At-large bids, placement never perfect

Mid-majors score, MTSU gets a pass (LSU doesn't) and Aggies get tough deal (again)

Originally Published: March 14, 2011
By Charlie Creme | Special to ESPN.com

One year after an unprecedented number of at-large selections from mid-major conferences, the committee has done it again. Three in 2010 made the field (Green Bay, Arkansas-Little Rock and Fresno State) and three made the field again this year (Louisiana Tech, Houston and Middle Tennessee).

Some might quibble with Conference USA's label as a mid-major, but the truth is that since the mass defections to the Big East after the 2005 season, only once has the league produced multiple ...

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