Value Add projects six top 100 teams, all of which could make a run at tournament bids. One of the best duos in the country is Jaylen Adams (ranked 30th of 4,000 players) and Matt Mobley (61st) out of 4,000. Adams could get Player of the Year, but Value Add pegs Aldridge as the ninth best player in the country.
Here is where Value Add ranks each Atlantic 10 team for the season, and the Massey Rankings rank the football teams against all other schools (including behind the 129 FBS schools). Updates will be provided here.
|Atlantic 10 / 2017 Seed||Hoops 2017-18||Football|
|Rhode Island 11||64||188|
Here are the top 15 projected players in the conference in order.
|Top 15 A10 Players||Value Add||School||Ht|
|Peyton Aldridge 23||9.73||Davidson||`6-08|
|Jaylen Adams 10||8.55||St. Bonaventure||`6-02|
|Matt Mobley 2||7.53||St. Bonaventure||`6-03|
|Justin Tillman 4||7.27||Virginia Commonwealth||`6-07|
|EC Matthews 0||6.30||Rhode Island||`6-05|
|Shavar Newkirk 1||6.20||St. Joseph's||`6-00|
|BJ Johnson||6.00||La Salle||`6-07|
|Jared Terrell 32||5.80||Rhode Island||`6-03|
|Jonathan Williams 10||5.71||Virginia Commonwealth||`6-01|
|Xeyrius Williams 20||5.33||Dayton||`6-08|
|Pookie Powell 0||5.30||La Salle||`6-00|
|De'Monte Buckingham 11||4.82||Richmond||`6-04|
|Otis Livingston 4||4.82||George Mason||`5-11|
|Amar Stukes 2||4.68||La Salle||`6-02|
Ken Pomeroy ranked the Atlantic 10 as the 8th best of 32 Division 1 basketball conferences, which will all be previewed here with notes on which schools are now "basketball" or "football" schools based on which program is stronger this season. Football revenue is much higher, but programs are much more expensive between equipment and the requirement of matching enough women's scholarships in other sports. Therefore some programs forgo FBS football programs to focus on low cost basketball programs as their biggest revenue sport.
Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports and ESPN have lauded Value Add Basketball for estimating the number of points each college basketball players is worth to his team above a replacement player - similar to baseball WAR (Wins Above Replacement). Massey Ratings is used for the football rankings above.