No bid for Pilots

View previous topic View next topic Go down

No bid for Pilots

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:36 pm

I knew it was bad when I glanced and saw that St. Mary's, the WCC champ, has to play in with Bakersfield.

No other WCC teams are in.

Geezaldinho
Pilot Nation Legend
Pilot Nation Legend

Number of posts : 10316
Location : Hopefully, having a Malbec on the square in Cafayate, AR
Registration date : 2007-04-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: No bid for Pilots

Post by UPPilots on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:04 pm

The East Coast Bias is tremendously apparent in this whole thing, 6 out of 48 teams could be considered West Coast...

UPPilots
Recruit
Recruit

Number of posts : 94
Registration date : 2011-03-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: No bid for Pilots

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:44 pm

We aren't the only ones that noticed.

http://www.socceramerica.com/article/44644/pac-10-and-wcc-at-large-candidates-ignored.html


[ANALYSIS] Teams from the Pac-12 and WCC have won nine Division I men's titles and finished second 11 other times, but the conferences had to settle for one team apiece in the 2011 NCAA Division I Tournament. Their respective conference champions, UCLA and St. Mary's, are headed to the postseason. Cases could be made for Washington and Portland, but no other Pac-10 or WCC team seeking an at-large bid won a non-conference game against a tournament team.

Washington went 5-1-2 against non-conference opponents and beat Loyola, Ill., which won the Horizon League, and UAB, the Conference USA runner-up.

Portland, which beat Washington, had wins over Big Ten champion Northwestern, UAB and St. Mary's (twice) and went 5-2-1 against non-conference foes.

San Diego State, which competes in men's soccer in the Pac-12, was 6-1-2 in non-conference play but only one win was over a team with a record better than .500 (Penn at 8-7-2).

The WCC's Santa Clara was 4-1-3 in non-conference play but didn't beat a team with a record above .500.

Neither conference holds a tournament for men's or women's soccer.

Pac-12:
champion: UCLA (15-4-1)
---------------------------------------
Washington (12-4-2)
Tournament teams: 2-2-1
Non-conference: 5-1-2
(wins over Loyola, Ill., UAB)

San Diego State (10-6-3)
Tournament teams: 0-2-0
Non-conference: 6-1-2

Stanford (6-10-2)
Tournament teams: 0-3-0
Non-conference: 3-4-1

Oregon State (5-11-2)
Tournament teams: 0-4-1
Non-conference: 2-5-1

California (3-9-5)
Tournament teams: 0-3-1
Non-conference: 3-2-2

WCC:
champion: St. Mary's (8-6-5)
---------------------------------------

Santa Clara (11-5-4)
Tournament teams: 1-2-1
(win over St. Mary's)
Non-conference: 4-1-3

Portland (11-7-2)
Tournament teams: 4-2-1
(wins over Northwestern, UAB, St. Mary's twice)
Non-conference: 5-2-1


San Diego (9-9-1)
Tournament teams: 0-4-1
Non-conference: 3-4-0

Loyola Marymount (7-12-1)
Tournament teams: 0-4-1
Non-conference: 2-6-0

San Francisco (6-10-3)
Tournament teams: 0-2-1
Non-conference: 2-4-1

Gonzaga  (4-12-3)
Tournament teams: 0-4-0
Non-conference: 2-6-0

Geezaldinho
Pilot Nation Legend
Pilot Nation Legend

Number of posts : 10316
Location : Hopefully, having a Malbec on the square in Cafayate, AR
Registration date : 2007-04-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: No bid for Pilots

Post by UPPilots on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:48 pm

I mean, I understand that the NCAA probably wants to save a bit of money and they determine these things somewhat geographically, so sending the boys out to play on the East Coast is tough when they can put a similarly ranked team in the field instead. But I find that the point is somewhat hypocritical when they are going to send Dartmouth/Providence out to Santa Barbara and Delaware/Virginia out to UCLA in the 2nd round.

UPPilots
Recruit
Recruit

Number of posts : 94
Registration date : 2011-03-07

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum