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OK North Carolina Fans, stop with the questions about at-large bids. Your team beat NC State.....that is not overly impressive. It helps, but doesn't really move the needle. Chill for a bit - win 7-8 more in a row, then we will talk. I feel NC State should be on the 11 line at best but just couldn't make it work, so they stay on the 10 line for now - next scrub will hopefully fix this. Iowa fans, your team had an impressive win. I know Wisconsin is now only 12-9, but they have some very nice wins, and had a big lead late. Kudos to Iowa! KU beat OK State - meh. Also, I still hate your team!

PLEASE NOTE - My projections are based on at-large chances, so only conference leaders from 1-bid conferences are not placed in a First Four game.  Until a team wins the conference tournament, they are not officially a lock and can be placed in a First Four game or even out for multi-bid conferences.

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Last updated 01/28/2020 05:37 AM Central Time 

Seeds

Seed East - New York Midwest - Indianapolis South - Houston West - Los Angeles
1 San Diego State 21-0   Kansas 17-3   Baylor 17-1   Gonzaga 21-1  
2 Seton Hall 15-4   Florida State 17-2   Duke 16-3   West Virginia 16-3  
3 Louisville 17-3   Dayton 18-2   Villanova 16-3   Oregon 17-4  
4 Maryland 16-4   Kentucky 15-4   Michigan State 15-5   Butler 16-4  
5 LSU 15-4   Penn State 14-5   Creighton 16-5   Auburn 17-2  
6 Colorado 16-4   Illinois 15-5   Iowa 15-5   Arkansas 15-4  
7 USC 16-4   Marquette 14-6   Oklahoma 13-6 Indiana 15-5  
8 Arizona 13-6   Houston 16-4   Rutgers 15-5   Wisconsin 12-9
9 Saint Mary's 18-4   Stanford 15-4   Wichita State 17-3   Florida 12-7
10 Michigan 11-8   BYU 15-7   ETSU 18-3 NC State 14-7
11 Ohio State 13-7   Texas Tech 12-7/Memphis 14-5   Rhode Island 14-5   Xavier 13-7
12 Akron 16-4   Arizona State 12-7/Virginia Tech 14-6   Northern Iowa 17-3   SFA 17-3  
13 Liberty 19-3   Yale 14-4   New Mexico State 15-6   Western Kentucky 14-6  
14 Colgate 16-5   Wright State 18-4   Vermont 15-6   William & Mary 15-7  
15 Winthrop 14-7   South Dakota State 15-8   Murray State 15-5   Little Rock 14-7  
16 UC Irvine 12-9   PVA&M 10-10/Norfolk State 10-11   Monmouth 12-7/Robert Morris 10-11   Montana 11-9  
Last 4 in - Memphis, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, Arizona State  
First 4 out - Richmond, VCU, Virginia, Tennessee  
Moving In  
Moving out  
Others considered for at-large bids (no particular order) - Georgetown, Syracuse, Purdue, Miami-FLA, St. Johns, Minnesota, Duquesne, Mississippi State, Georgia, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Providence, SMU, TCU, DePaul, Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Temple, Oregon State, Saint Louis, Clemson, UNCG, Oklahoma State, Utah, Texas, Furman, Washington, Tulsa      
On Life Support (but probably dead) - Kansas State, Boston College, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Utah State, Iowa State, Washington State      
No longer considered for at-large bid - Vanderbilt, San Francisco, Boise State, LaSalle, George Mason, UCF, Nevada, New Mexico, Kent State, Santa Clara      
Multi bid conferences - Big 10 (10), Big East (6), PAC12 (6), Big 12 (5), ACC (5), SEC (5), AAC (3), WCC (3), A10 (2)      
Leaders or highest NET from projected 1-bid conferences - (23 total): America East - Vermont, Atlantic Sun - Liberty, Big Sky - Montana, Big South - Campbell, Big West - UC Irvine, CAA - William & Mary, C-USA - Western Kentucky, Horizon - Wright State, Ivy - Yale, MAAC - Monmouth, MAC - Akron, MEAC - Norfolk State, MVC - Northern Iowa, MWC - San Diego State, Northeast - Robert Morris, OVC - Murray State, Patriot - Colgate, Southern - ETSU, Southland - SFA, SWAC - Prairie View A&M, Summit - South Dakota State, Sun Belt - Little Rock, WAC - New Mexico State      
Banned from participating - Georgia Tech, Detroit  
Transition Schools, ineligible for the tourney - Cal Baptist, North Alabama, Merrimack      
                 
Teams in Blue are officially IN the tournament.  
Teams in Black are Virtual LOCKS for the tournament as of today (Bold faced for 1-bid leagues - league leader or highest NET chosen for now)   
Teams in Red have work left to do or need help  

True Seed List

Seed Line Overall Seed Team Seed Line Overall Seed Team Seed Line Overall Seed Texas Seed Line Overall Seed Team
1 1 Baylor 5 17 LSU 9 33 Wichita State 13 51 Yale
2 Kansas 18 Auburn 34 Saint Mary's 52 Liberty
3 Gonzaga 19 Creighton 35 Stanford 53 Western Kentucky
4 San Diego State 20 Penn State 36 Florida 54 New Mexico State
2 5 Seton Hall 6 21 Illinois 10 37 Michigan 14 55 Wright State
6 Florida State 22 Colorado 38 BYU 56 Vermont
7 Duke 23 Iowa 39 ETSU 57 Colgate
8 West Virginia 24 Arkansas 40 NC State 58 William & Mary
3 9 Oregon 7 25 USC 11 41 Ohio State 15 59 Little Rock
10 Dayton 26 Indiana 42 Xavier 60 Murray State
11 Louisville 27 Marquette 43 Rhode Island 61 Winthrop
12 Villanova 28 Oklahoma 44 Memphis 62 South Dakota State
4 13 Maryland 8 29 Wisconsin 45 Texas Tech 16 63 UC Irvine
14 Kentucky 30 Arizona 12 46 Virginia Tech 64 Montana
15 Michigan State 31 Houston 47 Arizona State 65 Monmouth
16 Butler 32 Rutgers 48 Northern Iowa 66 Robert Morris
          49 SFA 67 Norfolk State
          50 Akron 68 Prairie View A&M
          1st 4 out 1 Richmond      
          2 VCU      
          3 Virginia      
          4 Tennessee      

Bracket

East - New York     South - Houston  
Sacramento   St. Louis
1 San Diego State 21-0     1 Baylor 17-1  
16 UC Irvine 12-9     16 Monmouth 12-7/Robert Morris 10-11  
8 Arizona 13-6     8 Rutgers 15-5  
9 Saint Mary's 18-4     9 Wichita State 17-3  
Greensboro   Sacramento
5 LSU 15-4     5 Creighton 16-5  
12 Akron 16-4     12 Northern Iowa 17-3  
13 Liberty 19-3     13 New Mexico State 15-6  
4 Maryland 16-4     4 Michigan State 15-5  
St. Louis   Albany
3 Louisville 17-3     3 Villanova 16-3  
14 Colgate 16-5     14 Vermont 15-6  
6 Colorado 16-4     6 Iowa 15-5  
11 Ohio State 13-7     11 Rhode Island 14-5  
Albany   Greensboro
10 Michigan 11-8     10 ETSU 18-3
7 USC 16-4     7 Oklahoma 13-6
15 Winthrop 14-7     15 Murray State 15-5  
2 Seton Hall 15-4     2 Duke 16-3  
             
West - Los Angeles     Midwest - Indianapolis  
Spokane   Omaha
1 Gonzaga 21-1     1 Kansas 17-3  
16 Montana 11-9     16 PVA&M 10-10/Norfolk State 10-11  
8 Wisconsin 12-9   8 Houston 16-4  
9 Florida 12-7   9 Stanford 15-4  
Omaha   Tampa
5 Auburn 17-2     5 Penn State 14-5  
12 SFA 17-3     12 Arizona State 12-7/Virginia Tech 14-6  
13 Western Kentucky 14-6     13 Yale 14-4  
4 Butler 16-4     4 Kentucky 15-4  
Spokane   Cleveland
3 Oregon 17-4     3 Dayton 18-2  
14 William & Mary 15-7     14 Wright State 18-4  
6 Arkansas 15-4     6 Illinois 15-5  
11 Xavier 13-7   11 Texas Tech 12-7/Memphis 14-5  
Cleveland   Tampa
10 NC State 14-7   10 BYU 15-7  
7 Indiana 15-5     7 Marquette 14-6  
15 Little Rock 14-7     15 South Dakota State 15-8  
2 West Virginia 16-3     2 Florida State 17-2  

Match-ups
Seed East - New York Midwest - Indianapolis South - Houston West - Los Angeles
1 San Diego State 21-0   Kansas 17-3   Baylor 17-1   Gonzaga 21-1  
16 UC Irvine 12-9   PVA&M 10-10/Norfolk State 10-11   Monmouth 12-7/Robert Morris 10-11   Montana 11-9  
8 Arizona 13-6   Houston 16-4   Rutgers 15-5   Wisconsin 12-9
9 Saint Mary's 18-4   Stanford 15-4   Wichita State 17-3   Florida 12-7
12 Akron 16-4   Arizona State 12-7/Virginia Tech 14-6   Northern Iowa 17-3   SFA 17-3  
5 LSU 15-4   Penn State 14-5   Creighton 16-5   Auburn 17-2  
13 Liberty 19-3   Yale 14-4   New Mexico State 15-6   Western Kentucky 14-6  
4 Maryland 16-4   Kentucky 15-4   Michigan State 15-5   Butler 16-4  
3 Louisville 17-3   Dayton 18-2   Villanova 16-3   Oregon 17-4  
14 Colgate 16-5   Wright State 18-4   Vermont 15-6   William & Mary 15-7  
6 Colorado 16-4   Illinois 15-5   Iowa 15-5   Arkansas 15-4  
11 Ohio State 13-7   Texas Tech 12-7/Memphis 14-5   Rhode Island 14-5   Xavier 13-7
10 Michigan 11-8   BYU 15-7   ETSU 18-3 NC State 14-7
7 USC 16-4   Marquette 14-6   Oklahoma 13-6 Indiana 15-5  
15 Winthrop 14-7   South Dakota State 15-8   Murray State 15-5   Little Rock 14-7  
2 Seton Hall 15-4   Florida State 17-2   Duke 16-3   West Virginia 16-3  

These projections are based on how I think the committee will make their selections, not how I would want to make them, if the season ended TODAY.  If you have any questions or comments about these predictions, if you find any errors, or if you just want to talk hoops feel free to email me.  Please note this is for entertainment purposes only. Yes, W.A.G. stands for Wild Ass Guess.  Thanks and enjoy.



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