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Quick Takes: Florida State’s resume

Dave2015Florida State’s resume is better than you think – and it was pretty good before the Seminoles beat Virginia in Charlottesville.  As of this posting, FSU boasts five (5) Top 50 RPI wins, seven (7) Top 100 wins, and is 10-1 against Top 150 opponents.  Overall, the Seminoles have only played four (4) teams ranked below 200.  Their only loss?  A three-point defeat in November to Temple on a neutral court; and while the Owls have been a bit up-and-down, they also knocked off West Virginia.  We could note, as well, that FSU is 4-1 away from home, sits at No. 20 on KenPom, and No. 14 at WarrenNolan (based on ELO Chess calculations)  Thus, if you look at yesterday’s Seed List (Jan. 3), you’ll see that Florida State sits at No. 7.  With home dates against Virginia Tech and Duke next in line, the Seminoles can certainly hold their ground, or even climb.

More Quick Takes …

  • The Big Ten has some good teams, but no great ones – at least not yet. Six to eight bids might could still be in the mix, but several of those teams could end up in the middle or bottom half of the final bracket.
  • On a related note, I never would have thought Indiana would lose two home games this season; let alone two in the league’s first week (Nebraska, Wisconsin).
  • Since losing at Louisville, Kentucky has pasted Ole Miss and Texas AM.  The rest of the SEC probably isn’t too thrilled with those rather startling results.
  • Speaking of the SEC … Texas AM absorbed a 42-point loss at Rupp on Tuesday.  The Aggies are now just 1-5 vs. Top 150 teams and have work to do before March.
  • Louisville closes an incredible four-game gauntlet tonight in South Bend.  If the Cardinals win, they will have gone 3-1 against this quartet: Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Notre Dame.  That’s solid no matter how you slice it.
  • Gonzaga will likely be favored in every one of its remaining games.  A league slip-up is always possible, but their toughest road tests don’t arrive until February – BYU (Feb. 2) and Saint Mary’s (Feb. 11).
  • Kansas State looked the part in a close loss at Kansas on Tuesday.  Same for Texas Tech at home against West Virginia.  Just keep this in mind.  K-State (No. 291) and Tech (No. 315) have two of the worst NC SOS numbers among major conference teams.  That may not bode well on Selection Sunday without a strong B12 campaign.  Neither team had a notable out-of-conference victory.

Enjoy another great evening of college hoops!

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