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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #180 on: February 27, 2019, 08:35:14 am »
The figure is 3.18%, yes. And that number is established in the NCAA constitution, so any change to our percentage of D-II's percentage would require broad-based support.

Kind of says it all, right?

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #181 on: February 27, 2019, 08:36:50 am »
Massey's tournament predictions are up.

https://www.masseyratings.com/tourn?t=1068

20% Nebraska Wesleyan
16% Whitman
15% Augustana

So basically 50-50 those three vs. the field.

His model favors Randolph-Macon to come out of the Amherst quadrant.

I might post something similar based on my efficiency ratings if I can get to it while it's still relevant.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #182 on: February 27, 2019, 09:34:33 am »
The figure is 3.18%, yes. And that number is established in the NCAA constitution, so any change to our percentage of D-II's percentage would require broad-based support.

I guess I've always wondered why d3 and d2 don't get together to just raise their own percentages.  They've got 2/3rds of the membership, right?  Or does it require 3/4ths?

If it requires the NCAA Board of Gouvernors to sign off, remember that it has 16 from D1, 2 from D2, and 2 from D3 (soon to be joined by 5 more from outside.)

Well, that explains it - and makes sense.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #183 on: February 27, 2019, 09:36:09 am »

They're also trying to get a standardized ratio of participating teams to regions across all d3 sports.  Other sports are not in as workable positions as d3.  I think it's a good idea, although I'm struggling to think about how a ten team selection table is going to work out.  That's rough.  From that perspective I'd almost rather see five regions of 90 than ten regions of 45.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #184 on: February 27, 2019, 01:25:50 pm »
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #185 on: February 27, 2019, 01:35:24 pm »

They're also trying to get a standardized ratio of participating teams to regions across all d3 sports.  Other sports are not in as workable positions as d3.  I think it's a good idea, although I'm struggling to think about how a ten team selection table is going to work out.  That's rough.  From that perspective I'd almost rather see five regions of 90 than ten regions of 45.

Having seen what happens in other sports with large regions - it is just as insane and more inequitable. MLAX has been stuck at two regions and now with something like 250 teams for a number of years. They are FINALLY moving to five (probably six in the future) regions ... it allows for too many issues.

Granted, comparing ten teams at a time isn't fun, either.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #186 on: February 27, 2019, 09:31:35 pm »
So, I did something different this year.  Not only did I fill out my bracket, but once I got to the final 16 I tried to pencil a host for the sectionals.  Here's what I came up with, and let me know what you think:

Upper left (the Whitman bracket): I had host schools Whitman, Senor Christopher Newport, and Hamilton all winning, and picked Plattsburgh to upend Williams in Williamstown, difficult to do, but you have to pick some upsets here and there, and I came up with Hamilton hosting that sectional.  Sorry, Whitman but the NCAA isn't sending 3 teams to Western Washington, and since Plattsburgh would have to fly to Newport (and vice versa) those 2 are out as well.  This looks seemingly straight forward for as long as Hamilton wins the first 2 games, they are hosting the next weekend.

Bottom left (the Amherst bracket): I had Randolph-Macon holding serve at home; Middlebury winning @ Rowan, Amherst winning @ Rochester and MIT winning @ Swathmore.  This seems like another straight forward bracket where as long as Amherst wins they are hosting the next round, and things only get crazy if Rochester win.

Now here's where things got messy....Bottom right (the Augie?? bracket): I actually had chalk meaning all 4 host teams make it out of their pods.  NCAA would have to fly all 3 teams to Augie, so just like Whitman they are out.  I went with Marietta to host this one as Oswego just checks in at under 500 miles.

Now let's get really crazy.....my upset bracket Upper right (The Neb Wesleyan bracket): I picked Neb Wesleyan to win their pod, but then Wittenberg to win @ Guilford, Oshkosh to win @ St. John's, and Loras to win @ North Central.  Loras is able to drive to Nebraska, but the other 2 can't, while Wittenberg, Oshkosh & Loras are all within driving distance of each other.  I went back and forth between Wittenberg & Oshkosh for this.  Wittenberg was #1 in their region, while Oshkosh was #3, but in the end I decided to give the sectional to Oshkosh because I think the numbers were slightly better, but this is the only one of the 4 I wasn't comfortable with.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #187 on: February 27, 2019, 10:26:54 pm »
So, I did something different this year.  Not only did I fill out my bracket, but once I got to the final 16 I tried to pencil a host for the sectionals.  Here's what I came up with, and let me know what you think:

Upper left (the Whitman bracket): I had host schools Whitman, Senor Christopher Newport, and Hamilton all winning, and picked Plattsburgh to upend Williams in Williamstown, difficult to do, but you have to pick some upsets here and there, and I came up with Hamilton hosting that sectional.  Sorry, Whitman but the NCAA isn't sending 3 teams to Western Washington, and since Plattsburgh would have to fly to Newport (and vice versa) those 2 are out as well.  This looks seemingly straight forward for as long as Hamilton wins the first 2 games, they are hosting the next weekend.

Bottom left (the Amherst bracket): I had Randolph-Macon holding serve at home; Middlebury winning @ Rowan, Amherst winning @ Rochester and MIT winning @ Swathmore.  This seems like another straight forward bracket where as long as Amherst wins they are hosting the next round, and things only get crazy if Rochester win.

Now here's where things got messy....Bottom right (the Augie?? bracket): I actually had chalk meaning all 4 host teams make it out of their pods.  NCAA would have to fly all 3 teams to Augie, so just like Whitman they are out.  I went with Marietta to host this one as Oswego just checks in at under 500 miles.

Now let's get really crazy.....my upset bracket Upper right (The Neb Wesleyan bracket): I picked Neb Wesleyan to win their pod, but then Wittenberg to win @ Guilford, Oshkosh to win @ St. John's, and Loras to win @ North Central.  Loras is able to drive to Nebraska, but the other 2 can't, while Wittenberg, Oshkosh & Loras are all within driving distance of each other.  I went back and forth between Wittenberg & Oshkosh for this.  Wittenberg was #1 in their region, while Oshkosh was #3, but in the end I decided to give the sectional to Oshkosh because I think the numbers were slightly better, but this is the only one of the 4 I wasn't comfortable with.

Curious why Wittenberg (speculation) didn't put in a bid. Will they put one in for the 2nd weekend. I'm partial to Oshkosh since they would've hosted had it not been for the women hosting opening weekend.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #188 on: February 28, 2019, 12:05:26 am »
I am told they had an arena conflict. I am also heard they may have tried to make things work, but it was too late.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #189 on: February 28, 2019, 02:18:21 am »
Sorry, Whitman but the NCAA isn't sending 3 teams to Western Washington

What about to Eastern Washington?  ;)

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #190 on: February 28, 2019, 08:53:32 am »
Is there a bracket pick'em contest this year?

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #191 on: February 28, 2019, 09:16:07 am »
 I read that the sponsor was no longer conducting the bracket contest.

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #192 on: February 28, 2019, 09:37:42 am »
Is there a bracket pick'em contest this year?

In  the fantasy and pickemleagues thread there is a game where you pick teams each round, but you can only use them once. Pick each round. Would be fun to get more participants!

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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #193 on: February 28, 2019, 11:57:59 am »
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26098338/forgetful-div-ii-team-forced-wear-host-unis

Funny story out of D2. Visitors forgot their unis and had to wear hosts' old away unis.
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Re: 2019 NCAA Tournament
« Reply #194 on: February 28, 2019, 12:19:48 pm »
Well, now we know that Illinois Wesleyan isn't the only men's basketball program in America that keeps all of the team's uniforms together for travel purposes rather than putting them back in the players' lockers once they've been laundered and thus making it the responsibilty of the players themselves to pack their unis in their bags. This same thing happened back in January 2013 when IWU forgot to bring its uniforms to North Park. Rather than take up NPU head coach Tom Slyder's offer to play the game in old Vikings road unis, the Titans decided to wait until their own uniforms arrived from Bloomington with the parents of one of their players. Tipoff took place 75 minutes after the game had been scheduled to start.
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