Sunday, March 16, 2014

CBI/CIT fields

They're out.

Wyoming (18-14) at Texas A&M (17-15)
Morehead St (20-13) at Illinois St (16-15)

Radford (21-12) at Oregon St (16-15)
South Dakota St (19-12) at Old Dominion (16-17)

Fresno St (17-16) at UTEP (23-10)
Princeton (20-8) at Tulane (17-16)

Hampton (18-12) at Penn St (15-17)
Stony Brook (23-10) at Siena (15-17)

3 sub-.500 teams...and they're from CUSA and the MAAC!  (and the B1G)


Holy Cross (19-13) at Brown (15-13)
VMI (19-12) at Canisius (20-12)
Wright St (20-14) at East Carolina (17-16)
Norfolk St (19-14) at Eastern Michigan (21-14)
Chattanooga (18-14) at East Tennessee St (18-15)
Columbia (19-12) at Valparaiso (18-15)
Alabama St (19-12) at Sam Houston St (23-10)
Portland St (17-14) at San Diego (16-16)
Quinnipiac (20-11) at Yale (15-13)
Towson (23-10) at USC Upstate (19-14)
Cleveland St (21-11) at Ohio (23-11)
Akron (21-12) at IPFW (24-10)
Murray St (18-11) at Missouri St (20-12)
North Dakota (17-16) at Nebraska-Omaha (16-14)
Texas A&M-CC (17-15) at Northern Colorado (18-13)
Pacific (15-15) at Grand Canyon (15-14)

Worst teams in the postseason:
East Tennessee St - 10-8 in the A-Sun, sub-200 RPI
Portland St - T-5 in the Big Sky, sub-250 RPI
Brown - 5th in the Ivy, sub-200 RPI
Siena - under .500, 5th in the MAAC
Alabama St - sub-250 RPI, but they were 2nd in the SWAC
Nebraska-Omaha - ghastly 5-9 in the Summit, sub-200 RPI, bought their way in
Grand Canyon - 3rd in the WAC, sub-200 RPI
East Carolina - 5-11 in CUSA, sub-200 RPI
there's also a few other terrible teams who had solid in-conference finishes (TAMU-CC, Chattanooga, Yale,
VMI, North Dakota, USC-Upstate), so I won't bag on them too badly.

Best Available Left Out Of The Postseason (it's highly likely, or already confirmed, that these teams passed these tournaments up):

Richmond (19-14) RPI 76
Maryland (17-15) RPI 78
Marquette (17-15) RPI 91
Indiana (17-15) RPI 100
Middle Tennessee (24-9) RPI 64
UNLV (20-13) RPI 108
Boise St (21-13) RPI 81
Washington (17-15) RPI 104
Ole Miss (19-14) RPI 93
William & Mary (20-12) RPI 120
Drexel (16-14) RPI 132
Buffalo (19-10) RPI 106
Western Kentucky (20-12) RPI 125
UC Santa Barbara (21-9) RPI 107

other power conference teams likely passing up bids:  Houston, St Bonaventure, LaSalle, Miami, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, UAB, Charlotte, Northern Iowa, Nevada, Utah St, Colorado St, Vanderbilt

Notable mid-major teams not playing.   I'm guessing the postseason bubble fell somewhere around these teams.  And if your team still hasn't been listed, then you were really not a good team.
Hartford (4th A-East), North Florida and Lipscomb (T-4th A-Sun), Montana and Northern Arizona (T-2nd in the Big Sky), Winthrop, Gardner-Webb, and UNC Asheville (T-4th Big South), Long Beach St and Hawaii (3rd-4th Big West), Wagner and Bryant (2nd and 3rd NEC), Tennessee Tech (5th OVC), Bucknell (4th Patriot), Elon and Western Carolina (3rd and 5th SoCon), Northwestern St and Oral Roberts (4th and 5th Southland), Arkansas St (4th Sun Belt)

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