Monday Links: Horford Injury Update, Ranking Debates, Media Day Leftovers

Dylan Burkhardt
  • Brad

    Anyone know if there is a way to watch the stream on Thursday for free?

    • geoffclarke

      I heard it might be replayed on the big ten network.

      • David

        From BTN’s future schedule, looks like it will be replayed Monday at 4 PM.

  • jblair52

    So Hanner ranked MSU at #5, Minnesota at #23, Wisconsin at #33, and Michigan at #44????? How are we to take him seriously?!?!? That’s a joke. I’d love to know what basis he gives for the others being ahead of Michigan.

    • geoffclarke

      He actually explains his method pretty thoroughly in this article: He does admit that playing time was tough to predict and if I recall correctly from the last discussion we had on this, I feel he underestimated Burke’s and Hardaway’s minutes.

      • jblair52

        haha thanks – if it’s not a picture or headline I don’t have the attention to read it. looks like he has a long formula of sorts but if it equates to Michigan being 44th (and behind Minny and Wiscy) then he needs to get back in the lab and crunch some more numbers!

        • geoffclarke

          Agree! Although I’m a bit of a statistics geek, I definitely put more weight in the “gut feel” and “eye test” methods as far as preseason predictions go. I give him credit for trying and of course as soon as we get far enough into the season, the KenPom and Sagarin numbers will override Hanner’s numbers. Like Kenny said, at the end of the season, he’ll be able to see how close he was with some teams and not so with others and hopefully he’ll tweak it and give it another try next year.

    • John

      Ha yeah pretty crazy. He even acknowledges that he thinks Michigan is rated too low at #44, but based on his methodology thats where we come out.

  • Mattski

    Forty freakin’ fourth? Jeebus. And in other news, Zack Novak going OFF!

    There’s a post about a fan’s encounter with Beilein in the parking lot outside Crisler over at mgoblog, in case anyone is interested. Says Beilein is both very optimistic about and very high on Horford.

  • Kenny

    is this Dan hannon’s first year of doing this? we will know how good his method is at the end of the season.