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Re: The last MVB At-Large Bid
We are the only team of the three to make it to our conference final, and the big west is the best conference.
They clearly did not play our schedule, because they play in a weaker conference. Despite this, they made efforts to play the some of the best squads by traveling west to face us.
In short I think RPI is out the window in this particular case. It's the head to head that kills us.
Who else did Penn State beat besides LB once in a close match?
LB beat UCLA once and Hawaii twice.
LB has the better rpi.
I think that getting swept last night seals the deal. And I agree Penn State will get the nod, especially due to the head to head victory ON OUR FLOOR.
Still was a solid season and the future is VERY BRIGHT. Wish I could say the same about many of our other programs, but I cannot.
If there is ANY doubt about who our most accomplished coach is, that doubt should be out of your mind now. It's Ray.
With UCLA all but guaranteed of getting one of the at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament it comes down to Penn State or us for the other one. Penn State had a better overall record (23-4) to 20-5. They finished the season very strong with a 19 game winning streak before being upset by Princeton. The main criteria is they beat us head to head at the pyramid earlier in the season. While I think we are a better team it looks to me like Penn State will get the other at-large bid.