MAC 2020

OhioBobcatFan06

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Sounds like Ohio is going to be missing player(s) tonight from COVID. Will be another week before everyone is back. Hard to know what to expect tonight without knowing who is out.
 

eastisbest

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there should be an investigation! lol.

Secret to beating Akron? Suck. Be the worst teams in the league. Play without your best player. Just suck. Suckity suck.
 

eastisbest

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Toledo got pealed by Ball St and has them last game of the season. WMU gave Toledo a good game too and they're next.

Buffs play Ohio, Akron and Kent so they'll certainly have chance to state their case for a bye.
 

clarkgriswold

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Toledo got pealed by Ball St and has them last game of the season. WMU gave Toledo a good game too and they're next.

Buffs play Ohio, Akron and Kent so they'll certainly have chance to state their case for a bye.
No byes this year as only 8 are advancing to the tournament. The only way there are byes is if they have less than 8 available to play.
 

eastisbest

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Hadn't realized that until I saw the seeding after posting. Now I understand why the Toledo board was concerned with Akron's loss. OU currently 8th and they are the most dangerous team. They have more parts if all are healthy.

Looking at remaining schedules, I think Miami will drop below OU.
 

OhioBobcatFan06

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Is seeding based on wins or win percentage? Ohio looked good again today in their win over EMU. 3 remaining games are: Buffalo @Kent @BG

It’ll be interesting to see how this tournament plays out with no byes and limited to the Top 8. Those top 4 spots were a huge deal in past years. I wonder if this’ll make a 5-8 champion more likely
 

eastisbest

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Ball St has two wins over top four, late in the season
Miami has no wins over top four.
BG has two wins over top four.
Buffs have no wins over top four, with Ohio, Akron and Kent still on the schedule.

Most common victim has been.... Toledo.

The bottom four has one win over the middle four and two wins over the top four. So if there had been a play-in, upset not seeming in the cards this year. Top 8 are just match-ups away from each other. Draw the wrong team and you're screwed in the first round. Bottom four are pretty far down I think.
 
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clarkgriswold

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As I recall, it will be win percentage. Tiebreaker is then head to head then win percentage against seeded teams.


I think they should just excise NIU and the Michigan directionals (permanently).
 

OhioBobcatFan06

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As I recall, it will be win percentage. Tiebreaker is then head to head then win percentage against seeded teams.


I think they should just excise NIU and the Michigan directionals (permanently).
I didn’t realize how big of a gap there was between the 8th and 9th spots already. I’d be shocked if any of those bottom four teams could catch Ball State. 3-7 spots could shuffle quite a bit still

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clarkgriswold

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Pick one of the eight that you are positively positive could not win this tournament?

Good luck.
Good call. You could make an argument for and against any of the eight winning the tournament.

I think if Toledo stays healthy they're the team to beat.

It seems like every time a team gets rolling this year they take a quick step backwards.

Akron hasn't been worth a damn since halftime of the Kent game. They throttled Kent in the first half, went into the locker room and haven't been the same since. Offense has gone stagnant and the defense, which has been their calling card, has gone in the toilet.
 

eastisbest

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quoting myself from another board.

Of the top 8

We've (Toledo) lost to 3, including 2 in the bottom 4.
Akron has lost to 3, 1 in the bottom
Kent has lost to 3, UT and Akron twice, 1 in the bottom
Buffs lost to 5, twice to BG
Ohio has lost to 5, again BG pops up
BG has lost to 4, Kent twice and only 1 in the bottom
Miami has lost to 6 but has beaten the spoilers, Ball St and BG
Ball St has beaten Kent, BG and Toledo handedly.
 

eastisbest

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Covid clinches the Mac Regular Season Championship for UT. If OU drops, WMU moves into 8 and fairly dramatically changes UT's path to favorable. Right now, first seed is looking more dangerous than 2nd seed but if Ball St gets replaced by WMU...
 
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