NCAA and the CAA

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Honestly, if you look at the teams the CAA has beat this year and the fact the ACC is down and the A-10 is average this season, why can't the CAA get four teams in? Sounds crazy and it most likely will not happen but we have six good teams in conferecne this year. NU, ODU, GMU, Drexel, W&M and VCU all have some good wins this year. I would take four out of those six in the NCAA and give them a chance against anyone. Anyone agree? I'm not saying it will happen but I think these teams represent the CAA very well.
 
Definitely won't get four teams in the Dance. I'd be happy with two to be honest. Three would be a dream. Our conference rank is too low. It has been a good basketball season for the conference, but we are still the CAA...
 
There is no way... and as much as I hate the A-10 it is not average this year... while our teams have some good wins we also have bad losses and lower conf rpi...

A-10 has 6 teams in the top 50 in RPI...we have one and barely that...

GMU and DU are not in the top 100 in RPI...
 
L72boy said:
Honestly, if you look at the teams the CAA has beat this year and the fact the ACC is down and the A-10 is average this season, why can't the CAA get four teams in?

Considering Lunardi is going to show 6 A-10 teams in his Bracketology today, I would not say that the A-10 is average this season, far from it. Though I do think that the CAA probably should get 2 teams in this year, the tourney winner and either ODU or VCU. I have been impressed with the way the Rams have bounced back from their early CAA losses to put a very nice run together. GMU and W&M have not impressed me of late, but NU (minus its crappy OOC performance), ODU and of course VCU have been looking good. I think that that there is a slim possibility of 3 bids if NU wins the tourney and ODU and VCU finish strong, but lots of things would have to fall just right for the bids to open up.
 
getSmart said:
http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2010/projection/


Multi-Bid Conferences
Big XII 7
Atlantic 10 6
Big East 6
ACC 5
Big Ten 5
Colonial Athletic 4
SEC 4
Mt. West 3
C-USA 2
WCC 2


The guy is on crack... or a grad of a CAA school....
 
getSmart said:
http://warrennolan.com/basketball/2010/projection/


Multi-Bid Conferences
Big XII 7
Atlantic 10 6
Big East 6
ACC 5
Big Ten 5
Colonial Athletic 4
SEC 4
Mt. West 3
C-USA 2
WCC 2


Come On, W&M as a #9???
 
He must not know what we know in that W&M folds like a broken beach chair down the stretch... :lol:
 
W&M beat Wake and Maryland...show them some love!
ODU beat Geaorgetown....
VCU beat RI and Richmond and they are two of the top teams in the A10...

I don't think we are getting the respect we deserve. CAA fans give your conference some credit.
 
Look we all would love to see 4 CAA teams in the dance...but our top teams this week and the next couple are all beating each other up and makes it difficult for multiple teams to go on a huge impressive run....

and the rest of the top BCS conf teams would have to crap the bed like the Colts did.... :lol:
 
L72boy said:
W&M beat Wake and Maryland...show them some love!
ODU beat Geaorgetown....
VCU beat RI and Richmond and they are two of the top teams in the A10...

I don't think we are getting the respect we deserve. CAA fans give your conference some credit.


yeah but that is just one of about 6 other variables...look at who they lost, look at their rpi, look at the conf rpi, let's see how they do in the remaining games and tourney...

Many other teams and conf's can say they same thing and will....

I hope we do get 3 or 4 teams in but the reality is it is not likely...too many low rpi's and suspect losses...
To be a mid-major conf you have to be nearly perfect to get multiple bids - especially 3 or more


RPI Rick, your viewpoint...???
 
I am guessing that the site is set up on RPI rankings and does not take into account the bias shown by the selection committee.

I mean if RPI really means something then the 34 at large bids should go to the top RPI teams in order once the auto-bids have been handed out. But we know in reality that the selection committe will see that the large named schools who draw well get their team in to help generate revenue.
 
College basketball use to have 10-20 dominate teams. And that has changed. There is more parity in college basketball than ever before. We are beating up on ourselves and everyone has bad loses this year, not just teams in the CAA. Anyone can be beaten on any given day.
 
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