January 25 Hoops Roundtable-Seeding

7 teams up for discussion today. 3 are clear-cut NCAA teams who’s seeding possibilities are notable. 4 are teams on the bubble: looking outside, in, or right in-between. Bubble discussion will be released on the 26th at 7:00 AM.


Wichita State:

I love you Wichita, I really do. However, losing to SMU and Houston will not do you any favors come Selection Sunday. The selection committee also consistently hates on these guys, seeding them a couple seed lines below where one would expect pretty much every year.

Ohio State:

Ohio State appears to be a really talented team, led by Keita Bates-Diop. Their wins against Michigan and Michigan State will look far better on RPI record breakdowns by March. No bad losses too, really. Worst one is easily being blown out by Gonzaga, but any game against a tournament team on the road is hard.

Florida State:

Really big wins against UNC and Florida as nearly as good as anyone else’s who are hanging around the 8/9 seed line. However, those are those only wins against tournament teams, while they have two losses against teams out of most people’s fields, Oklahoma State and Boston College.

Arizona State:

SO many goods here. 2 great wins, against Kansas and Xavier, both away from Tempe. 2 of the more exciting players in college basketball, Tra Holder and Shannon Evans. The main factor here keeping them from being a 3 seed is bad losses. Colorado, Oregon, and Stanford are all non-tournament teams but yet were able to defeat the Sun Devils by relatively sizable margins, an average of over 7 points.


January 24th Bubble Monitor Update

Here is the January 24th Bubble Monitor Update, including games finished at 9:30 ET on the 23rd. This list IS in a particular order. With the higher ranked teams listed first.

Last 4 In (Dayton First Four Games):

Boise State, SMU, Syracuse, Notre Dame

First 4 Out:

Kansas State, Georgia, Maryland, Washington

Next 4 Out:

LSU, Western Kentucky, St. Bonaventure, Baylor

January 23 Bracket Update

Updated as of January 23 @ 5:30 PM ET.

Here is the January 23 Bracket Update. Teams within a seed line are in no particular order. The bracket will be updated weekly until mid-February, when the frequency of updates will start to increase.

1 Seeds:

Villanova, Purdue, Virginia, Duke

2 Seeds:

Kansas, West Virginia, UNC, Oklahoma

3 Seeds:

Texas Tech, Ohio State, Xavier, Clemson

4 Seeds:

Michigan State, Arizona, Tennessee, Auburn

5 Seeds:

Cincinnati, Arizona State, Florida, Seton Hall

6 Seeds:

TCU, Kentucky, Creighton, Gonzaga

7 Seeds:

Wichita State, Rhode Island, St. Mary’s, Michigan

8 Seeds

Louisville, Miami, Nevada, Texas A&M

9 Seeds

Florida State, Providence, Alabama, Texas

10 Seeds

Arkansas, Missouri, Marquette, Butler

11 Seeds

USC, Houston, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Boise State, SMU

12 Seeds

Middle Tennessee, Loyola-Chicago, Vermont, New Mexico State

13 Seeds

South Dakota State, Belmont, E Tennessee State, Buffalo

14 Seeds

Northern Kentucky, Northeastern, Louisiana Lafayette, Stephen F. Austin

15 Seeds

Montana, Bucknell, Radford, Canisius

16 Seeds

Hawaii, FGCU, Penn, Wagner, NC A&T, Texas Southern

Get ready for the Hoops Roundtable which will discuss the seeding of 3 teams and the bracket chances of 4 bubble teams each Thursday.