Get a load of some of this stuff...
Fifth place team loses three of their top four players and now they are going to run roughshod over the conference? I understand they have some good players coming in, but some of these predictions are flat out comical.
Prediction by one poster...
Total 09-10 Season 34-0
TOP 25 (#15-25)
Selected anywhere from #8 - 10 Seed
Funny predictions from not very edcuated Rebels fans. One of them has the Rebels finishing #3 but playing Utah in semis of MWC. That is impossible if he had bracket knowledge... and then play SDSU in the finals ( who based on his prediction) would play Utah first round.
The Kool aide is strong in Albuqerque but atleast we know our basketball and are not blind and make our own reality.
Last edited by Lvrebel76; 08-17-2009 at 10:42 AM.
Obviously the 34-0 prediction is a joke, as I explained above, but I don't understand why a 14-2 prediction for conference play is that unrealistic considering the unique situation that the conference is in this year. All the top teams lost several starting or "high-minute" players. If any of the top talent teams (BYU, SDSU, New Mexico, UNLV) get hot and gel it is likely they could over-take the conference in a "rebuilding" season. Likely, no, but hardly unrealistic.
By the way, UNLV has never finished first in the MWC standings under Lon.
I think if a fan wants to predict his team to go undefeated and win the national championship, more power to them. I love that UNM fans always want their (our) team to go all the way. As long as we don't melt down when it doesn't happen, I don't have a problem with it.
--Stand TALL or don't stand at all
Again, given the rare situation where most teams are "rebuilding" any of the "talent" teams have an opportunity to gel and get hot through the conference season. If none of the others can match those characteristics then a 14-2 record is attainable.
"The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents"
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