- Dec 29, 2019
- St. Bonaventure
NET is harder to game. It takes how you play on the court into account. Drake and Winthrop are high because they win games and look good doing it. Isnt that what we want to see? Colgate is too high IMO but they have a smaller sample set and should drop down closer to where they belong. I look at us, 35 seems right. RPI has us 9, that is not accurate (although RPI gets better as more data goes in) so I think it is doing something right.Can't you still game the NET system? A school like Drake and Winthrop which collectively have no real good wins...and have solid NET rankings.
I think the thing that the A10 consistently struggles with is winning out of conference. From Davidson to Fordham, we never seem to have enough teams entering conference play with 10+ wins.
Our schedule (too many road games) and lack of performing each season is why we seem to struggle in the rankings. in '16 we had too many bad losses. In 2018 a bit of the same and the A10 was pretty bad. Not sure how many mulligans the committee gives you, but when you have north of four Q3/Q4 losses, you're in trouble.
If the committee has shown us anything lately, it might be better to have less good wins with no bad losses than a bunch of both.