Sunday, March 08, 2009

W-1 BP65

Only one week until Selection Sunday! The next BP65 will be out after Wednesday night's games:

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. Missouri
3. Wake Forest

4. Florida State
4. UCLA (PAC-10)
4. Illinois
4. LSU (SEC)

5. Washington
5. Syracuse
5. GONZAGA (WCC)
5. Clemson

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

7. Arizona State
7. XAVIER (ATLANTIC 10)
7. Tennessee
7. BUTLER (HORIZON)

8. California
8. BYU
8. Texas
8. Texas A&M

9. Oklahoma State
9. Wisconsin
9. Ohio State
9. Dayton

10. Minnesota
10. South Carolina
10. Michigan
10. Boston College

11. Florida
11. Penn State
11. Maryland
11. UTAH STATE (WAC)

12. Saint Mary's
12. DAVIDSON (SOUTHERN)
12. Creighton
12. SIENA (MAAC)

13. VCU (COLONIAL)
13. NORTHERN IOWA (MVC)
13. WESTERN KENTUCKY (SUN BELT)
13. MIAMI (OH) (MAC)

14. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY (PATRIOT)
14. BINGHAMTON (AMERICA EAST)
14. NORTH DAKOTA STATE (SUMMIT)
14. WEBER STATE (BIG SKY)

15. ROBERT MORRIS (NORTHEAST)
15. STEPHEN F AUSTIN (SOUTHLAND)
15. CORNELL (IVY)
15. LONG BEACH STATE (BIG WEST)

16. RADFORD (BIG SOUTH)
16. EAST TENNESSEE STATE (ATLANTIC SUN)
16. MORGAN STATE (MEAC)
16. MOREHEAD STATE (OVC)
16. JACKSON STATE (SWAC)


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

Decent resumes, but not good enough:
Virginia Tech, Rhode Island, Temple, Cincinnati, Northwestern, UAB, UNLV, USC, Auburn

Long shots, but still in the at-large discussion:
Notre Dame, Nebraska, George Mason, Tulsa, Niagara, Illinois State, Kentucky, Vanderbilt

Still alive, but pretty much need a miracle:
NC State, Georgetown, Houston, UTEP, Washington State, Mississippi State

2 comments:

CSURamfan said...

Illinois State isn't a real bubble threat right? I would have said you were crazy if you said the MVC would get 3 two week ago, but now, hmmm, crazier things have happened I guess.

Jeff said...

I suppose it's possible that crazier things have happened, but it seems clear to me that Creighton has the superior resume to Illinois State. In fact, I don't even think it's that close. So the only way Illinois State is getting in will be if the Valley gets three teams. I even think that Creighton's chances are, at best, 50% right now. Illinois State needs an incredible amount of help this next week.

They still have a chance, but it's a very tiny one.