Profs fall short of NCAA Tournament bid

The Profs were left off the NCAA Tournament bracket due to a number of factors. Below is a quick explanation.

Here’s how the East Region looks:

  1. Mount Union
  2. Ithaca
  3. Cortland State
  4. Hobart
  5. Lycoming
  6. Plymouth State
  7. Curry
  8. Randolph-Macon

Cortland’s loss to Ithaca last weekend left the East Region without an undefeated team. Enter top-ranked Mount Union as the transplanted number one seed from the North Region. Ithaca’s win enabled the Bombers to jump Cortland for the second seed. Hobart, Lycoming, and Plymouth State won their respective conferences. Randolph-Macon, a team from Virginia, wound up as the East’s final seed after winning its conference and receiving an automatic bid with a 6-4 record.

The surprise selection was 9-1 Curry, an at-large selection from the New England Football Conference (a conference that has a 1-9 record in the postseason since the playoffs expanded in 1999). The Colonels opponent winning percentage was just .483 despite playing in one of the worst conferences in the country. What’s even more shocking is the fact that Curry seemingly jumped Rowan in the regional rankings (entering this past weekend, Rowan was eight and Curry was 9th) despite the fact that the Colonels had a bye and Rowan dominated TCNJ 42-3.

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~ by chrusciel14 on November 21, 2008.

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