Thursday, March 12, 2009

D-3 BP65

Remember that the next BP65 comes out after Friday night's games. It's Selection Week, so you'll get three BP65s:

1. NORTH CAROLINA (ACC)
1. MEMPHIS (C-USA)
1. PITTSBURGH (BIG EAST)
1. OKLAHOMA (BIG 12)

2. UConn
2. MICHIGAN STATE (BIG TEN)
2. Louisville
2. Duke

3. Kansas
3. Villanova
3. Wake Forest
3. Missouri

4. Illinois
4. Florida State
4. UCLA (PAC-10)
4. GONZAGA (WCC)

5. Washington
5. LSU (SEC)
5. Clemson
5. Syracuse

6. Purdue
6. Marquette
6. West Virginia
6. UTAH (MWC)

7. XAVIER (ATLANTIC 10)
7. BYU
7. Texas
7. California

8. Arizona State
8. Tennessee
8. Oklahoma State
8. Butler

9. Wisconsin
9. Dayton
9. Ohio State
9. Minnesota

10. Texas A&M
10. Michigan
10. UTAH STATE (WAC)
10. South Carolina

11. Boston College
11. Florida
11. Penn State
11. Maryland

12. Creighton
12. SIENA (MAAC)
12. NORTHERN IOWA (MVC)
12. WESTERN KENTUCKY (SUN BELT)

13. VCU (COLONIAL)
13. CLEVELAND STATE (HORIZON)
13. MIAMI (OH) (MAC)
13. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (PATRIOT)

14. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (SUMMIT)
14. BINGHAMTON (AMERICA EAST)
14. STEPHEN F AUSTIN (SOUTHLAND)
14. PORTLAND STATE (BIG SKY)

15. ROBERT MORRIS (NORTHEAST)
15. CORNELL (IVY)
15. LONG BEACH STATE (BIG WEST)
15. RADFORD (BIG SOUTH)

16. EAST TENNESSEE STATE (ATLANTIC SUN)
16. MORGAN STATE (MEAC)
16. MOREHEAD STATE (OVC)
16. CHATTANOOGA (SOUTHERN)
16. JACKSON STATE (SWAC)


Other teams considered, but that missed the cut:
Miami (Fl), Providence, New Mexico, San Diego State, Arizona, Saint Mary's

Decent resumes, but not good enough:
Virginia Tech, Rhode Island, Temple, Northwestern, Kansas State, UNLV, USC

Long shots, but still in the at-large discussion:
George Mason, UAB, Tulsa, Niagara, Illinois State, Davidson, Auburn

Still alive, but pretty much need a miracle:
Houston, UTEP, Washington State, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt

2 comments:

alan said...

Villanova wins the big east tourney, beating Louisville and Pitt on successive days. Enough for a #1 seed? Or is it likely that the best the Cats can hope for, is the top #2 slot?

Jeff said...

If they win the Big East tournament they'll have a great shot at a 2 seed, but I don't see any plausible scenario for them getting a 1. They would need several teams ahead of them to have clunkers in their own conference tournaments. Just look at things like Villanova record against the RPI Top 50 (5-5) compared to the other teams vying for a 1 seed.

Villanova does have a pretty good route to the Big East title since they get to avoid UConn & Pitt until the finals. It's still a long shot, but it's possible. But I don't see any realistic way they get better than a 2 seed even if they pull all of those upsets.