- Dec 5, 2011
I don't think they factored in the rivalry factor the year we lost to UConn, St Johns, and Georgetown. Those teams had bad years and it hurt us. Kind of makes you have to think twice about doing rivalry games against the fading rivals.I think you're correct in that they'll look at who we beat and who we lost to. But are they going to really give less weight to a UConn loss because it's an important regular season game?
On the plus side, they should then not use the rivalry/superbowl factor to discount our win against Duke. SU does seem to get extraordinarily hyped up to play Duke, it has to be getting under their skin a little.