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NCAA Basketball: The Tears of Madness

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After the field of 68 college basketball teams was announced yesterday for the annual Tournament, almost on cue was the annual backlash against the committee’s decisions. They weren’t arguing about the No. 1 seeds mind you - almost universally Ohio St., Pittsburgh, Kansas and Duke were accepted as among the best four teams in the country. All of this hubbub has been saved for Virginia Tech and Colorado.

Prior to Selection Sunday almost all of the talking heads agreed that this year’s Tournament was among the weakest in recent memory. Therefore if a team was snubbed, they argued, there wasn’t any room to argue since they obviously didn’t do enough to make it.

But here we are and the talking heads are in a rage. Why were Virginia Tech and Colorado not included when the University of Alabama, Birmingham and Virginia Commonwealth University with seemingly inferior credentials were invited to the dance?

Who cares?