Now I get to do this:
The win also means good things for the +/- standings. ;D
… WE’RE NUMBER 1 !!! … WE’RE NUMBER 1 !!! … WE’RE NUMBER 1 !!! … WE’RE NUMBER 1 !!! …
[quote=“UncleLar, post:1, topic:1696”]Remember this:
Now I get to do this:
haha yes! this may be my new facebook profile picture by the way…I know i’m a loser, but thought it was way too good of an opportunity to pass up.
Might as well add this for the women:
This is awesome, let’s take it in while we can boys.
It’s also, what, the 4th time in the last 5 years? A couple years ago we started 2-0, winning at Illi and NW. Heck, back in ED’s 1st or second year, I believe that we started by beating OSU and Minnesota? It really isn’t a big/special case. Now, when we were .5 games ahead of the league, that was pretty funny.
[quote="lynkpsu, post:6, topic:1696"]This is awesome, let's take it in while we can boys.[/quote] It's also, what, the 4th time in the last 5 years? A couple years ago we started 2-0, winning at Illi and NW. Heck, back in ED's 1st or second year, I believe that we started by beating OSU and Minnesota? It really isn't a big/special case. Now, when we were .5 games ahead of the league, that was pretty funny.
All true for the men. But the women are a different story. The last time they won their Big Ten opener was 2004-05.
So how does this work? We get a first round bye and then face the Michigan vs Indiana winner?
PSU’s SOS is a respectable 36 right now, too. Funny how improving your OOC helps.
It’s a shame it took seven season to realize that.
For extra double secret posterity:
[quote=“bstanf, post:12, topic:1696”]For extra double secret posterity:
Thanks for helping to preserve the historic record.
Right now their SOS is 30, and OOC SOS is 46. Not bad at all. I wish it were 2008-09.
Thought I’d add in another one:
What Pomeroy is saying is that, as of yesterday, we had played the toughest schedule in the country when ranked by our opponent’s defensive efficiency. You might also note that we have the second toughest schedule in the country when ranked by our opponents’ Pythagorean ratings (a team’s Pythagorean rating is their projected winning percentage based on their offensive and defensive efficiency numbers - it forms the basis for Pomeroy’s system).
Note: Michigan State has the toughest schedule based on Pomeroy’s ratings but yesterday’s game against Michigan hasn’t been factored in yet. There is a distinct possibility that we will pass them when the data is updated later today (I’ll update this chart when that happens). And even if we don’t pass them today, we almost assuredly will this weekend because we play Pomeroy’s #8 ranked team, while MSU gets Indiana on Sunday.
EDIT: Last night’s game didn’t make a difference and, in retrospect, I should have realized that. MSU’s non-conference is much better than ours and I suspect even Sunday’s game against Indiana won’t drop them out of the #1 spot.
I’ve been watching those numbers also Lar, pretty interesting.
How about a positive efficiency margin in conference play? Not sure if I’ve ever seen that.
W-L Pace PPP Opp. PPP EM 1. Wisconsin 5-2 56.3 1.19 1.03 +0.16 2. Ohio St. 8-0 64.3 1.14 1.00 +0.14 3. Purdue 6-2 64.9 1.16 1.04 +0.12 4. Illinois 4-4 63.0 1.10 1.03 +0.07 5. Minnesota 5-3 61.6 1.10 1.07 +0.03 6. Penn St. 4-4 59.9 1.09 1.08 +0.01 7. Michigan St. 4-4 61.8 1.04 1.05 -0.01 8. Northwestern 3-6 64.7 1.07 1.15 -0.08 9. Indiana 2-6 63.3 1.07 1.15 -0.08 10. Michigan 2-6 59.4 1.05 1.18 -0.13 11. Iowa 1-7 66.8 0.97 1.13 -0.16
Flip WIsky and OSU, and that efficiency margin stat mirrors the scoring margin rankings.