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« on: August 29, 2016, 09:33:24 pm »

Softball, Football, or M/W Basketball? Or another team?

Football and Softball go into the post season.

I think Softball goes deeper into the tourney.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2016, 11:11:54 am »

My vote would be Softball as their success has been for a longer period of time and the sport is not bifurcated  on the D1 level as football is. That is not meant as a knock against football just a fact that, in Softball, they do and are expected to play and compete with the top tier programs both in the regular season and in the NCAA Tournament.
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2016, 10:28:53 pm »

I think the obvious answer is Sailing  Evil Evil
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2016, 03:16:19 pm »

our only national championship is in crew...
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2016, 03:25:22 pm »

Softball and sailing thanks to Bridget and Joe. 

I agree with Rick's points.  15 years of 30+ wins, 5 A10 championships and 6 NCAA births for softball are pretty strong arguments.
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2016, 04:20:25 pm »

Alas Joe is no longer Coach, but I think he should be the Commodore of Fordham Sailing.  Wink 

Possible Scoring methodology:

Win A10 or PL  +2pt (Commodore Joe, You'll have to clue me in about sailing)
Winning season (more wins than losses) +1pt The tie breaker for the lower strata
Go to NCAA or post season tourney +5pts (NCAA or NIT only for Hoops)
Individual post season +3pts (limited to 3 per team)
Team National Title +25pts
Individual National Title +15pts

Teams like sailing, rowing, track and field, and tennis could do well as there are team and individual  events. I think both should be rewarded.

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2016, 05:03:57 pm »

Softball and sailing thanks to Bridget and Joe. 

I agree with Rick's points.  15 years of 30+ wins, 5 A10 championships and 6 NCAA births for softball are pretty strong arguments.
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2016, 05:32:46 pm »

our only national championship is in crew...

We also have a claim on Football.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2016, 03:37:56 am »

We also have a claim on Football.

No we don't.
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2016, 09:50:49 am »

Enough with the sailing already. Beyond overkill at this point.  We know we know. Log onto this board its a full page recap about the National Dingleberry Race #43 ...no rational person could have thought this question was to include the club sports and debate the success of rugby, acha hockey, ultimate frisbee, dance and badminton with the D1 sports..get over yourself already.........

Softball is the most consistent national presence that we have but I think you could argue that women's hoops is pretty close given their prominence in a very tough conference...and having won the conference. Football, almost there , its been a nice long consistent run......to me the encouraging sign is the level play across the board....with all the jockeying, transfers in and out, coaching changes et al. its hard to maintain consistent excellence but softball seems to have done that now for quite some time........
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2016, 01:02:29 pm »

No we don't.

http://www.phys.utk.edu/sorensen/cfr/cfr/Output/1929/CF_1929_Ranking_Best.html
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2016, 01:51:26 pm »

Enough with the sailing already. Beyond overkill at this point.  We know we know. Log onto this board its a full page recap about the National Dingleberry Race #43 ...no rational person could have thought this question was to include the club sports and debate the success of rugby, acha hockey, ultimate frisbee, dance and badminton with the D1 sports..get over yourself already.........

Softball is the most consistent national presence that we have but I think you could argue that women's hoops is pretty close given their prominence in a very tough conference...and having won the conference. Football, almost there , its been a nice long consistent run......to me the encouraging sign is the level play across the board....with all the jockeying, transfers in and out, coaching changes et al. its hard to maintain consistent excellence but softball seems to have done that now for quite some time........
Obviously I'm a softball fan first and a women's basketball fan somewhere down the line.  Coach Gaitley has brought a lot to the program in her 5 years, turning the program around from an 0-29 season under Andruzzi, and, unlike her predecessor, treating her players as they should be treated.  The A10 is tougher in basketball than in softball, but softball has a tougher OOC schedule, has been ranked in the top 25 nationally, and has been consistently in the top 100 (of about 250 teams) after Bridget's first year.  Women's basketball is getting there, but I wouldn't quite say they are close to softball yet.

It's a little "apples and oranges" as to sailing, but they do compete against D1, non-club teams and, I think, deserve some mention, albeit with an asterisk.  (Just my opinion.)
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 05:56:10 pm »


So, the fact that you believe that a mathematical modeling system put together by a Danish nuclear physicist is a legit reason to say there is a claim to a national football title says a lot . . .

Good luck with that argument.
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« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2016, 02:43:33 pm »

So, the fact that you believe that a mathematical modeling system put together by a Danish nuclear physicist is a legit reason to say there is a claim to a national football title says a lot . . .

Good luck with that argument.


I suggest then you go and edit Fordham's Wiki page.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2016, 10:39:56 am »

So, the fact that you believe that a mathematical modeling system put together by a Danish nuclear physicist is a legit reason to say there is a claim to a national football title says a lot . . .

Good luck with that argument.


Can I count you out from the order for the 1929 National Championship jackets that I'm putting together?

On a serious note, the Sorensen rankings were originally one of the four ranking systems that the BCS wanted to pool in order to determine the national championship game participants.  Sorenson backed out, though, because he didn't want his rankings commercialized.  Also, the NCAA asked him to modify his ranking so as to not measure margin of victory (since the NCAA feared using that as a criterion would encourage teams to run up the scores).  Sorensen said he would not do so, because a substantial victory provided valuable information.  But Sorensen's rankings are still taken very seriously.  If Sorensen places our team No. 1 in 1929, that gives us as a legitimate claim as anyone else.
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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2017, 04:12:31 pm »

Softball is going to the Dance!
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