CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- While some could question Virginia starting the NCAA Tournament on the road at Brown or a possible second round matchup of last year's national championship against Maryland, Lars Tiffany is just happy to be in after seeing the fate of fellow ACC teams.

"I'm ecstatic to be here with you with a bid to the NCAA tournament having just seen what I just saw to our ACC brethren," Tiffany said on Sunday night after the bracket reveal, "It's a bit startling to not see Notre Dame and Duke get a bid so we're certainly ecstatic that we did receive a bid and that we do have more time together to continue to play."

The Cavaliers will play at No. 8 seed Brown, Tiffany's alma mater and previous coaching stop, on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30p.m. For only the second time since the NCAA Tournament began in 1975 though, UVA will be the lone ACC representative in the field. A year ago the conference had three of the four championship weekend participants and all five programs made up the top-five in RPI.

This season, Notre Dame finished the regular season at co-ACC champions with Virginia, while Duke was ranked No. 7 in the RPI heading into selection night.

"I will admit it is startling to only see one of us in there and to not have Notre Dame and Duke also represented because we know of the quality of play that is part of ACC lacrosse," Tiffany said.

Tiffany said the selection committee is "bound by numbers", mainly the RPI, which is a calculation of team's winning percentage, the opponent's winning percentage and the winning percentage of opponents that played the opponent. Sports like basketball and ice hockey use similar metrics, but also play twice as many games in a season to collect more data, which is why Tiffany believes there is a need to "inject a human-based element" into the selection process.

"We're relying on an antiquated formula and playing only 15 games each roughly," Tiffany said.

The fingers were pointed at the selection committee on Sunday night, but Tiffany puts the blame on the criteria handed to them and the lack of changes to an outdated and flawed system.

"It's probably time to have some serious conversations that can we make this more subjective and have more of a selection committee that has more voting rights as opposed to just following criteria," Tiffany said, "But I'm not second-guessing the selection committee at all, they just follow the criteria."