I don't think this is any sort of conspiracy, but the Michigan soccer team somehow made it into the NCAA tournament over our Nittany Lions. South Florida also got in while not even making the Big East tournament.
From the article:
"Michigan sneaked into the tournament despite a 10-9-1 record. They did boast a strong strength-of-schedule, and did finish the year on a strong note, but nine losses is nine losses (and two of them were unimpressive multi-goal losses to Bowling Green and Cleveland State). There were teams who could definitely make an argument for being more deserving.
While Michigan did get in, regular season Big Ten champion Penn State did not. The Nittany Lions fell to eventual Big Ten Tournament champions Michigan State in the conference tournament, finishing with a 9-5-3 record. They suffered losses against Georgetown, Akron and Indiana during the season, while tying Michigan at Michigan. How they missed out and Michigan made the tournament is a head-scratcher."
Shame they didn't get in, but great that they won a regular season conference championship. (Georgetown got one of the top 4 seeds, while Akron was overall #5 team and had the #2 RPI ranking, Indiana was #16 overall in the seeding). I thought Penn State was deserving, but I guess the selection committee thought otherwise. That loss to Michigan State in the B1G tournament was killer.