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RPI: Nebraska, Big Ten & Others

Glendale Husker

Red Shirt
10 Year Member
Purdues RPI and SOS will take a dump once conference play starts.

Unless Nebraska runs the table in and out of conference, I'm fairly certain this once again is a one bid league.
Maybe even worse for both Purdue and Nebraska is they don't play eachother, so that helps neither team!

It's still the first year and no B1G school has even been to Hawks field yet. Nebraska just needs to keep winning and lead by example and hopefully these rich boosters from Ohio St and Michigan that actually like baseball start getting tired of Nebraska pounding them every year (well, hopefully!) and start investing their amples of cash into baseball.

I agree with all the RPI stuff, numbers don't lie and everybody continues to blast that day in and day out...but i don't believe for a second these kids think they "suck" and will always "suck" JMO
 

redwinghusker

All Big 10
5 Year Member
Actually, according to the schedule, Purdue and Big Red play in Lincoln this year. The rest of your point still stands though.

04/20/12at Nebraska *
Lincoln, Neb.7:30 p.m.
04/21/12at Nebraska *Lincoln, Neb.3:05 p.m.
04/22/12
at Nebraska *Lincoln, Neb.2:05 p.m.



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Maybe even worse for both Purdue and Nebraska is they don't play eachother, so that helps neither team!

It's still the first year and no B1G school has even been to Hawks field yet. Nebraska just needs to keep winning and lead by example and hopefully these rich boosters from Ohio St and Michigan that actually like baseball start getting tired of Nebraska pounding them every year (well, hopefully!) and start investing their amples of cash into baseball.

I agree with all the RPI stuff, numbers don't lie and everybody continues to blast that day in and day out...but i don't believe for a second these kids think they "suck" and will always "suck" JMO
 

Husker Eponymous

Scout Team
10 Year Member
I don't think the kids think they suck either. I think the schools think that their baseball teams suck, and will always suck.
 

Glendale Husker

Red Shirt
10 Year Member
Actually, according to the schedule, Purdue and Big Red play in Lincoln this year. The rest of your point still stands though.

04/20/12
at Nebraska *

Lincoln, Neb.
7:30 p.m.
04/21/12
at Nebraska *
Lincoln, Neb.
3:05 p.m.
04/22/12
at Nebraska *
Lincoln, Neb.
2:05 p.m.



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Whoops, it's Michigan St. we don't play.
 

CrnhskrBob

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
Actually, according to the schedule, Purdue and Big Red play in Lincoln this year. The rest of your point still stands though.

04/20/12
at Nebraska *

Lincoln, Neb.
7:30 p.m.
04/21/12
at Nebraska *
Lincoln, Neb.
3:05 p.m.
04/22/12
at Nebraska *
Lincoln, Neb.
2:05 p.m.



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The above starting times are Eastern, not Central. My times come from the GOODNUZ Magazine, and they are: 6:30, 2:05 and 1:05.
 
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redwinghusker

All Big 10
5 Year Member
CBob and Fromunda. I can read the RPI and SOS rankings. But in your opinions, how good is this NU team? It seems like this squad has more heart with Erstad at the helm.
I guess I would be disappointed if they didn't win the Big 10. I know the opponents haven't been world beaters so far, but they haven't been bad. So what do your instincts say?
 

Blue Howl

Drink up, Shriner!
5 Year Member
My fear has always been that the Big Ten will drag us down to their level. It seems like Erstad is going to fight that, though. No way to know at this point whether or not he will be successful.

5 teams below RPI of 195.

A sixth team at 139 (minnesota)

Horrible conference, just horrible.
 

Husker Eponymous

Scout Team
10 Year Member
Nebraska's RPI at # 70 after the debacle yesterday.

3 Big 10 teams ahead of them, including this weekends opponent, Illinois.

Heading into Big 10 play, an at-large is completely out of the question, it win the conference tourney or stay home for Nebraska.
 
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CrnhskrBob

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
CBob and Fromunda. I can read the RPI and SOS rankings. But in your opinions, how good is this NU team? It seems like this squad has more heart with Erstad at the helm.
I guess I would be disappointed if they didn't win the Big 10. I know the opponents haven't been world beaters so far, but they haven't been bad. So what do your instincts say?
I want to believe we are very good, but until our pitching comes around with more credibility, it's a crap shoot. Yes, Darin has done a lot for the hitters, but you can't hit all the time, and the pitching is still a little inconsistant.

We will know how good we really are, after playing the top teams in the conference. If we fall to Illinois, then we are overrated. If we beat them, then we should still wait until we play Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. It will be up to the staff to keep the confidence up, win or lose.

What I am excited about is our future. Yes, I want to win now, but I am going to wait and see. :popcorn:
 

redwinghusker

All Big 10
5 Year Member
I want to believe we are very good, but until our pitching comes around with more credibility, it's a crap shoot. Yes, Darin has done a lot for the hitters, but you can't hit all the time, and the pitching is still a little inconsistant.

We will know how good we really are, after playing the top teams in the conference. If we fall to Illinois, then we are overrated. If we beat them, then we should still wait until we play Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. It will be up to the staff to keep the confidence up, win or lose.

What I am excited about is our future. Yes, I want to win now, but I am going to wait and see. :popcorn:
I agree. That's kind of how what I thought. Pitching will be our Achilles heel.
 
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