|2||Kansas St||West Virginia||Duke||Georgetown|
|5||Wake Forest||New Mexico||Vanderbilt||Gonzaga|
|6||Northern Iowa||Rhode Island||Connecticut||Baylor|
|7||UAB||Oklahoma St||UNLV||Florida St|
|9||Mississippi||St Marys||Texas A&M||Clemson|
|11||Old Dominion||Florida||Richmond||Seton Hall|
|12||Northwestern||Notre Dame||Siena||Ohio St|
|13||Cornell||Louisiana Tech||Kent St||Western Carolina|
|14||Pacific||Northern Colorado||Oakland||Murray State|
|15||Sam Houston St||WKU||Coastal Carolina||Morgan St|
|In the Mix||In Today||Out Today||By Conference|
|Texas Tech||Seton Hall||Cincinnati||Big East – 9|
|Cincinnati||Big 12 – 7|
|Wichita St||ACC – 6|
|Dayton||SEC – 6|
|William & Mary||Big 10 – 5|
|St Johns||Atlantic 10 – 4|
|Virginia Tech||Mountain West – 3|
|VCU||West Coast – 2|
|North Carolina||All Others – 1|
Clemson – Losses to Georgia Tech and Duke move Clemson from a #5 seed to a #9 seed this week. Although the Tigers have a decent SOS (#60) and are 6-3 in Road/Neutral games, they are only 1-4 against RPI 1-50 teams
CAA Teams – Old Dominion is in today’s bracket as the automatic bid for the CAA. With 4 teams (ODU, William & Mary, VCU, Northeastern) battling for league supremecy, it appears unlikely that one will emerge with a strong at-large profile.
Northwestern – The Wildcats have only 1 RPI top 50 win (Purdue). The next 2 games (@Minnesota, @Michigan St) could make or break their season.
Connecticut – The Huskies are 13-6 against the nation’s toughest schedule. They should be in the field barring a complete collapse after their big win against Texas. The 1-5 Road/Neutral record is hurting their profile, however.
Dayton – The Flyers are just outside the bracket today after their first bad loss of the season, against St Joes. 3 of the next 4 games are home games against RPI top 50 opponents (Rhode Island, Xavier, Charlotte).
St Johns – The Red Storm fall out of the bracket after losses to Connecticut and Villanova. They will need impressive wins and road victories to make the tourney, and the next game (@Pitt) could provide both.
Ohio State – The Buckeyes’ 1-5 Road record is holding down their seeding. That record should improve as they still have road trips to Iowa, Indiana, and Penn State in front of them.
Texas Tech – The highest rated RPI team not in today’s bracket, the Red Raiders do not have a top 50 RPI win this season. History has shown that the tournament selection committee will not put teams in the bracket without a signature victory.
North Carolina – The Tar Heels are 0-4 in Road games, and only 2-6 against RPI top 50 teams.
Games to Watch this Week
Monday – Georgetown/Syracuse, Missouri/Kansas, Arkansas-Pine Bluff/Texas Southern
Tuesday – Clemson/BC, Miami/Maryland, Rhode Island/Dayton, Tulsa/UAB, Kansas St/Baylor, UNC/NCST, Northwestern/Minnesota, Kentucky/South Carolina
Wednesday – Temple/Charlotte, Vanderbilt/Tennessee, Connecticut/Providence, Notre Dame/Villanova, Illinois St/Wichita St, Texas A&M/Oklahoma St, Boston U/Maine, Florida St/Duke, Texas Tech/Texas, BYU/New Mexico
Thursday – Wake Forest/Georgia Tech, St Johns/Pitt, Wisconsin/Purdue, Oakland/IUPUI, Seton Hall/South Florida, California/Arizona St
Friday – Butler/Green Bay
Saturday – Marquette/Connecticut, Louisville/West Virginia, Duke/Georgetown, Oklahoma St/Missouri, Florida St/Boston College, Northern Iowa/Missouri St, Baylor/Texas, ODU/Northeastern/ Vanderbilt/Kentucky, Northwestern/Michigan St, Kansas/Kansas St, Harvard/Cornell, Texas Tech/Texas A&M
Sunday – Florida/Tennessee, Minnesota/OSU, Pitt/USF, California/Arizona, Maryland/Clemson