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PostPosted: 09/12/17 3:13 pm    ::: Rank Your Conference Reply Reply with quote

Pac-12:

1a. UCLA - The two best seniors in the conference in Canada and Billings. Athletic. If they can find some consistency from outside the arc they are the team to beat.
1b. Oregon - Ionescu is a future Olympian. She, Bando and Cazorla make up one of the best perimeter units in the country. Hebard is one of the most efficient posts in the country. And they have a deep bench. If McGwire comes catches up to the other 4 starters, they're going to the Final Four.

Who wins out? Talent or experience? Is Cori Close as good of a coach as Kelly Graves?

3. Stanford - Tara will keep them in the hunt. McPhee, Smith and Johnson make up a good frontcourt but questions abound regarding their guard play.
4. California - Anigwe is a beast, and they're hyper-athletic. Defense is the key for them as perimeter shooting is an ongoing issue for this roster.
5. Oregon State - They lost a ton, but they return Scott Rueck and a great system. Pivec is going to need to step up big time in order for them to finish this high in a competitive conference.
6. Washington State - Yep, you read that right. If they can stay healthy, this is the most talented team WSU has had in at least 2 decades. They have a legit shot at finishing in the top half of the league.
7. USC - Return a lot from last season and have an opportunity to make a jump from their last-place-on-tiebreaker finish last season.
8. Arizona State - Very young, and lost their 2 best players and starting frontcourt. Scoring is going to be a major issue, but Thorne is one of the better coaches in the league and should be able to keep them from the basement with her aggressive team defense.
9. Utah - Not a lot going on from here on out, but Utah is probably the best of the rest. Emily Potter needs to have a monster season for them to even finish this high.
10. Colorado - Arbitrarily, based on Kennedy Leonard being the best player left on the board. Decent backcourt but nothing going on down low.
11. Washington - Lost EVERYTHING from last year sans Natalie Romeo. If a couple of their end-of-bench players step up and contribute this could be low, but - as much as this pains me as a Seattleite - it ain't looking good.
12. Arizona - Sorry, Adia. Keep recruiting aggressively and it'll happen for you in a couple years. It's not happening this year.

I think 5-7 teams go to the NCAAs this year.


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PostPosted: 09/13/17 10:05 am    ::: Re: Rank Your Conference Reply Reply with quote

PickledGinger wrote:
Pac-12:

1a. UCLA - The two best seniors in the conference in Canada and Billings. Athletic. If they can find some consistency from outside the arc they are the team to beat.
1b. Oregon - Ionescu is a future Olympian. She, Bando and Cazorla make up one of the best perimeter units in the country. Hebard is one of the most efficient posts in the country. And they have a deep bench. If McGwire comes catches up to the other 4 starters, they're going to the Final Four.

Who wins out? Talent or experience? Is Cori Close as good of a coach as Kelly Graves?

3. Stanford - Tara will keep them in the hunt. McPhee, Smith and Johnson make up a good frontcourt but questions abound regarding their guard play.
4. California - Anigwe is a beast, and they're hyper-athletic. Defense is the key for them as perimeter shooting is an ongoing issue for this roster.
5. Oregon State - They lost a ton, but they return Scott Rueck and a great system. Pivec is going to need to step up big time in order for them to finish this high in a competitive conference.
6. Washington State - Yep, you read that right. If they can stay healthy, this is the most talented team WSU has had in at least 2 decades. They have a legit shot at finishing in the top half of the league.
7. USC - Return a lot from last season and have an opportunity to make a jump from their last-place-on-tiebreaker finish last season.
8. Arizona State - Very young, and lost their 2 best players and starting frontcourt. Scoring is going to be a major issue, but Thorne is one of the better coaches in the league and should be able to keep them from the basement with her aggressive team defense.
9. Utah - Not a lot going on from here on out, but Utah is probably the best of the rest. Emily Potter needs to have a monster season for them to even finish this high.
10. Colorado - Arbitrarily, based on Kennedy Leonard being the best player left on the board. Decent backcourt but nothing going on down low.
11. Washington - Lost EVERYTHING from last year sans Natalie Romeo. If a couple of their end-of-bench players step up and contribute this could be low, but - as much as this pains me as a Seattleite - it ain't looking good.
12. Arizona - Sorry, Adia. Keep recruiting aggressively and it'll happen for you in a couple years. It's not happening this year.

I think 5-7 teams go to the NCAAs this year.


The Pac-12 is very interesting. The consensus is that Cal is the fourth best team in the conference, but Cal was 6-12 in conference play last year and lost to Baylor by 40 in the NCAA tournament.

And though there are two solid freshmen recruits, Cal also lost Courtney Range, a four-year starter (I'm pretty sure), who's playing in Europe, so it's hard to see them taking a major step forward.

So if that's the fourth best team, what does that say about the eighth best team?



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I can't do much with the CAA because I haven't really followed recruiting that much. I will guess that JMU retains the top spot, but it will be a fight with Elon all the way. The usual suspects Drexel and Hofstra will battle it out for third and fourth place.. For the rest, I see William and Mary in rebuild mode, and with UNCW finally coming out of the basement now that they have a new coach, Towson, Delaware, and Northeastern will be fighting with Charleston to see who inhabits it. I pick Charleston, who seem to be perennially awful. So:

1.JMU
2.Elon
3.Drexel
4.Hofstra
5.William & Mary
6. UNCW
7.Towson
8.Delaware
9.Northeastern
10.Charleston



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PostPosted: 09/13/17 1:09 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

summertime blues wrote:
I can't do much with the CAA because I haven't really followed recruiting that much. I will guess that JMU retains the top spot, but it will be a fight with Elon all the way. The usual suspects Drexel and Hofstra will battle it out for third and fourth place.. For the rest, I see William and Mary in rebuild mode, and with UNCW finally coming out of the basement now that they have a new coach, Towson, Delaware, and Northeastern will be fighting with Charleston to see who inhabits it. I pick Charleston, who seem to be perennially awful. So:

1.JMU
2.Elon
3.Drexel
4.Hofstra
5.William & Mary
6. UNCW
7.Towson
8.Delaware
9.Northeastern
10.Charleston


I'm not sure you can call JMU the favorite a year after losing a precious player.


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PostPosted: 09/14/17 12:29 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Southeastern Conference:

1. South Carolina
2. Mississippi State
3. Missouri
4. Kentucky
5. Tennessee
6. Texas A&M
7. Georgia
8. LSU
9. Auburn
10. Florida
11. Ole Miss
12. Alabama
13. Vanderbilt
14. Arkansas


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PostPosted: 09/14/17 12:46 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

B1G

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



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SEC

1. Mississippi State
2. South Carolina
3. A&M
5. Mizzou
5. Tennessee
6. LSU
7 Georgia
8. Vanderbilt
9. Kentucky
10. Alabama
11. Florida
12. Auburn
13. Arkansas
14. Mississippi



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PostPosted: 09/14/17 8:57 am    ::: Re: Rank Your Conference Reply Reply with quote

PickledGinger wrote:
Pac-12:

1a. UCLA - The two best seniors in the conference in Canada and Billings. Athletic. If they can find some consistency from outside the arc they are the team to beat.


That *is* the big, big if. In the half court, opponents will definitely be sagging into the paint, running under screens, playing lotsa zone. I expect UCLA will try to force plenty of turnovers and rack up as many transition buckets as they can. But when they have to manufacture points in the half court, the Bruins may find themselves struggling somewhat, I think. But we'll see!


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PostPosted: 09/14/17 9:28 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NoDakSt wrote:
B1G

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


Thanks for the #1 laugh.

Purdue is back?


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PostPosted: 09/14/17 10:50 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mzonefan wrote:
NoDakSt wrote:
B1G

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


Thanks for the #1 laugh.

Purdue is back?


Didn't Purdue lose Morissette?


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PostPosted: 09/14/17 12:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

FollowtheCardinalRule wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
I can't do much with the CAA because I haven't really followed recruiting that much. I will guess that JMU retains the top spot, but it will be a fight with Elon all the way. The usual suspects Drexel and Hofstra will battle it out for third and fourth place.. For the rest, I see William and Mary in rebuild mode, and with UNCW finally coming out of the basement now that they have a new coach, Towson, Delaware, and Northeastern will be fighting with Charleston to see who inhabits it. I pick Charleston, who seem to be perennially awful. So:

1.JMU
2.Elon
3.Drexel
4.Hofstra
5.William & Mary
6. UNCW
7.Towson
8.Delaware
9.Northeastern
10.Charleston


I'm not sure you can call JMU the favorite a year after losing a precious player.


We expect our scoring to be much more balanced this year, rather than dependent on one player. Kayla Cooper-Williams returns as an inside threat and is joined by transfer Kelly Koshuta, who was a five-star recruit. Kamiah Smalls and Lexie Barrier are both high-scoring guards, as is PG Hailee Barron on occasion, and we're waiting to see what freshmen Breyenne Ballard and Tori Harris bring to the table. We aren't scared at all!



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PostPosted: 09/14/17 12:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

1. Ohio St
2. Maryland
3. Michigan
4. Minnesota (a little wishful thinking considering the coach, but they have talent)
5. Indiana
6. Michigan St
7. Purdue
8. Iowa
9. Penn St
10. Northwestern
11. Wisconsin
12. Illinois
13. Rutgers
14. Nebraska



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PostPosted: 09/14/17 12:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

1 Chattanooga
2 Mercer
3 ETSU
4 Furman
5 Samford
6 UNCG
7 Wofford
8 Western Carolina



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FollowtheCardinalRule wrote:
mzonefan wrote:


Thanks for the #1 laugh.

Purdue is back?


Didn't Purdue lose Morissette?


Yes, she finished her eligibility as did Perry. McBryde transferred out. They will have five new players.


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PostPosted: 09/14/17 8:07 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Summit:

1) Western Illinois: Clemens + Blumer - IUPUI = Success? IUPUI who owns 2 of 3 of the Leathernecks Losses is gone off to the Horizon League. Western Illinois is capable of sweeping South Dakota again on its way to defending it's title as just the second team outside of South Dakota(the state), to win the Summit since Kevi Luper's ORU in 2011.

2) Jackrabbit Nation: The return of Macy Miller bodes well, but role players Clarissa Ober and Kerri Young depart for the Jackrabbits. Lots of good things happening in Frost Arena, but time will tell how healthy Miller is and how this team gels this season.

3) South Dakota: Allison Arens. Jaycee Bradley. This might be the best shooting team in the Summit which can try to shoot their way to a title.

4) Oral Roberts: Meh? They're okay? They lost less than Oma-Bye.

5) North Dakota State: It's saying something about the rest of the Summit that Marin Walseth's team is here--but Taylor Thunstedt might be the best player left out of the remaining teams.

6) Oma-bye: Walking Bye without Dapprich and Shaw to lead them.

7) Denver: New Coach, same locale?

Cool IPFW: Mastadoons stay in the cellar because they don't have much new?



Errr. I'm confused. Is North Dakota here yet? One more year?


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UND joins the Summit next season 18-19. I hope you're wrong and the jackrabbits finish #1.



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PostPosted: 09/14/17 11:58 pm    ::: Re: Rank Your Conference Reply Reply with quote

patsweetpat wrote:
PickledGinger wrote:
Pac-12:

1a. UCLA - The two best seniors in the conference in Canada and Billings. Athletic. If they can find some consistency from outside the arc they are the team to beat.


That *is* the big, big if. In the half court, opponents will definitely be sagging into the paint, running under screens, playing lotsa zone. I expect UCLA will try to force plenty of turnovers and rack up as many transition buckets as they can. But when they have to manufacture points in the half court, the Bruins may find themselves struggling somewhat, I think. But we'll see!


You will definitely miss your sharpshooter Korver.



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ClayK wrote:
PickledGinger wrote:
Pac-12:

1a. UCLA - The two best seniors in the conference in Canada and Billings. Athletic. If they can find some consistency from outside the arc they are the team to beat.
1b. Oregon - Ionescu is a future Olympian. She, Bando and Cazorla make up one of the best perimeter units in the country. Hebard is one of the most efficient posts in the country. And they have a deep bench. If McGwire comes catches up to the other 4 starters, they're going to the Final Four.

Who wins out? Talent or experience? Is Cori Close as good of a coach as Kelly Graves?

3. Stanford - Tara will keep them in the hunt. McPhee, Smith and Johnson make up a good frontcourt but questions abound regarding their guard play.
4. California - Anigwe is a beast, and they're hyper-athletic. Defense is the key for them as perimeter shooting is an ongoing issue for this roster.
5. Oregon State - They lost a ton, but they return Scott Rueck and a great system. Pivec is going to need to step up big time in order for them to finish this high in a competitive conference.
6. Washington State - Yep, you read that right. If they can stay healthy, this is the most talented team WSU has had in at least 2 decades. They have a legit shot at finishing in the top half of the league.
7. USC - Return a lot from last season and have an opportunity to make a jump from their last-place-on-tiebreaker finish last season.
8. Arizona State - Very young, and lost their 2 best players and starting frontcourt. Scoring is going to be a major issue, but Thorne is one of the better coaches in the league and should be able to keep them from the basement with her aggressive team defense.
9. Utah - Not a lot going on from here on out, but Utah is probably the best of the rest. Emily Potter needs to have a monster season for them to even finish this high.
10. Colorado - Arbitrarily, based on Kennedy Leonard being the best player left on the board. Decent backcourt but nothing going on down low.
11. Washington - Lost EVERYTHING from last year sans Natalie Romeo. If a couple of their end-of-bench players step up and contribute this could be low, but - as much as this pains me as a Seattleite - it ain't looking good.
12. Arizona - Sorry, Adia. Keep recruiting aggressively and it'll happen for you in a couple years. It's not happening this year.

I think 5-7 teams go to the NCAAs this year.


The Pac-12 is very interesting. The consensus is that Cal is the fourth best team in the conference, but Cal was 6-12 in conference play last year and lost to Baylor by 40 in the NCAA tournament.

And though there are two solid freshmen recruits, Cal also lost Courtney Range, a four-year starter (I'm pretty sure), who's playing in Europe, so it's hard to see them taking a major step forward.

So if that's the fourth best team, what does that say about the eighth best team?


I agree it doesn't look good for the PAC beyond the top 2 or 3 teams. I think Oregon could already be the 100 pound gorilla this year. If not this year, by next year at least. I think both Cal and UCLA seem to be hampered by having nice but not the most competent coaches. Stanford has a coach but only has middling talent. OrSU should be better next year but I won't count Rueck out - he has earned respect. Wazzou and USC -
well I'll believe it when I see it.

It will be interesting to see who, if anybody, can step up and challenge Oregon. And we can see how they respond to being the ones with a target on their backs. Can't wait to get the season rolling.



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PickledGinger wrote:
Pac-12:

1a. UCLA - The two best seniors in the conference in Canada and Billings. Athletic. If they can find some consistency from outside the arc they are the team to beat.
1b. Oregon - Ionescu is a future Olympian. She, Bando and Cazorla make up one of the best perimeter units in the country. Hebard is one of the most efficient posts in the country. And they have a deep bench. If McGwire comes catches up to the other 4 starters, they're going to the Final Four.

Who wins out? Talent or experience? Is Cori Close as good of a coach as Kelly Graves?

3. Stanford - Tara will keep them in the hunt. McPhee, Smith and Johnson make up a good frontcourt but questions abound regarding their guard play.
4. California - Anigwe is a beast, and they're hyper-athletic. Defense is the key for them as perimeter shooting is an ongoing issue for this roster.
5. Oregon State - They lost a ton, but they return Scott Rueck and a great system. Pivec is going to need to step up big time in order for them to finish this high in a competitive conference.
6. Washington State - Yep, you read that right. If they can stay healthy, this is the most talented team WSU has had in at least 2 decades. They have a legit shot at finishing in the top half of the league.
7. USC - Return a lot from last season and have an opportunity to make a jump from their last-place-on-tiebreaker finish last season.
8. Arizona State - Very young, and lost their 2 best players and starting frontcourt. Scoring is going to be a major issue, but Thorne is one of the better coaches in the league and should be able to keep them from the basement with her aggressive team defense.
9. Utah - Not a lot going on from here on out, but Utah is probably the best of the rest. Emily Potter needs to have a monster season for them to even finish this high.
10. Colorado - Arbitrarily, based on Kennedy Leonard being the best player left on the board. Decent backcourt but nothing going on down low.
11. Washington - Lost EVERYTHING from last year sans Natalie Romeo. If a couple of their end-of-bench players step up and contribute this could be low, but - as much as this pains me as a Seattleite - it ain't looking good.
12. Arizona - Sorry, Adia. Keep recruiting aggressively and it'll happen for you in a couple years. It's not happening this year.

I think 5-7 teams go to the NCAAs this year.


Graves is the real deal. Ionescu is one of the most amazing college players I have watched in person. Oregon should be the heavy favorite.

Despite graduating their top post players, I don't see ASU dropping as low as 8th. I think they'll finish above USC, and maybe even Cal. Of course, for the Sun Devils, a lot of it depends on what the officials think of their "aggressive defense" from game to game.


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summertime blues wrote:
I can't do much with the CAA because I haven't really followed recruiting that much. I will guess that JMU retains the top spot, but it will be a fight with Elon all the way. The usual suspects Drexel and Hofstra will battle it out for third and fourth place.. For the rest, I see William and Mary in rebuild mode, and with UNCW finally coming out of the basement now that they have a new coach, Towson, Delaware, and Northeastern will be fighting with Charleston to see who inhabits it. I pick Charleston, who seem to be perennially awful. So:

1.JMU
2.Elon
3.Drexel
4.Hofstra
5.William & Mary
6. UNCW
7.Towson
8.Delaware
9.Northeastern
10.Charleston


Any reason why you have Hofstra so high when they weren't very good last year?


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PrideFan wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
I can't do much with the CAA because I haven't really followed recruiting that much. I will guess that JMU retains the top spot, but it will be a fight with Elon all the way. The usual suspects Drexel and Hofstra will battle it out for third and fourth place.. For the rest, I see William and Mary in rebuild mode, and with UNCW finally coming out of the basement now that they have a new coach, Towson, Delaware, and Northeastern will be fighting with Charleston to see who inhabits it. I pick Charleston, who seem to be perennially awful. So:

1.JMU
2.Elon
3.Drexel
4.Hofstra
5.William & Mary
6. UNCW
7.Towson
8.Delaware
9.Northeastern
10.Charleston


Any reason why you have Hofstra so high when they weren't very good last year?


Because honestly most of the rest of the conference isn't either. W&M was decent but most of their good players graduated, and everyone below that pretty much sucked.



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summertime blues wrote:
PrideFan wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
I can't do much with the CAA because I haven't really followed recruiting that much. I will guess that JMU retains the top spot, but it will be a fight with Elon all the way. The usual suspects Drexel and Hofstra will battle it out for third and fourth place.. For the rest, I see William and Mary in rebuild mode, and with UNCW finally coming out of the basement now that they have a new coach, Towson, Delaware, and Northeastern will be fighting with Charleston to see who inhabits it. I pick Charleston, who seem to be perennially awful. So:

1.JMU
2.Elon
3.Drexel
4.Hofstra
5.William & Mary
6. UNCW
7.Towson
8.Delaware
9.Northeastern
10.Charleston


Any reason why you have Hofstra so high when they weren't very good last year?


Because honestly most of the rest of the conference isn't either. W&M was decent but most of their good players graduated, and everyone below that pretty much sucked.


Very true, and Hofstra at least has a better coach than most of the teams you rank below.

Btw, this new development may drop JMU's sights even more... https://www.swishappeal.com/ncaa/2017/9/18/16330164/jmu-dismisses-amber-porter-violation-ncaaw-ncaa


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PrideFan wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
PrideFan wrote:
summertime blues wrote:
I can't do much with the CAA because I haven't really followed recruiting that much. I will guess that JMU retains the top spot, but it will be a fight with Elon all the way. The usual suspects Drexel and Hofstra will battle it out for third and fourth place.. For the rest, I see William and Mary in rebuild mode, and with UNCW finally coming out of the basement now that they have a new coach, Towson, Delaware, and Northeastern will be fighting with Charleston to see who inhabits it. I pick Charleston, who seem to be perennially awful. So:

1.JMU
2.Elon
3.Drexel
4.Hofstra
5.William & Mary
6. UNCW
7.Towson
8.Delaware
9.Northeastern
10.Charleston


Any reason why you have Hofstra so high when they weren't very good last year?


Because honestly most of the rest of the conference isn't either. W&M was decent but most of their good players graduated, and everyone below that pretty much sucked.


Very true, and Hofstra at least has a better coach than most of the teams you rank below.

Btw, this new development may drop JMU's sights even more... https://www.swishappeal.com/ncaa/2017/9/18/16330164/jmu-dismisses-amber-porter-violation-ncaaw-ncaa


Maybe, maybe not. She came off the bench and was always streaky. I really liked her and I thought she had a good year coming, but geez...... However, we have Kelly Koshuta eligible this year, and Kayla Cooper-Williams is back from her ACL. They'll have to hold the fort until Debra Ferguson (6'4 and a wide body, with experience!) is eligible second semester. So maybe not hurting as much as you might think.



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1. DePaul
2. Marquette
3. Georgetown
4. Villanova
5. St. Johns
6. Creighton
7. Seton Hall
8. Xavier
9. Providence
10. Butler


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The Big 12:

1. Texas
2. Baylor

3-9 (blahblahblah)

10. Texas Tech



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Howee wrote:
The Big 12:

1. Texas
2. Baylor

3-9 (blahblahblah)

10. Texas Tech


Texas Tech can't be worse than Kansas can they?


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WCC

I like St Mary's and what they return with 4 scorers averaging in double digits.


BYU returns Cassie Broadbead. They also add Jen Hamsons little sister who stands 6'7"


Gonzaga returns forward star Jill Barta but have to replace the pebounding of post Kiara Kudron and the all around game of Ellie Tinkle.



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SEC
1. Mississippi State- They return all their major pieces from the final four run.
2.South Carolina- Aja Wilson, Tyasha Harris & Alexis Jennings make up deadly core.
GAP
This is where it gets tricky.
3. Tennessee- A lot of young talent. Should be a much better team come March, IF Warlick finally proves herself. I think they lost a couple poison pills.
4. A&M- Solid team with an excellent freshman coming in. Could be a dark horse if Patterson has an easy transition.
5. Kentucky- Solid players, but will anyone be able to take Epps role as the go to player. Hopefully Dorie Harrison has her sister's work ethic and heart.
6. Missouri- Sophie Cunningham will do her thing. Can they become more consistent?
GAP
7. Georgia- This is a team that could move up. We'll just have to wait and see.
8. LSU- Have their work cut out for them.
9. Vanderbilt- This could be a do or die year for White.
10.. Florida- Also, have their work cut out for them.
11.. Arkansas- How does Neighbors do with out a prolific scorer and walking triple double. We'll find out.
12. Alabama- Goodness
13.. Auburn- Geez
14. Ole Miss- Yikes



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UK1996 wrote:
SEC
1. Mississippi State- They return all their major pieces from the final four run.
2.South Carolina- Aja Wilson, Tyasha Harris & Alexis Jennings make up deadly core.
GAP
This is where it gets tricky.
3. Tennessee- A lot of young talent. Should be a much better team come March, IF Warlick finally proves herself. I think they lost a couple poison pills.
4. A&M- Solid team with an excellent freshman coming in. Could be a dark horse if Patterson has an easy transition.
5. Kentucky- Solid players, but will anyone be able to take Epps role as the go to player. Hopefully Dorie Harrison has her sister's work ethic and heart.
6. Missouri- Sophie Cunningham will do her thing. Can they become more consistent?
GAP
7. Georgia- This is a team that could move up. We'll just have to wait and see.
8. LSU- Have their work cut out for them.
9. Florida- Also, have their work cut out for them.
10. Arkansas- How does Neighbors do with out a prolific scorer and walking triple double. We'll find out.
11. Auburn- Geez
12. Ole Miss- Yikes


How about Vandy and Bama?



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Shmermerer1 wrote:
Howee wrote:
The Big 12:

1. Texas
2. Baylor

3-9 (blahblahblah)

10. Texas Tech


Texas Tech can't be worse than Kansas can they?


Yeah, I do believe.....KS is actually on an uptick, while TT lost some primo talent to transfers. But....don't bet ANYTHING on my opinions. Laughing



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NoDakSt wrote:
UK1996 wrote:
SEC
1. Mississippi State- They return all their major pieces from the final four run.
2.South Carolina- Aja Wilson, Tyasha Harris & Alexis Jennings make up deadly core.
GAP
This is where it gets tricky.
3. Tennessee- A lot of young talent. Should be a much better team come March, IF Warlick finally proves herself. I think they lost a couple poison pills.
4. A&M- Solid team with an excellent freshman coming in. Could be a dark horse if Patterson has an easy transition.
5. Kentucky- Solid players, but will anyone be able to take Epps role as the go to player. Hopefully Dorie Harrison has her sister's work ethic and heart.
6. Missouri- Sophie Cunningham will do her thing. Can they become more consistent?
GAP
7. Georgia- This is a team that could move up. We'll just have to wait and see.
8. LSU- Have their work cut out for them.
9. Florida- Also, have their work cut out for them.
10. Arkansas- How does Neighbors do with out a prolific scorer and walking triple double. We'll find out.
11. Auburn- Geez
12. Ole Miss- Yikes


How about Vandy and Bama?

This is what happens when I post before I've had my coffee. Edited



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UK1996 wrote:


How about Vandy and Bama?

This is what happens when I post before I've had my coffee. Edited[/quote]

UK1996 wrote:
Vanderbilt- This could be a do or die year for White.
In her second season? That's cold!


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NoDakSt wrote:
WCC

I like St Mary's and what they return with 4 scorers averaging in double digits.


BYU returns Cassie Broadbead. They also add Jen Hamsons little sister who stands 6'7"


Gonzaga returns forward star Jill Barta but have to replace the pebounding of post Kiara Kudron and the all around game of Ellie Tinkle.


And don't sleep on LMU, who's bringing in some talent. Though it may take 'em a little while to gel, maybe.


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patsweetpat wrote:
NoDakSt wrote:
WCC

I like St Mary's and what they return with 4 scorers averaging in double digits.


BYU returns Cassie Broadbead. They also add Jen Hamsons little sister who stands 6'7"


Gonzaga returns forward star Jill Barta but have to replace the pebounding of post Kiara Kudron and the all around game of Ellie Tinkle.


And don't sleep on LMU, who's bringing in some talent. Though it may take 'em a little while to gel, maybe.


Do they have a new coach? I remember a couple of years ago (maybe three) they had some talent but I couldn't stand the coaching.

And what's your take on the P12 this year?



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myrtle wrote:
patsweetpat wrote:
NoDakSt wrote:
WCC

I like St Mary's and what they return with 4 scorers averaging in double digits.


BYU returns Cassie Broadbead. They also add Jen Hamsons little sister who stands 6'7"


Gonzaga returns forward star Jill Barta but have to replace the pebounding of post Kiara Kudron and the all around game of Ellie Tinkle.


And don't sleep on LMU, who's bringing in some talent. Though it may take 'em a little while to gel, maybe.


Do they have a new coach? I remember a couple of years ago (maybe three) they had some talent but I couldn't stand the coaching.

And what's your take on the P12 this year?


Re: LMU… can't really speak to the coaching, but they *did* go .500 in WCC play last year, which they haven't done since 2008-09. Combine that with this year's talent infusion, I think there's legitimate cause for hope in Westchester.

Re: the P12… I'm just really, really bad at predicting stuff. Like, super-bad. So I tend to avoid doing it. My projections just wouldn't add any value to the conversation. I *am* looking forward to the season, though! Should be very fun to see what goes down! Good luck to your Card!




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I will say this, though, about the P12: predictions that Oregon's gonna run away with the conference strike me as premature. Yes, they're talented, for sure. And yes they've got an excellent coach. But Oregon is also very young. And with youth (even talented youth, coached well) comes inconsistency, it seems to me.

I could see Oregon beating any and every team in the conference, sure. But I could also see them having an unfocused, brain-farty night one night and losing to almost any team in the conference. They did, after all, lose to Colorado last season, by 10.

Oregon gets lots of credit for advancing to the Elite 8 last year before eventually losing to UConn (by 38 points). And they deserve the credit… it was a very good tournament showing! I'm not 100% sure, however, that it's significantly more impressive than UCLA losing to that same UConn team by 15 points a round earlier… much less Stanford getting to championship game. Yet Oregon sure appears to be the sexy pick.

All that said, watch, Oregon's gonna run the table in the P12 this season and I'm gonna end up looking like an a-hole for writing any of this because, again, my predictions are usually trash.


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ACC

Duke might come out on top of the conference which tells you all you need to know about the ACC's chance of having a team at this year's FF.

Florida St
Louisville
Notre Dame
NC State
Miami
UNC
Georgia Tech
Syracuse
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Clemson
Boston College



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Conway Gamecock wrote:
Southeastern Conference:

1. South Carolina
2. Mississippi State
3. Missouri
4. Kentucky
5. Tennessee
6. Texas A&M
7. Georgia
8. LSU
9. Auburn
10. Florida
11. Ole Miss
12. Alabama
13. Vanderbilt
14. Arkansas



How the media sees it:

1. South Carolina
2. Mississippi State
3. Missouri
4. Tennessee
5. Texas A&M
6. Kentucky
7. Louisiana State
8. Georgia
9. Alabama
10. Auburn
11. Vanderbilt
12. Florida
13. Mississippi
14. Arkansas


https://southcarolina.rivals.com/news/gamecocks-picked-to-win-sec-title-a-ja-wilson-preseason-poy


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The SEC has a lot of story lines this year and will be interesting for sure. Can't even discuss the AAC as some of these coaches just make the conference stupid looking.


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Head Coaches in West Coast Conference

1. Zags
2. St Mary's
3. ByU
4. San Diego
5. Loyola Marymount
6. Santa Clara
7. San Francisco
8. Pacific
9. Pepperdine
10. Portland



2017-18 All-WCC Preseason Women's Basketball Team


Jill Barta, Gonzaga
Stella Beck, Saint Mary's
Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee, BYU
Maya Hood, San Diego
GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, Pacific
Sydney Raggio, Saint Mary's
Yasmine Robinson-Bacote, Pepperdine
Anna Seilund, San Francisco
Laura Stockton, Gonzaga
Cheyanne Wallace, Loyola Marymount



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