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3leftturns

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Michigan, Alabama, Hofstra are all 17+ers that have those massive gaps in their RPI overall and their RPI when their ace pitches.

Poison pill No. 2s in a regional, for sure

HenryLouisAaron

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<< Oklahoma already has its games in the Elite 8, Final Four and championship at their home town with their own umping crews. >> (3LT)

3LT in rare form today.
"with their own umpiring crews" really gave me a big laugh.
Thanks for bringing the comic relief. Much appreciated.
HenryLouisAaron

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<< Oklahoma already has its games in the Elite 8, Final Four and championship at their home town with their own umping crews. >> (3LT)


Btw... their home town is Norman, Oklahoma.

Not Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma City is HUGE in comparison to Norman.

Gosh gee wilikers, man... get your facts straight.
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<< And to be sure, you all may be irritated at Selection Sunday and RPI not treating Oklahoma's playoff setup as some coronation, but Gasso is fine with it. She balances RPI/committee values vs. the maintenance of her program, and says, I can make the super regionals work, even if they aren't at Norman. And, does that with flying colors >> (3LT)

I understand what you are saying... 
but - Gasso was not "fine with it" when they did not get to host last season.
She made her feelings about that known at the time.
midwestfp

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These things are subjective, of course, but my own view is that Lefty has a MN Gopher-esque batting average on his takes today. 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 3leftturns

Michigan, Alabama, Hofstra are all 17+ers that have those massive gaps in their RPI overall and their RPI when their ace pitches.

Poison pill No. 2s in a regional, for sure



Things that would've been said about Minnesota last year.
HenryLouisAaron

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<< I'm confident Kelly I will peak her team at the end of the season. >> (leip822)


So... she will be trying something new this year...



Sorry, I couldn't help myself. I just had to go for the laugh.
HenryLouisAaron

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<< And, man, if they DID that, Allister might hire a hitman >> (3LT)


I doubt Allister would... 
but some of the Minnesota fans just might get together and start a crowd raising fund for just that purpose.
scrybe

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We can agree or disagree about the ranking and order of the RPI. But we can't have issues with the math. As everyone knows, "It's All About the Math." [rofl]
HenryLouisAaron

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<< And the umps in OKC last year made calls like they were in the back pocket. >> (3LT)

How many times are you going to hit the dead horse with your Louisville slugger???
Your bat has cracked from so much over use.
midwestfp

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Things that would've been said about Minnesota last year.


Not really.  Fiser was 17-0 last year.  And nobody was thinking of the Gophers as a #2 seed.  A week before the selections, the committee told us they had MN at number 7 (could have been 8, can't remember).  Final RPI had them at 11. 

For the record, the idea that losing two 1-0 games at Alabama validates the committee's decision is hilarious to me.  But that's well in the past.  Have avoided responding to any reference to last year's Minnesota team until today, and will continue to do so in the future.  Most of the comments are too silly to refute, in my humble opinion. 
HenryLouisAaron

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<< 6 and 8.... we are out of eons-ville....lol >> (3LT)

Thank the Lord.
What are the odds that North Carolina finishes ahead of Arizona State?
HenryLouisAaron

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<< I look at it as they are the gold standard. Their lineup has no holes and defense is really solid not to mention the pitching staff is ridiculous. Doesn't matter what conference they play in they would be the team to best. This coming from a SEC homer. Lol. >> (Ij10)

I wouldn't go quite that far. 
Their #8 and #9 spots in the lineup are not really in the same ball park as their top 7.
HenryLouisAaron

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<< Oklahoma is definitely the school dead in the middle of the West and East coast teams that brings them all down to earth. >> (Sec fan91)


All these compliments...
My head is spinning...

; )

cuddlefuddle

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Oklahoma is a top 8 seed, but definitely not #1.
3leftturns

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Things that would've been said about Minnesota last year.
Well, yeah, and the first game against Bama is the sort of game a poison pill gives a host
3leftturns

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Originally Posted by HenryLouisAaron
<< And to be sure, you all may be irritated at Selection Sunday and RPI not treating Oklahoma's playoff setup as some coronation, but Gasso is fine with it. She balances RPI/committee values vs. the maintenance of her program, and says, I can make the super regionals work, even if they aren't at Norman. And, does that with flying colors >> (3LT)

I understand what you are saying... 
but - Gasso was not "fine with it" when they did not get to host last season.
She made her feelings about that known at the time.
Yeah, she yapped for show.
3leftturns

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Not really.  Fiser was 17-0 last year.  And nobody was thinking of the Gophers as a #2 seed.  A week before the selections, the committee told us they had MN at number 7 (could have been 8, can't remember).  Final RPI had them at 11. 

For the record, the idea that losing two 1-0 games at Alabama validates the committee's decision is hilarious to me.  But that's well in the past.  Have avoided responding to any reference to last year's Minnesota team until today, and will continue to do so in the future.  Most of the comments are too silly to refute, in my humble opinion. 
The only thing that mixed crap up was that ridiculous 'reveal' the week before. Once the committee did that, Minnesota needed to be a top 16,  since the only thing that happened between that and the reveal was them winning the Big Ten tournament

But they didn't deserve to host on that resume
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Not really.  Fiser was 17-0 last year.  And nobody was thinking of the Gophers as a #2 seed.  A week before the selections, the committee told us they had MN at number 7 (could have been 8, can't remember).  Final RPI had them at 11. 

For the record, the idea that losing two 1-0 games at Alabama validates the committee's decision is hilarious to me.  But that's well in the past.  Have avoided responding to any reference to last year's Minnesota team until today, and will continue to do so in the future.  Most of the comments are too silly to refute, in my humble opinion. 


14-0 and she had 5 complete games last year.  Her most impressive win being a complete game against Northwestern.

My post was just there being a huge RPI gap between their overall RPI and the RPI when their ace pitches.
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MY top 16, just cause I feel like playing:

1. Oklahoma
2. Washington
3. Oregon
4. Florida
5. Georgia
6. UCLA
7. Arizona State
8. South Carolina
9. Arizona
10. Tennessee
11. LSU
12. Florida State
13. Texas A&M
14. Auburn
15. Mississippi State
16.  Alabama

17.  Long Beach State/Louisiana
HenryLouisAaron

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<< Not really.  Fiser was 17-0 last year.  And nobody was thinking of the Gophers as a #2 seed.  A week before the selections, the committee told us they had MN at number 7 (could have been 8, can't remember).  Final RPI had them at 11.  

For the record, the idea that losing two 1-0 games at Alabama validates the committee's decision is hilarious to me.  But that's well in the past.  Have avoided responding to any reference to last year's Minnesota team until today, and will continue to do so in the future.  Most of the comments are too silly to refute, in my humble opinion. >> (midwestfp)

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I am with you all the way, midwestfp.
I am still ANGRY and disgusted at how Minnesota was treated last year (and I root for Oklahoma).
It was like the committee pissed on them.
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Oklahoma is a top 8 seed, but definitely not #1.


I certainly hope not. Always more satisfying when a team outside the Top 5 outclasses the higher seeds.
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14-0 and she had 5 complete games last year.  Her most impressive win being a complete game against Northwestern.

My post was just there being a huge RPI gap between their overall RPI and the RPI when their ace pitches.
The champion team of that category last year being the Cal Poly Hylands
HenryLouisAaron

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<< Yeah, she yapped for show. >> (3LT)

Just wondering... 
what would be the purpose of her... "yapping for show"?
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Originally Posted by HenryLouisAaron
<< Not really.  Fiser was 17-0 last year.  And nobody was thinking of the Gophers as a #2 seed.  A week before the selections, the committee told us they had MN at number 7 (could have been 8, can't remember).  Final RPI had them at 11.  

For the record, the idea that losing two 1-0 games at Alabama validates the committee's decision is hilarious to me.  But that's well in the past.  Have avoided responding to any reference to last year's Minnesota team until today, and will continue to do so in the future.  Most of the comments are too silly to refute, in my humble opinion. >> (midwestfp)

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I am with you all the way, midwestfp.
I am still ANGRY and disgusted at how Minnesota was treated last year (and I root for Oklahoma).
It was like the committee pissed on them.


That's why I call the RPI formula "Voodoo Math." Neither the committee nor anyone else can justify such a total snub to a team that absolutely deserved to host a regional.
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The reason any coach yaps, to get the next call

And, she yapped when they got sent to Tuscaloosa, too, IIRC.

She would fit in well around here. 😉
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But they didn't deserve to host on that resume


The resume included an RPI of 11.  RPI factors in strength of schedule.  I mean it's the whole point.  At the last minute, the committee decided that RPI didn't matter as much as "quality wins."  Illinois lost several games late to fall to 26, taking away 3 top 25 wins at the 11th hour.  LSU had dropped from a top 10 to a top 16 during the season, so the Gophers didn't get credit for a top 10 win, even though, of course, LSU finished in the top 8. 

With so many teams losing so many games (see the upset thread), you'd think a 56-3 resume would speak for itself. 

Ok, this time I mean it.  Done with the 2017 Gophers.  Agree to (vehemently and forever) disagree. 

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Just saying, they are having real trouble trying to pitch without Garcia out there

And even Garcia, as great as she can be, she has thrown 332 pitches in 18 1/3 Pac innings

And, interestingly to that end, Garcia is not starting today

Big Selina's got the conn

Smart move. Third time seeing OSU, UCLA should be able to pile up runs
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That's why I call the RPI formula "Voodoo Math." Neither the committee nor anyone else can justify such a total snub to a team that absolutely deserved to host a regional.


But the RPI DID have them well within the top 16.  The committee chose to ignore that, obviously due to television and attendance. 


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Until the rpi shows a difference between playing all of your home "neutral" games in your own state as opposed to on the opposite coast, it isn't doing its job.  Florida, and I do respect Florida, played only five non-conference games outside the state of Florida last year.  LSU tends to host a tournament.  The west coast teams tend to have more than a share of success by remaining out west for tournaments.

I don't know how you might rate a team for difficulty to score against.  But, OU has allowed zero runs in the first inning this year.  We are about 31 games into the season, and not one team has scored in the first?  Well, Team Japan did---exhibition.  That's shut down pitching.

Incidentally, west coast teams won something like all but about five national championships, even in OKC, until quite recently as other areas built their programs to match the west coast powers.  For all of its "power," the SEC has still only won three (3) national titles.  Yes?  Florida has two (with a Gasso-trained coaching staff).
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