March 4 Bracket

March 4 Bracket

UPDATE: Denver takes Arkansas Little Rock’s spot as the Sun Belt AQ, playing UNC-Asheville in a play-in game.

Conference Breakdown

Big East: 9

Big 12: 6

Big 10: 6

SEC: 6

ACC: 5

Mountain West: 4

Atlantic 10: 3

West Coast: 3

Colonial: 2

C-USA: 2

Missouri Valley: 2

Last Four In

Xavier

USF

Miami

Ole Miss

First Four Out

NC State

Cal

Seton Hall

Ole Miss

Next Four Out

Oregon

Northwestern

UCF

Saint Joseph’s

Additions (case for, case against)

Miami

  • Win at Duke (RPI: 4), vs. Florida State (RPI: 23)
  • No losses against RPI Sub 100
  • 4-11 against RPI Top 100
  • Non conference SOS: 117
  • 5-8 road/neutral games

Ole Miss

  • SOS: 39
  • Won three straight games
  • 6-10 road/neutral games
  • Non conference SOS: 127
  • 8-8 in SEC

Subtractions (case against, case for)

Cal

  • 6-6 road/neutral games
  • Pac 12 has a 1-31 non conference record against RPI Top 50
  • Conference SOS: 145
  • Lost at Washington State (RPI: 173)
  • 6-5 against RPI Top 100
  • RPI: 36

Seton Hall

  • Lost at DePaul (RPI: 193) by 26 points
  • 6-8 road/neutral games
  • 4-8 in last 12 games
  • Three wins against RPI Top 50
  • Win vs. Georgetown (RPI: 9) by 18 points

Locks

ACC – Duke, North Carolina, Florida State

Big East – Syracuse, Marquette, Georgetown, Louisville, Cincinnati, Notre Dame

Big 12 – Kansas, Missouri, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State

Big 10 – Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana

Pac 12 – None

SEC – Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Florida

Everyone else – Temple, Memphis, Southern Miss, Wichita State, UNLV, San Diego State, New Mexico, Gonzaga, Saint Mary’s

Automatic qualifiers (tickets punched) – Belmont, UNC-Asheville, Creighton, Murray State

Published by: Michael LoCicero (@michaellocicero) and Michael Wottreng (@MWottreng)

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