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Bracketology and Selection Sunday Discussion

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by BB73, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    I wouldn't say we are a lock. We are probably in as the tournament sits now, but if 2-3 bids get stolen we are going to be right on the line.

  2. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    If 19-14 is a "lock" things really have changed. But it's obvious the NET favors teams from power 5 conferences, who will always have more chances at quad 1 wins.

    I'm just a little surprised how many losses you can have and still be in the conversation, but we'll see for sure on Sunday. Right now, it's just talking heads.
  3. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Florida now solidly in.

    This is going to be a nail biter. I think 1-2 more bid steals and we might be out. And I think it's either First Four or NIT at this point
  4. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

  5. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    If auto-bids snap up OSU's spot, so be it. I won't complain. We had missed opportunities and Kaleb's suspension put us in this position.

    That said, this is a very lacking roster, so you have to say something for the team and the coaches that they are even in this position at all.
  6. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    They don't belong in the NCAA.
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  7. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    They belong if they can't find 68 better teams...
  8. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    19-13 was the record OSU had on Selection Sunday in 2008. Main difference is it is now a 68-team field as opposed to 64. Plus extra B1G games. If I had to guess, I would say OSU will be in the First Four, but nothing would surprise me.
  9. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    As long as other teams with 14 (or more) losses are in the discussion the Buckeyes are in it as well.

    Frankly, I think it's ridiculous to be so focused on a handful of "quad 1" wins while seemingly ignoring the bulk of the schedule but that appears to be the new criteria. As I, and others have, noted this system is tilted heavily in favor of power 5 conferences getting an even bigger piece of the pie.
  10. buckeyemania11

    buckeyemania11 HATE, HATE, HATE, HATE!!! Former BPCFFB II Champ '18 Bowl Upset Contest Winner

    If they win 1 of the 3 bad losses to Rutgers, Illinois or Northwestern they are likely pretty comfortable.

    No complaints about getting "left out" if they do. This just isnt a very good team all around. They have their good moments but in the end whats lacking sticks out pretty glaringly.
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  11. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Teams with losses in the teens and fewer than 20 wins getting at-large bids is the basketball equivalent of 6-6 football teams getting bowl bids.

    The motivation for both is the same. Big names attract eyeballs, whether the team deserved the bid or not.

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  12. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Some interesting points from DeCourcy about mid-majors in the NCAA tournament field. The field is automatically comprised of at bare minimum 37% low- and mid-majors by virtue of auto bids for all conferences, which have the effect of disproportionately including low- and mid-major teams, yet 40% of the best players and teams in college basketball do not come from these conferences.
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  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Selection Sunday is here. If I had to predict, I would say OSU will be in the First Four, but I wouldn't be surprised at all to see them be left out. There are a lot of similar teams on the bubble and it depends what the committee prioritizes.
    Fungo Squiggly and OhioState001 like this.
  14. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    And regardless of where they end up Ohio State fans will complain "they deserve to be in the NIT".
  15. Mike80


    I think Ohio State gets an 11 seed and plays in the real first round, not the first four. I very seriously doubt they are going to be left out at this point in time.
    brodybuck21, OHSportsFan and LitlBuck like this.

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