100% Hosed, West Virginia…
March 14, 2010 4 Comments
The brackets and seeding are out for the 2010 Road to the Final Four (Brand name, not an adjective) and the outrage you hear comes from the state with fifteen million people and the same 200 last names. This for a school that clearly won their conference tourney but was screwed over by a school with a reputation for cupcake schedules in their own state!
West Virginia won the 2010 Big East Championship over Georgetown back on Saturday night (3/13), but were screwed over royally like Vince McMahon on Bret Hart by the NCAA D-I Men’s Basketball Championship Committee for league rival Syracuse, who had lost earlier that week to the same Hoya Paranoias in a quarterfinal. The major problem for years with Whining Jim Boeheim’s schedule tendencies was that he scheduled games from within New York State not named St. John’s University to get beaten big time in front of 33,000 fans at the Carrier Dome. The Mountaineers’ biggest games were against the likes of The Ohio State University, Texas A&M and Purdue, whereas the Men of Orange are up on cupcakes like St. Bonaventure, the State University of New York at Albany and St. francis of New York. And when the final RPI was discovered, Syracuse was five and WVU was four. So guess who got the fourth top seed in March Madness after Kansas, Kentucky and Duke?
Motherfucking Syracuse. Okay, Syracuse won the only head-to-head meeting earlier in the year, but RPI should matter when it comes to seedings IMHO, plus how you did there in conference tourneys. And did we also detail that another Big East team, Louisville, beat the Orange twice? West Virginia won their meeting with the Cardinals. As a matter of fact, Syracuse was the only at-large team to grab that #1 seed. The Jayhawks, Wildcats and Blue Devils won their conference tournaments.
The bottom line is that lose in a conference tourney, your seeding will be lower. And that is why I predict Syracuse will not get out of the second round.