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Re: Women's Lacrosse: Discussion/ News
« Reply #495 on: May 07, 2018, 05:41:14 pm »
see the link i posted above about the human element.  the cmte admits they arent necessarily allowed to "eyeball" the selections.  and the polls arent necessarily factored in.  the polls are what the pollsters think are the rankings.  the RPI is done by CPU and that's what (mostly) drives the seedings.

that, and other factors.  for example- see geography.  see the men's side where bobby mo was TEN slots of RPI in front of richmond, and yet bobby mo gets the play in game.  why?  there's a 400 mile rule in place.  it's why denver goes to ND.  it's why cornell plays at syracuse.  it's why UVa plays at loyola.  they can only do so many 400+ mile flights.

also keep in mind one minor difference- the women's game has a larger field (27) and more teams and a larger presence in the midwest and west coast (south too).  therefore, QF sites are scattered better.  whereas the men's side, most of it is the 95 corridor.  thus, north is hofstra, south is navy.  and so your top 4 seeds might get the advantage of being near those sites (or, if hosting, a home game!). 
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