Posted this here: http://bit.ly/9uEhIP - Just trying to get some more discussion beside Illinois and Minnesota going.
Missouri- For: Good OOC wins over Old Dom & Illinois. 4-7 vs Top 50. Against:3 Sup 100 RPI Losses. Bad down the stretch.
For:Beat #1 seeded Syracuse twice. Great SOS and good RPI.
Against: Only 3-7 vs Top 50. Bad loss to Western Carolina.
For: 5-6 vs Top 50. Good SOS and RPI.
Against: Only 10-9 in conference. 2 sub 100 losses.
For: 2-1 vs Top 50. OOC wins over BYU and Wichita State. Good RPI.
Against: Two sub 100 losses. Bad SOS.
For: 15-1 in conference. 26 wins. Good RPI.
Against: No Top 25 wins, both Top wins (2-1) are against UAB. Bad SOS. 2 sub 100 losses.
For: 5 Top 50 wins. 2 great OOC wins. Good SOS.
Against: 14 losses. Bad RPI. 4 sub 100 losses.
For: Great RPI and SOS.
Against: 1-6 vs Top 50, no Top 25 wins. 6 losses in a bad Pac-10.
For: 3-4 vs Top 50.
Against: Bad SOS, OK RPI. No Top 25 wins.
For: Good OOC wins (FSU,MSU). Good SOS.
Against: 2 bad losses (1 sub 200). Finished weak. 3-8 vs Top 50.
For: 5-6 vs Top 50 (3 Top 25 wins). Butler OOC win. Finished strong.
Against: 4 Sub 100 losses (1 sub 200). 3-7 in road games.
For: No bad losses. Good SOS. 4 Top 50 wins. OOC @Cornell.
Against: OK RPI.
For: Good RPI. OOC win over Oklahoma State.
Against: 2 Sub 100 losses, bad SOS. No Top 25 wins, 1-5 vs Top 50.
For: Old Dom OOC win. Finishing strong.
Against: 5 Sub 100 losses. Only 1 Top 50 SEC win. Bad SOS.
I’m starting to think Minnesota and Illinois are a “pair”. Either both are going to miss or make. Both have a lot of quality wins, so I can’t really see them missing. If Minnesota wins today, we might see a surprise team like Utah State, UTEP or California miss the tournament… or I can be totally wrong and that would knock Illinois out.