RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/12)

After the NCAA Bracket Preview reveal,  the RSN Projection correctly featured 15 of the 16 top seeds. The only incorrect pick was the committee’s inclusion of Oklahoma, while we had Gonzaga in the top 16. The main issue we had with the current field was the high standing of Kansas and Duke. Neither team should be sniffing the two-line ahead of teams like Texas Tech or Clemson. In fact, Texas Tech won at Kansas and is leading the Big 12 outright. Duke has losses to Boston College, St. John’s, and NC State, while Clemson has just 4 losses overall and sits ahead of Duke in the ACC. Ohio State also seemed a bit disrespected and we felt they should have been placed ahead of North Carolina. Overall, it is clear that the committee valued the name on the front of the jersey in at least a slight fashion (Duke, Kansas, North Carolina), but also gave heavy consideration to teams that are not normally at the top of college basketball (Auburn, Cincinnati, Tennessee).

BOLD= Conference Leader (AQ)

  1. Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Purdue
  2. Auburn, Kansas, Duke, Cincinnati
  3. Clemson, Texas Tech, Michigan State, North Carolina
  4. Tennessee, Ohio State, Arizona, Oklahoma
  5. Rhode Island, West Virginia, Gonzaga, Creighton
  6. Wichita State, Arizona State, Miami (Fl), Texas A&M
  7. Michigan, Florida, Kentucky, TCU
  8. Saint Mary’s, Alabama, Butler, Seton Hall
  9. Missouri, Florida State, Louisville, Houston
  10. Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Nevada, Texas
  11. UCLA, Providence, NC State, Kansas State, Washington, USC
  12. Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Loyola-Chicago, Vermont
  13. East Tennessee State, Louisiana, Buffalo, South Dakota State
  14. Belmont, Charleston, Montana, UC-Santa Barbara
  15. Rider, Bucknell, Florida Gulf Coast, Wagner
  16. Pennsylvania, Northern Kentucky, NC-Asheville, Nicholls State, Savannah State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

On the Bubble:

Last 4 Byes:   Houston, Arkansas, Kansas State, NC State

Last 4 In:   UCLA, Washington, Virginia Tech, Marquette

First 4 Out:   Syracuse, Boise State, Mississippi State, Marquette

Next 4 Out:   Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Temple

In the Hunt:   SMU, LSU, UCF

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RSN Bracketology Seed List Update (2/12)

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