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Yes, BC dominated all the stats except fouls. Northeastern was aggressive going after the ball, but being overall a smaller team, they didn't seem intent on roughing the Eagles up. I came away admiring NU and their effort to keep attacking.
"All the credit goes to Northeastern. They had a great game plan and have excellent coaching,'' said BC Head Coach Alison Foley. "They never gave up and you have to give them a lot of credit." - Classy comment from a superclassy coach!
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"super classy" thanks for the post Mr. Koolman, I think Mr. Kulak would beg to differ
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??????? What does that mean
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Harvard loses to Dayton 3-1
BU ties Santa Clara 1-1
UMass loses to Wake Forest 1-0
UConn over Marist 3-1
BC rolls over NU 2-0
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Harvard loses to Dayton 3-1
BU ties Santa Clara 1-1
UMass loses to Wake Forest 1-0
UConn over Marist 3-1
BC rolls over NU 2-0
Correction.
BU loses to Stanford 2-1
Georgetown remains undefeated with a 1-1 ties to Santa Clara
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For the three NE mid-majprs, last night's results are killers, although certainly not unexpected. BU now has one chance (Santa Clara on Sunday) to get a win against a ranked opponent and help there chnaces at the at-large birth. They still have NC State looming in the distance (and next Friday with U Mass) but I don't think either opponent will end up offering enough RPI value to get the Terriers over the hump. Its hard to imagine that a team faces a legitimate "must win" situation on September 9! But because of BU's unique status with the AE... that is exactly what they face.

U Mass too has a desperate must win situation on Sunday against Virginia Tech. They, of course, can still win the A-10 and get its auto bid, so things are less concerning in Amherst. I watched some of the U Mass game on TV and they did exactly what they had to against the Demon Decons. It was awfully ugly (and that's why I stopped viewing at the half) but a perfect example of how you defend and counter against a much more talented opponent. They just don't have the offensive weapons to convert when they do a get a rare chance. Let's see ifit works against the Hokies?

The Dayton loss for Harvard basically ends their at-large hopes, unless they can pull a huge upset off against BC. Not a big deal as they should be favorites in the IVY, although winning out against their ancient in-league rivals is a tough task. Columbia and Cornell offer relatively easy wins, but the rest have all been better than average in NL play and I still think Dartmouth is a dark-horse come league matches. The Big Green have a tough test Sunday against 6-1 Rutgers and an upset there (combined with their previous win at Southern Fla) puts Dartmouth in a decent spot for an at-large bid if they win out. Like Harvard, however, that would likely mean an Ivy title and its auto spot. Don't be surprised to see Yale steal at least a point off of Northwestern on Sunday. That is my "sort of" upset pick of the week!!

The game of the week is obviously BC vs. UCF at Chestnut Hill on Sunday. Believe it or not, UCF has the nation's BEST unadjusted RPI, and with the Stanford struggles this year, represents the Eagles toughest test to date!! BC beats UCF and they will be at least #2 in the national polls and the early National Champion favorites. How the Eagles handle this lofty position will be interesting. UCF is going to challenge them physically and if the ref lets 'em play, it could be a lot like the NU game - except UCF is much much better. They have enough speed and talent in their MF to keep Mewis at bay, but that is no easy task and I think in big games the biggest players need to dominate. Just like in the tourney. So Sunday is a eraly season tourney preview of sorts.
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Updated URPI's for New England

31 BC
120 UMass
123 Harvard
146 BU
178 Hartford
193 URI
207 NU
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what about dartmouth, yale, unh, uvm and uconn?
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what about dartmouth, yale, unh, uvm and uconn?
Not the original poster but - in order as they appear above - 26, 168, 291, 259 and 58.

Maine 217
Providence 65
Holy Cross 108
Bryant 190
Quinnipiac 50

Personally I think adjusted rpi is a better measure as that is what is used in the end. In any event the rpis at this stage are somewhat irrelevant. If you play in a good league (ACC eg) your rpis should get better through league play especially if you stay relatively close to home for most of your non-conference games - like BC.
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Correction.
BU loses to Stanford 2-1
Georgetown remains undefeated with a 1-1 ties to Santa Clara
double correction.
BU lost to Stanford 1-0.
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