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If Lehigh ties for first place in the standings and loses out on home court due to RPI, the blame has to be placed upon the AD and coaching staff who put together this soft schedule. Looking back, Lehigh played 4 legitimate out of conference opponents (Michigan St, Iowa St, St. John’s, Wagner), and lost 3 of them. If you look at the schedule (I know hindsight 20/20, but everyone knew it was soft before the season started), they played the 3 worst teams in the NE Conf (Bryant, St Francis PA, FDU), 2nd worst in the Metro (St. Peter’s), 2nd worst in the Mid-Eastern (MDES), a bottom half Ivy team and lost (Cornell), the 2nd worst team in the A-10 (Fordham), a middle of the road NE Conf (Quinnipiac), and a strong NE Conf (Wagner). Then, 3 softies in the tournament (W&M, Liberty, EKU). And, D3, Arcadia. So, 4 legit games out of conference. In conference (not that it matters for this discussion, and it is out of their control), they played 4 quality opponents (Bucknell, American, Holy Cross, Lafayette) and 3 more cupcakes (Colgate, Army, Navy), obviously twice each. The strength of schedule must be pretty dismal at this point. The overall schedule hurts them for NCAA (losing out on RPI to Bucknell), NIT (RPI and strength of schedule too weak), and the other potential year end tournies if they still exist (CBI, etc) (RPI and strength of schedule, again).