As to your practice of delaying your predictions until January, I see that as being way too conservative. Based on the conference's history
, you should be able to make your predictions years in advance
Rob before finalizing your predictions, Long Beach St. has a historical factor that needs to be considered.
That factor is that Long Beach St. has a trend of one or more players leaving the team every season. To show that I'm not making it up but that it's "based on history" as you like to account for, I will list what I'm talking about.
Note: I'm not commenting at all good or bad why these players left, so don't get angry and explode
like Form might do. I'm just listing the facts.
(season didn't return)(player name)(grade would have been)
2008-09 Stephanie Jeanes 4 - sophomore
2008-09 Lisa Haegele 8 - sophomore
2007-08 Katy Williams 2 - junior
2007-08 Denise Liebschner 8 - sophomore
2006-07 Nina Burgoon 9 - freshman
2005-06 Nicoleta Ratiu 6 - sophomore
2004-05 Alanah Carroll 4/5 - junior
2003-04 Megan Biorkman 3/4 - sophomore
2003-04 Alena Kovalchuk 1 - junior
2003-04 Laura Thomas 2 - junior
2002-03 Anastasia Dvornikova 1 - junior
2002-03 Alena Dvornikova 3 - junior
In each of the last 7 years Long Beach St. has had anywhere from 1 to 3 players leave the team. Now this 49er streak may go back further but the records only go back until 2002 and that's as far back as I can confirm.
Will this 49er streak stay alive for next season?