Tigers up to #47 on CBS Sports daily RPI. The bracket boys seem to have them as the 2nd or 3rd #13 seed on their S-curves, which seem to be in near lock-step with the RPI. If Princeton wins out they could pull up to a #12 seed--a traditionally great place from which to pull off an NCAA upset.
On last night's great win, one point that hasn't been discussed here is the ease that Spencer had getting to the rim. The ball just wasn't dropping for him but if those shots went down, it would have been a comfortable win.
I have every expectation that Harvard would do fine (not saying win necessarily, which will be challenging for any representative, but give a good account of themselves) in the NCAAs in the unfortunate event that they got the bid. That's not why the folly is so bad.
It is slightly nauseating to see Penn and Columbia butchering their way to a tourney back-in as the cream of the slop, with a puncher's chance at eliminating the league champion from the bid (maybe even on their home court). It is aggravating that two tough wins against Harvard only buy the chance to beat them a third time to get the bid. My confidence about the Tigers quality would only make a loss in the folly more painful and a win less exhilarating. But sweeping the league would be a huge achievement in itself so I hope they come out and take it to Dartmouth.
All this concern about the possibility of an ugly tourney outcome is premature. We can deal with it IF it happens. We wear IL Crown even we may have to beat the 2nd place team THREE times to collect the bid our guys so obviously deserve.