Normally when I stick my neck out, I end up getting a Robespierre treatment. Last night I did my first NCAA Tournament post, and in it I rated the New Mexico Lobos the 4th strongest team in the likely tournament field. I pointed out in the post that the ranking was out-of-step with other analytical power rankings. However, I did not realize New Mexico, with a 20-4 record, was not even ranked at all by the Associated Press. That’s stunning.
Anyway, last night los Lobos took on #13 San Diego State on the road. It was the perfect set-up for a severe undermining of my Ty Rating system. Didn’t happen.
Gracias, Los Lobos.
And thanks to the CBS Sports Network, a cable channel, last night I was able to actually watch the team I rated the 4th strongest in the country. They are certainly tough. They get on the boards and they play strong defense. Whether they are the fourth best team in the nation, I don’t know. But they are very, very good, and they are certainly a team to keep your eyes on.