The University of Houston’s loss to Central Florida on Saturday had little effect on seeding, according to the latest bracket projections for the NCAA Tournament.
BracketMatrix.com, which averages the seeds of dozens of bracket projections, has UH (27-2) as the top No. 3 seed.
The Bracket Matrix now has us as the second 3 seed, behind LSU naturally. At least to this point nobody projects us as lower than a 4.
So, we may still be safe on the 3 line.
We will be safe at 3, and UCF moves up and maybe a fourth gets in with Temple.
At the game Saturday, I told a friend here are two positives from the loss.
1.) If give Sampson and the coaching staff the opportunity to reel the team back in and get them focused on all the little things that take you from being good to great.
2.) The win locked UCF into the tournament. And with that, it opened the door for Temple to make it as well.
If we had two bubble teams, I doubt both would have made it. Now, I think if Temple beats UConn, either beats or plays UCF close and then wins a game in the conference tournament, they can make the NCAA.
I could care less if any other AAC teams get in. I only care about my Coogs… I have no desire to root for those other AAC schools that make the tourney. Once the tourney starts, it’s all about the Cougars!!
That’s definitely not seeing the big picture of things. Having more teams from our conference make the tourney and do well is a thing you want to happen as it helps our own team’s perception and standing.
Anyone can beat anyone else in the tournament.
Just win. Game 1, Game 4, whatever. You better be bringing it every time, all the time. 1, 3, 5 whatever. To say a higher seeding gives you a clearer path to advance is when you let down and become susceptible to being beat by anyone. Other teams are in the tournament for a reason.
In addition more teams = more $$$$$$$.
AAC teams performing better in the dance equals more bids. How great would it be to have 5-6 teams in the AAC in the tournament year in and year out? It is possible. We could have an off-year and make the dance. I remember winning 20 something games in latter-day CUSA after the good schools left and having a 0% chance at the dance unless we won conference tournament. That is a terrible place to be.
The more AAC teams we have playing in each round the more of a payout we get from the NCAA
Perception…the better your conference is the more respect you get nationally. A program like Gonzaga can get away with playing in a weaker conference because of the reputaion they have built over time.
TeamRankings has us as a 3 seed even after projecting another regular season loss (presumably to Cincy).
I have a completely different sentiment than you. Making the conference better will always benefit the Coogs. The more conference teams in the tourney, the more meaningful it will be for the Coogs in the future.
Selfishly, I just want to play in Tulsa. So i can make the drive. Also enjoy visiting that city.
Dude, I’m as big a Coog Fan as anyone here. But our conference is part of who we are. Like it or not. For example, right now the ASC is ahead of the PAC 12. That matters come selection time. You don’t have to live ‘em but conference teams doing well lifts all boats. And vice versa.
From an advancement perspective, I’ll take any regional site except Salt Lake. We do not need any altitude issues. I know we’re a deep team but we’re sea level boys and if we get matched up with MWC, PAC, even B12, all of which have way more experience at altitude, it could be an issue.
I don’t think Denver or SLC should host NCAA tourney games because of altitude. We did win @BYU this year so we are not totally inexperienced.
SLC is an awesome city to visit though.
We won at BYU. Played Utah State at Fertitta
Oh yes I’ll edit that thank you.