At-large Bid by Conference: Horizon League

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As we draw closer to March Madness, I can’t help but to analyze each conference for teams either worth an At-large bid or one whom is on the bubble. Here, I examine the Horizon League, which according to KenPom is the 18th best conference. While their definitely is some duds within the Horizon League, I can safely say that there are a few teams that can be legit threats in the NCAA Tournament. There are also some big time players like Kay Felder of the Oakland Grizzlies and Alex Peters of the Valparaiso Crusaders that always preform. However, have any of these players helped their team to be an At-large team?

Best Teams: Valparaiso Crusaders, Kay Felder, Wright St. Raiders, Green Bay Phoenix, Milwaukee Panthers


On The Bubble: Valparaiso Crusaders

Note: The Crusaders have a real possibility of being selected as an At-large if they happen to lose in the Horizon League Tournament. However, I firmly believe that if they didn’t blow a six point lead at home against the Wright St. Raiders with 1:27 left in the game, they would of been locked in. In fact, the Raiders have been a thorn in the Crusaders backside all season, as they swept them and account for 40% of their losses. But, even with that…I think the Crusaders are deserving and their the type of team that you want in the NCAA Tournament. A team can shake up the brackets and wear that glass slipper! Anyways, we’ll see how the tournament plays out before I get up and arms.


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