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Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
I’m sure Duke will beat a mediocre UNC this week or next and everybody will say they are solidly in, but in reality they have no argument over Ole Miss who a lot of bracketologists don’t even have on the bubble.

With the blue bloods being bad this year, the brand name favoritism is clearer than ever.

Ole Miss
NET: 58
Quad1: 3-4
Quad 2: 5-4
Quad 3: 1-2
Quad 4: 5-0
Overall Record: 14-10

Duke
NET: 57
Quad1: 1-4
Quad 2: 5-4
Quad 3: 2-2
Quad 4: 3-0
Overall Record: 11-10


r2d2
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
It’s a bias but not sure is an issue of favoritism, more an association with one bing a proven program. That’s just human nature.


TomRollTideRitter
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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Ole Miss
NET: 58
Quad1: 3-4
Quad 2: 5-4
Quad 3: 1-2
Quad 4: 5-0
Overall Record: 14-10

Duke
NET: 57
Quad1: 1-4
Quad 2: 5-4
Quad 3: 2-2
Quad 4: 3-0
Overall Record: 11-10


This is pretty damning.


tide06
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
NET isn’t the only evaluation metric available.

Neither team could get too bent out of shape over not making the field given their performance this year.


GatorReb
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
One plus that pro sports have over college sports. Using actual conference/league records to set up the post season.

NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA. All do it. It removes biases and truly put the people who deserve to be there there.

That being said i understand why its not possible in majority of college sports. But its still a positive that pro sports have over college.


Oxford Ways
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
We've also had such a bipolar season... lose to teams we shouldn't and beat those we aren't supposed to. This was a head-scratcher of a season for us.


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T
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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Neither team could get too bent out of shape over not making the field given their performance this year.



Disagree. Ole Miss is 8-8 vs Quad 1 & 2 this year. That’s the best out of any team close to the bubble.



SummerOfGeorge
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
I think that Ole Miss is still very much on the bubble, regardless of what pundits say. They're right there in that group with Michigan State, Seton Hall, Xavier, Stanford, Indiana and I guess Syracuse. They'll have to beat Vanderbilt and win at least 2 games in Nashville to have a shot, but they're definitely alive. One of their issues is that they have 5 Q4 games and their Q1-Q3 record is only 9-10.

Duke is done after last night unless they win out until the ACC Title Game.


Ole Miss has to just be kicking themselves, though.

Losses
vs Georgia
@ Georgia
vs Miss St
@ Vandy

If they win 1 of those 4 games they're in the NCAAT right now.
This post was edited on 3/3 at 10:01 am


VagueMessage
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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It’s a bias but not sure is an issue of favoritism, more an association with one bing a proven program. That’s just human nature.


How, exactly, does this differ from favoritism?


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skrayper
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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This is pretty damning.


It is crazy effed up if Duke gets in over Ole Miss with a similar resume by season's end.

Especially considering Ole Miss having 3 Quad1 wins to Duke's 1.


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nicholastiger
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
I'm just glad we are at a point where the SEC is helping it itself
A few years ago SEC was lucky to get three teams in

Now 6 are locks


diddlydawg7
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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Losses
vs Georgia
@ Georgia
vs Miss St
@ Vandy



So wait, you're saying all Ole Miss had to do to make the tourney was NOT get swept by Georgia?

Lolololololol WAOM



SummerOfGeorge
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
Duke had to win last night to be in. At this point they have to win in Chapel Hill and then win at least 2 games in the ACC Tournament, and even then I doubt it.

People had then creeping up going into the weekend when they were 11-8 (9-6). After they lost to Louisville they dropped and then after last night they'll drop to at best the Next 4 Out group of most folks I'd think.


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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So wait, you're saying all Ole Miss had to do to make the tourney was NOT get swept by Georgia?



Basically, yea. A split even.
This post was edited on 3/3 at 10:51 am


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JustGetItRight
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
Duke is 11-10, has lost 2 in a row, and closes out the season against UNC in Chapel Hill. Their only path to the dance now is the ACC tournament.


bamameister
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
I sincerely think that coach K just wants to go home, ASAP.


JustGetItRight
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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A few years ago SEC was lucky to get three teams in


In 2010-11, Bama finished second in the conference at 12-4, won 20 regular season games, and got left out of the dance.

These youngsters spouting their “the SEC is down” noise have no idea what down really means.


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JustGetItRight
Alabama Fan
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
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I sincerely think that coach K just wants to go home, ASAP.


While he shouldn’t have poked the bear, Oats was right. K never really wanted to play this year at all.


diddlydawg7
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
I'm not a fan of what is considered a "Quad 1" win.

Should a road win over #75 Furman really be considered more impressive than a win at home over #26 Florida?


1BIGTigerFan
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re: Bracket guys having Duke in or close but Ole Miss way out is perfect example of favoritism
I'm okay with it. Duke has tradition and name recognition. Ole Miss is just racist


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