Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Field of 68 - Seed List, February 13, 2013

After Tuesday's Action:

1 - Duke, Miami, FL, Indiana, Florida
2 - Syracuse, Arizona, Michigan State, Michigan
3 - Gonzaga, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisville
4 - Butler, Georgetown, Kansas State, Oklahoma State
5 - Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Minnesota, Marquette
6 - Wisconsin, San Diego State, Cincinnati, Notre Dame
7 - NC State, Illinois, Oklahoma, UCLA
8 - Missouri, UNLV, Oregon, Creighton
9 - Colorado State, Wichita State, Colorado, Iowa State
10 - VCU, Kentucky, North Carolina, LaSalle
11 - Ole Miss, St. Louis, Baylor, St. Mary's/Temple
12 - St. John's/Indiana State, Belmont, Middle Tennessee, Memphis
13 - Louisiana Tech, Akron, Bucknell, Valparaiso
14 - Valparaiso, Harvard, Stephen F Austin, Long Beach State, Davidson
15 - Stony Brook, Montana, Florida Gulf Coast, Western Illinois
16 - Niagara, Northeastern, Bryant/Norfolk State, Southern/UNC-Asheville

Quick Hits:
  • Michigan ran into the buzzsaw that is Sparty last night and has dropped from the #1 line.  Most of the Wolverines tough remaining games are at home now, so they could very well return to this spot down the line. 
  • Their spot was assumed by Florida, who once again looked dominant over Kentucky.  Every team has had a blip, so the loss to Arkansas should not be read into any more than that.  These Gators are good.  On the Kentucky side, if Nerlens Noel is out and this team is mediocre down the stretch, will the Wildcats be NIT bound?
  • The only saving grace might be the "Bubble", which really lacks many attractive options at this point.  I left Indiana State in the field due to their 4 strong victories, but that is the last slip-up they are allowed and could get passed up by another team without the bad losses that gets hot and can string a few good wins together.  Remember last year at this time, Colorado State was iffy and South Florida was off every one's radar.  And Cincinnati was trying to improve their RPI enough from 93at this point to support their quality wins (Sound familiar Virginia??).

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