This is part 22 of a 32-part series.
Boies St 13-5
New Mexico 12-6
Fresno St 11-7
San Diego St 11-7
Utah St 8-10
Air Force 6-12
Colorado St 4-14
San Jose St 1-17
March 7-10. Las Vegas.
1) Nevada vs. 8/9) UNLV/Air Force
4) Fresno St vs. 5) San Diego St
3) New Mexico vs. 6/11) Wyoming/San Jose St
2) Boise St vs. 7/10) Utah St/Colorado St
CRPI of 9, a rebound season for the conference. Nevada will bear some of the fruits. The seed has taken a ding as of late, and is still a source of debate, though. Their metrics are in mostly good shape (7-4 vs. top 2 groups, 11 true road wins, non-con SoS 18) so I wouldn't go anywhere near a double digit seed for them.
Boise. Some reasonable metrics (6-5 vs. top 2 groups, winning road/neutral record). One ugly non-con SoS at 217. One win against Loyola that's gained speed. But no wins over at-large teams, and no access to quality wins before the final in this tournament. It's a tough but not impossible case. I don't think I can swing it for them. Out.
Some interesting NIT profiles. UNM is 3rd in conference but a clear 7th in overall profile in the league. This may cost the entire league. If SDSU or Wyoming were in 3rd, I think I could argue for an at-large bid for either. I might still yet argue for SDSU, maybe.