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PAC-12 Programs: Buy Or Sell?
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:25:42 PM »
Since the site is sort of dry, I figure I add/create a series that we could use after each day/week of the PAC-12 season.
I call it "Buy or Sell" where you select a program that you would buy stock in (meaning they are regular-season contenders), or you would sell (meaning they are not contenders).
Since I am making this up, I will go first..

BUY
Colorado: After starting their PAC play with the Oregon schools going 0-2, they swept the Arizona schools, which most believe to be the two best programs in the conference. As I type this, they are appearing to split with the Los Angeles schools, losing to USC on Thursday and up 39-29 on UCLA right now at halftime. That would make two wins over what I thought to be preseason title contenders (Arizona/UCLA) coming into the season.
SELL
Oregon: One of my title contenders coming into the season, they have had an up and down start to their PAC-12 play. They split with the Mountain schools. Then lost to Oregon State by 12, beat #11 ASSU by 4, and took Final Four contender Arizona down to the final minutes in their 90-83 loss. Inconsistent play is not the best thing to have with the PAC apparently wide open this season after Arizona.


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    Re: PAC-12 Programs: Buy Or Sell?
    « Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 11:21:37 PM »
    Good idea Mypreed.

    BUY
    Colorado- Besides the post game comments on Arizona, what's not to like about the Buffs in regards to a dark horse emerging in conference play. As said above, they beat the #4 and #14 ranked Arizona schools, and the second place Bruins all within the last week. The LA trip is always tough (thankfully the Arizona schools skip the trip to LA this year). The Buffs seem to have found a mojo.

    SELL
    Oregon State- The Beavers started conference play at 2-1 with wins over rival Oregon, and Colorado. They are now 2-3 after getting swept on the road in Arizona. With wins against the Buffs and Ducks (both who have recently defeated top 15 teams), the Beavers have shown they are no pushover while also testing UA and Asu in hard fought games. Unfortunately for the Beavs, close won't change the W-L column as they now are on the negative end of the conference race after this week's games.

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    Re: PAC-12 Programs: Buy Or Sell?
    « Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 11:25:22 PM »
    Nice, I like it!

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    Re: PAC-12 Programs: Buy Or Sell?
    « Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 12:58:24 PM »
    Another week of PAC-12 games in the book, another week of MVP's "Buy or Sell"

    Buy
    Stanford: This team is legit! Taking Arizona, the best team in the PAC-12, down to the final shot at home in a 74-71 loss in a battle for 1st place. With three seniors (Pickens/Travis/Humphreys) ushering in two freshmen (Davis/Okpala), this team seems to have the tools to compete for a top spot in the conference.

    Sell
    Arizona State: They starting PAC play against what some to consider "the toughest three-game stretch" in Arizona/Colorado/Utah on the road, and started 1-2. A series with the Oregon and Bay Area schools, you would think they would come out with a better record than 2-2. They lost to the better opponent (Oregon/Stanford) and beat the lesser opponent (Oregon State/Cal). Their best win right now is against a Utah team that is tied for 7th in the PAC at 3-4. "Guard U" better figure out how to "guard YOU" or they won't be competing for any PAC-12 championship anytime soon.
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    Re: PAC-12 Programs: Buy Or Sell?
    « Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 09:24:15 AM »
    Another week in the book, another edition of MVP's "Buy or Sell" edition:

    BUY
    Washington: After getting a lot of hype with some quality OOC wins, they have been able to stay on the top portion of the PAC-12 standings. With only one good win (USC) and losses they could have used to help them (Stanford/Utah), it is hard to predict what this Washington team is, but right now they are sitting 3rd at the halfway mark. I wouldn't have picked them to be any higher than 5th at this point.
    SELL
    Colorado: At one point, I was buying stock into Colorado, but now I'm selling while I can still some money. After two top 25 wins (ASU/Arizona), and a win against a contender (UCLA) they were 4-3 and looking legit. Now, in the midst of a three-game skid, it is hard to look good at 4-6.

    Note: There is a LOGJAM of middle-tier programs. With two wins separating the 3rd place team (Washington, 5-3) from the 10th place team (Oregon State, 3-5), will anyone be able to string together some wins and climb the rankings to be in the elite category of an Arizona or USC? Stay tuned to find out..
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