Sagarin v. RPI for A-10

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Sagarin v. RPI for A-10

Postby Mr. Neutral » Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:25 am

The computer rankings sort of agree, but not quite.

Sagarin-
XU #13
URI #25
UD #36
Duq #40
Umass #48
SJU #60
Temp #83

RPI
UD #11
XU #16
UMass #19
URI #21
Temp #48
SJU #54
Duq #59

Either way, the A10 has at least 5 teams in the top 60, which is unusual for us.
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Re: Sagarin v. RPI for A-10

Postby WCWIII » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:14 am

The strength of schedule is very different for the two. It's nice the ratings agree. The Sagarin SOS, in particular, takes into account margin of victory of your opponents - but in the end, the Sagarin ratings are highly regarded and right now pretty well agree with RPIs and both show a strong A-10.
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Re: Sagarin v. RPI for A-10

Postby GoMuskies » Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:34 am

Sagarin's predictor ratings are actually his most accurate (at least according to Jeff Sagarin) ratings for comparing teams. Here is the A-10 breakdown on predictor ratings:

Xavier - 10
Duquesne - 33
Rhode Island - 37
St. Joe's - 53
Dayton - 62
UMass - 66
Temple - 85
Charlotte - 99
Everyone else - Too painful to think about

In any event, the predictors are a bit more positive for Xavier, but much worse for the rest of the conference.

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