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Quite eye-opening. Nobody within 10 points in each game until at Kentucky.
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Won't happen like that but that would be one of the more dominant stretches in the history of college basketball.
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That's a very stout prediction. I would love that result but I think it would do more bad than good. I expect 2-3 losses, Donovan's teams always seem to hit a 3-4 game slump toward the end of conference play every year... Don't know why this one would be any different.
It's almost impossible for ANY team to roll through an 18-game stretch unbeaten. At some point you have an off night in a few areas and it's enough to catch up to you.
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Yeah, I agree. Kind of unreal expectations. It would be awesome and would likely earn us a #1 seed but it's possible UF gets a 1 seed anyway. I am expecting a 2 with a 3 not being out of the picture. I believe it would be a dissapointment falling below a 3 seed this year with the way everything shakes out for us.
Agreed, but if we can catch that loss at the right time and come back stronger then I believe we'll have a very deep tourney run.
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Because this is the best defense we've ever had at this school.
Saying that though, losing once is almost guaranteed. Twice if we have an off night somewhere. Can't see more than two though.
I say our final regular season record is 25-5.
Thats where I feel we will be too.
Numbers are unreal, ohhh I would like to beat UK by 15 at home............
27-3 as projected would make us a #1 seed for sure. I think your 25-5 is more realistic.
I understand how good we are, it's just common sense to expect a minimum of two losses. We play at Missouri with there best post player back by then, at UK the last game of the season and who knows if they need a quality win to get in the tourney( I don't think this but it could happen), UT always gives us fits, Ole Miss is lookin good... Plus your suspect to having a couple bad nights.
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We will have a struggle where we shouldn't like Kansas State who we also should have blown out...But yea...we can only LOSE the games ahead...no one is good enough to beat us without us beating ourselves.
Reality is we will have a few more Zona/KSU type slip ups this season, just hope people don't blow up like they did after those games...long season and we are a very good team
I was thinking 25-5 or 26-4. But I'm feeling more like 26-4, maybe 27-3 very possible. Why ?Hopefully everyone returns to good health & shakes the nagging injuries we've been playing with the past 5-6 games & we avoid anymore injuries. I still do not feel we've come close to peaking yet. Still work-in-progress - getting there.
However - we do have the big bullseye target on our backs every game now - so we'll get everyones best shot. Man - it's hard to beleive the season is half over already! 14-2 is about where I thought we'd be at this point.
If anyone plans to go to the SEC Tourney in Nashville, all the downtown area hotels are booked already. Better start looking around if your going!
I'll take it!
Top 4 seeds play 1st game on Friday Mar. 15.
Oh man it is terrible to find a hotel there on short notice. Tried in 2010. Barely found one.
Everyone is saying we're going to have slip-ups and that's a fairly reasonable assumption. There's no reason we can't go 18-0 though. And it would one-up Kentucky. Wouldn't that be something?
We'll drop one to Kentucky, and probably a couple more.
I figure 5-6 total losses
I wouldn't be so sure about that CLF4L. Billy took 3 hits from KY last season, and the last loss was very dang close to one of the best teams to come out of the Blue Grass State & Nat'l Champs. He'll have these Gators primed for ''Payback'' (good movie!).
The last game of regular season is at KY. Should be a tournament type game. Gators will be fired up for this one in particular. KY will have a tough time matching up with the Gators this season vs Gators not matching up well with them last season.
Seventeen games in a row is the record winning streak for UF, I believe. The 2005-2007 teams did that 3 times. One of the times did wrap around from the end of the 2005-06 season into the first 6 games of the 2006-07 season, so maybe some would not cound that one.
UF has currently won 8 games in a row. UF's 9th game from now is at UTn. UF's 10th game from now UAL at home. I am guessing that if UF has not lost before this team will have a 16 game winning streak but lose at UTn.
Another screenshot, this time for his Player of the Year. He uses a similar formula to calculate the POY. First, Pat was in the top 10. Then, it was Pat and KB. Now, 3 UF players are in that top 10! No other school has more than one.
Basically KenPom must be in bed with UF.
Hardly. He is just using his systems. It is hardly surprising that the team putting up the best numbers by his system would also have players putting up the best numbers by his system.
Asked him about it, since I had no idea if it's happened before. He's never had 3 players from the same school in the top 10 before.
And I was joking on that. His system is greatly respected in the basketball community though.
We seem to struggle vs Tennessee, Kentucky's team is young but you have figure they will pick up steam as the season goes on and gets better.
Plus we could always drop a road game to an SEC west school, or lose @ Missouri.
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If the past is any indication...we absolutely should. If you look at defensive efficency ratings which almost every CFB champ is top 25 in..we have an incredible shot. It's something like 80 percent of final four teams have a top 25 efficency rating because defense simply doesn't take a night off like scoring does. If you go by efficency, leadership, coaching..I'd say
1. Duke - Team is only team besides us with top 10 and top 10 defense in efficency ratings with a strong schedule and impressive resume...team could go very deep and they do have a pretty good coach.
2. Florida - Number 1 defensive efficency, number 2 offensive efficency...this team will be a nightmare. Even if the three doesn't fall the defense is so strong eliminating us will be a daunting task to any team.
3. Louisville - Same with Florida...very spread out in contributors and incredible defense and intelligent play. They do lack offense from their PG and C though somewhat which could hurt if players like Smith get cold.
4. Syracuse - Beat Louisville...but not yet quite as good. Louisville kind of lost that game. But syracuse is growing quick..dangerous.
5. Butler - The efficency doesn't show them as strong contenders like the others...but Brad Stevens has his boys constantly ready...I'd put them in the final four over Michigan, Arizona, etc.
I almost guarantee Michigan wont make it past the elite 8...terrible defense...best offense but that's already shown in every NCAA tourney that it isn't the key to success. Indiana is good even great sometimes but they struggle a lot with good defensive teams(like Wisconsin).
Just my take
Thanks for sharing that twitter discussion. And sorry I missed your sarcasm.
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