Coogs are sitting 18th in RPI, but winning the conference tourney should impress the selection committee. Need to win though to solidify that opportunity.
Only one other game to watch that may have an impact and that’s the Big12 championship between OK State and Texas. Texas is currently 16th in the RPI and we all know how the NCAA will fall all over themselves to give Texas what they want.
Other than that, I’d expect 3 ACC teams that are ahead of the Coogs to be on the bubble in regards to the hosting discussion: Clemson, Wake Forest, and Virginia. Clemson was 10-14 against Top 50 competition, Virginia had one of the worst OOC SOS among P5 teams (235th), and we have 2 head-to-head wins over Wake Forest so hopefully that puts us above those schools in the committee’s minds. If so, we may end up hosting even without a win on Sunday.