March 11, 2018

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Who the hell let Syracuse into the damn tournament.

posted by beaverboard at 08:19 PM on March 11


And nothing else.

ACC is weak this year and Syracuse really bad. And they were selected over a team that had a 28-5 record because that team can't get the big schools to play against it and is then penalized for their weak non-conference schedule.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:39 AM on March 12

The ACC has 9 schools in the NCAA tournament this year. The Triangle area has all four of it's major universities in it: Carolina, Duke, NC Central, and NC State. And as it happens, the wife has a degree from two of those schools; Carolina and Central. So, perchance we will see a Heels v Eagles final? Disclaimer: I have not looked at the brackets yet

posted by NoMich at 10:48 AM on March 12

Oh, and the state as a whole has 6 schools in the tournament. The other two besides the Triangle schools are UNC-Greensboro and Davidson. Come on Wake Forest, get it together! You too, East Carolina! Stupid Pirates.

posted by NoMich at 10:51 AM on March 12

How did USC with a 34 RPI get left out?!?!

posted by billsaysthis at 11:25 AM on March 12

"The committee" over values the ACC such that it's teams are assumed to have "quality wins" even if they win less than half of their conference games.

USC is similar to St.Mary's in that "the committee" isn't crazy about the conference they play in.

Other snubs are Oklahoma State and Baylor who play in a power conference which is strong top to bottom and had similar records.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:00 PM on March 12

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