Both the basketball and football committees regularly underrate teams from the non-power conferences. That UCF and Alabama chose March 18 to get passive-aggressive toward each other again was fitting. For one thing, it further proved anything (in this case, a women’s NIT game) can be fodder for a college football argument.
More importantly, it happened during a weekend that saw:
America East champ UMBC demolish ACC champ Virginia,
MAC champ Buffalo blow out Pac-12 champ Arizona,