Monday, December 31, 2012

Ivy Awards


The Ivy League Office named its weekly honorees, including tabbing Jon Gray to the Honor Roll.  The Ivy Office notes on Gray:
Johnathan Gray, Cornell (Sr., G - Tampa, Fla.)
21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals at Saint Francis (Pa.)
18 points, 6 rebounds at Binghamton
IVY LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS 2012-2013

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 12-Gabas Maldunas, Dartmouth/Will Barrett, Princeton
Week 2 November 19-Fran Dougherty, Penn
Week 3 November 26-Shonn Miller, Cornell
Week 4 December 3-Wesley Saunders, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Wes Saunders,Harv/Ian Hummer,P'ton (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Ian Hummer, Princeton (Cornell not eligible)
Week 7 December 24-Ian Hummer, Princeton
Week 8 December 31-Tucker Halpern, Brown

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Week 1 November 12-Nolan Cressler, Cornell
Week 2 November 19-Rafael Maia, Brown
Week 3 November 26-Grant Mullins, Columbia
Week 4 December 3-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard
Week 5 December 10-Grant Mullins, Columbia (Cornell not eligible)
Week 6 December 17-Siyanni Chambers, Harvard (Cornell not eligible)
Week 7 December 24-Hans Brase, Princeton
Week 8 December 31-Jamal Lewis, Penn

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify a tweet you sent out about an hour ago: "Cornell is not playing well, but could see them catching fire in Ivy. If not, could see them landing in 4th."

So, in your opinion, fourth place in the conference is the worst case scenario?

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

No. Right now they look like a 4th place team. If they decline further, they could slip as far the basement.

Cornell might be the one team in the league capable of winning it all or finishing dead last.

This team can go in either direction.

Anonymous said...

If Cornell finishes last, Courtney will be under serious scrutiny next season.

Anonymous said...

Bucknell is sitting atop the Patriot League at 12 - 2. Wednesday will be a true test of the team's mettle.

Anonymous said...

Regarding all your tweets denigrating Ken Pomeroy's ratings, I don't think anybody is saying that computers are omniscient or infallible. However, most knowledgeable college basketball fans find them to be a useful way, indeed -- the only way -- to systematically compare all 347 teams.

But, more to the point, we're all saying that Ken Pomeroy and Jeff Sagarin are far superior to RPI. Moreover, we suspect the only reason you prefer RPI is that Cornell currently sits higher on that metric. If there were ever a time that Cornell does better on KenPom, we think you would switch accordingly. It's really this lack of analytic honesty that people find objectionable.

The Cornell Basketball Blog said...

Have always relied on RPI because it is the only relevant ranking.

Anonymous said...

"Relevant" to what? Any time the objective is to compare two or more teams quantitatively, the most relevant tool is Ken Pomeroy, Jeff Sagarin or a similar regression model. If the objective is to project a possible tournament seed, then the RPI becomes an additional tool. That's it's only relevance to anything.

Anonymous said...

I question whether Courtney is the right man for this job.