TV Blows Up NCAA Tournament At-Large Selection

After viewing the NCAA Tournament committee’s at-large selections yesterday, we think that perhaps we weren’t the only ones elbow-deep in the Cutty yesterday afternoon.

Clifton Lee Northwestern State

(Pundits silent on some hair-raising selections?)

It’s astonishing to us that the main media covering the selections spent most of their time pondering the snubs of clubs like Arizona State and Virginia Tech, and very little time understanding why major conference bottom feeders like Villanova, Arizona, Kentucky, Baylor and Kansas State (among others) got in.

But to us, it’s very simple why the above team were ticketed for the big dance over some mid-majors with spectacular records: the NCAA’s spiraling television ratings. Read more…