Thursday, March 9, 2017

Quick note on Syracuse

I'm enjoying the last day of my Colorado vacation, watching Championship Week and anxious to get home and post an updated bracket.

As of last night, 107 of 135 brackets included Syracuse in the field. Here's why I believe their odds of selection are in the low single digits.  The lowest RPI included in the at-large field is usually between 65-70. Before last year, the worst ever selected was 71. Last year, the Orange broke that record by being selected with the #74 RPI. Yesterday's lOSS to Miami dropped Syracuse to the #84 RPI. Despite several impressive wins late in the season and a weaker than normal bubble, I don't believe the committee will consider a team with such a low RPI for an at-large bid.

Check back Saturday morning for an updated bracket.

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