Creme is all over the place, so you have to take him with for what he is.
IMO he has Iowa seeded higher than they should be - if you look at their wins, they have 6 good wins, and 2 bad loses (Bradley and UNLV). They were 11-5 in the 5th toughest conference, and don't play everyone twice. They only played PSU and OSU once. 7 of the 12 are in the top 100 RPI, and Indiana is 212 in the RPI.
We are 9-9 in the # 1 conference, and played everyone twice. We have 8 good wins against no bad losses. 9 of the 10 teams in the B12 are in the top 100 RPI. Missouri which as an RPI of 114 would beat three teams in the Big 10.
We play in a tougher league and the committee looks at that, and we play everyone in the toughest league twice. I still feel good about this team and the only two conferences left to worry about are the CAA (Delware) and the Horizon (UWGB). If either of those schools lose, it will cost two teams spots.
Creme is usually pretty good at this, but he has never been an ISU fan. I have exchanged emails with him and chats with him on s few occasions, and he basically considers ISU a "get lucky" style of bball - shooting lots of threes and some nights we get "lucky." Also, he thinks that KSU is way overrated in RPI and thus our wins over them aren't as valuable as they look. Hello, KSU finished in the top 5 in the top RPI conference. Texas didn't. Kansas didn't. Tech didn't. All three teams of those teams made the top 25 through this season. And ISU and KSU finished ahead of all of them.
We need to be like the Big East where there is a whole bunch of bad teams so all the good teams make it in with winning records. :pbaffled: Top to bottom parity in our league is not doing anyone any favors. In the begginning Creme had 8 big 12 teams in.
I think 6 is a slight, and 7 is more reasonable. Kansas and Texas deserve to be in.
And how ISU is last 4 in baffles me. Just goes to show that we have to beat KSU again, which beating a team 3 times in the Big 12 is hard hard hard to do, especially when there will be so much purple in the stands. Go clones!
As a guy who does not like womens basketball. I would go to watch us play tennessee just to watch a legend in her final years. I also think their are people like me that would go to root for tue clones and see summit coach
Rumor is she is going to stay involved in TN athletics ala Sharp at TTech or Conradt at Tejas somehow, but I don't think they have that figured out yet.