by Ken Pomeroy on Monday, January 31, 2011
Last season, if you’ll recall, I asked a question regarding the tournament selection process:
Let’s say you were given the following task: From a list of 320 college basketball teams, pick the 34 best. Not the most deserving, not the most difficult to play against, not the ones with the best athletes or the cutest stories. You had to pick the best teams. How would you do it? Would you use the RPI?
It was sort of rhetorical question, except that most people responded, “I would use the RPI”. So that didn’t go so well.
This year, I have a new question, or maybe it’s more of a thought exercise. Do committee members really need to watch games? More specifically, should they make an effort to attend games in person? (I’ve learned from my mistakes. I’m going to answer my own question this time.)