Here is the Latest ELOOnline Bracketology. Was Florida State win over Pittsburgh good enough to get them Back in? Are the Gators the number one overall seed?
Here our my Top Four seeds in each region : I have the Gators as the number 1 overall seed right now followed by Arizona, Syracuse, Wichita State. Duke and Kansas are making strong pushes for a 1 seed.
East- Syracuse, Creighton, Michigan State, Villanova
West- Arizona, Michigan, Virginia, Iowa State
South- Florida, Duke, Wisconsin, San Diego State
The entire field. ( Numbers indicate RPI number as of 2/24/14)
Pac 12 (6): Arizona (2), Colorado (25), UCLA (12), California (49), Stanford (40), Arizona State (32)
Big Ten (5): Michigan State (17), Michigan (16), Ohio State (18), Iowa (52), Wisconsin (5),
ACC (6): Duke (6), Syracuse (9), North Carolina (27), Pittsburgh (42), Virginia (15), Florida State (53)
Big 12 (7): Kansas (1) , Iowa State (10), Kansas State (39), Oklahoma (21), Texas (22), Baylor (38), Oklahoma State (46)
American (5): Louisville (26), Memphis (35), Connecticut (30), Cincinnati (20), SMU (36)
Big East (5): Creighton (7), Villanova (4), Xavier (63), St John’s (47), Providence (56)
Atlantic 10 (5): Massachusetts (13), VCU (23) , Saint Louis (11), Geo Washington (29), Saint Joseph’s (37)
SEC (3): Kentucky (14), Florida (3) , Missouri (43)
Mountain West (2): New Mexico (24), San Diego State (19)
WCC (2) : Gonzaga (28), BYU (33)
Conference leaders from projected 1-bid conferences (22 total):
America East (Vermont),
Atlantic Sun (Mercer),
Big South (Coastal Carolina),
Big Sky (Weber State),
Big West (UC Irvine),
C-USA (So Miss),
Horizon (Green Bay),
MEAC (North Carolina Central),
Missouri Valley (Wichita State)
NEC (Robert Morris),
Ohio Valley (Belmont),
Patriot (Boston U),
Southland (Stephen F. Austin),
Summit (North Dakota State),
Sun Belt (Georgia State),
WAC (Utah Valley),
Last 4 In : Providence (56), Florida State (53) , St John’s (51), St Joseph’s (37)
First 5 Out : Richmond (44), Tennessee (57) , Minnesota (61) Georgetown (58), Oregon (41) Nebraska (45),
Went from In to Out of Bracket from Last week : Richmond, Tennessee, Minnesota
Went from Out to In to the Bracket from Last week : Florida State, Baylor, Oklahoma State
Bubble Notes : Baylor have won four in a row to get back into the bracket. Florida State sneaks into the Bracket after the big win at Pittsburgh Sunday night. The Noles have wins at Pitt, vs UMass at Sunrise and VCU in Puerto Rico. Still has work to do though. Oklahoma State back in with 2 wins in a row and return of Marcus Smart. Cowboys host Kansas this weekend which will be a chance to put themselves in good position for the tournament.
Minnesota suffered a crushing loss to Illinois at home. The Gophers once looked somewhat safe. Now, they are fighting now they have a huge home game with Iowa on Tuesday in a game they need. Richmond lost leading scorer Cedrick Lindsay who is gone for the season with an injury. It figures to be an uphill climb for the Spiders to get into the bracket. Tennessee is now done with Florida and Kentucky and went 0-3 vs those two. Fortunately for the Vols, they have non-conference wins over Virginia and Xavier. However, they can’t seem to beat Texas A&M. For now, Saturday’s gut punch at College Station is one loss too many.
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