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Running 2016-17 College Rings Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by dixiehack, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Wait. 6 teams in the tourney have 30 wins.

    Wichita State

    How is that not beating anyone? You can't fault them because everyone else in the MVC sucks.
    And it's not like they got shit-housed OOC.....lose by 5 to Louisvilla......10 to MSU.......
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I didn't say they didn't beat anyone. I said they lost to every decent team they played, which is true. Gonzaga is in a similar situation, but went out and beat Arizona, Florida and Iowa State.
  3. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Fair enough. I just think Wichita State got jobbed on their seeding. That's all.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Troy was the sixth seed in a mediocre at best conference. That's not an exceptionally good year.
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Maybe so, but the problem is there's no good way to do it that works girl both the big conferences and the mid-majors. Seeding based on the eye test would be a mess. Doing as Barkley suggested and rewarding MTSU and Wichita for what they've done in previous seasons makes no sense.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I just don't see the competitive disadvantage for Wichita St. as a 10. They play a seven in the first round and a two in the second. If they're good enough to win the first one (I think so), it's the seven seed that's getting screwed, not them.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    For Troy it is a fabulous year. And Jax State broke something like a six-year drought of not making the OVC tournament.
  8. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    For Troy it is.
  9. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that's a tough draw for Dayton. And even if you think WSU could have been the 7, there's really no difference after the first round.
  10. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    Has Wichita State ever tried to get into a better conference? Creighton got into the the Big East. Could the Shockers get into the A-10 if they wanted to?

    What stops them from trying. The travel? Changing conferences would create problems with other sports such as baseball?
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    There were rumors about Wichita State bringing back football and making a play to join the American or Mountain West, but it sounds like the people pushing for that severely underestimated the cost of restarting football.
  12. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    It would be madnesss for Wichita to restart football but I wonder if the current Mountain West membership would let Wichita in as a basketball only member. Mountain West basketball has fallen on hard times and Wichita State might be a step to rebuilding a league that can get more some at-large invitations. It would also strengthen their CBS television package.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
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