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Why Not Re-Seed?

Discussion in 'Colorado Basketball Message Board' started by J-R-K, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

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    It makes no sense that UCLA wins the conference and has to play Arizona while Oregon finishes third but gets Utah. And had we won yesterday we would have had a gripe about having to play UCLA while Utah who won 5 less conference game's then we did gets to play Oregon. I know this is the standard for all conference tournaments but I don't understand the logic.

    And why is UCLA-Arizona on PAC-12 Network while Utah-Oregon is on ESPN, not a smart move for improving the conference's national visibility and profile or for ESPN's ratings.
     
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  2. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    Luck of the draw. The seedings are set before the tournament starts, you know your path. Why should Utah be penalized by having to play UCLA instead of Oregon just because they are a lower seed? They won the games presented to them, they follow along the designated path. I get the philosophy of re-seeding, but I really don't think it makes all that much difference over time. Upsets happen, good on the lower seed.
     
  3. J-R-K

    J-R-K Well-Known Member

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    Maybe because they went 5-13 in conference this year? You make it sound like seeding's are just an arbitrary thing that are pulled out of a hat before the tourney starts. The whole logic behind seeding is that teams who had better seasons end up with an easier tournament draw.
     
  4. torerobuff

    torerobuff Dancing is forbidden Club Member

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    I think its a pretty simple concept... Just win. Whoever you play.
     
  5. L Buff

    L Buff Commissar of the Albuffs Collective Left Club Member

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    I can't believe I'm actually saying this (and for the 2nd time in the past week no less :huh:) ... but I think JRK actually has a valid point here. The NFL essentially "re-seeds" after each of the first two rounds (Wild Card and Divisional playoffs). And I see no reason why it wouldn't be plausible for the conference tournaments, since all the conference teams go to the same venue for 4 days.

    It wouldn't be plausible for the NCAA tourney ... since travel plans have to be made once the brackets are announced on Sunday, and potentially for the succeeding rounds if a team advances. Not to mention the utter havoc it would wreak with millions of office pools!
     
  6. NWD Buff

    NWD Buff Club Sandwich Club Member

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    There is a logistical issue, too. Coaches need to know what time they are playing the next day. Imagine if the Buffs didn't know their Thursday game time until after the last Wednesday night game. Horrible from a coaching standpoint.
     
  7. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    And, because they were 5-13 in league play, they had to play an opening round game - which they won. They then played the #2 seed - and won. I really don't see how their path is any easier than anyone else. Ultimately, they just need to play the games assigned.

    I never said that the seeding is arbitrary. I said that the schedule is set before the tournament begins. And, based on that, the higher seeded teams benefit from being scheduled against the lower seeded teams. Everyone then knows who they will play, and who they might play. When a lower seeded team steps up and wins a game or two, I don't think they should be penalized because they are the lower seed. They are following the path set forth (as is everyone else) before them. Again, I understand the concept behind re-seeding, I just don't feel that it makes that much of a difference. Keep winning, and it really doesn't matter what the other teams are seeded.

    ^^^^^ This.
     
  8. cubuffs85

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    They could be trying to do: ESPN 2 strategy even if it's unintentional in this case because those times are locked. They figure by putting prominent games on their network, people will call and complain and eventually will be widely available.
     
  9. GoBuffs!!

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    this is a dumb idea, lets move on
     
  10. wyobuff

    wyobuff Well-Known Member

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    Keep in mind that no one was clamoring for a re-seed last year, when the beavers knocked off washington, which had they re-seeded at some point we would have had zona in the semi's and not the title game.
     
  11. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think the re-seeding has been tried by other conferences and I don't think any do it.

    Like with most things, keeping things simple and straightforward works.
     
  12. PhillyBuff

    PhillyBuff Club Member Club Member

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    If there was a day off in between games, you could. But if you reseed, it is possible to play the night cap and then play at noon the next day.

    Cant do it.

    end of argument.
    end of thread.
     
  13. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    I've never liked the idea of reseeding for either a conference tournament or especially the NCAA tournament. They've talked in the past about reseeding at the Final Four which I think is a terrible idea. If you're gonna do that then why not reseed through the whole tournament? No.
     
  14. cubuffs85

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    Reminds of the outrage after the US women were eliminated a few years ago in the World Cup in PKs, the outrage... can't end a major sporting event like that. Yet, in 1999 when Brandi Chastain had that famous goal, this logic didn't apply. Truth be told, people are only outraged when the rules adversely affect them.
     
  15. cubuffs85

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    Teams are playing on different days and at different sites for one. So a re-seeding would make for much more travel especially with a short turnaround.

    If they did so at the Final Four(which I'm not in favor of), it wouldn't involved a change of travel plans.
     
  16. PhillyBuff

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    Yeah but I ended the thread 3 posts ago..... So everything else after just wasted Internet space.
     

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