What up, fam?!?! Can you believe it? Memorial Day is only 22 days away! This season has been a blur. Kind of like trying to wrestle a tiger in the middle of a tornado! But no complaints! 2016 has been amazing and we can't wait for the Big BBQ.
(Ed. Note: Check out Doc's video commentary and recap of the regular season from IL!)
Given the time, we aren't going to do a full bracketology post, but here's a small take on how I believe the night will go. If you have not done so already, I implore you to read Patrick Stevens' wonderful Bracketology post from this morning.
- Automatic Qualifiers: Syracuse (ACC), Loyola (Patriot League), Hobart (NEC), Air Force (SoCon), Maryland (B1G), Yale (Ivy), Marquette (Big East), Hartford (America East), Qunnipiac (MAAC), and Towson (CAA).
- At Large Locks: Denver, Notre Dame, and Duke.
- Kinda Locks: Brown and Albany,
- Should be fine: Johns Hopkins University.
- Last two in: North Carolina and Harvard.
- Outside looking in: Navy and Rutgers.
Why not Navy or Rutgers?
I think Navy's in a bit of trouble after they lost their PL game to Army. One more win and they probably would've been fine. Navy's 1-2 record out of conference versus teams with a .500+ record will be difficult to overcome and they have the 3rd weakest SOS of any team with a top 20 RPI.
I think Rutgers actually has a shot or at least a better shot than Navy. However, while I believe the B1G was the 2nd best conference in D1, I think Harvard's #2 SOS and wins over Brown and Duke will carry them over the Scarlet Knights. However, I would not be surprised in the slightest if Rutgers makes the cut.
Selection Sunday starts soon and to commemorate the evening we are doing a special LIVESTREAM podcast during the show. We've embedded the Youtube link below so you can follow along right from this post. Additionally, please write in your #HotTakes in the comments section and we'll try to address/discuss your points. We'll update the post and add the link to download the podcast for anyone who missed the show.
Can't wait for tonight! I'll see you out there!
UPDATE: If you missed out on the live stream, you can download the episode like any other Crossecast episode on iTunes or by listening to it by clicking here or down below!