Cincinnati was ranked No. 40 on CollegeRPI.com.
The Bearcats' schedule was ranked as the fifth-most difficult in the country.
Their non-conference schedule was ranked No. 22.
UC was 11-11 against teams in the top 100 RPI.
The 'Cats won four games against RPI top 50 teams.
They were 8-8 in the Big East Conference, the toughest league in America.
Andy Kennedy and his players certainly deserve a better explanation than the rhetoric they've recieved from the NCAA Tournament committee the past 24 hours.