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Jay Bilas on College Basketball
Among other topics he suggests that Division I be reduced to 120 teams and could pass around more money among those 120. Do you think ODU would make the cut? I think it would be close but yes I would argue that we are one the top 120 basketball programs in the country.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketb...basketball
11-09-2017 01:12 PM
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Bilas is a dickhead.
11-09-2017 01:16 PM
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(11-09-2017 01:12 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  Among other topics he suggests that Division I be reduced to 120 teams and could pass around more money among those 120. Do you think ODU would make the cut? I think it would be close but yes I would argue that we are one the top 120 basketball programs in the country.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketb...basketball

There are 102 teams just in the P5, Big East, A10, and AAC.

No, we would not make the cut because we are a 14 team conference, they only need 18, and that is definitely include the West Coast for Gonzaga, St. Mary's, and BYU, leaving 8. My guess is the 10 team conferences would expand to get to the 120 and we wouldn't be a candidate for any of them (West Coast, Big 12, Big East). The Big 12 is a P5 conference in the central US and the other 2 don't have football. Bilas's plan would be a disaster for us. They aren't going to simply pick 120 teams because all these teams are under contract with conferences so they have to include teams like Fordham, Duquesne, Pepperdine, ECU, Tulane, etc.
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(11-09-2017 01:37 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(11-09-2017 01:12 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  Among other topics he suggests that Division I be reduced to 120 teams and could pass around more money among those 120. Do you think ODU would make the cut? I think it would be close but yes I would argue that we are one the top 120 basketball programs in the country.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketb...basketball

There are 102 teams just in the P5, Big East, A10, and AAC.

No, we would not make the cut because we are a 14 team conference, they only need 18, and that is definitely include the West Coast for Gonzaga, St. Mary's, and BYU, leaving 8. My guess is the 10 team conferences would expand to get to the 120 and we wouldn't be a candidate for any of them (West Coast, Big 12, Big East). The Big 12 is a P5 conference in the central US and the other 2 don't have football. Bilas's plan would be a disaster for us. They aren't going to simply pick 120 teams because all these teams are under contract with conferences.

The plan is irrelevant. It's nothing more than stupid bar talk.
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Bilas has the dumbest ideas ever. For someone who's seemingly pretty smart, the crap that comes out of his mouth is mind boggling.
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It's a dumb discussion but if this did happened football would be the deciding factor. If you arent playing FBS football, you aren't making the cut. Have the best of CUSA and Sun Belt merge, drop the dead weight and 120 seems like an easy nunber to get to.
11-09-2017 01:49 PM
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(11-09-2017 01:12 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  Among other topics he suggests that Division I be reduced to 120 teams and could pass around more money among those 120. Do you think ODU would make the cut? I think it would be close but yes I would argue that we are one the top 120 basketball programs in the country.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketb...basketball

Well, first off, it'd never happen. 120 teams means less easy wins in the regular season, and the last thing the lower third of that 120 is going to want is a markedly worse record every year. Plus, if you're going to invite lower schools to the NCAA tournament anyway, as he suggests, then what's the point?

But playing the game by its improbable rules, you figure that the Power 5, Big East, AAC and Atlantic 10 would all be involved, so that's 99 schools right off the bat. Gonzaga, St. Mary's and BYU bring you to 102. So that's 18 spots, give or take, and they'd either have to be slammed into awkward conferences or they'd have to be independent.

Given facilities and history, ODU might make it, but yeah, it'd be a close call.
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THere is no point even discussing this.
11-09-2017 01:51 PM
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(11-09-2017 01:37 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(11-09-2017 01:12 PM)cmett003 Wrote:  Among other topics he suggests that Division I be reduced to 120 teams and could pass around more money among those 120. Do you think ODU would make the cut? I think it would be close but yes I would argue that we are one the top 120 basketball programs in the country.

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketb...basketball

There are 102 teams just in the P5, Big East, A10, and AAC.

No, we would not make the cut because we are a 14 team conference, they only need 18, and that is definitely include the West Coast for Gonzaga, St. Mary's, and BYU, leaving 8. My guess is the 10 team conferences would expand to get to the 120 and we wouldn't be a candidate for any of them (West Coast, Big 12, Big East). The Big 12 is a P5 conference in the central US and the other 2 don't have football. Bilas's plan would be a disaster for us. They aren't going to simply pick 120 teams because all these teams are under contract with conferences so they have to include teams like Fordham, Duquesne, Pepperdine, ECU, Tulane, etc.

What makes you think half of the teams in the A10 would automatically get in? and the AAC for that matter. If we never started football we would 100% be in the A10 so your argument is invalid.
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I'm sure what he means is the P5 conferences, and maybe a couple more, not the real top 120 teams. That would change every year anyway. Assuming the P5 are all in plus the Big East, that would leave about 4 or 5 more "mid" conferences... and right now CUSA might not make the cut. The top 10 conferences probably do. So assuming the AAC and A10 get the nod, that leaves the West Coast, MWC, MVC, MAC, CAA, CUSA and Sun Belt all vying for the final two spots. My guess would be they take the MWC and MVC.

At that point they may very well decide to invite the MWC and AAC to be a part of the college football playoff and relegate the rest of us to has been status for both football and basketball.

OR, maybe we get lucky and they take all 10 full D1 conferences, plus the BE, A10, WCC and MVC.
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