February 21, 2017

Seeds:

2-21-17-bracket

Rankings:

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

Notes:

  1. Still astonished how weak the bubble teams are resume-wise.
  2. Conference finishes to watch
    1. ACC — I can still see Louisville or UNC jumping up to a 1 seed and Duke or Florida St jumping up to a 2 seed. Should be fun to watch. Still to come:
      1. Louisville vs. UNC
      2. Florida St vs. Duke
      3. Duke vs. UNC
    2. SEC — Florida and Kentucky are duking it out for the 3 seed and maybe 2 seed.
      1. Kentucky vs. Florida this Saturday
    3. Pac12 — Arizona, Oregon, or UCLA?
      1. UCLA vs. Arizona Saturday
    4. Mo Valley — Wichita St and Illinois St in Arch Madness finale.
    5. A10 — VCU vs. Dayton next Wednesday. Neither loser will feel too good about at large, though I think both will make it, unless they drop other games.
  3. Bubble games this week:
    1. Iowa St at Texas Tech
    2. Clemson at Virginia Tech
    3. NC State at Georgia Tech
    4. St. John’s at Marquette
    5. Vanderbilt at Tennessee (both are in must not lose situations)
    6. Michigan at Rutgers
    7. Duke at Syracuse (cuse need this one badly)
    8. TCU at Kansas (win and frogs are in)
    9. Xavier at Seton Hall
    10. Pittsburgh at Wake Forest
    11. Texas A&M at Arkansas
    12. Oregon at Cal (win and Bears are in)
    13. Oklahoma St at Kansas St (‘cats can’t lost this one)
    14. Nebraska at Michigan St
    15. Florida St at Clemson (tigers need this one badly)
    16. UNC at Pittsburgh (Panthers need this one badly)
    17. Tennessee at South Carolina
    18. West Virginia at TCU (big week for the frogs)
    19. Texas Tech at Oklahoma St
    20. Miss St at Vandy
    21. Purdue at Michigan
    22. Baylor at Iowa St (win puts clones in)
    23. Kansas St at Oklahoma (another must win for ‘cats)
    24. Arkansas at Auburn
    25. Syracuse at Louisville (two wins for cuse this week and they’re in)
    26. Wisconsin at Michigan St (win and Sparty is in)
    27. Georgia Tech at Notre Dame

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