Originally Posted by Chase
Cuse has 20 wins in a conference that has 6 teams in the top 25...and have played Uconn and Villanova twice.
In that type of conference they should get in...although getting blown out by Depaul is awful.
Let's examine those 20 wins shall we.
They beat in the non-conf:
-Bethune-Cookman(15-14, 3rd in the MEAC), Cornell(13-15, 3rd in IVY), Tx Tech(at MSG, 14-16, 7th in Big 12), Siena(15-13, 4th in MAAC), Manhattan(18-10, 1st in MAAC), TCU(6-25, 9th in Mtn West), Colgate(10-19, 6th in Patriot), Davidson(20-10, 2nd in Southern), Ill-Chicago(16-15, 3rd in Horizon), at Towson(12-16, 7th in Colonial), Kent State(22-8, 1st in MAC), UTEP(19-8, 3rd in CUSA)
They did not beat 1 good team from a major conference, their biggest win were against decent mid-majors Davidson and Manhattan and both were very clsoe games at the Dome.
They lost to in the non-conf:
-Florida(at MSG) and Bucknell at home. A decent major program(the only 1 they faced in non-conf) and a decent mid-major at the Dome.
In the BE they beat:
-South Florida, ND, Cincy(twice inclduing yesterday), Rutgers, SJU, Louisville and WVU.
They beat ONE ranked team who is hovering around 20. They built their 20 wins on creampuffs and beat the bad teams in the BE. Against good competition they were beat all year and only beat WVU by 2 at home.
how does cincy not deserve to get in???? if they played in the ACC they would be a 25 win team....
The BE is better and the ACC is down b/c of defections but it's not like the BE is better than ACC the way the ACC usually is better than the BE. The BE has more decent teams b/c they have 45 teams in the conf but the conf has not been great.
Let's look at Cincy's non conf:
They have ONE good non-cond win and that was a W over LSU at home, they lost to the other ranked team they played at home, Memphis, by double digits. Since Jan 9 they have gone 6-10- that's NOT a Tourney team w/ what they played in the non-conf and just like SU the only decent BE team they beat was WVU at home.