Especially with regular season champions not being locked in, and 12 spots being reserved for Power 5 and Big East team, as well as those 12 automatically getting home games I believe, there's every inventive for any mid-major actually deemed worthy of a spot to decline out of spiteZero shits about the NIT for this season.
Drake was ranked I think during the covid year for a week or 2. They started out like 17-0 or something.Was trying to figure out the last time a MVC team has been ranked. Thinking Loyola was ranked during their run, but not in the MVC anymore. Maybe have to go back to Wichita State, also not here anymore.