Friday, February 27, 2009

OSS/Weekend Forecast 2/27-3/1

The One Stop Shop is up and running. I have already seeded teams who have clinched seeds in their conference tournies. There may be more and the seeding will be sorting out at a high rate of speed over the next week.

The OSS gives you all 30 conference tourney brackets in one place. Enjoy.

The Lockbox has also been updated. A few teams have been LOCKed and there are a number that will achieve that status with a win this weekend. I added:

--Siena at Niagara. Saints have an outside shot at an AL. They cannot afford multiple losses though.
--Cleveland State at Butler. Bulldogs win the regular season title and #1 with a win.
--Utah at BYU. Utah is approaching bulletproof. A BYU win would put them in excellent shape.
--UCLA at Cal. Seeding and Pac-10 implications.
--Notre Dame at UConn. Irish would have to be taken very seriously with a win here.
--Illinois State at Creighton. Jays are an outsider for an AL, but they can only afford a loss in the conference title game to stay alive.
--Temple at Dayton. Both must win to stay alive for A10 crown. And, Dayton needs to win to stay off the Bubble. Temple is a long shot for an AL, but a win here could help their cause.
--Clemson at Florida State. Seeding battle.
--Michigan State at Illinois. Illini must win to keep Big 10 titles hope alive.
--Nebraska at Kansas State. Must win for Cats.
--WKU at Middle Tennessee. A Topper win wins the reg season title and the 1 seed, but it's a road game against a bitter rival who would love to spoil it. And I will be there.
--LSU at Kentucky. Cats need a big win and this would qualify.
--Utah State at Nevada. Tough roadie that the Aggies cannot afford to lose in case they need the AL bid.
--Texas at Oklahoma State. Cowboys need it more.
--North Dakota State at Oral Roberts. An NDSU win takes the Summit league. An ORU win creates a tie at the top that will go deep into the tie-breaker rules (season split and both teams split with #3 Oakland).
--Ohio State at Purdue. Mostly seeding, although tOSU needs another win or two to feel totally safe.
--Southern Cal at Stanford. Trojans are nearing must-win territory.
--Morehead State at UT-Martin. A UT-M win takes all the OVC marbles. A MSU win makes for a train wreck at the top of the league.
--Georgetown at Villanova. Hoyas are in desperation mode; Nova is angling for a high seed.
--South Carolina at Vanderbilt. Gamecocks have their nose (beak) in front in the East and need to stay there if they want an AL bid.
--Duke at Virginia Tech. Hokies are playing for their lives.
--Arizona at Washington. Huskies lead the Pac-10 by a game while Zona still needs a win or two to feel solid.
--Arizona State at Washington State. Tough game for the Devils against the emerging Cougars.
--Rhode Island at Duquesne. Rams have poked their heads into the AL picture.
--Siena at Canisius. See Siena at Niagara above.
--Tennessee at Florida. Both need a strong finish to feel solid and this game to stay in the SEC East race.
--Missouri at Kansas. The winner has the inside track on a 2 seed.
--Marquette at Louisville. Cards are tied with UConn in the loss column. Eagles try to press on without James.
--Maryland at NC State. Terps cannot afford to lose this one.
--Providence at Rutgers. Friars have to back up that big win over Pitt with a roadie.
--Cincinnati at Syracuse. A win here would put the Bearcats in good shape.
--Michigan at Wisconsin. Both need it.