2-bid conspiracy theory won't die

According to ESPN.com columnist Pat Forde:
(Holy Cross) should win the Patriot League. If they don't, they're at least in the argument for a previously unimaginable at-large bid. Average RPI: 33.
Sure, it probably will not happen. But the more mainstream media folks talk about a team from the Patriot League deserving an at-large bid, the higher the profile of the league becomes.

In some ways, this is a residual effect of Bucknell's wins over Pitt and St. Joe's. Those wins raised awareness of the quality of the league, at least in the upper division. Even though the Bison have squandered their chance to parlay those wins into at-large consideration with their recent road swoon, people are showing the league respect it did not have before those games

Even if the selection committee doesn't pay attention to this stuff, recruits are reading it and anything that raises the image of the league's play will help raise the quality of player its teams can recruit.

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