- Mar 8, 2011
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.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.