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(Outside The Redzone)   Selection Sunday is less than a week away and only 11 spots are up for grabs for bubble teams   (outsidetheredzone.com) divider line 29
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2013-03-11 09:03:57 AM
Technically, 25 of those spots are officially open.  And at least one team that should've been in will be out, and one team will win my Austin Croshere Memorial "Clemson?!" Award for a team that has no business getting an at large bid getting crushed in the first round.

\that clip of them not getting in in '96 will always be in my mind
 
2013-03-11 10:09:29 AM
Damn, can't wait for the Big Ten Tourney.  The top 4 of the Big Ten can all make a good run in the big dance especially Indiana and MSU.  The only thing that would scare me about IU is their last 3 losses were against mediocre teams, but still congrats on winning the Big Ten
 
2013-03-11 10:10:51 AM
How the hell is SDSU still on the bubble? I love my team, but they have been inconsistent all season.
 
2013-03-11 10:11:19 AM
I'm looking forward to Memphis underachieving and getting blown out in the first round.
 
2013-03-11 10:22:58 AM
The bubble is so freaking weak this year that no major conference school can complain if they're left out. For fark's sake, Iowa is on the bubble.

If there's going to be a screw job, it'll be a mid-major like Wichita being left out (which i don't see happening, but that's what makes it a screw job). Or it'll be in the seeding.
 
2013-03-11 10:25:17 AM
Akron
 
2013-03-11 10:29:59 AM
11/64 is almost 18%; are the selections supposed to be a complete 'lock' by now?
 
2013-03-11 10:43:53 AM
Some unknown sports blog says that Temple is in.  That's good enough for me.
 
2013-03-11 10:51:31 AM
Would be a shame if Middle Tennessee didn't get in.  RPI of 29 and 18-1 in the conference.  Wait, what am I saying? BWWWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAA!
 
2013-03-11 10:52:44 AM

thecpt: Damn, can't wait for the Big Ten Tourney.  The top 4 of the Big Ten can all make a good run in the big dance especially Indiana and MSU.  The only thing that would scare me about IU is their last 3 losses were against mediocre teams, but still congrats on winning the Big Ten


Top 4?  So you are counting Michigan out?

NTTIAWWT.
 
2013-03-11 11:00:15 AM

bacongood: Top 4?  So you are counting Michigan out?

NTTIAWWT.


No, I count Wisconsin out although Michigan's live by the 3 mentality might find an early exit.  I don't think OSU is consistently elite either, but they can definitely play with the best of them.
 
2013-03-11 11:17:02 AM

thecpt: bacongood: Top 4?  So you are counting Michigan out?

NTTIAWWT.

No, I count Wisconsin out although Michigan's live by the 3 mentality might find an early exit.  I don't think OSU is consistently elite either, but they can definitely play with the best of them.


You missed the joke, Michigan finished 5th in the conference.

Also funny that teams considered "in" like Illinois (who has also proven they can play with anyone (and by anyone I mean top ranked mens college teams and bad junior high girl teams)) and Minnesota are seeded behind buble Iowa and out Purdue.
 
2013-03-11 11:23:43 AM

trailerpimp: Would be a shame if Middle Tennessee didn't get in.  RPI of 29 and 18-1 in the conference.  Wait, what am I saying? BWWWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAA!




You just made a legitimate case for them.
 
2013-03-11 11:25:12 AM

bacongood: You missed the joke, Michigan finished 5th in the conference.

Also funny that teams considered "in" like Illinois (who has also proven they can play with anyone (and by anyone I mean top ranked mens college teams and bad junior high girl teams)) and Minnesota are seeded behind buble Iowa and out Purdue.


uhh Earth to bacongood, I mentioned Mich and Wisc so I did get the joke!  I still think Mich is the better team due to Wisconsin squeaking by in a lot of their games.  They just don't look like they can sustain a high level of play like the others, but hey that's just a non professional opinion and put up or shut up time is fast approaching.
 
2013-03-11 12:58:33 PM
I know they have Oregon as an in but after the way the Ducks completely choked at Col and Utah this past week I would not be disappointed if they went to the NIT instead.  At least that way they might have a chance getting past the first round.
 
2013-03-11 01:08:52 PM
How the hell did selection sunday get pushed into the middle of march? I suppose the NCAA had to come up with April Madness since the IHSA owns the rights to March Madness.

/effing stupid
//another nail in the coffin of college b-ball
 
2013-03-11 01:22:19 PM

dartben: The bubble is so freaking weak this year that no major conference school can complain if they're left out. For fark's sake, Iowa is on the bubble.

If there's going to be a screw job, it'll be a mid-major like Wichita being left out (which i don't see happening, but that's what makes it a screw job). Or it'll be in the seeding.


As a Creighton fan, there is no excuse for leaving Wichita State out of the tournament.

I feel like this year is wide open. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot separating the projected one seeds from the three seeds. The Big East, Big Ten, and Big XII conference tournaments could really shake things up.
 
2013-03-11 01:24:35 PM
My guess? A bunch of crappy SEC teams get in, to the exclusion of teams like Middle Tennessee, Murray State, La Salle, Boise State, etc.
 
2013-03-11 02:37:19 PM
I'm sure DePaul has a solid chance at getting an at large bid, right? right?

/We'll be good at some point! You'll see!
 
2013-03-11 02:52:38 PM

Gig103: 11/64 is almost 18%; are the selections supposed to be a complete 'lock' by now?


Well, if you want to be truthful about it, as the bracket is a farking week late this year, yes.

\seriously, why is it so late?
 
2013-03-11 03:13:41 PM
The final four is usually in early april. I'm guessing they just count backwards from there. Since there are five full weekends in march this year, it just seems extra late.
 
2013-03-11 03:40:57 PM
5 automatic bids so far, 4 more added tonight. the only team tonight that would really steal a bid would be if manhattan beats iona. charleston over davidson could be considered a theft, because the southern conference more than likely only gets 1 team in anyway. i guess the sun belt conference falls into that category also.
 
2013-03-11 04:07:24 PM
Why don't they just have a tournament to see who gets in to the tournament. Duh
 
2013-03-11 04:27:59 PM

upndn: Why don't they just have a tournament to see who gets in to the tournament. Duh


I still think they should just let everyone in:

Round of 347 (with the appropriate byes)
Mix of 256
Slate of 128
Core 64
Slew of 32
Sweet 16
Elite 8
Final 4
Semifinals
Title game

/for fun add difficulty = must be played in 10 consecutive days (say, during spring break)
 
2013-03-11 05:46:23 PM

upndn: Why don't they just have a tournament to see who gets in to the tournament. Duh


Every conference does except the Ivy League, which really uses its conference schedule as a 2-month round-robin tournament.

notsureifserious.jpg
 
2013-03-11 05:51:17 PM
Finally get tickets to the Final Four and my team does nothing but screw the pooch all farking season.

Dear UK players, you are not last year's team, you are no longer in high school.  Pass the farking ball, play as a team, and Kyle?   farking man up you pussy.


Guess I'll be cheering for U of L in the Final Four...or Michigan State.
 
2013-03-11 08:09:32 PM
If Ole Miss gets in over Middle Tennessee, despite losing to Mississippi State, South Carolina and that one other team... Who was that? Oh yeah, Middle Tennessee... the tournament selection committee should be sent to North Korea.
 
2013-03-12 08:38:57 AM

AliceBToklasLives: upndn: Why don't they just have a tournament to see who gets in to the tournament. Duh

I still think they should just let everyone in:

Round of 347 (with the appropriate byes)
Mix of 256
Slate of 128
Core 64
Slew of 32
Sweet 16
Elite 8
Final 4
Semifinals
Title game

/for fun add difficulty = must be played in 10 consecutive days (say, during spring break)


Hell, throw in all the D3/D2 teams ... if NAIA/NCCAA/USCAA/ACCA/NJCAA want to join then let them too.
 
2013-03-12 09:28:42 AM

stpickrell: AliceBToklasLives: upndn: Why don't they just have a tournament to see who gets in to the tournament. Duh

I still think they should just let everyone in:

Round of 347 (with the appropriate byes)
Mix of 256
Slate of 128
Core 64
Slew of 32
Sweet 16
Elite 8
Final 4
Semifinals
Title game

/for fun add difficulty = must be played in 10 consecutive days (say, during spring break)

Hell, throw in all the D3/D2 teams ... if NAIA/NCCAA/USCAA/ACCA/NJCAA want to join then let them too.


Why not?  You could have the preparatory rounds occurring sporadically throughout the regular season, just another game during the week.  Set it up like they do the FA Cup in the UK.
 
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