NCAA Tournament Teams? Virginia Cavaliers
NCAA Tournament team or not? UVA boasts an impressive 15-5 overall record this season, but because of beating down on Sub-150 RPI opponents (7-2), the Cavaliers rank 90th in RPI and a strength of schedule that is near of the bottom of Division I opponents at 223; in the non-conference slate alone, UVA was one of the bottom 10 with a SOS of 336.
UVA has several bad losses on their resume- one home contest to Delaware, four neutral court/away games at George Mason, Wake Forest, Clemson and Old Dominion. Does that cancel out with a road victory at Wisconsin and a home game against North Carolina- two teams that have spent plenty of time in the NCAA Top 25 polls this year? What about a recent victory over Top 25 foe NC State? Victories over bubble-teams like Tennessee and Florida State will surely help the Selection Committee push for the Cavaliers to make it in the field when looking at four straight wins in ACC play, including a big upset over NC State that highlights the season.
By NBA-DRAFT.com Staff Writer - 2 -1- 13