Now let's cheer on Tulane to beat #13 Washington on the road. 11 pm PAC12 Network.
Sadly, this may be true. Even more sad is this perfectly illustrates UConn's current fate. If Temple loses by 30, the AAC is awful and hurts UConn. Instead, Temple wins by a ton, gets the signature win they may need, and yet it still hurts UConn. I guess the question becomes what doesn't ever hurt UConn? I don't have the answer. Has anyone suggested we drop football and rejoin the Big East?In some ways, this is the worst of both worlds. SMU and Temple don't do much in the non-conference, get some key pieces at the end of the first semester, and now are very tough teams in what will likely be a 1 or 2 bid league. Temple's win over Kansas may be enough to get an at large if they lose 5 or 6 conference games. Unless we beat Florida, we have no such luxury.
I really tend to disagree with this one. Year in and year out Self is one of the few coaches at a power program who tests his team in the OOC schedule. He is one a few who makes his teams go and play true road games. Gotta respect that.Self is a terribly overrated coach
The point I am making is that Temple, SMU and tonight Houston are starting to play where we thought they would play before the season started. The same can probably be said of UConn. Unfortunately, SMU and Temple didn't get that 1 more quality win they needed, and Houston picked up some ugly losses. If Temple and SMU had played all season with the talent they have now, I think we all agree they would have picked up more wins and their RPI's would be a lot better. Once conference play starts, individual RPI's are going to drift down as teams play USF, UCF, Tulane, ECU and Houston. This league could end up with a lot of NIT teams.