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UNLV may be a mess but they still have brand recognition dating all the way back to Tark the Shark. It will gain media attention. And no matter how much they suck, ESPN and the major sport networks and announcers are all still blinded and star struck by the UNLV name....and they will promote the game.
It's like playing a middling or lower level BE or ACC team....they suck, we are better, ESPN gets all orgasmic over an ACC/BE team and automatically elevates them to sun God status just for being in the conference making them superior and "passing the eye test".
 

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What is your take in regards to his opinion of the conference? The other teams are #57 and up. Is he thinking they have a shot at three bids or just one at this point?

23. VCU
57. Dayton
61. Davidson
83. Rhode Island
93. Richmond
109. Duquesne
127. Saint Bonaventure
141. Saint Louis
155. George Mason
193. Fordham
211. George Washington
216. Saint Joseph’s
218. La Salle
240. Massachusetts
 

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What is your take in regards to his opinion of the conference? The other teams are #57 and up. Is he thinking they have a shot at three bids or just one at this point?

23. VCU
57. Dayton
61. Davidson
83. Rhode Island
93. Richmond
109. Duquesne
127. Saint Bonaventure
141. Saint Louis
155. George Mason
193. Fordham
211. George Washington
216. Saint Joseph’s
218. La Salle
240. Massachusetts
this is kinda in line with 2016. Dayton was 58th and ended up a 7 seed. The "1b tier" of non-P5 teams usually end up in that 40-60 range, even though their resumes are somewhere between 25 and 50. The 1a teams this year will prob be Gonzaga, St. Mary's, and us.
 
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AlienAiden

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this is kinda in line with 2016. Dayton was 58th and ended up a 7 seed. The best non P5 teams usually end up in that 40-60 range, even though their resumes are somewhere between 25 and 50.
My question is more about whether he is thinking the A10 could be a multiple bid league or is he viewing the conference as a one bid league. Kind of surprised that he is coming out of the gate kind of cold on the conference teams. Due to three teams inside the top 65 I was wondering if that indicated 3 bids in KenPom's mind or not.
 

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My question is more about whether he is thinking the A10 could be a multiple bid league or is he viewing the conference as a one bid league. Kind of surprised that he is coming out of the gate kind of cold on the conference teams. Due to three teams inside the top 65 I was wondering if that indicated 3 bids in KenPom's mind or not.
that's kinda what I'm getting at, though. There's usually a bit of a lag for non-power 5 teams between resume and their AdjEM. Conversely, the ranking of lower level P5 teams is inflated. Wake Forest, for example, is 80th, even though they're projected to go 13-17.
 
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Wolfpack Ram

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What is your take in regards to his opinion of the conference? The other teams are #57 and up. Is he thinking they have a shot at three bids or just one at this point?

23. VCU
57. Dayton
61. Davidson
83. Rhode Island
93. Richmond
109. Duquesne
127. Saint Bonaventure
141. Saint Louis
155. George Mason
193. Fordham
211. George Washington
216. Saint Joseph’s
218. La Salle
240. Massachusetts
VCU gets the other top 5 teams home and home. VCU also gets the 5 bottom feeders only once. That's good for VCU. Can't worry about the rest of the league at this point.
 
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