Big 12 2018

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by superpoke, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Big 12 looks to be in good shape to get six tournament bids. Oklahoma State's losing streak finally showed up in the RPI, so the Cowgirls know they're done.

    I'll be honest, I didn't have much motivation to do the rest of the update this week, but I'll finish out the season. I won't clutter the board with this kind of thread again - hardly any of you read it, and forcing myself to pay attention to things after my team's season was shattered has only made me angry.
     
  2. mpr2477

    mpr2477 Member

    Jun 30, 2016
    Club:
    Vancouver MLS
    Please don't quit!! I appreciate your updates very much! I'm not a big 12 fan (Duke is my team) but I like to read about other conferences, and your updates are very well detailed and informative. Keep up the good work. There are those of us out there that read your posts religiously. :)
     
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  3. Glove Stinks

    Glove Stinks Member

    Jan 20, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    I enjoy your posts every week
     
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  4. Soccerhunter

    Soccerhunter Member+

    Sep 12, 2009
    Me too.
     
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  5. kemetkind

    kemetkind New Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    Me three
     
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  6. Crazyhorse

    Crazyhorse Member

    Dec 29, 2007
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Me four.
     
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  7. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Me five.
     
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  8. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    WEEK TWELVE - POSTSEASON

    Scores
    Nov. 2 – Big 12 Tournament Semifinals
    (1) Baylor 2, (5) Texas Tech 1 (OT)
    (2) West Virginia 1, (3) Texas 0

    Nov. 4 – Big 12 Tournament Final
    (2) West Virginia 3, (1) Baylor 0

    Records
    Baylor 17-5
    Texas 13-4-3
    Texas Tech 13-5-2
    West Virginia 14-4-3
    TCU 12-4-3
    Kansas 11-5-3
    Oklahoma State 10-7-1
    Oklahoma 7-10-2
    Kansas State 4-12-2
    Iowa State 4-14-2

    National Honors (Nov. 5)

    TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week
    Easther Mayi Kith, West Virginia


    RPI (via NCAA.com) – through Nov. 4
    5. Baylor
    6. West Virginia
    13. Texas
    19. TCU
    23. Kansas
    34. Texas Tech
    54. Oklahoma State
    91. Oklahoma
    145. Iowa State
    158. Kansas State


    Rankings

    United Soccer Coaches (Nov. 6)
    8. West Virginia
    11. Baylor
    17. Texas

    Top Drawer Soccer (Nov. 5)
    13. Texas
    15. West Virginia
    20. Baylor

    Soccer America (Nov. 6)
    8. West Virginia
    12. Baylor
    20. Texas Tech
    21. Texas

    United Soccer Coaches Midwest Region (Nov. 6)
    1. West Virginia
    2. Baylor
    3. Texas
    4. Texas Tech
    5. TCU
    6. Kansas
    10. Oklahoma State


    NCAA Tournament Draw

    Nov. 9
    Princeton at Texas Tech (Georgetown Region)
    Saint Louis at Kansas (North Carolina Region)
    BYU at TCU (Stanford Region)
    Virginia Tech at (4) Texas (North Carolina Region)

    Nov. 10
    Radford at (2) West Virginia (Florida State Region)
    Abilene Christian at (2) Baylor (Georgetown Region)
     
  9. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Had a lot of other stuff keeping me away last week, so that's the update that should have been posted.

    Looks like I need to reconsider my stance of stopping the thread next year.
    __________________________

    I'll do a full update later since it looks like at least one ranking is continuing into this week. Suffice to say, I'm stunned at the Texas upset.
     
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  10. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUND ONE

    Scores

    Nov. 9
    Texas Tech 3, Princeton 0
    Kansas 2, Saint Louis 1
    TCU 2, BYU 1
    Virginia Tech 1, (4) Texas 0

    Nov. 10
    (2) West Virginia 6, Radford 0
    (2) Baylor 2, Abilene Christian 0

    Records
    Baylor 18-5
    West Virginia 15-4-3
    TCU 13-4-3
    Texas Tech 14-5-2
    Texas 13-5-3
    Kansas 12-5-3
    Oklahoma State 10-7-1
    Oklahoma 7-10-2
    Kansas State 4-12-2
    Iowa State 4-14-2


    National Honors (Nov. 12)

    TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week
    Kirsten Davis, Texas Tech
    Honorable Mention: Katie McClure, Kansas

    Rankings

    Top Drawer Soccer (Nov. 12)
    12. West Virginia
    16. Baylor


    NCAA Tournament Round Two Draw

    Nov. 16
    Texas Tech vs. (3) Virginia (at Baylor) (Georgetown Region)
    Kansas vs. (1) North Carolina (at Cary, NC) (North Carolina Region)
    TCU vs. (3) Texas A&M (at Tennessee) (Stanford Region)
    Wake Forest at (2) West Virginia (Florida State Region)
    Vanderbilt at (2) Baylor (Georgetown Region)
     
  11. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    A late posting again. The next one is ready to go once TDS posts their team for this week; why they're still doing all this through the tournament, I have no idea.

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    I thought the Big 12 teams got decent enough draws. Most of the teams weren't good enough to make deep runs, but were good enough to get past the first round at least, and I thought the draw set up well for that.

    Texas going out to Virginia Tech was a surprise, but not as much after learning Cyera Hintzen didn't play much. In the second round, I thought "Bad West Virginia" from the start of the season was long gone; it came back at the worst possible time. WVU is the only 1 or 2 seed that didn't make the Elite Eight.

    So of the three that had a chance to go deep in the tournament, Baylor is the only team left for the conference, matching their run of a year ago. They again have the chance to be the first Big 12 team to reach the College Cup, but I can't imagine too many folks outside of Waco are hoping it happens.
     
  12. prosocks

    prosocks Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    West Virginia mad it to the College Cup in 2016 so Baylor would not be the first Big 12 team in the College Cup
     
  13. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    You are right. I completely spaced on WVU's run to the final when writing that.
     
  14. ntxsage

    ntxsage Member

    Apr 25, 2012
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    General thoughts on Big 12 tourney results ...decent round 1...carnage round 2.

    Texas Tech and WVU out in 2nd round PKs....tough losses.

    Kansas overmatched in 2nd round...UNC just in a different class.

    TCU looked evenly matched but was knocked out in 2nd round by A&M. They looked a bit defensive in their approach and were not quite strong enough in midfield to play effectively on the counter. A&M took the win, but their days of being the far and away best team in Texas are probably numbered (or already behind them).

    Texas losing to VT in round 1 wasn't a big surprise to me having seen their productivity decline towards the end of season once Hintzen was injured. UT also just never seemed to quite gel after their internationals returned....loaded with all kinds of redundant pace and athleticism wide, but lacking it in the back line and central midfield.

    Highly individualistic play in the attacking third meant without hintzen heroics UT wasn't as potent as you'd expect with their many weapons. Looking at the talent UT has coming though, hard to imagine how they aren't a bonafide top 10 program within the next 3 years.

    After watching them dominate (but ultimately lose to) Texas earlier this season, I said Baylor looked the most complete team in the Big 12. Taking out the SEC champion and a perennial ACC powerhouse to make another elite 8 bears that out (weak pun...I know).

    WVU was easily the most skilled, but they were missing the consistent defensive tenacity and finishing instincts of Baylor. Watching the Baylor Vs. Vandy game, I was almost embarrassed to have claimed they play through the midfield, as they abandoned the skillset of freshmen Moon and Cunningham and resorted to hoofing everything forward. Shocking really, given I'd seen them play much more impressively against opponents of the same quality as Vandy.

    Still - Baylor just competes. Yes, they are physical and tough, but from the games I've watched, they are not dirty. Virginia played beautiful, but largely ineffective possession soccer against them in the 3rd round, while the bears pulled off the keep compact then aggressively counter strategy to perfection.

    It will be interesting to watch how their style of play fares in the elite 8. I suspect they're going to be a tough out.
     
  15. Number007

    Number007 Member

    Santos FC
    Brazil
    Aug 29, 2018
    I think Baylor would/will struggle on larger surfaces on the road. They used home field advantage very well. The tactics they employ are not to my taste but yes effective. Aided by the way referees seem to call games.
     
  16. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. L'orange

    L'orange Member+

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jul 20, 2017
    Is Waco as wacko as we've all heard?
     
  18. ntxsage

    ntxsage Member

    Apr 25, 2012
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
  19. upprv

    upprv Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    Props to them for riding it to the elite 8 and I’m sure they nor their fans care but Baylor soccer is awful to watch. They didn’t complete more than 3 passes in a row the entire weekend. If they have to pass laterally it’s highly likely it’s to no one and going out of bounds. Their goal keeper bangs it forward and had an impressive streak vs UVA of hitting it to hoos 9 times in a row.

    Dirty. And direct. Just awful. And yet in the elite 8. So why not play that way I guess.
     
  20. ntxsage

    ntxsage Member

    Apr 25, 2012
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    If completing more than 3 passes is the standard, you're going to indict a lot more teams in women's soccer. Once you get outside the top few ACC/PAC 12, Baylor doesn't play much differently than 90% of other college teams. Throw in USYNT at most age groups while you're at it.

    For the record...not a BU fan, and have no vested interest in their program, other than having watched several of their players from the Dallas area over the years.
     
  21. upprv

    upprv Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    No way. UVA type possession? Ok. But three passes in a row is a low bar and most teams at least try and have some build up and thoughtfulness.

    Hard to knock them cuz it clearly works. It’s jusr awful to watch and combined with their late consistent fouls I’m not a fan. Not sure anyone cares tho and I’m sure Baylor and their fans don’t care a whit.
     
  22. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDS TWO AND THREE

    Scores

    Nov. 16
    (3) Virginia 0, Texas Tech 0 (2OT) – Virginia advances 4-2 on PKs (at Baylor) (Georgetown Region)
    (1) North Carolina 4, Kansas 1 (at Cary, NC) (North Carolina Region)
    (3) Texas A&M 2, TCU 0 (at Tennessee) (Stanford Region)
    Wake Forest 2, (2) West Virginia 2 – Wake Forest advances 6-5 on PKs (Florida State Region)
    (2) Baylor 3, Vanderbilt 1 (Georgetown Region)

    Nov. 18
    (2) Baylor 2, (3) Virginia 1 (Georgetown Region)

    Records
    Baylor 20-5
    West Virginia 15-4-4
    Texas Tech 14-5-3
    TCU 13-5-3
    Texas 13-5-3
    Kansas 12-6-3
    Oklahoma State 10-7-1
    Oklahoma 7-10-2
    Kansas State 4-12-2
    Iowa State 4-14-2

    National Honors (Nov. 12)

    TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week

    Julie James, Baylor
    Honorable Mention: Raegan Padgett, Baylor

    Rankings

    Top Drawer Soccer (Nov. 19)
    8. Baylor
    15. West Virginia


    NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals

    Nov. 24

    (2) Baylor at (1) Georgetown
     
  23. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is one that the Committee may have set up intentionally, as there's a reasonable possibility Georgetown was the last team to get a #1 and Baylor the first to get a #2.
     
  24. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    NCAA TOURNAMENT QUARTERFINALS

    Scores

    Nov. 24
    (1) Georgetown 3, (2) Baylor 0


    Rankings

    Top Drawer Soccer (Nov. 26)
    8. Baylor
    15. West Virginia
     
  25. superpoke

    superpoke Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    SEASON WRAPUP

    Final Records

    Baylor 20-6
    West Virginia 15-4-4
    Texas Tech 14-5-3
    TCU 13-5-3
    Texas 13-5-3
    Kansas 12-6-3
    Oklahoma State 10-7-1
    Oklahoma 7-10-2
    Kansas State 4-12-2
    Iowa State 4-14-2


    Final Rankings

    United Soccer Coaches (Dec. 4)
    9. Baylor
    14. West Virginia
    20. Texas
    24. Texas Tech

    Top Drawer Soccer (Dec. 3)
    8. Baylor
    15. West Virginia


    National Honors

    Hermann Trophy Semifinalist
    Julie James, Baylor


    United Soccer Coaches All-America Team

    First Team
    MF – Julie James, Baylor

    Second Team
    D – Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia
    F – Cyera Hintzen, Texas

    Third Team
    GK – Rylee Foster, West Virginia


    United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region Team

    First Team
    GK – Rylee Foster, West Virginia
    D – Easther Mayi Kith, West Virginia
    D – Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia
    MF – Haley Berg, Texas
    MF – Julie James, Baylor
    MF – Yazmeen Ryan, TCU
    F – Sh’Nia Gordon, West Virginia
    F – Grace Hagan, Kansas
    F – Cyera Hintzen, Texas

    Second Team
    GK – Jennifer Wandt, Baylor
    D – Sarah King, Baylor
    MF – Kaylee Dao, Oklahoma
    MF – Julia Grosso, Texas
    F – Messiah Bright, TCU
    F – Kirstin Davis, Texas Tech

    Third Team
    D – Kim Rodriguez, Oklahoma State
    MF – Jordan Duke, Texas Tech
    MF – Karitas Tomasdottir, TCU
    F – Katie McClure, Kansas
    F – Camryn Wendlandt, Baylor
    F – Haley Woodard, Oklahoma State
     
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