2018 Colorado Buffaloes

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by unkiemark, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. outsiderview

    outsiderview Member

    Oct 1, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Colorado should be safe at 49, but 100% it is a factor when determining the last couple of teams in or out. I believe it was 2015 or 2016 there were 3 teams from a power 5 conference (not the Pac12)with RPI's 52/53/54 a team 56 was picked because they needed a west coast team. The committee doesn't try to hide it.
     
  2. sokarcrazy

    sokarcrazy Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    I’m not sure they are safe. Chris from AWK has them as one of the first 5 out and MN just won so that’s one more team. I think I will come down to Colorado or Arizona State...one in and one out
     
  3. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Colorado's probably good for the NCAA Tournament (but then, maybe not, there's a bunch of teams competing for the last positions). It likely will get a nod over Arizona State. Minnesota's tieing Penn State in the Big Ten tournament and then advancing on PKs is a blow for teams in the group of potential "last teams in" because if Minnesota had lost it probably was out of the picture, now it's in, and Penn State obviously is in too.

    You're right that cost containment is an issue, when it gets to placing teams in the bracket, just not for selections. My understanding is that the Committee tries to identify, after the 16 seeds, the next 16 teams, who get to host first round games along with the seeds. Then, the Committee assigns opponents largely based on cost containment. Whether they also place the pairings in the bracket based on cost containment, I don't know, it's something I've never looked at.
     
  4. Katalyst

    Katalyst Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    oh what another blow to have Arizona State to get in before Colorado...That ASU coach should be put on suspension for moving that game time up in that dangerous heat. At first I thought the game was at like 7 PM from my schedule and then as I was about to tune in, I realized the game was over and missed it altogether. But i sure heard about it..:( All over the country they are postponing games due to weather yet this SOB pulls home field /weather advantage over the buffs while putting both teams in jeopardy of having heat stroke. Especially after that football player dying a few months back. I cannot believe the NCAA doesn't have rules against that. That team should sit this NCAA postseason out and try again next year. I hate to see a team get rewarded for such ridiculous tactics.
    If the buffs do get in, they will need to find some grit and get that ball moving through their midfield more. There is no way they will last with that long ball tactic or running it up the flanks and just losing it. In any case, ill be rooting for them on Monday to get one of those last spots.
     
  5. Katalyst

    Katalyst Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    on another note...Long Beach State beating UCSB today could help the buffs..:) Game starts in 30 minutes. Should be a good game for those enthusiasts..
     
  6. Norfolk

    Norfolk Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    So penalize the team for a coaches decision???
     
  7. Katalyst

    Katalyst Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    he is the representative right?
     
  8. outsiderview

    outsiderview Member

    Oct 1, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    I highly doubt that the coach just made the decision thinking it would benefit only his team. So many other moving parts that would need to sign off (admin, operations, referees, etc.) How is them playing Thursday at 3pm any different than the 17 other mid-day games they played this season? Why was only this one dangerous?
     
  9. Katalyst

    Katalyst Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Because the temp i was told was about 110 degrees and hotter on the field. In the desert it gets substantially cooler later in the day. Which would have benefit both teams for a much better performance by each. Colorado flew in from a colder climate and AZ had a long stretch of that heat so they had a jump. But needless to say, it could still have hurt their players in that high of heat. It only take one player drop drop of heat exhaustion and die just as that football player did. And that coach was fired. I know for a fact that game was scheduled to be under the lights because I was all set to watch it. It was just a shit move for sure. And of course ASU cancelled the rainy day game against stanford and completely re-scheduled it. Much respect they have for stanford i guess.

    long beach state up 2-0 :)
     
  10. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With all the games played, it's not looking as good for Colorado as it was earlier. My bracket simulation has them "in," but as the very last team in. If you look at their best results, they don't compare very well with other teams they're in competition with. A lesson for the future is that they need to be playing a significantly stronger non-conference schedule -- their strongest non-conference opponent was #85 Denver.
     
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  11. mpr2477

    mpr2477 Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Club:
    Vancouver MLS
    I know this thread has a ton of Buffs fans/followers. And I just wanna say y’all were robbed! Downright robbed. I’m sorry :(
     
  12. Katalyst

    Katalyst Member

    Sep 26, 2016
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Yea sorry Buffs....you should be there WAY before Northwestern.. but I guess costs came into play. Unreal that the NCAA claims they don't have enough money to just do the right thing. Injuries and illness plays a part throughout the season so there will be some strange scores from time to time, but the PAC 12 conference had enough weight in its own to give the buffs more weight than Northwestern...not to mention they were a better team than AZ in the PAC 12 play too. Unreal. Well, til next year.
     
  13. derbarkasmann

    derbarkasmann Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    Club:
    FC Köln
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    UNC lost 1-0. And as for playing the Buffs in the playoffs, there was a minor glitch.
     
  14. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    Colorado got screwed.
    This committee is a joke.

    The Buffs were ranked all year, and played in the fierce Pac 12.
    Clearly they deserved to get in above Mississippi State, who didn't even finish in the Top 10 in the SEC, and missed the SEC tournament because of it.

    Mississippi State went 2-6-2 in their conference, LOL.
    They finished 12th place in the SEC, out of 14 teams.
    This NCAA committee needs to be torn apart.
     
  15. outsiderview

    outsiderview Member

    Oct 1, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Mississippi State was 17 in the RPI and Colorado was 49? Seems your beef should not be with the committee, but rather the RPI.
     
  16. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    The RPI is a joke.

    Mississippi State finishes in 12th place in the SEC ("actual" result on the field).
    But they are #17 in the RPI.

    Freaking hysterical.
     
  17. derbarkasmann

    derbarkasmann Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    Club:
    FC Köln
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, that sucks. When they said Denver at Arizona early in the broadcast, I knew it was over. Yeah, I know, RPI and all that. It still sucks. I guess we needed to beat a top-10 team, outplaying one of them (UCLA) doesn't count. Washington State was not a good enough best win, Colorado State was a bad tie, and Utah was the killer. I know all that. It still sucks.

    RPI:

    1. Stanford
    7. UCLA
    8. Southern California
    29. Arizona
    32. Washington State
    45. Arizona State (enough)
    49. Colorado (not enough)
    57. Oregon
    80. Utah (the fatal bad loss)
    104. Washington
    156. California
    179. Colorado State (the bad tie)
    214. Oregon State
     
  18. derbarkasmann

    derbarkasmann Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    Club:
    FC Köln
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've had a beef with the RPI ever since the first one came out. How high was Oregon rated? It finally dropped a bit after they lost EIGHT in a row.
     
  19. outsiderview

    outsiderview Member

    Oct 1, 2013
    Charlotte
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    SEC was just stronger this year in regards to RPI top to bottom
    (Miss State did not play bottom 3 this season)
    9.Tennessee
    10. Texas A&M
    17. Miss State
    18. South Carolina
    21. Vanderbilt
    26. Arkansas
    27. LSU
    28. Auburn
    39. Ole Miss
    55. Florida
    68. Alabama
    100. Missouri
    126. Georgia
    169. Kentucky
     
  20. Carolina92

    Carolina92 Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    [EYE ROLL]

    Unfortunately Colorado's resume was a big fat nothing burger. Their only Top 50 win was against Washington State (#32 RPI). They didn't even play anyone out of conference in the Top 50. Northwestern did (and won). Mississippi St. did (and won). I bet it came down to Louisville vs. Colorado. Both teams from strong P-5 conferences. Both had super weak non-conference schedules, but Louisville did better in conference (ACC) than Colorado (by one game - they beat NCSU #20 RPI). SEC was ranked high in the RPI this year too, which helped MS St big time. Northwestern had wins against Wake Forest #31, Penn State #22 and a tie against #6 West Virginia. MS St had wins against Memphis #14 and South Carolina #18.

    Sucks for Colorado, but this is nowhere near the most outlandish decision the committee has ever made. How many times does the committee have to tell teams that strength of schedule and results matter?

    Why the SEC was rated so highly this year is the big mystery.
     
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  21. 6peternorth9

    6peternorth9 Member

    Nov 15, 2012
    Club:
    Southampton FC
    It’s unfortunate as I think Colorado, ASU, and Oregon are better than many SEC teams that made it in but I suppose SEC coaches are smarter when it comes to scheduling games.
     
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  22. Crazyhorse

    Crazyhorse Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A bunch of money behind SEC and the network with ESPN.
     
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  23. Carolina92

    Carolina92 Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Ok, but that doesn't factor into RPI.
     
  24. Crazyhorse

    Crazyhorse Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are correct :thumbsup:
     
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  25. derbarkasmann

    derbarkasmann Member

    Oct 27, 2008
    Boulder, Colorado
    Club:
    FC Köln
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Colorado did beat an SEC team 6-0. OK, it was Missouri ...
     

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