Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

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Who will finish in 6th place during the 2017-18 MVC men's basketball season?

Poll ended at October 11th, 2017, 7:20 am

Illinois State
10
16%
Loyola
0
No votes
Missouri State
2
3%
Northern Iowa
2
3%
Southern Illinois
18
28%
Valparaiso
32
50%
 
Total votes : 64

Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby MVCfans » October 7th, 2017, 7:20 am

Each week we will open a poll for users to predict the end of season finish for the MVC 2017-18 basketball season. We will work in reverse order, concluding with the predicted MVC champion chosen by our users between the last two teams remaining in week 9.

Bradley was recently selected as the likely 7th place finisher (results: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4790 )

Week 5 - Who will finish in 6th place during the 2017-18 MVC mens basketball season?
-You are choosing the team that you believe will finish in 6th place for this regular season. Poll open until Tuesday, October 10.


Official MVCfans.com - Predictions:
10th Place - Evansville
9th Place - Drake
8th Place - Indiana State
7th Place - Bradley
6th Place - .....
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby VU2014 » October 7th, 2017, 7:37 am

I'm going with SIU on this one.
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby BEARZ77 » October 7th, 2017, 8:19 am

It surprises me that many see SIU as a 5-7 type team. I know there isn't much to differentiate any of the top 6 teams, but SIU has size, a pair of wings who averaged double figures, a seasoned three point specialist, and backcourt depth. I think their roster is better than anyone besides LOC/MSU, and while oft criticized , Barry is a better coach than either Moser or Lusk. But hey that's just me.
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby ptownbraves » October 7th, 2017, 9:15 am

I think a lot of people will be surprised by SIU this year. They have the talent to be a top 3 team but are getting 6th and 7th place votes. I guess the Barry factor?
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby Tom Servo » October 7th, 2017, 9:26 am

ptownbraves wrote:I guess the Barry factor?


That's exactly why I keep voting for them, I think he's right up there with Lusk and Moser.

To me UNI, Illinois State, and Bradley have the three best coaches. The rest are all about the same, with Lusk, Moser, and Hinson being the three worst.
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby ACECARD » October 7th, 2017, 10:24 am

Went with Valpo just because of the new league with tougher competition than they are used to. But as the Sargent on Hogan's Hero's used to say, "I know no-thing".
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby VU2014 » October 7th, 2017, 10:38 am

ACECARD wrote:Went with Valpo just because of the new league with tougher competition than they are used to. But as the Sargent on Hogan's Hero's used to say, "I know no-thing".


MVC is no doubt a better league but Valpo is a no stranger to beating tough teams.

Just the last 3 years Valpo has quite a few quality wins against tough competition:
-Rhode Island (ranked Top 25 at the time)
-BYU (twice)
-Florida State
-Alabama
-St Mary's
-Oregon State
-Belmont
-Nearly beat Maryland in the 1st round of the Tourney (got screwed by a no-foul call at the end of the game)
-Valpo is 5-0 against MVC teams the last 3 years
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby usmcsaluki » October 7th, 2017, 10:42 am

BEARZ77 wrote:It surprises me that many see SIU as a 5-7 type team. I know there isn't much to differentiate any of the top 6 teams, but SIU has size, a pair of wings who averaged double figures, a seasoned three point specialist, and backcourt depth. I think their roster is better than anyone besides LOC/MSU, and while oft criticized , Barry is a better coach than either Moser or Lusk. But hey that's just me.


It surprises me as well - while I'm not thinking Southern will compete for the league title, I would be shocked if they were lower than 5th. If they are, then it's time for a change in leadership because like you said - the size, talent, and guard play is there this year.
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby pafan » October 7th, 2017, 11:20 am

BEARZ77 wrote:It surprises me that many see SIU as a 5-7 type team. I know there isn't much to differentiate any of the top 6 teams, but SIU has size, a pair of wings who averaged double figures, a seasoned three point specialist, and backcourt depth. I think their roster is better than anyone besides LOC/MSU, and while oft criticized , Barry is a better coach than either Moser or Lusk. But hey that's just me.


I agree with you about Barry being a better coach than Porter or Paul. But I see SIU's returning pieces from their roster and see a 5th-7th place team. That certainly could under value newcomers like Pippen and Bartley (transfer from SLU).
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby MissouriValleyUnite » October 7th, 2017, 4:20 pm

Voting Valpo here (1-7 are really close) but I think they will be one of the few MVC teams to notch a P6 win this year.
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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby vu72 » October 7th, 2017, 5:26 pm

VU2014 wrote:
ACECARD wrote:Went with Valpo just because of the new league with tougher competition than they are used to. But as the Sargent on Hogan's Hero's used to say, "I know no-thing".


MVC is no doubt a better league but Valpo is a no stranger to beating tough teams.

Just the last 3 years Valpo has quite a few quality wins against tough competition:
-Rhode Island (ranked Top 25 at the time)
-BYU (twice)
-Florida State
-Alabama
-St Mary's
-Oregon State
-Belmont
-Nearly beat Maryland in the 1st round of the Tourney (got screwed by a no-foul call at the end of the game)
-Valpo is 5-0 against MVC teams the last 3 years


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Re: Official 2017-18 MVCfans.com Prediction - 6th Place

Postby COUTEAU » October 7th, 2017, 9:35 pm

VU2014 wrote:
-Valpo is 5-0 against MVC teams the last 3 years



That's correct.
VALPO, has won five in a row, against VALLEY schools.

Interesting fact.......
The ACES, being that last MVC member to beat The Crusaders.
It was early in the 2013-14 season, The ACES registered the win (100-92) coming back, after being down by 25 at halftime.
Two starters from that game (Blake Simmons & Boo Gibson) are Seniors, this year.

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