Florida Gators’ 2010 NCAA Tournament resume

By Adam Silverstein
March 8, 2010

The Florida Gators needed to win one of their final three games to all but ensure themselves a spot in the 2010 NCAA Tournament for the first time in three seasons. Instead, a tough road losses to unranked Georgia and No. 3/3 Kentucky as well as a home defeat by No. 13/19 Vanderbilt have left the Gators losers of their last three and back on the proverbial bubble.

Let’s take a look at the resume the NCAA Selection Committee will be reviewing:

Record: 20-11, 9-7 SEC
Strength of Schedule: 45
Ratings Percentage Index: 53

Important wins (RPI): 2/23 vs. Tennessee (13), 11/27 vs. Michigan State (26), 11/24 vs. Florida State (32), 2/20 at Ole Miss (56), 2/6 vs. Mississippi State (69)

Acceptable losses: 12/10 vs. Syracuse (3), 1/12 & 3/7 vs. Kentucky (4), 1/31* Tennessee (13), 1/9 & 3/2 vs. Vanderbilt (20), 2/13 vs. Xavier (21), 12/19 vs. Richmond (25)

Unacceptable losses: 2/27** at Georgia (209), 12/22 vs. South Alabama (226)

Other losses: 2/10 at South Carolina (80)

*60-61 on the road; **76-78 on the road (UGA is 13-4 at home)

Notes:
– 1-7 against teams ranked No. 25 or better in RPI
– 2-0 against teams ranked No. 26-50 in RPI
– Seven wins against teams in the top 100 in RPI
– 13 wins against teams outside the top 100 in RPI

Current placements:
– Joe Lunardi of ESPN: IN
– Jerry Palm of CBS Sports: IN
– Jeff Goodman of FOX Sports: HOLD

Path to NCAA Tournament:
SEC Tournament
– vs. Auburn (3/11) – must-win
– winner vs. Mississippi State (3/12)

All statistics provided by ESPN.

3 Comments

  1. Avatar Wingtee says:

    That about sums it up. With chances late in the season we blew it. Seems like this team can grasp defeat out of the jaws of victory

  2. Avatar ZURBO says:

    all we need to do is beat auburn and that should be enough…

  3. I believe the same thing, ZURBO.

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