So, with roughly
half two-fifths of the season finished, now seems like a good time to do a poll about how Wake will fare in conference play. The Deacs are currently 84th in the Pomeroy Rankings, with a somewhat impressive 94.1 defensive rating (45th nationally) and a significantly less impressive 103.5 offensive rating (180th nationally), as of the 12/31 ratings.
Meanwhile, here is how our ACC opponents stack up (in order this time):
Jan 5) North Carolina: 19th overall nationally; 111.9 offensive rating (43rd nationally); 93.8 defensive rating (19th nationally)
Jan 8) @ Virginia: 43rd; 105.2 (152nd); 91.9 (8th)
Jan 11) @ Pittsburgh: 10th; 115.4 (16th); 93.4 (16th)
Jan 15) NC State: 79th; 109.5 (64th); 100.4 (107th)
Jan 18) @ Clemson: 37th; 105.5 (143rd); 91.0 (4th)
Jan 22) @ Virginia Tech: 129th; 100.3 (237th); 97.4 (56th)
Jan 25) Notre Dame: 54th; 112.7 (32nd); 100.7 (114th)
Jan 29) Syracuse: 5th; 119.2 (1st); 94.8 (29th)
Feb 1) Georgia Tech: 96th; 103.8 (175th); 98.1 (66th)
Feb 4) @ Duke: 16th; 118.4 (4th); 97.9 (63rd)
Feb 11) @ NC State
Feb 15) Florida State: 27th; 106.8 (113th); 91.2 (5th)
Feb 18) @ Maryland: 72nd; 108.9 (74th); 99.3 (90th)
Feb 22) @ North Carolina
Feb 25) Clemson
Mar 1) Boston College: 156th; 111.2 (47th); 110.1 (298th)
Mar 5) Duke
Mar 8) @ Miami: 88th; 103.9 (172nd); 96.9 (51st)
So, with this schedule, I want to know how many wins do you think that the Deacs will win in conference. Remember, there are 18 conference games now, so 6 wins would indicate you think we will go 6-12, not 6-10 as in years past.
Oh, and if you wouldn't mind, in the comments could you please indicate how (if at all) your estimation differs from your view of this Wake team in the preseason; i.e., how have the games thus far changed your perception with regards to how you believe we will fare in conference play.