Just the FAXRealTime RPI is probably not the most dependable SOS
statistical method to use. A team can literally swing 30 spots late in the
season because of how it is calculated. RealTime RPI really rewards wins against
good teams and punishes losing against poor teams regardless of how close the
game was.While all different stats have weaknesses, it would be
better to look at Sagarin or Pomeroy this early (almost half way) in the season.
Or maybe even use Massey Ratings where 36 different statistical SOS methods
including Realtime RPI, Sagarin and Pomeroy are used to rank the 347 D1
teams.Sagarin (team ranking, school, SOS ranking)#70 BYU
122#92 USU 316#82 WSU 120#104 Utah 252Pomeroy#70 BYU 146#132 USU 333#105 WSU 163#170 Utah 304Massey#65 BYU#79 USU#105 WSU#104 Utah
Current RealTime RPI#38 BYU (13) (SOS)#88 USU (280)#94
WSU (166)#114 Utah (87)
BYU RPI 37th, Utah not listed in the top 100.
UC Baller: you don't think they are trying? it's almost impossible
to get a good team to come to Provo. All the good teams know the risk. Believe
me, the Y tries very hard to do so. That's why we are playing VA Tech in
SLC. couldn't get them to Provo.
indycrimsonFranklin, INNote to Call...Haws and Davies have done this
all year when they play Northern Arizona level competition...not when they play
unranked D1 schools...Quote of the year.Just out of
curiosity who exactly are the unranked DI schools U have beat this year? Try
not to let the fact you're playing College of Idaho tonight distract you
Carlino, Cusick and Zylsta were not great players last year; but all three had
times when they played great. I was expecting all three to take a big step
forward this year and really improve our guard / perimeter play, but instead if
feels like all three have taken a step back from last year. Delgado
is showing more potential than all of them. I hope Rose will make one more
starting change on Saturday and put Delgado into the starting line up at the 2
spot.If we are to have a chance against Zags, Saint Marys and Santa
Clara; we are going to need more than Davies and Haws.We need a few
games against the Nothern Arizona's, but with the talent that is coming in
the next few years, I hope to see more non-conference games against Top 50 type
programs. I'd love our non-conference schedule to look like the Zags.
Note to indycrimsonWhy are you trolling BYU blogs instead of
worrying about your own team "tuning up" to be PAC 12 cannon fodder by
playing tiny College of Idaho, enrollment 1050?Of course we'll
hear lots of Utah fans praising the Utes for their vast "improvement",
IF the Utes don't blow another double-digit halftime lead, but that's
just the way U roll.
Sharp and Zylstra are looking flat. Delgado is really looking good - he is
athletic and a good shooter.
I'm just dismayed that Austin, a 6' 11" guy cannot make a shot
around the basket, and how is it he gets clobbered in the face every time he
shoots? And 25% from 3 pt land is not going to cut it, and these were wide open
uncontested threes. We're even worse when they are contested.Delgado can play, he is going to be a great player for BYU, I would play him
ahead of Carlino right now--he's a better defender and a better offensive
player. I'm not sure Sharp and Zylstra are going to contribute much this
year, they should, but if they can't do it against an awful team like NAU,
they aren't going to do it against the good teams.
Note to Call...Haws and Davies have done this all year when they play Northern
Arizona level competition...not when they play unranked D1 schools...But...it is relevant because this IS a tune up for WCC games! If they could
have changed the venue to a local church gym? Or junior high, it could have
been a better tune up!!
As a season ticket holder, can we plz schedule teams worth watching? The 30
point blowouts are not worth driving to anymore....If we want to be
a big time program, lets drop the hyphenated teams and JC's please.
Watched game. Brandon finally started getting ball in areas that are not low
post as well. He is tearing it up. Carlino still won't
shoot pull up jumper from 10 to 15 feet except once a game. He could score so
many points this way. Overpenetrates a lot. Austin takes good
shots, just weren't going down. Haws always great. Too
many 3 point attempts from players not making them. A shooter has to shoot to
get hot. But why not get in closer first. Too many players setting up for
catch and shoots 5 feet beyond arc. There are 3 things that make
difference to win games. Tonights grades.1) Lack of turnovers
BYU with 13. Grade B+2) Not allowing second chance points BYU
with 6. Grade B+3) Shot selection. Grade C Against a good team, you can't be getting a C on shot selection and hope
to win. Almost no midrange game except for Davies and Haws. Too many long
threes. Too many 3 pointers from players that are cold. Overpenetration by
guards.BYU has had a major problem all season with number 3. To be a
good(tourney) team, all three need to be healthy.