I had hoped they would pick Ramsey as well. However, if we end up with two pro bowlers in this draft then it's a huge success. If Elliot produces 80 percent of what demarco did, and they hold off the first four games then they could win the division. The defense was pretty bad that year as well. I was only hoping for a top twenty defense last year, and they were 16th. With scandrick back, a second year for Jones And the suspended pass rushers along with lee healthy. If the cowboys can have a top 15 defense this year by week 8, we can win the NFC east. Nothing was really giving us a super bowl this year. With a three year window I think a healthy romo has, the pieces added could certainly help make that happen before this decade ends. Am I stoked about the draft? No. But I'm not pulling my hair out either. If everything clicks, a ten win team and maybe a playoff win could be a step towards where we want to be. Hopefully we'll add some average vets. If this was difficult to read, sorry. New garbage phone.
If you've been following my NCAA Tournament Picks for a while, you know that I like to eliminate teams that can't win on the road, have freshman point guards, etc. You also may have noticed that I haven't updated my info pages this year.
The reason for this? I asked a math whiz friend of mine to construct a formula that incorporated everything I looked for in the NCAA Tournament. I just had to plug all of the numbers in, and Excel spit out the results.
Below are the computer rankings that I used for my NCAA Tournament picks. The fields I looked at were: offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, coaching history in the tournament, number of conference blowout victories, point differential, freshmen point guards, road victories, success in the final 10 games, strength of schedule, and other miscellaneous things like whether a team has only one scorer or a major injury. These attributes are all weighted based on importance.
Obviously, the closer the number is to zero, the better the team is:
Kentucky - 39.67
Michigan State - 40.56
North Carolina - 46.50
Wichita State - 47.66 (shocked by this)
Memphis - 53.92 (should be much higher than No. 8 seed!)
Ohio State - 57.55
Vanderbilt - 59.03
Kansas - 62.94
Syracuse - 65.37 (with penalty for Fab Melo)
Indiana - 68.08
Saint Louis - 69.81 (should be much higher than No. 9 seed!)
Baylor - 71.25
Wisconsin - 72.09
Marquette - 73.67
Duke - 73.72 (very overrated)
New Mexico - 74.63
VCU - 74.75 (should be much higher than No. 12 seed!)
Missouri - 75.48
Florida State - 79.28
Belmont - 80.15
Georgetown - 80.28 (poor coaching drags them down)
Purdue - 81.16
Michigan - 83.93
California - 86.35
Cincinnati - 87.77
Louisville - 89.04 (122th in offensive efficiency)