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Bracketology Seed List For January 28, 2020

This is the complete seed list for Tuesday’s SB Nation bracket projection, complete with team record and NET info.

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Florida
Baylor is solidifying its hold on the No. 1 spot overall in the 2020 NCAA Tournament bracket.
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Today’s full bracket post

Notes:

  • Auto bid holders in this section are noted by the conference names in parentheses.
  • New entrants are marked with an asterisk.
  • Arrows indicate movement up or down the seed list (down to the spot on the seed list).
  • For at-large candidates only, the numbers in parentheses after the team’s name are as follows: NET, record vs. D1 opposition, record in Quad 1 and Quad 2 games, record in Quad 1 games only. Records and NET data reflects games played through Monday, January 27. I pulled the quality win info from WarrenNolan.com’s selection sheets.

No. 1 Seeds

1. Baylor (Big 12) (1/17-1/10-1/6-1) — HOUSTON — St. Louis
2. Kansas (4/16-3/12-3/8-3) — INDIANAPOLIS — Omaha
3. San Diego State (MW) (2/20-0/7-0/4-0) — LOS ANGELES — Sacramento
4. Gonzaga (WCC) (3/21-1/4-1/4-1) — NEW YORK — Spokane

No. 2 Seeds

↑5. Seton Hall (Big East) (12/15-4/9-4/7-4) — NEW YORK — Albany
↓6. Duke (6/16-3/6-2/3-1) — INDIANAPOLIS — Greensboro
↑7. West Virginia (7/16-3/10-3/3-2) — LOS ANGELES — Cleveland
8. Florida State (15/17-2/8-2/3-1) — HOUSTON — Tampa

No. 3 Seeds

↓9. Dayton (A 10) (5/18-2/6-2/4-2) — INDIANAPOLIS — Cleveland
↑10. Oregon (Pac-12) (16/17-4/9-4/5-2) — LOS ANGELES — Spokane
↑11. Villanova (14/16-3/8-3/4-3) — HOUSTON — Albany
↓12. Louisville (ACC) (11/17-3/6-3/2-3) — NEW YORK — St. Louis

No. 4 Seeds

↓13. Michigan State (Big Ten) (8/15-5/8-5/3-5) — INDIANAPOLIS— Greensboro
↓14. Butler (9/16-4/10-4/5-4) — LOS ANGELES — Omaha
↑15. Iowa (21/15-5/9-4/5-3) — NEW YORK — Tampa
↓16. Kentucky (22/15-4/6-3/4-1) — HOUSTON — Sacramento

No. 5 Seeds

↓17. Maryland (13/16-4/10-4/3-4)
↑18. Creighton (24/15-5/7-5/5-5)
↑19. LSU (SEC) (25/15-4/8-4/4-2)
↓20. Rutgers (23/14-5/5-4/2-3)

No. 6 Seeds

↑21. Colorado (17/16-4/8-3/3-2)
↑22. Penn State (27/14-5/8-4/5-3)
↓23. Auburn (20/17-2/6-2/1-2)
↑24. Illinois (32/14-5/6-4/4-3)

No. 7 Seeds

↑25. Marquette (26/14-6/8-5/3-5)
↓26. Arizona (10/13-6/4-6/1-4)
↑27. Wichita State (30/17-3/6-3/0-1)
↓28. Ohio State (19/13-7/5-7/3-5)

No. 8 Seeds

↓29. Wisconsin (31/12-9/6-8/5-6)
↑30. Houston (American) (33/16-4/6-3/2-3)
↑31. USC (40/16-4/8-3/3-3)
↑32. Indiana (44/15-5/5-5/3-5)

No. 9 Seeds

↓33. Arkansas (28/15-4/5-4/1-3)
↓34. Michigan (35/11-8/6-8/3-7)
35. Stanford (18/15-4/3-3/1-3)
↑36. Oklahoma (46/13-6/7-6/2-6)

No. 10 Seeds

↑37. Minnesota (43/11-9/5-9/3-8)
38. Florida (37/12-7/5-7/1-4)
↑39. Saint Mary’s (34/17-4/7-2/2-1) )
*40. Alabama (41/12-7/3-5/1-4)

No. 11 Seeds

↓41. BYU (29/14-7/4-7/2-5
42. Purdue (36/11-9/5-8/2-6)
↑43. (First Four) Virginia Tech (50/14-6/5-5/2-4)
↓44. (First Four) Memphis (51/14-5/3-4/1-3) — LOWEST-RANKED NET AT-LARGE
*45. (First Four) VCU (39/15-5/2-5/1-3)
*46. (First Four) Rhode Island (47/14-5/4-4/1-3)

No. 12 Seeds

↑47. ETSU (42/15-3/3-2/2-1) (SoCon)
↓48. Northern Iowa (MVC) (49/15-3/4-1/1-1)
*49. Yale (Ivy) (53/12-4/1-4/0-1)
↓50. Liberty (ASUN) (73/17-3/1-1/0-1)

First Four Out (NIT No. 1 Seeds)

↓69. NC State (60/14-7/5-5/2-2)
↓70. Texas Tech (38/12-7/3-7/1-7) — HIGHEST-RANKED NET EXCLUSION
↓71. Washington (45/12-9/2-7/1-6)
↑72. Richmond (54/15-5/3-4/2-3)

Next Four Out

↑73. Mississippi State (48/12-7/2-5/1-5)
↑74. Arizona State (56/12-7/5-7/1-6)
↑75. Syracuse (64/13-7/4-7/3-3)
↓76. DePaul (66/12-7/4-5/3-4)

No. 13 Seeds

↓51. Akron (MAC)
↑52. North Texas (C-USA)
↓53. Stephen F. Austin (Southland)
*54. Vermont (AE)

No. 14 Seeds

↓55. New Mexico State (WAC)
↓56. UC Irvine (Big West)
57. Wright State (Horizon)
↓58. William & Mary (CAA)

No. 15 Seeds

↓59. Colgate (Patriot)
↑60. Winthrop (Big South)
*61. South Dakota State (Summit)
↑62. Murray State (OVC)

No. 16 Seeds

↓63. Montana (Big Sky)
↓64. Little Rock (Sun Belt)
*65. (First Four) Monmouth (MAAC)
66. (First Four) Prairie View A&M (SWAC)
67. (First Four) Robert Morris (NEC)
68. (First Four) Norfolk State (MEAC)

Conference Ranking With Seeds

Note: Auto bid holders are denoted by asterisks.

Big Ten (12): 4. Michigan State*, 4. Iowa, 5. Maryland, 5. Rutgers, 6. Illinois, 6. Penn State, 8. Ohio State, 8. Wisconsin, 8. Indiana, 9. Michigan, 10. Minnesota, 11. Purdue
SEC (6): 4. Kentucky, 5. LSU*, 6. Auburn, 9. Arkansas, 10. Florida, 10. Alabama
Big East (5): 2. Seton Hall*, 3. Villanova, 4. Butler, 5. Creighton, 7. Marquette
Pac-12 (5): 3. Oregon*, 6. Colorado, 7. Arizona, 8. USC, 9. Stanford
ACC (4): 2. Duke, 2. Florida State, 3. Louisville*, 11. Virginia Tech (First Four)
Big 12 (4): 1. Baylor*, 1. Kansas, 2. West Virginia, 9. Oklahoma
A 10 (3): 3. Dayton*, 11. VCU (First Four), 11. Rhode Island (First Four)
AAC (3): 7. Wichita State, 8. Houston*, 11. Memphis (First Four)
WCC (3): 1. Gonzaga*, 10. Saint Mary’s, 11. BYU

Auto Bid Selection Procedures

Until we get to the latter stages of the season, when conference races are a bit clearer and tournament No. 1 seeds are established, the following rules apply to auto bid selections.

First, account for conference record. The team with the best conference winning percentage will hold the auto bid. If multiple teams have the same winning percentage, but have played a different number of games, the team with more conference wins gets the bid.

If two or more teams are tied, their records in head-to-head competition serve as the first tiebreaker. If still deadlocked, if one team has a higher number of conference, it earns the bid.

If teams are still tied, overall winning percentage against all Division I opposition, with the team with the higher number of D1 wins earning the bid.

And if that fails, the team with the higher NET ranking takes the bid.

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