2023-24 NET rankings and metrics thread

What I read there...96 teams is the combo of the current NCAA field and the NIT field. That graphic says we are on the bubble for getting into the NIT field this year.
I'd say we probably are right now, but I think we'll win enough games to be comfortably into the NIT field.
 
I'd say we probably are right now, but I think we'll win enough games to be comfortably into the NIT field.

I'm not so sure about that.

The NIT has changed their criteria for selection to that tournament. Although there are 32 teams, P-5 conferences are guaranteed two slots each, which reduces the number of non P-5 schools selected by the NIT to 20. Those P-5 schools are also guaranteed to host a first round game, which only leaves 4 non P-5 schools to host first round games. Also, non P-5 regular season champions are no longer guaranteed a spot in the NIT.

 
I'm not so sure about that.

The NIT has changed their criteria for selection to that tournament. Although there are 32 teams, P-5 conferences are guaranteed two slots each, which reduces the number of non P-5 schools selected by the NIT to 20. Those P-5 schools are also guaranteed to host a first round game, which only leaves 4 non P-5 schools to host first round games. Also, non P-5 regular season champions are no longer guaranteed a spot in the NIT.

I forgot about that stupidity. With that said, one has to assume that a number of those teams from the P6 (they actually go with six) would have been in anyhow, so they're not really bid stealers. Also, they're not giving autobids to conference regular season champs anymore, so some of the lower conferences may not get the NIT bids they used to get. It might even out.
 
I'm not so sure about that.

The NIT has changed their criteria for selection to that tournament. Although there are 32 teams, P-5 conferences are guaranteed two slots each, which reduces the number of non P-5 schools selected by the NIT to 20. Those P-5 schools are also guaranteed to host a first round game, which only leaves 4 non P-5 schools to host first round games. Also, non P-5 regular season champions are no longer guaranteed a spot in the NIT.

WOW! Just WOW!
 
I'm not so sure about that.

The NIT has changed their criteria for selection to that tournament. Although there are 32 teams, P-5 conferences are guaranteed two slots each, which reduces the number of non P-5 schools selected by the NIT to 20. Those P-5 schools are also guaranteed to host a first round game, which only leaves 4 non P-5 schools to host first round games. Also, non P-5 regular season champions are no longer guaranteed a spot in the NIT.

Was coming here to say this. The NIT was retooled to keep that postseason money in the hands of the P5 schools. It isn't strictly the next 32 best teams anymore.
 
Was coming here to say this. The NIT was retooled to keep that postseason money in the hands of the P5 schools. It isn't strictly the next 32 best teams anymore.

With the regular season winners getting auto bids it was never the next best 32 teams.
 
I forgot about that stupidity. With that said, one has to assume that a number of those teams from the P6 (they actually go with six) would have been in anyhow, so they're not really bid stealers. Also, they're not giving autobids to conference regular season champs anymore, so some of the lower conferences may not get the NIT bids they used to get. It might even out.
The change was probably necessary to keep the NIT somewhat commercially viable. Honestly, I’ve never cared about getting into the NIT. And in the age of the portal, it’s better to go ahead and get into the off-season as quickly as possible if you don’t make the NCAA.
 
The change was probably necessary to keep the NIT somewhat commercially viable. Honestly, I’ve never cared about getting into the NIT. And in the age of the portal, it’s better to go ahead and get into the off-season as quickly as possible if you don’t make the NCAA.
It's a consolation prize but I always figured it was worth doing, particularly if you get to host a game. With the new rules, the chances of that are significantly reduced.

I do question whether the changes will really help the viability of the NIT. Sure, the P6 teams in theory have larger fan bases, but those fan bases don't typically give a hoot about the NIT.
 
It's a consolation prize but I always figured it was worth doing, particularly if you get to host a game. With the new rules, the chances of that are significantly reduced.

I do question whether the changes will really help the viability of the NIT. Sure, the P6 teams in theory have larger fan bases, but those fan bases don't typically give a hoot about the NIT.
If we don’t make the real tournament, then I want Odom getting the roster going for next year the day after our last A10 Tournament game (though I would hope we’re already working on that now behind the scenes).
 
I want the NIT. It marks a successful first season IMO, which should help with retention and recruiting. It gives us more exposure and more quality games to prepare our roster for next season.
 
I think it’s more important to get a jump in the portal. We shouldn’t play in the NIT unless we were to have a young team and are expecting/wanting all to return. I think this will be rare.
 
I feel like sometimes it's a self-fulfilling prophecy. People assume the team will be good, they look good early on, they beat a few teams that we THINK are good, and then the voters decide to rank the team. The ranked team then loses a couple of games they shouldn't, and it turns out some of their "good" wins aren't that good, but voters are hesitant to remove them. Also, the voters are not watching every single game, so they just go on past assumptions. It's probably why we should not give a huge amount of credence to the top 25. Personally, I think after losing to GMU, Dayton should absolutely not be ranked.
Whenever we've been ranked, we lose a game or two and our ranking is gone.
Remember if Dayton didn't have to play any games in Virginia this year they would only have two loses.
 
Whenever we've been ranked, we lose a game or two and our ranking is gone.
Remember if Dayton didn't have to play any games in Virginia this year they would only have two loses.
The crazy thing is that VCU is only a game behind UD. Heck, it is a long shot but if VCU runs the table they have a great shot at being in 1st holding every single tiebreaker for the 1 seed.
 
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