NCAA Tournament Projections 2017

With three weeks until Selection Sunday. The big debate it appears in 2017 will be how many teams will the SEC get the field of 64?
The SEC has all teams in the top 32 of the RPI which historically is where you want to be to get a bid into the field of 64.
In the past usually couple of teams would fall of the pace and not get consideration but if the commitee goes by the RPI which they historically do that will not be the case this season.
Georgia which is 4-14 in last 18 games and sits in last place of the SEC with 3-15 still has an RPI of 28 and Bulldogs can argue they have been a victim of the in balance SEC Conference schedule. The Bulldogs had to play at Florida, at Texas AM and at LSU.
The other question will be will Power 5 take up spots at expense of each other or the non power 5 conferences? If the SEC were to get 12-13 teams will it be at expense of Power 5 conference like Big 10, Big 12, ACC or at expense of the  American, Big West , OVC or the A-SUN conference which is ranked in the top 5 conferences according to the RPI. Those are some of the storylines to follow in the next few weeks.
ACC (3): Florida State (8), Notre Dame (42), North Carolina (33)
American (1):  Tulsa (30)
Big East (1)  St John’s
Big 12 (4):  Oklahoma(12), Baylor (9),  Texas (34), Oklahoma State (35)
Big Ten (5): Michigan (20), Minnesota (11), Illinois (21), Ohio State (36), Wisconsin(38)
Pac-12 (7):  Oregon (7), Washington (3), UCLA (6),  Arizona (2), Utah(15), Arizona State (22), California (23)
SEC (13): Florida (1),  Alabama (14), Auburn (4), Missouri(31),  Kentucky (17),  Tennessee (10), LSU (13), Georgia (28), Texas A&M(5), South Carolina (24), Mississippi State (32),  Ole Miss (27), Arkansas (26),
A-10 (1): Dayton
America East (1): Maine
A-Sun (3): USC Upstate (45), Kennesaw State (43), Lipscomb (37)
Big Sky (1): Weber State
Big South (1): Liberty
Big West (1): Long Beach State
CAA (1):  James Madison (16)
C-USA (2): Marshall (25), FAU (41)
Horizon (1): Illinois-Chicago
Ivy (1): Princeton
MAAC (1): Manhattan
MAC (1): Ball State
MEAC (1): Florida A&M
MVC (1): Illinois State (48)
MWC (2):  Utah State, San Diego State (46),
NEC (1): Saint Francis (57)
OVC (1): Jacksonville State (40)
Patriot( 1): Lehigh
Southern (1): Furman
Southland (1): McNeese State (55)
Summit (1): Western Illinois
Sun Belt (2): Louisiana-Lafayette (19), Texas State (29)
SWAC (1): Alcorn State
WAC (1): New Mexico State
WCC (1): BYU (18)
64 teams
Last 4 In ,Georgia (28), South Carolina (24), Missouri (31), Texas (34)
First 6 Out,  SIUE (39), Louisville(54), Oregon State (47), USF (49), FIU(51),CSUN(56)
Host Regionals Projections
1- Florida 
2- Arizona 
3- Florida State 
4- Texas AM
5- Washington 
6- Minnesota 
7- Tennessee
8- Oregon
9- Oklahoma 
10- UCLA  
11- Auburn
12- Baylor 
13-Alabama
14- Utah 
15- LSU
16- James Madison
In The Mix to Host
Louisiana Lafayette
Michigan
Kentucky
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s