UMaine women WIN @ High ranked NC in #1 Conference

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Re: UMaine women WIN @ High ranked NC in #1 Conference

Postby mainejeff » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:34 pm

I'm still in shock that they blew out UNC on the road.....with a less than 100% healthy team.
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Re: UMaine women WIN @ High ranked NC in #1 Conference

Postby bcbc55 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:30 pm

MaineBBFan99 wrote:
UMaineSuperfan wrote:6 posts for a win over North Carolina without Fanny?

what's wrong with us???


I know, right? This was a dominant performance on the road against a team that received 5 votes in last week's AP top 25 poll...and, as you mention, without the services of Fanny Wadling!
the at large bids
Semi-random question: if Maine wins the rest of its non-conference games (a very tall task with NC State thrown in the mix), goes unbeaten in the conference regular season (another difficult task), and loses in the conference title game, does it get an at-large bid?

I know this sequence of events is very unlikely, just wanted to gauge how close (or far) Maine is to/from at-large consideration with this little thought experiment.


"MaineBBFan99": Probably not as the America East Conference currently ranked 23rd in RPI and 18th in SOS.

Half of the field of 64 after prelim playoff games 32 teams are the conference tournament winners. The remaining 32-36 at large bids usually go to top teams in the top 16 conferences that the regular season winner of the conference doesn't win the conference tournament for the automatic.

The top conferences usually get 3 to 5 at large bids the lower half 17-32 conferences usually get ONE conference tournament winner.

Right now UMaine women's RPI is 68 and their SOS is 119.

So your guess is as good as anybodies this early in the season so far.



Probably Maine would get an NIT Bid if they won the conference regular season title and did not win the conference tournament.
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Re: UMaine women WIN @ High ranked NC in #1 Conference

Postby parquetfloor » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:33 am

bcbc55 wrote:
MaineBBFan99 wrote:
UMaineSuperfan wrote:6 posts for a win over North Carolina without Fanny?

what's wrong with us???


I know, right? This was a dominant performance on the road against a team that received 5 votes in last week's AP top 25 poll...and, as you mention, without the services of Fanny Wadling!
the at large bids
Semi-random question: if Maine wins the rest of its non-conference games (a very tall task with NC State thrown in the mix), goes unbeaten in the conference regular season (another difficult task), and loses in the conference title game, does it get an at-large bid?

I know this sequence of events is very unlikely, just wanted to gauge how close (or far) Maine is to/from at-large consideration with this little thought experiment.


"MaineBBFan99": Probably not as the America East Conference currently ranked 23rd in RPI and 18th in SOS.

Half of the field of 64 after prelim playoff games 32 teams are the conference tournament winners. The remaining 32-36 at large bids usually go to top teams in the top 16 conferences that the regular season winner of the conference doesn't win the conference tournament for the automatic.

The top conferences usually get 3 to 5 at large bids the lower half 17-32 conferences usually get ONE conference tournament winner.

Right now UMaine women's RPI is 68 and their SOS is 119.

So your guess is as good as anybodies this early in the season so far.



Probably Maine would get an NIT Bid if they won the conference regular season title and did not win the conference tournament.


Top conferences get anywhere from 4-7 at-large bids. The SEC usually gets 7 or 8 teams every year while the rest of the Power 5 (ACC, B1G, Big XII and Pac-12) will get anywhere from 5-7 teams in. Then, the AAC will get 2 (UConn & South Florida) while the Big East will get 3 or so teams in. The Missouri Valley, the Summit, the MAC all appear to be pretty strong this year as far as "mid-majors" are concerned and they could each get 2 teams.

The good news for a team like Maine this year is that the ACC & B1G aren't as strong as in years past and appear to be pretty top heavy. For the ACC, Notre Dame, Louisville, Syracuse, NC State and Miami are probably the only locks with Duke, UNC, Virginia, Florida State fighting on the bubble. In the B1G, you have Maryland the heavy favorite with Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan likely NCAA teams with others like Michigan State, Nebraska, Rutgers, Purdue, Indiana and Northwestern fighting on the bubble this year.

Maine is guaranteed an invite to the NIT if they win the regular season and lose in the conference tournament. All conference regular season champions that don't make the NCAA's get an auto invite now...that changed a few years ago.
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Re: UMaine women WIN @ High ranked NC in #1 Conference

Postby bcbc55 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm

"parquetfloor": Thanks for the effort on the updated post which was interesting, informative, relevant and complete.
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