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MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby Aargh » November 28th, 2017, 11:32 am

So far, the Valley's status in D1 is substantially better this year than it was last year, and the national press is taking notice.

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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby Mikovio » November 28th, 2017, 12:10 pm

Wichita who? :P
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby AndShock » November 28th, 2017, 1:03 pm

Every team has improved except for ISUr (which was expected) and SIU. SIU is basically exactly the same as last year. Multiple schools have improved 50+ spots in KenPom. I admit that I thought the Valley would be pretty bad this year but I'm still not exactly sure what has created this giant step forward by the majority of the conference.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby jsaluki080 » December 1st, 2017, 2:37 am

it sucks losing a nationally recognized powerhouse.
With that said, I'd rather have a strong league top to bottom where any team could conceivably knock off a P5 team (like it was a decade ago) than have a weaker conference with one powerhouse.
With what I've seen so far, (it's early, I know) it looks like we're heading in the right direction.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby COUTEAU » December 18th, 2017, 8:20 pm

http://www.collegeinsider.com/mens-mid-major-top-25.php

Five VALLEY schools, ranked in mid major 25.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby Old School MVC » December 19th, 2017, 5:57 am

The Mid Major poll has a lot more confidence in Evansville than we do in the conference.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby mule » December 19th, 2017, 10:21 am

Old School MVC wrote:The Mid Major poll has a lot more confidence in Evansville than we do in the conference.

:huh: 30+ mid-major coaches or MVC fans? Not even close in my mind!
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby ACECARD » December 19th, 2017, 10:51 am

I have seen every MVC team play at least one game. I've seen every Aces game. I know what they can do, and what they can't do. The Aces, at this time, are not the third best team in the Valley, until they prove me wrong.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby squirrel » December 19th, 2017, 12:46 pm

For all the grief (and rightfully so) directed toward the privates for not pulling their weight, they own the 4 best records in the league right now. And Drake has the same record as both ISUs.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby sycamore79 » December 19th, 2017, 1:51 pm

squirrel wrote:For all the grief (and rightfully so) directed toward the privates for not pulling their weight, they own the 4 best records in the league right now. And Drake has the same record as both ISUs.


not trying to start a Public vs Private war and sure as hell not defending my Sycamores (we are bottom of the league right now) but SOS has a LOT to do with Loyolas, Evansville, Bradleys, and Valpos record.

Just to further illustrate my point; According to Warrennolan the privates combined SOS average is 274 compared to the publics 131.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby SalukiHoops » December 19th, 2017, 2:11 pm

Lets be real though. Wichita in the Valley at this point would only make it better.
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Re: MVC Thriving Despite Loss of WSU

Postby jackwagon » December 19th, 2017, 2:12 pm

Any person who is more impressed with Evansville's​, Bradley's, Valpo's, and hell to a lesser degree Loyola's pristine records compared to say Illinois state is crazy. In 2 months as we discuss the "surprises" of the valley season I will be sitting back and laughing. Not all non conference schedules are created equal.
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