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Pac-12 basketball: Projecting the 2011-12 league race

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    From Jon Wilner's "College Hotline" blog:

    1. UCLA

    2. Cal

    3. Washington

    4. Arizona

    5. Stanford

    6. Oregon

    7. Oregon State

    8. Washington State

    9. USC

    10. Colorado: In addition to (presumably) losing Burks, the Pac-12 newcomers must make due without No. 2 scorer Cory Higgins and several other quality players. But Tad Boyle becomes one of the best four or five coaches in the conference the day the Buffs officially join.

    (Note: If Burks returns to school, move the Buffs to No. 5, ahead of Stanford. He ’s that good.)

    11. Arizona State

    12. Utah
     
  2. SECOBuffsFan

    SECOBuffsFan Active Member

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    USC is nothing special....same with Oregon State...CU should be at least ahead of both of those teams
     
  3. DesertDawg526

    DesertDawg526 Resident Dawg Club Member

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    I'm really surprised to see Cal at #2. They were horrible this year.
     
  4. Rraalph 3000

    Rraalph 3000 Well-Known Member

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    Do I agree with it....not really....but could care less about the projections, as CU historically does a pretty good damn job at proving those idiots wrong
     
  5. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    I wouldn't agree that Cal was horrible, and they return essentially everybody off of last year's team. You finish 5th in a league and return everyone you should move up in the preseason standings; it makes sense.

    Additionally, Mike Montgomery is a hell of a coach.
     
  6. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    Umm, we beat Oregon St. by 25 this year. Arizona, Washington and UCLA seem to be the only teams that would clearly be ahead of us if Burks doesn't come back.
     
  7. RumblinBuff

    RumblinBuff That one blogging guy Club Member

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    FWIW, my "totally pulled right out of my ass" projections have us finishing 3rd with Burks (13-5), 6th or 7th without him (9-9).
     
  8. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Problem is that we are losing 58 of the 83 points we scored that day.
     
  9. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    I'm cool with this expectations are low. For the most part we can only beat expectations.
     
  10. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    Sendek seems to have lost all momentum at ASU if they are going to be that bad next year. they were a disappointment last season as well, IIRC from preseason stuff.
     
  11. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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  12. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    We're gonna kick ass. FACT!
     
  13. dyemeduke

    dyemeduke Well-Known Member

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    Those projections are odd...Cal at #2 and Oregon St surprise me. I think UCLA and UW fight it out for the top spot.

    I think we finish 7-8, assuming Burks leaves. Even if he comes back, I think we finish about 4-6. The Pac 10 is underrated right now in my opinion - there's some decent talent coming back next season and some quality coaches. Watch out for Oregon next season - not saying they're winning the league by any means, but they will be competitive.
     
  14. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    iirc, uofa has some pieces back and a steller recruiting class. They're my pick to win the conference next year -- if they can beat the Buffs.
     
  15. sparkybuffs

    sparkybuffs New Member

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    Whatever... we were supposed to finish ninth this year...
     
  16. buffaloflyer

    buffaloflyer Member

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    F&^% the Scumdevils
     
  17. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Suck the Fundevils is kinda fun too hahaha

    The band used this in the cadence a few years ago when they went down to ASU
     

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