Thursday, March 8, 2018


Subject to change, all of it, but I need to get something up before today's games start.

Pretty wide bubble.  I'm starting it at Florida St right now.  Right now it's 27 teams playing for 15 spots in my book.  Not feeling great about some of those teams on the 9 line, but do feel like we have about seven or eight teams worthy of an 11 seed.

The 1 line:  Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas
The 2 line:  North Carolina, Duke, Auburn, Michigan St
The 3 line:  Tennessee, Purdue, Cincinnati, Michigan
The 4 line:  West Virginia, Texas Tech, Gonzaga, Arizona
The 5 line:  Clemson, Ohio St, Wichita St, Florida
The 6 line:  Miami, TCU, Kentucky, Texas A&M
The 7 line:  Seton Hall, Creighton, Houston, Arkansas
The 8 line:  Missouri, Butler, Nevada, Florida St
The 9 line:  Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia Tech, St Mary's
The 10 line:  Providence, North Carolina St, Oklahoma, St Bonaventure
The 11 line:  USC, UCLA, Middle Tennessee, Marquette, Baylor
The 12 line:  Louisville, Oklahoma St, Loyola(Chi), New Mexico St, Buffalo
The 13 line:  Charleston, South Dakota St, Murray St, UNC Greensboro
The 14 line:  Louisiana, Vermont, Bucknell, Montana
The 15 line:  Wright St, UC-Davis, Iona, Lipscomb
The 16 line:  Harvard, Radford, SE Louisiana, LIU Brooklyn, Hampton, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Next 4 in:
St Bonaventure

Last 4 in:
Oklahoma St

Last 4 out:
Kansas St
Arizona St

Next 4 out:
Notre Dame
Penn St


HenryMuto said...

I have been really sick the past 4 days so I have not posted but I have to tell you this is going to be the hardest year I can remember in trying to get all 68 teams correct.

Middle Tennessee being upset tonight, Saint Mary's being upset, Notre Dame getting their players back I mean what to make of those 3 teams.

Pbody said...

St. Mary's as a 9 seed - LMAO. How many top 30 victories do they have again?
With your notable, historical antipathy for A-10, surprised you even have Bonnies in the field.
I guess if Davidson wins the tourney, that knocks both the Bonnies & Rhode Island out?

With all due respect, I'm glad you're not on the Committee.

I love your conf. tourney previews though - nobody else does it and it's informative and fun to read.

Unknown said...

How many top 30 victories? You know St. Mary's is in the WCC right? They essentially don't get chances at top 30 victories.

I'm guessing you're a fan of a bubble team given the sentiment. However, take a look at Kenpom. St. Mary's is #28, far ahead of some of the bubble teams from the major conferences. Anyway, the idea that mid-majors are getting favoritism from the committee is pretty ridiculous. If anything it's the other way around. Same goes for Notre Dame; they're 20+ spots ahead of Oklahoma, Alabama, and OK State and that's without their best player for half the season. No doubt in my mind which of those teams is the best.

Andrew said...

I've got a bad feeling my St Mary's rank isn't aging well.

As for the A10, I'll respect them when the selection committee does :)