Buffaloes basketball ranked #39 in initial Pomeroy rankings

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Ken Pomeroy's rankings are always one of the most accurate measurements of basketball success.

The Colorado Buffaloes come in at no. 39 in the initial Ken Pomeroy preseason rankings which makes sense when you take off your Buffs glasses and realize that there is some uncertainty surrounding Tad Boyle's 2013-14 squad

Pomeroy's analytics are always a relatively accurate and informed way to look at college basketball teams and his ranking of the Buffaloes heading into the season is a good reality check for Buffs fans.

Per KenPom.com:

The personnel component doesn't consider transfers or recruits outside the top 100. It does have knowledge of players that played two seasons ago but missed last season, but that is a small influence. So if your team has players that the personnel component can't see (transfers, junior college players, and non top-100 recruits for mid-majors), then it's possible your team is underrated. Keep in mind, though, that the first component handles some of this. It effectively sets a "replacement level" for new players on the roster that aren't accounted for in the personnel component.

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Strength of Schedule NCSOS
Rank Team Conf W-L Pyth AdjO AdjD AdjT Luck Pyth OppO OppD Pyth
1 Louisville Amer 0-0 .9628 116.7 2 87.9 1 67.2 127 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
2 Michigan St. B10 0-0 .9399 113.3 7 89.2 2 65.3 257 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
3 Florida SEC 0-0 .9377 113.8 5 89.9 3 64.5 296 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
4 Oklahoma St. B12 0-0 .9283 113.2 8 90.6 7 67.6 101 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
5 Kentucky SEC 0-0 .9280 118.1 1 94.6 34 67.1 141 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
6 Duke ACC 0-0 .9247 114.9 3 92.4 12 67.8 92 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
7 Ohio St. B10 0-0 .9243 112.1 12 90.2 4 66.3 196 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
8 Kansas B12 0-0 .9200 112.6 9 91.1 8 67.8 89 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
9 Syracuse ACC 0-0 .9068 110.3 24 90.5 6 65.4 250 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
10 North Carolina ACC 0-0 .9032 113.8 6 93.7 22 70.3 12 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
11 Connecticut Amer 0-0 .9023 112.1 13 92.4 13 66.0 214 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
12 Michigan B10 0-0 .8887 112.5 10 93.9 27 65.3 261 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
13 Creighton BE 0-0 .8883 114.9 4 95.9 54 66.0 211 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
14 Georgetown BE 0-0 .8879 108.2 43 90.4 5 64.0 311 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
15 Iowa B10 0-0 .8879 111.6 16 93.3 18 67.8 91 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
16 Memphis Amer 0-0 .8850 110.5 21 92.5 15 69.0 33 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
17 New Mexico MWC 0-0 .8777 109.8 29 92.5 14 65.9 219 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
18 Gonzaga WCC 0-0 .8773 112.1 11 94.5 33 65.6 234 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
19 Virginia ACC 0-0 .8767 108.6 38 91.5 9 62.8 339 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
20 Pittsburgh ACC 0-0 .8766 110.5 20 93.2 17 62.9 336 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
21 VCU A10 0-0 .8765 111.8 15 94.3 30 67.9 79 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
22 Wisconsin B10 0-0 .8737 108.4 41 91.6 10 62.9 337 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
23 Arizona P12 0-0 .8720 110.9 17 93.9 25 66.8 156 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
24 Marquette BE 0-0 .8666 110.3 23 93.8 24 66.4 188 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
25 Indiana B10 0-0 .8665 111.8 14 95.0 38 67.6 105 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
26 Villanova BE 0-0 .8566 109.4 32 93.7 23 68.0 77 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
27 UCLA P12 0-0 .8549 109.0 34 93.5 21 68.7 47 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
28 Baylor B12 0-0 .8508 110.5 22 95.0 36 67.6 103 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
29 Stanford P12 0-0 .8476 110.3 25 95.0 37 68.2 67 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
30 Purdue B10 0-0 .8465 110.6 19 95.3 46 67.1 134 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
31 Saint Louis A10 0-0 .8449 107.3 53 92.6 16 65.5 242 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
32 Notre Dame ACC 0-0 .8432 110.7 18 95.7 50 63.3 330 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
33 Alabama SEC 0-0 .8369 106.4 63 92.3 11 63.5 324 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
34 Tennessee SEC 0-0 .8263 108.0 45 94.3 32 65.1 273 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
35 Minnesota B10 0-0 .8243 109.5 31 95.7 51 64.8 281 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
36 California P12 0-0 .8222 107.5 51 94.1 29 66.8 157 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
37 Boston College ACC 0-0 .8176 109.7 30 96.3 60 65.3 263 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
38 Iowa St. B12 0-0 .8146 110.2 27 96.9 72 68.8 42 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
39 Colorado P12 0-0 .8109 108.1 44 95.2 43 65.9 218 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
40 Wichita St. MVC 0-0 .8104 109.0 35 96.0 56 66.2 204 +.000 1 .0000 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 .0000 1
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