Questions For The Competition is a weekly column that addresses our issues with the brackets of other bracketology "experts." This week's questions - the first we've posed to the competition this season - are reserved for ESPN.com's Joe Lunardi. As the season goes on, and more major sports websites (CBS, CNNSI.com, etc.) consistently post weekly brackets, we will ask questions to them as well.
Keep in mind that these questions are about Lunardi's latest bracket, which was released before Monday's games.
Joe Lunardi (ESPN.com) - Jan. 12 Bracket
If the season ended today, would the committee really give two Big East and two ACC teams the one seeds? No other conference would be represented?
We understand why San Diego State is in the field (as the MWC automatic, because they are in first place), but the rest of your MWC seeding is a mess. How is BYU a 6 seed and UNLV is out when UNLV has much better wins (at Louisville, Arizona) than BYU (Utah State, Boise State)? And what's the love affair with six-loss Utah?
How is Louisville a 3 seed and Minnesota an 8 seed when the Minnesota beat Louisville on a neutral court and has about the same RPI? Does it have anything to do with the fact that you had Louisville so high in your now-meaningless preseason bracket?
How in the world does Illinois State, with zero Top 100 RPI wins, deserve an at-large?
Isn't Memphis (with no OOC resume) a little high at a 5? Isn't Michigan (with a great OOC resume) a little low at a 9?
Florida State isn't even in your First Four Out? How are they not in over Missouri, whose only big win is a team (Cal), that FSU beat too?