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Bama is #21 in BPI (ESPN) and Pomeroy.
RPI is 25.
This 10 seed talk I find ridiculous.
This post was edited by alabamaantelope on 2/27/2012 at 11:30 AM
I'd be okay with it if we were a 10 seed and playing really close to home...but I thought at the least we'd be maybe a 9 this morning. Bottom line is keep playing like we have the last three games and we'll continue to gain respect.
No one is convinced we're any good because we still haven't beaten a definite NCAA team in quite some time.
Miss State was 2 weeks ago, but not now.
UT didn't matter last year and they're not a tourney team this year.
We lost convincingly to Vandy and Florida at Home. Two "middle seed" teams (5 or 6 seeds).
We played UK well on the road. Maybe the best anyone has played them at Rupp. Unfortunately that was a while ago and the next game or maybe the one after we lost to the worst team we lost to all year in South Carolina.
The only NCAA Tourney teams we've beaten so far is Purdue and Wichita State. Maryland wont be in. VCU is a definite bubble team. Miss State needs to win out and win 1 or 2 in the SEC tourney before they can be considered a tourney team. LSU would need to win out and get 1 or 2 in the SEC tourney to be a tournament team.
Bottom line. If we don't get Vandy, UK, or UF in the tourney and beat at least 1 of those teams we're going to max out at about 7 or 8 seed. If we can beat 1 or 2 of those teams we can go as high as a 5 seed (that's the highest and that's if we beat both Vandy and UK in route to winning the SEC tournament).
Let's take the 10 seed and shock the world. Way less pressure for our team...
Dont want a 9 or 8 seed. That will put you playing a 1 seed in round 2. Be better off with a 12 or 13 seed. that would keep you away from top 12 teams in the nation. Better chance to make Sweet 16.
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