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Buffalo wrapped up their out of conference schedule today at 8-2 with a win over St. John's. UB was in the top 20 of the RPI for a while but a loss to a bad Niagara team dropped them a bit. Save for that one misstep I think they put together a non-conference slate worthy of at large consideration with wins over Clemson, Nebraska and now St. John's.
12-21-2017 05:14 PM
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Ball State women up on WKU 80-59 last I saw on twitter.
12-21-2017 08:48 PM
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Ball State wins 93-81.
12-21-2017 08:57 PM
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With win over Western Kentucky, Cards move up 8 spots in RPI to 26th, and 13 spots in Realtime RPI to 21st. Cards end pre-conference schedule with perfect, school-record, 11-0 mark. Big MAC opener at home vs Central Michigan on Dec. 30. and then Buffalo Jan. 2.

MAC RPI: Ball State 26, Buffalo 46, Toledo 53, Central Michigan 72, Western Michigan 85, Bowling Green 96.

MAC Realtime RPI: Ball State 21, Buffalo 32, Toledo 64, Western Michigan 77,
Central Michigan 91
12-22-2017 09:56 AM
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Looked at the women's conference RPI and the MAC is 8th best conference.
12-22-2017 10:52 AM
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(12-22-2017 10:52 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  Looked at the women's conference RPI and the MAC is 8th best conference.

I'm kind of hibernating on women's basketball as EMU's program has turned downward, but nevertheless exciting news for MAC WBB.

I'm not looking forward to the EMU/BSU WBB games.

I AM looking forward to the EMU/BSU MBB games.
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12-22-2017 11:45 AM
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Realtime RPI brackets show Central Michigan as a 12 seed, Buffalo 11 seed, and Ball State a 7 seed. Has the MAC ever had 3 teams in the big dance?
12-22-2017 12:45 PM
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It generally takes a 10 or 11 seed to get an at large bid. The MAC clearly has a chance to get two teams into the tournament this time around. Look at last year, though. Buffalo's non-conference record was good enough for consideration as an at-large, but then the Bulls finished 7th in the conference. If Ball State and Buffalo each lose five or six conference games, then we could be looking at just the automatic bid again.
12-22-2017 01:26 PM
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Yeah Buffalo could get an at large look if they win the league but no sure thing. Wins over 3 P5 teams is great but MAC teams have had big non conf wins before and not gotten at large bids, and none of those 3 are likely tourney teams. Ball St is another story. They deserve to be ranked. Undefeated with a pretty good schedule non conf. If they roll through the MAC with only 2 or 3 losses would have a great resume but the women's NCAA tourney committee is even rougher on mid majors than the men's committee. One year toledo was ranked to finish the season and didn't get in.
12-23-2017 02:17 AM
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