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Do not understand NCAA seeds

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Do not understand NCAA seeds

Post by Versus75 » Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:59 pm

Look at how the SEC teams stack up in regular-season play and overall record.

2022 SEC Teams in NCAA Soccer Tournament (before NCAAT)

............................................... 1st Rd
Team ....... SEC ... W . L . T . Rank* RPI Seed Result
Alabama ..... W1 .. 19 - 2 - 1 ... 3 ... 2 .. 1 .. W
Tennessee ... E1 .. 11 - 5 - 2 .. 22 .. 24 .. 6 .. L
Arkansas .... W2 .. 11 - 3 - 4 ... 9 ... 9 .. 3 .. W
S. Carolina . E2 .. 13 - 3 - 5 .. 13 .. 12 .. 3 .. W
Vanderbilt .. E3T . 11 - 4 - 4 .. 35^ . 49 . 12 .. W
Georgia ..... E3T . 12 - 5 - 3 .. NR .. 27 .. 7 .. W
LSU ......... W3 ... 9 - 3 - 7 .. NR .. 33 .. 8 .. W
Miss. State . W4 .. 11 - 5 - 4 .. NR .. 34 .. 7 .. W
Texas A&M ... W5 ... 9 - 6 - 5 .. NR .. 40 . 10 .. L


* Ranking by United Soccer Coaches
^ Also receiving votes category

The 'Dores were on par with Georgia and equal to or better than LSU, Mississippi State and Texas A&M. ALL FOUR OF THOSE teams were seeded higher than Vanderbilt and all but Texas A&M were seeded high enough to play the first round game at home.

It appears as though the RPI was considered over everything else. A&M was seeded #10 at RPI 40. Vanderbilt got a 12 seed with its RPI 49. I would take 11-4-4 over 9-6-5 in a beat.

Now look at our previous NCAAT foe Clemson and upcoming opponent Northwestern.

NCAA OPPONENTS

............................................... 1st Rd
Team ....... SEC ... W . L . T . Rank* RPI Seed Result
Clemson...... -- ... 8 - 4 - 5 .. 25 .. 19 .. 5 .. L
Northwestern .-- .. 14 - 4 - 2 .. 12 .. 17 .. 4 .. W

Northwester seems deserving of its #4 seed, but how does Clemson get in with a #5 seed after going 8-4-5 on the season. Is the ACC that tough of a Women's Soccer conference?
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Re: Do not understand NCAA seeds

Post by donyates » Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:25 pm

Watching Vandy-NW. Why the heck do they play at a neutral site? Soccer hasn't progressed that far as a college sport yet. There are like 100 people at most there watching.
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