1/20/2014 12:20 PM
Not a single team in the top 25 stayed at the same ranking from yesterday.  Fascinating, no?

Last Night
Ursinus 54   #5 Susquehanna 62
We had quite the close game last night with both teams battling back and forth the whole way.  The visitors were able to score a couple basket at the end of the first half to take a 31-26 lead into the locker room.  Susquehanna was able to quickly come back after the break and the lead was swapped a few more times.  The home team was able to take control for good at about the six minute mark.  Ursinus was leading 51-50 at the time but Susquehanna turned on the defense and held them scoreless for the next four and half minutes, holding on for the 8 point win.

Also considered: #3 Johnson and Wales beat the final buzzer with a clutch jumper for a 80-78 win over Penn St. Altoona, #15 Millsaps sunk their free throws at the end to hold on for a 49-47 road win at Colorado, #8 Rivier took care of E. Connecticut State 72-61, and #10 Ozarks recovered from a Buena Vista 3ptr as time expired to get the win in overtime 90-78.

Sim blowout watch: All three sims managed covers last night: St. John Fisher against #4 Texas Lutheran 56-115, Mound Ida vs #13 Emory 61-98, and Pacific at home to #16 California Tech 42-71.

GotN
#1 North Carolina Wesleyan (1-0)(nastynick60) at #2 US Merchant Marines (1-0)(lynchmob1414)
Wow, you know it's a hell of a non-conference slate of games when a rematch of last season's national title game doesn't even make the top of the list but it's hard to turn down the top two teams meeting.  It's a battle of abbreviated schools with 2 C's visiting 2 M's.  lynchmom leads the series between these two 5-1 and his team is favored by a point at home.

Also considered: #5 Susquehanna at #23 Whittier, #15 Millsaps at #9 Wooster, #4 Texas Lutheran at UMass Dartmouth, #7 Trinity at La Grange, and #10 Ozarks at Howard Payne

Sim blowout watch: Wisconsin Eau Claire is a 57 point road dog as they visit #19 Louisiana.
1/20/2014 1:46 PM
Two C's? Someone cut the sportswriter off!!
1/20/2014 1:50 PM
Their abbreviation on the scoreboard pages is NCWC and I rolled with it, so there.
1/20/2014 2:07 PM
Pseudo-you referred to Lynchmob as Lynchmom.  It's a shame you guys don't play this year, or that would go up on the UMMA bulletin board!

Also, I'm 99.9% certain that when I woke up this morning, UMMA was #1 and NCWC was #25.  I was THIS close to posting about how weird it was to see NCWC drop so far despite a road win against a good opponent.  The only thing that stopped me from posting was my 15 month old started eating the dog's food.  I see the 2 teams are #2 and #1 now, respectively...anyone else see the rankings around 7am (CST) or do I just need more sleep?!?
1/20/2014 2:11 PM
Maybe you need to lay off the dog food for a while yourself.

And my apologies to lynchmob/mom/dad/whatever, but that's a damn funny typo.

1/20/2014 3:48 PM
Posted by pseudochamp on 1/20/2014 1:50:00 PM (view original):
Their abbreviation on the scoreboard pages is NCWC and I rolled with it, so there.
Meh...way to bring facts into a perfectly good jab.
1/20/2014 5:34 PM
Here are my coach ratings.  It is essentially the number of NT wins divided by total # games with a minimum of 150 games required.  

Full Coach Ratings: skydrive.live.com/redir

Coach Coach ID Team Team ID Conference Wins Losses NT Wins Rating
frankgrimes1 697885 Penn St. Altoona 4197 CC 667 117 66 49.11
jsajsa 228755 Kenyon 4814 N. Coast 1840 291 176 48.18
spasticity 385528 Johnson and Wales 4748 Great NE 2454 850 200 35.31
oldave 276913 Babson 4140 Penn. 2463 679 189 35.09
bananajacobs 684208 Emmanuel 4747 Great NE 727 274 60 34.97
phalla 731447 Emory 4839 University 1315 310 95 34.10
brianxavier 639463 Millsaps 4842 University 1418 532 104 31.11
barjaz 474508 Ursinus 4047 Centennial 9465 2545 565 27.44
jack_duck 684214 Rivier 4750 Great NE 1780 808 112 25.24
bunkerbuster 667563 Piedmont 4895 USA South 2302 839 130 24.14
getiguy 602627 Oglethorpe 4896 USA South 977 358 53 23.16
chichisteve 575873 Suffolk 4066 Great NE 1848 916 108 22.79
zeuspole 171345 Susquehanna 4199 CC 5000 2485 270 21.04
platoisek 614960 Grove City 4820 N. Coast 1534 573 74 20.49
mschulte24 694545 Webster 4149 St. Louis 536 219 26 20.09
darnoc29099 754660 Wittenberg 4818 N. Coast 805 359 40 20.05
theriddler 486751 Vassar 4743 Empire 8 985 218 41 19.88
tarvolon 755955 Dallas 4849 University 1454 666 70 19.26
mfnmyers 548320 Dickinson 4039 Centennial 2653 1102 124 19.26
sublightd 552442 Hardin-Simmons 4018 ASC 4977 1939 228 19.23
funngun10 733029 S. Vermont 4065 Great NE 1987 1067 99 18.91
windixies 471084 Whittier 4175 S. Cal. 6498 2632 279 17.83
favre3xmvp 232977 Millikin 4712 CCIW 595 257 26 17.80
xatomsmasher 517341 Capital 4108 Ohio 1694 577 60 15.41
jana23 313181 Medgar Evers 4057 CUNY 1517 543 51 14.44
ajlillie 656392 Texas Lutheran 4025 ASC 188 56 6 14.34
lynchmob1414 295772 U.S. Merchant Marines 4164 Skyline 4472 1900 148 13.55
whit6r 574012 John Carroll 4110 Ohio 876 472 30 12.98
tilldog28 599718 Greensboro 4889 USA South 1831 987 61 12.63
chewchad 223988 Wentworth Tech. 4731 Coast 4905 2589 156 12.14
pseudochamp 750616 Wooster 4819 N. Coast 537 236 16 12.07
nachopuzzle 647604 Maryville 4118 Ohio 1517 577 42 11.70
discodave 575861 Louisiana 4847 University 1552 778 46 11.52
bullman17 754164 Willamette 4830 Northwest 352 162 9 10.21
bdpoor 726492 Colorado 4178 S. Cal. 986 582 27 10.04
dinosaur 713815 Newbury 4068 Great NE 1025 784 31 10.00
osgonlz 637349 Palm Beach Atlantic 4894 USA South 1215 586 26 8.42
cuck 339377 SUNY Cortland 4181 SUNYAC 1273 528 25 8.10
swany623 699390 Stillman 4850 University 842 638 20 7.88
prc56 537025 Calvin 4753 Michigan 1190 638 24 7.66
googs04 527417 Lynchburg 4124 ODAC 596 301 11 7.15
zac9 635850 Kalamazoo 4755 Michigan 829 420 15 7.01
gatorfan2005 414788 Olivet 4756 Michigan 682 430 13 6.82
ezekialstarr 775584 Allegheny 4810 N. Coast 153 105 3 6.78
madpad78 696100 Sewanee 4844 University 1127 693 21 6.73
bobmeyer 713366 Trinity (TX) 4846 University 381 230 7 6.68
rednu 673007 W. New England 4067 Great NE 1621 1018 30 6.63
nastynick60 741808 N. Carolina Wesleyan 4891 USA South 621 356 11 6.57
westcoast22 523011 Ozarks 4848 University 2100 1206 35 6.18
reisel 543227 Mary Washington 4030 Capital 1266 826 21 5.86

1/20/2014 7:18 PM
Any metric that rates me highly is fine by me! lol.

It certainly has it's share of holes though, but a good start on coming up with something, bullman.
1/20/2014 8:06 PM
interesting bullman… I guess you are including all teams under that ID obviously….  

I prefer you NOT include my D2 team (although that team did have 2 freaking incredible years, surrounded by years of mediocrity)…..


1/20/2014 9:31 PM
I'd like to see how big of a tumble my rating would take if NT win percentage was used instead of overall number of wins...all I have to say is that it would probably need a parachute to survive that fall, haha.
1/21/2014 12:45 AM
Look at all my wins and never even an NT Title Game appearance.  I must be a horrible coach lol.

And Pseudo, thanks for putting me in the considering for the first two games.  I always lose when I a featured.  :)
1/21/2014 12:53 AM
Posted by westcoast22 on 1/21/2014 12:45:00 AM (view original):
Look at all my wins and never even an NT Title Game appearance.  I must be a horrible coach lol.

And Pseudo, thanks for putting me in the considering for the first two games.  I always lose when I a featured.  :)
If it makes you feel better westcoast, I'm still waiting on my first career Final Four appearance. And my only Elite Eight was accomplished not too many seasons ago in Naismith as a 16 seed.
1/21/2014 5:34 AM
I think it's pretty messed up that US Merchant Marines was #2 last night, beat the #1 team and then gets rewarded by falling to #4 in the rankings.
1/21/2014 8:43 AM
Posted by whit6r on 1/21/2014 5:34:00 AM (view original):
I think it's pretty messed up that US Merchant Marines was #2 last night, beat the #1 team and then gets rewarded by falling to #4 in the rankings.
Not that I wasn't already convinced the rankings are messed up, but yeah, lynchmob's team wins by a bucket against No. 1 and gets rewarded with a slide to No. 4. Meanwhile No. 1 NCW jumps off a cliff and lands at No. 15...pretty penal for a two-point loss to No. 2. Nobody won in that game.
1/21/2014 9:12 AM
I agree Rednu that the rankings are messed up.
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