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Bracketology Seed List For January 7, 2020

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

NCAA Basketball: Boston College at Duke Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

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 reflect games played through Monday, January 6, while NET data reflects games played through Sunday, January 5. I pulled the quality win info from WarrenNolan.com’s selection sheets.

No. 1 Seeds

↑1. Duke (ACC) (4/13-1/5-1/3-0) — NEW YORK — Greensboro
↑2. Butler (Big East) (3/14-1/8-1/5-1) — INDIANAPOLIS — St. Louis
3. Kansas (2/10-2/6-2/4-2) — HOUSTON — Omaha
*4. San Diego State (MW) (1/14-0/6-0/5-0) — LOS ANGELES — Sacramento

No. 2 Seeds

↑5. Baylor (Big 12) (5/11-1/4-1/3-1) — INDIANAPOLIS — Omaha
6. Gonzaga (WCC) (7/16-1/3-1/3-1) — LOS ANGELES — Spokane
↓7. Michigan State (Big Ten) (10/12-3/5-3/4-2) — NEW YORK — Cleveland
↑8. Auburn (SEC) (6/13-0/7-0/0-0) — HOUSTON — Tampa

No. 3 Seeds

*9. West Virginia (12/12-2/6-2/3-0) — NEW YORK— Cleveland
*10. Dayton (A 10) (8/13-2/3-2/2-2) — INDIANAPOLIS — St. Louis
↑11. Ohio State (11/11-3/4-4/3-3) — HOUSTON — Greensboro
12. Oregon (15/12-3/5-2/4-2) — LOS ANGELES— Spokane

No. 4 Seeds

*13. Penn State (17/12-2/6-2/3-1) — LOS ANGELES— Albany
↑14. Florida State (19/13-2/4-2/3-1) — HOUSTON — Tampa
↑15. Wichita State (AAC) (9/13-1/4-1/1-1) — NEW YORK — Sacramento
↓16. Maryland (14/12-2/5-2/1-2) — INDIANAPOLIS — Albany

No. 5 Seeds

17. Arizona (13/11-3/3-3/0-2)
↓18. Louisville (18/11-3/3-3/1-3)
↑19. Michigan (20/10-4/4-4/2-4)
*20. Creighton (21/11-3/5-3/3-3)

No. 6 Seeds

*21. Stanford (Pac-12) (16/12-2/1-2/1-2)
↓22. Villanova (23/10-3/3-3/1-3)
*23. Arkansas (24/12-1/2-1/1-0)
↓24. Seton Hall (25/10-4/5-4/2-3)

No. 7 Seeds

*25. Rutgers (29/10-3/3-2/2-1)
↑26. Wisconsin (26/9-5/4-5/2-3)
↓27. Memphis (22/12-2/3-2/1-1)
↓28. Marquette (27/11-3/5-3/1-3)

No. 8 Seeds

↓29. Kentucky (37/10-3/3-2/2-2)
↑30. Colorado (32/12-3/4-3/2-1)
↓31. Texas Tech (28/10-3/2-3/1-2)
*32. BYU (31/11-4/3-4/1-3)

No. 9 Seeds

*33. Iowa (33/10-4/5-3/1-3)
↓34. VCU (34/12-3/3-3/1-2)
*35. Georgia (36/9-3/2-3/1-3)
↓36. Saint Mary’s (39/13-3/5-2/1-1)

No. 10 Seeds

*37. Utah (47/10-4/5-2/1-2)
↓38. Oklahoma (43/10-3/4-3/1-3)
*39. Minnesota (40/8-6/2-5/1-5)
40. Houston (42/11-3/3-3/1-1)

No. 11 Seeds

↓41. Virginia (50/11-2/3-1/0-1)
↓42. Washington (44/11-4/2-3/1-2)
↓43. (First Four) Florida (52/9-4/4-4/1-2) — LOWEST-RANKED NET AT-LARGE
↓44. (First Four) Xavier (41/12-3/4-3/1-1)
↓45. (First Four) LSU (30/9-4/3-4/0-1)
↓46. (First Four) Purdue (48/9-6/3-5/1-4)

First Four Out (NIT No. 1 Seeds)

↓69. NC State (45/10-4/3-3/1-2)
↓70. Indiana (46/11-3/4-3/1-3)
↓71. Georgetown (58/10-5/3-4/2-3)
72. Illinois (38/9-5/2-4/1-3) — HIGHEST-RANKED NET EXCLUSION

Next Four Out

↓73. Oklahoma State (55/9-5/5-5/1-4)
74. Richmond (53/12-3/2-2/1-2)
75. Virginia Tech (54/10-4/2-4/1-4)
76. Oregon State (56/11-3/1-2/1-2)

No. 12 Seeds

↓47. Stephen F. Austin (Southland) (49/10-2/1-2/1-2)
48. Liberty (ASUN) (35/14-1/2-1/0-1)
49. Akron (MAC) (51/9-3/0-3/0-3)
↑50. Louisiana Tech (C-USA) (67/9-3/1-3/0-2)

No. 13 Seeds

*51. Furman (SoCon)
*52. College of Charleston (CAA)
↑53. Wright State (Horizon)
54. Loyola Chicago (MVC)

No. 14 Seeds

*55. Rider (MAAC)
↑56. Colgate (Patriot)
↑57. Montana (Big Sky)
*58. UC Santa Barbara (Big West)

No. 15 Seeds

*59. Stony Brook (Am. East)
*60. North Dakota State (Summit)
*61. Little Rock (Sun Belt)
*62. Winthrop (Big South)

No. 16 Seeds

*63. Tennessee State (OVC)
*64. Kansas City (WAC)
*65. (First Four) Princeton (Ivy)
*66. (First Four) Grambling State (SWAC)
*67. (First Four) Morgan State (MEAC)
*68. (First Four) Robert Morris (NEC)

Conference Ranking With Seeds

Note: Auto bid holders are denoted by asterisks.

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

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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