"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Friday, August 17, 2018

UMBC Preview

Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers
November 6, fiserv.forum

Coach: Ryan Odom (46-24 record at UMBC)
3-Year RPI Average: 204.7
3-Year kenpom Average: 233.7
2018-19 T-Rank Projection: 242
Projected Starters: PG Kaelin Jackson (6'2" Jr), SG Arkel Lamar (6'5" Jr), SF Joe Sherburne (6'6" Sr), PF Daniel Akin (6'9" So), C Nolan Gerrity (6'10" Sr)

First off, the backcourt duo of Jairus Lyles & KJ Maura that led the Retrievers to the stunning first-ever 16-over-1 upset of Virginia last year has graduated. That has led T-Rank to drop them 70 spots from last year in preseason projections, but there's still a lot to like about Marquette's 2018-19 season opening opponent. First, they return two of the top four scorers from last year's team, Lamar & Whitefish Bay native Sherburne. They also have depth up front. Akin seems likely to start, but along with Gerrity there are a pair of other bigs with experience to help man the frontcourt.

The biggest question mark is at the point, where JUCO transfer Jackson seems like the favorite to start ahead of a transfer (see below) & a pair of 2-star freshmen. Jackson was an all-conference player at Temple College where he put up over 25 ppg & 4 apg. If Jackson can fit in seamlessly, UMBC will likely outperform their preseason predictions.

As far as style of play, we got a good look at it in the NCAA Tournament. The Retrievers like to play fast, create turnovers, & shoot threes. Sherburne & Lamar both shot over 40% from deep last year & should be the top two offensive options. If their big man rotation isn't working, don't be surprised to see UMBC go small. Lamar could man the middle in stretches. He's well-built for 6'5" & hits the glass hard.

One thing that stands out is Odom's success. His gaudy record & win over Virginia aren't the only things to hang his hat on. In his first season at UMBC, he improved their season-opening rating in Pomeroy from 311 to 201. Last year, they improved from 207 to 166. The RPI & kenpom averages above are severely dragged down by the last season of Aki Thomas; Odom's respective 2-year numbers are 138.0 & 183.5, respectively. While the Retrievers are projected by T-Rank to be 243rd in the country, they are predicted to be 3rd in their own conference, which means even a down season from Odom's first two should result in a solid opponent for RPI purposes.

Marquette Connection: One surprising name on the UMBC roster is PG Ricky Council II. The North Carolina native picked Providence over Steve Wojciechowski & Marquette in 2015. Council struggled to crack the roster with the Friars & sat out last season as a transfer. He was a scoring machine who shot 45% from three as a prep senior. If Council settles into the low-major level, he could be a quality pickup that helps UMBC's already impressive three-point shooting while challenging Jackson & Lamar for minutes in the backcourt.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Links to all 351 Athletic Departments and/or Roster

While we've been focused on baseball this summer, we continue to update the Value Add Basketball projections for college players and provide the google doc here. While there are not huge fluctuations during the summer, we did put a good number of hours into establishing contact with someone in many of the athletic departments, and while we do not want to publish the key contacts phone number and email, below we printed the specific link we found most helpful in trying to get updates on rosters.

In some cases, it is a link to the roster itself, but in other cases, it is the staff link. We also added a team line to the google doc, and while we received many updates we do still have cases in which we list a link to an updated roster, but have not actually gone through to match player by player. Yes, you can google, but we found keeping this list more helpful in going right back to the most helpful page.

We do also list the updated Value Add ranking and where that puts each team nationally and within their conference. However, there are only small fluctuations from last time so Marquette sits at 16th, not nearly as high as the No. 4 ranking ESPN's BPI calculates, so we will root for that one to be the most accurate.


Row LabelsValue AddNatlConfConf RnkBest Link
Nevada63.291MWC1https://nevadawolfpack.com/staff.aspx
Kansas53.842B121https://kuathletics.com/staff.aspx
Oregon48.5883P121http://goducks.com/sports/2003/8/7/22754.aspx
Mississippi St.48.44SEC1http://hailstate.com/sports/2016/2/29/925379.aspx
Duke48.2265ACC1http://www.goduke.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200#1845
Tennessee47.096SEC2https://utsports.com/staff.aspx
LSU46.2067SEC3http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=177229
UCLA45.9458P122http://uclabruins.com/staff.aspx
Kentucky45.639SEC4https://ukathletics.com/staff.aspx
Villanova44.90210BE1http://www.villanova.com/staffdir/nova-staffdir.html
Texas43.84711B122https://texassports.com/sports/2013/7/29/GEN_0729135557.aspx?path=general#mbb
Indiana43.8312B101http://iuhoosiers.com/staff.aspx
North Carolina St.43.4513ACC2https://gopack.com/staff.aspx
North Carolina43.414ACC3https://goheels.com/news/2014/9/4/209635022.aspx
Syracuse42.1415ACC4https://cuse.com/staff.aspx
Marquette41.5316BE2http://www.gomarquette.com/athletic-dept/marq-athletic-dept.html
Michigan St.41.4417B102http://www.msuspartans.com/school-bio/directory.html#m-bball
St. John's41.1818BE3http://www.redstormsports.com/school-bio/stjo-staff.html
Gonzaga40.69319WCC1http://www.gozags.com/staffdir/gonz-staffdir.html
Alabama39.46620SEC5https://rolltide.com/staff.aspx
Auburn38.9121SEC6http://www.auburntigers.com/ot/staff-directory.html#mbb
Providence38.86522BE4http://www.friars.com/staffdir/prov-06-staffdir.html
Kansas St.38.3423B123http://www.kstatesports.com/sports/2015/6/29/_131476204232270715.aspx
Arizona St.38.0224P123https://thesundevils.com/staff.aspx
Florida37.5125SEC7https://floridagators.com/staff.aspx
Iowa36.9826B103https://hawkeyesports.com/staff.aspx
Maryland36.97227B104http://www.umterps.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=29700&ATCLID=208131623#mbb
Iowa St.36.728B124http://cyclones.com/sports/2015/5/22/staffdirectory.aspx
Missouri36.58229SEC8https://mutigers.com/staff.aspx
Clemson36.3330ACC5http://www.clemsontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28500&ATCLID=210575089
Virginia36.2231ACC6http://www.virginiasports.com/staffdir/staff-directory.html
Wisconsin36.0232B105http://www.uwathletics.com/phone/
Virginia Tech35.8833ACC7http://www.hokiesports.com/staff/#Basketball%20(Men's)
Miami FL35.634ACC8https://hurricanesports.com/staff.aspx
USC35.33235P124http://usctrojans.com/sports/2017/8/18/staff-directory.aspx
Washington34.6436P125http://gohuskies.com/staff.aspx
Georgetown3437BE5http://www.guhoyas.com/staffdir/gu-staffdir.html
Michigan33.9238B106https://mgoblue.com/sports/2017/6/28/sports-m-baskbl-coaches.aspx
San Diego St.33.87839MWC2http://www.goaztecs.com/school-bio/sports-directory.html
Oklahoma33.0940B125http://www.soonersports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31000&ATCLID=208803444
TCU3341B126http://www.gofrogs.com/school-bio/tcu-school-bio-staffdir.html#mbasketball
Ohio St.32.7842B107http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/staffdir/osu-staffdir.html#m-baskbl
Northwestern32.3543B108https://nusports.com/staff.aspx
Northeastern32.00544CAA1http://www.gonu.com/staff.aspx
West Virginia31.84245B127https://wvusports.com/staff.aspx
Notre Dame31.61146ACC9http://www.und.com/school-bio/staff-directory-07.html
Western Kentucky31.3347CUSA1https://wkusports.com/staff.aspx
Nebraska31.1448B109http://www.huskers.com/CoachList.dbml?SPSID=187&SPID=41&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=100&Q_SEASON=2017
Vanderbilt31.149SEC9http://www.vucommodores.com/school-bio/vand-staff-dir.html
Creighton31.150BE6https://gocreighton.com/staff.aspx
Texas Tech31.0451B128https://texastech.com/staff.aspx
Utah30.8352P126http://utahutes.com/staff.aspx
Buffalo30.7253MAC1http://www.ubbulls.com/information/directory/index
Florida St.30.67854ACC10http://seminoles.com/staff-directory/
Houston30.6155Amer1http://www.uhcougars.com/staffdir/hou-staffdir.html
Illinois30.656B1010http://fightingillini.com/staff.aspx
Butler30.5157BE7https://butlersports.com/staff.aspx
Connecticut29.9458Amer2http://www.uconnhuskies.com/school-bio/staff-directory.html#mbb
Penn St.29.8859B1011http://www.gopsusports.com/administration/staff-directory.html
Harvard29.560Ivy1https://www.gocrimson.com/information/directory/index
Dayton29.13661A101http://daytonflyers.com/staff.aspx
Mississippi28.83662SEC10http://www.olemisssports.com/school-bio/ole-staff-directory.html
Montana28.8163BSky1https://gogriz.com/staff.aspx
South Carolina28.6964SEC11http://www.gamecocksonline.com/
Minnesota28.32465B1012http://www.gophersports.com/ot/staff-directory.html
Boston College27.8766ACC11http://bceagles.com/staff.aspx
DePaul27.6767BE8http://www.depaulbluedemons.com/ot/media-relations.html
Wofford27.368SC1http://athletics.wofford.edu/staff.aspx?path=wten&staff=196
Baylor27.2969B129http://www.baylorbears.com/school-bio/bay-athl-dir.html#mbaskbl
Xavier27.2770BE9http://goxavier.com/staff.aspx
Loyola Chicago26.9671MVC1http://www.loyolaramblers.com/staff.aspx
Georgia St.26.3872SB1http://www.georgiastatesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=12700&ATCLID=610429
Illinois St.25.9673MVC2http://goredbirds.com/staff.aspx
Ball St.25.6274MAC2https://ballstatesports.com/staff.aspx
Purdue25.1675B1013http://www.purduesports.com/school-bio/pur-athdirectory.html
Memphis25.1476Amer3https://gotigersgo.com/staff.aspx
SMU24.6977Amer4https://smumustangs.com/staff.aspx
Rutgers24.378B1014https://scarletknights.com/staff.aspx?staff=5
Radford24.279BSth1https://www.radfordathletics.com/staff.aspx
Oklahoma St.24.0480B1210https://okstate.com/staff.aspx
Lipscomb23.8881ASun1http://www.lipscombsports.com/about/directory/
Seton Hall23.8582BE10http://shupirates.com/staff.aspx
Utah St.23.783MWC3http://www.utahstateaggies.com/school-bio/ust-directory.html
Arkansas23.6984SEC12http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/athletics-2/athletics/
Georgia23.6285SEC13https://georgiadogs.com/staff.aspx
UC Irvine23.3886BW1https://ucirvinesports.com/staff.aspx
Cincinnati23.36487Amer5https://gobearcats.com/staff.aspx
UNC Greensboro23.3188SC2https://www.nmnathletics.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=32200
Texas A&M23.2589SEC14https://12thman.com/staff.aspx
Northern Iowa23.1890MVC3https://unipanthers.com/staff.aspx
Toledo23.0391MAC3https://utrockets.com/staff.aspx
Richmond22.9992A102http://richmondspiders.com/staff.aspx
UNLV22.9593MWC4http://www.unlvrebels.com/school-bio/unlv-athdept.html
VCU22.8894A103http://www.vcuathletics.com/information/directory/index
Oregon St.22.8695P127http://osubeavers.com/staff.aspx
Georgia Tech22.796ACC12http://www.ramblinwreck.com/staffdir/geot-staffdir.html#mbb
Temple22.697Amer6http://owlsports.com/staff.aspx
Stephen F. Austin22.5998Slnd1https://sfajacks.com/staff.aspx
Princeton22.2599Ivy2https://goprincetontigers.com/staff.aspx
Belmont22.18100OVC1http://www.belmontbruins.com/information/directory/index
Indiana St.22.11101MVC4https://gosycamores.com/staff.aspx
Wake Forest22.079102ACC13http://www.wakeforestsports.com/school-bio/wake-staff-directory.html
South Alabama21.97103SB2http://www.usajaguars.com/staff.aspx?tab=staffdirectory
North Texas21.81104CUSA2http://www.meangreensports.com/staffdir/ntex-staff-dir.html
Liberty21.78105BSth2https://www.liberty.edu/flames/index.cfm?PID=37046
Rider21.77106MAAC1https://gobroncs.com/staff.aspx
UC Davis21.59107BW2http://www.ucdavisaggies.com/staffdir/ucda-staffdir-dev.html
BYU21.58108WCC2https://byucougars.com/story/athletics/114720/staff-directory
Saint Joseph's21.48109A104http://www.sjuhawks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31200&ATCLID=208883421
Wichita St.21.376110Amer7http://goshockers.com/staff.aspx
San Francisco21.34111WCC3https://usfdons.com/staff.aspx
Old Dominion21.29112CUSA3http://www.odusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31100&ATCLID=208425419
Stanford21.19113P128http://gostanford.com/staff.aspx
Marshall20.96114CUSA4http://www.herdzone.com/staffdir/mars-staffdir.html
San Diego20.91115WCC4http://www.usdtoreros.com/staffdir/usd-staffdir.html
Arizona20.856116P129http://arizonawildcats.com/sports/2007/8/1/207969432.aspx
Middle Tennessee20.79117CUSA5https://goblueraiders.com/staff.aspx
Massachusetts20.71118A105https://umassathletics.com/staff.aspx
Jacksonville St.20.54119OVC2https://jsugamecocksports.com/staff.aspx
Cal St. Fullerton20.52120BW3http://www.fullertontitans.com/athletics/directory/index
Yale20.41121Ivy3http://www.yalebulldogs.com/information/directory/index
Rhode Island20.39122A106http://www.gorhody.com/information/directory/index
St. Bonaventure20.118123A107http://gobonnies.sbu.edu/inside_athletics/directory/index
Vermont20.07124AE1https://uvmathletics.com/staff.aspx?tab=staffdirectory
St. Francis PA20.03125NEC1https://sfuathletics.com/staff.aspx
Colorado19.99126P1210https://cubuffs.com/staff.aspx
Fresno St.19.99127MWC5http://www.gobulldogs.com/staff.aspx
Pepperdine19.96128WCC5http://www.pepperdinewaves.com/staffdir/pepp-staffdir.html
Valparaiso19.87129MVC5http://www.valpoathletics.com/athletics/staff/
Southern Illinois19.76130MVC6https://siusalukis.com/staff.aspx
Eastern Michigan19.71131MAC4https://www.emueagles.com/staff.aspx
Boise St.19.69132MWC6http://www.broncosports.com/staffdir/bosu-staffdir.html
Davidson19.41133A108http://www.davidsonwildcats.com/staff.aspx
Akron19.36134MAC5http://gozips.com/staff.aspx
Southern Miss19.08135CUSA6http://www.southernmiss.com/staffdir/smis-staffdir.html
Penn19.07136Ivy4https://pennathletics.com/staff.aspx
South Dakota19.01137Sum1http://www.goyotes.com/staff.aspx
Tulsa18.93138Amer8https://tulsahurricane.com/staff.aspx
Hofstra18.89139CAA2http://gohofstra.com/staff.aspx
UCF18.883140Amer9http://ucfknights.com/staff.aspx
Furman18.88141SC3http://www.furmanpaladins.com/information/directory/home
Hartford18.87142AE2https://www.hartfordhawks.com/staff.aspx
Lehigh18.86143Pat1https://www.lehighsports.com/staff.aspx
Louisville18.735144ACC14https://gocards.com/staff.aspx
Saint Louis18.62145A109http://www.slubillikens.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27200#93215
College of Charleston18.61146CAA3https://cofcsports.com/staff.aspx
UC Santa Barbara18.6147BW4http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/information/directory/index
Utah Valley18.58148CUSA7http://gouvu.com/staff.aspx
William & Mary18.33149CAA4http://www.tribeathletics.com/staff.aspx
UNC Wilmington18.14150CAA5http://uncwsports.com/staff.aspx
Columbia18.03151Ivy5http://www.gocolumbialions.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9600#3886
North Florida17.99152ASun2https://www.unfospreys.com/staff.aspx
Grand Canyon17.99153WAC1https://www.gculopes.com/staff.aspx
Saint Mary's17.85154WCC6http://www.smcgaels.com/school-bio/staff-directory.html
Canisius17.82155MAAC2https://gogriffs.com/news/2008/6/23/1482627.aspx
Denver17.82156Sum2http://www.denverpioneers.com/school-bio/staff-directory.html
Iona17.8157MAAC3https://icgaels.com/staff.aspx#pressclippings
Loyola Marymount17.75158WCC7http://www.lmulions.com/genrel/loyo-staff-directory.html
Eastern Washington17.62159BSky2https://goeags.com/staff.aspx
UAB17.58160CUSA8https://uabsports.com/staff.aspx
South Dakota St.17.56161Sum3https://gojacks.com/staff.aspx
Idaho St.17.56162BSky3https://www.isubengals.com/staff.aspx
Northern Colorado17.51163BSky4https://uncbears.com/staff.aspx
Austin Peay17.51164OVC3http://letsgopeay.com/staff.aspx
Murray St.17.44165OVC4http://goracers.com/staff.aspx
Cornell17.42166Ivy6http://cornellbigred.com/staff.aspx
Duquesne17.39167A1010http://www.goduquesne.com/school-bio/duqu-school-bio-staff.html
Delaware17.28168CAA6http://www.bluehens.com/StaffDirectory.dbml
Bradley17.1169MVC7https://bradleybraves.com/staff.aspx
NJIT16.98170ASun3https://www.njithighlanders.com/staff.aspx
Northern Illinois16.92171MAC6https://www.niuhuskies.com/staff.aspx
New Mexico16.883172MWC7https://golobos.com/staff.aspx
George Mason16.82173A1011https://gomason.com/staff.aspx
Winthrop16.75174BSth3http://winthropeagles.com/staff.aspx
UTSA16.65175CUSA9http://goutsa.com/staff.aspx
Kent St.16.5176MAC7https://kentstatesports.com/staff.aspx
Weber St.16.48177BSky5https://weberstatesports.com/sports/2007/9/6/1209221.aspx
James Madison16.47178CAA7https://jmusports.com/staff.aspx
Louisiana Lafayette16.29179SB3https://ragincajuns.com/staff.aspx
Monmouth16.26180MAAC4http://monmouthhawks.com/staff.aspx
Long Beach St.16.17181BW5http://www.longbeachstate.com/school-bio/athletic_staff.html
Northern Kentucky16.06182Horz1https://nkunorse.com/staff.aspx
Tulane16.02183Amer10http://tulanegreenwave.com/staff.aspx
Central Michigan15.98184MAC8http://www.cmuchippewas.com/school-bio/staff-dir.html
California15.92185P1211http://calbears.com/staff.aspx
Washington St.15.92186P1212http://wsucougars.com/staff.aspx
Florida Gulf Coast15.69187ASun4https://fgcuathletics.com/staff.aspx
Fort Wayne15.65188Sum4https://www.gomastodons.com/staff.aspx
Fairleigh Dickinson15.63189NEC2https://fduknights.com/staff.aspx
New Mexico St.15.58190WAC2https://nmstatesports.com/staff.aspx
Wright St.15.51191Horz2https://wsuraiders.com/staff.aspx
Saint Peter's15.44192MAAC5http://saintpeterspeacocks.com/information/directory/index
Pacific15.41193WCC8http://www.pacifictigers.com/information/directory/index
Hampton15.23194MEAC1http://hamptonpirates.com/staff.aspx
Georgia Southern15.11195SB4https://gseagles.com/staff.aspx
Louisiana Tech15.02196CUSA10http://www.latechsports.com/staffdir/latc-staffdir.html
Troy14.96197SB5https://troytrojans.com/staff.aspx
Texas Southern14.92198SWAC1http://www.tsusports.com/staff.aspx
Colgate14.82199Pat2https://gocolgateraiders.com/sports/2015/10/16/GEN_1016150633.aspx
Tennessee Martin14.72200OVC5http://www.utmsports.com/staff_list.cfm
La Salle14.49201A1012http://www.goexplorers.com/staff.aspx
George Washington14.47202A1013http://www.gwsports.com/school-bio/gewa-school-bio.html
Cal St. Bakersfield14.4203WAC3https://gorunners.com/staff.aspx
Pittsburgh14.39204ACC15http://pittsburghpanthers.com/staff.aspx
Boston University14.38205Pat3http://goterriers.com/staff.aspx
Jacksonville14.3206ASun5http://judolphins.com/information/directory/index
Illinois Chicago14.23207Horz3https://uicflames.com/staff.aspx
Ohio13.99208MAC9http://www.ohiobobcats.com/information/directory/index
UMBC13.8209AE3http://umbcretrievers.com/information/directory/index
Appalachian St.13.39210SB6https://appstatesports.com/staff.aspx
Western Carolina13.26211SC4http://www.catamountsports.com/athletic-dept/wcar-directory.html
Miami OH13.22212MAC10http://www.miamiredhawks.com/school-bio/mioh-staff-directory.html
Charleston Southern13.22213BSth4http://www.csusports.com/information/directory/index
Alabama St.13.22214SWAC2http://bamastatesports.com/staff.aspx
Colorado St.13.2215MWC8http://csurams.com/staff.aspx
Howard13.14216MEAC2https://www.hubison.com/staff.aspx
FIU13.07217CUSA11https://www.fiusports.com/staff.aspx
Western Michigan12.98218MAC11https://wmubroncos.com/staff.aspx
LIU Brooklyn12.97219NEC3http://www.liuathletics.com/staff.aspx
American12.84220Pat4http://www.aueagles.com/information/directory/staff
Hawaii12.74221BW6http://hawaiiathletics.com/staff.aspx
Coastal Carolina12.43222SB7http://www.goccusports.com/staffdir/coas-staffdir.html
Air Force12.32223MWC9http://www.goairforcefalcons.com/school-bio/afa-staffdir.html#MensBasketball
Campbell12.31224BSth5https://gocamels.com/staff.aspx
North Dakota St.12.24225Sum5https://gobison.com/staff.aspx
New Orleans12.14226Slnd2https://www.unoprivateers.com/staff.aspx
Manhattan11.99227MAAC6https://gojaspers.com/staff.aspx
Missouri St.11.89228MVC8http://missouristatebears.com/staff.aspx
Elon11.89229CAA8https://www.elonphoenix.com/staff.aspx?staff
Fairfield11.86230MAAC7https://fairfieldstags.com/staff.aspx
Lamar11.85231Slnd3https://www.lamarcardinals.com/staff.aspx
North Dakota11.82232BSky6http://www.undsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13500&ATCLID=3743113
Gardner Webb11.75233BSth6https://gwusports.com/staff.aspx
Bucknell11.72234Pat5http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32100&ATCLID=209263987
Army11.66235Pat6https://goarmywestpoint.com/staff.aspx
Bowling Green11.62236MAC12http://bgsufalcons.com/staff.aspx
Wagner11.58237NEC4https://www.wagnerathletics.com/staff.aspx
Southeast Missouri St.11.52238OVC6https://gosoutheast.com/staff.aspx
The Citadel11.52239SC5http://citadelsports.com/staff.aspx
Dartmouth11.5240Ivy7http://www.dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=11600&ATCLID=563972
Fordham11.42241A1014https://fordhamsports.com/staff.aspx
Nebraska Omaha11.42242Sum6https://omavs.com/staff.aspx
Quinnipiac11.38243MAAC8http://quinnipiacbobcats.com/staff.aspx
Abilene Christian11.18244Slnd4http://www.acusports.com/staff.aspx
Holy Cross11.17245Pat7http://www.goholycross.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=33100&ATCLID=210240446
Eastern Kentucky11.17246OVC7https://www.ekusports.com/staff.aspx
Brown11.16247Ivy8http://www.brownbears.com/athletics/directory/index
Loyola MD11.09248Pat8http://www.loyolagreyhounds.com/staffdir/staff-directory.html
Montana St.11.04249BSky7https://msubobcats.com/staff.aspx
Oral Roberts10.93250Sum7http://www.oruathletics.com/information/directory/index
Stony Brook10.89251AE4https://stonybrookathletics.com/staff.aspx
Wyoming10.89252MWC10https://gowyo.com/staff.aspx
Seattle10.83253WAC4http://www.goseattleu.com/StaffDirectory.dbml
Samford10.77254SC6https://samfordsports.com/staff.aspx
Drake10.68255MVC9https://godrakebulldogs.com/staff.aspx
Louisiana Monroe10.61256SB8https://ulmwarhawks.com/staff.aspx
Santa Clara10.6257WCC9http://www.santaclarabroncos.com/information/directory/index
Incarnate Word10.36258Slnd5https://uiwcardinals.com/staff.aspx
Texas St.10.29259SB9https://txstatebobcats.com/sports/2011/4/6/GEN_0406111344.aspx
Niagara10.28260MAAC9https://purpleeagles.com/staff.aspx
UC Riverside10.26261BW7gohighlanders.com/staff.aspx?staff=42
Binghamton10.13262AE5https://bubearcats.com/staff.aspx
Sacramento St.10.05263BSky8http://www.hornetsports.com/information/directory/index
Green Bay9.9264Horz4https://greenbayphoenix.com/staff.aspx
Robert Morris9.84265NEC5https://rmucolonials.com/staff.aspx
South Florida9.71266Amer11https://gousfbulls.com/staff.aspx
UMKC9.62267WAC5http://www.umkckangaroos.com/StaffDirectory.dbml
IUPUI9.56268Horz5https://iupuijags.com/staff.aspx
Portland St.9.54269BSky9https://www.goviks.com/staff.aspx
Charlotte9.5270CUSA12https://charlotte49ers.com/staff.aspx
Central Arkansas9.49271Slnd6http://www.ucasports.com/staff.aspx
Tennessee St.9.48272OVC8http://www.tsutigers.com/athletics/staff/
St. Francis NY9.44273NEC6https://sfcathletics.com/staff.aspx
Towson9.4274CAA9http://towsontigers.com/staff.aspx
UMass Lowell9.16275AE6http://goriverhawks.com/sorry.ashx
Lafayette9.1276Pat9http://www.goleopards.com/staffdir/lafa-directory.html
Florida Atlantic9.1277CUSA13http://www.fausports.com/school-bio/fau-school-bio-directory.html
Central Connecticut9.07278NEC7http://www.ccsubluedevils.com/athletics/directory/index
East Carolina9.06279Amer12https://ecupirates.com/staff.aspx
Houston Baptist9.05280Slnd7https://hbuhuskies.com/staff.aspx
Sam Houston St.9.04281Slnd8http://www.gobearkats.com/StaffDirectory.dbml
Tennessee Tech8.99282OVC9http://www.ttusports.com/information/directory/index
Delaware St.8.88283MEAC3http://www.dsuhornets.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=12900
Northern Arizona8.86284BSky10https://nauathletics.com/staff.aspx
Arkansas Pine Bluff8.85285SWAC3https://uapblionsroar.com/staff.aspx
East Tennessee St.8.84286SC7http://www.etsubucs.com/athletics/staff/
Little Rock8.8287SB10https://lrtrojans.com/staff.aspx
Southern Utah8.75288BSky11https://suutbirds.com/staff.aspx
Navy8.7289Pat10http://www.navysports.com/ot/navy-staffdir.html
UNC Asheville8.68290BSth7https://uncabulldogs.com/staff.aspx
Maryland Eastern Shore8.6291MEAC4http://www.easternshorehawks.com/staffdir/mdes-staffdir.html
Chattanooga8.58292SC8http://gomocs.com/staff.aspx
Marist8.53293MAAC10https://goredfoxes.com/staff.aspx
UT Rio Grande Valley8.48294WAC6https://goutrgv.com/staff.aspx
Florida A&M8.47295MEAC5http://www.famuathletics.com/StaffDirectory.dbml
Western Illinois8.38296Sum8http://goleathernecks.com/staff.aspx
North Carolina Central8.35297MEAC6https://nccueaglepride.com/staff.aspx
Milwaukee8.23298Horz6http://mkepanthers.com/sports/2014/9/17/GEN_0917141359.aspx
Arkansas St.8.21299SB11http://www.astateredwolves.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7200&ATCLID=207138
Morehead St.8.18300OVC10https://msueagles.com/staff.aspx
New Hampshire8.08301AE7http://unhwildcats.com/staff.aspx
Bethune Cookman7.98302MEAC7https://bcuathletics.com/staff.aspx
Alcorn St.7.98303SWAC4https://alcornsports.com/staff.aspx
Rice7.92304CUSA14http://www.riceowls.com/staffdir/rice-staffdir.html
Texas A&M Corpus Chris7.85305Slnd9https://goislanders.com/staff.aspx
Mercer7.78306SC9http://mercerbears.com/staff.aspx
Cleveland St.7.67307Horz7http://www.csuvikings.com/information/directory/home
Portland7.67308WCC10https://www.portlandpilots.com/staff.aspx
Youngstown St.7.48309Horz8http://www.ysusports.com/information/directory/index
High Point7.38310BSth8http://highpointpanthers.com/staff.aspx?tab=staffdirectory
Maine7.3311AE8http://goblackbears.com/staff.aspx
VMI7.27312SC10http://www.vmikeydets.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9800&SPID=3913&SPSID=100795
Northwestern St.7.19313Slnd10http://www.nsudemons.com/staff.aspx
Prairie View A&M7.18314SWAC5https://pvpanthers.com/staff.aspx
Evansville7.14315MVC10https://gopurpleaces.com/staff.aspx
Albany7.03316AE9http://www.ualbanysports.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=15800#7999
Alabama A&M6.98317SWAC6https://www.aamusports.com/staff.aspx?tab=staffdirectory
Idaho6.85318BSky12http://govandals.com/staff.aspx
Drexel6.81319CAA10https://www.drexeldragons.com/staff.aspx
Jackson St.6.71320SWAC7https://www.gojsutigers.com/staff-directory/
Stetson6.69321ASun6https://gohatters.com/staff.aspx
Bryant6.69322NEC8http://www.bryantbulldogs.com/information/Administration/index
Siena6.6323MAAC11http://www.sienasaints.com/school-bio/sien-school-bio-directory.html
South Carolina St.6.32324MEAC8https://www.scsuathletics.com/staff.aspx
Southern6.31325SWAC8http://www.gojagsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28100&ATCLID=211665587
North Carolina A&T6.26326MEAC9http://www.ncataggies.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=24500
Cal Poly6.24327BW8https://www.gopoly.com/inside_athletics/staff_directory
McNeese St.6.12328Slnd11http://www.mcneesesports.com/staff.aspx?tab=staffdirectory
Chicago St.6.11329WAC7http://www.gocsucougars.com/staff.aspx
Norfolk St.6.06330MEAC10https://www.nsuspartans.com/staff.aspx
Sacred Heart6.04331NEC9http://www.sacredheartpioneers.com/information/directory/index
San Jose St.5.76332MWC11http://www.sjsuspartans.com/staffdir/sjsu-staffdir.html
Oakland5.71333Horz9http://www.goldengrizzlies.com/staffdir/oakl-staff-directory.html
Savannah St.5.58334MEAC11https://ssuathletics.com/staff.aspx
Eastern Illinois5.51335OVC11https://eiupanthers.com/staff.aspx
Mississippi Valley St.5.4336SWAC9https://mvsusports.com/staff.aspx
Cal St. Northridge5.31337BW9gomatadors.com/staff.aspx
Morgan St.5.31338MEAC12https://morganstatebears.com/staff.aspx
Detroit5.14339Horz10https://www.detroittitans.com/staff.aspx
UTEP4.91340CUSA15https://utepathletics.com/roster.aspx?roster=1136&path=mbball
SIU Edwardsville4.73341OVC12http://www.siuecougars.com/directory/index
Coppin St.4.67342MEAC13http://coppinstatesports.com/staff.aspx
USC Upstate4.62343ASun7http://www.upstatespartans.com/information/directory/index
Grambling St.4.58344SWAC10https://gsutigers.com/staff.aspx
Presbyterian4.45345BSth9http://www.gobluehose.com/StaffDirectory.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18100
Kennesaw St.4.3346ASun8https://www.ksuowls.com/staff.aspx
UT Arlington3.86347SB12http://www.utamavs.com/staffdir/txar-staffdir.html
Longwood3.62348BSth10https://longwoodlancers.com/staff.aspx
Mount St. Mary's3.43349NEC10http://www.mountathletics.com/information/directory/index
Nicholls St.3.41350Slnd12https://geauxcolonels.com/staff.aspx?path=gen
Southeastern Louisiana1.65351Slnd13https://lionsports.net/staff.aspx

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A classic mid off-season pod from Scrambled Eggs

We've been taking time off this summer to do nothing but improve the quality of the podcast.....clearly I'm kidding, we've been doing whatever and got together to talk #mubb during the off season. So we turned to you dear listener for content and got some excellent questions from the twitter.com. We answer some key questions vexing the fanbase like did the team overschedule and who is going to be the unanticipated breakout player next season. We touch on recruiting a little bit and then wrap up with some hot TBT talk. Have a great Fourth of July and enjoy the TBT!

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After feedback from 100+ Athletic Departments, Here Are the Updated Ratings

One fear in the offseason Value Add team rankings is that Big East teams would rate too high because the MUScoop community does an even better job of pointing out missing players from our teams than from others. 

To that end, my secret weapon Molly Pudner, a data and information whiz, contacted all 351 D1 basketball Athletic Departments this month and received updates from more than 100 regarding their rosters. These are now all reflected in the google sheet, and hopefully will soon be current on www.valueaddbasketball.com. Molly (who also did my big data projects in my campaign days and whose brother did all the research for my Marquette book before going on to program cell towers across the country) also picked up on some things I had missed - such as Jay Bilas excellent rating of the best on-ball defenders (see subhead The Bilastrator's 30 best in-your-grill defenders). On-ball defense is the biggest item that Value Add cannot end, Ever since I watched Dominic Wright (then Dominic James) play lock down in your grill defense to force what registered as steals for other MU players I wished their was a way to get a separate evaluation of on-ball defense - so maybe I will do something with it.

The good news is that even with a ton of updates that moved some other teams around, the Big East teams were only passed by a few other teams. In fact, one non-Big East Athletic Director pointed out a transfer to Butler that we did not have in the system which help Butler right on the bubble at 51st. (like many of you, I actually was able to focus more on baseball the last few weeks while Molly collected the data, and had two baseball preview posts reach 80,000+ https://www.facebook.com/valueaddsports/)

Here are the updated team rankings, and neither St. John's or Marquette changed since the June 8 update, with St. John's maintaining the smallest edge of 0.12 points for the 2nd place in the Big East. Here are all the Big East teams and the Top 50.


RankTeamValue AddBig East Changes
11Villanova38.51Same spot
23St. John's33.25dropped 1 spot
24Marquette33.13dropped 1 spot
29Providence32.44Dropped 2 spots
51Butler27.6Same spot
67Xavier24.57Dropped 2 spots
73Georgetown23.11Dropped 2 spots
81Creighton22.35dropped 4 spots
94DePaul21.15dropped 4 spots
103Seton Hall20.36dropped 6 spots
1Nevada51.85
2Duke46.65
3Kentucky45.33
4Kansas42.29
5Oregon41.52
6Tennessee40.6
7North Carolina40.31
8Mississippi St.40.05
9LSU39.18
10Auburn38.66
12Gonzaga37.94
13Syracuse37.44
14UCLA36.17
15Miami FL35.60
16South Dakota St.35.12
17North Carolina St.35.07
18Indiana34.95
19Virginia34.62
20Texas34.28
21Michigan St.33.63
22Virginia Tech33.49
25Montana32.93
26Maryland32.77
27Florida32.73
28Iowa32.49
30Kansas St.32.39
31Arizona St.32.1
32Alabama32.09
33San Diego St.31.84
34Clemson31.56
35USC31.41
36Wisconsin30.75
37TCU30.21
38Iowa St.29.83
39Washington29.81
40Northeastern29.61
41Nebraska29.49
42Notre Dame29.38
43Northwestern29.3
44Western Kentucky29.22
45Texas Tech29.21
46Ohio St.28.95
47Michigan28.48
48West Virginia28.29
49Florida St.28.25
50Penn St.28.22

Friday, June 08, 2018

Update; Nova 11th, SJU 22nd, MU 23rd, Prov 51, all BE now in top 100

Updated this piece with a note - Providence moves to 27th overall because Holt was left off and is worth almost 6 points a game. All Big East teams are now in the top 100 after another batch of updates on www.valueaddbasketball.com.

The only cautionary note I throw in is that while I have received some edits from around the country on the google sheet, I have received more from MU fans, so likely some teams are further down just because I am missing a key player.

Rnk Big East Value Add v5.0 Pts/Game
11 Villanova 38.51
22 St. John's 33.25
23 Marquette 33.13
27 Providence 32.44
51 Butler 27.36
65 Xavier 24.57
71 Georgetown 23.11
77 Creighton 22.35
90 DePaul 21.15
97 Seton Hall 20.36
All the rest
1 Nevada 52.98
2 Duke 46.65
3 Kentucky 46.48
4 Kansas 44.54
5 Tennessee 42.01
6 Oregon 41.52
7 North Carolina 40.31
8 Mississippi St. 40.05
9 Louisiana St. 39.18
10 Auburn 38.66
12 Gonzaga 37.94
13 Syracuse 37.44
14 UCLA 36.17
15 North Carolina St. 35.07
16 Indiana 34.95
17 Virginia 34.62
18 Texas 34.28
19 Kansas St. 34.16
20 Michigan St. 33.63
21 Virginia Tech 33.49
24 Maryland 32.77
25 Florida 32.73
26 Iowa 32.49
28 Arizona St. 32.1
29 Alabama 32.09
30 San Diego St. 31.84
31 Clemson 31.56
32 Western Kentucky 31.45
33 Southern California 31.41
34 Miami FL 31.14
35 Texas Tech 31.06
36 Wisconsin 30.75
37 Texas Christian 30.41
38 Northwestern 30.03
39 Iowa St. 29.83
40 Washington 29.81
41 Northeastern 29.6
42 Nebraska 29.49
43 Notre Dame 29.38
44 Ohio St. 28.95
45 Florida St. 28.92
46 Montana 28.81
47 Michigan 28.48
48 West Virginia 28.29
49 Penn St. 28.22
50 Vanderbilt 27.44
52 Buffalo 27.27
53 Houston 26.98
54 Dayton 26.64
55 Loyola Chicago 26.34
56 Illinois 26.19
57 Connecticut 26.1
58 Boston College 25.76
59 Oklahoma 25.71
60 Minnesota 25.58
61 Wofford 24.98
62 Missouri 24.92
63 Mississippi 24.92
64 Georgia St. 24.6
66 Purdue 24.15
67 South Carolina 23.71
68 Memphis 23.63
69 Harvard 23.53
70 Ball St. 23.43
72 Brigham Young 23.01
73 Southern Methodist 22.86
74 North Carolina Greensboro 22.62
75 Lipscomb 22.4
76 Radford 22.37
78 North Texas 22.33
79 Utah 22.24
80 Arizona 22.14
81 Toledo 22.11
82 Oregon St. 21.99
83 Utah St. 21.77
84 Belmont 21.74
85 Rutgers 21.68
86 UC Irvine 21.47
87 Illinois St. 21.45
88 Rider 21.23
89 Liberty 21.18
91 Texas A&M 21.14
92 Cincinnati 21
93 Arkansas 20.93
94 UC Davis 20.88
95 Temple 20.71
96 San Diego 20.52
98 Oklahoma St. 20.29
99 Rhode Island 20.27
100 Wake Forest 20.23
101 Old Dominion 20.18
102 Marshall 20.13
103 Fresno St. 20.09
104 Stephen F. Austin 20.07
105 St. Bonaventure 19.93
106 New Mexico 19.87
107 Colorado 19.85
108 Indiana St. 19.8
109 Nevada Las Vegas 19.72
110 Jacksonville St. 19.67
111 Baylor 19.6
112 Princeton 19.59
113 Southern Illinois 19.46
114 Georgia 19.42
115 Davidson 19.41
116 Northern Iowa 19.2
117 Eastern Michigan 19.11
118 Georgia Tech 18.71
119 South Alabama 18.71
120 Akron 18.61
121 Furman 18.59
122 Hofstra 18.59
123 Cal St. Fullerton 18.55
124 St. Francis PA 18.45
125 Yale 18.34
126 College of Charleston Southern 18.26
127 Virginia Commonwealth 18.2
128 Vermont 18.15
129 San Francisco 18.07
130 Stanford 18.07
131 Valparaiso 18.07
132 Boise St. 18.03
133 Middle Tennessee 17.91
134 St. Louis 17.85
135 Canisius 17.82
136 Wichita St. 17.78
137 Louisville 17.74
138 St. Joseph's 17.63
139 Idaho St. 17.56
140 South Dakota St. 17.56
141 Central Florida 17.52
142 Northern Colorado 17.51
143 St. Mary's 17.46
144 Murray St. 17.44
145 South Dakota 17.39
146 Southern Mississippi 17.36
147 Massachusetts 17.23
148 Austin Peay 17.21
149 Lehigh 17.11
150 Richmond 17.11
151 Iona 17.1
152 Loyola Marymount 16.8
153 Bradley 16.78
154 George Mason 16.77
155 Tulsa 16.73
156 Columbia 16.65
157 Seattle 16.59
158 North Florida 16.54
159 Delaware 16.49
160 Denver 16.45
161 William & Mary 16.45
162 Duquesne 16.42
163 Eastern Washington 16.42
164 Pacific 16.41
165 Washington St. 16.36
166 Utah Valley 16.33
167 Louisiana Lafayette 16.29
168 Northern Illinois 16.24
169 UAB 16.24
170 Texas San Antonio 16.23
171 Grand Canyon 16.17
172 North Carolina Wilmington 16.16
173 Cornell 16.1
174 James Madison 16.07
175 Northern Kentucky 16.06
176 Pepperdine 16.06
177 Kent St. 16.05
178 Central Michigan 15.98
179 Winthrop 15.9
180 Pennsylvania 15.89
181 IUPU Fort Wayne 15.65
182 New Mexico St. 15.58
183 NJ Inst of Technology 15.48
184 UC Santa Barbara 15.28
185 Wright St. 15.26
186 Georgia Southern 15.11
187 Fairleigh Dickinson 14.93
188 Tulane 14.8
189 Hartford 14.75
190 Texas Southern 14.62
191 Troy 14.52
192 Weber St. 14.48
193 Illinois Chicago 14.23
194 La Salle 14.22
195 Cal St. Bakersfield 14.12
196 Ohio 13.99
197 Colgate 13.88
198 Louisiana Tech 13.82
199 California 13.76
200 Long Beach St. 13.6
201 Monmouth 13.5
202 Tennessee Martin 13.37
203 St. Peter's 13.3
204 Florida Gulf Coast 13.22
205 Boston University 13.05
206 Hampton 12.96
207 Miami OH 12.96
208 Western Michigan 12.78
209 North Dakota St. 12.72
210 George Washington 12.69
211 Florida International 12.47
212 Appalachian St. 12.45
213 Coastal Carolina 12.43
214 Campbell 12.31
215 Charleston Southern 12.13
216 Howard 12.05
217 Hawaii 11.94
218 Long Island Brooklyn 11.93
219 Alabama St. 11.92
220 Colorado St. 11.9
221 Elon 11.89
222 Lamar 11.85
223 North Dakota 11.82
224 Air Force 11.69
225 Pittsburgh 11.68
226 Bowling Green 11.62
227 Southeast Missouri St. 11.52
228 Sam Houston St. 11.48
229 Fairfield 11.2
230 Missouri St. 11.14
231 Maryland Baltimore Co 11.1
232 Army 11.05
233 Montana St. 11.04
234 Fordham 11.02
235 Manhattan 11.02
236 Nebraska Omaha 11.02
237 Wyoming 10.89
238 Wagner 10.88
239 Gardner Webb 10.81
240 Oral Roberts 10.77
241 Charlotte 10.71
242 Quinnipiac 10.7
243 Louisiana Monroe 10.61
244 Santa Clara 10.6
245 Drake 10.59
246 Jacksonville 10.58
247 Brown 10.54
248 Eastern Kentucky 10.46
249 Samford 10.41
250 Texas St. 10.29
251 Niagara 10.28
252 American 10.19
253 New Orleans 10.19
254 Bucknell 10.11
255 Dartmouth 10.01
256 Binghamton 9.97
257 Western Carolina 9.85
258 Holy Cross 9.68
259 Portland St. 9.54
260 Robert Morris 9.49
261 Loyola MD 9.46
262 The Citadel 9.46
263 Abilene Christian 9.45
264 South Florida 9.41
265 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 9.27
266 Towson 9.19
267 St. Francis NY 9.14
268 Central Connecticut 9.07
269 Wisconsin Green Bay 8.97
270 East Tennessee St. 8.84
271 Siena 8.84
272 Central Arkansas 8.82
273 Bethune Cookman 8.8
274 Navy 8.7
275 Sacramento St. 8.7
276 North Carolina Asheville 8.68
277 UMass Lowell 8.64
278 Arkansas Little Rock 8.6
279 Lafayette 8.5
280 Stony Brook 8.49
281 Southern Utah 8.45
282 Tennessee Tech 8.38
283 Southeastern Louisiana 8.33
284 Northwestern St. 8.28
285 Arkansas Pine Bluff 8.25
286 Marist 8.23
287 Arkansas St. 8.11
288 Maryland Kings Co 8.02
289 East Carolina 8.01
290 Delaware St. 7.88
291 Morehead St. 7.88
292 Tennessee St. 7.78
293 Rice 7.75
294 Portland 7.67
295 Cal St. Northridge 7.57
296 Youngstown St. 7.48
297 Florida A&M 7.47
298 Florida Atlantic 7.47
299 McNeese St. 7.46
300 High Point 7.38
301 UC Riverside 7.38
302 Northern Arizona 7.36
303 Cal Poly 7.23
304 Prairie View A&M 7.18
305 Alcorn St. 7.18
306 Evansville 7.14
307 Idaho 6.85
308 Drexel 6.81
309 Maryland Eastern Shore 6.8
310 Chattanooga 6.78
311 Houston Baptist 6.7
312 Stetson 6.69
313 Eastern Illinois 6.64
314 Cleveland St. 6.53
315 Western Illinois 6.52
316 Bryant 6.39
317 North Carolina Central 6.35
318 Texas Rio Grande Valley 6.35
319 South Carolina St. 6.32
320 Southern 6.31
321 Virginia Military Inst 6.28
322 Norfolk St. 6.16
323 Sacred Heart 6.04
324 Incarnate Word 6.01
325 Albany 6
326 North Carolina A&T 5.96
327 Texas El Paso 5.84
328 Mercer 5.78
329 Oakland 5.71
330 Jackson St. 5.61
331 Savannah St. 5.58
332 New Hampshire 5.56
333 Maine 5.48
334 IUPUI 5.32
335 Mount St. Mary's 5.29
336 Wisconsin Milwaukee 5.24
337 Chicago St. 5.21
338 Mississippi Valley St. 5.1
339 Detroit 5.05
340 Morgan St. 5.01
341 Grambling 4.88
342 USC UpSt. 4.62
343 Alabama A&M 4.59
344 Presbyterian 4.45
345 SIU Edwardsville 4.43
346 Coppin St. 4.37
347 San Jose St. 3.96
348 Texas Arlington 3.86
349 Longwood 3.62
350 Kennesaw St. 3.6
351 Nicholls St. 2.68


Monday, June 04, 2018

St. John's Moves into Virtual Tie; Holt takes Providence to 4th in BE

Ratings at bottom updated June 8

The midnight announcement from Caleb and Cody Martin that they would stay enabled Nevada to hold off Duke for the top spot, but several other announcements were not made public until this weekend. We knocked several players off rosters at www.valueaddbasketball.com, lowering their numbers.

However, we also added six players who it turned out hard returned. Thanks to TAMU for spotting that we had incorrectly removed Nickeil Alexander-Walker from Virginia Tech and Kyle Alexander from Tennessee - so those two are moved back up from our last post.

Four other players worth at least 5 points per game each are back on their rosters at www.valueaddbasketball.com thus moving their teams up in the team rankings (which can always also be viewed at http://valueaddbasketball.com/ballteam.html, though we are still getting these four added back in so the list below is accurate).

Those four  are Kansas' Lagerald Vick (5.28, but Coach Self still needs to decide whether or not to take him back though they would rank 4th with or without him), UCLA's Cody Riley (5.00, one of the freshman arrested in UCLA but back this year), Washington State's Robert Franks (5.43) and most importantly St. John's Mustapha Heron.

A late note and good catch - back from sitting out Emmitt Holt boosts St. John's by 5.16 because he kicks out their 8th best player from the calculation, who was only a 0.79.

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Emmitt Holt6-foot-7SrProvidence5.95

Heron was a best here in Auburn, and in conference play was among the SEC leaders in eFG%, getting to the line, and hitting 83% once he got there as well as steals. He wants a waiver to play right away while moving closer to his mother, and if that is granted then St. John's moves into a virtual tie with Marquette for No. 2 in the Big East.

Updated this piece with a note - Providence moves to 32nd overall and makes it a fourth team pretty close together between 11th (Nova), Marquette and St. John's.

A late note and good catch - back from sitting out Emmitt Holt boosts St. John's by 5.16 because he kicks out their 8th best player from the calculation, who was only a 0.79.

The only cautionary note I throw in is that while I have received some edits from around the country on the google sheet, I have received more from MU fans, so likely some teams are further down just because I am missing a key player.

Rnk Big East Value Add v5.0 Pts/Game
11 Villanova 38.51
22 St. John's 33.25
23 Marquette 33.13
27 Providence 32.44
51 Butler 27.36
65 Xavier 24.57
71 Georgetown 23.11
77 Creighton 22.35
90 DePaul 21.15
97 Seton Hall 20.36
All the rest
1 Nevada 52.98
2 Duke 46.65
3 Kentucky 46.48
4 Kansas 44.54
5 Tennessee 42.01
6 Oregon 41.52
7 North Carolina 40.31
8 Mississippi St. 40.05
9 Louisiana St. 39.18
10 Auburn 38.66
12 Gonzaga 37.94
13 Syracuse 37.44
14 UCLA 36.17
15 North Carolina St. 35.07
16 Indiana 34.95
17 Virginia 34.62
18 Texas 34.28
19 Kansas St. 34.16
20 Michigan St. 33.63
21 Virginia Tech 33.49
24 Maryland 32.77
25 Florida 32.73
26 Iowa 32.49
28 Arizona St. 32.1
29 Alabama 32.09
30 San Diego St. 31.84
31 Clemson 31.56
32 Western Kentucky 31.45
33 Southern California 31.41
34 Miami FL 31.14
35 Texas Tech 31.06
36 Wisconsin 30.75
37 Texas Christian 30.41
38 Northwestern 30.03
39 Iowa St. 29.83
40 Washington 29.81
41 Northeastern 29.6
42 Nebraska 29.49
43 Notre Dame 29.38
44 Ohio St. 28.95
45 Florida St. 28.92
46 Montana 28.81
47 Michigan 28.48
48 West Virginia 28.29
49 Penn St. 28.22
50 Vanderbilt 27.44
52 Buffalo 27.27
53 Houston 26.98
54 Dayton 26.64
55 Loyola Chicago 26.34
56 Illinois 26.19
57 Connecticut 26.1
58 Boston College 25.76
59 Oklahoma 25.71
60 Minnesota 25.58
61 Wofford 24.98
62 Missouri 24.92
63 Mississippi 24.92
64 Georgia St. 24.6
66 Purdue 24.15
67 South Carolina 23.71
68 Memphis 23.63
69 Harvard 23.53
70 Ball St. 23.43
72 Brigham Young 23.01
73 Southern Methodist 22.86
74 North Carolina Greensboro 22.62
75 Lipscomb 22.4
76 Radford 22.37
78 North Texas 22.33
79 Utah 22.24
80 Arizona 22.14
81 Toledo 22.11
82 Oregon St. 21.99
83 Utah St. 21.77
84 Belmont 21.74
85 Rutgers 21.68
86 UC Irvine 21.47
87 Illinois St. 21.45
88 Rider 21.23
89 Liberty 21.18
91 Texas A&M 21.14
92 Cincinnati 21
93 Arkansas 20.93
94 UC Davis 20.88
95 Temple 20.71
96 San Diego 20.52
98 Oklahoma St. 20.29
99 Rhode Island 20.27
100 Wake Forest 20.23
101 Old Dominion 20.18
102 Marshall 20.13
103 Fresno St. 20.09
104 Stephen F. Austin 20.07
105 St. Bonaventure 19.93
106 New Mexico 19.87
107 Colorado 19.85
108 Indiana St. 19.8
109 Nevada Las Vegas 19.72
110 Jacksonville St. 19.67
111 Baylor 19.6
112 Princeton 19.59
113 Southern Illinois 19.46
114 Georgia 19.42
115 Davidson 19.41
116 Northern Iowa 19.2
117 Eastern Michigan 19.11
118 Georgia Tech 18.71
119 South Alabama 18.71
120 Akron 18.61
121 Furman 18.59
122 Hofstra 18.59
123 Cal St. Fullerton 18.55
124 St. Francis PA 18.45
125 Yale 18.34
126 College of Charleston Southern 18.26
127 Virginia Commonwealth 18.2
128 Vermont 18.15
129 San Francisco 18.07
130 Stanford 18.07
131 Valparaiso 18.07
132 Boise St. 18.03
133 Middle Tennessee 17.91
134 St. Louis 17.85
135 Canisius 17.82
136 Wichita St. 17.78
137 Louisville 17.74
138 St. Joseph's 17.63
139 Idaho St. 17.56
140 South Dakota St. 17.56
141 Central Florida 17.52
142 Northern Colorado 17.51
143 St. Mary's 17.46
144 Murray St. 17.44
145 South Dakota 17.39
146 Southern Mississippi 17.36
147 Massachusetts 17.23
148 Austin Peay 17.21
149 Lehigh 17.11
150 Richmond 17.11
151 Iona 17.1
152 Loyola Marymount 16.8
153 Bradley 16.78
154 George Mason 16.77
155 Tulsa 16.73
156 Columbia 16.65
157 Seattle 16.59
158 North Florida 16.54
159 Delaware 16.49
160 Denver 16.45
161 William & Mary 16.45
162 Duquesne 16.42
163 Eastern Washington 16.42
164 Pacific 16.41
165 Washington St. 16.36
166 Utah Valley 16.33
167 Louisiana Lafayette 16.29
168 Northern Illinois 16.24
169 UAB 16.24
170 Texas San Antonio 16.23
171 Grand Canyon 16.17
172 North Carolina Wilmington 16.16
173 Cornell 16.1
174 James Madison 16.07
175 Northern Kentucky 16.06
176 Pepperdine 16.06
177 Kent St. 16.05
178 Central Michigan 15.98
179 Winthrop 15.9
180 Pennsylvania 15.89
181 IUPU Fort Wayne 15.65
182 New Mexico St. 15.58
183 NJ Inst of Technology 15.48
184 UC Santa Barbara 15.28
185 Wright St. 15.26
186 Georgia Southern 15.11
187 Fairleigh Dickinson 14.93
188 Tulane 14.8
189 Hartford 14.75
190 Texas Southern 14.62
191 Troy 14.52
192 Weber St. 14.48
193 Illinois Chicago 14.23
194 La Salle 14.22
195 Cal St. Bakersfield 14.12
196 Ohio 13.99
197 Colgate 13.88
198 Louisiana Tech 13.82
199 California 13.76
200 Long Beach St. 13.6
201 Monmouth 13.5
202 Tennessee Martin 13.37
203 St. Peter's 13.3
204 Florida Gulf Coast 13.22
205 Boston University 13.05
206 Hampton 12.96
207 Miami OH 12.96
208 Western Michigan 12.78
209 North Dakota St. 12.72
210 George Washington 12.69
211 Florida International 12.47
212 Appalachian St. 12.45
213 Coastal Carolina 12.43
214 Campbell 12.31
215 Charleston Southern 12.13
216 Howard 12.05
217 Hawaii 11.94
218 Long Island Brooklyn 11.93
219 Alabama St. 11.92
220 Colorado St. 11.9
221 Elon 11.89
222 Lamar 11.85
223 North Dakota 11.82
224 Air Force 11.69
225 Pittsburgh 11.68
226 Bowling Green 11.62
227 Southeast Missouri St. 11.52
228 Sam Houston St. 11.48
229 Fairfield 11.2
230 Missouri St. 11.14
231 Maryland Baltimore Co 11.1
232 Army 11.05
233 Montana St. 11.04
234 Fordham 11.02
235 Manhattan 11.02
236 Nebraska Omaha 11.02
237 Wyoming 10.89
238 Wagner 10.88
239 Gardner Webb 10.81
240 Oral Roberts 10.77
241 Charlotte 10.71
242 Quinnipiac 10.7
243 Louisiana Monroe 10.61
244 Santa Clara 10.6
245 Drake 10.59
246 Jacksonville 10.58
247 Brown 10.54
248 Eastern Kentucky 10.46
249 Samford 10.41
250 Texas St. 10.29
251 Niagara 10.28
252 American 10.19
253 New Orleans 10.19
254 Bucknell 10.11
255 Dartmouth 10.01
256 Binghamton 9.97
257 Western Carolina 9.85
258 Holy Cross 9.68
259 Portland St. 9.54
260 Robert Morris 9.49
261 Loyola MD 9.46
262 The Citadel 9.46
263 Abilene Christian 9.45
264 South Florida 9.41
265 Texas A&M Corpus Christi 9.27
266 Towson 9.19
267 St. Francis NY 9.14
268 Central Connecticut 9.07
269 Wisconsin Green Bay 8.97
270 East Tennessee St. 8.84
271 Siena 8.84
272 Central Arkansas 8.82
273 Bethune Cookman 8.8
274 Navy 8.7
275 Sacramento St. 8.7
276 North Carolina Asheville 8.68
277 UMass Lowell 8.64
278 Arkansas Little Rock 8.6
279 Lafayette 8.5
280 Stony Brook 8.49
281 Southern Utah 8.45
282 Tennessee Tech 8.38
283 Southeastern Louisiana 8.33
284 Northwestern St. 8.28
285 Arkansas Pine Bluff 8.25
286 Marist 8.23
287 Arkansas St. 8.11
288 Maryland Kings Co 8.02
289 East Carolina 8.01
290 Delaware St. 7.88
291 Morehead St. 7.88
292 Tennessee St. 7.78
293 Rice 7.75
294 Portland 7.67
295 Cal St. Northridge 7.57
296 Youngstown St. 7.48
297 Florida A&M 7.47
298 Florida Atlantic 7.47
299 McNeese St. 7.46
300 High Point 7.38
301 UC Riverside 7.38
302 Northern Arizona 7.36
303 Cal Poly 7.23
304 Prairie View A&M 7.18
305 Alcorn St. 7.18
306 Evansville 7.14
307 Idaho 6.85
308 Drexel 6.81
309 Maryland Eastern Shore 6.8
310 Chattanooga 6.78
311 Houston Baptist 6.7
312 Stetson 6.69
313 Eastern Illinois 6.64
314 Cleveland St. 6.53
315 Western Illinois 6.52
316 Bryant 6.39
317 North Carolina Central 6.35
318 Texas Rio Grande Valley 6.35
319 South Carolina St. 6.32
320 Southern 6.31
321 Virginia Military Inst 6.28
322 Norfolk St. 6.16
323 Sacred Heart 6.04
324 Incarnate Word 6.01
325 Albany 6
326 North Carolina A&T 5.96
327 Texas El Paso 5.84
328 Mercer 5.78
329 Oakland 5.71
330 Jackson St. 5.61
331 Savannah St. 5.58
332 New Hampshire 5.56
333 Maine 5.48
334 IUPUI 5.32
335 Mount St. Mary's 5.29
336 Wisconsin Milwaukee 5.24
337 Chicago St. 5.21
338 Mississippi Valley St. 5.1
339 Detroit 5.05
340 Morgan St. 5.01
341 Grambling 4.88
342 USC UpSt. 4.62
343 Alabama A&M 4.59
344 Presbyterian 4.45
345 SIU Edwardsville 4.43
346 Coppin St. 4.37
347 San Jose St. 3.96
348 Texas Arlington 3.86
349 Longwood 3.62
350 Kennesaw St. 3.6
351 Nicholls St. 2.68