Tourney Brackets In

Tourney Brackets In

Tourney Brackets In

Tourney Brackets In

The NCAA finally got together and divined who would be allowed to continue their seasons. The result? I guess they don't like a certain school from Maine. The Bowdoin men and women got shafted, but apart from that, and the AQ casualties of the Amherst women and Navy men (you can't let Jarbs go out like that), the selections were relatively blood-free. Check out the box on the right for the brackets (more detail on gametimes, etc, will come in tomorrow). Looks like a lot of great matchups (but a handful of massacres in D3). Of course, D2 is once again ridiculous -- the women have no playoff, and NY Tech and Adelphi lost their court battle to play for the title.

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navy gets screwed
    by (#1671) on 5/07/00 @11:00PM
although there were no real surprises in the seedings this year, navy got the short end of the stick. the tourney has always been designed to allow the best 12 teams to play each other for the national championship. this new automatic bid shit is great (if you win your league), but it doesn't measure the skill level of your team. point being, notre dame and hobart can't hang with D1 schools. i'm not saying that they will never be a "national championship team," but this year, they are not among the top 12, the elite of D1. therefore, a team of lesser caliber has stolen a spot from navy. along with the rules this year, navy should not get in (because of the automatic bids, and no real big win), but in reality of the best 12 schools, navy should have had the 10th seed.
 
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   There's hanging, and there's winning. by 5/08/00 @6:50AM
      hobart should still be D3 by 5/08/00 @11:38AM
         You need to watch a little more lacrosse. by 5/08/00 @1:23PM
            hobart by 5/09/00 @11:57AM
         meathead by 5/08/00 @1:34PM
            we shall see...i guess by 5/08/00 @4:42PM
            Yeah Meat (nt) by 5/08/00 @9:23PM
         no clue, no life by 5/08/00 @5:02PM
      Cornell is an Outdoor Turf Team by 5/09/00 @10:13AM
   Playoffs by 5/08/00 @9:31AM
   Or Tattooed by 5/08/00 @3:12PM
   Get a life by 5/08/00 @4:56PM
      ND might. by 5/08/00 @6:22PM
   Screw Jarboe by 5/08/00 @11:49PM
      I take it Back by 5/09/00 @12:59AM
      Mickey by 5/09/00 @1:26AM
I have not yet begun to fight
    by (#2892) on 5/07/00 @11:13PM
although navy isn't the top team in the country, they don't deserve to be bumped out of the tounament by a bunch of panty wastes from south bend. so notre dame win their league. great. outstanding. congratulations. you guys rock. but..... you lose to penn (not even top 20) and then lose a hard-fought game against loyola. (BY 10 POINTS! come on guys, a bunch of retarded chimps with sticks could have put up a better fight). but to your credit, you did pull off impressive wins against villanova and ohio state.
 
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   ND by 5/08/00 @9:51AM
      ARMY-NAVY by 5/08/00 @1:16PM
         Competitive by 5/08/00 @1:48PM
      Navy-ND by 5/09/00 @1:51AM
         Navy-ND by 5/09/00 @9:46AM
            Navy-ND by 5/09/00 @12:16PM
   You suck!! by 5/10/00 @5:38PM
      Very Astute by 5/11/00 @10:04AM
ND
    by (#667) on 5/08/00 @12:03AM
ouch baby... very ouch

ND is in and deserves it
 
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   N.D. by 5/08/00 @2:03PM
DIII
    by (#512) on 5/08/00 @12:05AM
seems like the brackets are very lopsided. salisbury is going to a tough time making it back to the winner's circle. good luck WAC, do it again.
 
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   Luck? by 5/08/00 @3:07AM
ya think??
    by (#1279) on 5/08/00 @1:16AM
a handful of massacres?? We'll see buddy . . . .
 
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   please by 5/08/00 @2:01AM
      Can NEC GO past the second round? by 5/08/00 @1:14PM
         NEC not deserving by 5/10/00 @7:32PM
         Can NEC fit all of Midd's Nutz in their Mouth? by 5/10/00 @7:57PM
      easy there Pilgram by 5/08/00 @3:17PM
         easy there pilgram is right!!!!!!! by 5/08/00 @4:47PM
      please by 5/12/00 @9:23AM
   D3 jokers by 5/09/00 @8:42AM
      New England College Schedule by 5/09/00 @10:52AM
         an observation by 5/09/00 @11:05AM
            LOSER - Zarathustra by 5/09/00 @11:16AM
               amlax SHHHH... by 5/09/00 @11:23AM
                  Based on what by 5/09/00 @11:30AM
                     Temper, temper amlax by 5/09/00 @11:44AM
         NEC is still a joke by 5/09/00 @12:21PM
      Cry Babies by 5/09/00 @11:07AM
         Its called sarcasm by 5/09/00 @1:02PM
      Cry Babies by 5/09/00 @12:16PM
   Williams by 5/14/00 @8:59PM
DII
    by (#2142) on 5/08/00 @8:18AM
CW Post is going to spank Limestone. DII is wacked. They should have a 4 team tourney or something.
 
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   D2 by 5/08/00 @9:53AM
   Limestone will win it all! by 5/10/00 @8:36AM
   Who cares by 5/10/00 @10:36PM
Very clueless and classless
    by (#2319) on 5/08/00 @12:03PM
I don't know who Neil is but he showed that maybe you guys should get off the Ridgewood bandwagon and maybe hire somebody other than the guys you went to high school with to do your reporting. The Bowdoin College men's team did not get screwed. Washington College obviously deserved the one Pool C bid after their win over SSU. Their only losses this year are to W&L by one, G-burg by 3, and Naz by how many? And who does Bowdoin play other than Middlebury? Williams? Who was ranked ahead of Bowdoin or right with them the whole year. Everybody knows that all those NESCAC schools are overrated with the exception of Middlebury. The only reason they get votes is because there is usually a couple of NESCAC coaches who vote each week for the Top 20 and they throw in a bunch of the NESCAC schools because it makes their conference look good and their schedules tougher.

I would also like to comment on your latest "Voting Booth" topic. I am sure that Mickey Jarboe finds it very amusing that you guys choose him as the butt of your jokes after his team got left out of the playoffs. Very classy. Very classy indeed.
 
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   Lighten up. by 5/08/00 @6:43PM
      Jarboe by 5/08/00 @7:19PM
         Jarboe by 5/08/00 @7:49PM
         Smokin' and Tokin' by 5/09/00 @10:13AM
         Smokin' and Tokin' by 5/09/00 @10:14AM
NESCAC women muddle
    by (#2864) on 5/08/00 @12:36PM
Amherst - Williams - Middlebury...

How the fsck did they decide this?
Flip a coin?
Use a no-repeaters rule?
Consult the oracle?
Reverse-alphabetical order?

hmmm...
 
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   Tough Teams by 5/09/00 @11:37AM
   fsck? by 5/09/00 @3:18PM
the sixth seed
    by (#2519) on 5/08/00 @7:58PM
I find it interesting that W&L was given the #6 seed in the tournament after being ranked in the top 5 the entire season. The Generals jumped Middlebury in the coach's poll last week, moving up to #4 in the nation. Now the committee puts them in a nasty bracket with gettysburg, washington, and salisbury. Good luck to the Generals, watch them roll.
 
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Navy gets screwed
    by (#1797) on 5/08/00 @9:04PM
I completely agree. Navy Finished second in there division which includes a very talented Georgtown team, they lost to Hopkins by 1 goal because of weather conditions, the best goalie on the planet, and no bid. But Notre Dame got one. They would have trouble competeing DIII, maybe even MIAA, what are they doin in Navy's braket? They were ranked 10 the whole season, they should get the last bid.
 
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   Maybe by 5/10/00 @11:46AM
Bids
    by (#2915) on 5/09/00 @2:26AM
I think the automatic bids are ridiculos. It is hurting the game to have subpar teams with bids, and deservin gteams without. The west obviously has no team that can run with the top teams in the country and therefore is undeserving of a bid. Soon once every D1 conference is given an automatic bid the tournament is going to be a joke. (Who wants to see the wimmer of the MAAC in the dance?) The committee should take a hard look at the way in which bids are determined and see what is wrong with it. Either expand the field or increase the number of teams,there is no way around it.
 
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   what is wrong by 5/09/00 @3:51AM
Ithaca's unfair shaft
    by (#2916) on 5/09/00 @9:13AM
Who picks the D3 brackets, and what planet are they from? Does Ithaca College have to beat Nazereth every year to get in the playoffs? Do they have to put Hobart back on the schedule again? If that what it takes, they should play Syracuse and Cornell instead of Hartwick, Alfred or Cortland. Even those teams are much better than some of the teams that made it. The problem is that everyone in upstate loses to each other when if they played teams like Springfield, Widner or NE College, they would go undefeated. This year the Bombers lost a tight one to Nazereth by two (had a lead in the forth) and lost one goal games to RIT and Elmira. Just because 3 upstate NY teams already made the field, doesn't mean the NCAA has to let in teams like Widner, Springfield or NE college. NE college didn't play anybody, and I mean NOBODY!! Ithaca smoked Widner by almost 10 goals and that there should have been sufficient to put the Bombers in the playoffs over them. The NCAA just doesn't seem to get it, and that goes for football too. These Mass and NE schools never play anybody in Lax or Football, and just end up embarrassing themselves in the end. The exception of course is Middelbury in Lax and Williams in football.
 
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   Nonsense by 5/09/00 @10:54AM
      NE leagues are weak by 5/09/00 @12:05PM
   Ithaca shafted themselves by 5/09/00 @2:20PM
      The schedule game by 5/09/00 @5:35PM
Ithaca's unfair shaft
    by (#2916) on 5/09/00 @9:17AM
Who picks the D3 brackets, and what planet are they from? Does Ithaca College have to beat Nazereth every year to get in the playoffs? Do they have to put Hobart back on the schedule again? If that what it takes, they should play Syracuse and Cornell instead of Hartwick, Alfred or Cortland. Even those teams are much better than some of the teams that made it. The problem is that everyone in upstate loses to each other when if they played teams like Springfield, Widner or NE College, they would go undefeated. This year the Bombers lost a tight one to Nazereth by two (had a lead in the forth) and lost one goal games to RIT and Elmira. Just because 3 upstate NY teams already made the field, doesn't mean the NCAA has to let in teams like Widner, Springfield or NE college. NE college didn't play anybody, and I mean NOBODY!! Ithaca smoked Widner by almost 10 goals and that there should have been sufficient to put the Bombers in the playoffs over them. The NCAA just doesn't seem to get it, and that goes for football too. These Mass and NE schools never play anybody in Lax or Football, and just end up embarrassing themselves in the end. The exception of course is Middelbury in Lax and Williams in football.
 
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RIT????
    by (#2205) on 5/09/00 @10:57AM
How did RIT even make the tournament, much less get a first round home game? These guys played two top ten schools all season (Denison and NAZ) and got absolutely smoked by both of them. Furthermore, unless its a misprint, this website said they just recently lost to Mercyhurst. I have never even heard of Mercyhurst. RIT's only quality win is a one goal victory over an Ithaca team that didn't even make the tournament.
 
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   Its called Upstate Lax Buddy. by 5/10/00 @10:27AM
   RIT overrated by 5/11/00 @10:57AM
      RIT still the best of the rest by 5/15/00 @1:59PM
         Impressive showing by 5/15/00 @4:12PM
Offensive
    by (#2921) on 5/09/00 @11:47AM
I almost pissed my pants laughing so hard at that statement! You think New England College is the "number one team offense in the country" and will run over Middlebury? If you honestly think New England College has the best offense in the country then I suggest you seek counseling immediately because you are obviously suffering from severe delusion. New England College has the number one offense FOR ME TO POOP ON! And on Wednesday afternoon Middlebury will take a big #2 all over them.
Middlebury 18, NEC 6 (and it probably won't even be that close).
 
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   Score 12-10 NEC wins by 5/09/00 @12:26PM
   Try 24-5 by 5/10/00 @3:05PM
      Just Kidding by 5/10/00 @7:30PM
D111 massacres
    by (#2924) on 5/09/00 @12:51PM
maybe upsets and some battles not a walk in the park.watch owu to make a real impact after first round
 
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   OWU underrated by 5/11/00 @10:51AM
clusa.com say this about the NEC/Middlebury Game
    by (#2844) on 5/09/00 @12:51PM
Sorry lax.com us lacrosse junkies read all the web-sites(yours is the best)

New England College (16-0)

Key wins: King’s Point, Roger Williams, Gordon

Key losses: None!

Outlook: New England College has the chance to prove to the world that the Automatic Qualifier system is a good idea. It’s our way of saying that the odds are heavily against this program despite an undefeated season. Let’s face it; strength of schedule is not New England’s cup of tea. With not one ranked team on their schedule, there was no way they were going to be ranked themselves. However, to go 15-0 during the regular season is a feat and a half and they have proven to be a strong program all year long. They should not be taken lightly! New England possesses a rare one-two punch at midfield that has been unstoppable since day one. Brent Thomas and Dave Mansfield combined for 178 points during the 2000 season, and if they’re given the space to work, they could cause a lot of problems for any first-round opponent. With seven players who compiled more than 15 points, it is clear that this is a team that can rack up the points and they are going to have to if they want to win. Drew Thomas has been excellent between the pipes. However, keep in mind who New England played during 2000 when you look at their point totals. There’s a good chance they will be overmatched when they face-off against a ranked team such as Middlebury, their probable first-round opponent. But then again, this is why they play the games. On any given day any team could win. New England has done it 15 straight times this season. It could happen!

Prediction: Middlebury has more trouble with NEC that expected but anther Cinderella falls.


 
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   ’s by 5/09/00 @1:00PM
   ? by 5/09/00 @1:02PM
      BOOYA ’:s by 5/09/00 @2:03PM
   NEC...might by 5/10/00 @1:09AM
      Dead Horse - gay deer by 5/10/00 @7:28AM
      NEC as more then two players Gaydeer by 5/10/00 @10:45AM
         Middlebury NEC by 5/10/00 @2:07PM
         sweet team by 5/11/00 @1:46PM
            ya buddy, the refs - you dinglebury by 5/12/00 @3:05PM
NAVY
    by (#2336) on 5/09/00 @9:38PM
the chances of navy winning the NCAA tourney if they had made it were so slim anyway, i dont even understand what everyone is so upset about. as much as i hate to admit it, 'Cuse and Virginia are in a league of their own this year, and i know they will be battling it out for the championship again this year.
 
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   Amen by 5/09/00 @11:41PM
   That's the problem by 5/10/00 @10:24AM
      very true by 5/10/00 @11:34AM
   12 > 2 > 16 by 5/10/00 @11:56AM
Limestone will win it all!
    by (#2940) on 5/10/00 @2:05PM
When Limestone wins the D-II championship. D-II won't look that ridiculous.
 
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Dirk is a tool
    by (#2951) on 5/10/00 @5:47PM
Considering the fact that almost every team Hobart plays offers scholarships, has a much larger athletic budget, and generally larger in population and geographic size I agree that Hobart should be back in D3. Just look at the matchup this weekend against Duke- it's David vs. Goliath. But the truth of the matter is that Hobart has all of these factors against them and they still manage to compete and win. You obviously do not know much about the game of lacrosse and the interworkings of college athletics or else you would not have written such a boneheaded letter. True, the Statesmen are not dominating the way they did in D3, but that certainly does not mean that they cannot play D1. I suggest you go find a new hobby other than lacrosse seeing how you continue to make yourself (and your midshipmen) look foolish on this forum. You are wasting my time.
 
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