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I secretly hope Kentucky wins it all just to see what happens when they have to vacate all of the wins from this year...

I thought the same exact thing today...But that means they beat Duke, if they each get to the final 4, so i am not interested in seeing it that much.

But if they did win it all, will vegas set an over/under on how long it takes to get the title stripped? :D

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I secretly hope Kentucky wins it all just to see what happens when they have to vacate all of the wins from this year...

It doesn't matter, people still talk about his 2 "Final Fours" and his altime record w/o vacated wins.

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I thought the same exact thing today...But that means they beat Duke, if they each get to the final 4, so i am not interested in seeing it that much.

But if they did win it all, will vegas set an over/under on how long it takes to get the title stripped? :D

More than 2, less than 5. Memphis was only 1, which was very impressive!

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I secretly hope Kentucky wins it all just to see what happens when they have to vacate all of the wins from this year...

So who is National Champion if that happens? The runner-up? Or is there no recognized NC for this season? Because as I understand it, when wins are "vacated" the victory is stripped from the penalized team's record, but the losing teams in those vacated wins don't get to count those games as a victory...or even strike them from the record book as a loss, for that matter.

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So who is National Champion if that happens? The runner-up? Or is there no recognized NC for this season? Because as I understand it' date=' when wins are "vacated" the victory is stripped from the penalized team's record, but the losing teams in those vacated wins don't get to count those games as a victory...or even strike them from the record book as a loss, for that matter.[/quote']

No clue what happens...Stay Tuned.

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Kentucky is not winning it all anyway. They will have the Callipiari choke and too many young freshman leading the way.

They are the favorites right now and have 4 top 10 NBA picks on their team.

But we will see..they are young, can struggle to shoot and Calipari is their coach.

Still, to get to the elite 8, they only have to beat an Ivy League team...Yes, Cornell is an impressive team but still, they don't have the talent or athleticism Kentucky has. But neither did NIU when they beat Kansas or George Mason when they beat UCONN, so you never know.

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I've been trying to think of another program that is a good and reasonable benchmark for MD. Mich St seems close' date=' but consider that there is no UNC or Duke in the Big 10. The closest thing to that sort of program is Indiana, and they've been in the crapper ever since the Terps beat them for the NC. [b']But what is undeniable is the success that Izzo and the Spartans have after they reach the NCAAs. And as long as you get there, the conference you play in doesn't mean anything....so perhaps they should be MD's benchmark[/b].

Exactly. Luckily, this isn't the AL East where you are fighting with great teams for one or two postseason berths. You look at the Big East this year or other great conferences in any given year and you'll often see 3 teams in the top 10. I'll happily take being the 3rd best team in the conference if it means having a top 3 seed in any given year.

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Kentucky is not winning it all anyway. They will have the Callipiari choke and too many young freshman leading the way.

They've looked the best to me so far through 2 rounds. Granted, I didn't see the Syracuse game today. I still have a Syracuse- Kentucky final bracket alive and needless to say, I'm feeling pretty darn good about that right now.

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No clue what happens...Stay Tuned.

Actually, I have found a precedence. Syracuse won the 1990 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. However, it was later found that star midfielder Paul Gait played in the tournament while ineligible. Syracuse was forced to vacate the title, but the runner-up that season (Loyola) was not crowned champion. So I guess the NCAA simply does not officially recognize a champion for that year.

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Actually' date=' I have found a precedence. Syracuse won the 1990 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. However, it was later found that star midfielder Paul Gait played in the tournament while ineligible. Syracuse was forced to vacate the title, but the runner-up that season (Loyola) was not crowned champion. So I guess the NCAA simply does not officially recognize a champion for that year.

Nice find...and it makes perfect sense.

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Actually' date=' I have found a precedence. Syracuse won the 1990 NCAA Lacrosse Tournament. However, it was later found that star midfielder Paul Gait played in the tournament while ineligible. Syracuse was forced to vacate the title, but the runner-up that season (Loyola) was not crowned champion. So I guess the NCAA simply does not officially recognize a champion for that year.

http://www.ncaa.com/history/m-lacrosse-d1.html

Interestingly, they are still listed, but asterisked to note the title was vacated.

I think with basketball getting so much more attention than lacrosse, and Kentucky being such a major program, this would get somewhat more than an asterisk.

Michigan had to take down their banners, and are no longer recognized for their 1992-93 championship game appearances. My guess is in Kentucky's case Calipari gets drawn and quartered at mid-court in Rupp Arena while Ashley Judd is forced to watch.

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