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Friday, March 24, 2006
Where's that Zima I ordered?
I'm gonna go with Wikipedia on this one and say that "mid-major" is increasinly being used to refer only to non-major conferences that usually produce at least one quality tourney team (i.e., one that can win a first and/or second round game without it being a shock)Therefore, the Ivy League is not a mid-major. The Southland Conference, despite Northwestern State's upset of Iowa, is not a mid-major. And I'm sure there are a few others I've never heard Clark Kellogg refer to as a mid-major either for the same reaons.
I should add, Wikipedia's definition goes a bit further to say the term is often used to refer to non-major conferences that send at least one at-large to the tournament (but then, they include the Big West in this definition, and they haven't sent two teams to the NCAAs since I was in school at UCSB. We're not a good conference.)
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