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The Mid Major Thread

Discussion in 'College Basketball Forum' started by ericd7633, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. SU Nittany Tide

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    Mike Daum at SDSU. They almost beat Nevada at Nevada.
     



  2. BoiseStateFan27

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    Belmont picked up a few good wins I think? Utah State will get opportunities against Nevada too

    VCU beat Texas, Temple and Wichita State, and their losses are to St. John's, Virginia, Old Dominion and Charleston. Old Dominion beat Syracuse (is Old Dominion another At-large chance?) so they're not a bad loss. Charleston might be.

    Belmont I looked at their schedule, not much for wins sadly only one over a free-falling UCLA. They also have a bad loss to Green Bay, they really needed to take advantage of that opportunity against Purdue.

    Furman was looking strong but I think they lost a game in the SoCon already, it really sucks that not a lot of people have noticed how strong that league is
     
  3. ericd7633

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    Belmont has a sweep over Lipscomb, which should finish in the top 75 of net giving them a Q1 and Q2 win on their resume. UCLA is fading and fast. That might not even register as a Q2 win.

    I feel bad for these teams because all them have been on the road so many games already and are almost assured to get no credit for it in terms of selection.

    To answer your question, I think all of these teams could be at large candidates, but it would really require them to lose at most 2 conference games.

    And yes it's frustrating that the general public doesn't understand the strength of the So Con. It's a very good league at the top 5. 5 teams currently in the top 100 of NET.
     
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    This actually seems like a stronger year for mid-majors in general. The committee and the selection process in general should be evaluated closely if mid-majors don't get a lot of bids again.

    Forgot about Lipscomb, they're looking good too. None of their losses are bad, swept by Belmont and the other two were to Louisville and Clemson. There's the road win over TCU which is a nice feather in the cap. They can't afford losses in conference play though.

    Penn is another one now that I think of it. They have a win over Villanova, and as I look at their schedule here they beat Miami (fl). Losses are to Kansas State, Oregon State (who's actually one of the less bad teams in the Pac-12) and Toledo.

    This allowed me to stumble upon Toledo, they're 12-1. They don't have much for wins other than Penn and a loss to Wright State, but they can build a case if they can upset Buffalo. Another lost league, the Mac is having a strong year.
     
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    Loyola Ramblers 2-0 to start Missouri Valley play. Should win the conference and get to the dance again.
     
  6. UCFhonors

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    There have always been 10 Major basketball conferences, Noob.

    "Power conferences" is a made up term by The ESP5N Cartel in 2012.

    #UCFacts
     
  7. ericd7633

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    That'd be a no, dumbass.
     
  8. mr.hockey4242

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    Lol
     
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    Learn your UCFacts. The ESP5N Cartel is trying to brain wash you with propaganda.

    From Wiki:
    Mid-major is a term used in American NCAA Division I college sports, especially men's basketball, to refer to athletic conferences that are not among the the American aka AAC, ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12, SEC, the Big East, the Atlantic 10, and the Mountain West.

    The term "mid-major" was coined in 1977 by Jack Kvancz, head coach of Catholic University's men's basketball team.[1] Such a distinction is not officially acknowledged by the NCAA, nor does the NCAA use the terms "major" and "mid-major" to differentiate between Division I athletic conferences. It is considered offensive and derogatory by some fans and schools.[2][3]

    #UCFacts
     
  10. ericd7633

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    Cool that's 9, dumbass.
     
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    CUSA was High Major when UCF was in it. Obvi.

    #UCFacts



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  12. ericd7633

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    Back when there was no AAC. Let me know when you get to 10.
     
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    There was an AAC. It was called the Big East. Noob, you really need to learn your UCFacts if you're going to post on a National Basketball board.

    #UCFacts
     
  14. ericd7633

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    I'll just keep calling you a dumbass and be done with it.
     
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    It just makes you look UCFoolish, especially with me owning your every point. As the saying goes, "UCFirst they deny. Then they detract. Then they come around to the UCFacts."



    #UCFacts
     
  16. ericd7633

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    Okay, dumbass.
     
  17. ericd7633

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    Current mid majors in the top 50 of NET:

    #14. Buffalo
    #31. Wofford
    #41. Murray State
    #43. San Francisco
    #47. Liberty
    #48. Lipscomb

    Outside of Buffalo, anyone think any of these other teams are capable of getting an at-large? I'd lean Wofford and San Francisco.
     
  18. mr.hockey4242

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    You’re still at 9. Even with the very broad inclusion of the AAC/CUSA, MW and A10
     
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    He forgot the MEAC
     
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    Mid majors in the top 60 of NET:

    #13 Buffalo
    #30 Wofford
    #39 Murray State
    #42 Lipscomb
    #45 Liberty
    #48 San Francisco
    #52 Hofstra
    #54 St. Mary's
    #60 Furman