January 11th Bracket

  East Midwest West South
1 Syracuse Kansas Kentucky Texas
2 Duke West Virginia Villanova Purdue
3 Pitt Temple Kansas St Georgetown
4 BYU Connecticut Northern Iowa Rhode Island
5 Baylor Wisconsin Oklahoma St New Mexico
6 St Marys Clemson Gonzaga Tennessee
7 Dayton Vanderbilt UNLV Wake Forest
8 Butler William & Mary Notre Dame Louisville
9 Michigan St UAB Georgia Tech Northwestern
10 Mississippi St Missouri   Miami Texas A&M
11 Texas Tech California Mississippi Wichita St
12 Virginia Tech North Carolina Louisiana Tech Alabama
13 Harvard Western Carolina WKU Kent St
14 Murray State Northern Colorado Pacific Siena
15 Oakland ETSU Morgan St UTSA
16 Vermont Arkansas-PB/Army Radford Mt St Marys
         
         
  In the Mix In Today Out Today  
Minnesota Northwestern Florida St  
  Xavier North Carolina Minnesota  
  Florida St Vermont Boston U  
  Richmond      
  Missouri St      
  Cincinnati      
  St Johns      
  ODU      

 

Notes on Teams of Interest

William & Mary – Loss to UNC-Wilmington drops Tribe to 8 seed.  Still have 2 top 50 RPI wins and 7-2 road record to fall back on.

UAB – SOS at 148.  Next test will be against Marshall on the 23rd.

Texas A&M – Road games against Kansas St and Texas this week will provide opportunity for seed advancement.

Virginia Tech – Lost ACC opener to UNC.  Games against Miami and Florida St this week will help to sort out ACC bubble teams.

Clemson – 3 of next 4 against UNC, GT, and Duke.  2 wins would solidify seeding.

Michigan St – Seeding being held down by 4-3 record in road and neutral court games.  Next road game is at Minnesota on the 23rd.

Vanderbilt – Road games this week against Alabama and South Carolina will help define SEC bubble.

Notre Dame – Wins against South Florida and West Virginia propel Notre Dame into bracket this week.  A road win against Cincinnati on Saturday would help tourney resume.

VCU – Losses to Northeastern and Drexel drop Rams out of bracket.  Will need to go nearly perfect from here to get at-large consideration.

Games to Watch this Week

Monday – Villanova/Louisville

Tuesday – Texas A&M/KSU, Maryland/Wake Forest, Kentucky/Florida

Wednesday – Minnesota/Michigan St, Miami/Virginia Tech, West Virginia/USF, Pitt/UConn, Cincinnati/St Johns, Wichita St/Indiana St, Charlotte/Xavier, Mississippi/Georgia, Wisconsin/Northwestern, North Carolina/Clemson, Vanderbilt/Alabama, San Diego St/UNLV

Thursday – Seton Hall/Gtown, ASU/Oregon, California/Washington St, Gonzaga/St Marys

Saturday – Dayton/Xavier, Louisville/Pitt, Syracuse/West Virginia, Mississippi/Tennessee, Texas Tech/Kansas, Georgia Tech/UNC, Notre Dame/Cincinnati, California/Washington, Georgia/Miss St, Illinois/Mich St, Oklahoma St/Baylor, Arizona/Oregon, Purdue/Northwestern, Texas A&M/Texas, Vanderbilt/South Carolina, Virginia Tech/Florida St, Wisconsin/Ohio St, Indiana St/Northern Iowa, Portland/St Marys

Sunday – Gtown/Villanova, Boston U/Vermont, Providence/Marquette, Wake Forest/Duke

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