Nebraska Basketball and the NET
Nebraska is ranked 14th. This is the NET ranking from the NCAA, meant to replace the RPI. You can read all about it here. I’m not going to pretend to understand it. It sounds like something your corporate marketing group would come up with and then pretend you want to be part of the team. “Team Value Index”, “Net Efficiency”, “Winning Percentage”, and then “Adjusted Winning Percentage”, which sounds like a way to make up for home officiating.
By the looks of the twitter responses, people do not like this list. It’s based on data, and anything based on data will need more data points before it becomes closer to a real representation of anything.
Although.... it’d be nice if Nebrasketball could end up spending the season high in these ranksing.
FIRST EVER NET RANKINGS— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) November 26, 2018
1. Ohio State
3. Texas Tech
7. Michigan State
9. Virginia Tech
10. Loyola Marymount
FULL Rankings 1-353:
Nebrasketball vs Clemson
This game made me more nervous that most of our football games this year. I realize the vast majority of you don’t give a damn about basketball but I would like us to stop being the one Power Conference team that’s never won a NCAA tournament game.
I am not sure how you call Isaiah Roby for a technical here. This is one of the things that drive me insane about basketball. I understand what’s going on in a football game. I don’t always agree with calls, but I get why they are made.
I feel like I could officiate a game (after I read the rule book). Maybe that’s a foul if I feel like calling it. Maybe that’s not. Block/charge, I’m going to throw some dice because that’s what it looks like they’re doing most of the time.
Watch the big from Clemson just check Copeland in the middle of the court and the officials don’t even notice. pic.twitter.com/2V6NBobSkw— Mike Schaefer (@mikejschaefer) November 27, 2018
Hitting Isaac Copeland here is Elijah Thomas, who was the same dude that kicked Roby. Pretty cheap and unseen by officials at a pivotal point in the game. I thought they could review that, but it was never acknowledged. Look for some follow up later. This needs to be sent in to whomever reviews games.
Former Michigan State President Arraigned On Charges Tied To Larry Nassar Scandal : NPR
After the proceedings, Simon was sent to the county jail to be fingerprinted. Her attorney, Lee Silver said, "Dr. Simon is about as far from a criminal as anybody that I could think of and it's ridiculous that she is being treated like a common criminal."
Each week, the Top Whatever ranks only the college football things that must be ranked. This week, every deserving item happened all at once.
Have you looked into this LSU-Texas A&M fight stuff? What a bunch of drama. If you’d really like to enjoy fans bitching at each other, go through Andy Staples’ twitter feed.
The Michigan State Spartans disappointed in 2018 - The Only Colors
Heading into the 2018 football season, many — including myself — believed the Michigan State Spartans would win nine to 10 games and play a January bowl game. The team returned the most production...
Ohio State’s title odds make roaring comeback - Land-Grant Holy Land
An eye-opening blowout of Michigan helps the Buckeyes’ odds for the College Football Playoff
Dwayne Haskins breaks Big Ten Player of the Week record - Land-Grant Holy Land
The QB’s performance against Michigan continues to break records.
Michigan DE Rashan Gary to declare for NFL Draft - Maize n Brew
Gary’s time at Michigan is coming to a close
The Explanation | mgoblog
I am being punished for some sin so colossal that it justifies me reliving my life over and over again, except the end of every football season has been replaced with every flavor of pain football can hand out. This may be my sin, and the simulation will reveal it to me at the very end. I will be permitted a brief moment of knowing the totality of my existence before being thrown back into the rebooted whole.
Northwestern — full of great wins and even better individual success stories — wins the Big Ten West. - Inside NU
There’s no shortage of feel-good stories for Northwestern. The coach is one such story, and a Big Ten West championship shows he has his program on the right path.
Indiana football is in neutral. What should come next? - The Crimson Quarry
After two straight 5-7 seasons and Bucket Game losses, the Hoosiers can’t afford to be stagnant this offseason.
The Fan Misery Index: Rivalry Week Carnage Edition - Good Bull Hunting
Rivalries are extremely good and extremely bad for fans, which is extremely good.
Dabo Swinney pops off on teleconference about ungrateful fanbase, threatens to leave | Sports | postandcourier.com
Dabo Swinney went bananas on his ACC Championship teleconference Sunday night.
Dabo Swinney’s Rant is Overblown - Shakin The Southland
Dabo knows nobody is actually unhappy with 12-0 and 5 in a row. Plus some 1st quarter film review!
Mack Brown returning to UNC as Head Football Coach - Tar Heel Blog
Reports of the 67-year-old’s return conclude the fastest coaching search in history.
Then There’s This
Hey, NASA landed another object on Mars successfully. Insight, as it’s called, will drill into the soil and find out more mysteries of the universe. It’s pretty cool that they’re able to do this.
Elon Musk has talked about personally heading to Mars before, but how likely is he to make the trip, really? Well, he just put a number on it.
There’s a quiet beauty on Mars right now, but just wait until Elon Musk gets there and it’ll be all “blah blah blah” after that.