Hello, college basketball fans!
Welcome to the latest update for the Schmolik 64!
|14||South Dakota State||9-3|
|9||San Diego State||12-4|
|16||Prairie View A&M||7-4|
Bids per conference:
Big Ten: 10 (Mich, OSU, Ill, Iowa, Wisc, Rut, Pur, Minn, Md, Ind)
Big 12: 7 (Bay, Tex, T Tech, Okl, Kan,WV, OkSt)
ACC: 6 (Va, FSU, VaT, Lville, Clem, UNC)
SEC: 6 (Ala, Tenn, Mo, Fla, LSU, Ark)
Pac 12: 5 (UCLA, USC, Colo, Ore, Stan)
Big East: 4 (Vill, Creig, Xav, Conn)
MWC: 3 (BSU, SDSt, CSU)
WCC: 2 (Gonz, BYU)
MVC: 2 (Drake, Loy)
A-10: 2 (St. B, VCU)
One bid conferences: 21
Highest NET rankings left out: Penn State (33, sub .500 record), Syracuse (46), Seton Hall (48), Utah State (50)
I've moved Baylor ahead of Gonzaga for the overall #1 seed. They defeated Texas, the 2nd place team in the Big 12 and now are three games ahead in the loss column over Texas. They not only have a win at Texas but a win at Texas Tech. Their win over Illinois back in November (by double digits) looks really good right now. Their win now beats Gonzaga's win over Iowa. Without a doubt if Baylor and Gonzaga both finish undefeated Baylor will be the overall #1 seed.
Villanova was stunned this past week at St. John's. Houston blew a golden opportunity at a #1 seed by losing at East Carolina. So their loss is Ohio State's gain. The Buckeyes now have wins at Iowa and at Illinois among their seven (7) Quad 1 wins, more than any team.
You probably already read my bracket and other than Ohio State I'm sure you are wondering why Maryland (#6 seed) is ahead of Creighton (#7 seed). Their NET rankings are pretty close (Maryland #38, Creighton #34). But here are their Quad breakdowns:
Maryland: Q1: 4-8, Q2: 0-0, Q3: 3-0, Q4: 2-0
Creighton: Q1: 3-1, Q2: 5-1, Q3: 1-3, Q4: 4-0
Creighton lost THREE Quad 3 games, all three of them at home, including this past Wednesday vs. Georgetown. Maryland lost more games but all of them were Quad 1 games. Among Maryland's Quad 1 wins were road wins over Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Creighton's best win by NET was over #35 Xavier at home (a Quad 2 win) and their best Quad 1 win was at Connecticut (#43). Maryland had the 2nd toughest schedule and the 34th toughest non conference schedule. Creighton's non conference schedule was ranked 305th.
Enjoy the Super Bowl!
Compare my bracket to other brackets across the internet at BracketMatrix.com.NET Data courtesy of WarrenNolan.com.