I'm a long-time, die-hard BYU fan, so this is tough to see an end to our Tourney appearance streak. This has been a frustrating year as we turned out to be worse than was anticipated.
However, I am reminded of when in Jimmer's senior year, we got as high as #3 in the country, and I couldn't even explain the jubilation. It was all I thought about, all day, every day. Yes, the next day, Davies gets suspended from the team, and I knew our chances of a deep run were effectively over, so I went from an absolute high to an absolute low, but that's the nature of love affairs in sports.
So now, putting myself in your guys' shoes, you are now the #1 team in the country. And it'll stay that way for at least two weeks. How amazing that must be. I'm so happy for you guys, and it must be so exciting to have such a great team. There are no clear overall powerhouses, so this is a great year for you guys to make a Final Four run, perhaps a shot at the championship. Good luck to you guys! Either way, we'll be rooting for you in the Big Dance.
P.S. You will be #1 and will easily make it to the WCC Championship, so if BYU makes it to the championship game, please let us win. You'll probably be a #1 seed anyways with the L. :D