Post by purplehaze on May 31, 2021 11:58:23 GMT -5
Three NE teams are in the NCAA's - Northeastern won the CAA (former HC player Ben Malgeri was MVP of the tourney) and are the 3 seed in Arkansas regional - Fairfield had to sweat it out as they lost the MAAC tourney to Rider, but their 35-3 record got them a 3 seed in the Austin, Tx. regional - and UConn won the Big East and is the 2 seed in the South Bend regional - we usually see a 4 seed from this area but not this year.
Well, NU didn't just play against northeast comp in 2018, and that was the question that was floated.
Most schools also are going down for a weekend or two to the South play a few games while the vast majority of their schedule are regional schools. Fairfield played five games in 2019 in the south if you want to consider JMU a southern school.
Yes, if a team from the Northeast only plays games against other NE teams and goes 33-3, they have a shot at an at-large bid, but how often would that happen?
Well, Northeastern got an at-large in 2018 with a 36-19 record
Well, that Northeastern team played Texas Tech, Auburn, Creighton, Missouri and plays in a conference with 2 other top 100 RPI's (who aren't northeast teams), so not sure how that backs up your statement.
Last Edit: Jun 16, 2021 11:53:37 GMT -5 by hcross22