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UConn win in 2014 NCAA Tournament shows selection committee bias incompetence

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The win by the UConn Huskies in the 2014 NCAA Tournament makes the NCAA Tournament selection committee look biased and totally incompetent. Here's why.

UConn win in 2014 NCAA Tournament shows selection committee bias, incompetence

  • Both UConn and Kentucky were under rated

The 2014 NCAA Tournament final was between a #7 seed in UConn and a #8 seed in Kentucky. That means the NCAA Tournament selection committee rated UConn as one of the 28 to 31 best teams in the country, and Kentucky was rated between 32 and 35.

That is not just missing the mark, that is missing the mark by miles. Who was making these decisions?

  • SMU deserved top be in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

The SMU Mustangs beat UConn not once, but twice during the 2014 college basketball season. And both wins were by nine points each, 74-65 and 64-55. UConn won the NCAA Tournament. Clearly SMU deserved to be in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Florida, the top seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, lost to UConn twice this season, and #2 seed Villanova, #3 seed Iowa State, and #4 seed Michigan State all lost to UConn too. SMU easily beat UConn twice this season.

  • Selection committee showed clear bias against AAC (American Athletic Conference)

The 2014 NCAA Tournament selection committee underrated all the teams from the AAC, not just UConn. Despite the bad seedings, the AAC teams went a combined 9-3 in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Again, that great record came even with all the AAC teams being under-ranked and forced to play higher seeded teams. Just one more reason SMU deserved a bid.

  • Big East was wildly over ranked

Despite having a #2 and a #3 seed, not one Big East team advanced to the Sweet 16. Overall, Big East teams went a combined 2-4 (.333) in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The Big East is nothing more than a mid-major now, which the 2014 NCAA Tournament selection committee members might have known if they had actually watched any games this season.

  • ACC was over ranked too

Despite ESPN constantly telling everyone how great the ACC was this season, ACC teams went a combined 6-6 in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, and not one team advanced to the Elite Eight. And the ACC had teams with high seeds (Virginia was a #1, while Syracuse and Duke were #3 seeds).

Who was in charge of the 2014 NCAA Tournament selection committee? Ron Wellman, the athletic director at Wake Forest from the ACC.

UConn win in 2014 NCAA Tournament shows selection committee bias, incompetence

You add up all that happened in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and it's obvious that the selection committee had a clear and biased agenda when they determined seeding and selections. Based upon what actually happened on the court in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, the committee left out a very deserving team in SMU, while totally under ranking the other AAC teams.

The results also show that the selection committee clearly wildly over ranked the Big East, and also over ranked the ACC teams. UConn's win in the 2014 NCAA Tournament showed just how biased and incompetent the 2014 NCAA Tournament selection committee was this year.

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