Sometime early this morning, Atlantic Sun assistant commissioners Devlin Pierce and Ted Gumbart are going to find a back office at the A-Sun headquarters, put on two pots of coffee and begin what has become the arduous process of trying to figure this conference race out.
"It's fun to do," said Pierce
, the conference's first-year director of championships and media relations."It would be a lot easier if there was a clear-cut one.It makes it tough when you're doing a tiebreaker when you have potentially a six-team tiebreaker against everyone else.
"It's fun when you realize how close it is.It means it's a competitive league.It means the tournament will be good."
Of course there are a lot of other combinations of wins and losses that can affect the upper part of the standings, but that's what they pay Pierce
and Gumbart the big bucks for.