Wednesday, February 01, 2012

2/1 Bracket Update

This week's bracket is up, although I had to finish as results from Wednesday night roll in (not condsidered). I wound up taking Saint Louis, Xavier, BYU, Iowa State, New Mexico, Mississippi, UMass, Notre Dame and Colorado State from a group that also included Cincinnati, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon, Washington, Arkansas, Texas and a smattering of others.

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