March 15th Morning Update

Midwest   East
1 Kentucky 1 Villanova
16 Robert Morris/Lafayette 16 North Florida
Louisville Pittsburgh
8 Iowa 8 NC State
9 St Johns 9 Davidson
4 West Virginia 4 Oklahoma
13 Harvard 13 Valparaiso
Portland Jacksonville
5 VCU 5 SMU
12 Buffalo 12 Stephen F Austin
3 Notre Dame 3 Maryland
14 Northeastern 14 Albany
Louisville Columbus
6 Butler 6 Georgetown
11 Ohio St/BYU 11 Oklahoma St/Miami (FL)
7 Wichita St 7 Oregon
10 Colorado St 10 Texas
Omaha Charlotte
2 Kansas 2 Duke
15 New Mexico St 15 Coastal Carolina
South West
1 Wisconsin 1 Arizona
16 North Dakota St/Hampton 16 Manhattan
Columbus Portland
8 Utah 8 Mississippi
9 Cincinnati 9 San Diego St
4 Arkansas 4 North Carolina
13 UC Irvine 13 Georgia St
Seattle Pittsburgh
5 Providence 5 Michigan St
12 Wyoming 12 Wofford
3 Baylor 3 Iowa St
14 UAB 14 Eastern Washington
Jacksonville Omaha
6 Northern Iowa 6 Louisville
11 Dayton 11 Temple
7 Xavier 7 LSU
10 Georgia 10 Purdue
Charlotte Seattle
2 Virginia 2 Gonzaga
15 Belmont 15 Texas Southern
Last 4 In In Today Out Today   By Conference
Miami (FL) BYU Tulsa ACC – 7
Oklahoma St Buffalo CMU Big 12 – 7
Ohio St Hampton Delaware St Big 10 – 6
BYU Big East – 6
SEC – 5
First 4 Out AAC – 3
Boise St Pac 12 – 3
Indiana Atl 10 – 3
Tulsa MWC – 3
Texas A&M MVC – 2

I’ve tried to account for Tulsa’s loss to SE Oklahoma St by adding a bad loss to their schedule and recalculating their S-curve ranking.  That change moves them outside of the field, and moves BYU in.

If UConn wins this afternoon, I have them as a 12 seed, moving Wyoming up to an 11 seed, and moving BYU out of the field.  I have Dayton as the team that would be added to the First Four in this scenario.

For this afternoon’s Big 10 championship game, I have Wisconsin staying as a #1 seed if they win.  If they lose, I believe Duke will be moved to the #1 seed in the South, Wisconsin will be the #2 seed in the South, and UVA will be the #2 seed in the East.

One last thing, I know that Boise St won the regular season MWC championship and had a good season, but their non-conference schedule strength ranking is 257.  Don’t be shocked if they are left out of the field, since the committee has emphasized this over and over again over the years.

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