Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby Native » 5 days ago

The AP Poll is typically discussed in terms of a team's ranking. I find it equally interesting to look at the AP Poll points, which are the basis for the ranking.

For example, In week 14 of the AP Poll, URI received 486 points from the AP Poll particpants; in week 15, URI score jumped to 666 points, an increase of 37%. Although not as impressive as the 150% increase in points that North Carolina received this week, the 37% increase in score points is indicative of the fact that more of the AP voters have become aware of the achievements that URI M-BB is making this season. .

Also, looking solely at the AP Poll rankings obscures the natural clustering that tends to occur in any sample of values. Looking at the AP Poll point scores (rather than at the AP Poll rankings) allows the various teams to be "clustered" based on their average point scores for that week.

For week 15 of the AP Poll, such a "clustered" ordering based on the average of how each of the AP voters scored each team would look lke this:

First place             Virginia

tied for second Michigan State
Villanova

third place Xavier

fourth place Cincinnati

tied for sixth place Purdue
Texas Tech

eighth place Ohio State

tied for ninth place Gonzaga
Auburn

tied in eleventh place Clemson
Duke

tied thirteenth place Kansas
North Carolina

tied fifteenth place Saint Mary's
Rhode Island

tied sixteenth place Arizona
Tennessee

eighteenth place Wichita State

twentieth place West Virginia

tied twenty-first place Texas A&M
Michigan

twenty-third place Oklahoma

tied twenty-fourth Nevada
Arizona State


The above analysis is reinforced by URI's #14 placement in the Coaches Poll.

A graphical representation for the AP Poll point scores for last week and this week are as follows (with the Rhode Island entry each week colored blue):

Week 14  AP Poll points.jpg
Week 15  AP Poll points.jpg


My summary points are
  • that this week URI has taken a meaningful step "up" in times of national awareness
  • that the national rating on a subjective "national experts doing the selection" basis (as opposed to the computerized objective rating supplied by the BPI, KenPom, and Sagarin numbers) would place URI M-BB as being rated #15 in the country, for this week at least
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby theblueram » 4 days ago

URI at #16/14!!!!!!! It gets better every day!!!!!!
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Postby Rhode_Island_Red » 4 days ago

Any word from Li'l Kevie about his(ha!) ballot(ha!)?
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby PeteRI » 3 days ago

Wonder how high we'll be ranked if we take out the Bonnie's this Friday???
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby Paleoguy » 1 day ago

PeteRI wrote:Wonder how high we'll be ranked if we take out the Bonnie's this Friday???


As of Friday morning, these teams have lost this week: # 3, 5, 6, 8, 11, 15, 21, 23, 25. St. Mary's is # 15, and they lost at San Francisco. We would be no worse then #15 if we win. Barring any leapfrogging....
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby Rhody Guy » 1 day ago

Arizona will jump us after beating az st I think.
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby rhodysurf » 1 day ago

Rhody has officially made it... into the best power rankings on the internet lol

https://www.theringer.com/2018/2/16/170 ... texas-tech
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby Ramulous » 1 day ago

Wasted my time reading that shit.....
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby Blue Man » 1 day ago

rhodysurf wrote:Rhody has officially made it... into the best power rankings on the internet lol

https://www.theringer.com/2018/2/16/170 ... texas-tech


I enjoyed the hell out of this lol.
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Re: Rhody and A10 in the Top 25 Polls: 2017-18

Postby reef » 23 hours ago

If we win tonight do we pass Clemson???
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