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They are one of those teams that could get hot, and if making their shots....could win a few games in this thing. I'm calling them my first
12 over 5
Ole miss seed tells me he committee was only taking Florida and mizzou from the sec before ole miss beat Florida.
I repeat the only thing that matters to the committee every year is OOC schedule which is what determines rpi.
Looks like Ole Miss only got in by winning the conference tournament.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
And is only magnified in a year when your conference is viewed in such a low light nationally.
Committee sent the sec a message.
Stop winning football championships and schedule better OOC. Can't schedule soft in the sec anymore.
Kentucky misses the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in 22 years, becomes the fifth national champion to not make the field the following year.
Middle Tennessee getting in is a joke.
I thinks it's viewed so lowly cause the rpi was low. The rpi was low due to bad schedules.
People formulate their opinions to fit the numbers. When we win 50-43 its ugly and when the big ten has a 50-43 game its hard fought heavy weight fight. Switch the rpi and you change the dialogue.
Our basketball schedules are similar to our conference football schedules except in basketball not gettin benefit of the doubt.
Did Boise State, MTSU, or LaSalle really have a better resume than us, UTk, or UK?
I would take any of these three SEC schools in a match up with them on a neutral floor.
Seems like every year the committee rewards some mid major who has a good record with a sorry schedule.
Agree. But so were our loses to auburn, Tulane and mercer
Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, and Tennessee did play OOC games against quality teams.
VCU, Cincy, Dayton, Tulane, Villanova, SDSU, and Oregon State is a quality slate.
The Committee wasn't too impressed with the SEC and PAC-12. Can't complain getting left out when you lose to the crap teams we lost to, but I would take our body of work over Middle Tennessee and St Mary's. MTSU with one top 100 win is a joke.
Nope they are a good team and would run Alabama out of the gym.
That's four teams. Need the entire conference doing that plus need more than 1 or 2 each. Need 5 or more.
Conference sucked this year. Best win OOC was ut over Wichita st.
Also need better than 1 or 2 vs quality. Need 5 vs quality with 1 or 2 of those being very good teams.
Our SOS was in the 80s. That's not good enough.
That December killed us. If we took care of business without those inexplicable losses, we would be comfortably in the tourney.
I'm not sure we would have gotten in even with a good December. Our rpi still would have been on the 40s.
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I think basketball has a huge problem when the committee chair says road wins mean more, but officiating clearly favors home teams.
Didn't the one espn guy, don't remember his name at the moment, correctly select 67 of the 68 teams last year? Thought I heard that yesterday. Is it Joe Lunardi the guy I'm thinking about?
Exactly the sec as a whole had a horrific road record.
Also how does he explain Missouri? They won what 1 sec road game?
And Tennessee would probably be in as well.
By lookin at things we would have had to win every close loss in order to barely get in. I'm not sure we had a chance the last few weeks. With an 80+ SOS you have to only 5 or so times all season to get in. Playing on the road in the sec there is no way to accomplish that.
The road vs. home officiating in basketball, particularly in the SEC is just ridiculous. Teams (except Kentucky) just get hosed on the road over and over again.
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