Friday, February 8, 2013

Field of 68 - Seed List, February 8, 2013

As we have hit February, I will attempt to provide frequent updates to my seed list on days where I m unable to "bracket it up".  After Tuesday night's action, here is where my seeds stand.

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

Quick Hits:
  • Another night, another switch on the top lines with Indiana losing at Illinois in a thriller.  While the top 3 lines are taking shape as a group, it looks like it will be a constant shuffling down the stretch as the hot teams try to emerge in a year without any dominant teams.
  • BYU did what it couldn't do.  They lost to somebody in conference not named Gonzaga or St. Mary's.  I have replaced the Cougars with the Gaels, but with only 3 Top 100 wins, it is going to be tough for St. Mary's without beating Gonzaga at some point.
  • Good wins by Colorado and Illinois gave them some breathing room after they were squandering quality non-conference seasons.  Missouri continues to slide and looks more like a 10 seed at this point.  NC State and Oregon are on similar skids as the middle of the bracket is one big jumble.

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