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6/29/2011 12:46 AM
why not just let my game with Kansas already scheduled count?  Set Texas and UCLA together.
6/29/2011 3:10 AM
Kansas needed a home game and is playing @you this year.
8/21/2011 4:33 PM
bump as I work on pairings for Hardwood Series #4, Season 52.
8/21/2011 4:49 PM
So for the power rankings this year, I'm trying something new.  I'm calculating the ratings of each team's returning players (current players minus seniors and walkons), then adding an appropriate number of Big 12-average freshmen (for those who care, this is 66 52 49 65 42 50 50 48 51 54 68 56 C+ 650)... so then I have each team's projected ratings for next year.  I'm then calculating on-court rating by subtracting WE, DUR, and half of ST.
8/21/2011 4:54 PM
S52 Projected Big 12 Power Rankings:

on court with frosh Team
598 Kansas
585 Texas
579 Colorado
552 Texas A&M
545 Baylor
533 Oklahoma St.
520 Oklahoma
520 Texas Tech
513 Nebraska
512 Kansas St.
503 Iowa St.
496 Missouri
8/21/2011 4:56 PM

This seems about right, though an experienced Baylor squad might be a tad overrated.  I'll now do the same with the Pac-10 (their average freshman is 67 50 40 65 33 46 48 46 50 60 69 54 C 629, by the way.)

 

8/21/2011 5:04 PM

This seems about right, though an experienced Baylor squad might be a tad overrated.  I'll now do the same with the Pac-10:

597 Arizona
586 Stanford
582 Oregon
577 USC
572 UCLA
549 Cal
532 Oregon St.
517 Fresno St.
516 Washington
508 Hawaii
498 Washington St.
497 Arizona St.

8/21/2011 5:05 PM
Those don't seem too far off, either - I'll make sure we're not having over-rematches, get home and away squared up, and put Kansas v Stanford.  Pairings in a moment.
8/21/2011 5:27 PM

Pairings actually work out quite nicely.  The Pac-10 will be favored this year, as usual.  The only catch: when you weight games by team quality, the Pac 10 has played more home games at the top of the bracket and more road games at the bottom.  The best way to fix this is, of course, switching the H/A for a game in which a Big 12 team is playing its third away game and its opponent is playing its third home game.

The problem: this only applies to my game with Cal, which doesn't look kosher.  So I'll post the pairings unswitched and talk to jtvaughey by sitemail.

8/22/2011 10:25 AM (edited)
PAIRINGS!!

HOME AWAY When? Pac 10 Big 12 P10-HCA Pac 10 adv
Kansas Stanford week 9 - SCHEDULED 586 598 -10 (22)
Arizona Texas week 5 - SCHEDULED 597 585 9.5 22
Oregon Colorado week 9 - SCHEDULED 582 579 9 12
Texas A&M USC week 5, please 577 551 -8.5 18
Baylor UCLA week 5, please 572 545 -8 19
Oklahoma St. Cal week 5 - SCHEDULED 549 533 -7.5 9
Oregon St. Oklahoma week 5 - SCHEDULED 532 520 7 19
Texas Tech Fresno St. week 9 - SCHEDULED 517 520 -6.5 (10)
Nebraska Washington week 5, please 516 512 -6 (2)
Hawaii Kansas St. week 5 - SCHEDULED 508 512 5.5 2
Washington St. Iowa St. week 5 - SCHEDULED 498 503 5 0
Missouri Arizona St. week 1 - SCHEDULED 497 496 -4.5 (4)
    s52       62
8/21/2011 5:32 PM
Ha - and my intended pairing of ASU@Mizzou?  It's already been scheduled.
8/21/2011 11:42 PM
how are those power rankings calculated? just curious.
8/22/2011 1:38 AM
Posted by jamespastine on 8/21/2011 11:42:00 PM (view original):
how are those power rankings calculated? just curious.
look 8 posts up...
8/22/2011 4:05 AM
The quick answer is that they're the on-court rating (OVR-.5*ST-DUR-WE) for your team next year if none of your players improve a lick, your seniors and walkons leave, and you pick up conference-average freshmen.  It's not that precise but I really like the order it spit out, except for maybe OK St. vs. Baylor and TTU vs. Nebraska.
8/22/2011 10:53 AM
Posted by dacj501 on 8/22/2011 1:38:00 AM (view original):
Posted by jamespastine on 8/21/2011 11:42:00 PM (view original):
how are those power rankings calculated? just curious.
look 8 posts up...
thanks, dacj501. i don't pay very good attention some times. getting too old.
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