How #pcbb Can Boost Their RPI Today 2/28/14

There was three games for RPI boostability last night for the Friars. The result of last night’s games was 1-3 with Vermont winning but Kentucky being upset at Rupp by Arkansas and Maine falling. PC’s RPI is now at 60 (was 59).

A new portion of this daily post will include the 10 teams with the biggest impact (5 positive plus PC themseleves, 5 negative) on PC’s RPI. This value is via RPI Forecast. For an explanation of this value, click here.

Top 5 Negative

Team Conf Curr Wgt Fut Wgt Curr W/L Exp W/L Curr Impact Exp Impact ▾
Maine AE 1.89 1.70 16.67 18.65 -1.26 -1.06
Fairfield MAAC 1.82 1.67 20.69 21.83 -1.07 -0.94
Boston College ACC 1.85 1.67 23.08 23.43 -1.00 -0.89
DePaul BE 4.29 4.08 40.74 40.00 -0.79 -0.82
Butler BE 4.35 4.10 44.00 44.58 -0.52 -0.44

Top 5 Positive

Team Conf Curr Wgt Fut Wgt Curr W/L Exp W/L Curr Impact Exp Impact ▴
Providence BE 26.31 26.31 61.67 60.43 6.14 5.49
Villanova BE 4.28 4.10 88.46 87.52 3.29 3.08
Creighton BE 2.55 4.07 88.46 86.96 1.96 3.01
Xavier BE 4.28 4.07 68.00 65.17 1.54 1.24
St. John’s BE 4.32 4.08 62.96 63.28 1.12 1.08
Massachusetts A10 1.92 1.72 80.77 78.77 1.18 0.99

Per Jerry Palm’s “Palm Reader”:‌

Two games tonight for PC to get some RPI assistance.

#pcbb Links of the Day 2/28/14

The Friars (18-10, RPI 60, SOS 68) represent the muddled middle of the new Big East. With its best wins at home, Providence clearly has more work to do. I’m not optimistic given two of the Friars’ remaining three games are on the road (at Seton Hall, at Creighton), the second of which is Doug McDermotts senior night.

What they need: Three more wins, regardless of opponent or location. The Friars are going down to the wire.

#pcbb Opening Line: PC +2.5 at Seton Hall 2/28/14

Line opened with Providence as a 2.5 point underdog and has since moved up to 3 points. My numbers (not inclusive of home court advantage, etc) have Providence as about a 2 point favorite. Kenpom sees the final score as 69-68 in favor of Seton Hall.

Trends

  • Providence is 4-1 in their last 5 ATS
  • Providence is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 road games at Seton Hall
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Providence’s last 7 road games at Seton Hall
  • Seton Hall is 8-4 in their last 12 ATS

Designs for the 3/4 Senior Night T-shirts Given Out To First 1000 Students at the Marquette Game

PC Athletics announced on Twitter yesterday that the first 1000 students at the Marquette game on 3/4 would receive either a Cotton or Batts shirt for Senior Night. This is a nice touch by PC and I really hope the students show up in force, not just for Cotton and Batts, but for all the great Seniors on this team.  For those interested in seeing the design of these shirts, here are the images courtesy of the designer, Bryan Molloy Design:

Bryan Molloy Design
Bryan Molloy Design

#pcbb Bracketology Update 2/27/14

Joe Lunardi has PC as an 11 seed against Tennessee in a First Round play-in game in the East Region (updated on 2/27).

Jerry Palm has PC as an 12 seed playing Arkansas in a First Round play-in game in the Midwest Region (updated on 2/27).

Bracket Matrix, which updated yesterday at 7:55pm, has PC’s average seed as an 12 but they are only in 35 of 89 brackets.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/bracketology/team-comparison/PROV/PROV

Continue reading #pcbb Bracketology Update 2/27/14

How #pcbb Can Boost Their RPI Today 2/27/14

There was two games for RPI boostability last night for the Friars. The result of last night’s games was 1-1. PC’s RPI is now at 59 (was 61).

A new portion of this daily post will include the 10 teams with the biggest impact (5 positive plus PC themseleves, 5 negative) on PC’s RPI. This value is via RPI Forecast. For an explanation of this value, click here.

Top 5 Negative

Team Conf Curr Wgt Fut Wgt Curr W/L Exp W/L Curr Impact Exp Impact ▾
Maine AE 1.89 1.70 16.67 18.65 -1.26 -1.06
DePaul BE 4.27 4.08 38.46 37.76 -0.99 -1.00
Fairfield MAAC 1.82 1.67 21.43 22.80 -1.04 -0.91
Boston College ACC 1.85 1.67 24.00 24.05 -0.96 -0.87
Butler BE 4.30 4.10 45.83 44.82 -0.36 -0.42

Top 5 Positives

Team Conf Curr Wgt Fut Wgt Curr W/L Exp W/L Curr Impact Exp Impact ▴
Providence BE 26.34 26.31 61.67 60.38 6.15 5.46
Villanova BE 4.23 4.10 88.00 87.35 3.21 3.06
Creighton BE 2.58 4.07 88.46 87.07 1.98 3.02
St. John’s BE 4.27 4.08 65.38 65.76 1.31 1.28
Xavier BE 4.23 4.07 66.67 62.46 1.41 1.01
Massachusetts A10 1.89 1.72 80.00 78.37 1.13 0.98

Per Jerry Palm’s “Palm Reader”:‌

Three games tonight for PC to get some RPI assistance.

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