"It is musical chairs. There are more people than there are seats," he said. "And when the music stops, the committee has to eliminate some teams. And when you lose bad games, particularly late in the year, you're giving them a reason to eliminate you. I'm telling you, when you're right on the cut line like they are, one of the first things they look at is your non-conference schedule. Teams get kicked to the curb because of that."