2021 Season

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Presidio » Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:47 pm

What about that Cal loss to Pepp? Does that factor in?

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Presidio » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:29 pm

LBS gave UoP a beat down today controlling from start to finish

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby SwimCoach » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:01 pm

UCLA hangs on for a 11-10 victory. Great effort by Stanford. They were down 7-2 in the 3rd and almost pulled off the upset.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby WaPoSaD » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:05 pm

Yup. The difference was the second quarter, which was 5-0 UCLA. Tough to win when you’ve got a period like that.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby arbolado » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:57 pm

You have to give Adam credit. Their backs were against he wall and they took care of business. Cal just laid a turd this weekend, plain and simple.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby SwimCoach » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:04 pm

Any NCAA seedings guesses?

For the MPSF, in addition to UCLA’s auto bid, I assume that Cal and USC are in and Stanford is out.

Now, how to you seed these three?
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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Rbpolo0414 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:29 pm

SwimCoach wrote:Any NCAA order of seedlings guesses?


I think Cal probably lost the top seed this weekend. UCLA, USC, Cal in that order? USC could also get the 1. It’s close.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby cwright1992 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:50 pm

I have no clue but the seedings will likely reveal what the committee deems more worthy: the regular season (helps Cal) or the MPSF tourney (benefits UCLA).

They should probably value both otherwise teams will be disincentivized to win either. If so, both Cal and UCLA are in. And it's a coin toss between USC and Stanford though Stanford lost that head to head, I believe, so USC gets in.

If the committee gives more weight to the season, that helps USC so they get in. But if they value the MPSF tourney more then that helps Stanford.

Every team can make a valid argument for inclusion and one of the four will feel justifiably wronged due to subjective exclusion.

My guess:

1) UCLA
2) Cal
3) USC

Likely wrong

Should be an amazing NCAA. Any of the three, including Stanford, can win it all.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Horse585 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:05 pm

Should be an amazing NCAA. Any of the three, including Stanford, can win it all.[/quote]

Groan!

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby SwimCoach » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:08 pm

cwright1992 wrote:Should be an amazing NCAA. Any of the three, including Stanford, can win it all.


I am hoping that LBSU can get hot and make a run.
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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Rbpolo0414 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:16 pm

Stanford has no claim to a spot. It really isn’t close. USC is 100% in with only 2 losses. Stanford has 6 losses.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Cal Polo Enthusiast » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:39 pm

Horse585 wrote: Simple things the Gauchos should have done all year, like a counter attack with a focus on an early entry pass to Nangle…or an isolation for Rhodes on the 3-post…


His poor use of Nangle in general is bewildering.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Rbpolo0414 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:43 pm

Cal Polo Enthusiast wrote:
Horse585 wrote: Simple things the Gauchos should have done all year, like a counter attack with a focus on an early entry pass to Nangle…or an isolation for Rhodes on the 3-post…


His poor use of Nangle in general is bewildering.


Bewildering is the perfect word. Should of been the workhorse all season.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Cal Polo Enthusiast » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:57 pm

Rbpolo0414 wrote:Bewildering is the perfect word. Should of been the workhorse all season.


Give him the ball and he makes things happen yet they usually preferred to take an outside shot.

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Re: 2021 Season

Postby Zepfel » Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:22 am

cwright1992 wrote:I have no clue but the seedings will likely reveal what the committee deems more worthy: the regular season (helps Cal) or the MPSF tourney (benefits UCLA).

They should probably value both otherwise teams will be disincentivized to win either. If so, both Cal and UCLA are in. And it's a coin toss between USC and Stanford though Stanford lost that head to head, I believe, so USC gets in.

If the committee gives more weight to the season, that helps USC so they get in. But if they value the MPSF tourney more then that helps Stanford.

Every team can make a valid argument for inclusion and one of the four will feel justifiably wronged due to subjective exclusion.

My guess:

1) UCLA
2) Cal
3) USC

Likely wrong

Should be an amazing NCAA. Any of the three, including Stanford, can win it all.


H2h:

Ucla: 2-1 v USC 1-2 v Cal
SC: 2-1 v Cal 1-2 v ucla
Cal: 2-1 v ucla 1-2 v usc

Final Record:

UCLA 19-3
Cal 20-4
USC 17-2

Last 10 games:

USC 8-2
Cal 7-3
UCLA 8-2

Seeding IMO:

1) USC
2) UCLA
3) CAL

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