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Subject: It's not just the Penn games


Author:
Go Green
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Date Posted: 12:55:15 06/22/17 Thu
In reply to: mrjames 's message, "Re: Fairness dictates that if you play a team twice and win both games, you're the best team" on 07:53:41 06/22/17 Thu


You've claimed (in some form or another) that 2016-17 Dartmouth was one of the worst teams in Ivy history, notwithstanding that we finished tied with two other teams in the standings, and notwithstanding that there is no shortage of teams that recorded fewer than 4 league wins in the history books.

So excuse us for preferring real-world results over your data.

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John Harvard
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Date Posted: 11:02:28 06/23/17 Fri

Mr. James is correctly focused on the entire body of work.

Princeton beat Harvard twice, although trailing until last second shots. Harvard could have won both games. Regardless, the season performance and all ratings correctly show that Princeton had a much better season than Harvard did. Nevertheless, the matchups made this rivalry fun to watch.

Yes, Dartmouth beat Penn twice. However, over the course of the season, Penn was rated much higher and won more games. Against common Ivy opponents, Penn was 6-6 while Dartmouth was 2-10.

Was Yale football better than Harvard last year? On one day Yale prevailed (sadly), but over the season Harvard football was better than Yale.

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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 11:37:50 06/23/17 Fri

All of which proves that, mirabile dictu, when going head to head Yale was better than Harvard, Princeton was better than Harvard and Dartmouth was better than Penn.

Too many angels dancing on the heads of too many pins.

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