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Our problem isn't methodology.
The committee has said and demonstrated a bunch of times that (major-conference) teams who play really weak OOC schedules (high 200s or worse) get punished in selection and seeding. Whether that should happen, who knows, but it's definitely a relevant criteria for predictions.
Right, but teams who have OOC SOS in the 200s are almost always going to have correspondingly high RPIs. The only way to lower their RPI to a solid ranking would be to pretty much destroy your conference, in which case you're going to get a good seed anyway.
Belmont is going to have to win the auto-bid after losing to Tennessee State.
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Temple loses at home to Duquense 84-83.
Don't do this to yourselves.
This isn't about us until 8:15 on Saturday. At that time I will start loving this thread like it deserves to be loved.
This post was edited by BklynTerp 14 months ago
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
this is a WATER COOLER bubble thread
Who should we be rooting for right now? Here are some games I think may include some bubble teams.
UGA vs. Ole Miss
San Diego St. vs. UNLV
Arizona St. vs. Colorado
Boise St. vs. New Mexico
Colorado I think is in marginally better shape than ASU.
Go away, KA!
Let's go 4-0 in the next few games. Then we can figure out how important UNC at home and UVA on the road are. My guess is that we get our hopes up as high as they have ever been and we get destroyed emotionally.
None of that shit tonight!
Last four in:
First four out:
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
I'll take this right now. you must win these next two or it destroys the Duke win.
I don't typically like to engage in Lunardi's horseplay, but no, this is wrong.
Kentucky's best wins are Ole Miss and us, and in their one game without Noel, they were obliterated. That's how they'll be evaluated - without Noel - so at this moment in time, there is no way that they are on the cusp of getting in. Even barring that, they have no top 50 wins. Not ahead of us.
Temple has a few nice wins - Syracuse (w/ Southerland) on a neutral court and Saint Louis at home. But they've also lost to Duquesne, Canisius and Saint Bonaventure at home and have a 6-5 record in the A-10. A tie for 6th in the A-10 isn't getting you a bid. Not ahead of us.
Indiana State is 16-10. They did beat Ole Miss on a neutral court, and better yet beat Miami also in Hawaii, but that was without Reggie Johnson. But they're only 60th in the RPI, and have six sub-100 losses (five of them sub-150) and...they're not ahead of us.
Their RPI is 78. I think they're in as long as they don't drop any more clunkers but they're a very interesting team in terms of the bubble.
We're a perfect test-case to see if the committee cares more about good wins or terrible losses, since we have several of each.
Somehow stealing one of the Miami or Duke games would help quite a bit.
going 0-3 against the caa probably cost them 40 spots in the rpi
Glockner has said that two losses have cost them 20-30 spots. I believe both losses they were missing a player or two.
Any games with bubble implications today? Who should we be rooting for if so?
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