Monday, December 6, 2010

News and Notes: Afternoon Edition

Below, some afternoon news and notes...
  • The Cleveland Plain Dealer lists incoming Cornell recruit, Shonn Miller, among the state's players to watch this season and ranks his team, St. Ignatius, No. 7 in the state. The Plain Dealer writes, "Shonn Miller, F, 6-6, Sr., St. Ignatius: A Cornell recruit, he averaged 13.4 points and 8.3 rebounds on a team that came within an eyelash of winning 20 games... 7. St. Ignatius (19-5, Division I regional semifinalist): The Wildcats might struggle early, especially with 6-6 Shonn Miller nursing a sore foot. The team's unselfishness will make it dangerous, especially as the season wears on."
  • We are now looking at the home stretch of Cornell's pre-Ivy League portion of the schedule. After facing 3 BCS conference opponents (Seton Hall, #8 Syracuse, #15 Minnesota) in Cornell's first 8 games, the Big Red's (2-6) nonconference schedule softens substantially for the final 6 non-league games, which includes 3 home games and at least one neutral court game. Below are Cornell's remaining non-league games.
  • Below, a look at the Ivy League's RPI and Strength of Schedule (SOS) rankings. Cornell's strength of schedule is presently No. 64 in the nation according to the RPI (and No. 44 according to the Sagarin rankings)
No. 57-Yale (3-4) (SOS 18)
No. 92-Princeton (5-3) (SOS 121)
No. 123-Harvard (5-2) (SOS 255)
No. 161-Cornell (2-6) (SOS 64)
No. 164-Brown (4-3) (SOS 266)
No. 188-Penn (4-3) (SOS 225)
No. 224-Columbia (4-4) (SOS 289)
No. 246-Dartmouth (2-5) (SOS 182)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wire on frontpage of college bball section