"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
Going into today Michigan had an RPI number of 67. After our win at Minny today our RPI jumped 10 spots to 57. Other numbers to note:
MSU (RPI 37)
Penn State (RPI 55)
Harvard (RPI 45)
Clemson (RPI 69)
Minnesota (RPI 61 - was previously 46)
Good day for us. A win at MSU hopefully should jump us another 5-10 spots and put us around where Minny was going into today. As most of you know Minny was in the tournie until today still as the last 4 in.
Lunardi's Espn S-curve currently has us sitting at #78 which puts us 10 out for the tournie. Minnesota's loss last night put them at #71 (3rd out). It is behind the espn paywall but I will post the story here.
Take our "solid" at-large candidates (current Tournament Odds at 75 percent or better) and you have exactly 38 teams in the field. Add in the remaining automatic qualifiers and that's another 20 spots. All told we have 58 of the 68 spots accounted for, with only 10 up for grabs among current "Bubble" teams.
"BUBBLE" (21 teams for 10 spots)
IN (10, in S-Curve order): 39-Michigan St, 40-Alabama, 41-Georgia, 42-Marquette, 43-Virginia Tech, 45-Butler, 46-Boston College, 47-Gonzaga, 48-Colorado State, 49-Richmond
OUT (11, in S-Curve order): 69-UAB, 70-Baylor, 71-Minnesota, 72-VCU, 73-Wichita State, 74-Nebraska, 75-Clemson, 76-Maryland, 77-Southern Miss, 78-Michigan, 79-Penn State
Big East (11), Big 12 (6), SEC (6), ACC (5), Big Ten (5), Mountain West (4), Atlantic 10 (3), Pac-10 (3), Colonial (2), Horizon League (2).
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