Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blind Résumé

It's March! Fuck yeah! Hoops, baseball, NFL Draft talk...we're exiting one of the worst stages of the sports year and entering one of the best. We're finally getting into college hoops and the bubble talks; it took about a month longer than normal. Who's gonna dance? Who are the last four out?! With Selection Sunday less than a week away, it's time to start using the phrases, "Bubble Watch," "Tournament Résumé" and "Auto Bids" on a daily basis. So all this week we'll be playing Blind Résumé. We'll present two bubble teams' résumés and your job is simple: In the comments, say which team deserves to get in and which one doesn't. (If you think both are in -- or out -- suggest who you think has the better profile). You might know who these teams are, but don't spoil it for the rest of us. Since this is one of those blind item things, check back at 3 p.m. Pacific each day as we'll post the true identities in the comments.

Team A:

Record: 18-12 (10-8 conference)
RPI: 69
Strength of schedule: 44
Against RPI Top 50: 2-8
Last 10: 4-6

Team B:

Record: 21-9 (9-7 conference)
RPI: 55
Strength of schedule: 84
Against RPI Top 50: 4-4
Last 10: 5-5

6 comments:

GMoney said...

Both are out but Team B has a much better case.

HM said...

Agree with GMoney. Team A resume is just awful. 2-8 versus top 50? 4-6 in last 10?

JMC said...

yeah I'll take team B

Anonymous said...

team a would be lucky to get into the cbi. that's a fucking joke of a resume. kentucky?

team b isn't much better, but a few wins in the conference tourney and it'd be hard to deny them with a good amount of wins and decent record against the top 50. minnesota? south carolina?

adam said...

Boy, both are right near that cutline. Team A looks like a major-conference squad that beat everyone they were supposed to beat and lost to all the teams better than them. They probably finished around 7-9th in conference, which might get it done. 2-8 is really bad though.

Team B looks OK right now, but might need another win.

The Big Picture said...

Wow, you guys are hating on Team A! Let's see if this changes things:

Team A is Providence
Team B is UNLV

Providence should get an easy win tomorrow, as Cincy fell to Depaul in the Big East tourney today. They have an impressive conference record but most of those wins are against the bottom of hte conference.

UNLV has a win-and-in game against San Diego St. Thursday. Kinda unfair for the Aztecs since they already beat the Rebels TWICE, but that seems to be the consensus.