The writer states that “in reality” more ACC teams feel like locks, but their RPI is holding them back.
Isn’t that a tacit admission that the ACC will get favorable treatment regardless of actual results?
Also, he states that FAU could make the field with a sweep of USM and a win at Miami. That, indeed, will be a miracle.
Yep, some of the national pundits have been talking about the RPI being skewed this season because some conferences are limiting non-conference games and the balance of schedules being off.
The ACC is playing 36 conference games this year but they usually play 30. We are playing 32 conference game when we usually play only 30. The Big Ten is not playing any non conference games and playing 45 conference games.
Has the selection committee dropped the number of seat requirements for regional hosts this year? If not, I didn’t think the Hayes would be large enough to host. Could we actually bring in temporary seats? Seems with the layout of the stadium this might be difficult. Are we looking at hosting at Gastonia’s stadium? Sorry for all the questions, just thinking out loud.
I’m not sure if there is a seating requirement to host a regional or if it has changed this year. I looked but couldn’t find anything specific. I think you just have to provide a certain amount of seats to all participating teams in a certain location in the stadium. There is a lighting requirement and I don’t think our lights are up to the standard. Also not sure if that has been modified this year.
I know that several options are being/ have been explored and sounds like we are doing everything we can to host a regional if we are selected. I’m sure we will find out more if we are named later this week as one of the 20 finalists.