January 16, 2017

Seeds:

1-16-17-bracket

Ranking:

1 Villanova 17 Xavier 33 Dayton 51 Chattanooga
2 Baylor 18 Arizona 34 Michigan St 52 Akron
3 Kansas 19 Florida 35 Arkansas 53 Fla Gulf Coast
4 Gonzaga 20 Purdue 36 NC State 54 Monmouth
5 Kentucky 21 St. Mary’s 37 Texas Tech 55 New Mex St
6 Florida St 22 Cincinnati 38 SMU 56 Ga Southern
7 UCLA 23 Minnesota 39 South Carolina 57 Princeton
8 Creighton 24 Maryland 40 Wake Forest 58 Vermont
9 Louisville 25 Indiana 41 Pittsburgh 59 N Dakota St
10 Oregon 26 Northwestern 42 Illinois 60 UNC-Ash
11 Notre Dame 27 Clemson 43 Mid Ten 61 Bucknell
12 W Virginia 28 Va Tech 44 Ole Miss 62 Belmont
13 N Carolina 29 Wisconsin 45 Iowa St 63 Texas So
14 Duke 30 Seton Hall 46 VCU 64 New Orleans
15 Butler 31 USC 47 Oakland 65 UC Irvine
16 Virginia 32 TCU 48 UNC-Wilm 66 Mt St Mary’s
49 Illinois St 67 Weber St
50 Nevada 68 NC Central

Notes:

  1. Next five out: Michigan, Miami, Utah, Georgia, California, Kansas St
  2. The bubble teams are a mess.  A lot of not very impressive resumes.
  3. There ar 23 one-bid leagues and none of them have very strong resumes. Mid Ten has the strongest with wins against UNC-W and Ole Miss.
  4. 11 of the 15 ACC teams are currently in, but Wake Forest, Pitt, and NC State are all very vulnerable right now. Fortunately for them they have many chances to improve the resume. Unfortunately, they are staring at the likelihood of losses piling up.
  5. Indiana’s RPI is terrible, but they have a decent resume. The lowest RPI at-large bid I’ve seen get in was 66, but the committee is talking about looking at other metrics, which will make this job harder.
  6. Is it March yet?

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