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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    Does these wins not count when we are around the 100 games played mark? Just wondering.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    I think wins matter. I think the Reds need as many as possible, and should try to get them any possible way--be it by good pitching, overwhelming offense or any combination of the two. I'd rather be 13-7 after 20 games than the usual 7-13.
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by smith288
    Does these wins not count when we are around the 100 games played mark? Just wondering.
    All I am saying is that I will be a believer when the Reds are 10 or 12 games over 500 at the 100 game mark. I have been burned buy good starts before. Look at Houston last year they were terrible at the beggining of the season and then turned it around. I am just saying that the power rankings dont matter at all. Every team in the league will have a good 20 game stretch.
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Really, although fun to look at, "Power Rankings" are useless in Baseball if you're using them like they do in football. Football power rankings work because there are only 16 games in a season, and the teams are forced to put forth their best effort every game. The stronger team usually does win, and there really aren't many huge surprises. Baseball, on the other hand, is not as predictable from game to game, and is so streak oriented, that it renders power rankings useless if you are looking for some long-term oriented prediction. I'm not saying football games are completely predictable, but they are to some degree.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Peter King's NFL power rankings (the fine fifteen) had the Chargers at #2 through most of the season (even when they had a losing record). They of course, missed the playoffs.

    Power Rankings are fun, but I put no actual stock in them.
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    I'd trust Si's take about as much as I would my ability to shoe a horse.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    So a 4-16 start is irrelevant as compared to a 16-4 start?
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    I'd trust Si's take about as much as I would my ability to shoe a horse.
    I don't care much for either SI or ESPN's take on things. Although, by looking at the rankings, SI's rankings seem to correlate much closer to the actual standings.

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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia
    No offense, but win/loss record doesnt matter much in the first 20 games of the season.
    I imagine Pirate fans might disagree with that one
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    Re: ESPN Power Rankings

    Dunkel Index has the a bit higher.

    http://www.dunkelindex.com/MLB_Baseball_Rankings.asp
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