The 65: Kansas State and Syracuse were schools that I had assumed were in the field, so their omission this afternoon was shocking. But it's really hard to feel sorry for any at-large team. The only teams that really deserve to be in the tournament are the automatic qualifiers; they are the ones that took care of business when it mattered. Next most deserving are the conference regular season champs, since they proved they're merit over the course of the season. When you get down to whether a fourth or fifth place team in one conference should go over the third place team in another, you really are splitting hairs. If the Orange want to play in the Big Dance, they should do what they did last year, and win the Big East Tourney.
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