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Their bracketology has us #2 East seed and playing in Dayton. Most likely the Domers in game 2. Only thing I don't like is having Duke as #1. They may be #1. How accurate have they been in the past at this point in the season?
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I would love to see us in Dayton,but I hope it's better than the last time we played there. I think a two seed might be high but I would say comfortably a three seed.
Eh I wouldn't be too upset with Duke as the number 1. We still went toe-to-toe with them at their place and that was when they had a healthy Ryan Kelly. Plus with Illinois being a potential second round match up, Duke might get upset again.
Love it because I could watch them in DC
RPI, SOS and Ranking all point to a #3 seed...to keep that we have to beat prolly Purdue and MSU friday and saturday in Chicago.
Sagarin ELO index has tOSU as #7, which is 2 seed position. Actually all 3 of the Sagarin indexes have tOSU as #7, but I cite the ELO index because it doesn't include point margins in the calculations, and therefore is the one that the NCAA committee might reference.
Nice info...I do wonder what their "look test" will yield?
#2 seems high......IMO the only way we get a possible two seed is if we win the B1G Tourney but at this point would that matter? Doesn't the championship game end only a few hours before the bracket release show begins?
We feel more like a #4.....MAYBE a 3 seed.
I think a 2 seed goes to the MSU Vs OSU winner, or if by some small miracle...Meechigan wins the tourney.
After beating MSU, Indiana on the road, Minny, and Illinois in four of the last five games, how do we still 'feel' like a #4?
Who are the 15 or so teams you put in front of OSU for seeding?
So you think we are a #2 seed?
Minny was a good win....at home and they have been a trainwreck of a team the last half of the season. they are 4-6 their last 10 games with losses to purdue and Nebraska.
I would put ANY number of teams at a #2 ahead of us: Miami, Louisville, G'town, Kansas, scUM, Sparty (probably will depend on us beating them in the B1G tourney)
I also said maybe a 3 seed and we could get to a 2 depending on what we do this week.
It's just my opinion......plus, read through the Clark Kellog post on our boards here....I am not the only one that feels that way.
This post was edited by bcroft 13 months ago
I don't really a have a good argument for the other teams but how can you put Sparty and SCUM ahead of us?
I think if OSU makes the B1G tourney championship game, win or lose, we are a 2 seed. If we win the first game and lost to Sparty in the semis we probably end up as a #3 seed. Don't think we go to a #4 seed even if we lose round 1.
OSU has no bad losses this year and has beaten IU, MSU, scUM, Wisky, Minny, and Illinois. I think because we have struggled offensively this year people underestimate our accomplishments and resume. If you compare our record/good wins/bad losses to others we stack up nicely.
This is the toughest conference in the country. Indiana is given a one seed. There has to be a 2 seed given and it should be up for grabs in the MSU-OSU game.
I felt if we were a 4 and played wisky, MSU and Indiana and won the big ten tourney, we had an outside shot at a 1 seed. Playing the 7 seed in our first game isn't as impressive.
What will be interesting is michishit beats the OSU-MSU winner in the final. Is Indy still a 1? Does the big ten get a 1 and two 2's? Or three 2's?
I am saying it's POSSIBLE that they could be put ahead of us and as i stated that some of it will be dependent upon what happens in the B1G tourney Friday/Saturday.
So basically most "experts" have has anywhere from a 4 to a 2. For us to be a 2 we have to win at least two games in the B1G tourney.....
Let's also not be so narrow minded and focused on just the B1G tourney......many other teams ranked just below us and above us are playing this week. Anyting could happen.......
Time will tell in the tourney, I hope I am wrong but I think the Big East does better.
Louisville is rolling, and has great defense and team speed, and the X factor the big shot blocker in the middle.
Georgetown is on a roll and long and athletic, Porter is a stud.
Marquette, best kept secret, tri champ. Very deep and athletic, a couple of big monsters underneath.
Pitt, a better playing Villanova, Notre Dame and struggling Syrcause all have 20 plus wins, and Cincinnati has 20 wins.
UConn would be eligible if not for probation, and they beat MSU to start the season.
Louisville is a veteran team that was just in the FF, they are going to be a tough out, and they had a brutal OOC schedule.
Same with Georgetown, and their one loss was cheap, down by 2 points or that close vs. Florida on that boat, and they cancelled the second half and gave UF the win I think, due to wetness on the floor like Marquette vs. OSU.
Big Ten's adjusting to different faster styles of play and different ref's will tell a lot, because only OSU, Wisconsin and MSU bring tough defense most nights.
G'Town's OOC loss was to Indiana...Florida game didnt count.
An Louisville's OOC slate was Missouri, Duke an Kentucky. Hardly brutal.
This post was edited by Jackson2340 13 months ago
Those who say we are a 4 seed are on crack...just sayin, this team is getting hot at the right time
Louisville also played at Memphis, who is 27-4 and won, and won at Northern Iowa, who probably gets to 20 wins again and is in the NCAA tourney, and upset Kansas and a few others just not long ago.
Wake me up when a Big Ten team play Memphis, Kentucky, Missouri and Duke OOC, and even a NCAA regular on the road like Northern Iowa.
Georgetown also beat UCLA, Texas and Tennessee OOC, and was almost dead even with Florida when the condensation rolled in.
Outside of probably MSU, very few in the Big Ten will schedule what Louisville does with Missouri, Kentucky, at Memphis and Duke.
Yeah, real easy stretch of OOC games, very few in the Big Ten go outside 2/3 tough to strong OOC games.
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