Following Kansas State’s further time win Tuesday over in-state rival Kansas, we have a model new basic No. 1 seed. Purdue is now the best basic seed throughout the NCAA Occasion bracket projection. The Boilermakers have seven Quadrant 1 wins, basically probably the most of any group. The Jayhawks even have seven Quad 1 wins and which may be a big goal why Kansas continues to be on the best line of the bracket as a result of the No. 4 basic seed.
Alabama is now No. 2 basic, whereas Houston stays No. 3. The Crimson Tide have but yet one more loss than the Cougars, nonetheless have carried out a significantly larger schedule and are the one group to beat them, having carried out so at Houston. Kansas State jumps as a lot as the best No. 2 seed on the power of that win over Kansas. The top-to-head finish end result with Kansas – a win in further time at dwelling – should not be adequate to override the power of the Jayhawks’ basic resume.
There are nonetheless 5 Large 12 teams throughout the prime 16 of the updated bracket and there was almost a sixth. I take into account that by the purpose we get to March, points can have sorted themselves out to the aim the place there are no more than 4 teams from a conference throughout the prime 16.
This seems like a powerful yr relating to at-large bids exterior of the six important conferences. I do have 4 teams from the Mountain West on this bracket. That league is far and away the right of the non-majors this season relating to potential occasion teams. After that, I’ve two each from the West Coast Conference and the American Athletic Conference (with UCF among the many many first 4 out.)
That is solely 5 at-large teams. Typically there are seven or eight from exterior the foremost conferences. The Atlantic 10, which is usually good for a couple of at-large teams, seems like a one-bid conference this season. In any case, this does not embody any conference occasion upsets which may create an at-large spot for a non-major conference that will not current up in any projected bracket until that upset happens.
FAU builds resume on NET outcomes
One group I get requested about normally is FAU. Significantly, why are the Owls so extreme throughout the NET rankings? FAU is fifteenth throughout the NET this morning after shedding three spots following a 19-point win at UTSA. Thought of one among, if not THE best subject throughout the NET is margin of victory. The Owls rank tenth in scoring margin this season in video video games in the direction of Division I opponents. Clearly, a group’s report and power of schedule are essential as properly.
Kansas is the one group throughout the prime 10 of the NET that ranks behind FAU in scoring margin. The Jayhawks are nineteenth in scoring margin and nonetheless very sturdy throughout the Net (No. 6) on account of they’ve the best rated schedule. The Owls’ schedule figures to soften some as they bear conference play, however when they may proceed to position up big numbers on the scoreboard, that NET score may not drop very far.
FAU is No. 11 throughout the bracket nonetheless have in mind that an awesome NET score would not guarantee one thing in relation to selection and seeding.