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  1. The Idea, presumably, is to provide an over-all picture of each team. One or two outlier results every now and then for any team (every team has them) will be balanced out over time. However, it seems that a strong bias exits in favor of early season results. In years past, selection committees said they focused on late-season trends over early-season results. Explanation this year appear to be the opposite.
  2. Check out the number of views, likes and retweets on this ESPN tweet:
  3. And how does a team come in at #35 with six losses in their last 11 games, including four blow-out losses by 14, 20, 22 and 23 point margins?
  4. Vegas doesn’t like us again

    That’s a good sign, this season, for a Husker win!
  5. The Big Ten is Down

    Here, here! It’s like everyone thinking that Oklahoma is all-world. Turns out they aren’t. But those early perceptions are almost set in stone. And everyone still believes the Big XII is a great conference, based in part on Oklahoma’s no-longer-accurate stature.
  6. The Official Media Thread

    Some good stuff:
  7. What If? Play-in game

    Yeah. And it’s good practice for later to be in a need-to-win mode. Michigan St. today is probably an example of what happens when a team thinks they’ve got things in the bag.
  8. I’d give you an up arrow for your down arrow, if I could.
  9. Wow! My first-ever down vote. Thanks for the honor, Cookie.
  10. He’s bragging to a fan base that has multiple national championships in multiple sports across multiple decades, Against that backdrop . . . brag on!
  11. Ha! Jay on a Husker Board. Many on this board don’t share your gushing. But as long as we’re doing hypotheticals, your school was thoroughly in bed with a guy charged by the FBI with felony misbehavior and total disregard for rules. So, we all might all keep our powder dry for awhile.
  12. Wouldn’t put much stock in any team-specific comments. Acknowledging legitimate arguments a team might have is good information management: if a team is left out, they need to know that all factors in their favor were duly considered.
  13. Assuming Nebrasketball is clean (this seems like a reasonable assumption so far), Tim Miles & Co. have probably achieved this year the greatest level of job security imaginable. Look at it this way: they’ve managed to create a Tournament-level team, while playing by-the-book, in competition with 50 programs who aren’t. That’s a huge achievement and worthy of great celebration and reward! Heck, that’s worthy of the same reward-level as at least a Sweet 16 or even a Final Four appearance.If the scandal plays out anywhere near what the Yahoo article describes, and if Nebrasketball is clean under Miles & Co., the future is very bright for Nebrasketball.If, on the other hand, we aren’t clean, . . .
  14. Assuming Nebrasketball is clean, the Committee might want to make sure we get in. Here’s why. The FBI thing is getting scary for the entirety of College Basketball—up to 50 teams could be affected!!!Here are excerpts from this week’s Yahoo article that created the stir:what’s becoming increasingly clear . . . is that the breadth of potential NCAA rules violations uncovered is wide enough to fundamentally and indelibly alter the sport of college basketball.The soundtrack . . . is essentially a ticking time bomb, which will inevitably explode. It will impact every major conference, Hall of Fame coaches, a score of current top players and some of the nation’s most distinguished and respected programs.“When this all comes out, Hall of Fame coaches should be scared, lottery picks won’t be eligible to play and almost half of the 16 teams the NCAA showed on its initial NCAA tournament show this weekend should worry about their appearance being vacated.”In terms of NCAA rules, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports that the material obtained threatens the fundamental structure and integrity of the sport, as there’s potentially as many 50 college basketball programs that could end up compromised in some way.NCAA officials are staring at the prospect of a tournament with a winner that will likely be vacating its title – and many others eventually vacating their appearances. . . . The most fascinating and tricky variable here is time.
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