Au Revoir, Mason
Obviously a crushing loss for George Mason last night. But we can now discuss, with some clarity, how the CAA will fare on Selection Sunday. VCU winning the automatic bid makes for the most compelling scenario, because the Rams probably had the poorest at-large case of the top seeds.
I think Old Dominion deserves to get in. The win over Georgetown in McDonogh is a big help, and a 15-3 record in that league is a testimony to ODU's legitimacy.
Which brings us to Drexel. The Dragons were the story of the league in the nonconference portion of the season, with wins at Vermont, Pennsylvania, Syracuse and Villanova -- four teams that are either in or stand to make the tournament. That, with an RPI of 39 and a 13-5 conference record, should be enough.
The committee always says they look at teams, not whether a conference is getting too many or too few bids altogether. To its credit, last year's decisions seemed to support that premise. If it happens again, I think Drexel gets in.
Stay tuned for A-10 discussion re: U-Mass.'s at-large chances after GW steals the league tournament!
March 6, 2007; 1:31 PM ET
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