02/26/2016 at 7:12 AM #100193
Since the ACC’s only Thursday night game is going as expected, it seems safe enough to use Wednesday morning’s RPI data for our weekly update:
[See the full post at: One More Week]02/26/2016 at 7:27 AM #100194
Because nobody matters but the Blues, silly goose. DUH!02/26/2016 at 7:30 AM #100195
I am horrified that I am reduced to rooting for daU.
There is no God.02/26/2016 at 7:43 AM #100196
I am horrified that I am reduced to rooting for daU.
There is no God.
I just don’t watch. Who wants to watch the cheaters or the trippers?02/26/2016 at 8:55 AM #100197
Making the tournament has become so “scientific” that you can kind of tell how it is shaping up before the conference slate even starts. After the non-conference slate, this looked like a 6-7 bid conference. It still looks like a 6-7 bid conference (though Louisville’s DQ is part of that).
I’m ready for this season to be over. The Pack has been awful in a historically bad ACC.02/26/2016 at 8:59 AM #100198
Clemsoning is alive & well in basketball.02/26/2016 at 9:02 AM #100199
The Pack has been awful in a historically bad ACC.
I agree with the first half, but not the second. Hopefully, I’ll have more on that after the regular season concludes.02/26/2016 at 9:04 AM #100200
Noticed that two things are seemingly under the radar….and, one at this point, is positive.
The Lady Wolves did a great job last night against FSU (#12). It was a see-saw battle and the rebounding told the tale.
Even though it was only a 4 point FSU victory, it was tied most of the way in the 4th Quarter. Wes Moore has really done a great job with no major (No Offense, but there ain’t no Britteney or whomever on the squad) “WNBA Future Stars”. The Gals went into depression after the ND fiasco, but finally kicked their PTSD and roared back against Sylvia and the Kool-Aid Kids.
The men are NOW short one more body. Lennard Freeman reinjured his leg in the UNC game and is, effectively, OUT for the rest of the season. WRAL and the N&O are reporting the same info.
Wonder if Shaun Kirk will see action or if we see some of the walkon’s. Pity….but not unexpected. We have, despite our plight, not been impacted by a mid-season injury….but the law of averages caught up with up.
I will need several more shots of caffeine to digest all of VA’s info and data….but VERY GOOD….02/26/2016 at 9:25 AM #100201
According to this link, a third loser tournament (for mid/low majors) already exists and a fourth one is being added this year.
New in 2016 is the Vegas 16, a 5-day postseason tournament featuring 16 teams playing all games in Las Vegas in the week leading up to the Final Four.
For what it’s worth, this site has Clemson, FSU, and GT in the NIT.02/26/2016 at 10:58 AM #100203
The new and improved ACC makes every game except one a long trip for the visiting team. Of course, the Blues continue to get the advantage of not having to travel that weekend before the ACCT, as always.
The Wolfpack should be playing WF the final game of the season, but instead has to go to the Chicago area, and then turn around 3 days later and play in DC. Since the WF game was removed as the season finale, the Pack has had a lot of long trips just before the ACCT. This lack of concern for travel, especially with the move to get the ACCT as far from Tobacco Road as possible, is not going to help the league in the NCAAT. I was hoping for only 5 teams in, but fear that Syracuse will probably make it.
But for those who insist the ACC is so great this season, I believe all but maybe UVA will be bounced early from the NCAAT.
The ACC to me isn’t the ACC anymore. It’s a new Big East, with its ugly and dirty brand of basketball minus the local rivalries we used to have that have been replaced by ESPN. Our local teams have way too many long trips, with Monday games, and their fans couldn’t care any less about these matchups. If you think DC will be an expensive location for the ACCT, just wait until it goes to NYC.02/26/2016 at 11:44 AM #100204
I feel much the same way, 13OT. I used to watch a lot of ACC basketball, even the blues. And except for the Great Satan in Chapel Swill, I always rooted for our teams out of conference. It’s increasingly gotten to where I just watch (or listen if I can’t find it on free TV or Sling) to N.C. State. And this year I’m really just watching Cat. And while I guess I want ACC teams to win out of conference, I rarely even check the scores, much less watch the games.
If I didn’t grow up a State fan and go to school there, I probably would have bagged it years ago.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. Mao Zedong02/26/2016 at 12:57 PM #100212
Nope, RIP02/26/2016 at 1:06 PM #100213
yeah, I wouldn’t say this ACC is historically bad at all. Not exactly memorable, but certainly solid. BC notwithstanding.
That said…therein lies our last REAL goal with Frenchie out. NOT to lose at home to those guys.02/26/2016 at 3:35 PM #100220
Hmm…The combined ACC and Big East is still the 3rd ranked conference in RPI. The traditional ACC part of that (plus FSU minus Maryland) has 3 RPI top 15 teams, but the rest are currently 72 or lower. Put another way, the real ACC is going to put 3 teams in this year (and 4 if you count Maryland). That’s about as weak as it’s been since the tournament went to 64.
Now let’s look at our record against those ACC teams:
That’s a killer 2-8 against “our” conference brethren. Of that group, only 3 are tournament bound.
So yeah, I think the Pack has been awful in a historically bad ACC.
But yeah, I’m with BJD. We’d better beat BC.02/26/2016 at 4:03 PM #100223
With all the depressing facts for this season, the one bit of info for next season that I haven’t seen mentioned on this site, is that according to the ESPN100 list for NCAAMBB, NCSU is still in the running for 3 uncommitted 4 or 5 star players, including a PF. I think some players are waiting until the season is over to commit. Perhaps looking for PT. Hey, I think we have PT to give out next season.02/26/2016 at 4:33 PM #100225
I went back and looked and there were several years that the ACC (with Maryland) only put 4 teams in. I guess this isn’t a historically bad year for the league. It’s not a good one though, and it’s pretty disappointing to merge the ACC and the Big East and STILL only have the RPI #3 league.02/26/2016 at 4:52 PM #100226
ah, but things would be different if the teams were still in the old leagues. You can’t assume stasis that way.
Dude, if you’ns a 4/5 star player, and you watch NC State play and are worried about finding minutes…02/26/2016 at 5:42 PM #100229
I went to 2 games this year and our winning percentage was .500 (Wake and GT). I had a delightful lemonade and pretzel at each game. That is a great season.02/26/2016 at 5:49 PM #100230
Damn, we suck.02/26/2016 at 8:13 PM #100232
As fate has it I have had to work a bunch of weekends… And this year that has not been a problem. Losign conference record in football and basketball, swept by the heels.
Georgia Tech is interesting. Gregory’s seat had to be boiling in hotlanta. Hopefully, he eeks out an NCAA play-in game.02/26/2016 at 8:35 PM #100233
I was at the Carolina football game this year. It was brutal. War crimes brutal.02/26/2016 at 8:41 PM #100234
john of spartaParticipant
bad season for us: football, basketball, and YES baseball.
i just don’t care about the non-revenuers.
win and pay your way.
Yow?02/26/2016 at 10:03 PM #100235
BJD: Not sure I follow. We’re 2-8 against the “old” ACC. Add Matlyand to that group and we’d at least have one more loss there, so 2-9. Granted double round robin might give us a chance to get one against GT or FSU and maybe another against Clemson, but it’s also mean another thrashing by UVA, and realistically two losses to this year’s Maryland team. We’d be bad.
The league itself would be top heavy with UNC, UVA, Maryland and Duke. The rest would rack up the losses against that group.
The ACC’s RPI is mostly established in the non-conference. With 5 teams sitting at 72 or higher, it wouldn’t have been good.
Now maybe your point is that the Big East teams would be broken out separately, but I don’t really see those as what is “holding the league down.” They’re kind of stratified like the ACC teams.02/26/2016 at 11:08 PM #100237
“Sail with the Pilot, at the wheel”…anybody remember?
N&O ran an article about DT and Towe with the Alley Oop…glad I’m old enough to remember…at least we have our history. If you look at stats since 1987, it seems that no one in Raleigh at State College gives a crap about our history.02/26/2016 at 11:32 PM #100238
You know I just watched someone get their tooth pulled out by a Lamborghini… Fo real – on jack arse 3d.
It was quicker than a state game!
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