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. 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. 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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