Monthly Archives: November 2006

It’s a little late, but here’s the annual interview with Longwood head coach Mike Gillian. One of the guys I root for, because, well, he reads my web site. Previous interviews from 2004 and 2005 are available for a little background. In Year 2 of Longwood’s Division I odyssey, the Lancers posted a record of […]

Ratings Explanation

[The ratings methodology was given a tweak before the 2014 season. See this for the details. -kp] [Also see this page for an explanation on adjusted efficiency calculations. -kp] The first thing you should know about this system is that it is designed to be purely predictive. If you’re looking for a system that rates […]

Predictions

Contrary to how it may appear, this portion of the site is not quite dead, yet. I’m feverishly catching up on e-mail from the holiday weekend. One question I’ve been getting a lot has to do with when predictions will be posted. We’re still on the fringe of having meaningful ratings, and hence, meaningful predictions. […]

Who is Joe O’Brien?

If anyone knows something about this guy, I’d love to hear it. All I know is this: – He took over as Idaho State’s coach this season after winning 300+ games at the juco level. – One of his assistants is former prep phenom Rodrick Rhodes. – He inherited a team that finished last in […]

Future Attractions

I know, there’s been a stunning lack of posting here. (But did you see that post I did on Oral Roberts a while back? It’s sort of timely now.) What’s coming in the future… A thorough explanation of my power ratings, including what all those columns mean. The annual sit-down with Longwood head coach Mike […]

Tonight is the real tip-off of college basketball, with a majority of schools (or nearly so, I haven’t counted) beginning their season. As usual, I’ll be trying to document the surprises that slip under the national radar. If my calculations are correct, one of those will be Maarty Leunen of the Oregon Ducks, a team […]

And They’re Off!

For the record, last night’s Maryland/Hampton game had an estimated 96 possessions. That would have ranked as the third-most hectic game for all of last season. The 54 free throws shot by Maryland would have been second-most in a game (55 by Penn vs. Navy, 12/2/05).

State of the Site

As many of you have noticed, things have been behind schedule around here. I mentioned it a few times last season, but the old-style Pomeroy Ratings are going away this season in favor of a system based on basketball things. Due to this, there won’t be any preseason ratings. We’ll just watch it evolve together […]