Sunday check-in

Hope everyone had a pleasant holiday.
As some have surmised, I’m on vacation and checking in occasionally.

Not a lot has changed at the top of the standings
UH 16-2, UCI 16-3, Pepperdine 16-4
All three have clinched Top-4 and home court.
USC 13-7 has clinched a playoff berth.

three teams with 10 wins in UCSB, BYU and The Beach
Three teams with 7 wins in UCLA, Stanford and CSUN.

Going to be an interesting last two weeks.

BTW, last thread mentioned another rumor about the incoming Wahine player on VT.
I am being honest when saying I do not know who it is but do know this much;
She will have four years of eligibility.


  1. Brandon April 5, 2015 8:15 pm

    Wow, It may be haggerty.

  2. Cindy Luis April 5, 2015 8:26 pm

    1. wow, wouldn’t bet on it.
    I believe it isn’t a transfer so that rules out Haggerty.

  3. Brandon April 5, 2015 8:39 pm

    I was just stating something a lot of people were thinking. She did have four years of playing time left so it could of been her. Oh well. We will find out eventually.

  4. HawaiiMongoose April 5, 2015 8:45 pm

    Someone coming in with four years of eligibility who isn’t a transfer… hmmm. Sounds like she’s either a good U.S. high school player who didn’t sign an LOI for whatever reason, or a foreign player.

  5. warriorfan April 5, 2015 8:58 pm

    Or Possibly signed in November but the school they signed with, had their coach leave which opens the door for getting out of a letter of intent.

  6. AdmrVT April 5, 2015 10:05 pm

    If not a transfer, then must be out of HS to have 4 years of eligibility. Can’t be a redshirt freshmen transfer, even with a release.

  7. po'okela April 5, 2015 10:28 pm

    not excited about this player at all… anymore at least.

  8. Hot April 6, 2015 12:53 am

    Could be someone who’s on scholarship for another sport in UH. Like Caroline Blood before.

  9. kahuna April 6, 2015 2:59 am

    Someone moving from sand to indoor maybe????? Hannah Rook?

  10. Buds4life April 6, 2015 4:51 am

    Didn’t UDub’s coach move on to ND? Maybe one of his recruits that had UH as a possible choice. No matter who she is, she has to be good enough to be a Wahine.

  11. SUPnation April 6, 2015 5:25 am

    it IS something that’s been speculated on this thread already. Actually a combination of 2.
    1. Coaching change at school, released her from her NLI
    2. Foreign player

    Let the true speculation begin

  12. vbfan4life April 6, 2015 8:31 am

    New poll out,

    1 Hawai’i (13) 263 21-3 1

    2 Lewis (3) 239 20-2 4

    3 Pepperdine (1) 229 21-4 3

    4 UC Irvine (1) 223 22-4 5

    5 Loyola-Chicago 215 18-2 2

  13. Cubicle1126 April 6, 2015 9:04 am

    and the RPI is out for this week:

    1 Lewis
    2 Loyola Chicago
    3 UC Irvine
    4 Hawaii
    5 Ohio St.

  14. kaleiguy April 6, 2015 9:55 am

    How can Hawaii’s RPI be lower than Lewis, Loyola & Irvine?

  15. vbfan4life April 6, 2015 11:58 am

    @ #14, that is because the opponents that we played last UCLA, UCSD had lower rank values and as such we dropped in the RPI. In contrast Lewis and Loyola played each other recently and they both had high values to begin with. Likewise UCI recently played BYU and they had higher values as well.

  16. Cubicle1126 April 6, 2015 1:47 pm

    kaleiguy & vbfan4life — what matters more for your RPI is not how your opponent is ‘rated’ … rather, it’s the win/loss record (or win percentage) that matters more. the RPI is a formula that looks at three things: (1) your own win/loss record, (2) the win/loss record of your opponents, and (3) the win/loss record of your opponents’ opponents. it’s not always the case that playing a high rated RPI team will boost your own RPI rating. there’s a lot of overlap for sure — meaning the better RPI teams will tend to have better win/loss records — but not always.

    for instance, right now penn st is #6 in the RPI and rater higher than pepperdine, who is #8. but to boost your own RPI, it’s better to play the lower-rated pepperdine (because they have a win/loss record of 21-4), instead of playing the higher-rated penn st (b/c they’re carrying more losses at 13-9).

    loyola and lewis have distinct advantages over hawaii and uci right now. loyola and lewis simply have fewer losses. their own win percentages are both 90% respectively. while hawaii has an 86% win percentage, and uci 85%.

    but uci — even though it has one more loss than hawaii — still edges out hawaii in the RPI … at least for now. as vbfan4 mentioned above, hawaii recently played ucsd twice, which has an abysmal record of 1-21. so since hawaii played ucsd twice, then ucsd’s 1-21 record got factored into hawaii’s RPI formula twice! (uci has already played ucsd once, but has one more match against them left in the regular season.)

    ultimately, hawaii and uci will play the same conference teams, so their conference RPI numbers should be about the same. but uci has one more advantage — they had a better non-conference schedule than hawaii. recall that uci came to hawaii in the early part of the season, where both hawaii and uci played against penn st and ohio st, which are both generally good RPI teams to play. but uci also played lewis early in the season. although uci lost to lewis, having played them at all will benefit uci. uci is able to factor lewis’ 19-2 win/loss record into uci’s RPI formula.

    the RPI doesn’t care about the actual quality of the team that you are playing. it only cares what their win/loss records are.

  17. roofer68 April 6, 2015 2:04 pm

    Of those who are interested in RPIs for season ending 2014:

    Florida 8
    UCLA 14
    Oregon St 23
    Long Beach 28
    CSUN 46
    Wichita St 71
    American 74
    Irvine 113
    UCSB 124
    Davis 136
    San Diego St 139
    Idaho 148
    Bakersfield 196
    Cal Poly 207
    Fullerton 224
    Riverside 288
    and UH 32

  18. roofer68 April 6, 2015 2:10 pm

    Eastern Washington 227

  19. warriorfan April 6, 2015 2:17 pm

    At this point it’s looking like UH probably has to go 4-0 to finish the regular season and then 3-0 in the conference tourney to even secure a top 2 seed.

  20. Cindy Luis April 6, 2015 9:29 pm

    thanks for all the help.
    been busy visiting mom up in Washington state.

    As for the transfer, having four years means a project just as all freshman all when getting up to speed to the college game.

    18. True.we’ll see how strong UH’s opponents schedule and how this teams fare against the other teams.

    19. if UHM win out, they win the conference. and that is a good indicator for at least an at-large berth.

  21. Cindy Luis April 6, 2015 9:42 pm

    link to new thread

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