Special thanks to Parsing The WAC for alerting me to this tremendous writeup by Steve McGargee of Rivals.com.
Steve really did his research and got some good quotes from the Utah State Basketball Coaching Staff. The article touches on Stew Morrill’s scheduling philosophy, the RPI, NCAA Tournament Seedings (including quotes from Selection Committee Member and Utah State Athletics Director Scott Barnes), among other topics. Definitely a well written article worth reading. I was so impressed I wrote an email to the author.
Pair this article up with the one that I wrote earlier in the week about the affect that the new WAC Additions will have on the WAC’s RPI, and it paints a clear picture of why Stew and co. need to beef up their out of conference schedule. I, for one, am very grateful they have already started down that path, and look forward to seeing the final schedule sometime this week.