Big Ten: Current KenPom vs. Preseason Predictions
Prior to the season’s first tip we offered our 2014-15 Big Ten Predictions. Now a week into February, we take a look at how those predictions compare with the current KenPom ratings through February 8, 2015. In addition to looking at our own predictions vs. KenPom, we’ll look at how the various Big Ten beat writers did as well.
Big Ten teams ordered by their KenPom Rating as of February 8, 2015 are as follows:
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2014-15 Big Ten Predictions
Our apologies for the grotesque format of these predictions, but opening day is here and we need to put our thoughts on record before the season starts. Let’s get to it.
1. Ohio State
Aaron Craft has been the face of Ohio State, but they’ll survive without him. Craft’s %Shots of 15% and 24% turnover rate can be replaced, but his defense will certainly be missed. That said, teammate and returning senior Shannon Scott had the team’s best steal rate in 2013-14.
LaQuinton Ross is also gone after posting an ORtg of 106 to go along with a 28% usage. His 49.8% eFG% was solid, but lower than the team average of 50.3%.
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