I had Green Bay as my last team in on the at-large board this evening, and contrary to opinions of other bracket folks, I did NOT believe that Providence was deserving of an at-large. Why I thought this is another discussion for another day, but the reality is a bid thief swooped in and grabbed a spot in the field. This means that one at-large must be moved off the board. Unfortunately I feel like Green Bay has the flimsiest of all the cases for teams currently in, especially when Tennessee also beat Virginia, except they did so by 35, and had several other wins that were just decent enough to make them in the field.
Nebraska has a terrible OOC, but you can't keep out a team that's beaten Ohio St, Wisconsin, and Michigan State on the road. They had players added to their roster after January, and they've shown they are a completely different team now. St. Joseph's had the same OOC issue, but they've done so much away from home this season that it's next impossible to keep this team out. Perhaps if Green Bay had held on to that seven point second half lead against Wisconsin back in November, things would be different. But in the case of the Phoenix, a win over Virginia just isn't going to cut it after one of their at-large competitors received a ticket to the dance.
Growing up outside of Richmond, Virginia in the heart of ACC Country, college hoops was set into the fabric of Rusty Tutton at an early age. A 2008 graduate of VCU, he lives in the Fan District of Richmond and works full-time in higher education.