Updated Big Ten NET Rankings

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Through Games Played Dec. 17
#2 Ohio State
#12 Maryland
#18 Penn State
#19 Michigan
#27 Illinoi
#29 Iowa
#31 Indiana
#32 Michigan State
#34 Purdue
#46 Wisconsin
#54 Minnesota
#60 Rutgers
#163 Nebraska
#171 Northwestern

Gophers' Major-Conference Non-Conference Opponents
#4 Butler
#39 Oklahoma State
#42 DePaul
#47 Oklahoma
#56 Utah
#135 Clemson
 

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This Ok State game is definitely shaping up to be huge
 

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Love the Drake and love the net. 7th place among big ten teams in net rankings. Ahead of Depaul, Utah, Oklahoma. Serious benefit to playing a difficult schedule.
 
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#2 - Ohio State
#16 - Michigan
#18 - Penn State
#20 - Maryland
#22 - Michigan State
#27 - Iowa
#30 - Minnesota
#33 - Indiana
#43 - Purdue
#44 - Wisconsin
#46 - Illini
#47 - Rutgers

Big 10 well represented in the top 50. 12/22/2019

Pitino really did a good job setting up the schedule. Really impressed things have worked out this way, especially after our start. Getting excited about possibilities. Problem is they need to keep the momentum because any down time could mean a 4 or 5 game losing streak in the Big Ten.
 

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Love the Drake and love the net. 7th place among big ten teams in net rankings. Ahead of Depaul, Utah, Oklahoma. Serious benefit to playing a difficult schedule.
We might be this year's Nebraska.
 

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I like the gophers are rated high, but net rankings still suck.
 

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#2 - Ohio State
#16 - Michigan
#18 - Penn State
#20 - Maryland
#22 - Michigan State
#27 - Iowa
#30 - Minnesota
#33 - Indiana
#43 - Purdue
#44 - Wisconsin
#46 - Illini
#47 - Rutgers

Big 10 well represented in the top 50. 12/22/2019

Pitino really did a good job setting up the schedule. Really impressed things have worked out this way, especially after our start. Getting excited about possibilities. Problem is they need to keep the momentum because any down time could mean a 4 or 5 game losing streak in the Big Ten.
Looking at Rankings again, Minnesota is 28 and Iowa 26.
 

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I like the gophers are rated high, but net rankings still suck.
It did pretty well last year by seasons end.

Gotta give it until about Mid January to really take it serious.

But being where the Gophs are in late December is huge.
 

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Sucks Ok State doesn’t count as a road win though!
Trade off from last year, as the victory at the Zygi Dome counted as a neutral site game.
 

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This is amazingly encouraging. This team is suddenly on track. Some credit due to the teams we lost to, who've gotten some big wins and boosted our strength of schedule, but the big story is the way the Gophers are suddenly playing. No guarantee they can sustain this, but I'm excited by the possibility that they will. Once Willis is back, the PT Williams has gotten will pay dividends.
 

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It did pretty well last year by seasons end.

Gotta give it until about Mid January to really take it serious.

But being where the Gophs are in late December is huge.
Yup.
But it still sucked late in the year too.
it shouldn’t be better to be .500 against an above average difficulty schedule instead of .800 against a medium schedule

IMO the SOS adjustment is completely off. And because the net rankings are terrible, so is the quad win system since it is based on net.

winning is the most important thing.
Here is a scenario in Net rankings that 100% is mathematically true.

Two teams play the same exact schedule.
(Team A) One team goes 1-28. They lose 28 games by 1 point each but win one game by 50.
(Team B) Another team goes 14-15.
They win 14 games by 1 point each but lose 15 by an average of 10 points.
In a system based on efficiency, team A is rated higher.

Now say the same situation happens but team B played a slightly easier SOS. Now not only is team A rated higher, there is a massive gap.


Any system that doesn’t value Ws and Ls as the number one rating criteria is crappy
 

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Not the only tool used. Combine several and last year showed very well the best teams. The best teams ended up with the most wins. No system can be perfect where every team would play each other. The teams that won their conference played best by metrics and by wins. The mediocre teams in the middle will always be muddled because the play was so inconsistent. Those teams with over 30 wins were simply great by any measure.
 

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Not the only tool used. Combine several and last year showed very well the best teams. The best teams ended up with the most wins. No system can be perfect where every team would play each other. The teams that won their conference played best by metrics and by wins. The mediocre teams in the middle will always be muddled because the play was so inconsistent. Those teams with over 30 wins were simply great by any measure.
Just because it isn’t the only tool used doesn’t mean it isn’t a crappy tool.

I agree it isn’t the only tool
 
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