Both Utah State & Memphis won their conference tournaments so both are in the NCAA Tournament field. The point in posting this is not to down Memphis or to raise up Utah State, but it is to create conversation. Let's break it down:
Projected Seed: 2
Longest Winning Streak: 25
Wins vs. Tournament Teams in that Span: 2
Wins over Tournament Teams Overall: Gonzaga, Tennessee, Chattanooga
Projected Seed: 10
Longest Winning Streak: 19
Wins vs. Tournament Teams in that Span: 1
Wins over Tournament Teams Overall: Utah
Now once again I am not arguing that Memphis' resume isn't better because it is. My point is both play in weaker conferences where neither were really challenged all year long. Why do we reward Memphis, a team with three wins over NCAA Tournament bound teams, and not reward Utah State with a higher seed? Perception matters folks.
My FINAL bracketology is coming soon!