not concerned about Ball State, we beat both Lewis & Loyola on the road, we beat Hawaii twice (after they got guys back on their roster), so the committee would have a really difficult time to put Ball State above us, plus Ball State is not a team that is gonna translate to fans/viewers (I know it's not a criteria, but anybody that doesn't think the commitees don't recognize that is naive)
it's mainly cause Penn State beat us (at our court no less) and has a much better road record. Those are two of the criteria.
Now, do we have much more quality wins, better SOS, etc. Yes. I don't think a committee should put PSU in over us if one looks at the records extensively, but.......they also have to use RPI only.
I suspect we'll drop out of the #1 RPI spot this week, because of 2 games vs. a horrible W-L record Northridge, maybe not, we'll see.
yep, hopefully PSU wins their tourney, I personally think if either UCLA or PSU wins their tourney we are in, but again, nothing ever shocks me with the NCAA, could they put Ball State in over us? I just can't see it because it'll mean they'll likely have lost to Lewis or Loyola again, which is one more dagger for them.
pulling out that 5 setter vs. Northridge was huge, really really huge, I don't think it can be underestimated how big that was when RPI is such a big factor in the data. You don't want to give committee's reasons and data to not let you get a bid.
in any case, win the BWCT in Hawaii (for all sorts of other reasons) and it's a moot point, by Saturday night final, we'll know anyway all the AQs befoe that match starts
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