Old Dominion and George Mason are locks. ODU just beat Hofstra to make the finals. If they beat VCU, it stays a 2 bid league. If VCU wins, someone's bubble bursts.
Penn State beats Minnesota, Michigan is a 4-seed
You're right. I forgot that ODU was in the conference - for some reason, I thought they were in the A-10 with Richmond.
of leagues with 1-3 at-large quality teams per Joe Lunardi
And, of course, it's always possible that an out-of-the-at-large-running BCS school will put together a string of 3 straight victories against at-large quality competition, but it's not as likely.
They might steal a bid from someone. The MVC is usually a multi-bid conference. It definitely adds a team to the bubble.
Haven't had multiple bids 3 years running. No reason to assume Missouri State's resume is good enough to get an at-large.
going back and looking you were right. I can still remember the year they received 4 or 5 bids. I guess I feel like that a cinderella is always from the MVC.
that UM will make it in before MSU. the way i see it, MSU will beat Iowa and lose to Wisconsin/Purdue - whomever they play. since Chaminade is not a countable win, this would put them in-line with us. While MSU has top 25 wins, their head-to-head record has to count for something, especially with down-the-stretch performance. if not we'll have the most worthy bitching ever.
I don't think the committee puts as much weight on head to head as we would like them to. However, MSU winning one or two games raises our RPI and as long as we win against the Illini, I dont see how both teams don't make it.
And all we got out of it was some worthy bitching.
It didn't make us really feel any better, and we still got left out.
Also shown are TV listings for the games,
I'm surprised nobody has made an actual thread for this yet so if someone with more points want to do so, go right ahead.
Michigan game will be on ESPN 25 minutes after the OSU game finishes.
Great to be the 4-seed. The best team outside of the high-tier.