Is Iowa still a lock for the dance?

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by HawkeyeWalker, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. HawkeyeWalker

    HawkeyeWalker Well-Known Member

    Even after Wisky I thought so, a lead pipe lock.

    But if they lose the first game in the B1G...

    Despite the overall record, doesn't the committee take a look at the last 10 games and say...."are we sure the belong?".

    We are 2 crazy buzzer beaters away from 0-8 to finish and 19 wins.

    I'm just not sure. But I dont follow all the metrics, etc. Can someone definitively weigh in that has a handle on such things?
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  2. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    First Four out — bubble

    Bama 2-9 Q1 5-4 Q2

    NC ST 2-8 Q1 6-0 Q2 (108RPI)

    And Iowa ...
    Iowa 4-8 Q1 7-0 Q2

    Minnesota and OSU are bubble/IN

    So we’re in ... probably.
  3. ThunderHawk

    ThunderHawk Well-Known Member

    I hope not. These shitbags deserve to be punished.
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  4. HawksMN

    HawksMN Well-Known Member

    11seed Opening Round book it.
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  5. Bigtenchamp

    Bigtenchamp Well-Known Member

    As bad its been latley.. i havent seen them appear on any bubble listings...
  6. 1977Hawkeye

    1977Hawkeye Well-Known Member

    My best guess - If Iowa loses Thursday, they will play in the 0th round (First Four).

    I sure wouldn't bet my life savings on it, though.

    Does the committee look at "last 10" anymore? Or is it still "body of work"?
  7. NEIChawk

    NEIChawk Well-Known Member

    According to Robhowe they are in......well, let's just see about next Sunday when we're sitting back in IC.....Fran and Dolph in the basement selection Sunday. ..
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  8. QuadCityHawkeye

    QuadCityHawkeye Well-Known Member

    The committee doesn’t look at Last 10 anymore.
  9. Northside Hawk

    Northside Hawk Well-Known Member

    Look at it this way.

    By falling to a potential ten seed they have brought Des Moines back into play.
  10. 83Hawk

    83Hawk Banned

    No. The committee would never put a ten seed Iowa in Des Moines.
  11. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    1st round might be tougher as an 11 seed, but wouldn't the 2nd round game be easier for us than being a 7 thru 10 seed?
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  12. 1977Hawkeye

    1977Hawkeye Well-Known Member

    Yep. Probable 3 seed instead of a 1 or 2. Barring upsets of course.
  13. phdsvp

    phdsvp Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be that surprised if they're out in the end. There's still of committee members who subconsciously feel the need to save their phony-baloney jobs. If they pick teams almost exclusively by NET ranking, people will note (correctly) that having a committee is kind of stupid and they should just use NET. And nothing would get them more good will than giving a cuddly mid-major a bid and taking it from a relatively small P5 program with a universally-reviled coach.

    My suggestion is that they win Thursday.
  14. Ian Pike Hammer

    Ian Pike Hammer Well-Known Member

    who cares?
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  15. Fryowa

    Fryowa Well-Known Member

    Threads like this are why they should start with the 32 auto bids, then go with the next 26 teams straight down the net rankings. No committee needed.
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  16. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    What's crazy to me is Iowa is considered a lock and their NET is like mid 40s. Meanwhile Nebraska is considered out and their NET is 50. Also Minnesota is considered in and their NET is worse than nebraskas.

    I'd say there's zero chance a team that finished .500 in the best overall conference should be out, but if the committee goes strictly off NET Iowa might be in trouble
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  17. HawkPhin

    HawkPhin Well-Known Member

    Lose your first game of b10 tournament I think there is a good chance you’re playing in the “first 4”
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  18. Ian Pike Hammer

    Ian Pike Hammer Well-Known Member

    That is how they did it prior to this year. Decide which 64 were in, rank them in descending order, from best to worst, 1-64, then hand out seeds: top 4 are 1 seeds, next 4 are two seeds, etc... Only reason committee was needed was to seperate same conf. teams into diff brackets, close to/away from home court etc...
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  19. WindsorHawk

    WindsorHawk Well-Known Member

    On Kenpom we went from 38 to 40 after WI. After today’s loss we are 41. We’re in.
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  20. tksirius

    tksirius HN's Love Doctor

    Good to know. I'll stick with my natty prediction.
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