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Buffalo, Central Michigan, and Ball State each won two games this week. RPIs are Buffalo 21, CMU 26, and Ball State 43.
02-11-2018 07:27 AM
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I don’t think Ball State would get there, but CMU and Buffalo should both get serious at large looks from the committee
02-11-2018 09:24 AM
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(02-11-2018 09:24 AM)BullBoy Wrote:  I don’t think Ball State would get there, but CMU and Buffalo should both get serious at large looks from the committee

ball st was undefeated against a good non conf slate. if they finish strong but fall in the mac tourney final they got a shot.
02-12-2018 04:06 AM
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CMU got 10 points in the AP rankings this week.
02-13-2018 04:50 PM
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Toledo was ranked in the top 25 a few years back and was not chosen for an at large. the best thing the league has going for it this year is that a lot of teams were really good non-conf. teams that are not even in contention in the MAC beat NCAA caliber teams in non-conf. 7th ranked conference in the country.
02-14-2018 04:06 AM
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(02-14-2018 04:06 AM)pono Wrote:  Toledo was ranked in the top 25 a few years back and was not chosen for an at large. the best thing the league has going for it this year is that a lot of teams were really good non-conf. teams that are not even in contention in the MAC beat NCAA caliber teams in non-conf. 7th ranked conference in the country.

Toledo had a very good record that year (only three losses, including the MAC tournament) but a weak schedule. I think we ended up around 36th in RPI. Buffalo, ranked 20 in RPI right now, could end up in the low 20s even with a loss in the tournament.
02-14-2018 05:53 AM
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Buffalo hosts Central Michigan tonight at 7pm. Should be a great game.
02-14-2018 08:07 AM
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(02-14-2018 08:07 AM)BullBoy Wrote:  Buffalo hosts Central Michigan tonight at 7pm. Should be a great game.

Instant classic!
02-14-2018 10:29 AM
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Looking at the MAC this year from top to bottom and the "big" non-conference wins, the league RPI ranking (#7 among the 30 some conferences, last I heard IIRC) etc. it is hard to believe that the MAC will not have a very strong case for an at-large berth this year. However, never underestimate the pro-major conference biases of the selection committee which has a number of parameters that they can consider and WEIGH AS THEY SEE FIT (and apply differently to different teams to justify their choices). At this point if CMU, Buffalo (and Ball State) continue to impress, it will be a travesty if the MAC does not get an at-large bid, but don't be surprised if instead that bid goes some middle of the pack "major" conference team with a 17-14 type record that includes 1 or 2 "good wins" and a ton of "good losses".
02-14-2018 06:35 PM
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UB takes down CMU on their home court. Amazing game. Class of the NCAA if you ask me. Both bigs can win the post against top competition. Guard play and shooting is terrific as well.
CMU 19-4 (12-1)
UB 20-4 (11-2)
02-14-2018 08:56 PM
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