LV Adherent. Topic Crafter
- Dec 19, 2011
It's simple kids (at least under this scenario): If Maryland and Louisville win their respective league tournaments, they get the fourth 1 seed and the top 2 seed (#4 & 5 overall) in Fort Wayne. This puts UConn as the second 2 seed (#6 overall) and puts them on the road against one of The Big 3.
Now if Maryland or Louisville do not win their league tournaments...we're in muuuccchhh better shape.
For football because football pays for all those other sports at their schools. P5 was made because those 5 conferences were going to break apart from the NCAA to establish their own association for Football!P5 in this context simply means the big schools playing in big conferences with big athletic department budgets and generally the best athletes and overall competition.
Coach Andy Landers commented on the SC post game that Connecticut's problem is that other quality teams can play them 5 on 3, or on good days, 5 on 4 because not all starters contribute.
Sobering, but we all see it game after game with several starters notching ZERO points in full game tryouts.
With UConn looking beatable in several weak Conference games the eventual ranking doesn't matter as we struggle with everyone and on any given day can lose to a lesser opponent.
Even the Conference Tournament will be dicey and the added adrenaline of March Madness could potentially boost a 1st or 2nd round under-dog to over-perform and upset UConn. Not a hard coaching sell because all the players know UConn is vulnerable, just depends on the right day and right combination of 3s and foul calling.
You are being ridiculously obtuse. The Big 12 tournament will feature 5-6 teams that are expected to make the NCAA tournament. Baylor will have an opportunity to beat one of those team and “solidify” a #1 seeding. The AAC is expected to be a 1 bid conference. Even the Missouri Valley conference is expected to produce 3 tournament teams. There is nothing subjective about this-them are just facts! Conference matters and the AAC does not and has never helped UCONN WBB. UCONN’s exit from this conference if anything has been too slow.Tell me how the B12 tournament helps Baylor? They are the only ranked team. Their SOS is 40! They have played 2 top 15 teams and their record in those games is 1-1. And yet they are considered a lock for a 1 seed. That is strictly a subjective 1 seed based on perception with little analytic justification.
And I'm not trying to tout UConn's seed. They'll be whatever they get. But anyone who thinks seeding is done using analytics and on a consistent case to case basis is wrong. For every case Creme makes for a team there are ways to see it. Today he said that if they lost to USF UConn would be a 3 seed. Well, NCSt lost to an unranked GTech team AT HOME after losing at home to Louisville. They also lost to UNC. They have 3 losses, just like UConn but 2 of them were to unranked teams while UConn's losses were to the top 3 teams. Now Nc St had a win vs No 10 MD to UConn's win over No 13 DePaul but not so different. Let's see where Charlie puts them.
Do you not understand the word peeve? Meaning its not a big deal, just annoying, like your response.What a ridiculous reaction. Those five conferences lead the Massey power ratings in women’s basketball and it’s a lot easier to say Power Five then to list them separately. Everyone knows what I meant; save your pet peeve-itis for something really important.
That’s your second explanation. The first one used the word “offended”, which is a big deal and is much more than annoying. Perhaps you should also understand that “should” is a word with several interpretations. I could have used the word “must”, which would have rightfully drawn your ire, but I didn’t.Do you not understand the word peeve? Meaning its not a big deal, just annoying, like your response.
There is no NET in women's basketball. There's only RPI.Really do not understand ratings like NET...
But NET currently has UConn #7....
Behind Oregon, South Carolina, Maryland, Mizzou State, Baylor, and Louisville...
How does this ranking square with seed assignments?
At all ? Some?
(I noticed that Realtime RPI has the same order)
Yes but the seeding won't be determined by RPI primarily. Missouri State's RPI is currently higher than Baylor's, but that doesn't mean anything for their seeding.OK...learning every day...so the Realtime RPI of #7 is the one...A spot behind UConn's AP and Coaches ranking.