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How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

Posted on: March 21, 2009 10:45 pm
 

I have created a thread for this discussion as well (available here! )

My top 25 for 2009-2010 will be coming out on April 1st. This is just to get the conversation started.

The way to evaluate a team is not based off of youth, a couple of players returning, or recruits coming in. Not at all. The correct way to evaluate a team is to combine all three of these methods or ways to evaluate teams into one. One easy way to do this is to put your favorite team through my ranking system. Here's how it will work:

Youth & Experience:
For every Senior returning give your team 3 points
For every Junior returning give your team 2 point

Returning:
For every starter returning give your team 5 points

Talent:
For every 20 point scorer your team has returning give your team 7 points
For every 15 point scorer your team has returning give your team 5 points
For every 10 point scoreer your team has returning give your team 3 points
For every 10 rebound per game player your team has returning give your team 5 points
For every 5 assist per game player your team has returning give your team 5 points

Recruiting:
For every 5 star recruit your team has coming in give your team 2 points
For every 4 star recruit your team has coming in give your team 1 point

Coaching:
If your team's head coach has won a national championship give your team 5 points
If your team's head coach has 10 straight NCAA Tournament appearances give your team 4 points
If your team's head coach has 5 straight NCAA Tournament appearances give your team 3 points

DO NOT attempt to guess which players will leave early for the NBA Draft. At this point please give your team a score based off of its current roster and recruiting. Please use Rivals.com for recruiting evaluations.  When a player announces he is leaving early for the draft it's very easy to adjust the team score.

Hopefully this formula will work well because I think it will. If not I can tweak it.

The easiest way to do this is to copy/paste the 5 ways to rank your team and to add in each player that qualifies.

Category: NCAAB
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Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: April 7, 2009 5:15 pm
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

Syracuse = 75 points

I included Flynn staying but didn't include any walk-ons or recruits.  Looking pretty good...

 

 




Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: March 27, 2009 12:26 am
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

Purdue Boilermakers

Seniors: Kramer, Grant, 6 points

Juniors: Moore, Hummel, Johnson, 4 points

Returning: Jackson, Moore, Hummel, Johnson, Kramer, 25 points

10 point scorers: Moore, Hummel, Johnson, 9 points

4 star recruits: Byrd, 1 point

 

That brings Purdue to 45 points.  I think they will be top 10 next year, if not better.



Packers&Badgers
Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 23, 2009 3:39 pm
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Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 23, 2009 1:22 pm
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

of course u all might take away half the points because half the team are walk-ons... 




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: March 23, 2009 1:20 pm
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

hmmm Indiana... im a little afraid to do theirs....

okay Indiana has 47 pts if im not mistaken

i rounded verdell jones up to 10 pts i believe he was at like 9.8 




Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2009 11:51 pm
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

Ohio State Buckeyes

10 points for Juniors

12 points for seniors (ommitted two walk ons)

25 for returning all five starters (Turner, Buford/Lighty, Hill/Simmons, Lauderdale, Diebler)

5 points for turner over 15 points

6 points for diebler/buford over 10

0 recruiting points

grand total of 58 points...64 points if you count the two senior bench scrubs.

 




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2009 11:37 pm
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

Duke Blue Devils 2009-10: 69 total points

Youth & Experience: 16 pts
Seniors: Gerald Henderson
 (3), Jon Scheyer (3), Lance Thomas (3), and Brian Zoubek (3) Juniors: Kyle Singler (2) and Nolan Smith (2)

Returning: 25 pts
Starters: Elliot Williams (5), Scheyer (5), Henderson (5), Singler (5), and Thomas (5)

Talent: 15pts
Henderson (16.8 ppg), Singler (16.5 ppg), and Scheyer (14.9 ppg)

Recruiting: 4 pts (Scout.com rating in parentheses)
PF Ryan Kelly (11)      
;  2pts
PF Mason Plumlee (19) 2pts

Coaching: 9 pts
Mike Krzyzewski (9) - NCAAs last 14 yrs 1996-2009 National Champions 1991, 1992, and 2001

Note: I gave Scheyer 5 points for talent as he is averaging 14.9 ppg this year, over 20 ppg in the ACC tournament.

I went with Scout.com because I've always like them over Rivals.com when its come to rankings.  No I'm not trying to boost Duke's rankings as every recruitng service besides Rivals.com has both Kelly and Plumlee as 5-star recruits.  ESPNRise just drools over both of them.

This is the #1 team next year, provided two things happen: Gerald Henderson returns (50-50) and a post presence develops (has to be Thomas or Zoubek for the fourth straight year as neither Kelly nor Plumlee are back-to-the basket players).  Duke will be the #1 even if a true post-player doesn't develop as no team will be able to match the trio of Henderson, Singler, and Scheyer.  Give us just one more year Gerald! 




Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2009 10:54 pm
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

Actually, I could probably add another 3 pts to "Talent"; Corey Stokes was 9.7 ppg, as near as dammit to 10ppg...and he's only getting better.

And given Taylor King's high ranking as a 07-08 recruit by Duke, he's probably worth 2 pts under "Recruiting" in this system (also, he will likely start in 09-10, due to the dearth of returning low-post talent)

Add these 5 and it brings my "Villanova #" to 45.




Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: March 22, 2009 10:39 pm
 

How's your team looking for 2009-2010?

Villanova Wildcats 2009-10: 40 total points

Youth & Experience: 12 pts
Seniors: Reggie Redding (3); Scottie Reynolds (3)...Juniors: Corey Fisher (2); Corey Stokes (2); Antonio Pena (2)

Returning: 10 pts
Starters: Redding (5); Reynolds (5)

Talent: 8pts
Reynolds (15ppg - 5); Fisher (10ppg - 3)

Recruiting: 7pts (Rivals rating in parentheses)
PF (14) - 2pts
SG (16) - 2pts
PG (25) - 2pts
PF (62) - 1pt

Coaching: 3pts
Jay Wright (3) - NCAAs last 5 yrs 2005-2009

Note: I omitted bench returnees who didn't play extensively...Srs-to-be: Russel Wooten, Jason Colenda; No Jrs; and 2009-10 transfer Taylor King (from Duke)...uncertain if he qualifies as returnee or recruit. 

Fisher & Stokes may start in 09-10, but came off bench this year; Fisher was named Big East 6th man of 2008-09

Not sure recruit Isaiah Armwood - at #62 Rivals ranking - is considered a 4 or 5 Star; I assigned him 4 Star value



lilman_bigskill
Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: March 22, 2009 7:49 pm
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