Friday, January 14, 2011

It’s All Downhill From Here

Just a short “Cool Factoid” kind of post…

Boston College is sitting at 3-0 in ACC play, despite playing absolutely no defense.  Given their lack of turnovers, rebounds, fouls, steals, and blocks, their team motto must be “Please refrain from rudely jostling the gentlemen in the opposing jerseys.”  Unsurprisingly, Pomeroy’s projections have them finishing at only 9-7, meaning they’re predicted to sputter to a 6-7 record from here on out.

Out of curiosity, I thought I’d look up who else is in for a rude awakening.  Let’s define that as:

  • Currently at least 2 games above .500 in conference play
  • Projected to have a losing record in conference from this point forward

Here’s the complete list, in approximately increasing order of future fan disappointment:

I feel bad for Chattanooga coach John Shulman.  His teams seem bipolar:

  • 2007: started 0-5, finished 6-7
  • 2008: started 7-0, finished 6-7
  • 2009: started 0-3, finished 11-6
  • 2010: started 3-1, finished 3-11
  • 2011: started 5-0, projected 4-9

Maybe it’s the scheduling.

Anyway, if you live near one of these colleges, brace yourself for some future “What’s wrong with X?” treatises from your local columnists.  Or find some homers you can make some profitable futures bets with.

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