In overall profile, I rather like Cincinnati and Northwestern, but frankly, both are fatally flawed at this stage. The Bearcats have an RPI of 98, with a loss to Presbyterian. Northwestern is 2-6 in league play. If the season ended today, I simply see no way those sins get overlooked.
Full Lockbox coming late tomorrow or on Friday.
Multi-Bid Conference Breakdown
Big Ten (8): Ohio State, Michigan State, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota
Big East (8): Syracuse, Georgetown, Marquette, Louisville, Seton Hall, UConn, West Virginia, Notre Dame
SEC (6): Kentucky, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Florida, Mississippi
Big 12 (5): Kansas, Baylor, Missouri, Kansas State, Iowa State
Mountain West (4): UNLV, San Diego State, Colorado State, New Mexico
A-10 (5): Dayton, Temple, Xavier, Saint Louis, UMass
ACC (4): Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida State
West Coast (3): St. Mary’s, Gonzaga, BYU
Missouri Valley (2): Creighton, Wichita State
CUSA (2): Memphis, Southern Miss