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Author Topic: 2017-2018 League Predictions  (Read 1387 times)

Marillac

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2017-2018 League Predictions
« on: October 12, 2017, 03:40:49 PM »
Let's hear 'em.

1. Nova
2. Xavier
3. Creighton
4. Seton Hall
5. Providence
6. St. John's
7. Marquette
8. Butler
9. Georgetown
10. DePaul

I see the first five as locks for the dance. I think two and possibly three of the next group have a chance. I don't see any team gettting out of league play with less than 4 losses.


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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 03:52:07 PM »
Let's hear 'em.

1. Nova
2. Xavier
3. Creighton
4. Seton Hall
5. Providence
6. St. John's
7. Marquette
8. Butler
9. Georgetown
10. DePaul

I see the first five as locks for the dance. I think two and possibly three of the next group have a chance. I don't see any team gettting out of league play with less than 4 losses.



Reasonable list. I see SJU getting off to a tough start facing some challenging games with ASU, Grand Canyon & in Orlando Tourney. That said, I see them coming together in BE play, pulling a few upsets, winning 18 games overall, but going to NIT. Obviously a big key is avoiding prolonged injuries of consequence on a thin team, especially on the interior.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 03:54:08 PM by paultzman »

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 04:10:54 PM »
Let's hear 'em.

1. Nova
2. Xavier
3. Creighton
4. Seton Hall
5. Providence
6. St. John's
7. Marquette
8. Butler
9. Georgetown
10. DePaul

I see the first five as locks for the dance. I think two and possibly three of the next group have a chance. I don't see any team gettting out of league play with less than 4 losses.



Reasonable list. I see SJU getting off to a tough start facing some challenging games with ASU, Grand Canyon & in Orlando Tourney. That said, I see them coming together in BE play, pulling a few upsets, winning 18 games overall, but going to NIT. Obviously a big key is avoiding prolonged injuries of consequence on a thin team, especially on the interior.

I agree. This list is about where I'd rank everyone, but you make the key Point here in that we are a thin team, especially upfront. It's no surprise at this point, but in order for this team to exceed the expectations of the NIT and achieve our expectations of the NCAA one of two players has to become a big man we can rely on.

1. Yakwe
2. Alibegovic

Marco Baldi

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 04:21:08 PM »

1. Seton Hall
2. Villanova
3. Xavier
4. Creighton
5. St. John's
6.Marquette
7.Butler
8.Providence
9.Gtown
10.DePaul

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 05:35:09 PM »

1. Seton Hall
2. Villanova
3. Xavier
4. Creighton
5. St. John's
6.Marquette
7.Butler
8.Providence
9.Gtown
10.DePaul

Providence is in no way an 8th place team.  I don't see it.  I basically agree with Marillac's list of teams. 

But, I'd probably have DePaul at 9th and Georgetown in the 10th spot.

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 07:00:51 PM »
1. Villanova
2. Xavier
3. Seton Hall
4. St. John's
5. Providence
6. Creighton
7. Butler
8. Marquette
9. DePaul
10. Georgetown

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 08:23:29 PM »
Our staff is really going to have to step up compared to last year. There are times they look great, the double high post offense v Syracuse was great. Unfortunately, too often we get out-coached. Cooley and his staff, McDermott and his staff; these guys are good coaches.

We have the horses to win games, do we have the x's and o's to put ourselves in position to win?

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 09:19:02 PM »
1. Villanova
2. Xavier
3. Seton Hall
4. St. John's
5. Providence
6. Creighton
7. Butler
8. Marquette
9. DePaul
10. Georgetown


Welcome back Patrick!

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 09:32:06 PM »
Who the hell is Patrick?

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 10:05:44 PM »
1. Villanova
2. Seton Hall
3. Xavier
4. Marquette
5. Creighton
6. St. John's
7.Butler
8. Providence
9. DePaul
10. Georgetown

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 10:36:21 PM »

Our staff is really going to have to step up compared to last year. There are times they look great, the double high post offense v Syracuse was great. Unfortunately, too often we get out-coached. Cooley and his staff, McDermott and his staff; these guys are good coaches.

We have the horses to win games, do we have the x's and o's to put ourselves in position to win?
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We are grouped with DePaul and Georgetown until proven otherwise. No defense equals poor coaching. Lovett and ponds probably leave after this year . This has to be gut check time.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2017, 10:37:59 PM by TONYD3 »

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 12:12:02 AM »
1. Prov
2. Xavier
3. Hall
4. Johnnies
5. Nova
6. Creighton
7. Butler
8. Marquette
9. GTown
10. DePaul

Educate yourself, study the incoming classes, returning classes, and debate me.

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 01:56:37 AM »
Who the hell is Patrick?


Ewing.  Perhaps you've heard of him?

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 06:12:13 AM »
1. Prov
2. Xavier
3. Hall
4. Johnnies
5. Nova
6. Creighton
7. Butler
8. Marquette
9. GTown
10. DePaul

Educate yourself, study the incoming classes, returning classes, and debate me.

I wouldn't debate having providence 1st but maybe you should educate yourself on their current injury problem ;)
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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 06:55:34 AM »
1. Prov
2. Xavier
3. Hall
4. Johnnies
5. Nova
6. Creighton
7. Butler
8. Marquette
9. GTown
10. DePaul

Educate yourself, study the incoming classes, returning classes, and debate me.

I'd question Providence @ #1 - with recent news that Emmitt Holt will be out to start season (and maybe much longer).

I'd question Nova @ # 5 -  believe Omari Spellman, who was ineligible next year, has chance in Big East to be difference maker as a big man, and perhaps Delgado will be only guy who eats his lunch.


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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2017, 07:37:37 AM »
Not a bad list from OP. I think SJU is going to have to fight those teams 7-9 to keep them at bay. Not cakewalks by any stretch. I agree that the 5 teams in front of them are all better today.

They have the horses but this year is all about taking that next step and coaching will be the key factor here.

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 08:28:23 AM »
Hey Carmine, I've a;so heard of Patrick Swayze, Patrick Henry and St. Patrick. try to be more specific next time.

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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 09:04:36 AM »
Hey Carmine, I've a;so heard of Patrick Swayze, Patrick Henry and St. Patrick. try to be more specific next time.

You obviously haven't read enough of carmine.  He usually uses nicknames coined by him that no one else uses.  Need to have a coffee and use some brain power before breaking out the decoder and deciphering his posts.  No disrespect carmine, I enjoy your posts, just educating lingtimefan that "patrick" would be the least of his complaints if he is confused about who you are talking about !
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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2017, 10:12:15 AM »
I've a;so heard of Patrick Swayze, Patrick Henry and St. Patrick. try to be more specific next time.

Consider yourself lucky it wasn't "Welcome Back Southfork!"
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Re: 2017-2018 League Predictions
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2017, 10:17:02 AM »

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We are grouped with DePaul and Georgetown until proven otherwise. No defense equals poor coaching. Lovett and ponds probably leave after this year . This has to be gut check time.
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Where are Ponds and Lovett going?

 


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