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    Re: 2009 Tourney Bracket

    Dang,

    I was hoping you posted that as a lead into an announcement that the selection committee admitted screwing the pooch in regards to the Big XII teams and we were getting moved to Minneapolis...



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    Re: 2009 Tourney Bracket

    Yeah, like why couldn't ISU and Washington be flip-flopped?



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    Re: 2009 Tourney Bracket

    Just looked at the bracket. How can they put ISU and NU to meet in the sweet sixteen and then have TX on the same side also? That doesn't seem right. If the Big 12 actually has the best 3 teams nation, only 1 gets to the final 4.



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    Cool, we will dominate



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    Re: 2009 Tourney Bracket

    Now that I've looked at the bracket I don't really have a problem with the seedings. I'm guessing that the top 16 seedings were selected before putting them into a bracket. The placements are a standard tournament setup. We shouldn't have been swapped with Washington as one poster stated because they were ranked above us.

    If this were the mens basketball where they have 4 #'s 1-4 seeds each then I'd be a little more upset with the way this was setup. In volleyball apparently they seed 1-16 and put them in standard spots on the bracket. If you want to complain that we deserved a different spot than 7 then that's one thing, but once Texas was 2, we were 7, and Nebraska was 10 there wasn't anything left to do but put us all in the same region.



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    Re: 2009 Tourney Bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    Now that I've looked at the bracket I don't really have a problem with the seedings. I'm guessing that the top 16 seedings were selected before putting them into a bracket. The placements are a standard tournament setup. We shouldn't have been swapped with Washington as one poster stated because they were ranked above us.

    If this were the mens basketball where they have 4 #'s 1-4 seeds each then I'd be a little more upset with the way this was setup. In volleyball apparently they seed 1-16 and put them in standard spots on the bracket. If you want to complain that we deserved a different spot than 7 then that's one thing, but once Texas was 2, we were 7, and Nebraska was 10 there wasn't anything left to do but put us all in the same region.
    Not after play was completed last weekend (Wash and Ill lost, ISU won). And the rankings are just a guide - in fact, the rankings aren't even really a factor, the RPI is. And trying to compare that to the seedings is a jumbled mess. Texas is #1 RPI, #2 seed, for instance. And NU was only one spot behind us (7 and 8 the week prior, I believe). So how do we justify them being a #10 seed (I'll tell you.. because there was no way the NCAA was moving them out of Omaha) Tornado Man stated earlier, and is correct, that the seedings can and will be tinkered with (see NU). They could've easily been tinkered further to prevent this log jam.

    I don't have a huge problem with it either. But I agree with others that there's no way all 3 top teams from the Big XII should be in one region. Particularly when the 3rd team is effectively on their home court.

    I think the thing most take away from this is seeding 1-16 overall, and not 1-4 per region, is a big mistake and opens the committee up to alot of scrutiny.


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