Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Mary's snubbed?

Biggest gripes Sunday were St. Mary's getting left out, Arizona getting in and the ever-going saga of Major vs. Mid-Major.

We'll try to leave our opinions out of this and open it up to you. We get the impression the Gaels (whose gym we use to ball in while in high school) were the first team out while Arizona and Wisconsin were the final ones included.

Let's take a looksy:

St. Mary's:

Record: 24-6 (10-4 WCC)
RPI: 47
Record vs. RPI top 50: 2-3
Good wins: Utah St., San Diego St. (neutral), Providence (neutral)
Bad losses: UTEP (neutral)
Last 10 games: 7-3
Intangibles: Star Patty Mills missed five weeks with a broken hand. SMC was 18-1 prior to injury.

Arizona:

Record: 20-13 (9-9 Pac-10)
RPI: 58
Record vs. RPI top 50: 6-10
Good wins: Kansas, Washington, San Diego St., Gonzaga (neutral), UCLA, USC
Bad losses: At Stanford
Last 10 games: 5-5
Intangibles: 'Cats lost five of six down the stretch with big man Jordan Hill banged up.

Wisconsin:

Record: 19-12 (10-8 Big 10)
RPI: 47
Record vs. RPI top 50: 4-10
Good wins: Ohio State, Illinois, Michigan (twice)
Bad losses: At Iowa
Last 10 games: 7-3
Intangibles: Beat only one ranked team.

Two spots. Three teams. Who should be in?

6 comments:

GMoney said...

St. Mary's and your hooker from the weekend should be in. Fuck Wiscy and Zona.

Bokolis said...

In a battle of (traveling) fanbases, St. Mary's never had a chance.

GM said...

I actually looked at everything before the announcement and got all 65 teams right. If you look at all the numbers I think Arizona and Wisconsin were the correct choices.

adam said...

Wisconsin is a joke. The Big 10 as a whole is a joke. This conference got an early-season reputation for being good, so when Wisconsin did decently in it, it looks legit. The Big 10 probably should've been treated like the SEC, where it's top team got an 8 -- an 8! -- and a 10-6 squad was hardly on the bubble.

Michigan St. and a healthy Purdue are solid teams, but other than a possible Michigan run, I don't see this conference doing anything.

HM said...

Agree with Adam.

Anonymous said...

St. Mary's doens't deserve to be in over Arizona....St. Mary's played Gonzaga three times and couldn't beat them. Sorry...enjoy the NIT