4/8/2011 1:54 PM
I'm not so sure Marshall was the best human coached team in the conference either...seems we split with them and had a lot less talent...
4/9/2011 12:43 PM
Posted by dacj501 on 4/8/2011 1:54:00 PM (view original):
I'm not so sure Marshall was the best human coached team in the conference either...seems we split with them and had a lot less talent...
A lot less talent? You were 650 w. out the two walk-ons, just a couple points below us. But hey, if you wanna hang your hat on one lucky game, be my guest. Somehow I don't think you'd trade seasons with us. As a Cuse fan, I can understand that you'd wanna rely on moral victories ...
4/9/2011 12:55 PM
Wow..Nice to know we can score we the rest of the conference! lol...jk
4/9/2011 6:03 PM
 But hey, if you wanna hang your hat on one lucky game, be my guest. 

yeah, I thought you guys got lucky in that rematch too...
6/1/2011 9:53 AM (edited)
Season #1 C-USA Makeover

Prestige movement:
                Beginning   1st yr    2nd

Tulane         C+  stays   C+      C          8 teams went down in Prestige somehow.
C. Florida    C+  down   C        C-      
Memphis     C    down   C        C-         Marshall went up 2 grades
E. Carolina  C    down   C-       D+
Rice              C    down   C-       D+        S. Miss and Houston managed to stay the same
Marshall       D+    up      C-       C+
S. Miss.        D+   stays   D+      D+
UAB              D+   stays   D+       D
Houston       D     stays   D         D
UTEP            D     stays   D         D-
Tulsa            D     stays   D         D-
SMU              D-      up     D+       D

Slightly misleading numbers as we had 2 programs gain ... and 4 drop one notch.
But It looks like the overall team averages for C-USA came up about 20 pts.
Hopefully we will see a reversal of this trend next season, and then some real progress the season after.
4/15/2011 4:29 PM (edited)
some numbers that may not mean anything to anyone else but me, but just a barometer / point of reference of Rupp DI Conferences right now.

                           W  -   L                    Total   RPI
#1 SEC -  full  215 - 146         480+274 =   754     (7 ranked teams)
 2  B-12 -   4    195 - 153         502+540 = 1042
 3  P-10 -   3    207 - 151         645+399 = 1044
 4  B-10 -   3    194 - 153         646+459 = 1105
 5  B-East  2    190 - 157         608+679 = 1287
 6 ACC  -    4    186 - 165         731+587 = 1318

 7th   A-10  6 openings   186-161  683+795 = 1478

16th  C-USA  (3 openings, 0 openings now)   160 - 174      1217+1111 = 2328 total (obviously we have a ways to climb), however, The SEC is the only full conference besides us in Rupp. Since we landed in Rupp, barring some unforseen disaster, I would predict that in 3-4 seasons we will compete with the Big-6, and if we can keep the conference together and filled, I predict in a few more we become their worst nightmare
4/20/2011 2:57 PM
Beginning of Season #2

  Name Year Pos School A SPD REB DE BLK LP PE BH P WE ST DU FT TOT
1. Justin Stout Sr. SF Memphis 81 82 32 73 22 52 97 68 55 81 98 95 B- 836
2. Brian Caldwell Sr. SF Tulane 72 74 76 59 52 46 63 71 54 66 81 64 B- 778
3. Robert Boler Sr. SF Central Florida 93 60 64 94 38 62 85 58 73 40 76 34 C+ 777
4. Casey Hall Sr. PG Marshall 77 86 26 88 13 36 64 65 87 93 96 44 B 775
5. Joshua Cardona Jr. PF S. Mississippi 74 33 78 83 74 89 39 36 41 57 75 81 C 760
6. Charles Morgan So. PF E. Carolina 83 44 76 80 63 76 1 42 52 75 75 74 B- 741
7. Vincent McGugin So. PF Rice 74 33 85 70 83 52 38 45 53 59 82 64 C 738
8. Randy Archer Sr. C Marshall 63 34 99 77 86 82 20 18 19 87 81 69 A- 735
9. John Fleming Sr. SF S. Mississippi 61 67 38 74 37 62 59 56 40 84 86 59 B- 723
10. Victor Burns Sr. SG Tulane 79 71 6 95 12 1 70 91 90 67 80 61 B- 723
11. Nicholas Washington Jr. PF SMU 58 55 49 74 49 91 34 30 50 81 87 62 C 720
12. Dennis Lamy Jr. SF Houston 66 57 53 74 26 68 65 34 62 78 76 55 B+ 714
13. Ray Morowski Jr. PG Tulsa 63 76 20 68 11 0 68 86 74 71 82 94 A- 713
14. Patrick Sims So. SF Marshall 83 60 38 82 13 47 58 50 60 86 72 61 B 710
15. Christopher Christen Jr. PF E. Carolina 31 52 98 38 77 79 40 21 38 74 82 76 B+ 706
16. Edward Lyon Sr. SG S. Mississippi 54 58 37 61 30 69 58 63 57 71 74 74 B 706
17. David Sandford Sr. SG UTEP 43 68 29 41 11 56 84 60 71 61 83 97 B- 704
18. Blake Pou Jr. PF Memphis 62 36 65 52 61 40 8 49 53 89 87 98 B 700
19. Christopher Driscoll Sr. PG Houston 89 71 17 99 10 28 52 62 49 73 84 65 A- 699
20. James Drew Jr. SF Houston 59 61 38 60 30 71 49 66 49 66 66 79 B- 694
21. Danny Borland Sr. C S. Mississippi 49 53 74 83 54 69 5 27 54 73 67 81 B- 689
22. Dean Hale Jr. C Memphis 52 40 91 61 72 78 30 11 35 75 66 77 B 688
23. Roger Sewell Jr. PF S. Mississippi 48 38 79 46 51 74 43 48 30 85 86 59 C+ 687
24. Larry Sutherland Sr. PG Rice 29 99 3 25 2 11 99 95 88 73 85 73 B- 682
25. Michael Stephens Sr. PG Central Florida 57 79 14 68 13 19 49 99 74 74 83 48 B- 677
4/23/2011 12:33 PM

Division I Recruiting Class Rankings By Conference

1. SEC: 41 recruits, 853 points
2. Big 12: 43 recruits, 772 points
3. Big East: 37 recruits, 735 points
4. Big Ten: 41 recruits, 716 points
5. ACC: 38 recruits, 715 points
6. PAC 10: 41 recruits, 673 points
7. Atlantic 10: 39 recruits, 645 points
8. Conference USA: 41 recruits, 642 points
   
In our second seasons, we finished 8th behind only the BCS conference and the A-10 -- with significantly worse prestige than those ahead of us.

Once that prestige goes up a little ... watch out, BCS.

5/3/2011 2:16 AM
I can guarantee that if things stay the way they are now, CUSA will pass the A10 (and probably some of the weaker Big 6 conferences)very soon  for the simple reason that every team will be human coached. The A10 is already better than the ACC this year, and thats with only 6 human coaches, and 3 of them still building their programs (less than 4 years at their current school). D1 Rupp is a pretty empty world for humans, and the CUSA is a good conference for a group to pick. Most decent human coaches can take a midmajor and have some success with it,  and all of you guys are better than decent. Having the postseason cash that comes with competence and/or a good baseline prestige is just a perk. As far as I'm concerned, good luck guys, I wish you the best. However, I'd rather play with a conference full of humans than one half full of sims any day.
5/4/2011 9:20 AM (edited)

  Marshall Girt25 0-0 7-3 4-2 3-1 0-0 7-3 W2 56 
  Memphis oldwarrior 0-0 7-3 5-2 2-1 0-0 7-3 W3 113 165
 
E. Carolina zags27 0-0 6-4 1-2 5-2 0-0 6-4 L1 179 281
  Central Florida dacj501 0-0 4-6 1-1 3-5 0-0 4-6 W1 242 293
  S. Mississippi Weena 0-0 4-6 2-3 2-3 0-1 4-6 L2 234 219
  UAB options 0-0 2-8 0-1 2-7 0-0 2-8 L3 241 188
 
 
 
 
 
West Standings
 
  School Coach
W-L

W-L
H
W-L
R
W-L
25
W-L
Last   RPI SOS
  Houston daveymac 0-0 6-4 3-2 3-2 0-0 6-4 L1 228 302
  Rice storm2425 0-0 5-5 3-2 2-3 0-1 5-5 W4 110 88
  Tulane antonsirius 0-0 3-7 3-6 0-1 0-3 3-7 L4 248 106
  Tulsa coach_billyg 0-0 1-9 1-3 0-6 0-0 1-9 L1 317 277
  UTEP southern3pri 0-0 1-9 0-5 1-4 0-0 1-9 L5 263 110
  SMU budlit 0-0 0-10 0-3 0-7 0-0 0-10 L10 305 177
5/26/2011 4:50 PM (edited)

  School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
  Marshall girt25 13-3 23-6 12-2 8-4 0-0 9-1 W4 45 115
  S. Mississippi Weena 10-6 14-13 8-5 6-7 0-1 6-4 L1 166 188
  UAB options 9-7 13-16 6-3 5-12 0-0 8-2 L1 145 142
  Memphis oldwarrior 8-8 17-12 11-4 4-7 0-0 5-5 L1 168 246
 
E. Carolina zags27 7-9 14-14 5-6 8-7 0-0 6-4 L1 150 168
  Central Florida dacj501 7-9 14-16 4-6 7-9 0-0 4-6 L1 172 181
 
 
 
 
 
West Standings
 
  School Coach Conf.
W-L
Overall
W-L
Home
W-L
Road
W-L
Top 25
W-L
Last 10 STRK RPI SOS
  Tulane antonsirius 11-5 14-13 9-8 5-4 0-3 6-4 L1 206 243
  Rice storm2425 10-6 15-12 10-3 5-8 0-1 5-5 L4 147 209
  Houston daveymac 9-7 15-12 7-6 8-5 0-0 4-6 L1 233 320
  UTEP southern3pri 6-10 7-20 3-10 4-9 0-0 3-7 L1 270 203
  Tulsa coach_billyg 4-12 5-22 3-9 2-12 0-0 2-8 L2 316 317
  SMU budlit 2-14 2-25 1-10 1-14 0-0 0-10 L14 315 249
 
The East grew a little stronger this season.
Their total RPI was 846 (ave 141) as opposed to 1065 (ave 177) last season.

The West was 1487 (ave 248), as compared to 1471 (ave 245) last season.
Tulane was pretty strong (50), and had to be rebuilt (5 seniors), and Tulsa and SMU added 6 and 5 frosh.
The drop in Tulane and SMU probably offset most of the gains in the rest. Billy's team was bad before he got there... and was actually almost as good with 6 freshman
 
5/26/2011 5:47 PM
You know, the Ivy ain't bad either.....we only have 1/2 humans but we got 3 in the dance this year.
5/30/2011 11:52 PM
Rank Conference Prestige Record Strength of
Schedule
RPI
1. SEC B+ 207-148 .5931 .5877
2. PAC 10 B 198-154 .5781 .5676
3. Big 12 B 199-150 .5655 .5623
4. Big Ten B 197-156 .5595 .5560
5. Big East B 191-156 .5497 .5448
6. Atlantic 10 C+ 179-165 .5420 .5317
7. Mountain West C- 178-165 .5202 .5180
8. Ivy League C- 174-164 .5214 .5173
9. Southland D+ 179-165 .5170 .5153
10. ACC B 168-172 .5269 .5147
11. Summit League D+ 173-168 .5066 .5038
12. MAC C- 167-170 .4974 .4957
13. Big West D 171-165 .4907 .4919
14. Metro-Atlantic D 167-168 .4884 .4889
15. Big Sky D+ 163-177 .4885 .4853
16. WCC C 159-182 .4941 .4852
17. Southern D+ 166-175 .4865 .4839
18. Sun Belt D+ 164-172 .4788 .4837
19. Patriot League C- 156-182 .4899 .4825
20. Horizon D+ 160-178 .4903 .4822
21. Northeast D+ 157-179 .4800 .4779
22. Colonial Athletic Association D+ 159-177 .4802 .4771
23. Ohio Valley D+ 163-174 .4771 .4766
24. Conference USA D+ 153-182 .4784 .4736
25. Missouri Valley D+ 157-179 .4768 .4733
26. Mid-Eastern D+ 152-185 .4700 .4636
27. Big South D 143-192 .4452 .4383
6/1/2011 10:01 AM (edited)

Prestige movement:
                Beginning   1st yr    2nd

Tulane         C+  stays   C+      C          8 teams went down in Prestige somehow.
C. Florida    C+  down   C        C-      
Memphis     C    down   C        C-         Marshall went up 2 grades
E. Carolina  C    down   C-       D+
Rice              C    down   C-       D+        S. Miss and Houston managed to stay the same
Marshall       D+    up      C-       C+
S. Miss.        D+   stays   D+      D+
UAB              D+   stays   D+       D
Houston       D     stays   D         D
UTEP            D     stays   D         D-
Tulsa            D     stays   D         D-
SMU              D-      up     D+       D

I can't imagine this isn't the bottom. 9 teams are worse than when we got here, prestige-wise.
6/9/2011 12:55 PM
if you think this is the bottom, just wait till next season, when tulsa hits an all new F-- prestige!
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