On paper, Cass and Westview appear to be pretty evenly matched: The Kings, members of the Mid-Indiana Conference, are the No. 8-rated team in Class 2A, according to Indiana prep hoop guru John Harrell’s must-bookmark website. Westview, meanwhile, is rated 10th. Both teams defeated Winamac.
Harrell predicts a 62-57 victory for Cass. But he also predicted a 10-point win for Noll, and we know how that worked out.
Sagarin ratings, poll rankings and what not are fun for geeky sportswriter types like myself to talk about. But at the end of the day, when all is said and done, games are not won or lost on paper or in Internet chatter.
It’s what takes place on the court that matters.
Just ask Hammond Noll about that.
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