You're right. What I initially was trying to say was that JMU, while good, wasn't so good that they should feel put out by not hosting, given SOS and the teams that beat them. And Baylor, upon further review, is probably better than I thought. I think both are right on the bubble of hosting, so they're appropriate for the 16/17, 15/18, 14/19 group.
The hard part just like all college sports is strength of schedule maybe JMU was close but Minnesota was pretty bad...this was really just a Big 10 snub the committee just felt the conference was just not good enough this year.
Plus if the choice was between Univ of Minn or Alabama to host basically deciding between 16 and 17 the committee would choose Alabama every time given their history, etc. it might not be right but it is what it is. The problem was they did not see Minn as head and shoulders above all the middle/bottom of the SEC teams. But given the choice the did the best they could giving them the easiest regional they could #16, even if that means you end up going against #1 to get through...well time to prove yourself and step and beat Alabama