The Official Beat Ole Dirty in the Animal Thread

RamStrut

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Yes it did. Those examples were exceptions. The vast majority of Top 50 NET teams danced.

NC State had a historically weak NCSOS of 353 which helped inflate their NET.

There will always be a few outliers (i.e. NET does not align with win-loss results). Same was true for RPI. By and large, though, Top 50 NETs will generally align with qualified dance resumes/credentials.
NC State plays in the toughest conference though and beat Auburn Out of conference last year who was a 5 seed and made the final four. Anyways those examples show that the NET isn’t much of an indicator of making the dance. That’s a huge difference between a team with a NET of 33 not making it while a team with a NET of 73 making it. 40 point NET difference.
 

GuardTheArc

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NC State plays in the toughest conference though and beat Auburn Out of conference last year who was a 5 seed and made the final four. Anyways those examples show that the NET isn’t much of an indicator of making the dance. That’s a huge difference between a team with a NET of 33 not making it while a team with a NET of 73 making it. 40 point NET difference.
Top 50 NET in 2019 = 42 of the 50 made the dance. 41 of the Top 45 made it (Top 11-12 seeds). Top 32 all made the dance.

A select few outside the Top 50 made it (Top 11-12 seeds).
Oregon - 51
Temple - 56 (First Four)
Seton Hall - 57
Minn - 61
Ariz St - 63 (First Four)
St Johns - 73 (First Four)

Seeds 12-16 are for primarily for one-bid leagues.

Bottom line: By and large, Top 45 NET is a pretty good cut line (range). Most inside the Top 45 make it. Most outside the Top 45 don’t (unless you’re a one-bid league auto qualifier). Of course, NET is brand new but that’s what Year One yielded.

VCU would do well to get/keep that NET at or under 45 (to be fairly/somewhat safe in March).
 
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RamStrut

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Top 50 NET in 2019 = 42 of the 50 made the dance. 41 of the Top 45 made it (Top 11-12 seeds). Top 32 all made the dance.

A select few outside the Top 50 made it (Top 11-12 seeds).
Oregon - 51
Temple - 56 (First Four)
Seton Hall - 57
Minn - 61
Ariz St - 63 (First Four)
St Johns - 73 (First Four)

Seeds 12-16 are for primarily for one-bid leagues.

Bottom line: By and large, Top 45 NET is a pretty good cut line (range). Most inside the Top 45 make it. Most outside the Top 45 don’t (unless you’re a one-bid league auto qualifier). Of course, NET is brand new but that’s what Year One yielded.

VCU would do well to get/keep that NET at or under 45 (to be fairly/somewhat safe in March).
I’ll agree that I want us to position ourselves greatly in every metric but I won’t freak out if our NET ranking isn’t great.
 

buckwheat

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In other news, shockingly, an actual human being with a pulse signed on to coach ODU football.

Does he realize he has to live in or around Norfolk. Is the airport there even functional? Last time I flew in there the moldy ceilings were caved in. Not even kidding.

Guess the guy figures he can take some of their money for a few years.

As for his name, don’t remember. It doesn’t really matter.