Yes. This may be news to some, but non-conference games do count. So does RPI. The Gophers chances are 65% and falling. Iowa's 35% and rising. I'd still much rather be us. We need 3 more wins (counting BTT) for lock status.I don't see us finishing ahead of Iowa now in the B10 standings, and to be honest, I don't see 9 wins. Can we make the NCAAs with 8 wins and finishing behind Iowa (and perhaps Illinois)?
Yes, 9-9 Gophers get in for sure, 8-10 is a little bit tougher but I still think they would be in with the bubble the way it is as of now.I don't see us finishing ahead of Iowa now in the B10 standings, and to be honest, I don't see 9 wins. Can we make the NCAAs with 8 wins and finishing behind Iowa (and perhaps Illinois)?
I don't understand what you're saying. My comment was that on paper they still look to be in great shape; however, it's not clear to me that they will definitely win the couple more games necessary. Anyway, just wondering what you were trying to say.Thank god the Selection Committee doesn't poll the teams fans. The Gophers would finish last.
Thank God we held on and beat Becky.I don't see us finishing ahead of Iowa now in the B10 standings, and to be honest, I don't see 9 wins. Can we make the NCAAs with 8 wins and finishing behind Iowa (and perhaps Illinois)?
I hope #inAjlaopeihfYHL587 doesn't read this.It all comes down to @Nebraska. I don't think we'll win at Purdue. If we finish 7-11, we'll need two wins in the BTT to pull it off. Short of that, we still might have a respectable RPI, but the selection committee are no dopes. They will be able to see us for the team we've been.
We're in agreement - 3 more wins.Maybe the Gophers will BREAK THE RPI!!!! lol
Maybe we'll force the NCAA selection committee to scrap the RPI?!
Well, I said before the Wisconsin game that we needed FOUR WINS to get in. Didn't matter when those wins come, BTT or regular season. After the UW win, we were down to THREE. Now we are still at THREE.
If we lose all of the rest of our Big Ten conf games, but get to the BTT final, that would still get us in I think. Too many signature wins and not enough bad losses. Big Ten is just too highly rated overall as a conference.
Although losing to PSU would be a bad loss, so that might make 2 bad losses?! But we'd also possibly have FIVE Top 25 wins.
Yeah, I've done the math, and looked at every possible scenario, and no matter how they come, if we get 3 more wins, our RPI rating would be SO GOOD, the NCAA Selection Committee would literally have to make the decision to scrap the RPI to justify leaving us out of the tourney.
What woul you call a complete collaspe? They have lost 7 of 10 and a high probability after the next 2 that could be 9 of 12. Exactly when does the collaspe become complete?Bubble is too weak for the Gophers to miss the NCAA's unless they completely collapse which I wouldn't put past this team. I see the Big Ten with 8 bids.
They look at the whole body of work. 13 wins vs the top 100 is far better than any bubble team right now.What woul you call a complete collaspe? They have lost 7 of 10 and a high probability after the next 2 that could be 9 of 12. Exactly when does the collaspe become complete?
Your recollection is good on this... stress is on 'body of work'. That said, the committee can use just about whatever information they like.The committee used to weigh the last 10 games for consideration. My memory tells me that qualifier was thrown out. Can someone help me with this?
The really frustrating thing about the zone is that it rarely is a team's primary form of defense. They just throw it in for a few minutes to mix things up. It's not supposed to be as effective as it is against us. You are supposed to get wide open 3 point looks. If you can't hit them that is one thing, but we can't even get a shot off against it.What are the odds that all our remaining opponents play zone? If so, we got no chance.