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Selection process is a meritocracy

Originally Published: February 16, 2009
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN.com

One thing I try hard to do is to remain isolated from the politicking and punditry surrounding the NCAA tournament selection process. By and large, this process is a meritocracy, and the inevitable "noise" from around the country at this point of the season is mostly a distraction.

But I'm human, after all, and every once in a while something gets through. Take these comments from Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin, asked about my inclusion of "only" seven Big East teams in last Friday's bracket:

"To ...

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