Monday, March 12, 2007

NIT Selection Special

Did you know there is now an NIT selection special? Did you know that the field has now shrunk to 32 teams and that Missouri and UConn were not invited to the NIT?

As if that is not embarrassing enough, Syracuse and Florida St. are 2 seeds in the now seeded NIT tournament. They aren't even among the 4 best NIT teams! And Drexel and Missouri St. are 3 seeds! You just can't make this stuff up.

During the selection special they asked CM Newton how the field was seeded. Apparently they took 8 old basketball guys and looked at some "quantitative stuff, like the Sagarin ratings" for awhile, but not too long. Then they basically just asked each other who you would not want to play to determine the seeding. Wow.

The NIT bracket is now available in PDF format.