I’m starting vacation on Friday, so this blog will be on hiatus until the middle of next week. Tony Adame will handle the Newman game on Monday.
I’ll leave you with a Q&A by Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News that deals with seeding schools from outside the BCS in the NCAA Tournament. DeCourcy rightly points out those schools are often seeded too low, which hurts them and gives the higher seeds an unfair matchup. It’s an issue for the MVC, which has had two teams seeded fifth or better since 2000. Since then, schools such as Northern Iowa (a No. 9 in 2010), Bradley (No. 13 in 2006) and Southern Illinois (No. 11 in 2002) out-performed seeding.We had two mid-major programs in the Final Four last season. One came out of a No. 8-seed vs. No. 9-seed game, and one from the First Four, aka the play-in games. We watched lots of brand-name, high-major, supposed powers bust out early. The selection committee can't continue to deny the achievements of the best mid-majors and claim credibility in establishing the bracket.