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2019-20 KenPom rankings

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Basketball' started by hotpocketsyum, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. hotpocketsyum

    hotpocketsyum Jolly Good Fellow

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    Preseason rankings Just dropped last night

    GT comes in at 66th, 11th in the confrence.

    Sandwiched between Miami and Pitt who are 65th and 67th respectively.
     
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  2. brandon_cox

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    So we're in the last 4 in? :D
     
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  3. hotpocketsyum

    hotpocketsyum Jolly Good Fellow

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    No. I know its sarcastic, but for those of you from afar watching, Usually last 4 in will be closer to the mid 30s to 40s as there are some 30 odd confrence champions which will have their rankings a bit lower. Looks to be an off-year in general for the ACC, with the big 12 and Big 10 primed to fight for those top spots
     
  4. GT_EE78

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    this isn't a bad place to start out. it's basically near the bottom of the P5 teams. playing over .500 against P5 teams might be enough to get into 30's/40's.
    For comparison kenpom had us at 115 end of last season. I think it's going to be a good season.
     
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  5. slugboy

    slugboy Moderator Staff Member

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    How can KenPom factor in our transfers? Is it all just based on last year?
     
  6. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    Kenpom in October is just....eh. This is to drum up chatter and subscriptions. It means little
     
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  7. hotpocketsyum

    hotpocketsyum Jolly Good Fellow

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    he tries to do a little with some of that, but with basketball being a sport where teams change dramatically year to year, recruiting and whatnot plays a factor as well. So especially with no data, a lot of it is a bit of a stretch
     
  8. GT_EE78

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    Bama was at #70 and just beat us by almost 30. I'd give Kenpom 10-12 games to start getting believable.
     
  9. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    Alabama is a top 25 school this year.
     
  10. YlJacket

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    Tied for 43 right now in the AP poll. May well move up but right now not totally sure if they are really as good as they showed against us or we simply gave them a significant helping hand.

    https://collegebasketball.ap.org/poll
     
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  11. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    They lost a couple guys to knee injuries in the preseason. Lewis/Petty/Bolden/Jones/Reese are all pretty good players. Lewis is a darkhorse SEC POTY. I had them in the back end of my top 25

    I guess by "this year" I meant that Id expect them to make an appearance there at some point.
     
  12. connell62

    connell62 Helluva Engineer Featured Member

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    Not to mention that they upgraded substantially in the coaching department. Oats will have these guys ready to run through a brick wall for him.
     
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    Is there video for any of our exhibitions?
     
  14. Peacone36

    Peacone36 ACCBasketballReport.com Contributing Writer

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    I watched one in the ESPN app
     
  15. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    Yea so basically these ore-season calculations can be anywhere from accurate to meaningless. When we have transfers plus nearly all of our starters back, one would expect us to play materially better basketball. Those sorts of things don’t get factored in.
     
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  16. hotpocketsyum

    hotpocketsyum Jolly Good Fellow

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    kenpom is historically good.

    With a post season ban, there could be a lack of motivation as well.

    Pre season rankings are almost always useless, but they are hella fun to argue with on message boards, so here we are
     
  17. bwelbo

    bwelbo Helluva Engineer

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    Well KenPom didn’t age well. We just beat #40 on the road. The #6 team in the ACC. IIWII.
     
  18. LibertyTurns

    LibertyTurns Helluva Engineer

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    Pre and early season rankings are like old fish. Once the fish gets a bit newer it won’t stink as much.
     
  19. YlJacket

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    KenPom also didn't account for 2 State starters being out
     
  20. bwelbo

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    Nor 1 of ours being out, nor being a home game for them.
     

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