On Sunday, it was announced that Florida State was a Regional Host for the 2017 NCAA Tournament, marking the 40th consecutive season the team will continue into the postseason. Today with Miami (FL) missing out on the tourney for the first time in 44 years, the Seminoles now hold the active record for most consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.
Miami started the season 17-19 before finding its rhythm late in the season, winning six of its final seven games. Despite their final record of 31-27, it wasn’t enough to get the Canes into the postseason.
The ultimate factor in Miami missing the postseason was its final RPI of 41 and many teams clinching an auto-bid by virtue of winning their postseason tournaments that would have not gotten in otherwise, taking what would have been UM’s at-large bid away.
This season, the teams split a pair in Miami with the final game rained out in the early stages and a Florida State lead.