RF1 wrote:Teams from the A-10 never get seeded according to their record and computer numbers. The committee always finds something to devalue them. URI will be up against this in March. Expect a seed worse than projected. Best case scenario ceiling is probably 5. More than likely it will be 6-8 barring a collapse down the stretch. That unfortunately is just how the NCAA operates. Power conference teams are always given the benefit of doubt while non power teams are always suspect.
Right now RPI Forecast has URI 5.3 RPI if we win our last 6 games saying we have a 14.18% probability of achieving that.
That makes us arguably a 2-seed but a pretty good argument
That does not include the A10 Tournament which if we were to win would make us an even stronger candidate for a higher seed.
URI is in unchartered waters, even for an A10 Team.
Monday we will be Ranked 15th or higher
We have 4 starting Seniors and a PG who plays like one. Everyone is healthy. Very experienced team and with a Bench that has Hurley saying he has 8 Starters - and guess what - he is right!!
If URI keeps winning URI will keep climbing the AP Rankings. Everyone sees those rankings everyday. In the Paper, on the Score Ticker below every basketball game shown on TV, everyone in Sports Bars across the country knows which teams are in the Top 25. It's great free publicity
We have never experienced anything like this 15 game winning streak and this kind of in-season National Ranking
That is why the Rankings are so important to teams like URI, Nevada, St Mary's, Gonzaga..............the Rankings put pressure on the Committee, and the idea is to put SO much pressure on the Committee that they cannot screw you without the Court of Public Opinion going bonkers.
Just keep winning URI - that is the key. Don't let anybody take anything away from you.