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RE: Decline of Mid-Major At-Large Tournament Appearances
(03-14-2017 11:05 PM)johnbragg Wrote:
(03-14-2017 10:44 PM)SouthEastAlaska Wrote:
(03-14-2017 02:00 PM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote: Here's another theory as to why the mid-major is down:
Well this rule can work both ways. For example, Nigel Williams Goss transferred from UW to Gonzaga and is now one of the best players on one of the best team's in the country.
So although I do tend to agree that the rule is not the best (It does bring a free agent feel), I think it works for the best schools not just P6 schools.
If your school is Wichita state, Cincinnati, Gonzaga, etc. I think you can lure away talent from the bottom of the P's, the same way schools like Kentucky and Kansas can do it to many of the mid-majors. Just a thought
Yes, for Wichita State, VCU, Dayton, Gonzaga, UConn, Cincinnati, Memphis, Temple which are major programs in midmajor leagues. But not for Rhode Island, Illinois State or St Mary's, or Tulsa, Houston or UCF. Player free agency pretty much locks the existing power balance in place.
Yes, you are absolutely correct. And we could say that there is a list of disadvantaged P programs as well, Northwestern, Penn state, South Carolina, Oregon St, etc.
IMO the issue with mid major programs not getting at large bids is a lack of national exposure and the media machines general love fest with P5/6 schools.
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