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Computer analysis of UMass' NCAA Tournament potential

At 16-1, UMass' NCAA chances are still very much intact. To see what NCAA Selection committee members will have in front of them when considering UMass, click here. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. FROM RPIFORECAST.Com Expected RPI: 11.4 Current RPI: 4 Expected SOS: 40 Current SOS: 11 Current Record: 16-1 Expected Record: 25-5 Current Conf Record: 3-0 Expected Conf Record: 12-4 Expected Record vs RPI 1-25: 1-1 Expected Record vs RPI 26-50: 5-2 Expected Record 0

My Jan. 20 Top 25

1. Arizona  2. Syracuse  3. Michigan State 4. Wichita State  5. Florida  6. Villanova  7. San Diego State  8. Kansas  9. Louisville  10. Wisconsin 11. Iowa 12. OK State  13. UMass  14. Cincinnati  15. Iowa State  16. Kentucky  17. SLU  18. Ohio State 19. Michigan  20. Kansas State  21. Oklahoma  22. Baylor  23. Duke  24. Connecticut  25. Memphis 0

1998 FLASHBACK: New UMass football coach Mark Whipple exudes confidence

By MICHAEL KELLEY AMHERST -- Christmas came early for University of Massachusetts Athletic Director Bob Marcum. He was looking for a head football coach who had the drive, confidence and credentials to return UMass to the top of the Atlantic 10 Conference, and possibly win a national title. Santa delivered when Mark Whipple was announced, by Marcum, as the new coach of the Minutemen Tuesday at the Mullins Center. "When I look at the University of Massachusetts, it's an unbelievable opportunity for myself and my 0

My Top 25 - UMass moves up. Duke is out

1. Arizona  2. Syracuse  3. Wisconsin  4. Michigan State  5. Wichita State  6. Florida  7. Villanova  8. Iowa State  9. Ohio State  10. Baylor   11. Kentucky 12. OK State  13. Memphis  14. San Diego State  15. Louisville  16. Iowa  17. UMass  18. Colorado 19. Oregon  20. Kansas  21. SLU  22. Creighton  23. Cincinnati  24. UCLA  25. New Mexico 0

Computer analysis of UMass' NCAA Tournament Chances

At 13-1, UMass' NCAA chances are still very much intact. To see what NCAA Selection committee members will have in front of them when considering UMass, click here. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. FROM RPIFORECAST.Com Expected RPI: 15.7 Current RPI: 4 Expected SOS: 50 Current SOS: 6 Current Record: 13-1 Expected Record: 24-6 Current Conf Record: 1-0 Expected Conf Record: 12-4 Expected Record vs RPI 1-25: 1-1 Expected Record vs RPI 26-50: 4-2 Expected Record 0

UMass moves up to No. 19 in A.P. Poll

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week's ranking:<  Record Pts Prv 1. Arizona (60) 15-0 1,620 1 2. Syracuse (5) 14-0 1,550 2 3. Ohio St. 15-0 1,470 3 4. Wisconsin 15-0 1,427 4 5. Michigan St. 13-1 1,378 5 6. Wichita St. 15-0 1,203 8 7. Baylor 12-1 1,169 9 8. Villanova 13-1 1,141 11 9. Iowa St. 13-0 1,076 0

UMass' Road to the NCAA Tournament

When I started doing this years ago, reaching the CBI would have been a pretty good goal for UMass, but now the only definition of success for this team is the NCAA Tournament, so I'm changing the title. At 10-1, UMass' NCAA chances are still very much intact. Despite Saturday's loss, UMass' projected record from RPI Forecast hasn't gone down and it's expected RPI has actually improved from last week. Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look 0

My Top 25: UMass moves up, Duke falls, UConn, UNC out

1. Arizona 2. Syracuse 3. Ohio State 4. Wisconsin 5. Michigan State 6. Baylor 7. Iowa State 8. Florida 9. Wichita State 10. Villanova 11. Kentucky 12. OK State 13. Louisville 14. Colorado 15. Oregon 16. San Diego State 17. Duke 18. Memphis 19. UMass 20. Iowa 21. Kansas 22. Illinois 23. Kansas State 24. Gonzaga 25. Arkansas 0

Atlantic 10 Fantasy Draft results

So after many years dormant, we restarted the Atlantic 10 fantasy basketball league and held the draft prior to Saturday’s UMass-Miami game. Since no web site offers this sort of league (at least not that I’m aware of), we’ll do this by hand.  I usually think that people that tell other people about their fantasy leagues are annoying so feel free to ignore the rest of this, but I thought it would create and interesting way to look at the league and the players in 0

My Top 25 - Dec. 30

Thought about boosting Syracuse up after its terrific showing against Villanova, but Arizona hasn't struggled since Drexel. 1. Arizona 2. Syracuse 3. Ohio State 4. Wisconsin 5. Michigan State 6. Baylor 7. Duke 8. OK State 9. Iowa State 10. Oregon 11. Florida 12. Wichita State 13. Kentucky 14. Villanova 15. Louisville 16. Memphis 17. Connecticut 18. Colorado 19. Kansas 20. Iowa 21. UMass 22. San Diego State 23. Texas 24. North Carolina 25. Illinois 0