Initial Reactions to the Field of 64
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Instant Reactions to the 2021 NCAA Field of 64

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Wade U
Wade U
4 months ago

I agree with you with only 3 B1G getting in. Indiana and Iowa should have done more down the stretch.

Nebraska because of geography?
Maybe. Okay. That’s going to be a hard sell around here.

Let’s play the games and see what happens.

James M
James M
4 months ago
Reply to  Wade U

The B1G decision NOT to play any non-Conference games has really these teams.

Mario Estrada
Mario Estrada
4 months ago

Well they should’ve looked at Long Beach a little better this is the same team that took series from the PAC 12 ACC SEC and big East last year yikes and they let a team in with a 16-32 record 1-15 in April you got to be kidding!!!!!!

Michael Denton
Michael Denton
4 months ago
Reply to  Mario Estrada

They won their conference tournament so they get the automatic bid.

Tony Tandi
Tony Tandi
4 months ago
Reply to  Michael Denton

That is the problem here. If you don’t have an above .500 percentage in both conference record and overall record and win the conference tournament you are not eligible to make the tournament. The team with the best record in conference than makes the tournament.

michael reimer
michael reimer
4 months ago
Reply to  Mario Estrada

We know there’s a bias against the west coast! Always has been. Pretty sure that if the committee were deciding on two teams, they went with who could make them the most $, and full the seats, anc of course that’s always a bloody sec team or southern school

James
James
4 months ago
Reply to  michael reimer

Cry more, emo kid.

Keith Pearson
Keith Pearson
4 months ago
Reply to  michael reimer

Isn’t everyone on the west coast moving to Texas anyway?

Robert Armstrong
Robert Armstrong
4 months ago
Reply to  Mario Estrada

Dirtbags were very good, got screwed with COVID and couldn’t even practice until just before conference play, swept UC Davis in the final week and dropped 17 rpi points for their effort. They split vs Irvine and Gauchos, the two best teams in Big West. But rpi in the 80’s killed them.

Rick Fahr
Rick Fahr
4 months ago

Doesn’t really matter who we play, but there are some other regional hosts out there with easier brackets than the best team in the country drew. Ole Miss took it in the shorts, though. SEMO and Southern Miss aren’t easy outs.

Bobby
Bobby
4 months ago
Reply to  Rick Fahr

Neither is FSU

John Pakiz
John Pakiz
4 months ago
Reply to  Rick Fahr

SEMO is.

GTNavy
GTNavy
4 months ago

I think you guys are overplaying the reduced OOC impact on rpi for the top conferences. The SEC played the regular 325 OOC games, the ACC played fewer but statistically significant 180 games and the Big 12 233 games.

For the conferences that played 0 or far fewer OOC games, I get it. But not the top 3 conferences.

You have to win your games, whoever they are against.

3BNole
3BNole
4 months ago
Reply to  GTNavy

I absolutely think fewer OOC games played a significant roll, but that’s not the only impact. In the case of the ACC at least, in addition to fewer OOC games, there were 2 extra conference series. As an FSU fan, I’ll use the Seminoles as an example. FSU finished with a 29-21 overall record. Let’s assume they went 3-3 in the two extra conference series. That would then give them a record of 26-18. Now, in a typical year they play 56 games, which would mean they would have had 12 additional OOC games. Probably 6 of those would have been guaranteed wins, another 3 would have been likely wins, and 3 of those would have been toss ups given typical scheduling, so I think it’s fair to assume a 9-3 record (or even 10-2). That would give FSU an overall record of 35-21 at the end of the regular season, which would typically equate to an RPI in the 20’s (opposed to the 40’s this year). That’s the difference between a borderline host team and a 3 seed.

Jon
Jon
4 months ago
Reply to  3BNole

Total speculation.. Nothing more

goalookr
4 months ago
Steven W Moser
Steven W Moser
4 months ago

Looks like the same dude lol

Luis Cervantes
Luis Cervantes
4 months ago

Long Beach State should have been in.

Bobby Patterson
Bobby Patterson
4 months ago

Ball State should have been in. Strong OOC. Took 2 from Arizona at Arizona. 38-18 record. How are they out but North Carolina in? Doesn’t make sense. Another hit to the NCAA reputation in my book.

Jon
Jon
4 months ago

Waah.. Waah.. Waah..