We have a few contingencies that could change things, but our work is done. Here is the SCKySSiP mock committee's bracket. Remember, this committee replicated the selection process. We in no way tried to "guess" what the committee will do. Huge difference.
If Duke loses today, West Virginia gets the West #1. If Duke wins, they keep it. New Mexico State knocked out Illinois last night.
Last Four IN: Minnesota, Utah State, UTEP, Virginia Tech
Next Five OUT: Illinois, Florida, Mississippi State, Rhode Island, Seton Hall.
VA Tech gets the axe if Miss State beats Kentucky today.
The mock committee worked from 3.30pm until nearly midnight last night. Great fun and a lot of learning took place. The most important lesson is realizing that those last few teams are like picking the prettiest skunk. Anyone who does this will find themselves seeing far less injustice when the bracket comes out. One could take any of our "next five out" and replace any our of our "last few in" and I would not bat an eye.
The Lockbox has been updated. My final projection will be up this afternoon sometime.
The One Stop is up to date as well.