Seton Hall (18-5) (10-1) NET 12 SoS 31
Vital signs: 9-3 R/N, non-con SoS 105, avg win 103
8-4 vs. Q1, 5-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Maryland, @Butler, @Nova
Bad losses: home to Xavier?
Pretty solid. Nothing to add.
Villanova (17-6) (7-4) NET 18 SoS 3
Vital signs: 7-4 R/N, non-con SoS 35, avg win 113
5-6 vs. Q1, 5-0 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Kansas, Butler, @Creighton
Bad losses: all inside Q1
Only real sin is being below .500 within Q1, which just means it's tough to justify a 2 seed for them.
Butler (18-6) (6-5) NET 10 SoS 47
Vital signs: 7-4 R/N, non-con SoS 186, avg win 128
7-5 vs. Q1, 5-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Nova, Creighton, Marquette
Bad losses: Providence
Of note, they're 0-4 against Q1-A. 7 Q1 wins, just all of the lower variety. That and the SoS numbers limit the seed upside, but they'll be plenty fine.
Creighton (17-6) (7-4) NET 22 SoS 40
Vital signs: 5-5 R/N, non-con SoS 124, avg win 118
6-6 vs. Q1, 3-0 vs. Q2
Signature wins: @Nova, N-TTU, Marquette
Bad losses: @Provi, maybe
Another solid profile with decent seed upside. Enough signature wins to get a good seed, probably a couple too many losses for the 2 line.
Marquette (17-6) (7-4) NET 24 SoS 12
Vital signs: 5-5 R/N, non-con SoS 70, avg win 119
6-5 vs. Q1, 4-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Butler, Nova, Purdue
Bad losses: Providence
If there's a criticism, they're 0-6 against Q1-A. Again, limits seed upside, but they'll be fine.
Xavier (16-8) (5-6) NET 45 SoS 29
Vital signs: 5-5 R/N, non-con SoS 127, avg win 121
2-7 vs. Q1, 5-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: @SHU, @DePaul? Cincy?
Bad losses: @Wake
Outside of Wake, no real bad losses. Just a lot of missed opportunities. Nothing in the profile screams emergency, but rather that they're just quite not good enough. They'll be in play though.
Georgetown (14-10) (4-7) NET 52 SoS 11
Vital signs: 4-5 R/N, non-con SoS 48, avg win 143
3-9 vs. Q1, 4-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Creighton, @SMU? @Okla St?
Bad losses: UNCG?
Barely listed, to be honest. Not much here. Lots of "good" losses, but you have to win some of those games eventually.
Providence (13-11) (6-5) NET 57 SoS 19 - 4 Q1 wins. 4 losses outside the top 2 quads. Seems to even out.
St John's (13-11) (2-9) NET 77 SoS 64 - Two signature wins (WVU, Arizona) and absolutely nothing else to work with.
DePaul (12-11) (1-10) NET 63 SoS 78 - 4 Q1 wins....and a whole crapload of losses in conference play.