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This is a schedule of extremes: there are really good teams, and really not-so-good teams. What’s there’s not is a lot of games against the middle, where teams like TSU (and much of the OVC) usually resides…

How does the schedule compare to the rest of the OVC? our breakdown:

 

Average Non-Conference RPI (using 2015-16 RPI numbers): 196.5
Last Year —  252.3

Top-100 RPI Opponents: at Middle Tennessee (77), at Vanderbilt (71), at Duke (15)
Last Year —  1

Bottom-100 RPI opponents (252-351): vs UC Davis (279), vs Northern Arizona (333), at Lipscomb (270), vs Alabama State (266), vs Kennesaw State (259)

Non-Division I opponents: 2

Early Benchmark — December 10th at NC State: Sure, the Wolfpack are an ACC team, but they’re not a particularly good one; NC State was 119th in the RPI last season. That makes this team the only one TSU faces that ranked in the 100’s last season. (The next closest outside the top-100 is Santa Clara, which ranked 249th last year)

Best road trip — December 19th at Duke: You could come visit me in Buffalo when TSU takes on Canisius…

Or you could go to one of the mecca’s of college basketball. Yeah, even I would pick Duke.

Other Notes: The lack of home games is somewhat mitigated by the three extremely close road games: MTSU is not even an hour-long drive, and Lipscomb and Vanderbilt are both in Nashville.

This is a schedule of extremes: there are really good teams, and really not-so-good teams

 

Comparing the schools

(Will be updated as more schedules are added)

Average RPI Ranking:

  1. Austin Peay (151.0)
  2. Murray State (152.5)
  3. Belmont (155.6)
  4. Eastern Kentucky (162.2)
  5. SIUE (172.4)
  6. Tennessee State (196.5)
  7. UT Martin (218.0)
  8. Southeast Missouri (242.7)

Top-100 RPI Opponents Ranking:

  1. Austin Peay (5)
  2. Murray State (4)
  3. Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, SIUE, Tennessee State (3)
  4. UT Martin (2)
  5. Southeast Missouri (1)

Bottom-100 RPI Opponents Ranking:

  1. Eastern Kentucky, Murray State (2)
  2. Austin Peay, Belmont, SIUE (3)
  3. Tennessee State (5)
  4. Southeast Missouri (6)
  5. UT Martin (7)

Home Games Ranking:

  1. UT Martin (7)
  2. Eastern Kentucky, Southeast Missouri, Murray State (6)
  3. Austin Peay, Belmont
  4. SIUE, Tennessee State (4)

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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


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