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All they would have to do is finish 3rd in the B1G.
But if they do lose 7 games this year, that means they will have finished the season 8-7 over their final 15 games. I guarantee they don't make a 1 seed if they do that.
Because they started so hot, they won't get a one seed with more than 3-4 losses probably.
Regardless of whether they actually do get a 1 seed, Stony is an idiot. He was the one who insisted that the Tigers were out of the playoffs this past year. He probably even said something along the lines of "the Tigers are pretty much guaranteed to miss the playoffs this year at this point." He's very good at jumping to early conclusions.
laconophilia is everywhere...
Nobody cares. The radio is filled with A) trolls stirring the pot like Skip Bayless to keep their shows controversial and moving and/or B) delusional idiots.
1. Who cares? 2. Stoney is an idiot.
no way, I wasnt stirring the pot when I was screaming that fans cant take the Jaws article because Stafford sucks.
Color me shocked. Same station that was chalking up a Rose Bowl for Michigan in July.
I get that we all hate Michigan but come on guys, if you don't think Michigan looks like the best team in the B1G right now....
OSU looks like trash
Judging by that MSU vs Iowa game I'd say MSU has their work cut out for them,
Indiana could be better, but we'll see
Minnesota, Illinois, and Wiscy are all good but UM looks better
Can anyone on here just grow up and give credit when it's due. Michigan is good in Basketball this year. They will probably play very well in the Big ten, and even if they lose 5-6 games, could be a legitimate 1 seed.
On selection Sunday, whoever the Committee determines to be the best Big Ten will get a 1 seed. The top team in the top conference almost always gets a one seed. Who that team ends up being this year is anybody's guess. It could be any one of 4 or 5 teams. To say Michigan (or OSU, Indiana, or Minnesota) is guaranteed a 1-seed in January is foolish.
We are not the same, I am a Spartan
I would rather have lower bowl tickets to SCum then tickets to the Red Wings.
yeah......thats not stirring the pot.
Lazy radio when you have to rely on pissing people off to get callers.
People aren't saying that it won't happen - they're saying it's insulting and ludicrous to say it this early.
Let's say they lose every one of their games.
Let's say they lose every one of their games except the next.
Let's say they lose every one of their games except the next two.
Let's say their team plane crashes.
No one in the country is a guarantee to make the tournament, let alone be a 1 seed at this point. When they win 6 more games or so, then they will be a lock for the tourney; but until now, they're maybe a lock for the CIT.
He's just being honest.
If you don't like hockey and you like basketball, UofM is a more entertaining product.
I know some of you can't handle this, but Trey Burke might be the best player in the Big Ten and Tim Hardaway and Glenn Robinson are pretty fun to watch too. If you don't think they are fun to watch, you're either not honest with yourself or you haven't watched them. They've been putting on a show so far this year.
Stop it. You're all making us look like crazy people.
You're ridiculous. So because they haven't clinched if officially, no one can express their opinion that at 16-0 #2 ranked team that can lose 6 of it's next 15 and still be a 1 seed will do so?
It's very likely. Pretty much a lock.
What the hell? Give credit where credit is due? No one questioned how solid their squad is... There's a difference between discrediting a team and questioning why they're crowned a 1 seed on January 11th, after two or three games played in arguably the nation's toughest conference
I'm still trying to figure out how Michigan's SOS is 20th and we're 28th. It doesn't make any sense. They're 2-0 against the top 50 and we're 2-3 against the top 25. Don't really understand how SOS works I guess. But it would seem our schedule has been harder. But maybe it's our entire schedule not just the games we've played?
Everyone keeps saying "1 top 25 team", looking at their schedule I see kansas state and nc state...
Because SOS looks at every game you've played, and we played a lot of teams in the 300s while they played teams in the 100s and 200s. I don't know why we schedule these rpi killer games
Because Kansas St's RPI is 42 maybe?
Gotcha, thought he was talking polls
Yep. No one is questioning that they are very good. The annoying thing is that there are a growing amount of "Spartans" who constantly come on here, shit on their own team, and endlessly pontificate about how much they love watching Michigan play. Go to their board, then. They'd love the conversation, I'm sure.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Ok I looked into the SOS further. I think this may be a big reason: we are 3-3 against rpi top 100. Michigan is 9-0. That's three more games against top 100 teams while our bad teams were in the 300s.
Stoney is unlistenable on his good days. He has no idea what he is saying half the time. He's a buffoon who is often the butt of other broadcasters jokes.
Kind of off topic, but about a week or so ago Dennis Fithian had to be reminded what the name of MSU's PG was. What do they pay these guys for?
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