And now the ACC is bitching too about lack of respect

Submitted by superstringer on March 19th, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Yesterday, someone posted a topic about how the SEC is complaining about lack of respect and lack of bids.

Now, the great ACC is doing exactly the same thing:

Although, IMHO, Virginia has some valid basis to complain, it's ironic that the "BCS" conferences seem to draw from their football status an almost birthright to basketball respect too.


Maison Bleue

March 20th, 2013 at 11:53 AM ^

This was my reaction as well. The SEC article was all, "But we are a BCS conference and they screwed us!" and this article is all, "We probably could have been better represented in the NCAA tournament, but overall we should have played better as a conference and that would have gotten us more teams in." Two very different ways to say you're dissapointed. ACC = Class and SEC = "But Football and stuff!"


March 19th, 2013 at 7:33 PM ^

Stfu and win more games. At the start if the year you have a 1/6 chance of making the tourney, win more games than other teams, it's not that complicated.


March 19th, 2013 at 7:36 PM ^

or at least get to Madison Square Garden, and then complain.  It's the best way to prove you were a snub, and you can have a good time doing it.  That was always my hope for Michigan when we barely missed out, and a few times we did just that.


March 19th, 2013 at 8:06 PM ^

That'd be funny if a big ten team crushed Florida in the tournament and the crowd just chanted B-I-G. Like how they do with S-E-C in football when they smash teams from other conferences.

Actually it would be stupid. Forget I said that.


March 19th, 2013 at 8:28 PM ^

Well, I hope I don't jinx it, but Kentucky is down one at the half.

How fucking funny would that be for Kentucky to come out and lose in the first game of the NIT?

It's similar to bowl season; the teams that want to be there play harder. Those teams that felt like they should've had a higher bowl don't play as hard.


March 19th, 2013 at 8:34 PM ^

Maybe that is the real reason behind them joining the Big Ten. They wanted a conference with a better basketball reputation to help improve their tournament chances. Its all about that Big Ten bump in basketball prestige.


March 19th, 2013 at 9:23 PM ^

Miami and Duke both deserve a #1 more than Gonzaga IMO. Gonzaga killed their conference and all but winning the ACC at 15-3 is still more impressive to me than going undefeated in the WCC. And while I hate Duke, they were great out of conference and once you factor in the Kelly injury they probably deserved to be a #1 even more than Miami.


Virginia is a weird team. They went 11-7 in the ACC and have some pretty good wins but they also have some really bad losses. Seems to happen a lot to slow tempo teams like them or Wisconsin as the reduced possessions increases variance. Kenpom has them #27 and the highest rated team not to make the tourney. They also lost a lot of close games, 8 losses by 6 points or less. They can make an argument to be included but it's hard to feel like they got screwed or anything. Beat Delaware at home next time.


March 20th, 2013 at 9:11 AM ^

Similar to the SEC problem, with the ACC, you''re talking about the conference with the #6 RPI rank collectively, which has a 0.266 win percentage against the Top 25 rolled into that. Even though the ACC finished above .500 at neutral courts, it was still amassed a 0.396 road win percentage in the conference, and 0.411 percent for an overall road win percentage. The funny thing really is that the SEC was 4th on conference RPI per StatSheet despite a worse record in some respects.