RECORDS & AWARDS
NUMBERS DON’T LIE: HOW BAD IS THE NCC IN FOOTBALL?
September 2, 2013Richmond High School
There is a show on ESPN called “Numbers Don’t Lie”. It proves that statistics can be a telling tale of just how good or bad a team or player really is. So with that in mind, just how bad is the NCC in football after just two weeks? Let’s be honest about this….it has been really bad.
In 16 games played, only Richmond and Muncie Central have wins. Richmond beat an average Connersville team while the Bearcats defeated a very bad Muncie South squad. Last week the average loss differential between NCC teams and their opponents was 27.3 points! New Castle (which technically isn’t in the NCC anymore) lost by only four. After that you had Huntington North lose by 35, Kokomo by 26, Marion by 29, Richmond by 44, Anderson by 22 and Logansport by 31. NCC teams offensively are averaging only 16 point per game while surrendering 35. And have you seen the Sagarin ratings? Kokomo is 118th, Huntington North 122nd, Richmond 130th, Anderson 143rd, Muncie Central 188th, Marion 203rd, New Castle 228th and Logansport 261st.
Here is a summary of what each NCC team has done in its first two games:
RICHMOND beat Connersville 23-2 and lost to New Pal 46-2.
MUNCIE CENTRAL lost to Pendleton Heights 33-0 before beating a bad Muncie South team 45-32.
ANDERSON lost to FW Wayne 61-27 and lost to Pendleton Heights 34-12.
HUNTINGTON NORTH lost to Homestead 37-28 and lost to Carroll FW 41-6.
KOKOMO lost to Mt. Vernon 29-19 and lost to FW Wayne 39-13.
LOGANSPORT lost to Twin Lakes 17-7 and lost to Peru 45-14.
MARION lost to Madison Grant 35-12 and lost to Mt. Vernon 55-26.
NEW CASTLE lost to Greenfield Central 32-7 and lost to Rushville 21-17.
The NCC hasn’t been a good football conference in a long time. All you have to do is see the history of each school in tournament play, but for this season so far, the NCC is just about at rock bottom. Remember…the Numbers don’t lie!!!