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RE: Congratulations to MTSU
(03-12-2017 06:24 PM)BlazerPhil Wrote:  MTSU should have been a 6 or 7. No worse

Nah, 6 or 7 is too high considering their SOS. A 9 or 10? Yeah. But, I think the 12 they got is a good place to be.

Minnesota is only a 3 point favorite right now
03-12-2017 06:38 PM
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Should have been 8 or 9. They blew out Ole Miss and Vandy. Vandy had 15 losses and was a 9

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03-12-2017 07:16 PM
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(03-12-2017 07:16 PM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  Should have been 8 or 9. They blew out Ole Miss and Vandy. Vandy had 15 losses and was a 9

Unbelievable

Sos of 1 will do that. The committee has emphasized that for quite a while now.

The bottom line is the conference screwed mtsu. I thought they might get an 11, but 12 was my guess.
03-12-2017 07:48 PM
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(03-12-2017 06:17 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 05:43 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  MT's 12 is an indictment on the complete lack of strength of our league.

Yep. You really cant argue they deserved much higher. Based on numbers.

Unless you consider the way the P5 teams run like hell from the better Mid-Majors. It has happened to us too many times for me to discount tha as a factor in "They just don't meet the eye test".
03-12-2017 08:14 PM
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12 is good for them. 8 or 9 guarantees them a matchup with a 1 seed on opening weekend.

12 gives them a much easier path to the second weekend.
03-12-2017 09:09 PM
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(03-12-2017 06:17 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 05:43 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  MT's 12 is an indictment on the complete lack of strength of our league.

Yep. You really cant argue they deserved much higher. Based on numbers.

71-48 is a pretty convincing set of numbers.
03-12-2017 10:13 PM
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Giving MTSU a 12 seed may indicate that they wouldn't have been in with a loss on Saturday. I would've thought they'd be a 10 or 11 seed with winning the conference tournament. I thought losing Saturday would make them a 12.

Alternatively, the committee may have been lazy and just penciled them in as a 12 seed regardless of what happened Saturday.
03-13-2017 12:19 PM
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If I'm MTSU, I like the draw.
03-13-2017 01:02 PM
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A 12 seed is usually the last at large so they would have been squarely on the bubble. They would have been the last in or the first out had they lost. The two convincing SEC wins may have been enough to keep them in.
03-13-2017 02:50 PM
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(03-12-2017 08:14 PM)UAB Band Dad Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 06:17 PM)blazers9911 Wrote:  
(03-12-2017 05:43 PM)FNblazer Wrote:  MT's 12 is an indictment on the complete lack of strength of our league.

Yep. You really cant argue they deserved much higher. Based on numbers.

Unless you consider the way the P5 teams run like hell from the better Mid-Majors. It has happened to us too many times for me to discount tha as a factor in "They just don't meet the eye test".

As I have pointed out before, who a team plays is on the record. Who has refused to play them is conjecture. Has Bama gone back for a second shot at Utah? Has OK tried to sign up for a H&H with Boise State? I don't think so. Until a P5 "golden program" has to tolerate penalty points for ducking risky G5 competition, they will continue to chirp "Who have they played?" while hoping no one notices how they have avoided such teams themselves.

Though my examples are from FB, I believe the point applies to BB as well.
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