Originally Posted by max venable
Way to go Bucks! AMAZING season!
It should be enough to get them a #1 seed in the big dance...but they won't get it. They're not media darlings like some of the others.
Here's their case for getting a #1 seed:
--Outright champs of the #1 RPI conference.
--Currently #4 in the RPI rankings
--23-4 record (four losses by a combined 15 points)
Here's why they won't get it:
--they didn't start the season ranked (I know it sounds weird but here's the reality...they had to work their way up in the rankings. Went from unranked to currently #8. If they'd have started higher they'd have finished higher. It's bogus but it's reality. 23-4 and an outright Big Ten championship in a year where the conference is loaded SHOULD get you a #1. Oh well.
Great season! Let's make some noise in the postseason!
A two seed is fine. I haven't seen much of the rest of the top teams nationally play this year, but just traditionally what a #1 seed looks like, I don't think this team fits that description. The CATCH 22 for them is that running the table in the tourney as well would make an even stronger case for the #1, but I'd rather they win one then bow out and get ready for their first game in the Big Dance. Give us the 2 and start hitting the 3s again and it could be a run to the sweet 16 for sure.