A Quick Comparison of Pomeroy and Hanner Predictions

Two very smart people have released preseason college basketball ratings that span the entire breadth of Division I. Even though Ken Pomeroy and Dan Hanner use different methods to make their predictions the results were quite similar last season. Still, there are some outliers. Here are a few of the more interesting one.

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10,000 Sims for Ivy League and America East

Ken Pomeroy released his preseason rankings during the weekend. This is great news because it means that it’s once again time to crank up 10,000 sims. The idea behind this method is that even if teams play to a certain strength there’s so much that happens during a college basketball season teams can end up […]

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Maryland High School Binds Hofstra’s Mihalich and Hathaway

It might be hard to believe that two people who met for the first time at a high school in Maryland would be leading a program on Long Island, but the roots of the connection between athletic director Jeff Hathaway and his new head coach Joe Mihalich go back a long time.

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Dempsey Asks Seniors To Embrace Bench Role

Tommy Dempsey’s rotation might seem a little backwards this season to a casual college basketball observer. He’ll be relying on a lineup of almost exclusively underclassmen at Binghamton, and his seniors will need to take on the role of playing off the bench.

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NEC Team Primer: #9 St. Francis (PA) Red Flash

Head Coach: Rob Krimmel, 2nd year Last season: 5-24, 5-13 (NEC), failed to qualify for the NEC tournament RPI/KenPom: 322/329 NEC Preseason Coach’s Poll: 9th out of 10 teams State of Program: Slowly rebuilding Key Loss(es): Umar Shannon (11.2 ppg, 3.3 apg, 2.3 rpg), Anthony Ervin (4.5 ppg, 2.4 rpg) Incoming Players: Malik Harmon (PG), Georgios Angelou […]

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Brief Thoughts on Ken Pomeroy’s Preseason Rankings

Ken Pomeroy’s preseason rankings are out. We don’t have a fancy Q&A for those because Ken explains most of the process on his site every year. Still, there are definitely a few things worth pointing out.

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Analyzing Dan Hanner’s Patriot League Projections

Yesterday, Big Apple Buckets’ own John Templon had an informative Q&A with Dan Hanner on his 2013-14 college basketball projections based on his highly respected projection model. Despite the interesting 3,000-word exchange between Templon and Hanner, I decided to delve into the Patriot League projections myself.

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Siena’s Pat Cole Waiver Status, Hymes Injury Update

The toughest player to guard in Siena practices this preseason is still waiting to get a waiver. Junior Rob Poole said that the toughest player to guard during the Saints’ practices has been Coppin State transfer sophomore Pat Cole.

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Q&A with Dan Hanner About Preseason Predictions

Dan Hanner once again is attempting to project every Division I team’s performance this season by using a lineup based approach. If you have ESPN Insider I highly recommend checking out his rankings and the methodology.

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Hofstra Seniors Have Big Goals In Final Season

While head coach Joe Mihalich and athletic director Jeff Hathaway stress that the process of building the Hofstra program will be “brick by brick” as they say, the glue that holds it together will be contributions from players who will be looking for something to prove in their final season.

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