Post by statefan12 on Nov 27, 2022 20:33:12 GMT -5
Can't lie I'm low key nervy, think we can make it to face off against Wisconsin again but UFC and Melville does scare me a little. I'm thinking if we do make it to another Wisconsin matchup its either a win in 5 or a repeat of the first meeting this year. Will be very interesting. I'm just glad we're not facing Pitt in the second round again lol.
Edit: Just wanted to add this is by far the hardest side of the bracket to make it out of, Wisconsin, Florida & Pitt OMGGG gonna be a BLOODBATH
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2022 20:34:31 GMT -5 by statefan12
IMHO, this is probably one of the most difficult years to seed in the last 15. The 1st 4 teams came out pretty much like I expected. After that, things got a bit loopy. People are upset that MINN was seeded a little under NEB. Everybody was saying how MINN is "hot" and on a tear. I didn't think so. The NEB loss was after NEB lost the B1G title match to WISC and also after Hames was hurt. OSU seemed to fall apart in the last 4 games, losing to IND, MARYLAND, WISC and MINN. People couldn't seem to get it thru their heads that NEBs only losses were to top 10 teams, whereas MINN had 3 losses out of the top 10.
I'm bummed that PSU will play WISC if PSU wins their first 2 matches. Course, part of my "outrage" is that I think Wisc has the best chance of beating TX and don't think that PSU has a very good chance of beating TX. So if PSU beats WISC, then that takes out one of the teams that can beat TX. I think that WISC will take PSU more seriously in the tournament.
I think that the potential UCF match shouldn't be that close. UCF only had one loss, BUT they had 4 matches that went 5 with teams that just aren't very good. I don't think anybody in their conference is ranked besides UCF.
This could be the most topsy-turvy playoff in a really long time. Be interesting to guess as to which #1 team, #2 team and #3 teams goes out first. It could really be a mess.
I think that the B1G had fewer than normal teams in the tourney for two reasons; one is that NW had injuries really cut down their wins. I think that without those injuries, NW quite possibly could have made it in the tourney. Also, MICH really had issues this year. Maybe somebody else knows why they ended up winning so few matches after a decent start. Or it could be that PSU just wasn't very good at the time that PSU played MICH.
So here are some burning questions; is SD really that good; should SD have been a #1 seed? SD was downgraded by the selection committee because they just didn't have that many top 10 (or is it top 25) wins. Is MINN as good as the selection committee thinks or are they as good as I thing? How long will it take for all the SEC teams to be eliminated? I think SEC had the most teams selected of any conference(7). Will NEB be a giant killer again and knock out Louisville like they did Texas last year? (Not that NEB is that bad a team).
Last Edit: Nov 27, 2022 21:11:14 GMT -5 by jojonito