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Post: #61
RE: FIU
This year maybe but in past years this would have possibly helped MTSU or WKU. It may not as the committee simply does not give a damn about non-power teams but you can't look at it as a one year thing. I don't have a problem with it.
01-07-2019 07:31 AM
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(01-06-2019 11:45 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Again, there is no team in CUSA that a victory over will improve seeding. It doesn’t impress the committee. Only P5 wins impress them.

CUSA were suckers and sold a lie

& the commish still gets paid because these false "improvements" make it look like she is doing something.

Pumping up the conference RPI before conference play is the only way to have an outside shot of getting multiple teams.

That or 1 team goes all Memphis (the university, not UAB fan) on everyone else and maintains a high RPI throughout the season up until the conference tournament.
01-07-2019 09:09 AM
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Post: #63
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(01-07-2019 07:31 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  This year maybe but in past years this would have possibly helped MTSU or WKU. It may not as the committee simply does not give a damn about non-power teams but you can't look at it as a one year thing. I don't have a problem with it.

Exactly. MTSU had a 33 RPI last year at selection time. Now, they should have been in anyway, but had the pod system been in place, at season's end MTSU would have played Old Dominion at 77 RPI and UTSA at 174 RPI instead of UAB at 144 RPI and La Tech at 183 RPI. This might have helped their RPI be high enough to where they would have been selected. I'm okay with trying to see. Like Attalla said, it likely won't matter this year but could help in the future.
01-07-2019 10:32 AM
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Post: #64
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(01-07-2019 09:09 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  
(01-06-2019 11:45 PM)Memphis Blazer Wrote:  Again, there is no team in CUSA that a victory over will improve seeding. It doesn’t impress the committee. Only P5 wins impress them.

CUSA were suckers and sold a lie

& the commish still gets paid because these false "improvements" make it look like she is doing something.

Pumping up the conference RPI before conference play is the only way to have an outside shot of getting multiple teams.

That or 1 team goes all Memphis (the university, not UAB fan) on everyone else and maintains a high RPI throughout the season up until the conference tournament.

Agree with The Blazerman & Memphis Blazer. This is just the weakest Commissioner in the G5 rearranging the living room, with the same furniture, in an attempt to add seats. And then self assessing the effort as a positive outcome.

We've gotta get out of this craptastic conference. But still, this conference could be much better with better leadership.
01-07-2019 10:43 AM
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Post: #65
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(01-07-2019 10:32 AM)blazinrunner Wrote:  
(01-07-2019 07:31 AM)ATTALLABLAZE Wrote:  This year maybe but in past years this would have possibly helped MTSU or WKU. It may not as the committee simply does not give a damn about non-power teams but you can't look at it as a one year thing. I don't have a problem with it.

Exactly. MTSU had a 33 RPI last year at selection time. Now, they should have been in anyway, but had the pod system been in place, at season's end MTSU would have played Old Dominion at 77 RPI and UTSA at 174 RPI instead of UAB at 144 RPI and La Tech at 183 RPI. This might have helped their RPI be high enough to where they would have been selected. I'm okay with trying to see. Like Attalla said, it likely won't matter this year but could help in the future.

MTSU was excluded because of bias against non power conferences. They had every reason to be included based on what they did.Had the pod system been in place, their RPI might have been higher and they still would have been excluded.
01-07-2019 12:28 PM
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Post: #66
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Yep. No amount of RPI POD boosting conference play would have gotten MTSU in last year.
01-07-2019 01:30 PM
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Back to UAB, I've been pleased with the last two home games. The team is playing hard and trending in the right direction. Definitely improved since the poor showing in Disney. Gueye is really starting to blossom and is fun to watch. It'll be interesting to see if they can transport the energy and improved shooting on this week's road trip. I'll be pleased if we go 1-1.
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01-07-2019 01:33 PM
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Post: #68
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You have to take away the excuses. That’s what they are trying to do.
01-07-2019 01:45 PM
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Post: #69
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That's right make the NCAA make a decision..is it RPI...or is there a organized scheme to make sure the haves continue to have and the have nots..well you know.
01-07-2019 10:10 PM
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Post: #70
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Any highlight footage of this game? I can't find any. It was a fun one, so would like to relive a bit.
01-08-2019 11:51 AM
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Post: #71
RE: FIU
The whole game is still available for replay on ESPN+ I had the flu and so wasnt able to watch either F_U game until Sunday. They had the bowl game and one of our women's games available to stream too.
01-08-2019 12:00 PM
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That is awesome.
I would like to watch the women’s team and a replay of the bowl game.
01-08-2019 04:48 PM
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