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Schedule Strength

Postby X-man » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:27 am

Here is how Xavier's schedule strength breaks down using the Sports Illustrated 1-351 ranking.

1-50 (15): non-conference (3 - UC, Baylor, Wisconsin), Big East (12 - Villanova, Seton Hall, Butler, Creighton, Providence, Marquette)
51-100 (3): non-conference (1 - Kansas State or Arizona State), Big East (2 - St. John's)
101-150 (7): non-conference (3 - Colorado, East Tennessee State, Northern Iowa), Big East (4 - DePaul, Georgetown)
151-200 (2): non-conference (2 - George Washington, Kent State)
201-250 (3): non-conference (3 - Rider, Hampton, Marshall)
251-300 (1): non-conference (1 - Morehead State...#278)

Bottom line: 18 of 31 games are with top 100 teams, 25 of 31 games are with top 150 teams, and only 4 games are with teams outside the top 200 teams. Thank you Big East!!!
Xavier always goes to the NCAA tournament, and almost always makes some noise while there. Projecting anything less than that this season feels like folly--Eamonn Brennan (ESPN Summer Shootaround, 2012)
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Re: Schedule Strength

Postby Shadow » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:50 pm

Doesn't that also mean 13 teams will attempting their hardest for an upset to feather their own cap.
Makes for an exciting season ahead.
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Re: Schedule Strength

Postby Pierre Dracot » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:27 am

Shadow wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Doesn't that also mean 13 teams will attempting their hardest for an upset to feather their own cap.
Makes for an exciting season ahead.
How many would be upsets?-- Would Villanova over Xavier be an upset? Would Cincinnati over Xavier be an upset?
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Re: Schedule Strength

Postby Shadow » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:00 pm

Pierre Dracot wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:27 am
Shadow wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Doesn't that also mean 13 teams will attempting their hardest for an upset to feather their own cap.
Makes for an exciting season ahead.
How many would be upsets?-- Would Villanova over Xavier be an upset? Would Cincinnati over Xavier be an upset?
13 + 18 = 31
What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you
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Re: Schedule Strength

Postby X-man » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:33 pm

Here's ESPN's:

1-50 (15 or 16): non-conference (3 or 4 - UC, Baylor, Wisconsin, and maybe Kansas State), Big East (12 - Villanova, Seton Hall, Butler, Providence, Marquette, Creighton)

51-100 (5 or 6): non-conference (1 or 2 - Colorado, and maybe Arizona State), Big East (4 - St. John's, Georgetown)
101-150 (4): non-conference (2 - East Tennessee State, Northern Iowa), Big East (2 - DePaul)(
151-200 (3): non-conference (3 - George Washington, Kent State, Marshall)
201+ (3): non-conference (3 - Morehead State, Rider, Hampton)
Xavier always goes to the NCAA tournament, and almost always makes some noise while there. Projecting anything less than that this season feels like folly--Eamonn Brennan (ESPN Summer Shootaround, 2012)

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