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Selection committee snubs Georgetown
November 7th, 2011 5:34PM
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[ANALYSIS] The biggest team that has a beef with the NCAA women's soccer committee's selections for the NCAA Tournament is Georgetown. The Hoya were 15-6-0 overall and 8-4-0 in the Big East but did not get picked.

Georgetown beat defending national champion Notre Dame -- which got in with a 10-7-3 record -- late in the season and advanced to the Big East semifinals, but that was not enough. A 5-1 loss to host and eventual champion West Virginia killed the Hoyas' chances.

The win over Notre Dame was one of only four Georgetown wins over teams with winning records and its only win against a team that make the NCAA Tournament.

At No. 40, Georgetown was the highest ranked team in last week's RPI Index to not get a bid. (The lowest-ranked team to get a bid was 2010 semifinalist Ohio State, 55th in last week's RPI Index.)

(The Hoyas' exclusion means that star Ingrid Wells can attend the women's national team camp in Arizona without interruption.)

It was a down year for the Big East. Only four teams made the NCAA Tournament: West Virginia, Notre Dame, Louisville and Marquette.

Last year, Georgetown was one of four Big East teams to make the third round of the NCAA Tournament ...

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