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Early MVC Predictions

Postby chitown fanatic » September 13th, 2017, 3:32 pm

Thought I'd start this year's too early to tell list so here goes:

1)Missouri St- If not now, then never
2)Loyola- Porter could make me look really dumb putting them this high
3)Bradley- Donte Thomas should be a beast this year, lack of big man overcome by depth of roster
4)ISU Red- they lose a ton and Muller doesn't have a tight grip on the wheel
5)SIU
6)UNI- Jacobsen finds a way to stay out of Thursday- always
7)Valparaiso
8)Trees
9)Drake
10)Evansville

Fire away boys!
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby MissouriValleyUnite » September 13th, 2017, 11:03 pm

Missouri St 12-6
N Iowa 11-7
Loyola 11-7
Illinois St 8-10
S Illinois 8-10
Valparaiso 8-10
Indiana St 8-10
Bradley 8-10
Drake 8-10
Evansville 8-10
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby sycamore79 » September 14th, 2017, 6:54 am

I think it'll be more of a "who doesn't lose the MVC" this season.

Tier 1
Missouri State - On paper they should win, but coaching might hold them back.
Loyola - Definitely trending up the last 2-3 years. Maybe this is a breakout campaign.

Tier 2
Illinois State - They were good last year, but lost everyone. Don't see them any higher than a 3rd place finish.
Northern Iowa - Hard to bet against Ben Jacobson

Tier 3 (you can put any of these teams in any order)
Southern Illinois - Middle of the pack once again.
Indiana State - Slightly homerish, but the Sycs have solid returners and a very good recruiting class with some athletes coming in.
Bradley - Trending up, maybe a year or two away from challenging at the top still.
Valpo - New kids on the block. Will be fun to see them adapt to the MVC.

Tier 4
Drake - Let's see what their new coach can do

Tier 5
Evansville - Could be their worst team in D1 era...
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby BirdsEyeView » September 14th, 2017, 7:27 am

chitown fanatic wrote:Thought I'd start this year's too early to tell list so here goes:

1)Missouri St- If not now, then never
2)Loyola- Porter could make me look really dumb putting them this high
3)Bradley- Donte Thomas should be a beast this year, lack of big man overcome by depth of roster
4)ISU Red- they lose a ton and Muller doesn't have a tight grip on the wheel
5)SIU
6)UNI- Jacobsen finds a way to stay out of Thursday- always
7)Valparaiso
8)Trees
9)Drake
10)Evansville

Fire away boys!


Leave it to a Bradley fan to homer this predictions thread before it even begins...

My picks:

1. Loyola
2. MSU
3. SIU
4. ISU
5. UNI
6. Valpo
7.Bradley
8. Indy St.
9. Drake
10. Evansville
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby Khan4Cats » September 14th, 2017, 7:59 am

Loyola
UNI
MSU
Illi State
Bradley
Valpo
SIU
Indy State
Drake
Evansville
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby valleyclimber » September 14th, 2017, 8:25 am

Man, I'm not seeing with LUC being a top 2 team in the Valley. If that's right, then the MVC is going to be downright awful this season. :|
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby TheDrake » September 14th, 2017, 9:04 am

MSU
Loyola
Illi State
SIU
Valpo
Bradley
UNI
Drake
Indy State
Evansville
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby acepurple84 » September 14th, 2017, 9:27 am

Il St
MSU
UNI
IN ST
Loyola
Valpo
UE
SIU
Bradley
Drake
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby ACECARD » September 14th, 2017, 10:48 am

Mo St
Ill ST
Loyola
Valpo
NIU
So Ill
Brad
Ind St
Drake
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The Aces may not be as bad we think they will be, and I might win the next Powerball.
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby tribecalledquest » September 14th, 2017, 11:33 am

MSU
UNI
Loyola
ISU
Bradley
Valpo
SIU
Sycs
Drake
Evansville
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby tdawgs87 » September 14th, 2017, 1:02 pm

UNI- Has the Best Coach in the league
SIU-Heat on Hinson +best talent he has had at SIU
MSU Most talented but Lusk must prove he can coach
LUC See Missouri State
Bradley moving up but still awfully young
Valpo big unknown
ISU lost a ton from last year
UE Marty does more with less
DU New coaching staff
INSU seems to be headed in the wrong direction
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Re: Early MVC Predictions

Postby underdawg » September 14th, 2017, 7:27 pm

1. SIU--Better than you think--long and athletic at every position, Believe it or not Hinson is a fine game coach --for those that picked LUC and MSU--we swept both last year

2. MSU--I think Lusk (who is a great recruiter) has enough talent this year to over come floor coaching faux pas

3. UNI--they always have horses underneath to play the junk pack it in defense--some good outside shooting teams will shred that concept however

4. LUC--I just put these guys in here because it seems to be conventional wisdom that they have tremendous talent

5. Valpo---Valpo has a few good transfers on line to contribute--love their coach

6. ISU---if Mueller can coach this group of "talent" to move up, THEN I will conceed he is a great game coach

7. Instate---great coach has to deal with little talent

8. Bradley--why does everyone think these guys will be so good? I just don't see it

9. UE---Marty is still coaching?

10. DU----great GPA, low RPI
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