What Has Been Determined? Based on a comment from a reader asking:
- If the Dogs win Thursday, are they a near lock for NCAA? and
- If the Dogs lose Thursday, will they fall and be out of the NCAA tourney?
My first response to each question was no. I then looked at the Predictor and found that if all the top seeds win with a tweak or two for 3rd place games, the Dogs cane make the NCAA's with a loss Thursday. Unfortunately, I also found that a win Thursday by UMD paired with losses Friday and Saturday could bump them out of the tournament. I know...how can it all make sense?!? That is the danger/fairness in letting the numbers and computers figure everything out.
I have just begun to delve into the world of the Predictor. I urge anyone who wants to add a comment regarding playoff implications and scenarios to jump in!
Stay tuned as the HighHorse staff continues to crunch numbers!