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Three Things To Know About Preseason Projections

Several college basketball analysts recently released preseason projections for the upcoming season. How well do these models forecast the final conference standings? Here are some guidelines based on recent history:

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New York City Power Poll: Jan. 5, 2015

It’s a new year and with that comes with a new power poll. Recently there have been a number of games matching two New York City area teams. Those results are reflected in our newest poll. (Though apparently our voters forgot about the Hofstra-Columbia game?)

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New York City Power Poll: Dec. 15 Edition

Now that we’re almost a month into the season it’s time for the first Big Apple Buckets Power Poll! This season we’ve invited all of Big Apple Buckets’ growing editorial staff along with A Daly Dose of Hoops’ Jaden Daly to contribute their top 10 for the city and it’s nearby surroundings.

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How Accurate Are Preseason Projections?

Over the past few years, the quantity and sophistication of preseason college basketball projections have exploded. Ken Pomeroy has been publishing projections since 2010, while Dan Hanner took his lineup-based model to this year. At a conference level, you can find projections based on anything from straightforward regressions to player-by-player analysis.

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Final NYC Area Power Poll

The season has been over for a few weeks now, but we never managed to get a final power poll out the door. Consider this our recompense. Reaching the NCAA tournament gives the Manhattan Jaspers the top spot in the final poll. Who did the voters select beyond MC? Check it out.

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NYC Area Power Poll: Feb. 26

The sites writers confuse even me sometimes. Apparently St. John’s two-game losing streak, combined with Iona’s fantastic play of late has created some chaos at the top of the power poll. The Gaels have claimed first place, a standing they haven’t had all season!

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NYC Area Power Poll: Feb. 19

We’re getting back on track this week even though one of our voters is in Disney World this week. He sent in his votes of the top parks though, so there’s some more to debate.

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NYC Area Power Poll: Feb. 14

It’s a special Valentine’s Day edition of the NYC area power poll. Actually, travel and some voting delays kept us away for a bit. St. John’s obviously remains on top.

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NYC Area Power Poll: Feb. 5

There’s a new team atop the Power Poll this week. St. John’s has officially claimed the top spot.

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Steve Masiello pumped up on the Manhattan bench.

NYC Area Power Poll: Jan. 29

The writers have spoken and Manhattan is still No. 1. Despite an impressive week from St. John’s that included two Big East victories the Jaspers stayed atop the poll by a single point. The full results are below.

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