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    Default Initial 2020 Big Ten basketball power ratings (#12. Minnesota)

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    12. Minnesota

    Amir Coffey's decision to bolt for the NBA draft devastates this program on the perimeter, along with Jordan Murphy's graduation after years of being a force on the inside. Minnesota has had wild swings under Richard Pitino, and next season looks like a downhill turn.

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    Go Gophers!!


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    We will be young next year. I like oturu Carr and Kalscheur a lot. However, this is probably a fair rating

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    Meh. Nice to be an underdog, cause these kids are gonna surprise.

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    This rating is a joke, Iowa has no PG, PSU has no backcourt, Rutgers lost their best big man, Purdue, whose gonna score? and Wisconsin has eight eligible scholarship players. When we put Oklahoma on a modern day trail of tears in Sioux Falls, the rest of the league will be on notice.

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    Rating sounds about right. Lots of inexperience playing together and our 2 best players have departed. I’d be very surprised if this team wins 8 B1G games next year. Looks to me like a 6-7 win team at best.

    Hopefully I’m proven wrong.

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    I do think you’re wrong. No blind homerism, just my impression that this team will be middle of the league, battling with the other 6-10 teams (and it will be tight). While they will be inexperienced and need to gel as a team, there are enough pieces to mix and match to put some nice combos on the floor. This is what is so much fun about college hoops—the roster keeps changing. I’m excited to see what this new bunch can do. I’m thankful that we’ll have a true point guard this year, I’ll tell you that.

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    Mine as of last Friday. Updated every Friday during the offseason.

    1 Michigan State
    2 Maryland
    3 Ohio State
    4 Purdue
    5 Illinois
    6 Wisconsin
    7 Iowa
    8 Michigan
    9 Minnesota
    10 Penn State
    11 Indiana
    12 Rutgers
    13 Nebraska
    14 Northwestern

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelectionSunday View Post
    Mine as of last Friday. Updated every Friday during the offseason.

    1 Michigan State
    2 Maryland
    3 Ohio State
    4 Purdue
    5 Illinois
    6 Wisconsin
    7 Iowa
    8 Michigan
    9 Minnesota
    10 Penn State
    11 Indiana
    12 Rutgers
    13 Nebraska
    14 Northwestern
    Seems reasonable. I'm hoping we display a bit of upward mobility, but considering we're gonna have a lot of new faces on the floor, you gotta start somewhere.

    JTG

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelectionSunday View Post
    Mine as of last Friday. Updated every Friday during the offseason.

    1 Michigan State
    2 Maryland
    3 Ohio State
    4 Purdue
    5 Illinois
    6 Wisconsin
    7 Iowa
    8 Michigan
    9 Minnesota
    10 Penn State
    11 Indiana
    12 Rutgers
    13 Nebraska
    14 Northwestern
    That's a pretty fair spot for them at the moment. We obviously have a lot to prove. I think the bright side for us, as compared to a number of teams that lost a lot of talent is that we have at least 3 guys coming in who have considerable D1 experience and in the case of Carr and Willis, practiced all year with the team.

    I think that of the teams above us, Purdue, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa are all teams we could surpass. Purdue gets a lot of credit for what Painter has done in the past and rightfully so - but what they lost in Cline and Edwards is two guys who consistently stepped up and won games for them. That kind of shooting is hard to replace. The other three rosters don't scare me at all and Michigan will be in transition with the loss of Beilein.

    I am the ultimate homer and not to be trusted on predictions, but I like our chances of being better than 9th. I like what Pitino is putting together in terms of the blend of abilities on this upcoming team.

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    Agree with you that Gophers can pass Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa, and I would add Illinois to that list because in my estimation the Illini have the toughest conference schedule in the Big Ten.

    Where we differ is Purdue. I would bet the farm Boilers finish ahead of the Gophers. Sneaky-good talent coming back, one of the best coaches in the Big Ten, and the Boilers have a relatively cushy Big Ten schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelectionSunday View Post
    Agree with you that Gophers can pass Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa, and I would add Illinois to that list because in my estimation the Illini have the toughest conference schedule in the Big Ten.

    Where we differ is Purdue. I would bet the farm Boilers finish ahead of the Gophers. Sneaky-good talent coming back, one of the best coaches in the Big Ten, and the Boilers have a relatively cushy Big Ten schedule.
    I would also bet that Purdue finishes ahead of us, because historically, that's what happens. However, I think there is a chance that things do not go so easily for them without the two gamers (Edwards, Cline). But, yes they still have plenty of talent. The thing that I thought set them apart last year was their ability to burn you with 3s. The three guys that are gone (including Eifert) shot 726 of their 854 3s and they made almost 39% of them. So they are going to have to really remake themselves (as will the Gophers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bga1 View Post
    I would also bet that Purdue finishes ahead of us, because historically, that's what happens. However, I think there is a chance that things do not go so easily for them without the two gamers (Edwards, Cline). But, yes they still have plenty of talent. The thing that I thought set them apart last year was their ability to burn you with 3s. The three guys that are gone (including Eifert) shot 726 of their 854 3s and they made almost 39% of them. So they are going to have to really remake themselves (as will the Gophers).
    Purdue did add a good grad-transfer in SG Jahaad Proctor. Averaged almost 20 pts a game last year for High Point. He won't have an Edwards-type impact, but he'll provide some scoring punch.

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    Hard to disagree. Big losses in Murph and Coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SelectionSunday View Post
    Mine as of last Friday. Updated every Friday during the offseason.

    1 Michigan State
    2 Maryland
    3 Ohio State
    4 Purdue
    5 Illinois
    6 Wisconsin
    7 Iowa
    8 Michigan
    9 Minnesota
    10 Penn State
    11 Indiana
    12 Rutgers
    13 Nebraska
    14 Northwestern
    Can I ask why you’re so down on Indiana. I think for once they have the chance to live up to the hype. I know they’re overrated every year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry View Post
    Can I ask why you’re so down on Indiana. I think for once they have the chance to live up to the hype. I know they’re overrated every year.
    I haven’t heard any hype about Hoosiers other than from their own fans.

    Generally speaking, not that high on their returning talent, and they lost their best two players to boot (Morgan & Langford). That said, if there’s a team that could burn me, I think it’s the Hoosiers.

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