Beat Buffalo Mar 26, 2019 14:34:58 GMT -6
Post by sweep on Mar 26, 2019 14:34:58 GMT -6
Someone will have to correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Buffalo's tourney victory vs RPI #38 Arizona State is the MAC's highest ranked OOC win this season.
Actually, the word he used was terrible not horrible but you've never been a stickler for quoting people accurately. Regardless, if the MAC was better than 20 other D-1 conferences then the metrics must be horseshit. If you want to take the time to analyze the "signature" wins by our league based on either name recognition, power 6 teams or highest-rated teams from other mid-majors I'd listen but using my own metric of watching our league opponents compared to previous seasons didn't demonstrate to me the MAC was anything other than one rare team and what we usually see in the league. As Calhoun noted, there were some truly horrible games I saw in January and February at Worthen. That was the norm and the caliber of athletes is equally just OK. A handful of guys who could get some minutes in the Big Ten and then everyone else.
Horrible? Compared to? This is not the B10. We are a mid major conference, and this year a very good one.
There are 6 conferences that are power conferences and the Mountain West and American have some big schools with significantly better commitment to basketball. We are next after that.
A better conference than 20+ other D1 conferences. Which mid major conference is better? How much?