Kricket wrote: ↑September 19th, 2021, 8:10 am Might be ranked today. And before someone jumps in and says rankings don't matter, is propose that the whole reason we play sports is to bring eye balls to the university and ultimately Christ. A top 25 game on the ACCN on Friday night does that, so I'm rooting for a ranking.Also having a number next to our name can only help recruiting which is an area that could use some help
thepostman wrote: ↑September 19th, 2021, 4:16 pm Even if that was true, it isn't, it still doesn't change the fact our schedule is weak. I am perfectly fine where we are in the polls. To me, it doesn't seem too far off.Should we have been ranked at all last year? We finished 17th. In your eyes, should we have been a top 25 team at the end of the year?
stokesjokes wrote: ↑September 19th, 2021, 8:33 pm Yeah, it doesn’t matter if we’re top-25 in week 5. If we win our games, we’ll be where we want to be by the end of the year.Both matter. Everytime you open ESPN.com it defaults to top 25 teams. That has no value? The bottom line on TV streams top 25 games. That has no value? Are you not more likely to tune in to a top 25 matchup vs the 26th and 27th team? Does that not matter? Every week there are articles written only on the top 25 teams. Does that not matter?
Ill flame wrote: ↑September 19th, 2021, 5:46 pm 2020 final rankings:Great information. Thanks for digging that up!
AP- 17 (not ranked until week 9)
Strength of Record- 21
(odds that an average top 25 team could finish with the same or better record against our schedule)
Game Control- 22
(odds that an average top 25 team could control games as well as we did against our schedule)
"Forward looking" stats that try to predict how good we really are tend to have us in the 45-65 range while the "backward looking" stats that only look at how we have performed up to this point has us as a top 25 team. Unfortunately we are going to need to run up the score most weeks to get the media to take us seriously.
stokesjokes wrote: ↑September 19th, 2021, 9:58 pm @Kricket, You’re right on all points. I’m just thinking as someone who’s already a fan. I should say the rankings don’t matter to me. As in, I don’t think we need the rankings to validate our success. I wasn’t thinking as broadly as you are.I'm with you on that. I don't need it to validate us. I don't think our players or coaches should either.
ballcoach15 wrote: ↑September 23rd, 2021, 11:39 am To crack Top 25, we need to beat Syracuse, and hope a couple of teams ranked 20-25 lose.Don’t take this the wrong way, but…..
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