Friday, February 16, 2007

Mid-Major Basketball Rant of the Week

Drexel Basketball is in the midst of yet another up and down season. The team has a non-conference RPI of 6, but they just lost to William and Mary on Wednesday.

Whats more upsetting is that their lost threw my column out of wack a little bit. This week, I wrote about the CAA's top four teams and how they stack up to bubble teams of other conferences.

That loss to W&M was the type of loss Drexel needed to avoid. Now they must win out, including at Creighton tommorow, and go deep in the CAA tourney to have a legit at large shot.

That's the beauty of ESPN's BracketBusters. It gives teams a chance to get quality non-conference wins. I hope the tournament does right by the mid-majors again this year. They've proven year after year that its better to send a #2 or #3 from a mid-major than a 15-11 team from a big conference.

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