Monday, February 7, 2011
Jabe's Bracket - February 7, 2011
Here is the bracket for this week. The mid-majors keep doing themselves no favors by beating up on each other instead of having 2-3 teams separate themselves. This is hurting the at-large chances of some of these leagues. For example, Cleveland State will be a bubble at-large team if it loses any more regular season games because it means at least one more loss in the conference tournament. From the Missouri Valley, I currently have Wichita State, but neither Wichita State or Missouri State has that strong of an at-large resume. Conference USA and the Colonial currently sit at 2 bids, which is the likely end-point for both leagues. Virginia Tech is the team that I should probably have in this week, but two 150+ losses and no big wins have them on the outside right now. The last 13-15 spots are still wide-open. Last year, the committee rewarded teams who had RPI Top 25 and 50 wins, except for California, who got an inexplicable 8 seed. That is why Alabama, now with 2 RPI top 25 wins is in my field this week.
33 days until Selection Sunday!!