Inside the Selection Process. (Tourney special on B1G network)

Submitted by MichiganMan14 on March 4th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
Very in depth program about the upcoming Tourney seedings and reasoning. It's airing all through the wee hours and early morning hours on the B1G network. It's features Jerry Palm and a few other former committee members and an actual mockseeding. Michigan is projected as a #2 seed in the West on this program. Sounds good to me!


Mr. Yost

March 4th, 2014 at 7:41 AM ^

That close loss at home was deceiving.

#1 It was at HOME. Fans we're super fired up to travel to Crisler on that cold winter day that will be nothing the day or venue should we play again.

#2 They missed more J-Mo bunnies than J-Mo could ever miss.

#3 We don't have McGary to help inside.

...we could lose in the opening round or go to the Final Four. It's all about matchups...This team is like a mix between the last 2. Which is why we can be so tough to watch and so fun to watch in the same game. We haven't been consistent enough to assume we're going to make it past the first weekend. I'm hoping we can put it together now and put that notion to rest.


March 4th, 2014 at 8:51 AM ^

Wisconsin probably first team in line for Milwaukee.  2nd team up in air imo.  Creighton close enough to pass Michigan in seeding and I think Milwaukee would be their closest site as I am assuming WSU and Kansas will go to St Louis.  Plus when I look at maps Buffalo is closer to Ann Arbor than Milwaukee.  Buffalo I assume is about a lock for Syracuse.  Then Villanova would be next but if Michigan is seeded higher than Villanova I think Buffalo becomes a possibility for Michigan.


March 4th, 2014 at 9:13 AM ^

behind Wisky getting their seed in the midwest and UM being sent out west? I didn't start watching till they iust ended their thoughts on the midwest.

J.W. Wells Co.

March 4th, 2014 at 9:48 AM ^

The mock committee was torn between Wisconsin and Syracuse for the last 1-seed.  They gave it to Syracuse based on fewer losses (the mock committee really didn't like Wisconsin's horrible January run).  That made Wisconsin the overall #5, the highest ranked 2-seed.  Michigan IIRC was the last 2-seed, overall #8.  So Wisconsin got placed in its nearest regional before Michigan did.


March 4th, 2014 at 2:45 PM ^

Two interesting takeaways from the show for me:  One was a mention that the status of a team’s roster could be a factor in determining seeding.  The other was that, because of the unbalanced schedules in most conferences, a team's place in its final conference standings is not as important as its overall resume.

A team like Syracuse that started the season 25-0, mostly using an eight-man rotation, but (a) lost one of their three big men, DaJuan Coleman, to a season-ending injury, (b) has forward Jerami Grant nursing a back injury that his limited his playing time in recent games, (c) is 1-3 in its last four games, and (d) has been reduced to a six-man rotation, unless rarely-used freshman forward Tyler Roberson finally gets significant playing time, might slip a line or two in seeding, especially if it does not win a game in the ACC Tournament.

The panelists also mentioned that Virginia, the ACC regular season champion, still might not be seeded as high as another ACC team, because the Cavaliers have played each of the next four teams in the ACC standings (Syracuse, North Carolina, Duke and Pittsburgh) only once during this regular season.

This will be the first time in decades when Syracuse has not played its conference tournament games in the friendly confines of New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Based on the discussions on BTN’s Inside The Selection Process Show, if Wisconsin manages to beat Penn State at home and Nebraska on the road to end the regular season, and then does well in the conference tournament, it might be hard to deny the Badgers a one seed.

Although the BTN show gave Michigan the final two seed, most Bracketolgists have been putting the Wolverines on the three line lately. Besides having the chance to win the Big Ten regular seaosn championship outright, wins in Michigan's next two games will have considerable benefit on its seeding for the NCAA Tournament.


March 4th, 2014 at 2:50 PM ^

Brackets will ALWAYS be flawed because it doesn't take the BEST 68 teams in the country. It gives 36 of those spots to teams that win their conference tournaments whether they are one of the best 68 teams in the country or not. I'd be willing to bet that if the bracket consisted of the 68 best teams, the 1 vs 16 matchup would a hell of a lot more interesting.