Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Tie Goes To....

Every year there are teams that get left out of the NCAA Tournament.  That's the way the ball bounces.  This year, Harvard was one school that had a legitimate claim to the dance, but instead were left outside the club hoping that the bouncer would let them in-but it never happened.

Let's examine Harvard's credentials.  They had their best record in more than a half century.  They had an amazing conference record.  Their RPI and strength of schedule were top-notch.

So why didn't they make it?  Well the truth was it came down to Harvard and one other school.  They were absolutely deadlocked when the committee put Harvard and the other school into the computer. With that being the case, the committee had to use  one last little- known tie breaker: has the school allowed the military on campus in the last 40 years?

And now you know why Harvard didn't make it.

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