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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:32 am 
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Tulane: Home Only: UCF, Houston
Away Only: Cincinnati, UConn
Home & Home: ECU, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, Wichita State


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:33 am 
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So those 18 wins plus a couple OoC and we go dancing

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:36 am 
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curious what our out of conference foes are. AJ Lawson needs to know who he will be playing against.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:59 am 
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TU77CAL82 wrote:
Tulane: Home Only: UCF, Houston
Away Only: Cincinnati, UConn
Home & Home: ECU, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, Wichita State


Conference still considers us a doormat as Houston, UCF and Cincy seem to be experts picks as top 3 in the league. Bulletin board material.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:04 am 
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NJwave wrote:
TU77CAL82 wrote:
Tulane: Home Only: UCF, Houston
Away Only: Cincinnati, UConn
Home & Home: ECU, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, Wichita State


Conference still considers us a doormat as Houston, UCF and Cincy seem to be experts picks as top 3 in the league. Bulletin board material.

Yep


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:49 am 
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NJwave wrote:
TU77CAL82 wrote:
Tulane: Home Only: UCF, Houston
Away Only: Cincinnati, UConn
Home & Home: ECU, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, Wichita State

Conference still considers us a doormat as Houston, UCF and Cincy seem to be experts picks as top 3 in the league. Bulletin board material.

We did finish in the bottom four... but this pretty much shows that we should expect to be picked to finish in the bottom 4 again. I have to wonder whether Frazier's decision to leave had any effect on this (probably not, but... maybe?). Note that Wichita State, very close to being the top predicted team last year, graduated a ton and is not in the predicted top 4.

I looked and noticed last year that the league coaches' preseason predictions flipped UConn and SMU from the scheduler's predictions - we didn't play UConn twice, but the coaches picked SMU 4th and UConn 5th. Everyone kinda missed those predictions, eh? SMU finished in the bottom 4, UConn barely above them.



It should be explained here for those who may have forgotten (or never knew), the AAC now predicts the top 4 and bottom 4 and makes sure they don't match them up twice so as to avoid the RPI "drag" it would cause on the top 4 - a ploy to try to better the national impression of the AAC and possibly have more at-large bids.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:58 pm 
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2 years in a row to Wichita! Woohoo!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:35 pm 
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It should be explained here for those who may have forgotten (or never knew), the AAC now predicts the top 4 and bottom 4 and makes sure they don't match them up twice so as to avoid the RPI "drag" it would cause on the top 4 - a ploy to try to better the national impression of the AAC and possibly have more at-large bids.


Makes it easier for us since we only have to "upset" the top teams once each on our way to sweeping the conference.

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gerryb323 wrote:
2 years in a row to purgatory Woohoo!


FIFY

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:47 pm 
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windywave wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
It should be explained here for those who may have forgotten (or never knew), the AAC now predicts the top 4 and bottom 4 and makes sure they don't match them up twice so as to avoid the RPI "drag" it would cause on the top 4 - a ploy to try to better the national impression of the AAC and possibly have more at-large bids.

It's like Wisconsin's Big10 football schedule
Makes it easier for us since we only have to "upset" the top teams once each on our way to sweeping the conference.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:39 pm 
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curious what our out of conference foes are. AJ Lawson needs to know who he will be playing against.

We return the trip to South Alabama. Georgia State comes here. Florida State comes to Devlin. Sprinkle in a couple Southland games.

I'm not sure if we're going to be in a preseason tournament this season or not. I can't remember hearing anything about it.


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randymc wrote:
curious what our out of conference foes are. AJ Lawson needs to know who he will be playing against.

We return the trip to South Alabama. Georgia State comes here. Florida State comes to Devlin. Sprinkle in a couple Southland games.

I'm not sure if we're going to be in a preseason tournament this season or not. I can't remember hearing anything about it.

The need to get another good like Fla State series going; should have at least 2 every year.

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NJwave wrote:
TU77CAL82 wrote:
Tulane: Home Only: UCF, Houston
Away Only: Cincinnati, UConn
Home & Home: ECU, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, Wichita State


Conference still considers us a doormat as Houston, UCF and Cincy seem to be experts picks as top 3 in the league. Bulletin board material.


And we keep obliging them

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