Feb 5, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT
The Super Bowl is behind us. Selection Sunday is rapidly approaching. Which means college basketball takes center stage for the next two months. By beating Michigan on Saturday, the Indiana Hoosiers took center stage, too. IU vaulted into first place in the Big Ten, grabbed a No. 1 ranking in the polls, and landed atop the Midwest Region as a No. 1 seed in our newest bracket.
Indiana is joined on the top line by Florida, Kansas, and Michigan. The aforementioned Wolverines have quite a resume, too, and have the No. 1 seed in the West Region. The IU-UM rematch in Ann Arbor is March 10. As for Kansas, the Jayhawks still have more Top 50 RPI wins (7) than anyone else, and they also have nine (9) victories over teams which currently project into the Field of 68. Thus, KU stays as the No. 1 seed in the South. Florida is steamrolling through the SEC and has been dominant in winning 10 straight games. For those interested in the top of the s-curve it looks like this: Florida, Kansas, Indiana, and Michigan. Arizona and Duke are close behind.
While the race for No. 1 seeds is intriguing, the bubble continues to be quite fluid. La Salle, Temple, Indiana State, St. John’s and Arizona State are among the last few teams in today’s update. Villanova, St. Mary’s, Charlotte, Illinois, and Boise State are among those just missing. We also have teams like Virginia – which boasts a resume filled with some quality wins and mind-numbing losses. It should be quite a race to the finish line.
Enjoy another great week of hoops.
UPDATED: February 5, 2013
Teams in CAPS represent the projected AUTOMATIC bid based on current standings. Exceptions are made for teams that use an abbreviation (UTEP, BYU, etc). Records are for games against Division I teams only.
FIRST FOUR PAIRINGS – Dayton (First Round)
- St. John’s vs. Indiana State | West Region
- Arizona State vs. Temple | South Region
- NORFOLK STATE vs. CHARLESTON-SOUTHERN | Midwest Region
- BRYANT vs. FLORIDA GULF COAST | East Region
BRACKET PROJECTION …
|EAST – Washington, DC||SOUTH – Dallas|
|1) FLORIDA||1) KANSAS|
|16) BRYANT / FLA GULF COAST||16) LONG BEACH|
|8) VCU||8) UCLA|
|9) Colorado State||9) Kentucky|
|5) Marquette||5) Minnesota|
|12) BELMONT||12) La Salle|
|4) Ohio State||4) Cincinnati|
|13) LEHIGH||13) AKRON|
|6) Oklahoma State||6) Pittsburgh|
|11) Alabama||11) Arizona State / Temple|
|3) SYRACUSE||3) Michigan State|
|14) HARVARD||14) VALPARAISO|
|7) Wichita State||7) UNLV|
|10) Saint Louis||10) Mississippi|
|2) Duke||2) MIAMI-FL|
|15) NORTHEASTERN||15) STONY BROOK|
|WEST – Los Angeles||MIDWEST – Indianapolis|
|1) MICHIGAN||1) INDIANA|
|16) SOUTHERN||16) NORFOLK ST / CHARLESTON-SO|
|8) Notre Dame||8) San Diego State|
|9) North Carolina||9) Iowa State|
|Kansas City||San Jose|
|5) Kansas State||5) Oregon|
|12) Indiana State / St. John’s||12) MID TENNESSEE ST|
|4) BUTLER||4) CREIGHTON|
|13) SO DAKOTA STATE||13) LOUISIANA TECH|
|6) Georgetown||6) NC State|
|11) MEMPHIS||11) Colorado|
|3) NEW MEXICO||3) Louisville|
|14) MONTANA||14) DAVIDSON|
|San Jose||Salt Lake|
|7) Wisconsin||7) Missouri|
|10) Baylor||10) Oklahoma|
|2) ARIZONA||2) GONZAGA|
|15) S.F. AUSTIN||15) NIAGARA|
NOTES on the BRACKET: Florida is the No. 1 overall seed followed by Kansas, Indiana, and Michigan.
Last Five teams in (at large): La Salle, Temple, Indiana State, St. John’s, Arizona State
First Five teams out (at large): Villanova, St. Mary’s, Charlotte, Illinois, Boise State
Next Five teams out (at large): Virginia, Maryland, Southern Miss, Massachusetts, Florida State
Breakdown by Conference …
Big East (8): Louisville, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Marquette, Pittsburgh, St. John’s
Big Ten (6): Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Big 12 (6): Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Oklahoma, Iowa State
Pac 12 (5): Arizona, Colorado, UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State
Atlantic 10 (5): Butler, VCU, Temple, La Salle, Saint Louis
SEC (5): Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama
Mountain West (4): San Diego State, UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado State
ACC (4): Duke, NC State, North Carolina, Miami-FL
Missouri Valley (3): Creighton, Wichita State, Indiana State
West Coast (1): Gonzaga
Conference USA (1): Memphis
Conference Automatic Qualifiers … BELMONT (Ohio Valley), LEHIGH (Patriot), MIDDLE TENNESSE ST (Sunbelt), SOUTH DAKOTA ST (Summit), VALPARAISO (Horizon), DAVIDSON (Southern), LOUISIANA TECH (WAC), NIAGARA (MAAC), STEPHEN F. AUSTIN (Southland), AKRON (MAC), FLORIDA GULF COAST (A-Sun), HARVARD (IVY), LONG BEACH (Big West), NORTHEASTERN (Colonial), STONY BROOK (American East), MONTANA (Big Sky), NORFOLK STATE (MEAC), CHARLESTON-SOUTHERN (Big South), BRYANT (NEC), SOUTHERN (SWAC)
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