona, Cal, Colorado, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah, Washington) and Stanford sits at 2-0... with none of the conference wins likely to impress a selection committee.

    The big opportunities in the next week:

    UCLA vs #11 Oklahoma on the 14th
    Stanford vs #1 Baylor on the 16th

    Tonight, Oregon State hosts Cal-Poly and needs to get a win. We can't have more losses to lower-tier teams, so the Beavs need to win this one.
     
  2. BeBe

    BeBe Club Member Club Member

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    I think your analysis is right on, Nik. There asre way more questions than answers on the WBB side this season.
     
  3. BeBe

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    Unfortunately Oregon State lost by 10 to Cal Poly
     
  4. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Weak. On a positive note, what I'm seeing in the early season tells me a CU finish in the top half of the conference should be expected this season.
     
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    I would agree--even if the Pac 12 coaches didn't in the coaches poll. No respect there.
     
  6. BeBe

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    I just watched the WBB preview on PAC-12 channel. The 2 commentators.... Mary Murphy (I think) and Ros Gold-Onwoude ... seem to think more highly of CU than the coaches did. Mary thinks CU is a team that could be going places and Ros has them as an NCAA bubble team.
     
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    Hope we prove to be more than a bubble team since CU is hosting.
     
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    First good OOC win by a PAC-12 team tonight . UCLA defeated #11 Oklahoma in Norman by a final score of 86 - 80. They had a 19 point lead at one point which got cut down to 2 in the final minute but managed to hold on for the win.
     
  9. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    UCLA looks strong.

    Washington got a road win at Seattle in OT tonight. Not an impressive win by any stretch, but any road victory is a nice RPI bump.
     
  10. buffgal

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    I found out today that the UMKC game is played in a 1500 seat rec center gym! I'm driving 7 hours each way to see my team play in a practice gym!
     
  11. RK

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    If theres a few CU fans there sometimes its cooler and sounds a lot louder in a smaller setting.
     
  12. BehindEnemyLines

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    Can you imagine what the C-Unit would do to that place?
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Cal destroyed St. Mary's as expected. Maybe they challenge Stanford this year.

    Oregon is a mess right now. Down by 2 at home to Portland State with 25 seconds left.
     
  14. BeBe

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    Now tied in OT
     
  15. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Oregon wastes a 38 pt, 27 reb performance by frosh Jillian Alleyne. Lost to Portland State in double OT.
     
  16. buffgal

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    Should be at least me and Ky Weston's family and friends making NOISE!
     
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    Sweet good lord. Thats a strong ass line.
     
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    Stanford just beat Baylor! That should help the league RPI. Shame that wasn't televised.
     
  19. Buffnik

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    I just saw that. Huge win for the Pac-12. That will get some respect.
     
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    Go Stanford!
     
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    Baylor All American point guard Odyssey Sims went out just a few minutes into the game with what appeared to be a leg injury. Obviously she is key to Baylor's success, maybe even more important than Griner since she is the one to get the ball to Griner where she wants it.
     
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    fify
     
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    And we'll definitely represent, you'll see.
     
  24. buffgal

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    Be loud!
     
  25. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Pac-12 continues to struggle.

    Wazzu fell to 1-3, losing at home to Wisconsin.
    ASU fell to 0-2, losing at UTEP.

    On the positive side, USC may have righted itself a bit by beating Pepperdine today.

    Tonight, we can expect Stanford to take care of business when they host Tenn-Martin.

    And, of course: CU Buffs move to 2-0 with a 78-55 road win at previously 2-1 UMKC.
     
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    Pepperdine is very week this year. They lost their exhibition game to a school called Westmont. It's an NAIA school where our walk-on from last year, Esther Lee, is playing. Pepperdine has only won one game this year.
     
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    Utah beat Utah St 92-64
    UW is beating Pepperdine 66-51 under 2 mins left
    USC beat UCSB 62-51
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    #17 UCLA with a huge conference win against #12 Texas today.

    Looks pretty clear right now that Stanford, Cal and UCLA all have excellent teams this year. The Buffs need to try to grab that #4 spot in the Pac-12 standings. That's the finish that's going to definitely put a team in the Dance.
     
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    San Diego State and Wyoming both won today giving CU rpi a boost.
     
  30. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Buffs are currently #30 in RPI. SOS is killing us at #142.

    Pac-12 doesn't help much either (#5 conference).

    UCLA, Stanford and Cal are all Top 6. Washington is #23. Below CU at #30, the Pac-12 just looks bad:

    #67 Arizona State
    #103 Arizona
    #113 Utah
    #153 USC
    #163 Oregon State
    #218 Washington State
    #290 Oregon

    This game against Louisville is absolutely huge. It's going to be hard for the Pac-12 to get more than 4 teams in this year. Might be only 3.
     

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