[quote=“mhenry41, post:1, topic:189”]I just checked out PSU’s OOC schedule with CBS’s conference preview section…
Robert Morris 3rd Northeast
Pennsylvania 4th Ivy
Gardner Webb 4th Big South
American 6th Patriot
Temple 7th Atlantic 10
UMBC 7th America East
Virginia Tech 8th ACC
Sacred Heart 8th Northeast
UNC Wim 10th Colonial
Virginia 11th ACC
I’m certainly hoping that these guys’ RPI turns out well for PSU because when viewing the schedule this way, Im not as excited about the “level of difficulty” as I was two weeks ago.[/quote]
Obviously, the committe doesn’t think playing MSU(in top 6, but not picked yet), Purdue(10th), Michigan (14th), Minny(18th), IL(21st) and Wisky (36th)is good enough. So, why doesn’t PSU play the likes of GA Tech(21st). Seton Hall(45th), Siena(34th), Creighton(41st), Maryland(20th) or Louisville(27th)? As Villanova hasn’t been picked yet, so also in top 6, why can’t we play with some of these teams? Nova lost their best player in Cunningham. Who’s the leading player on Nova and MSU? We match up okay there.
Let’s hope the Charleston Classic falls right. IMO, if PSU goes .500 in conference(very possible), they could be out again.
There’s another factor here. If PSU plays weakish sked in OOC, will that prepare them for conference play in what might be best conference in country? Michigan is playing Creighton in the Old Spice Classic, then either Marquette or Xavier. Then they play BC, Utah, and freakin’ #1 Kansas! Then, during conference time, they’re playing UConn at Ann Arbor. Didn’t PSU finish ahead of them last year in the Big 10? I’d bet BC, Kansas, UConn, Utah, Xavier, Creighton and Marquette are ranked higher than any OOC game PSU has.