“Next Year”

With 16 teams still playing in the 2005-2006 college basketball season, many fans of the schools not playing are turning to turn their attention to “next season”. In addition to chopping a lot of wood in tightly confined daytight compartments, I bet that I can guess what next season will look like in Raleigh. Click here to see something a little better than my prediction for next year.

Tony Haynes is discussing “next year” over on GoPack.com.

Additionally, Caulton Tudor has started laying the groundwork for next year’s ACC Basketball season over on the N&O’s great ACC Blog. Tudor has highlighted the projected starting line-ups for each ACC program next year. Additionally, Tudor has provided a pretty good overview of the conference next year in the event that all non-seniors return:

1. North Carolina
2. Florida State
3. Duke
4. Boston College
5. N.C. State
6. Georgia Tech
7. Virginia
8. Virginia Tech
9. Miami
10. Maryland
11. Clemson
12. Wake Forest

That has got to be some great news for Herb Sendek and Lee Fowler supporters. NC State is projected right there in their sweetspot at #5! Right where they like it…and right where they have grown so comfortable, as evidenced by the numbers provided below.

Coaching Seeds

To be fair, I’m surprised that Tudor doesn’t have Georgia Tech ahead of the Wolfpack next year in light of the Yellow Jackets 1-1 record against State this season and due to the strength of the Yellow Jackets’ incoming recruiting class. (Of course, the strength of State’s incoming recruiting class doesn’t impact State’s projections since Coach Sendek doesn’t play freshmen).

While we are on the topic of Caulton Tudor, if you are new to this site you may have missed this entry about which we received a lot of positive comments .

You can click on this link to see more analysis surrounding Coach Sendek’s historical ACC Seeding analys.

ACCT Seeds

General NCS Basketball

9 Responses to “Next Year”

  1. TPack 03/23/2006 at 8:14 PM #

    From the Tony Hayne’s link: “But when highly-touted recruits Larry Davis, Dan Werner and Dennis Horner arrive on campus next fall, they’ll be thrown right into the mix. ”

    Should I laugh or will Herb Change his ways?

  2. graywolf 03/23/2006 at 9:07 PM #

    If Tony believes that Davis, Werner and Horner will arrive anb be thrown right into the mix then where was Fells this past year until the NCAAT?

  3. graywolf 03/23/2006 at 9:08 PM #

    If Tony believes that Davis, Werner and Horner will arrive and be thrown right into the mix then where was Fells this past year until the NCAAT?

  4. class of '74 03/24/2006 at 6:56 AM #

    I know Herb is obstinate but next year the fans are not likely to be charitable with support. I believe every mistake and faux pas will be greeted with a response similar to that given at the ’05 Clemson football game. Every coaching move will be vocally second guessed and I expect a 6th place finish in the ACC. In a word next year will be “hell”.

  5. SaccoV 03/24/2006 at 9:13 AM #

    Don’t be so optimistic, ’74. I’ll be reassured next year with a fabulous #8 seed in the NCAA tournament only to lose again to a Texas or a UConn. We’re really going to show those other teams in the conference that we might be possibly perhaps a good team on certain days but easily beatable on most. It’s a good thing we’re bringing in those good recruiting classes so they can get their asses warm in seats on the bench for two years before contributing to the team. Hell? No, this is heaven!

  6. Chris 03/24/2006 at 9:20 AM #

    Next year will be hell for Sendek. Unfortunately for him, next year’s team is definitely more of a rebuilding year type team for him. It’s the type of year he SHOULD be able to get some slack on. But his failures last year and this year have ruined that for him. He won’t be given any slack whatsoever in a year he should be able to get a pass on due to the inexperience and exodus of veteran “talent” he’s losing. But he has no one to blame but himself. He had an excellent shot at getting something this year, of winning something meaningful this year, so that next year when things will probably not go nearly as well and we’re trying to rebuild for ’07, fans won’t be screaming at him constantly. But he didn’t do it. He could get out now before all this happens, but he won’t do that either. He’s a stubborn man, and he should prepare himself for the wrath that is headed his way next year. Now, I could be eating a lot of crow next season when this team does turn out to be one of the best in the league. But I’m willing to take that risk, especially with Sendek at the healm. The jig is up, teams know how to beat us now, and Carolina, Florida State, Duke, Georgia Tech and anyone else who’s paid any attention whatsoever the past couple of years will beat us like a drum. And sadly, he will probably still be here in ’07 because of the “great recruits” he’s bringing in.

    BTW, I think Tudor’s assessment is WAY too generous.

  7. choppack 03/24/2006 at 10:02 AM #

    Herb could make some modifications and have a good squad next year. Apparently, we’ll get to see if he makes them…

  8. class of '74 03/26/2006 at 7:55 AM #

    Membership in the WPC and LTR’s are a bit like buying tickets on the Titanic as long as LF and HS are around.

  9. David C. 03/27/2006 at 5:45 PM #

    this is the motto of the Herb Sendek Era at NC State…

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