Behind the Bracket: Winners and losers from the nonconference part
With every males’s college basketball Division I conference in the country shifting into league play for the 2022-23 season, we have actually reached a little a dividing line in regards to group résumé-building. For that reason, it’s time to put a marker down on a few key metrics– if only as a contrast to what actually matters in about 10 weeks.Don’t state we did
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A year ago, Texas A&M made one of the most noise about its 2022 NCAA tournament snub. The Aggies had finished the season on a strong note, winning their last 4 regular-season games and after that reaching the SEC tournament last with additional triumphes over Florida, and eventual competition participants Auburn and Arkansas.
At the end of the day, nevertheless, the NCAA selection committee obviously might not get past their nonconference schedule ranking of 262. Agree or disagree the choice, the committee has been extremely constant for many years in separating the final at-large candidates by drilling down on this point.The following schools appear to have actually missed the memo in 2022-23. All of these are potential bubble groups come Selection Sunday: Glad to see Texas A&M learned its lesson.Smartest people
in the room At the other end of the spectrum are the non-power conference schools seeking to maximize their NCAA competition seeding and choice potential customers. So let’s provide our Bracketology gold stars to the following schools: Winning the right games … Scheduling, of course, is the easy part of the formula. Winning the games that get you into the competition is where the rubber hits the road. It’s still early, obviously, however here are the top performers to date in combined quad one/quad 2 victories: The other end Next are the teams that have prevailed– exceedingly, the committee may state– at the other end of Division I: