Originally Posted by KG215
We're way past the day and age of mid-majors and majors. The "mid-majors" that make the tournament and win a game or two (at least) are filled with experienced seniors and juniors who have developed great chemistry over three or four seasons and know their coach's system inside and out. In contrast, we're seeing less experienced teams at a lot of the elite programs since their best talent comes and stays only one or two seasons. Yes, 7-8 times out of 10 the gap in talent, size, and athleticism for the elite programs is going to prevail, even in a one-game scenario, but it should be no surprise when a team chock-full of experienced and seasoned seniors and juniors "upsets" a team like Kentucky, Kansas, UNC, etc. who are playing a lot of sophomores, freshmen, and juniors who sat on the bench most of their freshman and sophomore years.
Maybe, but there are differences even among Mid-Major teams. Among the four choking jobs Bill Self completed, the only excusable loss was the one against VCU last year because they were actually somewhat of a good team. Do not expect me to believe that teams like Bucknell were even supposed to win against any top teams.