rhodysurf wrote:ramster wrote:ATPTourFan wrote:https://twitter.com/marchmadness/status/962796769145950209
Excellent job by Andy Katz.
I was not impressed by Bruce Rasmussen. I would not want to be one of the last few teams out with this guy leading the Committee.
Surprising to me was that Rasmussen said that the Committee does not look at Margin of Victory AT ALL. Not at all. This was in response to Andy Katz bringing up the 28 point crushing that Tennessee experienced at Alabama yesterday. Obvious Katz was not aware of this. What Rasmussen says does not make sense anyway because some of the new measures that the Committee now looks starting this year at DO consider margin of victory or loss.
So, according to Rasmussen, URI can play @ Alabama to a 4 point loss and Tennessee can lose @ Alabama by 28 points and there is no consideration for that. The 4th round or 5th round seed could come down to URI and Tennessee and the margin of that common opponent would not matter - what nonsense.
Nice we have Bruce Rasmussen from Creighton as the Head of the Selection Committee and Dan Gavitt (son of the guy who refused to allow URI into the Big East) as Senior Vice President in charge of Men's Basketball and the NCAA tournament
We just need to win, win, win. No favors coming our way.
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basket ... s-seedings
Winning and losing matters most. Always will and always should. Margin of victory is impossible to judge without watching every game
Funny that many criticized RPI because it didn't take into account winning margin.
Nobody is saying Winning and Losing matters most - no kidding
So winning by 1 or winning by 40 doesn't matter unless you watch the game?
Not your or Rasmussen or anyone can tell me URI losing by 4 at Alabama is no different than Tennessee losing by 28 at Alabama. And I do not have to watch the game to know that.
But the Selection Committee Head says today to Andy Katz that the Committee does not look at Margin at all. I can tell you that is total BS because Ken Pom, which the NCAA has included among other measures DOES include margins - so he does not even know what he is talking about.