Bracket Update 3/5/13

Thursday’s bracket is brought to you by the #1 seed line. The 1-seed is starting a full out advertising blitz since as one has been frequenting that line this year. Miami doesn’t want it. Neither does Georgetown.

Tuesday and Wednesday did see teams that wanted a tournament bid, however. 4 of the last 5 teams in won on Wednesday, with Villanova and Iowa State scoring statement wins over Georgetown and Oklahoma State respectively, while Temple and La Salle avoided bad losses in the A-10. Iowa, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Providence held serve over the same stretch, keeping them in the hunt for an at-large bid. Maryland did not have the same good fortune, losing to North Carolina on their home floor, and will almost assuredly be playing in the NIT in two weeks time.

Conference tournament action today includes quarterfinals in the A-Sun, OVC, Big South, and WCC, and first round action in the Valley. The first semifinals will take place Friday, with the first bids handed out on Saturday.

Tonight’s big bubble matchups include:

Kentucky @ Georgia, Butler @ Massachusetts, UVA @ Florida St, Oregon @ Colorado, Louisiana Tech @ New Mexico St, and UT-Arlington at extremely long-shot Denver.

Interestingly, there is a consensus of who will be making the dance this year. My bracket matches the at-large teams in the Bracket Matrix, one of 34 brackets with the same set of participants at this point. Which leads me to believe something drastic is on the horizon. Here we go, with the last five in Iowa St, Villanova, La Salle, Temple, and Boise St. Iowa is the first out, followed by Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Stanford.

   1 Indiana  Louisville    Duke  Kansas 
   2 Georgetown  Miami FL    Florida  Gonzaga 
   3 Michigan  Michigan St.    New Mexico  Ohio St. 
   4 Pittsburgh  Syracuse    Kansas St.  Marquette 
   5 Wisconsin  Oklahoma St.    Arizona  Nevada Las Vegas 
   6 UCLA  Virginia Commonwealth  North Carolina  Minnesota 
   7 North Carolina St.  Notre Dame    St. Louis  Colorado St. 
   8 Creighton  Oklahoma    Missouri  Memphis 
   9 Oregon St. Mary’s    California  San Diego St. 
  10 Colorado  Butler    Cincinnati  Illinois 
  11 Virginia  Wichita St.    Middle Tennessee  Kentucky 
  12 Temple/Boise St.  Belmont    Villanova/La Salle  Iowa St. 
  13 Akron  Louisiana Tech    Bucknell  Valparaiso 
  14 Weber St.  Stony Brook    Davidson  Stephen F. Austin 
  15 South Dakota St.  Princeton    Canisius  Mercer 
  16 Northeastern  NC Central    Long Beach St.  Robert Morris 
  16 Charleston Southern  Southern       
           
  Next Four  Second Four Out    Four More   
  Iowa  Alabama    Baylor   
  Mississippi  Southern Mississippi    Bucknell   
  Tennessee  Providence    Northern Iowa   
  Stanford  Denver    Washington   

 

  Current  Proj  Lock  Proj. IN  Bubble In  Out  Contending 
BE                 8                 7                 6                 1                 1               1                     9
B10                 7                 7                 6                 1                  –               1                     8
P12                 5                 4                 3                 2                  –               2                     7
B12                 5                 6                 4                  –                 1               1                     6
ACC                 5                 5                 4                  –                 1               1                     6
A10                 5                 3                 2                 1                 2               1                     6
MWC                 5                 4                 3                 1                 1                –                     5
SEC                 3                 4                 2                  –                 1               4                     7
MVC                 2                 2                 1                  –                 1               1                     3
CUSA                 1                 2                 1                  –                  –               1                     2
WCC                 2                 2                 1                 1                  –                –                     2
SunBelt                 1                 1                  –                  –                 1                –                     1
WAC                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –               2                     2
OVC                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –               1                     1
MAC                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –               1                     1
Patriot                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –               1                     1
Horizon                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –               1                     1
Ivy                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –                –                      –
AE                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –                –                      –
BSky                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –                –                      –
Sland                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –                –                      –
Summit                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –                –                      –
CAA                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –                –                      –
MAAC                  –                 1                  –                  –                  –                –                      –
Lost Bids                    2                              –
Auto Bids               19                 7               19                        14
               68               68               52                 7                 9            19                  82
Note: Conferences listed above with zero projected bids are included in auto bids. 
                1 Indiana  3.79     51 Belmont  106.13
                2 Louisville  8.14     52 Iowa  107.95
                3 Duke  11.56     53 Mississippi  109.24
                4 Kansas  12.84     54 Louisiana Tech  110.13
                5 Gonzaga  15.18     55 Tennessee  111.62
                6 Florida  15.32     56 Maryland  115.93
                7 Miami FL  15.82     57 Denver  116.02
                8 Georgetown  16.22     58 Southern Mississippi  116.14
                9 Michigan St.  18.59     59 Alabama  116.46
              10 Michigan  19.47     60 Baylor  122.12
              11 New Mexico  20.41     61 Arkansas  122.49
              12 Marquette  27.46     62 Stanford  123.10
              13 Ohio St.  31.68     63 Providence  123.47
              14 Kansas St.  34.32     64 Bucknell  124.48
              15 Syracuse  36.72     65 Valparaiso  129.20
              16 Arizona  39.97     66 Northern Iowa  132.07
              17 Oklahoma St.  40.37     67 Massachusetts  132.92
              18 Pittsburgh  43.89     68 St. John’s  133.08
              19 Wisconsin  43.94     69 Washington  135.48
              20 Nevada Las Vegas  47.62     70 Arizona St.  137.22
              21 Minnesota  50.21     71 Brigham Young  137.50
              22 St. Louis  50.38     72 Ohio  139.55
              23 UCLA  50.46     73 Southern California  139.75
              24 Virginia Commonwealth  58.50     74 Detroit  141.21
              25 North Carolina  62.16     75 Xavier  143.63
              26 North Carolina St.  62.61     76 Stephen F. Austin  144.26
              27 California  62.99     77 Davidson  146.28
              28 Notre Dame  64.47     78 Texas A&M  146.53
              29 Oklahoma  66.23     79 Stony Brook  148.00
              30 Oregon  66.37     80 Air Force  150.14
              31 Memphis  66.58     81 Saint Joseph’s  150.21
              32 Colorado St.  67.68     82 Richmond  154.72
              33 Creighton  68.84     83 Wyoming  155.85
              34 Missouri  73.25     84 Dayton  156.06
              35 Illinois  73.80     85 Indiana St.  156.19
              36 St. Mary’s  75.35     86 Purdue  156.25
              37 San Diego St.  77.67     87 Louisiana St.  156.68
              38 Colorado  77.71     88 New Mexico St.  157.15
              39 Cincinnati  78.38     89 Santa Clara  163.87
              40 Butler  78.65     90 Florida St.  167.45
              41 Virginia  80.26     91 South Dakota St.  168.15
              42 Middle Tennessee  88.69     92 Evansville  168.41
              43 Wichita St.  89.23     93 North Dakota St.  170.10
              44 Kentucky  90.05     94 Charlotte  172.40
              45 Villanova  93.14     95 Princeton  172.79
              46 La Salle  94.20     96 Weber St.  173.53
              47 Iowa St.  95.39     97 Texas El Paso  175.84
              48 Temple  96.09     98 Harvard  176.81
              49 Boise St.  98.46     99 Georgia Tech  177.41
              50 Akron  105.83    100 Illinois St.  177.49
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~ by gremazares on March 7, 2013.

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