Tuesday, January 25, 2011

B101's Questions For The Competition

Questions For The Competition is a weekly column that addresses our issues with the brackets of other bracketology "experts." Today's questions are reserved for ESPN's Joe Lunardi and SI.com's Andy Glockner. Keep in mind that these questions are about each expert's most recent brackets, which were released before Monday's games.

Joe Lunardi (ESPN) - Jan. 24 Bracket
How in the world would Kansas State - at 1-4 in conference with zero Top 50 wins - deserve an at-large if the season ended today? Not only are they in, but they'd get a 9 seed? How?

How is UCLA five seed lines higher than Arizona? Five?

How is Baylor more worthy of an at-large than Richmond and Washington State if the season ended today? Is it their 87 RPI and one Top 50 win?

How did a win over DePaul and a loss to Notre Dame move Marquette up two seed lines?

Andy Glockner (Sports Illustrated) - Jan. 24 Bracket
The A-10 would really get four bids if the season ended today? And we thought Lunardi was the A-10 homer...

We agree that Old Dominion still belongs in, but do they really deserve a 10 seed? They're that safe?

Isn't St. John's a little high as an 8? Isn't Florida State a little low as an 8?

UCLA belongs three seed lines higher than Arizona? The Bruins don't have a better resume right now? Who has Arizona beaten?


Anonymous said...

I am a temple student and thus a temple fan... but a 7 seed? Did you see their two losses in a row?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, when I saw the ESPN bracket with Kansas State at a 10, I was like "Whoa, they're one of the 40 best teams in the nation?" Temple at a 7 is pretty amusing as well.

So, does Notre Dame move up any after tonight? Pitt is a pretty marquee win for any squad, especially as an away win.

Bracketology 101 said...

Notre Dame would be a 3 seed if we did a bracket today.

Bracketology 101 said...

Temple has definitely struggled in its last two conference games, but we still think they are good enough to finish in the top two in the A-10. If they do that, with their OOC resume, they'll be right around the 7 line.

The Giss said...

Hilarious that Lunardi has UCLA 5 lines higer than AZ and Glockner has them 3 lines lower.

Interesting week or two coming up in the Horizon which could well shuffle things.

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