Here's another example of how the coaches are coaching their games with the NET rankings in mind.To get your offensive and defensive efficiency rankings up to where they can be teams need to run up the score. It's weighed in that metric. I don't believe I've seen a coach lay out the problems with this system better than Wade did following the LSU win.
“There’s a play on numbers that’s wrong,” Wade said. “The fifth most important category in the NET is your margin of victory, and it’s capped at 10 points. The second most important is your offensive and defensive efficiency, and there is no cap.“Well, to (get) your offensive and defensive efficiency where you need it to be, you need to run the score up on people. Alabama did us a favor (Tuesday) by dribbling the ball out and not taking a shot so we could win by nine. That was a defensive stop for us.“So they’re going to have to readjust the formula because they don’t want people to blow people out, but they’re basically telling people to blow people out because that’s weighted more than the 10-point (cap).”
A road win @ Arkansas? I’ll take a hit of what you’re smoking.Road games:
Mississippi State - L
South Carolina - L
Texas A&M - W
Arkansas - W
Florida - W - historically difficult against UF.
Vandy - W
LSU - L
Barn - W
I hope they get on a winning streak and go 5-3 or 6-2. History would say it is more likely they go 4-4.
Well I said likely 4-4 that would probably be the one. Arkansas is 5-5 in SEC play so it is not like it is impossible. This is not the Arkansas of old. I could not find their home/road record in sec play but they are 10-4 at home overall and something like 3-4 away.A road win @ Arkansas? I’ll take a hit of what you’re smoking.