Dan Wolken Predicts Vol Tourney Chances

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  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    That a TN win on Saturday and a loss in the SECCG gets the Vols under consideration for 'AA tourney.

    Follow him on twitter, here: http://twitter.com/DanWolken
     
  2. WM

    WM Active Member

    Wolken is a condescending [Penis].
     
  3. alumvol08

    alumvol08 Active Member

    So he's saying we need 3 more wins to get in?
     
  4. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    I hate when you just bottle your feelings up, WM.

    Let it out.
     
  5. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I loathe wolken but agree with him here. There is no other way other than winnin sect.
     
  6. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    RPI up from 93 to 81 on CBS and others I've seen updated today. Just win baby!
     
  7. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    I don't think that's right, Cardinal. If we beat Candy and win one in the SECT, we've got a legit shot.
     
  8. tvolsfan

    tvolsfan Chieftain

    For those that know, how much more emphasis does the selection committee put on the last 10 games, and how much will they take into account games without Stokes?
     
  9. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    In this case, "under consideration" means "in," right?
     
  10. golfballs03

    golfballs03 New Member

    He tried to tell Rucker that adding a player like Stokes isn't that unprecedented, like the committee doesn't take that into consideration. Then he threw out the example of Jio Fontan at USC. The only thing is, USC made the tournament that year......
     
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  11. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Last 10 games and Stokes would be given heavy emphasis. The issue would be if that could overcome the early season [uck fay]ups.
     
  12. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    The last 12 games used to be an official criterion that the committee looked at, but they did away with it a few years ago. I can't help but think that the way a team plays down the stretch has some bearing on how they are perceived, though. The Stokes situation probably just depends on the actual individuals in the room as these types of things have to be handled on a case by case basis.
     
  13. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    I sometimes feel like the committee is inconsistent on how they handle team A vs team B within the same year. Seems in the past they've used one criterium to put team A in and then say they didn't take that same criterium into account on leaving team B out.

    I realize when you get to the last few teams in or out you're talking about not a hill of beans difference between them and this year seems worse in that regard.


    Edit: criterium, criterion, potato, potatoe
     
  14. gorockytop101

    gorockytop101 New Member

    When he's not blowing Josh Pastner for winning games against Marshall.
     
  15. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    I still think, all things considered, that would still have us on the wrong side of it. We need to get to Sunday to have a good shot.
     
  16. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    We get to Sunday, and we're a lock.
     
  17. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    I've been told by a couple people who know that filling out a bracket is enlightening. I had a couple hours to spare today, so I did just that. Trust me, it's enlightening.

    Honestly, it's hard for me to see how Tennessee isn't in the next group of 4 just on the wrong side of the bubble right now. I mean, here's what the bottom looks like:

    Last four byes:
    BYU
    Colorado State
    VCU
    UConn

    First four:
    Texas
    Mississippi State
    Northwestern
    West Virginia

    Wrong side of the bubble:
    St. Joe's
    Xavier
    Tennessee
    Oregon
    Miami
    UCF
    Arizona
    Colorado

    Half of those sixteen teams are going to make the tournament. I'm sure people who follow more closely than I do can find a team or two that I should've added to that last eight, but it's hard to see us as THAT far out right now. I can't see us missing out if we get to Sunday. If we beat Vandy and get to Saturday, we have a puncher's chance.
     
  18. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    The first four should be four games rather than teams.
     
  19. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    Okay.

    Texas/Miss St
    Northwestern/WVU
    Long Island/Savannah St
    Stony Brook/Miss Valley St
     
  20. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    lol. I forgot they split it up like that. My bad. I didn't pay much attention last year, as I'm still annoyed that they're hellbent on messing with perfection.
     

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