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    The overall 8 seed, St. Mary's, is undefeated at 17-0-1 so that's no easy task for Stanford in the 8/9 if they both advance.

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  3. #283
    So this means that if the seeds hold, then Wake would play Stanford at home on 11/30 or 12/1?

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    I count eight schools from the state of North Carolina. That's absolutely ridiculous. And two from Virginia and one South Carolina just to finish out the region

  5. #285
    And I count nine from the ACC

  6. #286
    Quote Originally Posted by LCDeacon View Post
    So this means that if the seeds hold, then Wake would play Stanford at home on 11/30 or 12/1?
    It's like the committee goes out of their way to do this.... Gonna keep putting them in front of us until we finally beat them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakephan09 View Post
    I count eight schools from the state of North Carolina. That's absolutely ridiculous. And two from Virginia and one South Carolina just to finish out the region
    Actually three from Virginia - James Madison, UVa, VTech

    And Coastal Carolina probably just missed an at-large bid.

    No St. Louis too. Seems like St. Louis, Wake, Indiana, Stanford, and UNC are the only schools in every year for a decade plus.
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  8. #288
    I cannot believe they put Stanford in our bracket before the college cup again. The notorious underseeded 3 time defending champs against a #1 seed that has been knocked out by the three-time defending champs every year and they keep setting this match up before the college cup.
    Last edited by ChrisL68; 11-12-2018 at 05:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL68 View Post
    I cannot believe they put Stanford in our bracket before the college cup again. The notorious underseeded 3 time defending champs against a #1 seed that has been knocked out by the three-time defending champs every year and they keep setting this match up before the college cup.
    Since 2015, WF is 72-7-4 (an average record of 18-2-1 per year) against everyone in the nation except Stanford. WF is 0-3 against Stanford. Gotta think that WF is due to take out the Cardinal.

  10. #290
    Wasn't Akron pre-season top 5?

  11. #291
    Feel like the NCAA fucked us on the bracket. As a number 1 overall seed, we have the hardest route to the finals of the top 4 teams.

  12. #292
    Quote Originally Posted by netflixnchildres View Post
    Feel like the NCAA fucked us on the bracket. As a number 1 overall seed, we have the hardest route to the finals of the top 4 teams.
    I don't know jack about soccer, but knowing nothing is never an impediment from posting on this board . Seems like WF got hosed with the likely matchup against Cuse in WF's 2nd game. The difference between the team with superior talent and an inferior foe shrinks with familiarity. Cuse, which beat WF during the season, is familiar with WF and will be a tough out. Maybe UCF will win the whole thing, but seems like playing #14 UCF, #15 Denver or #13 G'town would be an easier road than #16 Cuse. Then again, there are so many good ACC teams that it's inevitable that WF must beat a couple along the way.

  13. #293
    Quote Originally Posted by netflixnchildres View Post
    Feel like the NCAA fucked us on the bracket. As a number 1 overall seed, we have the hardest route to the finals of the top 4 teams.
    Hat tip to Big Soccer Forum...

    They've done it again. Don't know how they manage it. The two teams 2nd seeded IU will play are UConn (rpi = 24) or URI (20). Meanwhile, 15th seeded Denver plays either Air Force (26) or Central Ark (67) and 3rd seeded UK plays either Portland (36) or UCLA (30). 1st seed Wake plays either New Hampshire (18) or Colgate (45). So, if the play-ins w/ better RPIs win:
    #1 vs #18, #2 vs #20, #3 vs #30, and #15 vs #26!
    Shouldn't the 15th seeded team ideally play the #18 team (i.e., the one Wake has to play) in the second round???

    Combined RPI of first round games, with their seeded team:

    URI-UConn: 44 (#2 Indiana)
    Colgate-UNH: 63 (#1 Wake Forest)
    JMU-HPU: 65 (#5 UNC)
    UIC-Mich St: 65 (#4 Louisville)
    UCLA-Port: 66 (#3 Kentucky)
    SMU-Ore St: 66 (#8 St. Mary's)
    Gr Cr-UCI: 76 (#9 Stanford)
    Pri-Mich: 87 (#7 Notre Dame)
    CArk-AF: 93 (#15 Denver)
    LIUB-WVU: 106 (#13 Georgetown)
    GaSt-Char: 111 (#12 Virginia Tech)
    UCR-Pac: 116 (#6 Duke)
    Lip-UW: 126 (#14 UCF)
    Rider-Akr: 135 (#16 Syracuse)
    Furman-UNCW: 136 (#10 Virginia)

    Admittedly, the bottom ones are somewhat skewed by virtue of having to have one very low RPI team, but this entire table seems like it should be backwards. UNCW is hosting a game at #41, while eleven of the twelve teams in the top 6 above are higher (Colgate is #45). And the Committee can't even justify some of these on geography: UNC-W and Furman are both closer to Wake than UVA, and the latter two are both closer to UVA than Wake.

  14. #294
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchard View Post
    Since 2015, WF is 72-7-4 (an average record of 18-2-1 per year) against everyone in the nation except Stanford. WF is 0-3 against Stanford. Gotta think that WF is due to take out the Cardinal.
    0-2-1 technically

  15. #295
    Syracuse and Stanford are placed in the same bracket as Wake by design, certainly not by chance. Until Wake beats Stanford, you can depend on this match up in the NCAA tournament. Another way of saying prove you are the best. Fair has nothing to do with it.

  16. #296
    Wow what a shit bracket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackjackMc View Post
    Syracuse and Stanford are placed in the same bracket as Wake by design, certainly not by chance. Until Wake beats Stanford, you can depend on this match up in the NCAA tournament. Another way of saying prove you are the best. Fair has nothing to do with it.
    That is absolutely not how a NCAA bracket in any fucking sport should be structured. What sense does that make? Imagine if they used the same logic for a perennial power in basketball. People would be shitting bricks. Call it what it is, Wake soccer consistently getting the shaft.
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    Elininating them this year will be that much sweeter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbdeac94 View Post
    Elininating them this year will be that much sweeter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilchard View Post
    Since 2015, WF is 72-7-4 (an average record of 18-2-1 per year) against everyone in the nation except Stanford. WF is 0-3 against Stanford. Gotta think that WF is due to take out the Cardinal.
    And 0-5 all time vs Gunn if you include his UNCC days.

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