Seems if you don't play in the BIg East, losing to a quality team doesn't get you a bid.
It seems to me that if you take the No. 2 team in the country to overtime each game you play them, it would indicate you can get consideration you going to the 'Big Dance".
Or you can look at it as the champion in the Western Division isn't talent worthy.
This only prime the engines for the SEC in other sports to be more competitive.
Notice Florida won the NCAA Men's Track and Field title this past weekend. That will make them feel better after their early exit in Nashville.