And we wait...

It was tough, it was bloody, and in the end it was a loss.

The WAC Championship was the rubber match in this seasons Battle of the Aggies. This time, our foes from New Mexico State came out on top. It was last week at this time when we beat this same team by 18 points and were cutting down the cuts nets at the Spectrum to celebrate a third straight regular season title. Now that team has ended our 17 game winning streak and will cause us to wait an agonizing 16 hours to see if the selection committee chooses us as a member of the "Big Dance."

All in all we should be in the field. We have an RPI of 31, had the nations second longest winning streak prior to tonight, the ESPN Bracketologists had us as lock after the win over Boise State on Thursday, and the man who knows the team best, Coach Morrill, said that we should be in!

The Aggies are still considered a team that "should be in" but no longer a "lock" after tonight's loss according ESPN's Joe Lunadri. However, teams like Mississippi St., who plays for the SEC Championship tomorrow, and Illinois, who took #7 Ohio State to two overtimes tonight, are considered out. A few years back the Aggies were a top-25 team and left out on Selection Sunday, be it they still playing their conference ball in the less prestigious Big West. More disheartening news, in the last two years, three teams with 26+ wins have been left out of the tourny.

So for now, Aggie Nation patiently waits. Going over stats and ratings and maybe praying a little in hopes that our name will be called tomorrow afternoon!


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