IL Bracketology: Men's Division I, Fifth Look 050418

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Not many changes - PIG game participants: St. Joe's and Richmond trade places.

Still have the problem with Yale being the Ivy champ, but Penn is still in.
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So easy to fix.

9. Syracuse (7-6)
RPI: 12
Top 5 Wins: Duke, Notre Dame
Top 10 Wins: Virginia
Top 20 Wins: None
Games Remaining: Colgate
 

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This board would be lighting up with Desko complaints if Cuse had loss. Silence is telling. Congrats to staff and team .Go Cuse!!!!
 

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Based on the RPI (updated for today's action), SU now has 3 total Top 10 wins (2 Top 5). Only SU has multiple Top 5 wins. Only ND (1 Top 5) and Duke (1 Top 5) have more total Top 10 wins (4).

Clearly, we are in, and with Denver's loss, could end up hosting. Georgetown winning is probably the end of the line for O$U and maybe Bucknell. Although if I'm Virginia, I'm not terribly comfortable. Bucknell has a Top 5 win (Yale) and a Top 10 win (Loyola). UVa has no Top 5 wins, and 2 Top 10 wins (SU, Loyola). UVa's saving grace in the comparison with Bucknell is its #8 SOS, while Bucknell sits uncomfortably low at 29.
 

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Based on the RPI (updated for today's action), SU now has 3 total Top 10 wins (2 Top 5). Only SU has multiple Top 5 wins. Only ND (1 Top 5) and Duke (1 Top 5) have more total Top 10 wins (4).

Clearly, we are in, and with Denver's loss, could end up hosting. Georgetown winning is probably the end of the line for O$U and maybe Bucknell. Although if I'm Virginia, I'm not terribly comfortable. Bucknell has a Top 5 win (Yale) and a Top 10 win (Loyola). UVa has no Top 5 wins, and 2 Top 10 wins (SU, Loyola). UVa's saving grace in the comparison with Bucknell is its #8 SOS, while Bucknell sits uncomfortably low at 29.
We think we’re getting the #8 seed and will host Denver. We’re agnostic about SU’s placement.;)
 
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Who gets in and who gets bumped out of the tourney is the most confusing thing I've ever seen. Who you beat seems to hold much more power than a teams final record. If I'm completely off base with that, please excuse my ignorance. There is just a lot going on for the 16 teams to make it in, other than winning your conference.
Granted, I have never followed college lacrosse until this season. Well, I've never followed any lacrosse TBH. Where I grew up in NJ, the rich kids played lacrosse and the rest of us played football and basketball.
 

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Who gets in and who gets bumped out of the tourney is the most confusing thing I've ever seen. Who you beat seems to hold much more power than a teams final record. If I'm completely off base with that, please excuse my ignorance. There is just a lot going on for the 16 teams to make it in, other than winning your conference.
Granted, I have never followed college lacrosse until this season. Well, I've never followed any lacrosse TBH. Where I grew up in NJ, the rich kids played lacrosse and the rest of us played football and basketball.
Good wins certainly count more than bad losses. SOS, where important in football and basketball, is much more important in lacrosse. 8-6 with a #4 SOS is much better in the eyes of the committee than 11-3 with a #21 SOS, for example. Top 5/Top 10/Top 20 wins (based on RPI) matters a lot, also.
 
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Good wins certainly count more than bad losses. SOS, where important in football and basketball, is much more important in lacrosse. 8-6 with a #4 SOS is much better in the eyes of the committee than 11-3 with a #21 SOS, for example. Top 5/Top 10/Top 20 wins (based on RPI) matters a lot, also.
Thanks for that, helps explain it.
 

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Yes Yale will be the #1 seed assuming they beat Cornell. SU could be the 7 or 8 seed now. Could be Denver at SU or if SU is the 7, Rutty ir Bucknell at SU.
Not sure how we get up to #7. Best case we jump Denver to get to #8, and our traditional Sunday 7:30 pin placement.
 

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Oh, please...the staff has done a below average job for the last half decade at least. I am sure you had a tingle down your leg when they crushed Binghamton as well. If the number 1 FO unit can't do better than they did against Colgate that tingle might be short-lived.

This board would be lighting up with Desko complaints if Cuse had loss. Silence is telling. Congrats to staff and team .Go Cuse!!!!
 
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