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theyaintwantit

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Agree that Wagner will fall, but I think they are pretty safe from Q4 and have a chance of staying in the top 100 (I see you UNT). Colgate isn't a good precedent since they didn't play a NCOS. NET and other metric ratings require samples between conferences to get division 1 ratings correct.
As long as Wagner stays inside the top 160 they will be a Q3 loss.
A few Q3 losses (even 3 total) really don't burn you. It's the Q4 losses that really hurt.
 

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That's actually kind of broken right now. 42 is where we were when the last NET was published - at the end of last season.
Yes, half of that site is updated but not the other half.

Edit: and as I say that they update the quad records outside of team pages:

All these showed last year's quad record 10 minutes ago...
 

Half-baked Mcbride

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Things to watch our guys improve upon??
Bottom 6 in the ENTIRE NCAA in points scored per game (57.4)
Bottom 20 in the ENTIRE NCAA in total Turnovers per Game (16.63...tied with the Hoosiers)

also, VCU as a team has only made one more three than odu's team (40-39)......let's try to stay ahead of those salty turds

I know, I know...our defense is really good...but we only have 5 OOC games left and I'd love to see Ace's return coincide with our fellas actually TAKING better shots and MAKING more in general.
 

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Things to watch our guys improve upon??
Bottom 6 in the ENTIRE NCAA in points scored per game (57.4)
Bottom 20 in the ENTIRE NCAA in total Turnovers per Game (16.63...tied with the Hoosiers)

also, VCU as a team has only made one more three than odu's team (40-39)......let's try to stay ahead of those salty turds

I know, I know...our defense is really good...but we only have 5 OOC games left and I'd love to see Ace's return coincide with our fellas actually TAKING better shots and MAKING more in general.

VCU's defense may be really good, but there is not a team in the history of college basketball that has won a game scoring fewer points than their opponents (forfeits excluded). At the end of the day offense trumps defense.
 
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the trajectory that the offense is on (from historically awful to decent) + how historically amazing our defense is = good enough to put us in the top 50 in short order.
 

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Even if you only give up 60 ppg, you still have to score more than 60 ppg to win. If you only give up 60 ppg but only score 55 ppg, it really doesn't matter how good your defense it. It's simple math. Just look at what happened in the Wagner and Chattanooga games.
 
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Even if you only give up 60 ppg, you still have to score more than 60 ppg to win. If you only give up 60 ppg but only score 55 ppg, it really doesn't matter how good your defense it. It's simple math. Just look at what happened in the Wagner and Chattanooga games.
You said offense trumps defense. I repeat. Huh?
 
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