Ben Miraski had to bail on the podcast last night to attend a Katy Perry album signing, so our own Jake Fischer took over the co-hosting duties.
We start this week's show by responding to Atlantic 10's statement to us:
Please be aware, the Atlantic 10 Conference is NOT a mid-major league and its member institutions are NOT mid-major programs. We are not included in the Mid-Major poll, and we are not referred to by major media outlets as mid-major. Our change in membership does not change that fact. Our three best teams in 2012-13 (all NCAA teams) remain A-10 members and seven of our current teams made the postseason last year. Seven of our 13 members have also played in a Final Four and only three of our current members have NOT played in a Regional Final (Elite Eight) game.
I believe their new slogan is, "The Atlantic 10 Conference, 14 mid-major teams, 1 big inferiority complex"
We end the show breaking down Conference USA, a conference that does not have a preseason poll but Ken Pomeroy does the work for us.
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